Elizabeth Florence (Kelly) Duignan (1900 - 1980)

Elizabeth (Kelly) Duignan
1900 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Elizabeth Florence (Kelly) Duignan, mother to 4 children, was born on September 12, 1900 at Home, Chicago, Illinois. She was born into the Kelly family and married into the Duignan family. She was born to Elizabeth Collins Kelly and Michael J. Kelly. Elizabeth was baptized at St.Laurence Church, Chicago, Illinois. She married Arthur A. Duignan, and they gave birth to Sylvia Martha Duignan Cook. She married Arthur Ambrose Duignan, and they gave birth to Eileen Duignan-Woods, Sylvia Martha Duignan Cook, and Alice Joan Duignan. Elizabeth died in February 1980 at St.Jpseph's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois at 79 years of age.

Florence was my mother. One of the sweetest women who ever lived. She was smart, interesting and had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved her family.
When my father died, she went out to work at 55, never having worked before. She was active in the Chicago South Side Catholic Women's Club and St.Dorothy's Church.I miss her very much.

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Elizabeth Florence (Kelly) Duignan

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Elizabeth Duignan was born on at Home, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States 60619


Elizabeth Duignan died in at St.Jpseph's Hospital, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States

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Heart Failure

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at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 6001 W 111th St, in Alsip, Illinois United States 60803



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Scottish and Irish

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at St.Laurence Church, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States

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420 Belmont, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60657


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Retail, Marshall Field Co.

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South Side Catholic Women's Club
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Elizabeth Florence (Kelly) Duignan, mother to 4 children, passed away in February 1980 at St.Jpseph's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois at 79 years of age. She was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois. She was born on September 12, 1900 at Home, Chicago, Illinois. She was born to Elizabeth Collins Kelly and Michael J. Kelly. Elizabeth married Arthur A. Duignan, and they gave birth to Sylvia Martha Duignan Cook. She married Arthur Ambrose Duignan, and they gave birth to Eileen Duignan-Woods, Sylvia Martha Duignan Cook, and Alice Joan Duignan.
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In 1900, in the year that Elizabeth Florence (Kelly) Duignan was born, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1910, she was just 10 years old when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1936, by the time she was 36 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1957, when she was 57 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1980, in the year of Elizabeth Florence (Kelly) Duignan's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Oct 10, 1927 - June 1980
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Jan 25, 1943 - July 1993
Feb 8, 1943 - May 18, 2005
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