LESLIE CYRUS FLYNN
B. December 23, 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. March 27, 1964 in Cook County, IL
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- Father: Joseph M. Flynn born March 1861 in Illinois; married Emma Trepto on April 3, 1890 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Joseph possibly died between 1925 and 1930
According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, September 8, 1925, page 6:
LEAPS TO DEATH
AS HE PROMISED
A leap from the roof of an abandoned building at 2723 Cambridge avenue, formerly the nurses’ home of Grant hospital, yesterday ended the life of William Davis, a 50 year old watchman, after he had balanced himself on the edge of the roof for two hours, defying policemen to capture him. He is believed to have been demented.
Hearing that a man was on the roof, screaming and waving his hands, Policemen Franklin Martyn and Frank Krueger mounted the stairs inside. As their heads emerged from the trapdoor, Davis screamed at them.
“I’m not a coward! If you come any nearer I’ll jump!”
For two hours the policemen pleaded with him. Patrolman Walter Holter then crawled onto the roof, and as he reached it, Davis jumped, his body landing almost beside Martyn, who with Krueger had returned to the sidewalk.
A farewell note and a will were found on the roof. The will directed that all his belongings be given to Joseph Flynn, 2329 Wentworth avenue, a fellow-employe.
Flynn said Davis had inspected ammunition for the British government during the war, but lately had believed a woman was pursuing him. An inquest will be held this morning at 2335 North Clark street.”
- Mother: Emma (Trepto/Treptow) Flynn born December 1872 in Germany; Emma died May 11, 1935 in Cook County, IL (NOTE: According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Emma, “2 children born, 0 children living; According to the 1910 U.S. Census, “6 children born, 1 children living”)
- Wife: Lucille (Crane) Flynn born about 1898 in Virginia; married Leslie Flynn on April 22, 1935 in Cook County, IL
- William Herman Flynn born November 13, 1890 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; possibly died before 1900
According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 464 East 33rd Street, the household members were:
“Joseph Flynn, lodger, age 48, married once for 22 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, Occupation: Agent – Insurance; Emma Flynn, lodger, age 36, married once for 22 years, 6 children born, 1 children living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany; Lillian Flynn (male), lodger, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Julia Arragonia, lodger, age 44 single, born in California, parents born in Italy, Occupation: Servant – Home”
According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
“Name: Leslie Cyrus Flynn; Permanent Home Address: 1802 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Age in Years: 18; Date of Birth: Dec. 23, 1899; Race: White; U.S. Citizen: Native Born; Present Occupation: Truck Helper; Employer’s Name: American Railway Ex; Place of Employment: 17th and Indiana Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Nearest Relative: Emma Flynn, 1802 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Cook, County, Ill; Height: Tall; Build: Medium; Color of eyes: Blue; Color of Hair: Light Blue; Signed: Sept 12 1918”
According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 3829 Cottage Grove Avenue, the household members were:
“Joseph Flynn, head, age 57 married, born in Illinois, parents born in Ireland, Occupation: Watchman – Building; Emma Flynn, wife, age 46, married, immigration year: 1882, naturalized, born in Germany, parents born in Germany; Leslie Flynn, son, age 19, single, born in Illinois, Occupation: Chauffer – Home”
According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 2329 Wentworth Ave., the household members were:
“Emma Flynn, head, age 59, widowed, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigration year: 1882, naturalized; Leslie Flynn, son, age 30, single, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Germany, Occupation: Chauffeur – Express Co”
According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 911 E. 62nd St, the household members were:
“Leslie Flynn, head, age 39, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, Occupation: Chauffer – express co; Lucille Flynn, wife, age 42, married, highest grade completed: 8; born in Virginia, lived in same place in 1935”
According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
“Name: Leslie Cyrus Flynn; Place of Residence: North Channel Dr, Round Lake, Beach, Lake County, Ill; Mailing Address: Round Lake, Illinois; Telephone: Round Lake 3102; Age in Years: 41; Date of Birth: Dec 23, 1900; Place of Birth: Chicago Ill; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: (Mrs) Lucille Flynn, Round Lake, Ill; Employer’s Name and Address: Railway Express Agency, Chicago, Ill; Race: White: Height: 5-7; Weight: 165; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Signed: Feb 16, 1942”
According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Round Lake Beach, Lake County, IL, living on Rollins Road, the household members were:
“Leslie C Flynn, head, age 49, married, born in Illinois, Occupation: Tractor Driver – Railway Express; Lucille M Flynn, wife, age 48, married, born in Virginia”
According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Monday, March 30, 1964, page 62:
Leslie Flynn, employe (sic) of R.E.A., beloved husband of the late Lucille. Services Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the MacGillis Funeral Home, Round Lake, Ill. Interment Fort Hill cemetery. KI 6-3300.”