Peter Aloysius McEvoy

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

The Life Summary 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. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to New York, United States in 1947 and 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
Michael Mcevoy
Bess Mcevoy
Mary Carlisle
Kathleen Mcevoy
Edward Mcevoy

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World Events (8)

Age 7
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
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 (7)

  • Peter Mcevoy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Peter Mc Evoy in household of Hugh Mc Evoy, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Peter A Mcevoy, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"

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