Michael Connolly

about 1842–23 October 1885 (Age 43)
Ireland

The Life of Michael

Michael Connolly was born about 1842, in Ireland. He married Bridget McAvaney about 1869, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 23 October 1885, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Connolly
1842–1885
Bridget McAvaney
1851–1919
Marriage: about 1869
Mary Bertille Connolly
1870–1953
Nellie L Connolly
1873–1920
Anne F Connolly
1874–1929
Bridget Etta L Connolly
1874–1950
Agnes R Connolly
1878–1947
Thomas Connolly
1880–1881
Anna F Connelly
1881–1929
Sarah Connolly
1882–1886
Sarah Conley
1882–
Michael Connolly
1884–1885

Spouse and Children

    Male1842–1885Male

    Bridget McAvaney

    Female1851–1919Female

MARRIAGE
about 1869
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
children

(10)

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World Events (8)

1845

Age 3

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1855 · Lager Beer Riot

Age 13

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conghaile ‘descendant of Conghal’, a name meaning ‘hound valiant’ or of Ó Conghalaigh ‘descendant of Conghalach’, a derivative of Conghal; the two surnames have long been confused. Another possible origin is the West Cork name Mac Coingheallaigh (or Ó Coingheallaigh) ‘son (or ‘descendant’) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Michael Conley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Michael Camelly in entry for Nellie Sheehan, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"
  • Michael Bonnelly in entry for Nellie Sheehan, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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