Main entrance to the Albert G. Fitzgerald residence. It was in this house that his mother, Hannah Eastman, lived with Alfred's family until her death at age 80.
Death notice from Oswego Daily Palladium, 25 Feb 1881, Page 4 Cols. 6 and 7: "MRS. FITZGERALD. Mrs. H. E. Fitzgerald, widow of Samuel Fitzgerald, died this morning at the residence of her son, Capt. Alfred Fitzgerald, aged 80 years. She was born in Massachusetts in 1801 and came to Oswego with her husband 53 years ago. She was 50 years a member of Christ church, being its ninth oldest member."
Obituary, 28 Feb 1881, Oswego Daily Palladium, Page 4, Col. 2: "Mrs. H. E. Fitzgerald. Mrs. H. E. Fitzgerald, whose funeral occurred today, was born in Boscawen, N.H., in 1801. She had lived there until she married and then went to Boston, Mass. where she remained until 1823, when she came to Fulton, NY and from there to the city of Oswego in 1825 and remained here since. Soon after removing here, she united with Christ church, of which Rev. Mr. McCarthy was then pastor. She buried her husband in 1845. She had a family of five sons and one daughter of whom three are still living. She enjoyed good health until two years ago, and was able to be about the house until the day she died."
Photographed by Cheri Wilkinson, October 1996