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Ancestors of Dora McIlhargey
Ancestors of James McCabe
Lindsay and Ontario Canada
Generation No. 1
1. Theodora Louise McIlhargey was born December 19, 1874 in Lucan,
Biddulph Twsp, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, and died December 20, 1962 in Grand Forks, ND.
She married James Bernard McCabe January 24, 1899 in St. Mary's, Lindsay, Victoria,
Ontario, Canada, son of Michael McCabe and Mary McCabe.
Theodora's Baptism: January 1, 1875, St Patrick's, Lucan,
Ontario. Sis' papers say Dora's Godfather was Zachariah McIlhargey (probably her father
Patrick's brother), and her Godmother was Mrs. Jane Frank Wells, the wife of Charles
Wells, her father's cousin.
Listed as "Dora" in 1881 Ontario census. I originally had that she was born
in Lindsay, but Sis' papers say she was born in London Ontario, and moved as a baby in
1875 with her parents to Lindsay. Marriage record says she was born in Lucan.
James' Immigration: 1883, from Lindsay, Canada, to Arvilla ND.
ND Naturalization records list James McCabe, from Canada, declaring and receiving his
citizenship on 3/1/1890 in GFC, vol D9, pg8, and vol F23 pg 96, respectively.
James' Occupation: farmer, rural mail carrier. The GFC Heritage Book v2 (p169) shows
that J.B. McCabe owns 40 acres in the NE corner of section 15, Hegton Twsp. That same page
also shows the south 1/2 of Hegton Twsp section 10 in Theodora McCabe's name. It also
shows the SE 1/4 of Hegton Twsp section 3 in her name.
Gerry Campbell sends the following via email on 10/20/99:
This is what is in the Province of Ontario Marriage Records for Dora's
Ontario Marriage Index: Reel #1819491: Reference 015331 - 99
Registered on 28 January 1899
Groom: James B. McCabe Age 29
Residence when married: Larimore
Place of Birth: Ops Township
Marital Status: Bachelor
Parents: Michael McCabe, Mary McCabe
[Note: they listed his parents for Dora and Dora's parents for him]
Bride: Theodora McIlhargey Age 24
Residence when married: Lindsay
Place of Birth: Lucan
Marital Status: Spinster
Parents: P. B. McIlhargey, Emma Ward
Witnesses: Arthur O'Keefe (Lindsay)
Mabel McIlhargey (Lindsay)
Date and Place of Wedding: January 24, 1899 - Lindsay
Denomination: R.C. (both)
By whom married: P. D. Laurent
License or Banns: B
[Banns is an announcement in a church of intent to marry.]
Dora's burial: December 22, 1962, Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore. Monsignor
Mulvaney presided at her funeral at St. Stephens Catholic in Larimore. Her obituary says
they moved to Arvilla community to farm, and in 1908 moved to Larimore.
Theodora's 5 girls were known by their nicknames: Baby, Sis, Tiny (or
Tine), Doll, and Cart. They used to say "Baby sister's tiny doll cart."
Children of Theodora McIlhargey and James McCabe are:
+ 2 i. Mary Patricia
McCabe, born March 12, 1901.
+ 3 ii. Gertrude McCabe, born February 14, 1903 in Gilby,
Grand Forks, ND; died April 18, 1996 in Northwood, Grand Forks, ND.
4 iii. Margarite McCabe, born March 13, 1905. She married
Francis R. Conroy June 12, 1936 in Larimore, Grand Forks, ND.
+ 5 iv. Kathleen McCabe, born February 1, 1908.
6 v. Monica McCabe, born Abt. 1910.
7 vi. Theodora McCabe, born Abt. 1910.
+ 8 vii. Rita Louise McCabe, born October 22, 1916.
Generation No. 2
2. Mary Patricia McCabe was born March 12, 1901. She married Paul
Schable May 31, 1922, son of Michael Schable.
GFC in WWI says Paul P, Corporal "C" Co; 42nd Infantry; son of Michael
Schable Sr, of Kempton ND, born 7/22/1892; entered service 6/8/1917; trained and stationed
at Camp Upton, NY; discharged Feb 1919.
