Sunday, January 04, 2015

Enright Bublitz

The 1910 Census records show a 7 year old boy in Chicago named Enright Bublitz. Both of his parents were listed as having been born in Germany. So how did this kid end up named Enright? It's an Irish last name.

It looks like he had a career as a police officer in Illinois but retired out of state. (You can see his name on a membership list here, but the PDF takes a while to load).

He died in 1995, in his early nineties.

Was his first name some kind of mistake? Or might he have been named after an Irish friend of the parents?

My last name
and his first are the same.

But how that came to be,
remains a riddle for me.

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