© Screen grab from the Flood family reunion website
Flood family reunion
Flood family descendants will be celebrating their heritage and ancestry on P.E.I. this weekend with more than 120 attendees from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia and this province here to attend a reunion.
Felix and Mary Flood immigrated to P.E.I. from County Armagh, Ireland, in 1842 with their three young sons. Their infant son, Thomas, died at sea during their voyage. Their second son, Hugh, died in Charlottetown as a young child. Their eldest son, James, immigrated at the tender age of five, grew up in Kelly’s Cross, P.E.I., married Hannah Monaghan on July 29, 1862, and together they had many children, grandchildren and generations of descendants.
Descendants from four of their children are attending this family reunion on P.E.I. during the weekend of July 17-20.
Preliminary planning for the Flood family reunion began 18 months ago with social media playing a key role in getting the word out. Festivities over the weekend include a lobster supper, which was held yesterday, a Flood trivia pub night in Charlottetown today and a Saturday afternoon beach picnic in the South Shore, culminating in a catered afternoon and evening celebration with music in Charlottetown on Sunday.