Moran & Pratt Obituaries

~*~ Mostly Relative to Lake County, Illinois ~*~

I've been working on my family's history and genealogy for more than 10 years.  My mother's side of the family is full of Irish and my father's side of the family originated mostly in England and Germany.  I use Family Tree Maker to track my ancestors, and not shamefully, I've depended on family members to share their memories, expertise and knowledge.  Among them, I owe huge thanks to a "found" cousin, Priscilla, and a first cousin, Cathy, for sharing the results of their sometimes exhaustive searches.  In the process I've collected obituaries about family members and their friends.  I hope to help others by adding family-related obituaries here.  And hopefully, someday, someone may be happy that I did!   I plan to show family trees in the future, but for now, this is a work in progress and updated at least once a week, so check back often.    Listed on this page are decendents of my Moran's!   See Our Pratt And Webster Family Tree Presented by Priscilla

 ~*~ My Moran Family ~*~

As far as I know, Dominick and Honora (Jennings) Moran were the first in my "Irish side" of the family to have ventured away from their homeland in County Mayo, Ireland to begin a new life, in the new land across the ocean.  What mitigating factors made them want to leave I wonder.  Famine maybe, but it was a little early for that.  Unfair laws, taxes, politics, religion or wars?  Or were they just spirited folk looking for adventure?  They must have discussed so many things prior to their trip.  Among those, what should or would they be permitted to take with them?  How would they say goodbye to family, friends and homeland?  What perils  would they face on the ocean?  Sickness?  Pirates?  The uncertainty facing them in the United States of America must have been overwhelming... a country that had gained its independence from Britain a mere 65 years earlier!  Did they know they were coming to Illinois because they had friends already here?   As you have read, I have only questions about their lives prior to settling in Lake County, Illinois.

They arrived about 1839 with their daughters, Mary C. and Catherine.  In the 1840 census, Dominick is shown in Cook County, Summit Precinct.  In 1841 he purchased 80 acres of land for $1.25 per acre, in Lake County, IL.  The land, about a mile north of the 5 Points, was considered a slue, but they developed it enough to build a log cabin and begin farming.  Research indicates that 2 of their girls, Catherine and Margaret, died before marrying.  John lived in MO and has yet to be found.   One child adopted a child,  and the other 2 children bore them 18 grandchildren.  

Up until recently, I believed my only connection to the Atkinson family was by the marriage of my father's sister to Bud Atkinson.  It's come to light that my maternal grandfather's Godfather was Matthew Atkinson, and that Matthew's Grandmother's maiden name was Moran and lived on the farm next to Dominick's.  It may be that I am related to the Atkinsons via my mother and father.  Perhaps more digging will give us the answers!   List of their children

Dominick was born about 1808 and died Sep 21, 1889.  His wife, Honora (Jennings) was born about 1814 and died in 1853; both are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waukegan, IL.  Here, dedicated to them, is a brief summary of their lives as presented through their obituaries.   

MORAN Obits Include the Following Surnames:  Drobnick, Dwyer, England, Fowler, Good, Jackson, Kirchner, Lawless, Lodesky, McCarthy, McDermott, Meier, Mulholland, Murphy, O'Mahoney, O'Reilly, Piper, Pratt, Scully, Shiel, Slagle, Swetjo, Tiernan, Worseck, Zack (not related:  Billstein, Brozie, Gavin, Kompare, Mullner)



Chicago Tribune, Sep 22, 1889

DIED.  Dominick Moran near Waukegan, Illinois, aged 83 years.  Funeral is Monday at 11:00 a.m. from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Murphy, near Waukegan.  (Note.  Unfortunately a 10 year period of newspapers no longer exists to search obituaries.  Dominick's would have been in there, as well as his daughter, Mary C. Dwyer).

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Unfortunately I haven't found any obituaries or pictures for Mary C. Moran, or her husband, Thomas Dwyer, but they remained in Lake County, IL all their lives.  Thomas was born 31 Mar 1834 in Schloharie, NY, the son of William and Mary (nee Murphy) of County Tipperary, Ireland.  He and Mary adopted Anna Lawless who was born about 1865, and as far as I know, had no other children.  Anna married John J. Tiernan on 7 Oct 1889 and had one child, Mary.

