- IRVINE/GILLESPIE - Henry's Cottage (39 KB)
Henry Gillespie's storybook cottage in Derrycannon, Knockaraven, County Fermanagh near Enniskillen. Henry was the eldest son of Jennie Irvine. His daughter Sheila and family live in the USA.
- PORTER - The Porter Clan - 1951 (17 KB)
Florence, Lynn, El, Marie, Howard, Peggy with me at two weeks old.
- PORTER - The Porter Clan, 1968 (44 KB)
Thanksgiving 1968. Back: Glenn Porter, Florence Moran Porter, E. Davis Porter, Maria McFarland Porter, Howard Porter, Peggy Chambers Porter, David Porter. Front: Dave Nulton, Lynn Porter Nulton, Lady, Linda Porter
- IRVINE - The Philadelphia Irvines - 1955 (10 KB)
Siblings James, Emily (Chambers) and Bill Irvine - April 4, 1955. Taken at James & Emily Irvine's 50th Anniversary party. Missing is sister Kate Irvine Abbot who moved to Columbus, OH.
- IRVINE/CHAMBERS/PORTER - 3 Generations-Kesh, 1975 (53 KB)
Emily Irvine Chambers Cassidy, Peggy Chambers Porter & I visiting Emily's home town of Kesh, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland in 1975. In front of her nephew Willie Boyle's house, next door to "Castle Irvine" where she was born in 1887.
- IRVINE/COLE - Emily & Agnes - 1974 (221 KB)
Emily Irvine Chambers Cassidy and her niece Agnes Irvine Cole met in London on Emily's visit. Agnes, who lived in Dorset, England, corresponded with her American aunts and uncles over the years. I have some of her letters which provide many details about the Irvine clan.
- CHAMBERS - The Chambers Family - 1960 (15 KB)
Peggy, Nancy, Allen, Bill and Jim surround Emily at her birthday party at Nancy's home. See photo below of Emily and most of her grandchildren that day.
- CHAMBERS/IRVINE - The Chambers Family - 1927 (268 KB)
My maternal grandparents, John and Emily Irvine Chambers, and four of their six children. Back: John & Nancy. Front: Margaret, Emily with Jim, Bill. Missing: Jack & Allen
- HARVEY - Maria Fassett Harvey (73 KB)
Perhaps taken at Grandmom Harvey's 85th birthday party. Note her brooch with the picture of her husband James. What happened to the brooch???
- IRVINE - Sisters-in-law (66 KB)
l-r: Kate Irvine Abbot, Emily Davis Irvine (James' wife), Fanny Young Irvine (Bill's 2nd wife), Emily Irvine Chambers. At Emily's house on Rochelle Ave., Philadelphia, mid-1940s.
- PORTER - Harry & Marie Porter - 1916 (22 KB)
My paternal grandparents, Harry Wheaton Porter and Maria Florence McFarland Porter - "The year before we were married" written on back.
- HARVEY - Memorial for Maria Fassett Harvey (243 KB)
"To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Our Mother Maria Harvey, 1839-1930. A member of this parish for 62 years. Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto her life's end." Hung at Holy Communion Chapel, 27th & Wharton Sts, Philadelphia.
- CHAMBERS - Emily & her grandchildren - 1960 (105 KB)
Celebrating her birthday are: front row, l-r: Debbie, Bob, Barbara and Ellen Chambers, Linda & David Porter. Back: Jim, Emily, Sally & Nancy Chambers holding Bobby Hoffman.
- CHAMBERS - The Chambers Clan in 1978 (527 KB)
My maternal grandmother, Emily Irvine Chambers Cassidy celebrating her 91st birthday with her family.Back (Spouses): Jean, Rita, Howard Porter, Dick Hoffman, Marilyn, Gladys. Middle (Emily & her children): Allen, Bill, Peggy, Emily, Nancy, Jim, Jack. Front (several grandchildren & spouses): Jim & Sally Chambers Vickers, Ellen Chambers, Linda Porter, Barbara Porter, Alys & Bruce Chambers, Dave Porter
- HARVEY - The Harvey Girls - 1870 (54 KB)
My paternal great-grandmother Maria Harvey McFarland and her sister Emma Harvey Mills around 1870.
- HARVEY - Dorothy Harvey Ulrich's 90th Birthday (417 KB)
Dorothy celebrated this milestone in Jan. 2003 with daughters Marilyn Lotridge (left) and Jane Wilkerson and great-granddaughter Morgan Wilkerson. On the wall is the memorial plaque for Dorothy's grandmother Maria Fassett Harvey at Holy Communion Chapel. (see picture of the plaque above)
- CHAMBERS - John Gallagher Chambers (154 KB)
My grandfather at work - but doing what?? The 1900 census lists him as a "day laborer" and his 1918 marriage license application says "foreman". This photo probably was taken in the very early 1900s.
- IRVINE - James & Emily Irvine - 1905 (32 KB)
James Irvine and his bride Emily Davis on their wedding day - April 4, 1905. James was Emily Irvine Chambers Cassidy's older brother who also settled in South Philadelphia.
- PORTER/CHAMBERS - Holy Communion Pilgrimage 2005 (104 KB)
On a visit to Holy Communion Chapel in April 2005, Howard Porter was looking for a specific pillar in the upstairs auditorium of the parish hall. At a Halloween dance in 1936, he first spied Peggy Chambers leaning against this pillar. She turned him down when he asked her to dance but later he walked her home, along with some friends. A few years later she accepted his invitation and the rest is history. They were married in 1946.
- IRVINE - Bill and Fanny (181 KB)
...on the boardwalk, probably in Atlantic City, in the late 1930s. Bill was the first Irvine to immigrate to Philadelphia (1895) and sent for Kate (1902), James (1904), and Emily (1912). Bill married Fanny Young in 1936, after the death of his first wife Mary Dougherty.
- PORTER/CHAMBERS - Howard & Peggy Porter - 1946 (30 KB)
Howard Porter and his bride Margaret Chambers - June 15, 1946
- IRVINE - Castle Irvine 2005 (713 KB)
A lot of work has been done to the old homestead in the last 30 years (see pictures below from the 1920s and 1970s) - in fact, we drove past it twice before recognizing it. Note the lines painted on the street; the A35 through Kesh carries a lot of traffic these days. Kesh is no longer a little village and the Irvines would hardly recognize it. I'm sorry I didn't take another panoramic photo from the hill above Kesh to compare with the one from 1975 (below). Definitely on the next trip!
- HARVEY Reunion - McFarlands & Martins (282 KB)
Seated: Linda McFarland, Dick & Barbara McFarland Fraser, Gale Martin Ranalli, Marcia Young Martin. Standing: Ray & Phil McFarland, Beverly Martin Friel, Janet Martin Pace. Ray, Barbara and Marcia are grandchildren of Maria Harvey McFarland.
- McFARLAND - Cousins & Spouses 1984 (295 KB)
At Uncle Jim & Aunt Betty McFarland's 50th Anniversary, l-r: Marcia Young Martin, Peg, Howard, Florence & Dave Porter, Ted Scace, Eleanor McFarland Scace, Midge McFarland Beattie, John Beattie, Jack Martin.
- McFARLAND - Eliza Carson McFarland - 1880s? (359 KB)
Eliza is my paternal great-great-grandmother, the mother of Charles McFarland. She was also the mother of Mary McFarland Calhoun, of whom I only have a picture, and of Maggie, Lizzie and James, of whom I know nothing except what appears on several census returns in the early 1900s.
- IRVINE/GILLESPIE - Aunt Jenny -1940s (141 KB)
Jane (Jenny) Irvine Gillespie, oldest sister (by 15 years) of Emily Irvine Chambers Cassidy outside her cottage in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Perhaps taken in the 1940s?
