GEORGE ALBERT SULLIVAN
B. March 3, 1875 in Bourbon, Marshall County, IN
D. August 7, 1953 in Zion, Lake County, IL
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- Father: John W. Sullivan born March 16, 1826 in Jefferson County, IN, son of James Sullivan and Lucy Sullivan; Civil War Veteran, Indiana Infantry, 138th, Company E (5/6/1864-9/30/1964) and Indiana Infantry, 151st Regiment, Company I (1/25/1865-6/28/1865); married (1) Zillah Belinda (Adams) Sullivan (1833-1863) in 1856; married (2) Sarah Jane Martin on October 27, 1864 in Indiana; John died August 8, 1903 in Plymouth, Marshall County, IN; buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bourbon, Marhsall County, IN (1826-1903)
According to the Bremen Enquirer (Bremen IN) Thursday, August 13, 1903, page 1:
“John W. Sullivan.
John W. Sullivan, son of James and Lucy Sullivan, was born March 16, 1826, and died August 8, 1903, aged 77 years, 7 months, and 25 days. Mr. Sullivan had been a resident of Marshall county for a number of years, and leaves many friends. Funeral from the Baptist church south of Bremen, on Monday, conducted by Rev. Rittenhouse.”
- Mother: Sarah Jane (Martin) Sullivan born May 29, 1845 in Marshall County, IN, daughter of Clarkson Martin and Sharlott (Bloomfield) Martin; Sarah died June 30, 1908 in Constantine, St. Joseph County, MI; buried in Constantine Township Cemetery, Constantine, St. Joseph County, MI
According to the Michigan, U.S., Death Records, 1867-1952:
“Name: Sarah Jane Sullivan [Sarah Jane Martin]; Gender: Female; Race: White; Marital status: Widowed; Death Age: 63; Birth Date: 29 May 1845; Birth Place: Marshall Co Ind; Death Date: 30 Jun 1908; Death Place: Constantine, St Joseph, Michigan, USA; Father: Clarkson Martin; Mother: Sharlott Bloomfield; File Number: 197”
- Wife 1: Flora Ellen Boggess born February 5, 1881 in Indiana, daughter of Francis Marion “Frank” Boggess (1838-1886) and Mary Jane (Martindale) Boggess (1849-1917); Flora married (1) George Albert Sullivan on September 28, 1898 in Marshall County, IN; married (2) Benno “Benjamin” Kroll (1875-?) on May 4, 1908 in Stevens County, WA; married (3) William Emmett Seney; Flora died February 1, 1946 in Chewelah, Steven County, WA ; Flora and William are buried in Highland Cemetery, Colville, Stevens County, WA
- Wife 2: Hattie Anna Harmon married on September 22, 1909 in Hancock County, IN, daughter of James Harmon and Mary Ann (Hernigle) Harmon; George filed for divorce on January 10, 1911
- Wife 3: Sarah Ellen (Hall) Sullivan born May 1877 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL, daughter of Charles Foster Hall (1841-1926) and Mary C. (Fonger) Hall (1850-1926); Sarah died October 14, 1951 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Sarah Ellen (Hall) Sullivan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Children of George Albert Sullivan and Flora Ellen (Boggess) Sullivan:
- Edith M. Sullivan born August 1899 in Indiana; married (1) Clyde Wallace Conner (1898-1954) on November 2, 1915 in Stevens County, WA, son of Lois V. Conner and Ella (Mitchell) Conner; married (2) Clarence W. Burns on June 18, 1921 in Kitsap County, WA
- Children of George Albert Sullivan and Sahra Ellen (Hall) Sullivan:
- Charles Elmer Sullivan born April 17, 1914 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; Charles died November 7, 1939 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Charles Elmer Sullivan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- William Lovel Sullivan born May 24, 1918 in Hainesville, Lake County, IL; William died June 12, 1918 in Avon, Lake County, IL; buried in Grays Lake, Lake County, IL
According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:
“Surname: SULLIVAN; Name: Baby; Birth Date/Place: (blank); Death Date/Place: 12 Jun 1918; Cause of Death: (blank); Age: 18 da; Minister – Funeral Home: (blank); Burial Place – Next of Kin: 14 Jun 1918 ch/George SULLIVAN”
According to the Illinois, U.S., Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947:
“Name: William Lovel Sullivan; Birth Date: 24 May 1918; Birth Place: Hainesville, Illinois; Death Date: 12 Jun 1918; Death Place: Avon, Lake, Illinois; Burial Date: 13 Jun 1918; Burial Place: Grays Lake; Death Age: 2 Weeks 4 Days; Race: White: Marital status: S; Gender: Male; Father Name: George Sullivan; Father Birth Place: Indiana; Mother Name: Ella Hall; Mother Birth Place: Illinois; FHL Film Number: 1544184”
- Half Siblings: (children of John W. Sullivan and Zillah Belinda “Priscilla” (Adams) Sullivan:
- William Sullivan born March 11, 1857 in Bourbon, Marshall County, IN; married Dora Martin (1870-1895); William died March 22, 1932 in Bourbon, Marshall County, IN; buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bourbon, Marshall County, IN
According to an obituary from the Find A Grave website, memorial #62958385:
“Plymouth Pilot, 23 Mar 1932:
William Sullivan of Bourbon died at his home about 10 o’clock Tuesday morning. He was about seventy-five years of age. His wife and two children preceded him in death several years ago. He leaves the following relatives: a half brother, George Sullivan of Grays Lake, Illinois, two nieces, Mrs. Ben Snyder of Argos and Mrs. Bert Bottorff of Plymouth; four nephews, Fred Sullivan of Ft. Dodge, Iowa; Elmer of Inwood and Roy and John of Plymouth. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, however burial will take place at Mt. Pleasant.”
