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Descendants of Thomas Clarke and Elizabeth Wilkinson of Queen's County, Ireland

Third Generation

14. Rosanna (Rose) Vanston 1 (Jane Clarke , Thomas ) was born about 1831 in Queen's county, Irelalnd. She died in Jul 1902 in Ireland. She was buried in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally, Queen's county.

Vanston family website incorrectly identifies Rosanna as a daughter of Sarah, rather than Jane.
Rose and Alexander lived in Geelong, Australia 1853 to 1859, then at Wellfield House in Maryboro, Ireland (a letter written to Rose by her sister Elizabeth shows both lived in Geelong).
Ship Details for Rose and Alexander Metcalfe (from shipping records in Australia): Rose and Alexander Metcalfe travelled to Melbourne on the Argo, January 1853 with their child Jane:
Rose aged 22 (born circa 1830-1 kk)
Alexander aged 24 (born circa 1828 kk)
Jane aged 1 (born Ireland 1852 kk)
Also a Miss Metcalf, aged 20, travelled with them, maybe Alexander's sister.
Rosanna and Alexander Metcalfe travelled to Liverpool in March 1859 on board British Isles.
Rosanna aged 28
Alexander aged 31
Jane aged 6
Sarah Alicia aged 3.
Rose Metcalfe died in July 1902 and was buried at her request in Oakvale, Stradbally, beside her brother-in-law and dear friend, Samuel Peter Turpin. (S. P. Turpin was also her father's first cousin). Rosanna and Alexander were living with their daughter Rosalie Nesbitt in Tinahely in County Wicklow, when Rosanna died. (Burial information from obituary per KK.) Photo of tombstone at: <>

Rosanna married 1 Alexander Metcalfe son of Metcalfe in 1851 in Ireland. Alexander was born about 1828 in Ireland. He died on 16 Dec 1906 in Ireland. He was buried in Oak Vale Cemetery, Stradbally, Queen's county.

Of Wellfield, Maryborough, at time of daughter Rosalie's marriage.
Ship Details for Rose and Alexander Metcalfe (from shipping records in Australia):
Rose and Alexander Metcalfe travelled to Melbourne in January 1853 with their child Jane: Rose aged 22, Alexander aged 24, Jane aged 1, travelled on "Argo."
Also a Miss Metcalf, aged 20, travelled with them, maybe Alexander's sister.
Rosanna and Alexander Metcalfe travelled to Liverpool in March 1859 on board "British Isles": Rosanna aged 28, Alexander aged 31, Jane aged 6, Sarah Alicia aged 3 (birth certificate 1856, Reg'n number 1777 has her mother's name as Rosanna as does the ship's record).
Death date from cemetery record per KK <>.

They had the following children:

  47 F i Jane Anna (Jennie) Metcalfe 1 was born in 1852 in Ireland.
        Jane married Lewis D. Mulhall 1. Lewis died before 1903 in Dublin, Ireland.

Lewis was from Dublin. He died shortly before his mother-in-law, who passed away July 1902.
  48 F ii Sarah Alicia Metcalfe 1 was born in 1856 in Geelong, New South Wales, Australia. She died on 14 Mar 1929 in Dublin, Ireland.

Sarah Alicia born Geelong [Australia] 1856 (birth certificate 1856, Registration number 1777). Married ? Mercier (source: Sarah Vanston's will).
Sarah Alice Mercier died 14th March 1929, age 72, "Widow of Merchant." Death registered by her nephew, S. P. Mercier, 1 Seafield Road, Clontarf. Died in Baggott Street Hospital, suffered from diabetes and 3 days cardiac failure (Information from death cert.)
        Sarah married Charles Albert Mercier. Charles was born about 1852 in Ireland. He died on 25 Apr 1928 in Ireland. He was buried in Abbeyleix Church of Ireland.

Lived on Main Street in Abbeyleix at the time of the 1901 census. Tombstone gives age at death as 76.
  49 F iii Rosalie Thomasina Metcalfe 1 was born before 1865 in Ireland. She died on 9 Oct 1931 in Rosebrook, Abbeyleix, County Laois. She was buried in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally.
        Rosalie married Rev. Samuel William Hamilton Nesbitt 1. Samuel was born on 7 May 1858 in Belfast, Ireland. He died on 14 Apr 1909 in New York City.

