Sunday, February 3, 2008

Francis Thomas Dwyer, Feb. 5, 1894 - Jan. 3, 1968

This is a photo, c. 1898, of Grandpa Dwyer as a child with his little brother, Edgar, and older sister, Ellen (later Sr. Mary Mark), at their home in Ann Arbor, MI. He is a beautiful child with dark wavy hair and fine features. From the fancy sailor suit he is wearing, it looks like his mother liked to dress him up!

Francis was the second child of John William and Alicia (Hogan) Dwyer. He graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and eventually worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as an accountant in Omaha, NB, and Fargo, ND. He married a lively German-American girl whom he had met in Iowa near his Irish immigrant grandfather's homestead farm. They raised four sons and, at long last, a daughter.

He loved baseball, golf, fishing and hunting, and was a cracker-jack bridge player. He died very suddenly in the middle of a conversation with his wife at their beloved lake home on Lake Sallie near Detroit Lakes, MN.
Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

1 comment:

  1. The smell of pipe smoke ALWAYS makes me think of Grandpa. Happy Birthday Grandpa!


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