Dee Notaro's Blog – November 2014 Archive (5)

Memorials, Tombstones and Cenotaphs

What is the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard? Graveyards are in the "yards" of churches.  The use of tombstones may go back to the belief that ghosts could be weighed down. 

The difference between Union and…


Added by Dee Notaro on November 29, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

James McHenry: Secretary of War and Namesake of Fort McHenry

James McHenry (November 16, 1753 – May 3, 1816) was born into a Scots-Irish family in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland in 1753.   Sent at age 17 to North America McHenry lived with a family friend in Philadelphia before deciding to finish his preparatory…


Added by Dee Notaro on November 15, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

George Michael Cohan - 'The Man Who Owned Broadway'

George Michael Cohan was an American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and producer. Assumed by many to be Jewish because of his last name, which was really Keohane! Known in the decade before World…


Added by Dee Notaro on November 9, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

In Answer to More Info on Dan Daly

Mr. Hurley – You win the brass ring. I know and use this sight and the info contained on there will lead to everything about Dan Daly! However, no documentation but  there is no documentation on lots of thins ... I love that site. I feel there are lots of people like myself who do not believe that is the answer.

Mr. Regan – On Dan Daly’s records (those available – no birth certificate) I feel that when his father got off the boat with…


Added by Dee Notaro on November 5, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Sgt. Major Daniel Daly

Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph Daly was born 11 November, 1873 in Glen Cove, New York to  Daniel John Daly and Ellen Donovan -- presumably both were born somewhere in Ireland?

Daly was twice awarded the Congressional Medal of…


Added by Dee Notaro on November 1, 2014 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

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