Patrick and Lucy Flynn had a family of 10 children, 4 Boys and 6 girls. The above photo was taken in the early 1990's at Patrick Flynn's Grand Daughter Lori Ann's Wedding. Eight of Patrick and Lucy's children are in this photograph.
Front Row - Lt to Rt
Fred, Madeline (Dolly) (Mother of the Bride), Rosaleen, and Roy
Gertrude, Ellen ( Nell), Al Feeney and Lori Ann, Kathleen and Genevieve ( Sr Bernadette)
I came across this photo in my mother's collection, it was protected in a large envelope, labeled " Patrick Flynn's Family". I put the envelope aside and several years later filed it in my Family History Book. I knew my grandfather had a brother named Patrick but never knew any of his family until I recently made the connection with my second cousin Susan from Ontario. Not until she started sharing stories about her Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles did I begin to understand this branch of the Flynn Family Tree.
The photo below is of Patrick Flynn Sr and 3 of his sons.
Susan shared with me that her side of the family has been "cursed with cancer" and asked if other Flynn relatives have also.
Birth order of Patrick and Lucy's Children
Patrick Joseph 1913 - 1980 born in NFLD died age 67 of Stomach Cancer
Rosaleen 1914 - 2000 born in NFLD died age 86 of Throat Cancer
Ellen (Nell) 1918 - still living, born in Nova Scotia
Gertrude 1919 - still living, born in Hamilton, Ontario
Stephen Michael 1921 - 1970 born in Hamilton, Ontario died age 48 of Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Kathleen 1923 - 2002 born in Hamilton, Ontario died age 79 of Breast Cancer
Fred 1924 - 1996 born in Hamilton, Ontario died age 72 of Colon Cancer
Genevieve 1926 - still living, born in Hamilton, Ontario
Roy Thomas 1927 - 2011 born in Hamilton, Ontario died age 84 of Lung Cancer
Madeline 1931 - still living, born in Hamilton, Ontario
Susan states the remaining four sister Nell, Gert, Sr Bernadette and Dolly are in good health.