Ruth Frances Gough was born to James Gough and Fanny (Kelly) Gough on February 3, 1888. She was an only child as her father died 5 months later and Fanny never remarried. She grew up in the home of her Uncle Peter with her mother and his family.
She married Dr. Joseph Leroy Murphy around 1920 and together they had five boys. Joseph, David, Robert, Richard, and John (Jack). They lived at 23 Cedar St. in Taunton where Joseph had an office.
She was a member of the Queen’s Daughters, the Taunton’s Women’s Club, and the Morton Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.
She died on May 7, 1976 at the age of 88. She is buried in Saint Francis Old Cemetery Taunton, Massachusetts.
Come back tomorrow to see some of Ruth Gough Murphy’s wonderful paintings.
Frederick Thomas Whittle is my Great Grandfather on my Mother’s side. He was born on January 12, 1893 in Fall River, Massachusetts to William and Mary Louise (Ryan) Whittle. The third of six children Agnes, William, Frederick, Walter, Lillian, and Bertram (who died young).
He was in the US Navy during WWI.
He married Jeanette Tisdall Hall about 1923 at Emmanuel Church in New Port Rhode Island. Together they had five children, Leroy, Jeanette, Margaret and Mary Louise (Twins), and William.
Frederick was a Journeyman stone cutter.
He passed away on June 29, 1947 at the age of 54. He is buried in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery Fall River, Massachusetts.
Charles Albert Seekell is my Great Grandfather on my father’s side.
He was born on September 26, 1899 in Taunton, Massachusetts to Charles Lovell Seekell and Jennie Eugenia (Doucette) Seekell.
He was the second oldest of four boys, the others being Benjamin, Eugene, and Williams.
On June 19, 1918 he enlisted in the United States Navy and was released on September 30, 1921.
Albert” married Mary (Mae) McAloon on September 24, 1924. Together they had two children, Jeannette and Charles. His wife Mae died on May 28, 1941 at the age of 42.
Albert was an electrician retiring from a textile finishing plant.
I remember my Great Grandfather fondly. When we would visit he would show us his orange trees and play his piano.
He passed away on September 29, 1997 in Punta Gorda, Florida at the age of 98. He is buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Taunton, MA.
Lucianno Dias was by Great Great Grandfather on my Mother’s side.
He was born on January 24, 1875 in Faial, Azores, Portugal to Thomas Dias and Maria (Bettencourt) Dias.
On the 5th of April 1890 at the age of 15 he immigrated to the United State aboard the Kennard arriving in the Port of Boston.
Five years later he married Julia Roza on October 26, 1895 in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Together they had 10 children. Mary, Olga (died young), Lucennie, Olive, Charles, Hilda (died young), Olga, Hilda, Marguerite and Priscilla.
Lucien held the job of Carpenter in Taunton and lived many years at 229 school street.
He lost his wife on August 18, 1930 at the age of 55.
Lucianno (Lucien) Lawrence Dias passed away on June 9, 1955 at the age of 80.
Its time for the Post A Quote Challenge. I want to again thank Arietta Charles for nominating me, if you haven’t checked her out, please do.
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