Nov 19, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Roger Munnelly

Roger Munnelly (Aug17, 1846-Aug 18, 1846)

Roger was born to my great, great grandparents Edward and Margaret Munnelly (Manley) at Grosse Ile, Quebec, Canada. This was the landing point and quarantine location for the many Irish immigrants arriving aboard ships to Canada. He was born soon after their arrival and lived only one day. He was baptized and buried there along with close to 6,000 other Irish souls. Grosse Ile is now the site of the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada. His name is etched on the memorial wall there. This photo is of the inscription on the large Celtic Cross, erected in 1909 by the Ancient Order of Hibernians in memory of all those who died there.

Parents of Roger Munnelly:
Edward Manley (1819-1903)
Margaret Dixon (1821-1881)

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