Re: Michael Francis Yore Chicago fire department 1903.
My father saw your post and determined it was his grandfather's brother-in-law or his grandfather's cousin. His grandfather came to America from Ireland as a baby(circa 1870) and the family either married into the Yore family or was already related. He thinks that his grandfather(Patrick Harvey b. Limerick) son of Patrick Harvey (b. County Clare circa 1820) had a sister and he also remembers meeting Mrs. Yore at a funeral(Michael Francis Yore's widow) at a family funeral. My father was a Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant and because of Michael Francis Yore,my great grandfather almost joined the fire department. My father is 75 years old and knew both his grandfather(Patrick Harvey and Mrs. Yore)> My great grandfather was married into the Gibbons family of Hannibal , Missouri. 1 st generation from Mayo and County Offaly. Her full name was Celia Gibbons. My father remebers a fire helmut being on the Yore gravesite. Feel free to email me at [email protected]