I was recently given my Great Grandmother's prayer bookwhich has some writing inside the covers.
In the front: Miehl Liam Mary O'Grady, Church of Rathdowney, Queens co. Ireland
In the back: Presented from Rev. (father or Arthur?) Fitzpatrick to Mary O'Grady, Church St., Rathdowney, Queens co. Ireland Lizzie O'Grady A present from Iti Rin (or Kin), Father Fitzpatrick to Mary Anne Grady R.I.C.
And inside the 1st page she signed it Mary O'Grady, Durrow.
Mary was born in July of 1875 and came to America abt 1893. She married Oliver J. Smith in NY (probably Manahattan) and they settled in Owego, Tioga, NY.
Does anyone have any connections to, or know of any O'Grady's in that area? I'd also like to know what R.I.C means. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Lynn