Ireland Old News

Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada

Wed., Oct 15, 1902

In Lanark Township Sunday, Oct. 12th, Mr. Michael Vallely, aged 82 years. A native of Co. Armagh, Ireland, he came to the country in his teens. In Quebec, he met Boyd & Alexander Caldwell, who induced him to come to the Lanark area. He later bought the Caldwell homestead near Hopetown, and there married Mary Ryan, of Lanark. Of six children, three boys and three girls, five survive: John, Grand Forks, ND; Michael, Ashland, Wis; Anthony, on the homestead; Mrs. Thos. Phelan, and Mrs. Richard Dowdall, of Drummond. The sixth, Mrs. Jas. Quinn, died about 8 years ago. Burial in Ferguson's Falls cemetery, Oct. 14th.

Submitted by cml


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