Edward Joseph Organ (1859 – 1893) Looking over the collection of photographs that belonged to my great-great grandmother, Catherine (O’Grady) Perrotin, I found one that was especially compelling and have been wondering about its subject for some time now. Though he was not my ancestor, he certainly was related to someone, and it seems … Continue reading "Mystery Monday: The Railway Men of Orizaba, Part 2"
Who are these men? These two cabinet card photographs are part of a larger collection of “mystery pictures” that belonged to my great-great grandmother, Catherine (O’Grady) Perrotin. From the dates on the back, it appears she received the photographs while living in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico, perhaps as she was preparing to move to England in … Continue reading "Mystery Monday: The Railway Men of Orizaba, Part 1"
José Enrique Florentino Huesca (1847 – 1919) María Angela Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca (1893 – 1999) Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009) Full Circle Second in a two-part series – Continued My great-grandfather, Enrique Huesca (about 1850 – 1920) Jose Enrique Florentino Huesca, known as “Enrique,” lost his wife, Maria de la Luz Merlo, whom he … Continue reading "Sentimental Sunday: “Do Not Give In”: Part 2"
José Enrique Florentino Huesca (1847 – 1919) María Angela Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca (1893 – 1999) Gilberto Huesca (1912 – 1915) Condolences Cañada Morelos, April 25, 1915 Mrs. Catalina Perroton (sic) Tierra Blanca My Dear Friend, As I send you my greetings together with all the well-deserved attentions to you and your kind family, I want to … Continue reading "Sympathy Saturday: “Do Not Give In”: Part 1"
Inscription in Bible by Catherine O’Grady Perrotin to her grandson, Edward Bennett, 1893 Cover of Bible given by my great-great-grandmother, Catherine (O’Grady) Perrotin to Edward Bennett, eldest child of María Dolores Perrotin and Timothy Bennett. It has been passed down to my cousin, Dorothy (Meek) Stephens, daughter of Jane Bennett, Edward’s sister and the youngest child of Maria Dolores and Timothy Bennett. … Continue reading "Sentimental Sunday: “…Wise unto Salvation”"
26 January 1860 Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana This week marks the 152nd anniversary of the marriage between Charles Jacques François Perrotin and Catherine O’Grady (also known as Catherine Grady), on January 26, 1860, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Here is a copy of their Certificate of Marriage. A transcription follows, along with a short background of a legendary … Continue reading "Marriage Record of Charles Jacques François Perrotin and Catherine O’Grady"
Marriage Record of Francisco Perrotin and Maria Amaro Orizaba, Veracruz State, Mexico March 3, 1889 The following is my translation of the Marriage record between my great-grandparents, Francisco Perrotin and María Amaro: Number 25. Second act of The Marriage of Francisco Perrotín with María Amaro In the City of Orizaba, at nine in the morning … Continue reading "Marriage Record of Francisco Perrotin and Maria Amaro"
Francisco Perrotin 1866 – 1899 “The first cases (of yellow fever) in Orizaba were all of persons living in a small radius, close around the railroad station. In the next epidemic they spread out a few hundred yards farther and took in another block of houses a little farther off from the railroad station as … Continue reading "Francisco Perrotin: 1866 – 1899"
A legacy renewed, a cause for celebration On a cold wintry morning on the eve of the Civil War some 150 years ago, a dashing red-headed French baker and a wide-eyed, dark-haired Irish seamstress pledged their undying devotion in a loving embrace before God as they were joined in marriage in a small Catholic church … Continue reading "A Legacy Renewed, A Cause for Celebration"
Perrotin Family Reunites for First Time in 112 Years Tonight my family and I will bust a decades-old family myth when we meet for the first time members of a branch of the Perrotin family, who were supposedly killed by a bomb during the Second World War. Their names are Don and Jennifer Murray, and … Continue reading "A Dream Come True"