After being widowed with two young boys, Mary Anne Whelan remarried quickly, on September 26, 1922, to Frederick Samuel Gardiner.
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
When George Leonard Archibald McPhail (known as Leonard or “Nipper”) was born on February 11, 1898, in Soulanges, Quebec, his father, Archibald James Jacob McPhail (1870-1941), was 27 and his mother, Cecelia (née Garrow) (1876-1941), was 21. He had five brothers and four sisters. Records show Leonard crossed the border in