Archibald John Longhurst

This page covers information pertaining to descendants of Archibald John Longhurst, born October 14, 1849, who is the great grandfather of Alfred Thomas Burton Longhurst.


Archibald John Longhurst

  • 1922 photo taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of Archibald John Longhurst and Mary Martha Looker. Archibald John Longhurst is the mustached gentleman in the center of this photo. Wife Mary Martha Looker is on his left. Archibald Walter Longhurst is the other mustache. His wife Fannie Esther Burton is beside him. Archibald Thomas Longhurst is the tallest in the back row. His wife Lulu Squires is seated below Fannie, holding baby. Click on the full photo to enlarge and to see the other names of those in it.
  • born October 14, 1849, in King Township, York County, Ontario
  • name shown as "Archy", age 2, (1851 census)
  • see record of death, which contains details on birth
  • baptized with six siblings on October 19, 1851, by Matthew Nichols, in King Township, York County
  • son of James Longhurst and Flora MacDonald (follow this link to James' and Flora's page)
  • grandson of Joseph Longhurst and Sarah Haysman (follow this link to Joseph's and Sarah's page)
  • name on the 1861 census shown as "Archibald", age 12, living with his parents and siblings, in Mulmur Township
  • name on the 1871 census shown as "Archibald", age 22, living with his parents and siblings, in South Simcoe
  • married on February 29, 1872, in Barrie, Ontario, to Mary Martha Looker (born Sept. 23, 1853; daughter of John Edward Looker and Mary Ann ______ )
  • record of marriage
  • marriage witnesses were Mary Martha's brother Thomas Alfred Looker and his wife Mary Isabella Hurst
  • Archibald John's reported age on marriage record was 23
  • Archibald John's profession on the marriage record was farmer
  • Archibald John and his family were members of the Plymouth Brethren.
  • "of Innisfil Township" when wed
  • occupation : farmer, declared as butcher on son's record of birth in 1883 and in 1889
  • obituary notes: 30 years a butcher, with work later in building and cement contracting
  • note: John Edward Thomas Looker, his wife's grandfather, was a butcher and may have been the reason for the occupation change
  • The Longhurst family owned and operated a butcher shop in Barrie at one time (the photo is of another butcher shop of that period). The shop may have been originally opened by Archibald John Longhurst, then carried on by his sons.
  • The property in Oro Station... (follow link to maps and photos) ...Archibald John Longhurst owned and operated a one hundred acre farm in Oro County, Concession VII, Lot 6, from 1871 until at least 1881. Farming there would have consisted of raising cows, perhaps pigs, and growing hay and corn. The area is quite hilly, mostly forested, and has the transitional flora found in the area between Southern Ontario and the lower parts of Northern Ontario (increasing number of evergreens, more scrub bushes and trees). Situated on the corner of Bass Lake Sideroad and 6th Line North, the house is about 10 kilometers from the waters of Bass Lake, and about 13 kilometers from the waters of Lake Simcoe, almost equidistant from Orillia and Barrie.

    As of July, 2002, the log house itself still stands, although the house has been expanded upon, and there is now stone facing on the exterior walls that hides its original look. The farm is presently owned by C.H. Haidle, address R.R. #1, R.P.O., Oro Station, Ontario. In conversation with Mrs. Haidle, it seems that Archibald John Longhurst may not have been the first owner of the property, and the log house may actually predate his family's being there. For photos and maps, follow the link above.

  • The page from the census of 1881 for Barrie, District 139, shows the family of Archibald John Longhurst. Archibald is reported as being 30-years-old, a butcher, with wife Mary M. (Mary Martha, age 26), Henrietta (age 9), Minnie (age 7), Emma (age 5), Archibald W. (Walter, age 3), and Thomas (age 2). The religion is noted as Plymouth Brethren.

  • the 1891 census for "Arch" Longhurst and family, in the town of Barrie, District 117. 42 years old, a butcher, with an English father (James Longhurst) and Scottish mother (Flora Macdonald). Mary Martha is shown at age 36, with 10 children - Minnie (age 17), Emma (age 15), Arch (Archibald Walter, age 14), Thomas (age 11), Goldie (age 9), Edward (age 7), Frank (age 5), May (Mary Anne, age 4), "Harley" (Harvey, age 2), and "Perley" (Rachel Pearl, age 3 months).

As a chronological construct, these events indicate some of the residences for Archibald John Longhurst and family...

