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McLaughlin Family History

Margaret McLaughlin was born in Ireland in 1842.  She left County Armagh, Ireland, in 1858 at the age of 16 for the United States.  She lived in Boston for five years and in September of 1863 she moved to Independence, Iowa.

Margaret McLaughlin and John Duffy married in 1864.  They had 10 children:  Alice [Foisy] (1865-1910), Felix (1866-1940), Anna [Erler] (1868-1904), Margaret [Bowen](1869-1953), Elizabeth (1870-1884), Ellen Frances [Martin] (1875-1964), Florence [Koehl](1876-1907), Rose (1877-1884), Ada [Martin] (1880-1968), Burt (1883-?).

Sister Sister: Lizzie and Rose Duffy

  Above is the earliest picture of the John Duffy family that we have, circa 1888.  Standing in the back row, far left, is my maternal grandmother, Ellen (Nellie) Frances Duffy, 13 or 14 years old when this picture was … Continue reading

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