About Thomas McIntyre and Ellen Walsh

About Thomas McIntyre and Ellen Walsh

Thomas Joseph McIntyre was born on April 14, 1878 in the townland of Lislea, County Sligo, Ireland. He was the oldest of six children born to Lawrence McIntyre (1854-1931) and Mary Ginty (1850-1930). Ellen Walsh was born in Knockahoney, a townland very close to Lislea, on October 12, 1881. She was the youngest of nine children born to Jack Walsh (c1830-b1901) and Bridget Cawley (c1840-a1911). It is not clear if Thomas and Ellen knew each other in Ireland, though it is very possible since they lived only a few miles from each other. Thomas immigrated to the US on April 14, 1904 arriving at Ellis Island on the Steamship Majestic on April 21, 1904. Ellen immigrated around 1905. They were married on September 4, 1910 at Nativity of Our Lord Church in Chicago, Illinois. Thomas and Ellen were naturalized on October 7, 1910. They raised five children, Mary Cecelia (1911-1994), Lawrence Francis (1913-1995) see also McIntyre/Sullivan Genealogy, Blanche Catherine (1914-1978), Helen Patricia (1916-1982) and Thomas Joseph (1919-2009) on the west side of Chicago. Thomas Sr. was a streetcar motorman on the Chicago Surface Line, now the Chicago Transit Authority, for most of his life. Ellen was a homemaker. Thomas died on Christmas Eve 1939 at the age of 61. Ellen died less than two years later on November 28, 1941. Her family said she died of a broken heart but her death certificate said it was kidney failure aggravated by influenza.

What this Blog Includes

You will find pictures, comments, documents, and stories about Thomas J. McIntyre and Ellen A. Walsh of Ireland and their children born in Chicago, Illinois. Where we have information about Thomas and Ellen's parents, that information is also included. Additional information about the McIntyre/Walsh family is available on my website at http://McIntyreGenealogy.com Please add your comments and stories of the McIntyre/Walsh Family here too!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vincentians recognized - 200 years in the U.S.

Thomas J. McIntyre's name is included in the monument constructed on the Lincoln Park Campus of DePaul Univesity which recognizes all Vincentians who have served the University. The monument was erected to celebrate 200 years of Vincentians in America.

Although there is another McIntyre on the list, I do not believe he is related to the family.


Elizabeth Clements
MARCH 02, 2016

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in the United States. To celebrate this milestone, DePaul is installing a monument on the Lincoln Park Campus that will bear the name of every Vincentian who has served the university. Construction will begin in March.

"The roots of DePaul's foundation in 1898 are found in the bicentennial celebration," says the Reverend Edward Udovic, C.M., senior executive for university mission. "The Vincentian commitment to higher education in the United States began when the first Vincentian set foot on land at Baltimore's inner harbor."

The DePaul monument, which will be made out of red granite and include a four-sided clock feature, will stand on the northeast corner of Kenmore and Belden Ave., near Arts & Letters Hall. Limestone benches and landscaping will surround the 11-foot-high tower, creating a large seating area for the university community.

The crowning feature of the new monument, however, will be the names of every Vincentian at DePaul, dating back to St. Vincent's College in 1898. The monument also will include the names of Vincentians who served on the Board of Trustees, the Members of the Corporation or taught at DePaul Academy which closed in 1968. Fr. Udovic compiled the list of more than 200 names, likely the first definitive record of every Vincentian who has served at DePaul. The monument will allow room for the names of future Vincentians to be added as well.

Vasilko Architects & Associates developed the design, working in close collaboration with Fr. Udovic and the Office of the President.

"We wanted the memorial to mark the passing of time, but time that is unfolding second-by-second into the future, which is why we included the clock," Fr. Udovic says. "We pay careful attention to every aspect of campus design and look for opportunities for art, architecture and landscape to contribute to our sense of community and purpose."

Construction will start with excavating the area for a six-foot-deep foundation, built to support the significant weight of the monument and benches. Bob Janis, vice president of Facility Operations, explains that the red granite will come from a quarry in northern Minnesota. The engraving of the names and commemorative text will take place at the Minnesota plant as well. The benches will be made out of Indiana limestone. All work will complete in June.

Janis does not expect any street closures or disruptions to university activities to occur during the installation of the monument. The construction area will be barricaded off, and all members of the university community should remain vigilant when traveling near the work zone.

A formal dedication will take place on Sept. 27 to coincide with St. Vincent's Feast Day. All members of the university community will receive invitations to the ceremony.

Photos: Elaine M. Beaudoin, October, 2016.
Article: Newsline, online. http://www.depaulnewsline.com/features/vincentian-bicentennial-monument-construction-begin-depauls-lpc March, 2016

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