Inspired by Randy Seavers’ (Not So) Wordless Wednesday post, I thought I’d share a couple of school photos of my grandfather, Vincent Lucey (20 Sep 1914-20 Sep 1976). Vinny grew up in Rochester, NH, the family lived at 75 Portland Street and he went to Rochester High School.
Here’s one from the beginning of his school career, looking thrilled to be there…
Vinny – 1921
and two from senior year.
Frances Teresa Lucey was the first child of my great-grandparents, James and Mary (O’Brien) Lucey.
The last note: At 3 o’clock, Sat(urday). P.M. June 8th 1907, dear little baby Frances life went up to Heaven with the angels.
James E Lucey (1848-1934) was the “Boss Carder” at the Gonic Manufacturing Company in Rochester, NH for many years. This is a photo of him (in center) and the Carding Team. At a Woolen Mill, carding raw wool removes impurities and tangles, which prepares the wool for the next step in the process, spinning.
I don’t know who any of the other people in the picture are, but would love to find out. Please let me know if you recognize anyone in the photo.
Gonic Manufacturing Company, Rochester, NH. Carding Room Team.