Peter Aloysius McEvoy

Male12 October 1877–13 January 1951

Brief Life History 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" McEvoy in June 1906, in Ireland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to New York, United States in 1947 and lived in Framwellgate, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1910. He died on 13 January 1951, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Leyden Township, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Peter Aloysius McEvoy
Elizabeth "Lila" McEvoy
Marriage: June 1906
Arthur James McEvoy
Michael Lawrence McEvoy
Elizabeth T "Bess" McEvoy
Mary J McEvoy
Catherine Cecelia McEvoy Gregor
Edward V McEvoy

Sources (16)

  • Peter A McEvoy, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Petrus Mcevoy, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Peter Aloysius McEvoy, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    June 1906Ireland
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (20)

    +15 More Children

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Kieran, Aileen, Colm, Cormac, Finbar, Seamus.

    Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhuidhe ‘son of the yellow-haired lad’.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhíodhbhuidhe, a patronymic, originally (the genitive has been altered) from fíodhbhadhach ‘woodman’.

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

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