#52Ancestors asks bloggers to "have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor.”
This week's blog post is about my ancestor Patrick Moynahan (2nd great grand uncle) who was a bachelor and cared for my 3rd great grandfather Denis Moynahan (1792-1885) until his death in 1885. Patrick was the sole executor of Denis' estate and he was killed by a train in 1909 while employed by The Windsor Gas Company.
Patrick was the last born son of Denis Moynahan (1792-1885) and Catherine Roach (1811-)
|Patrick Moynahan's baptismal record 17 July, 1853|
| Moynahan Family Tree|
Patrick's mother Catherine (Roach) Moynahan passed away some time between the 1871 census and the 1881 census
In 1881, the three Moynahan brothers Matthew, Timothy and Patrick are found on the census living (with their father Denis) in Tilbury East.
|Census 1881: Tilbury East|
Between 1885 and 1909, Patrick would find employment at the Windsor Gas Company.
|Windsor Gas Company (exterior) 1913|
|Windsor Gas Company advertisement |
(The Evening Record Oct 5, 1909)
|The Evening Record Oct 5, 1909|
|Canadian Entrance To M.C.R. International Tunnel, Windsor, Ont., Canada|
|Hotel Dieu Hospital postcard 1908|
|Image of Horse Drawn ambulance in Detroit (c1900)|
Copies can be ordered at the Detroit Historical Society
|6 May 1909 - Kingsville Reporter|