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Poor Nancy Malone, a talk at the Central Library, Women in 19th Century Ontario
Poor Nancy Malone, a talk at the Central Library, Women in 19th Century Ontario

When Nancy Malone and her husband Peter emigrated from Ireland in 1850 and settled in Markham Village, the future looked promising for the young couple. The Village was a thriving industrial centre and Peter, an “iron moulder” soon found work in Mather’s Foundry.

By 1871 the Malones had six children but by 1881 they were living apart, Nancy working as a “washer woman” and Peter cohabiting with 21 year old Annie Hagen, a dressmaker.

Where were their children? Why did their parents separate?

Join Local History Librarian Cameron Knigth as he attempts to solve the mystery of the family’s disintegration.

Admission: $5.00 per person.

Please purchase your ticket at the Central Library’s Full Service Desk as space is limited. For those who cannot come in and purchase a ticket, please pre-register at 905-884-9288, X 321.