He mar 16 July 1914 to Madeline Cashel
["Dot", born 23rd July 1882,
of Edward III].
They were on honeymoon in Switzerland when WWI broke out on 1 Aug 1914. They fled across Continent on the last, overcrowded trains before the invasion of France.
In 1915 he was lecturer in French at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, where he remained for the rest of his career.
Editor of Queen's Quarterly. Secretary of "The Saturday Club". One of original members of the Queen's Faculty Players.
PhD from University of Montreal.
In 1931 he became Associate Professor of French at Queen's University.
In 1936 full professor.
He retired 1947, though still wrote.
Author of "Arnold Bennett and the French Realists", Queen's Quarterly, vol 56, no 3, autumn 1949.
He died morning of Fri 20th June 1958, Ongwanda Sanatorium, Kingston, Ontario, age 80 yrs.
Obituary in Kingston Whig Standard, Fri 20th June 1958.
Funeral Mon 23rd June 1958, bur St.Mary's cemetery, Kingston.
Madeline moved to Toronto.
She died think 10th, Sept 1965, Toronto, age 83 yrs.
William and Madeline had issue:
Cashel House, Connemara, Co.Galway.
(Left to Right): Jim Conacher, Eithne O'Mara, Desmond Conacher.
Conacher and Cashel group.
Back (Left to Right): Una Lavelle (born 1927) and Helen Cashel (born 1899) and William Conacher and James O'Mara and Agnes Cashel and Madeline Cashel and Bee Sheahan and Alice Cashel.
Front: Steen O'Mara and Sheila O'Mara and Jim Riordan (born 1905).
Photo 1948, Killiney (just before James O'Mara died).
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Photo 1948, Killiney. Clearly same event.
Back (Left to Right): Bee Sheahan and William Conacher and Madeline Cashel and Agnes Cashel and James O'Mara and Steen O'Mara and Alice Cashel.
Front: Jim Riordan (born 1905) and Una O'Mara and Una Lavelle (born 1927) and Helen Cashel (born 1899).
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