HANRAHAN Surname
Pioneer Families in the Bytown / Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area

ML# 610 on the McCabe List

August 27, 2001

Hanrahans in my family:            
Daniel Hanrahan b. abt. 1777 in Ireland d. May 1861 in Canada
Spouse: Ellen Unknown b. abt. 1778 in Ireland d. Clinton County, Iowa, USA
 
"Daniel Hanrahan, a farmer and an early settler in Canada, where he 
reared his family, and there his death occurred.   After this event, 
in May 1861, his widow & all the family came to Clinton County, IA, the 
father having come in the Fall of 1860, bought land and returned to Canada 
and in the spring moved  the family here."  His wife spent the remainder 
of her days here, dying at the advanced age of 90 years.  The family 
consisted of 8 children, all of whom settled in this county all died here."  
Source: 1911 Clinton County Biographies
 
Children:
1. William Hanrahan b. 1802  D. March 6, 1880. Buried in Clinton Co. IA
Spouse: Ellen Flynn b. abt. 1811 County Cork, Ireland  d. Dec. 11, 1878 Buried at Clinton CO. IA
 
2.  Daniel H. Hanrahan b. 1805 in Ireland  d. March 1897 in Clinton CO. IA
Spouse: Jane Gormley b. Canada  d. 1891 in Clinton Co. IA
1842 Canadian Census-"16 years in the province and Daniel (son) & his wife 
Jane Gormley are living with Martin and parents, Daniel & Ellen plus infant grandson Billy

3. Mary Hanrahan b. 1805 in Ireland  d. April 24, 1879 in Clinton CO. IA
Spouse: James Waters / Watters b. 1801 d. Oct. 14, 1873 in Clinton Co. IA
 
4. Martin B. Hanrahan b. 1814 County Tipperary, Ireland, d. Feb. 3, 1889 in Clinton Co. IA
Spouse: Eleanor 'Ellen' COSTELLO  (daughter of Matthew & Ann O'Meara Costello b. May 9, 1827 d. Sept. 29, 1898 in Clinton Co. IA
 
In the biography it lists 8 children, but I have only 4.........also notice the gap 
in children's ages between Mary & Martin.........a possiblity is 4 returned to Canada
........and perhaps this is your line.

Please keep in touch as I would like to complete this branch of the tree.  My ancestors were the COSTELLOS: Matthew & Ann O'Meara Costello
Jean in Iowa
 
