My name is Doug Croskery, and I live in Ontario Canada.I come from a large family of Croskerys and I know somewhat of the background of the family.Here is a transcript that might be of use to many of you out there.
Notes on a family history, written in about 1976 by the late Florence >(Whaley) Croskery at Westport, Ontario, Canada for her grandson, David >Rodney.These notes are written in the first person from the point of view >ofRod. >> >>My great, great-grandfather Hance Croskery and his wife Jane Dixon and a >son William 2 ½ years old came to Canada from the vicinity of Downpatrick or >Ballymurray, Ballyalton, County Down, Ireland, in early 1800 (I think this >must be the early 1800's.Family tradition has it that they were here >before the potato famine) and settled in or around Smiths Falls.He was a >shoe maker.They had two (more?) sons and three daughters.Their names >were James and Thomas Hance I, Mary Jane, Annie, and Martha.Hance Croskery >died while quite young and was buried around Smiths Falls.I don't know >what cemetery.They were Presbyterians. >> >>His wife, Jane Dixon Croskery, later married Henry Bell from Newboro; >therefore, they all moved to this area. >> >>Second...generation.Bill Croskery Family. >> >>William Croskery married and lived in the Westport area for a number of >years.He had four sons, Jack, Albert, Robert and Benjamin, and two >daughters, Bella and Ethel.They all moved to the Cobalt area. >> >>Jack married and lived in Renfrew.He had two sons, George and John. >George, the elder, was a school teacher in Ottawa.He was Principal of the >Men's Federation of Teachers.(George went on to be director of the Ottawa >Teacher's College, and retired as a member of the Ontario Ministry of >Education.His name is highly respected around the Ministry of Education >and in Ottawa Education circles.I ran across a speech George made in the >Queen's Education Library at Kingston, Ontario.I seem to recall that he >made it in the late 1940's or early *50's.ed.)John is a sign painter and >lives (last I know) in Renfrew.Jack, their father, either owned or clerked >in a store in Renfrew. >> >>Albert Croskery was a policeman in North Bay.That is all I know about him. >> >>Bob Croskery was a machinist in Cobalt, then later in Richmond Hill.He >didn't have any family.Benjamin Croskery lived in the Sudbury area.He >had a family.He was a school teacher.I only know the name of one boy, >William (he was Doug's father). >> >>James Croskery of Detroit had two sons and two daughters.Sons Thomas >Hance Croskery II and Bruce James I.Thomas Hance, a banker, had one son, >Dayl.He is in Washington, DCHe has a government position there.Bruce >James had twin boys, Thomas Hance III and Bruce James II.