Mary Ellen Brannick

24 February 1859–17 November 1916 (Age 57)
Aux Sable, Grundy, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Brannick was born on 24 February 1859, in Aux Sable, Grundy, Illinois, United States, her father, Michael Brannick, was 35 and her mother, Mary Ann Sterling, was 25. She married Alexander Coulehan on 2 January 1877, in Grundy, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 9 daughters. She lived in Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1916. She died on 17 November 1916, in Minooka, Grundy, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Saint Marys Cemetery, Aux Sable Township, Grundy, Illinois, United States.

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Alexander Coulehan
Mary Ellen Brannick
Marriage: 2 January 1877
Frances E. Coulehan
Helen Margaret Coulehan
Jennie Coulehan
Thomas W Coulehan
Mary T. Coulehan
Catherine V Coulehan
Agnes E Coulehan
Irene P Coulehan
Charlotte Isabel Coulehan
Angela Beatrice Coulehan

Spouse and Children

2 January 1877
Grundy, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 8

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 16

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Breathnach ‘Briton’ (Breithneach in Donegal and Ulster), typically applied to a Welsh speaker.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Colehan in household of Alexander Colehan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Coulahan in household of Alex Coulahan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Coulehan in household of Alex A Coulehan, "United States Census, 1910"

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