Mary ?1

F, #104230, b. 3 March 1786
  • Birth*: 3 March 1786; U.S.A.; Date 1785 & location USA per 1851 Census. Date Mar 3 1786 per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 15 2020.1,2
  • Marriage*: circa 1812; per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 15 2020.; Principal=Niram Burnham1
  • Married Name: circa 1812; Burnham1
  • Census*: 1851; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 66 at 1851 Census: see David M. Burnham (son)2

Family: Niram Burnham b. 14 May 1786, d. 28 Apr 1842

Citations

  1. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

David Moral Burnham1,2,3,4

M, #104231, b. 16 February 1813, d. 4 November 1865

  • Birth*: 16 February 1813; Dunbarton, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; Date 1816 & location US per 1861 Census. Date 1812 & location US per 1851 Census. Date Feb 16 1813 & location Dunbarton, NH per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 15 2020.2,3,4
  • Marriage*: circa 1850; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Married per 1851 Census. per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 15 2020.; Principal=Lucinda Clark2,3
  • Death*: 4 November 1865; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date Nov 4 1865 per Memorial. per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 15 2020.2,5
  • Burial*: 6 November 1865; St. Peter's Anlgican Chuch Cemetery, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Memorial: In; Memory of; David M. Burnham; Died; Nov. 4, 1865; Aged; 52 Years (St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Cobourg, Aug 18 2016, by Dan)5
  • Census*: 1851; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 39 at 1851 Census: Burnham, David M., 39, b. US, CE, farmer, married; Lucinda, 28, b. Cda., CE, married; Phillip, Mary, 28, b. Cda., CE, servant, widow; Carroll, Sels?(m), 17, b. Ireland, RC, lab., single; Burnham, Mary, 66, b. US, CE, single; Thomas, 30, b. Cda., CE, farmer, single (1851 Census: Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., pg. 84 of 162, line 20 - ancestry.ca)(Note: Adnrew J. Burnham is above with family. This looks like sons of Niram and Mary Burnham - and Mary herself.3
  • Census: April 1861; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 45 at 1861 Census: Burnham, David M., 45, b. US, CE, farmer, married; Lucinda, 45, b. UC, CE, married; John, 5, b. UC; Thomas, 38, b. UC, CE, lab., single (1861 Census: Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., pg. 808 of 899, line 1 - ancestry.ca)(Note: Thomas is below.)4

Family: Lucinda Clark b. 1823, d. 4 Nov 1869

Citations

  1. David M. Burnham per 1851 & 1861 Census.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.

Lucinda Clark1,2,3,4

F, #104232, b. 1823, d. 4 November 1869
  • Birth*: 1823; Upper Canada; Date 1816 & locaiton UC per 1861 Census. Date 1823 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Date 1823 & location Ont. per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 15 2020.2,3,4
  • Marriage*: circa 1850; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Married per 1851 Census. per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 15 2020.; Principal=David Moral Burnham2,3
  • Death*: 4 November 1869; per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 15 2020.2
  • Married Name: circa 1850; Burnham2
  • Census*: 1851; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 28 at 1851 Census: see David M. Burnham3
  • Census: April 1861; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 45 at 1861 Census: see David M. Burnham4

Family: David Moral Burnham b. 16 Feb 1813, d. 4 Nov 1865

Citations

  1. Lucinda Burnham per 1851 & 1861 Census.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Thomas Burnham1

M, #104233, b. 1821
  • Birth*: 1821; Upper Canada; Date 1823 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1821 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1,2
  • Census*: 1851; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 30 at 1851 Census: see David M. Burnham (brother?)1
  • Census: April 1861; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 38 at 1861 Census: see David M. Burnham (brother)2

