Sarah Gertude Keenan and Hugh Dwyer


Robert HOUSE   b est 1830 prob England 
Emma Martha HOUSE  b 1851, Rochester, NY  d 10 May 1899  Living in Toronto is 1881. She is listed as Martha E. Keenan;   Father: Robert HOUSE
1 Harry LaPORTE  ???????????????
James W. KEENAN  b Nov 1846 Ontario, Canada Streetcar Conductor and Railroad conductor  res Ontario 
was in Canadian 1881 Census St Patrick's Ward, Toronto, York, Ontario . Martha E. HOUSE who died 1899, James may have remarried a Martha Reilly. Found Keenan in 1900 Census- has indexed as "Klenan."  In 1900 Census in Detroit on 14th Ave, as Railroad switchman- both parents born in Canada - speaking English, a widower, .Came to USA in 1881 with family. In 1910 Census, indexed as Kernan occ: switchman,
Sarah (Gertrude) KEENAN b born 24 Oct 1877 Welland, Ontario, Canada,  in Canada's 1881 Census- with Keenans, living in Toronto.   d 3 March 1950,  Detroit   m  May 17, 1897  19 years old- by a Justice of the Peace, Detroit, MI  Finally-some evidence: Find Sarah KEENAN born 24 Oct 1877 Welland, Ontario, Canada to James Keenan and Emma Martha Keenan -James is also registered in Canada- but his shows mother's maiden name=House. Whole adoption thing could be wrong.  But there is an illegitimate Keenan -female -born Feb 1872 to a Martha Keenan in Toronto.-Related?  But her m certificate has her maiden name as LaPorte.
St. Hugh Simpson Gerald Toulmin DWYER,  b 1875 Edinburgh
  Laye Blennerhassett DWYER  d 1950 Detroit  SEE DWYER FAMILY
Edward L. KEENAN b 3 Feb 1880 Toronto, Ontario, b Nov 1879. Other date may be reg date. d ?   In 1900 Census, at home, as a painter, In 1920 Detroit Census wit wife, as RR conductor= as "Edgar Keenan" On Pennsylvania Ave.;  In 1930 Census in Detroit w/ wife, no children Police Officer for Federal Reserve.
Hattie  - - - - - b Mich of German parents
Ethel Miriam KEENAN   b 5 January 1887 (She passed off as 1891) Detroit , d 18 August 1973, Detroit, Never Married Dated a Jewish man many years, "Oscar"- Never married because of religion Ethel devout Catholic     dsp In 1900 Census as a student, aged 13.  In 1910 Census: not working, In 1920 and 1930 Census, living with brother George in Detroit.
George R. KEENAN b July 1881 Michigan, d Detroit    res:  1898-9    48 12th Street, Detroit 1900-02  1026 14th Ave, Detroit ; 1906 761 25th, Detroit; 1912  759 25th, Detroit  dsp   In 1900 Census, as day Messenger Boy.   In 1910 Census:cutter at tailor shop, In 1920 and 1930 Cenus, living with Ethel.
Alma   b 29 Apr 1899, d Dec 1978 Ohio
James William KEENAN Jr.  b 13 Mar 1882 14 Grosvenor, York, Toronto, d 25 March, 1959, Toledo, OH  WWI US Marines   res 1902: 1026 14th Ave, Detroit  1912  759 25th Street, Detroit     dsp James Eady (Old Man Eady) boarder and friend of family registered birth.  In 1900 Census, as day laborer, living at home. b July 1881  In 1910 Census: clerk, 1930 Census: Ohio 
Norma WARNER b 1 Jul 1894, d May 1968 Toledo, Lucas, Ohio    prev married Mr. Tinely
Ruth TINELY  b 28 Sep 1915 Ohio, d Feb 1977
Robert McGREEVY- Toledo  b  26 Dec 1912  d 23 Mar 2006  res 5702 Angola Rd 131 Toledo OH.
Helen M. TINELY b 1913 Ohio,  [d 4 May 1968 Toledo OH at age 55.  divorced. ?? a Helen E. Joyce d 1990 b 1913].
Mr. JOYCE  3 grandchildren  

Brother:Joseph House

PARENTS Harry LaPORTE and Martha E. HOUSE.  Martha, her mother, remarried James Keenan after she was born. In the 1881 Canadian Census, and thereafter, she was recorded as a "Keenan" and as a Canadian. 


