Mary Helen Elizabeth Jordan

ID# 2914, (1907-1971)
Mary Helen Elizabeth Jordan
     Mary Helen Elizabeth Jordan was born on 5 March 1907 at South Crosby Twp, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of James Edward Jordan and Catherine Burns.1 She married Joseph Vincent O'Neill on 1 August 1934.2 She died on 13 January 1971 at Brockville, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario, at age 63.2 She was buried at St Columbanus Cemetery, Elgin, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario.2

Mary Helen Elizabeth Jordan, known as Helen, was a sweet-dispositioned woman. She grew up on a farm near Crosby. Helen's father died when she was in high school. Helen and her sisters helped each other financially to continue their educations. She was a wonderful mother who did her best for them even when life was difficult for her and her children.

Helen was educated as a teacher at the Ottawa Normal School. She taught at a small one room school near Perth Road Village and then went to the Elgin School from about 1928-1934. When she married Vincent O'Neill in August 1934, she moved to the O'Neill homestead on Highway #32, north of Gananoque. She raised her 5 children and then returned to teaching when Mary was in school. Helen was good in Math, loved to read and could draw quite well. She liked to play cards and visit with her brotherJohnnie and sisters Hilda and Mary. Helen was also very close to her cousins Mary Alice and Thomas Burns who lived in Cleveland, Ohio.2
Last Edited=4 Jun 2011

Child of Mary Helen Elizabeth Jordan and Joseph Vincent O'Neill

Citations

  1. [S1020] Mary Ellen Jordan, Birth Registration 025468 (4 Apr 1907), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca
  2. [S624] Mary Carroll, "Family Group Sheets", Oct 2009 (Brockville, ON). Copy privately held by Faye West.