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On this page information on members of Kathy's family will be added, as well as links to other sites where more information is available.

Michael J. Downing.
Born in County Cork, Ireland probably in the 1870's.
He immigrated to Boston, MA with his brother John J. Downing (Kathy's grandfather). He went into the US Marine Corp. and as a Private was stationed aboard the USS Maine when it was destroyed in an explosion in Havanna, Cuba on 15 Feb. 1898. He was one of the casualties.

Click here for information on the USS Maine!

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Here are 2 photos of grandfather John J. Downing.
He was born in County Cork, Ireland and immigrated to Boston, MA where he met and married Mary K. Hurley.

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Fr. Harry Butler, Jesuit Priest, about 1930.
Brother of Marion E. Butler - O'Brien, son of James & Roseanna V. McGrale - Butler.

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Robert and Marion O'Brien, about 1925.

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Robert & Marion O'Brien, about 1938.

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Marion Ethel Butler (about 1905).

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Marion Butler - O'Brien, 1986.

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Robert C. O'Brien in his school uniform, around 1912.

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Marion E. Butler, about 1916.

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This is a photo of great-great-grandfather Edward Francis Butler holding baby (great-grandfather James Henry Butler)and great-great-grandmother Bridgitte Breen - Butler, seated to his left, about 1872.

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Mary K. Hurley - Downing about 1955.

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Ellen A. Murray - O'Brien (great-grandmother).

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James Henry Butler, about 1900.

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James and Roseanna V. Butler.

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Roseanna, Fr. Harry & James Butler, about 1930.

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Marion O'Brien with Paul (left) and Bobby (right) about 1939.

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Lorraine M. Downing, age 8, about 1937.

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Edward Francis Butler, about the 1880's.

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Marion, Dorothy and Frank Butler in the early 1900's.

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