William A Whelan1

#14687, (30 June 1864 - 31 July 1921)
Father*Jeremiah Whelan2 (c 1831 - b 1880)
Mother*Mary Knight2 (c 1832 - )


Mollie V Goldrick b. c 1867
Children 1.William Francis Whelan12 (1889 - 1978)
 2.Dr. George Leo Whelan13 (1891 - 1964)
 3.Marie Whelan12 (1893 - )
Birth*30 June 1864He was born on 30 June 1864 at Buchanan Co., MissouriG.3 
Baptism10 July 1864He was baptized on 10 July 1864 at St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MissouriG.3 
30 January 1871He appeared on the census of 30 January 1871 in the household of Jeremiah Whelan and Mary Knight at St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MissouriG, age 9, b. MO.4 
3 June 1880He appeared on the census of 3 June 1880 in the household of Mary Knight at Tenth, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MissouriG, age 15, b. MO, at school.5 
Marriage*11 July 1887He married Mollie V Goldrick on 11 July 1887 at Sacred Heart Church, 19th Street, Chicago, Cook Co., IllinoisG; (Cook Co. Index has 11 Jul 1887.)6,7 
1908He lived with Alexander Thomas Whelan in 1908 at 1204 South 12th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri; a hardware merchant.8 
1910He appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Alexander Thomas Whelan at 1204 South 11th Street, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MissouriG, as William H, brother, age 45, wid., b. MO, parents b. Ireland; (supplemental.)9 
10 January 1920He appeared on the census of 10 January 1920 in the household of Alexander Thomas Whelan at 1204 South 11th Street, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MissouriG, brother, age 52, wid. hardware, furnace machinist.10 
Death*31 July 1921He died on 31 July 1921 at St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MissouriG, at age 57.11 


  1. [S1658] U.S. Passport Applications, Jan. 2, 1906 - Mar. 31, 1925, Publication M1490, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, online Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, Film roll 820, application certificate 93515, Philadelphia PA, 3 Jul 1919. William F Whelan, b. Chicago IL, 21 Feb 1889, father William A Whelan (b. MO, res. St. Joseph MO); physician, res. 7047 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia PA, to depart U.S. 17 Jul 1919, on the Mauretania, dest. England, to establish practice. Age 30, 5' 11", lt. brown hair; citizenship sworn to by Charles S Hirsch, physician, 900 Pine St., Philadelphia PA; birth date sworn to by father Wm A Whelan, 26 Jun 1919, 1001 South 10th Street, St. Joseph MO: "Doctor Wm F Whelan my son was born in Chicago Illinois February 21st 1889."
  2. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. age 9, b. MO.
  3. [S2328] St. Joseph's Cathedral (St. Joseph, Misouri) Baptisms 1856-1903; Film 980526 (DGS 7903542) (Family History Library, 1910), p. 78, img. 361/787. William, son of Jeremiah Whelan and Mary Knight, age 10 days, bapt. 10 Jul 1864 by J Hennessy; sponsors John Prenderghast and Catherine Gray.
  4. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Jeremiah (38), b. Ireland, tinner, owned real estate value $1,800; Mary (37), b. Ireland, housekeeping.
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. MaryJ (50), wid., b. and parents b. Ireland, hardware merchant.
  6. [S1934] Illinois, Chicago, Catholic Church Records, 1833-1925, online FamilySearch.org, Sacred Heart Parish (Chicago: 19th St) > img. 91/264, p. 131. William A Whelan and Mollie V Goldrick, marr. 19 Jul 1887 by H Bronsgeest; witn. John W Kelly and Maggie Hanley.
  7. [S1557] Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920, online FamilySearch.org, William A Whelan, age 23, and Moillie V Goldrick, age 20, marr. Cook Co. 11 Jul 1887; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 116121, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,030,165.
  8. [S248] Polk's City Directory R. L. Polk & Co., St. Joseph NO 1908, p. 964, img. 494/563. Display ad, Alex T. Whelan; Hardware, Paints, Oils and Glass; Manufacturer and Contractor; Sheet Metal, Cornices, Etc., Slate Roofing, Skylights, Warm Air Heating; Both Phones 641, 10th and Lafayette. Res. 1204 S 11th; same res. George L, bookkeeper, R L McDonald Mnfg Co; Josie A; Mary F; Wm A, mach. A T Whelan; Wm F, clerk A T Whelan.
  9. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Alexander T (40), b. MO, parents b. Ireland, single, retail hardware merchant.
  10. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Alexander (50), single, b. MO, parents b. Ireland, hardware merchant.
  11. [S1399] Missouri Death Certificates (1910- ), File no. 16880, Reg. No. 766, Reg. Dist. 35, Prim. Reg Dist. 1001. William A Whelan, b. MO 3 Jul 1858, son of Jeremiah Whelan and Mary Knight, both b. Ireland; hardware merchant, wid., res. 1204 S. 11th St., St. Joseph, Buchanan Co. MO; d. 31 Jul 1921, age 53y 28d, pulmonary edema; inf. Alex. Whelan, bur. Mt. Olivet Cemetery 2 Aug 1921, online http://s1.sos.mo.gov/mdh
  12. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. grand child in hh of Mary Whelan.
  13. [S1570] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1963/1964/1966: No. 030600-64, Local Reg. No. 4812, Primary Reg. Dist. 80. George L Whelan M.D., b. Chicago IL 27 Apr 1891, son of William A Whelan and Mollie V Goldrick; single, physician, res. 2100 Walnut St., Philadelphia PA; d. Philadelphia General, Philadelphia, 5 Mar 1964, age 72, pulmonary emboli; inf. Dr. William F Whelan, 2014 Delancy Place; bur. Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon PA, 9 Mar 1964, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, online Ancestry.com.