Dillon Family History

 

Dingle Bay, County Kerry

 

Patrick Dillon 

Birth: Ireland (probably Listowel, County Kerry)

 

        The 1901 Census for the Iraghticonner Barony, Listowel Parish, Listowel Poor Law Union, in the North Kerry Parliamentary Division, County Kerry, lists the following Dillons who could be related to Edward Patrick Dillon:  Matthew R. Dillon, house #1, Church Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Barber Shop); John Dillon, house #10, Church Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Confectioner); John Dillon, house #20, Church Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Victualler's Shop); Nora Dillon, house #45, Church Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Grocers Shop); Johanna Dillon, house #1, Lane at rear of Market Street, Listowel, Listowel Parish; John Dillon, house #11, The Square, Listowel Civil Parish; Thomas Dillon, house #10, William Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Hide and Salt Store); Patrick Dillon, house #13, William Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Sweet Shop); and William Dillon, house #95, William Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Draper's Shop).

 

                                                                                                    Married

 

Margaret O'Connor

 

Birth: Ireland  (probably Listowel, County Kerry)

 

        The 1901 Census for the Iraghticonner Barony, Listowel Parish, Listowel Poor Law Union, in the North Kerry Parliamentary Division, County Kerry, lists the following O'Connors: Michael O'Connor, house #6, Church Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Public House); Margaret O'Connor, house #52, Church Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Public House); Mary O'Connor, house #61, Church Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Grocer's Shop); Mary O'Connor, house #67, Church Street, Listowel Civil Parish; Edward O'Connor, house #68, Church Street, Listowel Civil Parish; Julia O'Connor, house #84, Church Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Restaurant); Michael O'Connor, house #13, Market Street, Listowel, Listowel Civil Parish (Hotel); Patrick O'Connor, house #18, Market Street, Listowel, Listowel Civil Parish (Shop); Ellen O'Connor, house #34, Convent Lane, Listowel, Listowel Civil Parish; John O'Connor, house #51, Convent Lane, Listowel, Listowel Civil Parish; Thomas O'Connor, house #52, Convent Lane, Listowel, Listowel Civil Parish; Thomas O'Connor, house #1, Bridewell Lane, Listowel, Listowel Parish; Hannah O'Connor, house #12, Courthouse Road, Listowel, Listowel Parish; Matthew O'Connor, house #14, William Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Hardware Shop); Florence O'Connor, house #32, William Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Public House); Michael O'Connor, house #60, William Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Grocer's Shop); and Julia O'Connor, house #89, William Street, Listowel Civil Parish (Book Shop).

 

 

Child:

 

Edmund Patrick Dillon

 

BIRTH: September 1856, County Kerry, Ireland (probably Listowel)

 

BIOGRAPHY: 

 

        Before coming to the United States, Edmund (Edward) served in the English army and was stationed in India for part of that time.  He also taught music and math in schools, and taught Gaelic underground (it was forbidden by the English).  He taught Gaelic privately when he came to the United States.

 

        Edmund married Ellen Bunce in 1880, and they arrived in the United States the same year.

 

        In the Waterbury, Connecticut Directories, 1889-91, he was listed as follows: In 1889, as Edward Dillon, Brennan's Lane, Union City, Naugatuck, CT, employed by the Tuttle & Whittemore Co.; in 1890, at the same address, employed by the Naugatuck Malleable Iron Co.; and in 1891, as living on Spring Street, Union City, Naugatuck, CT, and employed by the Naugatuck Malleable Iron Co.  The Waterbury and Naugatuck City Directories in 1894 and 1895 list Edmund as living on Prospect Street, Union City, and being employed by the Naugatuck Malleable Iron Company. 

 

Naugatuck Malleable Iron Company

 

        At the time of the 1900 Census, Edmund (Edmond) P. was 43 years old, a day laborer, and living at 82 Spring Street, Naugatuck, CT (3-WD - Series: T623; Roll: 144; Page: 217; District: 339), with his wife, Ellen (39); his daughters: Margaret M. (18), a shoemaker for the Rubber Company, Theresa E. (12), Catherine A. (5), Julia E. (2); and his sons: Patrick T. (17), a laborer at the Button Shop, David D. (15), a laborer at the Button Shop, Edmond J. (13), John J. (10), and Dennis F. (7). 

 

        In 1902, Edmund was a laborer, living at 82 Spring Street, Union City, Naugatuck, CT (Connecticut City Directories, Naugatuck, 1902).  

 

DEATH: Edmund was 49 years, 7 months old, when he died on 7 May 1906, at his home at 24 Anderson Street, Naugatuck, Connecticut. He had been suffering with pulmonary tuberculosis for over two years (treated by Wallet A. Reilly, MD), and died as the result of a pulmonary hemorrhage (attending doctor, W. P. McCarety).

BURIAL: Edmund is buried in a family plot, with his wife, Ellen (d 22 Feb 1948) and his son, Patrick (d 9 May 1943), in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, CT.

 

 

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