No one had anything to say about the altar boy photo from last time, so here it is again, this time with most of the boys identified…
Father Patrick Kenney at very back
Back row: Melvin Klucas, unknown, Howard Regan, Robert Reardon (between two rows)
Middle row: Lewis Fennell, Clarence Hargreaves
Front row: ? Flynn, Donald Reynolds, Richard McMahon
We are only missing the identity of the boy second from the left in the back row, and the first name of the Flynn boy in the front. Any ideas?
From what I have heard, Father Kenney was a popular priest in Clontarf. Any stories about him? Please share by leaving a comment/reply.
McDermott General Store: November 1883
Just have a couple of pages from the November 1883 store ledger. Let’s see what who was shopping…
- Priest Safleur: $2.15 for coffee, tea, sugar, and two stove pipes (.40)
- John Gallagher: stocked up on some staples, including tea, coffee, matches, soap, nails, tobacco and then came back a bit later for 5 yards of denim (.60) and 4 skein of yarn (.48)
- John Regan: sold Mr. McDermott $4.05 worth of butter and received cash back
- Mrs. James McGeary: lantern globe (.20), 2 yards blue denim (.40), 2 yards shirting (.28), 3 yards sheeting (.27), and thread (.05)
- James Kent: sugar (1.00) and can of tea (.65)
- William Duggan: 8 yards sheeting (.80), 3-1/2 yards flannel (.63), thread (.05), pins (.05), and elastic (.05)
- Mrs. John Casey: sugar (.50), 2# currants (.20), matches (.10), salt (.10), and nails (.10)
- Industrial School: 4 dozen eggs (.80)
- John Regan: sugar (1.00), kerosene oil (.30), Japanese tea (.45), 5# nails (.25), 4# prunes (.40)
- John Regan, put on James Kent’s account: 2# nails (.10)
McDermott paid out about 12-1/2 cents per dozen eggs (see earlier post) and it looks like he charged the folks at the Industrial School 20-cents per dozen.
A fair amount of sewing would be done by Mrs. McGeary and Mrs. Duggan. I didn’t realize elastic had been invented by 1883. What do you suppose Mrs. Duggan was making with all that sheeting?
Anything stand out to you about these purchases?
I will get back to the family histories in upcoming posts. Let me know if you have any suggestions for information you would like featured on the blog.
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