William Sammon's Great-Grandparents

  • John Salmon and Margaret Monoufue Manniates
  • Stephen Allen and Margaret Hogan
  • Thomas O'Gorman and Anne O'Brien
  • Phillip McGrath and Ellen McMahon

William Sammon's Parents:  James Sammon and Margaret Gorman

The Sammon's originally came to Canada in 1846, at the time of the Irish Famine. They came from from County Clare and work is still ongoing to find their original townland.  The Sammon surname has sometimes been spelled Salmon, especially in the early Canadian records. The marriage records of James Sammon b. 1826 and his brother Joseph b. 1827, both give their father's name as John Salmon.  Their mother's first name is clearly Margaret but neither record has a very readable last name for this woman who was William Thomas Sammon's Great-Grandmother.   The best read of these files give Monoufue or Manniates, neither of which seems like a probable Irish surname.

The O'Gormans were originally from Kilrush, County Clare and they left Ireland before the famine - in the late 1830's.   Looking further back into William's tree, it appears that the Allen's were also from County Clare and the McGrath's appear to be from County Limerick.


William Sammon left Canada and  came to the US in 1920 when he was 18.   He joined the Marine Corps and served three years until 1923.   He married Ellen Willis in Brooklyn on 5 May 1926.  William worked at the Todd Shipyards in Brooklyn.

William Sammon and Ellen Willis 1925

William Sammon's Grandparents

  • James Sammon and Elizabeth Allen
  • John O'Gorman and Elizabeth McGrath


William Sammon's Grandparents

  • James Sammon and Elizabeth Allen
  • John O'Gorman and Elizabeth McGrath


Clare Roots

William Sammon was born 15 Jan 1902 in Mount St Patrick, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada   William was the youngest child of James Sammon and Margaret Gorman from founding families in the Upper Ottawa Valley. Sammon Road still exists in Admaston Township. 


Canadian Census Records    

Founders Monument at St. Patrick's Church, Mount St. Patrick, Renfrew County, Ontario.

Grinolds Family