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Subject: Obits from Ontario for O'CONNOR and HARVEY families
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 15:06:38 EDT
Both of my families have roots in Ontario, and I am having trouble finding
obits for them.
The first is for the HARVEY family, which came to Ottawa in 1851. They were
members of the Christ Church (Anglican) from 1851 until Katherine (McCARTHY)
HARVEY pulled the entire family out of the church for their refusal 1 Sep
1873 to bury her husband, John HARVEY who had committed suicide. The family
went back to Christ Church after she died in 1910 His mother, Louisa (COTTLE)
HARVEY B. 1811 in Devon, Eng. Had brought her 5 children to Canada. She
died in 1864, and her daughter Louisa had died in 1863. They supposedly were
buried in a cemetery that was turned into a park, and all graves that had
markers were reburied in Beechwood Cem. Apparently they had no markers, so I am
trying to find their burials other ways.
My question is, are the church records of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
on the internet. Since Katherine McCarthy HARVEY had once been a
Presbyterian, I am hoping she took her family to that church in the years between John's
death 1 Sep 1873 and Katherine's death in 1911 that family church records are
I am hoping there are obits from the papers for the two Louisa;s deaths, too
in 1863-1864. Since they were early settlers, even before the Christ Church
records, I was hoping there would be an obit. I have letters that say, "The
funerals were very well attended and the cortege to the cemetery was long."
I have a copy of the checklist of Parish Registers from the Archives from
1975 and notice they had listing for microfilm for both Christ Church and St.
Andrew's and wondered if someone had put them on the internet.
I have one other question on obits. My Irish families immigrated from Derry
in 1830 to Kemptville. They were Catholic and attended the church there. I
have found some of their records in the church files there, but wondered
since my gr grandfather John O'CONNOR was an early settler, owned a tailor shop
on the main street for years, if there would be any record of his death in
1870. The death records from Ontario do not list anything except the death
date, but I would like more, for instance his parents, exact date of arrival in
If anyone had any information on any of my problems, please write. A
descendant from either family would be a wonderful discovery. I have most of the
descendants of both families and will be glad to share. Thank you. Earlene