Dillon, William

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William Dillon Soundex Code D450

William Dillon, lawyer;

born in: Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, July 10, 1850;

son of: John Blake Dillon and Adelaide Dillon; at time of birth his father was an exile because of participation in the operations of the Young Ireland Party; returned to Ireland, 1856, and father was a member of Parliament for County Tipperary at the time of his death;

educated in: Ireland, finishing at the Catholic University, Dublin;

called to the Irish bar in 1874 and practiced there until ill health forced relinquishment of practice in 1880;

came to IT. S., January, 1880, went to Colorado in following summer and remained there until 1893: part of time on a cattle ranch and the remaining period in practice of law;

married: Elizabeth Dillon, nee: Elizabeth Ratcliff in Colorado in May 1885.

Came to Chicago, June, 1893.

in March, 1894, became editor of The New World, a Catholic weekly, in which connection continued until 1902;

engaged in practice of law in Chicago.



R.C. Member of Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters, Ancient Order of United Workmen (A.O.U.W.).

Club: Illinois Athletic Club, Iroquois Club.

Office: 59 Clark Street (1905), Ashland Block, 1911.

Residence: 1125 W. Lunt Avenue (1902, 1903, 1904, 1905), 1321 W. Lunt Avenue, (1911), Rogers Park

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1905, Book of Chicagoans, 1911.