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Shannon's Quest

Updated March 23, 2004

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I started my search primarily as a therapy after the passing of my father Charles Close, on January 05, 2002. I have always been very interested in, and proud of my Irish family heritage, but have not known much of my father's heritage, due to the fact that his father Charles, passed away in 1970 (before I was born), and his grandfather Charles, passed away the year I was born, 1975. So there it ended, or so I thought, until one day boredom led to curiosity, and I found myself stumbling upon the very first photo I had seen of my fathers family (pre 1940 or so, and even then , there were few), on the amazing world wide web. It was of my Great-Grandparents, Charles Close, and Isabella Hawthorne. I was stunned, as no one in my family knew such a photo existed. And thus my search began....

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