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Waukegan Daily Gazette, Aug 11, 1877

DIED.  MORAN - In Shields, IL., Aug 3, 1877, of consumption, Miss Margaret A. Moran aged 27 years 11 months and 3 days.

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Waukegan Paper, 6 Jan 1899


 Mrs. Thomas Murphy Passed Away Last Night


Born and Raised in the County--One of the Oldest Residents, Well Known Here.

Shortly after 12 o'clock last night, Mrs. Bridget Murphy of Five Points, passed away after an illness extending over a period of several months.  Death was not unexpected.  In fact the family had despaired of the sick one's recovery some three weeks ago.  The cause of her demise was complication of heart, liver and kidney trouble.

The deceased was 57 years of age and had lived in this county all her life.  She was born in the town of Shields.  Her father was Dominic Moran, a well known resident of the county who died about 10 years ago.  Her two brothers are Edward F. Moran of Libertyville and John Moran of Missouri.

In 1866 she was united in marriage to Thomas Murphy.  Immediately after their marriage they moved upon the farm, about 1 mile north of Five Points, which has since been their home.  Five children were the result of the union, all of whom, with their father survive, and to whom the deepest sympathy of the community is extended.  The children:  Minnie, Joseph, Katherine, Gertrude and Thomas.

A member of the Catholic church in this city, Mrs. Murphy was always one of the most devout of its congregation and will be deeply missed.  Funeral will be held from the church, the time has not yet been decided.  Murphy Family 

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Waukegan Daily Gazette, Saturday, Dec 22 1917, p. 1


 Lifelong Resident Of County Passes Away At Home Of Daughter Today

Edward F. Moran, lifelong resident of the county, died early this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Jackson, 1126 North Hickory Street, at the advanced age of 85 years. The deceased was born March 19, 1844, on his father's farm about one and one-half miles southeast of Five Points. He was one of six children born to Dominic and Honour Jennings Moran early pioneers who settled in Lake County in 1841. Mr. Moran was the last survivor of his immediate family, his brother and sisters having preceeded him to the great beyond many years ago.

January 1, 1873, Mr. Moran married Miss Margaret Shiel who died 11 years ago. To this union were born 12 children all of whom survive except Leo, who passed on in infancy.  These surviving are:  Mrs. Frank McDermott, Mrs. George Jackson, Mrs. William Kirchner, Edward F., Thomas and Richard all of Waukegan; Joseph of North Chicago, John J., Mrs. James Shiel and William of Lake Forest, and Sister Mary Clarita of Indianapolis, IN.

Mr. Moran engaged in farming until 1916, when he sold his farm on Telegraph Road and moved to Waukegan where he has resided since.  He enjoyed good health for a man of his years until about a month ago when ailments incident to his age sapped his vitality, until he passed quietly away this morning surrounded by his loving and devoted family.

Funeral services will be held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank McDermott, 434 Hickory street, to the St. Anastasia church, Friday, April 26, at 9 am. Interment at St. Mary's cemetery.

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Waukegan Daily Gazette, Saturday, Dec 22 1917, p. 1


William Moran of Hickory St. Will Not Learn the Sad News for a Long Time.


Prominent Lake County Woman is Victim of Heart Disease; Born 1854

At 1:30 a.m. , 303 Hickory street, Waukegan, occurred the death of Mrs. E. F. Moran.  Although she had been ill for the past three weeks, her death was a shock to even her immediate family. Death was due to heart failure and a complication of diseases.

The decendent was born June 2, 1854 at Oxford, OH. Her girlhood was spent in and around Waukegan. Her maiden name was Margaret Shiel. She was married to Edward F. Moran, Jan 1, 1873, in Waukegan by Rev. E. W. Gavin. They resided at Rondout until two years ago, when they moved to the home at Hickory and First streets.

Mrs. Moran was a devout member of the Catholic church, an ideal mother and a true friend and neighbor. She is survived by her husband, six sons and five daughters. They are as follows: John, Mrs. Frank McDermott, Mrs. James Shiel, Edward, Mrs. George Jackson, William, Agnes, Joseph, Richard, Thomas and Lottie. One son died in infancy.  The remainder live in this vicinity excepting one son, William, who is now in the engineering corps of the army, either already in France or on the seas enroute there.  Mrs. Moran is also survided by two brothers, John and James Shiel of Lake Forest, and two sisters, Mrs. B. Scully of Atlanta, Ind., and Mrs. Thomas O'Mahoney of Leadville, Col.

