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Francis Moran

Male 1812 - 1888


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  • Name  Francis Moran 
    Nickname  Frank 
    Born  1812  Co. Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Emigration  1833  Ireland to Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Religion  Roman Catholic 
    Died  29 Jan 1888  Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause of Death  31 Jan 1888  [3
    Phthisis pulmonalis [tuberculosis], complicated with dyspepsia, cirrhosis of the liver, jaundice [icterus?]. The whole term of illness not [exceeding?] over three months. 
    Burial Witnesses  31 Jan 1888 
    John Gallaghan and Thomas Doolan 
    Buried  31 Jan 1888  St. Michael's, Corkery, Huntley township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Association  Susan Teevens (Relationship: Godfather/goddaughter) 
    Association  John Galligan (Relationship: Burial witness) 
    Person ID  I1758  Moran
    Last Modified  18 May 2010 

    Father  Ambrose Moran,   b. About 1780, Co. Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Co. Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Cannon,   b. Co. Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Co. Leitrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F538  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Margaret Behan,   b. About 1818, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1846 and 1852, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  About 1837  Fitzroy Township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ambrose Moran,   b. 15 Feb 1838, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1909, Prescott, Grenville South Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Moran,   b. 04 Apr 1839, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jeremiah Moran,   b. 1840, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Catherine Moran,   b. 19 Feb 1843, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. About 1844, Fitzroy townshiop, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ellen Moran,   b. May 1844, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Catherine Moran,   b. 01 Aug 1845
     7. Francis Moran,   b. 1846, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F539  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Anne Galligan,   b. 1827, Kilmore, Co. Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1903, Fitzroy Harbour, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  04 Jan 1853  Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Witnesses  Denis Gallagan, Andrew Dugo, Michael Behan and Andrew Divine  
    Census  1891  Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Head of household is Michael Moran, age 34, with sisters Lizzie (27) and Maggie (25), and widowed mother Ann (63). Also Michael's uncle Michael Galligan, age 80.  
    Census  1901  Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Head of household is Michael Moran, age 41, with sisters Annie (30) and Margaret (28), and widowed mother Ann Galligan (69, born Ireland). Also Charles Lambert, domestic and farm labourer, age 17, born England. 
    Census  1911  Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Head of household is Michael Moran, age 49, with sisters Ann Elizabeth (46) and Margaret (37). Also Benjamin Clayton, domestic, age 18, born England, English, R. Catholic, occupation "operator," studying telegraphy. 
    Notes 
    • Francis Moran and Ann Galligan lost four of their five sons to illness and accident. Son Denis died at seven years of age of "softening of the brain" (presumably some sort of brain infection). Sons Thomas and Edward emigrated to North Dakota in 1878, along with their half-brother Francis (son of Francis Moran and his first wife Margaret Behan). In the autumn of 1887, Thomas and Edward learned that their father was very ill. On their way back from North Dakota to Canada to see their dying father, they met with a horrible accident in Chicago, where they were asphyxiated by gas. Both sons died on 4 October 1887, and their bodies were returned to Fitzroy to be buried at St. Michael's, Corkery. Son John went out to North Dakota to settle his brothers' affairs, and caught typhoid fever; he died in Fitzroy on 19 December 1887. Thus, even as the elderly Francis Moran was dying, he and his wife Ann Galligan lost three sons in the space of a couple of months. None of the remaining children, Michael, Ann Elizabeth and Margaret, ever married. Both Michael and Margaret died at St. Patrick's Orphanage and Asylum.
    Children 
     1. John Moran,   b. Dec 1853, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1887, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Michael Moran,   b. 18 Jun 1855, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1932, St. Patrick's Orphanage and Asylum, Ottawa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Edward Moran,   b. 1860, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1887, Chicago Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Thomas Moran,   b. 1858, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1887, Chicago Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ann Elizabeth Moran,   b. May 1861, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1926, Kinburn, Fitzroy Township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Margaret Moran,   b. Feb 1863, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1931, St. Patrick's Orphanage and Asylum, Ottawa Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Denis Moran,   b. Jan 1865, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1872, Fitzroy Township, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2012 
    Family ID  F537  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S102] 1842 Carleton Census, (Ottawa Branch, OGS).
      Has been in Canada 9 years

    2. [S85] Ontario Deaths.

    3. [S85] Ontario Deaths.
      Physician was Albert Armstrong, M.D.

    4. [S87] Fitzroy Harbour Register.

    5. [S158] 1891 Census of Canada.
      Ontario, District Number 83, District Lanark North,

    6. [S79] 1901 Census of Canada.
      Ontario, Lanark (North/Nord), District Number 80,

    7. [S80] 1911 Census of Canada.
      Ontario, Carleton, Fitzroy, Subdistrict 3.