I am a Lazarus from Illinois. My Father is James Lazarus. The information that I have been able to obtain through records is that my Dads Father was Thomas Lazarus born in 1902 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1920 he resided in Chicago, Illinois. Thomas married Helen Marie Buckley born 1912 and had 3 kids. My Dad James, Dorothy, and Thomas. My Dads father Thomas died in Chicago when my Dad was a teenager. Thomas Father was Edward Lazarus born 1875 in Irland. His last knowen address was 15900 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest Illinois as a patient living at the Oak Forest Infirmary. Edwards children were Lenora, Edward, Thomas, John, Elsie, Anna, Willard, and Margaret. Edward married a Mary who was born in 1878. My Father has no history on the Lazarus side of the family. His Mother always told him not to have anything to do with them and he has even lost contact with his brother and sister. My dad has said that their was a lot of cousins on the Lazarus side.