Thank you for your efforts.
The year of John's birth is based upon an obituary in Massachusetts and a death certificate also from Massachusetts. Both documents are not ironclad in terms of dependability.
I didn't think to check the 1900 census for John's parents, Martin and Ellen Costello O'Connor but I do have the results of the 1910 census when the family was living in Mt. Vernon.
That census shows John's age at the time of the census as 7 years old. John's sister Loretta M.( also known as Mary L.) was 5 at the time. I may be off one year on John's birth if the census information is reliable. His year of birth could have been 1903.
I'd like to confirm Loretta's date of birth which I thought was in 1904 but now may be 1905. I thought that she was born in Mt. Vernon rather than New Rochelle which may yet prove to be true.
This family is proving to be somewhat elusive so if you have the opportunity to check the index for 1903(John) and 1905( Loretta) I'd much appreciate it.
The family tended to move a bit between NY and CT and possibly between NY and NJ. Ellen, John's mother MAY have been born there but so far, no luck.
If I can help with anything in Massachusetts, I'd be happy to return the favor.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
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