Research Notes: Marion Wixson Family Notes

Ancestors of Marion Pearl Wixson

7. Marion Pearl1 WIXSON (child of Samuel, #14); (a.k.a. Gum Gum);[1],[2] born 11 Aug 1909 at 445 Quebec, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[3] married William Edward Hulse Morton, son of Edward James Elliott Morton and Alice Theresa Holtorf, 29 Jun 1935 at St. Paul's church, Runnymede, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where the maid of honour was Miss Marie Love of Thistletown and Rev. Edward Morely presided;[4] died 12 May 1996 at North York General Hospital, North York, York Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 86.

Marion, while living with her parents, worked as a clerk at Kodak's in 1929, and then as a teacher from 1930 (Northland Ave. School c. 1935).[5] Between 1936 and 1937, Marion Pearl Wixson and William Edward Hulse Morton lived at 78 Yarrow Rd., Silverthorn, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, followed by a short stay with Bill's parents on Raymond Ave.[6] Between 1938 and 1940, Marion Pearl Wixson and William Edward Hulse Morton lived at 4 Rutherford Ave., Mount Dennis, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, when Bill transferred to Bala Avenue School.[7] Between 1940 and 1949, Marion Pearl Wixson and William Edward Hulse Morton lived at 75 Raymond Ave., Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, renting Bill's parents' house after they had moved back to Bradford. Bill taught high school and coached rugby and track & field at Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute from 1940-1945.[8] Between 1950 and 1954, Marion Pearl Wixson and William Edward Hulse Morton lived at Clarkson Rd., Clarkson, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada.[9] Between 1954 and 1956, Marion Pearl Wixson and William Edward Hulse Morton lived at John Street, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, with Uncle George.[10],[11] Between 1956 and 1965, Marion Pearl Wixson and William Edward Hulse Morton lived at 53 Grenview Blvd., Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.[12] Between 1966 and 1973, Marion Pearl Wixson and William Edward Hulse Morton lived at Harbour St., Lefroy, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, "The Cottage" on lake Simcoe.[13] Between 1974 and 1985, Marion Pearl Wixson and William Edward Hulse Morton lived at Con. 11, West Gwillimbury Twp. (Bradford), Ontario, Canada, "The Farm."[14]



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    14. Samuel John2 WIXSON (child of John, #28);[15],[16] born 20 Jan 1880 at Cannington, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada;[17],[18],[19] married Annie Lucinda Blake (see #15), daughter of John Blake and Mary Anne Moore, 27 Mar 1902 at Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada; when it was recorded both lived in town. Samuel was 22 and a house painter, and Annie was 19. The ceremony was witnessed by Charles Mapes and Jerrie Blake, W. R. Parker (Methodist) presiding;[20] married Alice May Woodgate;[21],[22] died 12 Jul 1955 at Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 75;[23] buried at Riverside Cemetery, sect. C plot 279, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[23]

    In 1902, Samuel John Wixson and Annie Lucinda Blake lived at 73 Hoskin, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, and Samuel was recorded to be a painter. They lived in the home of Samuel's parents.[24] Between 1903 and 1906, Samuel John Wixson and Annie Lucinda Blake lived at 117 Maria, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, still with Samuel's parents. Samuel was a painter.[25] He and Annie Lucinda Blake had an unnamed premature baby, who died after 7 hours on 28 Aug 1905 at Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[26],[27] Between 1906 and 1910, Samuel John Wixson and Annie Lucinda Blake lived at 445 Quebec, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, in their own home.[28],[29] He and Annie Lucinda Blake appeared on the census of 1911 at 133 Quebec, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; where Sam John (30) was a house painter, Annie (28), Daniel (7) and Marion Pearl (2) were present.[30] Between 1911 and 1920, Samuel John Wixson and Annie Lucinda Blake lived at 133 Quebec, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[31],[32] He began military service on 22 May 1916 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, in the 204th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (World War I). His attestation papers recorded Samuel to be 36 years and 4 months old, 5 feet and 3 inches tall, with a "fresh" complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair. He was recorded to be Methodist.[33] He ended military service on 8 Jun 1919 at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; under general demobilization.[34] Between 1920 and 1924, Samuel John Wixson and Annie Lucinda Blake lived at Elder, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada, It was said that the Wixsons moved to Elder, where Samuel ran a store and ice cream parlour.[35],[36] Between 1924 and 1926, Samuel John Wixson and Annie Lucinda Blake lived at 17 Somerville Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[37],[38] Between 1927 and 1928, Samuel John Wixson and Annie Lucinda Blake lived at 18 Dennis, Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[39] Between 1929 and 1930, Samuel John Wixson and Annie Lucinda Blake lived at 31 York, Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where Samuel joined Swift's as a painter.[40] Between 1932 and 1934, Samuel John Wixson and Annie Lucinda Blake lived at 9 Astoria Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, until wife Annie removed to Whitby and died.[41],[42] In 1935, Samuel John Wixson lived at 12 Dennis Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, with his father John Daniel.[43] Between 1937 and 1938, Samuel John Wixson lived at 110 Yarmouth Rd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with his father.[44] Between 1939 and 1952, Samuel John Wixson lived at 1030 Shaw St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where Samuel became a foreman with Swift's until c. 1953.[45] Between 1953 and 1955, Samuel John Wixson and Alice May Woodgate lived at 39 Hallam St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[46]

