Ellen Marie Dorsey1

F, b. May 1, 1850, d. May 29, 1924
Father*Timothy Dorsey1 b. 1809, d. September 8, 1854
Mother*Ellen Day1 b. January, 1816, d. April 18, 1904
     Ellen Marie Dorsey was born on May 1, 1850 in Pennsylvania. The death record indicates that Ellen's birth was 05/01/1856, but this is impossible since her father died in 1854. We will assume that her birthday, based on the 1850 census and the death certificate was 05/01/1850.1 She was the daughter of Timothy Dorsey and Ellen Day.1 Ellen Marie Dorsey married William Gannon on November 22, 1871 in St. Mary Church, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois. Witnesses at the wedding were William Dorsey and Margaret Dorsey, brother and sister of Ellen.2,3 Ellen Marie Dorsey died on May 29, 1924 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 74.1 She was buried in Mount Olivet, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.4
     She was confirmed in June, 1863 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois.5

Children of Ellen Marie Dorsey and William Gannon


June 3, 1860Henry, Marshall County, Illinois6
July 8, 1870Kate, Ellen and Maggie were living in a hotel in Henry and all three were listed as domestic servants. The record indicates that Margaret and Ellen were born in Pennsylvania.Henry, Marshall County, Illinois7
June 5, 1880Hitchcock Street, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio8
June 1, 1900Wliiam's work is listed as switchman, John as a clerk in an office, Frank as a foreman in a printing shop, Edward as a clerk ikn a bookstore, Kathleen and Margaret as dressmakers, and William and George at school.Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois9
April 20, 1910Nellie is listed as a dressmaker and George and Blanchard as
motor men on the city railroad.
Bowen Ave, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois10
January 13, 1920Ellen is listed as a dress maker, Frank as a printer and George as an office clerk.Chicago, Cook County, Illinois11
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  1. [S1] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online https://www.familysearch.org
  2. [S72] Marshall County Illinois Marriages 1870 to 1879, online http://genealogytrails.com/ill/marshall/1870Marriages.html
  3. [S134] St. Mary Catholic Church, Church Records for St. Mary'Catholic Church.
  4. [S1] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online https://www.familysearch.org, Although the death record indicates that Ellen was buried in Mount Olivet cemetery, there is no record of her burial there.
  5. [S83] Jean Strange Davis, Heilige Marien Kirche: A History of St. Mary's Parish, Henry, IL, p. 14.
  6. [S43] June 3, 1860 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: M653_210; Page: 42; Image: 41; Family History Library Film: 803210.
  7. [S432] July 8, 1870 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: M593_254; Page: 352B; Image: 170; Family History Library Film: 545753.
  8. [S90] June 5, 1880 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: 1007; Family History Film: 1255007; Page: 312D; Enumeration District: 038; Image: 0631.
  9. [S89] June 1, 1900 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: 285; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 1006; FHL microfilm: 1240285.
  10. [S92] April 20, 1910 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: T624_245; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0326; Image: 1087; FHL microfilm: 1374258.
  11. [S93] Januray 13, 1920 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: T625_309; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 300; Image: 387.