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John Draddy, more

I’ve previously covered poor John Draddy, my 3rd great grandfather, who was killed in a construction explosion. What I see I am missing from this blog is that I sent off for the list of those buried in his grave with him.… Read the rest

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Fwd: Atkinsons in Calvary Cemetery

The long awaited burial record for Maria Loftus-Atkinson arrived today. I was hoping to get some of her siblings, but it doesn’t look that way.

Who she was: Ma and Pat’s mother’s father’s mother.

Why I was hoping for siblings: There is a weird kind of mixing going on with the Loftus family.… Read the rest

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Flynns and Draddys and Donohues, Oh My!

In a follow up to this post and this post, I finally received the first of the grave records from Calvary Cemetery in Queens. This took just over two months, which seems a bit long, especially for the amount of “research” that went into this and the cost.… Read the rest

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Calling all ye Flynns, Draddys and Donohues!

So, Uncle Sam took a good bite out of me this year, so there wasn’t near the amount of available money that I was hoping for, but I did talk myself into buying a little something for myself from my last AT&T bonus.… Read the rest

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Draddy

This morning the Draddy clan were restless.

John Draddy Cemetery Plot Purchase
John Draddy is one of my maternal 3x great-grandfathers.He was born in County Cork, Ireland around 1835 and died in an freak explosion at a construction site in Manhattan in 1880.

Armed with an actual plot number, I turned to FindAGrave.com to see if there were any hints on the headstone:

Nope.… Read the rest

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