Jane Hughes

Birth Name Jane Hughes
Gender female
Age at Death about 82 years, 9 months, 2 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1814 Ireland   1
Death October 3, 1896 Lockport, Niagara County, New York, United States   2


    Family of Fenton Whalen and Jane Hughes
Married Husband Fenton Whalen
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage September 2, 1844 Gore (Roman Catholic) Mission, Peel County, Ontario, Canada    

This marriage record seems to have been recorded later. The image at ancestry.com has a "boilerplate" date ______ 191_, like it was printed after 1900. The 191 is scratched out and 1844 is entered next to it. Also the signature of the priest, Eugene O'Reilly, does not look like his signature in the original baptisms and marriages book at familysearch.org. And I couldn't find it in that book--on the images it looks like a page is missing between 1842 and October 1844.
But I do not doubt that they were married in Gore R.C. Mission Church on Sept 2, 1844, as stated. Their son Martin's baptism in Gore on Sept 22, 1845, by E. O'Reilly, does appear in the original records.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Martin WhalenSeptember 1845
John Whalenabout 1848
Joseph Andrew WhalenJuly 3, 18491918
Ann Whalenabout 1853
Jane Whalenabout 1858
Maria Whalenabout 1862
Fenton WhalenSeptember 1865


Her last name first came from the Tracy Family Tree at ancestry.com: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1166036/person/109514008. The tree says she was born in 1825, but her 1870 Census says about 1814.

1880 Census, 2nd ward, Lockport, Niagara, New York
Series T9, roll 901, page 492
on Chapel Street
Whalon, Jane, 56, widowed, keeping house, born in Ireland, parents also
Jane, 20, daughter, single, dress maker, born in NY, parents in IRE
Marie, 14, daughter, single, no occupation, born in NY, parents in IRE
Fenton, 16, son, single, works in planing mill, born in NY, parents in IRE
Lockport City Directory
1884 Whalen, Jane, widow Fenton, h 41 Chapel
1884 Whalen, Fenton, carpenter, bds 41 Chapel
1884 Whalen, John, policeman, h 41 Chapel

1887 Whalen, Jane, widow Fenton, h 285 Chapel
1887 Whalen, Fenton, boat builder, bds 285 Chapel
1887 Whalen, Maria, seamstress, bds 285 Chapel

1892 Whalen, Jane, widow Fenton, h 285 Chapel
1892 Whalen, Fenton, boat builder, bds 285 Chapel
1892 Whalen, Joseph (McDonough & Whalen), h 200 Jackson

1897 Whalen, Jane, widow of Fenton, died Oct 3, 1896


    1. Jane Hughes
      1. Fenton Whalen
        1. Martin Whalen
        2. John Whalen
        3. Joseph Andrew Whalen
        4. Ann Whalen
        5. Jane Whalen
        6. Maria Whalen
        7. Fenton Whalen

Source References

  1. National Archives and Records Administration: 1870 United States Census
  2. Lockport, New York, City Directory

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