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HEALY

The present Healy family, whose name was pronounced Haley and occasionally so-spelled, is treated in its Saskatchewan branch in Harvest of Memories: Sturgis and District…, 1900-2000, from which we have drawn heavily.[1] Despite ongoing efforts since the initial publication of this work in the year 2000, we had failed to find any clue as to the parentage of John Joseph Healy or of his wife Elizabeth Ellen McCann, the Saskatchewan pioneers, until Marsha (Keller) Weaver contacted us with information from the extremely valuable notes made by her mother, the late Florence (Healy) Keller, a granddaughter of this couple, who in July 2006 was still alive at the age of 79 years. These supplied the names of John Joseph’s parents, Michael Healy and Catharine Moran. Eventually, and with much help and encouragement from other correspondents (notably Tim Barenda and Pat Levy), the line was worked back one more generation to this Michael’s parents, John Healy and Mary O’Connor, from co. Mayo, Ireland. Descendants of John Joseph Healy and Elizabeth McCann in the line of their daughter Helen Healy, wife of Christopher Lawrence Reagan, may be interested to note that this ancestral line can be carried back in Canada further in time, and through more generations, than any of the others.
    The descendants of John Joseph Healy and Elizabeth Ellen McCann have been extinct in the male line since the death of their youngest son, James, in 1978. Of their four sons, two died relatively young, one (James) became a priest, and one (Edward) had only daughters. The tendency of this family to produce daughters is strikingly reflected in a statement in the 1978 death notice of the Rev. James Healy, that he was “survived by 20 nieces,” and by only a single nephew, who is mentioned elsewhere in the same notice.
    In the preparation of these notes, we have consulted some works which yielded absolutely no material, and we mention a few of these here in order to spare others unnecessary effort: The Marriage Registers of Upper Canada/Canada West, vol. 8 — Johnstown District (2 vols.), and County Marriage Registers of Ontario, Canada, 1858-1869, vol. 20 — Leeds & Grenville Counties.
    Extracts from the parish register of St. Philip Neri, Kitley Township, Leeds County, are taken from the original records, a digital edition of which became available on the LDS FamilySearch website in January 2012. (We have not yet finished searching these records. Currently, these notes include baptisms 1856-1891, marriages 1856-1884, burials 1856-1887.)
    Extracts from the parish register of St. Edward, Westport, Crosby North Township, Leeds County, are likewise taken from the original records, digitized at FamilySearch in January 2012. (We have not yet finished searching these records. Currently, these notes include only baptisms 1863-1873, marriages 1847-1874.)

References to the Academy of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Coeur d’Alene, are so numerous in these notes that the name is abbreviated as IHM Academy.

We should like to thank the following persons for their assistance:

  • Del Lubiniecki, of Crystal Lake, Saskatchewan, for giving us our first introduction to this family
  • Marsha (Keller) Weaver, daughter of the late Florence (Healy) Keller, who kindly supplied extracts from her mother’s work
  • Tom Schaffner, who not only provided material on his own branch of the family but furnished copies of photographs and of several important newspaper notices
  • Christine M. Spencer (not a Healy descendan), of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, whose series of transcriptions of Leeds County source materials have assisted in the preparation of these notes.
  • Mike Ransom (not a Healy descendant), the editor of the alumni website for the Academy of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, who made a number of valuable suggestions concerning sources
  • Glenda McPhadden Franklin, who sent information on the family of Anthony Healy and Sophia McDonald
  • Tim Berenda, for information not only on his own Healy family but for drawing our attention to various online sources
  • Pat Levy, a descendant of a different Healy family, who kindly shared valuable materials from her files, including the burial record of Mary (O’Connor) Healy and all the extracts from the records of St. Edward Church, Westport, Crosby North Township, Leeds Co., Ontario, as well as others
  • Dorothy (Pritt) Healey, wife of Philip Charles Healey, for information on their family
  • Margaret Quigley, for information on the family of William John Moran, husband of Julia Ann Healy.
  • Lisa Mills (not a Healy descendant), who together with Suzanne Elliott, below, discovered the evidence permitting the identification of Catharine (Moran) Healy.
  • Suzanne Elliott, for vidence permitting the identification of Catharine (Moran) Healy, and for copies of pages from the 1978 Moran genealogy.
  • Bill Kapaun (not a Healy descendant), who has supplied copies of material prepared for the FindAGrave project.
  • Brenda Walsh, for information on the Walsh family.


Township map of Leeds County, 1885

The old Roman Catholic Church, Kitley
(Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, concession 6, lot 27 of Kitley Township, Leeds County — the original structure, built in 1835, replaced in 1906. From Thadeus W.H. Leavitt, History of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario (1879), between pages 118 and 119. (Click for larger image.)

Selections from the notes of the late Florence (Healy) Keller,
written in 2002

                        Anthony = Molly           John   =  Bridget
                         McCann | McDonald   Fitzpatrick |  McLenag
                                |_________               |  [McLenagh?]
                                         |               |
Michael Healy = Katherine Moran  Patrick McCann = Anne Fitzpatrick
              |___________               _______|
                         |               |
                John Joseph Healy = Elizabeth McCann

Elizabeth McCann was born in Leeds County, Ontario, Canada, October 8, 1859. John Joseph Healy was born in Portland [lying mainly in Bastard township], Ontario, Canada, August 16, 1858. Their families came from county Cork in Ireland and had settled in Toledo [in Kitley township], Leeds County, Ontario, Canada. Elizabeth and John married at the Kitl[e]y Church near Bellamy Mills in 1883, and that same year emigrated to the United States near Ardoch, North Dakota. In 1906, they returned to Canada to farm in Sturgis, Saskatchewan. Their family eventually consisted of four girls and four boys. They had 45 [surviving] grandchildren [at the time of Elizabeth’s death].

Elizabeth had been trained as a school teacher before she married and in later years taught at the rural school near their farm in Sturgis. She loved both reading and writing poetry. She was a member of the church choir and took an active interest in community efforts. During the hectic days of the 1918 flu [epidemic], she was one of two ladies who went out daily to help those who had been stricken. During the first world war their son, Thomas, was killed and is buried in France. Another son, John drowned in the Assiniboine River in 1919. It is said that is why she mentions the river as “dark” in her poem [“The City on the Hill”].

One of the families who lived in the same area as my folks [i.e. Sturgis, Saskatchewan] began to talk about moving to northern Idaho, down in the States. They had a relative there who had written to them about the town of Coeur d’Alene, its large lake and the beautiful mountains, and the jobs to be had working in the saw mills and mines in nearby cities. [In the spring and summer of 1923] Six families including the Healys [Note added by Marsha (Keller) Weaver: in conversation she could remember the names of only three: the Reagans, the Martels, and Rosco and Ada Williams], packed up what belongings they could take on the train. The city by the lake was more than they had hoped for, the men were able to get jobs and their families all went to the Catholic School. There was no need to be lonesome as the families had each other to visit with or to help each other out while building their homes.

1. ____ Healy, of Ireland, apparently of co. Mayo, would seem to have been father of both the following children:

  1. 2John Healy, born probably in 1796-97, in Ireland.
  2. Catharine Healy, born around 1815 (aged 50 in 1861, 51 [!] in 1871) in Ireland; alive in 1871 (no death registration found). She married before 1846, possibly in Canada, Patrick Moran, born 1815-16 (aged 45 in 1861) in Ireland, died some time in 1861-71.[2] Whether Catharine is likelier to have been a sister or a daughter of John Healy (no. 2 below) is difficult to state given the contradictory reporting of her age in census records. She and her husband are found with seven children in the 1861 census of Bastard Tp., Leeds Co., in which Patrick is called a farmer, and the family’s religion is given as Church of Rome.[3] The widowed Catharine (Healy) Moran is found with five of her children in the 1871 census, in the very next household to that of John Healy.[4] We have not found this family in the 1881 census, and we have not found marriage records for any of the children. Known issue:

    1. John Moran, born 1845-46 (aged 15 in 1861) in Upper Canada; a labourer in 1861. Although he appears with this family in the 1861 census, he is listed last, after all the other children.
    2. Mary Moran, born 28 July 1848, baptized 13 August following in Saint Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, Smith’s Falls, Lanark County, Ontario, with sponsors Patrick Healy and Mary McNamee.
    3. Michael Moran, born 20 September [1849] in Upper Canada, baptized 8 September 1850 in Saint Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, Smith’s Falls, Lanark County, Ontario, with sponsors Martin Healy and Catherine Carey. He was a labourer in 1861.
    4. Anne Moran, born probably in 1852 (aged 9 in 1861, 18 in 1871) in Upper Canada; alive in 1871.
    5. Sylvia Moran, born probably in 1854 (aged 7 in 1861, 16 in 1871) in Upper Canada; called “Subina” in the 1871 census.
    6. Bridget Moran, born 17 July 1857 in Upper Canada, baptized 13 March 1858 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., with sponsors Patrick Kennedy and Mary Churchfield; alive in 1871.
    7. Maria Moran, born 15 April 1859 in Upper Canada, baptized 5 December 1860 at South Burgess, by the minister of (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Patrick Maguire and Ellen Maguire. This must be the child shown as Margaret, aged 2, in the 1861 census, and who was dead by 1871.
    8. William Moran, born probably in late 1861 (aged 10 in 1871).

2. John Healy, of Philipsville (sometimes spelled Phillipsville), Bastard Township, Leeds County, Ontario, farmer, was born probably in 1796-97,[5] in co. Mayo, Ireland (per his tombstone), and died 13 November 1885, and buried two days later in the yard of the Church of the Japanese Martyrs (Roman Catholic), Philipsville, Bastard Tp., where a tombstone survives.[6] Either his burial was recorded elsewhere than the place where he was buried, or the record has become estranged; for it is now (at least) to be found in the register of (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co. The burial was attended by a Patrick Moran and a Thomas Ralph [i.e. Thomas Rape, probably], and the record calls the deceased John Healy of Phillipsville, crediting him with the wildly exaggerated age of 98 years, which although in agreement with the age stated on his tombstone is irreconcilable with any reasonable estimate of his date of birth based on census records. He married by 1821 in Ireland (assuming she was the mother of all his children), Mary O’Connor, born probably around 1803,[7] died 26 December 1871, and buried two days later in the yard of the Church of the Japanese Martyrs, the age on her tombstone being credibly given as 75 years. Her burial record, like her husband’s, has also ended up in the register of a different church, and was found by Pat Levy at St. Edward Church, Westport, Crosby North Township, Leeds Co., Ontario. It reads: “Mrs. John Healy 28 Dec 1871, Mary O’Connor, wife of John Healy of Bastard, age 80 [surely an exaggeration], died 26 Dec 1871, interred in Catholic cemetery at Philipsville. Present: [her sons] Michael Healy and Francis Healy.” Perhaps she was in some way related to the Peter O’Connor and Mary O’Connor who served as baptismal sponsors in 1859 to a son of Martin Healy, who was almost certainly her son. A group of O’Connors from co. Cork is buried in the yard of the Church of the Japanese Martyrs, Philipsville.
    John Healy and his wife were in Canada by the birth of their son Francis in 1835. It is possible John Healy was of the neighboring township of Kitley before coming to Bastard Township, as the 1839, 1841, and 1844 censuses show a man of this name; but these pre-1852 census records supply the names only of the heads of households, so with such a common combination of names it is impossible to be sure whether they relate to our subject.[8] Part of the 1852 census of Bastard Township was never completed or is lost, and this man has been found only in the agricultural portion, in which he and his son Michael are named in adjacent entries. At that time they held 45 and 90 acres, respectively, in lot 15 in the 3rd concession of Bastard Township; although much of this was still uncleared woodland, both men reported production of some wheat, oats, potatoes, maple sugar, and hay, and owned small numbers of dairy cattle, horses, sheep, and pigs, which yielded butter, wool, fulled cloth, and flannel.[9] However, he appears in the personal schedule in the 1861 census, very close to his son, Michael, in Bastard Tp.,[10] and he also appears in the 1871 census of Bastard & Burgess townships, in which both his and his wife’s ages appear to be wildly exaggerated; John’s presumed sister, the widowed Catharine (Healy) Moran, is in the very next household.[11] “John Haley,” with an even more exaggerated age, appears in 1881 as a widower in the household of his son Francis Haley.[12] John Healy was clearly the father of the Michael Healy buried beside him, and which Michael named his oldest son John. We have assumed in absence of evidence to the contrary that his wife Mary was the mother of all his children.
    Mary (O’Connor) Healy is perhaps the Mary Healy of Bastard Tp. who with Anthony Rogers, also of Bastard Tp., served as a witness at the wedding of John Garvin, of Kitley, son of Thomas Garvin and Mary Hoban, to Bridget Rogers, of Bastard, daughter of Thomas Rogers and Bridget Walsh on 2 February 1864 in St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Westport, Ontario.[13] An Anthony Rogers attended the burial of Mrs. Francis Healy of Phillipsville in 1894 (see below).
    The tombstones of John and Mary (O’Connor) Healy and that of their son Michael, who is buried beside them, read:

In memory of
John Healy
who died November 13, 1885
aged 98 years 8 mon. & 13 days
a native of
the County Mayo. Ireland.
Of your charity
pray for the soul of
Mary wife of John Healy
died December 28, 1871
aged 75 yrs.
May her soul rest in peace.
Amen.
Pray for the soul of
Michael Healey
who died September 27, 1881
aged 57 yrs.
native [of] Co. Mayo Ireland.
    Known issue (order inferential):

  1. 3Michael Healy, born about 1819-21 (aged 40 years in 1861, 48 in 1871) in co. Mayo, Ireland (per his tombstone).
  2. (probably) Martin Healy, probably of Kitley Tp., born 1830-31 (aged 30 in 1861) in Ireland, alive in 1861 (no death registration found), married by 1857, Honora McDonald, born 1829-30 (aged 31 in 1861) in Ireland, alive in 1861. This couple was in Canada by 1855, the latest possible birthdate for their daughter Mary Anne. We assume this man was the Martin Healy who served as a baptismal sponsor to a child of Catharine (Healy) Moran (above) in 1850, and to a child of Ann (Healy) Hefferon in 1857. He is enumerated in Bastard Tp. in the 1861 census, in which he is called a farmer.[14] We have not found this couple in the 1871 or 1881 censuses. Known issue:
    1. Mary Anne Healy, born 1854-55 (aged 6 in 1861) in Upper Canada, alive in 1861.
    2. John Healy, born 14 June 1857 in Upper Canada, baptized 5 July following (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., with sponsors John Healy [the father’s father?] and Ann Rape [wife of Francis Healy?]; alive in 1861.
    3. Michael Healy, born 28 August 1859 in Upper Canada, baptized 16 October following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Peter O’Connor and Mary O’Connor; alive in 1861.
    4. Catherine Healy, baptized 23 October 1868 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Thos. McDonald and Catherine McDonald.
  3. (probably) Ann Healy (no death registration found), married by 1857, Michael Hefferon (no death registration found). We have not found this couple in the 1861, 1871, or 1881 censuses. Known issue:
    1. Julia Hefferon, born 9 February 1857, baptized 6 May following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Martin Healy [the mother’s brother?] and Bridget Munley. We have not found a marriage for her.
  4. (possibly) Patrick Healy, married before 1857, Catharine Rape. Known issue:
    1. Peter Healy, born 29 January 1857, baptized 6 May 1857 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Thomas Rape and Mary Welch.
  5. 4Francis Healy, born probably in 1835 (aged 25 in 1861, 46 in 1881, 50 [!] in 1891) in Ontario.
Tombstone of Michael Healy, died 1887
Tombstone of Michael Healy, died 1881, at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs, Philipsville, Bastard Township, Leeds County, Ontario

3. Michael Healy, of Bastard Township, Leeds County, Ontario, son of John and Mary (O’Connor) Healy, was born about 1819-21[15] in co. Mayo, Ireland (according to his tombstone), died 27 September 1881, and buried two days later beside his parents in the yard of the Church of the Japanese Martyrs, Philipsville, Bastard Tp., the burial record giving his age as 63 years but his tombstone as a more plausible 57 years. The witnesses to his burial were Thomas Hart and Patrick Moran. Michael Healy was brought by his parents to Canada by 1835. He married in Canada some time after the taking of the 1852 census, Catharine Moran, born about 1830 in Ireland (aged 21 in 1852, 32 in 1861, 40 in 1871, 50 in 1881, “about 55” at her death in 1884) in Ireland, died shortly before 17 May 1884, when as Mrs. Michael Healy she was buried “in the graveyard adjoining the R.C. church of Philipsville in the presence of John Hart and Thomas Rogers.” She was almost certainly a daughter of Anthony Moran and Mary Connor(s).[16]
    This couple had three children baptized in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., between 1857 and 1860. Three of their sons are named in the 1897 death notice of Catharine’s ostensible cousin, Edward Moran: “The bearers were Martin, Thomas and Owen Haley, Thomas, William and Dennis Mulchi, cousins of the deceased.”[17]
    Part of the 1852 census of Bastard Township was never completed or is lost, and Michael Healy has been found only in the agricultural portion, in which he and his father are named in adjacent entries. At that time they held 90 and 45 acres, respectively, in lot 15 in the 3rd concession of Bastard Township; although much of this was still uncleared woodland, both men reported production of some wheat, oats, potatoes, maple sugar, and hay, and owned small numbers of dairy cattle, horses, sheep, and pigs, which yielded butter, wool, fulled cloth, and flannel.[18] However, he appears as a farmer in Bastard Tp. in the personal schedule for 1861, in which the family’s religion is given as Roman Catholic.[19] Similar information is given in the 1871 census of Bastard & Burgess townships, Leeds County,[20] and in 1881, when they are enumerated under the spelling Haley.[21] He died before the end of the year.
    According to the death notice of their son John Joseph Healy, quoted below, there were thirteen children in this family, so our record would appear to be complete, assuming that the first-listed, Maryanne, was actually a child of Michael Healy:

