Flynn Family // Boston MA
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Tintype photograph circa 1863 of Joe Flynn’s great grandfather, Michael E Flynn (left), with names Paul Newhall (center); Tom Cox (right) noted on the reverse.
Michael Flynn was born in 1845 to recently-arrived Irish immigrants, Edward and Ann Flynn. He enlisted in NY 99th Infantry at the age of 16 in 1861. He mustered for three years as a private in Company G and was discharged in Oct 1864 at Newbern North Carolina.He married Mary E Manning of Somerville, MA in 1870, they had four children, Edward J, Catherine, Helena and Joseph (Joe’s grandfather). He was employed as a mason, and served on the Common Council of the City of Somerville in 1892. He died in Somerville in 1896.
Tintype photograph, circa 1863
Joe Flynn contributed a single image – this fabulous tintype photograph from approx 1863.