From the Methodist Archives, courtesy Rev. Roddie:
Nesbitt, Samuel William Hamilton
1878 Brookborough OT 1 year
1879 Methodist College 1
1880 Skibbereen (County Cork) 1
1881 Castlederg 2
1883 Tandragee (Guilford) 2
1885 Newtownbarry (Gorey) 1
1886 Newtownbarry (Gorey) Sup 1
1887 Arklow & Gorey (Gorey) 1
1888 Newtownbarry & Tinahely 3
1891 Tullamore (Portarlington) 3
1894 Roscrea 3
1897 Cloughjordan (Borrisokane) 3
1900 Tinahely & Newtownbarry (County Wicklow) 3
1903 Dunmanway (County Cork) 4
1907 Clonmel HM 2
b. 7 May 1858 son of James Nesbitt of Townsend St and Antrim Rd, Belfast.
c. via John Dwyer.
d. 14 April 1909 following subway accident in New York while on fund raising mission for Clonmel Church.
m. Rosalie Thomasina, dau of Alexander Metcalfe, of Wellfield, Maryborough. He d. 16 Dec 1906. She d. 9 Oct 1931 at Rosebrook, Abbeyleix. Interred Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally. (Obit ICA.31.523).
SAMUEL WILLIAM HAMILTON NESBITT, who was born on the 7th May, 1858, at Belfast. He was converted to God under the ministry of the late Rev. John Dwyer, and entered the Methodist Ministry in 1879. He was eminently faithful, and so exercised his Ministry that he left on all his Circuits the impression of quiet and steady, but unbending allegiance to the claims of the Great Head of the Church, and to the interests of the souls who came under his influence. While ever most tender about the feelings of others, he was more than usually faithful in the duty of personal appeal to any whom be found to be straying from the narrow way; and wisely solicitous for the salvation of those who were unconverted among his people. To those who were favoured with his close intimacy he was a true friend, to all he was most unselfish. Our brother lived in close and hallowed fellowship with God, and took with him into his daily life the graciousness and blessing born of so high a friendship. In the discharge of his pastoral duties he was both diligent and successful, paying particular attention to those on whom fell the pains of sickness or the shadows of old age. In the management of Circuit affairs he exhibited marked care and ability; directing the forms of the service of others with gentle wisdom, and tenderly correcting the mistakes into which inexperience sometimes fell; when necessary his ruling hand could be not only steady but firm, while always kindly and gracious. "In quietness and confidence was his strength."
He loved the sanctuary and was richly gifted for its service of song, while as a preacher, he was "a workman that needed not to be ashamed," presenting the claims Of God clearly and forcibly; with kindliest sympathy he encouraged the weak, and called the wanderers back to God.
When so suddenly promoted to the presence of the King, he was engaged in the self-denying duty of raising funds on behalf of a building scheme on the Clonmel Circuit. At the earnest request of the officials of the Circuit, he sailed for America in the latter part of the month of March. Having reached that Continent, he spent a short time in New York, and was about to start from one of the railway stations, when an accident occurred by which he was so much injured that he died in a very few hours. His impressively sudden call to the higher service of Heaven has produced through the whole of our Church in this country a feeling of intense sorrow and deep sympathy with those who have been so mysteriously bereaved.
So went to God on the 14th of April, 1909, a brother greatly respected and beloved. He was in the 51st year of his age, and the 30th year of his Ministry.

"He so exercised his Ministry that he left on all his Circuits the impression of quiet and steady but unbending allegiance to the claims of the Great Head of the Church."

15. Elizabeth Sullivan Vanston 1 (Jane Clarke , Thomas ) was born about 1832 in Ireland. She died on 13 May 1915 in Queen's county, Ireland. She was buried in Oak Vale Cemetery, Stradbally.

Vanston website info:
Elizabeth Sarah married Samuel Peter Turpin, son of Peter Turpin & Anne Maurice. They went to Australia in the 1850's and returned later to Ireland. They had the following children:
21 i. Rosalie Selina (1858-1937)
22 ii. James Herbert (-1941)
23 iii. David
24 iv. Samuel Alexander (1867-1944)

Burial record Oak Vale cemetery: Turpin, Elizabeth Sullivan, d. 13 May 1915, age: 83yr, w/o Samuel Peter <>

Elizabeth married 1 Samuel Peter Turpin in 1857 in Geelong, Australia. Samuel was born about 1821 in Ireland. He died on 20 Aug 1898 in Queen's county, Ireland. He was buried in Oak Vale Cemetery, Stradbally.

Burial record: Turpin, Samuel Peter, d. 20 Aug 1896, age: 75 yr, h/o Elizabeth <>; alternatively, the LDS pilot records show his death being registered 3rd qtr, 1898, age 76. Perhaps a tombstone was mis-transcribed?

They had the following children:

  50 M i James Herbert Turpin was born on 17 Dec 1857 in Geelong, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 20 Apr 1941 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was buried in Oak Vale Cemetery, Stradbally, Queen's county.

1901 and 1911 Census, unmarried, occuption Draper and Grocer, living with his mother in Stradbally.
Burial record, Oak Vale Cemetery:
Turpin, James Herbert, b. 17 Dec 1857 Geeloong, Australia d. 20 Apr 1941, the result of an air raid.
From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission <>
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 83
Date of Death: 20/04/1941
Additional information: of 251 Antrim Road. Son of the late Samuel Peter and Elizabeth Sullivan Turpin, of Stradbally, Co. Leix, Irish Republic. Injured 16 April 1941, at 251 Antrim Road; died at Mater Infirmorum Hospital [Belfast].
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Online photo of tombstone: <>
  51 M ii Samuel Alexander Turpin was born in 1867 in Stradbally, Queen's county, Ireland. He died on 2 May 1944 in Queen's county, Ireland. He was buried in Oak Vale Cemetery, Stradbally, Queen's county.

1901 and 1911 census married, living in Stradbally, occupation merchant. No children.
Oak Vale cemetery burial records <>:
Turpin, Georgina Hilda Mary, d. 23 May 1913, age: 57?yr, w/o S. Alex Turpin
Turpin, James Herbert, b. 17 Dec 1857 Geeloong, Australia d. 20 Apr 1941, the result of an air raid
Turpin, Mary Louise, d. 13 Jun 1924 ?, 2nd w/o S. Alex
Turpin, S. Alex, d. [not legible]
        Samuel married Georgina Hilda Mary about 1894. Georgina was born about 1869 in County Cork.

