Note    N32         Index
Nicholas drown as a small child in a spring. There is a Nicholas born to William and Elizabeth Hamm and christened in Lanreath on November 30, 1845. He may well be the one since his siblings were mostly christened there. The article from the regarding Abraham Haley says that he died at age 18.


Note    N33         Index
She was baptised on that date in Boconnoc. She died as a child.


Note    N34         Index
Jackie Halterman says that William was born April 1, 1833 not 1831 and as well she says that Mary Ann Enright was born in Dublin, Ireland. There is an Enright in the 1879 Illustrated Atlas for Blanshard Township, Perth County, as living there in1858 - could well be "my" Enright.

She is in Blenheim, Oxford County, in 1851 and is shown as 17 years old, which would make her born in 1833-34. She was single and a Roman Catholic. No other persons with the same last name appear on the page.

The 1871 Census for Ontario had Michael, Patrick, Thomas, William, Anne, Catherine, Denis, Elizabeth, Ellen, Hanora, Henry, John, Margaret and Mary living there.

IN the 1880 USA census, she is in


Note    N35         Index
They originally lived at Cherry Grove but then moved to lot 32, conc. 4.

Ms. Buchanan's note says that she raised her Niece Mary Brooks (Thompson) from the age of 5 or 6 years. She was the daughter of Lottie Thompson, who was a minister's daughter. Lottie Thompson married Abraham Eli Haley who died of tuberculosis in . (Query who was Mary's father if she went by Thompson?) Abraham and Lottie had 4 girls together before his death. After his death, she remarried Mr. Armitage and had a daughter with him - Marguerite who was later adopted by Mr. and Mrs. James McFarlane. They are related to Christine McFarlane who married Albert Haley.


Note    N36         Index
On reel # C-13269 of the 1881 census for East Middlesex District, West Nissouri Township, on the page following that on which I found William Halley and Mary Anne, I found a John Halley married to a Isabelle and with one child Mary Anne, who was a year old in April 1881. Given the match with ages etc, this must be the John Haley who was the older brother of my great grand mother. It also tells me that "Annie" was born Mary Anne in 1880. Like his parents John and his wife are listed as Epis-Methodist as to religion. He was a farmer born in Ontario.

As it happens, their neighbours on one side were John Timms and Elizabeth with one year old John (my grandfather). The entry for them is a bit hard to read. At first it looks like "Timmis." The person who did the LDS CD entered it as "Timins." On the other side was a family named McQueen.


Note    N37         Index
From the 1891 census which was done as of April 16, he is shown as age 30; therefore, he was born in 1861 before that day. His parents are shown as born in England and Ireland. He is a farmer and a Methodist. His wife is Christine age 29. She may have been born in 1862. There are no children shown.


Note    N38         Index
There is a William T. Haley in the 1932 Calgary Directory. He is a carpenter living at 1417, 9th St. W. He is still there in 1933 and 1934. He is not there in 1937 but Mrs. William T. is living at that address. In 1939, Mrs. C. M. Haley is living at 1602, 13th Ave. W. She appears again there in 1942 and again in 1948.

In 1901, the family was living in West Nissouri. Her father or cousin(?) Spence German, age 52 was living with them. I found him in 1871 living with his father, mother, and siblings in Nissouri East. His father was from the USA and his mother was from Ireland. He was born in Ontario.

I found this family in 1911 living in Elgin Street in St. Marys.


Note    N39         Index
Ms. Buchanan has him dying in 1903 (where did I get the date from?) of tuberculosis.


Note    N40         Index
He was buried in Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak, Michigan.


Note    N41         Index
As was the case with her siblings, her birth was not registered until many years later; namely March 30, 1926. I have to wonder why?

She died in Hull Quebec on September 7, 1941. The funeral was held at Hulse and Playfair Limited Chapel 315 McLeod St., on September 1941, with the Rev F. S. Milliken presiding and the internment at Beechwood Cemetery. Her last name is spelled "Germain" in the death notice. In the internment record from Beechwood Cemetery, she is shown as living at 3 Sacred Heart Blvd, Apt. 3, Hull, Quebec, at the time of her death.

