Christina O'Rourke

Birth Name Christina O'Rourke
Gender female
Age at Death 86 years, 10 days

Narrative

"At the time of his death (1919)Michael had a sister living at 5603 Princeton Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. There are very few pieces of correspondence, and none of them mention this sister's name. She is simply referred to as sister. It seems that through the years, relations broke off between Michael's wife Mary and his sister in Chicago. Michael's wife Mary died in 1946"

Christina and Thomas Flood are living at 5603 Princeton Ave, Chicago, on the 1920 Census.

Patricia Patterson, August 31, 2004, "Re: Michael James O'Rourke of Rostrevor b. 1877" in O'Rourke Family Genealogy Forum, at:

http://genforum.genealogy.com/orourke/messages/744.html

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth December 22, 1883 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel
Registrar's District: Rostrevor
County: Down
Births
Ballineddan, December 22, 1883
Christina [daughter of] William Rourke, a blacksmith of Ballineddan and Margaret Rourke, formerly McVeigh. Informant William Rourke, of Ballineddan, father.

Census March 31, 1901 Dunnaval Townland, Kilkeel Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland 1901 John McVeigh household 2a
General

1901 Census of Ireland
Residents of a house 22 in Dunnaval (Mourne, Down)

Mc Veigh, John, 88, head, widower, Farmer
O Roarke, Johanna, 10, grand daughter, scholar, single
O Roarke, Christina, 16, grand daughter, farmers Gr. Daughter, single
Doyle, James, 26, grand son, labour, single

All were Roman Catholic. All were born in Co. Down. None spoke Irish. All but John McVeigh could read and write. He could do neither.

Note spaces in surnames. I think that affected how they were indexed.

Immigration October 6, 1906 New York, New York, United States   3a
General

SS Campania, left Liverpool 23? Sep 1906, arrived Oct 6, 1906
Christina O'Rourke, 22, single, dressmaker, Irish, last residence: Killowen, destination: Aunt Celina Kella [Kelly? Keller?], 122 East 4th , Chicago, IL
paid for trip herself, carrying $20 and has a ticket to her destination.
4'10" fair hair and complexion, blue eyes.
Birthplace: Killowen

 

www.ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?pID=102304080069&MID=06162514290001337952&

Census January 1, 1920 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States 1920 Thomas Flood household 4a
General

1920 Census Ward 31, Chicago
ED 1897, Sheet 7A
at 5603 Princeton Ave, a two family home shared with Peter McParland and family, both renting

Flood, Thomas, 37, Ireland, arrived 1885, naturalized 1915, pipe fitter, auto supplies
Christina, 35, Ireland, arrived 1906, "na, mar" naturalized as a result of marriage, I guess?
Thomas, 6, Illinois
William, 4y 1m , Illlinois
George, 2y 6m, Illinois


"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MJ76-YZX : accessed 21 Nov 2013), Thomas Flood, Chicago Ward 31, Cook (Chicago), Illinois, United States; citing sheet , family 151, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820348.

Census April 1, 1930 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States 1930 Thomas Flood household 5a
General

1930 Census Chicago, ED 653, Sheet 7B, household 148
owns the home worth $34,500 at 5530 Shields Ave

Thomas S Flood M 45 Illinois, married 1st at 28, born in Illinois, parents in Irish Free State, asbestos worker, building trade
Christina Flood F 42, married 1st at 25, born in Northern Ireland, parents also, arrived 1906, naturalized
Thomas E Flood M 16 Illinois
William Flood M 14 Illinois
George Flood M 12 Illinois
Margaret Flood F 10 Illinois
Maurice Flood M 8 Illinois
Michael Flood M 5 Illinois

"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XSLP-7HR : accessed 21 Nov 2013), Thomas S Flood, Chicago (Districts 0501-0750), Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0653, sheet , family 148, NARA microfilm publication .

