Michael McGRATH and Mary McKENNA - Osgoode Township
also Lawrence McGRATH and Bridget GORMAN - Marlborough

Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893

	1  	Michael McGrath	1820 - 1862 born King's County, Ireland 
        (marriage record in 1842 at Notre Dame Cathedral says came from adjacent County Westmeath)
..		+Mary McKenna	1822 - 1910 from County Tyrone
.......	2  	William McGrath	1848 - 1913
.......	2  	Michael McGrath	1849 -
.......	2  	Margaret McGrath	1850 - 1882
.......	2  	Annie McGrath	1857 - 1932
.......	2  	Hugh McGrath	1858 - 1936

Source: Our Lady of the Visitation, South Gloucester
Cemetery Transcript # 392.

February 8, 2003:
Hi Everyone; Here are more McGraths to ponder: First: Al - great amusing bit that about the writer of the Hokey-Pokey, great stuff. Anyway here is another McGrath Family, I found while stumbling through the Marlborough Township 1881 Census: Census 1881: Place: Marlborough, Carleton, Ontario, Canada Source: FHL Film 1375867 NAC C-13231 Dist 108 SubDist C Div 1 Page 32 Family 128: Lawrence MCGRACH, Male, Married, Age 74, Origin Irish, Born Ireland, Occ: Farmer, Roman Catholic Briget (GORMAN) MCGRACH, Female, Married, Age 70, Origin Irish, Born Ireland, Roman Catholic Margarette MCGRACH, Female, Age 25, Origin Irish, Born Ontario, Roman Catholic Ellen MCGRACH, Female, Age 23, Origin Irish, Born Ontario, Roman Catholic Terressa MCGRACH, Female, Age 4, Origin Irish, Born Ontario, Roman Catholic Catherine HALPEN / HALPIN, Female, Age 23, Origin Irish, Born Ontario, Occ: Going to School, Roman Catholic The surname obviously here is McGrath, Notice the Teresa McGrath, age 4, which would make her born 1877/1878, this one would be closer to Michael William Kennedy's age, who was supposed to have married a second time to a Teresa McGrath, and perhaps the Teresa McGrath's were getting mixed up, the second wife to Michael was supposedly born in 1895 and died somewhere around 1969, however someone also indicated that a Teresa McGrath passed away in the 1990s. The Lawrence McGrath above is married to Bridget Gorman and both are in their 70s, and Teresa couldn't possibly be their child, so who does she belong to? I also have another Teresa McGrath, b. 20 Mar 1881 (daughter of Thomas McGrath, b. 1836, and Nancy Anne Grogan, b. 1846), she was born in Algona South, Renfrew North County, and baptised in the Our Lady of the Angels Church in Brudenell, on Apr 10, 1881, I took the info from the link to the Brudenell church on Al's website, Also in the margin beside Teresa McGrath's baptism are the following notes: She was married 11 Apr 1910 at St. Patrick's Church, Fort William, Ontario to "John Andrew Kennedy", of which I have no information about. This McGrath Family is in the 1881 Census for Renfrew North. So now we have three Teresa McGraths. Ken Armstrong
Hi Ken Perhaps this says it all. Taylor From the Ontario Archives, marriage indexes, MS934, Reel # 15 shows the marriage of Michael William Kennedy and Teresa McGrath. Microfilm MS932, Reel # 427, shows the marriage register #014866, and licence for the above mentioned parties. A note had been made regarding the true date of marriage. It appears where father Fay has written the particulars, he has entered the date of November 7, 1917, however where Michael William Kennedy signed, it is dated November 6, 1917 and is stamped received by the Registrar General on November 6, 1917, so in conclusion, the above couple married November 6, 1917 by Father Thomas P. Fay of St. Brigids Church in Lowertown Ottawa. The witnesses were John T. Demerah (Demerais?) of Ottawa and Margaret Callaghan of St. Brigids Church. The parents of Michael William are listed as William Kennedy and Elizabeth Carroll. The brides parents are listed as Michael McGrath and Mary Ann Carroll of Huntley Township.