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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. 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.
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:
Selections from the notes of the late Florence (Healy) Keller,
In memory of
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.
Pray for the soul of
who died September 27, 1881
aged 57 yrs.
native [of] Co. Mayo Ireland.
3. Michael Healy, of Bastard Township, Leeds County, Ontario, son of John and Mary (O’Connor) Healy, was born about 1819-21 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
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.”
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. 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. Similar information is given in the 1871 census of Bastard & Burgess townships, Leeds County, and in 1881, when they are enumerated under the spelling Haley. 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:
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. 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 ____. 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. They were in Burgess Tp. in 1871, when Francis was a farmer, and the family’s surname is given as Haley. 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. Tim Berenda informs us that the farm was located near Frankville. Known issue (no birth registrations found):
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, and was buried with his wife in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic cemetery, just north of Sturgis, where their tombstone survives (in 2015). 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, Elizabeth Ellen McCann, born 7 October 1859 near Portland, Bastard Tp., Leeds County, Ontario,
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, 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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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.” 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), 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. 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. They are also enumerated there in the 1911 census.
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. 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. She was also active at Eden Valley and Sturgis in theatrical and dance productions, writing and producing a play entitled The Real Irish. 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, and below.
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.
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.
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.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. 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. Harvest of Memories says he “may have been the first World War I casualty from the Sturgis area.”
CANORA (Special) – Funeral service for Charles H. Gibney, 72, a pioneer of the Sturgis and Canora districts, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the new St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic church, Canora. His son, Rev. Charles D. Gibney of Canadian Martyrs parish, Regina, will officiate and Archbishop M. C. O’Neill of Regina will be in attendance.Mainly following this death notice and Harvest of Memories, p. 376 (which reproduces two group photographs of them all, both different than the one shown below), their children were:
Mr. Gibney, the father of Mayor Hubert Gibney of Canora, died Tuesday in Canora Union hospital. Born in Eden Valley, Minn., he settled in the Sturgis district in 1904. In 1914 he married Honora Healy of Sturgis and in 1924 they moved to Canora.
Besides his wife, Mr. Gibney is survived by nine sons, Clement and Tom, Calgary, Wilfred, Flin Flon, Joseph and Hubert, Canora, Fr. Charles Gibney, Regina, Frank, Montreal, Bernard, Edmonton. Terry, Grenfell; four daughters, Mrs. Rita Duke, Calgary, Mrs. Mary Graham, Arcola, Margaret, Yorkton, Mrs. Noreen Dubois, Brandon; four brothers, Owen and Leo, Sturgis, Ray and Laurie, Flin Flon; five sisters, Mrs. E. Weikle and Mrs. Wesley Simes, Sturgis, Mrs. M. McCormick, Flin Flon, Mrs. A. S. Pollock, Canora, Miss Hazel Gibney, Hudson Bay, and 26 grandchildren.
REGINA – Rev. Charles Gibney will be remembered as an extremely dedicated pastor, well-loved by his parishioners, said long-time friend Rev. Len Sullivan. Gibney died unexpectedly at his home in Regina Nov. 24. He was 68.
Gibney grew up in Canora, Sask., and was ordained in Yorkton in 1952. During his 40-year career, he presided over many parishes in the Regina Archdiocese including Storthoaks, Estevan, Dysart, Moosomin, Wapella, Cupar, Vibank, Kronau, Esterhazy, Bangor and Stockholm. He also served in four Regina parishes. As a Regina-area priest, Gibney was a consultant to Archbishop Charles Halpin, director of the retirement fund and an active member of the Iiturgy committee.
Prior to his seminary days Gibney worked as a miner in Trail, B.C., and served in the Air Force during the Second World War. He worked as a prison guard at the Regina Correctional Centre during summers while a student at St. Peter's Seminary in London, Ont. Gibney never failed to express concern for his parishioners wherever he was working, said Sullivan, who met Gibney in 1946. “I think people will always remember that he was on the job and asked very little for himself,” he said. “He was a firm believer in the ability of laypeople to direct the life of the parish,” he said. “Wherever he was, he honored the value of the parish council and those who had a position of trust in the parish. He wouldn’t do anything without working it out with the parish council.”
Rev. John Reidy, who had been a good friend of Gibney since they worked together at his first parish in 1952, said the late priest drew great inspiration from the mass. “He received great spiritual strength and life from the mass,” he said. “He always said he was nourished by the sacrifice of the mass.”
Gibney will also be remembered for helping establish the Shalom Home for Senior Citizens in Cupar while pastor there during the early 1970s.
