Category Archives: Obituaries

Oh, Those Odd Obituaries!

In an effort to complete my collection of obituary notices for a few members of my family tree, I came across a few doozies that I just had to share. Grandma Nellie Desmond who died in 1953 actually had a … Continue reading

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Crossing the Pond to Roots in Ireland

I’m getting closer… Below is an obituary from 1929 for the 99 year old (!) brother-in-law of my great-grandfather, Jeremiah Desmond.  It’s the first evidence I’ve  found that links a related ancestor to Ireland and why he came to America. … Continue reading

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