My Great Granny – Sarah Helferty 1867-1921

This is a further update to a previous post about my maternal granny's mother, Sarah Helferty. I've found out more about her so I thought I would add to her story. I started my research of Sarah’s life with very little information.  All I knew was that she married my great grandfather, Patrick Cosgrove in Dundee … Continue reading My Great Granny – Sarah Helferty 1867-1921

My Granny’s Other Dad – Edward Cooper 1862-1939

My maternal grandmother Catherine Cosgrove was just 7 months old when she lost her father.  Patrick Cosgrove was just 38 years old when he died of smallpox in Belvedere Hospital in Glasgow. Patrick and his wife, Sarah Helferty were married in 1888 and Catherine was their only child.  Sarah remarried and her second husband was … Continue reading My Granny’s Other Dad – Edward Cooper 1862-1939