Category Archives: Creegan

May 6, 1853 Catherine Creegan is born…

Mom’s maternal grandmother, Catherine Creegan, was born on this day in 1853 in Rhode Island, most likely in Providence. Catherine is the woman in the photograph that Mom kept in the living room. To say that Catherine had a tough … Continue reading

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The Dunn Genes

There were a few comments about the “Dunn genes” last week, referring to Mom and Uncle Bud’s longevity. If you take a look at the Dunn family tree, though, you might wonder if genes had anything to do with it. … Continue reading

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Aunt Winnie’s Dog?

Another of the photos Kerry scanned is a slightly blurry image of a dog, with “‘Teddy’ Aunt Winnie’s dog” written across the bottom. And who, you might ask, is Aunt Winnie? She turns out to have been Winifred (Coleman) Shields. … Continue reading

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For Memorial Day- some interesting gravestones

Where it all began- a year ago, we took Mom to Rindge in search of her grandparent’s house and grave sites. We found both- here’s Mom at the Dunn family plot at Hillside Cemetery in Rindge. Curiously, the names and … Continue reading

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On this day November 29, part 2

The Family History Center in Worcester called this morning to let me know that some microfilms I’d ordered from Salt Lake City had arrived, so I stopped by on my lunch hour to see what I might find. One film … Continue reading

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On this day, November 25

Today is the 132d anniversary of the marriage of John W. Shields and Bridget Creegan in Providence. Bridget was the sister of Catherine Creegan, Mom and Uncle Bud’s maternal grandmother. John Shields was born in Northern Ireland in about 1846. … Continue reading

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Catherine Creegan found!

I was hoping that the East Providence marriage index I ordered from the Family History Library might shed some light on the mystery of Catherine Creegan. It did, but not without some further digging… Catherine Creegan was Mom and Uncle … Continue reading

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The Shields and the Farrars

When I was growing up, I was never exactly sure what our relationship was to Aunt Belle, the nice lady in East Providence that we would often visit on a Sunday afternoon. Mom didn’t seem to be certain herself, but … Continue reading

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Some progress, and a false alarm

Well some progress on the Farrar side of the Dunn line: as Uncle Bud noted in his email, his grandmother Catherine (Creegan) Farrar, was the daughter of Lawrence and Margaret Creegan, both of whom were born in Ireland. It will … Continue reading

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