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James MULLIGAN Sr. was born on 7 December 1812 in Ireland.  He is my 3rd great-grandfather, who married Sarah Norton WEBSTER on 5 November 1865 in Michigan (therein lies my connection to the famed Websters).  On 8 September 1879 he passed away in Michigan at the age of 66. [1]


Lawrence Henry "Turk" COMERFORD

"Uncle Turk" was born on 9 November 1916 in Illinois.  He married my grandaunt, Margaret ROTTMAN, on 22 July 1940 in Illinois.  Lawrence died on 9 September 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 53. [2,3,4]



It's my step-brother's birthday this week!


Julie Marie CAHILL & James Christopher TARR

It's our 5th wedding anniversary this week!!!



1.  Cahill Family Tree document, compiled by Joseph CAHILL, ca. between 1965-1982; privately held by Julie Marie CAHILL Tarr.  Note:  Data not 100% verified at this time.

2.  Memorial card for Lawrence Henry COMERFORD (1970); privately held by Julie Marie CAHILL Tarr.

3.  Obituary for Lawrence Henry COMERFORD, undated clipping, ca. September 1970, from unidentified newspaper; privately held by Julie Marie CAHILL Tarr. 

4.  "Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930-1960," database, Ancestry.com, Margaret Rottman & Lawrence Comerford.

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