Transcribed by Mary Ann Kaylor
CLANCY, MICHAEL, who has for the past thirty-seven years resided at his present home at No. 206 West Mason Street, Springfield, Ill., was for many years in the employ of the city, but now lives retired from active life. Mr. Clancy was born in County Waterford, Ireland, September 19, 1844, son of James and Ellen (Murray) Clancy, both natives of Ireland, where they spent their lives on a farm in County Waterford.
The education of Michael Clancy was received in his native county and upon leaving school he helped his father on the farm until attaining his majority, then emigrated to America, landing at New York City. He lived in New York for a time, then proceeded to Springfield, his home since. He has been successful in his private enterprises and besides his home owns two other properties in Springfield. He has the ability and sterling qualities requisite for business success and has also been able to win and retain many warm friends. He was employed by the City of Springfield in various capacities and gave most satisfactory service. In politics he is a Democrat and is a member of the Roman Catholic Church, being connected with St. Agnes Parish and giving his support to the work of the church. He is not connected with any fraternal organizations, being of quiet habits and fond of home life.
Mr. Clancy was married in Springfield, April 19, 1872, to Miss Ellen Sullivan, also a native of County Waterford, Ireland, whose parents were farmers and spent their entire lives in Ireland. Five children, three sons and two daughters, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Clancy, two of whom are now living. The son, James, lives at Lincoln, Ill., where he has charge of a Department of the State School for Feeble-minded Children, and the daughter, Ellen, married Edward Tobin, a horse-shoer of Springfield, and they live with her father.