Catherine Louise Curran Meechan – obituary

BOOM BABY. 16 children with 4 preceding her in death. This was my second clue about the 16 vs. 12. I found this obit about a year ago and had located all of the kiddos shortly thereafter. Obituaries can be incorrect a great deal of the time, but every once in awhile there's a nugget!

Thomas Francis Meechan’s obituary

Header from the newspaper:   Note the DOB is listed as 15 Aug 1846. This date corresponds with what is listed on his death certificate and related documents. The headstone, however, shows something different: I've come to accept the odd reality that headstones are wrong more often than I'd imagined. I can't get my mind … Continue reading Thomas Francis Meechan’s obituary