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Michael K. Moroney
Catherine Barry
(Abt 1837-1880)
Matej Bilek
Rosalie Kuthan
(Abt 1844-1895)
Michael P. Moroney
Elizabeth Bertha Bilek

Harold Frank Moroney


Family Links

1. Elizabeth T. Bohmer

2. Sylvia Vleck

Harold Frank Moroney 1

  • Born: 13 Apr 1908, Chicago, Cook, IL, USA 92,104
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth T. Bohmer on 24 Jun 1938 in Chicago, IL 100
  • Marriage (2): Sylvia Vleck on 8 Jun 1930 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 100,141
  • Died: 10 Mar 1967, Olympia Fields, Cook, IL, USA at age 58 81
  • Buried: 13 Mar 1967, Assumption, Cook County, IL, USA 142

bullet  General Notes:

In order to determine what year his family broke with the Catholic church, I've examined all the First Communion records for All Saints and found none for this family, although I see some for first cousins.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Name: Frank Harold. 104 Frank Harold is how he's listed on his baptismal record.

Birth, 18 Apr 1908. 92 Attended at birth by Mrs. Jos. Belshradsky, who lived at 567 32nd St., Chicago, Cook, IL.

Baptism: All Saints on Wallace, Chicago, 13 Apr 1908, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 104 His sponsors were Frank Luger and Frances Luger. His mother's name was spelled Billich. Father: Michael P. Moroney. Priest W. J. O'Shea

Who was Frank Luger and was Harold middle-named after him? Frank was a motorman on the street car, like Harold's father. Frances was his wife. They must have been friends of Michael Moroney's.
Birth date listed as 4-13.

Birth, 13 Apr 1908. 92 Birth was reported by Mrs. Jos. Belohradsky of 567-32nd str

Residence, 13 Apr 1908, 2918 Emerald Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 143 The person who filled out Harold's birth cert certainly couldn't spell with a darn. She spelled Harold "Harld", Emerald Ave. is "Emarald", so did she get this house number correct? I'm not sure. The census for 1910 has them living nearby so this could be wrong. His mother is listed as "Libbie" Moroney.

Residence, 20 Apr 1910, 2915 Emerald Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 13 Living here were Michael Moroney, wife Elizabeth, John Viskocil (Elizabeth's son by her first marriage), Tessie, Clarabelle, Helen, Harold, and some other families by the name of Vesely, Williams, McGre??ra, and Fitzmorris.

Residence, 6 Jan 1920, 3920 Wallace Street, Chicago, Cook, IL. 14 Living here were Elizabeth Moroney (head), her son John, daughters Tessie, Claribelle, Helen, and son Harold and son-in-law Clarence Nettleton. They were renting.

Residence, 1922, 2428 Arthington, Chicago, Cook, IL. 80

Residence, 1930, 8016 St. Lawrence, Chicago, Cook, IL. 3,144 Living here with his mother and sister, Claribel.

Education: Graduated Fenger Evening High School, 1938, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 8 Completed a four-year course, studying General Science. (Graduated and married his English teacher in the same year.)

Residence, 3 Apr 1940, 9111 Loomis. 6 Living here are Harold Moroney as head, wife Elizabeth, and a number of other renters.

Occupation: 4-3-1940, Chief Clerk at a Foundry, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 6

Residence, 7 Mar 1951, 10642 S. Talman, Chicago. 145

Travel: From the U.S. to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 7 Mar 1951. 145

Residence: 6037 Stephanie Dr., Dallas, Dallas, TX. 87

Residence, Jun 1956, 6930 South Shore Dr., Chicago, Cook, IL. 146

Residence: 9019 S. Claremont Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 87

Residence: 2509 Oakwood Drive, Olympia Fields, Cook, IL. 1

Obituary: Chicago Trib, 11 Mar 1967. 88 Chicago Tribune (IL) - March 11, 1967
Deceased Name: Harold F. Moroney
Harold F. Moroney of Olympia Fields, beloved husband of Elizabeth; dear father of Carol; fond brother of Mrs. Therese Pijon, Mrs. Claribel Nayder and Helen Hegarty. Resting at W. E. Kerr Chapel, 154th & Marshfield, Harvey. Requiem high mass Monday, March 13th, 11 a.m. Infant Jesus of Prague church, Flossmoor road and Leavitt avenue, Flossmoor. Interment Assumption. 331-0016.
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: March 11, 1967
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Record Number: 19670311dn034
Copyright 1967, Chicago Tribune. For permission to reprint, contact Chicago Tribune.

Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery,: Glenwood, IL. 12 Buried at Gr. 8, lot 7, blk. 32, sec. 8, according to cemetery records.


