Jabez Healy
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Ezra Healey
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Rev. Almon Healy


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Rev. Almon Healy 2

  • Born: 15 Mar 1821, Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States
  • Marriage (1): Lucy Wood on 30 Jan 1843 in Augusta Twp, Grenville (Leeds and Grenville), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada 1
  • Died: 13 Jan 1900, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States at age 78 3
  • Buried: Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States 4

  Research Notes:

His name appears as Almond Healy in the 1871 Canada census. The correct spelling is "Almon."
This Almon Healy was most likely the father of Rev. James C. Healy, husband of Matilda Frances Wallace.

His obituary lists the following surviving children, all in California:
Ezra A. Healy, pastor of Westlake Methodist Church
James Healy, "also a pastor in this conference"
Henry Healy
Frank Healy
Mrs. [ ] (Healy) Dayman

One or more of the above were residing in San Bernardino county on 13 January 1900. The others were in Los Angeles County.

George W. Healy is not mentioned as a surviving child, though this researcher speculates he was also a son of Almon Healy.
He was likely the "Rev. Almon Healy" identfied as one of the early settlers in Drayton, North Dakota, after the original 12 settlers had erected some cabins and begun to farm there.

From the "History of Drayton, ND" (http://draytonnd.com/living-in-drayton/history-of-drayton-nd/):
In late March 1878 a group of individuals met in Drayton, Ontario, Canada, for the purpose of planning their migration to the newly explored lands of the province of Manitoba. The decision was made to leave Drayton on April 10. The original party consisted of J. Walter Fawcett, his wife and child, Ezra Healy, his wife and child, Albert Wallace, Wesley Patmore, James Healy, Harry Wallace, and George W. Healy. This small group was joined enroute by Alexander McCrea, and they traveled by rail to a point 12 miles east of Grand Forks, ND. They had their baggage shipped to Fisher's Landing (then the northermost end of the railway), from which they traveled on foot and wagon through the Red River Valley to Pembina, ND. Impressed with the area, they decided to stay, and A. W. McCrea, as eldest man in the company was given the right to choose the spot for a new settlement. He chose the present location of Drayton, which was eventurally named for the settlers' Canadian hometown.
Within weeks of the first settlers' arrival, at least three cabins had been erected, and prairie was broken to begin farming on each of the claims selected by members of the little colony. The population was augmented by the arrival of other individuals attracted by letters from their settler friends, including Henry Healy, Frank Wallace, Rev. Almon Healy and his wife, A. W. McCrea's family, William Mills, Frank Healy, Robert Tweedlie, Nathan Upham, James Bellamy, T. U. Henry,l Ambrose Smith, Joseph Smith and his son D. K. Smith, R. B. Richardson, Isaac Mussel, and Charles, Frank, and Richard Edwards and their mother.
Excerpts from a posting by Dave Minder in 2001-2002 on boards.ancestry.com:

The Rev. Dr. Ezra's father, Almon Healy, was the son of Abigail Stewart and the step son of Eunice Chipman, a descendant of at least four of those best known pioneers, the passengers of the Mayflower - John Howland and his wife Elizabeth the daughter of Pilgrim John Tilley and his wife Elizabeth who were on the boat. Passenger William Holmes was also an ancestor. Eunice Chipman's Puritan ancestor pioneered not only in Plymouth but in Barnstable and Connecticut in the 1600s. In the late 1700s, Chipmans were named as founders of Ezra Sr.'s birthplace, Shoreham, Vermont. In the early 1800s, Eunice's family found their way to the Brockville area. While the original Pilgrim may have left England for religious freedom, that is not what brought them to the bush of Vermont and then to Ontario. The biography of relative Timothy F. Chipman, a soldier, politician and an entrepreneur in Vermont, presents an insight into this family:

"In his declining years, he resigned his public stations and retired to private life. In the year 1810, during a revival of religion, he became a hopeful convert, and with his wife and several of his children united with the congregational church at Shoreham. He sustained his Christian profession unblemished and found the doctrines and promises of scripture the joy of his soul, until the day of his death, which occurred at his homestead on his original purchase, in the seventieth year of his age."

  Birth Notes:

His gravestone has "1819-1900."

The 1880-1920 U.S. Census records of his son E.A. Healy give his place of birth as New York.

