Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday photo of a woman, child, and dog is a good match with several photos in my collection, most notably this one:
Have I ever mentioned that this woman, this dog, and these children are driving me crazy because I cannot determine how they are related to me? Oh, I have? What – numerous times, TOO MANY TIMES, you say? Well, let me say it one more time.
This woman, this dog, and these children are driving me crazy!
I know the older child was John Jr. and his little sister was known as “Bob.” The dog was appropriately called “Cutey.”
The general appearance of the woman suggests she was a sister of my great-grandmother Mary Theresa Sheehan Killeen Walsh. However, the children’s names and ages do not match those of any of Mary Theresa’s sisters’ families. Maybe the woman was her sister-in-law, wife of her brother John Sheehan, and maybe John Jr. and “Bob” were grandchildren.
|"Bob" and John Jr. New York 1921|
with maybe mother and grandmother
This photo seems to be three-generations. If I am correct, the daughter married somebody named John. So far, that is just a theory while I plow through all the John Sheehans in New York City looking for a match.
Apparently little “Cutey” had been a part of the family a long time. Her first appearance in a photo was in 1915.
|Cutey and ? 1915|
I guess that’s Cutey. I suppose it could be Cutey’s mother. Or Cutey’s grandmother.
Oh for heaven’s sake. I can barely trace my own family tree. Cutey’s descendants will have to take care of their own.
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