Fonds MS-114 - Florence Jean Cahill fonds

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Florence Jean Cahill fonds

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  • 1914 - 1941 (Creation)
    Cahill, Florence Jean

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1 cm textual records. - 6 photographs

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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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William J. O’Callaghan is the son of Florence Jean Cahill O’Callaghan.

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The fonds consists predominantly of the records of Florence Jean Cahill, including school and teaching records, memorial card and letters from family. There are also photographs of some members of the Cahill and O’Callaghan families, including Cliff Cahill (a cousin from the United States who was killed in action in France, 1918), Everett Cahill (a cousin in the UK Royal Flying Corps in 1917), and Walter O’Callaghan’s parents, Bridget and Edward O’Callaghan.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Dr. & Mrs. William J. O'Gallaghan in 1975.


The records have been arranged by the archivist in chronological order.
The photographs have been

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    Public Domain

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    No further accruals are expected.

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    Accession number: A75-94

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