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Sullivan-Freehill Family Papers

 Collection — oversize_drawer: 56
Identifier: 02-02-149

Scope and Contents

The Sullivan collection contains various documents and personal papers of the Sullivan family spanning several generations. It contains material dating back to Mary A. Sullivan’s great grandparents and ending with her and some of her relatives from varying parts of her family. Mary Sullivan’s great-grandparents emigrated separately from Ireland sometime in the mid to late 1850’s. It was here in the U.S. that they met each other, were married, and had several kids. One of their sons, Florence J. Sullivan, worked as a boiler maker on the Illinois Central Railroad. He married in 1894 and had six children including Mary’s father Daniel. He joined the U.S. Army in WWI and after his discharge became an attorney in 1924. He later served as the Assistant Attorney General of Illinois from 1961-1970. Daniel had six kids, one of whom was Mary, who was born in 1930.


  • Created: 1828 - 1974



1.00 Linear Feet

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Includes correspondence, census records, personal papers, legal documents, and certificates for births, deaths, marriages, baptisms. Spanning several generations of the Sullivan Family.

Arrangement Note

The Sullivan Family Papers is arranged by family member. Materials are in chonological order there under.
Archon Finding Aid Title
Cameron Harmon and Debbie Hamm
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Other Unmapped
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collection Repository

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