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Welcome to all of you family members, genealogists and internet wanderers. My family tree is actually a forest of assorted names and locations. Check out the branches to discover if you share a leaf or two.

Surnames (above and to the right). Here are the main family trees. My goal is to include names, dates, descendants, photographs, documents  & sources for my information. These names link to locations & cemeteries. Related? Contact me to share & compare.

Locations (above and to the right). Here you can find my family names associated with each location, useful websites and blogs, books, maps and other resources that are helpful for research there. Do you have a favorite resource:  archive, book, website to share? Let me know.

Cemeteries (above). The final resting places of my ancestors. Names, dates, maps & photographs are here.

Also visit my blog, Leaves & Branches for information on my current research, new discoveries, missing ancestors, memories and other miscellaneous posts. See the latest post below.

This website is always changing as I include newly uncovered information. Check back soon for more content! – – – Colleen

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  • March 1, 2015: Sunday Obituary: Anna Brady Larkin, Democratic Committee Woman - Leaves & Branches
    Mrs. Larkin Dies; Former City Resident




    Mrs. Anna A. Brady Larkin of 123 Chapel Street, New Haven, a native of Derby and a former Shelton resident for 40 years, died Wednesday at her home. Widow of William F. Larkin, she was a former Democratic state central committee woman from the 25th District. Mrs. Larkin was the daughter of the late William and Bridget O’Reilly Brady and had been active in Democratic politics in New Haven for many years. She was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of St. Raphael’s Hospital.


    Surviving are a son, William N. Larkin of Branford; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Chaffee and Miss Helen C. Brady, both of Brooklyn, New York, and two grandchildren.


    The funeral will be held Friday at 8:15 a.m. from the Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, 123 Dwight Street, New Haven, with a solemn high Mass of requiem at 9 a.m. in St. Brendan’s Church, New Haven. Interment will be in Mount St. Peter’s Cemetery, Derby. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m.



    "Mrs. Larkin Dies; Former City Resident." The Ansonia Sentinel 15 Oct. 1964: 15.




    1 Ann Brady b: 10 Apr 1883 in New Haven, CT

    ... + William F Larkin b: 14 Oct 1883, d: 22 Jul 1959

    ......2 William N Larkin b: 09 Feb 1914, d: 15 Apr 1996


    ...... + Evelyn A Sommers b: 02 Aug 1912, d: 27 Oct 1995



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