07 December 2012

Probably Not My Michael Powers

Michael and Mary (McGovern) Powers (both born in Ireland) had a daughter Margaret as well as sons William and John born in Canada.  They were in Canada in 1851; Margaret was born about 1841.

The Margaret in the 1900 census below as born in Canada (in 1858) and her father was Michael Powers, born in Ireland.

United States Census, 1900
Name:     Margaret Boyle
Residence:     Buffalo city, Erie, New York
Birth Date:     Dec 1858
Birthplace:     Eng Canada
Relationship to Head-of-Household:     Wife
Father Birthplace:     Ireland
Mother Birthplace:     Ireland
Gender:     Female
Marital Status:     Married
Years Married:     24
Estimated Marriage Year:     1876
Mother How Many Children:     6
Number Living Children:     4
Immigration Year:     1877
Household    Gender    Age
Spouse     Daniel J Boyle     M   
      Margaret Boyle     F   
Child     Alice Boyle     F   
Child     Louise Boyle     F   
Child     Anna Boyle     F   
Child     Jenevieve Boyle     F   
Parent     Micheal Powers     M    

The Michael Powers who was living in Buffalo in 1900 was born Sept 1822 in Ireland.  My Michael Powers was born in Ireland about 1801.  The names (Margaret with parents Michael and Mary) and locations (Ireland and Wentworth*, Canada) are tantalizingly close, but the ages miss the mark by a wide margin (except for the marriage record below).

*Daughter and s-i-l got married in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada

Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927
name: Daniel Boyle
event date: 26 Jul 1876
event place: Wentworth, Ontario, Canada
estimated birth year: 1850
father: John Boyle
mother: Joanna Boyle
spouse's estimated birth year: 1850
spouse's father: Michael Powers
spouse's mother: Mary Powers

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