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For the moment her birth date comes from the fact that, in the 1861 census in England, she is shown as being 22 and being born in "America." She is to be found in the 1850 USA census for New York City living with her father and siblings and is then 12 years of age - which makes sense. I understand that the date for the 1850 New York census would be June 1st whereas it was April for England.
Her brother William names her in his registration for his admission to the Volunteer Fireman's Home of New York. This is dated January 6, 1898. He says that she was living at 6 Bridge Road, Worthing, near Brighton, England.
In the 1891 census for Darlingscott, only her husband and son Charles, then a draper's apprentice are shown. Had she and the others died or just left? No, see below.
Aha I found her in the 1901 census in Worthing, Sussex with her 24 year old daughter, Maire. She is described as married, so I infer that she and Stephen had separated between 1881 and 1891. Why was she there?
Denis Byrne found her in 1891 in Leamington. She was living with Mary and Norah. He also believes that he found her death registration as follows:
registered in the first quarter of 1907 at Brighton registration district Age 67.Ref: Volume 2b, Page 67
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The Haley family note sheet says that this man was married twice and had one daughter, Etha, andmily is also
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When looking through the marriage records for Strathroy in Middlesex, I found a George Caves, age 29, marrying an Ida Batterman, age 23. I cannot read where they are from - it seems to be just Carador Township. He is a farmer and his parents are John and Jane Caves. Hers are Sydney and Margaret Bateman. The witnesses are W. W. Ogden and Susan W. Gillan(?) of Strathroy. They were married on July 2, 1886 by the Reverend Thomas Macordam(?).
In the 1880 US Census, Matilda's birthplace is given as Canada. Her parents are noted as being from Ireland.
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He immigrated to America in 1905. He arrived on September 25, 1905 on the ship Astoria which sailed form Londonderry. He does not appear to have had any children; at least none show in any censuses.
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He died in infancy.
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Their ages, places of birth and the name of the child Max comes from the 1925 Kansas census.
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Or is it "Steck" as per Jackie Halterman's interpretation of the Haley family history.
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She wrote a note to my aunt Helen in 1996 after aunt Vera died. She was then alive and 87 years old. She had remarried to a L. G. Fenn in 1991. She spoke of a sister in Lethbridge, Alberta. I wrote to her but the letter came back unopened.
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Or is it "Faulks."
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How can she have been that old when she gave birth to Sharon Evelyn?
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He was the fourth son and 10th child born Christopher Flanagan and Hanora Leonard. He was born in the railway community of Limerick Junction, County Tipperary, Ireland. He obtained his education at a Catholic boys school in the town of Tipperary. Before 1900, he left Limerick Junction and went to Kilkenny in County Kilkenny to live. He was employed as a railway porter.
In 1907, he left Ireland with three cousins of the Leonard family, John, Sarah, and Josephine. Arriving in Medicine Hat, he went to work for the Canadian Pacific railway as a timekeeper. In 1905, Alberta and Saskatchewan became provinces. In 1909, Thomas filed for homestead property in Webb, Saskatchewan. Webb is located about 116 miles east of Medicine Hat. Shortly after filing for the homestead, Thomas returned to Ireland to marry Julie Meaney in Kilkenny on April 21, 1910. The following day they traveled to Dublin, then sailed for England to visit relatives. On April 28, 1910, then met up with John Flanagan and Margaret Flanagan in Liverpool and all 4 set sail for Canada. They were on the ship The Lake Champlain from Liverpool to Quebec City. His trade was noted as a timekeeper. They arrived May 10, 1910.
In October 1910, Thomas moved to the homestead where he remained until February 1911. He moved back to Medicine Hat due to an illness. He returned to the homestead in March of that year and worked there until July when he returned to Medicine Hat to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway. While in Webb, he broke and cropped 125 acres. He returned to Webb again in January 1912 when he fenced an acre of land and built a grainery. It is unknown when he sold the web homestead, although apparently it was sometime between 1913 and 1914. He was listed as a charter member of the Knights of Columbus in medicine hat in May 1914.
I did find him in the 1911 census in Medicine Hat at 719 Princess Avenue. He was there with Julia, their child Nora; his sister Elizabeth and her husband Michael Maloney and their children Michael, Christopher, Nora and John; his sister Margaret and his brother John.