Is this young child Francis Joseph Malloy, the father of Patricia?
You tell me…
Francis Joseph Malloy
U.S. Coast Guard WWII
Quonset hut in the background
Francis was born in 1909 and was put in an orphanage in 1914. He never knew why. Patricia wanted to know why because Francis’ parents had more children after Francis.
I have always wanted to understand how someone could put a little boy in an orphanage and never see him again. The “whys” of it continue to haunt me.When he died, I promised myself I would try to find out his story and until now had hit brick walls.
The little child’s picture was part of Joe’s collection of old pictures. I did not pay too much attention to it since there was no caption. The only clue is the photographer… Parsons – Adams, Mass.
Francis was born there!
These are more pictures from Joe’s collection.
I am sure these people are related somehow to Francis.
The problem is how?