Rose KEENAN b 1851, Canada  d 16 Jan 1899, Ferndale, MI, Buried: Goderich, Ontario  House Maid dsp  1880 CENSUS Worked for Seymour family in Detroit  Sister of James Keenan Sr., I believe.1882      166 Larned E, Detroit  (domestic) 1885-96  67 Beaubien,      ""  ""  1899            Ferndale  
 Never Married

Matilda Keenan - B12 APR 1875 Fort Erie, Welland, Ontario  Father: Chas. J. Keenan  Mother: Mary Ann Dagge


1881 CENSUS CANADA  lds:

Census Place: St Patrick's Ward, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375883 NAC C-13247 Dist 134 SubDist H Div 4 Page 20 Family 97
Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
James KEENAN M M 32 Irish O <Ontario>
Occ: Conductor Religion: Roman Catholic 
Marth. E. KEENAN F M 27 English USA
Religion: Roman Catholic 
Gertrude KEENAN F 3 Irish O <Ontario>
Religion: Roman Catholic 
Edwd. L. KEENAN M 1 Irish O <Ontario>
Religion: Roman Catholic 
Sarah EADIE F M 54 English England
Religion: Church of England 
James EADIE M M 54 Scottish O <Ontario>
Religion: Presbyterian 
Wm. Byfield EADIE M 20 Scottish O <Ontario>
Occ: Clerk Religion: Presbyterian 



Contact:     Patrick Paskiewicz
Teach college USA.  BA  Philosophy, MA English Drama and Literature EMU.  Born 1950, before Al Gore invented Internet. Peddling ny completed book to publishers, Who Murdered Nurse Florence Nightingale Shore?, an investigation into the unsolved murder of English army nurse, Miss Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter and relative of Miss Florence Nightingale.  
Battled some renal cell carcinoma , but have good prognosis. Next project may look at another person on my tree, early feminist/ adventurer/explorer/writer Patricia Elizabeth Ramsay Laye. 




LAYE FAMILY UK  Connected by Marriages or Reference

EMILY LAYE   Dau of Major Francis Fenwick Laye, grand daughter of Lt. General Francis Laye

DIXON BROWN   Northumberland UK ,  Margaret Brown married Lt. General Francis Laye 1803.

AIREY of Northumberland  Lt. General Francis Laye married Mary Airey 1803    Also GILPIN, GOODEN, MULCASTER, BEDFORD (BEDFORDE), BARKUS, LAYE         

GILLMAN of  Portsmouth  LT COL BERTIE CUNYNGHAME DWYER married Beryl Maud Gillman c 1907.
ANDERSON  NICHOLSON  Northumberland  From Laye/Airey/Barnes Line
 GUY BURGESS    Spy for KGB  LT COL BERTIE CUNYNGHAME's sister-in-law, -Evelyn Gillman.,was the mother of this double agent.

  CLAVERINGS and FENWICKS   Northumberland,  From Laye/Airey/Barnes Line

Who Muurdered Nurse Florence Nightingale Shore   My book project

GREY Northumberland  Laye/Airey/Barnes/Clavering/

CASHER      Family of Beryl Maud Gillman - A Casher did the research, and I am merely posting it for him.

GILPIN Northumberland  Northumberland,  From Laye/Airey/Barnes Line 

FLORENCE  NIGHTINGALE:  SMITHS Her maternal side: For studying the Shores or Nightingale Studies  

BEDFORDE  BEDFORD   Durham, UK From Laye/Airey Line

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: THE SHORE FAMILY  Norton Hall, Sheffield of Norton Hall. 

General Thomas Peard Dwyer  Detailed Career


 Lt. General Francis Laye     Major General Joseph Henry Laye I    Major General Joseph Henry Laye II    Detailed Careers

PRINCE Essex, Ontario   Tied to ways: GG Grandmother Emily Laye married John Prince, grandson of Col John Prince, and her dau, Mary Anne Dwyer married the Hon. Albert Prince, M.P- the son of Col. Prince. (Yes, that's right).