Census April 1, 1940 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States 1940 Thomas Flood household 6a
General

1940 Census Ward 17, Chicago
ED 103-1139, Sheet 18A
owns the house worth $2000 at 5530 S. Shields Ave

Thomas S Flood M 58 Illinois, asbestos worker
Christine Flood F 53 Irish Free State
Thomas E Flood M 26 Illinois, asbestos worker
William M Flood M 24 Illinois, asbestos worker
George F Flood M 22 Illinois, baker's helper
Maurice J Flood M 18 Illinois, field work, project forestation?
Michael J Flood M 15 Illinois

all lived in the same house in 1935. Christine provided the information.

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWB7-LRK : accessed 21 Nov 2013), Thoma S Flood, Ward 17, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103-1139, sheet 18A, family 396, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 955.

Death January 1970 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States probably very late Jan. 7 8
General

Newspaper: Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file)
Event: Obituary
Publication: 1 Feb 1970 - Chicago, Illinois

Christina Flood, nee O'Rourke, late of 5615 S. Aberdeen, beloved wife of the late Thomas F.; loving mother of Thomas E., William, George F., Margaret Murphy, Maurice, and Michael; dear grandmother of 17; great-grandmother of three. Funeral Monday, 9 a.m., from the new Kenny Brothers, 3600 W. 95h street, to Queen of Martyrs church mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre. In lieu of flowers, masses appreciated. 239-3600.

Burial February 2, 1970 Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stark County, Illinois, United States   8
Event Note

image of cemetery card at familysearch says
Grave 42, block 8, section 14
home address: 10542 Homan
interment date 2/2/70
age 84
their number 71934

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father William O'Rourkeabout September 1847August 6, 1889
Mother Margaret Rose McVeighabout 1858November 9, 1930
    Brother     Michael O'Rourke April 30, 1877 January 31, 1919
    Brother     John O'Rourke October 17, 1878 June 7, 1947
    Sister     Mary Ann O'Rourke April 25, 1880 October 27, 1972
    Brother     Francis O'Rourke January 14, 1882 1960
         Christina O'Rourke December 22, 1883 January 1970
    Brother     James O'Rourke July 6, 1885
    Sister     Margaret O'Rourke February 14, 1887
    Sister     Johanna O'Rourke November 18, 1888 January 28, 1911

Families

Family of Thomas Flood and Christina O'Rourke

Married Husband Thomas Flood ( b. d. ... )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 28, 1912 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States   9
General

Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920

Nov 28, 1912, Chicago
Thomas Flood, age 28
Christine or Christina O'Rourke, age 26

"Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N7CP-JZ2 : accessed 21 Nov 2013), Thomas Flood and Christine Or Christina O'Rourke, 28 Nov 1912.

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registration Records, Births
      • Page: December 22, 1883, Kilkeel, RD: Rostrevor
  2. 1901 Census of Ireland
      • Citation:

        http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Down/Greencastle/Cranfield/1235855/

      • Citation:

        http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Down/Killowen/Kilfeaghan/1236841/

  3. Ellis Island Passenger Record
      • Page: SS Alaska, May 23, 1892
  4. National Archives and Records Administration: 1920 United States Census
      • Page: Ward 15, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, Series T625, Roll 1367, Page 97, ED 293, Sheet 3A
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDRT-24B : accessed 20 February 2018), Margaret Cushing, Cleveland Ward 15, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing ED 293, sheet 3A, line 16, family 36, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1367; FHL microfilm 1,821,367.

  5. National Archives and Records Administration: 1930 United States Census
      • Page: Cleveland, ED 397, sheet 11B, line 56, family 12
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X432-B7G : accessed 2 May 2019), Mary Burke in household of Granville V Shay, Cleveland (Districts 251-500), Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 397, sheet 11B, line 56, family 12, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1775; FHL microfilm 2,341,509.

  6. 1940 United States Census
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KW57-VC3 : accessed 08 Nov 2013), Joseph Salek, Ward 8, Cleveland City, Cleveland City, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 92-174, sheet 8B, family 233, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3210.

  7. Social Security Administration: Social Security Death Index
  8. Obituary
  9. Illinois, Cook County Marriages