Monthly Archives: May 2011

Esther Lily Crowe: Home Child?

On 28 November 1886, Esther Lily Crowe was baptized a Catholic at St. Isidore, South March. Her sponsors were Noé Pagé and Mary Ann Lahey (daughter of John Lahey and Margaret Jane Killeen). She was 16 years old at the…

Fashion Victims of the 1970s

A visit to Aunt Nell at the House of Providence in Kingston, Ontario. Click thumbnail to see larger image: Credits: All papers and elements from The Shabby Shoppe. Fonts: Pink Martini BV; Shimmer BV; VTBulletin. Software: Corel Photo Shop Pro…

Aunt Nell

My great-aunt Mary Ellen McGlade (1909-1993), daughter of Arthur Joseph McGlade and Catherine Honora McCarthy. She took the name Noreen (after her sister Noreen McGlade) when she became a sister of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul and…

Tuberculosis in Ontario

The Archives of Ontario has an online exhibit entitled Medical Records at the Archives of Ontario: Tuberculosis Records. As this exhibit notes, tuberculosis was once “a leading cause of death in the industrialized world.” In Ontario, public health efforts to…

John Leavy and Jane Byrne

My 3x great-grandparents Jane Byrne (born about 1811, died after April 1881) and John Leavy (1801-1881): John Leavy’s headstone (Indian Hill RC Cemetery, Pakenham, Lanark Co.) identifies him as “a native of Co. Longford, Ireland;” Jane Byrne was presumably also…

Honora (“Annie”) McDonald/McDonnell (1841-1914)

My great-great-grandmother Honora (“Ann,” “Annie”) McDonald (or possibly McDonnell?). Born about 1841 (April 1841 according to the 1911 Canadian census) in Co. Clare, Ireland, the daughter of Patrick McDonald (or McDonnell?) and Catherine Dea. Apparently emigrated to Canada as a…

Paper of Record Returns (Subscription Only)

Paper of Record used to be available (free of charge) at its own site; was then purchased by Google, which apparently had some “scan quality and permission issues;” and was then available through World Vital Records(but no longer). It’s now available…