Thanks; hmmm, that might be where the others were born, too, then. If the newspaper blurb was wrong that's possible; it had her birthdate as 1869 after all, but Maggie would have been only 13 or 14 when marrying in that case. I wonder, too, if the number written int he grave-maker's isntructions was a 4 and read as a 9.It's just when the paper gives her age as 42 it makes me wonder.
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Any other info you can give on John and Margaret would be helpful - and I have no idea where to start on Maggie's husband, John J. Fitzpatrick, either. Unlike how he raved about his mom Maggie, my great uncle says his dad, my great grandpa, never talked about him - ever.