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12. Francis5 MORTON (child of Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1);[271],[272] born circa 18 Jan 1830 at Ireland;[273],[274] married Mary Eleanor Elliott, daughter of Michael Elliott and Anne Fitzgerald, 11 May 1864 at Clonmore, Co. Carlow, Ireland;[275] died after 12 hours of haemorrhaging, with care given by Dr. Stevenson 5 Jul 1911 at John Street, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada;[276],[277] buried 7 Jul 1911 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[219]

He lived before 11 May 1864 at Tomnafinnoge, Shillelagh District, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[278] He and Mary Eleanor Elliott lived between 1865 and 1866 at Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; where their first two children were born: Michael and William. There were, however, two farms named Fairwood, and it is unknown which one was their home: Fairwood lower, near the river and town, in the townland of Boleybawn; or Fairwood upper, in the townland of Gorteen, back up the road towards Woodmount.[279],[280] Mary Eleanor and Francis appear in a volume called the Index to Printed Rentals, listed with Mary's mother and siblings, in relation to properties in the Baronies of Clonkelly (Co. Fermanagh), and Dartrey (Co. Monaghan). These most likely refer to her father Michael's holdings in Annaghilly North in Clonkelly, and Drumard in Dartrey. Both these places are part of Clones Parish.[281] He and Mary Eleanor Elliott emigrated in 1880 to Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; bringing their 5 surviving children. They settled on the property of his brother George, just north of the village, at Woodmount farm. The Morton family lived in the house that had once belonged Captain Laughton (George's father-in-law), remarkable for the viewing room on the top floor, from which Francis could look north and watch the boats come down the Holland River from Barrie. That house burned down, except for the back part, where the family lived until a second, though smaller house could be built. Aunt Nancy lamented that her mother never had nice things again, and this may attest to the lack of family heirlooms surviving from Ireland.[282] He and Mary Eleanor Elliott appeared on the census of 1881 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Francis (48) was a farmer, and Mary (35), Michael (15), William (13), Eliza (9), Martha (7), Ann (4) and George (3mos) were present, also Mary's nephews John (16) and Michael (9) Elliott, and labourer Edward Dunegan (27).[283] In Jun 1881, Francis Morton and Mary Eleanor Elliott lived at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where Francis was also known as Frank, and was a yeoman.[284] He and Mary Eleanor Elliott appeared on the census of 1891 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Francis (59) was farming, and Mary (47), William (24), Eliza (19), Martha (17), Ann (14), George (10) and Edward (5) were present.[285] Around 1894, after William married Minnie Wood, Francis, Mary and the remaining children moved into the village.[286] On 14 Dec 1895, Francis purchased the burial plot at Christ Church, Holland Landing used for his wife Mary. Son William was a church warden at the time, and signed the conveyance. Lot 40 was 20 x 12 feet, and cost $20; the witness was Annie Morton, and it became known as the Morton plot.[287] He appeared on the census of 1901 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Eliza (29), Anna (24) and Edward (15) were present. Francis (72) was living by his own means, in a 4-room wooden home east of Yonge, north of Queen on lot 107 (corner Mt. Albert Rd. & Newmarket St. today).[288] He and Mary Minnie Wood appeared on the census of 1911 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Minnie (42) and Mary (12), lived with father-in-law Francis (80) living on 'income', brother-in-law George (30) a grocery salesman, and sister-in-law Elizabeth (38).[289]

Mary Eleanor ELLIOTT[290],[291] was born circa 1844 at Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.[292],[293] She died on 24 Oct 1895 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[294] She was buried on 26 Oct 1895 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada, According to Aunt Nancy, it was Mary's wish not to be placed in the Morton vault, but buried in a plot of land.[219] She lived in May 1864 at Minvaud, Clonmore, Co. Carlow, Ireland.[295]

Children of Francis5 Morton and Mary Eleanor Elliott were as follows:

  • i. Michael Elliott6 Morton; born 12 Jun 1865 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[296] baptized 30 Jul 1865 at Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[297] died May 1881 at age 15;[298] buried 30 May 1881 at Dr. Morton's vault, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[299]

  • 16. ii. William Edward Dean Barret Morton, born 19 Dec 1866 at Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; married Mary Minnie Wood.

  • iii. Geraldine Morton; born circa 1868 at Ireland;[300] died of tetanus or 'lock jaw' from injuring her hand in a machine circa 1875 at Ireland.[301]

    In her history of the Morton family, Aunt Nancy originally said her name was Genevieve. This was later corrected to Geraldine by Poppa (William E.H. Morton) in reference to the Morton stone in Holland Landing.[302],[303]

  • iv. Elizabeth Ann Dean Morton; born 22 Feb 1872 at Coolatin, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[304],[305],[306] died after a few days illness with pneumonia 20 Oct 1937 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 65;[307] buried 22 Oct 1937 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[308]

    She was also known as Aunt Eliza. Eliza received $1000 from her uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[309] In 1905, Elizabeth Ann Dean Morton and Mary Minnie Wood lived at John Street, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, after the death of Minnie's husband William, Eliza's brother.[310] In 1911, Eliza lived with Francis, George and Minnie in Bradford.[311] "During her 34 years in Bradford, Miss Morton endeared herself to the community by her kindly and gentle disposition, her unselfish giving... especially her work at Trinity Anglican Church..." including Sunday School, Junior and Senior Auxilliary.[312] Eliza's obituary mentioned she had suffered as an invalid for some years before her death.[312]

  • v. Martha Young Elliott Morton; born 28 Feb 1874 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[313],[314],[315] married Duncan J. MacEachern 1925;[316],[317] died 26 Dec 1934 at age 60;[318],[317] buried 29 Dec 1934 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[319]

    Martha received $1000 from her uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[309] She was graduated in 1900 at University of Toronto, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; in nursing.[320] She appeared on the census of 1901 at Collingwood, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Martha (27) a nurse, leading 3 other nurses and 3 cooks.[321] She lived between 1901 and 1916 at Collingwood, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where she was the superintendant of nurses at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (at least from 1908-1915).[322],[323],[324],[325] She appeared on the census of 1911 at Moberty St., Collingwood, Ontario, Canada; where Martha (37) was superintendant of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, leading 9 nurses, and 3 other staff.[326] She began military service on 3 Feb 1916 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, joining the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force as a nursing sister with the Ontario Military Hospital, Canadian Army Medical Corps (C.A.M.C.).[327],[328] She left Canada for England on 2 Apr 1916.[329] She was taken on strength, posted between 11 Apr 1916 and 8 Sep 1917 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[330] She was granted leave between 2 Oct 1916 and 16 Oct 1916.[330] She was ill with bronchitis between 9 Sep 1917 and 5 Oct 1917 at 11th Canadian General Hospital, Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Co. Kent, England.[330] She was posted between 5 Oct 1917 and 2 Feb 1918 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[330] She was posted between 2 Feb 1918 and 16 Feb 1918 at H.M.H.S. Araguaya.[330] She went on leave between 16 Feb 1918 and 30 Apr 1918 at Canada.[330] She was posted between 30 Apr 1918 and 25 Sep 1918 at C.M.A.C. Casualty Company, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[330],[331] She was awarded the Royal Red Cross medal 2nd class on 12 Jun 1918.[330],[332] She was was posted between 26 Sep 1918 and 26 Sep 1919 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[330],[333] Martha attended an investiture at Buckingham Palace to receive the Royal Red Cross medal and met Queen Alexandra, Queen Mother to George V, at Marlborough House, on 17 Oct 1918.[334] She was struck off strength, and returned to Canada on 26 Sep 1919.[330] She ended military service on 6 Oct 1919 at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; on general demobilization from the C.A.M.C.[335] She was the superintendant between 1919 and 1925 at Strathroy General Hospital, Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada.[336]

  • 17. vi. Anna Isobel Fitzgerald Morton, born 26 Oct 1876 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; married John William Mather.

  • vii. George Dean Laughton Morton; born 7 Jan 1881 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[337] baptized 16 Jun 1881 at Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; sponsored by Dr. George and Mrs. Morton;[338] married Marjorie Noblete Hawkins 1938;[339] died 17 Mar 1968 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 87.[340]

    George received $1000 in cash and $1000 in stock from his uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[309] As a teenager, George worked in Elliot's Store in Bradford. He boarded at the local Hotel.[341] He was confirmed on 17 Jul 1904 at Trinity Church, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[342] In 1905, George Dean Laughton Morton lived at John Street, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, living with his family which moved to Bradford on the death of his brother William.[343] In 1911, George lived with Minnie, Elizabeth and father Francis in Bradford, and was a grocery salesman.[311] He began military service on 10 Apr 1916 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, with the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, 177th Overseas Battalion of the Barrie Foresters. At the time he declared he was a clerk, 34 years old, 5 ft 5½ in. tall, dark complexion, brown eyes and hair.[344] He was ill with a meibomian cyst between 15 Mar 1917 and 3 Apr 1917 at Base Hospital.[345],[346] He travelled from Halifax, Canada to Liverpool, England aboard S.S. Metagama between 1 May 1917 and 14 May 1917.[347],[348] He was an acting lance corporal, taken on strength between 14 May 1917 and 21 Feb 1918 at 3rd Reserve Battalion, West Sandling Camp, Co. Kent, England.[349] Holiday for all ranks. ...programme consisting of athletic and military contests was carried out on 24 May 1917 at 3rd Reserve Battalion, West Sandling Camp, Co. Kent, England.[350] A number of enemy aircraft passed over camp about 6:10 p.m. and dropped bombs at Folkestone. 1 N.C.O. of 3rd Can. Res. Battn. was killed, and 1 N.C.O. wounded on 25 May 1917.[350] He Battalion proceeded to bivouac, Tilmanstone, Kent. Manoeuvres: Tactical exercise in fighting a delaying action, counter attack. Air raid actions occuring nightlight 7.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m between 26 Sep 1917 and 28 Sep 1917.[350] He reverted to rank of private at his own request on 20 Feb 1918.[347] He was taken on strength with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles between 22 Feb 1918 and 30 Aug 1918 at France.[347] He arrived on 22 Feb 1918 at Canadian Base Depot, Étaples, Pas-de-Calais, France.[347] He arrived on 25 Feb 1918 at Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp, Calonne-Ricouart, Pas-de-Calais, France.[347] He arrived to join 4th CMR on 28 Mar 1918 at Cubitt Camp, Neuville St. Vaast, Pas-de-Calais, France.[347],[351] He returned from his first few days in the trenchs, on a line from Junction Redoubt to Chanticleer Post, and spent Easter Sunday on 31 Mar 1918 at Cubitt Camp, Neuville St. Vaast, Pas-de-Calais, France.[352] He witnessed a mass evacuation of 7000 locals heading west on 13 Apr 1918 at Les Brebis, Pas-de-Calais, France.[353] The unit fought between 17 Apr 1918 and 29 Apr 1918 at Hill 70, Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France.[354] The unit relaxed in Magincourt, marched through various villages, trained, worked on the defences of La Bassée canal, and playing baseball in May 1918 at Pas-de-Calais, France.[355] He The 4th practiced manoeuvers in Jun 1918 at Enquin-les-Mines, Pas-de-Calais, France.[356] They re-entered the trenches on 30 Jun 1918 at Mercatel, Pas-de-Calais, France.[357] The 4th launched a raid on 13 Jul 1918.[358] The 4th practiced musketry, and provided work parties digging trenches between 23 Jul 1918 and 27 Jul 1918 at Etrun, Pas-de-Calais, France.[358] The unit was relocated several times as a deception prior to the next major offensive between 29 Jul 1918 and 7 Aug 1918.[359] He arrived on 7 Aug 1918 at Boves, Somme, France.[360] They took part in the Battle of Amiens, capturing and halting at Follies between 8 Aug 1918 and 9 Aug 1918 at Amiens, Somme, France.[361] The unit marched, mostly at night, from Lucheux, near Humbercourt, Warluzel, and arrived at Lignereuil between 20 Aug 1918 and 22 Aug 1918.[362] George collapsed from the heat while with unit, transported by 1st Div. / 3rd (East Lancashire) Field Ambulance on 22 Aug 1918 at Lignereuil, Pas-de-Calais, France.[363] He was ill with subject to the "effects of heat", and that he "went down all at once yesterday" on 23 Aug 1918 at 29th Casualty Clearing Station, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.[347],[364] He was ill with sunstroke between 24 Aug 1918 and 28 Aug 1918 at 16th General Hospital (US), Le Tréport, Somme, France.[347],[365] He was "invalided sick" and posted between 28 Aug 1918 and 4 Feb 1919 at 1st Central Ontario Regimental Depot, Witley, Co. Surrey, England.[347] He was ill with sunstroke between 31 Aug 1918 and 23 Sep 1918 at Clopton War Hospital, Stratford-upon-Avon, Co. Warwickshire, England.[366],[367] He was ill with sunstroke, but later, diagnosis changed to Myalgia, and finally Trench Fever between 24 Sep 1918 and 6 Jan 1919 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, ward 13, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[368],[367] He was examined by medical board, judged to have dibility following Trench Fever, place of origin was Arras, "result category B" -- fit for service abroad, but not general service. Symptoms described as flu-like, with pain in back, legs, dizziness, aches, tremors in hands, and attacks of fever on 23 Dec 1918 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[367],[369] He was discharged from medical care on 7 Jan 1919.[370] He was attached on 5 Feb 1919 at C.C.C. MD2, Kinmel Park, Rhyl, Co. Flintshire, Wales, England.[347] He returned to Canada on S.S. Lapland between 20 Feb 1919 and 1 Mar 1919.[371],[372] He was taken on strength between 21 Feb 1919 and 26 Mar 1919 at #2 District Depot, Casualty Company, Exhibition Camp, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[347] He went on leave and "subs" between 5 Mar 1919 and 19 Mar 1919.[372] He was examined by medical board, judged to have debility, "result category C" -- fit for home service, Canada only on 21 Mar 1919 at L Camp, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[367] He ended military service on 26 Mar 1919 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada; as medically unfit for service.[373] He was the postmaster between 16 Mar 1933 and 9 Jun 1950 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[374] In 1952, George's wife Marjorie passed away at age 56.[375]

  • viii. Mary Francis Morton; born 7 Apr 1884 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[376] died Sep 1884 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[377] buried 24 Sep 1884 at Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada, aged 5 months and 15 days.[219]

    Mary Francis' birth and death years are given as 1883 on the Morton stone in Holland Landing, and as this stone was likely carved long after, it is assumed the church recorded dates of 1884 are correct.[378]

  • 18. ix. Edward James Elliott Morton, born 4 Dec 1885 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; married Alice Theresa Holtorf.



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13. Edward Deane5 MORTON (child of Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1);[379] born 17 Jul 1836;[380],[381] married Arabella Anna Laughton, daughter of William Laughton Esquire and Maria Roe, 7 Jan 1863 at Trinity Church, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Edward was living in Barrie, and Arabella in Bradford;[382],[199] married Annie May Vivian 27 Apr 1912 at St. James' Cathedral, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; after which the couple left for a year's trip abroad, sailing from New York on the Mauretania;[383] died from senility and heart weakness of 3 weeks duration 4 Aug 1916 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 80;[384] buried 7 Aug 1916 at Barrie Union Cemetery, lot 111, block G, Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, found by seeking the tall stone cross.[385]

He emigrated in 1856 to Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); at about which time he attended University of Toronto.[386],[387] He was graduated in 1860 at University of Toronto, Toronto, York Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); with a MB (Medicinae Baccalaureus) or Bachelor of Medicine.[388] He lived in 1862 at Fraser's Hotel, Barrie, Simcoe Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); taking up the practice of the late Dr. Archibald Pass.[389] Edward's brother George, also a physician, lived in Bradford, and here he met George's sister-in-law, Arabella.[390] He lived after 1863 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); in a house set back from the street, where the Bothwell Block was later built.[391] He appeared on the census of 1871 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where William (7), Francis (5) and Reginald (3) are present.[392] At some point Edward bought a farm in Innisfil County, and bred Shorthorn cattle. The farm was named Clonmore.[393] In 1876, Edward Deane Morton lived at 158 Dunlop St., Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, "The bright buff-coloured brick of this Victorian era home is clean, refreshing contrast to the generally darker-toned brick of the city. The house was built in 1875-76 by Dr. E.D. Morton. Facing the garden is a most inviting veranda with very attractive woodwork as complement. The fine black walnut trees in the yard (as elsewhere in Barrie) are said to be descendants of trees brought by the Lount family from Pennsylvania around 1850."[394] He and Arabella Anna Laughton appeared on the census of 1881 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where William (17), George (Francis George?) (15), Reginald (13), Walter (8) and Henry (3) were present.[395] He and Arabella Anna Laughton appeared on the census of 1891 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where the family employed a groom and a servant. William (27), Reginald (22), Walter (17) and Henry (13) were present.[396] Edward received the remainder of his brother George's estate upon his death in 1895.[309] He and Arabella Anna Laughton appeared on the census of 1901 at 146 Dunlop St., Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Edward earned $1000 annually, Ernest (29), Harry (23), bank clerk earning $500/a, were present. From Australia, the family was joined by Eveline (23) and Emily (21), daughters of Edward's brother William. Two domestic servants were also present. They lived in a 10 room house, and Edward also owned several town lots with houses, and a 200 acre farm.[260] He appeared on the census of 1911 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Edward (75) physician, Ernest (40), and Laura (25) his neiece were present, on Dunlop Street. Two domestics were also present: Ellen Fry (36) and Mary Fox (20).[397],[398] "A major stop [on the 1912 honeymoon voyage with second wife Annie May] was in London and on that occasion, Edward Dean gave the Acorn Urn to Edward Reginald [willed by Arabella to Walter] with, as reported by a witness to the event, words to the effect of 'You should have this. You're the only one who is amounting to anything.'"

[399] Edward's estate probate was applied for by Annie May Morton, Edward's second wife. The contents of the will valued at over $28,400 were: properties on Dunlop and Peel Streets in Barrie, and Vespra township, a property in Innisfil township known as Clonmore Farm, houses and 3 lots in Toronto and Barrie given to Henry; $1000 to sister Elizabeth in Ireland, and $1000 to niece Genevieve (daughter of James), both of whom still lived in County Wicklow, in a town named Coolroe. All else went to second wife, Annie May, to whom he could not have been married for more than five years.[178]

Arabella Anna LAUGHTON[400] was born between 10 Aug 1838 and 1840 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[401],[386],[402] She died having died of marasmus (a wasting disease) of 3 years duration. Her physician was her husband Dr. E. D. Morton on 1 Jan 1911 at Dunlop Street, Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[403],[404] She was buried on 4 Jan 1911 at Capt. Laughton's vault, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[219] She was also known as Aunt Tat.[405] The probate application was made by sons William and Walter. The contents of her estate were to be divided as follows -- one fifth portion of her stocks and cash to each son except Ernest (never mentioned), and: to Emily A. Morton, now Mrs. C. Turner, niece, of Haldon, Melbourne, Australia, a tea set; to William L., son, Ft. William a gold watch; to Walter D., son, Barrie, a silver acorn urn; to Henry H., son & banker, Goderich, Ontario, a four-strand gold chain; to F. George, son, Barrie, Ontario, just the 1/5th share; and to Edward Reginald, son, 4 Pierpoint Rd., London West, England, just the 1/5th share. A 1/5th share was equal to $324.75.[406]

Children of Edward Deane5 Morton and Arabella Anna Laughton were as follows:

  • i. William Laughton6 Morton;[407],[407] born 8 Dec 1863 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[408],[409] died after suffering from a heart condition 2 Dec 1941 at Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada, at age 77;[410] buried 6 Dec 1941 at Barrie Union Cemetery, lot 111, block G, Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[385]

    He was graduated at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; in Law.[410] He lived circa 1891 at Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada; having moved from Toronto.[411] William recieved five houses on Sheridan Ave., Toronto, from his uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[309] William joined the Court of Revision of Fort William around 1910.[412] William was an executor of his mother's will, and was to receive a gold watch and 1/5 share of the estate in 1911.[406] In correspondance, as late as 1918, William was still communicating to the court regarding his mother's will. He stated Walter was handling the money. The judge ordered him to make account, but the Arabella's probate file contains nothing further to the story. His address was recorded as Sault Saint Marie.[413]

  • 19. ii. Francis George Morton, born 25 Jun 1865 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; married Emma Ellen (Emel) Foster.

  • 20. iii. Dr Edward Reginald Morton, born circa 1868 at Ontario, Canada.

  • iv. Ernest James Otivay Morton;[414],[414] born 7 Jun 1871 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada;[415],[416] died 1953;[417] buried 2 Mar 1953 at Barrie Union Cemetery, lot 172, block C, Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[418]

    Ernest recieved three houses and some bank stock of $500 from his uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[309] He lived in 1916 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; at the time of his father's death.[391]

  • v. Walter Dean Morton;[419],[419] born between 1872 and 1873;[420] married Mabel H. (--?--);[421] died 27 Jul 1939.[422],[423]

    Walter recieved 50 acres of land in West Gwillimbury from his uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[309] In 1911, Walter Dean Morton lived at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at the time of his mother's death.[424] In 1911, Walter shared the duties of executor of his mother's will with his brother William. He was to receive a 1/5th share of the estate, and a silver acorn urn.[406] He lived in 1916 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; at the time of his father's death.[391] In 1918, his brother Henry asked for an accounting of the will, as it had not been executed. Walter brought action against "father's family" regarding the silver acorn urn, but no resolution was recorded in probate file.[413] In 1918, Walter Dean Morton lived at 21 Hawthorn Ave, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[413]

  • vi. Henry Hubert Morton;[414],[414] born 2 Mar 1878;[425],[416] died 1953;[417] buried 29 Apr 1953 at Barrie Union Cemetery, lot 172, block C, Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[418]

    Henry recieved $200 from his uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[309] He lived in 1911 at Goderich, Ontario, Canada; where he was a banker.[424] Henry was to receive a 4 strand gold chain and a 1/5th share of his mother's estate in 1911.[406] He lived in 1916 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; at the time of his father's death.[391] Henry received a great deal of land in and around Barrie and Toronto in the proceeds of his father's estate, but nothing was given to his other brothers as recorded in the probate file.[178] Upon his return from the Great War in 1918, Henry sent his brothers asking why their mother's estate had not been executed, but no resolution was recorded in the probate file.[413]

Annie May VIVIAN. After 1916, Annie May Vivian lived at 348 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, and this address was found on the back of the ownership card of the plot purchased for her husband, Dr. E.D. Morton upon his death in 1916.[426]

There were no children of Edward Deane5 Morton and Annie May Vivian.



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    14. Ada Emily6 MORTON (child of William5, Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1);[240],[240] born 1879 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;[427],[428],[429] married Leslie Albert Turner 1909 at Victoria, Australia;[430],[431] died "age 91" 1964 at Gardenvale, Victoria, Australia.[432]

    She was also known as Emily in Canadian records.[261] She probably emigrated circa 1899 to Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; to her Uncle Edward's, accompanying sister Eveline.[433],[434] She and Charlotte Elizabeth Eveline Morton appeared on the census of 1901 at 146 Dunlop St., Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where sisters Eveline (23) and Emily (21) lived with their Uncle Edward, with Ernest (29), Harry (23), bank clerk earning $500/a, were present. Two domestic servants were also present. They lived in a 10 room house, and Edward also owned several town lots with houses, and a 200 acre farm.[260] She was found on a passenger list on 24 Apr 1906 at Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America; where Emily Morton (23), left for Toronto from Sydney, Australia on 9 Apr 1906 aboard S. S. Ventura.[435] She was found on a passenger list on 30 Apr 1906 at San Francisco, California, United States of America; where Emily Morton (23), left for Toronto from Sydney, Australia on 9 Apr 1906 aboard S. S. Ventura.[436] It was said Emily was widowed and moved to Hamilton, Ontario with some daughters.[437] Emily A. Morton was to receive a tea set as proceeds of the estate of her Aunt Tat in Canada in 1911. Her address was listed as Mrs. C. Turner, Haldon, Melbourne, Australia.[406]

    Children of Ada Emily6 Morton and Leslie Albert Turner were as follows:

    • i. Peggy7 Turner; possible a sufferer of Alzheimer's disease[240],[240] is living.

    • ii. John Morton Turner;[438],[438] born 1910 at Prahran, Victoria, Australia.[439]



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    15. Laura Mary6 MORTON (child of William5, Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1);[240],[240] born 1885 at Victoria, Australia;[440],[441],[442] married Frederick John Philpot 30 Aug 1911 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Frederic (31) was a gentleman, son of Edward James Philpot and Maud Mcauly Carter Philpot, Laura May (25) a spinster, both of Barrie, announced through banns.[227],[443]

    Laura appeared in Canada, with her Uncle Edward in Barrie, Ontario for the 1911 census.[444] In 1916, Laura Mary Morton and Frederick John Philpot lived at 799 St Clarens Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[445] Between 1925 and 1930, Laura Mary Morton and Frederick John Philpot lived at 105 Lawrence Ave East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where Frederick was a civil servant.[446]

    Frederick John PHILPOT was born on 15 Jun 1885 at London, England.[447],[448] He died "aged 49 years" on 25 Oct 1930 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at age 45.[449] He was buried on 28 Oct 1930 at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[450] He began military service on 17 Mar 1916 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where Frederick was a married storekeeper; Queens Own Rifles 166th Overseas Battallion.[451]

    Children of Laura Mary6 Morton and Frederick John Philpot were:

    • i. Edward Nassau7 Philpot;[452],[452] born 15 Nov 1912 at Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[453]



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    16. William Edward Dean Barret6 MORTON (child of Francis5, Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1); born 19 Dec 1866 at Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[454] married Mary Minnie Wood, daughter of Robert Wood and Susan Fennell, 28 Apr 1897 at Coulson's Hill Anglican, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada;[455],[456] died 1 Nov 1904 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 37;[457] buried 2 Nov 1904 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[219]

    In 1895, William and Minnie received Woodmount farm from the estate of his Uncle George.[214] In 1895, William was a church warden at Christ Church, Holland Landing.[458] He and Mary Minnie Wood appeared on the census of 1901 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where daughter Mary and a live-in labourer were present. The family lived in a 3-room wooden home, with several outbuilding on 300 acres, lot 110 East Yonge Street.[459] On 9 Jan 1905, William's estate was inventoried for the Surrogate Court. The following real estate was recorded: west half of lots 109 and 110, concession 1 east of Yonge St., south-west part of lot 108, concession 1 west of Yonge St, Township of East Gwillimbury. The declaration was made by his widow, Minnie, and was witnessed by family friend and lawyer T.W.W. Evans.[460]

    Mary Minnie WOOD[461] was born on 10 May 1868 at West Gwillimbury, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[462],[463] She died of pleurisy and pneumonia on 2 Nov 1937 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 69.[464] She was buried on 4 Nov 1937 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[465] She was confirmed on 17 May 1880 at Trinity Church, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; while being a member of Christ Church parish.[466] In 1905, Mary Minnie Wood and Elizabeth Ann Dean Morton lived at John Street, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, after the death of Minnie's husband William, Eliza's brother.[310] She and Francis Morton appeared on the census of 1911 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Minnie (42) and Mary (12), lived with father-in-law Francis (80) living on 'income', brother-in-law George (30) a grocery salesman, and sister-in-law Elizabeth (38).[289] Minnie and Eliza both fell ill in October, 1937. Eliza died on the 20th, and Minnie's health deteriorated quickly.[467]

    Children of William Edward Dean Barret6 Morton and Mary Minnie Wood were:



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    17. Anna Isobel Fitzgerald6 MORTON (child of Francis5, Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1); born 26 Oct 1876 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; and was so ill as an infant, she was baptised at home;[468],[255] married John William Mather 14 Jan 1909 at Trinity Church, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where John was recorded as a merchant, son of James A. Mather and G (or C) Prentice. Nancy was a nurse, 31, of Bradford, daughter of Francis M. Morton. Martha Elliott Morton (of Collingwood) witnessed;[469],[470] died 1972;[471] buried 1972 at New Lowell Church Cemetery, row 1, New Lowell, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[472]

    Nancy received $1000 from her uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[309] As of after 1898, she also went by the name of Aunt Nancy. Nancy met John Mathers in 1907 at the Collingwood Hospital when his wife Anne (nee Carter) was ill and dying.[473] She and John William Mather appeared on the census of 1911 at Sunnidale Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where John (33) and Annie (34) lived with his father James (60), and Hilda (5) and Annie (3) were present.[474]

    John William MATHER was born on 21 Apr 1877 at New Lowell, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[475],[476],[477] He married Annie Ethel Carter on 4 Nov 1903 at Lindsay, Ontario, Canada.[478] He died on 19 Apr 1944 at New Lowell, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 66.[477] He was buried at New Lowell Church Cemetery, row 2, New Lowell, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[479]

    Children of Anna Isobel Fitzgerald6 Morton and John William Mather both born at New Lowell, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, were as follows:

    • 22. i. James Morton7 Mather, born before Feb 1912; married Elizabeth Eleanor Baker.

    • ii. George Elliot Mather;[414],[414] baptized Jul 1916 at Trinity Church, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada;[480] born 13 Jul 1916.[481],[482]


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