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Category: Genealogy

John Whalen and Teresa Corcoran

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, hisContinue Reading

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Thomas Whalen and Margaret Coughlin

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 familyContinue Reading

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Francis Xavier McPhail and Gertrude Hayes

When Francis Xavier (Frank) McPhail was born in 1896 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, his father, Archibald James Jacob McPhail, was 26 and his mother, Cecelia (nee Garrow), was 20. Frank married Gertrude (Trudy) Hayes on October 11, 1920, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, when he was 24 and she wasContinue Reading

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Michael Eagan and Catherine Trainor

Michael Eagan* was born in 1849 in Waterford, Waterford, Ireland, the son of Patrick Eagan and Brigid (or Bridget) (nee O’Brien) (1815-1867). (*note: the name Eagan is spelled both Eagan and Egan in multiple records. For completeness and given future generations seem to have settled on the spelling “Eagan,” thisContinue Reading

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Margaret Ann McPhail and Francois Patrick Butler

When Margaret Ann McPhail was born in 1874 in St. Andrews, Ontario, Canada, her father, John James McPhail (1838-1879), was 36, and her mother, Catherine Ann (née McIntosh) (1845-?), was 29. Margaret married Francois Patrick Butler on July 22, 1905, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Francois Patrick Butler was born inContinue Reading

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Mary Louisa Dyke and Frederick William Smith

Pictured: Nantwich, Cheshire, England circa 1900 When Mary Louisa Dyke was born on August 29, 1882, in Crewe, Cheshire, England, her father, Edwin Henry Dyke (1845-1923), was 37, and her mother, Selina Charlotte (née Webb) (1848-1937), was 34. She had six brothers and three sisters. Mary Louisa married Fredrick WilliamContinue Reading

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