Base hit?

I am so glad Patricia is still following Our Ancestors… She is one I did not scare away.

Patricia (me) has continued to follow the blog and is very grateful for new information. I believe these are family pictures. More of a gut feeling than fact but the very last picture looks exactly like my nieces and daddy.

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Francis Malloy was born on February 14, 1909, in North Adams, Massachusetts. He is Patricia’s father.

1909-1975

Yesterday, I was wondering if Patricia was still reading my blog. Patricia wrote me in 2014 that Francis Molloy’s parents placed him in 1914 at the Brightside orphanage in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Her father never knew why.

Now I think I know and I want to tell Patricia about it.

The more I look at this photo, the more I am sure I have found Francis Malloy’s baby picture.

Parsons photographer -  a young child - Adams, Massachusetts

I think these old pictures shared by my third cousin Joe in Plainville are related to Francis Malloy’s parents, Thomas James Malloy and Ada Mathilda Pendlebury. Thomas James Malloy was born in 1887 and he died in 1937. Ada Mathilda Pendlebury was born in 1877 and she died in 1951.

Are Francis Malloy’s relatives here on these old cabinet cards?

Ada Mathilda Pendlebury?

Patricia (me) has continued to follow the blog and is very grateful for new information. I believe these are family pictures. More of a gut feeling than fact but the very last picture looks exactly like my nieces and daddy.

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Strike two?

Francis Malloy was born on February 14, 1909, in North Adams, Massachusetts. He is Patricia’s father.

1909-1975

Yesterday, I was wondering if Patricia was still reading my blog. Patricia wrote me in 2014 that Francis Molloy’s parents placed him in 1914 at the Brightside orphanage in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Her father never knew why.

Now I think I know and I want to tell Patricia about it.

The more I look at this photo, the more I am sure I have found Francis Malloy’s baby picture.

Parsons photographer -  a young child - Adams, Massachusetts

I think these old pictures shared by my third cousin Joe in Plainville are related to Francis Malloy’s parents, Thomas James Malloy and Ada Mathilda Pendlebury. Thomas James Malloy was born in 1887 and he died in 1937. Ada Mathilda Pendlebury was born in 1877 and she died in 1951.

Are Francis Malloy’s relatives here on these old cabinet cards?

Strike two?

Death strikes at home – The 1918 Flu Epidemic Kills Thousands in New England

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The 1918 Flu Epidemic Kills Thousands in New England

A doctor at Fort Devens wrote a letter to a friend describing the 1918 flu epidemic:

Tending a patient at Fort Devens.

“This epidemic started about four weeks ago, and has developed so rapidly that the camp is demoralized and all ordinary work is held up till it has passed. All assemblages of soldiers taboo.

“These men start with what appears to be an attack of la grippe or influenza, and when brought to the hospital they very rapidly develop the most viscous type of pneumonia that has ever been seen. Two hours after admission they have the mahogany spots over the cheek bones, and a few hours later you can begin to see the cyanosis extending from their ears and spreading all over the face, until it is hard to distinguish the coloured men from the white. It is only a matter of a few hours then until death comes, and it is simply a struggle for air until they suffocate.

“It is horrible. One can stand it to see one, two or twenty men die, but to see these poor devils dropping like flies sort of gets on your nerves. We have been averaging about 100 deaths per day, and still keeping it up. There is no doubt in my mind that there is a new mixed infection here, but what I don’t know.

“My total time is taken up hunting rales, (crackling sounds from the lungs) rales dry or moist, sibilant or crepitant or any other of the hundred things that one may find in the chest, they all mean but one thing here — pneumonia — and that means in about all cases death.”

About John Malloy of 55 Columbia Street…