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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 !SOURCE: 1. FRANCIS GENEALOGY BY MARY HOLMES AND J.ALLEN FRANCIS
2. PAKENHAM: OTTAWA VALLEY VILLAGE 1860-1900 BY VERNA ROSS MCGIFFIN
1967
3. THE STORY OF RENFREW BY HERITAGE RENFREW
4. 1861 CENSUS-PAKENHAM TWP.
5. INDEX TO OTTAWA PAPERS-OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY
6. BAPTISMAL RECORDS ST ANDREW'S CHURCH PAKENHAM
7. MARRIAGES, ST.ANDREW'S PRES. CHURCH PAKENHAM
8. UNION CEM. LISTINGS-PAKENHAM
9. VITAL STATISTICS INDEX
10. ALMONTE GAZETTE ABSTS
!OCCUPATION: -LUMBER, AN ASSOCIATE OF JOHN R. BOOTH (1); YEOMAN(4)
-EARLY LUMBERMAN OF PAKENHAM TWP.SQUARE TIMBER OPERATOR(2)
-OWNED PROPERTY IN PAKENHAM TWP. IN 1867(2)
-JAMES CARSWELL (BROTHER-IN-LAW) CAME TO RENFREW FROM PAKENHAM AT AGE 28 (ABOUT 1866) WITH HIS WIFE. HE REPRESENTED THE FIRM OF THISTLE, FRANCIS AND CARSWELL WORKING TIMBER LIMITS AT BLACK DONALD AND PETAWAWA. He had begun his career as foreman and clerk for his brother in law, Jonathon Francis, whose rafts of square timber he often accomppanied to Quebec(3)
!HOME: PAKENHAM TWP. CON 11 LOT 16 1859, 1869(6)ADMASTON AT TIME OF MARRIAGE(7)
!MARRIAGE: WITNESSES ALLAN CARSWELL, ARTHUR MCARTHUR(7)
!OF INTEREST:-COUNCILLOR OF PAKENHAM TWP. IN 1868(2)
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!DEATH: OCT 7 1888, PAKENHAM TWP.(9)AGE 69Y, 7 OCT. PAKENHAM, BORN WOLFORD TWP. GRENVILLE CO. 1820, MARRIED 1853 TO MARGARET CARSWELL(SEE OBIT FOR THEIR CHILDREN OCT 12)(10)

October 18 1888 Record News Death of Jonathan Francis One of the Lumber Kings of the Upper Ottawa laid at Rest -One of the Ottawa River's well known lumbermen, Jonathan Francis, di ed at his home in Pakenham on Sunday last and was interred on Tuesda y. He was of Quaker descent, and was born and brought up at Kilmarnock fr om where he went to the Upper Ottawa country some 40 years ago and embark ed in lumbering on the Madawaska river. Deceased was 69 years of age at t he time of his death. He leaves behind him a wife and four sons, wh om he started into business years ago, three of whom, Allan, Harvey and Ge orge, will carry on their father's business. Mr. Francis was an unassumi ng man and most liberal in his views. Three clergyman of different denomi nations attended his funeral, when his body was borne to its last resti ng place. Mr. Francis accumulated a large fortune from the lumber trad e, his business capabilities being very great. He died worth a quart er of a million dollars. He was a liberal giver to the deserving and d id good by stealth. He was a self made man and started life with no oth er capital than a good constitution, a good deal of brains and the princip les of truth and integrity.

 
FRANCIS, Jonathan (I567187)
 
3 !SOURCE: 1.
2. INFORMATION FROM JOHN M GRAHAM 
HARVEY, Janet (I549604)
 
4 !Source: 1. 1871 Census Ross Twp. with parents a storekeeper in Cobden and then worked for the Customs Dep't in Winnipe g, Manitoba. ROSS, John Evan (I19219548)
 
5 !SOURCE: 1. 1881 CENSUS-ALICE TWP. renfrew.alice_fraser p16 film c13234 8 MISKIMMINS Thomas M 1881-64 Ire Presbyterian Irish farmer married 9 MISKIMMINS { ? } Ann F 1881-63 Ire Presbyterian Irish married 10 MISKIMMINS Thomas M 1881-26 Ont Presbyterian Scotch farmer 11 MISKIMMINS Bonnie F 1881-24 Ont Presbyterian Scotch 12 MISKIMMINS Agnes F 1881-20 Ont Presbyterian Scotch 18 MISKIMMINS Rachel F 1881-18 Ont Presbyterian Scotch 18 MISKIMMINS Susanna F 1881-16 Ont Presbyterian Scotch indexed by OGS Sudbury Branch MISKIMAN, Agnes (I579082)
 
6 !SOURCE: 1. CONVERSATIONS WITH CLINTON FRANCIS
2. GRAVESTONE-ROSEBANK CEMETARY
3. FUNERAL CARD (CLINTON FRANCIS)
4. GLADYS FRANCIS SCRAPBOOK

!DEATH: BONNECHERE MANOR (WHERE HAD RESIDED FOR SEVERAL YRS FOLLOWING SUFFERING A STROKE)

!BIRTH: (4) 
PACEY, Golda Rayburn (I660112)
 
7 !SOURCE: 1. FOUNDING FAMILIES OF ADMASTON, HORTON, & RENFREW VILLAGE
2. INFO FROM JOHN M. GRAHAM, KELOWNA B.C.
3. bmd almonte gazette death at home of son-in-law Mr.J.Francis one of first settlers in Pakenham
!EMMIGRATED TO CANADA ABT 1830 SETTLING IN PAKENHAM(1) 
CARSWELL, Allan Sr. (I549593)
 
8 !SOURCE: 1. FRANCIS GEN. BY MARY HOLMES
2. BIRTHS, DEATHS & MARRIAGES 1916-1918 RENFREW MERCURY BY ALDENE & LES CHURCH
3. BIRTHS, DEATHS, & MARRIAGES 1901-1910 RENFREW MERCURY BY ALDENE & LES CHURCH

!HOME: IN 1918 SMITH FALLS (2)
MCGILL ST. IN 1906 SMITH FALLS (3) 
MAGEE, Henry L (I370964)
 
9 !SOURCE: 1. FRANCIS GEN. BY MARY HOLMES
2. CONVERSATIONS WITH CLINTON FRANCIS

!GROWING UP: RECALLS MINDING THE DIAL FOR HIS MOM AS SHE WAS THE CENTRAL FOR KERNS MUNICIPAL TELEPHONE-BORING.

!OCCUPATION: CARPENTER WORKED IN SHANTIES AS YOUNG MAN- WENT IN WITH STEWART AT AGE OF 13 WITH 2 TEAMS. PULLED OUT GREEN JACK PINE TREES-50 TIES TO A LOAD AND MADE 2 TRIPS A DAY. LOADED BY SELVES AND DREW OUT 3 MILES. SPENT 2 WINTERS DRAWING GRAVEL WITH TEAM TO BUILD ROAD FROM TEMAGAMI TO NORTHBAY(2) 
FRANCIS, Clinton (I655668)
 
10 !SOURCE: 1. FRANCIS GENEALOGY BY MARY HOLMES AND J.ALLEN FRANCIS
2. PAKENHAM UNION CEM. LISTINGS
3. DEATH NOTICE BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS RENFREW MERCURY 1901-1910
4. VITAL STATISTICS INDEX
5. 1891 CENSUS-PAKENHAM
!CENSUS-1891 IN SON'S HOUSEHOLD WITH HER 3 OTHER CHILDREN
!DEATH: LISTED AS FEB 9 1904, PAKENHAM TWP.(4) 
CARSWELL, Margaret (I567409)
 
11 !source: 1. Horton, Renfrew and Admaston Twp. Founding Families
!James a lumberman came to Renfrew in 1863. He represented the firm of Thistle, Francis and Carswell who at the time were working on the Black Donald, and later the Petawawa limits. Began his career as a foreman and clerk for his brother in law, Johnathon Francis, whose rafts of sqare timber he often accompanied to Quebec. In 1880s Mr. Carswell built a sawmill at Calabogie in partnership whis his nephew, Harvey Francis. James Carswell's partner in the lumber business in later years was his son-in-law, Edward Mackay. 
CARSWELL, James (I568967)
 
12 !SOURCE: 1. INFO FROM A. REDD
!CHILDREN: WILLIAM, MILLY ANN, DAVID(1)
!MARRIAGE 22 OCT 1845(1) 
BARR, Jane (I570905)
 
13 !Source: 1. info from Dave Johnston
!Birth: sep 17 1901 at 3: 30 pm Ross Twp(1) 1911 Census Ross Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents 
JOHNSTON, Rev. John William (I22821950)
 
14 !Source: 1. Renfrew County Marriages 1869-1875 Vol 1 by Olga Lewis
!Marriage: William Pendergast age 24 bachelor/farmer born Clarendon que, residing wilberforce, son ofthomas and deborah prendergast ot frances lett age 21 sppinster born wexford ireland residing wilberforece dau of thomas and eliza lett. witnessed by saul mckibbon and eliza abram dawson by licence. reg. nu. R115(1) Death Notices & Obituaries from The Eganville Leader 1914-1921 paper Apr 13 1923 An old and respected resident of Wilberforce in the person of Mrs. Wm Pren dergast passed away on Maondy, aged 80 years, Deceased, whose maiden nam es was Frances Lett, was born in Ireland, a dau of Thomas Lett. When h er parents came to Canada and settled in Wilberforce she was na infant. Her husband, Joseph Prendergast, died 35 years ago. She leaves seven chil dren: Wm of Grand Forks, BC; Ralph and Thomas of Sask: Thomas of homeste ad in Wilberforce; mrs. J Morrison, Dacre; Mrs. George Graham of STaffor d; Mrs. Wilbur Dale of Ottawa; One sister , the only on left of a fmi ly of nin, Mrs. jOhn Sweeney of RAnkin, survives. 
LETT, Frances (I22312129)
 
15 !SOURCE: 1. ROSEBANK CEM. LISTING PHILLIPS, Morley McCrum (I22908065)
 
16 !SOURCE: 1. SCOTCH BUSH MARRIAGE REG-PRES CHURCH HISTORY BOWES, Mary Agnes (I21049171)
 
17 !SOURCE: 1. SMITH FAMILY TREE
2. INFO PROVIDED BY GLADYS FRANCIS
3. 1881 CENSUS-ALICE TWP.

1911 Census Name: Roberd H Smith Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Age: 40 Birth Date: Jan 1871 Birthplace: Ontario Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Ida Smith Tribal: Irish Province: Ontario District: Perry Sound District Number: 108 Sub-District: Gurd township, Commanda Village Sub-District Number: 13
 
SMITH, Robert Robertson (I591453)
 
18 !source: bmd renfrew mercury 1908 PEEVER, Herbert Carmen (I20451729)
 
19 "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)
 
20 009511-79 (Renfrew Co.), Frederick FOSS, 26, Germany, Ross, yeoman, s/o Fr ederick & Rachel HOSS, to Susan ELLIS, 20, Bromley, same, d/o John & Ell en ELLIS, witn James & Catherine WALL, both of Bromley, 4 Dec 1879 at Brom ley Family F6732363
 
21 032069-84 (Renfrew Co) BOYD, Florence
May, f, b. June 30, 1884, father: Archibald
BOYD, farmer, mother: Bella MOORE,
Infm: Arch'd Boyd 
BOYD, Florence May (I23196359)
 
22 038221-87 (Renfrew Co) MARTIN, Robert Sanford, m, b. Sept. 25, 1897, fath er William MARTIN, farmer, mother Mary Louise LAUZON, infm William M artin, Westmeath Twp MARTIN, Robert Sanford (I20257429)
 
23 10477 Waterfowl Ter Columbia MD 21044 Source (S281374)
 
24 16503-04 Arthur SPENCE, 24, farmer, Bromley, same, s/o Alex SPENCE & Ann ie ANGUS, married Martha Jane WILCOX, 24, Wilberforce, same, d/o John WILC OX & Elizabeth THOMAS, witn: James SPENCE & Jessie V. SUTHERLAND, bo th of Wilberforce, 19 Oct. 1904 at Eganville Family F158343
 
25 1901 Census Ross Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with family ARNOLD, Margaret Elizabeth (I19219662)
 
26 1901 Census Ross Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents ROSS, Douglas Arnold (I19219893)
 
27 1901 Census Ross Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents ROSS, Hildred Steward (I19242833)
 
28 1901 Census Ross Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents ROSS, Hilton Herbert (I19242834)
 
29 1911 Census Cobden, REnfrew Co., Ontario with family HUMPHRIES, Iva Victoria (I23460318)
 
30 1911 Census Cobden, REnfrew Co., Ontario with parents

Perth Courier, November 1, 1918 Seriously Ill: Sgt. William Morphy Humphries, son of Mr. James Humphri es of Cobden. 
HUMPHRIES, William Morphy (I23801349)
 
31 1911 Census Cobden, REnfrew Co., Ontario with parents HUMPHRIES, Ethel Rebecca (I23886615)
 
32 1911 Census Cobden, REnfrew Co., Ontario with parents HUMPHRIES, Mabel Gordon (I23716086)
 
33 1911 Census Cobden, REnfrew Co., Ontario with parents HUMPHRIES, Lloyd Cecil (I23630834)
 
34 1911 Census Ross Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents ROBINSON, Ann Good (I17598660)
 
35 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario living with parents WILSON, Ethel May (I17578648)
 
36 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario living with parents SeverinWilliam LorneWestmeath Twp.James William Severin and S. J. Croba rAugust 05, 1903Westmeath Twp.May 22, 1906WestmeathJohn H. Miller SEVERIN, William Lorne (I25133526)
 
37 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with family KILMARTIN, Sarah (I25136487)
 
38 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with family HAWKINS, Margaret Alice (I19417567)
 
39 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents ROLLINS, Claude Emerson (I25136488)
 
40 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents ROBINSON, Mary Elizabeth Elda (I25121023)
 
41 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents LUMAX, Albert Edward (I19464148)
 
42 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents LUMAX, Lillian (I19464147)
 
43 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents LUMAX, Lennox Welland (I19446888)
 
44 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents LUMAX, Willis Thomas (I19417562)
 
45 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents LUMAX, William Thomas (I19417566)
 
46 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents TIMM, Ida May (I22217505)
 
47 1911 Census Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents BROMLEY, Joseph James (I17755830)
 
48 1911 Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents

028215-97 (Renfrew Co) GERVAIS, Napoleon Cyrill, m, b. July 30, 1897, fath er Edward GERVAIS, hotel keeper, mother Marceline MARIN, infm Edwa rd Gervais, Westmeath Twp 
GERVAIS, Cyrille Napoleon (I20785151)
 
49 1911 Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents GERVAIS, Hattie May (I20922976)
 
50 1911 Westmeath Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario with parents GERVAIS, Hattie May (I20922976)
 

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