I'd take those dates of birth from death certs w/a huge grain of salt ... so my first question is -- can you point to this family in 1860, 1870 or 1880 census?
You don't give the other childrens' names to Tom & Maria ... Rose, Thomas & ___________.Can you point to them in a census?Where did they live in Chicago?Where was Tom Jr baptized?
Have you PHONED Calvary and asked who is buried with the parents?
When you say Tom Jr born in Chicago, is that based on his death cert?I don't readily see this family, but I do see a MA family that might work (just something to think about, I know Roseann states b NY....)
Name: Thos Hafey Age in 1860: 30 Birth Year: abt 1830 Birthplace: Ireland Home in 1860: Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts Gender: Male Post Office: Lee Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age Margaret Welch 55 IRE Thos Hafey 30 IRE Mary Hafey 35 IRE John Hafey 5 all kids MA Mary A Hafey 9 Rossie Hafey 6 female ... Thomas Hafey 3 Kate Hafey 10/12
Tom Jr. names a child Bernard ... unusual.
This is interesting:
Name: Mary A. Heavey Birth Date: 03 May 1872 Birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois Gender: Female Race (Original): Race (Standardized): Father's Name: *******Bernard C. Heavey Father's Birthplace: Father's Age: Mother's Name: *******Maria Gleason Mother's Birthplace: Mother's Age: Christening Date: Christening Place: Film Number: 1287720 Digital Folder Number: 4254958 Image Number: 159 Reference Number: v A p 122
1880 - Chicago
Bernhard HEAVEYSelfMMaleW36IRE.Clerk In Assesors OfficeIRE.IRE. Maria HEAVEYWifeMFemaleW32CAN.Keeping HouseIRE.IRE. Bernhard HEAVEYSonSMaleW10NYAt SchoolIRE.CAN. Lilley HEAVEYDauSFemaleW6ILAt SchoolIRE.CAN. John HEAVEYSonSMaleW2ILIRE.CAN.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source Information: Census Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois Family History Library Film1254190 NA Film NumberT9-0190 Page Number284B
June 1898 Heavey, Bernard C. , on June 7, beloved husband of Maria Heavey, nee Gleason, and father of Bernard, John, Wm and Lizzie Heavey... residence 770 Turner Ave., to Calvary.
Then someone's family tree @ ancestry - the 3rd child Patrick, also names a child Bernard?
Patrick H Heavey
Birth 1844 (7) in Ireland Death 4 June 1882
Parents & Siblings Thomas Heavey (1817-1885) Maria Gavin (1820-1890)
Spouse & Children Susannah L Mahon (1833-1870) died Vandalia IL Charles Bernard Heavey (1862-) born 19 MARCH 1862 BOSTON!
....From the notes of Agnes M. McGinty: "Patrick Heavey had a genial and jovial manner. Liked music and dancing. Often told about roaming the woods in ireland before coming to America, studying bird songs and trying to imitate them. Never heard of him attending school, but he did like to read. Liked the poetry of Robert Burns and Thomas Moore. Aster is marriage to Susan l. Mahan, he came over the old National Trail to Vandalia, Illinois which at that time was the capitol of Illinois. The Old National Trail is now US Highway 40 Then Vandalia was the western terminus. He sent for his wife Susan and their three living children, James Patrick 1856, Mary Frances 1858 and Charles Bernard 1862 to join him. Susan died 6 years later of typhoid leaving Patrick as both father and mpther to four boys and one girl.
Mary Francis b 1858 d 1929, Charles Bernard b1862 d 1952, James Patrick b 1856, d1923, John William b. 1867 d 1941, Francis Edward b 1869, d 1909.
That's it for now - If this sounds familar email me : firstname.lastname@example.org