Which parent's should a child be added to when husband marries twice
I was looking up an ancestor, Dennis A O'Connor who was living in Chicago, on the newspaperarchive.com website. Specifically i was looking for his fathers, Dennis O'Connor, obit which i could not find. I did, however, find his father's memorial on the find a grave website (Memorial #48121724) which has his burial place as Otter Creek, Jackson, Iowa. I could not find his father's obit but i did find something else. I found a mention in the Dubuque Daily Times of Wednesday October 6, 1897, page 5 that his son was summoned to come from Chicago to Dubuque on Saturday October 2, 1897, for his father's funeral which was on Monday October the 4th. The newspaper also mentioned that he had died in Otter Creek, Jackson, Iowa which tells me, because of that memorial, that he is his father. However the only wife mentioned on that memorial was a Bridget Hickson who he married in 1856 in Dubuque. Now Dennis was born in 1854 in Pennsylvania so she cannot have been his mother if she had married his father in 1856. I did, however, find on this website two source's which are the Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998 and Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947. The only thing on them that mentioned his mother was a last name, Egan or Eyan, but no first name. Should i add him as Bridget's son and make him her stepson or just add him under the Egan name? Or both.