Benita (McGinnis) McCormick
(1889 – 1984)
Benita McGinnis painted this watercolor rendering of her Irish uncle sometime during her visit with relatives in Ireland in 1913.
Unfortunately, we may never know more about “Dear Uncle Pat,” as she titled the painting, except that he was 93 years old at the time. That would make his birth year either 1919 or 1920. The likely county would have been Roscommon, where most of the family originated.
Some possible family surnames include Gaffney, Healey, Kelly, McGinnis, and Quinn.
“Dear Uncle Pat.” Watercolor by Benita McGinnis, Ireland, 1913. From her scrapbook.
Copyright © 2014 Linda Huesca Tully