HON COLONEL JOHN PRINCE, M.P.  A character. Reputed to be illegitimate son of an actress and William IV, notorious for killing American prisoner's of war in the Battle of Windsor. Detroiters put a price on his head. Popular in Windsor.

LT COL BERTIE CUNYNGHAME DWYER   Bertie won Grand National in 1887. "Bertie Dwyer, an English boy of 14  . . . did the fastest time of the race, the only rider to break the two minute barrier with 1 minute 58.6 seconds . . . [A] truly remarkable effort for any rider let alone a 14 year old" (23 The Cresta Run 1885-1985).


INSPECTOR WM BLENNERHASSETT DWYER   Detroit Police Inspector  Very incomplete  
KENNY  County Kerry, Ireland  Also, DWYER, TENT (BROWNE), COURTHROPE, HOARE DEAN PITT  Connected in two way. General J.H. Laye senior married Emelia Dean-Pitt, and Ensign George Sinclair Laye married Amy Selina Nugent, dau of Charlotte Marcia Dean-Pitt.
BUTTERFIELD / SIMPSON AND DUCKETT    LANCASHIRE and BOND E. P. Ramsay-Laye author/feminist pen name: Isobel Massary  4 books, articles, such as "Women and Careers" in Englishwoman Review, 9, (Apr 1878) p 96  -Arguing desirability of married women having careers.

Blennerhassett Kerry   From Dwyer/Hoare  Also  CONWAY, LYNNE, CRUMPE, O'CONNOR, HOARE, DWYER

LAYE Surname Study UK    For Genealogical Reference for all Layes



KEENAN Detroit/ Ontario  Sarah Keenan married my gg grandfather, St. Hugh Simpson Gerald Toulmin Dwyer in Detroit in 1895.

LETTERS OF MARY AIREY LAYE  Letters written by Lt. General Francis Laye's widow, pestering Lord Somerset, later Ragland, for an Ensignacy for her son. Letters to others, like Lord Hill and the Marchioness Winchester.
TOULMIN   London and LANCASHIRE, Mary Anne Toulmin Married to General Thomas Peard Dwyer 11 Apr 1839, Old Church, Saint Pancras, London    Includes: BECKETT, SIMPSON, DWYER, HARRISON, TALBOTT, DWYER CUNYNGHAME Photo Album
WALSH -Meath Ireland    Married to Laye Family Anne Maria Teresa WALSH married Emily Laye's father, Major Francis Fenwick Laye 28 Oct 1835 in Newbridge, Colpe Church County Meath, Ireland CUNYNGHAME Connection is on English branch of family. Captain Robert Hoare Dwyer married  Caroline Georgina Thurlow CUNYNGHAME
HOARE   Kerry  Cork   Connected by Robert Dwyer, father of General Thomas Peard Dwyer marrying Mary Hoare, 1744 Tralee, Kerry.   Also KENNY, DWYER, BLENNERHASSETT, BURNELL, GILPIN, NOTT, WOODCOCK, KELLEY RAMSAY Scot. Eng India   Connection is Major Francis Fenwick Laye married Elizabeth P Ramsay
OGLE Northumberland    Laye/Airey/Barnes/Clavering/Grey ASCENSION ISLAND Mini & partial hist of the RM commandants by Comm (General) T.P. Dwyer
PATERNAL ----  PASKIEWICZ   Plymouth PA/Vilna and Starynki, Russia (Старынкі ). DWYER Surname Study Detroit For Genealogical Reference for all Dwyers
PATERNAL ----  GRIZDIS   and many other spelling  Plymouth PA/Vilna  
PATERNAL---   MIKOLAYESKI  Plymouth PA/Russia/Poland PATERNAL ----  ZENKO   Plymouth PA/Vilna, Olita 
PATERNAL--   SINKIEWICZ or SINKCAVAGE Plymouth PA/Lithuania PATERNAL ---  RUZANTIS   Plymouth PA/Suwalki






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