----- Original Message ----- From: "Helene Fennessy" To: ; Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 10:52 PM Subject: Hanrahan > I just noticed your posting listing the Hanrahan name. I had two great aunts who married Hanrahan's - Agnes born 1868, died 1957 and Margaret. That is really all I know about them as I have just started working on that family . I did leave their surname off - it is Loftus and they Lived in Madison County, probably in the Irish settlement. If any of this sounds familiar, I would be willing to share information. I do have some info about their parents. Helene
February 27, 2002: HANRAHAN Wolfe's History of Clinton County, Iowa; Vol 2; B.F. Bowen & Co; Indianapolis, Indiana: 1911 For a number of years William F. Hanrahan, well known merchant, general stock and coal shipper and grain dealer, of Charlotte, Iowa, has been a potent factor in promoting the progress of Waterford township along material, social and civic lines, consequently his name well deserves a place in the record of the representative citizens of this locality. Mr. Hanrahan was born in Upper Canada, near Ottawa, March 10, 1837, and was reared on his parents' farm and received a good practical education. He is the son of William and Ellen ( Flynn) Hanrahan, both natives of Ireland, he was born in county Tipperary and she in county Cork. both came to Canada when young, in 1825, and were married there. He was the son of Daniel Hanrahan, a farmer and an early settler in Canada, where he reared his family, and there his death occurred. After this event, in May, 1861, his widow and all the family came to Clinton county, Iowa, the father of the subject having come in the fall of 1860, bought land and returned to Canada and in the spring moved the family here; his mother spent the remainder of her days here, dying at the advanced age of ninety years. Her family consisted of eight children, all of whom settled in this county and all died here. William Hanrahan, who married in Canada, was born in 1802 and his death occurred in 1880, at the age of seventy-eight years. He bought land here and improved it, spending the remainder of his life here. He was very successful as a general farmer and he raised and handled large numbers of livestock for the market, shipping to Chicago. He paid seven dollars per acre for his first land, and by thrift and industry added to the same until he owned two hundred and forty acres. He had one of the best farms and most comfortable homes in the early days here. Politically, he was a Democrat and was a member of the Catholic church. He was a good and useful man in his community, charitable and ready to assist in any good cause at all times, and he was highly respected by all. His wife died in December, 1880, at the age of seventy-two years; she was the daughter of James Flynn, a native of Ireland, where he spent his life. She had three brothers in Canada, James, Thomas, and Patrick, who later settled in New York, USA. Five sons and five daughters were born to the father of the subject, named as follows: Daniel, a farmer, died, leaving six children; William F., of this review; Ellen, Mrs. Magin (McGinn); Margery, Mrs. T. Dunn; Julia entered the convent and later went to France, thence to South America; Mary, Mrs. Boyle; Nancy A., also a sister at an orphan's home, New York, where she died aged thirty-four years; Thomas, a successful farmer, died leaving five children; Martin, farmer, died in the East; Patrick, farmer, is yet single. William F. Hanrahan spent his youth at home and assisted with the farming until he was twenty-four years of age, then came to Iowa and assisted his father start a new home. He then engaged in farming for himself and in buying fat stock and marketing them before the days of the railroads, and was very successful. He continued thus for several years, then, in 1871, he and C. McGinn erected a building at Charlotte and engaged in the mercantile business. After a year or two he bought Mr. McGinn's interest and he has continued to conduct the business alone and has been rewarded with abundant success. In the early days he was obliged to do credit business, and the most he ever lost in one year was about one hundred dollars. his business grew until he was not only busy himself, but his wife and various clerks assisted. He has several farms, and he is also a stockholder in the Farmers and Merchants