Elizabeth “Lyle” Gaffney (1862 – 1934) Elizabeth “Lyle” Gaffney This picture of Elizabeth “Lyle” Gaffney is part of a group photograph of the six Gaffney sisters of Conneaut, Ohio. Born on May 16, 1862, Lyle was the second of the ten children of John and Bridget (Quinn) Gaffney. She was the … Continue reading "Workday Wednesday: A Woman of Independent Means"
Margaret Ann “Maggie” Gaffney (1860 – 1949) Margaret Ann “Maggie” Gaffney As I mentioned in my last post, I have been somewhat frustrated in my inability to uncover more about my great-grandmother’s five sisters, the Gaffneys of Conneaut, Ohio. Two things I do know about these loving and much beloved sisters is that … Continue reading "Sibling Saturday: Margaret Ann Gaffney"
Thomas Eugene McGinnis (1855 – 1927) Mary Jane (Gaffney) McGinnis (1858 – 1940) The photograph below comes from a page from the scrapbook of my great-aunt, Benita (McGinnis) McCormick, in honor of her parents, Thomas McGinnis and Mary Jane Gaffney. They were married on May 19, 1884, in Conneaut, … Continue reading "Wedding Wednesday: Thomas and Mary Jane (Gaffney) McGinnis"