Note: the location where children were born does not necessarily mean that the family lived there. A child may be born away from the home for many reasons, but one would expect that the family was at least in the vicinity. As more items are found, or as more explanation is found, this list will be updated.

Note: Allendale should be considered to be a subdivision of Barrie.

  • 1849, born in King Township, York County
  • 1851 census, with his parents in King Township, York County
  • 1861 census, with his parents in Mulmur Township
  • 1871 census, with his parents in South Simcoe
  • from approximately 1871 to 1881, the Oro Station property (children born during these years may have been born away from the farm)
  • 1872, first child, daughter Henrietta born, in Thornton (less than 15 km. south of Barrie)
  • 1874, daughter Minnie Belinda born, in Allandale
  • 1875, daughter Emma Alma born, in Thornton
  • 1877, son Archibald Walter born, in Oro County
  • 1879, son Alfred Thomas born, in Oro County
  • 1882, daughter Gold Floribelle "Goldie" born, in Barrie
  • 1883, son Edward James born, in Barrie
  • 1885, son Frank born, in Barrie (184 Bradford Street)
  • 1887, daughter Mary Anne born, in Barrie
  • 1889, son Harold Emmerson born, in Barrie
  • 1891, daughter Rachel Pearl born, in Barrie (Bradford Street)
  • 1892, son Harvey born, in Barrie
  • 1895, daughter Violet born, in Barrie
  • 1896, daughter Augusta born, in Barrie
  • 1918, the mailing address was P.O. Box 916, Barrie, when son Harvey was recruited into military service
  • 1929, obituary notes that the "homestead" was a farm on the Sixth Line, Innisfil (could explain the P.O. Box)
  • 1929, Archibald John Longhurst's place of death was Thornhill, Ontario (home of daughter Rachel Pearl and her husband Charles Smith)

  • These are pictures of 184 Bradford Street, Barrie.

  • To be reconciled... This social notice from the Barrie Examiner on September 21, 1905, raises questions. Which Arch.? Which house did he vacate? Why note that it was brick? It sounds like he first owned it and has subsequently now moved to it. Could this be the man named Rosenfeldt? From the 1921 census: Max Rosenfeldt, spouse Sarah Rosenfeldt, born abt 1876 in Russia, arrived in Canada in 1904, residing in Barrie, Town Ward 3, Simcoe South (Simcoe), Ontario.


Children of Archibald John Longhurst and Mary Martha Looker...

  • children:
    • Henrietta ("Hattie") Longhurst
      • born July 30, 1872 in Thornton, Ontario
      • married on December 19, 1890, to Thomas Somers (born July 1, 1866, in Barrie, Ontario; son of Joseph Somers and Elizabeth Snow)
      • at one time had a farm near Barrie
      • lived in Woodstock, Ontario in 1919, Henrietta was employed at the Harvey Knitting Co. (opened in 1912 as Ken Knit by owner Kenneth Harvey, in 1914 became Harvey Knitting Co., bought out in 1937 by York Knitting Mills, owned since 1911 by J.D. Woods).
      • Henrietta also had boarders at times as a source of income.
      • children :
        • Edward James Somers
          • born June 1, 1891, in Barrie, Ontario
          • occupation: machinist
          • married Sarah Louise Clark (born September 20, 1891, in Orillia, Ontario; daughter of John Clark and Elizabeth Kenny)
          • children:
            • "baby" Somers
              • born March 24, 1916, in Orillia, Ontario
              • died March 24, 1916, in Orillia, Ontario
            • Audrey Henrietta Somers
              • born May 13, 1921, in Orillia, Ontario
              • married John Ronald MacDonald (or McDonald)
              • children:
              • resided in Orillia, Ontario in 1962
          • Edward died September 26, 1925, in Kitchener, Ontario.
          • Sarah lived in Orillia in 1952, but was absent in that Phone Directory of 1962.
        • Thomas Archibald Somers
          • born April 12, 1894, in Barrie, Ontario
          • married April 1, 1906, in Barrie, Ontario, to Harriet Maud Emms (born December 24, 1887, in Oro, Ontario; daughter of William Emms and Martha Ross)
          • military service: WWI, Regimental #643325, RG 150, Accession 1992-3, Box 9151-8
          • children:
            • William Archibald Thomas Somers
              • born April 23, 1917, in Barrie, Ontario
              • married on June 30, 1042, in Dauphin, Manitoba, to Bernice Furkalo (born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba; daughter of Peter and Tina Furkalo)
              • military service: served in the Navy in WWII
              • children:
              • William died October 15, 1989, in Sudbury, Ontario
              • Bernice died February 15, 1999, in Sudbury, Ontario. She is buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, in Sudbury, Ontario.
            • James Leslie Somers (Sr.)
              • born September 8, 1918, in Copper Cliff, Ontario (very near Sudbury)
              • married on October 4, 1941, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Mary Babiuk (born Ocober 26, 1920, in Ukraina, Manitoba; daughter of Nick Babiuk and Pearl Bunka)
              • military service: enlisted in the RCAF on January 28, 1941, was a flight sargeant when discharged in 1946, also a fire chief in the RCAF
              • children:
            • Elmer Morley Somers
              • born June 9, 1920, in Sudbury, Ontario
              • after 1960, resided in Port Colbourne, Ontario
              • married November 20, 1983, in St. Catherines, Ontario, to Josephine LeClair
              • between 1983-2001, the couple resided in St. Lo, France
            • Hattie Maud Somers
              • stillborn June 11, 1922, in Sudbury, Ontario
            • Ruby Violet Somers
              • born October 30, 1927, in Sudbury, Ontario
              • died October 29, 1947, of an aneurysm
              • buried in Little Brick United Church Cemetery, Oro, Ontario
          • Harriet Maud Emms died June 11, 1922, in Sudbury, Ontario
          • Harriet is buried in Little Brick United Church Cemetery, Oro, Ontario
          • second marriage on November 8, 1926, in Sudbury, Ontario, to Grace Agnes Theresa Emms (born October 4, 1895, in Oro, Ontario; sister of Harriet Maud Emms)
          • residence in 1974: 124 Penetang Road, Barrie, Ontario
          • Grace Agnes Theresa Emms died October 7, 1977
          • Grace is buried in Little Brick United Church Cemetery, Oro, Ontario
          • Thomas Archibald Somers died September 19, 1982, in Sudbury, Ontario
          • Thoms is buried in Little Brick United Church Cemetery, Oro, Ontario
        • Mansell Ellwood Somers
          • born June 30, 1896, in Barrie, Ontario
          • residing in Copper Cliff, Ontario when married
          • occupation: clerk
          • married September 20, 1915, at 121 Larch Street, Sudbury, Ontario, to Evelyn Agnes Paul (born c1896, in Mattawa, Ontario; residing in Sudbury when married; daughter of George Thomas Paul, born in Mattawa, Ontario, and Justine Burke, born in Deep River, Ontario)
          • record of marriage
          • ref: Moyen Nord Ontarien v1 Sainte Anne RC Sudbury 1883-1983 plus à Société Franco-Ontarienne d'Histoire et de Généalogie Sudbury
          • side note: George Thomas' parents were Joseph Paul and Catherine Burns
          • side note: Justine Burke's parents were George T. Burke and Justine Gougeon Burke
          • side note: George and Justin were married November 20, 1893, in Nippissing County, Ontario
          • children:
            • George Ellwood Somers
              • born October 10, 1916, in Sudbury, Ontario
              • married on June 12, 1936, in Copper Cliff, Ontario, to Margaret Isabel Balmforth (born June 9, 1917, in Copper Cliff, Ontario; daughter of Willard Balmforth and Gladys Jackson)
              • military service: served in the Canadian infantry in WWII
              • children:
              • George Ellwood Somers died January 9, 1952, in Lively, Ontario
            • Thomas Mansell Somers
              • born September 16, 1917, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
              • married on March 8, 1945, in Hamilton, Ontario, to Barbara Lawson Morris (born March 8, 1975 in Hamilton, Ontario)
              • children:
              • second marriage, c1965, to Amelia __________ (born April 23, 1916, died August 15, 1997)
              • Thomas died July 3, 1975, in Detroit, Michigan
