Margaret Ahern married Patrick Shanley, a stonecutter, in 1875. They had five children: Mary (Molly), Bridget, Elizabeth (Bessie), James, and Annie. Bridget and James died very young.
Patrick came to the U.S. in 1882, before Annie was born. Margaret came around 1885.
The three girls had their pictures taken shortlly after they arrived in the U.S.