Edward Joseph Casey

Male 1890 - Abt 1921  (31 years)


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  • Name Edward Joseph Casey 
    Born 6 Jul 1890  Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Coal miner (acc to WWI attestation papers) 
    Occupation Mechanic (acc to death cert) 
    _UID E480784BCD27994AB8F1BDE4EBD283CF572C 
    Died Abt 9 Nov 1921  Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 11 Nov 1921  St. Anne's Cemetery, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I848  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2019 

    Father Thomas Casey,   b. Abt 2 Apr 1854, St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1944, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Mother Catherine MacDonald,   b. Abt 9 Apr 1855, North East Mabou, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1935, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1875  Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witnesses Edward Farrell & Catherine Casey witnessed the Casey-MacDonald marriage 
    Notes 
    • Registration Year: 1875 - Book: 1804 - Page: 109 - Number: 101
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica McVarish 
    Children 
     1. Edward Casey,   b. 1915,   d. 1954  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F1842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Glace Bay 1914 Mc Alpine's directory
      Casey Edward overman Brookside

      "Soldiers of the First World War" digitization project at Library and Archives Canada www.collectionscanada.ca:
      Names: CASEY , EDWARD JOSEPH
      Regimental number: 415294
      Rank: SPR
      Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1560 - 46
      Attestation Paper, Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force
      Dated August 7, 1915, Sydney
      Former Service: one year in 17th full battery
      height 5' 7 3/4 '' medium complexion, blue-grey eyes, brown hair

      Catholics of the Diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and the War
      1930 St. Francis Xavier University Press. p. 239:
      Pte. Edward J. Casey 40th Bttn. CI (Canadian Infantry)
      Pte. John Casey 25 Bttn. CI [this is the son of Patrick Casey and Catherine McNeil]

      Edward Casey was found dead of unknown causes brought on by "alcoholism"; date of death not precisely known, guessed by physician Dr. MacAskill. Thomas Casey filled out the death certificate. Cape Breton County Nova Scotia civil death registration Registration Year 1921 - Book 60 - Page 51

      Sydney Post Record, November 9, 1921
      "Casey Inquest at Glace Bay. Deceased Came to His Death from Heart Failure, Jury Decides (Special to the Post) Glace Bay Nov 9- The jury empannelled in the case of Edward Casey whose body was found in a club on lower Main street yesterday morning brought in a verdict here yesterday afternoon that the deceased came to his death from heart failure. In all six witnesses gave evidence: namely Alex. Scott, J.K. McDonald, Leo McNeil, Joe Nolan, Stanley Stone and Dr. F.G. McAskill who made an examination of the body after its finding. The summary of the evidence given was that the five witnesses and the deceased went to the club rooms about nine o'clock, where they remained till eleven o'clock, when Scott, McDonald, and Stone left for their homes, leaving McNeil, Nolan, and deceased who stated they, ere (sic) going to remain there for the night. McNeil and Nolan then went to sleep in chairs while deceased was lying down in a crouched position on a mattress on the floor. In the morning when Nolan and McNeil woke up deceased was still lying in the same position as when they had fallen to sleep the night previous, and upon investigation found he was dead. They immediately notified the chief of police and had the body removed to the undertaking rooms. Dr. McAskill's evidence was that deceased had been suffering from heart trouble for some time and on several occasions he had been warned to take good care of himself as his heart was in bad shape. Dr. McAskill pronounced death to be caused by heart failure."