Cahill, Florence Jean

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Cahill, Florence Jean

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        Florence Jean Cahill was born 15 Apr 1898 to Mary McAlduff and Walter Cahill in Kildare, Prince Edward Island. Florence was the third youngest of ten daughters.

        Florence received her education as a teacher at the Prince of Wales College and Normal School in Charlottetown, PEI in 1918. She came to Edmonton with her parents in 1920 and was a teacher at several separate schools until the mid 1930’s.

        In 1934, Florence married William O’Callaghan, then the Regional Manager of the Royal Bank of Canada and a widower with four children – Jean, Edward, Patricia, and Mary. Florence and William had two sons – William and Michael. William O’Callaghan died in 1941.

        In 1947, Florence married Thomas J. Reilly, then the District Inspector for Postal Services and a widower with two children – Thomas and Theresa.

        Florence was active in the local Catholic Women’s League, the Home and School Association, and the Edmonton General Hospital Auxiliary.

        Florence Jean Cahill O’Callaghan Reilly died 7 May 1975 in Edmonton.


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