ROBERT FLOYD RENEHAN

B. October 7, 1893 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
M. WW I Army Veteran, Private
D. October 25, 1967
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  • Father: William Edison “Edward” Renehan born January 27, 1863 in Lake County, IL son of Thomas John Renehan (1831-1918) and Johanna (Sutton) Renehan (1834-1921); married Ellen Marie “Nellie” Walsh on February 12, 1890; William died January 8, 1911 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; buried in Saint Bede Catholic Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL; According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, January 19, 1911, page 1:

“William Edison Renehan.

   On Sunday, Jan. 8, at his home at Round Lake occurred the death of William Edison Renehan, after a short illness of about a week, pneumonia being the cause.
   The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Renehan and had lived his entire life near Round Lake.  On the twelfth day of February, 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Welsh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Welsh of Fox Lake, and to them four children were born, one son, Floyd, and three daughters, Alice, Olive and Lola, all of whom with the mother remain to mourn the loss, besides two brothers, W. J. and George, and one sister, Miss Katie Renehan.
   Mr. Renehan was forty-six years of age and was a prominent farmer with a large number of friends who regret to learn of his death.
   The funeral was held from St. Mary’s church at Fox Lake Wednesday at 10 o’clock with Rev. Father Lynch officiating and a choir from Waukegan furnishing the music.  In spite of the unfavorable weather and bad condition of the roads a very large number of friends and neighbors gathered at the church to pay their last respects to the departed.
   The remains were interred in the Fox Lake Catholic cemetery.
   The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in their sorrow.”

  • Mother: Ellen Marie “Nellie” M. (Walsh) Renehan born February 12, 1865 in Lake Villa, Lake County, IL daughter of James Walsh (1828-1908) and Johannah (O’Brien) Walsh (1831-1903); Ellen died March 1, 1924 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; buried in Saint Bede Catholic Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, March 2, 1924, page 10:

“RENEHAN – Nellie Renehan, wife of the late Edward Renehan, mother of Mrs. P. J. Meyer, Mrs. William R. Menick of Chicago, Miss Olive Renehan, teacher Central School, North Chicago, and Floyd Renehan.  Funeral notice later.”

  • Wife: Flora A. (Wilson) Renehan born July 3, 1895 in Missouri, daughter of Albert Perry Wilson (1872-1961) and Harriet Martha “Hattie” (Leachman) Wilson (1872-1948); last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Flora died October 30, 1978 (See section pertaining to Flora A. (Wilson) Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Francis Jason “Chick” Renehan born April 13, 1921 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; married Virginia Helen; Francis died December 13, 2003 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; buried in the Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, IL; According to the Daily Herald (Chicago IL) Friday, April 12, 1940, page 9:

Boxing Champs
   For the past three years Grant High of Fox Lake has had boxing as an interschool sport and under the capable coaching of Louis Orr has had at least one individual state champion every year.  This year Grant had two boys win state titles in the tournament held recently at Morton high of Cicero, Glenn Renehan, won the lightweight title and John Cheouske took the middleweights championship.  Francis Renehan won a state title in 1938 and George Simms was a winner in 1939.  That is quite a record for a school of 240 students.  Orr used to be an outstanding wrestler and boxer himself at Iowa State Teachers College.”

According to the News Sun (Waukegan IL) December 16, 2003:

“Francis J. “Chick” Renehan
   “Chick” Renehan passed away quietly on Saturday morning, December 13, 2003 at Winchester House in Libertyville, IL.  Chick was born on April 13, 1921 to the late Floyd and Flora (nee Wilson) Renehan in Round Lake, Illinois.  He was a resident of Ingleside, IL since 1953.  Chick was a graduate of Grant High School, a retired machinist after 33 years of employment at International Harvester, a member of the UAW Local 305, as well as a regular fixture for more than 15 years at his family’s farm stands in Mundelein, Libertyville and Grayslake.
   He is survived by his daughter, Debra (nee Renehan) (Anthony) Titus of Mundelein; his son, Fred McDowell of Ingleside; and his granddaughter, Heather Titus.  Chick is preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia Helen Renehan; his brothers, George, Glen, Richard and Albert; and his parents.
   Friends of the family may join them for the visitation on Friday, December 19, 2003 from 4 to 8 PM at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, LTD, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL, 60030.  A Memorial Service will be held immediately following the visitation at 8:00 pm at the Funeral Chapel.  Interment will be held privately.  For further information, please call 847-223-8122.”