- IRVINE/BOYLE - Visiting the Boyles in 2005 (184 KB)
L-R: Tom, Elsie, Irvine, Maud and Ken (in mid-blink). I'm behind the camera. The Boyles' younger son, Thomas, was in Egypt so we phoned him for a quick chat. Ken and Elsie built a new home between "Castle Irvine" and the home where he and Maud grew up (see "IRVINE-3 Generations in Kesh" below) - which was renovated recently.
- HARVEY/McFARLAND - Eleanor & Howard (166 KB)
Cousins Eleanor McFarland Scace and Howard Porter share a laugh at the 2003 reunion. Born six days apart, they celebrated their 86th birthdays in January 2004.
- McFARLAND - Maria Harvey & Charles McFarland-1888 (298 KB)
My paternal great-grandparents, probably around the time of their wedding in 1888. These and all the McFarland and Harvey portraits (see Index of Individuals) were in a plush velvet photo album given to them as a wedding present.
- MacFARLAND - Charles MacFarland Paperhanging (296 KB)
One of many paperhangers in the family, Uncle Charlie stands in front of his truck. Question: did the "Mc"Farlands change to "Mac"Farland when they moved to the suburbs?!
- HARVEY - James & Maria Fassett Harvey - 1880 (288 KB)
Maria was born in Ireland in 1839 but wouldn't say where. They are my paternal great-great-grandparents. Both sets of their parents also came to Philadelphia. I may have found James' family on a ship manifest but that only puts them on the dock at Liverpool.
- PORTER - Grandmom & her grandkids - 1953 (330 KB)
Maria McFarland Porter and her grandchildren: Linda, Lynn (with her dog) and Glenn.
- IRVINE - Cousins in Kesh - 1975 (224 KB)
Emily Irvine Chambers Cassidy, her "cousin" William Irvine and his daughter Priscilla. Emily and William were second cousins. Taken at William's home in Kesh.
- HARVEY Reunion - "Cover Girl" (153 KB)
Grandmom Harvey would have been astounded. Her original photo from the 1870s was scanned into "jpeg" format, emailed from one great-great-grandchild to another, added to a word processing document, set to a printer and reproduced for a party in her honor.
- HARVEY - Births Page from Family Bible (575 KB)
Lists the births of James & Maria Harvey's 10 children (yes, there were two Williams and two Sarahs) and the first of their grandchildren. A transcription of this and Marriage & Deaths pages are below in Related Files.
- PORTER - Howard playing, Kufstein, Austria 1945 (140 KB)
Kufstein Fortress houses the largest outdoor organ in the world. Dad was stationed there June 1945. Every afternoon he played popular music, ending with Star Spangled Banner – bringing all military traffic within earshot to a standstill and salute. We visited in 2003 to hear it and buy him cds. See Link below.
- IRVINE - Emily Irvine Chambers Cassidy - 1912 (179 KB)
My maternal grandmother, Emily Irvine, recently arrived in the USA, about 25 years old.
- IRVINE - Emily Irvine Chambers & Edward Cassidy (59 KB)
Emily and Ed were married in 1960. Emily had been a friend of Ed's late wife Susan Long since they were young women newly arrived from Ireland.
- PORTER/NULTON - Memorial Day 2008 (617 KB)
Front: Peg Porter, Wyatt, Missy, Jason & Amelia Nulton, Linda Foh.Back: Barbara & Dave Porter, Jenn & Lyn Nulton, Glenn & Chris Porter, Julie Nulton & boyfriend Frank, Tom Foh. Missing: Jeanne Porter.
- PORTER - The Corporal & The Cadet - 1944 (20 KB)
Howard & Elmer Porter in uniform in 1944.
