In my Flanagan timeline, I stopped the clock at 1926, leaving my future-grandmother 36 y.o. CATHERINE bereft — her family all tragically gone, her husband
Continued from Flanagan Family: 1882-1902. During this period, seven of the nine Flanagans die and one is institutionalized. Our grandmother Catherine (later known to all
The Flanagan family is created: Irish immigrants have seven children and settle in St. Louis. My grandmother Catherine remembered these years as the good ones
As a city saturated with European immigrants in scores of Catholic parishes, St. Louis was always a big soccer town. In the 1930s, my dad
Above is a photo of my dad’s first-grade class. What a sad-looking bunch of Irish-American ragamuffins. They were obviously just scolded to keep their hands
Maggie Keville made her way to America like so many other late 19th-century Irish — an 18-year-old “spinster,” traveling without family, aboard the S.S. Alaska.