Beatrice Irene Haggerty

Brief Life History of Beatrice Irene

When Beatrice Irene Haggerty was born on 31 July 1884, in Knox, Illinois, United States, her father, John Joseph Haggerty, was 32 and her mother, Bridget Kearns, was 31. She married Isaac Ralph Willis on 17 June 1902, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. She died on 11 February 1965, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Galesburg Township, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Isaac Ralph Willis
Beatrice Irene Haggerty
Marriage: 17 June 1902
Henry Frank Willis
Beatrice Jean Willis
Mary Elizabeth Willis

Sources (13)

  • Beatrice Haggerty in household of John Haggerty, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Beatrice Haggerty - Government record: Social Security record: birth: 31 July 1884; Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States
  • Beatrice Irene Willis, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Connor, Delma, Dermod, Ethna, James Patrick, Liam, Michael Sean.

Irish (Louth): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉigceartaigh, also Ó hÉigeartaigh, ‘descendant of Éigceartach’, a nickname meaning ‘unjust’.

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

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