  1. (?) Maryanne Healy, born 1845-48 (aged 13 in 1861, 25 in 1871) in Upper Canada, still living unmarried with John Healy in 1871. Obviously, unless her age is grossly overstated in both census records in which she appears, Maryanne cannot have been a daughter of Catharine Moran, who was still unmarried in 1852. It would be possible chronologically for her to have been either a much younger sister of John Healy, or his daughter.
  2. Bridget Healy, born 1852-55 (aged 8 in 1861, 16 in 1871) in Upper Canada, still living unmarried with her parents in 1871. A woman of this name married 24 March 1873 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, Thomas _oder (first letter of surname illegible).
  3. Eleanor/Ellen Healy, born about 1856 (aged 5 in 1861, 14 in 1871, 25 in 1881) in Upper Canada, died 1938. She was still living with her parents in 1871. As Ellinor Healy she married 8 June 1880 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, Thomas Monley, born 1885-56 (aged 25 in 1881), died 1931, son of John Monley and Catharine Flemming. Their marriage record gives the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surname of the mothers; the witnesses were Michael Hart (?) and Bridget Moran. They are enumerated under the spelling Monely in the 1881 census of Bastard and Burgess South Township, which calls him a farmer; but other than their ages (both 25) the entry is almost completely illegible.[22] We have not found them in the 1891 census. According to their great-grandson Timothy Craig Monley, they had the following children:[23]
    1. Grace Monley, born 1890, died 1989; married Floren Bensend.
    2. Margerite Monley, born 1893.
    3. Marie Monley, born 1899, died 1981; married ________.
    4. Anne Monley, born 1882, died 1950.
    5. Michael Monley, born 1886, died 1950; married Belle Dittmore, born 1894, died 1966. They were the grandparents of Timothy Craig Monley.
    6. Theresa Monley, born 1887.
  4. Margaret Healy, born 12 April 1857 in Upper Canada, baptized 6 May following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church as a daughter of Michael Healy and Catharine Moran, with sponsors Thomas Kenedy and Catharine Healy. She was still living with her parents in 1871.
  5. 5John Joseph Healy, born 16 August 1858 at Portland, a village mainly in Bastard Tp. but partly in South Burgess Tp., Leeds Co., Ontario, baptized 24 September 1858 in the (old) church of St. Philip Neri, Toledo, with sponsors John Moran and Maria Moran.
  6. Anthony Healy, born 12 January 1860, baptized 17 April following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Anthony Moran and Ann Flood. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1881. He probably predeceased his brother John, in whose 1938 obituary he is not mentioned. He is not to be confused with the Anthony Healy, son of Thomas, who married Sophia McDonald (see list of Unplaced Healys at the end of these notes).
  7. Honora/Honour Healy, born 13 May 1861, baptized 26 June following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Patk. Moran and Mary Moran; still living unmarried with her parents in 1881. She probably predeceased her brother John, in whose 1938 obituary she is not mentioned.
  8. Patrick Healy, born 27 February 1863 (per his baptismal record) presumably in Bastard Tp., Leeds Co., baptized 12 July in St. Edward Church, Westport, Ontario, with sponsors Patrick Heally (sic) and Bridget Brown of Kitley. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1881. He probably predeceased his brother John, in whose 1938 obituary he is not mentioned.
  9. Martin Healy, born about 1865 (aged 5 in 1871, 16 in 1881), living with his parents in 1881. He probably predeceased his brother John, in whose 1938 obituary he is not mentioned.
  10. Thomas J[ohn?] Healy,[24] born 18 November 1866 (per his baptismal record) at Westport, baptized 1 January 1867 in St. Edward Church, Westport, with sponsors Thos. Kennedy and Jane Anne Myers. He was still alive in 1938, when he is mentioned as “Tom [Healy] of New York State” in the death notice of his brother John. Despite some discrepancies in the census evidence, his identity with Thomas “Haley” (as he was consistently known in later life) of Monroe County, New York, is corroborated by the identity of the latter’s wife, who was a sister of Thomas J. Healy’s sister Maria’s husband. Furthermore, the combination of his wife’s rather unusual first name, and the exceedingly rare first name of their younger daughter (Tryphaena, always appearing in the classical spelling), make Thomas “Haley” easy to recognize in census records. Thomas Haley married by 1900, Helena A. Ano,[25] born 22 February 1873 (per her death record) in New York State, died 22 December 1951 at Los Angeles,[26] daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Perry) Ano, of Forestport. She appears with her parents as the seven-year-old “Leana” Ano (incorrectly stated to have been born in Massachusetts) in the 1880 census of Forestport.[27] Apart from the extreme rarity of her surname, her identity is corroborated by the fact that she had an elder sister named Alvina, and gave the name Alvina to her eldest daughter. Further details of her family are given under the account of her brother, William F. Ano, husband of Maria Healy below. Thomas Healy and his wife are found in Perinton Tp., Monroe Co., New York, in 1910, when he was a carpenter in a [railway] car shop; his year of immigration to the U.S. is given as 1886.[28] He is found at East Commercial Street, East Rochester Village, Perinton Tp., in the 1920 census, in which he is called a manufacturer of freight cars, and he is said to have immigrated to the U.S. in 1890 and been naturalized in 1913.[29] He is again found at East Commercial Street in 1930, when he is called a railroad-car manufacturer, and is said to have been in the U.S. since 1886; his wife is called a hair-dresser in a beauty school.[30] Known issue:
    1. Alvina A. Haley, born in 1901-02 (aged 8 in 1910, 18 in 1920) in New York, still living unmarried with her parents in 1920, but no longer in their household in 1930.
    2. Tryphaena Haley, born 21 November 1914 at Rochester, Monroe Co., New York State, died 18 October 1994 at Camarillo, Ventura Co., California,[31] and buried (as Tryphaena Artzer) in Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron County, Utah.[32] She was still living with her parents in 1930. She married (1) 23 November 1935, Edgar Donald Meyering, born 14 June 1910 at Rochester, died 21 June 1942 at Los Angeles, California, son of John Aloysius Meyering and Georgiana Shuford, by whom she had at least one child.[33] She subsequently married (2) ____ Artzer, the surname under which she appears in her death record (which gives her parents’ names as ____ Haley and ____ Ano). She was issued a Social Security number in California before 1951, and within the year prior to her death registered a telephone at Camarillo, California. It is not clear why she was buried in Utah.
  11. Maria Healy, born 16 July 1868 in Bastard Tp. (per her baptismal record), baptized 16 August 1868 in St. Edward Church, Westport, Ontario, with sponsors Francis Healy and Catherine Healy; living 1938. She found as a child in his parents’ household in 1871 and 1881. She married by 1896, William F. Ano, born in 1863-64[34] in Massachusetts, living 1930, brother of her brother Thomas’s wife, Helena Ano, and son of Joseph and Sarah (Perry) Ano, of Forestport, Oneida Co., New York, they having previously come from Quebec, of which they were natives.[35] William and Maria Ano are found at Forestport in the 1910 census, in which he is said to be in the wood and coal trade, and her date of immigration to the U.S. is given as 1891.[36] They are found there again in the 1920 census, when he is described as a butcher in a market, and her year of immigration to the U.S. seems to read 1885.[37] They were living at Beechwood Street, Forestport, at the taking of the 1930 census, in which he is described as a common laborer, and the year of her immigration to the U.S. is given as 1886.[38] At the death of her brother John in 1938, she is described as Mrs. Maria Ono [sic] of Utica, N.Y., but possibly Utica was mentioned in preference to the smaller and less familiar Forestport nearby. Known issue:
    1. Marion S. Ano, born 1896-97 (aged 23 in 1920) in New York State, still living unmarried with her parents in 1920, when she was a school teacher, but no longer there in 1920.
    2. Thelma M. Ano, born 1901-02 (aged 18 in 1920) in New York State, living with her parents in 1920 but not in 1930.
    3. Marguerite C. Ano, born 1905-06 (aged 14 in 1920) in New York State, living with her parents in 1920 but not in 1930.
  12. Owen Healy, born 15 June 1870 (per his baptismal record) presumably in Bastard Tp., baptized 24 July following in St. Edward Church, Westport, Ontario, with sponsors Francis Healy [probably the father’s brother] and Catherine O’Horo. He is found as a child in his parents’ household in 1871 and 1881. He was living in New York State in 1938, when he is mentioned in the death notice of his brother John. However, we cannot find a Canadian-born man of this name and the right age in the any census of New York State taken between 1900 and 1930. He should not be confused with Owen Vincent Healy, who married 26 October 1898 in the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis de Sales Church, Smith’s Falls, Lanark County, Minnie McDermott, for that man was a son of Denis and Anne (____) Healy.[39]
  13. James Joseph Healy, born 19 July 1872 (per his baptismal record), presumably in Bastard Tp., baptized 8 December following in St. Edward Church, Westport, Ontario, with sponsors Richard Hart and Mrs. Richard Hart; died 23 October 1956 in Cascade Co., Montana, aged 83 years,[40] and buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Great Falls, Cascade Co.[41] He is found as a child in his parents’ household in 1881. He was living in Montana in 1938, when he is mentioned in the death notice of his brother John. Clearly then he was the James Joseph Healy, laborer for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, who registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Cascade County, Montana, declaring himself to have been born on 19 July 1876 in Canada.[42] If the misstatement of his age was intentional, it can hardly have been for the purpose of avoiding the draft. Despite the incorrect year, the fact that he names his wife Bertha allows us to identify him in census records, although their reportage of his age is equally inaccurate and the 1910 census erroneously states that he and both of his parents were born in Ireland. We have not found him in the 1901 census of Ontario, or in the 1900 census of Montana. However, he appears as James Healey (no middle initial), unmarried man, in Ward 2, Great Falls, Cascade Co., Montana, in the 1910 census, in which he is called an engineer.[43] He married (as her second husband) 21 January 1914 at Great Falls, Cascade Co., Montana,[44] between 1910 and 1920, Bertha (Bockenkamp) Vineyard, born in 1884-85 (aged 30 in 1914, 35 in 1920) in Missouri, died by 1930, when her husband was a widower, and thus likely the Mrs. Bertha Healy who died 7 October 1920 in Montana, aged 36 years.[45] She was the widow of C.S. Vineyard,[46] and daughter of Herman F.G. Bockenkamp, farmer, of Jackson Tp., Ste. Genevieve Co., Missouri, by the latter’s wife Carolyn Viling.[47] There was no known issue, and almost certainly no surviving issue, of this marrage. They were enumerated in Ward 1 of Great Falls in the 1920 census, with her two Vineyard daughters by a previous marriage, and a “lodger” (probably her brother-in-law) Elmer Vineyard; at the time, James Healey was a foreman in a smithy, and his date of immigration to the U.S. is given as 1903.[48] As James G. Healy, widower, a foreman in a smelt, he is again found at Second Avenue North, Great Falls, in 1930, with his date of immigration to the U.S. now being given as 1890; but this is certainly the same man, as his step-daughter Gladys E. Vineyard[49] was also a member of the household, although she is identified only as a lodger.[50]

4. Francis Healy, son of John and Mary (O’Connor) Healy, whose father was living with him in 1881, was born probably in 1835 (aged 25 in 1861, 46 in 1881, 50 [!] in 1891) in Ontario, and was still alive in 1881. Considering that the person who reported the death was his son-in-law Michael Garvin, of Toledo, there can be little doubt that our subject was the Francis Healey, of Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., farmer, widower, born in Kitley Tp., died 26 November 1913 in Kitley Tp., aged 80 years, of convulsions, having been attended by a physician from Frankville, despite the fact that the record calls him a son of Michael Healey (and an unnamed mother), and the age at death would be slightly exaggerated.[51] In any case, he married 22 June 1858 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., Ann Rape, born probably in 1839 (aged 21 in 1861, 42 in 1881, 50 in 1891) in Ontario, daughter of Michael Rape and Catherine ____.[52] The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Rordgers (sic) and Mary Mullen; their parents are not named in the record. There is no doubt as to the true surname of Francis Healy’s wife; it is well-attested as Rape in a wide variety or records, despite the fact that it appears as Ralph with increasing frequency toward the end of the nineteenth century. They were in Bastard Tp. in 1861, when Francis was a tavernkeeper, and their household included an Anne Morin, aged 8 years.[53] They were in Burgess Tp. in 1871, when Francis was a farmer, and the family’s surname is given as Haley.[54] They were enumerated in Bastard & Burgess Tp. in 1881, the census entry for which year has already been quote above. They were enumerated there again in 1891, when Francis is called a farmer; his placement in the record indicates that he lived somewhere between the 3rd and 6th concessions.[55] Tim Berenda informs us that the farm was located near Frankville. Known issue (no birth registrations found):[56]

  1. John Healy, born 6 May 1859, baptized 16 June following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., with sponsors Thomas Rape and Mary Munley.
  2. Francis Patrick Healy, born 22 ____ [illegible] 1861, baptized 7 April 1861 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Michl. Healy and Mary McDounell; died by 1871, when he does not appear with his parents in the census.
  3. Thomas Healy, born 16 February 1863 in Bastard Tp., baptized 16 August following in St. Edward Church, Westport, with sponsors Thos. Kennedy and Elizabeth Kennedy of Bastard; died by 1871, when he does not appear with his parents in the census.
  4. Mary Jane Healy (called Jane in the 1871 census), born probably in 1864 (aged 6 in 1871, 16 in 1881, 24 in 1888) in Bastard Tp. (per marriage record), or more precisely at Portland (per the 1903 birth record of her son Bernard); alive on 23 August 1941, when as “Mary Jane Moran of the City of Moose Jaw in the Province of Sask[atchewan] she made a very belated declaration of the facts concerning the birth of her daughter Margaret. As Mary Jane Healy, daughter of Francis Healey and Anne Ralph, she married 20 October 1888 at Phillipsville, Bastard Tp., Leeds Co., after publication of banns,[57] William James Moran, born 1865-66 (aged 22 in 1888) in Bastard Tp., or more precisely at Portland (per the 1903 birth record of his son Bernard), alive in January 1916, son of James Moran and Mary McDonald.[58] At the time of their marriage, the record of which supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, both parties were of Bastard Tp. and were Roman Catholic in religion, and the groom was a laborer; the witnesses were James O’Horo and Annie O’Horo, [both?] of Westport. At the time of the birth of his daughter Margaret in 1893 he was a farmer. William James Moran and Mary Jane Healy were living at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at the births of two children in 1898 and 1903, they are enumerated there in the 1900 census, in which he is called a blacksmith,[59] and he is mentioned as a brother, “William James Moran of Chicago,” in the January 1916 death notice Elizabeth J. (Moran) Mulchy, widow of William Mulchy.[60] However, we have not found him in the census in 1910 or 1920. Known issue:
    1. Francis J. Moran, born in August 1889 (per 1900 census).
    2. James B. Moran, born in Jan. 1891 (per 1900 census).
    3. Margaret Mary Lillian Moran, born 2 September 1893 in Portland Tp., in Leeds Co.[61]
    4. Annie Moran, born September 1895 (per 1900 census) in English Canada.
    5. Katie Moran, born 7 April 1898 at Chicago.[62]
    6. Joseph A Moran, born June 1900 (per 1900 census).
    7. Bernard Moran, born 8 October 1903 at Chicago.[63]
  5. Julia Ann Healy (twin to Elizabeth), born 1 January 1868, baptized (as “Ann”) 12 May following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors James Hart and Eliza Ann Rundy (?). She married 19 April 1887 at Phillipsville, Bastard Tp., Leeds Co.,[64] William John Moran, born 19 September 1858 in Bastard Tp., baptized 5 January 1859 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, son of Patrick Moran and Sarah Granahan, with whom he appears as a 21-year-old in the 1881 census of Bastard & Burgess townships. The record of their marriage gives the names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, but erroneously makes her a daughter of Thomas [sic] Healey and Annie Ralph. At the time of their marriage both parties were of Bastard Tp., and the groom was a husbandman; the witnesses were William Scott, of Burgess Tp., and [the bride’s sister] Elizabeth A. Healey, of Bastard Tp.
  6. Elizabeth Ann Healy (twin to Julia), born 1 January 1868, baptized (as “Ann”) 12 May following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Peter O’Connors and Mrs. P. O’Connors. She married Thomas J. Heeney, born in co. Mayo, Ireland. They moved to Chicago, and were the great-grandparents of Tim Berenda.
  7. Jemima Sarah Healy (called Sarah in the 1871 and 1881 censuses), born 6 March 1870 in Bastard Tp., registered as a child of Francis Healy and Anne Ralph (IGI); baptized 1 May 1870 in St. Edward Church, Westport, as a daughter of Francis Healy and Anne Ralph, with sponsors “Antony and Mrs. Hobin.”
  8. Michael Caesar Healy, born 1 February 1872 (date from baptismal record) in South Burgess Tp., Leeds Co., baptized 1 May 1872 in St. Edward Church, Westport, as a daughter of Francis Healy and Anne Ralphe, with sponsors Thomas Hart and Mrs. Thos. Hart. He was living unmarried with his parents in 1891.
  9. Catherine (“Kate”) Healy, born 30 March 1874, baptized 7 April following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Pat. Waters and Honora Feeny. She was living unmarried with her parents in 1891. As Kate Healy, daughter of Francis Healy and Annie Ralph, she married 25 October 1902 in the Roman Catholic church of St. Francis de Sales, Smith’s Falls, Lanark County,[65] Michael Garvin, born 1867-68 (aged 34 in 1902) in Kitley Tp., son of William Garvin and Margaret Donovan. At the time of their marriage, the record of which supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, the groom was a farmer, of Kitley Tp., and the bride was of Smith’s Falls, Bastard Tp.; the witnesses were John Joseph Donovan, of Toledo, and Stella Ralph, of Portland.

John J. Healy and Elizabeth E. McCann

5. John Joseph Healy, son of Michael Healy and Catharine Moran, was born 16 August 1858 at Portland, a village in Bastard and South Burgess townships, Leeds Co., Ontario, baptized 24 September 1858 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., died 20 August 1938, at the home of his daughter, Helen (Healy) Reagan, near Sturgis, Saskatchewan, aged over 80 years,[66] and was buried with his wife in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic cemetery, just north of Sturgis, where their tombstone survives (in 2015).[67] He is found as a child in the household of his parents in 1871. He married 22 April 1883 in (Old) St. Phillip Neri Roman Catholic Church, possibly during a return trip to Canada,[68] Elizabeth Ellen McCann, born 7 October 1859 near Portland, Bastard Tp., Leeds County, Ontario, Elizabeth (McCann) Healy bapt. 21 December 1859 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, died 3 April 1936, at her home in Sturgis, aged over 76 years,[69] and buried 7 April following in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, just north of Sturgis, daughter of Patrick McCann, of South Burgess township, by the latter’s wife Anne, daughter of John Fitzpatrick of Laurel Hill, co. Monaghan, Ireland. The marriage record gives the full names of both sets of parents, including the maiden surnames of the mothers. Elizabeth is found in the household of her widowed mother in the 1881 census of Bastard and South Burgess townships, in which she is called a school-teacher.[70]
    From a reference to him in the 1900 census of North Dakota (see below), which supplies birthdates precise to the month, we are told that John J. Healy and his wife came to the United States in 1880 and 1883 respectively. The apparent fact (documented below) that John J. Healy was in Grand Forks County in April 1880 suggests that he should appear in the 1880 census of that place, which was taken in the second week of June. However, the only possible match therein is a John Haley, farmer, single, aged 23, born in Minnesota, parents both born in Ireland, who was enumerated with a brother William, also a farmer, aged 21, in the City of Grand Forks.[71] Besides being ostensibly born in the U.S., this person is also two years too old to be our subject, who does not appear to have had a brother William. If this entry indeed relates to our John J. Healy, it raises more questions than it answers.
    In any case, Elizabeth’s death notice states that “in the same year” as their marriage, “she and her husband emigrated to the United States, where they settled near Ardoch, North Dakota.” The 1900 census suggests that John J. Healy and his wife were in Minnesota in June 1884, April 1886, and October 1887, when their first three children were born. Their son James states specifically that his brother Thomas was born on 15 April 1886, and his brother Edward on 5 October 1888, each at Fisher’s Landing (now Fisher), Polk County, Minnesota. The 1900 census also suggests that John and Elizabeth Healy were in North Dakota between May 1889 and Jan. 1897, when their five younger children were born; and their daughter Helen, born in 1891, is said to have been born at Ardoch aforesaid.[72] It was at the city of Grand Forks, in the Dakota Territories, that this couple was enumerated in the 1885 census; John is there called a farmer, and the record agrees with the 1900 census in giving the birthplace of his eldest child as Minnesota.[73] Their son James states that his brother Edward attended public school no. 17 at Levant, North Dakota, from 1893 to 1902, and high school at Minot, North Dakota, from 1905 to 1905. What appear at first glance to be frequent moves between two states may in fact have been merely slight changes of residence, as the city of Grand Forks lies on the border between North Dakota and Minnesota. The 1890 census of North Dakota is lost, but further detail on John Healy is supplied by his immigration application, dated 29 April 1880 in Grand Forks County, Territory of Dakota, which states, in part:

John Haley [sic] personally appeared … and made oath that he was born in Canada on or about the year 1858, that he emigrated to the United States, and landed at the port of Huron [in Michigan, opposite London, Ontario] on or about the month of November in the year 1879, that it is bona fide his intention to become a Citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State of Sovereignty whatever, and particularly to the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland whereof he is a subject, and that he will support the Constitution and Government of the United States.[74]

On 1 November 1890, having more than satisfied the five-year residency requirement, “John J. Healey” was granted the requested citizenship. The document was prepared in Ramsay County, adjacent to Grand Forks County, and bears the inscription “Ardoch” at the top of the page, although Ardoch is (now at least) in Walsh County, also adjacent.[75] We have discovered no citizenship application for Elizabeth McCann.
    On 1 September 1891 John J. Healy was patented the northeast quarter of section 30, in township 154N, 52W of the 5th Principal Meridian, in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, consisting of 160 acres of land.[76] Again as John J. Healy, he is enumerated with his family in the 1900 census of Levant Township, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, which calls him a farmer, indicates that everyone in his family was literate and that no children had died in infancy, and states that both of his and both of his wife’s parents were born in Ireland.[77]
    According to the local history, John J. Healy and his wife “immigrated … to the Eden Valley area of the District of Assiniboia [now Saskatchewan] in the fall of 1904 and started homesteading in the Spring of 1905.”[78] The 1906 census agrees that Healy and his wife came to Canada in 1904; thus the date of 1906 reported in their 50th wedding anniversary announcement, in Elizabeth’s death notice, and in their son James’s tribute to his brother Edward, is evidently too late. As “John Joseph Healy” he received a crown grant of the southwest corner of section 34, in township 34, range 4 of the second meridian west of the Principal Meridian (SW 34-34-4-W2),[79] where he is found in a page of the 1906 census dated 12-13 September 1906 with his wife (erroneously called Mary) and their sons Edward and John (who are specifically stated to have come to Canada in 1905, not 1904); their livestock is recorded as consisting of 4 horses and 8 head of cattle.[80] The map of the Sturgis area issued ca. 1907 (?) by the Scandinavian Canadian Land Co. likewise shows him there, and also on the northwest-quarter of section 27 in the same township, which was kitty-corner to it.[81] They are also enumerated there in the 1911 census.[82]
    The Healys were influential in improving opportunities for education in the Sturgis area. John J. Healy was one of a committee of three which was organized in 1908 to found Kopje School District no. 2677.[83] And when Mannanah School District no. 1390 opened and the original teacher hired was unable to continue, Elizabeth Healy took over in the fall of 1907 and continued teaching until, a year and a half later, the school was temporarily closed because of a severe outbreak of measles.[84] She was also active at Eden Valley and Sturgis in theatrical and dance productions, writing and producing a play entitled The Real Irish.[85] Her poem about Sturgis, entitled “The City on the Hill,” placed first in a contest sponsored by the Saskatchewan Homemakers Clubs in July 1933 (see below for its publication history). Her poem written in memory of Patrick Reagan and Timothy Gibney (younger brother of her future son-in-law Charles Hugh Gibney), who drowned in May Lake on 3 August 1913, is reprinted in Harvest of Memories, p. 408.
    A photograph of John and Elizabeth Healy, said to have been taken at their 50th wedding anniversary in 1933, is reproduced in Harvest of Memories, p. 407. A newspaper announcement of their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1933 reads, in part:

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Healy celebrated the 50th anniversary of their wedding, Saturday, April 22nd, 1932 [sic!]. Mr. Healy was born in Leeds County, Ontario, on August 16th 1858, and Mrs. Healy was also born in Leeds, on October 7th, 1859. They were married in St. Phillips Church, Toledo, Ont. on April 22nd 1883, spending the first years of their married life in Ardock, N.D. [and] coming to this district as pioneers in 1906; later they moved into the Village of Sturgis, where they now reside.
    Their family consisted of eight children, six of whom are living: one son, Thomas, paid the supreme sacrifice in the war, and another son, John, was accidentally drowned at Sturgis. Two sons living are Father James Healy, of the Redemptorist Order, stationed at Calgary, and Edward, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, U.S.A. The daughters are: Mrs. Walsh, of Yorkton, Mrs. C. Reagan, of Sturgis, Mrs. C. Gibney, of Canora, [and] Mrs. R. Rarick, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, U.S.A. Mr. and Mrs. Healy have 45 grandchildren.
    A celebration was held in the Sturgis Hall on Saturday, April 22nd. The hall was filled to capacity. The bride and groom of fifty years were presented with two chairs and two canes on behalf of the community. Presentations were also made by the Home Makers Club, The Ladies Aid, and the Altar Society of St. Patricks R.C. Church. The following address was read by Mr. John Gillespie:
On this occasion … we, your friends of Sturgis and vicinity, wish to extend to you our heartiest congratulations…. As citizens of our district for the past twenty-eight years, you have always taken an active interest in the community, and did all in your power to help those in sickness or mistfortune…. It is a source of real pleasure to us all to be present tonight and to see you enjoying health and happiness. We are glad to see so many of your large family present, and we know that your son and daughter who are absent are in spirit really here. In conclusion, then, Mr. and Mrs. Healy, accept these small gifts as a token of [the] regard in which you are held by the people, and we hope they will serve to remind you of the many friends you have around you.[86]

    A death notice for Elizabeth Healy from a Sturgis-area newspaper reads, in part:

Mrs. Elizabeth Healy, wife of John Joseph Healy, died at her home in Sturgis on Friday afternoon, April 3rd, in her 76th [recte 77th] year. Her maiden name was Elizabeth McCann. She was born October 7th, 1859 near Portland, Leeds County, Ontario….
    She served the St. Patrick’s Altar Society in its every office; was a member of the church choir; took active interest in every community movement. During the beetle ’flu days of 1918 she was one of two ladies who went out daily to help those who were stricken.
    Before her marriage Mrs. Healy taught school in Ontario, and when she settled in the Sturgis district years later she again taught, this time in the Manannah school, five miles from town. She was a lover of poetry and was a poetess of some note herself, having won first prize with her poem, “The City on the Hill” in the contest held by the Saskatchewan Homemakers’ Club’s convention in Sturgis on July 18, 1933. One has to but read between the lines of this poem to see what a peace-loving, law-abiding, God-fearing, serene and gentle person she was.
    There were eight children in the family…. A brother and a sister, James and Mary McCann, live in Ottawa, Ontario. There are 45 grandchildren living.
    Burial took place from the St. Patrick’s church in Sturgis on Tuesday, April 7th, and the pallbearers were Messrs. C.L. Reagan; C.H. Gibney; P.E. Walsh; E. Grams; T.P. Reagan and Patrick FitzPatrick. Rev. Father J.L. Healy, C.Ss.R. [Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris], officiated, assisted by Rev. Father F. Lane, C.Ss.R., Rev. Father J.F. Martin, C.Ss.R., and Rev. Father T. Novak, O.M.I.

