Anna M Hutchinson was born on February 2, 1874, in St. Mary's, Limerick, Ireland. Her father, Michael, and her mother, Johanna, were both 32 at the time of her birth. Anna emigrated to Chicago, Illinois in 1884 with her family. She married William J Meehan on May 19, 1898, in Chicago, Illinois. They had seven children in 26 years. She died on May 27, 1933, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the age of 59.