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15 April 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Hanlon Obituaries in Illinois before 1900

I am soooooooooo stuck on my Hanlon line.  John & his sister Margaret apparently just showed up one day in the 1850s from somewhere in Ireland.  I've even had a male cousin test his dna, I've done my own Family Finder dna test at FamilyTreeDNA.com....but alas, no answers!

So, why not just start searching for any obit for any Hanlon prior to 1900?  This is the start...I'll look for Hanlons with family names of John, James, Frank & Thomas in Illinois in newspapers scanned by NewspaperArchive.com.  I've used the following words in the search to try and narrow down the results: "dead or death or killed or  obituary or  funeral or  dies or  died or  suicide or  murde or  called" . 


 
Oak Park Lake Vindicator | Oak Park, Illinois |
 Saturday, January 10, 1885 | Page 4


"An infant son of Dennis and Hannah Hanlon, aged 1 year and 3 months, died at their residence, Duncan Park and Wallace street, on Saturday last."


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Alton Evening Telegraph | Alton, Illinois |
Tuesday, August 15, 1899 | Page 3
 "Sudden Death of John Hanlon

About 11:30 o'clock to-day as four workmen were engaged in getting out rock from the quarry near the stone crusher, a large fragment of rock fell unexpectedly and Mr. John Hanlon, one of the number, was caught by the falling mass and instantly crushed to death, the weight falling principally on his breast."











 
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"Mrs. Ellen Connors, formerly of Alton, sister of Mrs. John Hanlon, and aunt of Mrs. Ralph Dixon and James, John and Ned Hanlon of this city, died at her home in East St. Louis, Thursday."

Alton Evening Telegraph | Alton, Illinois |
Monday, December 31, 1900 | Page 3


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