20. Clara Rosa Clarke (William , Thomas ) was born about 1857 in Guelph, Wellington County, Canada West. She died in 1936. She was buried in Woodlawn Cem., Guelph, Ontario.

I cannot find any records for Clara after the 1891 census when she and her two sons lived in St. Patrick's Ward, Toronto--no death registered, no marriage after 1884 when her husband died, can't find her in the index for either the 1901 or 1911 censuses. Tombstone photo gives her name as C. Rosa Palmer Kelly, so must have remarried! Yet, she seems to be buried with her first husband--photo online at: <>

Clara married 1 (1) Richard Power Palmer son of Arthur Palmer and Catherine on 26 Sep 1877 in St George's Church, Guelph, Ontario. Richard was born about 1857 in London, England. He died on 30 Oct 1884 in Chicago, Illinois. He was buried in Woodlawn Cem., Guelph, Ontario.

At the time of his marriage Richard Power was a bank clerk living in Toronto. However, "Rosa" and "Power" Palmer were living with William Clarke in Palmerston in 1881, where Power was an insurance agent.
Ontario death reg'n #: "R. Power Palmer" death registered in Wellington county, but indicates that he died in Chicago of an "overdose of laudanam", age 31; occupation insurance agent, here it says he was born in Ireland, but probably census report of England more likely to be correct. Tombstone photo online at: <>--seems to say born in 1851?

They had the following children:

  52 M i Arthur Lionel Palmer was born on 31 Oct 1878 in Guelph, Ontario. He died on 22 Feb 1919 in Guelph, Ontario. He was buried in Union Cemetery, Guelph.

Ontario birth reg'n #33897: informant was Lionel Clarke (signature in registration form). In 1901 there was an Arthur Palmer, 22, living in Cariboo Crossing, Yukon Territory--possibly this man? No other possibilities found. However, 1909 Guelph death registration #34420 probably for this man: cause of death tuberculosis, age 39; occupation laborer, not married; born Peel tp, place of death was 69 Metcalfe St., Guelph. Name of father indicated on form is John Carter, assumed to be a copying error as the next death registered is for a Carter.
  53 M ii Herbert Palmer was born in 1881 in Ontario.

Herbert was named in a codicil to his grandfather's will--he was not listed in the 1881 census, but is said to be 10 years old in 1891. I have been unable to find a birth registration or any other records of him.

Clara married (2) Kelly.

21. William Lionel Herbert (Lionel) Clarke (William , Thomas ) was born on 20 Jul 1859 in Ontario. He died on 29 Aug 1921 in Toronto, Ontario. He was buried on 31 Aug 1921 in Toronto.

Very little is known of this man although he served as Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario from 1919 to 1921. He died of stomach cancer while serving in that office (death reg'n #5484). A now-dead website on Ontario Lieutenant Governors noted:
"The Honourable Lionel Herbert Clarke (1859-1921): Lionel Clarke was born in 1857 in Guelph, the son of a doctor. He was educated at Trinity College School and the University of Edinburgh. In 1891 he married Anne Small. Clarke was a businessman in Palmerston before entering the grain trade in Toronto. He became the Chairman of Canadian Malting Company, President of the Board of Grain Supervisors, Chairman of the Toronto Harbour Commission, and a member of the Niagara Falls Park Commission. Clarke was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in 1919 and was a champion for public education and literacy. He died in Office in 1921."
In 1895 Lionel formed a malt dealership with Wilmot Matthews (L. H. Clarke and Company); five years later the two also set up the Canada Malting Company Limited, apparently in Toronto.
His marriage registration records his name as William Lionel Clarke. In the 1901 census he is Lionel H. Clarke, living in Toronto and his occupation is "Partner Malster." In later records he is also listed as Lionel H. Clarke. He was living in Kingston, Ontario in 1899 when he registered the birth of his son Eric. Other than his death registration, the last firm record I can find for him is when he registered the birth of his daughter Clara in March 1918. In 1911 census they are listed only by their initials, and are residing at 49 St George, Toronto. In 1894 his address was 4 Spadina Road, Toronto; in 1905 it was 63 Isabella St., Toronto; and in 1918 he was at 6 Clarendon Crescent, Toronto. These folks surely did move around a lot!
Lionel, age 51, and his family Annie 40, Diana 14, Esmonde 18, Eric 12 and Douglas 6, sailed from Liverpool to Quebec City on the Megantic, arriving 3 June 1912.
His death is registered under the name Herbert Lionel Clarke (reg'n #5484). Born 20 Jul 1859, age 62 years, 1 mos, 9 days; cause of death carcinoma stomach; informant Col. Alex Fraser, also of Government House.
There are two photos of him posted on the Toronto Public Library website:

William married 1 Anne Clara Gertrude Small daughter of Sydenham Small and Annie on 10 Feb 1891 in Guelph, Ontario. Anne was born 2 on 20 Jun 1870 in Ontario.

Anne is listed as Daisy in the 1901 census. Anne is listed by her initials only in 1911 and she and "L.H." resided at 49 St George in Toronto. There is another Daisy Clarke listed in 1911 whose husband was a William--they lived with his mother in Mara, Ontario in 1911--very confusing.
Anne was a resident of Guelph when she married Lionel Clarke.

