James Grant Delaney

Brief Life History of James Grant

When James Grant Delaney was born in 1859, in Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Timothy Peter Delaney, was 44 and his mother, Mary Ann Grant, was 34. He lived in New Glasgow, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 10 years and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1900. He died in 1908, at the age of 49, and was buried in New Glasgow, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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James Grant Delaney
Annie M. Thurmbichler
Oswald Delaney

Sources (6)

  • James G. Delaney in household of Maryann Delaney, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • James Grant Delaney, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"
  • James Grant Delaney, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Aileen, Cormac, Clancy, Colm, Conley, Conor, Dermot, Donal, Eamon, Eamonn, Finbar.

English (of Norman origin): variant of Laney with fused preposition de.

Irish: Anglicized form, influenced by the Norman name, of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine ‘descendant of Dubhshláine’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + slán ‘challenge, defiance’. MacLysaght, however, suggests that this element may be from the Sláinge river.

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

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