Anthony Canavan, Sr. was a native of Ireland, his birth occurring in County Mayo in 1822. He was one o f a family of eleven children born to Anthony and Catherine Kirby (“Kittie”) Canavan.
Hart Family Tree
Editor's Note: To understand the Canavan family relationship with the Hart family you need to start with the top tree [...]
Anthony Canavan & Ann Hughes Trees
Editor's Note: Our progenitor Anthony Canavan, Sr. was born in Ireland in 1822 to his namesake father Anthony Canavan and his mother Catherine (Kitty) [...]
All the Kids of Anthony Canavan and Ann Hughes and Then Some
Editor's Note: If the tome of Descendants of Anthony Canavan and Ann Hughes were in book form and you weren't careful, [...]
Bill and Gus Bowe, as Remembered by Jim Hart in his Memoirs
8/1/1918 WB JHT 1700 Oakland Street, Des Moines, Iowa -- According to Joe Hart (a retired Canavan relative in Ireland) this is Bill Bowe, [...]
The Families Vol. 2 Website Launches
November 29, 2020 Well over 50 people joined the Zoom launch meeting yesterday for The Families: Vol. 2 website. They came from the West [...]
1951 Reunion of the James Francis and Anna Canavan Hart Family, Des Moines, IA
Front row: Florence, Annie, Mary Ann, Joe Jr., Denise, Mike, Jimmy, Elizabeth, Maureen;Middle row: Florence (Mrs. Paul) holding Paul, Izzy (Mrs. Pete) holding Katie, Anna [...]
2023 Anthony Canavan and Ann Hughes Descendants
Descendants of Anthony Canavan & Ann Hughes Index of Individual Canavan Descendants Index of Canavan Descendant Locations
The Children of Anthony Canavan and Ann Hughes
Long story short: they quit after 13.
Without Doubt, the World’s Greatest Hart & Canavan Genealogist
Mary Gwinn Bowe may have pioneered the Canavan family tree 50 years ago in her work The Families, but Joseph Christopher Hart is today without doubt The World's Greatest Canavan and Hart Genealogist on the planet.
How the Younger Anthony Canavan became Anthony Canavan, Sr.
Anthony Canavan's father was also named Anthony Canavan. So why is the younger Anthony Canavan given the Senior suffix?
Canavan Journeys from Ireland to Philadelphia to Kankakee County to Iowa
Joe Hart recalls the family of Anthony Canavan, Sr. and Ann Hughes sailing to America in a nine week voyage.
Anthony Canavan Sr.’s Son John Canavan Marries Anna Doyle
Anthony Canavan Sr.'s son John Canavan married the daughter of Anthony's sister Honora, Anna Canavan Doyle.
After WW II service as a Navy Doctor, Joe’s Father settles in California
After WW II, Joe's pediatrician father leaves Iowa behind and begins to raise a family on the West Coast with wife Rita West.
Joe’s Family Later Settles in the Portland, Oregon Area
Joe notes that before long, his family relocated to the Portland, Oregon area.
Iowa Hart Reunions in the 1950s Are Fondly Remembered
Joe recalls two Hart reunions back in Iowa in the 1950s and well remembers the family pictures that resulted.
Keeping In Touch with the Cousins
In compiling the necessary information for his 12,000+ member family tree, Joe was in contact with a large number of his cousins.
Genealogy in Relation to Family Trees
While the term genealogy has a number of scientific connotations, for Joe Hart, it's all about family trees.