The Descendants of Peter Foley


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1. Peter~ Foley born Abt 1822, occupation: joiner, married 7 Mar 1853, in Richmond, Prince, P.E.I., Jane~ Smith, born Abt 1831, Freeland, Prince, P.E.I., (daughter of Donald~ Carr Smith and Jane~ Sullivan) died 6 Dec 1879, Springfield West, Prince, P.E.I., buried: Lot 7 West Cape Presbyterian Cemetery. Peter~ died 14 Aug 1874, Springfield West, Prince, P.E.I., buried: Lot 7 West Cape Presbyterian Cemetery.

Peter Foley, according to tradition, was said to have immigrated to Nova Scotia with a sister. He thence removed to P. E. I., married and settled on Lot 11, Ellerslie. He never made contact with this sister again after his removal from Nova Scotia. The informant for the information provide on Peter Clayton Foley's Record of death (in Hingham) gives this Peter, the father, as being born in Nova Scotia, and the mother born P.E.I. Census of 1861, Springfield West, Peter Foley in Lot 7, a joiner, Methodist, origin not given, on the 5th year of a 999 year lease from R. B. Stewart. (he was in Lot 7 since 1857). There were 3 married, 3 single. 1 female, 2 males under 5 yrs., 2 females and 1 male from 21 to 45 yrs.

Jane Smith born 1 May 1832 Ref: Information from Ira Smith, Ottawa, Canada, (1997) ira@intrnet.ca.

Children:

2. i Sarah Jane Foley born 1 Jun 1853.

ii Ellen Foley born 14 Aug 1855, Prince Edward Island, married Abe Horton.

3. iii Hugh James Foley born 6 Feb 1857.

4. iv Michael Allen Foley born 6 Nov 1859.

v Mary Ann Foley born 6 Dec 1861, Prince Edward Island, died 6 Dec 1861, Prince Edward Island.

5. vi Daniel Carr Foley born 22 Nov 1863.

6. vii William David Foley born 31 Aug 1867.

7. viii John McWilliams Foley born 28 May 1869.

8. ix Peter~ Clayton Foley born 1 Mar 1874.

Second Generation

2. Sarah Jane Foley born 1 Jun 1853, Prince Edward Island, married Horatio Chisholm, born Wilmot Valley, Prince, P.E.I., (son of Ebenezer Chisholm and Jemima Nelson) died 15 Aug 1918, West Devon, Prince, P.E.I., buried: Lot 8 Knutsford Methodist Cemetery. Sarah died 5 Apr 1911, West Devon, Prince, P.E.I., buried: Lot 8 Knutsford Methodist Cemetery.

Children:

i Isabella Jane Chisholm born 20 Feb 1890, died 1 Nov 1900, buried: Lot 8 Knutsford Methodist Cemetery.

ii Mary Ellen Chisholm born 14 Oct 1891, Mount Royal, Prince, P.E.I., married in West Devon, Prince, P.E.I., James Wood, died Abt 1972. Mary died 9 Apr 1976, Spring Hill, Prince, P.E.I.

iii Hanford Nelson Chisholm born 4 Aug 1894, died 1 Nov 1900, buried: Lot 8 Knutsford Methodist Cemetery.

iv John Earl Chisholm born 16 Jul 1896, died 1 Nov 1900.

v Florence Chisholm born 8 Feb 1898, Mount Royal, Prince, P.E.I., married 7 Jul 1915, in O'Leary, Prince, P.E.I., Leo MacDonald, born 14 May 1895, Tignish, Prince, P.E.I. Florence died 22 Dec 1942, West Devon, Prince, P.E.I.

3. Hugh James Foley born 6 Feb 1857, Prince Edward Island, married 22 Apr 1891, in Prince Edward Island, Mary Belle Brooks, born 23 May 1868, O'Leary, Prince, P.E.I., bapt: 4 Oct 1868, (daughter of Josiah R. Brooks and Mary Ann Domville) died 14 Aug 1947, Springfield West, Prince, P.E.I., buried: Lot 8 Bethel United Church Cemetery. Hugh died 1 May 1912, Springfield West, Prince, P.E.I., buried: Lot 8 Bethel United Church Cemetery.

Children:

i Harry Belle Foley born 16 Feb 1892, died 11 Aug 1918, Hallu, France, buried: Lot 8 Bethel United Church Cemetery.

ii Josiah Reagh Foley born 25 Jan 1894, Springfield West, Prince, P.E.I., died 25 Nov 1912, buried: Lot 8 Bethel United Church Cemetery.

iii Lloyd Bertram Foley born 22 Feb 1896, Springfield West, Prince, P.E.I., married 10 Aug 1920, Lena Jane Sellick, born Abt 1890, died Abt 1954, buried: Lot 8 Bethel United Church Cemetery. Lloyd died 19 Sep 1969, buried: Lot 8 Bethel United Church Cemetery.

iv Cora Jane Foley born 27 Jul 1899, Springfield West, Prince, P.E.I., married 20 Nov 1923, in Prince Edward Island, Edward Ray Collicutt.

v Donald Carl Foley born 2 Apr 1901, Springfield West, Prince, P.E.I., married 7 Dec 1929, in Somerville, Middlesex, Ma., Gladys Hope Easter, born 27 Oct 1902. Donald died Abt 1967, Prince Edward Island.

vi John James Foley born 4 Mar 1903, Springfield West, Prince, P.E.I., died 12 Feb 1930, buried: Lot 8 Bethel United Church Cemetery.

4. Michael Allen Foley born 6 Nov 1859, Prince Edward Island, married 23 Dec 1896, in Worcester, Worcester, Ma., Harriet Agnes Brooks, born 9 Jun 1866, O'Leary, Prince, P.E.I., bapt: 28 Sep 1866, (daughter of Josiah R. Brooks and Mary Ann Domville) died 18 May 1954, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., buried: Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset, Ma. Michael died 29 Jan 1915, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., buried: Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset, Ma.

Children:

i Walter Brooks Foley born 30 Aug 1900, Cohasset, Norfolk, Ma., married Mary Rosengrantz. Walter died Abt 1945, Manilla, buried: Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset, Ma.

ii Mason Allen Foley born 14 Sep 1902, Cohasset, Norfolk, Ma., married 11 Jun 1926, in Watertown, Middlesex, Ma., Frances C. Laughrea, born 29 Mar 1900, Watertown, Middlesex, Ma. Mason died 8 Jun 1968.

iii Frank Sumner Foley born 8 Jan 1904, Cohasset, Norfolk, Ma., married Margaret Moran.

iv Albert Everett Foley born 23 Jan 1906, Cohasset, Norfolk, Ma., married 23 Aug 1935, in Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., Mary E. Hayes, born Abt 1909, Leominster, Worcester, Ma., (daughter of James Hayes and Bridget Murphy). Albert died 13 Apr 1960, Plymouth, Plymouth, Ma.

5. Daniel Carr Foley born 22 Nov 1863, Prince Edward Island, married 29 Jan 1902, in West Point, Prince, P.E.I., Annie Currie, born Abt 1878, Prince Edward Island, died 12 Jul 1946, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., buried: High Street Cemetery, Hingham, Ma. Daniel died 6 Jun 1905, Hooper, Dodge, Nebraska.

Children:

i Frances Jane Foley born 29 Oct 1902, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., married Fred Bates. Frances died 14 Jun 1980. No children.

ii Donald C. Foley born 7 Sep 1904, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., married Thelma Hannaford. Donald died Abt 1965.

No Children.

6. William David Foley born 31 Aug 1867, Prince Edward Island, married 11 Nov 1896, Florence Parker, born Abt 1875, Randolph, Norfolk, Ma., (daughter of Elijah Parker and Eliza Downes) died 4 Mar 1944, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., buried: Fort Hill Cemetery, Hingham, Ma. William died 10 Oct 1940, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., buried: Fort Hill Cemetery, Hingham, Ma.

Children:

i Edward Lloyd Foley born 14 Oct 1897, married Jane E. _____.

ii Marion Alta Foley born 29 Mar 1905, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., married (1) 5 Oct 1925, in Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., Elphalet C. Gardner, born 5 Oct 1893, married (2) 10 Jan 1938, Marsden Reece. Marion died 23 Jul 1954, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., buried: Fort Hill Cemetery, Hingham, Ma.

iii Florence Mildred Foley born 14 Sep 1908, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., married (1) Walter Sturgis, married (2) Mr. Fleck, married (3) Leonard Curcey.

7. John McWilliams Foley born 28 May 1869, Prince Edward Island, married 14 Jan 1903, in Boston, Suffolk, Ma., Sarah O. Delosh, born 21 Jul 1873, New York State, died Jan 1964, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., buried: Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset, Ma. John died 2 Oct 1939, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., buried: Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset, Ma.

Children:

i John Smith Foley born 13 May 1904, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., married 17 Jun 1930, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., Naomi Deborah Andreas, born 25 Dec 1906, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., (daughter of John Henry Andreas and Louisa LeBohner). John died 7 Nov 1972, Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Florida. John died in Florida, services held at Grosse Pointe, MI (Unitarian Church). John was creamated and his ashes scattered over the Wier River in Hingham, Ma.

ii George Milton Foley born 2 Nov 1905, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma.

8. Peter~ Clayton Foley born 1 Mar 1874, Springfield West, Prince, P.E.I., occupation: carpenter, married 19 Dec 1900, in Boston, Suffolk, Ma., Elizabeth~ Penrose Dyment, born 1 Mar 1876, Springfield West, Prince, P.E.I., bapt: 13 Mar 1960, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., (daughter of George~ Dyment and Sarah~ Jane Harris) died 5 Oct 1966, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., buried: Fort Hill Cemetery, Hingham, Ma. Peter~ died 5 Sep 1936, Boston, Suffolk, Ma., buried: Fort Hill Cemetery, Hingham, Ma.

Peter Clayton Foley was naturalized on 18 Sep 1896 in Boston, Suffolk, Ma. He was of Hingham, Mass., shoemaker, born at County Prince, P.E.I. He was registered as a voter in Hingham, Mass., October 17, 1900. He removed with his wife and daughter to Canada and was naturalized as a British subject on 8 Nov 1905 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He owned property as a contractor in the Glenlyon Subdivision on 27 Jun 1913 in Edmonton. He stayed but a short time after and finally returned to Hingham, Ma. where he spent the remainder of his days.

Children:

i Wilma Elizabeth Foley born 30 Mar 1903, Hingham, Plymouth, Ma., married 19 Dec 1923, in Hull, Plymouth, Ma., Hugh Carleton Ross. Wilma died Hull, Plymouth, Ma.

ii Ian~ George Foley born 25 Apr 1905, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, occupation: electrician, married 15 Jun 1935, in Hiram, Oxford, Me., Leah~ Cotton, born 25 Dec 1906, Hiram, Oxford, Me., (daughter of Arthur~ Fenton Cotton and Gertrude~ Gould) occupation: homemaker. Ian~ died 12 May 1986, Norwell, Plymouth, Ma., buried: Fort Hill Cemetery, Hingham, Ma.


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