Catherine Burns

ID# 2104, (c 1867-1954)
Catherine (Burns) Jordan
     Catherine Burns was born about September 1867 at South Crosby Twp, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario.1,2 She was the daughter of John Burns and Lydia Nolan.1,3 She was baptized on 4 March 1869 at St Edward the Confessor Church, Westport, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario.1 She married James Edward Jordan, son of John Jordan and Johanna Nolan, on 21 November 1898 at St Philip Neri Church, Toledo, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario.3,4 She died on 12 November 1954 at Elgin, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario.5,6 She was buried at St Columbanus Cemetery, Elgin, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario.5

"Catherine (Kate) was baptized Roman Catholic when she was 18 months old at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs, Phillipsville, Ontario. She married James Jordan and they built a small house near Foster's Locks, near Elgin. They lived there for a few years and then moved to a farm near Clear Lake. They raised 4 children on the farm. One winter day, James went to cut wood with his brother-in-law Vince Kenney. While he was in the bush, James suffered a heart attack and died. Mary and Helen were in school in Westport when they were told that their father was dead. The nuns told them they were not to cry.

After James' death the family had a difficult time financially. The farm house burned and they moved to the village of Elgin. Hilda became a teacher and helped Helen go through Ottawa Normal School to be a teacher. Then Hilda and Helen helped Mary go to the School of Nursing at St Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville. James was adamant that his girls would have an education. He was ahead of his time in this regard and his family carried out his wishes."6

Last Edited=10 Jan 2013

Children of Catherine Burns and James Edward Jordan

Citations

  1. [S1428] Volume C, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1868-1886: baptism of Catherine Byrne; p 20, St Edward the Confessor RC Church, Westport, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario. Viewed on 2 Feb 2012, at familysearch.org, database: Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923, image 11.
  2. [S379] James E Jordan & family Tombstone, St Columbanus Cemetery, Elgin, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario; recorded/photographed by Faye West, May 2003, (says 1869).
  3. [S1172] James Jordan & Catherine Burns, Marriage Registration unknown number (21 Nov 1898), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca
  4. [S1424] Baptisms, marriages, burials 1883-1910: marriage of James Jordan and Catherine Burns; np, St Philip Neri Church, Toledo, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario. Viewed on 2 Feb 2012, at familysearch.org, database: Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923, img 100.
  5. [S379] James E Jordan & family Tombstone, St Columbanus Cemetery, Elgin, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario; recorded/photographed by Faye West, May 2003.
  6. [S624] Mary Carroll, "Family Group Sheets", Oct 2009 (Brockville, ON). Copy privately held by Faye West.
  7. [S1538] John Burns, 1871 Census (South Crosby, Leeds County, Ontario), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca
  8. [S1541] John Burns, 1881 Census (South Crosby, Leeds County, Ontario), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca
  9. [S1540] John Burns, 1891 Census (South Crosby, Leeds County, Ontario), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca
  10. [S308] 1901 Census (Crosby South, Leeds South, Ontario), Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario T-6478.
  11. [S1542] John Burns, 1901 Census (South Crosby, Leeds County, Ontario), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca
  12. [S1201] Mary Catherine Jordan, Birth Registration 024926 (18 Sept 1905), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca
  13. [S1020] Mary Ellen Jordan, Birth Registration 025468 (4 Apr 1907), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca
  14. [S1174] John J I Jordan, Birth Registration 027490 (8 Nov 1909), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca