Mystery Photograph Answer
Seventh Mystery Photograph:
This should be an easy one. It is of course, President Harry S. Truman the thirty-third President of the United States (1945–1953). Uncle Louis met President Truman at a political meeting in Detroit. Both of them are wearing "More than Ever Before" buttons, the meaning of which is now lost to obscurity.
Sixth Mystery Photograph:
According to Uncle Louis, this photograph was taken just a few days after Les Seward returned from serving in the Navy, probably around May 1946. He came to Detroit to gather his wife, Jean, and son and left the next day for Illinois. John, David, and Louis had already returned safely from the war. While John had been in the Marines in the Pacific, David and Louis had served in the Army in Europe, Les Seward had served in the Navy, and James had built military airplanes in Kansas. Uncle Louis recalls that this is the last time his siblings and parents were ever photographed together as a group. His father had a professional photographer come over to the house to snap this shot.
The cast of characters are, back row, left to right, John Peter McGuinness holding his son John Patrick McGuinness, Leslie C. Seward II holding his son Leslie C. Seward III, James Hubert McGuinness, Louis Joseph McGuinness, and David Bek McGuinness; front row, Aileen Teresa (Moroney) McGuinness, Jean Margaret (McGuinness) Seward, Petronella Mary "Nellie" (Bek) McGuinness, John Parnell McGuinness, Helen "Nell" Therese McGuinness, and Mary Agnes McGuinness.
Fifth Mystery Photograph:
If you guessed Bishop Eugene McGuinness, then you are correct. His diocese was Tulsa and Oklahoma City. He is related to us through Daniel McGuinness, grandson of Patrick McGuinness, and great-grandson of Patrick McGuinness, our common ancestor, thus he would be the second cousin to John Par nell McGuinness. Daniel had immigrated from Ireland to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, around 1870. Eugene was born on 6 September 1889 at Hellertown, Pennsylvania, and died 27 December 1957 at Oklahoma City. He was consecrated the Bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina, on 21 December 1937 and became the Bishop of Oklahoma City on 1 February 1948.
Fourth Mystery Photograph:
OK, maybe this one is too easy. It is David Bek and
Pauline Alberta (Curtis) McGuinness and their children. Now let
us name them all, top row, left to right, Thomas Lee, James Palmer, David
Lawrence, Katherine Marie, Daniel Bek, Patricia Anne, Richard Dean, Louis
Charles Palmer, bottom row, left to right, Kristina Marie, Laura Therese,
Pauline Alberta (Curtis), Maureen Jeanne, Susanne Lynn Mary on Pauline's
lap, Cynthia Louise, Steven Michael on David's lap, David Bek, and last
but not least Brian William. This photograph was taken in 1971.
Anyone got a clearer image of this photograph? We
would dearly like a better copy to scan into the computer to preserve
Third Mystery Photograph:
If you guessed Louis J. McGuinness, then you were correct.
He was the democratic candidate for State Representative from Detroit
in the 12 September 19?? primary. His qualifications, as listed
on the back of this photograph, were:
Age 27 - Native Detroiter.
Veteran World War II - 18 Months
Overseas in Combat Engineers.
Education: Cooley H. S., Wayne U.,
U. of Wisconsin, U. of Michigan.
Two Graduate Degrees, including
M.A. in Government.
Occupation: Teacher - Detroit Public
Schools and Wayne University
Support Gov. Williams
Now for a bonus question. Did he win or lose?
Second Mystery Photograph:
If you guessed Mary Agnes McGuinness
and Donald Landers, then you are correct. She is the daughter of
John Parnell McGuinness and Petronella Mary Bek. Now does anyone
know when this photograph was taken?
First Mystery Photograph:
The handsome gentlemen, going left to right, are John Peter,
David Bek, Louis Joseph, and James Hubert. The lovely ladies, going
left to right, are Mary Agnes, Jean Margaret, and Helen "Nell"
Therese. They are just some of the great-grandchildren of John McGuinness
and Margaret Glennon.
If you guessed all their first names, then did you know
their middle names? Do you know when and where was this photograph
taken? It was taken in May 1984 at the retirement party for David
Bek in Aunt Nell's backyard, Grosse Pointe, Michigan.