|raymond daly (#47621549)|
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|I have found myself to be the sole recipient of the photos and genealogical papers of the families of both my parents and their siblings as they passed away over the years. I am slowly trying to remember them by documenting their lives in a small way on Find a Grave.|
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Transferred the whole family. Take care
Added by Bettie on Jan 04, 2014 10:20 AM
|RonC||RE: James & Bridget O'Brien Daly|
Thanks for adding that photo; much appreciated.
For clarification, Val is my wife; and we're slowly piecing together her family as well, here at findagrave. She, too, is a direct descendant of James & Bridget Daly — 4th generation; and for circumstantial reasons, she and her siblings have always felt close ties to the Daly side of their family. Short explanation below.
Val's great-grandfather was James Thomas Daly [the photo you posted] — first-born child of James [the elder] and Bridget. Known as 'Thomas', J. T. Daly married Julia Frazier and had four kids; and their elder daughter, Irene, was my wife's grandmother. Irene Daly was married to Terrance Doran in 1919; but she died in early 1923, three weeks after giving birth to my mother-in-law. Widowed with two young children, Terrance Doran moved in with his in-laws, Thomas & Julia Daly — and that's where my mother-in-law spent her early childhood years.
In a nutshell, your Dad and Irene (Daly) Doran [Val's grandmother] were 1st cousins. You and my mother-in-law [Betty Jane (Doran) Magdon, now deceased] were 2nd cousins. Small world.
As for the biographical info —
Some came from Val's siblings, and some from my own research (at both the LDS and Ancestry websites) — old city directories and U.S. Census reports.
I actually spent an afternoon at St. Bernard's Cemetery this fall, hunting for James & Bridget Daly's graves — but no luck. I suspect that their graves were unmarked (or that their marker has since been lost to history). The staff @ St. Lawrence Cemetery told me that the couple was buried @ St. Bernard's [Section G, Sacred Heart Avenue, Lot 40], but I walked that whole section and couldn't find them. If you live in the area, or frequent St. Lawrence's, maybe you could ask if they could find an old map and pinpoint the grave location. They were somewhat pre-occupied when I was there, and didn't have the time (or desire) to go looking for additional info. If there's a marker or monument, we'd sure love to get a photo.
Happy Holidays —
Added by RonC on Dec 11, 2013 7:33 AM
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