Gibney was predeceased by his parents, Nora and Charles; brothers Clem, Tom and Charles; and sister Margret. He is survived by sisters Mary, Rita and Noreen; brothers Hubert, Frank, Terry and Bernard; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
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.
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….
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 newspaper death notice of her husband reads, in part:
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.
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.
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
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Ed Healy, taken at Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Photo courtesy of Marsha (Keller) Weaver
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6. Edward Clarence Healy, son of John Joseph Healy and Elizabeth E. McCann, was born 5 October 1888, at Fisher’s Landing, Minnesota. died 23 February 1951, and was buried in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho. 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. 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. 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, daughter of the late Ananias Stennes, of Milan, Chippewa Co., Minnesota, by his wife Annie Peterson, of Sturgis, previously of Wisconsin. 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. 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. He was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1931. Ed Healy worked at Rutledge Mill on the river at what is now the east end of a golf course with a floating green. All six of their daughters attended the Academy of the IHM Academy, Coeur d’Alene. 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.
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:
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.
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. Known issue:
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.Issue:
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.
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”
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 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, that is Irish, and a thousand welcomes, too.
In Swedish ’tis Velkommen, and in French [’tis?] Bien Venue.
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.
by Elizabeth (McCann) Healy
Written in 1913
[A note attached to the typewritten copy found in the papers of the late Florence (Healy) Keller reads: “Had a nice newsy letter from Aunt Katie. She enclosed another piece of poetry written by Grandma Healy in 1913 after Uncle Tim Gibney and Paddy Reagan drowned in May Lake on August 3rd, 1913.”]
Our two brave lads on a summer’s day
In boyish carelessness stroll,
Down the oft trodden familiar way
Where the waves of May Lake roll.
They playfully enter a treacherous craft,
And gayly shove from the shore
And the cruel waters take their lives,
And they sank to rise no more.
And brave men toil and work in vain
While the daylight hours are told.
’Tis a fruitless quest, and all night long
They lay in the waters cold.
And all night long we watch and pray
While the night wind round us rolls,
And all night long we mourn and grieve
From the depths of our sorrowful souls.
And we wait and watch in the noonday hear,
Whern the long sad hours are sped
Till in God’s good time our waiting is o’er,
And the waters give up their dead.
Together they’s played, together they’ve prayed,
Together the school path trod;
Together they sleep on the green hillside,
While their souls are together with God.
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, 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, 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.
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. 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.
Francis Healy, of lot 29, Concession 8, Kitley Tp., (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, 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. 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. Similar listings for them are found in 1881, 1891, and 1901. 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:
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, 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.
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):
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.
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,” 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.
The listing for them in 1881 is similar.
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.
Patrick Healy, 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. He was also enumerated in the 1861 census, in which he is called a tailor and the family’s religion given as Roman Catholic. He was also enumerated in the 1871 census, in which he is called a farmer and the family’s religion given as Roman Catholic. Known issue (order uncertain):
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:
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.” 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, 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.
“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?].
|1.||Harvest of Memories: Sturgis and District …, 1900-2000, by the Sturgis and District History Book Committee (Sturgis, Saskatchewan: the Committee, 2000), 407-08.|
|2.||Patrick 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.|
|3.||1861 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"
|4.||1871 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.
|5.||His age was reported, with progressive inflation, as 64 in 1861, 79 in 1871, 90 in 1881, and as 98 at his death in 1885.|
|6.||There 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.|
|7.||Her 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!|
|8.||1839 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
|9.||1851 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.|
|10.||1861 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 " ----
|11.||1871 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 ----
|12.||1881 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.
|13.||St. 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.|
|14.||1861 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"
|15.||His 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.|
|16.||We 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.
|17.||Death notice of Edward Moran, Boonville Herald, 1 April 1897, p. 2, from a copy kindly supplied by Suzanne Elliott.|
|18.||1851 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.|
|19.||1861 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
|20.||1871 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
|21.||1881 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
|22.||1881 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.|
|23.||In his online family tree at https://www.familytreedna.com/.|
|24.||We have found reference to his possible middle name of John only in some undocumented records relating his daughter Tryphaena.|
|25.||Her maiden surname is given in the death record of her daughter Tryphaena.|
|26.||Social Security Death Index, which names her parents as ____ Ano and ____ Perry.|
|27.||1880 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).|
|28.||1910 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.
|29.||1920 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.
