Tag : Fay

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0051 - Main Boating Landing, Pymatuning
My husband’s great-grandfather, Frank L. Fay, was a Pennsylvania state senator from 1926 to 1934. In 1929 he was instrumental in pushing through legislation to fund the creation of the Pymatuning dam. The Pymatuning Dam is located on the Shenango River in near the Crawford-Mercer County line in western Pennsylvania, about 17 miles from the …
Operator sending a message on a Morse electric printing telegraph, 1887. He is tapping out the message with a key using the code developed by Samuel Morse and Alexander Bain. Under the table are wet cells (batteries) supplying electricity. (Photo by Oxford Science Archive/Print Collector/Getty Images)
My husband’s great-grandfather worked for a few years as a telegraph operator in Ohio around 1880. I did some quick searches to find out more about this occupation. From Wikipedia: A telegrapher, or telegraph operator is an operator who uses a telegraph key to send and receive the Morse code in order to communicate by …
James O’Reilly married Patrick Cavanagh and Bridget Murray in 1868 in Cleveland, Ohio. Here is some info I found on him at http://www.irisharchives.org/pdf/PioneerPriests.pdf.
Some of the ancestors I am researching are Patrick Fay, Patrick Cavanagh, and Mary Murray. They seem to have all come to the U.S. in the 1840’s or 1850’s. I don’t have photographs of them but I can use photos of the time to imagine what their trip and arrival must have looked like.
My husband’s ancestor, Frank L. Fay, was a telegram messenger boy in Cleveland, Ohio, in the early 1880’s. From Wikipedia: Telegraph boys (also referred to as district messenger boys, telegraph messenger boys, or simply as messenger boys) were uniformed young men between 10 and 18 years of age who, mounted on bicycles, carried telegrams through …
The $950.00 completely equipped Empire Five Passenger Touring Car is indeed a “Little Aristocrat.” Everywhere it is winning its way with the intelligent, cultured class, who demand a car of moderate size and price, and who insist on having a real car, built of quality materials, and honestly constructed. Aside from its alluring beauty and …
Manufactured by Frank L. Fay and the Greenville Metal Products Company in 1911. http://www.google.com/patents/US987431 Stay-bolt for steam-boilers. US 987431 A -P. J. CONNORQ. STAY-BOLT FOR STEAM BOILERS. APPLICATION IILED D30. 29, 1908. 987,43 1 Patented Mar. 21 1911. 51mm vmmux A commas, wows fitter/wag THE NORRIS PETERS co., wnsnmarau, n. c are Bron. PATRICK J’. …
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