Ann Ellen Sloan was born about 1861, the daughter of James Sloan and Bridget Cunningham.1 She and Dennis Francis O'Leary were wed in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, on September 5, 1882. They were living at 1310 Broadway when their first child was born on June 16, 1883, or at about 4600 Broadway according to the current numbering system. By 1900 they had moved to Newman Ave off East 65th, where they remained at least until Dennis' death on February 11, 1920. Ann was living around the corner on East 65th when she died, July 15, 1939.
Ann and Dennis had nine children, four of whom lived to adulthood: Ann Ellen (born 1887), Dennis Charles (1893), Leo Cornelius (1896), and Mary Theresa (1899). Of these four only one had a child, namely Ann Ellen, who was mother to Dennis Stackhouse, born October 1911. And, from what I can tell, Dennis only had one child, a daughter born about 1938.
Now apart from that straightforward summary, there is one mystery about Ann Ellen O'Leary, at least in my own mind. Here are the pieces of the puzzle that don't fit together:
So is this the same Ellen O'Leary that Nan Gallagher included in our family tree as the daughter of Bridget Cunningham and James Sloan? If so, why does she say she was born in Canada? If it isn't the same person, it seems like a remarkable coincidence. Perhaps someone out there can provide the answer.
Other sources include censuses of Cleveland, Ohio Death Records at familysearch.org, and the Cleveland Necrology file. Detailed sources on request.