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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

The Foley Family

The Foley Family

Taken about 1902: The Foley Family poses outside their log home, built circa 1847, located on Keenan Road in the Helena area of upper New York State, Saint Lawrence County.

Standing (left to right): Herbert John Foley (born Jan 26, 1892), Herb's mother, Aunt Kate McCarthy, Miss Hurley (a dressmaker who helped get everyone ready for the picture), Herb's brother Jim and his brother Bernard

Seated: John Henry Foley (Herb's father), brother Tom seated on his knee (whose name was changed to Fr. Bernard when he was ordained a priest), sister Anne (on stool), Herb's Grandmother Foley whose husband Dennis came to this country from Ireland with his father Dennis, and his brothers, Patrick and Jeremiah.

Herb is my grandfather. It's odd that his mother isn't even mentioned by name and yet both the aunt and the dressmaker are named. I guess not too many people smiled for pictures back then!

Submitted by Jack Foley of Ashburn, Virginia

 
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