Friday, May 12, 2017

On This Day: May 12

Wedding Day May 12, 1903
Patrick Broderick and Clara Moynahan
(Photo from private collection of Bernard Broderick)
On this day in 1903, Patrick Broderick married Clara Moynahan at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Maidstone, Ontario.

St. Mary's R.C. Church, Maidstone, Ontario
Image Source: Maidstone Cemetery Records
St Mary's church is located on Lot 293, North Talbot Rd., Highway 3, Maidstone, Ontario.

Many  of  our ancestors are buried in the cemetery there (

Source: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec,
Patrick had his brother Leo W. Broderick (who later became a detective) as his best man, and Clara had her sister Maud Moynahan (who later married Frank Flannery) as her maid of honour.

Photo of Moynahan sisters Maud Agnes and Clara
(Photo from private collection of Frank Lyons)

Unfortunately, Clara (Moynahan) Broderick died in 1919 at the young age of 37 years (after a lingering illness) leaving her husband Patrick with five children aged 18 months to 15 years.

Source: The Border Cities Star - Dec 13, 1919

At 51 years of age, Patrick remarried American-born Mary Josephine Kuehne (1876-1938) on November 28, 1922 in the Roman Catholic church in Amherstburg. Josephine was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Joseph Kuehne (born in Switzerland) and Sarah Darragh (born in Cleveland, Ohio)

Source: Essex Free Press (Essex, ON), December 8, 1922

The Broderick-Moynahan Family Tree

The Broderick-Moynahan Family Tree
I have written previously of Patrick and Clara and some of their children
I have not yet written histories on the Workmans (Indiana) , the Wheelers (California) and the Lyons (Windsor) who have descended from this marriage. My research has benefited greatly from an online ancestry connection to a Lyons distant cousin. I am very grateful for that.

More family facts
  • Frank Broderick and Clara Moynahan's children were not only cousins to John Moynahan and Mary Broderick's children (like my grandfather Ernest Moynahan), they were double first cousins: They have both sets of grandparents in common.
  • Double Cousins have happened more than once in our family tree
    • Matthew Moynahan and Catherine Carr and Timothy Moynahan and Julia Ann Carr
  • A new stone was erected for Patrick and Clara Broderick in 1989 (see photo below)
Bernard Broderick (1916-1992) son of Patrick and Clara Broderick
(Picture taken in 1989 at Bernard's parents new stone
at St Mary's Cemetery, Maidstone, Ontario)