- PORTER - The Howard Porter Family - 1956 (21 KB)
Here we are - younger and thinner! Howard, Linda, David & Peg
- CHAMBERS - Family Reunion, July 2008 (382 KB)
At least every 30 years or so, we try to get together for a photo. Seated: Gail Chambers, Ellen Chambers Dionne, Sally Chambers Vickers, Iona Vickers, Linda Porter Foh, Peggy Chambers Porter, Rita Chambers, Dave Porter, Barbara Porter. Back: Stan Dionne, Jim Chambers with Casey, Jen Vickers with Katelyn, Dan Vickers, Lori Vickers with Caden, Tim Vickers, Stacy Vickers Foreacre with A.J., Jon Foreacre, Andy Vickers, Jim Vickers, Janelle Chambers, Rob Bunting, Pat McGonigle, Tracy Bunting McGonigle, Bob Bunting, Nancy Chambers Bunting, Bill Chambers, Terry Chambers, Debbie Chambers Maiden, Carol Hoffman Bucher, Tom Bucher, Rob Bucher, Amanda Porter.
- IRVINE - Castle Irvine - 1920 (173 KB)
The Irvine cottage in Kesh, County Fermanagh, birthplace of James & Deborah Irvine's 10 children. This picture was taken before the thatched roof was replaced in the 1920s. (See 1975 photo below.) The 4-room cottage (2 upstairs and 2 down) was remodeled again in the 1980s by my second-cousin Ken Boyle under a government scheme to aid working farms in Northern Ireland. Ken's property includes Castle Irvine and Rosculban Cottage next door, where he grew up.
- IRVINE/ABBOT - The Abbots of Columbus, OH - 1968 (190 KB)
Kate Irvine Abbot with son Harry's family. Top: Steve, Charlie, Barbara, David, Lynn (Mrs. David) holding Steve; Middle: Penny (Mrs. Steve), Virginia & Harry, Kate; Bottom: Ginny and Bill.
- IRVINE/ABBOT - Several Abbot men - 1970s (8 KB)
Kate Irvine Abbot's son Ted and three of her grandsons, l-r: Charlie Abbot (Harry's son), Philip Abbot (Ted's son) and Fletcher Abbot Larkin (Ella's son).
- IRVINE/ABBOT - Kate Abbot's Kids (107 KB)
Kate Irvine Abbot's children Harry, Teddy and Anna plus the dog on their front porch in Philadelphia. Ella is missing. Probably 1920s.
- IRVINE/ABBOT - Harry Abbot's Family - Nov. 2008 (1102 KB)
Descendants of Kate Irvine Abbot's son Harry, 40 years after the 1968 photo just above.
- HARVEY-McFARLAND-PORTER - Holy Communion Church (17 KB)
At 27th & Wharton Sts. in South Philadelphia, the Memorial Chapel of the Holy Communion (Episcopal) was the family church of the Harveys, McFarlands and Porters. Charles & Maria McFarland were married here in 1888 and their children baptized here. It is now called "St. Philip's" named after Bishop Philip Brooks (author of "O Little Town of Bethlehem). Photo is from the parish magazine of April 1909.
- IRVINE - Emily Cassidy & Her Irish Kin - 1974 (27 KB)
"Aunt Emily" returned to Kesh in 1974 to meet several nieces and nephews who were young children when she left in 1912. l-r: Bob Laughlin, Ken and Willie Boyle, Nora Gillespie Laughlin, May Boyle (Willie's wife), Nancy Chambers Hoffman (hidden at back), Aunt Emily, Evelyn Loughlin, Maud Boyle (in back), Emily Gillespie Haddock, Henry Gillespie. Willie was the son of Mary Irvine Boyle. Emily, Henry and Nora were the children of Jennie Irvine Gillespie. Her son Jim wasn't there that day. I took the picture.
- McFARLAND - Jim & Betty's 50th Anniversary (298 KB)
Uncle Jim and Aunt Betty McFarland surrounded by his nieces and nephews (June 1984): Dave Porter, Eleanor McFarland Scace, Midge McFarland Beattie, Uncle Jim, Marcia Young Martin, Aunt Betty, Howard Porter.
- HARVEY Reunion - Grandmom Harvey's Flag Restored (1125 KB)
The flag was restored and mounted behind special UV protecting plexi-glas by the Union League of Philadelphia. It was formally presented to the League on Nov. 22, 2003 for inclusion in their Civil War collection. In August 2007 it was hung in the 2nd floor landing - across from George Washington's portrait. Note the patches. Originally sewn by hand, it was partially resewn by machine. The field is newer than the stripes and may have been replaced as more stars were added.
- Philadelphia Irish Immigration Memorial - "Hello!" (112 KB)
Situated at Penn's Landing, this huge monument tells the story of Irish immigration after the famine. Beginning at one end with suffering and death in Ireland, immigrants head toward ships and disembark at the other end in America. It's a fascinating study of faces and body language by sculptor Glenna Goodacre. This is my favorite side of the monument: that moment of recognition between the immigrant on the ship and the friend or relative on the dock. Such a scene played out several times as my ancestors arrived in Philadelphia. See link to Memorial's website at bottom of this page.
- IRVINE - St. Mary's Church, Ardess, Kesh (405 KB)
The Irvines' church in Kesh, Parish of Magheraculmoney, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
- PORTER - Howard & Peg - June 2002 (240 KB)
Dad was honored at a reception on his retirement from 50 years as an elder at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Glenside, PA. A nice affair with some poignant moments and a lot of laughs.
- CHAMBERS - Cousins in 2011 (505 KB)
back: Barbara Chambers Collins, Carol Hoffman Bucher, Sally Chambers Vickers; front: Linda Porter Foh, Aunt Peggy Chambers Porter, David Porter
- HARVEY Reunion - Cross-table Conversations (345 KB)
Glenn Porter can't decide which conversation to join. L-r: Don Scace, Eleanor McFarland Scace, (a member of the League Glee Club), Linda Porter Foh, Peggy, Howard and Barbara Porter.
- PORTER/FOH - Linda Porter & Tom Foh July 13, 1991 (414 KB)
The Howard Porter tribe at my wedding. Barbara, Amanda, Linda, Tom, Peggy, James, Howard, David.
- PORTER - David & Linda (22 KB)
Sensing a need to hold up the Porter end when it came to vintage photographs (see all of the great Harvey and McFarland photos from Grandmom McFarland's album in the Index of Individuals), we posed for this in 1973 -- a la 1873.
- CHAMBERS/PORTER - Aunt Peg's 90th Birthday (333 KB)
Peggy Chambers Porter's 90th Birthday - April 2012. standing: Bob & Nancy Chambers Bunting, Sally Chambers & Jim Vickers, Linda Porter Foh, Dave, Amanda & James Porter, Barbara Chambers & Joe Collins. sitting: Tom & Carol Hoffman Bucher, Aunt Peg.
- HARVEY Reunion - Presenting the flag (109 KB)
Jane Ulrich Wilkerson and Marilyn Ulrich Lotridge presented the flag to Union League archivist Jim Mundy on behalf of their mother Dorothy Harvey Ulrich, who died a week before the reunion.
- IRVINE - Castle Irvine 1975 (190 KB)
Compare with the 1920s photo above. Added in the intervening 50 years were a hard roof, 2nd story windows, new entry, additions on side and rear -- plus indoor plumbing and tv antenna!
- HARVEY - The Harvey Kids - 1948 (47 KB)
Tom Harvey, Emma Harvey Mills, Maria Harvey McFarland and Will Harvey
- McFARLAND - Gravestone (8 KB)
Charles & Maria Harvey McFarland and their unmarried children Ruth & Thomas (who wasn't buried there!) at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Section 211, Lot 121, Phila., PA. I couldn't find the stone in 2008.
- HARVEY/McFARLAND - Cousins at Penn's Landing (96 KB)
After the Nov. 2003 reunion, Barbara & Peggy Porter, Barbara McFarland Fraser, Ray & Linda McFarland, Linda Porter Foh.
