Catherine Singleton

Birth Name Catherine Singleton
Gender female
Age at Death about 66 years, 4 months, 4 days


At the time of her daughter Bridget's first marriage, in 1847, Catherine was living in the parish of the Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal.

Catherine was said to be of the County of Monaghan, in Ireland, on Jan 4, 1865, when her son Dennis was married to May McCarthy in St. Patrick's Basilica, Montreal. Her husband was deceased. Did the wording imply that he was from Co. Monaghan as well?

The wording of her son John's marriage on Aug 7, 1867 (Notre Dame Basilica) is clearer. Both parents were deceased, both were of Co. Monaghan.

The translation/transcription of her death record:
Basilica of Notre Dame, Montreal
Catherine Singleton
Vve McMullin [Widow McMullin]

The eighth of May, one thousand eight hundred sixty five, I, the undersigned priest, buried the body of Catherine Singleton, widow of patrick McMullin, day laborer, who died on the fifth [of this month?], at the age of sixty six years, of this parish.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1799     1a
Event Note

So far, the only source for Catherine's birth year is her burial information in 1865, which said she died at age 66. However she had a child, Mary, in 1847, so Catherine may have been born later than 1799.

Death May 5, 1865     1a
Burial May 8, 1865 Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal, Québec, Canada   1a
Event Note

Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, at

Name: Vve Mcmullin Catherine Singleton
Event: Enterrement (Burial)
Burial Year: 1865
Burial Location: Montréal, Québec (Quebec)
Place of Worship or Institution: Basilique Notre-Dame

Catherine Singleton, widow McMullin
on the eighth of May one thousand eight hundred sixty-five I, the undersigned priest, buried the body of Catherine Singleton, widow of Patrick McMullin, day laborer, who [referring to Catherine] died the fifth ... ..., age sixty six, of this parish. Witnesses Benjamin Desroches and Francis Xavier Champagne, who cannot write. [signed] Bardey, prete.


Family of Patrick McMullen and Catherine Singleton

Married Husband Patrick McMullen ( b. d. between 1847 and 1858 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Bridget McMullenabout 1830September 30, 1889
John McMullenabout 1831
Dennis McMullenabout 1834November 26, 1899
Essy McMullenabout 1841
Mary McMullenJanuary 22, 1847