Anne Carr, maternal grandmother of Ann Geraghty, was born in county Galway. Her mother had spent ten years in Boston, returning to Galway when her parents were ill. The cycle of emigration took up again in the 1910s when Anne and her two sisters left Ireland to join an aunt in Boston.
Anne returned to Ireland to tell her mother she was engaged to a Norwegian Protestant. On the boat back to Boston, she met Michael Thomas Cassidy and they fell in love. Knowing her Norwegian suitor would be quayside on arrival in NYC, she exited from the other side!