We have two winners for the latest drawing here at www.clontarfhistory.com. They have been notified by email and will receive their t-shirts soon. The remaining Prairie Pub t-shirts are going fast…any ideas for a new Clontarf t-shirt design? Does anyone out there do screen printing? Please leave a comment and let me know…I would love to have new Clontarf shirts printed!
Jim from Minneapolis sent in a photograph of his grandfather’s sister, Kate McDonough Reardon taken in Clontarf in 1920. Here’s the photo:
Here’s what Jim wrote:
Hi Clontarf Historians,
In my grandpa’s photo collection was this picture of his sister, Kate/Catherine Reardon (nee McDonough) who lived for a time in Clontarf along with her brother George McDonough I believe. They worked for some local family there.
Here’s an excerpt from a family history about her:
“She acquired a job as a hired girl for Kate Tuske. It was at this job she met James Reardon. They were married 9-3-12.”
The photo is yours to keep for your archive. If you happen to know the location in the background, feel free to let me know. If you happen to spot any other photos regarding these folks, I’d love to hear from you.
Can we help Jim out? I know there are lots of Reardons out there, but does anyone know who Kate Tuske was? I don’t recognize that name. Does the location of this picture look familiar to anyone?
Are James and Kate Reardon the ones who lived in the old jail building right after they were married?
Have a great weekend!