Look up Deedy in Websters Dictionary and you will see the following definition - \Deed"y\, a. Industrious; active. [R.] --Cowper. But to me Deedy is simply my last name and not a very common one at that. My Father always said "find yourself in a strange city? Open a phone book, find a Deedy and give them a call - chances are they are a relative." So, for all the Deedy's out there hello and welcome.

Another request for help with old family photo

I have received another request for help with identifying people in an old family photo. This time the request is from Rae and below is his question:

On the cover of the CD-Rom, there are three women standing above and over to the right of Nana. Who are they? They are obviously McDonoughs' or in-laws. Attached is a photo - circa 1939 - where the woman holding me could be the same person at the extreme right on the CD-Rom. Am I correct? Then who is she and who is the young lad with her who is obviously her son?

As always, you can click on the photo to see larger. So far, in the above photo we have identified:

1. Thomas R. Deedy
2. Louis McDonough McCarthy
3. Rae Patria

Here is the photo Rae mentions from the cover of the CD-ROM handed out at the Sept. 7th Gathering. The photo is from my Grandmother, Grace McDonough Deedy's, photo album and was taken inside 1 View Street.

The people in this photo are as follows:

1. Mary Loftus McDonough
2. Grace McDonough Deedy
3. Thomas McDonough
4. Margaret McDonough Barry
5. Anne McDonough Fay

If you can help with the identification, please leave a comment or send me an email. As always, Thank you for your help!


4 Responses to “Another request for help with old family photo”

  1. # Anonymous Justin Deedy

    Uncle Justin sent me the following in answer to Rae's question:

    #2 is my Aunt Lou McCarthy and the picture is in the back yard of 1 View St.

    #5 is Anne Mcdonough Fay. #4 is Margaret McDonough Barry, #3 is my Mother I guess,.
    but the dark hair does not look right Justin

  2. # Anonymous Jane Deedy

    I have updated the post with the information supplied by Uncle Justin. I am feeling confident in the identification of Margaret McDonough Barry, since my guess was confirmed by Uncle Justin. But I am leaving the other two names in italics - if I can get a second confirm from someone I would appreciate it!  

  3. # Anonymous Justin Deedy

    If Rae is in Aunt Lou's arms the other boy could be Tom or Bobby McCarthy. I was born in 1932 Tom was Jack's age 1923 or so and Bob was in my brother Ed's class
    1935 or so. Justin  

  4. # Anonymous Jane Deedy

    My Father, Tom Deedy, has identified himself as the boy standing in the photo. The timing fits since the photo was taken in 1939 and my Dad was born in 1936. So he would have been the right age. The hat and hair kind of threw him off in identifying himself.  

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