Daniel Whalen/Whelan and Bridget Phillips

St. Carthagh's Church, Tweed
When Daniel Whalen/Whelan was born on July 4, 1863, in Hungerford, Ontario, Canada, his father, Thomas (1815-1900), was 48 and his mother, Margaret (nee Coughlin) (1823-1888), was 40. (Although Daniel's parents spelled their name "Whalen", Daniel's name is spelled "Whelan" in most documents.)

Daniel married Bridget Phillips on August 10, 1888, in at St. Carthagh's Roman Catholic Church in Tweed, Hungerford, Ontario. Daniel was 25 years old, and Bridget was just 16.



When Bridget Phillips was born in 1872 in Ontario, Ontario, Canada, her father, John (1839-1913), was 31, and her mother, Mary (nee O'Donnell) (1849-1920), was 23.

They had one child during their marriage, Mary Anne Whalen (1889-1957). I have not located a birth registration for Mary Anne. The family is first found on the 1891 Canada Census in Desorento, Hastings, Ontario. Daniel is a labourer.


I haven't been able to locate a death record or burial plot, but I know that Bridget died sometime between the 1891 census and 1901 (likely closer to 1891). On the 1901 census, Mary Anne is shown both in her father's household, where Daniel is listed as a Farm Labourer:


and at her maternal grandparent's home (it is from these records that we know the date of Mary Anne's birth). From her descendants, we know that Mary Anne spent a lot of time in the Phillips home as a child.


By the 1911 census, Mary Anne is married and living in Toronto, Ontario.

Daniel hasn't been located on either the 1911 or 1921 Canadian Censuses. There is some speculation that he moved to the United States for work. Daniel died on September 14, 1938, in Maynooth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 75. His death certificate lists his daughter as his next of kin.The record suggests he was buried in Stoco, Ontario, but I haven't found a burial.


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