John Cassidy

about 1843–
Quebec, Canada

The Life of John

John Cassidy was born about 1843, in Quebec, Canada. He married Flora Drusilla Astles on 26 November 1861, in New Carlisle, Bonaventure, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years and Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901.

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John Cassidy
Flora Drusilla Astles
Marriage: 26 November 1861
Sarah Jane Cassidy
Ellen Cassidy
Thomas John Cassidy
Howard Cassidy
Emma Cassidy
James Cassidy
Florence Margaret Cassidy
Robert Aitkin Cassidy

Spouse and Children

26 November 1861
New Carlisle, Bonaventure, Quebec, Canada


+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1867 · British North America Act

Age 24

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

Age 26

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 37

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

Name Meaning

Irish (Fermanagh): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caiside ‘descendant of Caiside’, a byname from cas ‘curly(-headed)’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Cassidy, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • John Cassidy, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • John in entry for Charles A Allen, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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