The Descendants of Gilbert Hession and Dorothea Gahan


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The Descendants of Gilbert Hession and Dorothea Gahan

Generation No. 1

1. GILBERT1 HESSION was born 1797 in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland1, and died March 19, 1889 in Georgetown, PEI2. He married DOROTHEA GAHAN 1827 in Ireland. She was born 1798 in Enniskillen, County Fermanaugh, Ireland, and died November 23, 1890 in Georgetown, PEI.

More About GILBERT HESSION:

Fact 1: Gardener3

Fact 2: operated a 48 acre farm in lot 66, Georgetown and Royalty, King's County

Fact 3: 1861 Census shows Gilbert lived with 27-yr old son Tom and a daughter (16-21 yrs)

Fact 4: May 18, 1844, received land conveyance of lot 14 f.Sir Henry V.Huntley, Lt.Gov.

Fact 5: Gilbert lived in lot 66 at the time of the 1881 Census

Fact 6: Gilbert is not enumerated in the 1841 Census

Fact 7: paid 14 pounds for lot 14 plus annual rent4

Fact 8: Roman Catholic

Children of GILBERT HESSION and DOROTHEA GAHAN are:

i. MARGARET2 HESSION, d. Georgetown, PEI; m. JOHN ROGERS.

More About MARGARET HESSION:

Fact 1: died at the age of 405

2. ii. THOMAS G. HESSION, b. February 23, 1833, Ireland; d. September 18, 1914, Georgetown, PEI.

3. iii. MICHAEL J.P. HESSION, b. August 15, 1837, Ireland.

iv. DORAH HESSION, b. 1840, Ireland; d. November 12, 1863, Georgetown, PEI.

v. BRIDGET ANNIE HESSION5, b. December 04, 1842, PEI; m. (1) ALEXANDER MCDONALD; m. (2) SIMON BOLGER, January 12, 1892, St. Dunstan's, Charlottetown,PEI.

Generation No. 2

2. THOMAS G.2 HESSION (GILBERT1) was born February 23, 1833 in Ireland, and died September 18, 1914 in Georgetown, PEI6. He married HANNAH CUMMINGS7 October 30, 1870 in Georgetown, PEI8. She was born November 19, 1852 in PEI, and died February 27, 1904 in Georgetown, PEI9.

More About THOMAS GEORGE HESSION:

Fact 1: Farmer and Constable

Fact 2: lived in lot 66, Georgetown and Royalty Twp., PEI

Fact 3: May 17, 1848, received a conveyance of pasture lots 7 and 8 in from Mahail(?) Campion

Fact 4: June 06, 1861, received a conveyance of pasture lot 13 f. Philip Richards

Fact 5: March 06, 1886, received a conveyance of part of town lot 16 f. Archibald MacLaren and wife

Fact 6: December 14, 1870, appointed Landing Waiter Dept of Customs salary $400 until 188810

More About HANNAH CUMMINGS:

Fact 1: parents born in Ireland

Children of THOMAS HESSION and HANNAH CUMMINGS are:

i. WILLIAM HENRY3 HESSION, b. September 08, 1870, Georgetown, PEI11; d. January 18, 1912, Nipissing District, Ontario.

ii. MICHAEL HESSION, b. August 03, 1871, Georgetown, PEI; d. December 03, 1871, Georgetown, PEI/maybe 23 Dec 1871?12.

More About MICHAEL HESSION:

Burial: St. James Cemetery in Georgetown

iii. JOHN THOMAS HESSION, b. November 27, 1872, Georgetown, PEI.

4. iv. EDMUND VITUS HESSIAN, b. June 15,1875, Georgetown, PEI; d. 1943, London, Ontario Canada.

v. MARGARET A. HESSION, b. June 09, 1877, Georgetown, PEI; d. November 15, 1892, Georgetown, PEI13.

vi. EMMETT HESSION, b. November 15, 1878, Georgetown, PEI.

vii. FREDERICK HESSION, b. July 28, 1880, Georgetown, PEI; d. August 02, 1901, Georgetown, PEI.

More About FREDERICK HESSION:

Fact 1: 1901, drowned

5. viii. JAMES GILBERT HESSION, b. January 16, 1883, Georgetown, PEI; d. February 21, 1932, Tignish, PEI.

ix. GERTRUDE ANN HESSION, b. April 17, 1889, Georgetown, PEI.

6. x. STEPHEN STANLEY HESSIAN, b. October 02, 1890, Georgetown, PEI; d. November 05, 1962.

