Monday, April 12, 2010

Sanford/Sandford Family History

Welcome to the Sanford/Sandford Family history blog. This is the history of my family down to my grandparents. The majority of this information comes from Carlton E. Sanford's Thomas Sanford, The Emigrant to New England:  Ancestry, Life, And Descendants, 1632-4:  Sketches of Four Other Pioneer Sanfords And Some Of Their Descendants In Appendix, published by the Tuttle Company Printers, Rutland Vermont, 1911.  You can download a copy of two of the four volume set here

Richard SANFORD (?-1591)
m. Elizabeth (?-1600),
Standstead Mountfitchet, Essex, England • Thomas m. 1. Friswith EVE and 2. Mary LEWES
• Robert
• Richard
• Henry
• Elizabeth

Thomas SANFORD (?-April 6, 1597)
m. Friswith EVE (?-1581),
Standstead Mountfitchet, Essex, England
• Ezechiell (1581-?) m. Rose WARNER
• Priscilla (1587-?) m. Thomas HOWE
• Zachery (1590-?)
• Sarah (1592-?)
• Damaris (1593-1615/16)

Ezechiell SANFORD (1581-?)
m. Rose WARNER at
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England • Thomas (1607/8-1682) m. Sarah
• John (1609/10-1679) m. Olin
• Ezekiel (1612-?)
• Robert (1615-?)
• Andrew (1617-?)
• Samuel (1619-1619)
• Mary (1622-?)
• Jonathon (1624-?)

Thomas emigrated from England to Boston, New England, most likely in 1632 (or as late as 1634) and then moved to
Milford, Connecticut shortly thereafter becoming one of the founding members of that community.

Thomas SANFORD (1607/08-1681)
m. Sarah 1636/7 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, New England (USA)
• Ezekiel (1637-1683) m. Rebecca WHELPLEY
• Sarah (1639-?) m. Richard SHUTE
• Mary (1643-?)
• Samuel (1643-1691) m. Hannah BRONSON
• Thomas Jr. (1644-?) m. 1. Elizabeth PAINE and 2. Elizabeth GIBBARD
• Ephraim (1646-1687) m. Mary POWELL
• Elizabeth (1648-?) m. Obadiah ALLYN

Ephraim SANFORD (1646-1687)
m. Mary POWELL on November 18, 1669, New Haven, Connecticut, New England (USA)
• Mary (1670-?) m. 1. Joseph ASHBURN, 2. Joshua HOTCHKISS, and 3. Eleazer HOLT
• Samuel (1672-1673)
• Samuel (1674-1749) m. 1. Hannah BALDWIN and 2. Esther PARMELEE
• Ephraim Jr. (1677-1728)
• Thomas (1679-1731)
• Nathaniel (1682-1771) m. 1. Deborah FARRAND and 2. Bethiah STUBBINS
• Zachariah (1683-1712)

Samuel SANFORD (1674-1749)
m. 1. Hannah BALDWIN, Milford, Connecticut, New England (USA)
• Hannah (1696-?) m. Joseph GUNN
• Samuel Jr. (1698-1781) m. 1. Abigail HOLBROOK, 2. Hannah TOMLINSON
• Joseph (1701-1754) m. Mary CLARK
• Mary (1702-?) m. Josiah NORTHRUP
• Jonathan (1704-?) m. 1. Phoebe PLATT and 2. Hannah PLATT
• Stephen (1706-1779) m. Esther PARMELEE

• David (1708-1708)
• David (1709-1751) m. Rachel Strong
• Esther (1711-?) m. Samuel Bristol
• Abigail (1714 -?) m. Aaron Parsons
• Elizabeth (1716-1764) m. Jonathan Alvord 
m. 2. Esther PARMELEE

Samuel SANFORD Jr. (1698-1781)
m. 1. Abigail HOLBROOK, Milford Connecticut, New England (USA)
• Nathan (1722-?) m. 1. Abigail TIBBALS, 2. Lois DUNNING
• Sarah (1724-?) m. John HINE
• Hannah (1728/9-?) John ASHBURN
• Isaac (1731-1801) m. Jerusha BAKER
• Gideon (1734/5-1806) m. Jan HUMPHREY

Nathan SANFORD (1722-?)
m. 1. Abigail TIBBALS, Milford, Connecticut, New England (USA)
• Nathan Jr. (1749-1821) m. Sarah SMITH
• Henry (1752-1830) m. Rhoda PERKINS
• Joel (1754-?)
• Comfort (1756-?) m. Joel COLLINS
• Jonathan (1757-1836) m. Jerusha SANFORD
• Archibald (1759-1844) m. Amy PECK
• Patience (?-?) m. Jehiel CLARK
m. 2. Lois DUNNING, Milford, Connecticut, New England (USA)

Archibald SANFORD (1759-1844)
m. Amy PECK, Milford, Connecticut, New England (USA)
• Julius Maximinus (1781-1853) m. Lucy HUBBARD
• Friend (1785-1853) m. Stella GRANNIS
• Eli (1789-1810)
• Anna (1793-?)
• Philemelia (1796-1829) m. Amasa PRESTON
• Freeman (1803-1872) m. Lydia WELTON

Archibald Sanford took part in the American Revolution as a member of Captain Curtis' Company, part of Colonel Hooker's Regiment stationed at Peekskills, New York.  He later became a Methodist Minister.  Though born in Milford, Connecticut he later moved to Prospect, Connecticut and died there in 1844.

Julius Maximinus SANFORD (1781-1853)
m. Lucy HUBBARD on October 25, 1802
• Chesterfield (1803-1836) and Mary AUSTIN
• Amanda (1805-1860) m. John GORTON on May 19, 1823 by Rev. William Jenkins of Richmond Hill in the Presbyterian Church.  Julius her father and Leonard Morgan were witnesses
• Polly (1811-1815)
• George (1817-1878)
According to Carlton E. Sanford about 1808-9 Julius moved into New York and settled near Benton. Julius built and operated both a paper and an oil mill there until after 1817 when he went to Carthage, now part of the City of Rochester, where he remained for two years. Julius and his son Chesterfield then went to the Town of York (Toronto) in 1820 and operated an inn on the north east corner of then Lot Street (Queen Street) and Dundas Street (Ossington Avenue). According to records at the Land Registry Office, Julius Sandford purchased part of Park Lot 24, subdivided by Plan D203 from James Givens on April 11, 1823 for £125 comprising "one acre more or less".  



