Thomas Charles Gaffney (1874 – 1937) Cora Alice (Terrill) Gaffney (1879 – 1951) Agnes Evelyn (Gaffney) Johnson (1902 – 1977) Second of a four part series When we examine the lives of our ancestors, we depend on records to give us the facts about them and shed some light on why things turned out the way they … Continue reading "What the Records Can and Can’t Tell Us"
A month ago, I wrote a story here on Many Branches, One Tree about a mystery pencil sketch I had found of the Hotel LaRose in Santa Rosa, California. The 9″ x 12″ sheet of white paper was protected by a thin sheet of onion paper and apparently had kept residence inside a century-old church hymnal … Continue reading "Fantastic Friday: Hotel LaRose Mystery Solved"
Agnes Catherine Gaffney (1872 – 1952) Part Three of Three Agnes Catherine Gaffney was one of four students in the graduating class of 1890 from Conneaut High School in 1890. According to the 1940 United States Federal Census, she went on to complete three years of college, making her the highest educated member of her immediate … Continue reading "Workday Wednesday: Agnes Gaffney: Teacher and Model of Virtue"
Agnes Catherine Gaffney (1872 – 1952) Jane (McCormick) Olson (1927 – 2011) Part Two of Three Hotel LaRose, Santa Rosa, Califormia. Pencil drawing by Ruth Robertson. Date unknown. In yesterday’s post, we looked at a book that belonged to my great-grand aunt, Agnes Catherine Gaffney. Agnes, blessed with a beautiful soprano voice, would have sung … Continue reading "Mystery Monday: Hotel LaRose"
Agnes Catherine Gaffney (1872 – 1952) Part One of Three Agnes Catherine Gaffney Not long ago, my second cousin gave me a lovely songbook that had belonged to her late mother, Benita Jane (McCormick) Olson and before her, our mutual great grand aunt, Agnes Gaffney. Titled Fischer’s Album of Sacred Solos for High Voice, it … Continue reading "Church Record Sunday: Sacred Solos for High Voice"