(NOTE::::: Teresa McGrath was dropped off on the steps of St. Isodore's Church, South March, when she was a baby. Mary Ann Carroll was working for Father Fay at the time and she and her husband Michael McGrath raised her as their own. Mary Ann Carroll, the mother, was Elizabeth Carroll,Cunningham,Kennedy, Britt's sister.) Death Notice of Teresa Mary Kennedy. In hospital on Thursday, December 6, 1990. Teresa (Tessie) McGrath, in her 96th year. Widow of Michael William Kennedy. Dear Mother of Art of Nepean, Mike of Manotick, Leo of Aylmer Quebec. Predeceased by her stepchildren, Celestine, Irene, Roy and Father Thomas, O.S.M. Survived by 8 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren. Also survived by Celestine's children, grand children and great-grandchildren of Detroit, Michigan, USA. Resting at the Kelly Funeral Home 585 Somerset Street (centretown), where the Kennedy family will receive friends from 7 to 9 pm. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.Sunday. Funeral Monday to Our lady of Perpetual Help Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10am. Internment Notre Dame Cemetery. In Memoriam Donation's Patricks Building Fund appreciated.
Mary Ann CARROLL Note - she witnessed the marriage of William Kennedy to her sister Elizabeth Carroll (Cunningham) (Britt). Here's Michael William's first wife Helena Watt. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Division 6, Page 1 shows Ann Helena's age as being 21 years old and born December 6, 1880. Living on Concession 3, Lot 16 From the Ontario Archives ; MS 932, Reel # 95, Registration # 003655, shows Michael William Kennedy, age 21, bachelor and farmer, son of William Kennedy and Elizabeth Carroll marrying Helena Watt, age 19, spinster, daughter of Cornelius Watt and Margaret Tierney, on August 30, 1898 at St. Patrick's Church in Fallowfield. Service performed by J. A. Shaw. Witnesses were William J. Kennedy ( could be William Joseph or William James) and Elizabeth Herbert (Herbert's Corners Road) from West Osgoode. The marriage was by Licence and was registered September 19, 1898. ... Taylor
Hi Everyone, Especially Taylor; Taylor: I knew that you would surface with the facts concerning the marriage between, Michael William Kennedy and Teresa McGrath, good show. Now to the next point, just who is the Teresa McGrath, b. abt 1877/1878, that is living in Marlborough with Lawrence McGrath and his wife Bridget Gorman, and the second point anyone know who the "John Andrew Kennedy" is that married on 11 Apr 1910, the third Teresa McGrath, b. 10 Apr 1881 in Renfrew North, and the third point, somewhere in the Kennedy / Cunningham / McGrath E-Mails to each other, someone mentions a Teresa McGrath passing away in the 1990s, who is this Teresa. Ken Armstrong
hi folks just a note to say that i played euchre with art kennedy today his father was michael kennedy his mother was theresa mcgrath Lorne Burnett
May 23, 2003: Meanwhile, back in Osgoode Township: 1881 Census Place: Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada Source: FHL Film 1375865 NAC C-13229 Dist 104 SubDist G Div 2 Page 4 Family 15 Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace Occ Religion Mary MCGRATH F W 59 Irish Ireland Farmer Catholic (nee McKenna) William MCGRATH M 33 Irish Ontario Catholic Patrick MCGRATH M 30 Irish Ontario Farmer Catholic Anna MCGRATH F 25 Irish Ontario Catholic Jenny MCGRATH F 21 Irish Ontario Catholic Bridget MCGRATH F 20 Irish Ontario Catholic Hugh MCGRATH F 18 Irish Ontario Catholic
New May 24, 2003: I noticed your latest posting concerning a Mary McKenna-McGrath originally from Co. Tyrone who settled in Osgoode. Do you know what townland or civil parish she may have come from in County Tyrone? Was she related to Hugh McKenna or Virgil McKenna in Osgoode? My Gr gr grandfather was Bernard McKenna (b. 1813) from Co. Tyrone who came to Black Rapids area of Gloucester (also buried at Our Lady of the Visitation) and I've been trying to find any of his kin, or least a clue of where specifically they hailed from in Co. Tyrone. Thanks for any help Jim McKenna ___________________________________ Jim: This might be a long shot but there was a Cahill family who were close neighbours of the McKennas and McGraths in Osgoode Township in the 1800's. I think they came from a place called "Glenocan" (spelling?) in County Tryone. Glenocan could be a parish or a townland. There may be a connection. ... Al
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