The funeral will take place Monday morning at 9 o'clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in St. Mary's cemetery.   Shiel Family

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  The Waukegan News-Sun, December 23, 1955


Antioch.  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 am Monday from the Strang Funeral Home to Holy Name Church, Wilmot, WI, for Richard A. Moran, 62, of Trevor, WI.

Mr. Moran, proprietor of the Fairway Grill, Trevor, died at 11:15 pm Wednesday in Victory Memorial Hospital from injuries suffered in a two-car crash earlier in the day.  He was the 63d traffic fatality of 1955 on Lake County highways.  The accident occurred at Rte. 173 and Skokie Hwy.

Mr. Moran had lived in Trevor 30 years, moving there from Waukegan where he had resided since 1915.  He was born April 16, 1893 at Rondout.  He belonged to Holy Name Church.  Surviving are his widow, Agnes, three brothers, Joseph, Thomas and William, all of Waukegan, and two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Meier of Waukegan and Sister Mary Clarita, a member of the Providence Order at Jasper, IN.

William, 69 is in Victory Memorial Hospital recovering from injuries received in the crash.

Burial will be in Ascension Cemetery, friends may call at the funeral home after 2 pm tomorrow.  Rosary will be recited for Mr. Moran at 8 pm, Sunday at the funeral home. 

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The Waukegan News-Sun, 3 Feb 1952


St. Therese Hospital Elevator Operator Succumbs at His Home

Edward Francis Moran, 72, an elevator operator at St. Therese hospital, died unexpectedly last night at his home at 910 Hickory st. Death was due to a heart attack.

The fire department inhalator squad received a call at about 6:30 p.m. and Fireman Louis Mullner and Edward Brozie administered oxygen. He was pronounced dead by Dr. Louis F. Kompare at 6:56 p.m. Mr. Moran had been working up to about two weeks ago but, not feeling well, took time off from his job to rest.

He was born Dec. 13, 1879, in Rondout but had spent virtually all of his life in Waukegan. He was employed at the Johns-Manville Corp. plant here for 23-1/2 years prior to his retirement in 1945. He had been employed at the hospital for the past five years.  Mr. Moran was a member of St. Anastasia's church and its Holy Name society.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret; a son, Edward Jr., of Waukegan; four brothers,William, Thomas, and Joseph, all of Waukegan, and Richard of Salem, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. James Shiel of Lake Forest, Mrs. Lottie Kirchner of Waukegan; and Sister Mary Clarita, a member of the Providence order in Chicago, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Anastasia's church, with burial following in Ascension cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel at 236 N. Genesee after 7 p.m. today.

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Waukegan News Sun, October 30, 1953


Mrs. Margaret Moran, Resident Here 33 Years, Succumbs At Age 69

Mrs. Margaret (Daisy) Moran (nee Wildner), 69 of 910 Hickory Street, was found dead last night in her home by her son, Edward of 21 S. Genesee St., when he investigated reports she had failed to keep an appointment.

The son called police when he found his mother lying on the living room floor in front of a sofa. Small abrasions found on the woman's left temple and nose touched off an investigation, later called off when police found "absolutely no evidence of foul play."

Moran told officers he went to his mother's house after her hairdresser called his home, informing him his mother failed to come to her shop as scheduled.

UNDER DOCTOR'S CARE. He said that his mother had been treated two weeks ago by a physican and was found to be in poor health at that time. She apparently had been dead several hours when found yesterday, it was reported.

Mrs. Moran was born Sept. 12, 1884, in Chicago and had been a resident of Waukegan for 33 years. Her husband, Edward, died in 1952. He was an elevator operator at St. Theresa Hospital.  She was a member of St. Anastasia Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of the parish.

Survivors besides her son include two sisters, Mrs. Albert Wood of LaGrange and Mrs. Charlotte Boll of Western Springs, IL and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Anastasia Church. Burial will be in Ascension Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel, 236 N. Genesee Street, after 2 p.m. tomorrow.

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Waukegan News-Sun Weds, Feb 15, 1933, p. 1


Son Of County Pioneers Is Death Victim; Was Born On Telegraph Road.

John & Wife, Margaret Louise Mulholland

John James (known throughtout his life as Danny) Moran, a life long resident of Lake County passed away last night at his residence, 431 East Spruce Avenue, Lake Forest. He was the oldest son of the late Edward F. and Margaret Moran, who spent their reclining years at 434 Hickory Street, Waukegan.

Mr. Moran was born on Telegraph Road, about two miles north of Knollwood Country Club, Jan 28, 1874. He spent his youth and young manhood on his father's farm, but after his marriage moved to Lake Forest, where he has since resided.

His first wife was Miss Margaret Mulholland, who passed away during the flu epidemic of 1918, leaving him with four small children, Leo, Joseph, Kathleen and Margaret, all of whom survive him. Later he married Mrs. Kathleen McCarthy, who passed away suddenly Jan. 12, 1933, while he was a patient at the Alice Home Hospital. One stepson, John McCarthy, also survives him. He was a brother of Mrs. James Shiel, Lake Forest, Mrs. Frank McDermott, Mrs. George Jackson, Mrs. William Kirchner, Edward, Thomas and Joseph Moran, all of Waukegan, Sr. Mary Clarita of Terre Haute, Ind., William Moran, Gurnee and Richard of Salem, Wis.

The deceased was an employee of the City of Lake Forest.  The funeral will probably be held Friday morning, from St. Mary's church, Lake Forest, the hour to be announced later. 

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The Waukegan News-Sun,March 5, 1985


John J. Moran Sr., 71, of Prairie View, IL, died Saturday, March 2, 1985 at the Lake Forest Hospital.  He was born May 29, 1913 in Lake Forest and had been a resident of the Halfday - Prairie View area for the past 40 years. He was a member of St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church in Vernon Hills and was a 25 year employee of the Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northbrook, retiring in 1975. 

Survivors include his wife, Alice, with whom he would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 13, 1985; one son, John (Linda) Moran Jr., of Prairie View; one daughter, Barbara (Alan) Schafer, of Wheaton, 2 grandchildren, Deborah Ellrich and Laura Schroeder, both of Wheeling, one sister, Margaret Zack of Longboat Key, Florida. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen O'Reilly and by 2 brothers, Leo Moran and John McCarthy.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 am Tuesday, March 5, 1985, from the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville to St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church for Funeral mass at 10 am. Interment will follow at Randhill Park in Palatine, IL. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-9 pm on Monday.

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The Waukegan News Sun, January 20, 1990


Alice Josephine (nee Peterson) Moran, 75, formerly of Half Day, Illinois died Thursday, January 18, 1990 at the Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois.

She was born August 25, 1914 in Half Day where she was a resident for most of her life. She was a Charter Member of St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church in Vernon Hills and was also a member of the Daughters of Sweden in Chicago.

Survivors include 1 son, John "Dan" (Linda) Moran, Jr. of Buffalo Grove; 1 daughter, Barbara (Alan) Schafer of Wheaton; 2 grandchildren, Deborah Moran of Gurnee and Laura Moran of Buffalo Grove; 2 great grandchildren, Megan and Matthew; her sister-in-law, Bernadine Peterson of Datona Beach, Florida; her very dear friend, Ella Krebs of Half Day. Also surviving are many nieces; nephews; grand nieces and grand nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. "Joe" Moran, Sr. on March 2, 1985 and also by 1 sister and 2 brothers.

Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, January 22, 1990 from the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville and continue to St. Mary of Vernon for Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Randhill Park in Palatine, Illinois. Friends of the family may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Memorial contributions can be made to The Arthritis Foundation for Masses


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The News Sun, Jul 19, 2004


John J. "Dan" Moran, Jr., 68, of Skanee, MI, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2004 at the Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, IL. He was born June 13, 1936 in Lake Forest, IL and had been a former 58-year resident of the Half Day and Prairie View area, retiring to MI in 1994.

Dan was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, a member of the American Legion Post in Wauconda and a former resident of the Vernon Township Fire Department and a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Northbrook.

