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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Surname Saturday Daly Family Searching For My Andrew Daly

Tonight for Surname Saturday the next name up is Daly. This will be quick and simple since I do not know much about this name.
My grandmother Grace's mother Katherine was involved with a Andrew Daly of the LaCrosse Wisconsin or Winona Minnesota area in the early 1890's. She became pregnant in 1892, but they did not marry. She had my grandmother mid 1893 and within a few months married Appleton Esler who raised my grandmother as his daughter.
My grandmother did not talk about Andrew, only stating that he was a bum and went to Chicago. I do not believe this and think she was embarrassed to let us know the truth.
It was not until after she died that I found out about Andrew Daly from my mother and uncle. I do know she met him once at the funeral of Katherine's brother Bill after he had an accidental death.
I am still trying to figure out exactly who my Andrew Daly is. I have a idea from the census but hope some day someone will recognize his picture.
Thanks for stopping by for Surname Saturday.. Grace

The Wonders That Come In The Mail From Distant Cousins

What a wonderful package I received recently in the mail. It was from the distant cousin that found me because of this blog.

It was a copies of information his father had found before his death. This traces this line back to the Mayflower. His father was approved to join the Mayflower society and this cousin as since down the same. How exciting history is and that we are all part of some history somewhere is even more exciting.
That is what is so wonderful about genealogy. It connects us to the past.

At this time we are busy packing to move back to Minnesota from Texas so I have packed up this information for now. Will share more about this line when I get to my new home. Actually I am moving back to my home town. The city ( Duluth ) I grew up in until marrying my hubby #2 and moving to the big city of St. Paul Minnesota.
I am going back to the shores of Lake Superior and am so excited. We are renting a small duplex steps from the beach.

Hope that all of you find distant cousins through your blogs. I just had a distant cousin find me from face book. I have thought of her often over the last 40 years and hope to get an email from her soon.

Thanks for stopping by.. Grace