The mother of this Hugh Ahern was Sarah Cassidy, sister of William J. Cassidy of Cassidy Tires.Hugh Ahern took over Cassidy Tires from his Uncle William J. Cassidy.
Does anyone have any more information about this family.
Here are my previous postings:
Posting No. 1315 on October 15, 2001.
Does anyone have any information for William J. Cassidy of the William J. Cassidy Tire Co. in Chicago, Illinois?
Their ad in the yellow pages that states they have been in business since 1904. Each week day morning, I pass their advertisement sign and wonder if William J. Cassidy is related to my great great grandmother Bridget Cassidy (b. abt. 1838) in County Cavan, Ireland. She married Owen McGovern and stayed in Ireland, but many of their children came to Chicago. My great grandmother was their daughter Mary McGovern.
Please contact me if you have any information for William J. Cassidy of Chicago, IL.
Posting No. 1336 on November 09, 2001.
I found this information at their website:
Chicago's Cassidy Tire Company was founded in 1914 by William J. Cassidy with the help of his young nephew, Hugh Ahern. Initially selling hard rubber tires, they switched to Goodyear pneumatic tires in the early 1920's. By 1930, young Hugh Ahern was running the company.
Hugh's six sons, Bill, Frank, Jack, Jim, Tom and Hugh Jr., all worked at the store every day after school and on holidays. The store survived both the Great Depression and World War II. Following the war, one by one, the boys joined their father full time at Cassidy Tire. In 1960, they opened a second store in Oak Park, Illinois.
Satisfied that he had prepared his sons to run the family business, Hugh Ahern Sr. stepped aside around 1965 to let his boys take over, having run Cassidy Tire for over three decades.
In 1968, at the age of 72, Hugh Ahern Sr. died. Two years later, after 56 years in the same store, Cassidy Tire's headquarters moved to its current location at 344 N. Canal St. in Chicago.
Hugh Ahern Jr. died in March 1984 and Bill retired in April that same year. Brothers Frank, Jim, Tom and Jack continue to run the firm. Cassidy Tire has grown over the years and now has a total of 14 stores located in and around Chicago.
Positng No. 1353 on November 29, 2001.
I found Hugh Ahern Sr. and Hugh Ahern Jr. in the Social Security Death Index:
Born: 18 Dec 1932
Died: Mar 1984
Location: 60611 (Chicago, Cook, IL)
Born: 14 Nov 1896
Died: Jan 1968
Location: 60304 (Oak Park, Cook, IL)
Posting No. 1984 on March 22, 2005.
In the 1880 United States Census, I found:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Hugh CASSIDY Self M Male W 45 IRE Carriages To Let IRE IRE
Bridget CASSIDY Wife M Female W 42 IRE Keeping House IRE IRE
Sarah Ann CASSIDY Dau S Female W 19 IL At School IRE IRE
Thomas CASSIDY Son S Male W 17 IL At Home IRE IRE
Maggie CASSIDY Dau S Female W 15 IL At School IRE IRE
William CASSIDY Son S Male W 11 IL At School IRE IRE
Rose CASSIDY Dau S Female W 7 IL At School IRE IRE
Census Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254191
NA Film Number T9-0191
Page Number 560B
Posting No. 1985 on March 22, 2005.
In the 1900 United States Federal Census, living at 50 Johnson St., 19 Ward Chicago , Cook Co., IL, Page 88, I found:
Name Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house
Bridgett Cassidy Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois abt 1835 Ireland White Head 6/1835, 64, WD, IRE, Immigrated in 1860, 40 years in U.S.
William J Cassidy Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois abt 1871 Illinois White Son 10/1870, 29, Single, IL, Liveryman
Rose E Cassidy Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois abt 1878 Illinois White Daughter 7/1877, 22, Single, IL, School Teacher
Kathryne Boyle Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois abt 1884 Ireland White Servant 1/1884, 16, Single, IRE, Servant
Posting No. 1986 on March 22, 2005.
In the 1870 United States Federal Census, I found:
Name Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Gender
Hugh Cassedy Chicago Ward 9, Cook, IL abt 1830 Ireland White Male
Bridget Cassedy Chicago Ward 9, Cook, IL abt 1835 Ireland White Female
Sarah Cassedy Chicago Ward 9, Cook, IL abt 1861 Illinois White Female
Thomas Cassedy Chicago Ward 9, Cook, IL abt 1863 Illinois White Male
Maggie Cassedy Chicago Ward 9, Cook, IL abt 1865 Illinois White Female
Willie Cassedy Chicago Ward 9, Cook, IL abt 1868 Illinois White Male
Posting No.1987 on March 22, 2005
In the 1920 United States Federal Census, I found:
Name Home in 1920 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race
Cassidy, William J Chicago, Cook, Illinois 1884 Illinois White
In the 1920 U.S. Census, living at 4719 W. Washington Blvd., 35-WD Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, Page 71B, I found:
Cassidy, William J., Head, 35, Single, IL, IRE, IRE, Manager, Garage
Ahern, Sarah A., Sister, 40, Widowed, IL, None
Cassidy, Rose, Sister, ?, Single, IL, Teacher, School
Ahern, Hugh, Nephew, 20, Single, IL, Bookkeeper, Garage
Ahern, Helen, Niece, 18, Single, IL, Clerk, School
Ahern, Sadie, Niece, 16, Single, IL