Thursday, July 18, 2013
On This Day – Birth of Mary Martha Douras, 18 Jul 1868
Mary Martha Douras was my first cousin, three times removed. She was born 18 Jul 1868 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada to James Douras and Honora Gleeson. Honora Gleeson was the daughter of Martin Gleeson and Ann Gleeson, Irish immigrants who traveled to Upper Canada in the mid 1820’s. Mary Martha was the fourth child of James and Honora Gleeson. The family attended St. Phillips Catholic Church in Richmond and Mary Martha was baptized there.
Mary Martha Gleeson married Henry Thomas McCarthy on 16 Feb 1909. This was Henry’s second marriage. His first wife, Anne Therese had died in 1906.
Henry and Mary Martha had two children, Catherine Mary McCarthy and James Vincent McCarthy, added to the three children he had with Anne: Norbert F McCarthy, John L. McCarthy, and Newman S. McCarthy.
Mary Martha died 22 Dec 1947 at the age of 79 years.
There is a photo of Mary Martha Gleeson in the Kilroe Family Tree on Ancestry.com:
 St. Phillips Church, Richmond, Carleton Co, Ontario, Canada, Parish registers, 1836-1917, digital images, FamilySearch, baptism, 1868, Mary Douras.
 St. Phillips Church, Richmond, Carleton Co, Ontario, Canada, Parish registers, 1836-1917, digital images, FamilySearch, marriage, 1860, Douras-Gleeson. Marriage stated Honora Gleeson was daughter of Martin Gleeson and Ann Gleeson.
 "Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747-1967," Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), film #3515, 1909, Richmond, p 34, McCarthy-Douras.
 "Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747-1967," Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), 1947, Burial, S2, Mary Martha Douras, Richmond, p 183.