Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday-Cecilia Fitzpatrick

when I first saw this photo, my Aunt, Gertrude Cecilia, told me that the child in white is my Father, George O'Donnell. The other child is his cousin, Cecilia Mulligan. Until fall of 1930, all of my Grandfather's siblings lived in their mother's house with their spouses and children. It was quite the household in the 1930 census.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday-Cemetery Visitors

When I was at Holy Cross Cemetery on Saturday I spotted these other visitors. The geese are always there, but this is the first time seeing a deer. This cemetery is very close to the city of Philadelphia.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

John P. Welsh, brother of Bridget Welsh McCarry

I found this obituary a few months ago and really did nothing with it but I knew that this was the brother of my great grandmother, Bridget Welsh McCarry. It wasn't until last week when I looked at it again that I noticed that he was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery. I have an 1880 Census that I have been trying to prove they are my Welsh family so I was looking at this again. So Saturday, my daughter, Erin, and I went once again to Holy Cross to do some "digging" around.

When I saw the cemetery record, the plot was owned by Annie Malloy and she along with John Welsh and John Rooney are buried in the plot. I have no idea who Annie Malloy and John Rooney were, and what the connection to John Welsh would have been that Annie would buy a plot to bury John. When I got home I found John Rooney's WWI draft registration card. that showed that Annie Malloy was his mother and they lived at the same address as listed as John Welsh's Late Residence on the cemetery records. they were listed at this address in the 1910 census, but John Welsh was not living with them at that time. So I am ordering his death certificate to see what other info is there to be found, but I don't know if I can find out what this relationship was.