Maria Duffin was born on the 16th July 1854 and lived to the ripe old age of 100! She married Adam Duffin in 1876 and they went on to have seven daughters and two sons. Her daughters Emma, Molly and Ruth also feature in this timeline.
Maria was a founding member of the Charity Organisation Society established in Belfast, which was set up to help poor children, widows and the elderly to restore their independence.
Her privileged upbringing did not distract her from the plight of the disadvantaged. Maria enjoyed art, nature and animals and was close to all her children who she encouraged to fly their own kites! She was a wonderful woman.
Researcher: Jeanette Steenson
PRONI Reference for Diary: D2109/19/8 (Thanks to Mr. Michael Duffin)
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