"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

1 Family Tree ~ The Sullivan Family Recipe

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James Sullivan
Married Catherine Cannovan 11/13/1854 in Jackson County Dubuque, IA. In 1854 he purchased a farm outside Dubuque for $1.25 per acre. Moved to Crawford County in 1880 and to Luverne, MN in 1889. Died in Luverne, MN 1903

Catherine Cannovan 12/10/1836 - 1918
Born in Chicago, IL. Traveled with parents to Dubuque, IA in 1837 in a covered wagon. Moved to Seattle, WA in 1903, to Omaha, NB in 1906. In 1908, moved to Colome, SD, was the first woman resident. Died in Colome, SD at 6:45AM from pneumonia.

Denis A. Sullivan 1/11/1862 Iowa 8/26/1944 Portland,OR
In 1893 he ate dinners at the McGinnis' boarding house, which was where he met Mary Myrtle McGinnis. They were married 12/23/1895 in Salt Lake City. On 11/2/1902 he was appointed patrolman on the Salt Lake City police. On 9/1/1934 he retired and moved to Portland.

M. Myrtle McGinnis Sullivan (Grandmother Sullivan)
8/31/1875 Neveda Missouri ~ 5/19/1969 Portland, OR
Grandmother was a fierce competitor who never took prisoners,whether playing dominoes, pinochle or Mah Jong! She Died in Portland,OR

Edna Mae Sullivan Reinard ( NANA)
9/13/1897 Salt Lake City Utah 1990 Portland OR
Born at home at 450 First So., Salt Lake City, UT, Married James Douglas Reinard 12/1/1917 in Cathedral Church, SLC. Edna worked for many years as a receptionist and dental assistant in the Weatherly Building Portland, OR. Edna developed Alzheimers.

James Douglas Reinard
Born 1/14/1896 Durango CO 1943 Portland, OR
Son of Georges Reinard (1863 - 1900) who was born in Clermon-Ferrand, France, came to the US in 1895 with his brother Richard to New York.
James Mother was Margaret Loughlin (1878 -1940) Margaret was born in County Clare, Ireland, came to the US in 1884 by herself at the age of 6 years

Edna & James had three daughters




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