David O'MEARA and Mary McEVOY
Ireland to Gloucester Township
I believe this family lived at Bowesville (now Ottawa International Airport)
The McEvoys had a store there. David O'Meara is on the 1879 map.
1 Ellen Fitzgerald 1793 - 1864, County Cork, bur. St. Mary's, South Gloucester
.. +Unknown O'Meara 1790 -
....... 2 David O'Meara 1812 - 1884, County Cork, bur. St. Mary's, South Gloucester
........... +Mary McEvoy 1807 - 1896
................ 3 John O'Meara 1833 - 1904
................ 3 Mary D. O'Meara 1843 - 1904
................ 3 James O'Meara 1844 - 1914
................ 3 David O'Meara 1850 - 1894
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Hello Mr. Lewis,
I have found my David's parents. They were Philip O'Meara and Julia
SLATTERY. Both from Ireland.
It doesn't look like this is your David.
All the best Cindy.
Al Lewis wrote:
> Here are a couple of David O'Meara's for you. The original David O'Meara
> (born 1812) was born in Rathcormac, County Cork. If these are your folks,
> can you fill in any additional info for me?
> Thanks ... Al Lewis
Tried to send an e-mail from your O'Meara sight "Cindy & Al Lewis" but
it was returned, so you might want to check that.
(Checked it - I don't have a current e-mail address for Cindy ... Al)
I am looking for a Joseph P. O'Meara, married to Mary Anne "Annie" O'Dea
(1864-1947). The "P" I think, stands for Philip after his grandfather.
Joseph P. was a Constable with the City of Ottawa Police in 1896
(sometime later Chief of Police, Renfrew. Also owned a grocery store in
His grandparents were Philip O'Meara (died in Ireland 1839) and Judy
Slattery (1785-1896 (111 years of age). I have a copy of her death
notice 9 Oct. 1896 mentioning him (Joseph) as her grandson and also a
picture of her. Judy emmigrated in the 1840's with four of her sons
(possibly Thomas, William, Philip John (?), David). There was a
daughter Bridget, married to Michael Ryan and they emmigrated later and
settled in the Meech Lake area until his death. Judy Slattery-O'Meara
took up residence in Nepean and worked for a Mr. David Hartin.
Joseph's wife, Mary Anne "Annie" is buried in Notre Dame Cemetery in
Ottawa, but no sign of Joseph P., yet he had purchased the plot in 1907.
Could this be the same Philip O'Meara and "Julia" Slattery you mention
in your O'Meara site??
Joseph P. O'Meara, ggrandfather.
Margaret Ellen O'Meara-Smith, paternal grandmother
Ivor Smith, father
... Marilyn Dwyer
August 10, 2001:
Do you happen to know of a Dennis O'Meara of Bytown who was married to Catherine Ryan?
A son Patrick Meara married 25 Dec 1853 Catherine Gleason also of Bytown. Her parents
were John Gleason and Mary. Witnesses were Patrick Kelly and James McGuire. This was
of Notre Dame Parish.
September 20, 2005:
Saw your message on Bytown or Bust site.
Seems that your O'Meara's are also my O'Meara's. Joseph O'Meara married to
Annie O'Dea were my g-g-grandparents. Mrs. Philip O'Meara (died 1896) was
my ggg-grandmother. My grandmother was Veronica (Bonnie) O'Meara. Her father
Joseph was indeed a Police constable in Ottawa 1896.
I don't have a lot of information, but would like to compare notes with you
if you are willing.
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