Death by Fire (Two Moran Children, Ages 4 and 2)

While Catholic burial records can supply a wealth of genealogically significant information, the cause of death was not something that the priest was required or expected to record. And as I've mentioned before, 19th- and early 20th-century Catholic burial records did not generally record the cause of death of the deceased. In some instances, however, … Continue reading Death by Fire (Two Moran Children, Ages 4 and 2)

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.┬áThe couple had … Continue reading Cause of Death: Conflicting Accounts

Children of Sandy Moran and Mary Leavy

Alexander ("Sandy") Michael Moran (1830-1892) and Mary Leavy (1832-1907) had the following children: John (1854-1921) Margaret Jane (1856-1873) James (1858-1899) Mary Ernestine ("Tina") (1859-1943) Thomas Edwin (1860-1942) Julia Amanda (1864-1941) Ellen Elizabeth ("Nellie") (1866-1947) Mary Eugenie Gertrude ("Minnie") (1868-1953) Anne [or Anastasia?] ("Annie") (1871-?) Alexander Michael ("Alec") (1872-1939) Mary Emelia [sometimes Emma] ("Em") (1874-1963) I … Continue reading Children of Sandy Moran and Mary Leavy