Eugene Anthony Sullivan was called "Gene". He was born on the 1st of November 1866 and died in February of 1947. He was the husband of Margaret Fecht, and married her shortly after her annulment to her first marriage.
This photograph was shared to our family history by Jack and Nellie Swartwood. It is shared by Dr. Dan Sullivan.
BILL FECHT’S FAVORITE STORY ABOUT HIS AUNT AND UNCLE
Uncle Gene on occasion skipped going to Sunday Mass, which very much annoyed his wife Maggie. And, to make matters worse, he would slip down into the root cellar to take an encouraging sip of wine.
On noontime, the entire Sullivan and Fecht clan came to Aunt Maggie and Gene’s for a Sunday dinner. Gene was nowhere to be found. Relatives arrived bringing an assortment of covered dishes, and asked where Gene was. “He’s probably down in the cellar - at the wine”, Maggie grimaced. “But, I fixed him this time.” She explained that she had put lamp black (soot from the kerosene lamp tops) on the bottle tops. Time passed and Gene arrived to greet his folks. He had a large black ring around his mouth.
“Gene, you’ve been at the wine!” exclaimed Maggie. “As Jesus is my savior”, replied Gene, “I haven’t touched a drop!”