In this photograph, taken in Boston in 1922, my grandfather James J. Duffy is pictured with his three daughters (left to right) Margaret, Catherine and Rita. Not shown are his sons James, Hugh, Daniel and George.
James J. Duffy was born in Moville, Inishowen, Co. Donegal between August and November 1882. He married my grandmother, Margaret A. Doherty from Culdaff, Inishowen, in Boston on November 29, 1909. My grandfather James was a fireman and a longshoreman; my grandmother Margaret was the head waitress at the Hotel Vendrome in Boston. Immigration papers show they came to America May 2, 1905 on the SS Caledonia and settled in Charlestown, Boston.
The girl on the right, Catherine R. Duffy, married my father, James B. Fitzgerald, and was my mother.– Submitted by James B. Fitzgerald, Charlestown MA