Tag Archive for McCarthy

Three Generations

My great-grandmother Catherine Honora McCarthy (1876-1941), with her daughter Noreen McGlade (1913-1996), and one of her granddaughters. Credits: Fonts: Coldstyle, Heck Italic; P22 Typewriter; Saltpetre. Typewriter Alphabet keys: HGD by Laurie Ann. All other papers and elements by the Shabby Princess. View…

When did my maternal grandparents meet?

My maternal grandparents John (“Jack”) Eugene McGlade1 and Delia Lucie Derouin were married on 10 February 1931, at St. John Chyrostom RC Church in Arnprior (Renfrew Co., Ontario). My grandfather lived in his birthplace of Perth (Lanark Co., Ontario) at…

Funeral Prayer Cards

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…

1 Household, 8 Inhabitants, 4 Surnames

One household, eight inhabitants, four surnames…That’s one surname for every two inhabitants, or “inmates” as they were called in the 1861 Canadian census,1 and not surprisingly, not atypically, all eight were related… Here is the household of James Traynor/Treanor in…

Jack McGlade (1900-1964)

My maternal grandfather John Eugene McGlade, son of Arthur Joseph McGlade and Catherine Honora McCarthy. I wish I had known him, but he died before I was born. He has always been something of a presence in my life, however,…

Aunt Nell

My great-aunt Mary Ellen McGlade (1909-1993), daughter of Arthur Joseph McGlade and Catherine Honora McCarthy. She took the name Noreen (after her sister Noreen McGlade) when she became a sister of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul and…