The Best Things Always Dissapear: A Family History

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The Best Things Always Dissapear

This is a hardcover book, 1000 pages including over 460 pictures, tables, and inserts.
A few of the chapters below are available for free download.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Introduction and Overview Free
  3. The 1890’s: ATransitional Time
  4. America at the birth of the 20th Century
  5. A Short (Very) History of Ireland
  6. Pre-Famine Ireland
  7. The Great Famine (An Gorta Mor)
  8. Irish Immigrant Life
  9. Religion and Politics: AVolatile Crucible
  10. The Pennsylvania Connection
  11. Endicott
  12. Paternal Ancestry: Beirne, Tansey; Gavigan, Crowley Free
  13. Paternal Ancestry Missing Friends
  14. Irish Place Names: A Framework for Irish Genealogy Information Free
  15. Patrick Beirne (1828-1905) & Catherine Tansey (-1900) Free
  16. Patrick Gavigan (1829-1889) & Bridget Crowley (1841-1906) Free
  17. Michael F. Beirne (1872-1948) & Anne Gavigan (1871-1945) Free
  18. James A. Beirne (1899-1955)
  19. Mary R. Sammons (1907-1994)
  20. Our Saga (1932-1955)
  21. Joseph P. Beirne (1933-2002)
  22. Mary Beirne (1933-) & Francis J. Spallone (1932-2004)
  23. Teresa J. Beirne (1934-) & Dick Reidy (1935-)
  24. Michael F. Beirne (1937-1983)
  25. Ken Beirne (1944) & Beverly Bugbee (1957)
  26. John F. Beirne (1868-1945) & Helen E. Kelly (1892-1986)
  27. Ann Agnes Beirne (1902-1974) & George O’Sullivan (1899-)
  28. Robert Beirne (1906-1989) & Florence McCavitt (1899-1996)
  29. John T. Beirne (1868-1945) & Mariam Dooley (1871-1945)
  30. Mary Anne Beirne (1875-1953) & Tom McGarry (-1930)
  31. Lillie McGarry (1913-2000) & Jim McDermott (1908-1969)
  32. Maternal Ancestry – An Overview: Sammons, Luther, O’Connor, Strope Free
  33. Maternal Ancestry Missing Friends
  34. Edward Sammons & Harriett O’Connor Free
  35. David Soper Luther & Polly Strope Free
  36. The Martin Luther Connection
  37. William Henry Sammons (1848-1924) & Emma Edith Luther Free
  38. Josephine E. Kelly (1880-1954) & Charles J. Sammons (1873-1955)
  39. Agnes M. Sammons (1908-1986) & Dick McMahon (1908-1974)
  40. Teresa J. Sammons (1910-1984)
  41. Anna Genevieve Sammons (1912-1992)
  42. Charles J. Sammons (1914-1993) & Catherine A. Petkash (1918-2004)
  43. Rita M. Sammons (1916-1996) & Walter Marlowe (1916-1991)
  44. Regina M. Sammons (1918-) & John L. Fries (1912-)
  45. Josephine C. Sammons (1921-1992) & Harold D. Foster (1921-1983)
  46. Joseph F. Sammons (1922-1999)
  47. Paul T. Sammons (1926-)
  48. Vespacious Sammons (1875-1924) & Muzie Swingle (1874-1964)
  49. The Original Kellys: Timothy (1782-1858) & William, James, Hanora, Michael, John, Daniel Free
  50. Wiliam P. Kelly (1858-1910) & Jane Collins (1859-1938)
  51. Mary K. Kelly (1858-1910) & Michael Gilligan (1862-)
  52. Hanora E. Kelly (1861-) & Joseph Dunn (1855-)
  53. Daniel J. Kelly (1862-1904) & Helen E. (Ella) Hannon (1873-1949)
  54. Ellen M. Kelly (1863-1893) & Augustus Marshall (1856-1940)
  55. Catherine Kelly (1865-1910) & William Sick (1863-1938)
  56. John Kelly (1869-1903) & Anna Hannon (1868-1908)
  57. Anna Kelly (1870-1897)
  58. Cecelia M. Kelly (1871-1919)
  59. May Kelly (1873-1946) & Joseph Marshall (1866-1942)
  60. Michael J. kelly (1875-1933) & Bridget A. Frawley (1871-1955)
  61. Thomas F. Kelly (1876-1906)
  62. Genevieve kelly (1882-1887)
  63. Agnes E. Kelly (1885-1960) & Peter F. Sweeney (1877-1934)
  64. Afterword
  65. Bibliography & Sources
  66. Appendix