Courtesy of Bruce B. Gordon, a response (with a great photograph!) to my query, 'Was Thomas Dunn buried at St. Bridget's RC Cemetery at Stanleyville?' Thomas Dunn, who died 30 December 1886 at North Burgess (Lanark Co., Ontario) and whose cause of death was given as "Frozen -- 12 hours," was indeed buried at St. … Continue reading Burial of Thomas Dunn
A couple of family connections have told me that James Hourigan, son of Thomas Hourigan and Julia Moran, died in the Great Fire of 1870. Their source of information was apparently Alec Lunney's "My Maternal Ancestors," which I posted here.[1. From Alec Lunney's “A Collection of Family and Ottawa Area Information.”] But looking closely at Alec … Continue reading Cause of Death for James Hourigan?
I have not yet found an RC burial record for Patrick Galligan/Gallaghan, who was born about 1807 in Co. Cavan (probably parish of Kilmore), Ireland, and who emigrated to Canada about 1843. I have checked a number of Roman Catholic parish registers (e.g., St. Michael's, Corkery; St. Michael's, Fitzroy Harbour; St. Peter Celestine, Pakenham), but … Continue reading Patrick Galligan/Gallaghan: Three Records of Death/Burial
On 7 April 1885, Bridget Adeline Lavelle,[1. Daughter of James Lavelle and Margaret Boyle, and baptized (30 June 1861, Pembroke Mission, Renfrew Co.) Bridget Adelaide Lavelle.] wife of James McCann, gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Margaret Adeline McCann. Ten days later, Bridget Adeline Lavelle was buried at "the new Catholic Cemetery … Continue reading Cause of death: puerperal (childbed) fever?
... And Dispersal of his Household of Five Daughters When Thomas Benton died in Arnprior (Renfrew Co., Ontario) on 7 March 1890, he left behind one son and seven daughters. His wife Hanora ("Annie") Ryan had died over a decade earlier (28 January 1879), apparently of "inflammation of the bowels."[1. Dysentery? appendicits? colitis? enteritis? The … Continue reading Death of Thomas Benton …
I tend to think of funeral prayer cards as a Catholic thing, though this assumption may be a function of my own, somewhat limited experience: the vast majority of funerals I have attended have been Catholic (at the moment, I can think of only two that were not, though that can't be accurate, surely?). In … Continue reading Funeral Prayer Cards