    A death notice for John Healy, also from a Sturgis-area newspaper, reads, in part:

The funeral of John Joseph Haley, 80, who died on Saturday, August 20, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chris L. Reagan, Sturgis district, was held on Tuesday, August 23, from St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church to the Roman Catholic cemetery on the outskirts of Sturgis. The Reverend father James L. Healy, C.Ss.R.; Reverend Father James L. Maguire, C.Ss.R., and the Reverend Father Thomas S. Novak, O.M.I., conducted the funeral jointly. Pallbearers were Anton O. Morken, Fred Murphy, Thomas P. Reagan, Patrick Fitzpatrick, Wesley Simes and Din Gibney.
    Mr. Healy celebrated his eightieth birthday on Tuesday, August 16, and had his four-generation picture taken with his only great-grandson, who was four months old the day before [this was Delmar Leon Lubiniecki, born 15 April 1938].
    Mr. Healy was born in Portland, Leeds county, Ontario, and on April 22, 1883, married Miss Elizabeth McCann in the old Kitly church nearly Bellamy Mill, Ontario…. His wife predeceased him on April 3, 1936.
    There were thirteen in Mr. Healy’s parents’ family: Mrs. Maria Ono [recte Ano] of Utica, N.Y.; Jim, of Montana; Tom, of New York State, and Oven [recte Owen], of New York State, are still living….

    Of the 45 surviving grandchildren mentioned in Elizabeth’s death notice, we believe we have probably accounted for all if we reckon in the nine children of Helen Healy Reagan who appear on a separate page. Further grandchildren were born at a later date.
    Issue:

  1. Mary Henrietta Healy, born in May or June 1884 in Minnesota (per 1885, 1900, and 1911 censuses), died 1964, and buried with her husband in Yorkton City Cemetery.[87] She is called Maryette in the 1885 census and Mary in the 1900 census, but was generally known as Henrietta or “Ettie” (per the 1911 census) or “Dettie,” though she is called Marietta on her tombstone. She was still living unmarried with her parents in 1900, but was no longer there in 1906. She married before 1906, Patrick E. Walsh, born 14 May 1884 at Lonnsdale, Ontario, died 19 August 1950 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, son of Patrick Walsh and Ellen Casey.[88] Harvest of Memories states that they settled in the area of Mehan, near Yorkton, Saskatchewan, but in 1911, at least, they were living on Smith Street in Yorkton itself, the census giving Patrick Walsh’s occupation as farmer and the family’s religion as Roman Catholic.[89] They are called of Yorkton in newspaper announcements of 1932, 1936, and 1938. Known issue (most of this information is from granddaughter Brenda Walsh):[90]
    1. Francis J. Walsh, born 3 February 1906 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, died 30 November 1990 at Hamilton, Ontario.
    2. Walter Walsh, born 3 May 1907 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
    3. Irene E. Walsh, born 16 January 1909 in Saskatchewan, died 12 December 1966 at Bashaw, Alberta.
    4. Harriet M. Walsh, born 23 April 1910 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, died 18 February 1990 at Canora, Saskatchewan.
    5. Edward P. Walsh, born 15 December 1911 at Yorkton, died 25 April 1991 at Cold Lake, Alberta.
    6. Louis Walsh, born 12 September 1913 at Yorkton, died 9 October 1978 at Vancouver, B.C.
    7. Mary Walsh, born 3 May 1913 at Yorkton, died ____ at Ottawa, Ontario.
    8. Thomas A. Walsh, born 7 October 1916 at Yorkton, died 7 January 1968 at Port Alberni, B.C.
    9. Arthur John Walsh, born 26 September 1921 at Yorkton, died in May 1979 at Barrie, Ontario. He was in the air force. He married Gladys Eileen Nagy, born 12 September 1928, died 22 March 2015, daughter of Louis Nagy and Irene Mildred Soloman. They had at least five children, of whom the oldest is Brenda Walsh, our informant.[91]
    10. Philip Walsh, born 23 August 1924, died 25 September 1987 at Yorkton.
  2. Thomas Joseph Healy, born 15 April 1886 at Fisher’s Landing (now Fisher), Polk County, Minnesota,[92] killed 2 June 1916 at Sanctuary Wood, Belgium, during the Battle of Ypres, and buried in France, dying unmarried. There is also a monument to him in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sturgis.[93] A biographical notice of him written by his brother James in 1972 is informative:
    Thomas Joseph Healy, born at Fisher’s Landing, Minn. April 15th, 1886. Moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1888, started to [teach] school, 1900. Moved to Canada [following the rest of his family there], March, 1906. Homesteaded (section 22) 1908. Worked (McNicholas’) Yorkton, Saskatchewan, ’06. Traded farm for Livery Barn, Sturgis. Thresher (Healy Bros. & Detloff) 1910-14. Joined military forces (Yorkton) 1914. Left for Europe, 1915. Killed in action, Sanctuary Wood, Belgium (Battle of Ypres) June 2nd, 1916.[94]
    As pointed out by Tom Schaffner, Tom Healy would only have been 14 years old when he began teaching school. The practice of hiring adolescents to teach in small country schools was a practice that survived in the Prairies for more than a generation after this time. In addition, after coming to Canada, Tom Healy became Sturgis’ first constable and dog-catcher in 1912 or 1913.[95] On 30 December 1914 he enlisted in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, giving his occupation as a farmer, and his religion as Roman Catholic.[96] Harvest of Memories says he “may have been the first World War I casualty from the Sturgis area.”
  3. 6Edward Clarence Healy, born probably 5 October 1888, at Fisher’s Landing (now Fisher), Polk County, Minnesota.[97]
  4. John Patrick Healy, born 14 May 1889 in North Dakota, living unmarried with his parents in 1906, subsequently drowned in the Assiniboine River on 15 June 1919. He is buried in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sturgis.[98]
  5. Elizabeth Helen Healy, born 4 March 1891 at or near Ardoch, Walsh County, North Dakota, baptized at Minto, North Dakota (according to her marriage record), died 16 November 1951, aged 60 years, and buried in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sturgis.[99] Christopher Lawrence Reagan and Helen Healy She married 19 January 1909 in St. Gerard’s Catholic Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan,[100] Christopher Lawrence Reagan, of Sturgis, born 5 August 1880 at Eden Valley, Minnesota, died 1 November 1961 at Sturgis, aged 81 years, and buried with his wife, son of Patrick John Reagan, of Sturgis, by the latter’s wife Catherine Heaney. Christopher Reagan was living near Sturgis, Saskatchewan, by 18 December 1907, when he was patented the 160 acres of the northeast quarter of section 24, township 34, range 4 of the second meridian west of the Principal Meridian.[101] For further details on them, and their nine children, see REAGAN.
  6. Honora (also known as “Nora”) Healy, born in September 1892 in North Dakota, died November 1961 at Canora, Saskatchewan, and buried 25 November 1961 at Canora. She married 27 October 1914 at Sturgis, Charles Hugh Gibney, born 3 April 1889 at Eden Valley, Minnesota, died shortly before 22 November 1961 (date of obituary) at Canora, and buried there 25 November following, a first cousin once removed of her sister Helen’s husband, and a son of Timothy Gibney, of Sturgis, by the latter’s second wife Mary Ellen McCaffery, and grandson of John Gibney, of Owen Sound, Grey Co., Ontario, and later of Manannah Tp., Meeker Co., Minnesota, by the latter’s wife Anne Heaney.[102] Charles Gibney and Maurice Foley Brought to Canada by his parents in 1903, Charles Gibney obtained his own homestead near Sturgis in April 1907 and farmed until 1924, when he took employment with a Canora grain company which also had offices at Otthon and Waldron. Later the firm went out of business, and having earned his papers as a steam engineer, he was able to obtain the position of boiler-room operator at Canora Hospital. He later worked at a sheet-metal plant, and finally as a carpenter, before retiring in the mid-1950s. It is somewhat remarkable that every one of their thirteen children reached adulthood. Six of their sons enlisted in the services in World War II: Clement, Thomas, Wilfred, and Joseph in the army, Charles in the air force, and Herbert in the navy. See below for a group photograph. Mainly following Harvest of Memories, p. 376 (which reproduces two group photographs of them all, both different than the one shown below), their children were:[103]
    1. Clement Alphonsus Gibney, a carpenter, born 16 October 1915 at Canora, died 1988. He married 2 July 1946, Josephine Wallace, born in 1920 at Rosetown, Saskatchewan, daughter of Charles Wallace and Helen ____. They had two children.
    2. Mary Elizabeth Gibney, a telephone agent, born 17 December 1916 at Sturgis, died there 31 December 1996. She married 8 June 1946, Ward Graham, born 8 November 1901 at Regina, Saskatchewan, died there 9 May 1996. They had three children.
    3. Thomas Gibney, a laborer, born 5 January 1918, died (unmarried about 1987-1989, .
    4. James Wilfred Gibney, a cartage owner, born in April 1919 at Canora, died 2 May 1965 at Flin Flon, Manitoba. He married 15 September 1945 at Crayford, Kent, England, Winnifred Theresa Colgate, born in March 1924 at Maypole Estate, Kent, England. He returned to Canada after his marriage, and he and his wife have four children.
    5. Joseph Gibney, a laborer, born 25 September 1920 in Canora, died 1964.
    6. Rita Gibney, a registered nurse, born 1 December 1921 at Sturgis, Saskatchewan, died 1994. She married 22 August 1945 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Alex Duke, died 24 September 1986 at Regina, Saskatchewan. They had five children.
    7. Margaret Gibney, a telephone operator, born 1923 at Canora, died (unmarried) 4 June 1973 at Yorkton. Thomas Schaffner recalls her visiting Idaho in the late 1950s.[104]
    8. The Rev. Charles Gibney, Jr., born 5 November 1924 at Canora, died shortly before 24 November 1992, when he was buried in Riverside Memorial Park, Regina, Saskatchewan. He as ordained as a Roman Catholic Diocesan priest on 12 June 1952 in St. Gerard’s Catholic Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.[105]
    9. Hubert L.E. Gibney, born 1926 at Canora, died in late March 2010.[106] He married in 1951, Adeline Duncan, born ____ at Ignace, Ontario, died 5 March 2005, and buried in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery, daughter of James and Olive (____) Duncan.[107] He served as Mayor of Canora (1959-64), as a member of the Town Council (1968-74), and as State Community Program Director of the Knights of Columbus (1973). His death notice reads, in part:
      Hubert L.E. Gibney, born, raised and educated in Canora, Sask., … finished his school through Grade 10 in Canora before enlisting in the R.C.N.V.R., serving, mostly, on Canada’s east coast. Upon his discharge he returned to Canora to complete his education. In 1947 he articled at the local Funeral Home owned by C.T. Gavin, later buying the business. In 1951 he married Adeline Duncan and they had 4 children. Over the years the Funeral business was expanded to include a Funeral Home in Norquay as well as a Monument Shop in Canora. In 1959 he was elected as the Mayor of Canora, at the time the youngest Mayor in Canada. He was also instrumental in the development of the Gateway Lodge Senior’s residence in Canora. In 1978 Hubert sold his businesses and moved to Saskatoon, starting a Monument Company there and working at Funeral Homes in Regina, Saskatoon and Warman in the years since. Predeceased by his parents, his wife Adeline and eight brothers and sisters; Clement Gibney, Thomas Gibney, Wilfred Gibney, Joseph Gibney, Rev. Fr. Charles Gibney, Margaret Gibney, Mary Graham and Rita Duke; he leaves to mourn his four sons, Timothy (Debbie) of Woodstock, Ont.; James of Yorkton; John (Anna) of Vancouver and Edward of Saskatoon; two granddaughters, Charlotte (Shane) Bennett of Ottawa and Nicole of Saskatoon and a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Bennett. He also leaves to mourn one sister, Noreen (Lawrence) Dubois of Brandon, three brothers, Frank Gibney of Calgary, Bernard (Leona) Gibney of Calgary and Terry (Gwen) Gibney of Regina, sister-in-law, Winnie Ledieu of Red Deer, as well as many nieces and nephews. Hubert was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus sewing as Grand Knight twice as well as District Deputy and Faithful Navigator. He also was a member of the Canora Branch of the Legion. He sang in the St. Joseph’s Church Choir in Canora as well as the Knights of Columbus Men’s Choir in Saskatoon…. Prayers were held at Holy Spirit R. C. Church in Saskatoon on Tuesday, March 30, at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Spirit R.C. Church on Wednesday, March 31 at 10:00 am. Interment followed in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery.
    10. Francis (“Frank”) Hugh Gibney, born 23 May 1928 at Canora; a dairy and creamery supervisor, now (2000) living in retirement at Calgary, Alberta. He married 25 August 1956 at Port Arthur, Ontario, Marion McComber. They have seven children.
    11. Noreen Gibney, born 12 March 1930 at Canora; a registered nurse, now (2000) living in retirement at Brandon, Manitoba. She married 19 August 1954 at Canora, Lawrence Dubois, born 10 August 1933 at Storthoaks, Saskatchewan. They have five children.
    12. Robert Bernard Gibney, born 21 August 1933 at Canora, Saskatchewa, a manager for the Federal Government, now (2000) living in retirement at Calgary. He married 2 July 1960, Leona Dorothy Kuntz, born 23 January 1938. They have six children.
    13. Terrence (“Terry”) Gibney, born 3 September 1935 at Canora, an accounts agent, now (2000) living in retirement at Regina. He married 2 July 1971 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Gwendolyn (“Gwen”) Kwasnicki, born 22 December 1942 at Canora. They have five children.
  7. The Rev. James L. Healy, C.Ss.R. [Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris], born 19 August 1894 in North Dakota, died 4 August 1978 at Spokane, Washington, at the age of nearly 84 years, and buried in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.[108] He was ordained a Redemptorist priest in 1927 at Esopus, New York. He was stationed at Calgary, Alberta, at the time of this parents’ 50th wedding anniversary in 1932, and at East Kildonan, Winnipeg, at the time of his mother’s death in 1936 and at that of his brother Edward in 1951, but in the 1938 death notice of his father he is described as “formerly of West Kildonan, Winnipeg, and now of Toronto.” His death notice states that “He lived most of his life in Canada, and after his retirement in 1967 he lived at Boise and Spokane.” However, he was certainly active so late as 1970 at Sacred Heart Church, Brewster, near Spokane, Washington, where a cross, altar, and tabernacle which he (personally?) built were still in use in 2003.[109] His death notice also states, “He is survived by 20 nieces, including Mrs. Berniece [sic] Couch, Mrs. Margaret Whitel[e]y, and Mrs. Geraldine Koep, all of Coeur d’Alene.” A photograph of him taken in his youth appears in Harvest of Memories, p. 408. His reminiscences of his brother Edward are reproduced below under the latter’s account.
  8. Anna C. Healy, born in Jan. 1897 in North Dakota, 22 June 1969, and buried with her husband in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.[110] She married in 1917-18,[111] Robert George Rarick,[112] born 5 March 1889 at Faribault, Minnesota, of a father born in Pennsylvania and mother born in New York State, died 14 May 1942 at Coeur d’Alene,[113] while working at the local mill,[114] apparently a son of William Leonard Rarick and Anna Elizabeth Durham.[115] Like her brother Edward, they moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where they are found in the 1930 census, which calls him a contractor in the lumber industry, and gives the year of his U.S. citizenship as 1924.[116] In the 1960s their address was 522 Indiana Avenue.[117] Several of their children (like those of Anna’s brother Edward Healy) attended the IHM Academy, Coeur d’Alene.[118] Known issue, all born at Coeur d’Alene:[119]
    1. Helen Rarick, born in 1918-19 (aged 11 in 1930). Although she is called Helen in the 1930 census, a family record, which names all her siblings correctly, calls her Ruby, so perhaps she was so known?[120]
    2. Mary Louise Rarick, born 5 April 1920 at Sturgis, Saskatchewan, died 9 October 1995, and buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.[121] She graduated from the IHM Academy in the class of 1937. She married (as his first wife) in 1946 at Holy Rosary Church, Portland, Joseph Ralph Renner, born 25 May 1923 at Glen Ullin, Morton County, North Dakota, died 12 July 2010 in Oregon, and buried in Willamette National Cemetery,[122] son of Nicodemus and Monica (____) Renner. His death notice, which is available online, will not be quoted in full here.[123] It reads, in part:
      Joe married Mary Rarick in 1946 at Holy Rosary Church in Portland. They were married 49 years until her death in 1995. Joe then married Bernadette (Bernie) LeBlanc in 1996 at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Salem. He graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in business and economics. His entire career was spent in the banking and financial industry, retiring in 1985 after 30 years of employment with Salem Federal/American Federal Savings and Loan as Senior Vice President & Controller…. Joe is survived by his wife, Bernie; children, Judy (Ned) Cutright, Carol (Jim) Pollard, Bob (Maureen) Renner, Cathi (Mike) Agard, and Sue (Mick) Ruddock. Survivors also include nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Ollie and Tom; and Bernie’s children, Dennis, Donald, Doug, Diane and their families. Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary; his parents; and eight brothers and sisters….
    3. Madeline Claire Rarick, born 17 April 1921 at Sturgis, Saskatchewan, died 11 March 2005, and buried in Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado. She graduated from the IHM Academy in the class of 1939.[124] She married Elmer August Kuechler, born 18 December 1921, died 30 April 1960, and buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California.[125] Only known child:
      1. Robert L. Kuechler, born 22 July 1946, died 27 December 2001, and buried with his mother in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.
    4. Douglas Rarick, born 15 April 1922 in Saskatchewan, died in August 1975 at Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, and buried in Saint Thomas Cemetery, Coeur d’Alene.[126] He graduated from the IHM Academy in the class of 1940, and was father of four graduates. He married Mary T. Broderick, born 1923, died 1995, and buried with her husband.[127] Known issue:
      1. Mary Dell Rarick, a graduate of the IHM Academy in the class of 1961.
      2. Bob Rarick, a graduate of the IHM Academy in the class of 1963.
      3. Timothy Rarick, a graduate of the IHM Academy in the class of 1964, and president of his class.
      4. James Rarick, a graduate of the IHM Academy in the class of 1967.
    5. Carmel Elizabeth Rarick, born 16 July 1923 at Sturgis, Saskatchewan, d. 15 January 2013 at Spokane, Washington; her remains were cremated, and scattered over Coeur d’Alene Lake.[128] She graduated from the IHM Academy in the class of 1941. She married Howard Paul Vane, born 11 December 1926, died 6 February 2001 at Spokane, and his remains cremated.[129]
    6. Bernice A. Rarick (twin to Monica), born 15 July 1925 at Coeur d’Alene, died there (without issue) 22 April 1988, and buried in Saint Thomas Cemetery, Coeur d’Alene.[130] As Bernice Couch, of Coeur d’Alene, she is mentioned in the death notice of her uncle, the Rev. James Healy. Jay E. Couch (1924-2007) She married (as his first wife) 6 June 1948 in St. Thomas Catholic Church, Coeur d’Alene,[131] Jay E. Couch, born 13 March 1924 either at Moscow (Idaho?), or near Gillette, Wyoming, died 17 April 2007 at Coeur d’Alene, and buried there in Saint Thomas Cemetery.[132] son of John A. Couch and Phoebe Harris. The witnesses at their marriage were Geo. Connolly and Carmen Vane. A death notice of her reads, in part:
      Mass of Christian Burial for Bernice A. (Rarick) Couch, 62, will be celebrated at noon Monday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene, where she was a member. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery…. Mrs. Couch died Friday at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene.
          A lifetime Coeur d’Alene resident, she graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1943 and attended the University of Idaho. Mrs. Couch was employed in the Physical Testing Laboratory at Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. — Trentwood, 34 years, retiring as a foreman in 1979. She was a member of the board of the North Idaho Museum Society, a 42-year member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress and a member of the Kootenai Medical Center Auxiliary and the Coeur d’Alene Women’s 9-Hole Golf Club.
          Survivors include her husband of nearly 40 years, Jay, at the home in Coeur d’Alene; and four sisters, including Carmel Vane of Spokane.
      A newspaper death notice of her husband reads, in part:
      Jay E. Couch, 83, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho died Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at home. He was born March 13, 1924 near Gillette, Wyoming to John and Phoebe (Harris) Couch. Jay’s early childhood was spent moving around and experiencing life in the Northwest. He lived with his Dad and Grandparents at Carlin Bay for many years and graduated from high school in Cambridge, Idaho.
          In 1942, Jay entered the United States Navy and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Following his discharge in 1946 he returned to Idaho and attended the University of Idaho earning his B.A., M.A. and administrative degrees. He taught and coached at Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene junior schools. He was Principal at Rathdrum High School and later was named Superintendent of the Post Falls Schools. He left that post to become Supervisor of Student Teachers for the University of Idaho. Jay spent the last ten years of his working career as the Superintendent of the Freeman Consolidated School District in Washington. He had also served on the Board of trustees for North Idaho College for eighteen years and was currently serving on the board of Community Guardians.
          His hobbies included being an avid hunter and fisherman, until health problems limited his mobility, and snowmobiling, he was the first President of the North Idaho Snowmobiling Club.
          Jay was a caring, welcoming, open and loving spirit who loved his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Carol (Moens) at home, stepdaughters and husbands: Kelly Moens and Ray Bertoni of Spokane, Washington, Tracy Moens of New Orleans, Louisiana, ChiChi and Tom Bowman of Cleveland, Ohio, stepson: Mike Moens of Kalispell, Montana, five grandchildren: Aaron, Allison, Ashley, Megan, Connor, numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs Hansel and Gretel. Jay was preceded in death by his first wife Bernice Rarick.
          A Memorial Mass will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene.[133]
    7. Monica Rarick (twin to Bernice), born 15 July 1925 in Idaho, died the same day at Spirit Lake, Kootenai County, Idaho, and buried in Saint Thomas Cemetery, Coeur d’Alene.[134]

Healy brothers

Gibney family, 1950

Charles and Nora (Healy) Gibney with their thirteen children and children’s spouses, 1950,
with identifications by Florence (Healy) Keller;
Photo courtesy of Marsha (Keller) Weaver
(Click for larger image)

  1. Winnie, wife of Wilfred Gibney
  2. Fr. Charles Gibney
  3. Terry Gibney
  4. Jo, wife of Clem Gibney
  5. Clem Gibney
  6. Nora (Healy) Gibney, died 1961
  7. Hubert Gibney
  8. Margaret Gibney, died 1973
  9. Tom Gibney
  1. Mary Gibney
  2. Bernard Gibney
  3. Frank Gibney
  4. Noreen Gibney
  5. Rita (Gibney) Duke
  6. Joe Gibney, died 1964
  7. Alex Duke, husband of Rita
  8. Charles Gibney, Sr., died 1961
  9. Wilfred Gibney, died 1965

Ed Healy, taken at Yorkton
Ed Healy, taken at Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Photo courtesy of Marsha (Keller) Weaver
(Click for larger image)
Ed Healy Elma (Stennes) Healy

