• The Lloyd Lewis Fund: Promising Innovations Campaign

    By Published On: February 5th, 2009Categories: Bio's, Surname: Lewis

    Lloyd W. Lewis (b. 1928 d. 2000)  was my very special and wise Uncle. We shared the same birthday and my middle name was given to me in honor of him. I, in turn, have passed my full name on to my first born in honor of him.  I regret not spending more time with

  • The Eight Children Of James Tierney and Mary Sproul

    By Published On: December 28th, 2008Categories: Bio's, Surname: Tierney

    Several weeks ago I visited the final resting place of Mary Tierney, my Great-Great Grandmother.  After receiving her Death Certificate from the New York City Archives, I was able to determine that she was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Queens, New York. Unfortunately when I arrived, I found her plot, but there was no gravestone.

  • Jim Yerks II: Keeping Cos Cob Safe for 70 Years

    By Published On: December 7th, 2008Categories: Bio's, In The News, Surname: Yerks

    For James Yerks Jr., serving with the Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Department is simply a way of life and has been for the last 70 years. His loyalty and service to the town were recognized last Wednesday when volunteer firefighters from 11 towns in the Fourth Congressional District were honored by Secretary of State Susan

  • To My Relatives On Veteran’s Day…. Thank You!

    I know there are many relatives who served our country that are not yet on this list. By next year, I hope that I can find you and add you to our little tribute. From Philip Sr., Colleen, Philip Jr. and Kevin.... THANK YOU! On Veteran’s Day we honor Soldiers who protect our nation. For

  • The Musical Biography of Jeanne T. Hayes (Lewis)

    By Published On: November 4th, 2008Categories: Bio's, Immediate Family, Surname: Lewis

    Jeanne T. Lewis started to play the piano at age 7 in 1932. The base of what she learned and what she continues to pass on today to her students, comes from her first music teacher, Mrs. Charlotte Brush. Mrs. Brush had a little studio in a house located on Larchmont Avenue in Larchmont, New

  • New York Police Officer Patrick Hanley Shot, Son of Ellen Hayes Hanley

    By Published On: October 26th, 2008Categories: Bio's, Surname: Hanley, Surname: Hayes (on Lewis Side)

    Police Officer Patrick S. Hanley, the son Ellen Hayes and Daniel Hanley and a New York City Patrolman for almost 25 years was shot in the back while trying to apprehend a man who had “shot another brother officer just moments before”.

  • The (Other) Hayes’ Arrive In Amerca From Limerick, Ireland

    By Published On: October 26th, 2008Categories: Bio's, Surname: Hanley, Surname: Hayes (on Lewis Side)

    This is the story of how the “other” Hayes’ arrived in the United States.  The other Hayes’ meaning on the Lewis side.  Yes, I have Hayes’ from both my mother and father.  The information is compiled from many sources, including: Census Records: 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. A letter From Grace Lewis telling

  • Frank A. Tierney – New York City Police Inspector

    By Published On: October 23rd, 2008Categories: Bio's, Surname: Tierney

    While doing some casual family genealogy research using Google's new Newspaper Archives, I stumbeled accross one of the greatest finds yet....  A New York Times obituary with a picture of New York City Police Captain Frank A. Tierney.  He was 68 year old when he died of heart disease in Brooklyn, New York.  Frank was

  • The Arrival of Ellen Hayes Hanley and Her Three Children

    By Published On: September 4th, 2008Categories: Bio's, Surname: Hayes (on Lewis Side)

    This is the story of Ellen Hayes Hanley, who came to America  from Ireland with her three children in 1870.  Ellen Hayes was apparently married to Daniel Hanley in Ireland, but did not come to America with him. Ellen and Daniel  had three children; Catherine/Kate (my great grandmother), William and Patrick.  I cannot yet determine