Irish Heritage Day of Saint-Colomban

On Saturday, August 29th 2015, Saint-Colomban celebrated their 1st “Irish Heritage Day of Saint-Colomban” – This full day of activities was in honor of the Irish roots of Saint-Colomban. Visit our new Photo Gallery for photos of the event. More details about this special event are availabe on our Discussion Forum or the event Facebook page.

Photo Identification

If you can identify any of the individuals in these photos, please send me a note with the information to : fergus@stcolumban-irish.com

Legend for Picture Identification:-

(D) = Definite (More than two people have identified this individual)

(L) = Likely (Two People have agreed on this identification)

(P) = Possible (One person feels that this is a possible identification)

(O) = Optional (Could be one of two or more individuals)

(U) = Unknown (No identification offered for this person)

Unknown # 1 - Maureen McDonald and her father have identified “Unknown # 1” as John Joseph McDonald (known as Jack), son of Lawrence Francis McDonald and Isabel Stock. (Lawrence Francis McDonald was the son of Lawrence McDonald & Mary Grace).

 

Unknown # 2 – Catherine (Brophy) Sloan, has identified “Unknown # 2” as Peter Kovachik, he was the brother of Tillie Casey and Alice Zalasak (whose husband, John is also in the Photo)

 

Some notes from Claude Bourguignon on this photo:

  • I met with John Dunn of St-Columban recently. He provided me with some additional details about the photo:

  • The location is the farm house of John Zalesak in Chertsey

  • Peter Casey took the photo in 1937

  • The name of the dog is Mickey

  • Individual named Ernest McAndrews is possibly Gerald Phelan

  • Unknown #2 is Peter Kovachik

Larger version of the same photo

Mystery Photo2

Looking to identify this individual believed to be from either the Whelan or Mooney clan from St. Columban or Montreal area. Taken by photographers L.E (Louis Elie) Desmarais & Cie, 17 St. Lawrence Street, Montreal. It's thought the photo was taken in the late part of the 1800s due to the period dress and the known existence of this studio in this time period. According to local city directories the photographer lived or operated in Montreal around 1877 up to the early 1900s. Records indicate he operated at different addresses on St Laurence Street but moved from number 14 to number 17 sometime in the early 1890s. Please contact Jeff Legault if you think you now the identity of this individual. jeff.legault@rogers.com