Uncle Alec

By Allison Moran, quoting Gerald Anthony Moran According to Uncle Gerry, his Uncle Alec and Aunt Annie (Moran) lived beside Thomas Edwin Moran’s family for 10 years, when they lived on Armstrong Street in Ottawa. Uncle Gerry’s brother Dermott had…

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Lumberman Ancestors

Thomas Benton Also a Railway Ancestor. Born at Clonganhue, Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary in 1826, Thomas Benton was the son of Thomas Benton Sr., a tailor, and Catherine (“Kitty”) Dwyer. Thomas Benton emigrated to North America (probably first to the United States) in the…

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Memories of the Morans

By Emmett Patrick Sloan Emmett Patrick Sloan (1920-2007), RCAF pilot and WWII veteran, was the son of John Percival (‘Percy’) Sloan and Mary Lillian Fagan, and a descendant, through his mother’s side of the house, of James Moran and Margaret…

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My Maternal Ancestors

By Alec Lunney Peter Alexander (“Alec”) Lunney (1896-1953) was the son of Hugh Andrew Lunney and Margaret Amelia Hourigan, and a descendant of James Moran and Margaret Jamieson, and also of Mary Lahey. His “A Collection of Family and Ottawa…

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Sued for Slander?

I’d be interested in learning more about this case (and whether it ever got anywhere as a court case). From The Ottawa Journal, 20 October 1896, a notice that Robert and Eliza Jane Hemphill of Huntley had filed an action…

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