Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt is actually NO prompt at all. HomoSepians are free to do whatever they please this week. My answer to the Open Theme is an Open Door.
|Lillie Killeen holding John Jr.|
1917 New York
This door was somewhere in New York in 1917. The occasion might have been the birth of this baby, perhaps the son of my grandaunt Lillie Killeen’s cousin.
|Maybe John SENIOR?|
Probably this is the baby’s father. But what is his name?
The door might be open, but I can’t get inside the house. I thought this thin little photo album housing the memories of trips to New York between 1917 and 1921 would be the key that would unlock the mystery of my great grandmother Mary Theresa Sheehan Killeen Walsh’s life.
Mary Theresa emigrated from Ireland in 1886. Very little is known about her family prior to marriage in New York. But I do know that she made many trips to New York to visit her family. She had a number of sisters and at least one brother, but they have been difficult to study.
So thanks to my grandaunt’s habit of MAYBE supplying dates but NOT names, this door is locked tight!
|The Bronx 1921|
Probably one and maybe 2 of the Sheehan sisters
and the mother of "Bob" and John Jr.
|Richmond Hill, NY 1920|
Lillie Killeen and is that "Bob" or John Jr?
More surprises await at Sepia Saturday. The door is always open.