This is a collage of the men who have served in the military from my family plus one from my husband’s family. I was originally going to talk about each one of them in this same post but now realize that it would be too lengthy a post. In this post, I will identify the men in the photo collage and talk about them in later posts this week.
Clockwise from the upper left corner: my dad, Edward Thomas O’Neill, World Ward II; John Kenny, my maternal grandmother’s brother, World War I; my uncle, Cornelius Kenny O’Neill, World War II; Alfred Bell, my husband’s ancestor, War of 1812; my brother, Brian Edward O’Neill, post Vietnam; another picture of my dad and last, my maternal grandfather, Samuel Harmon Black, World War I. Not pictured because I don’t have a picture is Harmon Henry Miller who is Samuel Harmon Black’s grandfather who served from Pennsylvania and fought for the Union cause in the American Civil War. Also not pictured are two of my ancestors, Peter Traxler and George Fields, who fought in Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War. At the end of the war, they moved to Ontario, Canada where King George had awarded them bounty land for their service as Loyalists.