Thursday, June 4, 2009

Catherine Landy's Deposition

Deposition H
Case of Mary J. Whalin, No. 773265

On this 19th day of May, 1903, at Chicago, county of Cook, State of Ill, before me, J. H. Stibbs, a special examiner of the Bureau of Pensions, personally appeared Catherine Landy, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to her during this special examination of aforesaid claim for pension, deposes and says: I am 60 years of age, am the wife of Pierce Landy & reside at 181 Milton Ave, Chicago Ill.

I knew this claimant when she first came to Chicago. She had been living in Buffalo, N.Y. & she came from there with her uncle Peter Lynch who was a Lake Capt, & she went to Lynches house to live & there I got acquainted with her. ? a few months she went out to work, & she & Pat Whalin got acquainted, & they got married. So far as I knew she was a young unmarried woman up to that time.

I did not know Pat Whalin until he came back from the war. He lived with his mother on Siegel St, & it was my understanding that he had never been married.

I was present & saw them married at Church of Immaculate Conception. That was about the 2nd or 3rd year after he came from the war & they always lived together after that, never were divorced or legally separated, & she has not remarried since his death.

I am not interested in her claim.
The above has been read to me & is correct.
attest. Hannah Landy
P. Landy
Catherine her x mark Landy