“Bourbon Mirror, 31 Mar 1932, p.3 c.5:
William Sullivan, son of John and Priscilla Adams Sullivan was born in the community near Bourbon, March 11th 1857, and departed this life at the home of Ora Seymour, on March 22nd, 1932, age 75 years and 11 days. In early manhood he was married to Dora Martin, of near Inwood, who died December 5th, 1895. To this union were born one son, Walter, who died in infancy, and one daughter, Grace, who preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves to mourn their loss one half brother, George Sullivan, of Illinois, one sister-in-law, Lillian Sullivan, of Inwood, and many other relatives and friends. Born of pioneer parents, who were among the earliest settlers of the community of Bourbon, William was peculiarly adapted by nature for the life of the pioneer and while living in a rapidly shifting environment he maintained the pioneer spirit until the end. In 1898, he enlisted as a volunteer for service in the Spanish-American War, but his company was never called to the colors. Being for many years without a permanent home he was strictly a citizen of the community. He jovial, happy disposition was contagious and his friends were legion. Not having ambition for this world’s goods his gift to the community, which he loved, was rough, heavy labor, faithfully and joyously performed and his contribution to the community in this line can hardly be estimated. he had an abundant love of life and his loyalty to his friends was sincere and unquestioned. While not making an active profession of religion he had a childlike faith of God and God’s justice and had frequently expressed a desire to make his peace with God. The following verses contributed in love, to a local newspaper, on the occasion of his 73rd birthday are believed to present a fitting picture of his life: Birthday Ode to William Sullivan Who pioneered when the way was rough? When they built log houses and all such. When they split the rails and had things tough. Bill, just Bill Who plowed the fields with a jumping shovel? When they loaded the guns at the top of the muzzle. Who burned the brush and cleared the land, And dug the ditches through clay and sand? Bill, just Bill. Who dug the graves when they got no ten? And stayed with the friends ’til the last amen Who went to their homes and cared for their stock When they were flat on their back with ague or what? Bill, just Bill. Who keeps on going and don’t stop to wonder When all the banks are going to thunder,
But he does his work in a happy way
Doing his bit from day to day,
Bill, Just Bill
His heart is as big as an ocean wave,
He doesn’t want any flowers on his grave Just a kind word here is all that he craves, Living and loving and cheering our days. Bill, just Bill.”
- Robert Franklin Sullivan born June 5, 1859 in Jackson County, IN; married Lillian Jane “Lillie” Canaan (1870-1944) on February 16, 1887 in Marshall County, IN, daughter of George W. Canaan (1844-1916) and Bathina (Huffine) Cannan (1851-1901), and sister-in-law of Hezekiah Schyler Sullivan; Robert died September 22, 1929 in Plymouth, Marshall County, IN; Robert and Lillian are buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bourbon, Marshall County, IN
According to the Find A Grave website, memorial #62964387:
“Plymouth Pilot, Plymouth, Indiana: Sept. 23, 1929
Robert Franklin, 70, died at his home south of Plymouth, at 2:50 Sunday afternoon of leakage of the heart after a three week’s illness. He was born in Jackson County, Indiana, but had lived at his present home for some time.