They had the following children:

  54 M i Lionel Esmonde Clarke was born 1 on 8 Mar 1894 in Toronto, Ontario. He died on 3 Jun 1916 in France.

Ontario birth registration #40081 gives name as Esmonde Lionel, but enlistment papers reverse the names. Lieut. Lionel Esmonde Clarke, 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion: enlisted July 15 1915 in Toronto; address of next-of-kin was 6 Clarendon Crescent, occupation Clerk; 6 ft, 1/2 inch tall, 175 pounds, fair complexion, brown eyes, "l brown" hair. He signed the enlistment papers "L. Esmonde Clarke." <>
Esmonde was M.I.A. June 3, 1916, Sanctuary Wood. His name is on the Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial with other Canadians who have no known grave <>.
  55 F ii Clara Diana Clarke was born 1 on 25 May 1897 in Toronto, Ontario.

Late birth registration (by her father) #901319: 19 March 1918.
  56 M iii Eric Sydenham Clarke was born 1 on 25 Aug 1899 in Kingston, Ontario.

Ontario birth reg'n #12919:
  57 M iv Living

26. Emma Letitia Greenham (Elizabeth Clarke , Thomas ) was born 1 on 4 May 1853 in Nichol Tp, Wellington County, Canada West. She was christened on 27 Sep 1858 in Nichol Tp.. She died 2 on 4 May 1926 in 119 Spadina Ave, Hamilton, Ontario. She was buried in Woodstock, Ontario.

Death reg'n #36977: Emma was living with her daughter Lillian in Toronto at the time of her death; age 73; cause of death flu and pneumonia.

Emma married 2 Charles Banting 1 son of John Hall Banting and Esther (Hester Hettie) Meredith on 8 Feb 1868 in Wellington county, Ontario. Charles was born on 7 Apr 1835 in Ballyfin, Queen's County, Ireland. He was christened 3 on 4 May 1834 in Ballyfin, Clonenagh Parish, Queens County, Ireland. He died in Nov 1922 in Ontario. He was buried in Woodstock, Ontario.

The Banting family history has Charles' birth date as a year after the baptism recorded in the parish register. In 1870, charles was a farmer, living on the 14th concession, Nichol Tp. In 1877 he was a Constable in Fergus, Ontario. In 1881 Charles and Emma lived in Guelph, Wellington South, Ontario, Canada (Source: FHL Film 1375894 NAC C-13258 Dist 151 SubDist C Div 1 Page 67 Family 316). Charles was said to be 42 years of age and to be a "Caretaker P. O. & C.A." Later Charles was a Custom's House Officer in Woodstock, Ontario.

They had the following children:

  58 M i George Orton Banting was born 1 on 19 Jan 1870 in Fergus, Ontario.

Ontario birth reg'n #19248.
USA 1930 census, Waukesha, Wisconsin: George 60, born Canada, School Superintendent; and Laura 58 born Wisconsin, married for 33 yrs.
  59 M ii Leander Orton Banting was born 1 on 26 Aug 1871 in Fergus, Ontario.

Ontario birth reg'n #6487; appears that middle name was for the physician who delivered Leander, Dr. Orton.
  60 F iii Lillian Banting was born 1 about 1874 in Ontario.
  61 F iv Carrie Banting was born 1 about 1876 in Ontario.
  62 M v Charles Lionel Banting was born on 19 Oct 1877 in Fergus, Ontario.

Ontario birth reg'n #33102. Living in Hamilton, Ontario in 1901, occupation Clerk RR, date of birth said to be 12 Jul 1878.
  63 F vi Maggie Banting was born 1 in Dec 1880 in Ontario.
  64 M vii Albert Greenham Banting 1 was born on 23 Jun 1888 in Woodstock, Oxford county, Ontario.

Ontario birth reg'n #27026. Lived in Hamilton, Ontario in the 1950s (per K. Bowers).
  65 M viii Frank Banting was born in 1890 in Ontario.

Frank was 5 months old on the 1891 census--probably born abt December 1890.

27. Caroline G. Greenham (Elizabeth Clarke , Thomas ) was born 1 on 29 Aug 1856 in Nichol Tp, Wellington County, Canada West. She was christened on 27 Sep 1858 in Nichol Tp.. She died before 1920 in Wisconsin.

I wonder if her birth year was actually 1858 and there was a transcribing error? There was a Carrie Greenham, age 32, living in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1891--probably this woman. Both of her parents were born in Ireland. Her occupation is illegible in the ancestry image. The 1900 census in Wisconsin indicates that Caroline immigrated in 1892. In 1910 she is said to have given birth to four children, three of whom were still living.

Caroline married William G. McLaughlan son of Hugh McLaughlan and Asaneath on 2 Aug 1892 in Woodstock, Ontario. William was born in Jul 1849 in Hastings County, Canada West (Ontario). He died before 1920 in Wisconsin.

At the time of his marriage William was a physician and a widower, living in Ettick (?), Wisconsin. I finally found the couple in the 1900 census--writing a real mess! The name appears to be spelled "MacLachlan." They are in Dunn, Wisconsin (Dane county). William is a doctor, said to have immigrated in 1887 and to be naturalized. Same place and info in 1910, except that immigration year given is 1889. I have been unable to find either William or Caroline in 1920, so they probably died before the 1920 census, or did they move elsewhere?

