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Descendants of David Slaney of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland Updated June 8, 2009
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The following pages provides genealogy information relating to the descendants of David Slaney of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland. More data will be provided as information becomes available. I welcome any input, corrections, photos, etc that may enhance this page. With many thanks to Wayne Slaney and Randy Harnett whose research contributed tremendously to the data associated with this website. Roger Slaney firstname.lastname@example.org
RC Church and Presbytery (60 KB) RC Church and Presbytery in St. Lawrence around 1900. This church was taken down in the 1950's and a school was built on the same site. The Presbytary was demolished in the 1970's. Today, the only reminder of these beautiful structures is a grotto located between where the two buildings once stood.
The Fitzpatrick Sisters (173 KB) The Fitzpatrick Sisters. This photo was restored from a "tin" negative (hence the blurring). The 1st Midnight Mass in the new RC Church at St. Lawrence (circa late 1800's) was sung by these girls. Ellen Fitzpatrick (centre) is the mother of Rennie Slaney and my paternal Great-Grandmother.
Isabella Slaney (24 KB) Isabella Slaney married John Harnett of Lord's Cove. She is the daughter of Arcule and Ellen Slaney (Fitzpatrick).
Rennie Slaney (11 KB) Rennie Slaney - my Paternal Grandfather. Rennie was the son of Arcule/Ellen Slaney - Father of Herb Slaney. He was one of the 1st natives of St. Lawrence to realize that many miners were dying at young ages as a result of exposure to dust and radon gas. He began to document these deaths in an attempt to lobby industry and government to recognize this fact. Ironically, he died in 1969 as a result of industrial desease.
Arcule Slaney (247 KB) Arcule Slaney - my Great Grandfather. Arcule was the father of Isabella, Rennie, and Arcule II. He died at St. Lawrence on Jan 9, 1924.
Arcule II (146 KB) Rennie Slaney, Arcule Slaney II, and Bobby Pike (young boy) taken on Slaney property on Western Side of St. Lawrence. Roy Slaney still maintains a vegetable garden near this site.