Eunice Kelly McBreairty


Today is my grandmother, Eunice Kelly McBreairty's, birthday. She was born August 10, 1886, 134 years ago. She married Thomas James McBreairty on March 26, 1905, at 18 years old. They spent their honeymoon in Quebec, Canada.  I was told the following photo was their wedding photo.

They had 12 children. Aunt Maggie (Margaret May) was the oldest, born on May 22, 1906.  I was told that the following photo was of Gram holding Aunt Maggie, her first child. She was young here, probably 19 years old and I look at her dark hair. I only knew her when she had gray hair. She was 50 years old when I was born on July 24, 1936.


The second child, a son named Roy, was born on July 11, 1908; he died when he was two months old. My father, Ransford Nathen, was born one year later, July 18, 1909. Aunt Sarah (Sarah Anne, named after Gram's mother, Sarah Mullins Kelly) was born on August 8, 1911; Aunt Mary was born on April 13, 1913, Uncle Robbie (Robert Parker) was born on March 11, 2015, Uncle Vinal (Vinal Sherman) was born on August 13, 1917, Uncle Perry (Perry George) was born on June 22, 1919, Aunt Velma (Velma Ellen) was born on July 22, 1921, Aunt Edith (Edith Leola) was born on October 22, 1923, Aunt Belva was born on July 14, 1925, Aunt Ida (Ida Katrina) was born on October 6, 1927.