John Cassidy

Brief Life History of John

When John Cassidy was born about 1843, in Quebec, Canada, his father, James Cassidy, was 46 and his mother, Eleanor Thompson, was 51. 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
Emma Cassidy
James Cassidy
Florence Margaret Cassidy
Howard Benjamin Cassidy
Robert Aitkin Cassidy

Sources (28)

  • John Cassidy, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • John Cassidy, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • John Cassidy in entry for Robert Cassidy and Christina Mary Dutcher, "Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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World Events (6)

1867 · British North America Act

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.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

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

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Conan, Liam, Murphy, Aileen, Brigid, Conal, Conley, Fergus, John Patrick, Padraic, Seamus.

Irish (Western Ulster and Meath): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caiside ‘descendant of Caiside’, a byname from cas ‘curly(-headed)’.

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

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