And was he English, Irish, or French?[1. Or perhaps of some other ethnic origin altogether? but for the moment, I'm thinking English, Irish, or French.] When Annie McGlade died on 21 April 1889, at the age of 25, she was buried at St. John the Baptist RC Cemetery in Perth (Lanark Co., Ontario). Her headstone … Continue reading Who was John English?
This is a wonderful group photo, taken, I presume, on the steps of a school. I only wish I knew which school. My dad is in the second row, third from the left (here indicated with a blue arrow -- which I've only inserted on a digital copy, of course! not on the original photo). … Continue reading School Photo from…
St. Malachy’s? St. Patrick’s ?
A reader is looking for more information on her 3x-great-grandfather Lawrence McCann, who emigrated to North America probably in the mid- to late-1830s. What little information I have is as follows: Lawrence McCann was born in Ireland about 1811. His wife Ann O'Reilly was born in Ireland about 1814. Did the couple marry in Ireland? … Continue reading Lawrence McCann, husband of Ann O’Reilly (Ireland to Canada)
James Edward Sullivan was born about 1866, apparently at or near Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. He died in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 7 February 1931. His Ontario civil death record records his birthplace as Potsdam, NY, and lists his parents as Jeremiah Sullivan, birthplace Ireland, and Ellen Sullivan, birthplace Ireland.[1. Was Sullivan both … Continue reading Parents of James Edward Sullivan?
So much of the detail of genealogical information requires a knowledge of local history/local geography, which I, for one, do now always have. Thomas Dunn (c.1824 - 1886) was the son of Owen Dunn and Ann Rock/Rocke, and a brother to my 2x-great-grandmother Bridget Dunn (married John McGlade). He was born in Co. Armagh, Ireland … Continue reading “the Catholic cemetery at Burgess” = St. Bridget’s, Stanleyville? (burial of Thomas Dunn)
Also: Margaret Devine and Thomas William Sullivan, Home Children Thomas Lanctot [here spelled Langtoe] is found in the household of Thomas Burke and Mary Ann Lahey in the 1901 Canadian census (Ontario, Carleton, March, p. 2, family no. 15). He is listed as "Adopted," with racial/tribal origin French, and birthplace "O u" (Ontario urban, as … Continue reading Who was Thomas Lanctot?
I've long since known that my 2x-great-grandparents John McGlade and Bridget Dunn/Dunne came from the same Irish county (Armagh). I've sometimes wondered whether they also came from the same parish too? According to their marriage record (now available online and free of charge through FamilySearch), they did. From the register of St. Edward's, Westport (Leeds … Continue reading John McGlade and Bridget Dunne: same parish of origin?
(Or: who were the parents of John Galligan, husband of Ellen McGee?) Daniel Galligan was born about 1821 in Co. Cavan, Ireland, the son of Daniel Galligan and Mary Walsh.[1. The names of his parents are given in his burial record: St (John) Chrysostom (Arnprior, Renfrew Co., Ontario), Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1883-1893, … Continue reading Who was Daniel Galligan (1821-1889)?