William and Caroline had the following children:

  66 M i Donald C. MacLachlan was born 1 on 29 Dec 1893 in Wisconsin. He died in Aug 1974 in California.

In 1920 Donald was a Garage Sales Manager living in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. In 1930 he was a Grocery Salesman, and the family lived in Escanaba, Michigan. SSDI gives dates 29 Dec. 1893 to Aug. 1974. Last residence was Roseville, California.
        Donald married 1 Laura about 1920 in Wisconsin. Laura was born 2 on 10 Sep 1890 in Wisconsin. She died on 21 Dec 1987 in Florida.

Believed to be the Anna L. MacLachlan listed in the SSDI as follows (not confirmed): born 10 Sep 1890, died 21 Dec 1987, last residence Citrus Heights, Florida; Soc Sec issued in Wisconsin.
  67 M ii Fergus G. MacLachlan was born 1 in Jan 1898 in Wisconsin. He died 2 in May 1986 in Florida.

In 1920 Fergus was an unmarried school teacher, living in Portage City, Columbia county, Wisconsin. He was a "roomer" in the household. In 1930 he was in Greenwood City, Wisconsin where he was a high school principal. SSDI death record gives birth date of 12 January 1899, died May 1986, last residence Deland, Florida.
        Fergus married 1 Frances about 1921 in Wisconsin. Frances was born 2 about 1901 in Wisconsin. She died in Sep 1986 in Florida.

SSDI has birth date of 9 March 1902, died September 1986, last residence Deland, Florida.
  68 F iii Living

30. Marlborough Clarke Douglas (Catherine (Kate) Clarke , Thomas ) was born about 1852 in Ireland. He died on 5 Jun 1923 in Beechville, Carlow, Ireland. He was buried in Killeshin.

1911 census lists him as a "House and land agent."
From the Carlow IGP site:
"One of Carlow's oldest residents, 99 year old Mr. Pat Purcell, Quinagh, has "retired" as an historian and has handed over his vast collection of historical papers to his nephew, Mr. Michael Purcell.
"Part of the collection, which was compiled in 1890 by the late Michael Brophy, a correspondent with The Nationalist and noted local historian, features documents relating to the history of Carlow from the 17 th Century onwards.
"Following Mr. Brophy's death in 1900, his collection was passed to the late Marlborough Douglas who was also engaged in historical research at the turn of the century.
"Following the death of Mr. Douglas in 1923, the collection passed to the late William Hadden and, in 1940 Mr. Hadden gave it to Mr. Purcell."
Irish Times death notice, 5 June 1923: at Beechville, Carlow; survived by wife and daughter, interred at Killeshin.
Death registration, 3rd qtr 1923, age 71, Carlow reg'n district.

Marlborough married Mary (Minnie) Timpson in 1890 in Dublin. Mary was born about 1853 in County Wexford, Ireland.

1911 census lists her as Mary Timpson Douglas--wondered if Timpson was her maiden name but couldn't find a marriage registration for that name to match the registration for Marlborough; age 58.

Marlborough and Mary had the following children:

  69 F i Mary Kathleen Douglas was born in 1893 in County Carlow, Ireland.

Birth reg'n 2nd qtr, 1893; age 17 in 1911

39. Elizabeth Jane Clarke 1 (James , Thomas ) was born on 8 May 1852 in Maryborough, Queen's County, Ireland. She was christened 2 on 29 Jul 1852 in St Peter's Church of Ireland, Maryborough. She died on 24 Nov 1874 in West Luther, Wellington County, Ontario.

Elizabeth's death was registered under her maiden name (reg'n #10559, 1874). She died of typhoid fever at the age of 22. She had been ill for 13 months according to her death registration.

Elizabeth married Edward Harvey Cull son of Harvey Cull and Rhoda Luter about 1871. Edward was born 1, 2 about 1844 in Wellington County, Canada West. He died 3 on 28 Feb 1927 in Larimore, Grand Forks, North Dakota. He was buried on 2 Mar 1927 in Saint Thomas, Pembina, North Dakota.

Edward was listed as 8 years old on the 1851 census, indicating he was born about 1844. His age at marriage is inconsistent with that, and I am opting to go with the earliest 1851 estimate. Edward remarried after Elizabeth died. There is no Edward Cull listed in the 1881 Census CD--he probably had moved to North Dakota by then. His son James was living with his parents in Ontario at that time. North Dakota naturalization records indicate he filed his notice of intent to seek naturalization July 26, 1886 in Grand Forks and that he was granted citizenship June 14, 1890 in Walsh county.

They had the following children:

  70 M i James Harvey Cull 1, 2 was born on 8 Aug 1873 in Wellington County, Ontario. He died on 7 Nov 1950 in Ontario.

At the time of the 1881 census James was the living with his father's parents in Wellington County.

40. Susannah (Susan) Esther Clarke (James , Thomas ) was born on 23 Jul 1854 in Wellington county, Canada West (Ontario). She died on 20 Feb 1950 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She was buried 1 in Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur, Ontario.

