Photo presumably taken in Ottawa, late 1920s.
Bridget Loretto Killeen
(1861-1932), daughter of Patrick Killeen and Bridget Galligan and wife of John James Lahey; with daughter Mary Gladys Lahey (1901-1959), wife of Richard John Anthony Cunningham (1900-1959); and a grandson (probably John Cunningham [1926-early 1990s]; but possibly Robert L. Cunningham [1928-1959]). Click thumbnail preview to see larger image:
Richard J.A. Cunningham (originally of Arnprior, Renfrew Co., Ontario) and Mary Gladys Lahey (originally of Ottawa, Carleton Co. Ontario) lived first in Detroit, Michigan, before settling in South Bend, Indiana. They died on 11 July 1959, along with two of their four children (Robert L. and Mary Ann Cunningham), the victims of a horrible auto accident: a head-on collision about a mile from Three Rivers, Michigan.
When I asked my father about this accident, he remembered the date exactly.
My paternal grandmother, Mary (“Mae”) Catherine Lahey, daughter of John James Lahey and Bridget Loreto Killeen, and wife of Allan Jerome Moran:
Mary Catherine Lahey
Google your grandparents to discover an obituary.
My great-aunt Noreen McGlade(1913-1996), daughter of Arthur Joseph McGlade and Catherine Honora McCarthy.
David John McGlade, 28 March 1937-12 February 2011.
My great-grandfather John James Lahey, teamster for the Kingsbury Ice Company.
Son of John Lahey and Margaret Jane Killeen; and husband of Bridget Loreto Killeen (daughter of Patrick Killeen and Bridget Galligan). With four of his five daughters. From left to right: my grandmother Mary Catherine Lahey, and her sisters Margaret Hilda, Mary Laura, and Evelyn Agnes. Photograph taken in the early 1920s, on St. Francis Street in Ottawa.
My maternal grandfather John Eugene McGlade (1900-1964), son of Arthur Joseph McGlade and Catherine Hanora McCarthy; and Buster Brown (c. 1904), comic strip creation of R.F. Outcault:
I’m quite struck by the uncanny resemblance, and my grandfather wasn’t even born in Flushing
Here’s a photograph from the mid-1950s, of a visit to Brother André’s shrine (St. Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal). The photo shows my grandparents, with my grandmother’s cousin Clifford Lahey and his wife Stella McDonnell. From left to right: Clifford Lahey, Mary Catherine Lahey, Stella McDonnell, Allan Jerome Moran.
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My great-grandmother Catherine Honora McCarthy
, daughter of Eugene McCarthy (originally of Co. Cork) and Ann/Honora McDonald (or possibly McDonnell, originally of Co. Clare), at age 13, on the occasion of her Confirmation (at St. Philip Neri, in Toledo, Kitley township, Leeds Co., Ontario) in 1889. With older sister Ellen, and note the age-related difference in the lengths of their skirts.
She looks like my mother (or vice-versa, of course).
died in hospital last weekend, after a decline in health of several months’ duration.
I took this photograph of Hannie in June 2008, in her cottage at Farramanagh, Kilcrohane, on the Sheep’s Head peninsula in southwest Cork.
Safe home, Hannie. You will be remembered by everyone who knew you.
Once upon a time (but not so very long ago), parents didn’t run around with cameras snapping candid shots that would document every phase of their children’s development. To have one’s picture taken, to have one’s children’s picture taken, was a rare event and a special occasion. It’s not just that people got dressed up in their Sunday best, but also that their photographs had a different purpose and meaning.