Old photo, white border. Dated July, 1929.
Price: $15.00 Size: About 6 and 3/4 x 4 and 1/2″
Sláinte!………..Some glasses are raised in salute here – in celebration of something, maybe just in the happiness of getting back to the ranch.
The Falvey Family lived in San Francisco, but it seems likely they owned some property outside of the city. Indeed, a 1905 newspaper article in the San Francisco Chronicle, mentions the family, “preparing to go into the country for the summer.”
Falvey is an Irish surname, and one we hadn’t come across until now. From Wikipedia:
“Falvey is a surname which is an anglicisation of the name Ó Fáilbhe: in the Irish language Ó means “descendant” [of] and “fáilbhe” literally means “lively, pleasant, sprightly, merry, cheerful” or, according to another historian, “joker”. Other anglicisations include O’Falvie, O’Falvy, O’Failie, O’Falvey, Falvey, Fealy and Fealey.”
From the photo:
Arthur Falvey, born February 17, 1877 in San Francisco, California.
Gertrude (Green) Falvey, born November 9, 1879 in California. Daughter of James Green and Annie Ryder, both born in Ireland.
Son, Jack Falvey, born September 29, 1913 in San Francisco.
Jamie(?) and Evelyn, surnames unknown.
Sources: Year: 1920; Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 27, San Francisco, California; Roll: T625_142; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 329.(Ancestry.com).
Year: 1930; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0237; FHL microfilm: 2339938. (Ancestry.com).
California Birth Index, 1905-1995. (Ancestry.com).
San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985. Microfilm publication, 1129 rolls. Researchity. San Francisco, California. (Ancestry.com).
Falvey. n.d. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falvey. (accessed September 22, 2022).
“Jumps From Roof After A Robbery.” San Francisco Chronicle. Friday, April 21, 1905. p. 16.