Sandford's Mail Road and Sandford's Inn, 1834
City of Toronto:  The Capital of Upper Canada, 1834
redrawn 1919, courtesy of Toronto Reference Library

As described by Edwin C. Guillet in Pioneer Inns and Taverns, published in 1954, "To the west of the city, near the Lunatic Asylum where the roadway along Lot Street turned northward, was early located Sandford's Inn, a watering place on the east side of the bend. A conspicuous pump was available to fill the large trough a long section of a huge pine tree dug out like a canoe. A little to the eastward opposite the Garrison Common was a rival of Sandford's the Blue Bell Tavern." At the time this was the main road out of the Town of York to the west and was a strategic corner. In fact in some early directories the area is referred to as "Sandford's Corner", and a map from 1834 (above) refers to the road as "Sandford's Mail Road". Julius made additional purchases of land to add to his holdings.  On November 5, 1827 he purchased an additional acre of land from his son-in-law John Gorton for £189.  John Gorton had purchased this land on October 29, 1827 from James Givens for £56 and so in a few days made a profit of  £133!    Julius operated the tavern for a number of years later selling it for a substantial profit. Julius sold a 1/2 acre of the land to Clarke Gamble, for £600 on February 4, 1834.  This was the south west corner of his holdings and so included the inn. He would hold onto another acre of land until October 25, 1841 when he sold it to Cornelius Williams for £303.15.  His son Chesterfield died in 1836 and was buried in the Potter's Field Cemetery (which has since disappeared). According to Carlton E. Sanford, Julius was a friend of William Lyon Mackenzie and so after the Rebellion of 1837 decided it would be best to leave Toronto. He moved to Rochester, New York to live with his daughter Amanda until his death in 1853. Interestingly, after fleeing Canada in 1837 Mackenzie also moved to Rochester in January 1839. Did the old friends meet up again? Mackenzie would remain in Rochester (including a stint in jail) until June of 1842 when he moved to New York City.

Chesterfield SANFORD (1803-1836)
and Mary AUSTIN, York (Toronto), Ontario, Canada
• Edward (1830-1914), m. 1. Catherine BROWN and 2. Bridget MCCARTHY
• Martin (1832-1909) m. Sarah Jane JOHNSON

The relationship between Chesterfield and Mary is a real mystery (as is Mary AUSTIN herself). I have not yet found a marriage between them though I have found marriages between them and other people. Mary married Anthony BILEMORE (BELLAMORE) on April 14, 1832. The marriage was performed by Rev. John Culham (a travelling Methodist Minister - even though Anthony was Catholic and all their children were baptized in the Catholic Church) in Etobicoke Township, York County. Witnesses were Susannah LaRUSH and Sarah NELL (see Bellamore Family posting).  Chesterfield was married to Eliza MARKWELL at Christ Church, Mimico (Church of England) on August 3, 1834. In fact, according to Carlton E. Sanford they had a daughter (Sarah Ann b. August 24, 1835) before Chesterfield died in 1836. 


Edward SANDFORD (1830 - Feb 17, 1914)
m. 1. Catherine BROWN at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Toronto (February 3, 1857 - Aug 20, 1875) buried
St. Michael's Cemetery , Toronto; m. 2. Bridget MCCARTHY ( d. February 10, 1910) at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Toronto on June 20, 1878.

• Mary Anne (1857-?) – entered convent - Sister Mary Presentation
• Edward Jr. (1859-1947) m. Mary COADY
• William (1861-1944) m. Catherine O'CONNOR on April 24, 1889. In the 1911 census William and his family were farming on Lot 10, Concession 2, EtobicokeTownship. They had the following children - Edward (1892-1974) m. Mary Agnes MCMAHON; Helena (1895-?); John (1897-1971) m. Josephine MOORE on Dec 27, 1928; Mary (1899-?); Anna (1900-?); Roselene (1903-1987) m Wilfred Joseph MCLAUGHLIN on June 29, 1931
• Sarah Jane (1862-1955) m. Matt MCDONOUGH
• Elizabeth (1863-?) – entered convent May 6, 1886 - Sister Mary Nativity
• Ellen (1865 - August 10, 1876) - buried St. Michael's Cemetery
• Joseph Anthony (1869-?) - went to Chicago, Illinois, USA
• Melinda Catherine (1871-?) - went to Buffalo, New York, USA - never married.  There is a Melinda Sanford born in Canada living in the household of Francis Hoff in Buffalo in the 1910 US Census.  Her emigration year is listed as 1906.
• Alfred James (1874-?) - went to Buffalo, New York, USA - never married


In 1861 and 1871 the family was living on a farm in Etobicoke but in 1875 were living at 47 Strachan Avenue, Toronto.  This is where Catherine Sandford, Edward's wife, died on August 20, 1875.  According to her death registration she died of typhoid fever.  She is buried in St. Michael's Cemetery.  They do not appear in the 1875 Toronto City directory and so must have moved to Strachan Avenue early in 1875.  In the 1876 Toronto City directory they are living at 154 Strachan Avenue on the west side just north of Richmond Street.  I am not sure if this was the existing house #47 but renumbered or if they had moved to a new house further up the street or if the address in Catherine Sandford's obituary is a mistake?  There does not appear to be a 47 Strachan Avenue so I think it might have been a mistake.  They would remain at 154 Strachan Avenue until at least 1879.  Edward's occupation is listed as a teamster.  According to the 1884 Goad's Fire Insurance Plan for Toronto it was the northerly home of a 3 home rowhouse.  The next set of houses to the north were set back slightly further from the street.  It had a brick facade but was made of wood.  Looking at the existing houses on the street, and comparing it to the 1884 map,  it could this house today.  This would have just been a short distance south of Queen Street West.  At the top of the street at the time was Trinity College (present day Trinity Bellwoods Park).  They were back in Etobicoke for the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses.  According to her death registration Bridget McCarthy, second wife of Edward Sandford Sr. died on February 10, 1910 of colon cancer.  According to his death registration Edward Sandford Sr. died on February 17, 1914, aged 84 years, of asthma and arteriosclerosis with the immediate cause being heart failure.  He is buried in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Edward SANDFORD Jr. (1859-1947)
m. Mary COADY (June 13, 1929) at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Toronto on June 8, 1887
• Mary Elizabeth (1888-1913)  According to her death registration she died of tuberculosis.
• Helen Teresa (1889-1975) m. James Francis (Frank) HARRISON
• Norman (1891-?) m. Mary Ellen ARKINS
• John Frederick (1896-1972) m. Kathleen BLAKE, September 8, 1925, St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, New Toronto
• Evelyn (1896-1978) - never married
• Madeline Gertrude (1900-1963) - never married

According to her death registration Mary Coady died on June 13, 1929 of diabetes and pneumonia.  She is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery. 