|30.||1930 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
|31.||California Death Index; Social Security Death Index: Social Security no. 557203227; burial record (below).|
|32.||Cedar City Cemetery Cedar City, Iron County, Utah, at http://www.interment.net/data/us/ut/iron/cedar_city/index.htm.|
|33.||From various Member Trees at Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com.|
|34.||Date confirmed in Los Angeles County Birth Records, which give mother’s maiden surname as Haley.|
|35.||Death notice, at https://helenafuneralhome.com/obituaries/richard-meyering-72-of-helena/.|
|36.||He was aged 16 in 1880, 46 in 1910, 56 in 1920, and 62 [sic!] in 1930.|
|37.||Daniel 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
|38.||1910 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
|39.||1920 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 (?)
|40.||1930 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
|41.||Mariages 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.|
|42.||Montana Death Index.|
|43.||Cascade County Cemetery Registry, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~mtcascad/Cemetery/cemet.html .|
|44.||World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Family History Library microfilm no. 1,684,106; image available online at Ancestry.com.|
|45.||1910 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.|
|46.||Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950, at FamilySearch, naming his parents as Michael Healy and Catherine Moran.|
|47.||Montana Death Index.|
|48.||C.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.|
|49.||Bertha 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.|
|50.||1920 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
|51.||Gladys 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.|
|52.||1930 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
|53.||Leeds County death registrations, no. 1913-019992.|
|54.||Surprising 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.
|55.||1861 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.
|56.||1871 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
|57.||1891 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
|58.||Some of this material is from the researches of Tim Berenda.|
|59.||Leeds County marriage registrations, 1888, no. 006623.|
|60.||See Lisa Mills, Moran-Mulchy, at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/39083591/.|
|61.||1900 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"
|62.||Utica NY Herald Dispatch, __ January 1916, from a copy kindly supplied by Lisa Mills.|
|63.||Leeds County birth registrations (delayed), 1941, no. 902016.|
|64.||Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922, at Ancestry.com.|
|65.||Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922, at Ancestry.com.|
|66.||Leeds County marriage registrations, 1887, no. 006614.|
|67.||We draw heavily here on the Corcoran Family Tree at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/83021813/.|
|68.||Lanark County marriage registrations, no. 1902, no. 010429-02; Mariages Catholiques de la Region de Perth, Ontario, p. 52.|
|69.||Death notice from a Sturgis area newspapaper, from the collection of Thomas Schaffner.|
|70.||Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project: St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sturgis, at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansacem/sturgis_st_patricks.htm.|
|71.||The 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.|
|72.||Death notice from a Sturgis area newspapaper, from the collection of Thomas Schaffner; the date of 1939 given in Harvest of Memories is erroneous.|
|73.||1881 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].|
|74.||1880 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].|
|75.||Harvest of Memories, p. 665.|
|76.||1885 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
|77.||Minnesota Naturalization Records, State Historical Archive of North Dakota, Bismarck, N.D., reel 2, code 3, vol. 3, p. 57.|
|78.||Minnesota Naturalization Records, State Historical Archive of North Dakota, Bismarck, N.D., reel 29, code 80, vol. 55, p. 45.|
|79.||Bureau Of Land Management - General Land Office Records, accession no. NDMTAA 093029.|
|80.||1900 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.|
|81.||Harvest of Memories, p. 407.|
|82.||Western Land Grants (1870-1930), Library and Archives Canada, R.G. 15, liber 374, fo. 347 (microfilm no. C-6173).|
|83.||Census of the Northwest Provinces [of Canada], 1906, Province: Saskatchewan, District 14 (Mackenzie), Subdistrict 27, p. , 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.|
|84.||“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.|
|85.||1911 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
|86.||Harvest of Memories, p. 104.|
|87.||Harvest 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.|
|88.||Harvest of Memories, pp. 408, 822.|
|89.||“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.|
|90.||Saskatchewan 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).|
|91.||See the family tree by his granddaughter, Brenda Walsh, at http://www.familytreedna.com/my/family-tree/share?k=ftZJhkV0ixJs9VpstT3PCg%3D%3D.|
|92.||1911 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
|93.||Brenda Walsh’s family tree at http://www.familytreedna.com/my/family-tree/share?k=ftZJhkV0ixJs9VpstT3PCg%3D%3D.|
|94.||See Brenda Walsh’s family tree at http://www.familytreedna.com/my/family-tree/share?k=ftZJhkV0ixJs9VpstT3PCg%3D%3D.|
|95.||Per 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.|
|96.||Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project: St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sturgis, at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansacem/sturgis_st_patricks.htm.|
|97.||The Rev. James Healy, manuscript, 1972, in the collection of Thomas Schaffner. We have expanded some abbreviations.|
|98.||The Story of Sturgis, 1912-1987, pp. 13, 20.|
|99.||Soldiers of the First World War website, citing RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4210-50.|
|100.||The 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.|
|101.||Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project: St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sturgis, at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansacem/sturgis_st_patricks.htm.|
|103.||“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.|
|104.||Western Land Grants (1870-1930), Library and Archives Canada, R.G. 15, liber 301, fo. 6 (microfilm no. C-6173).|
|105.||Harvest 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.|
|106.||This clipping was kindly supplied by Marsha (Keller) Weaver.|
|107.||We have been greatly helped here by the database by Reuben L. Gibney (see citation at end of these notes).|
|108.||Thomas Schaffner, personal communication, 12 August 2006.|
|109.||The 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.|
|110.||This clipping was kindly supplied by Marsha (Keller) Weaver.|
|111.||Canora Courier, 7 April 2012, p. 18.|
|112.||Canora Courier, 16 March 2005, p. 8.|
|113.||Death 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.|
|114.||“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.|
|115.||Her 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.|
|116.||Their ages at first marriage are given as 20 and 28, respectively, in the 1930 census.|
|117.||The 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.|
|118.||Idaho State Death Index, 1911-1951; Social Security Death Index.|
|119.||This 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.|
|120.||Ancestry.com’s Ancestry World Tree and OneWorldTree contain several entries pertaining to this man, but none show his marriage.|
|121.||1930 U.S. Federal Census, Kootenai Co., Lakeshore Precinct, Coeur d’Alene City, Ward 2, enumeration district 12, sheet 1B; roll 401.|
|122.||Harvest of Memories, p. 822.|
|123.||Mike Ransom, Academy of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, available online at http://ihmacademy.com.|
|124.||Much of this information has been supplied by Bill Kapaun, from the entry he has created for this couple at FindAGrave.|
|125.||Notes made by her first cousin Florence (Healy) Keller, kindly supplied by the latter’s daughter, Marsha (Keller) Weaver.|
|128.||FindAGrave entry, quoting Statesman Journal, 13 July 2010.|
|131.||Kristine Carter Family Tree, at Ancestry.com.|
|132.||Social Security Death Index; FindAGrave.|
|136.||Dates from Social Security Death Index; FindAGrave; place of birth from marriage record.|
|137.||Marriage records of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Coeur d’Alene, from an extract kindly supplied by Mike Ranson.|
|138.||Dates 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.”|
|139.||Death notice, on website of Yates Funeral Home, http://obit.yatesfuneralhomes.com/obitdisplay.html?id=413135, kindly brought to our attention by Mike Ransom.|
|141.||The 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.|
|142.||Idaho 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.|
|143.||His 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.|
|144.||Census of the Northwest Provinces [of Canada], 1906, Province: Saskatchewan, District 14 (Mackenzie), Subdistrict 27, p. , 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.|
|145.||Information from a grandson, Tom Schaffner.|
|146.||Dates from tombstone, and the Social Security Death Index.|
|147.||Ananias 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.|
|148.||The 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).|
|149.||1930 Federal Census, Idaho, Kootenai County, Coeur d’Alene Precinct, Ward 2, Enumeration District no. 11, p. 13B (microfilm no. T626_401).|
|150.||Edward Healy, U.S. certificate of citizenship no. 3343085, from a copy supplied by Marsha (Keller) Weaver.|
|151.||Information from Marsha (Keller) Weaver.|
|152.||Mike Ransom, Academy of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, available online at http://ihmacademy.com.|
|153.||Death notice, from an unidentified Coeur d’Alene newspaper, supplied by Marsha (Keller) Weaver; abbreviations silently expanded.|
|154.||The document was produced on a typewriter. Some minor typographical errors have been silently corrected, and the punctuation altered slightly for clarity.|
|155.||Thomas Schaffner, personal communication, 12 August 2006.|
|156.||Death notice from an unidentified newspaper, from the collection of Thomas Schaffner.|
|157.||Social Security Death Index.|
|158.||Death 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.|
|159.||Records of church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Coeur d’Alene, searched by Mike Ransom.|
|160.||Death 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.|
|161.||cf_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.|
|162.||As 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.|
|163.||Death 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).|
|164.||See 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).|
|165.||Thomas Schaffner, personal communication, dated 12 August 12, 2006.|
|166.||Date from school record, place from her death notice.|
|167.||Death notice from an unidentified newspaper, from the collection of Tom Schaffner.|
|168.||Per her death notice, with date supported by school record.|
|169.||Death notice from the Coeur d’Alene Press, sent by Thomas Schaffner.|
