Fonds F026 - O'Farrell Family fonds

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O'Farrell Family fonds

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F026

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  • [1877-1899] (Creation)
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    O'Farrell Family

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10 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

The O’Farrell Family owned and operated a general store in Saint-Malachie, Quebec. James O'Farrell (1846-1893), merchant farmer, operated the general store. He also served as the Secretary Treasurer for the town of Saint-Malachie. James O'Farrell was married to Catherine Reid (1849-1910). Their son, James T.A. O’Farrell (1886-1973), was a farmer. He was married to Susan Cassidy (1887-1946). Together they had four children, Francis (1919-1992), Norman, James J., and William. Francis O’Farrell was married to Berthe Renaud (1923-2010). Together they had three children, Kevin, Glenn, and James. Francis O’Farrell was elected as a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly in Dorchester, Quebec, in 1964. Norman O’Farrell was married to Mary-Sarah Paulmert. James J. O’Farrell was married to Madeleine Selway. William O’Farrell was married to Ruth O'Rourke. Mary Bridget O'Farrell was the niece of James O'Farrell and cousin to James T.A. O'Farrell.

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Scope and content

The O'Farrell Family fonds documents the professional and private life of the O'Farrell Family between 1877 and 1899. The fonds includes 2 ledgers outlining purchases made at the general store owned by the O'Farrell Family in Saint-Malachie, Quebec (1890-1896); 4 diaries written by Mary Bridget O'Farrell concerning the private life of the family (1898-1899); and 1 ledger (tax roll) (1877-1883) documenting taxation in the town of Saint-Malachie. Notes, correspondence, and additional pages can be found throughout the ledgers.

The O’Farrell Family fonds is divided into 2 series:
• F026/A Business records
• F026/B Personal records

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Immediate source of acquisition

Materials were donated to Concordia University Library, Special Collections by brothers Kevin O'Farrell, Glenn O'Farrell, and James O'Farrell.

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Unless otherwise indicated, material has been arranged in the order of receipt.

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  • English

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Copyright for the items in this fonds has expired. Reproduction may be restricted for reasons of preservation.

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