Death of Anna Patt, 1931.
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Patrick M. Dillon,
born 1836, Ireland,
emigrated to US.
mar 29 Sept 1856, Chicago, to
[born summer, 1832-34].
They settled Avon
Fulton County, WC Illinois.
Her obituary says they settled in Avon
"when the railroad was being built through this part of the country,
and suffered all the hardships of the pioneer life"
The Northern Cross Railroad
was built through Avon.
opened Jan 1856
later became part of the
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Patrick dies, 1881:
He died 3 July 1881 [grave], age 45 yrs,
or possibly 5 May 1881.
He was bur St.Augustine Catholic cemetery,
S of St.Augustine, Illinois (N of Avon).
Anna lived for 50 years without him.
wrote to her
30 Aug 1881 letter
Anna then living Avon.
She owned a saloon on the NW side of Avon next to the railroad
Lived to see great-great-grandchildren:
said she had 25 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren living at time of death 1931.
She was oldest citizen in Avon at time of death.
Anna dies, 1931:
died 4.25 pm, Fri 13 Mar 1931, age 96-98 yrs,
at the home of her dau Elizabeth in Avon.
Funeral Mon 16 Mar, bur St.Augustine cemetery, Illinois.
in unidentified Avon newspaper, Aug 1931.
Patrick and Anna
- Mary Dillon,
Mary Ellen Dillon,
born 25 July 1857, Illinois, or 29 July [grave],
mar Jeremiah O'Donnell and had issue.
- Elizabeth Dillon,
must be after grandmother,
mar D.J. Shaughnessy,
"Elizabeth Shaughnessy" was at Margaret's funeral 1937.
- Margaret Dillon,
born May 12, 1861,
mar Daniel Durie [born Apr 22, 1852]
and had issue.
- Matthew David Dillon,
owned a large amount of land, which is now where the prison and old Admiral factory are on the SW side of town
was at Margaret's funeral 1937,
- --- Dillon, had issue:
- Betty Lou ---, mar --- Spillman.
- Anna Dillon,
wrote to her
from Ireland, her living Avon,
mar post-1886 to --- Park,
lived Gooding, Idaho, NW USA,
- Gladys Park,
living Long Beach, CA, 1931.
- Ollie Park [Olive, dau], mar --- Bradfield,
living Long Beach, CA, 1931,
- Robert Bradfield.
- (dau) Bradfield.
- Shaughnessy Park (named after uncle?), living Long Beach, CA, 1931.
- Mauvais B. Park [son], living Long Beach, CA, 1931.
- Kathryn Dillon,
or poss. Kathrine, born Sept 5, 1868,
mar June 2, 1898, to John A. Peterson,
they lived Galesburg,
she raised her niece Anna Secker
after her mother died 1908,
she died Mar 30, 1939, age 70 yrs, no children were listed in the obituary,
- Lillian Peterson,
living Glenns Ferry,
Idaho, as at 1931,
though not listed in mother's obituary 1939.
- Julia Dillon, born 1871,
mar --- Secker,
she died 4th Apr 1908, age 37 yrs,
- Anna Secker [or Ann],
raised by her aunt Kathryn after mother died,
mar --- Fahner,
living CA, 1953,
in 1969 she was living 3643 Grim Ave, San Diego, CA 92104,
she died San Diego, 1991.
- Thomas P. Dillon, must be after grandfather,
lived Denver, Colorado.
- Nettie Dillon, died age 2 yrs.
Grave of Patrick M. Dillon and Anna Patt.
St.Augustine cemetery, Illinois.
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