    Children of Samuel John2 Wixson and Annie Lucinda Blake (see #15) were as follows:

    • i. Robert J.1 Wixson; married Phyllis Doloris Sutherland.

    • ii. Daniel Orvil Wixson; born 29 Jun 1903 at Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[47] married Mary Ella Palmer 10 Dec 1924 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Daniel was a 21 year old painter, batchelor, methodist, and Mary, daughter of Thomas and Alma, was 22 year old chocolate dipper, CoE, both of Mt. Dennis.[48]

      Between 1920 and 1925, Daniel Orvil Wixson lived at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, with his parents, and worked as an auto delivery helper for Eaton's, where several of his cousins worked.[49] Between 1926 and 1930, Daniel Orvil Wixson lived at 28 Dennis Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, and Daniel worked for Moffat's.[50] Between 1932 and 1933, Daniel Orvil Wixson lived at 12 Dennis Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, with his grandfather John Daniel.[51] Between 1935 and 1956, Daniel Orvil Wixson lived at 28 Dennis Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where Daniel was a machinist and painter, and worked with Massey Harris (c. 1945).[52]

    • 7. iii. Marion Pearl Wixson.

    15. Annie Lucinda2 BLAKE (child of John, #30);[53],[54] born 1 Dec 1882 at Kleinburg, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada;[55],[56],[57] married Samuel John Wixson (see #14), son of John Daniel Wixson and Rhoda Jane Williton, 27 Mar 1902 at Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada; when it was recorded both lived in town. Samuel was 22 and a house painter, and Annie was 19. The ceremony was witnessed by Charles Mapes and Jerrie Blake, W. R. Parker (Methodist) presiding;[20] died of exhaustion due to acute nervous disease 13 Feb 1934 at Ontario Hospital for the Insane, Whitby, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 51;[58],[59],[60] buried 22 Feb 1934 at Riverside Cemetery, sect. C plot 279, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, after a funeral at home on Astoria (Flynn Bros. undertakers).[58],[61]

    In 1900, Annie Lucinda Blake lived at Weston, York Co., Ontario, Canada, recorded as a finisher with the Toronto Shirt & Overall Company.[62] She appeared on the census of 1901 at 94 Pelham Ave, Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where she was recorded as an 18 year old Methodist, clerk, lodging with sister and brother-in-law Hannah and Arthur Dennis.[63] In 1902, Annie Lucinda Blake and Samuel John Wixson lived at 73 Hoskin, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, and Samuel was recorded to be a painter. They lived in the home of Samuel's parents.[24] Between 1903 and 1906, Annie Lucinda Blake and Samuel John Wixson lived at 117 Maria, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, still with Samuel's parents. Samuel was a painter.[25] She and Samuel John Wixson had an unnamed premature baby, who died after 7 hours on 28 Aug 1905 at Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[26],[27] Between 1906 and 1910, Annie Lucinda Blake and Samuel John Wixson lived at 445 Quebec, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, in their own home.[28],[29] She and Samuel John Wixson appeared on the census of 1911 at 133 Quebec, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; where Sam John (30) was a house painter, Annie (28), Daniel (7) and Marion Pearl (2) were present.[30] Between 1911 and 1920, Annie Lucinda Blake and Samuel John Wixson lived at 133 Quebec, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[31],[32] Between 1920 and 1924, Annie Lucinda Blake and Samuel John Wixson lived at Elder, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada, It was said that the Wixsons moved to Elder, where Samuel ran a store and ice cream parlour.[35],[36] Between 1924 and 1926, Annie Lucinda Blake and Samuel John Wixson lived at 17 Somerville Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[37],[38] Between 1927 and 1928, Annie Lucinda Blake and Samuel John Wixson lived at 18 Dennis, Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[39] Between 1929 and 1930, Annie Lucinda Blake and Samuel John Wixson lived at 31 York, Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where Samuel joined Swift's as a painter.[40] Between 1932 and 1934, Annie Lucinda Blake and Samuel John Wixson lived at 9 Astoria Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, until wife Annie removed to Whitby and died.[41],[42] It was said that Annie had a mental breakdown, and that she ran out of the house one day, accosted a man on the street and pleaded for help. She was put into a mental institute in Whitby where she shortly died.[64] She was ill with acute nervous disease, under the care of K. J. Wark on 16 Jan 1934 at Ontario Hospital for the Insane, Whitby, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada.[65]



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      28. John Daniel3 WIXSON (child of Samuel, #56);[66],[67] born 1 Apr 1857 at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[68] married Rhoda Jane Williton (see #29), daughter of John Williton and Martha Keeler, 20 Nov 1878 at Manilla, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where John Daniel was recorded as a Methodist, labourer, and Rhoda was a Bible Christian. Both were living in Cannington. The ceremony was witnessed by William Mullon and Catherine McPherson;[69] died 20 Dec 1940 at Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 83;[23] buried at Riverside Cemetery, sect. C plot 279, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[23]

      In 1880, John Daniel was a painter on the birth of his son Samuel, in Cannington.[70] He and Rhoda Jane Williton appeared on the census of 1881 at Cannington, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where the family was Methodist, John Daniel appeared as just "Daniel", and was a labourer aged 23, and Rhoda was 21 with 1 year-old son John Samuel.[71] He and Rhoda Jane Williton appeared on the census of 1891 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where John Daniel was said to be a house painter. Rhoda, John (Samuel) and Martha E. were present, as were another couple David & Mary Jackson.[72] Between 1891 and 1893, John Daniel Wixson and Rhoda Jane Williton lived at 74 Dundas St. West, Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, John Daniel was a painter for A. Taylor.[73] In 1894, John Daniel Wixson and Rhoda Jane Williton lived at 194 Annette St. West, Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where J.D. worked for Dodge Wood Split Pulley Co.[74] He and Rhoda Jane Williton appeared on the census of 1901 at Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where the family was recorded as Methodists, John Daniel was a painter, his son Samuel (21) was an enamellist, and daughter Martha (19) was a school teacher. Rhoda's brother Charles Williton and his family of five shared the home at 73 Hoskin Avenue.[75] Between 1901 and 1902, John Daniel Wixson and Rhoda Jane Williton lived at 73 Hoskin Ave., Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where John Daniel was a rubber worker at Canada Cycle and Motor with his brother Isaac (1901) and a clerk with F.G. Lillie & Co. (1902).[76] Between 1903 and 1914, John Daniel Wixson and Rhoda Jane Williton lived at 117 Maria St., Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where John Daniel and Samuel J. were painters (Samuel and family moved out in 1906), and Martha was a school teacher at St. Clair Ave. School.[77] He and Rhoda Jane Williton appeared on the census of 1911 at 117 Maria St., Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where John (53) a painter, Rhoda (51), and Martha (21) were present, Methodists.[78] Between 1915 and 1934, John Daniel Wixson and Rhoda Jane Williton lived at 12 Dennis Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where John was recorded to be a painter. Daughter Martha lived there also until her death in 1928. During this time, John was a painter at CCM (1926-1935).[79] He and Rhoda Jane Williton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. "Their immediate family, consisting of one son and his wife, three grandchildren and a great grand child were invited for the evening but about 50 of their relatives and friends came too and made merry as suited the occasion....Groomsman, William Mullon of Cannington, aged 82, came up to be present at the celebration...In the midst of the merriemtn there was a hush and the wedding march was played by Miss Mabel Savage and slowly up the two rooms came their grandson, Bobbie, and great granddaughter, Audrey, dressed as an old fashioned bride and groom. ...Mrs. Charles Williton [Clarissa Wixson], sister of the groom, who poured tea. The attendants for the lunch hour [included] Miss Marian Wixon" on 20 Nov 1928.[80] In 1935, John Daniel Wixson lived at 12 Dennis Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, after Rhoda had died.[81] Between 1937 and 1938, John Daniel Wixson lived at 110 Yarmouth Rd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, joined by grandson Robert J. Wixson.[82]

      Children of John Daniel3 Wixson and Rhoda Jane Williton (see #29) were as follows:

      • 14. i. Samuel John2 Wixson.

      • ii. Martha E. Wixson; born 19 Aug 1881 at Ontario, Canada;[83] died of brain embolism following Thyroidectomy at age 46 years 6 Feb 1928 at Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 46;[58],[84] buried at Riverside Cemetery, sect. C plot 279, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[58]

        Martha E. Wixson lived at York Co., Ontario, Canada.[85] She was a teacher at St. Clair Avenue School between 1902 and 1915.[86]

      29. Rhoda Jane3 WILLITON (child of John, #58);[87],[88] born 13 Mar 1859 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[89],[68] married John Daniel Wixson (see #28), son of Samuel Wixson and Esther Rawson, 20 Nov 1878 at Manilla, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where John Daniel was recorded as a Methodist, labourer, and Rhoda was a Bible Christian. Both were living in Cannington. The ceremony was witnessed by William Mullon and Catherine McPherson;[69] died myocardial disease with failure (heart attack) 14 Dec 1934 at 12 Dennis Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 75;[90],[91] buried 17 Dec 1934 at Riverside Cemetery, sect. C plot 279, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[92],[93]

      She and John Daniel Wixson appeared on the census of 1881 at Cannington, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where the family was Methodist, John Daniel appeared as just "Daniel", and was a labourer aged 23, and Rhoda was 21 with 1 year-old son John Samuel.[71] She and John Daniel Wixson appeared on the census of 1891 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where John Daniel was said to be a house painter. Rhoda, John (Samuel) and Martha E. were present, as were another couple David & Mary Jackson.[72] Between 1891 and 1893, Rhoda Jane Williton and John Daniel Wixson lived at 74 Dundas St. West, Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, John Daniel was a painter for A. Taylor.[73] In 1894, Rhoda Jane Williton and John Daniel Wixson lived at 194 Annette St. West, Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where J.D. worked for Dodge Wood Split Pulley Co.[74] She and John Daniel Wixson appeared on the census of 1901 at Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where the family was recorded as Methodists, John Daniel was a painter, his son Samuel (21) was an enamellist, and daughter Martha (19) was a school teacher. Rhoda's brother Charles Williton and his family of five shared the home at 73 Hoskin Avenue.[75] Between 1901 and 1902, Rhoda Jane Williton and John Daniel Wixson lived at 73 Hoskin Ave., Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where John Daniel was a rubber worker at Canada Cycle and Motor with his brother Isaac (1901) and a clerk with F.G. Lillie & Co. (1902).[76] Between 1903 and 1914, Rhoda Jane Williton and John Daniel Wixson lived at 117 Maria St., Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where John Daniel and Samuel J. were painters (Samuel and family moved out in 1906), and Martha was a school teacher at St. Clair Ave. School.[77] She and John Daniel Wixson appeared on the census of 1911 at 117 Maria St., Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where John (53) a painter, Rhoda (51), and Martha (21) were present, Methodists.[78] Between 1915 and 1934, Rhoda Jane Williton and John Daniel Wixson lived at 12 Dennis Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where John was recorded to be a painter. Daughter Martha lived there also until her death in 1928. During this time, John was a painter at CCM (1926-1935).[79] She and John Daniel Wixson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. "Their immediate family, consisting of one son and his wife, three grandchildren and a great grand child were invited for the evening but about 50 of their relatives and friends came too and made merry as suited the occasion....Groomsman, William Mullon of Cannington, aged 82, came up to be present at the celebration...In the midst of the merriemtn there was a hush and the wedding march was played by Miss Mabel Savage and slowly up the two rooms came their grandson, Bobbie, and great granddaughter, Audrey, dressed as an old fashioned bride and groom. ...Mrs. Charles Williton [Clarissa Wixson], sister of the groom, who poured tea. The attendants for the lunch hour [included] Miss Marian Wixon" on 20 Nov 1928.[80]



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        30. John3 BLAKE (child of George, #60);[94],[95] born 16 Sep 1846 at Kleinburg or Woodbridge, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[96],[97],[98],[99] married Mary Anne Moore (see #31), daughter of Matthew Moore and Margaret (--?--), 5 Sep 1870 at Stayner, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; The was marriage not registered, but recorded in later documents. Likewise, John and Mary Ann did not register many of their children's births;[100],[101],[102] died before 1930.[103],[104]

        He and Mary Anne Moore appeared on the census of 1871 at Con. 1, lot 27, Sunnidale Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where John was a 30 year old Ontario born, Wesleyan Methodist of Dutch heritage, and a farmer. Mary Anne was recorded as 18 years old, Ontario born, a Wesleyan Methodist of Irish descent. It appears that Mary Anne could read and write, but John could not. The record states their marriage took place in September 1870. No children were recorded in this census. They were tenants on 100 acres, 11 of which were improved pasture land. They had no vehicles, implements, crops in production or livestock (census schedule 4 suggests they occupied the East 1/2 of lot 27, but maps indicate the lot was divided North-South).[105],[106] He was a sawyer in 1880 at Gravenhurst, Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada.[107] He and Mary Anne Moore appeared on the census of 1881 at Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada; where John (33) was a farm labourer, and Mary Ann (26), Robert John (6), Mary (4) and Hannah (5 mos.) were present.[108] He was a labourer in Dec 1882 at Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada.[109] In 1885, John Blake and Mary Anne Moore lived at Vellore, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada.[110] He and Mary Anne Moore appeared on the census of 1891 at Woodbridge, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where John was a farm labourer who could not read or write. Mary Ann could read. Both were Methodists. Robert J. (age 16 and also a wage earner), Mary (14), Hannah (10), Annie L. (8), Caroline (3), Bertha (2) and Matilda (4 mo.) were present.[111] In 1899, John Blake and Mary Anne Moore lived at George St., Weston, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where John was a labourer, and son Robert was also there.[112] In 1901, John Blake and Mary Anne Moore lived at 71 Hoskin, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[113] He and Mary Anne Moore appeared on the census of 1901 at 150 St. Clair Ave., Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where John (53) a labourer, Ontario born of English descent. Mary Ann (48), also Ontario born, but of Irish descent. They lived in 4 leased rooms. Daughter Caroline (14) was a servant, and Matilda (8) in school, were also present.[114] In 1902, John Blake and Mary Anne Moore lived at 150 St. Clair Ave., Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where John was recorded as a labourer.[115] In 1904, John Blake and Mary Anne Moore lived at 94 Pelham Ave, Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, which appears to have been the address of daughter Hannah Dennis.[116]

        Children of John3 Blake and Mary Anne Moore (see #31) were as follows:

        • i. Robert John2 Blake;[117],[117] born 21 Jan 1875 at Ontario, Canada;[118],[119],[120] married Nellie Stimpson 5 Apr 1898 at Weston, York Co., Ontario, Canada; Robert and Nellie's wedding was announced through banns. Nellie was 19, and also living in Weston. Robert's sister Hannah and her husband Arthur were the witnesses;[121] died of shock due to a herniated bowel 9 Oct 1917 at Western Hospital, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 42;[122] buried at Riverside Cemetery, sect. H plot 160, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[123],[124]

          In 1898, Robert John Blake lived at Weston, York Co., Ontario, Canada, and was a farmer.[125] In 1899, Robert John Blake and Nellie Stimpson lived at George St., Weston, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where Robert was a moulder (mldr), living at his parent's home.[126] He and Nellie Stimpson appeared on the census of 1901 at George St., Weston, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Robert (26) was a Methodist labourer of Irish decent, and Ellen (Nellie, 22) and James H. (1) were present.[127] He was a stove mounter in 1906 at Weston, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[128] He and Nellie Stimpson appeared on the census of 1911 at Weston, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Robert (36), Ellen (33), James (5), and Gordon (10) were present.[129] At his untimely death, Robert was a married labourer, living in Weston.[130]

        • ii. Mary Blake;[117],[117] born circa 1877 at Ontario, Canada.[131],[118]

          Little is known of Mary.[132]

        • iii. Hannah Blake;[117],[133],[117],[133] born 18 Nov 1880 at Pine Grove, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada; although Hannah thought she was born in Kleinburg, and her birth was not registered at the time;[134],[135] married Arthur Dennis 2 Dec 1897 at 10 Bright Street, Weston, York Co., Ontario, Canada; Dennis 23, was the son of George and Fanny Dennis, a bachelor and Anglican. Hannah's birth place was given as Kleinburg and her age 18. E.H. and M.A. Smith of Toronto witnessed;[136] died Oct 1976 at United States of America at age 95.[137]

          She and Arthur Dennis appeared on the census of 1901 at 94 Pelham Ave, Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Arthur (27) was labourer, and Hannah (20), Annie Blake (18) a clerk, and lodger Bessie Welling (18) were present.[138] To her sister Annie's children, Hannah became known as Auntie D.[139] In 1904, Hannah Blake and Arthur Dennis lived at 115 Maria St., Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, next door to sister Annie and her Wixson in-laws.[140] In 1905, Hannah Blake and Arthur Dennis lived at 445 Quebec, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, with sister Annie and Samuel Wixson.[141] She and Arthur Dennis appeared on the census of 1911 at Fairbank, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Arthur (38) was a carpenter, and Hannah (30) and daughter (7) were present, Methodist.[142] In 1925, an official return of birth was registered for Hannah Blake, and verified by her mother Mary Anne Moore.[143] She lived in 1944 at Morristown, New York, United States of America.[144] In 1956, her sister Matilda's grand-daughter Judy visited her in New Jersey.[145] In 1963, her sister Annie's grand-daughter Colleen visited New Jersey during her honeymoon with Donald Bone.[146] In 1976, Hannah Blake lived at Saint Petersburg, Pinellas Co., Florida, United States of America 33701.[147]

        • 15. iv. Annie Lucinda Blake.

        • v. Thomas Blake;[148],[149],[148],[149] born 4 Apr 1885 at Vellore, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada;[150] died having been ill since birth 10 May 1885 at Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada.[151]

        • vi. Caroline Blake;[152],[152] born 10 Oct 1887 at Ontario, Canada;[153],[154] died by suicide by inhaling illuminating gas 27 May 1906 at 445 Quebec, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 18.[155]

          In 1906, Caroline Blake lived at 445 Quebec, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, with her sister Annie Wixson's family.[156]

        • vii. Bertha Blake;[157],[157] born circa 1888 at Ontario, Canada;[158],[159] died after suffering peritonitis for 12 days 21 Jan 1899 at Weston, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[160]

        • viii. Matilda Blake;[152],[152] born 14 Dec 1890 at Woodbridge, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[161],[162] married Russel Harrison 8 Dec 1908 at Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada; where Matilda reported her age as 20, and Russel as 30, a bachelor farmer from Hamilton, son of Joseph Harrison and Hannah Tyler. Matilda was, in fact, a week short of her 18th birthday. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. T. Manning, and witnessed by Jean Manning and Jeanie Macfarlane. Curiously, Rev. Manning conducted three other weddings that day, with the same witnesses attending;[163],[164] died in her home, after a 2-week bout of double lobar pneumonia 20 Feb 1927 at Rosedale Ave., Bartonville, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, at age 36;[165],[166] buried 23 Feb 1927 at Bartonville Cemetery, 1955 King Street East at Bell Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.[167],[168]

          She was also known as Tillie.[169] She and Russel Harrison appeared on the census of 1911 at Binbrook, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada; where Russel (34), Matilda (24) and Pearl (3mos) were present.[170] Between 1923 and 1927, Matilda Blake and Russel Harrison lived at Rosedale Ave., Bartonville, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.[171]

        31. Mary Anne3 MOORE (child of Matthew, #62);[172],[173] born 28 Jun 1850 at Mulmur Twp., Dufferin Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[174],[175],[176] baptized 24 Dec 1851 at Mulmur Twp., Dufferin Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); by Rev. William Digman, where father was Matthew, mother was Margaret;[177] married John Blake (see #30), son of George Blake and Elizabeth Miller, 5 Sep 1870 at Stayner, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; The was marriage not registered, but recorded in later documents. Likewise, John and Mary Ann did not register many of their children's births;[100],[101],[102] died 23 Oct 1944 at Mount Hamilton Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, at age 94;[178],[179] buried at Bartonville Cemetery, 1955 King Street East at Bell Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, by J.B. Marlatt Funeral Home.[145],[180]

        She and John Blake appeared on the census of 1871 at Con. 1, lot 27, Sunnidale Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where John was a 30 year old Ontario born, Wesleyan Methodist of Dutch heritage, and a farmer. Mary Anne was recorded as 18 years old, Ontario born, a Wesleyan Methodist of Irish descent. It appears that Mary Anne could read and write, but John could not. The record states their marriage took place in September 1870. No children were recorded in this census. They were tenants on 100 acres, 11 of which were improved pasture land. They had no vehicles, implements, crops in production or livestock (census schedule 4 suggests they occupied the East 1/2 of lot 27, but maps indicate the lot was divided North-South).[105],[106] She and Elizabeth (--?--) were associated in Jul 1871; On 21 July 1871, the North 1/2 of lot 27, Con. 1 in Sunnidale was purchased by Elizabeth Moore. It appears to have been sold in 1874 or 1886. As this is the property occupied by Mary Anne Moore and John Blake in 1871, it is assumed that Mary, Elizabeth Moore and husband Robinson Moore are related.[181] In Nov 1880, Mary Anne Moore lived at Pine Grove, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada, while John was working in Gravenhurst.[182] She and John Blake appeared on the census of 1881 at Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada; where John (33) was a farm labourer, and Mary Ann (26), Robert John (6), Mary (4) and Hannah (5 mos.) were present.[108] In 1885, Mary Anne Moore and John Blake lived at Vellore, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada.[110] She and John Blake appeared on the census of 1891 at Woodbridge, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where John was a farm labourer who could not read or write. Mary Ann could read. Both were Methodists. Robert J. (age 16 and also a wage earner), Mary (14), Hannah (10), Annie L. (8), Caroline (3), Bertha (2) and Matilda (4 mo.) were present.[111] In 1899, Mary Anne Moore and John Blake lived at George St., Weston, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where John was a labourer, and son Robert was also there.[112] In 1901, Mary Anne Moore and John Blake lived at 71 Hoskin, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[113] She and John Blake appeared on the census of 1901 at 150 St. Clair Ave., Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where John (53) a labourer, Ontario born of English descent. Mary Ann (48), also Ontario born, but of Irish descent. They lived in 4 leased rooms. Daughter Caroline (14) was a servant, and Matilda (8) in school, were also present.[114] In 1902, Mary Anne Moore and John Blake lived at 150 St. Clair Ave., Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where John was recorded as a labourer.[115] In 1904, Mary Anne Moore and John Blake lived at 94 Pelham Ave, Toronto Junction, York Co., Ontario, Canada, which appears to have been the address of daughter Hannah Dennis.[116] Between 1925 and 1927, Mary Anne Moore lived at 66 Rosemount Ave., Weston, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where Mary Ann was a housekeeper, age 70, working for C. Fisher.[183],[184] In 1925, an official return of birth was registered for Hannah Blake, and verified by her mother Mary Anne Moore.[143] In 1930, Mary Anne Moore lived at 31 York Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, shown as the widow of John.[185] In 1932, Mary Anne Moore lived at 9 Bayliss Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[186] In 1934, Mary Anne Moore lived at 9 Astoria Ave., Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada, with the Wixsons.[187] In 1937, Mary Anne Moore lived at 52A Summerhill Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[188] In 1938, Mary Anne Moore lived at 22 Goldwin, Mount Dennis, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[189] Colleen Morton remembers when she was 4 or 5 years old, visiting Grandma Blake; a big woman with long white hair, who sat at the top of a long staircase and banged her cane on the floor. In 1944, Mary Anne Moore lived at 61 Alanson, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, at the home of Melvin Gordon Blake [son of Robert John Blake] and his wife Maude.[190],[191]


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