Deliah (Bridget) McHugh Connolly  1872

Deliah (Bridget) McHugh Connolly 1872

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This is a picture of Delia McHugh Connolly and her husband John Connolly. It was sent back to relatives in Ireland after they emigrated to New York City, US, which I believe she arrived in 1896 at Ellis Island. I am not sure if they traveled together or at different times.

Delia had a sister, Sarah, who also emigrated to the US. I have a letter penned by their mother that references both names. It has the reference of Caltra on it. I also have a letter written to Delia from her brother, Patrick. Apparently, they must have left things on bad terms when Delia left for the US, as it is referenced in the letter with an apology. I was always told that they dressed up in this finery to be able to show their relatives back home that they were prospering in their new land. I believe the photo studio provided this finery for them to don.

Does anyone recognize these folks? 

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1872  
Date of Death 22nd May 1932  
Associated Building (s) McHugh Family Homestead in County Mayo  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) John McHugh VIEW SOURCE
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Bridget Deacy  
Number of Children five  
Names of Children Mary J., Sarah A., Kathleen c., James P., John  
Townland born County Mayo  
Place of Death Flushin NY, USA  
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  • Hello!

    Bridget is my great-great grandmother on my dad's side.  Her grandaughter Patricia is my grandmother.

    I'd love to connect to learn more!

    My email is



    Saturday 20th April 2019, 04:54PM
  • Hi! Sarah McHugh (married name Connelly) is my great-grandmother! I'd love to get in touch to discuss this more.

    Best wishes,



    Thursday 31st October 2019, 10:00PM

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