I thought that I’d be able to get a few ideas written down during my Christmas vacation – wrong!
I have had absolutely no time to write the last week or so, so I will show my face with a quick photo collage I whipped together while waiting for servers to reboot…
My grandmother’s Egan family was all from near Ferbane in County Offaly (King’s) Ireland. Her sister Kathleen went to Dublin and became a nurse and joined the church, later going to China and Hong Kong working with Caritas helping children and others in hospitals.
She took the religious name of Sister Attracta, and the name Attracta has continued on in the family one of nieces being named after her and my sisters both taking it as their confirmation names.
The first photo is a crop from a beautiful one of her and several sisters, the second I believe is from her time in Dublin. The third, I’m told was on the cover of a Catholic magazine, and the last two are from later in life: visiting back home in Ireland and in China. (She wrote on the rear of that last photo that the small houses in back of her on the hillside are graves.)
One of my favorite photos in our family album – but sadly an unknown family. As our family is Czech from the towns of Zámlyní and Předmíř I am very interested to know who from the family might have had their photo taken at Burggasse 116, Wien, Austria.
For future Google searchers, a transcription of the printed text on both side of the photo are as follows:
Front of card:
C. TH. MEYER
JNH d. KUNST u. Verlagsanstalt
u. Photogr.Atelier, Else”
Rear of card:
Carl Th. Meyer
VII/3 Burgasse No 116
Die Platte Bleist Fur
For Veteran’s Day, I thought I’d post a WWII Navy photo of my Dad with a group of fellows (and a few lucky ladies) from his post in the Personnel Accounting Office’s Machine Records Installation located at 90 Church Street, Manhattan.
Until recently I thought this photo was taken down in Washington, DC, where he was assigned at the beginning of his service. But recently I found a few alternate copies of this group photo, one of which has the NYC information written on the back.
Thanks to all who have served our country.
In a previous post on my great-grandfather, the New York City Municipal Policeman I included a photo comparison of an image from our family album and one from a page of the book “The New York Irish” that I believe to be him.
Now, unprecedented in Tierney family research, I have updated that comparison with new and intriguing evidence. I leave you, dear reader, to form your own opinion of the great importance of this finding. Thank you and good night.