The Descendants of Michael Saunders and Mary Collins


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The Descendants of Michael Saunders and Mary Collins

Generation No. 1

1. Michael1 Saunders was born 1797 in County Cork, Ireland, and died 15 Mar 1884 in Indian River, PEI. He married Mary Collins 1831 in Ireland. She was born 1806 in County Cork, Ireland, and died Abt. 1901 in Indian River, PEI.

Children of Michael Saunders and Mary Collins are:

+ 2 i. William2 Saunders, born 25 Jan 1832 in Mitchelstown, Cty. Cork, Ireland; died 22 Oct 1922 in Bloomfield, PEI.

+ 3 ii. Ellen Mary Saunders, born 27 Sep 1833 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 13 Nov 1898 in Indian River, PEI.

+ 4 iii. W. John Saunders, born 09 Jun 1835 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 19 Jan 1917 in Bloomfield, PEI.

5 iv. Wilbur Saunders, born 10 Jun 1836 in Spring Valley, PEI.

+ 6 v. George L. Saunders, born 10 Aug 1837 in Saint John, N.B.; died 21 May 1909 in Newton, Mass..

+ 7 vi. James A. Saunders, born 22 Jan 1839 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 16 Jan 1919 in Waltham, Mass..

+ 8 vii. Jeremiah Michael Saunders, born 04 Aug 1841 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 04 May 1930 in Bancroft, Iowa.

+ 9 viii. Francis Frederick Saunders, born 20 Mar 1843 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 19 Aug 1915 in Olds, Alta..

+ 10 ix. Margaret Ann Saunders, born 17 Apr 1845 in Spring Valley, PEI; died in Bloomfield, PEI.

+ 11 x. Mathew Saunders, born 20 Mar 1847 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 07 Dec 1926 in Three Hills, Alta..

+ 12 xi. Henry Albin Saunders, born 24 Jun 1849 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 1919 in Winnipeg, Man..

+ 13 xii. Peter Saunders, born 07 Feb 1852 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 10 Jul 1918 in Mossey River, Man..

+ 14 xiii. Michael Alexander Saunders, born 09 May 1855 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 22 Jul 1939 in Bancroft, Iowa.

Generation No. 2

2. William2 Saunders (Michael1) was born 25 Jan 1832 in Mitchelstown, Cty. Cork, Ireland, and died 22 Oct 1922 in Bloomfield, PEI. He married Christina Ann Murphy 28 Feb 1865 in Indian River, PEI. She was born 04 Aug 1840 in Grand River, PEI, and died 13 Apr 1931 in Bloomfield, PEI.

Children of William Saunders and Christina Murphy are:

15 i. John R.3 Saunders, born 1866 in Bloomfield, PEI; died 28 May 1938 in Bloomfield, PEI. He married Bridget O'Meara 09 Jul 1904 in Burton, PEI; born 19 Jul 1880 in Brockton, PEI; died 22 May 1967 in Bloomfield, PEI.

16 ii. Stephen Saunders, born 29 Sep 1869 in Bloomfield, PEI; died 30 Nov 1943 in New Haven, Ct.. He married Margaret Stewart 07 Oct 1895 in West Point, PEI; born 24 Feb 1873 in West Point, PEI; died 07 Feb 1935 in New Haven, Ct..

17 iii. William Henry Saunders, born 02 Mar 1871 in Bloomfield, PEI. He married Jane Wedge.

18 iv. Margott Saunders, born 1872 in Bloomfield, PEI.

19 v. Ellen Maud Saunders, born 1883 in Bloomfield, PEI; Adopted child.

20 vi. John A. Saunders, born 1883 in Bloomfield, PEI; Adopted child.

3. Ellen Mary2 Saunders (Michael1) was born 27 Sep 1833 in Spring Valley, PEI, and died 13 Nov 1898 in Indian River, PEI. She married Stephen MacMillan 20 Nov 1861 in Indian River, PEI, son of Donald MacMillan and Elizabeth McDonald. He was born 02 Jan 1839 in Clermont, PEI, and died 14 May 1885 in Kensington, PEI.

