I'd take those dates of birth from death certs w/a huge grain of salt ... so my first question is -- can you point to this family in 1860, 1870 or 1880 census?
You don't give the other childrens' names to Tom & Maria ... Rose, Thomas & ___________. Can you point to them in a census? Where did they live in Chicago? Where was Tom Jr baptized?
Have you PHONED Calvary and asked who is buried with the parents?
When you say Tom Jr born in Chicago, is that based on his death cert? I don't readily see this family, but I do see a MA family that might work (just something to think about, I know Roseann states b NY....)
Name: Thos Hafey
Age in 1860: 30
Birth Year: abt 1830
Home in 1860: Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Post Office: Lee
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Margaret Welch 55 IRE
Thos Hafey 30 IRE
Mary Hafey 35 IRE
John Hafey 5 all kids MA
Mary A Hafey 9
Rossie Hafey 6 female ...
Thomas Hafey 3
Kate Hafey 10/12
Tom Jr. names a child Bernard ... unusual.
This is interesting:
Name: Mary A. Heavey
Birth Date: 03 May 1872
Birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Father's Name: *******Bernard C. Heavey
Mother's Name: *******Maria Gleason
Film Number: 1287720
Digital Folder Number: 4254958
Image Number: 159
Reference Number: v A p 122
1880 - Chicago
Bernhard HEAVEY Self M Male W 36 IRE. Clerk In Assesors Office IRE. IRE.
Maria HEAVEY Wife M Female W 32 CAN. Keeping House IRE. IRE.
Bernhard HEAVEY Son S Male W 10 NY At School IRE. CAN.
Lilley HEAVEY Dau S Female W 6 IL At School IRE. CAN.
John HEAVEY Son S Male W 2 IL IRE. CAN.
Census Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254190
NA Film Number T9-0190
Page Number 284B
Heavey, Bernard C. , on June 7, beloved husband of Maria Heavey, nee Gleason, and father of Bernard, John, Wm and Lizzie Heavey... residence 770 Turner Ave., to Calvary.
Then someone's family tree @ ancestry - the 3rd child Patrick, also names a child Bernard?
Patrick H Heavey
Birth 1844 (7) in Ireland
Death 4 June 1882
Parents & Siblings
Thomas Heavey (1817-1885)
Maria Gavin (1820-1890)
Spouse & Children
Susannah L Mahon (1833-1870) died Vandalia IL
Charles Bernard Heavey (1862-) born 19 MARCH 1862 BOSTON!
And then there is this genforum link?
....From the notes of Agnes M. McGinty: "Patrick Heavey had a genial and jovial manner. Liked music and dancing. Often told about roaming the woods in ireland before coming to America, studying bird songs and trying to imitate them. Never heard of him attending school, but he did like to read. Liked the poetry of Robert Burns and Thomas Moore. Aster is marriage to Susan l. Mahan, he came over the old National Trail to Vandalia, Illinois which at that time was the capitol of Illinois. The Old National Trail is now US Highway 40 Then Vandalia was the western terminus. He sent for his wife Susan and their three living children, James Patrick 1856, Mary Frances 1858 and Charles Bernard 1862 to join him. Susan died 6 years later of typhoid leaving Patrick as both father and mpther to four boys and one girl.
Mary Francis b 1858 d 1929,
Charles Bernard b1862 d 1952,
James Patrick b 1856, d1923,
John William b. 1867 d 1941,
Francis Edward b 1869, d 1909.
That's it for now - If this sounds familar email me : email@example.com
AND, another tree has your Tom Jr b 1857, parents Hugh & Bridget ...
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