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The Tie That Binds

THOMAS CHRISTOPHER QUIRK: [2]
son of Thomas Quirk and Margaret McCormick
Born: 25 December 1865 Montreal, Canada
Died: 13 March 1940 Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery Evansville, IN
Married: 1] 5 September 1894 Evansville, IN Book 17, page 450
    CARRIE PAULSEN
    daughter of John Paulsen and Dorthea Jergenson
    Born: 30 June 1870/1 IN
    Died: 31 March 1929 Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN
    Burial: Locust Hill Cemetery Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN

CHILDREN OF CHRISTOPHER AND CARRIE:

    1. Chester Quirk
        b. 21 April 1899
        d. 2 July 1900 Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN
    2. Christopher L. Quirk + Anna Elizabeth Schneider
    3. John Thomas Quirk + 1] Eva Beatrice Marlow
                                      + 2] Dorothy Caroline Gardner

Divorced: 3 July 1908 Vanderburgh Co., Superior Court, Order Book 37, page 289 - 290, case # 14384. He filed, he was granted divorce and care and custody of Christopher Quirk and John Quirk.

Married: 2] 17 March 1919 Evansville, IN Bk. 72, p. 138
    LILLIAN ROBINSON
    daughter of Albert Robinson and Elizabeth Brandenstein
    Born: April 1882 IN
    Died: 1 August 1961 Evansville, IN
    Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery Evansville, IN

No issue from this marriage has been found.

SOURCES:
Year: 1870; Census Place: Greencastle Ward 1, Putnam, Indiana; Roll: M593_353; Page: 104A; Image: 211; Family History Library Film: 545852.
Thomas and Margaret are both listed born in Ireland; Christopher age 5 born in Canada; Elizabeth age 5/12 born in January in IN

Year: 1880; Census Place: Lost River, Martin, Indiana; Roll: 298; Family History Film: 1254298; Page: 313C; Enumeration District: 152; Image: 0228.
Thomas C. Quirk is living with his mother and step-father, Bartholomew Connally. His two brothers, William and John are also living in the household.

Carrie Paulson's first marriage was to David Dewitt Evans their daughter Dora Kate Evans was born 9 February 1891. This is 3 years before Carrie married Thomas Christopher Quirk. This daughter is listed in the 1900 census with her mother and step-father as Flora Quirk is actually Dora Kate Evans. The census even lists her exact date of birth.

Indiana Births, 1880-1920
Name: Dora Evans   Father: David
County: Vanderburgh   Gender: Female
Birth Date: 9 Feb 1891
Reference: Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Index to Birth Records 1882-1920 Inclusive Volume II    C - F
Book: CH-V3 Page: 293

Year: 1900; Census Place: Pigeon, Vanderburgh, Indiana; Roll: 407; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0092; FHL microfilm: 1240407. Flora Quirk is listed as born 9 Feb. 1891, and is listed as her father born Canada. Carrie Paulson was married to David/Dewitt Evans 30 August 1890 and he is listed as the father of Dora Evans born 9 February 1891.

Indiana Births, 1880-1920
Name: Quirk
Father: Chris   Mother: Carrie Paulson
County: Vanderburgh Gender: Male
Birth Date: 9 May 1902
Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Index to Birth Records 1882 - 1920 Inclusive Volume VI   P - R
Book: CH-C Page: 118

Name: John Quirk                              [I strongly feel this is also John Thomas Quirk's record of birth with a wrong date of birth]
Father: Chris   Mother: Carrie Erans   [I doubt Carrie Evans/Evans gave birth to children 16 days apart.  One record is a county listing]
County: Vanderburgh Gender: Male    [ the other record is a city record.]
Birth Date: 1 Sep 1905
Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Index to Birth Records 1882 - 1920 Inclusive  Volume VI   P - R
Book: CH-D Page: 9

Name: McQuick                     [I strongly feel this in John Thomas Quirk's record of birth]
Father: Chris   Mother: Carrie Evans
County: Vanderburgh Gender: Male
Birth Date: 17 Sep 1905
Vanderburgh County, IN
Index to Birth Records 1882-1920 Inclusive  Volume V   M - O
Book: H-7 Page: 216

Year: 1910; Census Place: Evansville Ward 6, Vanderburgh, Indiana; Roll: T624_383; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0131; ; FHL microfilm: 1374396. Christopher and his two sons are boarding with the Hoffman family.

Naturalization record: Christ T. Quirk
Declaration of Intent filed 5 October 1918 Vanderburgh Co., IN Volume 4, page 77 states he arrived February 1866; port of entry Detroit, Michigan.

Year: 1920; Census Place: Evansville Ward 7, Vanderburgh, Indiana; Roll: T625_471; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 156; Image: 745.

Year: 1930; Census Place: Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana; Roll: 633; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 21; Image: 733.0; FHL microfilm: 2340368.

Obituaries:
Carrie Paulsen Stroup Evansville Courier, issue 1 April 1929
Thomas Christ Quirk The Evansville Press, issue 14 March 1940

Notes on Carrie Paulson:
Divorce:
Evans, Carrie vs David 3/7/1892 SC Bk 14, page 68

Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: Carrie Paulson
Marriage Date: 5 Sep 1894
Birth Date: abt 1871
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Father Name: Jno
Mother Name: Doretha Jurgenson
Vanderburgh County, Indiana; Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript 1, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O; Book: 3; Page: 92.

Quirk, Christ vs Carrie 7/3/1908 SC Bk 37. pate 289

Divorce:
Hobbs, William vs Carrie 10/14/1912 CC Bk F-2, page 292

Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992
Name: Carrie Hobbs
[Carrie Paulsen]
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 16 Oct 1912
Marriage Place: Vandeburgh County, Indiana
Father: John Paulsen
Mother: Dorothy Jorgenson
Spouse: Ira Turpen
FHL Film Number: 1479331

Divorce:
Turpin, Ira vs Carrie 1/25/1926 CC Bk S-2, page 231

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Name: Homer M Stroup
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1926
Street address: 419 Lincoln way E
Residence Place: South Bend; Mishawaka, Indiana
Occupation: Warehouseman
Spouse: Carrie Stroup
Publication Title: South Bend, Indiana, City Directory, 1926

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Name: Homer Stroup
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1928
Street address: 307 S Michigan
Residence Place: South Bend; Mishawaka, Indiana
Occupation: Trackmn
Spouse: Carrie Stroup
Publication Title: South Bend, Indiana, City Directory, 1928

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Name: Homer Stroup
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1929
Street address: 2527 Milburn blvd
Residence Place: Mishawaka, Indiana
Occupation: Laborer
Spouse: Carrie Stroup
Publication Title: Mishawaka, Indiana, City Directory, 1929


Notes on Lillian Robinson:
Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: Lillie Robinson  Spouse Name: Louis Schnacke
Marriage Date: 15 Feb 1905  Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Index To Marriage Records 1846 - 1920 Inclusive Volume
W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office
Book: 24 Page: 263

Schnake, Louis vs Lillie 1/13/1913 CC D-2 516 Vanderburgh Co., IN


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