Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Baby Killeen

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.

Unknown Baby Killeen possible son of John Joseph and Mary Theresa Sheehan Killeen

While I don’t have a definite identification for this sweet baby boy, I suspect this was my great-grandmother Mary Theresa Sheehan Killeen Walsh’s child by her first husband, John Joseph Killeen.  In the 1900 Federal Census for the Bronx, New York, she declares 3 of 4 children living.  There is a four year gap between Matthew and Mae, so probably this child was born and died between 1896 and 1898. 

The photogher was W. H. Saul, whose studio was located at 2034 Third Avenue at 112th Street in New York City. 

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  1. Oh, he didn't survive? Love his outfit.

    1. I like it too. It's really different from all the white dresses I'm used to seeing on babies.

  2. What a sweet baby. Isn't it sad to think of all of the children who didn't survive in those days?