Sunday, May 4, 2014

This Week on My Family History Calendar

Keough Corner Anniversaries & Birthdays
Week of May 4 - 10
May 5
Joy Lafern Yount/Smith [1114] (1935-1991), was born on this day in 1935 in Elma, Grays Harbor, Washington. Joy was married to my second cousin once removed Daniel James Shaughnessy [1113] (1933-2000), the son of Charles Michael Shaughnessy [498] and Myrtle Maybelle Quigg [1109]. Daniel and Joy had four children. This was the week for finding that, for some extended family members, I need to spend some serious time doing research. There is conflicting information about Joy's surname and I have added a to-do to contact family members who can help fill in those blanks and recheck the 1940 US census.

May 8
Stanley Keith Bartlett [1183] (1914-1994) was born on this day in 1914 in British Columbia, Canada. Stanley was married to my first cousin once removed, Johnnee Marguerite Johnston [864] (1914-2004), the daughter of Duncan Johnston [862] and Honora Agnes Butler Murphy [206]. Stanley and Johnnee had two children.

May 9
Michael Joseph Davey [3059] (1899-1918), my first cousin twice removed, was born on this day in 1899. He graduated from high school in 1916 and listed his occupation as bank clerk on his draft registration form. Less than two months later in November 1918, he died at the age of nineteen. The gravestone lists him as a veteran and the son of Peter H. Davey [2989] and Katherine K. Murphy [995]. This is an area of research (my Nebraska Murphy-affiliated families) that I need to get back to and top on my list is to find out more about Michael's story (where and how he died is now a to-do on my research list).

May 10
My great grandparents Patrick Keough [159] (1859-1924) and Mary Driscoll [160] (1864-1915) were married on this day in 1887 in Plate Cove East, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland. Patrick's parents were James Keough [170] and Margaret Dooley [171]. Mary's parents were Dennis Driscoll [1564] and Ellen Kenny [1565]. Patrick and Mary had ten children, including my grandfather Andrew Francis Keough [30] (1892-1963).

Robert Anthony McMillan [876] (1923-2014), my first cousin once removed, was born on this day in 1923 in Seattle, King, Washington. His parents were Ronald J. McMillan [875] and Margaret Cecelia Murphy [208]. Robert is another one of those extended family members that I need to learn more about. This weekly meme is certainly giving me all sorts of to-dos to add to my research list.

How are you doing with your family history research? This calendar meme is showing me that I need to get back to my research - my extended family members are calling out for some attention!

If any of these names and/or places sound familiar, perhaps we share some common ancestors. Let's pool our knowledge and share our stories. I would enjoy hearing from you.

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