  Death Notes:

Obituary from Los Angeles Herald:
Long Beach, Jan. 13.-The Rev. Almon Healy, after a long and useful life, passed away at his home here at 1 o'clock this morning. Mr. Healy, with his wife, came to this place about six years ago and by his earnest, faithful life and heartfelt and consistent work in the service of the Master, he became the best known and most beloved servant of the Lord in Long Beach. Mr. Healy would, if he had lived until next March, have reached his 80th birthday, he having been born in Canada in March, 1821. The deceased leaves a wife, four sons and one daughter, all of whom are in California--Ezra A. Healy, pastor of Westlake Methodist church, and James Healy, also a pastor in this conference, being among them; the other sons, Henry and Frank, and Mrs. Dayman-his daughter-also being well known and useful citizens of this and San Bernardino counties. Mr. Healy was hale and vigorous up to few weeks ago and never let slip an opportunity wherein he could serve the Master and his life ended as he wished-in harness.

  Noted events in his life were:

Religion: Methodist.

Census: Canadian, 1871, Maryborough, Wellington, Ontario, Canada. 6 This family immediately follows that of Henry W. Healy (family 240) in the same house.
House # 238, Family 241
Household in Record # C-9948:
Almond Healy, [head], M, 49, U States, M, Irish, W Metho[dist] (line 16)
Lucy Healy, [wife], F, 46, O[ntario], M, Irish, W Metho
Esra Healy, [son], M, 27, O, [single], Irish, W Metho
Serena Healy, [daughter], F, 20, O, [single], Irish, W Metho
James Healy, [son], M, 17, O, [single], Irish, W Metho
George Healy, [son], M, 14, O, [single], Irish, W Metho
Francis Healy, [son], M, 11, O, [single], Irish, W Metho
Laura Healy, [daughter], F, 8, O, [single], Irish, W Metho
Lucy Healy, [daughter], F, 5, O, [single], Irish, w Metho
Laura Healy, [mother], F, 78, U States, widowed, Irish, W Metho

Occupation: farmer, until 1878, Maryborough, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

Occupation: clergyman, 1880, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory (North Dakota), United States.

Census: U.S, 14 Jun 1880, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory (North Dakota), United States. 7 In the 1880 census, Henry W. Healy's household immediately precedes that of Rev. Almon Healy.
Almon Healy, W, M, 60, clergyman, New York, Vermont, New York
Lucy Healy, W, F, 55, wife, keeping house, Canada, New York, New York
Serena Healy, W, F, 29, daughter, at home, Canada, New York, Canada
Laura L. Healy, W, F, 17, daughter, at home, Canada, New York, Canada
Lucy E. Healy, W, F, 14, daughter, at home, Canada, New York, Canada

Acquired: Homestead patent, 10 Aug 1881, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory (North Dakota), United States. 8 3/8 of section 27.

Voter registration, 23 Sep 1892, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States. 9 Age 72, Birthplace New York. New York may have been the place of his naturalization as a U.S. citizen.

Moved, Abt 1894, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Voter registration, 15 Jun 1896, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Almon married Lucy Wood on 30 Jan 1843 in Augusta Twp, Grenville (Leeds and Grenville), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada.1 (Lucy Wood was born on 2 Jul 1825 in Augusta Twp, Grenville (Leeds and Grenville), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada, died on 15 Jan 1900 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States and was buried in Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States.)


1 FamilySearch Ancestral File (www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MJTS-H4B : accessed 2016-11-10), entry for Almond Healey.

2 Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/almon-healy_90800765?geo_a=r&geo_s=au&geo_t=us&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41018&o_lid=41018&o_sch=Web+Property.

3 "GONE TO HIS REWARD DEATH OF REV. ALMON HEALY OF LONG BEACH," Los Angeles Herald, 14 JAN 1900, online archives; (California Digital Newspaper Collection, http://cdnc.ucr.edu)

4 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 44538436.

5 Drayton, North Dakota - City History (http://www.draytonnd.com/Information/GeneralInformationAboutDrayton/CityHistory/tabid/739/Default.aspx).

6 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "Canada Census, 1871," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47R-QL8 : 13 November 2014), Almo Healy, Maryborough, North Wellington, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 72, line 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9.

7 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCVW-L2T : accessed 06 Jul 2014), Almon Healy, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory, United States; citing sheet 76C, NARA microfilm publication T9.

8 Digital Horizons: Life on the Northern Plains(http://cdm16921.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/), Homestead Maps of Pembina County; "Prepared under the direction of the Pembina County Pioneer Daughter" in 1989.

9 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "California, Great Registers, 1866-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNFY-DB8 : accessed 06 Jul 2014), Almon Healy, 23 Sep 1892; citing p. 447, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 976929.

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