Francis "Frank" Corcoran (c.1809 - 1884)

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Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Cause of death: Epithelioma of tharynx
Occupation: Carpenter/Laborer
Managed by: Barbara Ann Pomierski
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Immediate Family

About Francis "Frank" Corcoran

1870 census lists Frank's age as 60, 1880 Census lists age as 75, and death certificate, dated 1884, lists age as 75, so birth appears to be in the 1805 - 1810 time frame.

Frank Corcoran was born in Ireland and his death certificate indicates he was a resident of Illinois for 34 years. I have not, yet, found evidence that he resided in other states before coming to Illinois, so I am assuming that he came to the United States around 1950 or earlier. There is a passenger list showing a Francis Corcoran (age 30, laborer), coming to New York in 1940 and this seem to fit, but needs more investigation.

1870 and 1880 census list Frank's occupation as "Carpenter." His Death Certificate lists his occupation as "Laborer."

1870 Census also shows him 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 many Corcoran's and Cronin's lived for many years.

1870 census shows Francis married to Bridget, age 49. 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, Bridget (age 58), and Michael (age 23, occupation cooper) living at 110 Taylor.

The plot of 8 graves at Calvary Cemetery, where many family members are buried, was purchased by Francis Corcoran on October 21, 1869. It was likely this Francis Corcoran.

Barbara Pomierski

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Francis "Frank" Corcoran's Timeline

1809
1809
Ireland
1847
1847
Age 38
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
1884
November 26, 1884
Age 75
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

Death Certificate lists the "Duration of disease" as 7 mos.

Barbara Pomierski
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November 29, 1884
Age 75
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
November 29, 1884
Age 75
Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA

Francis Corcoran was buried in a plot of 8 graves that he had originally purchased in 1869 at Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Illinois.

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