Death of Alexander Michael Moran

Newspaper obituaries often supply loads of genealogically useful information, along with interesting forename and surname spellings. Here, for example, is the obituary for my paternal great-grandfather Alexander Michael Moran (1871-1939). A fairly standard obituary, which informs readers of the death of A.M. Moran, and supplies practical information about the arrangements for his funeral and burial. … Continue reading Death of Alexander Michael Moran

A Claim for Exemption from the Draft

"Do you claim exemption from draft (specify grounds)?" "Yes Claim Murder" Berkeley, California, 1965? Nope. East Grand Forks, Minnesota, 1917. WWI draft registration card for Ernest Michael Sullivan, son of Michael Joseph Sullivan and Helen Elizabeth Moran: Apparently Ernest Michael Sullivan did see service overseas during World War I, so I guess his claim for … Continue reading A Claim for Exemption from the Draft

Veterans Death Cards: First World War

Available online at Library and Archives Canada: Veterans Death Cards: First World War. Here is the card for Charles Alexander Sullivan, son of James Edward Sullivan and Anna ("Annie") Moran: And here is the card for Patrick Alfred Finner, son of Benjamin Finner and Mary Galligan: The collection does not include those who died overseas … Continue reading Veterans Death Cards: First World War

“My Maternal Ancestors,” by Alec Lunney

I am extremely grateful to Al Lunney for sending me a copy of Alec Lunney's "A Collection of Family and Ottawa Area Information," which includes his account of his maternal (and my paternal) ancestors James Moran and Margaret Jamieson. Peter Alexander ("Alec") Lunney (1896-1953) was the son of Hugh Andrew Lunney and Margaret Amelia Hourigan, … Continue reading “My Maternal Ancestors,” by Alec Lunney