Michael John O'NEILL and Elizabeth SMITH

August 10, 2002:

    You may be able to help me. I trying poorly at retracing my family
tree. I have discovered my Great Grand Father was not born in Ireland as
I was lead to believe but born in Montreal around 1829-1831 and moved
here with his parents ( Michael John O'Neill and Elizabeth Smith both
born in Ireland ).
    Michael ONeill Jr died on November11, 1909 and is buried in our
family plot X1799 at Notre Dame Cementary. The records in Notre Dame are
poor since he wasn't listed on our family cards but in the register and
we need to know the date of his death to verify him.
    The 1851 Nepean Census my Great Great Grand Mother is a widow
C-11716 microfilm. I have viewed the vitals records of Ontario and don't
see and death records for my Great Great Grand Father Michael John
Senior nor my GGGrand Mother Elizabeth.
    Im hoping you can refer me to where I should look.

Tom ONeill

August 19, 2002: Al Are you aware that Notre Dame Cementery has no records of anyone from 1872 to 1878. These records are missing or lost. Tom ========== August 19, 2002: Tom: Thanks for letting me know about the missing records for Notre Dame. I wasn't aware of this. There is a 13 volume set of Notre Dame death records in the 3rd floor Reading Room of the National Archives on Wellington Street. I'm not sure what source they used to compile this information. It's nicely indexed and computerized. If it is an inventory of tombstones, then it may include some burials for the missing period. ... Al
February 24, 2003: Al Here are some updates on my quest; Michael John O'Neill Sr died in Nepean in 1851 at the age of 72 and is noted on the far right column of the 1851 Census. His funeral service was February 5, 1851 at Notre Dame Basilica. His wife Elizabeth Smith died October 21st 1875 at the age of 77 and the funeral service was at St.Patricks Church on Kent St. _____________________ Thanks for finding me my Great Uncle Edward I will attach a list of the ONeill Family tree that I have so far discovered. I have email Bruce Elliott who writes about my great great grand father Michael J on pages 20-22. I have also spoken to the guys in the Ottawa Room at the public library and have located the family farm which is on the corner of Prince of Wales Drive and Fallowfield Rd. There my great grand father raised his 8 children 4 boys and 4 girls with his wife Catherine Welch / Walsh. ... Tom (Excel Worksheet with O'Neill Census data attached to Tom's e-mail. Not posted here, (problems with my spreadsheet program) but here's another file sent by Tom: Great Aunt sister to our Grand father Thomas James Catherine Gadbois nee ( ONeill ) 1877-1945 Wife of Joseph Ernest Gadbois 1876-1957 Hugh Gadbois 1908-1976 Husband of Eileen Crawford Ottawa Journal On November 11,1909 Mr. Michael O誰eill 9 Ella Street passed away this morning early aged 87 years. Funeral will leave his residence on Saturday morning at 820 am to St.Patrick Church, thence to Notre Dame Cemetery. Friends will please take notice. November 15th, 1909 Many old residents of the city attended the funeral of Mr. Michael J. O誰eill which took place Saturday morning from the family residence 9 Ella Street to St. Patrick Church where service was conducted by Rev. Father Newman. Interment was made at Notre Dame Cemetery. The chief mourners were decrease痴 three sons Messer痴 Michael John O誰eill, Thomas O誰eill and Hugh O誰eill. Floral tributes were received fro, Mr. and Mrs. A Marshall, Marshall and Fudge Company. Mr. R.G. Goulden and family, Miss May Davidson. Many sympathetic friends also sent spiritual offerings. Jan 22, 1917 The funeral was held this morning of Michael John O誰eill, little son of Mr.Thomas J. O誰eill of 52 Aylmer Avenue. Service was held in Blessed Sacrament Church, Fourth Avenue and Interment was in Notre Dame Cemetery. The death of the child occurred on Saturday afternoon after about a month痴 illness. Deceased was two years and 13 days old. Besides his parents there are two brothers and a sister surviving.
January 2, 2005: Hello Tom and Al, I've been searching for information about my grandparents and found your website. My grandmother was Catherine O'Neil who was married to Joseph Ernest Gadbois (mentioned above). I know very little about the O'Neill side of the family and would love to know more. You can reach me at this e-mail address: gwen.knight@sympatico.ca Gwen

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