Susan Clarke lived most of her life in Saskatchewan, and died there. However, her name is on the headstone marking her husband's grave in Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur, Ontario. It appears she was older than her husband, but census records do not show that--in 1891 she was listed as 34 years old, the same age as Samuel. Susan was widowed in 1898 at the age of 43, left with five children aged 8 to 18. In 1901 and in March 1905 she and the children were living in Grand Valley, Ontario. By the 1906 census she was living in "Strassburg" (now Strasbourg), Saskatchewan, with her son "S.L." (Lorne) and daughter "Anna." Her granddaughter, Lois Reid, told me that she thinks that Susan and her children first lived in Balcarres, Saskatchewan before they settled in Strasbourg--I have since found her son Lester located in Belcarres in 1911. However, others in the family were in Strassburg at that time and it may be that Lester was the only one to live in Belcarres.
The National Archives online index to prairie homesteads indicates that Susan homesteaded NW 6 T25 R21 W2, just north of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan (Reel C-6290 Liber 439 Folio 354). The small building in which she homesteaded still stands near the village of Strasbourg. In 1911, her children all grown, she was forced to give up her homestead and lived the rest of her life with various of her children. I remember her living in Sutherland, now part of Saskatoon, with her daughter Irene Williams when I was very young. Unfortunately, I never did meet her.

Susannah married Samuel Andrew Small son of John Small and Margaret J. Mitchell on 14 Jan 1879 in Peel tp, Wellington county, Ontario. Samuel was born on 24 Sep 1857 in Arthur, Wellington County. He was christened 1 on 15 Feb 1857 in Arthur, Wellington County, Canada West. He died on 19 Mar 1898 in Arthur, Ontario. He was buried in Greenfield Cemetery, Wellington County.

Appears to have been a transcribing error in baptism record (Vol. 2, p. 299, Wellington County); Ontario birth registration #22144, 1898. Samuel and Susan Small (nee Clarke) lived in Melancthon Tp. on the 1891 Census (Div. 2, p. 44). Other families nearby included Edward and Annie Small, Jeremiah and Harriet Clarke, and James and Barbara Clarke (nee Small) (all on p. 43).
In April 1888 they lived in Arthur, when Annette was born; Samuel was a pumpmaker. In August 1889 when Lester's birth was registered they were in Riverview, Melancthon tp., and his occupation was listed as farmer. The 1891 census shows them in Melancthon, then part of Grey County; Samuel's occupation appears to be "Farmer & Saw Miller." He was said to be 34 years old.
Ontario Death Reg'n, 1898, #022144 : Samuel Andrew Small d. 19 March 1898, 40 years 5 months; Died at Charles Street, Arthur; Pumpmaker b. Glenallan, Peel Twp. Consumption protracted. Dr. DE Allen, Religion: Methodist, Reported by T? J. Marshall on 21 March 1898.

They had the following children:

  71 M i John James Small was born on 1 Oct 1879 in Arthur, Ontario. He died on 8 Oct 1958 in Guelph, Ontario.

Ontario birth registration #35053, 1879.
Jack Small lived much of his life in Guelph, Ontario. Entries in the Vernon's Guelph City Directory indicate the following:
1915: Secretary-treasurer of the George E.B. Ginger Co., Ltd., res. 62 Glasgow
1916 and 1917: Prop. Guelph Paper Box, same residence
1918 and 1919: John J. Small, Tolton Mfg. Co., same residence; also John Small empl. Page-Hersey Co., res. 16 Wood
1920 and 1921: president Guelph Paper Box, same residence.
        John married Jennie McNichol daughter of Thomas McNichol and Ann on 11 Mar 1911 in Erin, Ontario. Jennie was born 1 on 3 Jan 1880 in Ontario. She died on 12 Jul 1968.
  72 M ii Samuel Lorne Small was born on 8 Sep 1881 in Arthur, Ontario. He died on 25 Jun 1973 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He was buried 1 on 27 Jun 1973 in South Hill Cemetery, Prince Albert.

Ontario birth registration #34418, 1881.
In 1901 Lorne was a printer and living with his mother and sisters and brothers. He homesteaded NE 28 T24 R23 W2 in Saskatchewan (Reel C-6259 Liber 402 Folio 154).
        Samuel married Mabel Alice Philip daughter of Robert Philip on 30 Jun 1909 in Ontario. Mabel was born on 2 Apr 1881. She died on 29 Apr 1959 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Lorne and Mabel had no children.
  73 F iii Irene Esther Small was born on 16 Jan 1884 in Arthur, Ontario. She died on 19 Jul 1978. She was buried in Saskatoon.

Ontario birth registration #37535, 1884. In 1901 her birth date was given as 17 January; at that time Irene was a milliner. In 1906 she was listed as a boarder in the household of John S. Higgins, in or near the town of Carlyle, Saskatchewan, aged 22. Obituary in Saskatoon Star-Phoenix on 20 July 1978, p. 24.
        Irene married John Christopher Williams on 2 Nov 1909 in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan. John was born on 14 Jan 1880 in Hamilton, Ontario. He died on 5 Feb 1949 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  74 F iv Annette Margaret Small was born on 24 Apr 1888 in Arthur, Ontario. She died after 25 Jun 1973.

Ontario birth registration #37837, 1888. The 1901 census records her birth year as 1887(?).
        Annette married 1 (1) Bernard Bennett on 27 Sep 1913 in Detroit, Michigan. The marriage ended in divorce.
        Annette married (2) Clifford Henry Kelly on 17 Aug 1920 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Clifford was born on 10 May 1888 in Mallorytown, Ontario. He died on 26 Oct 1953. He was buried in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  75 M v Lester Meredith Small was born 1 on 15 Aug 1889 in Riverview, Melancthon Tp, Dufferin county, Ontario. He died on 26 Apr 1949 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was buried in Regina.

