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Thursday, December 12, 2013


This portrait is labeled simply "Mrs. Patrick Gleason."

The photo was taken in Warsaw, New York somewhere around 1885 to 1890 at the Duryea photographic studio.

The 1880 Census for nearby village of Pavilion, New York, has record of a farmer named Patrick GLEASON, age 46, married to Bridget, age 42, and children Thomas (11), Elizabeth (8), Mary (5) and Maggie (3).

The 1870 Census also includes older children John (13), Patrick (11), and Ella (7) and young Thomas was just 1 year old at that time.

The 1900 Census shows Bridget is living alone as a widow. The record indicates she had 8 children, 7 of whom are still living. That Census page states she was born in June 1838.

Cemetery records at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Pavilion show that Patrick (1825-1898) is buried there, next to his wife Bridget Kavanaugh Gleason (1837-1902) and daughter Margaret Gleason (1876-1903)

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