Names beginning with O are few and far between it seems. The only ones I have in my database are:
- Olive May Heenan, born in the London area in 1905 to John Joseph Stanton Heenan, a railway worker, and his wife Martha Cole. She died as an infant – her birth and death are recorded in Paddington registration district in the same quarter of the year.
- Olivia Violet Beresford Hammersley- Heenan, a daughter of Richard Hammersley Heenan, acivil engineer who build the business Heenan and Froude (his biography can be found here). Olivia was his fourth child, born in 1894 when the family were living in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. She married Frederic John Bayley in 1917, he was a Captain in the Royal Artillery at the time.
- Owen Heenan. I found him in the 1891 census for Esh in Durham, England where he was living with his wife Catherine and their children Hugh, Mary and Rose Ann. He described himself as a labourer born in Ireland. I haven’t found him in any subsequent census years.
- Otilla Ellen Mary Heenan. She was born in December 1879 at Pulliender, Bengal in India to Mark Heenan and his wife Mary. Her father was described in later records as a military engineer. She married twice – her first husband’s surname was Abbot and her second was a Frank A Connor whom she married in India in 1906. They travelled to England in 1933 and settled in Bedfordshire where she died in 1958. She wins the prize for the most unusual first name. However I’m not sure that it’s her correct name – it’s the one that appears on her baptism record in India certainly but it could be a misspelling by the minister at her baptism. No other record I’ve found for her uses that name – her marriage record uses the name of Ellen Mary. The only other piece of information I’ve found about her is that her brother Michael Cornelius Heenan was killed in January 1916 while serving in France as a Lieutenant with the Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Read his story here