Re: Packey McFarland - Hall of Fame Boxe
Elizabeth, your grandfather Packey McFarland and my grandfather Michael Daly were first cousins. My grandfather lived in county Sligo in Ireland. In the early 1900's Packey stayed at my grandfathers house in Glen Ballinashee in Sligo. He gave two silver chains to the family (who were small farmers and miners in the Arigna mines)which always hung from the half loft when my father was a boy. I'm told that at least one of the chains is still in existence and is in the posession of one of my cousins. Packeys mother was Annie Gaffney and my great grandmother was her sister Mary Gaffney.
Do you have any knowledge of Packeys mothers family or a photograph of his mother. Any info would be great. When some of my fathers aunts emigrated to America they went initially to Packeys home in Chicago.