Bennett Deighan

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    Introduction
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    Deighans in Maritimes, William and Elizabeth Deighan, Lords daughter. William married a Goodwin, William H. Deighan (Bennetts father) married a Whelan from Freetown. Whelans mother from Shamrock married Patrick Whelan. Boston, arrangement of marriages.
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    William H Deighan railroad work, no unions, layoffs. Acquiring farmland, 100 acres, landlords, building houses. Family members, 11 siblings. Winnipeg shipper. War, 1917, 1918, settling in 1919, children in Toronto. Staying active
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    Farming for 37 years, Presbyterian village, farm bought from brother Jack. Family members, hard work, LOyola, Michelle, Charlottetown, lobster suppers.
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    County 9 Ireland, maiden names. No heirlooms, only photos. Looking through old photos, family members, Sacred Heart Home. Deeds to properties, no family trees
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    Entertainment, singing, waltz, step dance, fiddlers, song Frozen Charlottetown. Living alone, divided home. Brother played sports.
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    Story of running two farms, 200 acres, lawyer in Toronto, remodeling of the house and barn, main part of the house was built 1892, finished in 1893, 1984, Bennett was born in 1893. Farming, milking cows, growing potatoes and sweet potatoes, keeping hens and roosters, selling at the market, traveling by wagon. Stories about horse stables in town. Farming without tools and machines.
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    Summerfield Parish, Freetown, Kinkora, barns. Emerald, train service, no roads, boat from Charlottetown, Emerald Junction, railway through the farm, doctors, banks, stores, general store fully stocked, post office, Frank Murphy, McArvills, Robertson Road, John Michael Murphy. First doctor Dr Johnson, then Dr McGuigan, Kellys Cross, Charlottetown
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    Changes in Emerald, worse for village, Kinkora, John P Smith, Newton, Theodore McHeber, Pat Morris. School Teacher Katie Trainor, Maggie Ann McDonald, Tignish, Father Smith, Maplewood. Ethel Duffy.
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    Celebrations, BIS, meetings, March 17th, St Patricks Day, Irish musicians, hall torn down, built a new hall. Talk about change in Emerald and Kinkora
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    Famous family members, predicting weather, moon and constellations. No stories passed along
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    Nun in Toronto, Algeria, Japan, Netherlands, Sister Mary Deighan. More family history. Pauline Trainor, Bill Trainor from ministry of fisheries.