Bank at Charlotte, Iowa. He has built three valuable properties, which he rents. He has furnished coal to the people of this vicinity for thirty years, and since 1881 he has been engaged in buying and shipping grain. He has been very successful in whatever line he has turned his attention to, and he is one of the leading financiers and men of commerce in this vicinity, and has done as much as any other man for the good of the town and community. During Cleveland's administration he was appointed postmaster and filled the position for four years in a very creditable manner. He has witnessed and been a most important participant in the general development of the town and surrounding country, and he is widely known and commands the respect and confidence of the people. Politically, he is a Democrat and he has filled the office of tax collector for several years. He has been a notary public since 1876 and he has performed a great deal of successful business. He was reared in the Catholic faith and has never departed from the mother church. Mr. Hanrahan was married to Mary O'Toole, who was born in Canada and who has made a worthy and faithful helpmeet. She is the daughter of Thomas O'Toole, of Ireland, who came to Canada in an early day, thence to Clinton county in 1853, having had but very little capital when he reached here. He first rented a farm, later bought and sold farms and engaged in stock raising, feeding and shipping. He made a specialty of grading up young short-horn cattle, visiting cattle countries and bringing young thorougbred stock to this county, becoming widely known as a stock man, and thus by his industry he created a large estate. Politically, he was a Democrat and he filled the office of justice of the peace. His death occurred May 20, 1908. He was a member of the Catholic church and was a good and useful man, honored by all. In his family were ten children, an equal number of sons and daughters, the wife of the subject being the third in order of birth. The following children have been born to Mr and Mrs Hanrahan: Frank is assisting his father in the store; Laura is still at home; Charles is assistant cashier in the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank at Charlotte; Birdie is the wife of Frank Monahan, undertaker; Aloysious is assisting his father in the store; Sarah is at home and is engaged in teaching music. Source: Cathy Joynt Labbath's Web Site
November 18, 2002: Hi Jean I am trying to recearch my family tree and I know that a Catherine Hanrahan is listed in Bytown. She was listed on the Bytown census as being 64 in 1861. So she was born in 1797 by that census. Seems orginally the family came from Limerick. My great grandfather was Thomas Hanrahan born in 1849 Burritts Rapids Ontario, Canada. His parents were Edmond Hanrahan born in 1820 son of Catherine , and Ann King (born in 1824) Any chance we are related? thanks Sherry Williams (my mom is Evelyn Hanrahan) __________________________________- Note: Page 147 of Bruce Elliott's book The City Beyond shows an advertisement for the Hanrahan Brothers Meat Shops. It seems that they had an abatoir on the Richmond Road and meat shops on the Wellington Market and at Bank and Lisgar Streets. ... Al
June 26, 2003: Thanks to Marilyn Cottrell for the following: My grandmother's great aunt, Catherine Spears married Thomas Hanrahan, son of Edward Hanrahan and Anne King. These Hanrahan's were all butchers. Thomas, his wife and daughter Catherine all died within about 4 months of each other of consumption (tuberculosis). Anne Hanrahan (nee King) ran Hanrahan's Hotel at 108 Queen St. in Ottawa and all are buried in Notre Dame cemetery. Edward (Edmond) Hanrahan, the father, was from Clonmel, South Tipperary and for some reason lived in Toronto where he was a butcher. When he died he was brought to Ottawa and buried in Notre Dame.
Edmond HANRAHAN and Anne KING