More About Stephen MacMillan:

Burial: Indian River, PEI

Children of Ellen Saunders and Stephen MacMillan are:

21 i. George Bruce3 MacMillan, born 05 Jul 1864 in Kensington, PEI; died in Matapedia, N.B..

22 ii. Linus B. MacMillan, born 25 Jul 1866 in Kensington, PEI; died in Vermont, USA.

23 iii. Russell MacMillan, born 23 Jun 1869 in Kensington, PEI; died in Bloomfield, PEI. He married Miss Boudreau.

24 iv. Michael Joseph MacMillan, born 02 May 1872 in Kensington, PEI.

25 v. Maude MacMillan, born 26 May 1877 in Kensington, PEI; died in Bloomfield, PEI.

4. W. John2 Saunders (Michael1) was born 09 Jun 1835 in Spring Valley, PEI, and died 19 Jan 1917 in Bloomfield, PEI. He married Catherine Heaney 10 Oct 1871 in Cascumpec, PEI. She was born 03 Jun 1855 in Campbellton, PEI.

Children of W. Saunders and Catherine Heaney are:

26 i. Mary Elizabeth3 Saunders, born 17 Jun 1873 in Bloomfield, PEI.

27 ii. Janie Saunders, born 17 Jan 1875 in Bloomfield, PEI.

28 iii. Alice Maud Saunders, born 24 Feb 1876 in Bloomfield, PEI.

29 iv. Emma May Saunders, born 28 Nov 1880 in Bloomfield, PEI; died in Summerside, PEI. She married Hammond MacDonald.

30 v. Helena Jane Saunders, born 22 Nov 1881 in Bloomfield, PEI. She married Henry Perry in Atlantic City, N.J..

31 vi. Anne Mina Saunders, born 10 Jul 1885 in Bloomfield, PEI; died 1940.

32 vii. Gertrude Saunders, born 08 Nov 1890 in Bloomfield, PEI; died in USA.

33 viii. Linus Bernard Saunders, born 01 Oct 1891 in Bloomfield, PEI; died May 1969 in Albany, N.Y..

34 ix. Wilbert Stephen Saunders, born 24 May 1894 in Bloomfield, PEI; died Sep 1986. He married Miss Gallant in Saint John, N.B..

6. George L.2 Saunders (Michael1) was born 10 Aug 1837 in Saint John, N.B., and died 21 May 1909 in Newton, Mass.. He married Julia Powers 12 Feb 1866 in Watertown, Mass.. She was born 21 Sep 1844 in C. Cork, Ireland, and died 02 Sep 1919 in Newton, Mass..

Children of George Saunders and Julia Powers are:

35 i. James Henry3 Saunders, born Jul 1867 in West Newton, Mass.. He married Christine McNeill; born 1869 in Canada.

36 ii. Jeremiah Frank Saunders, born Sep 1868 in West Newton, Mass.; died 04 Oct 1932 in West Newton, Mass.. He married Winifred Priest 07 Oct 1893 in West Newton, Mass.; born 1869; died 03 Mar 1951 in West Newton, Mass..

37 iii. Catherine E. Saunders, born May 1870.

38 iv. Mary E. Saunders, born Jul 1872.

39 v. George L. Saunders, born Mar 1874. He married Elizabeth Bradley.

40 vi. John W. Saunders, born Jun 1877.

7. James A.2 Saunders (Michael1) was born 22 Jan 1839 in Spring Valley, PEI, and died 16 Jan 1919 in Waltham, Mass.. He married Mary MacAusland.

Child of James Saunders and Mary MacAusland is:

41 i. George F.3 Saunders, born 19 Nov 1867 in Saint John, N.B.; died 11 Nov 1935 in Newton, Mass.. He married Mary Kane.

