Notes for *James Edward McEvoy: McEvoy Motto: BEAR AND FOREBEAR
1860 Census, Image # 121: 8 year old James lives with his parents, John and Ann McEvoy in Grundy County, Morris City, Illinois. His 50 year old father is a "laborer". Both of his parents were born in Ireland.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1870 Census: James is living with his widowed mother, Ann(e), in 2nd ward, City of Morris, Grundy County, Illinois. Says he is 18 and working in a flour mill. In the "head of the household" space is John Lord or Ford who has a wife, Mary, and a son, John. However, the property value space, $1700, is in Ann's information area. John may be placed first simply because he is a man. These people could be family or they could be boarders. Curious...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1880 Census: Roll: T9_209; Family History Film: 1254209; Page: 332B; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 0671. James is living with his mother, Ann, who is the head of household. Says he is 26 and single; his occupation is "molder." It looks likes they live on Lincoln Street, Morris, Grundy, Illinois. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Most of the 1890 Federal Census were destroyed by fire at the Commerce Department in Washington D.C. on 10 January 1921. Only a few fragments from a few states remain. Our's are gone.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ July 20, 1893, Thurs., Morris Daily Herald: An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McEvoy died at the home of its parents in Seneca Friday.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1900 Census: Amazing what can happen over a twenty year span of time. James is married to Julia with all of his children living in Manilus Township, Village of Crotty, Illinois. Also living in the household are Julia's father, James Wood, and Walter and James Murphy. I can not read James' occupation; may be salesman.
1907, Morris Daily Herald, Wed, March 6. Mildred, the ten year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McEvoy, of Seneca, died about 5 o'clock last evening. She was taken with the scarlet fever last Christmas, and the after effects, left her with heart trouble, which caused her death. Mrs. William Higgins and Mrs. S. Wood, who are relatives will attend the funeral tomorrow. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1910: According to Mary Mildred Smith Durkin, the family moved to Wichita, Kansas after the death of Mildred. Margaret McEvoy married Thomas Slattery there in 1910. Gaga (Julia II) and grandpa Smith were married there in 1919.
1910 CENSUS: Name: James E Mcevoy Age in 1910: 58 Estimated Birth Year: 1851 Birthplace: Illinois Home in 1910: 2-WD WICHITA, SEDGWICK, Kansas Race: White Gender: Male Series: T624 Roll: 456 Part: 1 Page: 108B Year: 1910 With children, James H., Steve E., Julia, and Minnie ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1920 CENSUS: In Manlius Twp, Village of Crotty, Dist #4, Lasalle, I find James E. McEvoy, 68 Julia McEvoy, 64 Steve Mc Evoy, 35.
The house is rented. James has no occupation. It says "no" in the read field, but I find this hard to believe. No occupation is listed for Steve.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1922, the Obituary of James E. McEvoy: Morris Daily Herald, Wed, May 31.
J. E. McEvoy, father of Mrs. T. J. Slattery of near Kinsman, died this morning in Kansas City, Mo., and the body will be brought east for funeral services and burial. The rites will be held in Seneca, but the time has not been set pending the arrival of the body.
Mr. McEvoy was 70 years old and was born in Morris [He was born in Ohio.], October 4, 1852. He was reared here and acquired the trade of moulder in the Coleman Hardware Co. He was a very popular young man and one of the principals in the Morris band for years. He left here for Chicago, and, after a number of years located in Seneca where he conducted a saloon and hotel for many years. He left that village for Wichita, Kan., and in later life went to Kansas City, Mo., where his death occurred following a stroke of paralysis a few months ago.
Besides his wife he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Slattery, near Kinsman, Mrs. Willard Smith of Wichita, and Minnie at home. Also a stepson, James Murphy of Texas and his own son, Stephen McEvoy of Chicago.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ At the grave stones & records, Mt. Calvary Cemetery:
John; 1864--------1866 (No idea at all who this child is; if it is James E.'s brother, I am surprised that he is buried in Lasalle County, as they lived in Grundy County at that time. Maybe this was the nearest Catholic Cemetary; but if so, I would think that James' parents, John and Ann, would be there as well.
Anna; 1882--1890 [8 years of age] (See note below)
Mildred; [November] 1897--March 5, 1907 9 Y 4 M
1885--31 12? 3 (do not know what this date and these figures mean)
McEvoy, Stephen [May 1886]--Jan 22, 1948 WWI Army HG or MG 8 Inf 1928-152
Murphy, James H. 1873--Aug 26, 1950 Kansas City; half brother of Steve McEvoy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is quite a puzzle: According to the historical society, James McEvoy & Julia Wood had a daughter Anne baptised March 29, 1886 (born 26 Apr 1886--obviously dates switched or the year of birth is incorrect). Sponsor was Anne McKeon. This was done in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Minooka, IL. However, if Stephen was born in May of 1886, some or all of these dates have to be wrong. The grave dates do work, however. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I learned from the Historical Society that James E. McEvoy owned a lot in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, in Grundy County, but there are no stones on it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
More About *James Edward McEvoy: Burial: June 1922, Mt. Calvary Cemetary in Seneca Lasalle County Illinois.
Children of *James Edward McEvoy and *Julia Wood are: