Tuesday, March 18, 2014
This is my maternal Great Grandmother, Mary Gertrude (Mcnamara) McIntyre. She is standing on the original front steps to the porch of her home at 117 Walter Street, Roslindale, MA.
I learned just a couple of years ago that this home built approx 1905 was purchaced by my great grandparents and only occupied by their decendants until it's recent sale a couple of years ago.
Mary and her husband Daniel were both born in Boston to parents of each who were all born in Ireland. I have not so far found any records of land ownership for thier parents and this new home that Mary and Daniel purchaced may very well have been the first property owned in a new land for both of thier families.
Maybe I'm just imagining a great sense of pride in Mry's smile in this simple snapshot but somehow I don't really think my imaginings are really all that far off...