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|Janet Holt Eckerson||THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE ECKERSON FAMILY|
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|Kathi B.||RE: Frances Flor|
My Grandfather is William Walsh. The only sibling of his that I actually remember is his brother Eddie. Eddie's daughter, Betty says that I favor Frances..she saw a picture of me on Facebook.Unfortunately, I don't remember Frances ~
Added by Kathi B. on Oct 18, 2012 11:47 PM
|Christine Elston||Jan JOHN Koman|
I don't know who you are, but I want to THANK YOU for your work on Find A Grave.
Jan Koman was my 4th gr-grandfather. It is enormously helpful and gratifying to find so much information on him and his family here!
Again, thank you.
Christine Reid Brain Elston
|Deborah (Duffy) Hoppe||RE: Hugh Duffy -additional FindAGr. page|
Re:Your Hugh Duffy FindAGrave ID number 78290438
and My Hugh Duffy FindAGrave number: 94452841
Hi, Cindy. Thank you for your very quick reply.
I came across your posting on FindAGrave  in the winter and it truly intrigued me. I believe that my (great grandfather) Hugh Duffy is the same because both had the same name, passed on the same date, August 1, 1895 and at the same age, 29.
Using the information in your post, I found a pdf that has the history of the firehouse your Hugh served in. I copied some information for my/our Hugh from it. The document details the beginning of the fire department before Brooklyn got it's current name and also mentions when & how the station burned down in 1896:
"Bay Ridge Engine 241, a History of Service"
This is what we have found on him so far:
Hugh Duffy – one of 13 children, only three of whom lived to adulthood.
B. Jan 1866 at 135 14th St. B'klyn
Baptised: 14 Jan 1866 St. John the Evangelist by Rev. Hugh McGuire
M. to Agnes McGuire [possibly related to the Reverend?]
D. Aug. 1, 1895 about 3 am
Cause of Death – from death certificate #:
1) Phthisis pulmonaris – pulmonary tuberculosis
2) Asthenia Dyspnoea – Asthenia = refers to weakness, struggling to breath
Place of death: 781 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Occupation at death: Liquor dealer [it's on the death certificate that I posted as a photo on FindAGrave.]
His wife, Agnes McGuire, died soon after in 1904 when the children were 4 (my grandfather), 3, 1 – possibly from tuberculosis as well. The 3 children were split up among other Brooklyn relatives. His son, my grandfather – Walter A. Duffy- became a NY policeman & detective.
I have yet to find out where in Holy Cross he is buried. As there were so many members buried there, from both my father's and mother's side, that I am going to make a long list before going there or contacting them.
I can retract anything you wish from my post at your request, as my fire dept. addition was made on an educated guess. Is there any way to confirm my suspicion that they are one and the same? How can I research old fire dept. personnel records?
Thank you for all your very hard work and I apologize for being so wordy in this email. I haven't been on FindAGrave recently so am not sure what you meant regarding the edit icon.
|Deborah (Duffy) Hoppe||Hugh Duffy -additional FindAGr. page|
Hello. I believe that this is Hugh Duffy, FindAGrave id# 94452841.
Hugh owned a liquor store. He died from pulmonary tuberculosis Aug. 1, 1895, at age 29 (he had it for 1 yr),leaving a widow and 3 children, ages 4, 3, 1 [she died in 1905 and other family took the children in. 2 of these children had descendants.]
Thank you for posting your information. - Deb H., also a FindAGrave member]
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