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Agnes Kerr (1906-2001) grew up on Munjoy Hill, graduated from Gorham Normal School in 1926, and became a teacher in Rhode Island and later, Portland. Her family history typifies that of many Irish immigrants to Maine.
Agnes’s maternal grandfather, Michael Dailey, emigrated from Ireland to Portland in 1848 when he was a child, and became a U.S. citizen on Sept. 8, 1868. Dailey worked as a teamster, and he and his wife, Annie Meehan Dailey, lived on Munjoy Hill in Portland.
Agnes’s paternal grandfather, Patrick Kerr, emigrated from County Donegal, Ireland to Maine, and became a U.S. citizen in 1856.
About This Item
- Title: Agnes Kerr, Portland, 1924
- Creation Date: 1924
- Subject Date: 1924
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 11 cm x 7.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 2366, Box 2/3
- Collection: Kerr family collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Emigration & immigration--United States
- Emigration and immigration--Ireland
- Gorham Academy (Gorham, Me.)
- Immigrants--United States--Maine--Portland
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