Bridget Corcoran (c.1820 - 1884)

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Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
Cause of death: Paralysis
Managed by: Barbara Ann Pomierski
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About Bridget Corcoran

Bridget's death certificate, dated 1884, indicates she was born in Ireland and also indicates she was a resident of Illinois for 35 years. I have not, yet, found evidence that she resided in other states before coming to Illinois, so I am assuming that she came to the United States around 1949 or earlier. The 1880 Census indicates that both Bridget's parents were born in Ireland, but I have no record of their surname.

The 1820 date of birth used in Bridget's profile is based on Bridget's death certificate, which lists her age as 64 years old. The 1880 census lists her age as 58 and the 1870 census lists her age as 49, so birth year may be in the range of 1819 - 1822.

The 1870 census shows Bridget (age 49) married to Frank (age 60). Others (presumably their children) also living in the home in 1870 were: Mary Ann (age 19), Frank (age 18), Maggie (age 16), and Michael (age13). Two other people were listed: Edward Cow, a sailor, and Mary Cow, an infant. The 1880 census shows Frank (age 75), Bridget (age 58), and Michael (age 23, occupation cooper) living at 110 Taylor.

The 1870 Census shows Bridget's husband, Frank, as owning property valued at $2000. The 1870 census does not show addresses, but in the 1880 census the family is shown as living at 110 Taylor St. That address is where Bridget and Frank died (seven months apart), and many Corcoran's and Cronin's lived for many years.

The plot of 8 graves at Calvary Cemetery, where Bridget, Frank, and many other family members are buried, was purchased by Francis Corcoran on October 21, 1869.

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Bridget Corcoran's Timeline

Age 27
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
April 19, 1884
Age 64
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA

Death Certificate lists Cause of Death as Paralysis and Duration of disease as 4 weeks (the number is not clear and could possibly be a "9").

Barbara Pomierski

April 21, 1884
Age 64
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

Funeral service for Bridget Corcoran, aged 64, on April 21, 1884 at Holy Family Catholic Church .

April 21, 1884
Age 64
Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA