He went to America in or before 1868.
His parents went to America in 1868.
He wrote to his cousin Stephen O'Mara on 28 Nov 1868 from Plum Creek, Nebraska.
He left Nebraska in Aug 1869.
Then "came back to Canada on a visit to see the old folks". (His parents had now settled in Canada.)
Then went to New Mexico.
Then lived Denver, Colorado, 1870-71, working for Kansas Pacific Railway as "Fuel Agent". Letter of Oct 1871 says he is in Colorado.
[1874/1875 directory of London]
lists him as butcher, living
in father's house, 188 Dundas St, London.
Though June 1875 letter suggests he does not live there.
He wrote on 3 June 1875 to Stephen's wife Ellen. Shortly after his sister Caty's death. He is visiting his family in London, Ontario. He is "M.J. O'Mara" (thus spelt). He is apparently in the bacon business in the US.
Looks like spelt "O'Mara" in undated letter.
[1876/1877 directory] lists him as butcher, at 69 Dundas St, London.
He is at home with mother and siblings in April 1881 census. He is "pork packer". He is Catholic.
Martin uses the spelling "O'Meara" in letter 1872.
Though in another letter he uses "O'Mara".
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