Descendants of Edward (Edmond) Hanrahan 1 Edward (Edmond) Hanrahan b: 1821 d: December 27, 1886 ... +Anne King b: 1825 d: December 18, 1894 ....... 2 Timothy Hanrahan b: 1845 d: Aft. 1894 ............ + Ellen Jane Shirley b: June 15, 1855 m: October 02, 1876 d: June 10, 1893 ................ 3 Edmond Hanrahan b: October 21, 1877 ................ 3 William King Hanrahan b: March 27, 1879 ................ 3 Mary Ann Hanrahan b: October 20, 1880 ................ 3 Joseph Francis Hanrahan b: December 02, 1881 ................ 3 Thomas James Hanrahan b: April 03, 1884 ................ 3 John Lalor Hanrahan b: February 03, 1886 d: May 27, 1890 ................ 3 Timothy Paul Hanrahan b: September 03, 1888 d: January 10, 1893 ................ 3 Robert Hanrahan b: March 07, 1890 ....... 2 Joseph Francis Hanrahan b: 1849 d: Aft. 1894 ............ +Elizabeth O'Donnell b: 1851 m: January 27, 1872 d: July 06 ................ 3 Catherine Hanrahan b: November 22, 1872 ................ 3 Ann Hanrahan b: September 02, 1874 ................ 3 Mary Hanrahan b: September 02, 1874 ................ 3 Elizabeth Hanrahan b: June 08, 1877 d: August 20, 1878 ................ 3 Edmond Hanrahan b: January 23, 1878 d: May 03, 1880 ....... 2 Thomas Edmond Hanrahan b: January 1850 d: February 15, 1883 ............ +Catherine Spears b: September 13, 1849 m: November 17, 1874 d: November 16, 1882 ................ 3 Catherine Hanrahan b: 1874 d: November 16, 1882 ................ 3 Mary Hanrahan b: May 25, 1876 ..................... +Michael Fagan b: June 21, 1867 I have never found anything to connect these Hanrahan's with the Burritt's Rapids / Marlborough Hanrahan's as my grandfather's great great aunt, Mary O'Neil, married into those Hanarahan's
Patrick HANRAHAN and Ellen BURNS
Descendants of Patrick Hanrahan 1 Patrick Hanrahan b: Abt. 1789 d: Bef. 1851 ... +Ellen Burns b: 1789 d: Aft. 1851 ....... 2 Matthew Hanrahan b: 1812 ............ +Eastella b: 1811 ................ 3 Jane Hanrahan b: 1840 ................ 3 Mary Hanrahan b: 1845 ................ 3 Ellen Hanrahan b: 1847 ....... 2 Patrick Hanrahan b: 1821 d: July 04, 1889 ............ + Mary Margaret Gorman b: April 12, 1826 d: March 16, 1904 ................ 3 Mary Margaret Hanrahan b: 1848 ................ 3 Nancy Hanrahan b: 1848 d: Bef. 1948 ................ 3 Ellen Ann Hanrahan b: 1850 d: 1941 ..................... +John Graham b: 1851 m: June 20, 1875 d: August 08, 1933 ................ 3 Hanorah "Norah" Hanrahan b: 1851 d: August 30, 1876 ................ 3 John James Hanrahan b: May 18, 1856 d: June 23, 1925 ..................... +Ellen "Nellie" Brennan b: October 16, 1856 m: April 29, 1889 d: May 14, 1925 ................ 3 Mary Hanrahan b: 1856 d: Bef. 1948 ................ 3 Martin Hanrahan b: 1858 ................ 3 Matthew Hanrahan b: May 10, 1859 d: July 20, 1910 ..................... +Rose Ann Muldoon b: September 15, 1865 m: Aft. 1881 d: Aft. 1910 ................ 3 Johanna Hanrahan b: August 06, 1861 d: Bef. 1948 ................ 3 Patrick John Hanrahan b: April 24, 1866 d: February 15, 1948 ..................... +Theresa Brennan b: 1879 m: 1906 d: February 21, 1909 ....... 2 James Hanrahan b: 1823 d: October 03, 1894 ............ +Mary O'Neil b: November 12, 1822 m: August 15, 1846 d: March 20, 1909 ................ 3 Honorah Hanrahan b: May 18, 1847 d: December 01, 1886 ..................... +John Lowery b: 1845 m: August 13, 1872 ................ 3 Joanna Hanrahan b: October 03, 1848 d: Bef. 1851 ................ 3 Catherine (Kate) Hanrahan b: July 25, 1850 d: May 27, 1936 ................ 3 Joanna Hanrahan b: June 18, 1852 d: Aft. 1909 ................ 3 Patrick John Hanrahan b: March 15, 1854 d: 1936 ..................... +Mary Isabella McMillan b: November 05, 1867 m: January 08, 1901 d: 1941 ................ 3 Lucy Hanrahan b: July 1859 d: December 12, 1939 ................ 3 Denis Hanrahan b: October 15, 1858 ................ 3 John Hanrahan b: December 21, 1858 d: Aft. 1909 ................ 3 James G. Hanrahan b: June 11, 1862 d: January 29, 1936 If you have any info to connect these families I would appreciate the info.
Thomas HANRAHAN and Catherine POWER
I have this info on another Hanrahan family in Ottawa: Descendants of Thomas Hanrahan 1 Thomas Hanrahan ... +Catherine Power ....... 2 Thomas Hanrahan d: Bef. 1881 ............ +Julia Darcy b: 1831 m: July 25, 1855 d: April 05, 1866 ................ 3 Thomas Napoleon Hanrahan b: March 08, 1857 ................ 3 Mary Hanrahan b: November 30, 1862 ................ 3 Anne Hanrahan b: July 01, 1864 ..................... +Francis Delaney b: November 27, 1870 m: January 07, 1891 d: 1940 ................ 3 Julia Hanrahan b: April 04, 1866 ....... 2 Anna Hanrahan b: 1836 d: Aft. 1881 ............ +James Wood b: 1821 m: August 16, 1847 d: Aft. 1881 ................ 3 William Wood b: 1853 ................ 3 Edward Wood b: March 01, 1858 ..................... + Ellen McKnight b: 1862 m: October 30, 1883 ................ 3 Elizabeth Wood b: January 04, 1863 ................ 3 Catherine Wood b: 1865 ................ 3 James Wood b: 1867 ................ 3 Margaret Ann Wood b: August 16, 1868 ................ 3 John O'Connor Wood b: February 21, 1870 d: June 15, 1870