  1. George Robert Renehan born September 17, 1922 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; WW II Veteran (December 18, 1942 – November 20, 1945), Army, PFC; George died September 18, 1995 (See section pertaining to George Robert Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  2. Glen Allen Renehan born August 31, 1925 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; married Delores Smith; Glen died January 14, 1998 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL (See section pertaining to Glen Allen Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  3. Albert Floyd “Al” Renehan born December 2, 1930 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; last residence in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; Albert died July 9, 2003 in Zion, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Albert Floyd “Al” Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  4. Richard Edward “Dickie” Renehan born June 23, 1936 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Richard died April 11, 2000 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Richard Edward “Dickie” Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Alice Johanah (Renehan) Myer born April 28, 1891 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; married Peter Joseph Myer (1879-1941) on October 11, 1916 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL, son of Joseph Myer and Mary Ann (Willick) Myer; Alice died July 30, 1925 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Alice and Peter are buried in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, IL
    • Olive M. (Renehan) Dalziel born October 1895 in Illinois; married George J. Dalziel (1899-1961) son of William G. Dalziel (1856-1930) and Catherine M. (O’Boyle) Dalziel (1857-1912); Olive died in 1966; Olive and George are buried in Old Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Wadsworth, Lake County, IL
    • Catherine Frances “Lola” (Renehan) Minick born October 1898 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; married William R. Minick (1897-1963), son of Jesse R. Minick (1870-1945) and Nora (Feeney) Minick (1870-1941); Catherine died December 1951; buried in Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, December 13, 1951, page 91:

“Minick – Frances L. Minick, nee Renehan, of Berkley, beloved wife of William R., fond mother of William E., Walter R., Robert J., and Mary Frances Jayhan, grandmother of Thomas Walter Minick, sister of Mrs. Olive Dalziel, and Floyd.  Funeral Saturday, 9:15 a. m., from funeral home, Lake street at 2d avenue, Maywood.  Mass 10 a. m. at St. Domitilla’s church of Hillside.  Interment Queen of Heaven.  Maywood 14.”

Additional information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: W. Eddison Renehan, head, age 45, married once at age 20, born in Illinois, father born in Canada, mother born in Ireland, occupation: farmer – general farm; Nellie M. Renehan, wife, age 44, married once at age 20, 4 children born, 4 children living, born in Illinois, parents born in Ireland; Alice J. Renehan, daughter, age 19, single, born in Illinois; R. Floyd Renehan, son, age 16, single, born in Illinois, occupation: farmer – home farm; Olive M. Renehan, daughter, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Katherine Lola Renehan, daughter, age 11, single, born in Illinois; Kathryn Walsh, cousin, age 24, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Ireland.

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1919:

“Name in full: Robert Floyd Renehan; Age in yrs: 23; Home address: Round Lake, Ill; Date of birth: Oct 7, 1893; Natural-born citizen; Where were  you born?: Waukegan, Ill. U.S.A.; What is your present trade: Laborer; By whom employed: Tibbets Cameron Co; Where employed?: Round Lake; Single; Caucasian; Do you claim exemption from draft?: Stiff ankle; Medium height; Medium build; Color of eyes: Grey; Color of hair: Auburn; Has person lost arm, leg, hand, foot, or both eyes, or is he otherwise disabled?: Stiff ankle; Date signed: (illegible)”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Nellie Renehan, head, age 52, widowed, born in Illinois, parents born in Ireland; Floyd Renehan, son, age 26, single, born in Illinois, occupation: auto mechanic – garage.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Floyd R. Renehan, head, age 37, married at age 27, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: labor – dredging; Flora A. Renehan, wife, age 35, married, age 25, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa; Francis J. Renehan, son, age 9, single, born in Illinois; George R. Renehan, son, age 7, single, born in Illinois; Glen T. Renehan, son, age 4 7/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Nippersink Avenue, the household members were: Floyd Renehan, head, age 47, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: plasterer – building construction; Flora Renehan, wife, age 44, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Missouri, lived in same house in 1935; Francis Renehan, son, age 18, single, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: clerk – drug store; George Renehan, son, age 17, single, occupation: H-3, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: auto mechanic – private garage; Glen Renehan, son, age 14, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Albert Renehan, son, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Card, 1942:

“Name: Robert Floyd Renehan; Place of Residence: Round Lake, Lake County, ILL; Mailing Address: Round Lake, ILL; Telephone: n/a; Age in Years: 48; Date of Birth: Oct. 7, 1893; Place of Birth: Waukegan, ILL; Name and Address of Person who wil Always know your Address: Francis J. Renehan, Round Lake, ILL; Employer’s Name and Address: Guard; Place of Employment: Guard at Great Lakes Naval Base; Race: White; Height: 5 – 6 1/2; Weight: 163; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Bald; Complexion: Ruddy; Other obvious physical characteristics: Amputated left little finger on left hand scar on right corner of nose; Date signed: April 27 – 42”