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Ancestry of John Alexander Moran

My father’s family tree. With maple leaf icons for those born in Canada, shamrock icons for those born in Ireland: Credits: All papers and elements from TheShabbyShoppe. Font: Mrs Eaves. View the Family History Scrapbook.

John Vallely (1861-1935)

John Vallely was a son of Michael Vallely and Mary Ryan. He was born in Lanark Co., Ontario in 1861, and emigrated to Grand Forks, North Dakota about 1882. In 1889 he married another Canadian emigrant to North Dakota: Anna…

Bridget McCann: Friend or Relation?

In records pertaining to my McGlade-Dunne ancestors, who emigrated from Co. Armagh, Ireland to Counties Leeds and Lanark, Ontario, the name McCann turns up at several key points. For example, two of the children of John McGlade and Bridget Dunne…

Death of Thomas Benton …

… And Dispersal of his Household of Five Daughters When Thomas Benton died in Arnprior (Renfrew Co., Ontario) on 7 March 1890, he left behind one son and seven daughters. His wife Hanora (“Annie”) Ryan had died over a decade…

Where did my great-grandparents meet?

Here is my great-grandmother Anna (“Annie”) Maria Benton in the Ottawa city directory of 1895-6:1 Miss Annie Benton, dressmaker, lodger at 103 Cambridge St. The Ottawa city Directory, 1895-6: embracing an alphabetical list of all business firms and private citizens,…

When a Ryan Marries a Ryan

Sorting through Ryans in Renfrew County is an exercise in patience and perseverance. Ryan is, in Carol McCuaig’s words, “one of the most popular surnames” in the county.1 When one Ryan marries another (let’s hope reasonably distant if not completely…