Peter Aloysius McEvoy

12 October 1877–13 January 1951 (Age 73)
Durham, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Peter Aloysius

When Peter Aloysius McEvoy was born on 12 October 1877, in Durham, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Hugh McEvoy, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Doherty, was 42. He married Elizabeth "Lila" in June 1906, in Ireland. He lived in Framwellgate, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 13 January 1951, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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Peter Aloysius McEvoy
Elizabeth "Lila"
Marriage: June 1906

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June 1906

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 20

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Ulster) and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhuidhe ‘son of the yellow-haired lad’.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhíodhbhuidhe, a patronymic, originally (the genitive has been altered) from fíodhbhadhach ‘woodman’. In east Ulster this surname has sometimes been used in place of McVeigh .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Mc Evoy in household of Hugh Mc Evoy, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Petrus Mcevoy, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Petrus Mcevoy, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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