Re: Phila. Raffertys 1920-30
It seems that everyone in "The Falls" at least knew the Kellys.My father, Don Rafferty, was born in 1925 and lived in the falls until he graduated from high school.The problem for me is that his father, Joseph Rafferty, was pretty much disowned by the family because he married a Lutheran.Joseph's father was Charles C. Rafferty (born about 1880 in England.
I visited The Falls recently and took some photos of the house on Eveline Street where my dad's family lived in 1930.My dad is still living and we are planning to take a day and walk around there together and see the sights.
Here's what I know of Charles Rafferty's family.He married Sarah Ramsbottom and together they had these children: Helen (c1897), Joseph (c1906), Anna (c1910), Mary (c1912), and Rosana (c1908) who appears to have died very young).My father, Don Rafferty, says he only barely knew his cousins, one of which was named "Docky".
Any of this sound familiar?I hope so.