The Costigan Family - Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
Up until 2010, I had never seen a photograph of my paternal Grandparents William Martin (Bill) Costigan and Charlotte (Patch) Costigan and their children, nor my paternal G. Grandmother Mary Frances (Donoghue) Costigan, native of Tipperary. I then found a cousin who kindly gave me copies of this photo and others, which I treasure today. The quality of this one is not great, but it is very precious to me and my family.
I believe this was taken in 1898.
From Left: Bill Costigan seated nursing his youngest child at the time, baby Roy Costigan. Behind Bill standing, his wife Charlotte (Patch) Costigan, next to her standing, Bill's older sister Hanorah Costigan.
Standing in the centre his only daughter, Sarah Frances Costigan, seated in the rocking chair Bill's mother Mary Frances (Donoghue) Costigan, and the two little boys seated in front, are his sons Stephen and Arthur Costigan.
How I would love to find a photo of my Great Grandfather Michael Joseph Costigan (1), sadly he had died before this photo was taken.
Gail Costigan White