During the Genealogy Do-Over, as I’ve been going through the ephemera I inherited when my maternal grandmother passed away, I came across several prayer cards dating from 1933 to 1954 from both (apparently) Indianapolis and Ridgefield, New Jersey.
As far as I know, the individuals named on these prayer cards are not related to my family in anyway. I thought I should post them online in case anyone might be looking for them.
This one is for Mrs. Mary Donoghue, who died on September 27, 1934.
I did some digging in the 1930 census and found a Mary Donoghue, age 69, married to Thomas J. Donoghue (also age 69) living at 41 Colorado Avenue in Indianapolis. This was only a couple of miles from my grandmother’s house on Raymond Street. The Donoghues were from southern Ireland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1878. They had two sons, Earl P. (age 33) and William F., (age 32) living with them in 1930. Thomas was a foreman at a meat packing plant, Earl was an automobile salesman, and William was a truck driver for a building contractor.1
Because my grandmother was only around 9 years old when Mrs. Donoghue passed away, I would guess that they knew each other because they attended the same church, likely St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.
If this might be your ancestor, please contact me.
- 1930 U.S. census, Marion County, Indiana, population schedule, Indianapolis, Center Twp., Enumeration District (ED) 49-116, p. 9A-B (penned), dwelling 199, family 203, Thomas J. Donoghue household: digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 1 Mar 2015); from National Archives microfilm publication T626, roll 611; FHL microfilm: 230346. ↩
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