6. Edward Clarence Healy, son of John Joseph Healy and Elizabeth E. McCann, was born 5 October 1888, at Fisher’s Landing, Minnesota.[135] died 23 February 1951,[136] and was buried in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho.[137] Ed Healy and Elma Stennes At the taking of the 1906 census, he was apparently at 32-35-4-W2, although a duplicate entry places him in his parents’ household.[138] It is believed that before his marriage, Edward Healy already owned a general store and was living in the apartment above it; also, in partnership with his brothers Tom and John, Ed Healy was proprietor of “Thrasher’s Corner,” a farm implement business, from 1910 until Tom’s death in 1914.[139] Edward Healy married 29 October 1914 in St. Gerard’s Catholic Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Elma Helene Stennes, born 27 July 1886 at Milan, Swift Co., Minnesota, died 3 August 1973 in Idaho, and buried with her husband,[140] daughter of the late Ananias Stennes, of Milan, Chippewa Co., Minnesota, by his wife Annie Peterson, of Sturgis, previously of Wisconsin.[141] In 1912 Ed Healy, in partnership with his mother-in-law Mrs. Annie Stennes, opened the town’s first restaurant, which also served as a boarding-house.[142] He and his wife moved to the U.S. in 1923, according to the 1930 census, were in Idaho when their daughter Florence was born in 1926, and were at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, at the taking of the 1930 census, which calls him a laborer in a lumber mill.[143] He was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1931.[144] Ed Healy worked at Rutledge Mill on the river at what is now the east end of a golf course with a floating green.[145] All six of their daughters attended the Academy of the IHM Academy, Coeur d’Alene.[146] His death notice, from an unidentified Coeur d’Alene newspaper, reads in part:

Edward C. Healy, 63, resident of Coeur d’Alene since 1923, died last night at a local hospital following an illness of three weeks. The family home is 317 S. 13th street.
    Born at Fisher’s Landing, Minn., October 5, 1888, Mr. Healy was an active member of the local council of the Knights of Columbus, serving as grand knight and also recording secretary for several years. At the time he was taken ill, he was employed at the aluminum rolling mills at Trentwood, Washington. Survivors are his widow, Elma, at home; six daughters, Mrs. Margaret Whiteley, Mrs. Henry (Patricia) Ferguson, and Mrs. Ralph (Geraldine) Koep of Coeur d’Alene; Mrs. Fred (Veronica) Schaffner of Hayden Lake; Mrs. L. F. (Teresa) Mauser of Spokane; and Mrs. Robert (Florence) Keller of Dryden, Washington; a brother, the Rev. James Healy, CSs.R., of East Kildonan, Manitoba, Canada; four sisters, Mrs. P. E. Walsh, of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Mrs. C. L. Reagan of Sturgis, Saskatchewan, Mrs. Charles Gibney of Canora, Saskatchewan, and Mrs. Anna Rarisk of Coeur d’Alene; and 20 grandchildren.
    The rosary will be recited Sunday … and Requiem High Mass will be said Monday … at the St. Thomas Catholic church. Interment will be in the St. Thomas Cemetery.[147]

    Found among the effects of Edward’s daughter Florence (Healy) Keller, and kindly supplied by the latter’s daughter Marsha (Keller) Weaver, is a page entitled “A fraternal tribute to Edward C. Healy by Rev. James L. Healy.” It reads:[148]

From my three older brothers, all now deceased, I learned many things to prepare me for the battle of life. It was most fitting that this should be so & providential for me because I was so many years their junior. Nethertheless, Eddie, I always regarded as my hero — if for no other reason than that he often corrected me rather severely. Though he left school at an early age, Eddie never lost interest in learning — book learning nor harder school of experience. In fact, as he grew into society & saw the need for leadership in this topsy-turvy world (with its false principles, maxims & ignorance of objective truths) he keenly regretted not having a more solid background in grammer [sic], literature & even natural philosophy.
    His catholicism was indisputable, his patriotism [un]impeachable; hence to me it was no great surprise to learn that the attendance at the rosary said over his remains was the largest known to the undertakers & that it included both an extra priest from the Rectory & one from outside the city. My public thanks to all who remembered him in death.
Edward Clarence Healy, born: Fisher’s Landing, Minn. October 5, 1888
Public school #17, Levant, N. Dakota, 1893-1902
High school, Minot, N. Dakota, 1905-1905
Family moved to Canada, March 18, 1906 [note: this date seems too late], homesteaded 1907 (NE ¼ 32/35/4, W2 Meridian)
Thresher & Confectioner (store owner) Sturgis, Sask. 1911
Married Elma Helen Stennes, October 29, 1914 in St. Gerard’s Catholic Church, Yorkton, Sask.
Family (5 girls) moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Apr. 19, 1923
Died: February 23, 1951, aged 63
Elma Helene Stennes Healy, born: Milan, Minn., July 27, 1886
Died: August 3, 1973, aged 87

    Thomas Schaffner sends these interesting bits of information about his grandfather:

He suffered from diabetes and always carried a Hershey candy bar in his lunch pail in case he felt his energy draining. He died of heart problems probably related to the diabetes. He rode a bike to work at the Rutledge Mill in Coeur d’Alene. He never owned a car. He built the home at 317 South 13th in 1941-1942. He also built some furniture for the home and was a fine carpenter. In Canada he played on the Sturgis baseball team. They called him “Spike.” He was a devout and strict Catholic and was a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus in Coeur d’Alene at one time.[149]

    Issue:

  1. Theresa Healy, born 1915 at Sturgis, Saskatchewan, died 26 February 2006 at Gig Harbor, Washington.[150] Theresa (Healy) Mauser She graduated in 1934 from the IHM Academy, Coeur d’Alene. According to her death notice, “She attended Kinman Business College and worked at Mauser and Mauser Realty in Spokane, where she met [her husband] Laurence. They were married in 1945.” she married (as his second wife) in 1945, Laurence F. Mauser, born 20 August 1904 in Washington State, died 10 April 1996 at San Diego, California, son of Fred and Clara Mauser, of Spokane, Washington. At the time of his death his address was San Marcos, San Diego.[151] Also according to her death notice, “Theresa was a partner with Laurence in contracting and investment, devoting most of her time raising her two children, Gregg and Linda. Laurence constructed houses in the Mauser subdivision of the Grey Estate near Sanders Beach, and the family resided in several of those homes. They also lived in Spokane, and Casco Bay on Lake Coeur d’Alene…. After leaving Coeur d’Alene for Phoenix and Escondido, Calif., they continued to visit Coeur d’Alene during the summers to enjoy the lake, socialize with friends, and spend time with family. [Note: the Mausers were living in California at the death of Theresa’ sister Margaret in April 1999.] Theresa is survived by children Linda Mauser Karle of Gig Harbor, Gregg Mauser, Bayview, and [step-son] Bruce Mauser, LaConnor, Wash.; grandchildren Alison Karle, a student at Portland University, Nate Karle, Gig Harbor, [and] Jane Mauser, Seattle…, sisters Geraldine Koep, Coeur d’Alene, and Florence Keller, Otis Orchards, Wash. Sisters Patricia Ferguson, Veronica Shaffner [sic] and Margaret Whitel[e]y Souther preceded her in death. A devoted wife and parter to Laurence, Theresa is remembered as a stylish and gracious lady who loved to read and sing. She was a great letter-writer, keeping in touch with friends and family. Funeral Mass in Gig Harbor will be 11 a.m. March 4 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Services in Coeur d’Alene will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church at a later date.” Issue:
    1. Linda Mauser, married ____ Karle, and was of Gig Harbor at the death of her mother in 2006. Issue:
      1. Alison Karle, a student at Portland University in 2006.
      2. Nate Karle, of Gig Harbor in 2006.
    2. Gregg Mauser, of Bayview at the death of his mother in 2006. Only child:
      1. Jane Mauser, of Seattle in 2006.
  2. Margaret Healy, born 22 March 1917 at Sturgis, Saskatchewan, died 18 April 1999.[152] She graduated in 1935 from the IHM Academy, Coeur d’Alene. She married (1) 26 November 1937 in the church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Coeur d’Alene,[153] but was subsequently divorced from, Charles Whiteley, born 4 June 1917 at Council, Idaho, died 13 December 2000 at Coeur d’Alene, aged 82 years,[154] son of Claude Whiteley and Isa Riggs. She married (2) (as his second wife) after 1978, Marc Hubbard Souther, born 20 February 1912 at Miles City, Custer County, Montana, died 10 July 1986 at Coeur d’Alene, and buried there in Forest Cemetery, who was Mayor of Coeur d’Alene from 1963 to 1965.[155] The death notice for Margaret (Healy) (Whiteley) Souther in the Spokesman Review reads, in part:
    She was born 22 March 1917 in Sturgis, Saskatchewan, and died Sunday, 18 April 1999. She moved to the Coeur d’Alene area in 1923, and graduated IHM in 1935. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Richard Olesberg in Coeur d’Alene for more than 25 years and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. Her second husband, Marc Souther, died in 1986. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Boyle of Kalispell MT, Mickey Goolie of Post Falls and Sandra Harbert of Spokane; three sisters, Geraldine Koep, Coeur d’Alene, Florence Keller of Greenacres WA and Theresa Mauser of California; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions to Holy Family Catholic School, Coeur d’Alene.”
    The death notice of her first husband, also in the The Spokesman Review, reads, in part:
    A gathering for family and friends of Charles (“Chuck”) Whiteley, 82, will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the family home in Coeur d’Alene. English Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Whiteley, who died Wednesday [the 13th], was born in Council, Idaho. He moved to North Idaho as a small child, and his father opened one of Coeur d’Alene’s first IGA grocery stores on Sherman Avenue in 1934. He graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1935. The family opened Whiteley’s Electric on Sherman Avenue during the 1940s. Mr. Whiteley served in the Army in the European Theatre during World War II and was stationed stateside during the Korean War. Mr. Whiteley lived in North Idaho most of his life and had worked as a traveling salesman for International Shoe Co. Survivors include his [second] wife, Emma (“Teance”); a son, Claude Whiteley of Coeur d’Alene; five daughters, Sandra Harbert of Spokane, Margaret Gooley of Post Falls, Pam Jensen of Pocatello, Idaho, Barbara Boyles of Kalispell, Mont., and Holly Vanden Heuvel of Coeur d’Alene; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
    Charles Whiteley’s children Claude Whiteley, Pam (Whiteley) Jensen, and Holly (Whiteley) Vanden Heuvel were their father’s children by his second marriage.[156] Known issue:
    1. Sandra Whiteley, a graduate of IHM Academy, in the class of 1956. She married Stanley Harbert. They were living at Spokane, Washington, by 1999 (at the death of her mother), and were still there in 2004 (at the death of her stepmother, Teance Whiteley).
    2. Margaret (“Mickey”) Whiteley, a graduate of IHM Academy, in the class of 1958. She married Harry Goolie. They were living at Post Falls in 1999 (at the death of her mother) and at Coeur d’Alene in 2004 (at the death of her stepmother, Teance Whiteley).
    3. Barbara C. Whiteley, living 2004. She was a graduate of IHM Academy, in the class of 1965. She married in 1968, Eugene (“Gene”) Boyle (III), living 2004, son of Gene Boyle, Jr., of Kalispell, Montana, by the latter’s wife Susan O’Loughlin.[157] As noted in a 1997 newspaper article, Boyle began his teaching career about 1964 at the IHM Academy, “where he was the only administrator who was not a nun.” He coached football, track and basketball. He went on to teach Mathematics and Biology at Lewiston, Idaho, where he also coached football, and was the assistant girls’ track coach. In 1976, he accepted a position at Flathead High School, Flathead, Montana, where he taught Mathematics for one year, then became Dean of Students, meanwhile serving as head coach of the football team. In 1981 he assumed the role of Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. In 1987, FHS won the All-Sports Trophy and Boyle was named the athletic director of the Year. In the fall of 1998 he left to become principal of St. Matthew’s School.[158] Barbara and Gene Boyle were living at Kalispell, Montana, in late 2004. They have at least one child:
      1. Deanna Boyle.
  3. Veronica Healy, born 21 March 1918 at Sturgis, Saskatchewan. She graduated in 1935 from the IHM Academy, Coeur d’Alene. She died 31 December 1985. She married 25 September 1940 in St. Thomas Catholic Church, Coeur d’Alene, Frederick Schaffner, born 29 April 1917 at Leola, South Dakota, son of Raphael Schaffner and Dorothy Werlinger. They were divorced in 1952, and Veronica never remarried. She suffered from muscular dystrophy, which sadly affects three of her children. Issue:
    1. Edward Schaffner, born 18 October 1941; a graduate of IHM in the class of 1960.
    2. Thomas Schaffner, born 3 March 1943; a graduate of IHM in the class of 1961. He was named for his mother’s uncle, Thomas Healy.[159]
    3. Robert Schaffner, born 13 May 1944.
    4. Carol Schaffner, born 9 March 1946, died 1 May 1992; a graduate of IHM in the class of 1964.
    5. Frederick Schaffner, Jr., born 8 September 1949; a graduate of IHM in the class of 1967.
    6. Rosalie Schaffner, born 19 March 1951.
  4. Patricia Rose Healy, born 17 March 1920 at Sturgis, Saskatchewan,[160] died in 1955, aged 35 years, and buried in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Coeur d’Alene.[161] She graduated in 1937 from the IHM Academy, Coeur d’Alene. She married Henry Ferguson, who survived her. She was of Post Falls at the time of her death. Issue (all of whom survived her):
    1. Bonnie Ferguson (twin).
    2. Beverly Ferguson (twin).
    3. Raymond Ferguson.
    4. Dennis Ferguson.
    5. James Ferguson.
    6. Leona Ferguson.
  5. Geraldine Healy, born 16 March 1922 at Sturgis, Saskatchewan,[162] died 20 September 2006.[163] She graduated in 1939 from the IHM Academy, Coeur d’Alene. She was still alive and of Coeur d’Alene on 18 April 1999, when she is mentioned in the death notice of her sister Margaret. She married in 1943 at Coeur d’Alene, Ralph H. Koep, born ca. 1921 in Canada, living 20 September 2006 (he survived his wife), son of Hubert Koep and Elizabeth Kintz.[164] He was a graduate of the IHM Academy in the class of 1940. They are described as of Dalton Gardens, Idaho, in the 1955 death notice of her sister Patricia (Healy) Ferguson. Her death notice states, “She was an office secretary and also worked in U.S. Senator James McClure’s Coeur d’Alene office for ten years before retiring in 1983. She is survived by her husband, Ralph H. Koep of Coeur d’Alene; sons, Kenneth R. Koep of Coeur d’Alene, Ronald H. Koep of Spokane Valley, and Stanley H. Koep of Olympia, Wash.; daughter, Melianie M. Schaffer of Coeur d’Alene, and Julia J. Fitzgerald of Post Falls; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret Souther, Patricia Ferguson, Veronica Schaffner, and Theresa Mauser…. Memorial mass will be held … September 25, 2006, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 919 Indiana Ave., Coeur d’Alene.” Issue (sons, then daughters):
    1. Kenneth R. Koep, of Coeur d’Alene at his mother’s death in 2006.
    2. Ronald H. Koep, of Spokane Valley at his mother’s death in 2006.
    3. Stanley H. Koep, of Olympia, Washington, at his mother’s death in 2006.
    4. Melianie M. Koep, married ____ Schaffer, and was of Coeur d’Alene at her mother’s death in 2006.
    5. Julia J. Koep, married ____ Fitzgerald, and was of Post Falls at her mother’s death in 2006.
  6. Florence G. Healy, born 18 November 1926 in Idaho, died 4 October 2011, aged 84 years. She graduated in 1944 from the IHM Academy, Coeur d’Alene, the photograph at left being taken on that occasion. Theresa (Healy) Mauser She is mentioned in the death notice of her sister Margaret, at which time she was of Greenacres, Washington. She married 5 August 1948 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Coeur d’Alene,[165] Robert E. Keller, who was also still alive in July 2006, son of Michael E. Keller, of Dryden, Washington, by the latter’s wife Mary Amind. The witnesses at their wedding were Ray Keller and Mary Orr. They are described as of Dishman, Washington, in the 1955 death notice of her sister Patrician (Healy) Ferguson, and as of Otis Orchards, Washington, in the 2006 death notice of her sister Theresa (Healy) Mauser. Florence (Healy) Keller was living in 2011 in a nursing facility in Post Falls, Idaho. Issue:[166] Her death notice reads, in part:
    She is survived by Robert, her husband of 63 years; and six children: daughters Marilyn Miller Helberg and Marsha Keller Weaver; sons Michael, Mark, Matthew and Martin; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her five sisters and granddaughter Kimberly Keller.
        Florence was born in 1926 in Coeur d’Alene, the youngest of six wonderful women born to Ed and Elma Healy. She attended IHM Academy and graduated in 1944 and then worked at the Coeur d’Alene Press as a receptionist and proofreader. She met and married Robert E. Keller in 1948. Florence was an accomplished homemaker and poet/author. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, golf, bird watching, gardening and travel.[167]
    Issue:
    1. Marilyn Keller, of Oregon; married ____ Helberg.
    2. Michael Keller, of Greenacres, Washington.
    3. Mark Keller, of Otis Orchards, Washington.
    4. Marsha Keller, of Kansas; married ____ Weaver.
    5. Matthew Keller, of Sumner, Washington.
    6. Martin Keller, of Spokane, Washington.

Ed and Elma Healy with family members, 1914
Ed and Elma Healy and others, 1914, possibly on their wedding day
Back row: ?, Nora Stennes Foley, Tom Healy, ?
Middle row: ?, ?, Elma (Stennes) Healy, Anna Rarick with child
Front row: Ed Healy, Bob Rarick (brother-in-law of Ed Healy), “one of Ed’s sisters”

Healy sisters as children

healy sisters, 1939

Healy sisters, 1948


The City on the Hill[168]

by Elizabeth (McCann) Healy
(first published 1933)

All above the winding river, the dark Assiniboine,
Where the pussy willows quiver in the chill of early dawn,
High above the clanging railroad with its busy, rushing thrill,
Stands the little town of Sturgis, the City on the Hill.

Where the Indian hunter stalked his prey in the days of long ago,
Where the rancher watched his flocks and herds to full repletion[169] grow,
And where now the busy farmer his rolling acres tills,
To swell the tide of progress in this City on the Hill.

This famous little city for learning holds the sway,
The Athens of Saskatchewan, as many people say,
And students, long departed, come wandering back at will
To greet their Alma Mater in this City on the Hill.

Happy days and nights of merriment a pleasing change afford,
But in our day let no man say that we forget the Lord.
Our Sunday school and churches with worshippers we fill,
And with prayer and song we bless His name in our City on the Hill.

In this charming little city (within and yet apart)
Dwell a group of willing workers, doing good with loyal hearts.
We are called the Sturgis Homemakers, and to every sister true
We afford a royal welcome this happy day to you.

Caed Mille Failthe,[170] that is Irish, and a thousand welcomes, too.
In Swedish ’tis Velkommen, and in French [’tis?] Bien Venue.[171]
But in good old Anglo-Saxon, with its homely, honest thrill,
It is “Welcome all, thrice welcome” to our City on the Hill.

May our friendship long continue, may our aims remain the same,
The good of God’s dear creatures, until we meet again.
May no envy come our lives to mar, nor hate our bosoms fill,
And some happy chance bring each one back to our City on the Hill.

Unplaced Healys

In this section, we list some early settlers in Leeds and Lanark counties named Healy or Haley. We treat only persons who could plausibly be connected with the the Healys above, and thus exclude those definitely known not to have been Irish Catholics. The accounts given here are quite preliminary and are not based upon extensive research.

Owen Healy, of Bastard Tp., Leeds Co., of unknown parentage, was born about 1801 (aged 50 in 1852, 80 in 1881, 81 or 83 in 1883) in Ireland, and died 8 October 1883 “of old age” in Leeds County,[172] being buried in the “New” St. Philip Neri Cemetery, Toledo. The burial register states his age as 81 years, and names the witnesses at the burial as Thomas Hart, A. Fenney, “and others.” He was a son of Francis Healy and Bridget Monoly, who are named in his marriage record but of whom nothing further is known. As Owen “Haly” he married 9 October 1831 in the Roman Catholic church of St. John the Baptist, Perth,[173] Bridget O’Horo, born 1811-12 (aged 40 in 1852) in Ireland, died 2 November 1880, aged 65 years, and buried with her husband, daughter of Thomas O’Horo and Bridget Gillespie. Her maiden surname is given as Hora in her own marriage record, as O’Hara in the those of her sons William (1882) and Thomas (1884), and as O’Horo on her tombstone; we have settled tentatively on O’Horo, a form frequently encountered in Leeds County in the nineteenth century. Owen Healy and his wife were in Canada by 1833, the latest possible birthdate for their first child. They were enumerated in Bastard Tp., Leeds Co., in the 1852 census, in which he is called a farmer and the family’s religion given as Roman Catholic.[174] Owen “Healey,” by then a widower, is enumerated in the 1881 census of Bastard & Burgess Townships in the 1881 census, in which he is still called a farmer.[175] In his death record Owen Healy is called a farmer, and a Roman Catholic, but his marital condition is not stated; the informant was a John Smith, of Toledo, of no stated relationship to the deceased.
    Known issue:

  1. Mary Healy, born 3 April 1833 at Kitley (per her baptismal record), baptized in the parish church of St. John the Baptist, Perth, Lanark Co., Ontario, as a daughter of Owen Haly (sic) and Bridget Hora (or Hara?), with sponsors John Haly (sic) and Mary Lavel. She died by about 1847, when another daughter was given the same name.
  2. +Francis Healy, born 1833-34 (aged 18 in 1852) in Canada, still living unmarried with his parents in 1851, when he was a labourer. See below.
  3. John Healy, born 3 March 1839, and baptized in the parish church of St. Francis Xavier, Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario, as a child of Owen Healy and Bridget O’Horo, with sponsors Peter Carey and Ann Healy. He was a labourer in 1852, still alive in 1880. He married 8 February 1865 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., Mary Moran, born about 1848, died 1929, daughter of John Moran and Mary Goulden (or Golden). The record of their marriage supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers; the witnesses were William Kennedy and Mary Moran. John Healy is called a farmer in the birth records of two of his children (1878, 1880). He was enumerated with his family in Kitley Tp. in the 1871 census, in which he is again called a farmer; at the time a 70-year-old widow, Mary Mackinow, of no stated relationship, was living with them.[176] He was enumerated with his family in Kitley Tp. in the 1881 census, in which he is again called a farmer.[177] Known issue:
    1. Francis Healy, of Toledo, born at Toledo (per death record), baptized 30 June 1867 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Stephen McDermody and Bridget Moran; died unmarried in March 1900 at Brockville, Leeds Co., of pneumonia, the record calling him Frank Healy and giving his religion as Roman Catholic.[178] Although he appears as a four-year-old with his parents in the 1871 census, he is perhaps also the Francis Healy, aged 3, found in the household of his maternal grandparents, John and Mary Moran, of Bastard Tp.[179]
    2. William Edward Healy, born 9 February 1869 in Ontario, baptized 14 June following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Owen Healey (sic) and Maria Moran.
    3. Daniel Joseph Healy, born 10 February 1874, in Ontario, baptized 16 February following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Owen Healy and Bridget Moran; called F. Daniel J. Healy in the 1881 census.
    4. Catherine Agnes Healy, born 23 October 1876, baptized 5 November following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Jno. Smith and Catharine Kennedy; died by the taking of the 1881 census.
    5. John Healy, still unnamed at the time his birth was registered, born in October or November 1878 in Kitley Tp., Leeds Co.,[180] baptized 8 December following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Patrick and Margaret Judge.
    6. Eugene/Owen Roland Healy,[181] born 15 December 1880 in Kitley Tp., Leeds Co.,[182] baptized 9 January 1881 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors John ____ (illegible) and Sarah Jane McGuin.
  4. Thomas Healy, born probably in 1842-43 (aged 9 in 1852, 32 [!] in 1881) at Smith’s Falls (per his marriage record). He was still living unmarried with his widowed father in 1881, when he was a farmer. He married 29 April 1884 in the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis de Sales, Smith’s Falls, Lanark County, after publication of banns,[183] Mary McGuire, born ____ (age not stated in marriage record) at Smith’s Falls, daughter of Thomas McGuire and Mary Sweeney. At the time of their marriage, the record of which supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, both parties were of Smith’s Falls, and Roman Catholic in religion, the groom’s occupation not being stated.
  5. Ann Healy, born 29 October 1843, baptized in the parish church of St. Francis Xavier, Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario, as a child of Owen Healy and Bridget O’Horo, with sponsors Thomas Mullaly (sp?) and Anne Dolen (sp?).
  6. Mary Jane Healy, born 27 December 1845, baptized in the parish church of St. Francis Xavier, Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario, as a child of Owen Healy and Bridget O’Hora, with sponsors Oliver Roe and Rosa Ferrell. She married 23 May 1865 in Saint Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, Smith’s Falls, Lanark County, John Smith, so of Michael Smith and the late “Sera Marin” [Sarah Moran?]. The marriage record names her parents as Owen Healy and Bridget O’Hora.
  7. Bridget Healy, born 6 September 1849 (per baptismal record), baptized 23 September following in the parish church of St. Frances De Sales, Smith’s Falls, Lanark Co., Ontario, as a daughter of Owen Healy and Bridget O’Hara, with sponsors John Foley and Bridget Condon. She married 18 February 1873 in Saint Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, Smith’s Falls, Lanark County, Thomas Hodey, son of John Hodey and Bridget Rape. The marriage record names her parents as Owen Healey and Bridget O’Hora.
  8. +William Healy, born around 1855-56 (aged 24 in 1881, 28 in 1882!, 35 in 1891, 40 in 1894).

