Saturday, November 12, 2011
1898 Photo of Katherine A. Moloney; North Adams, Massachusetts studio
The photograph above, taken by the Sanford studio at North Adams, Massachusetts, has an inscription on the reverse: "Sincerely, Katherine A. Moloney - '98" .
Searching online, I found a marriage for a Michael Moloney and Mary Coday (or Cody) on July 31, 1871 at Adams, Massachusetts, but I'm not sure if they were the parents of Katherine above.
If so, her parents were both born in Ireland: Michael about 1844, and Mary about 1845. Michael's parents were David and Catherine Moloney, both born about 1813 in Ireland. Mary's parents were James and Margaret Cody, both born about 1820 in Ireland.
Michael and Mary had a son David, born 25 November 1872 at Adams, Massachusetts. They also had a daughter Catherine born in 1877, died 3 November 1877. The Katherine above may have been named for this deceased child.
If you have any theories as to the family history of Katherine A. Moloney, please leave a comment or contact me directly. Thanks!
This photograph was found with that of another taken at North Adams, likely a classmate, Grace MacDougall.
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