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Andrew J. Burnham1

M, #104234, b. 1814
  • Birth*: 1814; Upper Canada; Date 1814 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1845; Canada West; per 1851 Census.; Principal=Ameilia ?1
  • Census*: 1851; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 37 at 1851 Census: Burnham, Andrew J., 37, v. Cda., CE, farmer, married; Amelia, 27, b. US, CE, married; Mary Jane, 5; Charles, 3; Morrison, James, 13, b. Ireland, Free Church, lab. (1851 Census: Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., pg. 84 of 162, line 15 - ancestry.ca)(Note: Below are David M. Burnham with new wife Lucinda and below them is Mary Burnham. age 66, likely the mother of these boys, Andrew, David and Thomas.1

Family: Ameilia ? b. 1824

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Ameilia ?1

F, #104235, b. 1824
  • Birth*: 1824; U.S.A.; Date 1824 & location US per 1851 Census.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1845; Canada West; per 1851 Census.; Principal=Andrew J. Burnham1
  • Married Name: circa 1845; Burnham1
  • Census*: 1851; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 27 at 1851 Census: see Andrew J. Burnham1

Family: Andrew J. Burnham b. 1814

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Mary Jane Burnham1

F, #104236, b. 1846
  • Birth*: 1846; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1846 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1
  • Census*: 1851; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 5 at 1851 Census: see Andrew J. Burnham1

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Charles Burnham1

M, #104237, b. 1848
  • Birth*: 1848; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1848 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1
  • Census*: 1851; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 3 at 1851 Census: see Andrew J. Burnham1

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

John Clark Burnham1,2,3,4,5,6

M, #104238, b. 7 January 1857, d. 6 November 1901

  • Birth*: 7 January 1857; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1857 per Memorial - age 44 at death Nov 6 1901. Date Jan 7 1857 per FindaGrave. Date Jan 7 1857 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1857 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1856 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date Jan 7 1857 & location Cobourg per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 15 2020.2,7,8,9,5,6
  • Marriage*: 7 January 1884; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008106: Groom: John Clark Burnham; Age: 27; Res. & Born: Hamilton Twp.; Status: bachelor; Off.: farmer; Parents: David M. & Lucinda Burnham; Bride: Henrietta Rosevear; Age: 25; Res. & Born: Hamilton Twp.; Status: spinster; Parents: William & Margaret Rosevear; Wit.: Charles J. McIntyre, Port Hope & Ellen Ewart, Cobourg; Date: Jan 7 1884; Place: Home of Bride's father, Hamilton Twp.; Rel.: Epsic. & Pres.; Performed by: Chas. H. Cooke, A.B., by license; Reg'd.: Jas. Wilgar, Hamilton Twp. (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008106-1884, ancestry.ca); Principal=Henrietta Rosevear10
  • Death*: 6 November 1901; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Nov 6 1901 per Memorial. Date Nov 6 1901 & location Cobourg per FindaGrave. Date Nov 6 1901 & location Cobourg per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 15 2020.7,8,9
  • Burial*: 8 November 1901; St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In Memory of; John Clark Burnham; Died Nov. 6th, 1901; Aged 44 Years; His Beloved Wife; Henrietta; Rosevear; 1858 - 1929; David W. -- ; Died Dec. 28th, 1920; Aged 32 Years (St. Peter's Anglican Chucrh Cemetery, Cobourg, Aug 18 2016, by Dan)
    FindaGrave: Name: John Clark Burnham; Birth: 7 Jan 1857; Death: 6 Nov 1901 (aged 44), Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada; Burial: St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 41426804 (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41426804)8,9
  • Census*: April 1861; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 5 at 1861 Census: see David M. Burnham2
  • Residence*: 7 January 1884; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Hamilton Twp. per marriage reg'n.3
  • Census: 29 April 1891; Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 34 at 1891 Census: Burnham, John C., 34, b. Ont., p.b. US, CE, farmer, married; Henrietta, 33, b. Ont., p.b. England & Scotland, CE, married; Lucinda C., 5, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., CE, dau.; David W., 2 (1891 Census: Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., dist. 99, sub-dist. D-2, pg. 15 (22 of 95), line 10 - ancestry.ca)5
  • Census: April 1901; Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 44 at 1901 Census: Burnham, John C., 44, b. Ont. r. Jan 7 1857, Eng., CE, married; Henrietta, 42, b. Ont. r. May 19 1858, Eng., CE, married; Lucinda, 15, b. Ont. r. Oct 18 1885, Eng., CE, dau.; David, 12, b. Ont. r. Feb 26 1889, Eng., CE, son (1901 Census: Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., dist. 96, sub-dist. D-3, pg. 4 (20 of 99), line 42, ancestry.ca)6