8. Jeremiah Michael2 Saunders (Michael1) was born 04 Aug 1841 in Spring Valley, PEI, and died 04 May 1930 in Bancroft, Iowa. He married (1) Johanna Ready 01 Feb 1869 in Indian River, PEI, daughter of Michael Ready and Mary Duggan. She was born 1845 in Irishtown, PEI, and died 1888 in Bloomfield Corner, PEI. He married (2) Bridget Lynch 03 Jul 1894 in Bancroft, Iowa. She was born 03 Apr 1856 in Lyons, New York, and died 25 Mar 1932 in Bancroft, Iowa.

Children of Jeremiah Saunders and Johanna Ready are:

42 i. Francis3 Saunders, born 13 Dec 1869 in Spring Valley, PEI.

43 ii. Robert Saunders, born 05 Sep 1874 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 1953 in Fairmont, Minnesota. He married Mary Catherine Hinchon 04 Feb 1902 in Bancroft, Iowa.

44 iii. Henry Saunders, born 24 Oct 1876 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 11 Jan 1881 in Spring Valley, PEI.

45 iv. Lucy Ellen Saunders, born 1878 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 1878 in Spring Valley, PEI.

46 v. Mary Ellen Saunders, born 11 Dec 1878 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 15 Jan 1881 in Spring Valley, PEI.

47 vi. Linus Saunders, born 08 Oct 1880 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 12 Jun 1955 in Benson, Minn.. He married Cora Elizabeth Heckard 27 Apr 1911.

48 vii. Helen Maude Saunders, born 15 Mar 1883 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 16 Dec 1956. She married James Albin McLean 1908 in Dorchester, Mass.; born 03 Jun 1885 in Alberton, PEI.

49 viii. John Austin Saunders, born 15 Mar 1883 in Spring Valley, PEI. He married Lillian McLellan 02 Sep 1914 in Lynn, Mass.; born in Lynn, Mass..

50 ix. James Leo Saunders, born 05 Nov 1885 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 26 Jul 1970 in Kensington, PEI. He married Mary Patricia MacDonald 27 Jun 1928 in Boston, Mass.; born 02 Apr 1889 in Mill Valley, PEI; died 29 Apr 1987 in Kensington, PEI.

Child of Jeremiah Saunders and Bridget Lynch is:

51 i. William James3 Saunders, born 21 Oct 1895 in Bancroft, Iowa; died 04 Feb 1977 in Dixon, Illinois. He married Julia Senemmel.

9. Francis Frederick2 Saunders (Michael1) was born 20 Mar 1843 in Spring Valley, PEI, and died 19 Aug 1915 in Olds, Alta.. He married Cora Adella Pond 20 Mar 1880 in Story County, Iowa. She was born 08 Apr 1861 in Millageville, Illinois, and died 10 Jul 1933 in Olds, Alta..

Children of Francis Saunders and Cora Pond are:

52 i. George Clayton3 Saunders, born 01 Sep 1882 in Story County, Iowa; died 17 Feb 1903 in Olds, Alta..

53 ii. Leslie Jeremiah Saunders, born 13 Aug 1886 in Colo, Iowa; died 02 Sep 1993 in Olds, Alta.. He married Esther Reid Aug 1919 in Olds, Alta; born 1900 in Olds, Alta.; died 1994 in Olds, Alta..

54 iii. Alma Mary Saunders, born 20 Nov 1893 in Swea City, Iowa; died 15 May 1965 in Olds, Alta.. She married Erwin Reid 10 Dec 1915 in Olds, Alta; born in Olds, Alta.; died in Olds, Alta..

55 iv. Gertrude Anna Saunders, born 01 Nov 1896 in Swea City, Iowa; died 24 Mar 1968 in Olds, Alta.. She married Frederick John Duff 17 Nov 1915 in Olds, Alta; born 17 Nov 1894 in Olds, Alta.; died 30 Aug 1979 in Olds, Alta..