Children of Mary McCabe and Paul Schable are:
9 i. James M. Schable.
10 ii. Monica Schable. She married ? Larivee.
11 iii. Pat Schable.
12 iv. Pattie Ann Schable.
13 v. Theodore Schable.
3. Gertrude McCabe was born February 14, 1903 in Gilby,
Grand Forks, ND, and died April 18, 1996 in Northwood, Grand Forks, ND. She married Joseph
Edward Yahna June 13, 1927 in Larimore, Grand Forks, ND, son of Bernard Yahna and
Ancestors of Bernard Yahna
Gertrude was known as "Sis". She attended school in Larimore, graduating from
HS in 1921. She obtained a Teaching Certificate from Valley City State College (ND)
Teacher's College in 1922. She taught in Grand Forks County rural schools. 4 years in
one-room schools, and then 2 years as Asst Principal at Logan Center Consolidated.
So the children could attend schools, they purchased a house in Larimore and moved
there from their farm in 1943. She served on the Larimore school board and was a charter
member of the Logan Center Homemakers Club. She also was active in Federated, and Music
Clubs. She was state and nationally certified by Music Teachers National Association, and
was a National Piano Guild Teacher. She had over 25 Myra Foundation Music Scholarship
winners among her pupils. Sis was the accompanist for the Grand Forks County Chorus
directed by "Pop" Roland in the '50's and '60's. The antique pump organ in the
vestibule of St. Stephen's, the original organ of the parish, was put on display by Sis.
As a tribute to her many years of service, Monsignor Mulvaney used a picture of Sis as a
model when he ordered the beautiful stained glass window of St. Cecilla (the Patron Saint
of Organists) for the choir loft.
She taught private piano lessons for 45 years and played organ for St. Stephen's
Catholic Church for 67 years. When her oldest son, Vince, died unexpectedly in 1984,
Sis became quite depressed and was never her former self.
Children of Gertrude McCabe and Joseph Yahna are:
+ 14 i. Vincent Bernard Yahna.
15 ii. Dale Joseph Yahna, born July 14, 1929; died May 31, 1933 of throat infection,
"before the days of sulpha and penicillin." "Lovely little brown-eyed
Dale was 3 years and 10 months old."
+ 16 iii. Joan Gertrude Yahna.
+ 17 iv. Jerome James Yahna.
+ 18 v. Clare Mary Yahna.
+ 19 vi. Leo Michael Yahna.
+ 20 vii. Martin Edward Yahna.
+ 21 viii. Kathleen Ann Yahna.
5. Kathleen McCabe was born February 1, 1908. She married Joseph
G. Hunt February 8, 1932 in Larimore, Grand Forks, ND.
Children of Kathleen McCabe and Joseph Hunt are:
+ 22 i. Mary Kay Hunt.
23 ii. Joseph G. Hunt. He married Rita Johnston.
24 iii. Colleen Hunt.
8. Rita Louise McCabe was born October 22, 1916. She
married James William Rabak September 2, 1942 in Larimore, Grand Forks, ND.
Children of Rita McCabe and James Rabak are:
25 i. Rosemary Theresa Rabak.
26 ii. Andrea Louise Rabak.
Generation No. 3
14. Vincent Bernard Yahna was born March 12, 1928, and died April 23,
1984 in Dayton, OH. He married Moira Dettler.
16. Joan Gertrude Yahna. She married Vance Orrin Williams.
More information on Vance
17. Jerome James Yahna. He married Judy Giauque.
18. Clare Mary Yahna. She married Harry Alfred Schreiber.
19. Leo Michael Yahna. He married Sue Ann Miehle.
20. Martin Edward Yahna. He married Joan Dickson.
21. Kathleen Ann Yahna. She married David Edward Feyk.
22. Mary Kay Hunt. She married (1) Glenn Keicher. She
married (2) Joe William Lempe.
Information on more recent generations has been omitted to protect
For more information contact Tom