Monday, September 27, 2010

Cabinet Photograph of Eliza Halferty, who later married Dennis Donahue, Iowa



Cabinet photo taken by Needham & Howard, Chariton, Iowa of Liza Halferty of Oakley and Norwood, Iowa.  This is most likely Eliza B. Halferty, who later married Dennis Donahue and lived in Jackson, Iowa.




From online research, hopefully correct:


Eliza B. Halferty was born in April 1869 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Catherine (Triggs) Halferty.  Edward Halferty was born in Ohio about 1835, the son of Mathew and Margaret (Phipps) Halferty.  Catherine was born in Indiana on 28 June 1837, the daughter of Jacob and Mary (Mackletreemer) Triggs.  Edward and Catherine married 4 June 1857 in Lucas County, Iowa.  Besides Eliza, they had several other children.


In 1895, Eliza B. Halferty married Dennis Donahue, who was born about 1868 in Illinois.  I found two Dennis Donahues born about 1868 in Illinois, and there may be more.  Hopefully a reader will forward information on the background of the Dennis Donahue who married Eliza B. Halferty.


Dennis and Eliza Donahue had a farm in Jackson, Iowa, where they raised at least two children,  a son and a daughter.  


This photograph was found with an assortment of other photographs from Iowa and surrounding states.  Several of the people in the photographs are obviously related, thanks to similar names; the others may be tangentially related.  Please check the archives for posts made in September 2010.  I may still be working through the collection in October of 2010, so check those posts also, in case you are reading this at some future point in time.


If you have corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented above, please scroll down to the comments box at the bottom of this page or contact me directly.  Thanks for stopping by!

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