Michael WALLACE and Catherine MURPHY
North Lot 14, Concession 2, Osgoode in 1879

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

June 18, 2003:
Manotick Station Road, between the Early and Finlay families. Probably taught school at the Herbert Corners School 
on the Stage Coach Road.

1881 Census Place:	Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada
	Source:	FHL Film 1375865  NAC C-13229  Dist 104  SubDist G  Div 1  Page 55  Family 241

			Sex	Marr	Age	Origin		Birthplace	Occ		Religion

Micheal WALLACE		M	M	51	Irish		Ireland		Schoolmaster	Catholic
 (see posting dated July 25, 2009 at our Osgoode Township page.	
Cathrine WALLACE	F	M	47	Irish		Ireland				Catholic	
Catherine WALLACE	F		21	Irish		Ontario				Catholic	
Hannah M. WALLACE	F		20	Irish		Ontario				Catholic	
Richard WALLACE		M		15	Irish		Ontario				Catholic	
Johncainds WALLACE	M		11	Irish		Ontario				Catholic	
Agatha M. WALLACE	F		7	Irish		Ontario				Catholic	
Magdeline WALLACE	F		4	Irish		Ontario				Catholic

March 28, 2010: Re: Teacher rules with power of music Thank you all for the interesting articles on this site. The Mr. Wallace you referred to in the subject article I believe is my great great grandfather. He lived in Osgoode for most of his life. I found him listed in the 1861 Census. In 1906 there was a fire at his house and the article in the Journal said he went back into the house to rescue some property. The family lore was that he died trying to retrieve a ring he brought from Ireland. I believe Catherine died soon after. Family lore also says he came from County Kilkenny and Catherine was born in Upper Canada. Note: This death by house fre is recorded in the records of St. John's Church at Enniskerry. He married Catherine Margaret Murphy. I recently came across a marriage listing which I believe is for them. It is difficult to read but it looks like his father was Richard Wallace and his mother was Johanna Lynch. My great great grandmother's father was Nicholas Murphy and her mother was Catherine Cadigan (??). They had 8 children - John Leonidas, Mary Magdelin, Alfoncis Nicholas, Richard (who married Catherine Diamond), John (who married Emily Power), Catherine (who married Jim Lenahan), Hanna Maria (who married Charles Miller) and Agatha Mary (who married my great grandfather Michael Joseph Donovan son of Patrick Donovan). Patrick Donovan (sometimes O'Donovan) married Ellen Heaphy (there are Heaphys buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Kemptville), (sometimes Heafy or Hafey) and was a school teacher in Burritt's Rapids in Marlborough Townhship. The family lore regarding him was that he was involved with shipping somehow, maybe as a navigator, but I haven't found any proof so far. On his grave at St. Clare's it says he was a native of County Kerry, Ireland. Thank you all again for contributing to this site. It has been a source of much interest to me. Our family often went to church at Our Lady of the Visitation and we all had our first communions there. My aunts say the Wallace and Heaphy families were very musically inclined. Regards, ... Jean Donovan ___________________________________________ Good evening to, Jean Donovan, just a line, from my notes: Michael Wallace son of Richard Wallace & Johanna Lynch, married Catherine Margaret Murphy Feb 18 1857 daughter of Nicholas Murphy & Catherine Costigan, Michael Wallace died in a house fire Feb 17 1906, age 80 years. His wife, Catherine Margaret Murphy, died April 14 ,1908. Folk Lore, the way it was told to me, one of Michael's neighbors, had done some ditching, draining his field, Michael was not too happy with the water draining on to his property, [the natural lay of the land]. The parish priest was being driven by, when Michael was blocking the drain, the priest comment was; "THAT MAN WILL BE BURIED IN A SMALL BOX, ?? NOTE, To this day you cannot block the natural flow of water. QUESTION if you don't mind. are you related to the Norbert Donovan [DECEASED] that was married to Margaret Rowan of Metcalfe, I have a small file on your Diamond connection. Thanks for your interesting article, ... Michael Daley ____________________________________________

Michael: That was a rather odd thing for the priest to say. Thank you for the info regarding Michael Wallace's parents and in-laws. I made an error when I said Catherine Murphy was born in Upper Canada (got her mixed up with my other great great grandmother, Ellen Heaphy). In the 1901 Census 1834 is recorded as the year Catherine came to Canada and 1849 for Michael Wallace. I haven't come across a Norbert Donovan, but my great grandfather, Michael Joseph, had four brothers who so far I have very little information on. Thomas died in 1894, James was born around 1855, William was born around 1866 and moved to Michigan, USA, and married Maggie Fahey, and John was born 16 Oct 1871. If I come across a connection I will let you know. Regards, Jean
New July 5, 2015: Here is a nice example of a thorough record from St. John's Church at Ennikerry. We learn that St. Brigid's on the River Road was still a mission of St. John's in 1907. There are also some nice signatures for Richard Wallace, Catherine Diamond, Henry Nolan and Margaret / Maggie O'Brien
Richard Wallace and Catherine Diamond, marriage in 1907

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