Harold married Elizabeth T. Bohmer, daughter of Anthony D. Bohmer and Rose Wimmerth, on 24 Jun 1938 in Chicago, IL.100 (Elizabeth T. Bohmer was born on 8 Feb 1903,93,142 died on 5 Mar 1991 147 and was buried in Glenwood, , IL.)


Harold next married Sylvia Vleck, daughter of Joseph Vleck and Bertha Vodak, on 8 Jun 1930 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 100.,141 (Sylvia Vleck was born about 1909 in Illinois 3.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage, 8 Jun 1930, Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 68th & Emerald, Chicago. 12

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Wedding announcement in the Southtown Economist, Tues., June 10, 1930, page 5:

"Against a background of palms, white roses and peonies, Miss Sylvia Vleck, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Vleck, 7418 Cottage Grove ave., exchanged vows with Harold F. Moroney, son of Mrs. Elizabeth F. Moroney, 8016 St. Lawrence ave.

The ceremony took place Saturday afternoon in the Salem Evangelical Lutheran church, 68th st. and Emerald ave.

Miss Irene Vleck, 5152 Whipple St., attended the bride as maid of honor, while the bridesmaids were Miss Doris Gregory, 8323 Dorchester ave., Miss Violet Semerak, 139 N. Pine ave., and Miss Clarabelle Moroney, 8016 St. Lawrence ave.
Charles McCarty, 3507 Washtenaw ave., served as best man. Ushers at the ceremony were Raymond Vleck, brother of the bride, Otto Chvoy, 2448 Harvey st., and Belvourne Chapp, 8111 Champlain ave.
Music for the nuptials was furnished by the Southern Vagabond orchestra, of which the bridegroom is the director. A special program of bridal music was presented in his honor. Martha Charvat, 4129 W. 25th st. sang "Syliva" and "Because."
When the bride was presented in marriage by her father, she was gowned in white pussywillow taffeta, made with a long bodice and full skirt. Two ruffles of white satin, falling in a cascade, were caught at the back with a white rose. Her veil of chantilly lace and tulle was made cap-style and beaded with pearls. She carried a sheaf of lilies.
Miss Vleck, the maid of honor, wore flowered net over cream taffeta, fashioned with a fitted bodice and a flare skirt, and a picture hat of rose silk straw. She carried briar roses.
Miss Gregory was frocked in nile green silk net over green taffeta, with a picture hat of green silk straw, and Miss Semerak wore orchid net over orchid taffeta, with a matching straw picture hat. Peach net over peach taffeta was chosen by Miss Moroney, whose hat also matched her gown. All carried colonial bouquets of roses and lilies of the valley.
Mrs. Vleck, mother of the bride, wore beige lace and her corsage was fashioned of pink roses and lilies of the valley.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Mother's restaurant, 735 Englewood ave. Among the out-of-town guests present were Miss Laura Baumbach of Cincinnati, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blazek or Riverside and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Chvoy of Berwyn.
When they return from a wedding trip throught the west, Mr. and Mrs. Moroney will make their home with the bride's parents.
Among those who entertained for Miss Vleck prior to her marriage were Miss Irene Vleck, Miss Moroney and Miss Semerak.
The bride is a winner of a popularity contest sponsored several years ago by the Eighth Ward Business Men's association. She has appeared in a number of amateur theatricals and is a member of the Mask and Curtain club of Ogden park."

Sylvia's engagement photo appeared in the Southtown Economist, 11-22-1929. Caption read: "The engagement of Miss Vleck, who is the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Joseph Vleck, 418 Cottage Grove ave., to Harold F. Moroney, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Moroney, 8016 St. Lawrence ave., was announced recently." The photo is dark.

Another article about their engagement: "Engagment of Sylvia Vleck Announced" -- An engagement which will be of interest to scores of local people is that of Miss Sylvia Vleck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vleck, 7418 Cottage Grove avenue, and Harold F. Moroney, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Moroney, 8016 St. Lawrence avenue. The bride-to-be is an attractive young woman and was the winner of a popularity contest a few years ago sponsored by the Eighth Ward Business Men's Association. She has appeared in a number of amateur theatricals and is a member of the Mask and Curtain Club of Ogden Park. Mr. Moroney is associated with the Jackson Motor Sales Company. The nuptials will take place in June. No definite plans have yet been formulated. The parents of Miss Vleck were host and hostess in their honor at a family dinner Last Sunday, October 13th. Fifteen relatives of the Vleck and Moroney families were guests. The young people were the recipients of the well-wishes of their many friends. This was the first of a number of affairs planned for the young couple. Mr. Vleck is the owner of the Auto Trim and Painting Company at 7215 Cottage Grove avenue.

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