Francis Healy,[185] of lot 29, Concession 8, Kitley Tp.,[186] (near Frankville), son of Owen Healy and Bridget O’Horo above, was born 16 September 1834 (per 1901 census) in Kitley Tp. (per death registration), died 8 October 1924 in Leeds County, of pneumonia, aged 91 years,[187] and buried in “New” St. Philip Neri Cemetery, Toledo, where he and his wife share a tombstone. He appears with his parents as an 18-year-old in 1852, when he was a laborer. His death record names his father as a Frank Healy, born in Ireland, but no such man appears in the records of Kitley township at the time of this Francis’s birth there in 1834, and this is clearly a mistake given that he was enumerated next to John, son of Owen Healy, in the 1871 census. He married 20 February 1860 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., Mary McNamee, born 26 December 1827 (per 1901 census) or 26 December 1828 (per death record, which implies an age in better agreement with census records) in Ireland, died 10 February 1912, of heart failure, aged 83 years, and buried with her husband, daughter of Patrick McNamee and Rose Johnston (both born in Ireland). Their marriage record does not name their parents, and names only one witness, Anthony Feeney. Mary’s surname is given as McNamee both in her own marriage record and death record, and in the 1911 marriage record of her daughter Mary Jane, while it is given as MacNamee in the 1884 marriage record of her daughter Rosanna. “F. Healy” is shown as the owner of the east part of lot 29, concession 8 of Kitley, on a map prepared in 1861-62.[188] Francis Healey and his wife appear in Kitley Tp. in the 1871 census, in which Francis is called a farmer and the family’s religion is given as Roman Catholic.[189] Similar listings for them are found in 1881,[190] 1891,[191] and 1901.[192] The informant for Francis Healy’s death was his son-in-law, Lawrence Noonan, while that for his wife was his daughter, Mary Jane Noonan. Known issue:

  1. Bridget Ann Healy, born 1860-61 (aged 10 in 1871, 20 in 1881) in Kitley Tp., baptized 10 March 1861 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors John McNamee and Ann Healy. As Bridget Ann Healey, of Kitley Tp., aged 20, daughter of Francis and Mary (____) Healey, she married 25 February 1881 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church,[193] Robert John Leeder, born 1848-49 (aged 32 in 1881) in Yonge Tp., son of Robert Leeder and Jane Ive (??). At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, the groom was a farmer, of Yonge Tp., and the bride was of Kitley; the witnesses were Robert John Leeder, of the Front of Yonge Tp., and Hannah Healey, of Kitley. Shortly after, they were enumerated (under the spelling “Leader”) in Yonge Front Tp. in the 1881 census, in which Robert is called a farmer and the family’s religion given as Roman Catholic; his mother was living with them at the time.[194] At the time of the birth of their children Francis (1884) and Mary Jane (1886), Robert Leeder was a farmer, of Front of Yonge township; the birth record of their daughter Lillian (1908) gives the same occupation, and states the address more precisely as lot 22, concession 4, Front of Yonge. Known issue:
    1. Robert Leeder, born 26 December 1881 in Leeds Co.[195]
    2. Francis Leeder, born 15 January 1884 in Leeds Co.[196]
    3. Mary Jane Leeder, born 19 March 1886 in Leeds Co.[197]
    4. John Leeder, born 20 January 1888, living in 1901 with his maternal grandparents.
    5. Lillian Leeder, born 4 July 1908 in Leeds Co.[198]
  2. Rose Anna Healy, born 28 December 1862 in Kitley Tp., baptized (as Rose Ann) 8 February 1863 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Owen Healy and Ann Sweeney, died in 1949, and buried in Philipsville Roman Catholic Cemetery. She was still living unmarried with her parents in 1881, when she was a servant. As Rosa Anna Healey she married 11 February 1884 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church,[199] Thomas Henry Myers (his name is spelt Myres in this record but not elsewhere), born 1858-59 (aged 25 in 1884) in Bastard Tp., died in 1920, and buried with his wife, his tombstone (at least in the published transcription) giving the seemingly impossible birthdate of 1850, son of Caesar Myers and Catharine Rape.[200] At the time of their marriage, the record of which supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, both parties were Roman Catholic in religion; the groom was a farmer, of Bastard Tp., and the bride was of Kitley Tp. The witnesses were Wm. John Myres, of Bastard Tp., and [the bride’s sister] Mary Jane Healey, of Kitley Tp. “Rosanna Myers, of the village of Philipsville in the County of Leeds,” gave testimony in 1938 for the delayed birth registration of her daughter Anna, stating that the father, Thomas Henry Myers, was at that time a farmer, of Portland, Ontario. Known issue:
    1. Mary Letitia Myers, born 21 January or 27 March 1885 (the record contains two dates) in Leeds Co. as a daughter of Thomas Myers, of Lansdowne Tp.. yeoman, and Louisance [sic!] Healy.[201]
    2. Caesar Joseph Myers, born 12 December 1886 in Leeds County, died 14 December 1962 at Elgin, Leeds County, and buried with both of his wives in the Holy Japanese Martyrs Catholic Cemetery, Philipsville, Leeds and Grenville.[202] He married (1) no earlier than 1911,[203] Catherine Isadora Cauley (called Isadora C. Cauley on her tombstone), born 14 April 1886.[204] baptized 9 May following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Richard F. Byrne and Sarah McCann, died in 1936 at Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, and buried with her husband. She is recorded in census records as Isadora in the 1891, Catherine D. in 1901, and Isabella in 1911, although the ages all agree. She was still living unmarried with her parents in 1911. He married (2) Katherine Sybil Scanlan Myers, born 15 March 1892 at Westport, Leeds County, died 1983 in Leeds County.[205] His monument does not indicate the presence of any children.
    3. William Thomas Myers, born 4 January 1891, baptized 8 February following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Wm. Jno. Myers and Letitia Ivy, died 12 November 1918 in Leeds County, and buried in Holy Japanese Martyrs Catholic Cemetery Philipsville, Leeds and Grenville.[206] He married (as her first husband) 14 February 1917 at Toledo,[207] Joanna Gertrude Yates, born 10 January 1897 in Leeds County, died 4 December 1979 at Brockville, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, and buried with her husband, daughter of Philip Chester Yates and Bridget Elizabeth Slack.[208] A newspaper announcement of their marriage reads: “Mr & Mrs Phillip C. Yates, Toledo, announce the engagement of their daughter Joanna Gertrude Yates to William Thomas Myers of Chantry. Wedding on Feb 14, 1917.”[209] Joanna married secondly Ronald Toohey (1938–2014), by whom she had a son. Only known child:
      1. Thomas Henry Bailey Myers, born 7 December 1917 in Leeds County, died 22 March 1982 at Ottawa, Ontario, and buried in Saint Philip Neri Cemetery, Bellamys Mill, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada.[210] He married Anna May Knapp, born 2 September 1921 at Eloida, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, died 23 November 1997 at Perth, Lanark County, and buried with her husband.[211] A newspaper death notice reads: “In hospital, Ottawa, Ontario on Monday March 22, 1982. Thomas Henry Bailey Myers in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Anna May Knapp. Dear father of Robert of Toronto, Shirley Ann O’Grady of Lansdowne, Shelva Jean Desaulniers of Jasper, Bill of R.R. 2 Greely, Sheena Talbot of Toledo, Danny of Smiths Falls and Darlene Mallette of Toledo. Brother of Bernard Toohey of Brockville, Donald Toohey of Lyn, Ronald Toohey of Mallorytown, Mrs Kay Parr, Mrs. Veronica Reynolds and Mrs. Phyllis Sauve all of Brockville. Also survived by 17 grandchildren. Pre-deceased by 2 sons Douglas and Orre. Friends may call at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls from 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Philip Neri Church, Toledo on Saturday, March 27 at 11 a.m. Internment Parish Cemetery.”[212]
    4. Ambrose H. Myers, born 9 September 1898 in Leeds Coounty, died in 1904, and buried with his parents.[213]
    5. Anna Blanche Myers, born 11 August 1901 in Bastard Tp., Leeds Co.,[214] buried with her parents.[215] She married Paul Winchas, born 1904, died 1973, buried with his wife.[216]
  3. Mary Jane Healy, born 6 November 1864 (per 1901 census) in Ontario, alive on 10 February 1912 (when she reported the death of her mother). She is found in her parents’ household in 1901. She married 12 September 1911 at Toledo, Leeds Co., after publication of banns,[217] Lawrence Noonan, born 1865-66 (aged 45 in 1911), alive on 8 October 1924 (whe he reported the death of his father-in-law), son of Dennis Noonan and Ellen Duffin. At the time of their marriage, the record of which supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, both parties were of Frankville (in Kitley Tp.) and Roman Catholic in religion, and the groom was a farmer. Considering the bride’s age at marriage, it seems unlikely there was issue.
  4. Frances Julia Healy, born 1867-68 (aged 3 in 1871, 13 in 1881, 30 in 1898) in Kitley Tp. (per her marriage record), baptized (as “Francis”) 3 August 1867 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Thomas McNamee and Rose Ann McName (sic). She married 21 February 1898 in Leeds Co.,[218] John Joseph Dougherty, born 1868-69 (aged 29 in 1898) in Ireland, son of Patrick Dougherty and Cecilia O’Rilley. At the time of their marriage, the record of which supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, the groom was a tradesman, of Brockville, and the bride was of Kitley. Only known child:
    1. Patrick Joseph Dougherty, born 22 March 1899 in Leeds Co.[219]

William Healy, son of Owen Healy and Bridget O’Horo above, was born around 1855-56 (aged 24 in 1881, 28 in 1882!, 35 in 1891, 40 in 1894) in Bastard Township, died 23 May 1894, and was buried with his parents in “New” St. Philip Neri Cemetery, Toledo. He was still living unmarried with his widowed father in 1881, when he was a farmer. He married 26 April 1882 in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Gananoque Tp., Leeds and Grenville County, after publication of banns,[220] Ellen O’Grady (sometimes called Alice), born probably about 1856-59 (aged 22 in 1882, 35 in 1891, 50 in 1909) in Lansdowne Tp., died shortly before 9 February 1909, when she was buried with her husband, daughter of Michael O’Grady and Bridget Ivy (?). At the time of their marriage, the record of which supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, the groom was a farmer, of Bastard Tp., and the bride was of Lansdowne Tp.; the witnesses were Michael Judge and Elizabeth Gavin. She is called Alice in their marriage record but Ellen in the 1909 marriage record of her son John, and on her tombstone. This couple is found in the Bastard & Burgess Tp. in the 1891 census, in which William is called a farmer and the family’s religion is given as Roman Catholic; his placement in the record indicates that he lived somewhere between the 7th and 10th concessions.[221] We assume this was near Frankville, which town is given as the address of the attending physician in the 1911 death record of their unmarried daughter Rose Anne.
    Known issue (no birth records found for any of the children):

  1. Mary Theresa Healy (called T. Mary Healy in 1891), born 7 January 1883 at Toledo (place per her marriage record), baptized 3 February 1883 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., with sponsors Daniel Moran and Mary Maloney. As Mary Thenesa Healy, daughter of William Healy (farmer) and Ellen O’Grady, she married 4 September 1906 in Leeds Co.,[222] Peter Flood, born 1875-76 (aged 30 in 1906) at Trevelyan, son of John Flood and Julia Slack. At the time of their marriage, the record of which supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, the groom was a miller, of McIntosh Mills, and the bride was of Toledo. At the time of the birth of their daughter Mary in 1908 he was the owner of the McIntosh Mills, lot 5, concession 15, Front of Yonge township, Leeds Co. Only known child:
    1. Mary Geraldine Flood, born 1 July 1908 on lot 5, concession 15, Front of Yonge township, Leeds Co.[223]
  2. Rose Anne/Rosanna Healy, born 11 or 24 February 1884,[224] baptized 2 April following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors William O’Reilly and Mary Jane Kennedy; died unmarried 11 December 1911 (the date on her tombstone reads 1912), aged 27 years, of heart failure,[225] and buried with her parents. Her death record calls her a seamstress.
  3. John William Healey born 1 November 1885, baptized 31 November following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Mary Anne Doyle and Thomas Doyle; died 1946, and buried in the “New” St. Philip Neri Cemetery, Toledo. He married 28 April 1909 in Leeds Co.,[226] Mary Yates, born 1890, died 19__ (she is listed on her husband’s tombstone but the date of death has been left blank), daughter of Philip Yates and Theresa Kennedy. At the time of their marriage both parties were of Toledo; the record calls the groom a farmer, and a son of William Healy, farmer, and Ellen O’Grady; the witnesses were Michael John O’Grady and Johannah Laffan, both of Lansdowne Tp. Known issue, mainly from information supplied by daughter-in-law Dorothy (Pritt) Healey:

    1. Elaine Healy, born 1909, died 2000; married ____ Mott.
    2. Doris E. Healey, born 1911, died 1922, and buried with her father.
    3. William Healey, born 1912, died 1986.
    4. Bernard Healey, born 1913, died 1984.
    5. Cornelius (“Neil”) Healey, born 1914, died 2001.
    6. Madeline Healy, born 1915, died 2003; married ____ Burns.
    7. Yates Healey, born 1917, died 1999.
    8. Rose Healy, born 1918, alive in 2009; married ____ Boyd, and was of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, at the death of her brother Cecil in 2004.
    9. Philip Joseph Healey, born 1919, died 1920, before his first birthday, and buried with his father.
    10. Raymond Healey, born 1921, alive in 2009; married (1) ________; married (2) Margery Murray. They were of Smiths Falls in 2004.
    11. Philip Charles Healey, born 1922, alive in 2009. He married 4 October 1947 in St. Philip Neri Church, Toledo, Dorothy Mabel Pritt, alive in 2009. Issue:
      1. John Alan Healey.
      2. Wayne Philip Healey.
      3. Dennis Charles Healey.
      4. Patricia Anne Healey.
      5. Gerald Joseph Healey.
    12. Catherine Healy, born 1924, alive in 2009; married ____ White, and was of R.R. 1, Portland, Ontario, at the death of her brother Cecil in 2004.
    13. Cecil Anthony Healey, born 31 August 1927, died 1 January 2004, aged 76 years. He married Audrey ____, who survived him. His death notice reads, in part:
      Cecil Anthony Healey, 76, well-known Toledo area dairy farmer, died January 1 at the Smiths Falls site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. He had been a patient for the previous two weeks.
          He was born on the family homestead at RR 1, Toledo, on August 31, 1927, the son of John Healey and the former Mary Yates. He was raised on the farm and educated in that area. On September 25, 1952, he married Audrey Sands and they farmed on the family homestead. Mr. Healey enjoyed sports, especially baseball. He played for the Frankville Red Birds and followed the local Toledo ball team when his sons and nephew played. He watched his grandsons play hockey with the Smiths Falls Midget Bears, particularly during the 1990 European tour. He was a die-hard Montreal Canadiens fan. His main interests were his home and family.
          He is survived by his wife Audrey Healey, of RR 1, Toledo, and five children: Debbie Banks and husband Reg and Tony Healey and wife Donna, all of RR 1, Frankville [in Kitley Tp.]; Janet Shaver and husband Steve of RR 4, Athens; Tim Healey and wife Laurie of RR 1, Frankville; and Tammy Healey and friend Mark of Brockville.
          Also surviving are grandchildren Robert Giff and wife Kelly, Michael Giff and wife Joanne, Kevin and Angie Lee, Keri and Jackie Healey, Katie, Dylan and Cody Shaver, Emma Healey and Taylor Kearney, as well as great-grandchildren Kendall, David, Bailey, Camryn and Megan.
          Also surviving are his sisters Rose Boyd of Aliquippa, Penn., and Catherine White of RR 1, Portland, and brother Ray Healey and wife Marge of Smiths Falls, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law, Helena Healey and of Toledo and Gloria Healy of Timmins. Sister-in-law Eliza Healey, of Toledo, died January 11.
          He was predeceased by six brothers, William, Bernard, Phillip, Neil, Yates and Blaise Healey, and three sisters, Doris Healey, Elaine Mott and Madeline Burns, and a son-in-law, David Giff in 1977.
          Friends were received at the Judson Funeral Home, Athens, on January 3 and 4. The funeral mass was celebrated January 5 in St. Philip Neri Church, Toledo, with Father Robert Chisholm officiating. Burial followed at St. Philip Neri Cemetery, Toledo.
          The pallbearers were three grandsons, Robert and Michael Giff and Kevin Lee, son Tony Healey and nephews Don Boyd and Peter Healey. Honorary pallbearers were Gerard Cauley, Gerald Sands, Wilfred Leeder, Vernie Edwards, Jack Wilkinson and Mark Healey.[227]
    14. Blaise Healey, born 1929, died 1997.
  4. Bridget Anne Healy, born 22 April 1887, baptized 29 May following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Michael Judge and Mary Hart.
  5. Eveline Magdalen (“Lena” on tombstone) Healy, born 23 September 1888, baptized 25 November following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors James Healy and Elizabeth ____ (blank); died (apparently unmarried) 1906, and buried with her parents.
  6. Catherine Agnes Healy, born 8 September 1890, baptized 9 November following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Michael and Mary Jane Smith.
  7. Laura Cecilia Healy, born 1893-94 (aged 25 in 1919) at Toledo (per marriage record). As Laura Cecilia, daughter of William Healy and Helen O’Grady, she married 12 Aug 1919 at Cornwall, Stormont County, according to Catholic rites,[228] Anthony Pelley, born 1894-95 (aged 24 in 1919) at Belleville, Ontario, son of Felix Pelley and the late Delia Genest (deceased at the time of her son’s marriage). At the time of their marriage, the record of which supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, both parties were Roman Catholic in religion, while the groom was a painter, of Cornwall, Ontario, and the bride was of Toledo; the witnesses were James Welsh, of Kingston, and Agnes Healy, of Kingston.

Thomas Healy, of Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., was born around 1808 (aged 65 in 1871, 70 [!] in 1881) in co. Mayo Ireland (per his death record), died 5 May 1888, of “old age,”[229] and was buried in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., the age of 85 years given in his death record and on his tombstone being wildly exaggerated. He married probably before 1838, and certainly before 1850, Bridget Browne, born 1815-16 (aged 65 in 1881 census, 70 at death!) in Ireland, died 18 [?] September 1881, and buried 17 September (sic) with her husband (with whom she shares a tombstone), the record giving her ages as “siventy” (sic) and naming the witnesses as Anthony O’Connor and James Dempsey. If the age on her tombstone really reads 88 years, as stated in a published transcription, it is a wild exaggeration. Her maiden surname is given in the 1889 marriage record of their son Anthony. Thomas and Bridget Healy were still in Ireland in 1842, the earliest possible birthdate for their son Anthony, but were in Canada by March 1856, when they buried two children. They appear in Kitley Tp. in the 1871 census, in which he is called a farmer and the family’s religion is given as Catholic.[230] The listing for them in 1881 is similar.[231] In his death record Thomas “Healey” is called a farmer and a Roman Catholic, and the informant of his death was [his son] Anthony Healey, of Toledo. We assume the Artie Haley found in his household in 1881 is a son. It will be noted that this couple lost three children in 1856, two of them in the same month, which suggests they were victims of some epidemic.
    Known issue:

  1. (presumably) Artie Haley, born 1837-38 (aged 43 in 1881) in Ireland, alive in 1881. He is not found in his parents’ household in 1871, but appears there in 1881. He apparently married Mary ____, born 1852-53 (aged 28 in 1881), who is enumerated next to him in the census although they are not indicated as being a married couple. There is also a child, Anna Haley, born 1876-77 (aged 4 in 1881).
  2. Anthony Healy, born about 1842 (aged 30 in 1871, 46 in 1889, 51 in 1891, 61 in 1901) in Ireland, alive in 1901. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1871, when he was a farmer. He married 9 September 1889 in Leeds Co.,[232] Sophia McDonald, born probably in 1869 (aged 19 in 1889, 22 in 1891, 32 in 1901) in Bastard Tp., alive in 1901, daughter of Michael McDonald, of Brockville, by the latter’s wife Catherine Cawley [or Cauley].[233] At the time of their marriage, the record of which supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, both parties were of Kitley Tp. and Roman Catholic in religion, and the groom was a husbandman; the witnesses were Thomas Feeney (?) and Mary Healey, both of Kitley. They were enumerated in Kitley Tp. in the 1891 census, in which Anthony is called a farmer and he family’s religion is given as Roman Catholic,[234] and again in the 1901 census with similar information.[235] We have not found them in the 1911 census. Known issue (birthdates from 1901 census):
    1. Bridget Eva Healy, born 10 November 1888, baptized 9 December following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Andrew McDonald and Cecilia McDonald.
    2. Catherine Sophia Healy, born 30 July 1890, baptized 6 September following in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, with sponsors Daniel Moran and Bridget Moran.
    3. Mary L. Healy (called Mary Lillie in an entry in the IGI), born 13 January 1894.
    4. Thomas Healy, born 30 July 1897, killed in an accident in the 1940s.[236] He married Loretta McCormick.
    5. Margaret Healy, born 16 (?) March 1898.
    6. Geraldine Healy (according to Glenda McPhadden Franklin).
  3. Mary Healy, born 1843-44 (aged 27 in 1871), still living unmarried with her parents in 1871, but not longer in their household in 1881.
  4. Bridget Healy, born 1845-46 (aged 25 in 1871), still living unmarried with her parents in 1871. She married 2 Feb 1875 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., Stephen Furlong, son of Michael Furlong and Anne McDermot. The record their marriage gives the groom’s residence as Smith’s Falls Mission and supplies the names of both sets of parents, including the maiden surname sof the mothers; the witnesses were Anthony Healy and Marg. Furlong.
  5. Thomas Healy [twin to John?], born 1849-50, died 25 March 1856, aged 6 years, and buried with his parents.
  6. John Healy [twin to Thomas?], born 1849-50, died 25 August 1856, aged 6 years, and buried with his parents.
  7. Michael Healy, born about April 1855, died 2 March 1856, aged 11 months, and buried with his parents.

