Daniel Brawley 1888-1948

Daniel Brawley was my cousin twice removed. His father was my great great uncle John Brawley. Daniel was born on 26 September 1888 in Newmains, Lanarkshire. He was the 3rd child of John and his wife Roseanne McGuinness. I have previously told the story of how John was killed in an accident at work. At … Continue reading Daniel Brawley 1888-1948

Patrick Mullervy Born 1906

Above is the death record for Patrick Mullervy. His great grandfather was my great great great grandfather, Owen Mullervy. This record makes me really sad. Look at the age at death. He was just two minutes old. And there's yet another family connection to Furnace Row in Newmains. The name Mullervy was one I had … Continue reading Patrick Mullervy Born 1906

A Family Mystery — Daniel Brawley and Ellen Keenan

Daniel Brawley and Ellen Keenan were my great grandparents. I don't remember being told many family stories but the one that did stick in my mind is that my mother's grandparents got married in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  There was no explanation given as to why they were in America and it seemed no one really knew the … Continue reading A Family Mystery — Daniel Brawley and Ellen Keenan

An Epidemic- Patrick COSGROVE 1863-1901

This is the story of my great grandfather, Patrick Cosgrove.  He is my maternal grandmother's father. He was born in, Killoe County Longford in Ireland in January 1863 to Peter Cosgrove  (1832-1893) and Catherine Mullervy (1939-1910). Patrick was one of at least ten siblings. Anne Born 1867 James Born 1869 Francis Born 1871 Peter Born 1874 Catherine Born … Continue reading An Epidemic- Patrick COSGROVE 1863-1901