Thomas Casey

Thomas Casey

Male Abt 1854 - 1944  (~ 89 years)

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  • Name Thomas Casey 
    Nickname Tom 
    Born Abt 2 Apr 1854  St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 2 Apr 1854  St. John's Basilica (R.C.), St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Between 1871 and 1881  Caledonia, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Coal Miner (1871, 1881 census) 
    Occupation 1875 
    Sailor (acc. to marriage registration) 
    Occupation 1905  Caledonia, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Underground manager 
    Residence Between 1905 and 1935  134 Brookside, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1914 
    mine manager 
    Occupation Between 1918 and 1919 
    ground manager for Dominion Coal Co. acc. to local directories 
    Residence 1944  206 Brookside, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc to death cert 
    _UID 4A6430636AB32D428ED3282E8A7A88A6B637 
    Died 4 Feb 1944  Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 6 Feb 1944  St. Anne's Cemetery, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I87  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2012 

    Father Thomas Casey,   b. Abt 1811, Drangan, County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1881, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Johanna Dunne,   b. Abt 1834, St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1920, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1853  Basilica of St. John, St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • marriage witnesses James Neile and Ellen Dunn
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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
    Children 
     1. John Casey,   b. 10 Nov 1875, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1920, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. Mary Casey,   b. 30 Jun 1877, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1960, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Margaret Casey,   b. 28 Mar 1880, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1939, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Isabella Casey,   b. 14 Apr 1882, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1947, East Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Johanna Casey,   b. 13 Apr 1884, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1979, Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     6. Catherine Casey,   b. 14 Feb 1886, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1886 and 1891, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Annie May Casey,   b. 10 May 1888, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1910, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     8. Edward Joseph Casey,   b. 6 Jul 1890, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 9 Nov 1921, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     9. Catherine Casey,   b. 6 Aug 1892, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1964, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Baptism sponsors were John Nash and Mary Scanlon. aka "Tom Casey". Baptism does not indicate residence of parents, assumed St. John's.

      Household Record 1881 Canadian Census
      Name Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Thomas CASEY M Male Irish 27 Newfoundland Miner Roman Catholic
      Catherine CASEY M Female Scottish 26 Nova Scotia Roman Catholic
      John CASEY Male Irish 5 Nova Scotia Roman Catholic
      Mary CASEY Female Irish 4 Nova Scotia Roman Catholic
      Margt. CASEY Female Irish 1 Nova Scotia Roman Catholic
      Source Information:
      Census Place Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
      Family History Library Film 1375802
      NA Film Number C-13166
      District 6
      Sub-district I
      Page Number 143
      Household Number 620

      Thomas Casey was on the first sub-council in Cape Breton for Provincial Workmen's Association, the first miner's union on Cape Breton, according to MacKenzie's "The Irish In Cape Breton," citing Trades Journal October 26, 12, and August 10 of 1881.

      [The following book references need to be checked and completed; they are from government publications found via Google Books, which has a terrible time with citations-the years are not properly indicated]

      "Thos. Casey-Caledonia Mines" received his underground manager certificate following his passing of the September 30, 1890 exam. (Annual Report on the Mines for the year 1890, Nova Scotia Public Works and Mines Dept., 1891, p. 27)

      "An Act to Incorporate St. Joseph's Hospital Board in the County of Cape Breton" pg. 776, 1902, 1925 p. 254 Statutes of Nova Scotia
      Names the members of the board as "Henry MacDonald, Alexander McEachern, William Phalen, Thomas Casey, and Rev. Ronald McDonald of the Town of Glace Bay in the County of Cape Breton"

      Nova Scotia Public Works and Mines Dept., Annual Report on the Mines (for year ending 9/30/1899, printed Halifax, 1900, pg. 20)
      Thomas Casey's work as overman in mine disaster at Caledonia described (June 16, 1899, death toll 11). "Thos. Brown, John Johnston, and Thomas Casey, Overmen, were the first to go in search of the others and found that there was an explosion, and discovered all the bodies, but that of Donald Martin, whose body was not recovered until the 26th, ten days afterwards. When found they were in two groups, about fifty feet apart. Donald Martin's body was recovered in a sitting position leaning against the coal in No. 2 level about ninety feet from the others. It was quite evident that they died from after-damp, as some of them were found with coats around their faces...."

      "First Things in Acadia" by John Quinpool (First Things, Halifax, 1936) p. 225
      "J.R. Dinn, manager present Caledonia mine (Dominion Steel & Coal Co.) writes that his association dates from 1900, and he depends upon old residents for earlier information: "Thomas Casey was here in 1865 as surface foreman, and later as underground manager until he retired 20 years ago...Caledonia was opened by Americans, Howe, Converse, Emery and others. They paid many visits. Mr. Casey says the poet Longfellow was one of the principal shareholders, and visited here on one or two occasions. Henry S. Poole, an English engineer, was the first general manager, taking charge in 1865 and continued until 1871, when he retired."

      More Caseys from Google Books
      Statutes of Nova Scotia p. 31 year 1930 and page ? year 1919
      Casey mentions to investigate

      Annual Report on the Mines for year 1926, p. 160
      Casey mention to investigate

      Canadian Geographical Journal September 1964 Vol LXIX no 3 p. 94
      "Glace Bay" by Cyril Robinson
      (Mentions "Mine Manager Tom Casey" and William Krause's underground garden plot)

      Canadian Mining Journal for 1915
      Indicates that John Casey (son of Thomas) is currently manager of no. 6 mine

      "The Collier's Tattletale" was a book written by Ronald H. McIntyre and published by Formac in 1980; Ronald is a sibling of Agnes and Hannah McIntyre and a brother in law of TJ Casey (& Louis Boutilier).

      "Calendar of Dalhousie College and University," year 1905-1906, published at Halifax in 1905, indicates that John Casey, underground manager of Dominion # 4, attends the "Summer School of Mining, Glace Bay."

      Directory Listings, Glace Bay (at Beaton Institute)
      1890- Thomas Casey, overman, Caledonia Mines, Sydney Mines, Little Bras d'Or
      1896- Thomas Casey, overman, Caledonia
      1902- Thomas Casey miner P O Caledonia
      1903-1904- Thomas Casey, underground manager, NSS&C; h. Brookside
      1905-1906- Casey Mrs UG Mgr Caledonia h 134 Brookside
      1907-1908- Thomas Casey, mine manager, h. Brookside; underground manager, Caledonia # 4
      1914 McAlpine's- Casey Thomas mine mgr Brookside
      1918-1919- Thomas Casy (sic) ground manager DCC Brookside
      1928- Thomas Casey h n s Brookside

      1891 Census of Canada, Little Glace Bay div 1: Thomas Cassey's family [sic] is household #199 (p. 48); Thomas is mine manager, his son John pit driver. Thomas can read/write as can his children John, Mary, and Maggie.

      1901 Census: Glace Bay m-2 pg. 29, sched 1, microfilm T-6447
      2 266 Cassey Thomas M Head M Apr 1 1853 47 mine manager
      3 266 Cassey Kathrine F Wife M Apr 9 1854 46
      4 266 Cassey John M Son S Nov 10 1876 24 foreman
      5 266 Cassey Mary F Daughter S Jun 30 1877 23
      6 266 Cassey Margrett F Daughter S Mar 27 1881 20
      7 266 Cassey Isabell F Daughter S Feb 14 1883 18
      8 266 Cassey Joehana F Daughter S Apr 13 1885 16
      9 266 Cassey Annie M F Daughter S May 10 1888 12
      10 266 Cassey Edward J M Son S Jul 6 1890 10
      11 266 Cassey Kathrine F Daughter S Aug 6 1893 7


      503 Casey Thomas M Head M Apr 1855 56 coal inspector for coal co. r/w
      503 Casey Catherine F Wife M Apr 1856 55 no r/ no w; English & Galic (sic)
      503 Casey Maggie F Daughter S Mar 1884 27 r/w
      503 Casey Edward M Son S Jul 1891 20 coal boss for coal mine r/w
      503 Casey Cassie F Daughter S Aug 1893 18 r/w
      503 Casey Cecelia F Daughter S Jan 1904 7 [sic; this is actually granddaughter Cecilia Boutilier] no r/ no w
      1911 Census of Canada/ Nova Scotia / Cape Breton South / 27 Glace Bay Town / page 56


      Death certificate places date of birth on April 1, 1852 [sic]. Mrs. John Ryan (ie. his daughter Johanna Casey Boutilier Ryan) was informant, living at 206 Brookside. Retired mine manager. Date deceased last worked at this occupation: 15 years, total years spent in this occupation 75 years. Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia Death Certificate Registration Year: 1944 - Book: 217 - Page: 151


      Sydney Post-Record Feb 5, 1944 p. 12
      Thomas Casey, 91, dies at Glace Bay
      "Glace Bay, February 4-The many friends and relatives of Thomas Casey, widely known and respected resident of this community will learn with deep regret of his death at his residence at an early hour this morning. OPERATES FIRST PHONE The deceased was 91 years of age and enjoyed good health up until a few days ago when he became ill, and passed away. A native of Newfoundland Mr. Casey came to Glace Bay 78 years ago. He was the first man to operate a winch in Caledonia Colliery, and he was also the first to speak through a telephone in the same colliery. He was promoted to underground manager and later on to Coal Inspector and remained as such until his retirement 15 years ago. He then devoted his time to issuing Miner's Papers. Mr. Casey has also been treasurer of the League of the Cross for the past 55 years. MEMBERS OF FAMILY He is survived by one brother, Pat, residing in Glace Bay, and four daughters. They are Mrs. James Leslie in Glace Bay, Mrs. Catherine Scofield, Mrs. Johanna Ryan and Mrs. Bella Dalton in Boston. The late Mr. Casey is also survived by 23 grand children and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are not yet complete and will be announced pending the arrival of his daughter Mrs. Bella Dalton from Boston. The funeral is under the direction of Curry's Funeral Service. "

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