Lawrence O'CONNOR
Ireland to Nova Scotia to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in the 1800's

New February 1, 2011:

Al:

I was excited to find Lawrence as the first of my O’Connor clan to get to Ottawa from Nova Scotia.  I do expect 
that they were related to other O’Connor families of the time.  I think they came to build the new city or parliament 
buildings  which my brother is now helping to preserve.

My family line is:

Lawrence to James to Walter to my mother, Margaret Conlon (O’Connor). 

Cheers

... Ron Conlon
Family of Lawrence O'Connor from Ireland to Nova Scotia to Ottawa, Canada
Lawrence O'Connor was born in 1809 in Ireland. He died about 1882. [Notes] He had the following children with whom he moved to Ottawa: M i James O'Connor was born on 19 Jul 1839. He died on 8 Nov 1915. M ii William O'Connor was born about 1854. M iii Thomas O'Connor was born about 1844. ________________________________________ Lawrence O'Connor The City Directory for Ottawa reports a Laurence O'connor -Carpenter living on King street Ottawa James O'Connor [Parents] was born on 19 Jul 1839 in Nova Scotia. He died 1 on 8 Nov 1915 in Ottawa Ontario. He married Julia White about 1865. Julia White was born about 1840. She died on 12 Aug 1901. She married James O'Connor about 1865. They had the following children: M i James O'Connor was born about 1866. He died on 10 Apr 1947. F ii Helen O'Connor was born about 1867. M iii Lawrence O'Connor was born in Sep 1871. He died on 5 Oct 1871 in Ottawa Notre Dame Cemetery. F iv anne O'Connor was born about 1871. She died on 5 Jun 1953 in Ottawa Notre Dame Cemetery. M v Charles O'Connor was born about 1874. He died on 19 Dec 1889 in Ottawa Notre Dame Cemetery. M vi Henry D O'Connor [image] was born about 1877. He died on 17 May 1933 in Ottawa Notre Dame Cemetery. M vii Edward O'Connor was born on 11 Aug 1880. He died about 1947. M viii Walter O'Connor was born on 11 Aug 1880. He died about 1936. M ix George O'Connor died on 24 Mar 1948. F x Helen O'Connor was born about 1898. She died about 1963. ________________________________________ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jekenny/rootskenny/pafg13.htm#2271 ________________________________________ James O'Connor He was an early land developer and owned several properties at the corner of Laurier and Nelson streets in Ottawa. He also was in business projects with the Doran family who to this day are actively involved in construction in the Ottawa area Census records for 1871: O'CONNOR FN=JAMES; Age=30. BP=NOVA SCOTIA; Ethnic = IRISH; Occ= CARPENTER. District=77; Subdist=E; Div=2; Pg=33. CAR Ottawa City- Ottawa Wrd. Purchased 250 acres in Lot 9 concession 1 in 1878 (the Greens Creek farms) Doran's History Rooted in Success In 1896, the Doran family planted the seeds of an extremely successful contracting business. Through the decades Doran Construction prospered and grew under the expert tending of William Jr. and later under Hugh and Burke Doran. The firm put down solid roots with diverse and impressive projects including many schools and hospitals, the Air Terminal in Antigua and work on the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. 1881 census Lawrance O'CONNORS Household Male ________________________________________ Other Information: Birth Year <1815> Birthplace Ireland Age 66 Occupation Carpenter Marital Status M (incorrect. I think it is a W for widower) Ethnic Origin Irish Head of Household William O'CONNORS Religion Roman Catholic ________________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Ottawa Ward, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375866 NA Film Number C-13230 District 105 Sub-district E Division 3 Page Number 11 Household Number 53 William O'CONNORS Household Male ________________________________________ Other Information: Birth Year <1855> Birthplace Nova Scotia Age 26 Occupation Carpenter Marital Status M Ethnic Origin Irish Head of Household William O'CONNORS Religion Roman Catholic ________________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Ottawa Ward, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375866 NA Film Number C-13230 District 105 Sub-district E Division 3 Page Number 11 Household Number 53 Shows Lawrence O'Connors as 66 years widowed living with son William and family in Ottawa in 1881. Thomas O'Connor family is a near neighbor. Shows 1881 James 39 and Julia O'Connor 39 with children and the twins. 1871 census O'CONNOR, JAMES Sex: Male Age: 30 Place of Birth: NOVA SCOTIA Religion: Roman Catholic Origin: IRISH Occupation: CARPENTER District: OTTAWA (077) Sub-district: Ottawa Ward (E) Division: 2 Page: 33 Microfilm reel number: C-10014 - C-10015 Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada Return to results | Search | Search Help O'CONNOR, LAWRENCE Sex: Male Age: 62 Place of Birth: IRELAND Religion: Roman Catholic Origin: IRISH District: OTTAWA (077) Sub-district: Ottawa Ward (E) Division: 2 Page: 33 Microfilm reel number: C-10014 - C-10015 Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada Return to results | Search | Search Help WHITE, JAMES neighbour Of O'Connor Father of Julia?? Sex: Male Age: 51 Place of Birth: IRELAND Religion: Roman Catholic Origin: IRISH Occupation: GARDENER District: OTTAWA (077) Sub-district: Ottawa Ward (E) Division: 2 Page: 33 Microfilm reel number: C-10014 - C-10015 Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada

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