Surviving are his wife, Linda (nee Marcotte) Moran; two daughters, Debbie (Bob) McVay of Irwin, PA and Laura (Joe) Gannon of Beach Park; ; three grandchildren, Megan, Matt and Melissa; a sister, Barbara (Al) Schafer of Sun City West, AZ; and his mother-in-law, Anna Marcotte of Skanee, MI

He was preceded in death by his parents, John (Joe) and Alice Moran.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave (Rt. 176) Libertyville. Funeral mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 22 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Gages Lake and Hunt Club Rds, in Gurnee, Interment will be in Skanee, MI

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District. Info: 847-362-3009.

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Mundelein, IL Newspaper, 4 July 1979


Kathleen (nee Moran) O'Reilly, 64 of Mundelein, died June 28 at Winchester House.  She was born Aug 17, 1914, in Lake Forest and had been a lifelong resident of this area.

She is survived by her husband, Kevin; two sons, Kevin Jr., (Betty) of Lake Zurich and Thomas (Carol) of Sylvan Lake; a daughter, Ellen (Larry) Slagle of Indiana; eleven grandchildren; a brother, Joseph (Alice) Moran of Prairie View and a sister, Margaret (Sam) Zack of Florida.

A Mass of the Resurrection was said June 30 at Santa Maria del Popolo Church, with burial in Lake Forest Cemetery.  Arrangements were by Kristan Funeral Home.

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Waukegan News Sun


Leo on the Right

Antioch - Leo Edward Moran, 49 of RFD 4, died last night in Victory Memorial Hospital, Waukegan, after a lengthy illness.

He was born Nov 4, 1911, in Lake Forest and moved to Antioch 24 years ago.  He worked for Johnson Motors, Waukegan, before his illness.  A member of St. Peter's Church, he belonged to its Knights of Columbus Council and Holy Name Society and was an usher.

Surviving are his widow, Bernice, three daughters, Mrs. Kathleen England of Kenosha, Marilyn and Patricia, both of Antioch; two sons, Richard and Wayne, both of Antioch; a brother, John J. of Mundelein; two sisters, Mrs. Kathleen O'Reilly of North Chicago and Mrs. Margaret Zack of Lake Forest; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday from the Colonial Funeral Home, 532 Lake St., to St. Peter's Church, were Requiem Mass will be said at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow.

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The Waukegan News-Sun (dated about Oct 14, 1943)


Widow of Democratic County Chairman to Be Buried Here Monday.

Mrs. Katherine Honora McDermott (known as Kitty), 67, widow of Frank McDermott, who was Democratic County Chairman until his death in 1936, died at Victory Memorial last night after a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moran, a family widely known throughout the county, who lived on Telegraph Rd.

Mrs. McDermott was a devout member of Immaculate Conception church where she belonged to the LCBA and Altar and Rosary society, and also the Forester Ladies. The residence is at 434 Hickory st.

Surviving are one son, Frank; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Lodesky, Mrs. Joseph Drobnick and Miss Mary McDermott, and one grandchild, all of Waukegan; three sisters, Mrs. James Shiel, W. Lake Forest; Mrs. Lottie Kirchner, Waukegan, and Sister Mary Clarita of the Providence Order of Jasper, Ind.; five brothers, Edward, William, Thomas, Joseph and Richard Moran, all of Waukegan.

Mrs. McDermott will rest tomorrow at the funeral home, 236 N. Genesee st., and until requiem mass Monday at Immaculate Conception. Details will be found in The News-Sun obituary column tomorrow.  McDermott Family

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The Waukegan News-Sun (dated about May 27, 1952)


Lifelong Resident Of Lake Forest Had Been Ill For A Year

LAKE FOREST - Mrs. Margaret Theresa Shiel (known as Dolly), 74, of 750 S. Waukegan rd., Lake Forest, died at 11:35 p.m., yesterday, in St. Therese hospital following an illness of about a year. She was a lifelong resident of Lake Forest.

