Don’t Flatter Yourself

It isn’t really about you.

Protecting & Serving Since 1912

In the Flattery family, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the in-laws, who married in, and the outlaws who had no choice. These are some of their stories as told by someone who walked 6 miles uphill to school.  Both ways. Barefoot. Now in its 4th generation, the legacy of Henry Flattery continues in its sincerest form.

Captain Flattery: Crooked tie, Irish eyes. 

Now We’re Getting Somewhere

Alice Veronica Heverin

Shortly after Alice Heverin’s mother passed, young Alice was sent to live with relatives in St. Louis, Missouri. Years before her cousin John Bardgett was appointed Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, Alice raised the bar for women by learning how to drive. During her many visits back home, she shocked and awed the locals of County Galway with her skills behind the wheel. As did many of the women before her, Alice studied to become a teacher. Her career took a different route, however, when she was introduced to Henry Flattery in Queens, New York.

Henry Flattery

While Matty, Paddy, Batty and Joe and the other boys stayed home to tend the farm in Tuam, 16-year old Henry left for the United States. He departed from Cork in April of 1912 and landed in Philadelphia shortly after his 17th birthday.  We speculate that he chose the Laconia because he couldn’t afford steerage on the Titanic.  Like many Irish immigrants in the early 20th century, he went into civil service. 

John Heverin

Johnny the Yank – father of Alice. Manhattan Real Estate Tycoon.

Alice Heverin

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Henry Flattery

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John Flattery

Jack attended St. John’s University and became a dentist. He married Margaret Bell with whom he had four children.  Jack died at age 49.

Robert Flattery

Bob served aboard the S.S. Joseph V. Connelly, a transport ship commissioned to bring home the war dead. The ship burned at sea and the entire crew was rescued.

 

Patricia Flattery

In addition to being a mother of 4 girls, Pat was a business manager in commercial real estate. 

Alice Flattery

Alice worked in government for the City of Anchorage. She was the assistant to the Mayor(s) during the 1960s and 70s. 

 

Paul Flattery

Paul cheated on the eye exam for a Navy ROTC scholarship to Notre Dame. The father of 5 boys, he was also Chief Patent Counsel at Baxter Healthcare.

Jack, Bob, Alice and Pat Flattery pose for a passport photo. Paul took a pass.

Maps of Ireland

Henry and Alice raised their 5 children in Jamaica, Queens. The boys attended Bishop Loughlin High School. Pat went to Bishop McDonnell and Alice graduated from Miss Deavers’ Business School.

Jack attended St. John’s University and became a dentist. He married Margaret Bell with whom he had four children.  Jack died at age 49.

Bob served as a seaman on the S.S. Joseph V. Connelly, an army transport ship commissioned to bring home the war dead in WWII.

In addition to being a mother of 4 girls, Pat was a business manager in commercial real estate.

Alice worked for the City of Anchorage in its first two decades as a state.  She was the assistant to the Mayor(s) of Anchorage during the 1960s and 70s.

Paul attended Notre Dame on a Navy ROTC scholarship. The father of 5 boys, he was also Chief Patent Counsel at Baxter Healthcare.

Forms of Flattery Accepted

Love

You mean that knockkneed mother’s darling who seems to be slightly crawsick?

Serve

Give us this day our daily bread, and a venti vanilla latte with room in a climate-friendly cup.

Remember

When he came to the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, all Hell broke loose.

Cash

Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. Or just make change if you can. 

Your Penance

In the name of Annah the Allmaziful, the Everliving, the Bringer of Plurabilities, haloed be her eve, her singtime sung, her rill be run, unhemmed as it is uneven!