Mary More McTague ! A finer woman you'll never meet.Her homeland was either County Cork or County Downs Ireland.(That's where our family was from.Who was from which I don't know).She is my Great-great grandmother on my mother's side.The beginning of a steady stream of nurses that fill our family tree. Geisinger has certainly benefitted from her bloodline !!She made a dent in Larksville & Plymouth,Pa because of her fine character and kindness she showed to immigrants coming to this country.She accompanied the town doctor , delivering babies & she also helped maintain a sick house for the poor in Larksville that were stricken with Typhoid & other contagious illnesses that swept the area.
My grandmother,Margareat McCue, had a picture, a large print in a gilded frame in her parlor of a girl praying, sitting on a couch & looking toward the ceiling. It was a lovely picture.She inherited it from Mary Moore McTague, her grandmother who received it from an Irish immigrant to whom she showed kindness.He wrote back that her name was known as far west as Montana by immigrants who said "You could always count on a meal at her back gate".It was she and her husband( I don't know his name) who adopted my mother's father (Patrick McCue) after his parents Hugh & Margareat McCue died.Patrick was born in Phillipsburg, NJ, then came to Larksville with his family. Younger brothers were adopted by Sweeneys and others. Older brothers were not. His older brother 'John' or 'Charles' traveled out west looking for work & a life, but was killed by a freight train.I think he was trying to 'hop' the train & fell under it.My Uncle Charlie (my mother's brother) had his picture in his kitchen.
Many of these relatives are buried in St Vincent's Cemetry up behind Larksville Mt.