Editor’s Note:  To understand the Canavan family relationship with the Hart family you need to start with the top tree above of the parents of our progenitor Anthony Canavan, Sr. (1822-1890). 

Our progenitor’s father was also named Anthony Canavan and our progenitor’s mother was Catherine Kirby.  One of the three daughters of our progenitor’s parents  was Honora Canavan (1823-1901), the lady in green as it were.  Honora Canavan married Patrick Doyle and that couple had two daughters, Elizabeth and  Anna Doyle.  Anna Doyle is shown here.

Anna Doyle (1855-1938) married her cousin John Canavan (1843-1936), a son of our progenitor Anthony Canavan, Sr.

The daughter of John Canavan and Anna Doyle was Anna Delores Canavan.  Anna Delores Canavan married James Francis Hart in 1913.  They had these seven sons:

James Austin HART was born in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, on October 20, 1914. He died in Jupiter, Palm Beach, Florida, on October 8, 2003, at the age of 88.

John Francis HART was born in Des Moines on July 8, 1917. He was ordained a priest in 1943.  John Francis died in Winterset, Madison, on December 14, 1974, at the age of 57. He was buried in Winterset City Cemetery, Winterset, Iowa.

Joseph Thomas HART was born in Des Moines on September 25, 1918. He died in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, on July 23, 1986, at the age of 67.

Lawrence Michael HART was born in Des Moines on June 14, 1921. He died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, on May 21, 2002, at the age of 80.

Paul Vincent HART was born in Des Moines on December 15, 1922. He died in Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, on March 2, 1996, at the age of 73.

Maurice Peter HART was born in Des Moines on October 25, 1924. He died in Wahpeton, Dickinson, on November 15, 2010, at the age of 86.

Bernard Jerome HART was born in Des Moines on January 22, 1926. He died in Spirit Lake, Dickinson, on May 22, 2013, at the age of 87. Bernard Jerome was buried in St. Jacob’s Cemetery, Graettinger, Iowa on May 25, 2013.