He is survived by his wife Lillian Jane, and the following children: Mrs. Effie Snyder, Argos; John F. of Plymouth; Fredrick Ray, Moorland, Iowa; Mrs. Joe Waltz of Rochester, In.; Mrs. Bert Bottorff, South Bend; Mrs. Earl Bollinger of South Bend; LeRoy of Plymouth; Cecil Ward and Harold Elmer, both at home. A brother and a half-brother also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock, standard time, Wednesday afternoon at the Mt. Pleasant Church with Rev. Appleman officiating.”
- Siblings (children of John W. Sullivan and Sarah Jane (Martin) Sullivan):
- Hezekiah Schuyler Sullivan born August 1865; married Cora B. Cannan on March 31, 1890 in Indiana, daughter of George W. Canaan (1844-1916) and Bathina (Huffine) Cannan (1851-1901), and sister-in-law of Robert Franklin Sullivan; Hezekiah and Cora divorced; Hezekiah died July 28, 1915.
According to a newspaper clipping of the Fort Wayne Sentinel dated August 3, 1915 posted by “BTelfer123” on the ancestry.com for Hezekiah Schyler “Guy” Sullivan (1865-1815) :
“WAS BODY OF PLYMOUTH MAN.
Plymouth, Ind., Aug. 3. – The body of the unknown man that was struck by a Baltimore and Ohio locomotive last Wednesday and killed and which lay at Walkerton awaiting identification, was found by relatives to be Schuyler, or “Guy,” Sullivan, of this city. The body was identified by two of his sons and their uncles who went to Walkerton and made examination. The body was received from the Lake Erie station Monday by the Bunnell undertaking force and was buried in the cemetery northeast of Inwood.”
According to a newspaper clipping of the Plymouth Seekly Democrat dated August 5, 1915 posted by “BTelfer123” on the ancestry.com for Hezekiah Schyler “Guy” Sullivan (1865-1815) :
“BODY FOUND IS IDENTIFIED. SCHUYLER SULLIVAN IS KILLED BY B. & O. TRAIN NEAR WALKERTON.
The body of the unknown man that was struck by a Baltimore & Ohio locomotive last Wednesday and killed and which lay at Walkerton awaiting identification, was found by relatives to be Schuyler, or “Guy,” Sullivan, of this city. The body was identified by two of his sons and their two uncles, who went to Walkerton Saturday and made examination. The body was received from the Lake Erie station Monday forenoon by the Bunnell undertaking force and was buried in the cemetery northeast of Inwood.
The deceased was struck while walking aimlessly along the railroad track at 6 p. m. Wednesday.
He is survived by three sons, one daughter and one sister. The sons are Marvin, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Howard and George, of this city. The daughter, Gail, resides at Los Angeles. The deceased was 48 years of age. He had lived here many years.
While employed at the Gas plant several months ago he was thrown from a buggy in a runaway and received injuries about the head which had ever since the accident affected his mind. He had lived in a part of the house with George Bowell on Laporte street, but after George moved he had no home and was given to wandering aimlessly about in the country places where he was known. At one time he was found without shoes or hat, and his clothing was nearly torn to pieces. People were apprized of his condition by George Bowell, but no one took any action. On this last jaunt he was gone two weeks and so far as is known, very little if any effort was made to find him. The sons were notified of the dead body at Walkerton and went there. The body was that of their father.
He had a brother Robert, of near Argos. Also a brother George, in Illinois. His mind, it is said, had been somewhat unbalanced prior to the accident. He was a hard working man and did the best he could to care for his children after his separation from his wife several years ago.”
According to the Indiana, U.S. Death Certificates, 1899-2011:
“Full Name: Hesikiah (sic) Sullivan; Gender: Male; Color: White; Divorced; Name of Wife: Cora Kanon (sic); Date of Birth: June 6, 1864; Age: 46 years, 1 months, 14 days; Trade: day labor; Birthplace: Ind; Name of Father: John Sullivan; Birthplace of Father: “not known”; Maiden Name of Mother: Sarah Sullivan; Birthplace of Mother: “not known”; (NOTE: the Medical Certificate of Death portion of the certificate is not filled out)”
- John Sullivan 1869-1871
- Albert A. Sullivan born November 14, 1878 in Marshall County, IN; Albert died July 22, 1900 in Gillett Grove, Clay County, IA; buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bourbon, Marshall County, IN
According to the Indianapolis News (Indianapolis IN) Tuesday, July 24, 1900, page 6:
“Bert Sullivan, of Bourbon, was accidentally drowned at Gillett’s Grove, Iowa.”
According to the Find A Grave website, memorial #80698549:
“Bourbon Mirror , July 26, 1900
Sunday Mrs. Flora Sullivan received a telegram from Webb, Iowa, announcing the death of Bert Sullivan by drowning.
