Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Let's Recap - What we have learned so far!

Michael Foley born 1821(to William Foley and Bridget
Fitzgerald Foley)County Waterford Ireland, emigrated to
the United States date unsure,married Bridget O'Brien,
also of County Waterford October 1, 1853 in Easton
Alice Marie brn October 20,1854 in Massachusetts,
Daniel Edmund March 18, 1857 in Cohasset Massachusetts,
Mary brn 1859 in Lyons, Cook County Illinois,
William Michael, born 1864 or 1865, also Lyons, Cook
County Illinois.
Two more daughters, Ellen and Delia Foley were also born
in Illinois after 1865.

Alice Marie married twice. First marriage was to Patrick
Dunbar born In ireland and who worked as a brakesman for
the Illinois Central Railroad, the second to Charles Donahue.
Alice children were as follows however three were daughters
but it is unclear which husband was their father: Patrick
fathered at least one of the daughters, Wilhemina born
January 14, 1882
Mrs. Charles Clayborne, lived in Peoria
Mrs. W J Ryan Champaign
Mrs. A J Bernbaum, also of Champaign
One son, Charles Donahue Known as "CR" of Urbana Illinois

Mary married James C. Hollingsed, railroad employee who was
killed in a railroad car coupling accident.Children were
James Clinton Hollingsed Jr.,
DJ (believed to be David),
and two daughters who married men named J. A. Welty in
Chicago and W W Findley in Los Angeles.

Daniel Edmund married Margaret Ann Purtill, he worked for the
Illinois Central Railroad as a crew foreman. Children were
Louis Francis born in Centralia Illinois September 15, 1881,
Ella, born in DuQuoin Illinois, November 4, 1883,
Mattie Agnes born April 27, 1886 in DuQuoin

Louis Francis is my grandfather, he married Helen Baillie,
January 11, 1905 in Carbondale Illinois Helen had been married
once to a man named Druar who deceased after being the father
to daughter Helen Druar.Louis adopted Helen and she changed
her name to Foley.
Helen married Winton Walkup of Carbondale. They had no
Other children were
Louis Edward (Ned),
William Severn,
Daniel Bernard and
Richard Emmitt

Louis Edward Foley (Ned), Ned would marry Virgina Keith,
become a pharmacist owning a pharmacy in Anna Illinois
They had twins, Patricia and Donald. Ned also went on to
elected office in his community

William Severn born February 11, 1909 in Carbondale. (My Dad)
He married Helen Gurley in Carbondale and had one daughter,
Joan, before they were divorced. Joan would marry Reed
Martin, who would be superintendent of schools in Carbondale
William later married Alice Fleming in the Chapel at Lowry
Field in Colorado during World War II when he was in
training their for the Army Air Corps
Willam and Alice had two sons, John Patrick and Daniel
Michael (Thats me!) Alice had two daughters with her first
husband Paul Baer. who died abruptly in the 1930s. Daughters
were Mary Virginia and Margaret Rose. Mary married Andy
Kachevas and died after a long bout with cancer in 1968.
Mary and Andy had five children :Glennon, Steve, Lee,David
and Susan Margaret married Hadley F. Koeller, and they had
six children: Julie, Vickie, Haldey Jr, Vincent, Matthew,
John Patrick had three children with Joan Stockman: Colleen,
John Jr and Meghan.
Daniel Michael (Thats me again) married Nancy Langford and
had five children: Daniel M. Jr, Timothy Patrick, Ryan James,
Kevin John and Alison Michelle
William's career was the sales of heating equipment in
particular boilers after world war II. He had been trained
as an embalmer at Worsham School in Chicago, graduating in
1929. He finished his career with the Depatrment of Defense
as a contract specialist

Daniel Bernard married Jean Smith in Carbondale. He would
go on to be a physician in Carbondale, and Edwardsville
Illinois. Dan and Jean had two daughters, Annie and Mimi.
Mimi married Tom Vaughn

Richard Emmitt married Lorraine Scanzoni and they had three
Patricia, Margaret (Peggy) and Mary.
Richard was a basketball player for Southern Illinois
University in 1945-1947 and played on a championship team
there. His career was sales of eyewear to physicians and
Patricia is married to Jack Mercurio. She is currently
President of Bank of America- Missouri headquarted in
Saint Louis.

Not much is known about Ella Foley

Mattie Agnes Foley married James C. Hollingsed Jr., her
first cousin.
Both were working for the railroad when they married in
Memphis Tennessee.


At 1:20 AM, Blogger Monique said...

Dear Sir,
I hope you get to read this. My great-great-grandfather was killed in an accident in the Illinois Central railyard in Chicago in 1865 or shortly before. His last name was Godfrey and his wife's name was Katherine Kennedy. They had a son, Thomas G. Godfrey, born 1857.
As you have much information about the railroad and the Chicago area, I would most appreciate it if you have any info on this railroad accident.
Thank you


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