Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Family Time Capsule: 1929

Here are members of my family with French and Irish backgrounds in 1929, just before the Great Depression. Setting is probably in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, possibly at Vineyard Cottage. On the far left stands Margaret Theresa (family name Moriarity). She was born during the American Civil War (1861-1865) on or near the frontier, either in Kansas or close by. Her parents (Moriarity) came over from Ireland -- probably not long before. On the far right is her husband Nicholas, son of parents (Saint Bonnet/St. Bonnet) who came to the US from France. He was born in Connecticut in 1859 but moved to Kansas with his family after the Civil War. To Margaret's immediate left is her daughter Mae, and in the back is Margaret and Nicholas's grandson, Richard St. Bonnet, whose father Warren St. Bonnet died in the Great Influenza of 1918 in his thirties, working as a postman. Here in this picture, they look happy, and I'm glad for them.

Today's Rune: Wholeness.     

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

Great pic. I need to scan some of my family photos and post em.