56 v. Harry Saunders, died in Story Co., Iowa.

10. Margaret Ann2 Saunders (Michael1) was born 17 Apr 1845 in Spring Valley, PEI, and died in Bloomfield, PEI. She married James P. O'Halloran 15 Jan 1870 in Cascumpec, PEi, son of Maurice O'Halloran and Catherine MacDonald. He was born 15 Aug 1843, and died in Bloomfield, PEI.

Children of Margaret Saunders and James O'Halloran are:

57 i. Mary Ellen3 O'Halloran, born 02 Nov 1870 in Bloomfield, PEI.

58 ii. John Maurice O'Halloran, born 18 Jun 1873 in Bloomfield, PEI; died 27 Apr 1935 in Campbellton, PEI. He married Margaret E. ?; born 01 Nov 1873.

59 iii. Peter James O'Halloran, born 28 Feb 1874 in Bloomfield, PEI. He married Eliza Axworthy 13 Feb 1900 in Bloomfield, PEI; born in Bloomfield, PEI.

60 iv. William Henry O'Halloran, born 17 May 1877 in Bloomfield, PEI; died 1952 in Bloomfield, PEI. He married Mary Griffin.

61 v. Catherine O'Halloran, born 03 Sep 1879 in Bloomfield, PEI.

62 vi. Annie O'Halloran, born 17 Oct 1881 in Bloomfield, PEI.

63 vii. Minnie A. O'Halloran, born 09 Mar 1884 in Bloomfield, PEI. She married Charles Griffin.

64 viii. Lillian Maud O'Halloran, born 09 May 1889 in Bloomfield, PEI.

11. Mathew2 Saunders (Michael1) was born 20 Mar 1847 in Spring Valley, PEI, and died 07 Dec 1926 in Three Hills, Alta.. He married Anne Welch 12 Sep 1870 in Indian River, PEI. She was born 1850, and died 11 Dec 1900 in Iowa.

Children of Mathew Saunders and Anne Welch are:

65 i. Michael Wilbert3 Saunders, born 29 Jul 1877 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 26 Jul 1916 in Montreal, P.Q.. He married Leda Benoit; born in Ontario.

66 ii. Francis Percy Saunders, born 23 Dec 1879 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 1940.

67 iii. Alice Loretta Saunders, born 26 Aug 1882 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 14 Dec 1940 in Grande Prairie, Alta.. She married Michael Sheridan; born in Trochu, Alta..

68 iv. Margaret Jane Saunders, born 08 Apr 1884 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 08 Dec 1956 in Munson, Alta.. She married William Doyle 17 Jun 1908 in Carstairs, Alta.; born in Goderich, Ont.; died Sep 1947 in Munson, Alta..

69 v. Mathew Basil Saunders, born 24 Feb 1888 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 1907 in Three Hills, Alta..

70 vi. George Henry Saunders, born 05 Mar 1890 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 03 Mar 1931 in Alberta. He married Catherine Mary Macaulay 20 Feb 1930 in Red Deer, Alta.; born 30 Aug 1905 in Inverness, Scotland; died 23 May 1995 in Calgary, Alta..

71 vii. William Thomas Saunders, born 05 Mar 1890 in Spring Valley, PEI; died 03 Jun 1966 in Beisecker, Alta.. He married (1) Frances Corsiatto Mar 1926 in Olds, Alta.; born 01 Aug 1900 in Canmore, Alta.; died 26 Dec 1928. He married (2) Olivina Jacobson 1929 in Red Deer, Alta.; born 22 Sep 1896 in Faroe Islands.

72 viii. Jennie Saunders, born 08 Apr 1885 in Spring Valley, PEI.

12. Henry Albin2 Saunders (Michael1) was born 24 Jun 1849 in Spring Valley, PEI, and died 1919 in Winnipeg, Man.. He married Mary Agnes Gillis 1874, daughter of Daniel Gillis and Mary Murphy. She was born 19 Nov 1853 in Miscouche, PEI, and died 1922 in Battleford, Sask..

Children of Henry Saunders and Mary Gillis are:

73 i. Jeremiah Bernard3 Saunders, born 1876 in Bloomfield, PEI; died 20 Dec 1892.

74 ii. Harry Albin Saunders, born 16 Dec 1877 in Bloomfield, PEI; died 22 Dec 1949 in Bloomfield, PEI. He married Levena E. Butler; born 16 Nov 1877 in Glengarry, PEI; died 14 Jul 1929 in Bloomfield, PEI.

75 iii. Mary Helena Saunders, born 27 Aug 1881 in Bloomfield, PEI. She married Henry Prior.

76 iv. Joseph E. Saunders, born 19 Jun 1882 in Bloomfield, PEI; died 1938.

77 v. William Leo Saunders, born 10 Jun 1883 in Indian River, PEI; died 1948 in West Hawk Lake, Man.. He married Mary Florence Morrison 26 Aug 1913 in Winnipeg, Man.; born 1887; died 07 Dec 1943 in Winnipeg, Man..

78 vi. Augustine Saunders, born 05 Jan 1885.

79 vii. James Cecil Saunders, born 19 May 1887 in Bloomfield, PEI; died 22 Jan 1955 in Saskatoon, Sask.. He married Hilda Agatha Murphy 18 Aug 1923 in Winnipeg, Man.; born 23 Oct 1892 in Middleton, PEI; died 1984 in Saskatoon, Sask..

80 viii. Laura Patricia Saunders, born 16 Mar 1891 in Bloomfield, PEI; died 27 Jul 1955 in Vancouver, B.C.. She married William Austin Murphy 27 Nov 1917 in Winnipeg, Man.; born 21 Jan 1876 in Freetown, PEI; died 05 Aug 1951 in Vancouver, B.C..

81 ix. Lucy Clara Saunders, born 18 Aug 1892 in Bloomfield, PEI; died 1936 in Battleford, Sask..

82 x. Bernadette Mary Saunders, born 01 May 1895; died in Vancouver, B.C.. She married Geo. Farley.

13. Peter2 Saunders (Michael1) was born 07 Feb 1852 in Spring Valley, PEI, and died 10 Jul 1918 in Mossey River, Man.. He married Elizabeth Fitzgerald 13 Jan 1885 in Alberton, PEI, daughter of James Fitzgerald and Margaret Cochrane. She was born 02 Mar 1862 in Tignish, PEI, and died 14 May 1942 in Winnipeg, Man..

Children of Peter Saunders and Elizabeth Fitzgerald are:

83 i. James3 Saunders, born 28 May 1885 in Bloomfield, PEI; died in Winnipegosis, Man..

84 ii. John Saunders, born 23 Jun 1887; died in Winnipegosis, Man..

85 iii. Marie H. Saunders, born 06 Nov 1888.

86 iv. Mary Ellen Josephine Saunders, born 06 May 1890 in Bloomfield, PEI; died 14 May 1942 in Winnipeg, Man.. She married (1) Charles Anderson 1913 in Winnipegosis, Man.. She married (2) Emil John Geronney 1924 in Winnipeg, Man.; born 10 Aug 1890; died 03 Dec 1955 in Winnipeg, Man..

87 v. Edward Saunders, born 09 May 1891 in Bloomfield, PEI. He married Emma ?.

88 vi. Alice Saunders, born 11 May 1893.

89 vii. Grace Saunders, born 11 Jan 1895.

90 viii. Baby Saunders, born 26 Feb 1897 in Des Moines, Iowa; died 26 Feb 1897 in Des Moines, Iowa.

91 ix. Jeremiah Saunders, born 03 Nov 1897 in Bloomfield, PEI. He married Mary ?.

92 x. Ruth Jean Saunders, born 18 Dec 1899 in Winnipeg, Man.; died in California.

