O'Connor family from County Clare

Various Records from Abington MA
to Cook County IL

contributed by Beth


Randolph Vital Records:
3 July 1856 Austin O'Connor of Abington, aged 25, b. Ireland f . Michael/ m not named
Susan Connell of Abington, aged 21 b. Ireland, f. austin/m. not named
by T.O'Sullivan, Catholic Priest.
Witnesses; Thomas and Susan Burke

Births Volume I 1850-1861 Town of Abington
Volume 2 1862-1891

20 Dec 1856 Mary Jane O'Connor to Austin and Susan resid: Plain St.
13 Mar 1858 Patrick O'Connor to Austin and Suan resid: Plain St.
20 Nov 1859 Nancy O'Connor to Austin and Susan resid: Plain St.
12 May 1861 Timothy Austin O'Connor to Austin and Susan Connell resid: not given.
Austin listed as a shoemaker in all four records.

In 1861James O'Connor died in Buffalo, N.Y. and was buried in Abington, Ma. He was a shoemaker, b. Ireland, married.
His parents were listed as Michael and Mary O'Connor. He was 27 yrs old and died of typhoid fever.

Michael O'Connor, age 27 yrs 5 mo. died Oct 9, 1854 of consumption. Parents listed as Michael and Mary O'Connor of Abington, Ma. He was married and a bootmaker, b Ireland.
Austin and his family apparently moved to Chicago about 1864 per their childrens births.

1860 census, Abington, Ma. pg 410
enum June 29, 1860
Austin O'Connor 30 shoemaker, b Ire
Susan 26, b. Ire
Mary 3, b Ma
Pat 2, b Ma
Nancy 6/12, b Ma
Pat O'Connor 20 shoemaker b Ire
Hugh O'Connor 25 shoemaker b Ire
Mary O'Connor 60 b Ire

1870 census: 6th Ward, Chicago, Il.(Bridgeport) Archer and Loomis)
Austin 46, boot and shoe maker, b. Ireland personal value, $200.00
Susan 36, housemaker,b Ireland
Mary age 13 b Ma
Patrick age 12 b Ma
Ann age 10 b Ma
Timothy age 9 b. Ma
Michael age 8 b Ma
Ellen age 6 b Ill
John J. age 2 b Ill

1880 Census, Chicago, Cook, Il.

Susan O'CONNOR Self W Female W 45 IRELAND Keeping House IREL IREL
Timothy O'CONNOR Son S Male W 18 MASS Laborer ... IREL
Michael O'CONNOR Son S Male W 16 MASS Laborer IREL IREL
Ellen O'CONNOR Dau S Female W 15 ILL IREL IREL
John O'CONNOR Son S Male W 11 ILL Laborer IREL IREL
Joseph O'CONNOR Son S Male W 9 ILL Laborer IREL IREL
Susan O'CONNOR Dau S Female W 7 ILL At School IREL IREL
William CLANCY Other S Male W 28 IRELAND Laborer IREL IREL
Thomas NEWS Other S Male W 28 NEW YORK Laborer N Y N Y
John WALSH Other S Male W 24 PENN Laborer IREL IREL

Chicago City Directories:
1867-68 Chicago City Directory:
O'Connor, Austin, shoemaker, h 86 Deering
O'Conner, Austin,shoemaker, r 627 Archer Ave.
O'Connor, Austin, shoemaker,Whitney Bros and Yundt, r 627 Archer Ave.
O'Connor, Austin, bootmaker, r 177 W. Harrison
O'Connor, Austin, shoemaker, r. 129 Deering
no listing
O'Connor, Susan, wid Austin, r 30 Broad
O'Connor, Susan, wid Austin, house 51 Broad
O'Connor, Susan,wid Austin, h. Broad nr Archer Av.

Austin (d April 14, 1875) was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, Il.
Cemetery record: Interred at Calvary Cemetery first-Apr.15,1875, re-interred Nov 14,1881. The body was moved to a new grave on the order of Susan O'Connor. He was originally buried in a plot belonging to John Julian. He died the same day and they were buried together. Relationship, if any, not known.


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