Maurice Savage1

#8134, (say 1789 - )
Father*William Savage1 (s 1750 - 1824)
Mother*Margaret Lane1 (1750 - 1830)


Mary Walsh b. c 1803, d. 1884
Children 1.William Maurice Savage+5 (1832 - )
 2.Mary Savage8 (c 1833 - )
 3.Richard Henry Savage+9 (1835 - )
 4.Catherine Savage10 (c 1836 - )
Birth*say 1789He was born say 1789 at IrelandG.1 
Marriage15 January 1829He witnessed the marriage of Patrick Hayes Jr. and Mary Savage on 15 January 1829 at St-Henri Church, Barachois, Shediac Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, uncle of the bride.2 
Marriage*1831He married Mary Walsh in 1831 at CanadaG.3,4 
1837He and Mary Walsh removed to Cook Co., IllinoisG, in 1837.5,6 
1839He and Mary Walsh lived in 1839 at Michigan Street near Rush, Chicago, Illinois.7 


  1. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, Westmorland County (copy from Université Saint Joseph Archives, Moncton), transcription online, p. 7-8: "1827. The Savages claim the distinction of having had a farm in Ireland; not freehold of course, but a farm, "Bally-na-moche". They consisted of the mother, six brothers, four sisters, and the family of the eldest brother, Daniel, who after the death of his first wife married again, and had a second family in Ireland. He never came to America, and all accounts of him and the second family are lost. In the order of age the brothers were: Denis, John, Patrick, Maurice, William, James. One sister, Mrs. Timothy Hartnett, joined her husband; a Mrs. Mahoney came to St. Martin, N. B., and a Mrs. Hearn went with her husband to the United States; the youngest daughter, Margaret, married to Patrick Hickey, came, accompanied by her mother, Margaret (née Lane).
    They did not come all together, but at different times as their means permitted, in groups of six or seven. Some landed at St. John, some at Miramichi, and some even at Quebec. The journey over land that a number of them were obliged to take from Quebec, carrying small infants, as well as all their worldly effects, was among the greatest hardships they suffered. It took some five years before they were all united in Melrose."
  2. [S146] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Henri, Barachois, Cte Westmorland, 1812-1899, Vols. 1 and 2 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), 1829, sh. 66, img 91155, M1; 15 Jan 1829; Patrick Hayes, farmer, res. Cap Tourmentin, son of Patrick Hayes and of Johanna Hogan of Co. Waterford, Ireland; Mary Savage, res. Cap Tourmentin, dau. of Denis Savage, farmer, and of Mary Keating, also of Cap Tourmentin; witnesses James Mansfield, friend of the groom, and Maurice Savage, uncle of the bride.
  3. [S1498] Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, online
  4. [S100] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Shemogue [Chimogoui, St-Barthélemi], Cte Westmorland, 1813-1855 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), img. 43/150, B-10. Baptism of Mary Savage, dau. of Maurice Savage and Mary Walsh, q.v. Online
  5. [S2538] A T Andreas, History of Chicago from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Vol. III From the Fire of 1871 to 1885 (Chicago: A T Andreas Co., 1886), p. 490.
  6. [S79] Rev. Edward Savage, The Story of Melrose, p. 8: "Three of [the Savage brothers], William, Maurice and James, made up their minds to abandon the forests and seek the prairie lands of the West. So at the earliest possible moment after the death of their mother, they left for Clark County, Illinois, on the prairies. The cross roads where Maurice died is now a street corner, occupied by the Moody Temple, one of the valuable sites in Chicago." Note: prob. Cook County rather than Clark.
  7. [S423] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online, Furgus' Directory of the City of Chicago 1839 (Chicago: Fergus Printing Company), p. 29, img. 34/75. Maurice Savage, camal subcontractor, Michigan street near Rush.
  8. [S100] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: Shemogue, 1813-1899, img. 43/150, B-10. Mary Savage, dau. of Maurice Savage and Mary Walsh of Cap Tormentine, age two yrs. [or mos.], bapt. 18 May 1835 by Ant. Gagnon; sponsors Magna [perhaps] Leger and Dorothea Blanch.
  9. [S2538] A T Andreas, History of Chicago III, p. 490. "Richard, son of Maurice and Marv Savage, was born at Ray Verde. New Brunswick, Canada, on September 27, 1835."
  10. [S146] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Henri, Barachois, 1812-1899 1 & 2, vol.1, p. 137, B-21, img. 18/155. Catherine Savage, dau. of Maurice Savagae and Mary Walsh, age six months, bapt. 5 Jan 1837 by Ant. Gagnon; sponsors John Splane and Eleanora Savage.