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Limerick in Clare
Family tradition has been that James Madden was from Clare.  However, James' emigration and naturalization documents state he was from Limerick.  I always figured he must have been from the area near the Shannon River, but could not reconcile the difference...

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Again!!!
I guess the fact we've been telling Maura that she is a fantastic artist is now without question.  For the 3rd year she has been awarded Best of Show by Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons,  WASH , this time in their member only show. Earlier this yea...

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Family Gatherings - 1973
Maura & Williams Wedding Over the years many of the Madden family gatherings have centered around weddings. When Maura and William were married in 1973, the family numbered twelve....the original eight, two son in laws and the just turned two twin cousins s...

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John Trindle probate 1731
One interesting find in researching Trindles, is the probate of John Trindle, a merchant in Dublin in 1731.  If our William followed normal naming rules in giving his son the name John, then his father should be John. A death for John in 1730/31 might expla...

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Michael Murphy: An exploration of possibilities
There is one in every research project, the man with the common name who disappears in the records. In the Madden genealogy that man is Michael Murphy. Michael was supposedly born in Ireland to James Murphy and Mary Brien about 1833. No record of that birth...

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Family Gatherings - 1972
25th Anniversary In Spring of 1971 just s months after the marriages of Colleen and Cath, the Madden family moved to Washington.  Jim had accepted a transfer to the Surface Effects Ship division of Aerojet.  After a short stint in a motel, they found a grea...

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Madden Photo Album:The Big Game
1947   Notre Dame - The Game

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Madden Family Photo Album - 1962
  Cousins \ Minnesota Visit Madden Photo Album - 1963 Great Uncle Tom Lake Tahoe

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Mocklershill
Mocklershill, home of the Dunn family in the 1820-30s, lies in the center of the Golden Vale.  It is  424.87 acres (.66 sq mi) in size and is  in the  the civil parish of Magorban and the barony of Middlethird in County Tipperary. The Golden Vale in Winter,...

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Best of Show
For the second year in a row one of Maura's paintings has been named Best of Show in the Wash Open Show at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center!!!!  The competition was tough as you can see from the Gallery of Award Winners.   Maura was surprised at the win, but...
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