The Orange Lodge

James Quirk, standing to the right of the drummer (the drummer’s left side), was a member of the Orange Lodge along with his father-in-law, Matthew Wilcox, seen standing second from the right (the gentleman with the white beard). Sometime around 1918, they planned a parade through Maynooth, which was a predominately Catholic town in the […]

The Marriage

Eliza Jane Wilcox, born in Canada on May 25, 1886, lived with her mother Mary Jane nee Kerningham and her father Matthew on Carr Road, which is just North of Bancroft and approximately 100 kilometers Southeast of Eganville. She had five brothers; Archie (Ron’s father, Don Wilcox’s grandfather), Abe (who lived in Cobalt), Harry (who […]

The beginning

James Edward Quirk was born on the Isle of Man (located in the Irish sea between Ireland and England) in Truggan Rushen, Registration district of Arbory,┬áPort Erin on July 3, 1881. His father was Michael Quirk (Joiner) born in or around 1839, and his mother was Emily Quirk (nee Harrison), born in or around 1845. […]