Helen Teresa SANDFORD (1889-1975)
m. James Francis (Frank) HARRISON on June 15, 1926, St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Dixie, Toronto Township, Peel County.  They had two children:

  • Francis Edward (Ed) Harrison (July 27, 1927 - February 10, 2012)  Ed attended St. Michael's College School in Toronto, playing hockey and football before beginning his professional hockey career with the Boston Bruins in 1947.  He later played for other teams in both the NHL and other leagues before retiring from professional hockey in 1962.  He then moved to Brantford, Ontario 
  • living
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Belhumeur/Bellamore/Belmore/ Bellemere Family

After her relationship with Chesterfield Sandford, Mary Austin married Anthony Bellamore.  Anthony became stepfather to Edward and Martin Sandford.  Anthony and Mary's children became their half brothers and sisters.

I have traced the beginnings of the Bellamore family to Quebec.   I think that Anthony Bellamore's father was Antoine Bellmere, and his grandfather was Joseph Belemere.  The Genealogy of Canada website traces this family back to a Jean Belhumeur (c.1700-1776) but I have to look into this further.

Joseph Belemere and Marie Louis Poulin were married at St. Michel-de-Vaudreuil in 1781.  Both parents could write as they signed the parish register under their marriage entry.

Their son Antoine was baptized at St. Michel-de-Vaudreuil on February 5, 1786.    There is a reference to an Antoine Bellmere born in St. Michel, Vaudreuil, Quebec who was a Private in the 7th Company, York Militia Regiment, in Richard Feltoe's, Redcoated Ploughboys:  extracts of the Incorporated Militia Muster Listings from 1813-1815.  I believe that this is Anthony's father.  There are papers in RG9, Series 1B4, Volume 18 - Land Claim Certificates of Upper Canada Militiamen who served in the War of 1812-1814, that confirm that Antoine was a member of Captain Thomas Fraser's Company of the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada.  The papers are dated March 24, 1815 at York and confirm that he was a member of the company for a period of two years.  They state that we has 29 years old and stood 5 feet 8 inches in height.  It confirms that he was born in Lower Canada.  Antoine was illiterate as he signed the papers with his mark.

It looks like after the War of 1812 Antoine journeyed with this wife and son Antoine back to Quebec to get married in his wife's home parish.  Antoine was married on August 14, 1815 to Theotiste Dubois, daughter of the deceased Joseph Dubois and Elizabeth Sabourin at Ste-Madeleine-de-Rigaud.  The parish record of the marriage is very interesting as it makes a number of references to them as residents of Upper Canada, and indicates that Belhumeur was his dit name, his actual last name is Mosse. It also mentions that they had their infant son Antoine with them and that he was baptized at Saint "Andre's" in Upper Canada.  The record indicates that Ste-Madeleine-de-Regaud was Theotiste's home parish. 

There are burial records in the Potter's Field for an Anthony Belamour b. CW buried Aug 25, 1843, Excess, aged 70 years and Christiana Belamour, wife of Anthony b. CW buried two days later on Aug 27, 1843, aged 65 years, Grief.  I think these were Anthony's parents though the record of him being born in Canada West (Ontario) is not correct.  Nor is his mother's name the same as used in her marriage record in Quebec in 1815.

Mary AUSTIN (c. 1810 in Quebec - August 31, 1897) 
m. Anthony BELLAMORE (c 1815 in Montreal - d. ?) York (Toronto), Ontario, Canada on April 14, 1832 in Etobicoke Township, York County by Rev. John Culham. It appears that their marriage was sanctioned by the Catholic Church sometime between 1835 and 1838 as the entries in the St. Paul's Roman Catholic Baptismal Register change from describing the marriage as "ilicit" (sic) to "legitimate".

In the 1837 directory for Toronto and the Home District Anthony Ballemore is listed as living on Lot 10, Concession B, Etobicoke Township.  In the 1846 Brown's Directory Anthony Bellamore is listed as a labourer living on Queen Street, near the 1st toll gate in the City of Toronto.  In the 1861, 1871 and 1881 census records they are living in Etobicoke Township, York County.   In 1861 they are living in a frame house.  The agricultural census for the year indicates that they were living on Lot 4, Concession 1, consisting of 100 acres, of which 46 acres was under cultivation, 9 was under pasture and 45 acres was still wooded.  The value of the farm was estimated at $7000 with an additional $100 for farm implements etc..  Production for the previous year was 50 bushels of spring wheat from 5 acres of land; 80 bushels of barley from 5 acres of land; 40 bushels of peas from 2 acres of land; 120 bushels of oats from 4 acres of land; 50 bushels of potatoes from 2 acres of land; 30 bushels of mangelwurzel (feedstock); 60 bushels of carrots; and 10 (tons of 2000 lbs or bundles of 16 lbs) of hay.  By 1878 they had moved from Lot 4, Concession 1 to the land detailed on the map below.


In the Mimico Story there is a reference to "Anthony Ballamore's" house as being the only residence on what is today Burlington Road.  It does not however appear on the 1878 map.


By the 1891 census they are living in Trafalgar Township, Halton County.  It indicates that Mary Austin was blind.

They had the following children:

• Elizabeth (1838 - April 26, 1919) - living with her brother Frederick in Humber Bay as indicated in the 1901 and 1911 census.  Elizabeth died on April 26, 1919 at 131 Lisgar, Toronto.  Her name is spelt "Bellemere" on the death registration.  She is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

• Michael (1841 - February 28, 1883) - in 1873 Michael and his brother Anthony are boarding at 53 Duke Street in Toronto and working as teamsters. He died in the General Hospital of pneumonia and delerium tremens. He is buried at St. Michael's Cemetery.