Family: Henrietta Rosevear b. 19 May 1858, d. 1929

  • Marriage*: 7 January 1884; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008106: Groom: John Clark Burnham; Age: 27; Res. & Born: Hamilton Twp.; Status: bachelor; Off.: farmer; Parents: David M. & Lucinda Burnham; Bride: Henrietta Rosevear; Age: 25; Res. & Born: Hamilton Twp.; Status: spinster; Parents: William & Margaret Rosevear; Wit.: Charles J. McIntyre, Port Hope & Ellen Ewart, Cobourg; Date: Jan 7 1884; Place: Home of Bride's father, Hamilton Twp.; Rel.: Epsic. & Pres.; Performed by: Chas. H. Cooke, A.B., by license; Reg'd.: Jas. Wilgar, Hamilton Twp. (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008106-1884, ancestry.ca); Principal=Henrietta Rosevear10

Citations

  1. John Clark Burnham per CemSearch. John Burnham per 1861 Census. John Clark Burnham per marr. reg'n. John C. Burnham per 1891 & 1901 Census.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  4. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  5. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  8. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  9. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  10. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #008106-1884.
  11. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.

Henrietta Rosevear1,2,3

F, #104239, b. 19 May 1858, d. 1929

  • Birth*: 19 May 1858; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1858 per Memorial. Date May 19 1858 per FindaGrave. Date May 19 1858 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1858 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1859 & location Hamilton Twp. per marr. reg'n.2,4,3,5,6
  • Marriage*: 7 January 1884; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008106: Groom: John Clark Burnham; Age: 27; Res. & Born: Hamilton Twp.; Status: bachelor; Off.: farmer; Parents: David M. & Lucinda Burnham; Bride: Henrietta Rosevear; Age: 25; Res. & Born: Hamilton Twp.; Status: spinster; Parents: William & Margaret Rosevear; Wit.: Charles J. McIntyre, Port Hope & Ellen Ewart, Cobourg; Date: Jan 7 1884; Place: Home of Bride's father, Hamilton Twp.; Rel.: Epsic. & Pres.; Performed by: Chas. H. Cooke, A.B., by license; Reg'd.: Jas. Wilgar, Hamilton Twp. (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008106-1884, ancestry.ca); Principal=John Clark Burnham7
  • Death*: 1929; Ontario; Date 1929 & location Ont. per Memorial & FindaGrave.4,3
  • Burial*: 1929; St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In Memory of; John Clark Burnham; Died Nov. 6th, 1901; Aged 44 Years; His Beloved Wife; Henrietta; Rosevear; 1858 - 1929; David W. -- ; Died Dec. 28th, 1920; Aged 32 Years (St. Peter's Anglican Chucrh Cemetery, Cobourg, Aug 18 2016, by Dan)
    FindaGrave: Name: Henrietta Rosevear Burnham; Birth: 19 May 1858; Death: 1929 (aged 70–71), Ontario, Canada; Burial: St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 41426678 (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41426678/henrietta-burnham)4,3
  • Residence*: 7 January 1884; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Hamilton Twp. per marr. reg'n.2
  • Married Name: 7 January 1884; Burnham2
  • Census*: 29 April 1891; Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 33 at 1891 Census: see John C. Burnham5
  • Census: April 1901; Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 42 at 1901 Census: see John C. Burnham6

