Edith Virginia Fenelon1,2,3

ID# 17876, (1899 - 1967)
FatherJames E. Fenelon7,8,9 (26 Jun 1856 - 31 Jul 1937)
MotherBridget A. Brady4,5,6 (21 Jan 1863 - 21 Feb 1945)

Key Events:

Birth: 8 Feb 1899, Illinois10,11,12
Marriage: Joseph Frank Prenger (28 Aug 1885 - 22 Sep 1943)13,14,15
Death: Jan 196716

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Edith Virginia Fenelon was born on 8 Feb 1899 in Illinois.10,11,12 Edith seems to have switched between using her first name and middle name at various times, or perhaps with different members of her family. In fact, it is not clear from available evidence whether Edith or Virginia was actually her first name.17,18,3
     She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents, James E. Fenelon and Bridget A. Brady.7 She appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents.8
     She appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents, at 1105 Knoxville Ave.9 She also appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, at 1532 North Claremont Ave., enumerated the same day, as one of 42 "pupil nurses" living in a nurse's home, apparently associated with a hospital.19
     She appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents.20
     Edith studied nursing, and in 1920 was in training at a hospital in in Chicago.21 She was a private duty nurse by in 1930, back in Peoria.22
     Edith married Joseph Frank Prenger, son of Frederick Prenger and Mary Lucas.13,14,15
     Edith appeared with her husband Joseph on the 1940 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 1105 Knoxville Ave., in the household of Bridget A. Brady, her mother, reporting they had also lived in the same house in 1935.6
     Edith died in Jan 1967 at age 67.16

Children:
     There were no children with Joseph Frank Prenger

Citations

  1. [S3551] James E. Fenelon household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows name as Edith V. Fenelon.
  2. [S3550] James E. Fenelon household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows name as Edith V. Fenelon.
  3. [S3546] Bridget Fenelon household, 1940 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows name as E. Virginia Prenger, and her mother with surname Fenelon.
  4. [S3547] James E. Fenelon household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows the girl as daughter of Bridget's husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  5. [S3548] James E. Felelon household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows the girl as daughter of Bridget's husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  6. [S3546] Bridget Fenelon household, 1940 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  7. [S3547] James E. Fenelon household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  8. [S3548] James E. Felelon household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  9. [S3551] James E. Fenelon household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  10. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Virginia Prenger, Soc. Sec. No. 335-22-0152, shows date.
  11. [S3547] James E. Fenelon household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows month, year, age 1 and state.
  12. [S3548] James E. Felelon household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows age 10 and state.
  13. [S3476] Joseph Frank Prenger, Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration, shows her as his wife.
  14. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Joseph F. Prenger, citing FHL #1983537 and certificate no. 37150, shows her as his spouse.
  15. [S3546] Bridget Fenelon household, 1940 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows them as married, he as son-in-law and her as daughter of Bridget.
  16. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Virginia Prenger, Soc. Sec. No. 335-22-0152, shows month, year, and last residence as 61607 Peoria, Peoria, Illinois.
  17. [S3547] James E. Fenelon household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows name as Virginia I. Fenelon.
  18. [S3548] James E. Felelon household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows name as Virginia E. Fenelon.
  19. [S3549] Nurses' home, 1920 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  20. [S3550] James E. Fenelon household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  21. [S3549] Nurses' home, 1920 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows occupation as "pupil nurse."
  22. [S3550] James E. Fenelon household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows occupation as nurse, industry as private duty.