Patrick Healy,[237] of Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., born 1805-06 (aged 65 in 1871) in Ireland. He married by 1838 in Ireland, Catherine Rape, born 1810-11 (aged 60 in 1871) in Ireland. Patrick Healy and his wife came to Canada some time between the births of their daughters Catherine (1838/39) and Mary (1841/42). Patrick Healey was enumerated in the 1844 census of Kitley Tp., at which time his household included, besides himself, two adult women and two girls, but not boys. One of these women (an older daughter?) and one of girls remains unaccounted for.[238] He was also enumerated in the 1861 census, in which he is called a tailor and the family’s religion given as Roman Catholic.[239] He was also enumerated in the 1871 census, in which he is called a farmer and the family’s religion given as Roman Catholic.[240] Known issue (order uncertain):

  1. Catherine Healy, born 1838-39 (aged 22 in 1861) in Ireland; living unmarried with her parents in 1861, but no longer in their household in 1811.
  2. Mary Healy, born 1841-42 (aged 19 in 1861) in Upper Canada; living unmarried with her parents in 1861, but no longer in their household in 1811.
  3. Ann Healy, born 1843-44 (aged 16 in 1861) in Upper Canada; living unmarried with her parents in 1861, but no longer in their household in 1811.
  4. Bridget Healy, born about 1845 (aged 14 in 1861, 26 in 1871), who became a Catholic nun. “Papers from the church say her parents are Patrick Healy and Catherine Rape.”
  5. John Healy, born probably in 1849 (aged 12 in 1861, 21 in 1871) in Ireland.

Patrick Healy, of ____, died before 29 January 1877, when he is called deceased in the marriage record of his daughter Bridget. He married probably by 1847, Catherine Gahagan (or Gaghan?). This couple was in Ontario by 1870, the year of the marriage of their eldest daughter, but we have not found them in the 1881 census. Known issue:

  1. Mary Healy, born 20 April 1840, baptized in the parish church of St. Francis Xavier, Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario, as a child of Patrick Healy and Catherine Gaghan, with sponsors Owen Healy and Bridget O’Horo. She married 20 September 1870 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co. (no civil registration found), Patrick Carey, son of Patrick Carey and Catherine Flanagan. The record of their marriage supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers; The witnesses to the marriage were James Trainor and Ann Healy. We have not found this couple in the 1881 census.
  2. Ann Healy, probably born in 1844-45. In 1870 she served as a witness at the marriage of her sister Mary Healy. She herself married 20 February 1871 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, David Bulger, son of Patrick Bulger and Catherine Carney. The record of their marriage supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers; the witnesses were James Feeney and Ann Munly. They were probably the David and Anna Bulger found at Brockville, Elizabethtown Tp., Leeds Co., in the 1881 census, he being a farmer and the family’s religion Catholic.[241]
  3. Bridget Healey, married 29 Jan 1877 in (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, James Trainor, son of Bernard Trainor and Anne Devitt. The record of their marriage supplies the full names of both sets of parents including the maiden surnames of the mothers, and notes that the bride’s father was deceased; the witnesses were William Healy and Bridget Judge.

Catharina ____, widow of ____ Healey, born 1811-17 in Ireland, died 17 December (per her burial record) or 19 December (per her death record) 1902 in Kitley Tp., of “old age.”[242] At the time of her death she was a widow, of concession 2, Kitley Tp., and a Roman Catholic; the death was reported by a James Traguer (?). Her death record and burial record are somewhat in conflict, reporting her age at death as 85 years and 90 years, respectively, so that the date of her birth cannot be estimated with any exactitude.

Anthony Healy, born 1832-33, died 19 December 1902, of pneumonia, aged 69 years,[243] and buried the next day in the “New” St. Philip Neri Cemetery, Toledo. At the time of his death he was a widower, of concession 3 of Kitley Tp., and Roman Catholic in religion; the death was reported by an Anthony O’Connor. We have not found this man in the 1881 census. Perhaps he was really the Anthony Healy, born about 1842 (son of Thomas Healy and Bridget Browne), with the age at death misstated.

An Anthony Healy of Kitley, collector of the Roman Catholic Separate School tax, successfully brought a widely-reported lawsuit against a man who had defaulted on payment of the tax. The published report reads:

ONTARIO. SEVENTH DIVISION COURT — LEEDS AND GRENVILLE. HEALY v. CAREY. The plaintiff, who was collector of the Roman Catholic Separate School tax, for and in the Township of Kitley, having sued the defendant for the amount of a Roman Catholic Separate School tax, the latter admitted that he was a separate school supporter, but contended that he had leased his real estate to his son who was a supporter of public schools, and who, as between defendant and himself was to pay all taxes and had paid the public school tax.
    Held, 1. That the defendant was liable. 2. That the action should have been brought in the name of the trustees as a corporation, and an amendment allowed. (BROCKVILLE, February 6, 1877.)
    This cause was tried before the Junior Judge of the County Court of Leeds and Grenville at Frankville on the 16th January, 1876. The action was brought to recover $8.81, amount due from the defendant as school rates for 1876, embracing the collector’s rate for collecting.
    The defendant did not dispute the fact of his being a supporter of the Roman Catholic Separate School, and indeed it was proved that he had been one of the trustees during the previous year. But he contended that his real estate was leased to his son who was to pay the taxes and was a supporter of the public schools, and as such was to pay or had paid the public school tax. He also contended that the assessment had not been equalized, but nothing turned upon this.
    The Judge reserved judgment and named a subsequent day and hour for the delivery thereof. He also intimated that in his opinion the action should have been brought in the name of the trustees instead of by the collector, but directed that any necessary amendment as to this might be made.
Judgment was subsequently given as follows:
McDONALD, J.J. — I have given the matter most careful consideration and the principal difficulty with which I have been met is this: That if the defendant is compelled to pay this tax, the farm upon which the assessment was made, will have been taxed for the support of two schools. Out of this also arises a possible question of the tenant having to pay taxes towards the support of a public school and of a Roman Catholic Separate School, as he is, under the terms of his lease, obliged to pay taxes. Again on the other hand if the collector of the public school tax applied to the owner for payment of that assessment the latter could refuse to pay it on the ground that he was a supporter of the Roman Catholic Separate School, and not liable to pay a public school tax.    
The 7th section of the Separate School Act, of 1368, 26 Vict. cap. 6, enacts that, “The Trustees of Separate Schools forming a body corporate under this Act, shall have the power to impose, levy, and collect school rates or subscriptions upon and from persons sending children to or subscribing towards the support of such schools, and shall have all the powers in respect of Separate Schools, that the Trustees of Common Schools have and possess under the provisions of the Act, relating to Common School.”
    The 14th section of the same Act of 1863, amongst other things enacts that, “Every person paying rates, whether as proprietor or tenant, who, by himself or his agent, on or before the first day of March in any year gives, or who, on or before the first day of March of the present year, has given to the Clerk of the Municipality notice in writing that he is a Roman Catholic, and a supporter of a Separate School, situated in the said Municipality, or in a Municipality contiguous thereto, shall be exempted from the payment of all rates imposed for the support of Common Schools, and of Common School Libraries, or for the purchase of land or erection of buildings for Common School purposes within the City, Town, Incorporated Village, or section in which he resides, for the then current year, and every subsequent year thereafter, while he continues a supporter of a Separate School; and such notice shall not be required to be renewed annually.”
    In my humble judgment the defendant, being a Roman Catholic, and a supporter of the Separate School, under the provisions of the 14th section above mentioned is wholly exempt from the payment of Public School rates, while under the provisions of the 7th section the Trustees of the Separate School had power to impose school rates or subscriptions upon him and have power to collect the same. My judgment is therefore against the defendant.
    In my opinion the action should have been brought in the name of “the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Separate School for the section number seven in the Township of Kitley” and I direct that the summons, particulars of claim, and other papers and proceedings be amended accordingly. No objection was taken by the defendant as to the action having been brought in the name of the wrong plaintiff, but I myself raised the question.
    Judgment for the plaintiff.[244]

Mrs. Francis Healy,” of Phillipsville, Bastard Tp., Leeds Co., born 1830-31, died shortly before 9 November 1894, aged 63 years, when she was buried at (Old) St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, in the town of Kitley (now Toledo), Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., the burial being attended by Anthony Rogers and Thomas Ralph [i.e. Thomas Rape?].


Notes

1Harvest of Memories: Sturgis and District …, 1900-2000, by the Sturgis and District History Book Committee (Sturgis, Saskatchewan: the Committee, 2000), 407-08.
2Patrick Moran did not belong to the family treated in Wilfred Bruce, The Moran family of Ireland and Kitley Township, Leeds Co., Ontario, 1838-1978; A genealogical record of the maternal ancestors and family of his late wife Mabel Phillips, who died November 3, 1954 (1978), 34 pp.
31861 Census of Canada, Ontario, Leeds Co., Bastard Tp., enumeration district 1, p. 19; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm no. C-1043. The (incredibly illiterate) entry reads:
name              age  birthplace  occupation
---------------------------------------------
Matrick [!] Moren  45  Ireland     farmer
Catherine Moren    50  Ireland     ----
Mary Moren         13  U.C.        ----
Michel Moren       11  U.C.        labourer
Anne Moren          9  U.C.        ----
Sylvy Moren         7  U.C.        ----
Brijet Moren        4  U.C.        ----
Margret Moren       2  U.C.        ----
John Moren         15  U.C.        labourer
=====
Entire family belongs to the Church of "Room" (sic); house is a "shanty"
41871 Census of Ontario, Leeds South, district no. 67 (Bastard & South Burgess townships), division 1, p. 16; PAC microfilm no. C-10002. The entry reads:
name            age cond. birthplace  occupation
------------------------------------------------
Catherine Moran 51  W     Ireland     ----
Subina Moran    16  -     O[ntario]   ----
Bridget Moran   14  -     O[ntario]   ----
Annie Moran     18  -     O[ntario]   ----
William Moran   10  -     O[ntario]   ----
=====
Entire family Roman Catholic in religion, Irish in enthnicity.
5His age was reported, with progressive inflation, as 64 in 1861, 79 in 1871, 90 in 1881, and as 98 at his death in 1885.
6There are at least two transcriptions of this cemetery: W.J. Miller & Nora Miller, “Philipsville R.C. Cemetery, Bastard Twsp., Leeds County,” 14pp. (transcribed 1979), reprinted in More Leeds County Ontario Cemeteries… (Leeds and Grenville Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, n.d.), and Thomas B. Wilson, “inscriptions from The Church of the Japanese Martyrs, Philipsville, Leeds County,” Ontario Register 6 (1982): 85-93. Wilson’s transcription is less literal, but contains some valuable editorial notes.
7Her age is given as 55 (possibly too low) in the 1861 census, but as 73 in that of 1871, and as 75 at her death later that same year!
81839 census of Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., transcribed by Dave Browne for OntarioGenWeb’s Census Project, available online at http://ontariocensus.rootsweb.com/transcripts/8264-1.html. The entry reads:
entry  head        men women boys girls total
------------------------------------------
547    Haley John  1   1     3    1     6

1841 census of Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., transcribed by Dave Browne for OntarioGenWeb’s Census Project, available online at http://ontariocensus.rootsweb.com/transcripts/8265-2.html. The entry reads:
entry  head        men women boys girls total
------------------------------------------
1033   Healy John  1   2     3    2     7