Family: John Clark Burnham b. 7 Jan 1857, d. 6 Nov 1901

  • Marriage*: 7 January 1884; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008106: Groom: John Clark Burnham; Age: 27; Res. & Born: Hamilton Twp.; Status: bachelor; Off.: farmer; Parents: David M. & Lucinda Burnham; Bride: Henrietta Rosevear; Age: 25; Res. & Born: Hamilton Twp.; Status: spinster; Parents: William & Margaret Rosevear; Wit.: Charles J. McIntyre, Port Hope & Ellen Ewart, Cobourg; Date: Jan 7 1884; Place: Home of Bride's father, Hamilton Twp.; Rel.: Epsic. & Pres.; Performed by: Chas. H. Cooke, A.B., by license; Reg'd.: Jas. Wilgar, Hamilton Twp. (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008106-1884, ancestry.ca); Principal=John Clark Burnham7

Citations

  1. Henrietta Rosevear per Memorial.
  2. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  5. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #008106-1884.
  8. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.

William Rosevear1

M, #104240, b. circa 1830
  • Birth*: circa 1830; per marriage reg'n. of dau. Henrietta (Rosevear) Burnham.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1855; per marriage reg'n. of dau. Henrietta (Rosevear) Burnham.; Principal=Margaret ?1

Family: Margaret ? b. c 1830

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.

Margaret ?1

F, #104241, b. circa 1830
  • Birth*: circa 1830; per marriage reg'n. of dau. Henrietta (Rosevear) Burnham.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1855; per marriage reg'n. of dau. Henrietta (Rosevear) Burnham.; Principal=William Rosevear1
  • Married Name: circa 1855; Rosevear1

Family: William Rosevear b. c 1830

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.

David William Burnham1,2,3,4

M, #104242, b. 26 February 1889, d. 28 December 1920

  • Birth*: 26 February 1889; Hamilton Twp., Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1888 per Memorial - age 32 at death Dec 28 1920. Date Feb 26 1889 & location Cobourg per Death Reg'n. Date Feb 26 1889 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census.2,5,3
  • Death*: 28 December 1920; Isolation Hospital, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#008730: Name: David William Burnham; Date: Dec 28 1920; Age: 31y; Place: Inoculation Hospital, Toronto, 1 day; Born: Cobourg, Feb 26 1889; Status: single; Occ.: Electrical Engineer; Parents: John C. Burnham, b. Cda. & - b. Cda.; Inf.: George ? Hogg, Baltimore, uncle; Burial: Cobourg, Dec 29 1920; Und,.: Washington & Johnston, 717 Queen St., Toronto; Cause: scarlet fever, 8 days; Phys.: H. G. ?Skerinski?, Isolation Hospital; Reg'd.: Dec 29 1920 (Ontario Death Registration, #008730-1920, ancestry.ca) Date Dec 28 1920 per Memorial.6,5
  • Burial*: 29 December 1920; St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In Memory of; John Clark Burnham; Died Nov. 6th, 1901; Aged 44 Years; His Beloved Wife; Henrietta; Rosevear; 1858 - 1929; David W. -- ; Died Dec. 28th, 1920; Aged 32 Years (St. Peter's Anglican Chucrh Cemetery, Cobourg, Aug 18 2016, by Dan)5
  • Census*: 29 April 1891; Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 2 at 1891 Census: see John C. Burnham4
  • Census: April 1901; Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 12 at 1901 Census: see John C. Burnham3

Citations

  1. David Burnham per 1901 Census. David W. Burnham per 1891 Census.
  2. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  3. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  6. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #008730-1920.

