Monday, May 25, 2009

Sonny and Al Circa 1942

My Uncle Peter Joseph Watson Jr (Sonny) enjoying his beer as well as the company of his pal Al Alexander.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Watsons and friends

Back row from left to right
My Uncle Richard F Watson (Richie) 1924 - 1967
My Uncle Edward Leonard Watson (Lenny) 1920 - 1943
My Aunt Dorothy T Watson McArdle (Dottie) 1915 - 1997

Middle row left to right
My Aunt Clair R Watson Miller (Chickie) 1930 - 2000
Not sure who these two are.

Sitting is Dottie's then boyfriend George Martin. George went on to be a professional Boxer Career record 41 -24 - 8. He once fought Sugar Ray Robinson losing by TKO in the 8th round.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Gertrude Gormley Fleck 1919

My Great Aunt, She lived her short life in South Boston
Born on West 3rd Street, Died on L Street
1903 - 1939

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Watson First Communion 1956

The two little girls are my sisters Linda age 8, and Carol age 4.
Standing left to right
Aunt, Marie (Reenie) Gormley Tuminelli
Great Uncle, Fred W Gormley
Great Aunt, Marie Reagan Gormley
Father, Walter (Red) Watson
Uncle, Phil Tuminelli
Sister, Dianne
Mother, Gertrude (Trudy) Watson
Great Aunt, Mildred (Millie) Gormley Weed

The Egleston Square Boys 1940

Left to Right Standing
Tommy Keegan, Al Alexander, Davey Durant, Paul Carroll

Left to Right Kneeling
Walter (Red) Watson, Gerry Toohig, Richard Watson

Al was killed in WWII in 1944
My Father Red Watson served in WWII & Korea
My Uncle Richie Watson Wounded WWII
I believe the others served in WWII as well.

Frederic William Gormley Circa 1958

My Great Uncle, born in South Boston
1896 -1962
Buried just down the hill from the Lonergan Stone in Mount Calvary Cemetery

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Richard Frederick Watson 1944

Aleutian Islands World War II
My Uncle and multiple purple heart recipient
Born in the South End of Boston

Marie Gormley (Babe) Circa 1923

Career Nurse Boston City Hospital
Born in South Boston

The Watson Boys Circa 1932

My Father and Uncles
Clockwise from the back left

Peter Joseph Watson Jr (Sonny) 1918-1965
Edward Leonard Watson (Lenny) 1920-1943
Walter Edgar Watson (Red) 1922- Still going
Richard Frederick Watson (Richie) 1924-1967

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Baldwin Stone 2007

My G-Great Uncle the Honorable John E Baldwin and my G-Great Aunt Josephine L. (Bird) Lonergan Baldwin, both of South Boston.
Erected 1936 Holyhood Cemetery

Watson Girls Circa 1950

My aunts, left to right

Mary Evelyn (Evy) Watson Pieri
Helen Watson Andrews
Dorothy (Dottie) Watson McArdle

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mildred Gormley Barry Weed 1905

My Great aunt Milldred Gormley Barry Weed born 1900 in South Boston.

Esther Barry Watson Circa 1950

My Grandmother Esther Barry Watson born 1890 in South Boston to Edward Barry and Ellen (Nellie) Feeley Barry.

Gertrude Lonergan Gormley Circa 1890

My G-Grandmother Gertrude Lonergan Gormley born 1869 in South Boston
to Philip Lonergan and Catherine Welch Lonergan

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Lonergan Stone 2007

(Top Right) My G-Great Grandfather Philip Lonergan b1846 Ireland,
arrived in South Boston in 1859, died in South Boston 1916.
(Middle Right) My G-Great Grandmother Catherine Welch Lonergan b1840 Ireland,
arrived in South Boston 1855, died in South Boston 1918.
Six other family members are buried here (not all mentioned on stone) including my Grandfather Philip Gormley.
Erected 1894 Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Dolly and Gertie 1924

90 P street South Boston

My Mothers half sister 12 year old Harriet Norris (Dolly) babysitting her little sister, my Mother, Gertrude Louise Gormley. Dolly would later marry South Boston's Henry McLeod.

Phil Gormley and Daughters 1928

My Grandfather Phil Gormley born in South Boston in 1897. From left to right his daughters Rose Marie (Rosie), Mary Teresa (Reenie), and my mother Gertrude Louise (Gertie/Trudy)
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