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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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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To Hear the Wolves Howl

By Thomas Edwin Moran Thomas Edwin Moran was the son of Alexander Michael Moran and Mary Leavy. Toward the end of his life, he wrote some notes and reminiscences about our family, which included the following anecdote. Thomas Edwin Moran was…

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