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Transcribed biography of John and Mary (Clifford) McAuliffe


John and Mary (Clifford) McAuliffe were married in Union Township. To this union twelve (12) children were born. There were six boys and six girls. Some of these children stayed in Union Township to farm, while the others moved away.

Florence McAuliffe, one of those who stayed, married Katharine Cronican, a schoolteacher in 1890. Six children were born to Katharine and Florence. Of these, Paul, William, and Katharine are now deceased. The others, Leo, of Valparaiso; Frank, of Union Township; and Mary (McNamara), of South Dakota, are still living.

Frank has one daughter, Jeanne, and four grandchildren. Jeanne and her grandchildren. Jeanne and her family make their home in Valparaiso.

William had one son, Donald, a 1963 graduate of Wheeler High School. Donaid's son, Stephen, a fourth generation of McAuliffes, presently attends Union Center Elementary School.

The Cronican farm, located on U.S. 30, is now a part of the beautiful and scenic Shorewood Forest.

During the construction of U.S. Highway 30 back in 1939, sections of the McAuliffe farm had to be appropriated for this use.

Through the years the McAuliffe families have been parishioners of St. Paul Catholic Church.

Submitted by Viola McAuliffe

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 136

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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