Mystery Monday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks us to share mystery ancestors or mystery records – anything in our family history research which is currently unsolved. With any luck fellow genealogy bloggers will lend their eyes to what has been found so far and possibly help solve the mystery.
During the month of March I like to devote extra research time to my Irish aunties in New York. Unlike the photos posted the past two weeks, this one leaves me scratching my head.
I have NO clue whatsoever.
Two women. Three young girls. And a baby whose gender is not determined.
|"Bob" and John Jr. 1920 in Richmond Hill|
In the photos taken by my great-grandmother Mary Theresa Sheehan Killeen Walsh during her trips to New York, most of the women had very dark hair. These two have light hair, much like the woman flanked by the children I’ve come to know as “Bob” and John Jr. in this 1920 photo.
The woman on the right in the previous photo appears younger than the woman in the 1920 photo. Could they be the same person? What year do you suppose this photo was taken? My guess is between 1910 and 1920.
Mary Theresa herself was the only one of the family who had a number of daughters – 7 to be exact. The three girls do not look like any of them, but the poor quality of the photo makes it impossible to say for sure. I am fairly certain the girls are not daughters of the other sisters. Perhaps they were cousins, not sisters.
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