1844 census of Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., transcribed by Dave Browne for OntarioGenWeb’s Census Project, available online at http://ontariocensus.rootsweb.com/transcripts/8266-1.html. The entry (with two adjacent ones shown for context) reads:
entry  head            men women boys girls total
-------------------------------------------------
1295   Healey Patrick  1   2     0    2      6
1296   Rape Michael    2   2     5    2     11
1297   Healy John      2   2     2    0      6
91851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, District 20 (Leeds County), Subdistrict 188 (Bastard Township), Schedule B (Agricultural), PAC microfilm no. C_11733, p. 75, lines 28-29.
101861 Census of Canada West, Leeds Co., Township 205 (Bastard), enumeration district 1, p. 2; PAC microfilm no. C-1043. The entry reads:
name        age cond. birthplace  religion occupation
------------------------------------------------------
John Healey  64  mar.  Ireland    R.C.     farmer
Mary   "     55  mar.  Ireland    "        ----
111871 Census of Ontario, Leeds South, district no. 67 (Bastard & South Burgess townships), division 1, p. 16; PAC microfilm no. C-10002. The entry reads:
name        age cond. birthplace  religion  ethnicity  occupation
-----------------------------------------------------------------
John Healy  79  mar.  Ireland     R.C.      Irish      farmer
Mary   "    73  mar.     "         "        Irish      ----
121881 Census of Ontario, district 110 (Leeds South), subdistrict G (Bastard & Burgess South), division 1, p. 68; PAC microfilm no. C-13232 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,868]. The entry reads:
Frances* Haley M [mar.]  46  Ont.    Irish  [blank]
Ann       "    F mar.    42  Ont.    Irish
Mary      "    F         16  Ont.    Irish
Julia     "    F         13  Ont.    Irish
Elisa     "    F         13  Ont.    Irish
Sarah     "    F         11  Ont.    Irish
Mihael    "    M          9  Ont.    Irish
Catherin  "    F          7  Ont.    Irish
Francs    "    M          5  Ont.    Irish
Martha Steel   F         54  Ont.    ----   servant
John Haley     M widower 90  Ireland Irish 
----
* sic
Entire household including the servant is Catholic.
13St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Westport, Ontario, Record Book #1, pp. 5a & b., cited in Jane Murphy, “Garvin/Hoban Family…,” posting to dated 30 June 2008, at http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/ONT-LEEDS-GRENVILLE/2008-06/1214785505, who reports that the date of 1865 printed in Mariages Catholiques de La Region De Perth, Ontario, comp. Peter Andersen & Hubert Houle (Ottawa, 1986), is incorrect.
141861 Census of Ontario, Leeds Co., Bastard Tp., enumeration district 1, p. 17; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm no. C-1043. The entry reads:
name              age birthplace  occupation
--------------------------------------------
Martin Healy       30  Ireland  farmer
Onnor Healy        31  Ireland
Mary Anne Healy     6  U.C.
John Healy          4  U.C.
Michal [sic] Healy  3  U.C.
=====
Entire household Church of Rome; living in "shanty"
15His age is given rather inconsistently in census records as 40 years in 1861, 48 in 1871, and 63 [!] in 1881, this last entry being inconsistent not only with the others but also disagreeing with his tombstone, which gives his age later that same year as 57.
16We are grateful to Lisa Mills and Suzanne Elliott for bringing evidence of this identification to our attention. Catharine appears as an unmarried 21-year-old daughter with Anthony and Mary (____) Moran in the 1852 census of Bastard Township (1852 census of Canada West, Leeds County, Bastard township, pt. 2, p. 93). Catharine (Moran) Healy had a son named Anthony, whose godfather was an Anthony Moran. (Other baptismal sponsors to her children included a John Moran and a Maria Moran, serving together in 1858.) Corroborating evidence comes from three of her sons being named as “cousins” of Edward Moran, who was probably her first cousin (see below in the main text). Finally, one of my own genetic matches at ancestry.com, to a Moran descendant who is not also a Healy descendant, strongly supports the connection.
    It should be noted that this is not the Moran family treated in Wilfred Bruce, The Moran family of Ireland and Kitley Township, Leeds Co., Ontario, 1838-1978; A genealogical record of the maternal ancestors and family of his late wife Mabel Phillips, who died November 3, 1954 (1978), 34 pp.
17Death notice of Edward Moran, Boonville Herald, 1 April 1897, p. 2, from a copy kindly supplied by Suzanne Elliott.
181851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, District 20 (Leeds County), Subdistrict 188 (Bastard Township), Schedule B (Agricultural), PAC microfilm no. C_11733, p. 75, lines 28-29.
191861 Census of Canada West, Leeds Co., Township 205 (Bastard), enumeration district 1, p. 2; PAC microfilm no. C-1043. The entry reads:
Michal [sic] Healey 40 mar. Ireland  farmer
Catherine      "    32 mar. Ireland  ----
Brijett [sic]  "     8 s.   U.C.     ----
Mary Ann       "    13 s.   U.C.     ----
Elenor [sic]   "     5 s.   U.C.     ----
Margret [sic]  "     4 s.   U.C.     ----
John           "     3 s.   U.C.     ----
Anteney [sic]  "     2 s.   U.C.     ----
----
Entire family is Roman Catholic
201871 Census of Ontario, Leeds South, district no. 67 (Bastard & South Burgess townships), division 1, p. 17; PAC microfilm no. C-10002. The entry reads:
Michael   Healy  48 mar. Ireland  farmer
Catherine     "  40 mar.   "      ----
Maryanne      "  25 ---  Canada   ----
Bridget       "  16 ---     "     ----
Ellen         "  14 ---     "     ----
Margret [sic] "  13 ---     "     ----
Honora        "   9 ---     "     ----
Mary          "   2 ---     "     ----
John          "  12 ---     "     ----
Anthony       "  10 ---     "     ----
Patrick       "   7 ---     "     ----
Thomas        "   3 ---     "     ----
Martin        "   5 ---     "     ----
Owen          "   1 ---     "     ----
----
Entire family is Roman Catholic, and of Irish origin
211881 Census of Canada, Ontario, district 110 (Leeds South), subdistrict G (Bastard & Burgess South), division 1, p. 68; PAC microfilm no. C-13232 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,868]. The entry reads:
Michael Haley  M  Male    Irish   63   Ireland   farmer  Catholic
Catherine  "   M  Female  Irish   50   Ireland           Catholic
Anthony    "      Male    Irish   20   Ontario   son     Catholic
Patrick    "      Male    Irish   18   Ontario   son     Catholic
Hanour     "      Female  Irish   19   Ontario           Catholic
Martin     "      Male    Irish   16   Ontario   son     Catholic
Thomas     "      Male    Irish   14   Ontario   son     Catholic
Maria      "      Female  Irish   12   Ontario           Catholic
Owen       "      Male    Irish   10   Ontario           Catholic
James      "      Male    Irish    8   Ontario           Catholic
221881 Census of Canada, Ontario, District 110 (Leeds South), Subdistrict G (Bastard and Burgess South Township), Division 1, p. 68; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm no. C_13232.
23In his online family tree at https://www.familytreedna.com/.
24We have found reference to his possible middle name of John only in some undocumented records relating his daughter Tryphaena.
25Her maiden surname is given in the death record of her daughter Tryphaena.
26Social Security Death Index, which names her parents as ____ Ano and ____ Perry.
271880 U.S. Federal Census, New York, Oneida Co., Forestport, enumeration district 94, p. 3; roll T9-0902, sheet 220C [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,254,902] (see below for transcript).
281910 U.S. Federal Census, New York, Monroe Co., Perinton Tp., enumeration district 33; roll T624_988, sheet 5A. The entry reads:
                                       father     mother
Thomas J. Haley  head   46  Can. Eng.  Can. Eng.* Can. Eng.
  carpenter [in] car shop
Hellena A. Haley wife   37  New York   Can. Fr.   Can. Fr.
Alvina A. Haley  dau.    8  New York   Can. Eng.  New York
George L. Wimer  roomer 27  New York   France     New York
  bookkeeper in piano ....
Ben Ovenburg     roomer 28  New York   New York   Ireland
  mill foreman [in] car shop
----
* The birthplaces given for the parents of Thomas Haley are
clearly wrong; cf. the 1930 census cited below.
291920 U.S. Federal Census, New York, Monroe Co., Perinton Tp., East Rochester Village, enumeration district 37; roll T625_1120, sheet 8A. The entry reads:
                                 father    mother
Thomas  Haley* head 54  Canada   New York**  New York
  manufacturer [of] freight cars
Helena    "    wife 43  New York Canada      Canada
Alvina    "    dau. 18  New York New York    New York
Tryphaena "    dau.  5  New York New York    New York
----
* To U.S. in 1890; naturalized in 1913.
** The birthplaces given for the parents of Thomas Haley are
clearly wrong; cf. the 1930 census cited below.
301930 Census, New York, Monroe Co., East Rochester, enumeration district 241; roll 1447, sheet 14B. The entry reads:
                                      father      mother
Thomas J. Haley* head 62  Canada Eng. Irish F.S.  Irish F.S.
    car manufacturer, R.R. car ....
Helena A. Haley  wife 57  New York    Can. Fr.    Can. French
    hair dresser [in] beauty school
Tryphaena Haley  dau. 15  New York    Can. Eng.   New York
----
* Year of immigration: 1886.
He was aged 33, she 28, at first marriage
31California Death Index; Social Security Death Index: Social Security no. 557203227; burial record (below).
32Cedar City Cemetery Cedar City, Iron County, Utah, at http://www.interment.net/data/us/ut/iron/cedar_city/index.htm.
33From various Member Trees at Ancestry.com.
34He was aged 16 in 1880, 46 in 1910, 56 in 1920, and 62 [sic!] in 1930.
35Daniel E. Wager, Our County and Its People: A Descriptive work on Oneida County, New York (1896), 444, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyoneida/misc/wagerbook.html, briefly mentions Joseph Ano in his chapter on the town of Forestport: “As the lumber business developed, large mills were erected at various points, among those now in operation being … Joseph Ano, four miles east.” The maiden surname of Sarah (Perry) Ano is given in the death record of her daughter, Helena (Ano) Haley. Frances Metzger, Re: Biladeau Family of Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, available online at http://genforum.com/biladeau/messages/5.html, kindly replying to a query posted by us, noted that the Ano family came “from the Trois Rivières (Three Rivers) region of Quebec,” then later “settled in Berkshire Co., MA, then in Oneida Co., NY.” In a follow-up personal communication dated 13 August 2006, she supplied additional material, which we have incorporated in the following account:
Joseph Ano, manufacturer at Forestport, New York, born in March 1838 in Canada, died 1 December 1908 in Oneida Co., New York. He married [by 1859] Sarah Perry, was born 1836-37 (aged 43 years in 1880) in Canada (presumably in Quebec), died by 1900, in which year her husband appears as a widower in the census (1900 Census of New York, Oneida Co., Forestport, enumeration district 18; roll T623_1131, sheet 1B.) Sarah Perry had two siblings: (a) Priscilla Perry, born in May 1832 in Quebec, died 1911-20, probably at Hinsdale, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, who married Joseph C. Biladeau, Sr., came with him to the U.S. in 1858, and had issue; (b) Frank Perry, Sr., born in March 1839 in Quebec, also came to the U.S. in 1858, and died 7 September 1903 at Hinsdale aforesaid, who married in Massachusetts, and had issue.
The Ano family is found in the 1880 census of Forestport, Oneida Co., New York, enumeration district 94, p. 3; roll T9-0902, sheet 220C [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,254,902] as follows:
                                         father   mother
Joseph Ano           head  M M 42  Can.  Can.     Can.
  manufacturer
Sarah Ano            wife  M F 43  Can.  Can.     Can.
  keeping house 
Joseph Ano           son   S M 20  Mass. Can.     Can. laborer
Georgie Ano*         son   S M 19  Mass. Can.     Can. at school
William Ano*         son   S M 16  Mass. Can.     Can. at school
Alvina Ano*          dau.  S F 14  Mass. Can.     Can. at school
Leana Ano*           dau.  S F  7  Mass. Can.     Can. at school
Magie Magraw         serv. S F 18  N.Y.  Ireland  N.Y.  
George Hanson        serv. S M 24  N.Y   N.Y      N.Y  
Edie N. Johnson      serv. S M 22  N.Y   Can.     Ireland  
Frances La Fountain  serv. S M 20  N.Y   N.Y      Can. 
----
* at school
361910 U.S. Federal Census, New York, Oneida Co., Forestport, enumeration district 58; roll T624_1051, sheet 7A. The entry reads:
                                    father   mother
William F. Ano head 46 M  Mass.     Can. Fr. Can Fr.
  wood & coal (owns sheds)
Maria Ano*     wife 40 M  Can.
Marion Ano     dau. 14 S  New York  Mass.    Can.
Thelma Ano     dau.  8 S  New York  Mass.    Can.
Margarite Ano  dau.  5 S  New York  Mass.    Can.
----
* to U.S. in 1891
371920 U.S. Federal Census, New York, Oneida Co., Forestport, enumeration district 68; roll T625_1242, sheet 2B. The entry reads:
                                      father  mother
Wm. F. Ano       head 56  M  Mass.    Canada  Canada
  butcher [in] market
Maria Ano*       wife 49  M  Canada   Ireland Ireland ----
Marion S. Ano    dau. 23  S  New York Mass.   Canada
  school teacher
Thelma M. Ano    dau. 18  S  New York Mass.   Canada  ----
Margerite C. Ano dau. 14  S  New York Mass.   Canada  ----
----
* To U.S. in 1885 (?)
381930 U.S. Federal Census, New York, Oneida Co., Forestport, enumeration district 16; roll 1620, sheet 3A. The entry reads:
                                  father      mother
William Ano  head 62  New York    Canada Fr.  Canada Fr.
  common laborer
Maria Ano**  wife 60  Canada Fr.* Irish F.S.  Irish F.S.  ----
----
* This must be a mistake; it should simply have said Canada
** To U.S. in 1886
39Mariages Catholiques de la Region de Perth, Ontario, comp. Peter Andersen & Hubert Houle (Ottawa, 1986), p. 61. A newspaper announcement of the event reads: “In St. Francis de Sales Church, Smith’s Falls, on Wednesday October 26th, 1898, by the Rev. Father Stanton, Owen Healy, to Miss Minnie McDermott, daughter of Mr. Edward McDermott, of Montague.” — Rideau Record, 27 October 1898, p. 4, as extracted in The Rideau Record Newspaper, Smith’s Falls, Montague Twp., Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~onlanark/NewspaperClippings/Droughan/ Droughan4.htm. The announcement was copied in the Perth Courier of 4 November 1898, as extracted in Christine M. Spencer, Births & Marriages — Perth Courier & Others, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~onlanark/NewspaperClippings/Spencer/ BirthsMarriagesDeaths42.htm. This other Owen Healy, born in 1882-83 (aged 8 in 1881) appears with his parents, Denis and Ann Healy, in the 1881 census of Montague Tp., Lanark Co.; see 1881 Census of Ontario, district 111 (Lanark South), subdistrict J (Montague Tp.), division 3, p. 13; PAC microfilm no. C-13233 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,869]. He and his wife registered the births of children in Lanark County in 1911 and 1912, and in the former record, his name is given as Owen Vincent Healy.
40Montana Death Index.
41Cascade County Cemetery Registry, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~mtcascad/Cemetery/cemet.html .
42World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Family History Library microfilm no. 1,684,106; image available online at Ancestry.com.
431910 U.S. Federal Census, Montana, Cascade Co., Great Falls, Ward 2, Enumeration District 29; roll T624_830, p. 1A; the entry however states that he and both of his parents were born in Ireland.
44Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950, at FamilySearch, naming his parents as Michael Healy and Catherine Moran.
45Montana Death Index.
46C.S. Vineyard, aged 26 years, is found with his family in the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Montana, Cascade Co., Great Falls, Ward 3, enumeration district 30, roll T624_830, sheet 7B. Elmer Vineyard, aged 34, is a member of the household, and he is surely the son Elmer found with parents Stephen and Sarah “Vinyard” in the 1881 census of Plattin, Jefferson Co., Missouri, p. 50A (National Archives microfilm no. T9-0695; Family History Library microfilm no. 1,254,695), which would have been taken before C.S. Vineyard was born.
47Bertha Bockenkamp, said to have been born in May 1883, appears with her parents in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Missouri, Ste. Genevieve Co., Jackson Tp., enumeration district 102, p. 10B; NARA microfilm no. T623_886.
481920 U.S. Federal Census, Great Falls Ward 1, Cascade, Montana; Enumeration District: 16; roll T625_968, sheet 5A. the entry reads:
                                        father   mother
James J. Healey* head      43  Canada   Canada   Canada
  foreman [in] smithy
Bertha Healey    wife      35  Missouri Texas    Missouri
Gladys Vineyard  step-dau. 11  Montana  Missouri Missouri
Grace Vineyard   step-dau. 11  Montana  Missouri Missouri
Elmer Vineyard   roomer    43  Missouri Missouri Missouri
  implement merchant
Edward Kieser    roomer    34  Missouri unknown  unknown  fireman
-----
* to U.S. in 1903
49Gladys Ethel Vineyard (Social Security no. 561203988) was born 16 November 1908 in Montana and died unmarried 5 July 1989 at Shasta, California (California Death Index). Her death records names her mother’s maiden name as Bertha Bockenkamp.
501930 U.S. Federal Census, Montana, Cascade Co., Great Falls, enumeration district: 16; roll 1253, sheet 22B. The entry reads:
                                                father       mother
James G. Healy*    head   53 widower Can. Eng.  Can. Eng.  Can. Eng.
  foreman [in] smelt
Gladys E. Vineyard lodger 21 single  Montana    Missouri   Missouri
  [no occupation stated]
----
* Year of immigration: 1890
51Leeds County death registrations, no. 1913-019992.
52Surprising as it may seem, there must have been two couples named Michael and Catherine Rape of about the same age, because another Anna Wrape (1834-1911), wife of Lawrence Moran, “was born in Toledo, Canada, and was a daughter of Michael and Katherine Wrape,” according to her death notice in the Journal and Republican (Lowville, New York) of 19 October 1911, a copy of which was kindly supplied by Lisa Mills. This woman was survived by, besides her immediate family, “two sisters, Mrs. John Wrape, of Lowville, and Mrs. Feeney, Ardock, N.D., and one brother, John Wrape, of Toledo, Canada.”
    One of the couples is the Michael Rape (1794/5-1869) and his wife Catherine (1801/2-1877) who are buried in Old St. Philip Neri Cemetery, Kitley (now Toledo). The other couple, whose life dates do not match, are mentioned in a biographical sketch of a maternal grandson, Patrick R. Wrape, in Genealogical and family history of the county of Jefferson, New York, 2 vols. (New York & Chicago, 1905), 1:490-92, kindly brought to our attention by Lisa Mills:
John Wrape was born in October, 1806, in county Mayo, Ireland, where his father lived and died. When about twenty-five years old he crossed the Atlantic and settled in Canada, where he met and married Bridget Wrape (no relative). Her parents, Michael and Catherine (Hart) Wrape, came from Ireland when she was three years old and settled in the wilderness, one and a half miles from the present village of Toledo, Leeds county, Ontario. Michael Wrape died there in 1867 at the age of eighty-four years, he still having a double set of sound teeth. His wife survived him two years and reached the age of eighty years. They had four sons and three daughters, all of whom settled in that neighborhood, and one son, John, is now living in Toledo, Ontario, aged over seventy years.
So, the Anna Wrape who married Lawrence Moran had a brother named John, as did the Bridget Wrape who married John Wrape. But whether these two Johns were the same person, we have not determined. Thus, we are unable to say which Michael and Catherine Rape were the parents of the Ann Rape who married Francis Healy of the text.
531861 Census of Canada West, Leeds Co., District 205 (Bastard Tp.), Ednumeration District 1, p. 2. The entry reads:
name           age cond. b.p. relig. occupation
------------------------------------------------
Francis Healey   25  M  U.C.  R.C.   tavernkeeper  
Anne      "      21  M  U.C.  R.C.
John      "       2  S  U.C.  R.C.
Thomas    "       1  S  U.C.  R.C.
Anne  Morin       8  S  U.C.  R.C.
541871 census of Ontario, district 67 (Leeds South), division 1, Subdistrict i (Burgess South), p. 69; PAC microfilm no. C-10002. the entry reads:
name     gender age cond. birthpl. religion    origin  occupation
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Francis Haly  M  40  M  Ont.       R. Cath.    Irish    farmer
Anne Haly     F  36  M  Ont.       R. Cath.    Irish    ----
Jane Haly     F   6  -  Ont.       R. Cath.    Irish    ----
Julia Haly*   F   3  -  Ont.       R. Cath.    Irish    ----
Elisa Haly*   F   3  -  Ont.       R. Cath.    Irish    ----
Sarah Haly    F   1  -  Ont.       R. Cath.    Irish    ----
John King     M  45  -  England    Protestant  English  farmer
Martha Steele F  40  -  Ont.       R. Cath.    English  ----
---
* Noted as twins
551891 census of Ontario, Leeds South, Bastard & Burgess South, Division 2 [concessions 3-6], p. 3; PAC microfilm no. T-6349 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,465,774]. The entry reads:
name           relat. gender age cond.  birthpl. father mother occupation
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
HEALY Francis     head   M   50   mar.  Ontario  Ireland  Ireland farmer
HEALY Ann         wife   F   50   mar.  Ontario  Ireland  Ireland
HEALY Michael     son    M   19   ---   Ontario  Ireland* Ireland*
HEALY Katie       dau.   F   17   ---   Ontario  Ireland* Ireland*
HEALY Francis J.  son    M   15   ---   Ontario  Ireland* Ireland*
----
Entire family Roman Catholic in religion
* sic
56Some of this material is from the researches of Tim Berenda.
57Leeds County marriage registrations, 1888, no. 006623.
58See Lisa Mills, Moran-Mulchy, at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/39083591/.
591900 U.S. Federal Census, Illinios, Cook County, Chicago, Ward 13, enumeration district 399 p. 8B; NARA microfilm no. 261; FHL microfilm: 1240261. The record reads:
name      relationship age  birthdate  birthplace father     mother   occ.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
William J. Moran  head  31  December 1868  Eng. Can.  Ireland    Ireland
                                                                  blacksmith
Mary J. Moran     wife  34  November 1865  Eng. Can.  Eng. Can.  Eng. Can.
Francis J. Moran  son   10  August 1889  Eng. Can.  Eng. Can.  Eng. Can.  *
James B. Moran    son    8  Jan. 1891  Eng. Can.  Eng. Can.  Eng. Can.  *
Margaret B. Moran dau.   6 September 1893  Eng. Can.  Eng. Can.  Eng. Can.  *
Annie Moran       dau.   4 September 1895  Eng. Can.  Eng. Can.  Eng. Can.
Katie Moran       dau.   2 April 1898  Illinois   Eng. Can.  Eng. Can.
Joseph A Moran    son 5/12  June 1900  Illinois   Eng. Can.  Eng. Can.
=====
All Canadian-born members of the family received U.S. citizenship in 1895.
The parents stated they could read and write.
* These three children "at school"
60Utica NY Herald Dispatch, __ January 1916, from a copy kindly supplied by Lisa Mills.
61Leeds County birth registrations (delayed), 1941, no. 902016.
62Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922, at Ancestry.com.
63Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922, at Ancestry.com.
64Leeds County marriage registrations, 1887, no. 006614.
65Lanark County marriage registrations, no. 1902, no. 010429-02; Mariages Catholiques de la Region de Perth, Ontario, p. 52.
66Death notice from a Sturgis area newspapaper, from the collection of Thomas Schaffner.
67Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project: St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sturgis, at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansacem/sturgis_st_patricks.htm.
68The date and place are from a newspaper announcement of their 50th wedding anniversary, which does not make it clear whether the groom was then still living in Canada; we have not found an official record of the marriage.
69Death notice from a Sturgis area newspapaper, from the collection of Thomas Schaffner; the date of 1939 given in Harvest of Memories is erroneous.
701881 Census of Canada, Ontario, district 110 (Leeds South), subdistrict G (Bastard & Burgess South), division 1, p. 10; PAC microfilm no. C-13232 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,868].
711880 U.S. Federal Census, Dakota Territory, Grand Forks County, Grand Forks [city], enumeration district 70, p. 529C; roll T9_112 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,254,112].
72Harvest of Memories, p. 665.
731885 Census of the Dakota Territories, ED 11-051. The entry reads as follows:
Name              Age Relation  Occup.  Nativity   Address
--------------------------------------------------------------
Healy, John       27  [head]    farmer  Canada     Grand Forks
Healy, Elizabeth  24  wife      ----    Canada     Grand Forks
Healy, Maryette    1  daughter  ----    Minnesota  Grand Forks
74Minnesota Naturalization Records, State Historical Archive of North Dakota, Bismarck, N.D., reel 2, code 3, vol. 3, p. 57.
75Minnesota Naturalization Records, State Historical Archive of North Dakota, Bismarck, N.D., reel 29, code 80, vol. 55, p. 45.
76Bureau Of Land Management - General Land Office Records, accession no. NDMTAA 093029.
771900 census of North Dakota, Enumeration District 66, sheet 1a (part of Levant Township, Grand Forks County), available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nd/grandforks/census/1900/ 66-01a.gif.
78Harvest of Memories, p. 407.
79Western Land Grants (1870-1930), Library and Archives Canada, R.G. 15, liber 374, fo. 347 (microfilm no. C-6173).
80Census of the Northwest Provinces [of Canada], 1906, Province: Saskatchewan, District 14 (Mackenzie), Subdistrict 27, p. [23], PAC R.G. 31 [microfilm no. T-18359]. There is a duplicate entry for him, without his family but at the same location, on p. 14, which was taken on 27 August of that year, and gives a different and clearly incorrect date (1906) for his immigration to Canada. The unusually large time-spread permitted for the taking of the census probably accounts for the record being riddled with duplicate entries.
81“Scandinavian Canadian Land Co. Historic Map,” available online as part of the Kamsack, Saskatchewan, GenWeb Project, at http://www.rootsweb.com/~skkamsac/map/Tsp34-Rge4.gif. The date of the map is there given as ca. 1905, but this date is evidently too early.
821911 Census of Canada, Saskatchewan, Mackenzie, district 26, townships 34, pp. 9-10. The entry reads:
name        gender  relat. cond. birthdate  age  occupation
-----------------------------------------------------------
location: SW 34, 4 W 2d.

