Patrick Bernard "Paddy" MCGEOUGH
Katie Luella TISDALE
Husband: Patrick Bernard "Paddy" MCGEOUGH
Birth: 17 Dec 1878, Redwood Co., Minnesota
Death: 1962, Simpson, Saskatchewan, Canada
Burial: 1962, Simpson Cemetery, Simpson, Saskatchewan, Canada
Father: Joseph MCGEOUGH
Mother: Mary UNKNOWN
Marriage: Abt 1908, Cass Co., Minnesota
Wife: Katie Luella TISDALE
Birth: 3 Mar 1889, Hubbard Co., Minnesota
Death: 1975, Hope, British Columbia, Canada
Father: Benjamin Bates TISDALE
Mother: Martha Rozella MORGAN
1. Francis Patrick MCGEOUGH, b: 2 Feb 1910, Backus, Cass Co., Minnesota
d: 7 Apr 1974, Hope, British Columbia, Canada
2. Bernard Benjamin MCGEOUGH, b: 13 Oct 1911, Govan, Saskatchewan, Canada
d: 29 Jul 2005, Salem, Polk Co., Oregon
3. Kenneth Joseph MCGEOUGH, b: 1919, Simpson, Saskatchewan Canada
d: 1972, British Columbia, Canada
Paddy, Katie, and Francis lived with Katie's parents in 1910. After her father died, they went with her mother to Canada.
From "Down Memory Lane", ed., Simpson History Book Committee, 1986:
Patrick Bernard McGeough was born in Minnesota December 17, 1878. His wife, Katie Luella Tisdale, was born in Hubbard, Minnesota March 3, 1889. Their son, Francis Patrick McGeough was born in Backus, Minnesota, February 2, 1910. Following the death of Katie's father, Ben Tisdale, the Tisdale and McGeough families came to Canada. They packed a few treasured items into their horse-drawn wagons and started north to the land of opportunity. For a brief time, the McGeough family settled in Govan, Saskatchewan, where Bernard Benjamin was born.
Better known as Paddy, Patrick McGeough purchased the SE 17-29-26-W2, a homestead ten miles west of Simpson, in October, 1910 (sic). The family lived in a tent while they built their home.
In 1919, Kenneth Joseph was born. He was delivered by Granny (Catherine) Elliot, a well-known, self-taught midwife. Paddy and Katie resided on the homestead, moving to Simpson for the winter months. Following the death of Paddy in 1962, the farm was sold and Katie lived her remaining years with relatives in California, Simpson, and British Columbia where she died in 1975.
FRANCIS worked on his father's homestead as well as on a thrashing crew who traveled from farm to farm during harvest. In February, 1939, he married Helen Mae Jensen who was born December 31, 1913 in Nevis, Alberta. Francis and Helen lived the summer months on the farm and spent the winter months in British Columbia. Francis passed away in Hope on April 7, 1974 at the age of 64 years. Helen presently lives in Hope.
BERNARD continued his post secondary education at Campion College in Regina, then taught school at Lillyholme. He married Monica Diamond in Young on May 9, 1936. Monica was born in Langdon North Dakota, on September 22, 1917. About a year after their marriage, Bernard and Monica moved to the United States and eventually settled in Costa Mesa, California, where they still reside.
KENNETH was a pilot in the Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He eventually moved in the early 1950's to British Columbia, where he died in 1972.
1) Biography: Down Memory Lane, Copyright 1986, ed., Simpson History Committee