Hudson Photos

CUNNINGHAM Ellen Hanrahan cropped

 

Ellen Hanrahan, pictured on the right, was known as Nellie. She was born in 1903 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry and was the youngest of the nine children of John Hanrahan and Margaret Cunningham and was a granddaughter of Bryan Cunningham and Johanna Hudson.

In 1921, just before her 18th birthday and three years after the deaths of both her parents, she emigrated to the United States and settled in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where her brother Fr. Tim (see previous photo) was already living. In Harrisburg she was informally adopted by a family by the name of Dunne and went by the name of Nellie Hanrahan Dunne. We do not know the name of the woman pictured here with Nellie but she may have been a member of the Dunne family.

Nellie died in Harrisburg in 1957 aged just 54.

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