93 xi. Thomas Peter Saunders, born 02 Mar 1902 in Winnipeg, Man.. He married Margaret McAuley 01 Dec 1921 in Winnipegosis, Man..

94 xii. Gertrude Saunders, born 1907. She married Frank Logan.

14. Michael Alexander2 Saunders (Michael1) was born 09 May 1855 in Spring Valley, PEI, and died 22 Jul 1939 in Bancroft, Iowa. He married Orlina Lucinda Rebecca Hoskins 18 Dec 1884 in Maxwell, Iowa. She was born 26 Feb 1867 in Malden, Ill., and died 14 Aug 1944 in Algona, Iowa.

Children of Michael Saunders and Orlina Hoskins are:

95 i. Maud3 Saunders, born 11 Oct 1885 in Cambridge, Iowa; died 03 Oct 1886 in Cambridge, Iowa.

96 ii. Ethel Mae Saunders, born 10 May 1887 in Cambridge, Iowa; died 05 Jul 1959 in Bancroft, Iowa. She married Charles Mahlon Baker 13 Jun 1911 in Bancroft, Iowa; born 02 Aug 1883 in Chelsea, Iowa; died 21 Oct 1960 in Bancroft, Iowa.

97 iii. Gordon Arthur Saunders, born 23 Feb 1889 in Cambridge, Iowa; died 22 Apr 1971 in Dubuque, Iowa. He married Marguerite Gertrude Schrempf 23 Nov 1910 in Dubuque, Iowa; born 03 Mar 1888 in Guttenburg, Iowa; died 11 Sep 1975 in Dubuque, Iowa.

98 iv. Mabel Agnes Saunders, born 28 Aug 1891 in Cambridge, Iowa; died 21 Feb 1982 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. She married Walter Joseph Welp 06 Mar 1916 in Bancroft, Iowa; born 11 Sep 1888 in Haverhill, Iowa; died 10 Nov 1984 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.

99 v. Russell Peter Saunders, born 11 Sep 1893 in Elwell, Iowa; died 27 Jan 1965 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. He married (1) Margaret Ann Quirk; born 09 Oct 1894 in Lawler, Iowa; died 11 Aug 1923 in Bancroft, Iowa. He married (2) Alice Cairy 29 Apr 1937 in Windom, Minn..

100 vi. Leo Michael Saunders, born 14 Aug 1897 in Elwell, Iowa; died 10 Jun 1943 in Bancroft, Iowa. He married Mary Eulalie Hood 25 Aug 1919 in Bancroft, Iowa; born 21 Oct 1897 in Clare, Iowa; died 19 Nov 1986 in Livonia, Michigan.

101 vii. Frank J. Saunders, born 05 Jun 1900 in Elwell, Iowa; died 29 Apr 1982 in Allison, Iowa. He married Hildred Louzelle White 22 Apr 1921 in Waterloo, iowa; born 12 Nov 1900 in Lake City, Iowa; died 29 Sep 1970 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

102 viii. Marie Helen Saunders, born 26 Nov 1903 in Seneca, Iowa; died 07 Sep 1999 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. She married (1) Charles Valentine Skilling 08 Jun 1923 in Bancroft, Iowa; born 29 Sep 1901 in Algona, Iowa; died 08 Jun 1941 in Windom, Minnesota. She married (2) Albert Joseph Rammer 14 Apr 1944 in Windom, Minn.; born 08 Oct 1906 in Algona, Iowa; died 17 Apr 1977 in Litchfield, Minn..

103 ix. Isabel Veronica Saunders, born 26 Aug 1906 in Bancroft, Iowa; died 02 Apr 1985 in Deerfield, Illinois. She married Arthur James Cogley 28 Dec 1937 in Windom, Minnesota; born 14 Jan 1904 in Campus, Illinois; died 26 Aug 1975 in Pocahontas, Iowa.


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