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John Lahey

Male 1837 - 1899  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name John Lahey 
    Born Mar 1837  March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 02 Apr 1837  Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Godparents James Armstrong and Mary (Lahey) Hourigan 
    Religion Roman Catholic 
    Census 1861  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married, head of household. See family census data for details. 
    Census 1871  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married, head of household, but absent ("husband left"). See family census data for details. 
    Census 1881  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Presumed dead. Wife Margaret (Killeen) Lahey now listed as widowed head of household. See family census data for details. 
    Census 1891  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married, head of household. Has returned to wife and family. See family census data for details. 
    Cause of Death Apoplexy (stroke) 
    Died 9 July 1899  March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Witnesses to burial were Joseph O'Hara and Thomas Griffin, "who have declared they do not sign."
    • Death record lists "name of person making return" as James Kelly.
    Buried 11 July 1899  St. Isidore, South March, March township, Carleton Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial record: "On the eleventh day of July one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine, we the undersigned Parish Priest of St Patrick's of Fallowfield and incumbent of this mission performed the funeral service over the body of John Lahey the lawful husband of Margaret Killeen of this mission who died on the 9th inst at the age of 62 yrs. The witnesses present were Joseph O'Hara and Thomas Griffith who have declared that they do not sign. J.A. SLOAN P.P."
    Association James Armstrong (Relationship: Godfather/godson) 
    Association Mary Lahey (Relationship: Godmother/godson) 
    Association Patrick Killeen (Relationship: Burial witness) 
    Association Bridget Galligan (Relationship: Marriage witness) 
    Notes 
    • Disappeared for a good ten years (from at least 1871 to 1881), returned home in early 1880s.
    Person ID I36  Moran
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2010 

    Father James Lahey,   b. About 1800, Ballymacegan, Lorrha, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1854 and 1861, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Ann Armstrong,   b. About 1816, Co. Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1839, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1836  Notre Dame, Bytown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Jane Killeen,   b. 28 Sep 1835, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 December 1913  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 12 January 1858  St. Patrick's, Ottawa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • According to Maurice Casey's historical sketch, this was the first marriage recorded in the registers for St. Patrick's, Ottawa.
    Witnesses James Killeen; Margaret Lahey. 
    Census 1861  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Lahey head of household, with wife Margaret (Killeen) Lahey and sons John James and William Henry, and aunt Mary (Lahey) Hourigan, who is also his godmother. 
    Census 1871  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Lahey listed as head of household, but census enumerator notes that "husband left." Margaret (Killeen) Lahey with children John James, William Henry, Mary Ann, Thomas Alexander, and Denis Benjamin. 
    Census 1881  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Margaret (Killeen) Lahey now listed as widowed head of household, with 5 children and niece Bridget Loreto Killeen ("orphant," though father Patrick Killeen is still alive). 
    Census 1891  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Lahey back in March township. Head of household. 
    Children 
     1. John James Lahey,   b. 2 December 1858, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1932, Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. William Henry Lahey,   b. 15 Jan 1860, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1941, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Mary Ann Lahey,   b. 5 Jul 1862, South March, March township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1940, Almonte, Lanark Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Thomas Alexander Lahey,   b. 7 June 1864, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 December 1945  (Age 81 years)
     5. Denis Benjamin Lahey,   b. 8 February 1867, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. July 1945  (Age 78 years)
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S85] Ontario Deaths.

    2. [S82] Parish of St. Patrick, Maurice Casey, p. 53.