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C. Walsh (#47288684)
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I am currently working on the following families:
Coffee, Harris, Dense, Mershon, Merrell, Meyer, Tomlinson, Bishop, Vosteen, Webster, Barton, Walsh, Hybke(I), and Shea.
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Carolyn K
RE: THe Bishops
I hope you are feeling better. I found some information recently I would like to run by you. Please contact me at Thanks. I look forward to hearing from you.
Added by Carolyn K on Jun 26, 2016 9:44 AM
Chad White
RE: John Coffee
Thank you sir.

Added by Chad White on Apr 17, 2016 11:13 AM
Chad White
RE: John Coffee
Thank you sir.

Added by Chad White on Apr 17, 2016 11:11 AM
Iley B. Coffee photo
Hi Chad,

I came across the photo you uploaded of Iley B Coffee and I'm wondering if that is from your personal family photos or if it originated elsewhere. I'm related to Iley through his son Joel.

Thanks you!
Added by hoguece on Apr 13, 2016 8:23 PM
Carolyn K
Sarah Bishop Tomlinson
My Great-Great Grandfather was a brother to Henry Bishop, Sarah's father. I have the same photo as the one posted on her site. I have a lot of information on the Bishops that moved from New York to Michigan, but I am thin on the New York folks. If you have Bishop history, would you be willing to share?
Added by Carolyn K on Apr 07, 2016 8:39 PM
Chad White
RE: John Coffee

I was at Timber Ridge last Saturday to take some photos of John Coffee's headstone, when I discovered the headstone had fallen off of the pedestal. It doesn't appear it was vandalized. If the family wishes, maybe some of my friends and I can lift it back onto the pedestal.

Added by Chad White on Feb 19, 2016 4:54 PM
Chad White
RE: John Coffee
Mr. Walsh,

Thank you for replying back to me. I don't have a picture of John Coffee. Since I don't live far from where he is buried I plan to go there and take some photos of his grave. The murder of Deputy Marshal John N.Merritt will be one of my chapters in the book. Gainesville Police Department's first police chief was the one that captured John Coffee in 1889. Thanks again for any assistance you can offer me. I look forward to hearing back from you on the picture.

Added by Chad White on Jan 12, 2016 7:56 PM
John Michael Dooley
Walsh - Tarpy of LaSalle County
Sorry to have not noticed I had contacted you earlier.

Here’s the obit for Catherine Walsh Tarpy.

LaSalle Daily Post Tribune, Wednesday, 1-27-1909
John Walsh’s sister died at advanced age in Peru
Mrs. Katherine Tarpy Passes to Great Beyond – Born County Mayo, Ireland in 1828
Mrs. Katherine Tarpy, Tenth and Grant Streets, Peru, a sister of John Walsh, 841 2nd Street died yesterday afternoon shortly before three o’clock after a lingering illness. Old age is ascribed as the cause of her death.
She was born in County Mayo, Ireland, eighty years ago and has resided in Peru for forty-eight years.
Besides her brother, John Walsh, of LaSalle, she leaves four daughters: Misses Mary, Delia, Katherine of Peru, and Mrs. Nellie Wolfe of Chicago.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at nine o’clock from the residence to St. Mary’s Church, thence to St. Vincent’s Cemetery for interment.

Which John Walsh is confirmed through the obits of her four daughters. Mary’s obit notes that the undertaker was Frank T Walsh, “a cousin of the deceased”, and John Walsh is named as an uncle. Frank is mentioned as a cousin in the obit of Katherine. Nellie Tarpy Woulfe’s obit lists her as a “relative of the Walsh families of LaSalle and Peru. Bridget’s obit names relatives, “J D Walsh, Peru; Julia Walsh, LaSalle; and Martin and Harry Walsh, Chicago.
Added by John Michael Dooley on Jan 12, 2016 3:05 PM
John Michael Dooley
Walsh - Tarpy of LaSalle County
I am researching the Tarpy family of Peru. Catherine Walsh (1828-1909) was married to Thomas Tarpy. She was a sister of John Walsh (1831-1915). My gg grandmother Mary Tarpy (1820-1900) was married to Michael Dooley (1828-1902) and lived in Peru. I know next to nothing about Mary but suspect she had a Walsh connection too. Until that is proven or not I am unable to link her to Catherine Walsh Tarpy or her husband. Do you have anything to add? Thank you very much.
John Dooley
Added by John Michael Dooley on Jan 10, 2016 4:21 PM
Chad White
John Coffee

I'm currently in the process of writing a book on the history of the Gainesville Police Department, Ga. Right now I'm putting the story together on the murder of John Merritt, who was US Marshal. I would very much like to use the picture of John Coffee in my book. Could you please direct me to the person I would need to ask for permission to use the picture? I would make sure that I give credit to the picture or any other information that is given to me.

Chad White
Added by Chad White on Jan 10, 2016 2:44 PM
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