It’s so easy to get all excited looking at old photos.
Well at least I am excited.
I have been excited since July 2007 and I have not stopped being excited. There are seven stories behind each ancestor who is looking at the camera 101 years ago.
Well one is not looking and I don’t know if she is Anna, Della, Katherine or Mary Fagan.
I know Mary never married, but the three others did get marry. I am not directly related to the Fagan girls. I am related with whom had married Cecelia Fagan the little girl with short hair.
Cecelia, born on January 23, 1899, lost her mother on January 18, 1909. She is about 10 years-old on this photo.
In 2007 Cecelia had never existed before I started looking for my paternal ancestors. I had found out much later that Cecelia Fagan had married Henry Anthony Dubé, the son of Eugène Dubé and Lillie Lagassé who was my grandfather’s older sister.
After years of research and hypotheses I believe this is Eugène Dubé and Lillie Lagassé with two of their children.
Henry Anthony Dubé could be on his father’s lap. His sister Eva could be in front of her mother Lillie.
Which brings me once again to the Fagan girls photo. Elizabeth Fagan in the white blouse is beside her sister Cecelia. Four women are wearing black meaning they are mourning the death of their mother Bridget Jordan. Elizabeth and Margaret, on the right, are wearing black bows.
I am still mesmerized by this post card where Margaret could look a lot like the young lady on the left, and Elizabeth who could look a lot like the young lady on the right.
Well maybe not a lot…
I am sure Elizabeth Irene Fagan who went to a dance in late May 1911 at Lake Compounce wrote this to Miss Lagassy.
I believe the Fagan girls could have been her cousins.
She could have gotten that post card from them and used it to write to Miss Lagassy who I believe was either Ida or Odna Lagassey, Harvey’s younger sisters.
Which brings me to this photo of men posing for posterity and especially the man sitting on the right. I think he might John Lawrence Fagan, the Fagan Girls’ brother.
Stay tuned and stay safe.