At an early age of seventeen years old, I had the opportunity as the Chief Squire of Readville Massachusetts Circle 525, a junior order of the Knights of Columbus, to be appointed as the Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts for one day under the authority of Boston’s Mayor John B. Hynes. Mayor Hynes instituted the Mayor … [Read more…]
This blog will be the product of the writings of John D Hannigan as he reminises on his years growing up in Readville, leaving Readville for the US Army, various military assignments and duty around the World and stories about his family life.
Let’s face it! We all start with two parents and four grandparents – except in blended types of families that is. And the number doubles as you move further back in generations.
The year was 1900 and the residents of the Mott Haven community in North New York City were preparing for the 12th Census of the US. The area was quite different than it is today. Now, over 110 years later, what did neighbors know about their family connections? The answer to the question is obscure … [Read more…]