Lucinda C. Burnham1,2,3

F, #104243, b. 18 October 1885
  • Birth*: 18 October 1885; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Oct 18 1885 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1886 & location Ont. per 1891 Census.2,3
  • Marriage*: 12 June 1907; Northumberland Co., Ontario; per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 16 2020.; Principal=John Murray Baptist4
  • Census*: 29 April 1891; Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 5 at 1891 Census: see John C. Burnham2
  • Census: April 1901; Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 15 at 1901 Census: see John C. Burnham3
  • Married Name: 12 June 1907; Baptist4

Family: John Murray Baptist b. 1885, d. 23 Jun 1944

Citations

  1. Lucinda C. Burnham per 1891 Census. Lucinda Burnham per 1901 Census.
  2. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

John Murray Baptist1

M, #104244, b. 1885, d. 23 June 1944
  • Birth*: 1885; Hamilton, Ontario; per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 16 2020.1
  • Marriage*: 12 June 1907; Northumberland Co., Ontario; per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 16 2020.; Principal=Lucinda C. Burnham1
  • Death*: 23 June 1944; Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia; per family tree of Marv_Coulthard on ancestry.ca, June 16 2020.1

Family: Lucinda C. Burnham b. 18 Oct 1885

Citations

  1. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

John W. Johnston1

M, #104245, b. circa 1850
  • Birth*: circa 1850; per marriage reg'n. of dau. Constance Mary (Johnston) Way.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1880; per marriage reg'n. of dau. Constance Mary (Johnston) Way.; Principal=Mary Robertson1

Family: Mary Robertson b. c 1850

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.

Mary Robertson1

F, #104246, b. circa 1850
  • Birth*: circa 1850; per marriage reg'n. of dau. Constance Mary (Johnston) Way.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1880; per marriage reg'n. of dau. Constance Mary (Johnston) Way.; Principal=John W. Johnston1
  • Married Name: circa 1880; Johnston1

Family: John W. Johnston b. c 1850

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.

William Henry Freeman1

M, #104247, b. 31 August 1911
  • Birth*: 31 August 1911; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Birth REg'n.#035859: Name: William Henry Freeman; Date: Aug 31 1911; Place: Conc 9, Lot 5, Haldimand Twp.; Parents: James H. Freeman, Mason & Lillian Vansicklin; Parents: Married: Dec 11 1903, Castleton; Phys: Dr. Aylesworth; Inf.: Lillian Freeman, motgher; Reg'd.: Sep 27 1911; Reg'r.: Reuben Lawless, Haldimand Twp. (Ontario Birth Registration, #035859-1911, ancestry.ca)2

Citations

  1. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth).
  2. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth), #035859-1911.

May B. Freeman1,2

F, #104248, b. 1897
  • Birth*: 1897; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1897 & location Haldimand Twp. per marriage reg'n.2
  • Marriage*: 7 January 1915; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#010816: Groom: Isaac Finley Simpson; Age: 21; Res.: Craamhe Twp.; Born: Brighton Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Rel.: Meth.; Parents: Robert Nelson Simpson & Sarah Jane Sopha; Bride: May B. Freeman; Age: 18; Res. & Born: Haldimand Twp.; Status: spinster; Rel.: Meth.; Parents: James H. Freeman & Lillianm VanSicklen; Wit.: R. N. & Sarah Jane Simpson, Castleton; Date: Jan 7 1915; Place: Cramahe Twp.; Performed by: Wm. H. Sparow, Castleton, Meth.; Sworn: Warkworth, Jan 7 1914?; Reg'r.: Thos. A. Allen, Warkworth (Ontario Marriage Registration, #010816-1915, ancestry.ca); Principal=Isaac Finley Simpson3
  • Residence*: 7 January 1915; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Haldimand Twp. per marriage reg'n.2
  • Married Name: 7 January 1915; Simpson2

Family: Isaac Finley Simpson b. 17 Jun 1892

Citations

  1. May B. Freeman per marr. reg'n.
  2. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  3. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #010816-1915.

