Ellen Marie Dorsey

F, b. 1 May 1850, d. 29 May 1924
Father*Timothy Dorsey b. May 1809, d. 8 Sep 1854
Mother*Ellen O'Dea b. Jan 1816, d. 18 Apr 1904
Last Edited=1 Mar 2016
     Ellen Marie Dorsey was born on 1 May 1850 in Pennsylvania, United States; The death record indicates that Ellen's birth was 05/01/1856, but this is impossible since her father died in 1854. We will assume that her birthday, based on the 1850 census and the death certificate was 05/01/1850.1,2 She married William Gannon on 22 November 1871 in St. Marys Church, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States; Witnesses at the wedding were William Dorsey and Margaret Dorsey, brother and sister of Ellen. Both the Church and the Civil record record William's name as Gannon. However, there were no Gannons in the area in this time. His name may have been Cannon...see record for Thomas Cannon and family who lived in Lacon, Illinois, in 1870.3,4 Ellen Marie Dorsey died on 29 May 1924 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, at age 74.2 She was buried on 31 May 1924 in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States.2
     She appeared on the census of 3 June 1860 in the household of Ellen O'Dea in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States.5 Ellen Marie Dorsey was confirmed in June 1863 in St. Marys Church, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States.6 She appeared on the census of 8 July 1870 in the household of Katherine Frances Dorsey in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States; Kate, Ellen and Maggie were living in a hotel in Henry and all three were listed as domestic servants. The record indicates that Margaret and Ellen were born in Pennsylvania.7 Ellen Marie Dorsey appeared on the census of 5 June 1880 in the household of William Gannon in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States; The family is living on Hitchcock street in Cleveland. In addition, William's mother in living with them (aged 61). The name is spelled Garmon in the indexes.8 Ellen Marie Dorsey appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 in the household of William Gannon in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States; Wliiam's work is listed as switchman, John as a clerk in an office, Frank as a foreman in a printing shop, Edward as a clerk ikn a bookstore, Kathleen and Margaret as dressmakers, and William and George at school.9 Ellen Marie Dorsey appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States; Nellie is listed as a dressmaker and George and Blanchard as
motor men on the city railroad.10 She appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States; Ellen is listed as a dress maker, Frank as a printer and George as an office clerk.11

Family: William Gannon b. Nov 1846

Citations

  1. [S89] June 1, 1900 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States, Roll: 285; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 1006; FHL microfilm: 1240285.
  2. [S1] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/…, LDS: digital folder number: 4207673, image number: 2619, film number: 1877528
    volume/page/certificate number: rn 14911.
  3. [S72] Marshall County Illinois Marriages 1870 to 1879, online http://genealogytrails.com/ill/marshall/1870Marriages.html
  4. [S134] St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Records for St. Mary's Catholic Church.
  5. [S43] June 3, 1860 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  6. [S83] Jean Strange Davis, Heilige Marien Kirche: A History of St. Mary's Parish, Henry, IL, p. 15.
  7. [S58] July 8, 1870 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  8. [S90] June 5, 1880 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  9. [S89] June 1, 1900 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  10. [S92] April 20, 1910 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  11. [S93] Januray 13, 1920 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  12. [S87] Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/…, LDS: film number: 1287533, digital folder number:     4004878, image number: 677, reference number:     6265.
  13. [S1] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/…
  14. [S1] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/…, LDS: digital folder number: 4204824, image number: 319, film number: 1953894, volume/page/certificate number: rn 309.
  15. [S92] April 20, 1910 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States, Roll: T624_245; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0326; Image: 1087; FHL microfilm: 1374258.