3. MICHAEL J.P.2 HESSION (GILBERT1) was born August 15, 1837 in Ireland. He married HELLEN. She was born 1839 in Ireland.

More About MICHAEL J.P. HESSION:

Fact 1: General importer and produce dealer

Fact 2: July 11, 1856, received a conveyance of part of pasture lot 16 f. Rev. F.S MacDonald

Fact 3: August 16, 1867, received a release of conveyance of pasture lot 25 f .Louis Westaway Jr. and wife

Child of MICHAEL HESSION and HELLEN is:

i. NELLIE3 HESSION, b. 1859, Nova Scotia.

Generation No. 3

4. EDMUND VITUS3 HESSIAN (THOMAS GEORGE2 HESSION, GILBERT1) was born June 15, 1875 in Georgetown, PEI, and died 1943 in London, Ontario Canada. He married JANE ELIZABETH JACOBS June 04, 1908 in London, Ontario Canada14, daughter of GEORGE JACOBS and ELIZABETH ERSKINE. She was born August 01, 1872 in Winchester, England, and died January 05, 1947 in London, Ontario Canada.

More About EDMUND VITUS HESSIAN:

Fact 1: served in Canadian Army 1899-1917,beginning with Garrison Div., RCA, Quebec City15

Fact 2: February 18, 1900, awarded Queen's Medal with 3 clasps (Paardeberg, Dreifontein, Cape Colony)16

Fact 3: August 07, 1900, RTU'ed to Citadel, Quebec City with typhoid fever

Fact 4: re-mustered from 2nd Special Service Bn (RCR) to Ordnance, (Warrant Off'r.)

Notes for JANE ELIZABETH JACOBS:

first female employee of London Life Insurance Co.

Children of EDMUND HESSIAN and JANE JACOBS are:

7. i. EMMETT VINCENT4 HESSION, b. July 03, 1909, London, Ontario Canada.

ii. EILEEN MARY HESSION, b. February 02, 1911, London, Ontario; m. CHARLES EDGAR DAVIES, January 05, 1937, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe.

iii. PATRICIA HESSION, b. February 02, 1911, London ,Ontario.

8. iv. EDMUND GILBERT HESSION, b. May 21, 1912, Kingston, Ontario Canada; d. January 21, 1998, Ottawa, Ontario Canada.

9. v. B.LLOYD HESSION, b. July 16, 1914, Georgetown, PEI; d. 1978, London, Ontario Canada.

vi. JOHN HESSION, b. 1916.

5. JAMES GILBERT3 HESSION (THOMAS GEORGE2, GILBERT1) was born January 16, 1883 in Georgetown, PEI, and died February 21, 1932 in Tignish, PEI. He married EDA MARFLEET PROWSE April 18, 1918 in Charlottetown, PEI, daughter of ISAAC PROWSE and LOUISE BECK. She was born June 04, 1892 in Murray Harbour, PEI, and died June 01, 1975.

More About JAMES GILBERT HESSION:

Fact 1: Railway engineer

Fact 2: 1932, died in a train collision near Tignish

Children of JAMES HESSION and ADA PROWSE are:

10. i. MARY EVELYN4 HESSION, b. August 25, 1919, Charlottetown PEI; d. June 15, 2001, Montreal QC.

11. ii. JAMES FREDERICK (FRED) HESSION, b. March 22, 1921, Georgetown, PEI; d. January 21, 2006, Burlington ON.

iii. LIVING, b. 1923.

iv. HELEN EILEEN HESSION, b. August 17, 1926; d. December 24, 1929.

v. LIVING

6. STEPHEN STANLEY3 HESSIAN (THOMAS GEORGE2 HESSION, GILBERT1) was born October 02, 1890 in Georgetown, PEI, and died November 05, 1962. He married E.BLANCHE WICKHAM. She was born February 17, 1895 in Georgetown, PEI, and died March 05, 1972 in Georgetown, PEI.

More About STEPHEN STANLEY HESSIAN:

Fact 1: 1919, Elected to PEI legislature as (Lib)Assemblyman for King's County, 3rd District17

Fact 2: July 23, 1935, Elected as Councillor to legislature, appointed House Speaker

Fact 3: May 19, 1939, defeated by Francis McPhee (C) -- 688 votes to 616

Fact 4: educated at St. Dunstan's University, lawyer

Fact 5: married Blanche, daughter of James Wickham

Fact 6: resided in Montague

More About E.BLANCHE WICKHAM:

Fact 1: daughter of James Wickham

Child of STEPHEN HESSIAN and E.BLANCHE WICKHAM is:

12. i. LIVING

Generation No. 4

7. EMMETT VINCENT4 HESSION (EDMUND VITUS3 HESSIAN, THOMAS GEORGE2 HESSION, GILBERT1) was born July 03, 1909 in London, Ontario Canada. He married MARGUERETE IRENE CHAMBERLAND July 15, 1939 in London, Ontario Canada. She was born February 12, 1907 in Ottawa, Ontario Canada, and died June 12, 1985 in Gravenhurst, Ontario.