• Anthony Jr. (1842 - July 7, 1922 - St. Michael's Cemetery) m. 1. Anne LYNCH (1852 - December 5, 1901 - St. Michael's Cemetery) on January 7, 1873. The witnesses were Michael Bellemore, his brother, and Maria Lynch; m. 2. Margaret Foley (1875-?) on November 16, 1903
Anthony spelled his last name "Belmore" while all his other siblings wrote it as "Bellemere".  In 1873 Anthony and his brother Michael were boarding at 53 Duke Street in Toronto and working as teamsters.  In 1875 he is living at 421 1/2 King Street East.  In 1877 he is listed as a grocer living at 155 Pine Street.  In 1879 he is listed at 178 Sackville Street.  In the 1881 census Anthony, age 42 is listed with his wife Anna, age 25 and children Joseph, age 7; Margaret, age 6; May (Mary) age 3; and, Katie (Catherine) aged 5 months.   In the 1891 census he is mistakenly identified as "Alfred". His occupation is listed as liquor dealer. The following children are living with him - Anthony Joseph (b.c. 1873 - 1898); Margaret (b.c. 1875); unnamed child (1876-1876); Mary (b.c. 1878 - 1901); Catherine (b. c. 1880); and, Annie (b.c. 1884). They also have a domestic servant Sarah Rice living with them. Their son Anthony Joseph died on December 20, 1898 at the age of 25.  Their daughter Annie died on September 2, 1900 of consumption.  In the 1901 census Anthony is listed as living at 202 Sackville Street along with his wife Anne and three daughters - Maggie, Mary and Katie. His occupation is listed as a liquor merchant at the same location. His salary in 1901 was $1000. However he seems to have amassed quite an impressive collection of real estate. The census records indicate that he owned a total of 4 lots with 8 houses and one store on them. This included 200 and 202 Sackville as well as 53, 55 and 57 Blair Avenue (based on information in the 1890 Toronto Assessment Roll). In addition he also leased an additional 5 lots. Mary Belmore died on August 25, 1901 of consumption.   Anne Lynch died in December 1901.  On November 16, 1903 Anthony married Margaret Foley, daughter of Daniel Foley and Mary Donoline in Toronto.  On the marriage registration he is listed as a Liquor Merchant, 57 years of age and she is listed as being 30 years of age.  Their daughter Grace was born on November 15, 1904.  In about 1907 they moved to 692 Gerrard Street East (It is the semi-detached house painted white next to the beauty salon).  In the 1911 census Anthony and Margaret Foley, with their daughter Grace are living on Gerrard Street East.  According to the census Margaret was born in 1875 and emigrated to Canada in 1902.  Anthony is listed as retired so he must have sold his business.  This was fortunate as the imposition of prohibition through the Ontario Temperance Act in 1916 would have forced its closure.   His daughter Margaret married Ernest Eatherly, son of Joseph Eatherly and Ann Soole on April 15, 1903.  In the 1911 census Ernest and Margaret Eatherly are living two doors down the street from Anthony at 688 Gerrard Street East.  Ernest indicated that he worked for a newspaper at $900 a year.  The 1912 Toronto City directory indicates that Ernest worked as a mailer at the Mail and Empire newspaper.  In 1931 Margaret Eatherly purchased a home on the north side of Simpson Avenue, Toronto at a cost of $3,350.  His daughter Catherine married Gerald Henderson, son of Robert Henderson and Catherine Bryce on November 28, 1903.  In the 1911 census they are living at 11 Chapel Street, Toronto.  Gerald was working as a shipper at a warehouse for $620 a year.  They had two sons:  Carlton born on November 17, 1904 and Anthony Frank born on December 31, 1908.   Chapel Street was a short street running north from St. Joseph's Street to St. Mary's Street.  In the 1912 Toronto City directory there were only 5 houses (all made of wood) on the east side of the street including #11.  On the west side of the street was St. Michael's College. 

There is a photo of Anthony in the The Story of St. Paul's Parish, Toronto. Commemorating the Centenary of the First Parish Church, in the Archdiocese of Toronto, compiled and edited by Edward Kelly and published in 1922.




Anthony died in his home at 692 Gerrard Street East on July 7, 1922 of arteriosclerosis.  Both Anthony and his first wife, Anne Lynch are buried at St. Michael's Cemetery, Toronto along with their daughters Annie (1884 - September 2, 1900) and Mary (1879 - Aug 25, 1901), their son Joseph (1873-December 20, 1898) and an unnamed child who only lived "a few minutes" in September 1876.  Margaret Foley, Anthony's widow was remarried to Matthias McDonald, a widower on February 18, 1924 in Toronto.  Matthias is listed as a hotel keeper living at 1302 Queen Street West.  This was the Parkdale Hotel built in 1888.   Margaret's daughter Grace married John Louis LaChapelle circa 1928?  He appears to have lived next door to her at 694 Gerrard Street East.  They had a stillborn child in 1929, and four children that survived thereafter.  

• Amelia (1844 - 1900) - this is a mysterious daughter who only appears with the family in the 1861 and 1891 census.  In the 1891 census it indicates that she was "unsound of mind".  She does not appear with the family in 1871 or 1881 census.  I am not sure where she was? She was admitted to the Toronto Asylum on Queen Street on June 3, 1895 and died there of heart failure on April 20, 1900.

• Cecilia (1845 - November 8, 1921) - She is listed in the 1901 census as dressmaker and living in boarding house with sister Ellen in Toronto - head of household is 70 year old Ann O'Flynn.  In the 1913 Toronto City directory she is renting rooms at 38 Tecumseth, Toronto with her sister Helen.  Cecilia died on November 8, 1921.  At the time she was living at 131 Lisgar, Toronto.  She was living at this address for 20 years prior to her death so she must have moved here about 1901.  Her name is spelt "Bellemere" on the death registration.  She is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto.

• Mary (1847-?)

• Frederick (Alfred) (1847 - November 15, 1919) He is living in the community of Humber Bay, Etobicoke Township, York County in the 1901 and 1911 census.  Frederick was a teamster working at a "wood yard" with an annual salary in 1910 of $400.  His sisters Elizabeth and Charlotte are also living with him though there was no occupation listed for either.  In 1901 they appear to have had another family living with them in the house (Presley family) but in 1911 it was just the three of them on Macdonald Street.  The property was across the street from the Humber Golf Course.  The house was demolished during the construction of the Humber Sewage Treatment Plant in the late 1950s.  In about 1913 Frederick appears to have moved to 229 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto as he appears for the first time at this address in the 1914 Toronto City directory.  Frederick moved to 131 Lisgar by 1916 as he appears here for the first time in the 1917 Toronto City directory.  He would be joined by his sisters Cecelia, Elizabeth, and Helen.  Frederick (named Alfred on his death registration) died on November 15, 1919 of stomach cancer at 131 Lisgar, Toronto.  His name is spelt "Bellemere" on the death registration.  He is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto.





Humber Bay



131 Lisgar Street, Toronto
1910 Goad's Fire Insurance Plan of the City of Toronto, Plate 21

• Ellen (Helen) (1849 - Sept 12, 1934)  In the 1901 census she is listed as dressmaker and living in a boarding house with her sister Cecilia in Toronto - the head of the household is a 70 year old Ann O'Flynn.  In the 1913 Toronto City directory she is renting rooms at 38 Tecumseth Street, Toronto with her sister Cecilia.  Ellen died in Toronto Western Hospital on September 12, 1934 after she was struck by a truck in front of 1050 Queen Street West.  The accident resulted in a fractured skull and ribs.  She was 65 years of age.  Her death registration spells her last name "Bellemere".  It noted that she was a retired dressmaker and was living at 131 Lisgar Avenue, Toronto at the time of her death.

• Charlotte (1854-?)  She was living with her brother Frederick in Humber Bay according to 1901 and 1911 census.

