Viola Catherine MCDONNELL

Female 1899 - 1982


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  • Name  Viola Catherine MCDONNELL 
    Born  02 Feb 1899  Rama Twp., Ontario Co. North, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Died  17 Apr 1982  Orillia, Simcoe Co. Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  21 Apr 1982  St. Michaels Cemetery, Orillia, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I01086  Hayes McDonnell
    Last Modified  10 Nov 2010 

    Father  Moses MCDONNELL,   b. 09 Oct 1852, Don River, York Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1938, Rama Twp.,lot 15, Con. 2, Ontario Co. North, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ann Ellen DUFFY,   b. 02 Feb 1869, Mara Twp. Ontario Co. North, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1947, Oro Twp., Simcoe Co, Ont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Feb 1890  St Columbkilles, Uptergrove, Mara Twp. Ontario County, Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID  F00343  Group Sheet

    Family  Michael Francis WALSH,   b. 23 Dec 1896, Creighton, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1983, Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Jun 1922  St. Columbkille, Uptergrove, Mara Twp., Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Stanley Francis WALSH,   b. 30 May 1928,   d. 28 Jun 1977
     2. Bernard Bartholomew WALSH,   b. 12 Aug 1933, Orillia, Simcoe Co. Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 2016, South Lake Hospital, Newmarket, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Morris Edward WALSH
     4. Helen Marie WALSH
     5. Catherine Rosella WALSH
    Family ID  F00352  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 
    • per Orillia Packet & Times- June 20, 1972; OVER 200 HELP COUPLE CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Frank Walsh- married 50 years today. --Over 200 people attended an afternoon tea held Sunday at the Guardian Angels Church in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walsh of 47 O'Brien St. The happy couple, married 50 years today, received messages of congratulation. They were also feted at a family dinner party held Sunday evening at the Hotel Birchmere. Mrs. Walsh, the former Viola McDonnell was born in Uptergrove. Her husband was born at Creighton. They met at a party in Orillia and were married two years later at St. Columbkille's Church at Uptergove. They made their home on a farm near Warminster and farmed there until moving to Orillia in 1960. " Our wedding day was a nice day, with weather conditions similar to Monday's weather" said Mrs. Walsh whose husband recalled that they made a honeymoon trip my train to New York State. " there were very few cars then" he remembered. They have five children, Stanley and Morris at home, Bernard and Rosella ( Mrs. Harold Derochie) also both of Orillia and Helen ( Mrs. Wm. Anderson) of Oakville and 8 grandchildren. What do they think makes a marriage last? "Hard work will never hurt anybody, and hard work makes a marriage last" smiled Mr. Walsh.

      cause of death- Cancer-
      Obit- Orillia Packet & Times- April 1982- VIOLA CATHERINE (McDonnell) WALSH- Rev. Father J.S.Murphy and Father James Hayes officiated at the recent funeral in the Church of the Guardian Angels Church for Viola Catherine Walsh. Pall bears were Mark Anderson, Jim Derochie, Peter Derochie, Steven Walsh, Martin Walsh, & Elmer Kennedy, all grandsons. Mrs. Walsh died April 17, 1982 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital. She was 83. Born Feb. 2, 1899, at Black River, she was the daughter of the late Moses McDonnell and Annie Duffy. On June 20, 1922 , she married Frank Walsh in Uptergrove. Mrs. Walsh lived in Warminster for 38 years, where she was a member of the CWL of the Sacred Heart Church. When she moved to Orillia, 22 years ago, she joined the CWL at the Church of the Gaurdian Angels. Mrs Walsh is survived by her husband, sons Bernard and Morris of Orillia,- daughters Helen ( Mrs. William Anderson) of Oakville and Rosella ( Mrs. Harold Derochie) of Orillia, -sisters Rena Mingo and Myrtle Kennedy of Orillia, brother Bartley McDonnell of Michigan. She was predeased by a son, Stanley, brothers Frank, Moses, Joseph, Whitney, Stafford, and sisters Agnes & Hazel. Burial at St. Michael's Cemetery, Orillia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S00015] Baptism record, St. Columbkille's Ch. Uptergrove, LDS 1305889, 1899 -P.53.
      Violet Catherine, Rama, b. Feb 2, 1899, bap. Feb. 19, 1899, father Moses McDonald, & Anne Duffy, spn. Cornelius Hayes & Anne Hayes by Patrick Whitney. note; above was married to Michael Francis Walsh, protesant, June 20, 1922, by P.J. Flanagan PP

    2. [S00090] Relfections- the story of Rama Township, p. 103.

    3. [S00093] Tombstone - St. Michael's Orillia, row 26 - plot 24.
      Viola C. McDonnell Feb. 2, 1899- Apr. 17. 1982, beloved husband of Michael F. Walsh, Dec. 23, 1896- June 17, 1983, son Stanley Francis May 30, 1928- June 28, 1977

    4. [S00061] Church Marrige record, St. Columkille's Uptergrove, Mara Twp., LDS 1305889, 1890- P.29.
      Moses McDonald, on the 17th of Feb. 1890, son of Wm. McDonald & Mary Hayes, age 37 was lawfully married to Annie Duffy, age 21 years, daug. of Frank Duffy & Ellen Morris, witness Michael Hayes & Isabella McIntaggart

    5. [S00027] archives of Ont. --marriages, MS932_68, # 009139- Mara.
      Moses McDonald, 37, widow, son of Wm. McDonald sic, & Mary Hayes married Annie Duffy,21, born Mara, dau. of Frank Duffy & Ellen Duffy, on Feb. 17, 1890, witn. Michael Hayes, Rama, & Bella McIntaggart. Rama. by Rev. W.J. McGieley.

    6. [S00027] archives of Ont. --marriages, MS932_620-- #016614.
      Michael Francis Walsh, age 25, of Warminister, farmer son of John Walsh & Mary Cofee, married Violet Kathleen McDonald (sic) age 23, of Rama, domestic, dau. of Moses McDonald (sic) & Ann Duffy, witness John Walsh & Hazel Duffy, by Rev. Flanagan, Uptergrove


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