After being widowed with two young boys, Mary Anne Whelan remarried quickly, on September 26, 1922, to Frederick Samuel Gardiner.
This image is believed to be of John Whalen. According to the record on ancestry, the image is held by one of John’s granddaughter’s descendants and was contained in an album presented to the granddaughter in 1903. When John Whalen Jr. was born in (about) 1827 in County Carlow, Ireland, his
Pictured: Assumption of the Blessed Mary, Erinsville When Thomas Whalen* was born in 1815 in Ireland, his parents John Whalen (1790-1850) and Bridget (nee Doyle) (1790-1860) were 25 years old. *Authors note: there are some variations in the spelling of the name “Whalen.” As most documents related to this family
It took a long, slow troll of the Hamilton Spectator, but I was able to locate the full obituary for my great-grandmother, Mary Ann Whelan, in the October 12, 1957 edition of the Hamilton Spectator. (More on Mary Ann here.) It reads: Mrs. Frederick Gardiner, the former Mary Ann Whelan,
I found amongst my grandmother’s photo collection the obituary for her mother. I knew she died in 1957 (as I’ve got a record of the grave site), but several emails to the cemetery to determine the actual date of her death have gone unanswered. Luckily, there are three other obituaries