- IRVINE - Downtown Kesh 1975 (237 KB)
"Aerial" view of Kesh from atop the hill on Ken Boyle's farm which includes the fields in the foreground to the right of the diagonal hedgerow, the barn with the red roof, the house to the right of the barn (roof and two chimneys just visible) and fields across the road to the right. Castle Irvine is partially hidden by the trees just left of the barn and is part of Ken's property. The Irvine farm originally included the next lot going toward Kesh which was sold in the 1970s. A large home, visible beyond the trees, was built in 1974.
- McFARLAND - Grandmom McFarland & Grandkids - 1932 (309 KB)
Annual Memorial Day outing to Mt. Moriah Cemetery in 1932. Grandmom and 10 of her grandchildren. Back: Elmer & Howard Porter, Billy Kline. Front: __, __, __, Midge McFarland, Grandmom, __, __, Eleanor McFarland. (Awaiting identification of the others.)
- HARVEY/McFARLAND - Cousins at 2003 Reunion (286 KB)
Ray McFarland, Adele MacFarland Duffy, Howard Porter, Eleanor McFarland Scace, Marcia Young Martin. They represent the families of five of Charles & Maria McFarland's nine children. Missing from the photo is Barbara McFarland Fraser, Ray's sister.
- CHAMBERS - 1232 S. 23rd St., Philadelphia (600 KB)
The home of John and Emily Chambers (and birthplace of their six children) until 1943. John bought it before the 1910 census. This picture is from a flyer advertising its sale at public auction in 1948.
- CHAMBERS - Our Gang - around 1930 (258 KB)
The Chambers kids, probably in their "backyard". Allan and Billy in back. Nancy (and friend), Jimmy and Peggy in front.
- McFARLAND - Siblings - 1948 (174 KB)
Grandmom McFarland surrounded by five of her six surviving children: (l-r) Jim, Maria Porter, Mabel Young, Walter and Charlie. Tom is missing. Marion died in 1937 and Ruth in 1945.
- MCFARLAND - The McFarland Kids - around 1900? (128 KB)
Walter (b. 1891), Maria (b. 1889) and Charles (b. 1895) McFarland, the eldest of Charles and Maria Harvey McFarland's children. A daughter, Edith, was born between Walter and Charlie but died when she was about five. Maria was my paternal grandmother and there are many pictures of her in this list.
- IRVINE/CHAMBERS - Several photos from the 1930s (866 KB)
Top left: Bill and John Chambers. Top right: Peggy, Uncle James Irvine and Jimmy with Emily. Bottom left: Gladys and Jack Chambers. Bottom right: Jimmy and Allan Chambers.
- MacFARLAND - Uncle Charlie & Family - late 1920s (219 KB)
l-r: Eleanor, Uncle Charlie, Midge, Aunt Nellie.
- IRVINE/CHAMBERS - The Hearth at Castle Irvine (260 KB)
Emily Irvine Chambers Cassidy returned to Kesh in 1974, after 62 years, and sat by the hearth in her old home - remembering...
- McFARLAND/KLINE - Aunt Marion & Family - 1920s (235 KB)
The Klines: Bill and Marion McFarland Kline with Allen and Billy
- CHAMBERS/PORTER - Jack & Peg and families 1953 (8 KB)
back: Jack and Gladys Chambers, Aunt Margaret Chambers Vance (whom I called "Aunt Piggy"). front: Bruce Chambers, me, Peggy and Howard Porter.
- HARVEY Reunion - Fassett Cousins (498 KB)
Marilyn Ulrich Lotridge and Jane Ulrich Wilkerson are great-granddaughters of Maria Fassett Harvey. Judy Sprague Mento and Sandra Thomas Christos are great-granddaughters of Maria's brother John Fassett. Besides being 3rd cousins, they were neighbors as children.