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Margaret Jane Killeen

Female 1835 - 1913  (78 years)


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  • Name Margaret Jane Killeen 
    Born 28 Sep 1835  March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 22 Oct 1836  Bytown Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Baptized "at Bytown" at age 13 months. Index to 1836 baptisms lists her birth date as 28 September 1835.
    Gender Female 
    Godparents Matthew Daly and Mary Sommerville 
    • Mary Somerville presumably Mary McDonnell, wife of Anthony Somerville
    Religion Roman Catholic 
    Burial Witnesses Thomas Burke, James Kelly, and others 
    Died 6 December 1913  [2
    Buried 08 Dec 1913  St. Isidore, South March, March township, Carleton Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Witnesses to burial were Thomas Burke, James Kelly "and others"
    Association Patrick Moran (Relationship: Burial witness) 
    Association Mary Somerville (Relationship: Godmother/goddaughter) 
    Association Matthew Daley (Relationship: Godfather/goddaughter) 
    Association Mary McDonnell (Relationship: Godmother/goddaughter) 
    Notes 
    • Margaret Jane Killeen was the goddaughter of one Mary Somerville (possibly Mary McDonnell, wife of Anthony Somerville) and the godmother of another Mary Somerville (Mary Somerville, daughter of Thomas Somerville and Elizabeth Lyttle).
    • D.T. Lahey: "In 1990, 88-year old Vidy O'Neill [Mary Margaret Elvira Burke] recalled Margaret Jane Killeen, and described her as 'very stout but very beautiful, and a wonderful person.'"
    Person ID I37  Moran
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2010 

    Father Denis Killeen,   b. About 1786, Meelick, County Galway, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Ahearn,   b. About 1799, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married About 1818  Ireland or Canada? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet

    Family John Lahey,   b. Mar 1837, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 July 1899, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 12 January 1858  St. Patrick's, Ottawa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 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. [S108] Notre Dame Ottawa.

    2. [S85] Ontario Deaths.
      Informant of death: Thomas Burke

    3. [S89] St. Isidore.

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