Thank you for the information. I will try the sites/links you suggested.
My father (Joseph's son) had, and I still have,
a picture of his father in uniform. My father always said he was in the Boer War.
Regarding death certificate: I have searched on Ancestry.com and have had success finding Joseph's wife, Christina, his parents, etc., but I cannot find a death registration for him. I recently thought that maybe that story about a mental hospital was true and for some reason the death reg. is not on-line. I'll keep searching. I,earlier this morning, filled out an inquiry form on PRONI
Again, thanks for all of your help. Alice Marnell Galcik