THE CHILDREN OF
JOHN CAREY AND MARY HARRIGAN
John Carey and Mary Harrigan have a numerous posterity. They
children. Twelve of these lived to adulthood, and ten of these
and had many children. Altogether, by last count, John Carey and
had 39 grandchildren, 97 great-grandchildren, 125 great
and 25 great great great-grandchildren, for a total of 300
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the children were christened at Holy
Church in Chicago. The history of Holy Family Parish gives
into the Carey family: "It is said that the Carey family
could form a band
of their own, all being musicians and there being eight sons
in the family."
was born April 24, 1867 in Chicago, Illinois. He married Kit
had five children: Laurette, Richard, Gertrude, Aileen (Sister
was born September 3, 1868 in Chicago. He married Anne McCann,
seven children: Mae, Harold, Raymond, Lillian, Irene, Bill, and
James worked for the Lyon and Healy Company, having charge of
was born February 24, 1870, and died at 7 months old on October
was born August 26, 1871 in Chicago. He married Bess Murphy, and
daughter, Mae. Mae was a beautiful red-haired girl. As a girl,
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5. Helena, born 8 April 1872 in Chicago, baptized 8
in Holy Family parish, Chicago; must have died young.
(Joan) was born February 28, 1873 in Chicago. She married
and had four children: J. Emmett, James, Eleanor, and Robert.
November 23, 1940.
born November 9, 1874, and died at 2 months old on January 16,
158 Bunker, Chicago.
M. was born December 24, 1875 in Chicago. She never
died 24 February 1956.
Elizabeth (Mamie) was born May 3, 1877 in Chicago.
Jaspar Wheelock,, and had two daughters: Ruth and Mary. They
lived in Fargo,
North Dakota, and then Manketo, Minnesota. Mamie died December
Joseph was born December 18, 1878 in Chicago. He
married Mary J.
Hickey, and had three sons: John, Thomas, and James. He died
1961 in Oakland, California.
S. was born October 12, 1880 in Chicago. He was an
self-taught, play-by-ear pianist. The Chicago Historical Society
its collection "John Ward's Collection of Irish Comic Songs".
was donated by the family of Patrick S. Carey. The Historical
"Pat Carey was born in Chicago, 1881, of Irish immigrants,
and he played
a rollicking piano, joyful Irish songs that the folks brought
Playing for amateur theatrical performances, he met John Ward,
who wanted to record the many Irish songs for posterity. Pat
him by recalling words and music, both unwritten, to record
of the songs may be found in this book. Patrick married Jane
June 5, 1909, and had six children: Alice (who was the president
of a public
relations firm), Robert, William, Betty Jane, Lyda May, and
died April 3, 1962.
A. was born August 29, 1882 in Chicago. He married
and had four children: Dorothy, Dolores, Patricia, and Mary
The family moved to Detroit in 1919. Thomas was a Director of
for the Central Western Division of A&P. They moved to
in 1948. Thomas died in Long Beach, California on May 9, 1969,
and is buried
in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
G. was born May 5, 1884 in Chicago. He married Mae
had two sons: Joseph and James. After Mae's death he married her
Margaret, and had one son: Richard.
C. was born January 11, 1886 in Chicago. She married
and had four children: Harvey (who assisted greatly with the
- he was kind and helpful to me in my research), John (who
became a priest),
William, and Francis. Anne died April 7, 1954, and is buried in
Bernard was born March 5, 1888 in Chicago. He died
February 26, 1922 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was buried in
Bill was champion bowler of the U.S. in 1919. He was playing an
game in Minneapolis when he contracted pneumonia, and died. A
"When he died at the age of 33, and was laid out in Grandma's
S. Central Park, a young lady came every afternoon, dressed in
a hat with a black veil. She would sit all day and evening
casket. Neither Anne nor Grandma greeted her. The young lady
did not introduce
herself. After two or three days, prodded by Grandma, Anne
and asked her if she knew Bill. She answered, "I am his wife."
and Grandma refused to talk with her any further - would not
statement. Bill was Grandma's fair-haired child, and she
refused to believe
he had married secretly. They never even got the girl's name.
and Anne were so incensed that they refused to discuss it with
any of the
other members of the family."
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