Thursday, July 26, 2012

Another Piece of the Dooley Puzzle

I am returning to the Dooley gravestone which reports that a James Dooley died on 17 September 1914. I located James’ death certificate on Family Search. Fortunately death certificates in 1914 reported much more information that Celia’s 1902 certificate did.

"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922," index and images, Family Search, ( : accessed 26 July 2012), James C. Dooley, 1914.

James passed away much too early. He was nine months and twelve days old at his death. James succumbed to gastroenteritis at the Wesley Memorial Hospital. Today the hospital is known as Northwestern Memorial Hospital located in downtown Chicago.

We learn that James was a lifetime resident of Chicago, as were his parents, Joseph and Winifred Dooley. Joseph was the death certificate informant and he resided at 2315 Greenshaw Street, Chicago. A Google search of his address shows that the home no longer exists, but was located in the Taylor Street area of Chicago.

Joseph was interred on 19 September 1914 with his grandparents, William and Mary, and little Celia.

You may have noticed the name Winifred Dooley. Joseph and Winifred Dooley’s youngest daughter was Winifred Mary Dooley. Her descendants gave Uncle Dave Dooley and I the first puzzle piece of the Dooley Family tree. Connections continue to be made.

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