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JOHN STEPHEN CONNOLLY (1838-1905)

Post by gnstill » Thu May 04, 2017 9:39 am

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Re: JOHN STEPHEN CONNOLLY (1838-1905)

Post by jstw » Thu May 04, 2017 6:31 pm

Son Samuel Connolly was born April 21, 1879 and died in 1954. His wife Ann Catherine Orvis was born July 7, 1880 in Grand Marais, Manitoba and died Dec 17, 1934 in Selkirk.
They adopted Edith May born April 3, 1908 - January 14, 1999, Gordon Blair born about 1919 and Olive Rose Sep 1, 1921 - November 12, 1990. They took care of many foster children.
Edith May married Edwin Duxbury April 12, 1930 in Winnipeg. They moved to Vancouver, BC in the 1940s
They had 3 children: Kenneth Richard May 5, 1930 - May 31, 2016.
Marjorie Hazel born August 3, 1933 - 1995
and Lyle Ross born February 14, 1935 - July 4, 2016.
Gordon Blair ?
Olive Rose married Frank Tofin January 23, 1943 in Winnipeg. They moved to Kamloops, BC in the 1940s and then to Richmond BC in 1953.
They have 4 daughters living in BC.

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Re: JOHN STEPHEN CONNOLLY (1838-1905)

Post by Nadine » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:45 pm

Inquiring - the birth of Ann Catherine Orvis you have as her sister Julia was born June 2, 1880 unless your Ann Catherine Orvis is from a different Family all together. As she is listed as being born in census about 1878. Was in Manitoba Vital Stats Data Base - married in 1891 to a William Thomas Cook. Ann to me is a great Aunt other family members say there was not another Ann Catherine.

Nadine

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Re: JOHN STEPHEN CONNOLLY (1838-1905)

Post by gnstill » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:23 am

Check this link:
JOHN BENSON ORVIS (1844-1930)
Please tell us more about your own lineage Nadine.

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Re: JOHN STEPHEN CONNOLLY (1838-1905)

Post by jstw » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:22 pm

re Ann Catherine Orvis - On the 1881 census, Ann is listed as 3 years. ***
Her mother Mary Ann nee Mclean (father Donald McLean 1838 - 1919) died after the birth of her son, Charles Finlay Apr 22, 1882. Ann's father (John Benson Orvis) sent his 4 daughters to live with his brother.
John remarried Mar 29, 1883 to Isabell Irvine and had at least 9 other children. One of them Lillian Orvis born May 15 or Aug 13, 1896 shows up on the 1911 Census under Samuel Connolly 33, wife Anna C. Connolly 32, Ethel E. 5, as Lillian Davis (if you look at the original you can see how Orvis was misread as Davis), sister-in-law (i.e. sister to Anna C. who is Ann Catherine)

I, too, was puzzled as how Ann could have married William Cook in 1891.

***The birthdate I had for Ann July 7, 1880 was possibly incorrect, July 7, 1878 seems more plausible. Her death certificate gave her death as Dec 17, 1934, Selkirk, MB aged 54.

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Re: JOHN STEPHEN CONNOLLY (1838-1905)

Post by jstw » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:07 pm

Adding to my previous post
Census 1906 Samuel Conley 27 head, Annie Conley wife 25, McLean Ave. Selkirk (2 doors down from his mother Elizabeth)
Census 1916 Samuel Conley 38 head, Catherine Conley 37, 474 McLean Ave. (mother Elizabeth with James at 492 McLean)
Census 1921 Samuel Connolly 42 head, Ann Connolly 42 wife, etc. 445 Vaughan Ave. Selkirk
Census 1921 Elizabeth Connolly 66 head, etc. 492 McLean Ave

Janet

Samuel and Ann Catherine were my mother's parents (foster or adoptive)

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Re: JOHN STEPHEN CONNOLLY (1838-1905)

Post by Nadine » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:38 pm

Hi Janet,
Where do you get the kids were given to a brother as John B Orvis had 2 living brothers who lived in the states. As I was told that the girls were taken in by people in the surrounding area of Balsam Bay, Manitoba in Fort Alexander area as well. He was the only one born in Canada, he was in the Census in the states 1850.

Julia Orvis was taken in or adopted by Henry and Mary Smith shows in 1891 census.

Nadine

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