Mary Austin died on August 31, 1897, aged 82 years, in Humber Bay so she must have been living with her children there.  Her obituary in the Globe on September 2, 1897 indicates that she was to be buried in Oakville (however I can't find her there - perhaps this is a mistake and she is buried in Toronto?) and that she was the widow of the late Anthony. Therefore Anthony died sometime between 1891 when he last appears in the census and 1897 though I have not been able to find his death registration or place of burial. There is a large trunk at my father's house with the initials "AB" on it. Most likely belonging to Anthony Bellamore Sr.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Family of Martin Sandford and Sarah Jane Johnson

Martin Sandford taken about 1880.
© Michael Harrison 2009


Martin Sandford and Sarah Jane Johnson in 1908
© Michael Harrison 2010

Martin SANDFORD (1832-1909)
m. Sarah Jane JOHNSON (1843-1920)

Martin originally settled in Etobicoke Township and was living there in 1878 on Lot 11, Concession II Fronting the Lake, part of the Colonel Smith Tract, when the Illustrated Atlas of York County was published.

Martin Sandford Farm, Etobicoke Township, York County 1878

Later he bought a farm on Lot 21, Concession 2, Toronto Township, Peel County, at the south west corner of present day Mavis Road and Eglinton Avenue in Mississauga (former Toronto Township, Peel County) moving there. The farm eventually ended up in the hands of Vincent Sandford his grandson. Vincent and his sister Agnes were reclusive and lived on the farm almost until the end of their lives. The property ended up being taken over by a development company. In the 1990s I helped ensure that the farmhouse (built circa 1870) was designated under the Heritage Act but it provided little protection for it. After Vincent and Agnes left the property there were a series of mysterious fires that destroyed the barn and then the farmhouse (twice!).
The burned out shell of the Martin Sandford farmhouse 2008. Courtesy of Lone Primate on flickr. More photos can be found on flickr.

The farmhouse, which was supposed to be incorporated into the development of the site was a ruin. It stood for a few years but the walls were reduced to 3 foot stubs in early 2009 and will be incorporated into the
local park as an interpretive feature.


courtesy of the City of Mississauga

Allowing the destruction of the Sandford farmhouse was a great failure for the City of Mississauga. Protection and preservation of the farmhouse should have been front and centre and a condition for development of the site, not an afterthought. Had the developer been required to renovate the house as a condition of the first building permit on the site it would still be there today and would have provided some historical distinctiveness and uniqueness for an otherwise nameless suburban development. Mississauga is dimished by its loss.

They had the following children:

• Elizabeth (1873-1893).  Elizabeth never married and died on February 7, 1893 aged 22 years 11 months.  According to her death registration she died from inflamation of the bowels which occurred over 20 hours.  She is buried with her parents in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Port Credit.

• Charlotte (1872-1959) – never married

• Anthony (1872 - ?) m. 1. Jean F. MacDonell (1870-1906) m. 2. Mary Murphy, aged 34 years b. Streetsville on April 27, 1908.  Mary was the daughter of James Murphy and Rosemia? Donague.  She was a dressmaker and he was a farmer.  The witnesses were Wm. J. Sandford of Streetsville and Kathleen O'Connor of Trafalgar.  The record mentions that Anthony was born in New Toronto.  Anthony's first wife died aged 36 years on December 30, 1906 and was buried in the family plot in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Port Credit.  According to her death registration she died in Cooksville of tuberculosis.

• Martin (May 2, 1876-?) m. Mary KELLY, daughter of John Kelly and Ellen Creeman, on September 7, 1904. m 2. Jane CULNAN?
     o John m. Madeline KELLY – 4 daughters
     o Mildred m. James MCDEVITT – 1 daughter
     o Mary (1907-2004) m. Albert HENNESSEY – 2 children
     o Helen m. William HEARY – 4 children
     o Martin – never married

• Thomas Edward (June 4, 1878 - July 16, 1960) m. Theresa (Tessie) Mary McCulley (December 6, 1879 - September 11, 1968)on January 23, 1907 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Port Credit.  Teresa, aged 25 years, was the daughter of Patrick McCully and Mary Maddigan, and listed as a dressmaker.
In the 1911 census Thomas and his family are living on Lot 21, Concession 2, Toronto Township, Peel County. With them is his mother Sarah, sisters Hannah and Charlotte and his brother William and his wife Catherine. In addition there were also two farmworkers Bert Martin and Robert Ray or Kay.
o Sylvester Edward (November 26, 1907 - November 17, 1974) m. Monica JACKSON (1904-?) Feb 4, 1937 – 2 children.
According to his birth registration he was born on Lot 21, 2nd Concession north of Dundas Street in Toronto Township, Peel County on November 26, 1907.  Sylvester Edward is buried in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Streetsville (Mississauga).  His last name is spelt Sanford without the "d"on his tombstone.  Monica Jackson, his wife is buried at Assumption Roman Catholic Cemetery in Mississauga.
o Agnes Mary (February 26, 1909 - 2003) – never married
o Helen Theresa (1910-1995) m. Avery TINDALE – 2 children 
o Vincent Joseph (January 21, 1912 - 2002) – never married
o Margaret (1913-?) – never married.  Buried at St. Mary's,
   Hepworth, Ontario

• Ellen Teresa (September 25, 1880-?) – entered convent of the Good Shepherd – became Sister Mary St. Dominic

• Hannah Katherine (May 9, 1883 - December 25, 1952) m. John KIRKHAM (April 21, 1883 - August 22, 1945), aged 30 years, son of Robert and Isabella Scott on October 27, 1913 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Port Credit.  The witnesses were Norman Sandford and Helena Sandford.  Hannah and her husband John Kirkham are buried in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Streetsville (present day City of Mississauga) with their sons Willie 1914-1917 and Wm. Joseph (July 20-1914-April 5 1918).  According to his death registration William died of pneumonia on April 5, 1918,  Hannah's last name is spelled Sanford without the "d" on her tombstone.

• Henry (1884-?)

• William (September 6, 1885 - September 21, 1928) married 1. Kathleen O'Connor (1890-1913).  According to her death registration she died on June 30, 1913 of anemia of seven months duration. She is buried in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Trafalgar Township, Halton County, near Milton in the O'Connor family plot.  Married 2. Mary Helena SHEA (1881-1967) on February 4, 1915 at Oakville.  William's place of residence is listed as the Village of Hornby, Halton County.  Mary's place of residence is listed as Oakville.  William was listed as a widower so this was his second marriage.  He was 30 years of age and she was 33.  They were both born in Trafalgar Township, Halton County.  Mary was the daughter of Thomas Shea and Frances Tolan (?).  The witnesses were J. Sandford of Mimico, Ontario and Anastasia Shea of Detroit, Michigan.  William was living with his brother Thomas in 1911, according to the census.  According to his death registration William died on September 21, 1928 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto, of endocarditis, an inflamation of the heart which brought about heart failure.  He is buried in Streetsville.  Helena Shea is buried at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Streetsville (Mississauga).

