15 Aug 1861, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland
Edmund Patrick Dillon in 1880, and they
arrived in the
United States the same year.
The Waterbury, Connecticut Directories, 1889-91, indicate that the Edward
Dillons lived on Brennan Lane, Union City, Naugatuck, CT, in the years 1889 and
1890. In 1891, in the same directory, they had moved to Spring
Street, Union City, Naugatuck, CT. The Waterbury and Naugatuck City
Directories of 1894 and 1895 list them as living on Prospect Street, and Edmund
being employed by the Naugatuck Malleable Iron Company.
At the time of the 1900 Census, Ellen was 39
years old, and living at 82 Spring Street, Naugatuck, CT (3-WD
- Series: T623; Roll: 144; Page: 217; District: 339), with her husband
Edmund P. (Edmond) (43), a
day laborer; her daughters: Margaret M. (18), shoemaker at the Rubber
Company, Theresa E. (12), Catherine A. (5), Julia E. (2); and her 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).
Edmund Patrick Dillon, died on 7 May 1906, at his home at 24 Anderson Street,
because of hemorrhaging due to pulmonary tuberculosis. He had been treated
for tuberculosis for over two years when he died, at the age of 49.
At the time of the 1910 Census, Ellen was living
at 22 Anderson Street, Naugatuck, CT (3-WD - Series: T624; Roll: 137; Page: 118;
District: 371). She was listed as the head of household, aged 51, who was
born in Ireland (arrived 1871) and had 10 children, 9 still living. Living with
her, were her daughter, Margaret M. (28), unemployed; her son Patrick T. (27), a
clerk in a meat market; her son David D. (24), a laborer at the Rubber Shop; her
son Edmond J. (23), a packer at the Rubber Shop; her daughter, Ellen T. (21), a
bottle maker at the Rubber Shop Ext.; her son, John J. (20), a laborer at the
Rubber Shop; her son, Dennis F. (16); her daughter, Katherine A. (15); and her
daughter, Julia (11).
The Waterbury, Naugatuck, and Watertown, Connecticut City
Directory, 1913, Naugatuck, listed the Dillon family as living at 24 Anderson
Street, Union City. Ellen was listed as the widow of Edmund and the head
of household. Her employed children were listed as boarders: David D.,
employed by the Goodyear Metallic Rubber Shoe Company; Edmund J., employed at 45
Bridge Street, Union City; John, employed at the Goodyear India Rubber Glove
Manufacturing Company; Margaret M., a nurse; and Patrick T., a clerk at 74
Curtiss Street, Union City. The address listed for the Union City Fife and
Drum Corp was 23 Anderson Street, Union City.
The 1915 Waterbury Connecticut City Directory, Naugatuck, listed Ellen as the
widow of Edmund, living at 13 Barnum Court, Naugatuck, CT.
At the time of the 1920 Census, Ellen was living at 117 Melbourne Court,
Naugatuck, CT (1-WD - Series: T625; Roll: 190; Page: 147; District:
298). She was listed as the head of household,
and living with her son, Patrick, age 36, a salesman at a meat store; her son, David, age
34, a laborer in the Rubber Factory; her son Edward, age 32, a laborer in the Rubber
Factory; and her daughter, Ellen, age 28, a laborer in the Rubber Factory.
117 Melbourne Court was also the address listed for the Union City Fife and Drum Corp
in the Waterbury, Naugatuck, and Watertown, Connecticut City Directories
of 1920, 1922, and 1924.
At the time of the 1930 Census, Ellen was living at 117 Melbourne Court,
Naugatuck, CT (1-WD - Series: T626; Roll: 274; Page: 31; District:
179). She was listed as the head of household,
age 70, and living with her son, Patrick, age 46, a meat
cutter in a meat market; her son,
David, age 44, unemployed; her daughter Nell, age 38, a waitress at a school; her
Frank, age 36, unemployed; and her daughter, Julia, age 32, unemployed.
In 1946, Ellen was living at 117 Melbourne Court, in Naugatuck, CT
(Waterbury, Naugatuck, and Watertown, Connecticut City Directory, 1946), with
her son David D. (61), who was employed as a janitor in Waterbury, CT.
DEATH: Ellen died at her home,
at 117 Melbourne Court, Naugatuck CT, on 22 Feb 1948, at the age of 86 years, 6 months, and 7 days. Her doctor, W. J. Reilly, had been treating her for
arteriole sclerotic heart disease (for three days).
BURIAL: Ellen was buried on 25 Feb 1948, at St. James Cemetery, in a
family plot, with her husband, Edmund Patrick (d 7 May 1906) and her son, Patrick Thomas (d 9 May 1943), in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, CT. Funeral arrangements were made by the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow Street, Naugatuck, CT.
BIRTH: 2 Apr 1865, Listowel,
County Kerry, Ireland
BIRTH: 26 Jul 1868, Listowel,
County Kerry, Ireland