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The Edward McNulty and Francis Elizabeth Lahey Family of South Bend, Indiana Documented in the Census Records

Edward McNulty was the son of James McNulty and Margaret Whelan, friends of my second great grandparents who purportedly traveled by train with them from New York to South Bend. Edward was the eldest son of James and Margaret and was born in New York. According to a record uncovered at LDS website familysearch.org in the Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, Edw McNulty of South Bend, Indiana (48, born in New York) son of James McNulty (mom's maiden name Whalan) married Francis E Lahey of Niles, Michigan (36, born in Niles Michigan) daughter of William Lahey (mom's maiden name Whalan too?) on July 15, 1906 in Niles, Berrien, Michigan. Edward was a city Fireman. Edward McNulty died at the age of 71 on April 25, 1928 at his home at 905 Notre Dame Avenue, according to the obituary that was in the South Bend Tribune on the same day (obtained from the South Bend Genealogical Society). He worked in the Fire Department for 31 years and had retired about 1924. Funeral Services were held at St Joseph's Catholic Church and the Rev. William P Lennartz officiated. He was to be buried at Highland Cemetary. According to the obituary he was born in South Bend Indiana on November 24 1856 (I think this is an error and that it was New York). Survivors were listed as wife Elizabeth, Son William Edward of Sioux Falls South Dakota, Sister Mrs J E Kindig of South Bend and three brothers: Michael of Traverse City, Michigan, Thomas of Chicago Illinois and James of Newton Iowa. He was a wagon driver at the fire department with the Central company, (a job he held since August 19, 1893), later with Hose number 1, Hose Number 3 and finally with Hose Number 7. Once vehicles replaced the horse drawn wagon he became a pipeman at Hose Number 7. (South Bend Tribune, South Bend Indiana 4/25/1928.

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Census Yr/ District Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status/ Miscellaneous
US City Directory 1821-1989 South Bend City 1894 1003 N Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, IN McNultly, Edward     City Fireman  
US City Directory 1821-1989 South Bend City 1896 1003 N Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, IN McNulty, Edward     Laborer (same address in 1899 directory but listed as a Driver) in 1903 same address listed as Edward T, Fireman; 1904 City Fireman Hose; 1906 City Fireman;
US City Directory 1821-1989 South Bend, Indiana 1908 903 Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, Mishawaka, River Park, IN McNulty, Edward     Driver spouse Frances E McNulty
US City Directory 1821-1989 South Bend City 1910 903 Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, Mishawaka, River Park, IN McNulty, Edward     Driver Spouse: Elizabeth F.
1910 South Bend, Indiana Ward 4, District 174 303? Notre Dame Avenue McNulty, Edward, Head 51 New York (parents born in Ireland) Fireman, City Department M; first marriage, married for 4 yrs
1910 South Bend, Indiana Ward 4, District 174 303? Notre Dame Avenue McNulty, Elizabeth Wife 39 Michigan (parents born Ireland) None M; first marriage, married for 4 yrs; 1 child 1 living
1910 South Bend, Indiana, Ward 4, District 174 303? Notre Dame Avenue McNulty, William E., Son 1 11/12 Indiana (dad born New York and Mom in Michigan)    
US City Directory 1821-1989 South Bend City 1916 907 Notre Dame Avenue South Bend, Mishawaka, IN McNulty, Edward     Pipeman Hose Company #7 spouse: Elizabeth
US City Directory 1821-1989 South Bend City 1920 907 N Notre Dame Avenue South Bend, Mishawaka, IN McNulty, Edward     City Fireman Spouse: Elizabeth; same info in 1921 and 1923
1920 South Bend, Indiana Ward 4, District 247 907 Notre Dame Avenue McNulty, Edward, Head 57 Indiana (parents born Ireland) Fireman- City Fire Department M
1920 South Bend, Ward 4, District 247 907 Notre Dame Avenue McNulty, Elizabeth, Wife 48 Michigan (parents born Ireland) None M
1920 South Bend, Ward 4, District 247 907 Notre Dame Avenue McNulty, Edward, Son 11 Indiana (dad born Indiana and Mom in Michigan) None U
South Bend Tribune Obituary for Edward McNulty April 25, 1928 905 N Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, IN McNulty, Edward died 4/25 at home at 1 o clock after an illness of two years 71 November 24, 1856 South Bend, IN and lived there his whole life. 31 yr vet of South Bend Fire Dept before he retired in 1924. Funeral St Joseph's Church Friday 9am; William Lennartz Pastor. Burial Highland Cemetery; Survived by his wife Elizabeth, son William Edward McNulty of Sioux Falls, SD, a sister Mrs JE Kindig of South Bend, 3 brothers Michael of Traverse City, MI, Thomas of Chicago and Jame of Newton Ia. 1893 Wagon Driver with the Central Company on West Jefferson Blvd, then transferred to Hose Company #1 on Water Street, the Hose COmpany #3 NOrth Hill St, then Driver House #7 until automobile trucks replaced the horse drawn vehicles- then a pipeman at that station.
1930 South Bend, District 27 905 Notre Dame Anenue McNulty, Elizabeth, Head 49 Michigan (parents born Ireland) None W
1930 South Bend, District 27 905 Notre Dame Avenue McNulty, William E., Son 21 Indiana (dad born in Indiana and mom in Michigan) None U
South Bend Tribune Obituary for Elizabeth Lahey McNulty May 11, 1949 905 North Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, IN McNulty, Mrs Elizabeth Lahey died at 5:45 PM in the Quicks Convalescent Home, Niles Michigan 79 Niles, Michigan on January 27, 1870   widow of Edward McNulty who died in 1928. She lived in South Bend since 1906. Surviving are a son William E of South Bend and 3 Grand children. Funeral 9am Friday St Joseph's Catholic Church with Rev Philip V Beaghan Pastor. Burial at Highland Cemetery.
Marriage License issued by the Clerk of St Joseph Circuit Court   McNulty, William E married Charlotte June Armstrong March 2, 1935 by Rev. W.P Corcoran        
1940 US Census for South Bend, Portage Township, St Joseph County Indiana 3110 Sunnymede Avenue Census conducted April 2, 1940 McNulty, William E, Head (son of Edward and Elizabeth Lahey) 31 Indiana Life Insurance Salesman he resided in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1935; income $900;
" " McNulty, Charlotte, Wife 25 Wisconsin Sales Lady Milinery Store she resided in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1935; income 213
" " McNulty, Thomas, Son 4 Wisconsin    
" " McNulty, Carole Beth, Daughter 7/12 Indiana    

These records were acquired from the ancestry.com federal census (database online) Provo, Utah, Ancestry.com.