Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cabinet Photos of Ed and Mary Slattery of Canajoharie, New York

Two cabinet photographs taken by the Gilman studio of Canajoharie, New York, of Ed Slattery and his wife Mary J. (Conboy) Slattery.

At first blush, Mary's name appears to be May I. Slattery, but she is apparently Mary J. Slattery, based on the many records for a person of that name at Canajoharie.  Her nickname may have been May.

The 1900 Census of Canajoharie, New York shows Edward and Mary with four children: William, Nora, Timothy and Mary.  Also living with them was Edward's mother-in-law Hanora Conboy.  

Hoping that her mother hadn't remarried, I went on a hunt for a Mary J. Conboy and found her in the 1870 Census of Canajoharie, New York, with her parents, Irish immigrants Thomas and "Anora" Conboy and younger siblings Michael, Rosanna and William.  Mary was shown as age fourteen and born in New York.

Edward Slattery was born about 1864 in Ireland.  I don't have concrete information on his parents; hopefully a reader will leave a comment.

The photograph was purchased with other Conboy photographs of people from coastal Maine, though I didn't realize the link at the time and don't know how the different Conboy branches relate.

If you have corrections to the information above, or additions to it, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

Canajoharie, New York

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