Finding aid for the Larry Flynn Family Genealogical Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Flynn, Larry Family
Title: Larry Flynn Family Genealogical Papers
Dates: 1921-2002
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Larry Flynn was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and is of Irish descent. His parents immigrated to the United States. His father, Patrick W. Flynn (b. 1888) came from Ballina County Mayo, and his mother, Theresa (christened Bridget) Ruane (b. 1900) grew up in the nearby town of Carantrila. They met for the first time in the United States, despite the fact that they came from neighboring towns in Ireland. Upon naturalization, Bridget officially changed her name to Theresa, as she disliked the fact that the name Bridget can refer to Irish house maids who were known as the "Irish Biddies". Patrick and Theresa were married on September 22, 1926 at St. Agnes Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Patrick worked as a polisher, and Theresa worked in a beauty parlor. Larry was born February 17, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio, and married Judy Patton in 1961. He worked as a firefighter for twenty-seven years in South Euclid and Cleveland Heights. He also owned his own company, Flynn Electric. Larry was a councilman in Mayfield Village for twenty years. The collection consists of copies of certificates of naturalization, genealogies, passenger lists, and ship information.
MS Number MS 4883
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English