According to his death registration Martin Sandford Sr. died on July 26, 1909 of arteriosclerosis and old age but there is also a note from Dr. M. Sutton of Cooksville, transcribed by the registrar, that says "He was subject to fits. I believe he took a fit and fell of (sic) the fence". According to her death registration Sarah Jane Johnson died on January 19, 1921 of cystitis (kidney disease) at the age of 74 years. It indicates that she is buried in Port Credit.  Both are indeed buried at the old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Port Credit next to the church.  Their tombstone survived the clearance and paving over of much of the cemetery in the mid 20th century as it is located close to Lakeshore Road East where a small section of the cemetery survived unscathed.

In his will dated January 16, 1907, Martin Sandford made the following dispositions:

- all household furniture and effects to his wife

- $50 to his wife

- to his son Thomas Edward the north half of Lot 21, Con 2 NDS containing 100 acres

- give to my wife and daughter Charlotte to reside upon same and dwell in the northerly half of the dwelling thereon with all rights of entrance and full enjoyment of the said home

- my son Thomas Edward to provide my wife and daughter Charlotte with all and every produce of the said farm that they or either of them may require for their consumption use and table and to provide groceries provisions and such other things as my wife and daughter may require for their consumption, use and table as are generally used by people of their condition, my wife during her life and my said daughter after my wife's death to determine what is required for their consumption, use and table.

- my son Thomas Edward to provide my said wife and daughter with fuel they may require

- my son Thomas Edward to provide my said wife and daughter Charlotte with a horse and buggy when they require same

- my said son Thomas Edward to pay to my wife and daughter upon the first day of October in each and every year during their lives the sum of $50 each

- my son Thomas Edward to pay my son William the sum of $1,500 in yearly instalments of $200 each upon the first day of October in each and every year after my death until the sum is fully paid

- I give to my son Martin John the westerly half or 50 acres of Lot 11, Concession 1 in the Township of Etobicoke subject to the payment to my son William of the sum of $1500 in yearly instalments of $200 each upon the first day of October in each and every year after my death until the sum is fully paid, provided however that should my son Martin John is to pay the whole of the balance of the said sum of $1500 remaining unpaid within two months after the request made therefore by my son William

- I direct my son Martin John to pay to my wife the sum of $50 upon each and every first day of October in each year of her life

- I give to my daughter Helen Teresa the sum of $500 to be paid in annual instalments of $100 each upon the first day of November in each of the five years next after my death

- I give to my daughter Hannah Catherine the sum of $1000 to be paid in annual payments of $200 each upon the first day of October in each of the five years next after my death

- all the residue of my estate to my wife

The estate was valued at $14,026.74 of which the bulk was in real estate.  The 100 acres comprised of the northerly half of Lot 21, Concession 2 north of Dundas Street in Toronto Township, Peel County was valued at $7,400 and the 50 acres comprised of the south half of Lot 21, Concession 2 north of Dundas Street in Toronto Township, Peel County was valued at $5,225.  There is a note in the probate file that the 50 acre farm in Etobicoke was "disposed of by the Testator in his life time".  Household furniture was valued at $100; horse and buggy at $150; there was $1000, cash in hand or in the bank; and, $151.74 owed to the estate for rent of real estate.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mary Coady 1863-1929


© Michael Harrison 2009


This is a photo of my great grandmother Mary Coady, daughter of Patrick Coady and Johanna Dineen, as a younger women. Probably taken about 1880 before she married Edward Sandford Jr.

Family of Edward Sandford Jr. and Mary Coady


© Michael Harrison 2009


This is a photo of my great grandparents and their children. In the back row is Madeline, Frederick, Helen (my grandmother), and Evelyn. In the front row is Norman, Mary Coady, Edward Sandford and Mary Elizabeth. This photo is probably taken about 1910.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Coady Family of Ireland and Toronto

Michael COADY m. Mary CAIN in Ireland circa 1830 and had the following children:
• Thomas (c 1831-1872) m. Mary DINEEN
• Patrick (c 1832-1872) m. Johanna DINEEN
• Ellen (c 1838- by 1863) m. John MULQUEEN
• Michael (c 1839-1909) m. Bridget MCCARTHY

According to Michael Coady Jr's response on the 1901 census the Coadys emigrated to Canada in 1842.  Did Michael Coady and Mary Cain come with their children or did the children come alone? There is a Michael CODY in the burial register for St. Michael's Cemetery who died on June 12, 1859, aged 50 yrs. b. Ireland, and is buried in plot 27 north of St. Charles St. Could this be him?




Coady Residences on 1856 Boulton Fire Insurance Plan for Toronto

The first verified appearance of them is in the 1861 census. Here Thomas, aged 28; Patrick, aged 26 and Michael, aged 22 are living in the house of John MALQUIN (MULQUEEN), married to Ellen COADY their sister, at 183 Seaton Street.

Thomas Coady and Mary Dineen

Thomas COADY (1831-1872) s/o Michael COADY and Mary CAIN married Mary DINEEN d/o Michael DINEEN and H. MADDEN, on February 3, 1863 at St. Michael's Cathedral, Toronto. Witnesses were Mick (Michael) Cody, his brother (?) and M. Murphy. The record mentions that Mary was from Limerick Co, Ireland. Mary sister Johanna married Thomas' brother Patrick in 1862. In the 1862 Toronto City Directory they are listed as living at 85 Beech Street (now part of present day Dundas Street East) on the south side a bit east of Parliament Street. Thomas is listed as a labourer. In the alphabetical part of the directory Mrs. Coady is listed as living at the same address which also indicates that there was a dairy in this location. In the 1871 city directory "Mrs Mary Coady" "dairy" is listed as living on Regent Street . In the 1871 census Thomas is listed as an inmate of the asylum and as being of "unsound mind".

They had the following children:

• Mary b. 1864


• Ellen b. 1867 m. Michael MEADE s/o William MEADE and Margaret O'BRIEN on June 21, 1892 in Toronto. Witnesses were Patrick MULQUEEN and Norah CAVANAGH both of Toronto. In the 1901 Census Michael indicated that he emigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1875 and was working as a teamster with a salary of $450 a year. Ellen's occupation was listed as dairy keeper with a salary of $50 per year. In the 1911 Census they were living at 78 River Street with the following children: William b. April 18, 1890; Alma b. July 18, 1892; Margaret b. February 13, 1898 and Harold b. February 10, 1901. Michael lists his occupation as cartage agent there are no salary figures however. He indicates that he emigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1874. Ellen is listed as Nellie. Their daughter Margaret MEADE, stenographer married Frank SULLIVAN, 33, drug clerk, Sullivan Corners - near Toronto, Toronto, s/o Michael SULLIVAN and Ellen FITZGERALD, on September 9, 1925, witness: William FITZGERALD of Clarkson and Rose COLLINS of Niagara Falls NY.

