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Mary Florence Condra

Mary Florence Condra
b. 5 March 1860, Rolling Prairie, Wills Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Patrick and Eliza (Jackson) Condra
d. 16 October 1937, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

m. 14 October 1885, St. Peter’s, LaPorte County, Indiana
James Curran
b. 25 July 1852, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana, to Patrick and Bridget (Smith) Curran
d. 16 November 1911, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Children with James Curran:

  • Irene (1886-1980) married Martin Reilly
  • Elsie (1888-1951) married Raymond Helfrick
  • Catherine Marie (1893-1940) married William Donahue
  • Helen Anna (1894-1976) married William Dewolf Cook
  • George Edward (1896-1988) married Jeanette Jacobs
  • Mary E. (1898-1968) married Fred Noel

Mary Florence’s family came to the United States in 1856 from Ireland. She moved with her children to Chicago after James died there in 1911. She worked briefly as a housekeeper at St. Felicitas Parish in Chicago.

Submitted by:
Ellen C. Courtney
San Francisco CA
E-mail: elleninsf@sbcglobal.net

Helen Anna Curran

Helen Anna Curran
b. 25 November 1894, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, to James and Mary Florence (Condra) Curran
d. 11 September 1976, Arlington Heights, Illinois

m. 17 February 1917, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
William Dewolf Cook
b. 29 July 1890, Melrose, Clark County, Illinois, to Andrew and Mary (Thompson) Cook
d. 27 February 1945, Phoenix, Arizona

Children with William Dewolf Cook:

  • William Edward (b. 1919) married Shirley Ann Bauer
  • Ellen Irene (b. 1921) married Charles Robert Courtney

Helen moved to Chicago after the death of her father in 1911. After the death of her husband, she had several jobs, including being a cashier at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Helen and William are both buried in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Ellen C. Courtney
San Francisco CA
E-mail: elleninsf@sbcglobal.net