            • Marie Henrietta Eveline Somers
              • born April 29, 1919, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
              • married on August 14, 1940, to John J. Noble (son of J. J. Noble)
              • children:
              • second marriage, in 1980, to Robert Walton
            • Robert Melvin Somers
              • born May 9, 1921, in Copper Cliff, Ontario
            • Rheta Justine Somers
              • born March 27, 1923, in Copper Cliff, Ontario
              • married on September 18, 1943, in St. Catherines, Ontario, to William J. Reynolds (born September 13, 1921)
              • children:
              • Rheta died August 25, 2001, in St. Catherines, Ontario
            • "Betty" Elizabeth Frances Somers
              • born December 17, 1924, in Copper Cliff, Ontario
              • married on August 12, 1941, in Sudbury, Ontario, to Ronald Dixon (born March 8, 1922)
              • children:
              • Ronald Dixon died May 20, 1987, in Sudbury, Ontario
              • Betty Somers died December 18, 2002, in Sudbury, Ontario
            • Frank Lyle Somers
              • born September 28, 1926, in Copper Cliff, Ontario
              • military service: enlisted in the Canadian Army, 1943 - England, 1944 - England and Italy, 1945 - Germany
              • met, in 1945, Altburg Ley (born in Germany)
              • children:
              • second marriage, on January 29, 1972, in Toronto, Ontario, to Hazel Helena Marjorie Hodder (born September 28, 1924)
              • Frank died May 31, 1994, in Whitby, Ontario
              • Hazel died in May, 1996
            • Irma May Somers
              • born May 15, 1928, in Copper Cliff, Ontario
              • married on February 11, 1949, to Carman V. Munro
              • children:
              • second marriage, c1965, to George McCavish
              • Irma died June 30, 1990, in Toronto, Ontario
            • John Edward Somers
              • born a twin, July 23, 1929, in Copper Cliff, Ontario
              • married on December 11, 1953, in Sudbury, Ontario, to June Iris Walker (born May 31, 1934)
              • children:
            • William Archibald Somers
              • born a twin, July 23, 1929, in Copper Cliff, Ontario
              • married on December 2, 1952, in Cobourg, Ontario, to Doreen Neave (born August 28, 1934, daughter of Frederick Neave and Frances Wisson)
              • children:
              • Doreen (Neave) Somers died December 23, 1999
            • Lois Anne Somers
              • born February 26, 1936, in Sudbury, Ontario
              • married on February 8, 1954, in North Bay, Ontario, to George Downing Dickerson (son of James Dickerson and Edith Packer)
              • children:
              • second marriage, on February 1, 1983, in Ottawa, Ontario, to Rosaire Joseph Vezina (born January 18, 1921, in St Joseph de Lauzon, Quebec)
              • children:
              • Rosaire died August 9, 1993, in Luskville, Quebec
            • Jean Irene Somers
              • born March 8, 1937
              • married on February 13, 1958, in Sudbury, Ontario, to Joseph George Gauthier (born 1921)
              • children:
                • second marriage, on January 29, 1971, to Roland Edmond Banner (born October 24, 1936)
                • Roland had two children from a previous marriage
          • Mansell was the reeve of McKim Township for three terms
          • Mansell was a councillor for five years
          • Somers Street in New Sudbury was named after Mansell
          • Evelyn Agnes Paul died January 25, 1955, in Sudbury, Ontario
          • Mansell re-married, on March 17, 1956, to Elizabeth Krick Ross
          • Mansell died August 27, 1961, in Gauveneur, New York
        • Morley Theodore Somers
          • born September 2, 1901, in Barrie, Ontario
          • married on September 2, 1931, in Innerkip, Ontario, to Laura Katherine Rowe (born October 13, 1908, in East Zorro Township, Ontario; daughter of William Rowe and Edith Webber)
          • children:
            • Morley died March 13, 1961, in Alliston, Ontario
            • Laura died April 16, 1998 in Elliot Lake, Ontario
        • Madeleine Verna Somers
          • born October 10, 1904, in Barrie, Ontario
          • married on July 31, 1931, in Ontario, to Thomas Annon Farquharson (born 1878 in Scotland)
          • Thomas served with the C Squadron of the Scottish Horse Corp.
          • Thomas was proprietor of Atlas Folding Boxes Ltd., in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1934.
          • The family resided in Hamilton, Ontario.
          • Thomas Annon Farquharson died September 6, 1948.
          • Madeleine Verna Somers died April 25, 1956, in Hamilton, Ontario.
        • Mildred Winnifred Somers
          • born November 27, 1907, in Barrie, Ontario
          • was employed at the Harvey Woods factory for many years
        • Mildred died February 18, 1969, in Woodstock, Ontario
      • Joseph Somers died August 5, 1947, in Ontario.
      • Henrietta Somers (Longhurst) died April 11, 1949, in Woodstock, Ontario.
    • Minnie Belinda Longhurst
      • born September 17, 1874 in Allandale, Ontario
      • occupation: seamstress (noted as "dress maker" on 1891 census)
      • married on January 27, 1908, in Barrie, Ontario, to Joseph Edward St. Louis (age 33, from Port Arthur, Quebec, grocer, son of Adolph St. Louis and Semen Bressen)
      • marriage witnesses were Michael McBride and Mary Ann McGinnis (both of Barrie), clergyman was Reverend J.J. Egan
      • couple stated as being Roman Catholic on record of marriage
      • sister Rachel Pearl's record of birth in 1891, shows (Minnie's) address as being Fort William, Ontario
      • an adopted child
    • Emma Alma Longhurst
      • born June 28, 1875 in Thornton, Innisfil Township, Ontario
      • record of birth
      • married on June 21, 1897, in Barrie, Ontario, to Thomas G. Wesley Soule (a farmer; of Vespra, Ontario; born June 28, 1875 in Darlington; son of George Soule and Margaret ______ )