Mrs. Shiel was born in Libertyville Township on Oct. 19, 1877, a daughter to Edward F. and Margaret Moran. She was married in 1914 to James W. Shiel of Lake Forest. He is a carpenter.  Mrs. Shiel was a member of St. Patrick's church, Lake Forest.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are one daughter, Mrs. S. E. Zack of 1896 Telegraph rd., Lake Forest; four brothers, William, Joseph, and Thomas Moran of Waukegan and Richard of Salem, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Kirchner of Waukegan and Sister Mary Clarita of the Order of Providence, Chicago; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning in St. Patrick's church with burial following in Ascension cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at 233 Deerpath ave., Lake Forest, after 7 o'clock tonight.

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Waukegan News-Sun, Saturday, March 8, 1969, p. 6



Joseph L. Moran, age 77 (b. Mar 30, 1891, Rondout, IL) of Rt. 63, Gurnee, died Friday, March 7, at St. Therese Hospital. Mr. Moran was a retired North Shore Gas Company employee.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Lambert (Marilyn) Worseck of North Chicago, and Mrs. Robert (Janet) Pratt of Gurnee; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 1 sister Mrs. Lottie Meier, Waukegan and 1 twin brother, Thomas, also of Waukegan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta in 1957.

Funeral Mass will be said at 9:30 A.M., Monday, March 10, at St. Joseph Church, burial will be in Ascension Cemetery. Friends may call at the Marsh Funeral Home, 1521 Washington St., after 4 pm, Sunday, March 9.

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The Waukegan News-Sun, Monday, November 11, 1957



Mrs. Henrietta Moran (born Willie Henrietta), 53, of 811 Lenox Ave., died unexpectedly last night in her home of an apparent heart attack. The Waukegan inhalator squad was unable to revive her. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at St. Therese Hospital.

Born in Wickliffe, Ky., Jan. 20, 1904, she resided here for the past 33 years. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church.

Mrs. Moran is survived by her husband, Joseph; two daughters, Mrs. Janet Pratt, Gurnee, and Mrs. Marilyn Worseck, North Chicago; two brothers, Earl Fowler, Key West, Fla., and Wilbur Fowler, Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Piper, Old Town, Md., and Mrs. Marjorie Swetjo, North Chicago.

Services have been tentatively set for Wednesday morning from St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in Ascension Cemetery near Libertyville.  Friends may call at the funeral home, 236 N. Genesee St., after 7 p.m. today.  

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Waukegan News Sun, May 28, 1997

Mary B. Moran

Mary B. Moran, 100, of Waukegan passed away on Sunday, May 25, 1997 at Lake Forest Hospital. She was born February 16, 1897 in Waukegan, the daughter of Charles and Catherine (nee Garvey) Beckman and remained a lifelong resident.

She was a life time member of Immaculate Conception parish. Also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and ministry of Praise. She was a former member of the Waukegan Moose Lodge. Mary had worked as a legal secretary for many years and also for Swank Insurance.

She is survived by two nieces and one nephew; John (Dorothy) Beckman of Wildwood, IL, Margaret (Albert) Lundy of Calumet City, IL and Ione (Richard) Patterson of Waukegan; her cousin Patty Niemi of Waukegan and numerous grand nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Moran in 1981; one sister, Margaret Beckman, and four brothers, John, Charles, William and Francis Beckman; a niece, Katherine McCrarron and a nephew, Clarence Beckman, and her parents.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 1997 at Immaculate Conception Church, Grand Avenue and West Street, Waukegan. Interment will be at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. Friends may call at the Peterson and Patch Funeral Home, 408 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 1997.

Donations in Mary's memory may be made in the form of masses at Immaculate Conception or to the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, WI.

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The Waukegan News-Sun (date unknown)


Devout Worker in Immaculate Conception Parish Dies; Ill Several Months

Her many friends were grieved this morning to learn of the death of Mrs. George Jackson (known as Mamie) one of the devout workers of Immaculate Conception parish and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Moran of Telegraph rd, Libertyville township. Death occurred at her home, 417 Madison st., where she had been ill for several months.

Mrs. Jackson lived on Telegraph rd. where she was born, until her marriage 28 years ago. At that time she and her husband, a butcher, took up residence in Waukegan.

Surviving, besides her husband, are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Katharine McDermott, Edward, William, Thomas, and Joseph Moran, and Mrs. Lottie Kirchner, all of Waukegan; Mrs. James Shiel, W. Lake Forest; Sister Mary Clarita, Jasper, Ind; and Richard, of Antioch.