Healy John J.     M   head  M   Aug 1858    52   farmer
=== (page-break) ===
Healy Elizabeth   F   wife  M   Oct 1860    50
Healy Thomas      M   son   S   Apr 1886    25
Healy Edwin       M   son   S   Oct 1887    23
Healy John        M   Son   S   May 1889    22
Healy Norah       F   dau.  S   Sep 1892    18
Healy James       M   son   S   Aug 1894    16
Healy Anna        F   dau.  S   Jun 1897    13
=====
Entire family Roman Catholic
83Harvest of Memories, p. 104.
84Harvest of Memories, pp. 408, 109. Mannanah, in the Eden Valley area of Saskatchewan, was named for Manannah in Minnesota, from which many settlers had come, but the spelling was changed in the process.
85Harvest of Memories, pp. 408, 822.
86“Wedding Anniversay,” clipping from an unidentified Sturgis newspaper, presumably published shortly after 22 April 1933 (the true date of the anniversary); punctuation slightly altered for clarity, and some obvious typographical errors and misspellings corrected.
87Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project: Yorkton City Cemetery, Section A, compiled and photographed by Donna Eckhart, at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansacem/yorkton_A.html (with photograph of tombstone).
88See the family tree by his granddaughter, Brenda Walsh, at http://www.familytreedna.com/my/family-tree/share?k=ftZJhkV0ixJs9VpstT3PCg%3D%3D.
891911 Census of Canada, Saskatchewan, district 210 (Mackenzie), subdistrict 29 (Yorkton), p. 28. The entry reads:
Patrick Walsh  M head  May   1884  27 Ont.  farmer
Ettie Walsh    F wife  May   1884  27 U.S.*
Francis Walsh  M son   February  1906   5 Man.
Walter Walsh   M son   May   1907   4 Sask.
Irene Walsh    F dau.  Jan.  1909   2 Sask.
Harriet Walsh  F dau.  April 1910   1 Sask.
-----
* Year of immigration: 1905
Entire family’ ethnicity Irish, nationality Canadian, religion
Roman Catholic
90Brenda Walsh’s family tree at http://www.familytreedna.com/my/family-tree/share?k=ftZJhkV0ixJs9VpstT3PCg%3D%3D.
91See Brenda Walsh’s family tree at http://www.familytreedna.com/my/family-tree/share?k=ftZJhkV0ixJs9VpstT3PCg%3D%3D.
92Per his brother, James Healy. The date is confirmed by the 1900 census, by his military enlistment record, and by a memorial in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sturgis.
93Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project: St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sturgis, at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansacem/sturgis_st_patricks.htm.
94The Rev. James Healy, manuscript, 1972, in the collection of Thomas Schaffner. We have expanded some abbreviations.
95The Story of Sturgis, 1912-1987, pp. 13, 20.
96Soldiers of the First World War website, citing RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4210-50.
97The 1900 census gives the date as 5 October 1888, while the notes of his daughter the late Florence (Healy) Keller agree in one place and give the year as 1887 in another.
98Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project: St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sturgis, at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansacem/sturgis_st_patricks.htm.
99Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project: St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sturgis, at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansacem/sturgis_st_patricks.htm.
100“Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK95-DNGR : accessed 15 July 2015), Christopher Reagen and Elisabeth Helena Healy, 1909.
101Western Land Grants (1870-1930), Library and Archives Canada, R.G. 15, liber 301, fo. 6 (microfilm no. C-6173).
102Harvest of Memories, 374, 622, where it is stated that Timothy Gibney was a nephew of Catherine (Heaney) Reagan (1841-1916), mother of Christopher Reagan, the husband of Helen Healy above. Anne Heaney (ca. 1834-1880+), said to have been born at Oldcastle, co. Meath, is treated in R. Gibney, “Irish-born Gibneys documented as of April 24, 1999,” formerly available at http://www.connect.ab.ca/~rgibney/irish001.htm, and still available at the Alexa Internet Archive (warning: the file is 1.6 megabytes!), where however the presentation somewhat confusingly makes it seem that she, rather than her husband, was the head of their family. Anne Heaney’s (approximate) birthdate is corroborated by Erma Diane Rosenow, 1870 Federal Census Transcription, Meeker Co., MN, Townships of Acton, Darwin, Kingston, Forest City, Greenleaf, Litchfield and Manannah, surnames F thru H, available online at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mn/meeker/census/1870/1870cnfh.txt, and she was still alive in 1880, when she and her husband appear in the census of Manannah Tp., Meeker Co., Minnesota, Ennumeration District no. 50, Supervisor’s District no. 2, p. 5. She and Catherine Heaney were both born in Ireland, and we have no reason to doubt that they were sisters, but we have found no documentary evidence to that effect. If this theory assumption is correct, they were daughters of Owen Heaney (1799?-1870) of Normanby Tp., Grey Co., Ontario; and the possibility is lent credence by the fact that Anne named a son Owen.
103We have been greatly helped here by the database by Reuben L. Gibney (see citation at end of these notes).
104Thomas Schaffner, personal communication, 12 August 2006.
105The date comes from Thomas Schaffner, personal communication, dated 12 August 2006. He was one of those officiating at the funeral of his uncle, the Rev. James Healy, at Spokane, Washington, in 1978.
106Canora Courier, 7 April 2012, p. 18.
107Canora Courier, 16 March 2005, p. 8.
108Death notice, Coeur d’Alene Press, 14 August 1978, p. 14, from the collection of Tom Schaffner. James Healy does not appear in the Social Security Death Index.
109“Sacred Heart Parish, Brewster…,” Inland Register: Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane, 2 October 2003, available online at http://www.dioceseofspokane.org/Communications/IR_2003/ir100203/ brewster.htm. The date of 1970 is established from the death notice of Sgt. James T. Fisher, in the Wenatchee Daily World of 7 June 1970, which reads, in part: “Rosary Service Sunday evening at 7:30 at the Okanogan Catholic Church. Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Washington State National Guard Armory with the Rev. James Healy officiating.” This notice is reproduced in Faces from the Wall, Vietname War, Okanogan County, Washington…, available online at http://www.facesfromthewall.com/ffwokan.html.
110Her and her husband’s tombstones are transcribed in Kootenai County Cemeteries: St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Rabideau to Swank, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~idkooten/Cemeteries/StThomas/stthomrs.txt, and at FindAGrave.
111Their ages at first marriage are given as 20 and 28, respectively, in the 1930 census.
112The surname is incorrectly given as Larick in Harvest of Memories, p. 407, but as Rarrick in the same work, p. 822. It is correctly given as Rarick in various newspaper annoucements of 1932, 1936, and 1938.
113Idaho State Death Index, 1911-1951; Social Security Death Index.
114This fact is mentioned in some notes made by his wife’s niece, Florence (Healy) Keller, kindly supplied by the latter’s daughter, Marsha (Keller) Weaver.
115Ancestry.com’s Ancestry World Tree and OneWorldTree contain several entries pertaining to this man, but none show his marriage.
1161930 U.S. Federal Census, Kootenai Co., Lakeshore Precinct, Coeur d’Alene City, Ward 2, enumeration district 12, sheet 1B; roll 401.
117Harvest of Memories, p. 822.
118Mike Ransom, Academy of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, available online at http://ihmacademy.com.
119Much of this information has been supplied by Bill Kapaun, from the entry he has created for this couple at FindAGrave.
120Notes made by her first cousin Florence (Healy) Keller, kindly supplied by the latter’s daughter, Marsha (Keller) Weaver.
121FindAGrave.
122FindAGrave.
123FindAGrave entry, quoting Statesman Journal, 13 July 2010.
124FindAGrave.
125FindAGrave.
126Social Security Death Index; FindAGrave.
127FindAGrave.
128FindAGrave.
129FindAGrave.
130Dates from Social Security Death Index; FindAGrave; place of birth from marriage record.
131Marriage records of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Coeur d’Alene, from an extract kindly supplied by Mike Ranson.
132Dates from Social Security Death Index; FindAGrave. His place of birth is given as “Moscow” in his marriage record, but his newspaper death notice states that he was born “near Gillette, Wyoming.”
133Death notice, on website of Yates Funeral Home, http://obit.yatesfuneralhomes.com/obitdisplay.html?id=413135, kindly brought to our attention by Mike Ransom.
134FindAGrave
135The 1900 census gives the date as 5 October 1888, which agrees exactly with the date given by his brother James (see below), while the notes of his daughter the late Florence (Healy) Keller agree in one place and give the year as 1887 in another.
136Idaho death certificate no. 000585, which gives the date of his birth as 5 October 1888, in agreement with his age of 42 years as reported in the 1930 census.
137His and his wife’s tombstones are transcribed in Kootenai County Cemeteries: St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, H–J, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~idkooten/Cemeteries/StThomas/stthmhij.txt. This transcript gives, possibly by calculation, the date of Edward’s birth as 1887, which is in disagreement with his death certificate. Similar information appears at FindAGrave.
138Census of the Northwest Provinces [of Canada], 1906, Province: Saskatchewan, District 14 (Mackenzie), Subdistrict 27, p. [23], PAC R.G. 31 [microfilm no. T-18359]. The two entries are on the same page; one gives his age as 23 and the other as 24, but it is not easy to believe that they could relate to different persons.
139Information from a grandson, Tom Shaffner.
140Dates from tombstone, and the Social Security Death Index.
141Ananias Stennes (1860-1892), whose name tends to appear as Annanias in Minnesota records, was a son of Jacob and Elen Stennes (Harvest of Memories, p. 749). His widow brought their family to Saskatchewan in 1906.
142The Story of Sturgis, 1912-1987, pp. 6, 20; Harvest of Memories, pp. 748 (where however a serious typographic error shows Elma’s brother John Alvin Stennes as having been born in 1844 instead of 1884), 749 (for the identification of Elma Stennes).
1431930 Federal Census, Idaho, Kootenai County, Coeur d’Alene Precinct, Ward 2, Enumeration District no. 11, p. 13B (microfilm no. T626_401).
144Edward Healy, U.S. certificate of citizenship no. 3343085, from a copy supplied by Marsha (Keller) Weaver.
145Information from Marsha (Keller) Weaver.
146Mike Ransom, Academy of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, available online at http://ihmacademy.com.
147Death notice, from an unidentified Coeur d’Alene newspaper, supplied by Marsha (Keller) Weaver; abbreviations silently expanded.
148The document was produced on a typewriter. Some minor typographical errors have been silently corrected, and the punctuation altered slightly for clarity.
149Thomas Schaffner, personal communication, 12 August 2006.
150Death notice from an unidentified newspaper, from the collection of Thomas Schaffner.
151Social Security Death Index.
152Death notice, Spokesman Review, 20 April 1999, transcribed by Mike Ransom, Obituaries of IHM Students, friends and family, available online at http://ihmacademy.com/obituaries.html.
153Records of church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Coeur d’Alene, searched by Mike Ransom.
154Death notice, The Spokesman Review (Spokane), 16 December 2000, available online at http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4186/is_20001216/ ai_n11623014. The death notice of his second wife, Emma Jean (“Teance”) (Foster) Whiteley, widow of Charles Whiteley, whose death on 13 November 2004 was reported in the Coeur d’Alene Press (see http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/obits/text/idobits/w/ w3400001.txt), misleadingly names the three daughters of his first marriage as if they were her own.
155cf_endnote>Social Security Death Index; The Political Graveyard, available online at http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/southall-spain.html. His first wife, Tonnette R. Souther (1914-1978), is buried with him.
156As one would assume from the absence of any mention of them in the death notice of Margaret (Healy) (Whiteley) Souther. This supposition was confirmed for us by Marsha (Keller) Weaver.
157Death notice of Gene Boyle, Jr. (1914-2004), Montana Standard, 31 December 2004, available online at http://www.montanastandard.com/articles/2004/12/31/ newsobituaries/ hjjfihgihjgjjd.txt (thanks to Mike Ransom for bringing this item to our attention).
158See Paul Wilson, “Boyle remains in the game, after 21 years in the FHS lineup,” Flathead High School Arrow, 4 April 1997, available online at http://www.digisys.net/fhspub/96-97/Apr4/boyle.htm; Jack Long, “What it all Boyles down to … Beloved figure to leave Flathead High,” Flathead High School Arrow, vol. 85, no. 16 (1 June 1998) (with portrait), available online at http://www.digisys.net/fhspub/97-98/Jun1/ (references courtesy of Mike Ransom).
159Thomas Schaffner, personal communication, dated 12 August 12, 2006.
160Date from school record, place from her death notice.
161Death notice from an unidentified newspaper, from the collection of Tom Schaffner.
162Per her death notice, with date supported by school record.
163Death notice from the Coeur d’Alene Press, sent by Thomas Schaffner; this notice has been reprinted at http://www.englishfuneralchapel.com/English/Obits/09_06/ G_Koep.htm, as we were kindly informed by Marsha Weaver.
164According to the richly-annotated edition of his school register cited above, his parents were Hubert Koep (born 12 Mar 1889 in Minnesota, died in December 1969 in Idaho) and Elizabeth Kintz (born 8 July 1898 in Minnesota, died in Feb 1973 Idaho).
165Marriage records of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Coeur d’Alene, from an extract kindly supplied by Mike Ranson; Marriage notice, from an unidentified newspaper, collection of Tom Schaffner.
166Information from their daughter, Marsha (Keller) Weaver.
167Coeur d’Alene Press, 5 October 2011, kindly brought to our attention by Mike Ransom.
168Three versions of the text are known to us: (A) that in the author’s death notice, (B) that in the commemorative booklet entitled The Story of Sturgis, 1912-1987, pp. 2-3, and (C) in Harvest of Memories, p. viii. The first is quite corrupt, and the second is the best. In (A) and (C) the text is somewhat pointlessly broken up into shorter lines.
169Per version C; A and B give “completion.” In our preference for “repletion” we appeal to the principle of lectio difficilior potior.
170“Failthe” is misspelled or misprinted in all three versions of the text.
171All available versions read (apart from obvious typographical errors) “in French Bien Venue,” but the metre is defective and we suspect a word has been lost.
172Leeds County death registrations, 1883, no. 008651, which gives his age at death as 83 years; his name is entered as Owen Haley
173Mariages Catholiques de la Region de Perth, Ontario, p. 58.
1741851-52 census of Canada, Leeds Co., Bastard Tp., p. 95, as transcribed at http://ontariocensus.rootsweb.com/transcripts/1542-10.html. The entry reads, in part:
name        age gender cond. birthpl. occupation
-------------------------------------------------
Healy Owen     50   M   M   Ireland   farmer
Healy Bridget  40   F   M   Ireland   housekeeper
Healy Francis  18   M       Canada    labourer
Healy John     13   M       Canada    labourer
Healy Thomas    9   M       Canada  
Healy Ann       7   F       Canada 
Healy Mary      5   F       Canada 
Healy Bridget   3   F       Canada
----
entire family Roman Catholic
1751881 Census of Ontario, District 110 (Leeds South), Subdistrict G (Bastard & Burgess South), Division 2, p. 30; PAC microfilm no. C-13232 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,868]. The entry reads, in part:
name      cond. gender age birthpl. ethn.  occupation
------------------------------------------------------
Owen HEALEY   W   M    80  Ireland  Irish   farmer
Thomas HEALEY     M    32  Ontario  Irish   farmer
William HEALEY    M    24  Ontario  Irish   farmer
----
Entire family Roman Catholic
1761871 Census of Canada, Ontario, Leeds Co., Kitley Tp., Division 2, p. 21. The entry reads, in part:
name      condition age  birthplace  occupation 
----------------------------------------------
John Healy        M  31  Ontario     farmer
Mary Healy        M  24  Ontario
Francis Healy         4  Ontario
William E. Healy      2  Ontario
Mary Mackinow     W  70  Ireland
----
Entire household Roman Catholic
1771881 Census of Canada, Ontario, District no. 107 (Leeds & Grenville North), Subdistrict A (Kitley), Division 2, p. 23; PAC microfilm no. C-13230 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,866]. The entry reads:
name         cond.  gender   age   birthplace occupation
--------------------------------------------------------
John Haley       M     M      40   Ontario    farmer
Mary Haley       M     F      32   Ontario
Wm. Edward Haley       M      12   Ontario 
F. Daniel J. Haley     M       7   Ontario
John Haley             M       2   Ontario
Owen Roland Haley      M    4/12   Ontario
----
Entire family Irish in origin, Roman Catholic in religion
178Leeds Count death registrations, no. 015045.
1791871 census of Ontario, district 67 (Leeds South), division 2, Subdistrict i (Burgess South), pp. 2-3; PAC microfilm no. C-10002. the entry reads:
name     gender age cond. birthpl. occupation
---------------------------------------------
John Moran    M  62  M    Ireland  farmer
Mary Moran    F  55  M    Ireland
Thomas Moran  M  23  -    Ontario  farmer
Bridget Moran F  21  -    Ontario
=== (page-break) ===
Edward Moran  M  18  -    Ontario  farmer
Daniel Moran  M  13  -    Ontario
Francis Healy M   3  -    Ontario
----
Entire household Catholic in religion, Irish in origin

180Leeds County birth registrations, 1878, no. 015102, gives the date as 19 October 1878, while his baptismal record gives the date as 20 November 1878.
181He is called Eugene R. Haley [sic] in his birth record and Eugene R. Healy in that of his baptism, but Owen Roland Haley in the 1881 census.
182Leeds County birth registrations, 1880, no. 016121; his baptismal record agrees as to the date.
183Lanark County marriage registrations, 1884, no. 005772; Mariages Catholiques de la Region de Perth, Ontario, p. 61.
184Mariages Catholiques de la Region de Perth, Ontario, comp. Peter Andersen & Hubert Houle (Ottawa, 1986), 64.
185He is called Francis William Healy in a patrons’ submission record indexed in the IGI, which assigns him the same parentage as we do.
186The address given in his wife’s death record.
187Leeds County death registrations, 1924, no. 018815.
188Henry F. Walling, Map of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Canada West (Kingston, “1861-62”).
1891871 Census of Canada, Ontario, Leeds Co., Kitley Tp., Division 2, pp. 21-22. The entry reads, in part:
name       condition  age birthplace  occupation 
-------------------------------------------------
Francis Healy      M  36  Ontario     farmer
=== (page break) ===
Mary Healy         M  38  Ireland
Bridget A. Healy      10  Ontario
Rosanna Healy          8  Ontario
Mary J. Healy          6  Ontario
Frances J. Healy       3  Ontario
----
Entire household Roman Catholic
1901881 Census of Canada, Ontario, District 107 (Leeds & Grenville North), Subdistrict A (Kitley), Division 2, p. 23; PAC microfilm no. C-13230 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,866]. The entry reads, in part:
name         cond.  gender  age ethnicity birthplace  occupation 
----------------------------------------------------------------
Francis Healey    M   Male   46  Irish    Ontario      farmer
Mary Healey       M   Female 48  Irish    Ireland
Rosanna Healey        Female 18  Irish    Ontario      servant
Mary Jane Healey      Female 16  Irish    Ontario
Frances Julia Healey  Female 13  Irish    Ontario
----
Entire family Roman Catholic
1911891 Census of Canada, Ontario, Leeds Co., Kitley Tp., division 3, p. 2. The entry reads:
name        condition  age  birthdate   occupation
--------------------------------------------------
Francis Haley       M  55   Ontario   farmer
Mary Haley          M  55   Ontario+
Mary Jane Haley        --*  Ontario
Frances Julia Haley    --
====
Entire household Roman Catholic in religion
(+ This disagrees with other census records)
* The ages of the children are blank in the published transcription;
we have not yet checked these entries againt the original record
1921901 Census of Canada, Ontario, District no. 47 (Brockville), Subdistrict G (Kitley), Division 3, pp. 6-7. The entry reads:
name          gender relat. cond.  birthdate    age birthpl. ethn. occ.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Frank Healey     M  head      M  16 September 1834  66  Ontario  Irish  farmer
=== (page break) ===
Mary Healey      F  wife      M  26 December  1827  73  Ireland  Irish
Mary Jane Healey F  dau.      S   6 November  1864  36  Ontario  Irish
John Leeder      M  grandch.  S  20 Jan.  1888  13  Ontario  English
Gordon Emmons    M  farm lab. S  19 August  1877  23  Ontario  Dutch  farm lab.
====
Nationality for all Canadian; religion Roman Catholic for Healey family
but Methodist for Gordon Emmons
193Church record, and Leeds County marriage registrations, 1881, no. 006001.
1941881 Census of Canada, Ontario District 110 (Leeds South), Subdistrict H (Yonge Front), p. 51; PAC microfilm no. C-13232 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,868]. The entry reads:
name        age gender cond. birthpl. ethnicity occupation
----------------------------------------------------------
Robert Leader  32   M   M   Ontario   English   farmer
Bridget Leader 20   F   M   Ontario   Irish
Jane Leader    72   F   W   Ireland   Irish
----
Entire family's religion Roman Catholic
195Leeds County marriage registrations, 1881, no. 017428.
196Leeds County marriage registrations, 1884, no. 018020.
197Leeds County marriage registrations, 1886, no. 018639.
198Leeds County marriage registrations, 1908, no. 027933.
199Church register; Leeds County marriage registrations, 1884, no. 006464.
200A database by Lyle Rawlins (?) at http://www.rawlins.org/Pedigree/AerialRawlins/surnames.html shows Caesar W. Myers (1816-1862) marrying 20 February 1849, Catharine Rape, of unstated parentage.
201Leeds County birth registrations, 1985, no. 018327.
202https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40747572/caesar-joseph-myers.
203The date of 12 October 1909 given in an annotation in his wife’sbaptismal record, which calls him Joseph Caesar Myers, must be erroneous, because she is found as an unmarried woman in her parents’ household in 1911.
204Baptismal record; Leeds County birth registrations, no. 019027 (registered in error as Ann).
205https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40747574/katherine-sybil-myers.
206https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40747575/william-thomas-myers
207Per annotation in baptismal record.
208https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40747576/joanna-gertrude-myers
209Athens Reporter, 24 February 1917, as transcribed in her FindAGrave entry.
210https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37597529/thomas_henry-bailey-myers.
211https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37597457/anna-may-myers.
212Death notice of Thomas Henry Bailey Myers, transcribed in his FindAGrave entry.
213https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40747625/ambrose-h.-myers.
214Leeds County birth registrations (delayed), 1938, no. 902163.
215https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40940034/anna-blanche-winchas.
216https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40747622/paul-winchas.
217Leeds County marriage registrations, no. ____ [no stamped number on record].
218
219Leeds County birth registrations, 1899, unnumbered.
220Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923, Leeds, Gananoque, St. John the Evangelist Baptisms, marriages, burials 1879-1884, image no. 44, at FamilySearch; Leeds and Grenville marriage registrations, 1882, no. 006180; St. John the Evangelist Church Records, 1848-1868, compiled by Mary Griffin and Eileen Truesdell, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~onleedsg/docs/sj_church_b.htm.
2211891 Census of Ontario, Leeds South, Bastard & Burgess, Division 3 [concessions 7-10], p. 46; PAC microfilm no. T-6349 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,465,774]. The entry reads:
name               relat. gender age  cond.  bp   fbp  mbp  occ.
------------------------------------------------------------------
Healy, William    head        M   35   mar.  Ont  Ire  Ire  farmer
Healy, Ellen      wife        F   35   mar.  Ont  Ire  Ont
Healy, T. Mary    dau.        F    8   ---   Ont  Ont  Ont
Healy, Rosanah    dau.        F    7   ---   Ont  Ont  Ont
Healy, John       son         M    6   ---   Ont  Ont  Ont
Healy, A. Bridget dau.        F    4   ---   Ont  Ont  Ont
Healy, Lena       dau.        F    2   ---   Ont  Ont  Ont
Healy, A. Kattie  dau.        F 8/12   ---   Ont  Ont  Ont
McColeman, Alec   domestic    M   13   ---   Eng  Eng  Eng
----
All (including the servant) Roman Catholic
222Leeds County marriage registrations, 1906, no. 012262.
223Leeds County birth registrations, 1908, no. 027932.
224The date is given as 11 February in her death record, but as 24 February in her baptismal record.
225Leeds County death registrations, 1911, no. 018454.
226Leeds County marriage registrations, 1909, no. 013218.
227His death notice appears in the Brockville Recorder & Times of 25 August 2004, sect. B, p. 7.
228Stormont County marriage registrations, 1919, no. 024214.
229Leeds County death registrations, 1888, no. 009354.
2301871 Census of Canada, Ontario, Leeds Co., Kitley Tp., pp. 54-55. The entry reads, in part:
name        cond. age   occupation
-----------------------------------------
Thomas Haley   M  65   farmer
Bridget Haley  M  55
Antony Haley      30   farmer
Mary Haley        27
Bridget Haley     25
----
Entire family Catholic; all born in Ireland
2311881 Census of Canada, Ontario, District 107 (Leeds & Grenville North), Subdistrict A (Kitley Tp.), Division 1, p. 37; PAC microfilm no. C-13230 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,866]. The entry reads, in part:
name        cond. gender age   occupation
-----------------------------------------
Thomas Haley   M  Male    70   farmer
Bridget Haley  M  Female  65
Artie Haley    *  Male    43   farmer
Mary Haley     *  Female  28
Anna Haley        Female   4
----
Entire family Catholic; all born in Ireland; all Irish in ethnicity
[* Probably a married couple, but no status shown]
232Leeds County marriage registrations, 1889, no. 006616.
233Michael McDonald and Catherine Cauley were married by 1859, when they had a child baptized in (Old) St. Philip Neri Church. The information that they were of Brockville comes from Glenda McPhadden Franklin.
2341891 Census of Canada, Ontario, Leeds Co., Kitley Tp., division 1, pp. 10-11. The entry reads:
name      condition  age   birthpl. occupation
----------------------------------------------
Anthony Healy     M   51   Ireland  farmer
Sophia  Healy     M   22   Ontario  
Bridget Healy          2   Ontario
=== (page-break) ===
Catherine Healy     8mos.  Ontario
----
Entire household Roman Catholic in religion
2351901 Census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 47 (Town of Brockville), subdistrict G (Kitley), division 2, p. 7. The entry reads:
name        gender relat. age  birthdate       birthpl. ethn.  occup.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Anthony Healy    M  head  61   10  November  1839   Ireland  Irish  farmer
Sophiah Healy    F  wife  32   10  February  1869   Ontario  Scotch
Bridget E. Healy F  dau.  12   10  Nov.* 1888   Ontario  Irish
Catharine Healy  F  dau.  10   30  July  1890   Ontario  Irish
Mary L. Healy    F  dau.   7   13  Jan.  1894   Ontario  Irish
Thomas Healy     M  son    4   30  July  1897   Ontario  Irish
Margaret Healy   F  dau.   3   16* March 1898   Ontario  Irish
----
Entire family Canadian in nationality, Roman Catholic in religion
* Unclear
236Information from Glenda McPhadden Franklin.
237Our account of him is heavily indebted to a posting by Jean ___ to ONT-LEEDS-GRENVILLE-L, dated 6 October 2003, at http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/ont-leeds-grenville/2003-10/1065445179.
2381844 census of Kitley Tp., Leeds Co., transcribed by Dave Browne for OntarioGenWeb’s Census Project, available online at http://ontariocensus.rootsweb.com/transcripts/8266-1.html. This entry reads:
entry  head            men women boys girls total
-------------------------------------------------
1295   Healey Patrick  1   2     0    2      6
2391861 Census of Ontario, Leeds Co., Kitley Tp., enumeration district 2, p. 19; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm no. C-1045. The entry reads:
name           age  birthplace  occupation
------------------------------------------
Patr'k Healy    52  Ireland     tailor
Cath. Healy     50  Ireland     ----
Cath. Healy     22  Ireland     ----
Mary Healy      19  U.C.        ----
Ann Healy       16  U.C.        ----
B[r]idg't Healy 14  U.C.        ----
John Healy      12  U.C.        labourer
=====
Entire household Roman Catholic; living in log house
2401871 Census of Canada, Ontario, Leeds Co., Kitley Tp., p. 27. The entry reads:
name     condition  age birthplace occuaption
---------------------------------------------
Patrick Healy    M   65  Ireland   farmer
Catherine Healy  M   60  Ireland
John Healy           21  Ontario   farmer
Bridget Healy        26  Ontario
----
Entire household Roman Catholic
2411881 Census of Ontario, District 109 (Elizabethtown Tp.), Subdistrict F (Brockville), Division 3, p. 22; PAC microfilm no. C-13232 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,868]. The entry reads:
 
name       cond. gender age  birthplace  occupation
---------------------------------------------------
David Bulger   M   M   43   Ontario      farmer
Anna Bulger    M   F   36   Ontario
Henery Bulger      M    6   Ontario
William Bulger     M    4   Ontario
Leo Bulger         M    1   Ontario
----
Entire family Irish in ethnicity, Catholic in religion
242Leeds County death registrations, 1902, no. 014897.
243Leeds County death registrations, 1902, no. 014898.
244Canada Law Journal, new series, vol. 13 (1877), 91-92. A nearly identical report of the case was reported in The Journal of Education for Ontario, vol. 30, no. 2 (Feb. 1877), pp. 18-19. A summary of the case appears in A Digest of the Reported Cases Determined in the Courts of Common Law and Equity in the New Province of Ontario…, by Christopher Robinson and F.J. Joseph (Toronto, 1880), vol. 2, col. 3103.


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Last revised 15 March 2018