Joseph Thomas Michael O'Hara
Elizabeth Jane Nash
Dennis Brennan
Jane Angela Casey
Lee Thomas Edward O'Hara
Alma Clara Brennan

Francis (Frank) Joseph Fiske O'Hara


Family Links

1. Austra Liza Evele

2. Jean Constance Ferguson
3. Marion Eva Raycheba

Francis (Frank) Joseph Fiske O'Hara

  • Born: 4 Apr 1926, Silver Centre, Temiskaming, Ontario, Canada
  • Christened: Apr 1926, Silver Centre, Temiskaming , Ontario, Canada
  • Marriage (1): Austra Liza Evele on 13 Jun 1953 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Marriage (2): Jean Constance Ferguson on 13 Sep 1971 in Toronto, Ontario
  • Marriage (3): Marion Eva Raycheba on 2 Apr 2002 in Toronto, Ontario

  General Notes:

Registered with Ontario birth records as Joseph Francis Fiske O'Hara. Frank's grandfather was Joseph. The Irish custom was for the first born male child be named after his grandfather.

Irish custom of naming first born male: 4th April 1926, Ontario

I (Frank O'Hara) discovered, to my great surprise, that I was Christened "Joseph Francis Fiske", not "Francis Joseph Fiske". It turns out that the Irish custom is to name the first born male child after the grandfather. So I was actually Christened Joseph Francis Fiske, BTW - The name "Fiske" was after a well-known Irish singer at the time "Fiske O'Hara" - no relation. When I was in Norway I found that fiske means "fish"!

My father, always known as Lee, actually was Christened "Thomas Edward Leo", consistent with his grandfather's first name, "Thomas". When my father joined the Canadian army in 1914 he had to present proof of age. When his father found out that "Lee" had actually been Christened "Leo" things almost turned to fisticuffs. The local parish priest responded "He had to be named after a saint", Joseph is reputed to have said, "There's got to be a first one" My father, as first son, was Christened "Thomas" after his grandfather, who had emigrated from Ireland..

I don't know whether or not Frank's great grandfather, Thomas, was "first born".

Francis married Austra Liza Evele, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 13 Jun 1953 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Austra Liza Evele was born on 25 Jan 1927 in Liepaja, Latvia and died in Jan 1999 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada.). The cause of her death was Diabetes.

  Noted events in their marriage were:

1st Marriage: Austra Evele, 13 Jun 1953, Toronto, Ontario.

  Marriage Notes:

Frank's 2nd marriage was to Jean Constance Bartels, 9th October, 1971 Unfortunately, she had to deal with many challenges as a result of my children, particularly Thomas and Andrew, both of whom developed Schizophrenia. Struggles dealing with Frank's launching of an under-financed business didn't help. We divorced on August 10,1979.

3rd marriage to Marion Eva Raycheba, 2nd April, 2003. Frank finally got smart - or was it lucky?

Francis next married Jean Constance Ferguson on 13 Sep 1971 in Toronto, Ontario. (Jean Constance Ferguson was born @1930 in Jamaica.)

Francis next married Marion Eva Raycheba on 2 Apr 2002 in Toronto, Ontario. (Marion Eva Raycheba was born on 18 Aug 1945 in Saskatchewan.)

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