      • note: conflicts - record of marriage shows mother of groom to be "Annie" and age of groom to be 21
      • note: census of 1881 for Essa, Simcoe County, reports George Soule as being 28 years old, born in England, his wife Margaret as being the same age, born in Ireland, and another son, born in 1874, named Willie.
      • note: census of 1901 for Collingwood, Ontario, reports that Wesley Soule worked in a pork factory, as did John Bell
      • note: this family and the Bell family (see connection below) were either neighbours or lived in the same house, according to the census
      • children :
        • George Soule
          • born March 11, 1898
        • Archibald Soule
          • born January 21, 1900
    • Archibald Walter Longhurst
      • born June 8, 1877 in Oro County, Ontario
      • married on June 5, 1901, in Barrie, Ontario, to Fannie Esther Burton (born March 10, 1878 in Cookstown, Ontario)
      • in direct line to Alfred Thomas Burton Longhurst
      • for full details, see this page....
    • Alfred Thomas Longhurst
      • born January 17, 1879 in Oro County, Ontario
      • record of birth
      • occupation: butcher
      • married June 27, 1900, in Ingersoll, Ontario, to Florence ("Florrie") Derbridge (born c1878, in England, daughter of Joseph Derbridge and Eliza Dillie), witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Stevens of Ingersoll
      • record of marriage
      • children:
        • May Victoria Longhurst
          • born May 24, 1901, in Ingersoll, Ontario
          • religion: Methodist
          • married May 24, 1919, to Samuel Robert Wilkinson (labourer, born in 1901, in Ridgetown, Ontario; son of John Wilfred Wilkinson and Ruth Cattle)
          • record of marriage, witness Archie Longhurst, clergyman George T. Watts
          • children:
            • Dorothy Eileen Wilkinson
              • born March 12, 1920, in St. Thomas, Ontario
              • child born to Dorothy:
              • (Dorothy) married Murray Eugene Shackleton
              • child born to Dorothy and Murray:
              • (Dorothy Eileen Longhurst) died October 7, 1985, in St. Thomas, Ontario
          • (May Victoria Longhurst) died January 1, 1953, in St. Thomas, Ontario
        • Archibald Thomas Longhurst
        • Mary Florence Longhurst
          • born December 23, 1909, in Barrie, Ontario
        • Harvey Ernest Longhurst
          • born December 4, 1912, in Hamilton, Ontario
      • Alfred Thomas Longhurst died 1966
    • Gold Floribelle ("Goldie") Longhurst
      • born January 21, 1882 in Barrie, Ontario
      • record of birth
      • married September 15, 1900, to John Bell of Collingwood (born January 27, 1879, in Holland Landing, Ontario, son of David Bell and Eunice Baker)
      • marriage witnesses were V.M. Cooper and P.J. Bartley of Barrie
      • record of marriage
      • children:
        • John Donald Bell
        • Harold Frank Bell
      • note: at time of son Harold's birth, their address was 115 Owen Street, Barrie, and John's occupation was labourer
      • note : census of 1901 for Collingwood, Ontario, reports that John Bell worked in a pork factory, as did Wesley Soule (see above connection)
      • note : this family and the Soule family (see connection above) were either neighbours or lived in the same house, according to the census
    • Edward James Longhurst
      • born December 23, 1883 in Barrie, Ontario
      • record of birth
      • occupation: labourer
      • married July 23, 1908, in Waubashene, Ontario, to Janet Cheetham
      • died November 5, 1920 in Fort William, in an accident in a quarry (a fall perhaps - fractured skull, shock and internal injuries, immediate)
      • address at time of death was 182 East Brock Street (Fort William being Thunder Bay now)
      • buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Thunder Bay
      • record of death
    • Frank Longhurst
      • born Aug. 15, 1885, in Barrie, Ontario
      • record of birth
      • married August 30, 1916, in Barrie, Ontario to Albertha V. (Virette) Pearson (born 1892, daughter of John Pearson and ______ Corbett)
      • marriage certificate
    • Mary Anne Longhurst
    • Harold Emmerson Longhurst
      • born Sep. 3, 1889, in Barrie, Ontario
      • record of birth
      • married on February 4, 1922, in Stratford, Ontario, to Ethel Hockridge (daughter of John Hockridge and Annie? Hart)
      • record of marriage
      • Harold a Presbyterian and merchant, Ethel a Methodist and clerk
      • note: two "M"'s in Emmerson, in Harold's signature on record of marriage, only one on record of birth
    • Rachel Pearl Longhurst
      • born Feb. 10, 1891, in Barrie, Ontario
      • family address at this time was Bradford Street, Barrie
      • record of birth
      • "Congregationalist"
      • married February 26, 1912, in Whitby, Ontario, to James Charles Smith, of "the municipality of the city of Toronto" since February 2, 1912 (born 1888, in Whitby, Ontario, son of James Smith, a grain buyer, and Mary Clark)
      • record of marriage
      • this article reports the wounding of Herbert Longhurst in WWI, son of Mrs.Charles Smith.
    • Harvey Longhurst
      • born Sep. 3, 1892, in Barrie, Ontario
      • record of birth
      • see many small details on WWI recruitment record
      • Harvey died in 1961. He is bured in the same location as his mother and father, see details below.
      • married Lorne Matchett (born 1896)
      • Lorne died in 1964. Violet died in 1980. Both are buried in Sixth Line Cemetery, in Lefroy, Ontario, just south of Barrie. See location photos below.
    • Augusta Longhurst
      • born August 1, 1896, in Barrie, Ontario
      • record of birth
      • died August 20, 1896, in Barrie, Ontario
      • record of death shows cause of death as cholera infantum (gastroenteritis, fatal in some children, not exactly cholera but similar symptoms)