|170.||Death notice at , which we follow for the name of his mother. According 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 [sic] Kintz (born 8 July 1898 in Minnesota, died in Feb 1973 Idaho).|
|171.||Marriage 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.|
|172.||Information from their daughter, Marsha (Keller) Weaver.|
|173.||Coeur d’Alene Press, 5 October 2011, kindly brought to our attention by Mike Ransom.|
|174.||Three 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.|
|175.||Per version C; A and B give “completion.” In our preference for “repletion” we appeal to the principle of lectio difficilior potior.|
|176.||“Failthe” is misspelled or misprinted in all three versions of the text.|
|177.||All 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.|
|178.||This poem is printed in Harvest of Memories, p. 408, but we follow the punctuation of a copy kindly supplied by Marsha (Keller) Weaver.|
|179.||Leeds County death registrations, 1883, no. 008651, which gives his age at death as 83 years; his name is entered as Owen Haley|
|180.||Mariages Catholiques de la Region de Perth, Ontario, p. 58.|
|181.||1851-52 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
|182.||1881 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
|183.||York County death registrations, 1929, no. 002015, naming her parents as John Moran and Mary Golden.|
|184.||1871 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
|185.||1881 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
|186.||Leeds Count death registrations, no. 015045.|
|187.||1871 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
|188.||Leeds County birth registrations, 1878, no. 015102, gives the date as 19 October 1878, while his baptismal record gives the date as 20 November 1878.|
|189.||He 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.|
|190.||Leeds County birth registrations, 1880, no. 016121; his baptismal record agrees as to the date.|
|191.||Lanark County marriage registrations, 1884, no. 005772; Mariages Catholiques de la Region de Perth, Ontario, p. 61.|
|192.||Mariages Catholiques de la Region de Perth, Ontario, comp. Peter Andersen & Hubert Houle (Ottawa, 1986), 64.|
|193.||He is called Francis William Healy in a patrons’ submission record indexed in the IGI, which assigns him the same parentage as we do.|
|194.||The address given in his wife’s death record.|
|195.||Leeds County death registrations, 1924, no. 018815.|
|196.||Henry F. Walling, Map of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Canada West (Kingston, “1861-62”).|
|197.||1871 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
|198.||1881 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
|199.||1891 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
|200.||1901 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
|201.||Church record, and Leeds County marriage registrations, 1881, no. 006001.|
|202.||1881 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
|203.||Leeds County marriage registrations, 1881, no. 017428.|
|204.||Leeds County marriage registrations, 1884, no. 018020.|
|205.||Leeds County marriage registrations, 1886, no. 018639.|
|206.||Leeds County marriage registrations, 1908, no. 027933.|
|207.||Church register; Leeds County marriage registrations, 1884, no. 006464.|
|208.||A 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.|
|209.||Leeds County birth registrations, 1985, no. 018327.|
|211.||The 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.|
|212.||Baptismal record; Leeds County birth registrations, no. 019027 (registered in error as Ann).|
|215.||Per annotation in baptismal record.|
|217.||Athens Reporter, 24 February 1917, as transcribed in her FindAGrave entry.|
|220.||Death notice of Thomas Henry Bailey Myers, transcribed in his FindAGrave entry.|
|222.||Leeds County birth registrations (delayed), 1938, no. 902163.|
|225.||Leeds County marriage registrations, no. ____ [no stamped number on record].|
|227.||Leeds County birth registrations, 1899, unnumbered.|
|228.||Ontario, 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.|
|229.||1891 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
|230.||Leeds County marriage registrations, 1906, no. 012262.|
|231.||Leeds County birth registrations, 1908, no. 027932.|
|232.||The date is given as 11 February in her death record, but as 24 February in her baptismal record.|
|233.||Leeds County death registrations, 1911, no. 018454.|
|234.||Leeds County marriage registrations, 1909, no. 013218.|
|235.||His death notice appears in the Brockville Recorder & Times of 25 August 2004, sect. B, p. 7.|
|236.||Stormont County marriage registrations, 1919, no. 024214.|
|237.||Leeds County death registrations, 1888, no. 009354.|
|238.||1871 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
|239.||1881 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]
|240.||Leeds County marriage registrations, 1889, no. 006616.|
|241.||Michael 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.|
|242.||1891 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
|243.||1901 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
|244.||Information from Glenda McPhadden Franklin.|
|245.||Our 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.|
|246.||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. This entry reads:
entry head men women boys girls total ------------------------------------------------- 1295 Healey Patrick 1 2 0 2 6
|247.||1861 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
|248.||1871 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
|249.||1881 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
|250.||Leeds County death registrations, 1902, no. 014897.|
|251.||Leeds County death registrations, 1902, no. 014898.|
|252.||Canada 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 20 May 2019