PHOTOS and ARTICLES of HISTORY
Pat Gerrity has sent me some emails
just too interesting not to be part of this collection.
They are included here and add further insight into how our ancestors lived.
These links show an MS Word version of Pat's email message as it appeared on my monitor (a screenshot). I did this because his email had photos embedded and I wasn't able to save just the photo.
Leeds, 1907 -- number
48 York St, run by a Mrs Sarah Ann Curtis
3 views of York Street
(use your scroll bar)
-- about two blocks from where the family lived
A history of Beckett Street
Cemetery, Leeds -- Likely burial place of Mary Gerrity and James Curtis
Moses Taylor Hospital,
Scranton -- where my father died
This next is an html file. It tells the history of the St James Hospital The workhouse described may be where my Grandma Larson (Sarah Jane Curtis) was born in 1863.
Pat also located two old maps (1850) of Leeds -- the first shows St James Church (lower right corner). Our ancestors lived in one of theGoulden's Buildings behind the Church. The second is a continuation of the first.
A newer map also shows St James Church and even numbers the Goulden Building #20, where our ancestors lived. Note that St Peter's Grave Yard has expanded considerably.
An MS Word file showing photos and information about St Anne's Church where Thomas Curtis was baptized and his parents married.