Lester Small was only 8 years old when his father died in Ontario. His mother brought her family west to homestead in Saskatchewan sometime after 1901. In 1911 Lester was living in Balcarres, Saskatchewan working as a printer (although that record gives his birth date as May 1890, family information is that he did live in Balcarres at some point so I think the record is indeed his). He was a boarder in the household of Henry Hudson. Later Lester published the newspaper in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan until the family moved to Regina about 1929. There he established his own printing company. He died before his 60th birthday, following a lengthy illness. Although it was not diagnosed as such, the family now believes he suffered from lung cancer.
Ontario birth registration #206299, 1889. Lester homesteaded SW 2 T26 R22 W2 in Saskatchewan (Reel C-6319 Liber 476 Folio 297). His time in Strasbourg is documented in the local history of that community. See: <> for the family story; and
<> for the story of the newspaper Lester and his brother Lorne established in 1906.
        Lester married 1 Eva May Mapes daughter of Calvin Wesley Mapes and Bridget (Beatrice) Rae Reynolds on 9 Jul 1913 in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan. Eva was born on 5 Oct 1890 in Ingersoll, Ontario. She died on 20 May 1978 in Regina, Saskatchewan. She was buried on 25 May 1978 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Birth reg'n #25305. Eva's family moved to Manitoba and then to Saskatchewan when she was a child. They settled in Strasbourg, where she became a seamstress. She told me about her work, amazing me with stories of how she could take a person's measurements and then design and make a dress without using a pattern. Her hand stitching was remarkably fine and delicate until her death many decades lates. She and her sisters maintained a close relationship throughout their lives, with most of them raising their families in Strasbourg. I remember spending an afternoon with three of them about 1960 and being impressed by the obvious pleasure they took in one another's company.
When her husband died in 1949 Eva had to earn a living--she took a course in practical nursing and did home nursing for several years. She suffered a major heart attack in 1970 and was a semi-invalid until her death.
When we were children our Grandma Small stayed with us when our parents went on holidays. She was a much loved grandma, remembered particularly for the wonderful and imaginative stories she created for us--stories about "Witchy", the good witch who used her magic to do grand and wonderful things for all humanity--what a role model!

41. James Rice Clarke 1 (James , Thomas ) was born on 5 Nov 1855 in Wellington county, Canada West.

In 1881 and 1883 James and Barbara Clarke lived in Arthur, Ontario, where James was a butcher. They were living in Melancthon Tp., Grey County at the time of the 1891 census (Div. 2, p. 43), in 1901 (Subdist. E-4, p.7, still in Grey county) and in 1911 (Dist. 9, p. 3, Melancthon was then in Dufferin county). They were said to live in Jessopville. In 1891 the families of Jeremiah and Harriett Clarke, and Edward and Annie Small (both p. 43) and Samuel and Susan Small (nee Clarke) all lived nearby (p. 44).

James married 1 Barbara Jane Lawson Small daughter of John Small and Margaret J. Mitchell on 16 Nov 1881 in Arthur, Wellington County, Ontario. Barbara was born 2 on 24 Jun 1861 in West Garafraxa Twp, Wellington County, Canada West. She was christened 3 on 6 Oct 1861 in Garafraxa Tp, Wellington County.

They had the following children:

  76 F i Ethel Jane Clarke was born 1 on 16 Oct 1883 in Arthur, Ontario. She died in 1968.

Ontario birth reg'n #36421.
        Ethel married Wycliffe Ewing on 26 Jun 1912 in Shelburne, Melancthon tp, Dufferin County, Ontario. Wycliffe was born on 20 Feb 1883 in Dufferin County, Ontario.

Ontario birth reg'n #3607: born Amaranth tp, Dufferin county, son of John Ewing and Mary Ann Fennell.
Wycliffe was a farmer and a resident of Munson, Alberta when he married. Marriage license indicates he had been a resident of Munson since 1 May 1909. In 1916 they lived in Bow River, Alberta. There were no children at that time.
  77 M ii John J. R. Clarke was born 1 on 27 Sep 1884 in Melancthon tp, Grey County, Ontario.

John was a farmer living in Shelburne, Ontario when he married in 1909. In 1911 John and Ella were enumerated next to his parents.
        John married Ella Shields daughter of John Shields and Annie Coulter on 16 Jun 1909 in Toronto, Ontario. Ella was born in Nov 1884 in Ontario.

Ella was a resident of Shelburne when she married.
  78 M iii Arthur Lloyd Clarke was born 1 on 13 Aug 1900 in Melancthon Tp, Ontario. He died on 20 Apr 1968.

Ontario birth reg'n 10716
        Arthur married Living.

42. William Charles Clarke (James , Thomas ) was born 1, 2 on 26 May 1857 in Canada West. He died 3 in 1952 in Toronto.

In 1886 William was a farmer living on Lot 15, Con 17 of Peel tp. When their son was born in 1899 William's occupation was listed as "Contractor," and the family lived on Peel Street in Elora. In 1901 the family lived in Peel tp., Wellington County and in 1911 they were found in Shelburne, Dufferin county. In 1927 they lived at 121 Howard Park Ave., Toronto. Nephew, Bruce Small, has told me that William and Jane lived in Toronto during the Second World War.

William married 1 Jane Millar Thomson daughter of William Millar Thomson and Anne Sim on 26 Jul 1881 in Peel Tp, Wellington County, Ontario. Jane was born 2, 3 on 14 Oct 1857 in Ontario. She died 4 on 17 Sep 1943 in Toronto, Ontario.

Lived at 121 Howard Park Avenue, Toronto at the time of her death.

