Maurice Mack

Documented History


Morris was born in Ireland according to the United States Federal Census records for 1870 and 1880. His birth year is estimated to be around 1837.

1870 United States Federal Census

According to the 1870 Census, taken 9 August 1870, Morris lived with his wife and two sons in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana at the time. He was 35 years old and worked as a Laborer.

1870 United States Federal Census – Morris

His wife, Bridget, was 31 years old and kept house. Both were born in Ireland. Michael was 6 years old and Morris (Maurice) was 2 years old. Michael was born in Ohio, Morris (Maurice) in Indiana.

1880 United States Federal Census

Morris and Bridget lived at 11 Shadwick St., Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana in 1880, according to the United States Federal Census record for that year. They were both born in Ireland, Morris was 43 and Bridget was 42 years old at the time.

1880 United States Federal Census – Morris

Their children were: Michael (Mikel) – age 15, Maurice (Moris) – age 12, and Magie – age 1. Morris and Michael were Laborers. Bridget had a fever at the time and was unable to read and write. Maurice was at school.

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Marriage


An undated marriage record from Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993 lists his name as Maurice Mack, his spouse as Sullivan, and his children as Margaret Mack. I think this may be a record for Margaret’s marriage and she would be the “Magie” listed in the 1880 Census.

Another one lists Morris J. Mack as a child and Briget Sullivan as the spouse.

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 – 1897

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Maurice Sr. and Maurice Jr. both lived at 17 Chadwick, Sr. worked as a Laborer and Jr. a Butcher in 1897. Michael lived at 32 Thomas and worked as an Engineer.

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995

Death


Maurice & Bridget’s daughter Margaret died 20 December 1922 of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, according to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 . She had been born 20 July 1880 in Indiana and passed at 42 years and 5 months old.

1922 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 – Margaret

She was married to Frank Nichols. Her father is listed as Maurice Mack from Ireland and her mother was listed as Bridget Sullivan from Ireland. Margaret’s husband was the informant. Margaret was buried 23 December 1922 in Holy Cross.

Without finding information as to who Maurice’ parents are, he is the furthest I’ve been able to go back on the Mack line.  I’m hoping to find a death certificate at least in the near future because they usually list parents. As always, I’ll update this post as I find additional information for this ancestor.

Take care and hug your loved ones!

~Kris

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