Walter RALPH and Bridget BRENNAN
Lot 7, Concession III, Osgoode Township
(Manotick Station Road)

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Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893
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New June 15, 2015:
 
"In memory of Walter RALPH, died June 5, 1876 aged 68 years,
his wife Bridget BRENNAN died January 18, 1894 aged 80 years.
Their daughter Bridget Ann born 1866 died 1892"
(Source: St. Mary's RC Cemetery, South Gloucester) # 226

Walter Ralph (also spelled RAFE, RAPE, RALF etc, in the early records) divided
his 200 acres into four parcels of 50 acres each. He donated 2 acres for Seperate
School #2 - 1507 Manotick Station Road. Today it is a private home. (Today this property holds the Old Orchard Retirement Home)
My aunts and uncles attended this school.

The birth of most of Walter and Bridgets children are recorded at Notre Dame, Bytown
before they moved to Osgoode Township and were pioneers in this area.

Here are the 1881 Census records for two of their sons:
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1881 Census Place:	Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada
	Source:	FHL Film 1375865  NAC C-13229  Dist 104  SubDist G  Div 1  Page 1  Family 4
	
			Sex	Marr	Age	Origin	Birthplace	Occ		Religion

Thomas RALF		M		24	Irish	Ontario		Farmer		Catholic	
Bridget RALF		F	W	60	Irish	Ireland 			Catholic
 (Widow, nee BRENNAN)	
Bridget RALF		F		16	Irish	Ontario 			Catholic	
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1881 Census Place:	Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada
	Source:	FHL Film 1375865  NAC C-13229  Dist 104  SubDist G  Div 2  Page 1  Family 2
	
			Sex	Marr	Age	Origin	Birthplace	Occ		Religion

Patrick RALF		M	M	36	Irish	Ontario		Farmer		Catholic	
Margret RALF		F	M	27	Irish	Ontario				Catholic
  (married Patrick Tierney)
Magan RALF		F		9	Irish	Ontario				Catholic
Cathrine RALF		F		7	Irish	Ontario				Catholic	
Julie RALF		F		5	Irish	Ontario				Catholic	
Walter RALF		M		3	Irish	Ontario				Catholic	
John Francis RALF	M			Irish	Ontario				Catholic	
  Born:	Aug; *	


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