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Re: Killelea- New Orleans
Posted by: Loraine Montferret (ID *****4625) Date: December 05, 2008 at 06:17:01
In Reply to: Re: Killelea- New Orleans by Michael DeWitt McCown of 18


Did you see my tree on RootsWeb or Ancestry? You can see all my notes and sources on RootsWeb:

So your Mark Killelea might be a brother of the John Killeley I have in New Orleans (b. Abt. 1788)?

John's granddaughter, Sarah Bridget Killelea m. my g-grand uncle, George Bush Smart in New Orleans.

"PS: I do know and correspond with Jules Killelea formerly of New Orleans. He is a retired Captain of the New Orleans Police Department. He may be a relative of yours."

Yes! He's in my tree-
Maybe a son of:

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Jules H Killelea
Home in 1920: New Orleans Ward 12, Orleans, Louisiana
Age: 11 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: John J
Father's Birth Place: Louisiana
Mother's name: Mary M
Mother's Birth Place: Louisiana
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 684
Household Members:
John J Killelea 49
Mary M Killelea 45
Margrette M Killelea 22
Mildred M Killelea 20
Joseph M Killelea 16
Carmelita G Killelea 14
Jules H Killelea 11
Thirty years ago, the killing of a sniper on a hotel roof ended a week long saga during which five police officers were killed. Friends and family recall the officers who lost their lives in one of the bloodiest chapters of New Orleans' history.
One week after Hosli and Harrell were shot, police chased Mark Essex in a stolen car to the Howard Johnson's. The sniper set diversionary fires throughout the 300-room hotel and shot at hundreds of cops surrounding the burning building. Sirgo was fatally shot as he led a police rescue effort up a hotel stairwell. "He was less than 2 feet in front of me when he got shot," says Jules Killelea, now a retired NOPD captain. Killelea fired three shotgun blasts at the sniper, who retreated. Killelea and other officers then carried their dying commander down more than a dozen flights of stairs. "I remember Louie every day in my prayers," Killelea now says.

I'd love to find out what he knows about the family!


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