Ezra Healey
(1807-1890)
Sally Stewart
(1790-1890)
Rev. Almon Healy
(1821-1900)
Lucy Wood
(1825-1900)

George Washington Healy
(1857-1948)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Deborah Armanella Kerfoot

George Washington Healy 1 2

  • Born: 21 Sep 1857, Canada
  • Marriage (1): Deborah Armanella Kerfoot on 15 Dec 1886 in <Drayton, Pembina, North Dakota, United States>
  • Died: 5 Sep 1948, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States at age 90
  • Buried: Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States 3

  Research Notes:

One of the original 12 settlers who immigrated from Drayton, Ontario, Canada to the present location of Drayton, North Dakota.

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. 4 5

  Birth Notes:

Although Canadian by birth according to census data, he may have been born in North Dakota or New York.

  Death Notes:

California Death Index gives his father as "Healy" and his mother as "Wood."

  Burial Notes:

His gravestone is shared with his wife, Armanella Kerfoot Healy, who predeceased him in 1945.

  Noted events in his life were:

Immigrated: from Canada to the United States, 1878.

Occupation: farmer, 1900, Drayton, Pembina, North Dakota, United States.

Census: U.S, 22 Jun 1900, Drayton, Pembina, North Dakota, United States. 6 Household:
George W. Healy, head, W, M, Sept 1857, 42, M, 13, Canada, New York, Canada, imm. 1878, farmer
Armanella Healy, wife, W, F, July 1864, 35, M, 13, Canada-Fr., Canada, Canada, 1876
Russel K. Healy, son, W, M, Apr 1893, 7, S, N Dakota, Canada, Canada
Florence Healy. daughter, W, F, Apr 1895, 5, S, N Dakota, Canada, Canada
Fred Oxby, servant, W, M, Feb 1881, 19, S, Canada, Canada, Canada, 1900, farm laborer
Rachel McElistea, servant, W, F, Jan 1879, 21, S, Canada, Scotland, Scotland, 1882, 18, servant girl

Residence, 1905, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory (North Dakota), United States.

Census: U.S, 1910, Drayton, Pembina, North Dakota, United States. This census gives his father's birthplace as Vermont. It gives his own birthplace as Canada.

Census: North Dakota, 1915, Pembina, North Dakota, United States. 7 Household:
Geo. W. Healy
Mrs. Armnella
Russel Healy
Florence Healy
Lew Strong
Jas. Muir

Census: U.S, 2 Jan 1920, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. 8 1486 Minnehaha St., St. Paul, Minnesota
Household:
G. W. Healy, head, M, W, 62, M, imm. 1878, Na 1883, Canada Eng, Vermont, Canada Eng, Caretaker, church
Armanella Healy, wife, F, W, 55, M, 1878 Na 1883, Canada Eng, Canada Eng, Canada Eng
Florence Healy, daughter, F, W, 25, S, North Dakota, Canada Eng

Census: U.S, 1930, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States. 9

Census: U.S, 1940, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States.


George married Deborah Armanella Kerfoot, daughter of Robert George Kerfoot and Elizabeth Jane Foster, on 15 Dec 1886 in <Drayton, Pembina, North Dakota, United States>. (Deborah Armanella Kerfoot was born on 31 Jul 1864 in Franktown, Lanark, Canada West (Ontario), Canada, died on 23 Jan 1945 in Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States and was buried in Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPQY-WDK : accessed 06 Jul 2014), George Washington Healy, 05 Sep 1948; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

2 Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/george-washington-healy_149297096.

3 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial # 44537721.

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

5 Website:, http://draytonnd.com/living-in-drayton/history-of-drayton-nd/.

6 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9V2-SPY : accessed 06 Jul 2014), George W Healy, Midland & Drayton Townships Drayton town, Pembina, North Dakota, United States; citing sheet 10A, family.

7 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "North Dakota Census, 1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9C-RF4G : accessed 19 January 2016), Geo W Healy, Pembina, North Dakota, United States; citing family number 30, line number 139, State Historical S.

8 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org).

9 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XC6H-MY2 : accessed 07 Jul 2014), George W Healy, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0039, sheet 12B, fam.


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