Photo Corner

John and Ann Whelan family, Perry, New York, late 1880sContributed by Dan Mangan, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This photograph shows the family of John and Ann Whelan, Irish immigrants, in Perry, New York, taken in the late 1880s. My grandmother, Mary Adeline Whelan Mangan, is a young teenager here, and is seated first row right. All the men were coopers, making barrels for, among others, the whiskey and salt industries in western New York State.

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Dolores (Stenso) Engel and her sister Shirley (Stenso) Sibley, Drake, North Dakota, 1935Contributed by Monte Engel, Devils Lake, North Dakota
The attached photo is of my mother (right), Dolores (Stenso) Engel and her sister Shirley (Stenso) Sibley. They were about seven and five years of age in 1935 when this was taken in Drake, North Dakota. The dresses, stockings, and shoes were sent to them from San Francisco by an aunt. The outfits were only worn for this picture.

2 thoughts on “Photo Corner

  1. I would love to have the Dan Mangan, who put the picture in the newsletter contact me. My husband’s grandfather was born in 1853, CO. Kerry and came to the US, (arrived NY in 1873) with a “Hannah Mangan, age 50.)I can not find anything else about her. Their names were together and she was listed as wife. His name was John James Mangan. He married Mary Ann O’Connell in Duluth MN in 1880. I know of only 2 sisters who came to the states after he had arrived. John James father was James John Mangan (married Anne Moynihan, who died after the 3 children were born, married 2nd, Julia Daly, a widow.) James John Mangan had at least 3 brothers and 2 sisters. William & Daniel were two. A cousin of John James was a Bishop in CO. Kerry. Let me know if any of this sounds familiar to you. Thanks Jean Mangan

  2. Ms. Mangan, Pls forgive change in topic but are you still looking for info on James Munford and Mary Cathcart of SC and Randolph Co., IL? James was my gggrandfather by way of his son John. Melissa Munford Walker,

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