Records at the Archives of Ontario indicate that Thomas was admitted into the Queen Street Mental Asylum on October 20, 1863. The form was signed by three doctors - WB Hampton, Charles Gardue and John King and certified by the mayor of Toronto John George Bowes. Thomas was admitted as a "Free Patient" as the family did not have "the means of supporting" him "in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum". At the time of his admission he was 27 years old and living on North Park Street. His condition was listed as "Acute Mania" and he was listed as "Dangerous", though his "habit of life" was described as "temperate". The duration of the attack in 1863 was "ten days". He would remain in the Asylum for 8 years, 3 months and 13 days until his death from consumption on February 2, 1872. He was buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Mary never remarried. In the 1881 census she is living with her daughter Mary and another widow, Honora BOYLE next door to Johanna. Honora BOYLE is listed as Mary's mother which must mean she is the widow of Michael DINEEN originally Honora MADDEN (she was in Toronto by 1853 according to the Assessment Rolls - in that year she was living on the south side of Queen Street West in St. Andrew's Ward in a house she rented from John Kitson). Honora married Patrick Boyle.  They are together in the 1861 census with Johanna Dineen.  There does not appear to be a marriage in Ontario which could mean that Patrick married Honora in Newport, County Mayo where he was from.  Honora BOYLE nee DINEEN (MADDEN) died on May 28, 1895 aged 88 and was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery Toronto.    In 1901 Mary was living with her daughter Ellen and her husband Michael MEADE but in the 1911 census Mary appears to be living by herself as a lodger in the home of Michael DONONEY at 290 Wilton Avenue, just down the street from her sister Johanna.

Patrick Coady and Johanna Dineen

• Patrick COADY (1832-1872) s/o Michael COADY and Mary CAIN, married Johanna DINEEN d/o Michael DINEEN and Honora MADDEN on April 29, 1862 at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Toronto. Witnesses were Thomas COADY, Patrick's brother and Bridget Monroe. In the 1862 Toronto City Directory they are listed as living at 97 Beech Street (now part of present day Dundas Street East) on the south side just west of Regent Street. Patrick is listed as a labourer. In the 1870 city directory they are living at the same address and Patrick is listed as both a labourer and milkman. In the 1871 census Patrick is listed as a dairy man. It indicates that both he and his wife could read and write. They had the following children:

• Mary b. 1863 m. Edward SANDFORD on June 8, 1887, Toronto
• Michael b. 1864
• John b. 1867
• Thomas b. 1869

Patrick died on May 8, 1872 and was buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery. At the time he was living at 78 Beech Street (this is now part of Dundas Street East). Johanna never remarried. The 1874 city directory lists Mrs. Johanna Coady, "wid. P" as living at 101 Beech Street. I don't think that they had moved location I just think that the address changed as development continued to occur on Beech Street. In the 1881 census she is living with her children. Michael aged 17 lists his occupation as painter. The 1890 Assessment Roll for the City of Toronto indicates that Johanna owned the property at 265 Wilton. The lot was 35 feet wide and 100 feet deep and was valued at $1,050. The wooden buildings were valued at an additional $200 giving a total assessment of $1250. In the 1901 census Johanna is living with her son Thomas. She indicates that she emigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1846. Thomas lists his occupation as a brass moulder with an annual salary of $500. He was working at J and J Taylor's Toronto Safe Works, established in 1855 and located at 145-147 Front Street East.


Toronto Safe Works, 1908


The city directory for this year lists them as living at the rear of 265 Wilton (later to become Dundas Street East). They must have been renting the rest of the dwelling out to earn income. I am not sure what happened to her sons Michael and John.



Wilton Avenue in 1903
courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives


267 Wilton Avenue next door to the Coady Residence at 265.  The wooden clapboard Coady residence probably looked similar to this house.  This photo was taken in 1915.
courtesy City of Toronto Archives


Houses on the north side of Wilton Avenue across the street from the Coady Residence at 265 Wilton Avenue, 1912.  The wooden clapboard Coady Residence probably looked very similiar to these houses.
courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives

In the 1911 census she and her son Thomas are still living at rear 265 Wilton Avenue. Thomas is still working as a brass moulder with an annual salary of $686. Johanna fell and broke her hip in early 1926 and died at St. Joseph's Hospital on April 29, 1926 (her wedding anniversary) from pneumonia and was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery with her husband. At the time her residence was listed as 487 Dundas Street East. The house is long gone. The site is currently occupied by a fire station. Thomas Coady went to live with his sister Mary Coady (Sandford) sometime later in New Toronto. Eventually the family had to place him in the House of Providence due to his deteriorating health.

Ellen Coady and John Mulqueen

• Ellen (Mary Ellen) Coady (c 1838-?), aged 22 d/o Michael COADY and Mary CAIN was married to John MULGOUIRE (MULQUEEN) 29, b. Ireland, of Toronto s/o Matthew MULGUIRE (MULQUEEN) [his death registration indicates that his father's name was Patrick] and Ellen MCCARTHY at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church on February 16, 1860. Witnesses: Annie KELLY and Michael CODY, both of Toronto.

Her brothers Thomas, Patrick and Michael Coady are living with her and her husand in 1861 at 183 Seaton Street. John is listed as a boot maker. They have a daughter Ellen born circa 1859. There was also a son Matthew born in 1861. Ellen COADY must have died by 1863 as John was remarried to Mary COLLINS (she appears to have been a widow too - her maiden name was ROACH) on September 8, 1863 at St. Michael's Cathedral. Witnesses were P MULQUIN (John's brother) and M. MULCAHY. By 1874 John and his new wife are living at 305 Seaton Street. This is two blocks east of Allan Gardens. In the 1881 census it is just John and Mary together - no children living with them. John is listed as a shoemaker. According to her death registration Mary Collins died on June 23, 1888 of chronic Bright's (kidney disease).  In the 1891 census John is listed as a widower confirming Mary's death in 1888. His daughter Ellen is living with him. The 1890 Toronto Assessment Roll indicates that John MULQUEEN owned the property at 305 Seaton Street. The property was 26 feet wide and 96 feet deep and valued at $1500, of which the value of the buildings was $200 and the value of the property was $1300. In the 1901 census John has his daughter Ellen and a niece (Ellen's niece actually) Mary A. MULQUEEN living with him. Both Ellen and Mary are listed as being "Hair Dressers". John lists his year of emigration from Ireland to Canada as 1849. In the 1911 census John, aged 83 is living at 305 Seaton Street with his daughter Nellie (Ellen?), age 51. His occupation is listed as shoemaker. He indicates that he emigrated to Canada in 1855. There is a photo of a John Mulqueen, aged 97 years in the The Story of St. Paul's Parish, Toronto. Commemorating the Centenary of the First Parish Church, in the Archdiocese of Toronto, compiled and edited by Edward Kelly and published in 1922. It indicates that he is the oldest participant at the centenary celebrations of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church and has attended St. Paul's Church for 72 years. Is this the husband of Ellen COADY? It could well be. John MULQUEEN is still listed in the 1922 Toronto City Directory along with his daughter Ellen working as a "tlrs" (a tailor?) at the Scotland Woollen Mills Co. Ltd. The factory was located at 50 Richmond Street East. The retail locations were located at 66 Danforth Avenue and 1222 St. Clair Avenue West. I am not sure where Ellen worked. In addition there is a Patrick J. MULQUEEN, Commissioner, Ontario Athletic Commission at 28 Nanton Avenue. Could this be John's nephew? They are the only Mulqueens listed in the directory. According to Patrick J (PJ) MULQUEEN's obituary in the Globe and Mail on December 23, 1946 he was the son of Patrick MULQUEEN and Ellen O'BRIEN and was born on June 2, 1867. I think his father, Patrick MULQUEEN was the witness at John MULQUEEN's wedding to his second wife in 1863. John MULQUEEN died on April 3, 1924 and is buried at St. Michael's Cemetery. His obituary in the Toronto Star listed his age as 96 years.  His death registration indicates that his father was Patrick Mulqueen not Matthew as per his marriage entry. 

