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Pidgeon, John J., age 86, passed away May 28, 2004 in Sun City Center, FL.

Born in Brooklyn NY, he graduated West Point Class of 1940 and served in the US Army 30 years before retiring in Monterey.

Colonel Pidgeon is survived by his wife Elaine, son John Alexander, daughter Elizabeth Ann, and niece Patricia Connolly.

A graveside service with honors will be held at Golden Gate National Cemetery Friday July 30th at 12:30pm; Section CA #1041. In lieu of flowers, send contributions to the Freedom Plaza Scholarship Fund, 1010 American Eagle Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Published in The Monterey Herald on July 30, 2004 
PIDGEON, Col. John Joseph (I3894179)
 
2 !Born Westmeath twp. and moved to Chapleau, on abt turn of century. His family was raised in Chapleau and some remain there. They moved to Espanola abt 1941 as he was Regimental Sergeant Major of the German Prisoner of War Camp in Espanola. He was at Vimy Ridge and was decorated by the Pres. of France. BYCE, Henry Charles (I25426163)
 
3 !Source: 1. 1871 Census Ross Twp. with Parents SHANNON, Joseph (I34568283)
 
4 !source: 1. info from Walter Brown abraham thrasher was teh first white child born on the banks of ottawa riv er in westmeath thwp. he farmed during his lifetime on the same farm situ ated on Lot 27 Concession B in Twp WEstmeath. Robert T McLaughlin brought Miss Jane Horricks to teach in greenwood scho ol where she met and married Abraham Thrasher. All their children were born in the same house on the same farm. The fa rm has remained in the Thrasher family ever since andis now occupied by Ne il Thrasher and his wife Lois Salter & family. Census Place:Westmeath, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada Source:FHL Film 1375870 NAC C-13234 Dist 114 SubDist K Div 2 Pa ge 7 Family 25 SexMarrAgeOriginBirthplace Abraham THRASHERMMGermanO Occ:FarmerReligion:Methodist Canada Born:48. Jane THRASHERFM40EnglishO Religion:Methodist Canada Hanah THRASHERF20GermanO Religion:Methodist Canada William THRASHERM18GermanO Occ:FarmerReligion:Methodist Canada Margrette THRASHERF12GermanO Religion:Methodist Canada Elizabeth THRASHERF10GermanO Religion:Methodist Canada Christenn THRASHERF8GermanO Religion:Methodist Canada Isaac THRASHERM5GermanO Religion:Methodist Canada Charles THRASHERM3GermanO Religion:Methodist Canada THRASHER, Abraham (I30820204)
 
5 "Granny Kohlsmith" is fondly remembered by this writer and many others she babysat in her home on Hwy 17 (corner of Dixon St.). A kind lady with a pleasant 'grandmothery' smile. I was always fascinated by her salt & pepper shaker & cookie jar collection which covered her living room walls. F.Bennett SAUNDERS, Pearl Olive (I20026)
 
6 10653-88 William Drummond WRIGHT, 22, farmer, Stafford, same, s/o Willi am & Sarah, married Sarah HALLIDAY, 18, Stafford, same, d/o Andrew & Nelli e, witn: George COADE of Pembroke & Maggie HALLIDAY of Stafford, 25 July 1 888 at St. Stephens Church, Stafford Family F11508212
 
7 10810-89 James Henry WRIGHT, 19, farmer, Stafford twp., same, s/o Willi am & Sarah, married Ann Jane HOLLIDAY, 22, Stafford, same, d/o Andrew & El len, witn: Mary F. DAYKIN of Pembroke & Sarah WRIGHT of Stafford, 23 Se pt 1889 at Holy Trinity Church, Pembroke Family F11509161
 
8 1901 census alice & fraser twp jul 4 1862 IRE (not USA) HALLIDAY, John (I34900254)
 
9 1911 Census Ross Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with Wm Mooney household board er, teacher LETT, Bessy Elizabeth Warren (I33292466)
 
10 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I657)
 
11 3 Mar 1947 • Sinking of SS Novadoc, off the coast of Maine, USA
the sinking of the gypsum freighter 'Novadoc', a 261-foot laker ship, and the loss of 24 lives; the ship had sailed from Nova Scotia into a fierce nor'easter in the Bay of Fundy in March of 1947. 
BRISCOE, Margaret J. (I32767572)
 
12 A familiar name from Cobden of the Past is Bud Barrett who served as Manager at Ontario Hydro Office, Cobden. Guy Raymond \'Bud\' Barrett, son of Guy Charles Francois Barrett and Irene Boucher, was born in 1930. During high school years, Bud won awards for public speaking. Bud married Viola Madeline Thompson on 16 Jun 1951. While in Cobden, they lived at 82 Main St.
Bud was an active community leader and participated in a number of organizations. In 1974, he threw his hat into the ring and ran as liberal candidate in the federal election. I remember attending a young peoples? rally in
support of Bud at the Memorial Hall.
Vi passed away on 24 Sep 2006 in Ottawa. Bud died on 7 Jun 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts and is buried in Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior, Ontario. He was 79.
 
BARRETT, Guy Raymond 'Bud' (I26012109)
 
13 Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical Vol 2 Peter M. Campbell, M. D.

For more than a quarter of a century Dr. Peter M. Campbell of Lethbridge has been engaged in the practice of medicine, and the record of his efforts is written in terms of success. He is recognized as one of the most able physicians and surgeons of this part of the country and today enjoys an extensive practice of a distinctively representative character. Dr. Campbell is a native of Admaston, Ontario, born on the 9th of February, 1872. His parents, John and Jane (Connery) Campbell, were also of Canadian birth but the Campbell family is of Scotch lineage, the grandfather, Peter Campbell, having been born in the land of hills and heather, whence he came to the new world with his parents when a lad of seven years, the family home being established in this country. He devoted his entire life to farming. The grandfather in the maternal line was a native of Ireland and also arrived in Canada in early life. John Campbell devoted his life to agricultural pursuits and lived for many years on one place, there passing away in 1921. His widow is seventy-eight years of age and is still a resident of Ontario. They were the parents of eight children, six of whom are living. Mrs. Campbell's religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church, to which Mr. Campbell also belonged, and his political views were in accord with the principles of the Conservative party.

Peter M. Campbell, the eldest of the family of eight children, pursued his education in the Renfrew high school and afterward took an art course in Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, and then in preparation for his chosen profession he matriculated as a medical student at Queen's and was graduated with the M. D. degree in 1896. Immediately afterward he began practice in Beachburg, Ontario, where he remained until 1900. when he made his way westward, with Cardston as his destination. For six years he was a representative of the profession in that place and in 1906 he removed to Lethbridge, where he has since made his home. Here he at once opened an office and through the intervening period of seventeen years he has steadily advanced in his profession and has rendered most valuable aid to his fellow townsmen, by reason of his highly developed skill and his comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles of medicine and surgery.

In 1904 Dr. Campbell was united in marriage to Miss Esther Scott, who was born in Paisley, Ontario, and there pursued her education. They have one child, Jean, who was born in 1908 and is now in school. The parents hold membership in the Presbyterian church and Dr. Campbell is also a member of the Masonic fraternity, loyally following the teachings of the order as he goes in and out among his fellowmen. His real recreation comes from mountain climbing and he gets the greatest enjoyment out of making the difficult ascent of the Rocky mountains. The major part of his time and energy, however, is given to his profession. He has taken postgraduate work in New York and in Rochester, Minnesota, and further keeps in touch with advanced professional thought and progress through his membership in the Alberta Medical Society and the Canadian Medical Association. Thoroughness has ever characterized his study and he is keenly  
CAMPBELL, Dr. Peter McGregor (I75638)
 
14 as a young family they moved to Cobden after the premature death of their mother, Laura B. Scafe and were raised by their grandparents Robert and Mary (Houston) McKibbon MCKIBBON, George F (I3020387)
 
15 Book written by Allan du Manoir de Juaye (Richard & Marie's grandson) entitled "Le Chanoine du Manoir de Juaye", 2012 documents the life of Richard and his ancestry. DU MANOIR, Richard Jules (I6960211)
 
16 came to Canada when quite young; during past 16 mos she lived in home of Mr J W Thompson of Queensline; survived by one brother Alex, living in Glasgow. to Foresters Falls Cem BELL, Helen (I34803633)
 
17 Cobden News in Renfrew Mercury Jan 14, 1890 Wedding ceremony of Miss Annie Jessup and Henry Sparling was perform ed by Mr. Robertson, at the bride's father's residence. Miss Jessup wi ll be missed in the Methodist Church and Sabath school circles, as she w as an earnest worker for anything connected with either. Family F10506784
 
18 Cobden Sun "Seventy Five Years Ago" column in apr 7 2004 paper April 11, 1929 paper Word was received by Richard du Manior of Westmeath, from Bayeaux, Fran ce that his father, Raymond Thilant Le Chanoine, Count du Manoir De Juay e, had died in Paris at the age of 77, on Mar 15, and in the same ma il it is reported he also received the official news that he was rightf ul heir to the title of Count. The family name can be traced back to anci ent times, there being ancestors who joined the First Crusade under Godfr ey De Bouillon. The title and segneurie Le Manoir was created under the r eign of Louis XIII. No plans for the future have been made by Count du Ma noir as he first wished to be in touch with his brother, who is residi ng on Madagascar Island. The present Count du Manoir came to Canada in 19 05, married in Westmeath in 1907, Miss Margaret Deschamps, and is fath er of two daughters and five sons. He is forty-six years of age. DU MANOIR, Richard Jules (I6960211)
 
19 Comments (William SPARLING d. Yes, date unknown): Hi Fay I am writing to you once again with more information about the Lowe family .I see that you have a Barbara Hyfield no. 172426 who married William Sparling . William was born 1790 and died a young man at age 46 in 1836. You also have a Barbara Hesfield b.1810 who married John Lowe 24 Mar 1841. These two women are one in the same. Barbra came over from Ireland with her husband and her children along with John Lowe who managed their estate. Several years after William died, Barbara and John were married and raised 4 more children along with the 5 Sparling children.

Meryl Lowe
«u»merylowe@hotmail.com «/u»

 
HYFIELD, Barbara (I31849092)
 
20 Description: William Russell Lett's obituary was posted in the Edmonton Journal 7-Sep-1983:

"On September 5, 1983, Mr. William Lett of the Angus McGugan Nursing Home (Edmonton), passed away aged 83 years.

He leaves to mourn his loss, one son, Tom, Edmonton, one daughter, Mrs. Edythe Bell, Pointe Claire, Quebec, one sister, Mrs. Lucy Rogers, Calgary, Alberta, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held in the Roy and Owen Chapel of Chimes, on Thursday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. with cremation in the Chapel of Chimes Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to organization of choice. Chapel of Chimes, Roy and Owen Funeral Consultants and Licensed Crematorium. Phone 423-4262.

Found on Newspapers.com

Thelma Rogers
«u»hardatitagin@hotmail.com «/u»

 
LETT, William Russell (I33292471)
 
21 DICK, Burrell Mary Suddenly but peacefully at her home in Renfrew on Tuesd ay January 15, 2008, Burrell Brisco, in her 85th year. Loved by her husba nd Arnold of 63 years. Devoted mother of Allen (Florence) of Cobden, Barba ra Childerhose (Tom) of Micksburg, and Mary Etmanski (Mike) of Renfrew. Pr oudest Grandma of 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceas ed by her twin sister Beatrice Paterson, sister Irene Journal and broth er Gordon Brisco. Dear sister of Jean Smith (Roy) of Ottawa, Al Brisco (Be tty) of Colborne, and Roy Brisco of Renfrew. Sister-in-law of Stanley Pate rson, Arvilla Brisco and Meryl Dick. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Bedfo rd Journal, Barclay Dick and Lloyd Dick. Fondly remembered by her nieces a nd nephews. Burrell was a life long member and past president of the Roseb ank Women's Institute and the Women's Missionary Society. Resting at the M cPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munroe Ave. at Lorne, Renfrew, on Frid ay from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. and Saturday from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Funeral S aturday to the Renfrew Presbyterian Church for service at 2 p.m. Spring in terment Douglas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Str oke Foundation, Renfrew Presbyterian Church or St. Andrews Presbyterian Ch urch, Cobden, would be appreciated. BRISCOE, Burrell Mary (I31388922)
 
22 DICK, George Arnold

Passed away peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Thursday, January 3, 2013 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Burrell (nee Brisco). Loving father of Allen (Florence) of Cobden, Barbara Childerhose (Tom) of Micksburg and Mary Etmanski (Mike) of Renfrew. Proud Grandpa of 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Arnold will be missed by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Predeceased by his brothers Barclay and Lloyd. Private funeral arrangements entrusted to McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, Renfrew, 613-432-2866. Interment to take place at Douglas Public Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Cobden or Renfrew Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family. 
DICK, George Arnold (I31388921)
 
23 Dr. Henry Wells Willoughby, known as Harry, was the son of Major Henry Albert George Willoughby and Vera Marguerite Wells of Pembroke. He was born about 1922 in Collingwood, Ontario however his family moved to Pembroke when he was a young boy. Dr. Harry's dad died when Harry was about 20, which left his mom and two sisters. Harry was an accomplished researcher in field of cancer. He was also an entertainer and singer and participated in Cobden?s Opry. One would recognize Dr. Harry's car by the gigantic dogs that were looking out the windows. He practiced from the home on the corner of Truelove and John St. which had served as a doctor's office for many years, including Doctors Stewart, Higginson, Ritchie and Faught. Dr. Willoughby died on 15 Apr 2003 in Ottawa as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident.  WILLOUGHBY, Dr. Henry Wells 'Harry' (I26189689)
 
24 Fay Bennett took an early retirement in 2012 from a career in health care spanning 33 years. She graduated from Queen?s University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and worked in that profession in both the hospital and home care sectors providing direct service and later as manager of therapy and case management services.

Fay is married and has two daughters. She thoroughly enjoys spending time with her two granddaughters. Fay grew up in Cobden and has lived her entire life there, except for 4 years in Kingston during university years and 3 years in Renfrew when she and her husband Earl moved to be closer to work locations. However, the draw back home to Cobden was too strong!

Fay's interest in family history began at a young age. The Sunday afternoon outings and long weekend trips with her parents usually consisted of, or ended in, a visit to a relative(s). On the journey to and fro, her parents would point out farms or homes that had previously been owned by a close or very distant family member. By high school years, she was recording the genealogical data she had gleaned from these visits. Her interest in preserving family history has culminated in the authoring of a number of books, research aids and articles, as well as assisting other budding genealogy buffs in producing their own family history.

Fay has been a member of many Ontario based genealogical groups over the years and has served on the executive for the Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group in a number of capacities. Recently, she has been volunteering with The Whitewater Historical Society, documenting the history of Cobden Businesses & Buildings as well as serving as volunteer archivist. She has also completed some formal training in genealogical studies. Fay has also volunteered on a number of Board of Directors as well as executives of various organization and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Lanark Renfrew Health and Community Services.

Fay has delighted in the additional time to focus on genealogy since retirement and has finally had the opportunity to launch & continually add to this website.

The purpose of FaysGenealogy.Com is to:
1. Share family history information and photographs with family and fellow researchers
2. Connect with researchers interested in families in the Whitewater Region (Ross & Westmeath Townships, Cobden) who would like to share information, documents and photos
3. Create an electronic photo archive of early Ross and Westmeath Township families

If you would like to share information, comment on the website (please do!), provide documents or photos for the website or request information, please email Fay at: faygen@nrtco.net
Or write to:
Mrs. Fay Bennett
P.O. Box 426,
COBDEN, ON
K0J 1K0
Or call: (613) 646-7152
 
FRANCIS, Fay (I1)
 
25 from Clarke Johnson
- Deaths (12/26/01)
JOHNSON, Arthur James Drew Suddenly as the result of a car accident on Sunday, December 23, 2001 in his 60th year. Arthur Johnson of Pembroke (Perretton), beloved husband of Margaret (nee Behm) Johnson. Dear father of Blaine Arthur Johnson (Ruth) of Stittsville, Valarie Ryan (John) of Greenwood and Lianne Lowens (Jason) of Swastika, ON. Dearly loved grandfather of Laura and Kelly Johnson and Jordon Drew Ryan. Brother of Michael Johnson (Marilyn) and Eleanor Boyer (Raymond) both of Pembroke. Son of the late James R. and Elizabeth (nee McDonough) Johnson. Son-in-law of Marion Behm and the late Henry Behm of Douglas. Relatives and friends may call at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 296 Isabella Street, Pembroke on Wednesday from 2 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday afternoon, December 27 in Perretton United Church at 2 o'clock. Interment Beachburg Union Cemetery. In memory of Arthur, donations to the Crohns & Colitis Foundation, Perretton United Church or the C.T. Scan Fund of the Pembroke General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. 
JOHNSON, Arthur James Drew (I32352)
 
26 from Clarke Johnson
After they moved to Cobden she was opening the back door when the wind caught it and pulled her off the step. She hurt her back, [broken] and never was right again.
Obituary: January first of this year 1959 , Mrs. Samuel C. Johnson died at her home here in the village. Mrs. Johnson who was in her 69th year had been in poor health for several years but there was no indication that her death was imminent and her passing was a great shock to her family and friends. The former Mary Ethel Brown, she was born at Thornby, Que a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown. Forty-eight years ago she was married at Beachburg? to Samuel Cl. Johnson of this district and they took up farming on Zion Line, remaining there until eight years ago when they came to Cobden to retire. Shortly after coming to the village, Mrs. Johnson had the great misfortune to fracture her hip. As a result she was unable to walk and was confined to her home during her retirement. Surviving besides her husband are three sons and two daughter, Edsel on the farm, Stewart of South Porcupine, George of Hydnford, Mrs. Bruce Ciphery of Cobden and Lillis at home. A son Osborne is predeceased. Thee are 17 grandchildren. Also surviving are two sister, Mrs. John B Johnson of Zion Line and Mrs. Alex Brown of Toronto. The funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 3rd with a short service being held at her home by Rev. A. Simmons., thence to St. Andrew's United Church at Beachburg where Rev. J. J. Veals conducted service, during which Mr. David Trimble sang "In the garden" a favorite of the deceased. Interment was in Beachburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Douglas Patterson, Mac Coughlin, Gordon and Clarence McMillan, Jack Gibson and Donald Simpson. Friends were in attendance from Toronto, Ottawa, Campbell's Bay, Pembroke, Hyndford and other district places 
BROWN, Mary Ethel (I28936)
 
27 From Clarke Johnson
Died in Dec. of Pneumonia quite young. Leta was pregnant at the time and had her next child in
July of the next year. 1935. 
MCCLELLAND, William Steven Veldon (I34379)
 
28 From Clarke Johnson
During the depression he went to Sudbury and strung telephone lines. He had never used climbing spurs before. He told me he offered to work one week free to show he was a good worker. He got the job 
JOHNSON, James Rexford (I4399)
 
29 from Clarke Johnson
Edsel had the original trunk that John Johnson brought over from Scotland. He worked in Smith Falls Ontario during the war at a plant that made truck bodies for the military. He boarded at Aunt Maggie Jacksons. He worked 12 hour shifts and 72 hours a week. from 7 pm to 7 am. for approix .49 cents an hour. he remembers Aunt Maggie coaxing her husband to take her an Edsel and Delmer Thibeau to the Ottawa Exibition. Edsel remembers them going into the monkey house and there was a female monkey nursing her baby and grooming and eating the fleas? off the baby. Aunt Maggie laughed so hard she nearly peed her pants. They were laughing at the monkey and Aunt Maggie for laughing so hard. 
JOHNSON, John Edsel (I5531)
 
30 From Clarke Johnson
Married June 10 1931 at Wesley United Church manse in Pembroke. Rev. G.A. Macintosh. Witnesses were sister Jessie and her husband Hilliard Johnson.
Bought his farm from his brother Alexander Charles in late Depression years. 
JOHNSON, William Daniel 'Bill' (I34370)
 
31 From Clarke Johnson
OBIT. Leta M. Galbraith of Beachburg, in Parkview home for the Aged, Stouffville, Ontario on Friday March 24 2000 in her 88th year. Leta Margaret Galbraith [nee Johnson], beloved wife by first marriage to the late Veldon McClelland and by second marriage to the late Edwin Galbraith. Dear mother to Gary [Darlene] McClelland, Thornhill Ont and Dale [Garnet] Rae, Markham Ont. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 1 sister Jessie Johnson, and 2 brothers, Harold [Olive] Johnson, Delbert [Joyce] Johnson. Friends may call at the Fraser-Morris & Heubner Funeral Home, Cobden, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Service in St. Andrews United Church Beachburg Monday at 1 pm. Interment Beachburg Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Andrews United Church Memorial Fund or the Canadian Bible Society would be appreciated 
JOHNSON, Leta Margaret (I34372)
 
32 From Clarke Johnson
The 'George' was for George Brown who was his mother's brother. As related to me by Harold (Aug.2002) Harold was born on the Broome Place. At age 5 he started school at the Zion Line School. He sat with his brother Jim. When the teacher asked him to go to the school he turned and asked Jim if it was alright. They were living at the "Martin Place" when he was 9 and he went to "Crozier"s School" He went to High School for 4 years and then worked at Jack Kenney's farm for $12 a month. He joined the R.C.A.F and went overseas on the S.S. Cuba leaving Halifax on Dec. 14 1941 and arrived in Scotland Dec. 25 but because it was Christmas Day, for some reason they were not disembarked until Dec. 26. He noticed the first morning after sailing that the convoy was scattered and most of the day they were trying to gather. Every morning they seemed scattered. Out of accident or design he never knew. related by Harold (Feb. 2003)
As the war was starting to wind down and they had enough forces, they rotated home the longer serving people, perhaps also because they volunteered. Harold left Liverpool in Jan 1945 on the Queen Mary and sailed to New York on a three day crossing. He took a train to Valcartier Air Base and then to Uplands Airbase in Ottawa where he was stationed a month before his discharge papers came through. He could have volunteered for the Pacific but with his mother sick and having serve 4 years he did not. Related by Harold (April 2003) 
JOHNSON, Harold George (I34373)
 
33 From Clarke Johnson
They were married in Pembroke and Elizabeth Johnson was one of the witnesses. He bought the "Martin McQuade's Place" on the hill on Zion Line which Edsel his son bought from him and farmed 
JOHNSON, Samuel Clemens (I34134)
 
34 From Clarke Johnson, 2007
Baptized Martha Elizabeth Mabel on Sept. 25 1901 in the Presbyterian Church at Bryson . The minister was Robert Whillams and the witnesses were her grandfather William Brown and William Prior.
Received from the Pontiac district court on Oct. 15 1962. Died of cancer. Started as breast cancer and she did not tell doctor until it was too late.
As a young woman she worked in NJ for the Wiss family. (Wiss scissors) She was cook, they were going to their winter place in Bermuda or Bahamas and wanted her to come also, maybe to look after the kids. She instead came home and got married. Aunt Jessie thinks that either Uncle John or David Peever got her the job. Perhaps it was arranged as she was going with dad and her parents did not approve. They married on May 22 1926 in Beachburg by Rev R.W. McVey at St Andrews Church. Witness's were William D. Johnson and Jessie Johnson, bro. & sis. of the groom. 
BROWN, Mabel Martha Elizabeth (I32104)
 
35 From Clarke Johnson, 2007
Clarke went to Whitney Public School in Porcupine Ont, (Golden City) until the end of grade 6. (1956) We moved to Larchwood that summer north of Sudbury and lived in a basement apartment for the summer. My parents bought a house in Azilda, 7 miles out of Sudbury. I went to grade 7 and all but the last 2 months of grade 8. We moved to Elliot Lake in the spring and I finished grade 8 and did grade 9 and 10 in the High School in Elliot Lake. We move to Ottawa in 1960 and I went back into grade 10 as I was missing French which I had not taken. .I went to Ridgemont High School on Alta Vista Drive. I went to Ottawa Technical High School for grade 11 and 12 and graduated in 1963. I started the elect. trade as an apprentice on July 9 1963. I got my Interprovincial Licence in 1967. 
JOHNSON, Clarke George Graham (I27830)
 
36 From Clarke Johnson, 2007
He died of a heat attack. He had three previous. The first two were diagnosed as bronchitis. He had a bad one at home after this and then the final one about 3 hours later in hospital. He had had rheumatic fever as a young boy but no one had known that. It was Aunt Bertha and Uncle Harold who got them to move north. 
JOHNSON, Alexander Charles (I27829)
 
37 From Clarke Johnson, Aug 2007
Alexander johnston, age 35 bachelor/farmer, born Scotland, residing Ross Twp., son of John and Janet Johnston, to Elizabeth Brown, age 24, spinster born Ross Twp. residing Ross Twp. Daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Brown. Witnessed by John Brown of Thorn and Christina Sinclair of Westmeath Twp. Both Presbyterian, married at Ross Twp. August 15 1876 by Rev. Henry Sinclair by License. Registration Number 009616
His funeral was a Sunday morning and Rev. W. H. Gram of Cobden was the minister. His farm was on the left side of Zion Line, traveling from Cobden and past the lake. Stewart had the farm and built a small log cabin on the property. The barn is still standing but the house is gone. it was to the left as you go in the gate and near the big tree.
The 1901 Census as of March 31 1901 and age at last birthday for Toss twp. and Village of Cobden Div. 1 Sub. Div. 2 gives Alexanders birthday as Feb. 28 1836 
JOHNSON, Alexander Rennie (I12855)
 
38 From Clarke Johnson, Aug 2007
Buried Oct. 13 1982 in Cobden Cemetery She lived in Smith Falls on Beckwith Street. Her husband Howard Jackson worked in the Roundhouse and had a heart attack and died at work. After his death she moved back to Cobden where she lived until her death. She liked to go out and would often coax her husband to go out after he got home. He would be tired and she would say ,"Have a cup of tea and you will be fine" She liked a very strong cup of tea. Jessie and Leta would often go down to their place. Once Leta was there and when Howard came home he was very tired but the Ottawa Ex was on and with a supper and a cup of tea she coaxed him into driving them into Ottawa. She missed him terribly for the rest of her life. 
JOHNSON, Margaret Susan (I20866)
 
39 From Clarke Johnson, Aug 2007
John Johnston was married in St. Ninian's Parish in Stirlingshire Scotland.
Moved to Drummond, ON when he first came to Canada.
Moved to Beachburg when Angnes was one year old; 1853. First child Peter died in Scotland. Came to Canada with John and Alexander. Had 5 more children in Canada. His farm was on the left side of the road as you came out of Beachburg. Aunt Jessie remembers an old stone foundation but apparently there has been a number of houses built. {Conversation with Aunt Jessie May 2000]
From an old birthday book of Mary [Brown] Johnson wife of Sam Johnson which she kept for the early part of the 20th century she wrote "Feb. 19 John Johnson passed away at age 88 years, 8 months, 9 days."
According to progam and info from above birthday book, John was born on June 10 1810. 
JOHNSTON, John (I10351)
 
40 From Clarke Johnson, Aug 2007
Witnesses at marriage of J. B. Johnson and Susan Brown were Robert Thomas Brown and Janet M. Johnson.

The 'B' was just an initial to distinguish him from another John Johnson His first farm was in Westmeath. I think they called it the old Hennessy place. He moved to the Zion Line farm he bought from John Wilcox. When he sold it to Tom Broome , Jessie cried because she missed it and hated Tom Broome for buying it This was on the left side of Zion Line coming from Cobden. It was a fair distance off the road. Dr. Pye bought it from Tom Broome and fixed it up and lived in it. She was very young at the time. They lived in a rented house approx.. where the old age home is on the outskirts of Beachburg. JB travelled all over looking for a farm. He went to Kinburn near Ottawa, north to Iroquois Falls Ont and west to the prairies. he finally bought the place outside of Beachburg that Delbert eventually took over. While at this farm they were sitting inside when somebody came in and yelled that the chimney was on fire. Uncle Sam happened to be there at the time. They ran to the horse trough in the barn yard and filled buckets of water . It was fortunate that there was a ladder already standing against the house. Sam ran up the ladder with a bucket in each hand and they threw water on the fire that had caught the shingles on fire and saved it For some reason the children and mother were throwing articles out the window to save them in case the house was lost and the boys threw out the commodes,[thundermugs] from under the beds and not one of them broke. [Story from Aunt Jessie who saw them do it and from Edsel, son of Sam told to me in April & May 2000.]
From his son Harold Johnson in interview in Aug 2002 that John B Johnson's first farm was the "Hennessy Place" whom he worked and then rented from. At this time John B was school trustee of the school near Hennessy's His 2nd farm was on Zion Line which he bought from Mr. Wilcox and then sold to Tom Broome. It was known as the "Broome Place". His 3rd farm was know as "Gov. Farm" which was at the Little Lakes in Beachburg, basically on the site of the old age home. He rented it in 1922 and worked on the road that went through there from Foresters Falls . He was there from spring to fall. His next farm was the "Hynes Place" on Zion Line. It is about 1/2 mile past Keith Johnson's place and on the opposite side of the road. They lived on the Hynes Place for approx.. 2 and a half years from 1922 to the fall of 1925. His last farm was known as the "Martin Place" and was on McLaughlin Rd. beside the farm that became my father Alex's farm, {John B's son) and my fathers farm was bought by his brother Bill.
 
BROWN, Elizabeth (I12856)
 
41 from Clarke Johnson, Aug 2007
Witnesses at marriage of J. B. Johnson and Susan Brown were Robert Thomas Brown and Janet M. Johnson.
Old pic. of Johnsons sitting on log was at Ozzie's place on Ottawa River in Aug 1949 Reunion
The 'B' was just an initial to distinguish him from another John Johnson His first farm was in Westmeath. I think they called it the old Hennessy place. He moved to the Zion Line farm he bought from John Wilcox. When he sold it to Tom Broome , Jessie cried because she missed it and hated Tom Broome for buying it This was on the left side of Zion Line coming from Cobden. It was a fair distance off the road. Dr. Pye bought it from Tom Broome and fixed it up and lived in it. She was very young at the time. They lived in a rented house approx.. where the old age home is on the outskirts of Beachburg. JB travelled all over looking for a farm. He went to Kinburn near Ottawa, north to Iroquois Falls Ont and west to the prairies. he finally bought the place outside of Beachburg that Delbert eventually took over. While at this farm they were sitting inside when somebody came in and yelled that the chimney was on fire. Uncle Sam happened to be there at the time. They ran to the horse trough in the barn yard and filled buckets of water . It was fortunate that there was a ladder already standing against the house. Sam ran up the ladder with a bucket in each hand and they threw water on the fire that had caught the shingles on fire and saved it For some reason the children and mother were throwing articles out the window to save them in case the house was lost and the boys threw out the commodes,[thundermugs] from under the beds and not one of them broke. [Story from Aunt Jessie who saw them do it and from Edsel, son of Sam told to me in April & May 2000.]
From his son Harold Johnson in interview in Aug 2002 that John B Johnson's first farm was the "Hennessy Place" whom he worked and then rented from. At this time John B was school trustee of the school near Hennessys His 2nd farm was on Zion Line which he bought from Mr. Wilcox and then sold to Tom Broome. It was known as the "Broome Place". His 3rd farm was know as "Gov. Farm" which was at the Little Lakes in Beachburg, basically on the site of the old age home. He rented it in 1922 and worked on the road that went through there from Foresters Falls . He was there from spring to fall. His next farm was the "Hynes Place" on Zion Line. It is about 1/2 mile past Keith Johnson's place and on the opposite side of the road. They lived on the Hynes Place for approx.. 2 and a half years from 1922 to the fall of 1925. His last farm was known as the "Martin Place" and was on McLaughlin Rd. beside the farm that became my father Alex's farm, John B's son) and my fathers farm was bought by his brother Bill. 
JOHNSON, John B. (I27819)
 
42 from this author
Hazel & Harvey were my neighbours when I was growing up. They were retired and aging then and lived at 11 Truelove St. which was Morton St at that time. The vacant lot next to them was also part of their property. Harvey spent a lot of time keeping all his cedar hedges in perfect trim and Hazel was often in her garden with her straw hat on. They were always welcoming to me and I enjoyed visiting them - in the summer when they were out and about, that was most days. They were very kind to this neighbourhood kid and I have very fond memories of them. 
ROSS, Harvey John (I24160)
 
43 from this author
Merrill had a great interest in the Bennett and Lewis family history. She shared information & photos from the John Bennett & Caroline Gibbons family line and was a great encourager of mine to produce a Bennett 'book'. Early on she convinced me to created a mini version for her family line before I considered compiling a book. Couldn't say no to Merrill. Always smiling! 
BENNETT, Merrill Doris Agnes (I16406)
 
44 George Lowe was born in Pakenham, Ontario. The family moved to Manitoba i n 1878 when George was 8 (sic) years old.

Roland, Manitoba News, 1894: "Mr. George Lowe, on 35-4-4 and S.J. Lowe on 34-4-4 planted a row of trees each on his own farm but across the road fro m each other making a road known as lovers lane for close to eighty years."

Roland, Manitoba News, 1899: "George Lowe sold his farm SW 35-4-4 to Joe Sparling for a good figure." Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lowe, George and Tom mov ed to Roland, where the two boys went into crushing feed grain, a good busine ss for many years.

"A History of the Rural Municipality of Roland, Manitoba 1876 - 1976"
Edited by Evelyn M uller 
LOWE, George Wesley (I31892869)
 
45 Gravestone at
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=46584248&PIpi=38445399
Birth: 1864 Death: 1926

Note: Buried next to Mary Ann and Herbert R. Danlin. Burial:
«u»Roosevelt Memorial Park «/u»
Gardena
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Ola Bengtsson
in the «u»Sweden, Emigrants Registered in Church Books, 1783-1991 «/u»
Name: Ola Bengtsson Gender: Man (Male) Birth Date: 3 apr 1864 Birth Place: Kyrkhult, Blekinge Departure Date: 23 okt 1882 (23 Oct 1882) Departure Place: Rinkaby, Kristianstad (Skåne) Arrival Place: Amerika (USA) Occupation or Relation: Dräng Marital Status: Unmarried (Single) Notes: Travels alone Original Page: 99

Ola Bengton
in the «u»U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957 «/u»
Name: Ola Bengton
«u»[Ola Bengtson] «/u»
[William Benson Danlin] Gender: Male Certificate Age: 54 Record Type: Certificate Birth Date: 3 Apr 1864 Birth Place: Sweden Arrival Year: 1909 Residence Place: California Certificate Date: 10 Sep 1918 Certificate Place: California, USA Spouse: «u»Mary A Bengton «/u»Court: District Court

Entered US at Detroit at 1909 
DANLIN, William Bengtson (I33660163)
 
46 Hall, Robina - one of Canada\'s Home Children from Barnardo Home. Lived with the Robinson family. HALL, Robina (I5360653)
 
47 He purchased his property at Mink Lake on March 15, 1870 from Thomas McKibbon for $1400.00. (Lynn Martin) PRENDERGAST, William (I22304721)
 
48 http://www.my-ged.com/db/page/fraser/987 kimberly.fraser@sympatico.ca Source (S397959)
 
49 In 1938, Elmer Dobson bought Malcolm B. Morrison's plumbing and tinsmithing business. In 1940, Elmer purchased 46 Main St. (beside the Whitewater Region Township office) from the Tuffy Estate where he built the present building. Elmer's wife Clara also opened a shoe store in the newly constructed building.
Elmer & Clara's son Gerald "Gerry" Dobson joined his dad in the business upon his return from serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII.
 
DOBSON, Elmer (I23371)
 
50 In 1938, Elmer Dobson bought Malcolm B. Morrison\'s plumbing and tinsmithing business.  MORRISON, Malcolm Blair (I3036)
 

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