Child of EMMETT HESSION and MARGUERETE CHAMBERLAND is:

13. i. LIVING

8. EDMUND GILBERT4 HESSION (EDMUND VITUS3 HESSIAN, THOMAS GEORGE2 HESSION, GILBERT1) was born May 21, 1912 in Kingston, Ontario Canada, and died January 21, 1998 in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. He married MARION ELIZABETH LAWLOR July 22, 1936 in Hampton, New Brunswick Canada, daughter of JOHN LAWLOR and HELEN SCOTT. She was born January 01, 1916 in Saint John, New Brunswick Canada, and died October 17, 2006 in Ottawa, Ontario Canada.

More About MARION ELIZABETH LAWLOR:

Burial: November 25, 2006, Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Children of EDMUND HESSION and MARION LAWLOR are:

i. EDMUND BRIAN5 HESSION, b. July 26, 1937, Saint John, New Brunswick Canada; d. July 23, 1955, the vicinity of Camp Utopia, New Brunswick.

More About EDMUND BRIAN HESSION:

Cause of Death: car accident

14. ii. LIVING

15. iii. LIVING

16. iv. LIVING

v. DIANE ELIZABETH HESSION, b. April 26, 1950, London, Ontario Canada; d. June 18, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario Canada.

vi. LIVING

9. B.LLOYD4 HESSION (EDMUND VITUS3 HESSIAN, THOMAS GEORGE2 HESSION, GILBERT1) was born July 16, 1914 in Georgetown, PEI, and died 1978 in London, Ontario Canada. He married (1) JEAN AUDREY COLE. She was born December 19, 1917 in Toronto, Ontario Canada, and died in London, Ontario Canada. He married (2) ROSE BOGDEN in London, Ontario Canada.

Children of B.LLOYD HESSION and JEAN COLE are:

17. i. LIVING

18. ii. LIVING

iii. LIVING

10. MARY EVELYN4 HESSION (JAMES GILBERT3, THOMAS GEORGE2, GILBERT1) was born August 25, 1919 in Charlottetown PEI, and died June 15, 2001 in Montreal QC. She married HERBERT FURLONG QUINN June 04, 1955 in Montreal QC, son of JAMES P. QUINN. He was born February 10, 1910, and died October 20, 1985.

Child of MARY HESSION and HERBERT QUINN is:

19. i. LIVING

11. JAMES FREDERICK (FRED)4 HESSION (JAMES GILBERT3, THOMAS GEORGE2, GILBERT1) was born March 22, 1921 in Georgetown, PEI, and died January 21, 2006 in Burlington ON. He married BERNADETTE (BERNIE) ANN FOUGERE September 01, 1951 in Toronto ON. She was born February 22, 1923 in Frankville, Nova Scotia.

Children of JAMES HESSION and BERNADETTE FOUGERE are:

i. LIVING

20. ii. LIVING

iii. LIVING

iv. LIVING

Endnotes

1. Canada Census 1881 Microfilm reel C-13165 and Herald 27/3/1889.

2. "Herald, 27 March 1889."

3. PEI Census 1861,NA microfilm reel M-900

4. RG16,Land Conveyance,Liber 53, Folio 46.

5. Georgetown cemetery index and RG6.2,series 1,Probate Court,Liber 12,Folios 237-8(Will).

6. Montague Funeral Home records,p.69.

7. Canada Parliamentary Guide, 1920.

8. "The Islander, p.3, 18 Nov 1870."

9. "Charlottetown Herald, p.3, 2 Mar 1904 (Catholic Weekly)."

10. Civil Service Lists,1888.

11. "The Patriot, p.3,19 Sept 1872."

12. Georgetown cemetery index and RG6.2,series 1,Probate Court,Liber 12,Folios 237-8(Will).

13. Vere Beck & Son Ltd./Cemetery Index/St.James R.C. Cemetery.

14. London Life Insurance Company newsletter, 1967.

15. South African War attestation papers.

16. see: "Painting the Map Red (Canada and the South African War)" by Carman Miller, 1993, ISBN 0-7735-0913-5.

17. Parliamentary Guides for Canada, 1920, 1940.

Research by Paul Hession


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