Thomas Eugene McGinnis (1855 – 1927) Mary Jane (Gaffney) McGinnis (1858 – 1940) Face of Mary Jane McGinnis’ love token. What did the “M” stand for? Reverse side of love token shows it is a Seated Liberty quarter dated 1854. Good things come in small packages. Some years ago, my second cousin, Benita Jane … Continue reading "Sentimental Sunday: A Token of Their Love"
John Patrick “Jeff” Gaffney (1826 – 1892) Bridget “Bridey” (Quinn) Gaffney (1843 – 1914) Thomas Eugene McGinnis (1855 – 1927) Mary Jane (Gaffney) McGinnis (1858 – 1940) Benita Elizabeth (McGinnis) McCormick (1889 – 1984) Page from Benita (McGinnis) McCormick’s scrapbook When my great-aunt, Benita … Continue reading "Those Places Thursday: Gaffney House, Conneaut, Ohio"
Happy Mother’s Day Feliz Día de las Madres Bonne Fête des Mères Buona Festa della Mamma Hyvää äitienpäivää Lá na Máthar Shona ar No matter what your language, “Mother” is the sweetest word of all. Margaret McCoy Born Ireland (abt. 1823 – abt. 1857) Catherine O’Grady Born Waterford, Ireland (abt. 1835 … Continue reading "Sentimental Sunday: To the Mothers in Our Lives"
Mary Jane (Gaffney) McGinnis (1858 – 1940) My great- grandmother, Mary Jane (Gaffney) McGinnis, wearing a dress she made for her engagement. Conneaut, Ohio, circa 1884. Known for her generous heart and her delicious pies, Mary Jane McGinnis held a special place in the memories of her descendants who knew her. My mother, Joan Joyce … Continue reading "Talented Tuesday: Domestic Goddess"
Francis Eugene McGinnis (1891 – 1961) It was one of those trying weeks some years ago, the kind most families experience, when our three children, at the time preschoolers, came down with colds that developed into ear infections and strep throat. Between calling the doctor and flipping through parenting books to check symptoms, my … Continue reading "Thankful Thursday: The Wonders of Modern Medicine"