John Terrence Cherry (1907 – 1956) …A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. – Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities John Cherry’s sketch and signature on one of the pages of his high school textbook of Charles Dickens’ … Continue reading "Thankful Thursday: A Stranger’s Kindness"
John Terrence Cherry (1907 – 1956) The third of four children born to James W. and Frances (Gaffney) Cherry, John Terrence Cherry seems to have been named after his maternal grandfather (John Gaffney) and maternal great-grandfather (Terrence Quinn). John Terrence Cherry He was born between 1906 and 1907 in Conneaut, Ohio, and from family … Continue reading "Treasure Chest Thursday: The Walk Home"
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) 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"