Margaret Beatrice Freeman1

F, #104249, b. 16 August 1907, d. 1993

  • Birth*: 16 August 1907; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Late Birth Reg'n.#502515: Name: Margaret Beatrice Freeman; Date: August 16 1907; Place: Haldimand Twp.; Parents: James Henry Freeman & Lillian Artincy Vansicklen; Inf.: Margaret B. Hobbs; Reg'd.: Mar 7 1970; Reg'r.: A. J. Wilke, Toronto (Ontario Late Birth Registration, #502515-1970, ancestry.ca) Date 1908 & location Percy Twp. per marr. reg'n.2
  • Marriage*: 20 April 1929; Percy Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#018708: Groom: Samuel Edward Hobbs; Age: 26; Res.: Fenellla; Born: Birmingham, England; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Cheese Maker, Rel.: Pres.; Parents: Samuel Edward Hobbs, b. England & Clara Briton; Bride: Margaret Beatrice Freeman; Age: 21; Res.: Fenella; Born: Percy Twp.; Status: spinster; Rel.: Free Meth.; Parents: James Henry Freeman b. Burnley?, Ont. & Lillian Vansicklen; Expected Res.: Percy Twp.; Wit.: Ivan A. Caldwell, Foxboro & Katie Hobbs, Stirling; Date: Apr 20 1929; Place: Percy Twp.; Performed by: F. H. Howard, Warkworth, United Church; Sworn: Campbellford, Apr 15 1929; Reg'r.: G. A. Hay, Campbellford (Ontario Marriage Registration, #018708-1929, ancestry.ca); Principal=Samuel Edward Hobbs Jr.3
  • Death*: 1993; Ontario; Date 1993 per Memorial.4
  • Burial*: 1993; Burnbrae Cemetery, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) HOBBS; Samuel E. Hobbs; 1902 - 1978; His Wife; Margaret B. Freeman; 1907 - 1993 (Burnbrae Cemetery, Aug 11 2006, by Dan)4
  • Married Name: 20 April 1929; Hobbs1
  • Residence: 6 February 1932; Springbrook, Hastings Co., Ontario; Witness at marriage of Ivan A. Caldwell and Katie Hobbs.1
  • Note*: 3 July 1978; Cedar Creek Cheese Factory, Hilton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "However, the factory was still their home and they continued to live there through the years, until Sam's death in 1978, on July 3, his birthday." from newspaper article in Brighton Independent 1985, copy found in WI archives during digitizing by Dan Buchanan.
  • Residence*: 14 May 1982; Conc 3 Lot 36, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (109527 Treasurer's Consent) re Estate of Samuel E. Hobbs; Part as in No. 12950 (Ontario Land Registry Records, Brighton Twp., Conc 3, Lot 36, pg. 316 of 320, downloaded from OnLand)
    Note: 12950 is the record for the purchase of the property by Samuel Edward Hobbs, from Horace Way in 1942.5
  • Note: 1985; Former Cedar Creek Cheese Factory, Hilton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Cedar Creek Cheese Factory article in WI Archives from Brighton Independent 1985; This under the picture of Mrs. Hobbs…..
    "Two small pails of anthracite daily keep the coal-stove and Mrs. Margaret Hobbs snug and warm." Article ...
    Short of doing a complete property search, it is not easy to pinpoint the date that Cedar Creek Cheese Factory was actually built. Structures built before the days of building permits are not recorded in the registry offices - only the land sales and changes are traceable. As with so much of our history, we are grateful for 'the human factor'.
    Previous to the ownership of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hobbs, the factory belonged to Mr. Horace Way, who according to Mrs. Edith Way (his daughter-in-law) bought the property stretching back to the Third Concession, in 1899; she believes that the building was in place at the time but was perhaps not a factory, and that it was remodeled for the purpose of cheesemaking. Mrs. Way visited her in-laws at Cedar Creek many times while living in Detroit, where her husband Lisle worked, but when his health failed the family returned to Cedar Creek. He and his mother died at Cedar Creek on the same day, and Edith stayed on at the factory to help look after things, during the years 1936 - 37. Although this was a sad and difficult time for their mother, daughters Rene, Dorothy and Yvonne remember many happy times. Rene, (now Mrs. Gerald Simpson) remembers the busy factory and being occasionally allowed to weigh out cheeses; she liked to help herself to the 'starter'; and take cores from the cheeses in the curing room at the north end of the building for taste-sampling. At that time, this all-important room was lined with shelves full of curing cheeses and cooled by huge blocks of ice cut from the nearby pond in winter, which were placed around the perimeter walls of the room. She has good memories of the skating parties on that same pond when friends and neighbors came and her grandfather would light the fire in the bunkhouse so that they had somewhere to go to get warm. In summer, she and her sisters would run up the hill to her uncle's farm to play - and once, she used a six-quart basket of fresh eggs to make mud pies. They were also allowed to use an old cheese vat for a swimming pool, and she particularly loved sleeping in her bedroom under the eaves to the sound of the rain on the roof, and the feeling of safety and security there.
