A Farewell Party

I have previously posted about Patrick Brawley and how he left Scotland in 1907 for a new life in America. I recently found this newspaper article published on 27 March 1907 about a farewell party held in his honour at the Cooperative Hall in Newmains.

I’d love to know who those 50 couples were and if the Miss O’Neill who did the singing was the same one with whom Patrick had a child. His daughter Mary was born in 1903 but was raised by his elder brother, Matthew.

And was Patrick the P Brawley who sang or was it one of the many Brawley cousins who lived in Newmains at that time?

It sound like a good time was had and it’s nice to find a happy family story. I just wish there were pictures along with the article.

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