Via John Reid's Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum now offers The Almonte Gazette online, indexed and searchable from 1861 to 1989.
As noted in an earlier entry ("Where Was Patrick Killeen Born?"), different sources give a different birthplace for Patrick Killeen (1820-1890), son of Denis Killeen and Mary Ahearn. While his Ontario civil death registration lists his birthplace as Ireland, several other sources (including the Canadian census returns of 1851 and 1861[1. I have not yet found … Continue reading First Man Born in the Township [of March]? (Patrick Killeen/Killean)
In records pertaining to my McGlade-Dunne ancestors, who emigrated from Co. Armagh, Ireland to Counties Leeds and Lanark, Ontario, the name McCann turns up at several key points. For example, two of the children of John McGlade and Bridget Dunne had a McCann godparent: Michael James McGlade, born Perth, Ont. 28 Dec 1856, baptized 1 … Continue reading Bridget McCann: Friend or Relation?
... 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 …
Last Remembrance Day I posted a brief remembrance of Emmett Patrick Sloan and Donald Michael Sloan. I've since come across a couple of brief but interesting newspaper notices relating to the two brothers. These I discovered through a search of the Google news archive (which is no longer easy to use and now seems like … Continue reading ‘Ottawa Flier Missing’ (Donald Michael Sloan)
Michael McGlade's obituary (Perth Courier, 20 January 1905) notes that he was predeceased by his wife Bridget McNulty and by five of their nine children; and that he was survived by three sons and one daughter. Of the five dead children, the obituary records, one is buried in Perth (that one is Margaret McGlade, who died … Continue reading “Mrs. Hugh Walsh, Latonia, Ohio:” Using FamilySearch
Continued from The Queen Vs. Kelly: Part II (and The Queen vs. Kelly: Part I). John Kelly's trial for the murder of Michael Hourigan took place on Thursday, 20 May 1841, at the original Bathurst courthouse in Perth.[1. At the northwest corner of Craig and Drummond Streets. This building, erected in 1822, was destroyed by … Continue reading The Queen vs. Kelly: Part III
Continued from The Queen vs. Kelly: Part I. The Queen vs. Kelly "We are informed it was committed whilst in a state of intoxication," wrote the Bathurst Courier (16 April 1841) of John Kelly's fatal stabbing of his brother-in-law Michael Hourigan. Not surprisingly, the Courier took a lively interest in the case, publishing three brief … Continue reading The Queen vs. Kelly: Part II