They had the following children:

  79 F i Evelyn Annie Esther Clarke was born on 14 Aug 1884 in Peel twp.

Ontario late birth reg'n # 901193, 1927
  80 F ii Beatrice Celeste Clarke was born on 29 May 1886 in Peel twp, Wellington county, Ontario. She died in 1975 in Ontario.

Ontario Birth Registration #36203 (1887) and late reg'n #901271 (1927)
        Beatrice married Fred Napier Mundell. Fred was born on 28 Mar 1884. He died in 1960.

In 1901 Fred was living with his parents in the village of Erin, Wellington county. Only his youngest brother's birth (David)was registered: in 1893 his father Benjamin was a contractor. His mother was Mary G. Napier. They were living in Erin in 1893. nfi
  81 F iii Elma Winifred Clarke was born on 14 Jun 1887 in Peel twp, Wellington county, Ontario.

Ontario birth late reg'n #901246 (1927)
  82 F iv Jessie Laura Clarke was born on 20 Oct 1892 in Peel tp, Wellington county, Ontario.

Ontario late birth reg'n #901324
  83 M v unnamed son Clarke was born on 6 Jul 1899 in Elora, Ontario. He died on 6 Jul 1899 in Elora, Wellington county, Ontario.

Ontario birth reg'n #42034. Death registration for still-born male infant Clarke, same date, reg'n #26920 (child not listed in 1901 census supporting conclusion this is the same child).

46. Herbert Wilkinson Clarke (James , Thomas ) was born 1 on 1 Jul 1862 in Wellington County, Canada West. He died on 23 Nov 1932 in Grace Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. He was buried 2 on 25 Nov 1932 in Greenfield Cemetery, Peel Twp., Wellington County, Ontario.

Raycroft has birth date July 10, 1862. 1901 Census: Farmer, living on west half of Lot 5, Concession 16, Peel Tp (100 acres). Their house had three rooms (Peel Tp, div. 3, p. 3). When the birth of their youngest daughter was registered, Herbert was said to be a miller and living in Belwood.
Ontario death reg'n #7048: widower, age 70, date of birth 1 July 1861; residence at time of death was 2029 Dundas St. W, Toronto; cause of death myocardial disease and failure; informant his son, Mr. Clarence J. Clarke, of the same address. Four days before his death Herbert had surgery for a ruptured duodenal ulcer. Survivors listed in obituary in Toronto Star were Eva, Jeane and Clarence Clarke and M.J.W. Ford. Funeral at residence of his son-in-law J.W. Ford, 10 Oakview Avenue, Toronto.

Herbert married Bethea Blythe daughter of Henry Blyth and Jennie Connell on 13 Jul 1893 in Arthur tp, Ontario. Bethea was born 1 on 5 Nov 1868 in Arthur tp, Ontario. She died 2 on 25 Nov 1931 in St. Andrew St., Fergus, Ontario. She was buried in Greenfield Cem., Wellington County, Ontario.

Some records give name as Bethea. Daughter of Henry and Jennie Blythe.
Obituary in Mount Forest Confederate (10 Dec., 1931) says first name was Bertha. Ontario death reg'n #35829, also under Bertha Clarke: cause of death coronary thrombosis.

They had the following children:

  84 F i Adella Bertha Clarke 1 was born 2 on 10 Aug 1894 in Grandview, Ontario.

At the time of her marriage Adella was 25, living in Fergus and her occupation was Clerk.
        Adella married Joel Wilfrid Ford on 3 Jun 1920 in Fergus, Ontario. Joel was born about 1891 in Toronto, Ontario.

At the time of hismarriage, Joel was a resident of Toronto. His occupation was Commercial Traveller, and his parents were Douglas Ford and Lyla Hallworth. He lived at 10 Oakview Avenue, Toronto in 1932.
  85 M ii Clarence James Clarke was born 1 on 26 Apr 1897 in Wellington County, Ontario. He died in 1986. He was buried in Greenfield Cem., Wellington County.

Ontario birth reg'n #45239. Clarence served in the army in World War I. In January 1951 he lived on St. Andrew Street in Fergus, Ontario.
        Clarence married Merle Morrison. Merle was born in 1902 in Arthur tp., Wellington County, Ontario. She died on 1 Oct 1972 in Fergus, Ontario. She was buried 1 in Greenfield Cem., Wellington County.

Obituary in Mount Forest Confederate (12 Oct. 1972): "Mrs. Clarke passed away at Groves Memorial Hospital on Sunday, October 1, after a lengthy illness. She was in her 70th year. Mrs. Clarke was born in Arthur Township, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Morrison. Left to mourn her loss besides her husband are two sons, John, Chattanooga, Tenn., and George, Fergus; three brothers, Harold, Stratford; Carson and John, Mount Forest; one sister Elva, Mrs. Henry Hellyer, Kenilworth; and three grandsons. Mrs. Clarke was an active member of Bethel Baptist church, Fergus, where the funeral service was conducted by the Rev. H.B. Hooper, assisted by a former pastor, Rev. Ronald Mills of Woodstock. Interment was in Greefield Cemetery, Arthur. The pallbearers were Herbert Thompson, Earl Robson, Kenneth Burs and Carl Larsen."
  86 F iii Eva Blyth Clarke was born 1 on 20 Mar 1899 in Con 16, Peel tp, Wellington county, Ontario.

Ontario birth reg'n #42813
  87 F iv Living

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