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Irish in America: 1910

Irish in America: 1910

The Harrington family in St. Louis, MO, 1910. Patrick (man at far right) came to America from Ireland in 1858, and fought in the Civil War in the Irish Brigade of Boston. Catherine Carney (third woman from left) was sent to America alone as a child during Ireland’s Great Famine. She and Patrick had eight kids, including my grandfather Charlie (left of Patrick) and (third man from right) Eddie, WWI veteran and father to famous American socialist Michael Harrington. View full size.

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Irish in America: 1910 ages

A little fill-in information from the internet: The patriarch in the picture was apparently Patrick L. Harrington, who was born Oct. 10, 1849 in Ireland and died in St. Louis on Sept. 29, 1911 at the age of 61. He had been a plumber.

Political activist Michael Harrington's (1928-1989) father "Eddie", who I believe is the middle one of the men on the top row, was born Sept. 29, 1889 in St. Louis and died there Dec. 29, 1955 at the age of 66. He had been a lawyer and veteran of WWI, and his parents were Patrick L. Harrington and Catherine Kearney. He would have been about 21 years old at the time of this photograph, well before his famous son was born.

The info came from here.

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