Flanagan, Doris

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    Speaks of Flanagan ancestors, including James Flanagan who was a victim of the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia in Alaska in in 1918.
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    Discusses the Flanagan family, originally from Dublin (many of them blacksmiths). Looks through pictures and mentions early PEI settler, Bartholomew Flanagan who died (age 78) in 1849. He had pasture lots surveyed in PEI in 1831. His son was born in Ireland in 1815, therefore Doris concludes that the family came sometime between 1815 and 1830.
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    Continues looking at photos of family member. Discusses how death certificates are sometimes unreliable. Old postcards sent between 1906-1909 from Burt to his sister. Dennis was a shoemaker in Summerside. Mentions the family coming to the Island in late 1849. They wanted to come earlier but the wife's pregnancy was too far along to travel. They came the following year with baby Alice. When Alice was three they lived near Great George Street and she was in an accident that permanently damaged her leg. She wore a crutch under her skirt and not many knew she had a leg that didn't work. Alice was a school teacher and she never married. Katerine was a housekeeper for the Bartlett family (of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations"); Mary Ann (Ted's grandmother) was a seamstress for a rich Boston family; Sarah was a housekeeper in New York, she married and stayed there. There was also a brother, John, who lived in PEI.
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    Mentions the renumbering homes; continues looking at old postcards and pictures of family members.
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    Doris discusses fashion in old photos. She shows an old jacket (of Alice Flanagan?).
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    (Quality reduced) Discusses the stitching of the jacket. Doris speaks of her house, and the real estate collection of Dennis (Flanagan?).
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    Mother enters the rooom, interview ends