    Mrs. Way remembers that the hydro was installed in 1930, and that after the new electric lights were installed, the first two new appliances were an electric cooking stove and the all-important washing machine. She also recalls that an Imperial Oil gas pump was installed about that time for the convenience of motorists, who were becoming more numerous as mass production brought cars onto the market which were cheap enough for the average man to afford - and just about everyone wanted one. Still, all recollections cannot be happy, and the death of her husband Lisle and his mother happening on the same day must have been a particularly traumatic time. They were laid out before the funeral in one of the upstairs bedrooms, a customary practice in days when home funerals were very much commoner than today.
    Cedar Creek Cheese Factory - a place of work and home, with many untold memories of days that will never return - a pity that those old walls can't talk. Happily, there are still some people who can, and I hope that some of them will leave a written record to share with generations not yet born, who will want to know about life in "The Good Old Days,'' at Cedar Creek.
    For Mrs. Margaret Hobbs, the rambling clapboard building on Highway 30 near Hilton is not just a retired cheese factory, it's also her home. Tucked snugly under the eaves of the old building are surprisingly spacious living quarters, consisting of a large living-room, kitchen-dining room, several bedrooms and any amount of smaller rooms for extra accommodation or storage. A coal-burning stove sits quietly at one end of the living-room radiating welcome heat into the room, while a large cookstove dominates the kitchen. Margaret Hobbs has the best of both worlds - the comfort of yesteryear and the convenience of today. On occasion, she has fed as many as twenty-four people at her table. "One Christmas", says Margaret, "the stoves and I sure were hopping, - it was the year when the highway went through and the McFarlands and their men were here as well as our own and the family". As a token of thanks, she was presented with a beautiful glass plate, which she still holds in high esteem and obviously cherishes.
    Cedar Creek Cheese Factory has been Margaret's home since 1941, when she and her husband Sam bought it from the estate of Horace Way, for whom Sam worked as a Cheesemaker, First Class. Sam and Margaret had eleven years of previous experience at Brae, about six miles east of Campbellford, and at Fenella before that, and the great attraction of Cedar Creek for them was summed up in one word - electricity. The factory at Brae didn't have it, and Cedar Creek did, since 1930, eliminating or at least easing, some of the more arduous chores. The Hobbs' operation boasted three large vats for making the cheeses, and electricity meant that the milk-and-starter mixture could be "paddled" mechanically instead of by hand, and the whey could be pumped upstairs for further processing. But even with electricity, cheesemaking was hard work, keeping two hired men and Sam Hobbs busy fulltime, from making the starter (using rennet, containing rennin, a milk-curdling enzyme necessary to form curds), right through to pressing the cheeses into 95 lb "hoops" from which they emerged wrapped in cheesecloths ready for maturing, and then shipment to domestic markets or overseas. As today, government inspectors were apt to arrive at any time, to ensure that health and cleanliness regulations were being kept, and to test the quality of the finished product by taking core samples of the maturing cheeses in the curing room. In addition to these 95 lb. round cheeses, others of varying sizes were made for the area farmers, usually in the fall, and fresh cheese curd was also produced.
