I have been participating in Amy's 52 Ancestors challenge since 2014, so I thought I would look back and revisit some of my previous posts about photographs.
In 2015, I posted 52 Ancestors No. 14: A Favourite Photo: My Grandparent's 1929 Wedding
In 2014, I wrote a LOT about photographs:
- 52 Ancestors #2 Family Photograph Mysteries: this post was about a photograph of my oldest ancestor, my great-great-great grandmother. It would take the help of distant cousins Vicky Hess and others to sort this one out.
- 52 Ancestors #20: 1916 Holy Name Society (Wallaceburg, Ontario) This was a photograph with hundreds of men and I was sure that my great grandfather William Henry Coughlin (1872-1952) was there somewhere. This was a lesson about always checking the BACK of the photographs.
- 52 Ancestors #43: The Photographic Camera and a Photograph Album That post was about my grandmother Rhea Fern (Coughlin) Moynahan's (1902-1992) photo album that is is filled with pages and pages of nameless faces. This was a lesson about always checking writing names on the back of your photos in pencil.
- 52 Ancestors #42: Trick or Treating which featured a photo of my grandmother Rhea Fern (Coughlin) Moynahan's (1902-1992)(found in the album mentioned above) dressed up for Halowe'en
Today, I want to share one photograph that I have framed and always featured on a bookshelf near my favourite chair. It is a photograph of me, my great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth (Broderick) Moynahan (1869-1960) and my dear cousin Lorri. I love this photo because it is a photograph of the only great-grandparent alive when I was born and her hugging me and my dear cousin Lorri!
Sadly, all of my other great- grandmothers had passed at least a decade before I was born.
- Mary Elizabeth Broderick (1869-1960)
- Elizabeth Annal (1884-1953)
- Effie Alberta Tomlin (1885-1947)
- Florence Mary Curd (1886-1915)
- John Moynahan (1866-1933)
- William Henry Coughlin (1872-1952)
- Charles Creighton (1884-1911)
- John Moreland (1882-1940)
|Left to Right: Me, Mary Elizabeth (Broderick) Moynahan (1869-1960), and my cousin Lorri (Moynahan)|
In this picture she is at her most frail but still strong enough to squeeze and hold me at the waist and hold my cousin Lorri on her lap.
The photograph was taken on her porch at 539 Campbell Ave., Windsor Ontario.
I have to say that I have had a life-long love of paisley and I can't help but wonder what Mary's beautiful paisley dress would have looked like in colour.
Researching the Broderick branches of my family tree has been incredibly exciting and rewarding, especially learning about Mary's father Martin Broderick (1831-1915) in the Fenian raids and her mother Mary Hussey's (1841-1913) promise to leave Ireland and meet her love in the Americas.
Oh how I wish I could have asked great-grandmother Broderick SO may questions about her life and her family. But I was just a wee little girl and so incredibly lucky to have received her love and hugs.
- 52 Ancestors #1: Sarah Daisy Broderick
- 52 Ancestors #28: Detective Leo William Broderick
- 52 Ancestors #32 : RCAF: Leo Joseph Martin Broderick (1919-1943)
- 52 Ancestors #40: My GG Mary (Broderick) Moynahan
- 52 Ancestors No. 7: My Oral History Interview with Bernard Broderick
- 52 Ancestors No. 8: Christian Brother: Bernard Broderick
- 52 Ancestors No.17: The Broderick "Crayon Portraits"
- 52 Ancestors No. 34: Brother Berchmans F.S.C. - A "True Son of De La Salle"
- 52 Ancestors No. 35: Still Searching for WW II PoW Stories
- 52 Ancestors No. 38: WWII Service Files of Canadian War Dead, 1939-1947
- 52 Ancestors No. 40: 100 Years After His Death - Finding Martin Broderick's photo
- 52 Ancestors No.41: Nurse Agnes (Broderick) Casey
- 52 Ancestors No. 49: Last Will and Testament of Martin Broderick (1831-1915)
- 52 Ancestors No. 50: Martin Broderick's Fenian Medal
- 52 Ancestors No. 51: The Broderick-Murray Wedding
- 52 Ancestors No. 52: The Broderick-Knapp Family Photographs
- On This Day: May 12
- List 279: Fenian Raid Volunteer Bounty Claim
- Leo Joseph Martin Broderick (1919-1943) Update: CWGC Releases New Records
- Every November 11 - I Remember Them
- Bachelors, Spinsters, Priests and Nuns
- March 24th - Turning of the Page: Leo Joseph Martin Broderick (1919-1943)