September 24, 2013: Here is a baptism of Joseph Hanrahan (above), at Notre Dame Cathedral in Bytown: 4 Jun 1848 Baptism of Joseph, born 31 May of the marriage of Edmond Hanrahan and Ann King of Bytown Charles James O'Connor & Margaret Power (son and wife of Daniel O'Connor?) Source: Ellen Paul's transcription of the Notre Dame records. Thanks to Amy Rodenbush for the following information: Timothy Hanrahan was the son of Edmond Hanrahan (1821-1866) and Anne King (1825-1894). Timothy was born November 1844 in Tipperary, Ireland. He married Ellen Jane “Jane” Shirley on October 2, 1876 in Canada. Timothy was a butcher by trade with a shop on 231-233 Bank Street, Ottawa. I have seen two different business names for Timothy -- Hanrahan Brothers being one and Bishop and Hanrahan being another. The family business was hit hard during the Crash of 1893. Timothy’s wife and one of his young sons died in 1893. In 1894 Timothy and all his surviving children moved to New York City. By 1900, per the Federal Census, Timothy has married a second time to Annie Hennesey. Timothy died in NYC in 1902. Timothy and his first wife, Jane Shirley, had the following children: Note: Here is the birth record for Ellen Jane Shirley: 8 July 1855 Baptism of Ellen Jane, born 15 June inst. Name of parents: William Shirley and Frances Martin. The sponsors were Michael O'Grady and Margaret Christian. Edmond Hanrahan (1877 - ?) was born in Ontario. He arrived in NYC in 1894 at age 17 with his father and siblings. He was working as a butcher in 1900 and as a bartender in 1915. He married Sophie (MN)U and had two sons, Timothy (1905 - ?) and Edmond “Edward” (1909 - ?). William King Hanrahan was born March 27, 1879 in Ontario. He arrived in NYC in 1894. On the 1900 Federal Census, William was working as a butcher. I can find no further information on William. Mary Ann Hanrahan was born on October 20, 1880 in Ottawa. She was baptized in St. Patrick’s Church. She arrived in NYC in 1894 with her father and siblings. Mary Ann was the only daughter of Timothy and Jane Shirley. Mary Ann married Joseph Alfred Nebgen on June 15, 1905 in Manhattan. She and Joseph had five children: Helen Frances 1907-1959 Marion Elizabeth 1908 – 1961 Joseph Alfred 1909 – 1979 Cecile Rita 1917 – 2003 Thomas Shirley – 1918 – 1982 Joseph Francis Hanrahan was born on December 2, 1881 in Ontario. Once in NYC he worked as a grocer (1900 Federal Census) and a chauffeur (1910 Federal Census). He married Irene Degenhadt about 1910. In 1917 he traveled back to Ontario to enlist in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Forces and re-enlisted in 1918. Joseph did not return to NYC where his wife and daughter remained. He lived in Ottawa until his death in 1932. Thomas Joseph Hanrahan was born April 1883. He arrived in NYC as a 10 year old. In 1900 he was working as a machinist. He became a Naturalized citizen in 1904. In 1910 he was working as a marine sander for the NYC Dock Department. In 1910 he is listed as a NYC Dock Worker. By 1920 he is working as a printer, the occupation he has until he retires. Thomas married Florence Partan and they had one child, Florence (1912-1978). Thomas died in NYC on November 19, 1950. John Lalor Hanrahan was born in Ottawa on February 3, 1886. He died on May 27, 1890 in Ottawa. Timothy Paul Hanrahan was born in Ottawa on September 23, 1888 and died in Ottawa on January 10, 1893. Robert Hanrahan was born March 1890 in Ottawa. He was 4 years old when he arrived in NYC with his father and siblings. The last information that I found for Robert is the 1900 Census when he was 10 years old, living in with his father, stepmother, siblings and step-siblings in NYC. Allan – you may add the above information to your Hanrahan web page. I do have information on the children of Mary Ann Hanrahan but I am not sure if it is of interest to you. If you would like the names of their spouses and children along with dates of death, let me know and I will send it to you. ... Amy Rodenbush

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