A letter from Marion M. Wright, an intimate friend of the deceased, gives full particulars of the sad event. It appears that five young men left Webb and went to Gillett Grove to bathe. There was a small but deep lake near the river about 125 feet across it, and it was in attempting to cross this that Bert lost his life. The others went to his assistance but could not reach him in time. The body was secured after an hour’s search with a seine. The coroner’s jury returned a verdict of accidental drowning.
W. V. Miller was sent to Iowa to bring the remains home and they arrived last evening.
The funeral occurs today and the interment will be at Mt. Pleasant.”
- Oliver Sullivan born in 1884 in Marshall County, IN; Oliver died January 29, 1885 in Bourbon, Marshall County, IN; buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bourban, Marshall County, IN
According to a newspaper clipping of the Bourbon Mirror dated February 5, 1885 posted by “BTelfer123” on the ancestry.com for Oliver Sullivan (1884-1885) :
“Oliver Sullivan, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan, who live north of Bourbon, died on Jan. 29th. Funeral services were held in the M. E. church at Foster Chapel, on the day following.”
According to the 1880 U.S. Census for Bourbon Township, Marshall County, Indiana, the household members were:
“John Sullivan, age 49, married, occupation: Farmer, born in Indiana; Sarah Sullivan, age 29, wife, married, occupation: Keeping house, born in Indiana; William Sullivan, age 22, son, single, occupation: Works out; born in Indiana; Robert Sullivan, age 18, son, occupation: Works at home; Hezekiah, age 14, son, occupation: at home, born in Indiana; George Sullivan, age 9, son, born in Indiana; Albert Sullivan, age 1, son, born in Indiana”
According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Bourbon Township, Bourbon Town, Marshall County, Indiana, the household members were:
“Mary J Baugus (sic), Head, born Aug 1847, 52, widowed, 2 children born, 2 children living, born in Indiana, father for in “cannot tell”, mother born in Virginia; Frank Baugus (sic) son, born November 1883, single, born in Indiana, father born in “cannot tell”, mother born in Indiana, occupation: at college; Flora E Sullivan, daughter, born February 1881, age 19, married for 1 year, 1 child born, 1 child living, born in Indiana, father born in “cannot tell”, mother born in Indiana; George Sullivan, son-in-law, born March 1876, age 24, married for 1 year, born in Indiana, parents born in Indiana, occupation: Day laborer; Edith M Sullivan, gr daughter, born Aug 1899, age 9/12, single, born in Indiana, parents born in Indiana”
According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
“Name: George Albert Sullivan, Permanent Home Address: Hainesville, Lake County, Ill; Age in Years: 43; Date of Birth: Mar 5 1875; Race: White; Native Born; Present Occupation: Railroad laborer; Employer’s Name: E.M & St P. RR.; Place of Employment: Grayslake, Lake County, Ill; Nearest Relative: Mrs. Sarah Ella Sullivan, wife, Hainesville, Lake County, IL; Height: Medium; Build: Slender; Color of Eyes: Grey; Color of Hair: Black; Signed: Sept 15, 1918”
According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Hainesville Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were:
“George Sullivan, head, age 44, married, born in Indiana, parents born in Indiana, occupation: section hand – railroad; Ella Sullivan, wife, age 42, married, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Canada; Charles Sullivan, son, age 5, single, born in Illinois.”
According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Hainesville Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were:
“George A. Sullivan, head, age 55, married at age 37, born in Indiana, parents born in Indiana, occupation: laborer – cement and excavating; Ellen S. Sullivan, wife, age 52, married at age 34, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Canada; Charles E. Sullivan, son, age 15, single, born in Illinois”
According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Avon Twp, Lake County, IL living on Route 20, the household members were:
“Geo. Sullivan, head, age 66, married, highest grade completed: 5, born in Indiana, lived in same house in 1935; Ellen Sullivan, wife, age 62, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935.”
According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Hainesville, Lake County, IL living on Rout Lake Road #134, the household members were:
“George Sullivan, head, age 76, married, born in Indiana; Ellen Sullivan, wife, age 72, married, born in Illinois”
According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:
“Surname: SULLIVAN; Name: George; Birth Date/Place: 3 Mar 1874, IN; Death Date/Place: 07 Aug 1953, Zion; Cause of Death: (blank); Widowed; Occupation: Laborer; Minister – Funeral Home: Rev. E. ABTS, Chapel; Burial Place – Next of Kin: Fort Hill, John SULLIVAN-Father, Sarah MARTIN-Mother”