The passing of Archibald John Longhurst and Mary Martha Looker...

  • Archibald John Longhurst died May 12, 1929, in Thornhill, Ontario "at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas. Smith".
  • Ailments noted in the record of death were "several years" of heart disease (as cause of death), and three years of arthritis.
  • Archibald John Longhurst was buried on May 14, 1929, in the 6th Line Cemetery, in Lefroy, Ontario, just south of Barrie). Archie's sister Christiana (Legge) informed the Registrar.
  • The gravestone reads... Archibald Longhurst, 1849-1929; his beloved wife Mary M. Longhurst, 1853-1938; (son) Harvey Longhurst, 1892-1961.
  • Mary Martha Looker died April 8, 1936, in Ontario. She is buried with husband Archibald.
    Barrie Examiner, Thursday, May 16, 1929.

    Obituary, Archibald Longhurst.

    Archibald Longhurst, an old resident of Barrie and Innisfil Township, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 1929, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas. Smith, Thornhill, after an illness of over ten years with rheumatism. Born October 14, 1849, in Vaughan Township, deceased farmed for a time in Innisfil and carried on the trade of butcher in Barrie for thirty years, later taking up building and cement contracting. In religion he was a Presbyterian and in politics he was a Conservative.He is survived by his wife, formerly Mary Martha Looker, and eleven of his family of fifteen children, namely, Mrs. Wesley Soules, North Bay; Mrs. John Black, Chicago; Mrs. Chas. Smith, Thornhill; Mrs. Lorne Matchett, Churchill; Mrs. jos. Price, Fort William and Mrs. Thos. Somers, Woodstock and Walter Longhurst, Belleville; Thomas, Chatham; Frank, Barrie; Harold, Chicago; and Harvey on the homestead, Sixth Line, Innisfil.

    The funeral on Tuesday, May 15, was attended by many relatives and friends, services were conducted by Rev. J. McEwen with interment in Sixth Line Cemetery.

  • Barrie Examiner, Thursday, May 16, 1929, obituary. Click on this link for full page.


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