Edward James Hartnett1

#22183, (22 September 1878 - 9 July 1948)
Father*Timothy Hartnett1 (1847 - 1883)
Mother*Sophia Tighe1 (c 1850 - )


Lena Catherine Sweeney b. 1895, d. 1942
Children 1.Mary Frederica Alice Hartnett11 (1917 - )
 2.Francis Leon Joseph Hartnett11 (1921 - 1942)
Birth*22 September 1878He was born on 22 September 1878 at Melrose, Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.2 
1881He appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of Timothy Hartnett and Sophia Tighe at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (nei. William (66) and Mary Ann (56) Hartnett.)3 
1891He appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Jeremiah Sweeney and Catherine Sullivan at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, family member, age 12, b. and father b. NB, mother b. NS; (neis. Cornelius Noonan, Charles Noonan, Benjamin Corrigan, James Stack, William Savage, Michael Noonan, Jeremiah and Catherine Noonan.)4 
1901He appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Francis James Sweeney at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, cousin, age 23, b. NB 22 May 1877; (neis. James Carroll (75), fam. 16; Jeremiah and Honorah Mahoney, fam. 19.)5 
Marriage*30 June 1913He married Lena Catherine Sweeney, daughter of Daniel Sweeney and Mary Ellen Noonan, on 30 June 1913 at Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.6 
1921He and Lena Catherine Sweeney appeared on the census of 1921 at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.7 
Marriage15 July 1925He, Paulines's brother-in-law, witnessed the marriage of John Strang and Pauline Agatha Sweeney on 15 July 1925.8 
1941He and Lena Catherine Sweeney lived in 1941 at 27 Victoria Street, Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.9 
Death*9 July 1948He died on 9 July 1948 at Moncton City Hospital, Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, at age 69.10 
Burial*12 July 1948He was buried on 12 July 1948 at Shediac Road Catholic Cemetery, Moncton, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.10 


  1. [S42] 1881 Canada Census.
  2. [S1009] New Brunswick Department of Health Late Registration of Birth (Form C-26B), RS141A1b, images, online archives.gnb.ca/Archives/?culture=en-CA, Edward James Hartnett, b. Melrose, Westmorland Co. NB, son of Timothy Hartnett, farmer, and Sophie Tighe. Late registration, declaration of Michael D Sweeney, res. St. John NB, first cousin of Timothy Hartnett, "Edward James Hartnett's father and mother died when he was very young and my father took him to live with us." Registered 30 May 1947.
  3. [S42] 1881 Canada Census. Timothy (36), b. NB, farmer; Sophia (30), b. NS.
  4. [S69] 1891 Canada Census. Jeremiah (64), b. and parents b. Ireland, farmer; Catherine (61), b. and parents b. Ireland.
  5. [S68] 1901 Canada Census. Fr J (39), b. NB 21 Apr 1851, lawyer.
  6. [S111] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Moncton Bureau of Health, Cte Westmorland, Marriages 1888 to 1919 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), sh. 70, imgs. 1343 and 1201/2031, No. 80. Edward J Hartnett, age 34, b. and res. Melrose, farmer, son of Timothy Hartnett (deceased) and Sophia Tigue; and Lena Catherine Sweeney, age 18, res. Melrose, b. Malden, dau. of Daniel Mahoney and mary Hoonan [sic]; marr. 30 Jun 1913 by A T Bourque, witn. E Auguste Mahoney and Alice Hartnett. Hereinafter cited as Drouin: Moncton Bureau of Health, Registers 1888-1919.
  7. [S857] 1921 Canada Census. Edward (42), b. and parents b. NB, laborer; Lena (25), b. and parents b. NB. Also Dennis Sweeney (63), cousin, b. and parents b. NB.
  8. [S610] New Brunswick Vital Statistics from Government Records (RS141), online archives.gnb.ca, RS141B7, Reg. No. 3414, Code B4/1925, Film F19688. John Strang, age 20, farmer, bachelor, R.C., b. Melrose NB, son of Fletcher Strang, b. PEI, and Mabel C Hennessey; and Pauline Agatha Sweeney, age 21, spinster, R.C., b. Malden NB, dau. of Daniel Sweeney, b. Malden NB, and Mary Noonan; marr. Holy Rosary Church, Sackville NB, 15 Jul 1925, by R B Frazier, Middle Sackville; witn. Helena C Hartnett and Ed J Hartnett, both res. Melrose.
  9. [S2364] Service Files of the Second World War - War Dead, 1939-1947, RG24; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, online Ancestry.com, Service File of Francis Leon Joseph Hartnett, img. 97/493, q.v.
  10. [S610] New Brunswick Vital Statistics, online archives.gnb.ca, RS141C5, Film F19588, Sch. C-2 No. 3684. Edward James Hartnett, b. Melrose NB 22 Sep 1878, son of Timothy Hartnett, b. Melrose NB, and Honora Sullivan, b. Ireland; retired farmer, wid. of Helena Sweeney Hartnett, res. 71 Mountain Rd., Moncton NB; d. Moncton City Hospital, Moncton, Westmorland Co. NB, 9 Jul 1948, age 69y 9m 17d, coronary thrombosis; inf. Miss Frederica Hartnett, dau., same res.; bur. R. C. Cemetery, Shediac Rd., 12 Jul 1948. [Note: Edward's mother was Sophia Tighe; Honora Sullivan was his grandmother, the mother of his father. There is no explanation for the entry on the death certificate]
  11. [S857] 1921 Canada Census.