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William Patrick Moriarity and Mary Josephine Fitzpatrick

William P. Moriarity was born 2 Nov 1893, Paris Ontario, Canada.  He was the son of Andrew Joseph Moriarity (1867 – 1921) and Mary Jane Finnegan (1872 – 1960).   William P. was a printer at Walker Press in Paris, Ontario.  He was a member of Knights of Columbus in the 3rd degree.

Mary Josephine Fitzpatrick was born 17 Sep 1891 in Blackburn, Lancashire England. She was the daughter of Hugh Fitzpatrick (1867 – 1908) and Marie (Mary) Elizabeth McAllister (1869 – 1933).  Mary J. Fitzpatrick was the second sibling of Seven Children.  In 1911 her occupation was Cotton Weaver and she resided at 190 Park Lee Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. 

They were married 4 Sep 1918 Paris, Ontario, Canada by Rev. Father Holden who sang the nuptial Mass. The marriage was witnessed by Hugh Fitzpatrick brother to Mary J. and Mary (Manie) Moriarity a sister to William P.  Miss Evelyn Moriarity was the flower girl in a dainty dress of white marquisette.  The wedding can be found in the Paris Star with the heading “Pretty Church Wedding”.   To this marriage there was seven children born from 1919 to 1936.  Patrick 1919 – 2006, Marie, Kevin 1922 - 2017 , William 1923 – 1989, Terence 1925 – 1945, Sheila, Jane 1936 – 2014.   Also in 18 May 1931 at Paris Ontario there was a still born child.


William P Moriarity and Mary J Fitzpatrick   Wedding  Announcement from Paris Star

William P Moriarity 1957 Knights of Columbus Membership Card

William P Moriarity 1957 Ontario Drivers Licence


Wedding of William Patrick Moriarity and Mary  Josephine  Fitzpatrick                                                       The family of William Patrick  Moriarity and  Mary J. (Fitzapatrick)     

                       In Paris, Ontario                                                                                                                      Moriarity of Ball Street Paris, Ontario.    Family Photo abt 1943    

L to R: Evelyn Moriarity, Mamie Moriarity,  Hugh Fitzpatrick,                                               L to R:   William H. Moriarity, William P. Moriarity (father), 

   Mary Josephine Fitzpatrick   (bride)                                                                             Mary J. Moriarity (mother), Terence Moriarity, Marie Moriarity, Kevin Moriarity

    Seated:    William P. Moriarity    (Groom)                                                                               Young girls L to R:  Sheila and Jane Moriarity, Kneeling:  Patrick Moriarity