Tuesday, September 28

The Kedyro

Our local history collection just doubled, and now contains TWO items! First was the old newspapers I posted about already, and Brad recently scored an old yearbook from our town's highschool from 1915. There is one family from our home's past that has had us on the hunt for their old family photographs (see some back story here and here) and the timeline of this yearbook matched the time that they lived here, so we figured there was at least a tiny chance that maybe one of the 5 O'Sullivan kids would be in it. The only photo we have ever seen is this one with the four daughters holding a kitten. The Kedyro arrived and we quickly spotted William O'Sullivan Jr. in the Senior class! Not only that, but he was even on the yearbook staff! This doesn't bring us any closer to the goal of  finding old pictures of our home, but it keeps me excited about the search. It's amazing how small the world can seem, even after almost one hundred years have gone by.



From finding their obituaries, we knew the family was in a cemetery here in town, but we had never went to find them until today. It was the most beautiful day, so Brad and I grabbed some lunch and had a little cemetery picnic. After some searching, we found the O'Sullivan family headstone, along with the graves of the mother, father, and all four girls.

I'm hot on your trail, O'Sullivans! Oh if only I had one time travelling Delorian..

5 comments:

  1. This is so interesting! I want to find out the history of the house we rent you are inspiring me to start digging.

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  2. Yay on the yearbook! That's really amazing. Hope you find some pictures of your home!

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  3. that's so cool.i love things like this. glad you got to find the yearbook!

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  4. That's so neat! I love stuff like that :)

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  5. wow, this is amazing. Are there any living O'Sullivans? They may be interested too.

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