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Index Name Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll
Address 5th Ward, Chicago, Illinois (between 16 and 39th streets and between Clark and Western avenue Jefferson, Cook County, Illinois 681 West 14th Street, Chicago, Illinois 681 West 14th Street, Chicago, Illinois
Head of Household Patrick, 30, plasterer, born in Ireland Patrick, 42, warden in Poor House, born in Ireland Patrick, 53, plasterer, born in Ireland
Wife Eliza, 23, born in Ireland Bessie, 34, matron in Poor House, born in Ireland Elizabeth, 43, keeping house, born in Ireland
Son Thomas, 1, born in Illinois Thomas, 11, born in Illinois
Daughter   May, 17, born in Illinois May, 28, Public Library clerk, born in Illinois
Son   Edward, 4, born in Illinois Edward, 13, born in Illinois
Son   Owen, 2, born in Illinois Eugene, 11, born in Illinois
Daughter     Annie, 9, born in Illinois Annie, 26, school teacher, born in Illinois
Daughter     Kate, 5, born in Illinois Helen, 24, born in Illinois
Daughter     Bessie, 2, born in Illinois Frances, 21, born in Illinois

Patrick Carroll is probably the brother or cousin of Edward Carroll. Edward Carroll was baptized Edmond Carroll in Donoughmore Parish in the Diocese of Limerick, in County Limerick, Ireland, in 1835. The parish is southeast of Limerick Town on the eastern edge of the diocese. His parents were Thomas Carroll and Mary Carroll. An older brother David was born in 1832.

Baptismal records for Donoughmore Parish are not available before 1830. If they were, there might have been one for Patrick Carroll, who was born in 1828 (1826-1830, depending on source) and emigrated to Chicago long before Edward. When Edward and his family emigrated to Chicago in 1880, they moved in right next door to Patrick and his family on 14th Street.

In the 1880 census, Edward and Catherine Carroll lived next door to Patrick and Elizabeth Cagney Carroll, who lived at 681 14th Street. Patrick was a plasterer. Patrick and Elizabeth had immigrated from Ireland to Illinois about 20 years earlier because their oldest child was born in Illinois in 1859. Patrick Carroll was eight years older than Edward Carroll. They were probably brothers or cousins. In the 1870 census, Patrick and Elizabeth Carroll were living in Jefferson Township at the Cook County Poor House, called Dunning, where Patrick was the warden and Elizabeth was the matron. With ten other live-in employees, all Irish immigrants, Patrick and Elizabeth had charge of 424 residents: 279 paupers and 145 insane. Jefferson Township was annexed to Chicago in 1889. Dunning is now the Chicago Read Mental Health Center.

Patrick's 1894 obituary said that he was a Cook County commissioner and was three times elected County Commissioner. It also said he was a native of Ballineety, County Limerick, and came to America when a very young man settling in Chicago.

On August 5, 1894, Patrick Carroll, Edward's older brother or cousin, died at age 70. Patrick and Elizabeth Carroll lived down the street from Edward and Catherine Carroll on 14th Street.

Chicago Daily News, August 6, 1894
Carroll, Patrick, Cook County commissioner, died after a two weeks illness at resid., 681 W. 14th st., husband of Bessie, nee Cagney, aged 68 years, native of Ballineety, Co. Limerick. He came to America when a very young man settling in Chicago. He was three times elected County Commissioner. His wife and several children survive him. Funeral from St. Charles Church to Calvary.

Chicago Daily News, August 7, 1894
Patrick Carroll died Sunday at his residence No. 681 West Fourteenth street, age 70 years. Mr. Carroll was well known among local politicians having been, prior to his retirement from the political field fifteen years ago, a county commissioner and a prominent factor in the Seventh Ward. The funeral will be held at 9:30 o'clock this morning from his late residence. The body will be taken to St. Charles Church and from to the burying ground at Calvary.

Patrick Carroll had married Elizabeth Cagney in Chicago at St. Patrick's Church on January 9, 1858. Witnesses were J.W. Helan and Bridget Coffey. See: Find A Grave.

Patrick Carroll Death Certificate     

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