I've written about tuberculosis before. See, for example, Tuberculosis in Ontario; and also see a list of those who Died of Tuberculosis in the Ottawa Valley Irish database. Here's a family that was hit hard by the scourge of tuberculosis in a five-year period from 1915 to 1920: the family of Hugh Walsh and Mary … Continue reading Cause of Death: Pulmonary tuberculosis
My mum at Mississippi Lake, Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, mid-1940s. View the Family History Scrapbook.
After moving from Perth to Ottawa when she was about 16 years old, my mother attended two Ottawa schools: 1). Notre Dame Convent School (south side of Gloucester Street,near Metcalfe), where she completed high school; and 2). The Ottawa Teacher's College (northeast corner of Elgin and Lisgar Streets). This is my mother's class at The … Continue reading Ottawa Teacher’s College, ca. 1961
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?
I should have posted these photos on 26 December 2013: fifty years later. My parents were married (at Our Lady of Fatima, Ottawa) on Boxing Day, 1963. Well, I am biased, of course (I mean, obviously), but these photos, taken before I was born, seem to lend support to my recollections that my mother had … Continue reading Boxing Day Wedding, 1963
Or probably not quite 2 years old. My mother was born 10 October 1939, and I'm guessing this photo was taken in the summer of 1941. So she would have been about 21 or 22 months old here. This photograph was taken at Mississippi Lake, Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, where my mother's family had … Continue reading Catherine Frances McGlade, age 2
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 the Family History Scrapbook.
CREDITS: Papers and elements by Crate Paper. Font: Coldstyle, by E-phemera.