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Donnelly Families - Part 2

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(Original submitted by Christopher Cooper, son of Patricia Donnelly, in January 2018)


The article Donnelly Families - Part 2 deals with all branches of this group of families, but provides an extra focus on the branch nicknamed "the Porras", from whom the maternal ancestors of Christopher Cooper are descended. The article is presented in eight (8) sections. To read a section, please click on the applicable link below:

To read Donnelly Families - Part 2, Section 1, click here

To read Donnelly Families - Part 2, Section 2, click here

To read Donnelly Families - Part 2, Section 3, click here

To read Donnelly Families - Part 2, Section 4, click here

To read Donnelly Families - Part 2, Section 5, click here

To read Donnelly Families - Part 2, Section 6, click here

To read Donnelly Families - Part 2, Section 7, click here

To read Donnelly Families - Part 2, Section 8, click here

 

 

The Eyes That Shone - from Ireland to Canada in the 1950s

But a word of warning! The Eyes That Shone is not a saga filled with horrible tragedy and dysfunctional relationships, but rather a celebration of family lives in Ireland and Canada, in other words, a happy story featuring:

  • Memories of life on small farms in Ireland before 1950 and before tractors and electrification, when growing food depended largely on human sweat and muscle
  • Recollections about people and events in the Department of Public Works of Canada where the author worked during the period 1957 to 1991
  • Intimate perspectives on living and dying, politics and religion, home and family