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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Friday's Photo: Kathleen Caccavo and Connie Sullivan

Kathleen Caccavo was my mother-in-law's (Doris Quinn's) first cousin. Their mother's were sisters - Bertha Driscoll Caccavo and Helen Driscoll Staubach. 

Kathleen married Connie Sullivan on November 22, 1952.

These pictures belonged to my mother-in-law. 

I continue to look for more about the Caccavo-Sullivan family and would appreciate any information. 


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Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday's Photo: The Quinn Family

This is one of the pictures found in my husband's parent's wedding album. Doris Staubach and William "Bill" Quinn were married on January 3, 1953. In this photo, all of those pictured with the bride and groom are from the Quinn side of the family. Susan Murray Quinn and William J. Quinn, on the right, are the parents of the groom. Patrick Moylan is the groomsman to the far right and the son of Susan's sister, Julia. The others are sisters of the groom and I assume, husbands. 

Will someone identify the Quinn sisters and their husbands?

Doris and Bill were married at Saint Catherine of Genoa's Church in New York City. Where was the reception? Does anyone have a saved wedding invitation?  


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Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday's Photo: Another Photo Identified

Two summers ago, a Hairston descendant, Carla, gave me this tiny baby picture when meeting other Hairston descendants in Texas.  Written on the back is "Stella's or Myrtie's." 

Stella was Estella Chisum Gresham daughter of Martha "Mattie" Hairston Chisum Thompson, the sister to my great-grandfather, Phillip A. Hairston.  Johnie Myrtlene “Myrtie” Hairston Bryan was the daughter of Phillip Hairston and my grandmother. Myrtie and Stella were cousins. 

The baby looked like another baby picture of Myrtie's daughter, DeRay Bryan, but I could not be sure. However, while re-organizing my genealogy papers and photos last week, I found some copies of Bryan/Hammett family pictures that I made during a research trip to Texas in 2001. This baby picture was one of those pictures and the owner of these pictures is a descendant of my grandfather's Bryan family. 

So, I can presume that due to the fact that both of my grandparent's families had this picture, and that the Bryan/Hammett family would probably not have a picture of Stella's baby, that this is of one of Myrtie's children - probably DeRay. 


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