He was the son of Bernard and Winifred (Anderson) Healy. He studied at Notre Dame and the University of Michigan. He studied law and became a partner in the firm of Botsford & Barry, in Elgin. He died at the age of 26.
The grave marker DOB says 1848, but his death age and census data conflict with this. His likely birth year was 1844.
Gravesite Details on Bernard Healy family monument