John Joseph Sullivan (1872-19??) / Annie Corcoran (1877-19??)


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John Joseph's parents: John Sullivan / Catherine --?--
Source1: John and Annie's marriage registration record
Source2: 1901 Ontario census for Toronto West City Ward 5 lists a Catherine Sullivan in the family, age 63.

John was born c. May 26, 1872 in Ireland.
Source1: The 1901 Ontario census for Toronto West City Ward 5 lists John's birthday as May 26, 1872, immigrating from Ireland.
Source2: John and Annie's marriage registration record lists his age as 23 in July, 1897, implying a birth year of 1874.

Annieís parents: Michael Corcoran / Ellen Bluin
Source: John and Annie's marriage registration record

Annie was born in Ireland c. May 22, 1877.
Source1: The 1901 Ontario census for Toronto West City Ward 5
Source2: John and Annie's marriage registration record

John and Annie were married c. July 26, 1897.
Source: John and Annie's marriage registration record

Annie had sisters, Margaret ("Mag" Strain), Honour, Nelle, Theresa and Jenny. Jenny married Henry Kearney. (source: Ronald Cunneyworth and Margaret Cunneyworth Cross). Mag was a tall, slender lady, famous for "blowing the skins off potatoes" (i.e. peeling with very thin peels), Copenhagen snuff in one pocket and a handkerchief in the other. Mag (died c. October 31, 195?) and Annie? are buried at Mount Hope cemetery, Toronto.

According to my father, Ellen was the oldest of the Sullivan children (born c. Oct 7, 1897), with full-brothers Thomas Francis ("Uncle Tip") and Pat (who ran a cook wagon for the Johnny Jones Circus, died c. 1940 near Savanah, Georgia). Bob Hunt recalls that Nana had visited relatives in Savanah. Marg Cross told me that Pat married Pauline Unknown, a circus showgirl. Thomas Francis is buried at Mount Hope cemetery, Toronto.

The 1901 Ontario census for Toronto West City Ward 5 lists John and Annie, children and John's mother:
John Sullivan, age 28
Annie Sullivan, age 23
Ellen C Sullivan, age 4
Margaret T Sullivan, age 2
Thos F Sullivan, age 5 months
Catherine Sullivan, age 63, identified as a "lodger" and widow

My father thinks that Annie may have died during childbirth when his mother (Ellen Catherine) was about 13 years old.
No other information is currently available about Annie's death.

John remarried after Annie's death, to Sarah "Sadie" or "Grandma Sade" Lanigan. Grandma Sade Lanigan had a daughter from a previous relationship who was buried in a pauperís grave and family members were advised (by whom?) not to claim her. John and Sadie had three more children: Jimmy, Walter and George.

Grandma Sadeís funeral prayer card refers to her as "Mrs. Sarah Sullivan Thompson who passed away Feb 5th, 1956" in Toronto. Did she marry a man by the name of Thompson after John Sullivanís death?

No information is currently available about John's death.

John and Annie's Children:

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