Helen Catherine Moroney
Helen Catherine Moroney 1
In order to determine what year her 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.
Noted events in her life were:
• Birth Record. Photo of paperwork that says birth record was never found.
• Baptism, 9 Aug 1903, Cook County. 104 At All Saints Church, 2542 S. Wallace, Chicago by Rev. M.D. Hennessey.
• Religion: Catholic, 1903. 132
• Residence, 18 Apr 1908, 2918 Emerald Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 92 This address was listed on son Harold's birth cert. 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.
• Residence, 20 Apr 1910, 2915 Emerald Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 152 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.
• Religion: Mennonite, 1914. 1
• Residence: 2929 Wallace, Chicago, Cook, IL. 153
• Residence, 1916 on, 2920 Wallace Street, Chicago, Cook, IL. 80,154 The photo of Gram with Tessie & Claire standing indoors next to a wallpapered wall has this written on the back in possibly Helen's younger writing: Helen Morony, (sic) 2920 Wallace. Can that address be correct? The writing appears to be quite old and in a somewhat child-like script.
• Religion: Baptist.
• Graduation: Healy School, Feb 1918, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 8,155 Paperwork from Chgo Brd of Ed says she graduated from Healy school after having attended since the 1908-1909 school year. Healy was a grammar school through eighth grade at that time. Home addresses for Helen included 2934 Poplar, 2915 & 2918 Emerald Ave., and 2929 & 2920 Wallace. Info was requested of Helen 4-7-1971 to help obtain birth certificate. Her name is listed in the "Admissions to the High School Department" published by the Chicago Public Schools.
• 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, 1925, 6416 S. Washtenau, Chicago, Cook, IL. 156
• Religion: Lutheran, Abt 1929.
• Residence, 7-7-1927 to Dec 1948, 3520 W. 62nd Pl., Chicago, Cook, IL. 3,87 Sold for $12,500. Moved from this address to 10642 Talman.
• Residence, 13 Apr 1940, 3520 W. 62nd Pl., Chicago, Cook, IL. 6 Living here are James Hegarty as head; wife Helen; children James Jr., and Belle.
• Employment: R.R. Donnelly. 1 Gram worked for the "phone book" company. She would tell of eating her lunch on the rocks of the front lawn of the company, which used to be beachfront. The beach was right there until the city filled in the large area that now spans between the RR Donnelly company and Lake Michigan. Belle Radcliffe thinks she worked there right after she finished with her schooling, between then and getting married.
• Employment: Liquid Carbonic, WWII. 1 Gram worked here after the start of WWII. Her daughter, Belle, was about 11 years old. She worked in the "tabulating" department, which was punchcards. (key punch)
• Residence, 12-1948 to ?, 10642 S. Talman, Chicago. 87
• Religion: Christian Science.
• Residence, 30 Jul 1949, 10860 S. Church St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 157
• Residence: 10860 S. Church St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 1 They lived in this bungalow's attic apartment while 10642 S. Talman was being built. WWII caused the housing shortage, so it took a long time for their house to be built. They lived at this address maybe two years.
• Residence, 4-1953 until about 1987, 460 Brookwood Dr., Olympia Fields, Cook, IL. 1 They built this house, a yellow brick ranch which was on a double lot until the late 1970's. Phone number was Pilgrim 8-0203.
• Entertainment: Chicago Lawn Women's Club. 158
• Medical: Color Blind. 1 Who could forget the argument she and sister Claire had about whether or not her hat was purple or green. Gram (Helen) refused to acknowledge that she saw colors differently than others, but of course we all knew she did.
• Entertainment: Treasurer, 3rd Dist. IL Fed. of Women's Clubs, 13 May 1973, Olympia Fields, Cook, IL, USA. 159
• Entertainment: Program Bureau Chairman, 3rd Dist. IL Fed. of Women's Clubs, 7 Jan 1973, Olympia Fields, Cook, IL, USA. 160
• Entertainment: Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs District Program Chair, Apr 1976, Olympia Fields, Cook, IL, USA. 161 Under an article entitled, "All kinds of entertainment on the agenda": Mrs. J.H. Hegarty, Dr. Olympia Fields, district program chairman, stated that there will be a mini-audition program under the direction of Mrs. Carl Osalkay, Worth, state program chairman, who has arranged for performances by the following entertainers: ..."
• Residence, Abt 1984, 1729 Driving Park Rd., Wheaton, DuPage, IL. 1 This ranch was bought from granddaughter Becky Bosak. It has since been torn down.
• Health. 1 Grandma had a heart attack in 1976 but went on to live an otherwise very healthy life until the age of 98. She was losing some of her mental capabilities in the last year, but she eventually passed on due to old age. She had no other long term health problems. She tended her home well until right towards the end of her life.
• Cemetery: Mt. Hope Cemetery: Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 63 Buried with husband James Harold and James' parents. Also buried near Herndon Benton.
• Residence: Millard, Chicago, Cook, IL. 1 I seem to remember she lived on Millard, but I don't know where.
Helen married James Harold Hegarty I, son of James Herbert Hegarty and Lillian Mette, on 2 Aug 1922 in Chicago, Illinois.151 (James Harold Hegarty I was born on 22 Jul 1901 in Chicago, Cook, IL, USA,1,41 died on 15 Apr 1991 in Wheaton, DuPage, IL, USA 1 and was buried in 1991 in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Cook County, IL 105.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage, 2 Aug 1922, 2920 Wallace Street, Chicago, Cook, IL. 96 There was a notice published in The Temple Advocate "issued every Saturday by Immanuel Baptist Church, 2320 Michigan Ave., Chicago" of the wedding of Jim & Helen. It reads:
There was a notice published in The Temple Advocate "issued every Saturday by Immanuel Baptist Church, 2320 Michigan Ave., Chicago" of the wedding of Jim & Helen. It reads: