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Descendents of Richard TRUEMAN & Rebecca MELLOW


Richard W. TRUEMAN, b. Abt. 1835, Ontario; d. February 18, 1885, Toronto twp., Peel Co., Ontario; m. Rebecca MELLOW (d/o Samuel MELLOW & Hannah GARBUTT), before 1862. In the 1881 census, Richard is a carpenter in Toronto twp., Peel Co. He died intestate in 1885 - letters of administration were filed by his wife Rebecca, $475 was the value of his estate. The witnesses on these letters of admin were John TRUEMAN of Toronto twp and Daniel Hanson GARBUTT of Chinguacousy (Daniel H. GARBUTT was s/o George & Jane and he married Annie CHAPMAN in 1860)

Children of Richard & Rebecca:

1. Ada Ann, b. abt 1862, she married Samuel MOORE (s/o Robert & Margaret) in Brampton, Ontario on 1 Oct 1880. She was called Annie. Samuel & Annie had about 10 children.

2. Hannah Minerva, b. abt 1865 (unmarried in 1885, witn to letters of admin. for father's estate) [haven't found her the 1901 census]

3. Lydia, b. abt 1867, married George GARBUTT & they were in Toronto twp in the 1901 census

4. Samuel R. W., b.12 April 1869 in Elm Bank Ont. He married Mildred DEANE on 10 Oct 1900 in Ottawa. Mildred was born in Douglas Ont. on 12 May 1879, d/o George & Elizabeth. In the 1901 census, Samuel & Mildred are in Gloucester twp., Russell Co.

5. John Alford, b. abt 1874, married Lizzie MARCHAND in Comber, Tilbury West, Essex Co., on 17 March 1897. Lizzie was d/o Chris & Maggie and she was born in Tilbury West about 1881. John was a farmer in Tilbury West at the time. Witness at the wedding: Theo MARCHAND of Tilbury West & Maggie DENIS of Tilbury North (reg # 4767-97).

In the 1901 census he is called Alfred & he and Lizzie are still in Tilbury West, with a daughter, May TRUEMAN, born June 1899

6. Eliza, b. abt 1876

7. William Mellow, b. Aug. 30, 1878 in Elmvale, married 15 Nov 1904 or 1905 to Eleanor Ethel COULTER who was born about 1881 in Weston, d/o Levi L. COULTER & Annie JOHNSON - married in Weston where both William and Eleanor were resident. William was a teamster. Witnesses at the wedding were James A. HOLLEY of Toronto and Florence COULTER of Weston. married by Rev. H. MOORE.


I am not sure if this is a related family - but death registration #3584-1924 is for a Mary TRUEMAN, widow, age 61 years & 5 months, born Flesherton Ontario on 9 Oct. 1862, d/o Adam HOLLEY (b. Humber) & Sarah JONES (b. Canada). Mary died at Ontario Hospital, Toronto on 16 May 1924 of cerebral hemorrhage. The informant was her daughter, Ethel TRUEMAN, who lived at 46 Hastings Ave. Mary is buried at Flesherton... Mary was also known as Mary Ann, and she was married to George TRUEMAN. George & Mary Ann had at least 1 son, Oscar Dolson TRUEMAN who died 20 Jan 1920 at Chatsworth, Grey Co (death reg #16525-1920) of electrocution on hydro wire. Oscar was a 33 year old hydro line man, born in Flesherton....As it turns out, George TRUEMAN (father of Oscar) also died in 1920 - on 18 July of myocardial degeneration. According to his death reg (#6033-20), he was a teamster, born in Caledon East, the s/o John & Dianna, both of whom were born in England. He died at 128 Jones Ave. Toronto but is buried in Flesherton.... see marriage reg 2995-79 near bottom of page - for Sarah Ann TRUEMAN (marrying John JOHNSTON) - Sarah Ann was d/o John & Dinah. Note: when I checked the transcriptions for Flesherton cemetery, there were no Truemans/Trumans listed.

More on Oscar: Oscar Dolson TRUEMAN did marry before he died. On 27 Oct 1918, in Thornbury, he married Sarah CLARK who was age 23, born in & resident of Markdale, d/o William Henry CLARK & Margaret LEITCH. The witnesses were Beatrice CLARK of Markdale & M. J. JAMIESON of Thornbury (reg # 9779-18)

In the 1881 census of Artemesia twp., Grey Co is the family of George TRUEMAN, age 29, his wife Mary Ann age 20 (of Dutch ancestry). There were also a John TRUEMAN and a Dina TRUEMAN living with them. John was age 70, and Dina was age 42. Both were born in Ontario, of English ancestry.

In the 1901 census, George (and his much bigger family) is still in Artemesia twp. Children are:

Daughter Melvina Teresa who was born in Flesherton in 1884 married Frederick COUGHLIN on 27 Feb 1905. At that time, Malvina was a resident of Meaford. Frederick was s/o John COUGHLIN & Margaret DELHART? and he was born in Mt. Forest about 1885 - he was a mechanic in Meaford in 1905. Both Melvina & Frederick give their religion as Roman Catholic. Marriage reg # 9167-05.

Also in the 1881 census in Artemesia twp are Simon TRUMAN, age 59, born in Ireland of Irish origins, and his wife Mary, 47, born in Ontario, of English origins and their children: William 17, Thomas Rainsford TRUMAN 12, Hazelwood (male) 10, Mary Manettie TRUMAN 8, and Simon Wesley age 5.


Toronto, Globe && Mail of 13 July 2006 - Myrtle was the daughter of William Mellow Trueman & Eleanor Coulter

WRIGHT, Myrtle Annie (née TRUEMAN) (1910-2006): On Tuesday evening, July 11th, Myrtle passed away at Christie Gardens in the company of her son Robert. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Gilbert; her brother Orrie TRUEMAN and her sisters Ola and Ethel. Myrtle is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law Bob and Ellen; her adored grandchildren Jennifer, Rebecca, Coulter and Joey, her great-grandchildren (G.G.'s Angels) Riley BOWIE , Rachel DENNY, Lila WRIGHT, Jacob BOWIE and Cate DENNY; her extended family Christopher DENNY, David BOWIE , Adrienne KIRSH and Jenny WHITELEY. She is also survived by her 98 year old sister Doris STANLEY, her aunt Ruth COULTER, her cousin Aubrey ELLA and many nieces and nephews. A long time employee of Canadian Kodak, Myrtle was an avid sportswoman, playing organized ice hockey and baseball in the 1920's and was a life member of Islington Golf Club, scoring a "hole in one" when she was 77. She was a long time member of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire Resting at Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd., Weston. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. Service in the chapel on Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ontario Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, or the charity of your choice.