A marriage certificate (John Delaney and Emma Dean)

As noted in the previous entry, John Delaney and Emma Dean were married at Salford, England on 16 January 1886; a year and a half later, their Protestant marriage was blessed by a Catholic priest at Notre Dame de Grâce, Hull (Ottawa County, Québec, Canada). From the GRO (General Register Office), here is a copy … Continue reading A marriage certificate (John Delaney and Emma Dean)

Wilfrid Dontigny (Death Info Update)

Ancestry.ca recently extended their coverage of Ontario civil death registrations by a couple of years (from "Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1936" to "Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938"). In a previous entry, I suggested that Wilfrid Dontigny had presumably died of tuberculosis. This presumption based on oral tradition, and on a photograph of Wilfrid Dontigny (with his wife Anna … Continue reading Wilfrid Dontigny (Death Info Update)

Cause of Death: Conflicting Accounts

James Moran (1858-1899) James Moran was born about 1858 in Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario, the third of twelve children born to Alexander ("Sandy") Michael Moran and Mary Ann Leavy. On 27 November 1883 (St. Patrick's, Fallowfield) James Moran married Sarah Jane Dooley, daughter of Thomas Dooley and his second wife Mary Coughlan. The couple had … Continue reading Cause of Death: Conflicting Accounts

Diphtheria Deaths in Huntley: 21-27 April 1883

Browsing through 19th-century death records reminds me of why I support universal childhood immunization. From one page of the Ontario civil registration of deaths for Huntley township, Carleton Co.: 6 deaths, all of them children; one from scarlet fever, five from diphtheria: David Henry Harmer, Laborer, died 7 April 1883, at age 3 years. Cause … Continue reading Diphtheria Deaths in Huntley: 21-27 April 1883