Category Archives: Daly

The Daly Family of Ontario, Canada

The Daly family made their home in the hamlet of Vandecar, Township of East Oxford, just a few short miles to the south of Woodstock in Oxford County, Ontario. Their home in 1851 was listd as a “Frame Cottage” indicating … Continue reading

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Gravestone of Alexander Daly

SOURCE: Gravestone of Alexander Daly, Christ Church Anglican cemetery East Oxford, Oxford County Ontario. Photographed by Susan Edminster, 2004 Alexander Daly, or George Alexander Daly as some records show, was born in Ireland about 1787. He was my Great-great-great-grandfather. Alexander … Continue reading

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Last Will and Testament of Alexander Daly

I’ve transcribed the Last Will and Testament of Alexander Daly as it’s difficult to read the handwrittten version. Where you see “–” it indicates an unreadable word or words. In some places there is no punctuation so it makes the … Continue reading

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Jane (Dell) Smith

SOURCE: Smith, Jane (Dell). Photograph, unknown date. Digital image. Privately held by Marie Smith and added here with her permission. Good Morning, Here is a picture of Jane (Dell) Smith, the granddaughter of Captain Alexander Daly. On Jane’s lap is … Continue reading

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Recollections from Hazel Smith

Sunday evening and time for one more post before calling it a day….. Doing this blog as well as the website and Wiki are teaching me that I must be organized to keep from having total chaos about what I’ve … Continue reading

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Death Notice for Jane Daly

Good Evening, Here is the death notice for Jane (unknown) Daly, widow of Alexander Daly: Ingersoll Chronicle Thursday, March 18, 1880 Pg: 3 Col: 6 Monday, March 08, 1880, Daly, Jane Text of the notice: DALY: At Vandecar, on Monday, … Continue reading

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Jane Dell’s Guest Book

Good evening all. Marie Smith, great-great-great grandaughter of Alexander Daly has graciously shared pages from an old guest book that had belonged to Jane Caroline Dell (1866-1953). I thought these were delightful and enjoyed seeing the handwriting of George Alexander … Continue reading

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