Joseph Thomas Michael O'Hara 2,3,4
- Born: 23 Aug 1863, South March, Ontario, Canada 5
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth Jane Nash 2nd marriage Feb. 10, 1902 in Ontario, Canada
- Marriage (2): Mary Jane Hicks on 10 Feb 1902 in South Marc, March, Ontario
- Died: 2 Jun 1932, March, Ontario, Canada aged 68
After the American Civil War, Joseph lived in New Orleans for a couple of years.
The family where he boarded had a son named "Lee", after the Confederate general. Joseph was quite taken with this boy and vowed, if he had a son, to name him
"Lee". He was very upset to find (much later when Lee had to prove his age, going into the army in 1914) that the priest had taken the liberty of christening the boy "Leo" because there was no saint called "Lee". Joseph is reputed to have said, "Well, there always has to be a first one."
The newspaper notice of Mary Jane Hicks' death in 1936 says that her husband died 12 years before. Need to verify this.
Joseph married Elizabeth Jane Nash, daughter of James Nash and Mary Kirwan, 2nd marriage Feb. 10, 1902 in Ontario, Canada. (Elizabeth Jane Nash was born in 1872 in Luskville, Quebec, Canada, christened in St. Dominic's, Luskville, Quebec, Canada and died in 1901 in South March, Ontario, Canada.)
Joseph O'Hara, son of the late Thomas O'Hara and Mary Edge married Elizabeth Nash, daughter of the late James Nash and the late Mary Kirwan on November 7, 1892
(This information, provided by the parish secretary at St. Isidore, but the date is questionable because it is the same year Lee (son) was born.)
The marriage was witnessed by James Nash Junior and Christina McMaster (neither of whom could sign their name). The third bann was read at St. Patrick's Church, Fallowfield.
Second MDATE: Feb 10, 1902 at St. Ididore RC church, Joseph O'Hara married Mary Jane Hicks, widow of John Casey who was Alma Brennan/O'Hara's
(Lee's wife) uncle.
Mary Edge, mother of the groom was in attendance.
Joseph next married Mary Jane Hicks on 10 Feb 1902 in South Marc, March, Ontario.