    The two or three hired men usually lived in their own bunkhouse to the rear of the factory (it is still there) and cooking their meals, washing their clothes and bedlinens was part of Margaret's job, as well as working in the factory when needed. The washing was a big job and had to' be done every day, since the men wore white clothing and aprons while working and everything had to be kept meticulously clean. This included the three large vats, the starter vat, milk tanks, hoops, separator and milk paddles - everything that came into contact with milk. The enormous amount of water necessary for this was pumped from the nearby pond and heated in a huge cast-iron boiler encased with brick, which is still in evidence in an adjoining room. The cheeses' final resting place before shipment was the curing room, kept cool by an overhead refrigeration unit, a great improvement installed by Sam after he took over operations. With thick exterior walls and an enormous door nearly a foot thick, this must have been a pleasantly cool place to work on a hot summer day, and years later when it was unused Margaret and Sam enjoyed its cool comfort as a summer kitchen by the addition of some furniture and houseplants, of which Margaret is very fond.
    Unfortunately, Sam's health began to deteriorate and he even became allergic to the rennet starter, and so in 1955 he was forced by circumstances to cease operations. In later years he worked as a school custodian, as perhaps some of the pupils and teachers at E.N.S.S. will remember, and he also worked for the hydro company. However, the factory was still their home and they continued to live there through the years, until Sam's death in 1978, on July 3, his birthday. Margaret stayed on, but is not alone very much - she has many friends and neighbors who visit her often and keep 'an eye' on things. She is also a member of two senior citizens clubs, enjoys the social activities at the Codrington Community Hall, and enjoys taking trips around the community and farther afield. After many years of hard work, she fully appreciates having an easier life "We really did work hard in those days," she says, "sometimes we hardly took time to eat, and, as long as the milk came in, we had to make cheese. One time, when there was a strike on, we had so much milk come in that we only had about three hours' sleep a night, we ate sandwiches as we worked, and we did that until the strike was over - we were all worn out by that time." No wonder that she enjoys taking things easier these days.
    Small cheese factories such as Cedar Creek used to be an integral part of the local economy and a valued source of income for the area farmers, but things have changed quite drastically in the last decade or so and there are now only a few where there were once many. Whether this is of overall benefit is perhaps debatable, but it seems a pity to allow such an important industry to sink beneath the sands of time without a trace. It is a hopeful sign, therefore, that an attempt is being made to at least provide a written or filmed recognition of the industry in this area. Mr. Don Pollock of the Dairy Inspection Branch of the O.M.A.F., Stirling, is trying to pinpoint all of the old factories that were once in existence here, and it is the Central Ontario Cheesemakers' Association's intent to make a film with this in mind. It is hoped that they will have a filmed map with all the cheese plants marked in time for display at the International Ploughing Match to be held in Stirling in 1986. (Article transcribed and copied here by Dan Buchanan, June 17 2020.6

Family: Samuel Edward Hobbs Jr. b. 3 Jul 1902, d. 3 Jul 1978

  • Marriage*: 20 April 1929; Percy Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#018708: Groom: Samuel Edward Hobbs; Age: 26; Res.: Fenellla; Born: Birmingham, England; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Cheese Maker, Rel.: Pres.; Parents: Samuel Edward Hobbs, b. England & Clara Briton; Bride: Margaret Beatrice Freeman; Age: 21; Res.: Fenella; Born: Percy Twp.; Status: spinster; Rel.: Free Meth.; Parents: James Henry Freeman b. Burnley?, Ont. & Lillian Vansicklen; Expected Res.: Percy Twp.; Wit.: Ivan A. Caldwell, Foxboro & Katie Hobbs, Stirling; Date: Apr 20 1929; Place: Percy Twp.; Performed by: F. H. Howard, Warkworth, United Church; Sworn: Campbellford, Apr 15 1929; Reg'r.: G. A. Hay, Campbellford (Ontario Marriage Registration, #018708-1929, ancestry.ca); Principal=Samuel Edward Hobbs Jr.3

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  5. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
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