James O'Connor

Brief Life History of James

When James O'Connor was born in 1840, in County Sligo, Ireland, his father, Peter O'Connor, was 43 and his mother, Margaret Peggy, was 36. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Mary Falcey. He died on 26 November 1871, in Porter, Indiana, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Chesterton, Westchester Township, Porter, Indiana, United States.

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James O'Connor
Mary Falcey
Mary Ellen O'Connor
Thomas O'Connor
Margaret Ann O'Conner
Peter O'Connor
Catherine O'Conner

Sources (10)

  • James O Connor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James O'Connor, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Connors in entry for Mary Connors, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"

World Events (8)


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.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Siobhan, Donal, Aileen, Kieran, Aidan, Colm, Fitzgerald, Liam, Caitlin, Eamon, Niall.

Irish (especially Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conchobhair ‘descendant of Conchobhar’, a personal name which is said to have originated as Cú Chobhair, from ‘hound’ (genitive con) + cobhar ‘desiring’, i.e. ‘hound of desire’. Present-day bearers of the surname claim descent from a 10th-century king of Connacht of this name. In Irish legend, Conchobhar was a king of Ulster who lived at around the time of Christ and who adopted the youthful Cú Chulainn.

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

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