Monthly Archives: January 2012

Frank Fay: Fact, Fiction or Family Legend?

The Frank Fay connection to the Desmond-Donar family is a bit of a mystery. Notes written in the family photo album stated that an actor named Frank Fay was the first cousin of my grandfather, Peter Donar (1867-1929), my mother’s … Continue reading

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Three New Daughters of the Union

Pat Biallas (center) signs the paperwork needed for membership in the National Society Daughters of the Union (NSDU). She and her daughters, Meg Biallas (left) and Kelly Biallas (rear), are eligible for membership because two of their ancestors, Pat’s great-grandfathers … Continue reading

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