John MULQUEEN and Ellen COADY had the following children:

• Ellen/Nellie (c 1859-?) Appears to have never married as she was living with her father until his death in 1924 at 305 Seaton Street.  She must have left the house to her brother Matthew as he and his daughter and her husband were living there in 1934.

• Matthew (c 1861-1934) m. Ellen SULLIVAN d/o Patrick and Ellen on May 29, 1880. Witness were Frank SMITH and Lilie MURPHY both of Toronto. The had the following children:
o Ellen (April 1, 1881-?)  According to her birth registration they were living at 7 Drummond Place. Matthew's occupation is listed as shoe maker. In the 1901 census she is living with her grandfather John Mulqueen and aunt Ellen Mulqueen at 305 Seaton Street.  Ellen married Charles Henry HORNE, 27, plumber, Toronto, Toronto, s/o Charles HORNE and Elizabeth TAYLOR, on July 5, 1904. Witnesses: Henry R. DAWSON and Annie HOWARD, both of Toronto. She was living at 305 Seaton Street in 1934 when her father Matthew died. According to Matthew's death registration he died at St. Michael's Hospital of pulmonary tuberculosis on January 26, 1934. He was 72 years, 11 months and 9 days of age. The informant was his daughter, Mrs. Ellen Horne of 305 Seaton Street. He is buried at Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Toronto.
oAnnie (October 26, 1882 -?)  According to the birth registration the family was living at 289 Queen Street East at the time.  Annie was registered at the same time as Agnes in May 1885.
oMary Agnes (1884-?)  According to the birth registration the family was living at 289 Queen Street East at the time.

Michael Coady and Bridget McCarthy

• Michael (c 1839 - October 1, 1909) m. Bridget McCarthy d/o C. McCarthy and Ellen O'Connon (O'Connor?) on October 15, 1861 at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Toronto

Sometime after their marriage they moved to Quebec.  They are found there in the 1871 census living in the town of Trois-Pistoles on the Gaspe peninsula down river from Quebec City.  Their daughters Bridget, Rose and Ann were born in Quebec.  Their daughter Margaret was born in the US in 1873.  In the 1911 census both Margaret and her mother indicated that they emigrated to Canada in 1877 from the US.  By 1881 they had moved to Thorold, Welland County, Ontario where Michael worked as a stone cutter.  I think he moved there from Toronto to work on the third Welland Canal.  The government started construction on the new canal in 1870 and it opened in 1887.  Twenty-five stone locks were required to manage the 326 foot drop from the Niagara Escarpment to the level of Lake Ontario.  In the 1881 census Michael is listed with his wife Bridget, age 45 and the following children:  Ellen, age 18; Bridget, age 13; Rose, age 11; Annie, age 10; Margaret, age 6 and, John M. age 5.   He was still in Thorold in 1891 with the same children.  John Michael Coady their son died on May 3, 1891.    Michael appears in the 1897 Thorold Voting List in St. David's Ward listed as a Locktender.  In the 1901 census Michael listed his occupation as "Lock Tender" for 8 months for a salary of $360.  He indicated that he emigrated to Canada in 1842.  His wife Bridget emigrated in 1843.   Their daughters Annie and Margaret are living at home, and a niece last name Collins, age 8 is also present.  According to his death registration Michael died in Thorold, Welland County, Ontario on October 1, 1909 aged 68 years. His parents were listed as Michael Coady and Mary Cane confirming that this is the right Michael Coady.  In the 1911 census Bridget Coady is living in Thorold with her daughter Margaret, age 37, Annie O'Donald, age 41; and grand-daughters Mary F. Collins, age 17 and Rosa R. Collins, age 3.  There is a death registration for a "Mary Bridget Cody" who died in St. Catharines on February 6, 1923, aged 86 years and 4 months of age.  This appears to be Michael Coady's wife.  She was buried in Thorold on February 8, 1923.  

They had the following children:
• Ellen m. Alfred Corcoran in 1884
• Mary Bridget. b. 1868 d. 1947 - never married
• Rose m. Francis Collins in 1893
• Annie
• Margaret b. 1873 d. 1956 - never married
• John Michael d. 1891

I found the marriage of their daughter Ellen (Nellie) in 1884 - Alfred CORCORAN, 24, paper maker, Merritton, s/o John and Bridget, married Nellie CODY, 21, Ireland, Thorold, d/o Michael CODY and Bridget McCARTHY, witnesses: George and Kate GALLINGER of Merritton, 27 July 1884 at Thorold (Rom Cath) - Alfred also seems to have registered his marriage under the last name "Crawford" as well from the same marriage at the same church??  Merritton was an industrial community that harnessed the water power of the Second Welland Canal that flowed through the town.  It was just north west of Thorold.

I found the marriage of their daughter Rose in 1893 - Francis COLLINS, 25, teamster, Thorold, same, s/o John COLLINS and  Bridget KILRANE, married Roase COADY, 24, b. Quebec, Thorold, d/o Michael COLLINS and Bridget MCCARTHY, witn: Anthony GELESPIE (Gillespie?) of Merritton and Maggie (Margaret) COADY of Thorold, 6 June 1893 at Thorold.

Most of the family is buried at the Old Lakeview Municipal Cemetery, Thorold in Section D - Lot 87, Graves 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.

Michael Coady - Age 68 died October 3, 1909
John Coady - died April 30, 1891
Bridget M. Coady - Age 86 died February 6, 1923
Mary B Coady- Age 79 died February 3, 1947
Margaret Coady - Age 80 died January 20, 1956