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Elizabeth Dempsey and James Corcoran

Elizabeth Dempsey married James Corcoran on April 13, 1863. 
James was born in Ireland in 1838 and died on March 31, 1899.

Passenger and Immigration Lists: Boston, 1821-1850
Possible Arrival of James Corcoran in Boston

Corcoran, James   Country of Origin : Ireland  Arrival Date : July 20, 1848  Age : 16Microfilm Source : National Archives Series M277, Roll 26
Corcoran, James   Country of Origin : Ireland  Arrival Date : June 10, 1848  Age : 16Microfilm Source : Series M277, Roll 25


Children of Elizabeth and James

  • Albert:  Married Mae Delahunty on Aug. 22, 1894.
  • Frank:
  • Jennie:  Married Frank H. Mooney on Aug. 26, 1885.

Frank Corcoran was a witness to the marriage of Lewis Dunn and Lizzie Henneberry on Nov. 29, 1893 in the Sacred Heart Church in Dalton City.  Lewis Dunn was a nephew of Elizabeth Dempsey Corcoran.

1900 Moultrie County Illinois Census for Dora Township.

  Surname   Birth Mo. Birth Yr. Age Born In Father Mother
39 Corcoren Albert May  1871 29 IL IL CT
    May E. Dec 1874 25 IL Ire Ire
    Earl W. Oct 1895 4 IL IL IL

Baptism records for Sacred Heart Church in Dalton City, Illinois:

July 14, 1903.  Thomas Everett Corcoran, son of Albert J. Corcoran and Mary Delahunty.
Born June 4, 1903.  Sponsors:  James Delahunty and Catherine Delahunty.

James Corcoran:

Weekly Republican.  Thursday, April 8, 1897.

"Wednesday, March 31 at 5:15 pm, James Corcoran, aged 59 years, died at the home of his son-in-law, F. H. Mooney, near Warrensburg.  The deceased lived at Ivesdale up to within two weeks ago.  he was taken sick about the first of January with heart disease.  He got steadily worse and two weeks ago was taken to the home of Mr. Mooney.  Everything possible was done for him there.  he leaves a widow and three children.  They are Albert and Frank Corcoran at Jackson, Minn., and Mrs. F. H. Mooney.  Mr. Corcoran was a farmer all his life.  he owned at the time of his death a half section of land in Minnesota.  He was born in Ireland and came to this country in 1848."


Children of Frank H. Mooney and Jennie Corcoran

  • Genevieve: 
  • James F.:  Married Lillian R. Winkler.  Died Dec. 26, 1931 age 43.  Lillian died Aug. 17, 1930. 
  • Lynn: male.
  • Harvey:
  • Mary Elizabeth: Married John L. Kerr.

Mary Elizabeth Mae Mooney:  daughter of Frank and Jennie Mooney.

Decatur Herald: Thursday, July 22, 1976.

Mrs. John L. (Mary Elizabeth Mae Mooney) Kerr, 85, of 462 W. Leafland, died 6:25 am Wednesday at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Mass of the Resurrection will be 10:00 am Friday at St. Thomas Catholic church with visitation after 4 pm Thursday in J. J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home and a 7:30 pm prayer service. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.
Mrs. Kerr was born in Macon county, daughter of Frank and Jennie Mooney. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic church. She married John Kerr. He died in 1967. surviving are son John of Cupertino, CA, daughters Mary E. Raley of Decatur, Eleanor Kerr of Englewood, CA sister Mrs. Genevieve "Jen" Young of Decatur two grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death.


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