Catherine (Hannigan) O'Leary

Catherine (Hannigan) O'Leary (abt. 1827 - 1895)

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Catherine "Cate, Kate" O'Leary formerly Hannigan
Born about in Irelandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about in Cork, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 25 Mar 2017 | Last significant change: 13 Nov 2018
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Categories: Irish Immigrants to Illinois | Great Chicago Fire | Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois | Unconnected Notables | Illinois Notables.

Ireland Native
Catherine (Hannigan) O'Leary was born in Ireland

Biography

Catherine (Hannigan) O'Leary is Notable.

Catherine was the wife of Patrick O'Leary. They married in Cork, Ireland about 1845, and immigrated to the United States.[1]

The Great Chicago Fire started in Patrick and Catherine O'Leary's barn behind 137 DeKoven Street on 8 October 1871. The fire allegedly started when Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over a lantern. However, the true cause of the fire is unknown. Mrs. O'Leary stated that she was in bed when the fire broke out.[2] In 1997, Mrs. O'Leary and her cow were officially exonerated by Chicago's Committee on Police and Fire.[3]

Catherine O'Leary died of acute pneumonia[4] at 5133 South Halsted Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois[5] on 3 July 1895.[6][7] Her funeral services were held at the Church of the Visitation, and high mass was celebrated by Father Feeley.[8] She was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery.[9][10][11][12]

Sources

  1. "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow: Wake of Patrick O'Leary Suggests the Chicago Fire." Chicago Tribune, 17 Sep 1894, p. 8.
  2. "Kate the barn is afire”. The Great Chicago Fire & The Web of Memory.
  3. Mills, Steve. "Mrs. O'Leary, Cow Cleared By City Council Committee." Chicago Tribune, 6 Oct 1997.
  4. "Mrs. O'Leary Is Dead." Chicago Daily Tribune, 4 Jul 1895, p. 1.
  5. "Mrs. O'Leary Is Dead." Chicago Daily Tribune, 4 Jul 1895, p. 1.
  6. Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MQ-9QBW : 17 May 2016), Catherine O Leary, 03 Jul 1895; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference 14290, record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,033,020.
  7. "Mrs. O'Leary Is Dead." Chicago Daily Tribune, 4 Jul 1895, p. 1.
  8. "Funeral of Mrs. Catherine O'Leary." Chicago Tribune, 7 Jul 1895, p. 7.
  9. Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MQ-9QBW : 17 May 2016), Catherine O Leary, 03 Jul 1895; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference 14290, record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,033,020.
  10. "Mrs. O'Leary Is Dead." Chicago Daily Tribune, 4 Jul 1895, p. 1.
  11. "Funeral of Mrs. Catherine O'Leary." Chicago Tribune, 7 Jul 1895, p. 7.
  12. Find A Grave, Catherine O'Leary
  • United States Census, 1870, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M645-CCQ : 17 October 2014), Kate Leary in household of Patreck Leary, Illinois, United States; citing p. 171, family 1438, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,703.
  • United States Census, 1880, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXJW-3ZY : 14 July 2016), Cathrine Leary in household of Patrick Leary, Lake, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district ED 197, sheet 302B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0200; FHL microfilm 1,254,200.
  • Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MQ-9QBW : 17 May 2016), Catherine O Leary, 03 Jul 1895; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference 14290, record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,033,020.
  • "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow: Wake of Patrick O'Leary Suggests the Chicago Fire." Chicago Tribune, 17 Sep 1894, p. 8.
  • "Mrs. O'Leary Is Dead." Chicago Daily Tribune, 4 Jul 1895, p. 1.
  • "Funeral of Mrs. Catherine O'Leary." Chicago Tribune, 7 Jul 1895, p. 7.
  • Find A Grave, Catherine O'Leary
  • Mills, Steve. "Mrs. O'Leary, Cow Cleared By City Council Committee." Chicago Tribune, 6 Oct 1997.
  • Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MK-ZMDV : 17 May 2016), Catherine Ledwell, 25 Dec 1936; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm. According to the death record, Catherine Ledwell was the daughter of Patrick O'Leary and Catherine Hannigan.
  • Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MW-9SJ7 : 17 May 2016), Patrick O Leary, 27 Jan 1913; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference 2758, record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,287,695. According to the death record, Patrick was the son of Patrick O'Leary and Catherine Hannigan.
  • Catherine O'Leary. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 21 March 2017.
  • "Kate the barn is afire”. The Great Chicago Fire & The Web of Memory.
  • The O'Leary Legend. The Great Chicago Fire & The Web of Memory.
  • Bales, Richard F. The Great Chicago Fire and the Myth of Mrs. O'Leary's Cow. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2002.


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137 DeKoven Street

Supposed Cause of the Chicago Fire: Mrs. O'Leary and Her Cow
Supposed Cause of the Chicago Fire: Mrs. O'Leary and Her Cow

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