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The strange case of Guy Dunn- alias Charles McCray

September 30 marked the 124th birthday of Mom’s uncle Charles McCray. For the first 17 (or so) years of his life, Charles was known as Guy Dunn. Why Guy changed his name to Charles McCray is one of the more … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Uncle Bud

Earl Lernard Dunn was born on this day in 1926, in Winchendon, Massachusetts.

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From Mom’s online condolence book

April 11, 2013 So sorry to read that Mrs Sheehan passed away. She was my 6th grade teacher in the Manchaug School in 1952. I met her in Whitinsville about 15 years ago and even though I had not seen … 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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Six degrees of Mom

I think most people are familiar with the “six degrees of separation” idea- the suggestion that you are connected to everyone else in the world by no more than six individual connections. Whether or not that’s actually true, it is … Continue reading

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Memorial Day in Dublin and Rindge

On Memorial Day we took a trip north to Dublin and Rindge to check out some of the items I learned since my last visit there last fall, and, of course, to visit the cemeteries. After bypassing parades and other … 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, April 23, 1861

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Hannah Marcella (Smith) Harrington. Hannah is not a direct ancestor- she was the sister of Leonard O. Smith, my great great grandfather. Hannah was the fourth of five children of John and … Continue reading

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On this day: April 17, 1870

Today marks the 138th anniversary of the birth of Mary Ann Dunn, my great great aunt, in Somerville, Massachusetts. Mary Ann’s parents were Daniel and Mary (Ledwick) Dunn. Mary Ann was the second of four children- the others were her … Continue reading

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On this day, April 3, 1957

It was on this day in 1957 that Kathryn Jane (Farrar) Dunn, better known to me at least, as Nana Dunn, passed away. Nana was born in 1889 in East Providence, the daughter of Daniel and Catherine (Creegan) Farrar. Daniel … Continue reading

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