Specific to Chicago:
Sample Documents from the Cook County
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State of Illinois
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My wife's grandmother Anna Apgar was born in Chicago, Cook County,
Illinois, in 1913 (according to her
to a French-Canadian woman (Marie/Mary Desmarais/Demar) and the son of
English immigrants (William Frame aka William Apgar). To
confuse the matter completely, he changed his last name upon his
marriage and evaporated ca. 1918. His wife married two additional
times, and was divorced from her second husband. These articles discuss
some work on Anna's parents and grandparents, all of whom lived on the
south side of Chicago (except for 1920).
We will be adding additional articles as we locate additional
Abbreviated Ahnentafel for Anna Apgar:
1) Anna Apgar, born 1913
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Married 1930 Ola Lake in the
Chicagoland area. Died in 1987 in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois
(grandmother-in-law of Michael John Neill)
2) William Apgar aka William
Frame, born ca. 1888 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Married
Cook County, Illinois. Last known to have lived in the Chicago area in
3) Mary/Marie Demar/Desmarais,
born 1 April 1895 in Clinton County, New York. Died in the 1960s in
DuPage County, Illinois.
4) Thomas Frame, born 1838
Carlisle, Cumberland, England. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
5) Elizabeth Watson.
6) Louis Demar/Desmarais, born
in Clinton County, New York. Died in the 1930s in Clinton County, New
York. Resided from ca. 1905 until at least 1920 in Cook County,
7) Louise Drollette, born and
died ca. 1896 in Clinton County, New York.
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