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Hi Carol. James Laphen married Mary Whalen and were my grandparents on my mother's side. They had one daughter, Annie, born April 10, 1919, followed quickly by 2 sons, Patrick and John. My mom spoke dearly of her aunts Annie and Molly, and also of Paddy Duffy. When I was small, probably around 4 or 5 years old, we visited them in New York. My mother said her father was known as "Jiffy". I don't know what that means or where it came from. Perhaps my cousin, John Laphen in Ireland, whom I believe you've met, may know more. My sister, Mary (May) Kerr will also be contributing to this list. She knows much more than I.
My mother, Annie (Laphen) Orr, passed away in May 1993, followed by my father, James Orr, in October 1993, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
What is your connection? Did we, perhaps, meet in New York those many years ago? I would love to learn more about my/our family. Thank you for posting. ... Pat Orr