This is a letter that she wrote to her brother John about their mother, after Elizabeth went to live with her. The letter is addressed to John when he was living in the Devonish Apartments. He was in suite 211. That is interesting because my parents and Kennedy grandparents lived there as well, and I too live there when I was about three years old.

447 Somerset Street West Ottawa March 18, 1937

Dear Jack

You will think I've been a long time answering your letter, but I do not have very much time to write letters. I am on the jump from morning till night, mother needs so much care and we have to watch her constantly. She tries to get out of bed and is so weak she would fall. Of course the disease has affected her mind, and she does not realise that she is sick. It made me so nervous that I could not sleep at night and I'm not very well myself. I cannot stand very much.

I had a carpenter come and fix six bars on the bed and of course she tries to get out over them but is too weak and she just falls back on the bed. We have a nurse at night comes at nine and stays till 9:30 in the morning and I have a woman in the day time to help with the work as I have to feed her with a spoon and it takes one over an hour each meal. There is a lot of work to do. Her clothes are changed every day and that means washing. I look after her myself on Sunday as the woman does not come on Sundays and she has to be practically lifted to sit on the commode chair, she will not use a bedpan.

The doctor gives her medicine that keeps her quiet, as otherwise we could not manager, she forgets everything does not remember what you say one minute but she eats and sleeps well and the doctor told me she may live for some time and she made drop off any time so we cannot give any definite news of her condition, but she is gradually weakening. The doctor calls it intercoursal cerebral trouble with heart and kidney complications.

We had a terrible time getting her here, she was on a cot and a trained nurse came with me and we were in a baggage car. I was completely exhausted and lay down on a bunch of Eaton's catalogs on the floor and fell sound asleep and they rooted me up at 3:30 AM to throw us off at Sharbots Lake, but we had to bring her here they would not take her in a hospital without a special nurse as she is too much care, and I was not able to do the work in St. Mary's in a house that was not modern. So we had to bring her to Ottawa. She has been failing in her mind for the last year and it came on like a stroke, it surely is pathetic to look at her. It would break your heart to see her.

Madia told me that Lester and Vera were not well I'm very sorry to hear that and hope they are better. I'm afraid Vera is trying to do too much, she must not do it.

We are having lots of snow the last few days, we did not have any all winter to speak of.

There's lots of grippe here but the weather is not good it is so changeable. I must leave and hope you are all well

Love Bess

Here is another letter from Maida writte on the even of departure from St. Mary's:

St. Mary's Ont
2 - 5 - 37
Dear Jack
I know you will be looking for a letter, as I know you're anxious to hear about mother's condition.
She has improved a great deal and the doctor says that it is all right for Bess to take her to Ottawa, so Bess is leaving on the 8 o'clock train tonight and will arrive in Ottawa tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock. We are taking her on a cot and she will not be moved until she is put in a bed at Bess' home, with the exception of changing trains at Toronto. We have had a trained nurse with her continuously since she took sick and this nurse will accompany Bess to Ottawa so that if she should have a heart attack she can give her adrenaline or brandy - and she can also watch her pulse. Bess is not strong enough to go along with her. Bess will have a woman all the time to do the work and then she will get a practical nurse to stay with her at night. Now, if mother should get worse they can take her to a hospital if necessary. This is such an out-of-the-way place. There is no telephone and the house isn't modern. I've been here for weeks and so has Bess and so we feel that we must get back home again.
Russell hates to see mother go as he will be lonely too. He's been in almost every day since she took sick, but it is better for her to be with one of her own daughters. I am going as far as Toronto tonight with them, as Bess isn't very strong and I want to help her change trains and then I'll go back to Chicago.
Hope you are all well. If you decide to come East hope I'll get to see you - no doubt I will.
We have had a grand winter here very little snow and so far it hasn't been very cold.
So you'll no doubt want to write Bess from now on to find out how mother is.
I told mother I was going to write you and she said to tell you she is she was feeling better.
Must run along now as I've a lot of work to do before we leave tonight.
Love to you all -Madia