In 1900, John lived with his parents and six brothers in New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States.
By 1905, John's mother had died and his father had remarried. John and two of his brothers were still at home with his father, step-mother, and infant half-sister.
John moved to Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, where two of his brothers, Thomas and Bernard, also moved.
John (age 28) married Helen Murray (age 24) July 1, 1915 at St. Mary's Church in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.
In 1920 John and Helen lived at 2221 73rd St in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. John was a steam railway conductor.
In 1930 John and Helen lived at 8921 Exchange Avenue and Helen's widowed brother, Michael Murray lived with them. John was employed as a steam railway yard conductor.
In 1940 John, Helen, and Helen's brother Michael lived at 9139 Exchange Avenue in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States and John was still a yard conductor for the railroad.
William M Connolly III, remembers his great-uncle John having a wooden leg as the result a railroad accident while he was at work.
John was living at 2672 East 79th Street in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States and still working as a yard conductor when he died June 7, 1952. His funeral arrangements were handled by the Donnellan Funeral Home.
John was buried June 11, 1952 in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth, Cook, Illinois, United States.
↑ 1.01.11.2Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994, database, FamilySearch (17 May 2016), John H Connolly, 07 Jun 1952; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .
↑ 2.02.12.2United States Census, 1900, index and images, FamilySearch (accessed 14 June 2015), Edward Connolly in household of Edward Connolly, New Brunswick city Ward 4, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States; citing sheet 6A, family 127, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,984.
↑ 3.03.1New Jersey, State Census, 1905, Database, FamilySearch (accessed 15 June 2015), John Connolly in household of Edward P Connolly, , Mercer, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 33, line 53, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 1,688,615.
↑ 4.04.1Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920, database, FamilySearch (: 26 December 2014), John A. Connolly and Helen Murray, 01 Jul 1915; citing St. Mary'S Church, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 701113, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,030,600.
↑ 5.05.1United States Census, 1920, database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 19 November 2017), John Connolly, Chicago Ward 8, Cook (Chicago), Illinois, United States; citing ED 476, sheet 7B, line 86, family 180, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 317; FHL microfilm 1,820,317.
↑ 6.06.1United States Census, 1930, database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 19 November 2017), John Connolly, Chicago (Districts 2377-2626), Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 2456, sheet 10B, line 69, family 208, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 432; FHL microfilm 2,340,167.
↑ 7.07.1United States Census, 1940, database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 19 November 2017), John H Connolly, Ward 10, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103-664, sheet 6A, line 20, family 152, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 941.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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