Category Archives: Hastings Co.

A place to pause for this blog….

It has been five years since I started this blog.  I have written about the families of my heritage and it has been amazing.

Me with George & Esther's Tombstone

Me with George & Esther’s Tombstone

I never thought I would get as far as I have on the Boardman and Brown side of the family. I knew very little about my mother’s family.  Of course, I have had help from many cousins and appreciate it more than they know.  I have also met some of my cousins in comments on this blog, in email and some in person.  I am so happy that we have connected.

This does not mean that the research is done. Genealogical research is never done, there is always something you can do.

On the top of this blog are PAGES in drop down menus that cover the posts written on this blog by surname and then they are broken down by children or other topics.  I hope this will help in understanding the families and finding the information.

I have had the good fortune to travel to Canada to do genealogical research three times in the last few years.  I have been to Canada many times in the past mostly to British Columbia on my own with friends, my husband and with my parents.  I learned to drive practicing on Vancouver Island.  Victoria was a place to visit for family day trips from Seattle.

The recent trips have been for genealogical purposes.  The first place was traveling to Kelowna, British Columbia in April of 2010 to learn about the Brown family history and visit my cousin who had done a lot of research on the families.  Hopefully I have honored him by adding more documentation to the families.

My second trip was to Ontario and Quebec in May 2010 which emphasized the Brown families of Hastings County, Ontario and a lot on my McD side. The third trip was to Ontario and Michigan to dig deeper into the Boardman and Brown families and visit areas where they lived.  Don’t forget to read the posts about my trips to Canada they can be of great help and I have a page of the table of contents of the posts written about all these trips at the top of this blog.

Me with Phillip Brown's and others tombstone

Me with Phillip Brown’s and others tombstone

I have reached a stopping point on this blog where I feel I have written as much as I can about each family. I have published about the Boardmans, the Browns, the Wards, the McMurrays and Jacksons and their allied families.

I do have more photos, documents and information that I could share but I feel that the posts written have given enough information to assist family members who come to this blog to either get started or add to their history. Hopefully, I can help others trying to make family connections.

I have done a little maintenance on the blog in the categories, and checked the links.  So things should work pretty good.  Links in posts might be out of date but just let me know and I will fix it if I can and I will take a look one of these days to make sure they are okay.

My focus now will be to get my binders organized, sourced and source documents printed. The binders contain copies of the posts written on this blog in Word.docx form.  I will then make sure my computer documents are also organized and in good order.  The most important is sourcing them to my Legacy database and making sure that is up-to-date so I can print out reports. I am making progress.

Once the binders are all updated and organized, I will focus on Irish and English research and if I do find anything of value I will share that with you. There are still a lot of questions about my family history that I have not solved.

Here are a few examples:

  1.  I still do not know what happened to Edmund Boardman’s parents who appear to have settled in London, Ontario. So far I have not found a burial in Middlesex County for Edmund and Zelia/Tycha. They seemed to have disappeared.  Edmund and his brother Thomas ended up in New Brunswick but did the parents go there as well?
  2. Where exactly did William and Alice/Elise Brown come from in Ireland and if I travel there can I learn more? I am told they came from Longford and Cavan.
  3. Are Benjamin and Sarah Ward truly the parents of Emma Ward Brown.  I think so but I would like a little more documentation to get that satisfied feeling.

Please remember to double-check the research, I did try to be accurate but it can get confusing because the names are so similar.  The census are just transcribed in a summary and you really need to study the actual page which means you need to get your copy.

Once again, if you have questions or just want to connect please leave a comment and I will be able to contact you.

Yours in genealogy Bonnie

Another option is to try me at:  bjmcdonell@gmail.com

George and Esther King Brown’s children: Matilda Jane Brown and William Charles Clement

Matilda Jane Brown was born 11 February, 1844 in Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario.  She was baptized 15 January, 1845 at the St. Thomas Church.

Matilda Jane Brown Clements

Matilda Jane Brown Clements

Source this: Index – Baptisms, Marriage & Death Records of St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, Belleville, Ontario 1821-1874, McMillan University and Quinte Branch of the OGS, #1404 Brown, Matilda, 2 11.02.44 1844 15.01.45 845. 

Matilda's birth record

Matilda’s birth record

Matilda married William Charles Clement on 23 January, 1866 in Caradoc, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA, O.L. Eastman.

William C. Clements

William C. Clements

Source:  Family Record, Marriages – Province of Ontario, I Matilda Brown of the Township of Burnside, I do hereby certify that on the twenty third January eighteen hundred and sixty six, I married WIll C. Clement of the Township of Caradoc in the County of Middlesex. 

William Charles Clement was the son of Charles Clement and Martha Little.

Charles Little and Mary Jane Squance

Charles Clement & Martha Little

Charles Clement’s parents were William Clement and Mary Jane Squance.  In studying various family trees online, I see that there is a lot of confusion, my advice is to check everything.

William Clement and Mary Jane Squance.

William Clement and Mary Jane Squance

His brother Thomas had married Matilda’s sister Elizabeth.  William Charles Clement was born 15 June, 1838 in Port Hope, Ontario.  Port Hope is west of Cobourg on the north side of Lake Ontario.  The Clement family is very large.

We find William and Matilda Clement in Caradoc, Middlesex West in the 1871 Canadian census, they are next to his parents Charles and Martha and brother Ephraim.

Source:  William C. Clements Family and Charles Clements Family, 1871 Canadian Census, Caradoc, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Dist#Seven, SubDist#, II Division No. 1, page 43.

LIne 13, 143, 143, Clements, Charles, M, age 59, born England, CofEng, English, Farmer, Married

Clements, Martha, F, age 63, born Ireland, Presbyterian, Irish, married

Clements, Ephraim, M, 23, born Ontario, P. Methodist, English, farmer, 

Line 16, 144, 144, Clements, William C., M, age 32, born Ontario, E. Methodist, English, farmer, married. 

Clements, Matilda, F, 27, born Ontario, Irish, married

Clements, Charles G, M, 4, born Ontario, English

Clements, Clara V, F, 2, born Ontario, English 

They have migrated by the 1881 Canadian Census and William and Matilda are now in Mountain, Marquette, Manitoba.

Source:  William C. Clement Family, 1881 Canadian Census, Mountain, Marquette, Manitoba, Dist#186, SDist#3 or Mountain, page 26. 

Line 19, 140, 176, Clement, Wm, M. 43, born Ontario, Ch ofEng, all English, Farmer, married

Clement, Matilda, F, 37, born Ontario, Methodist the remaining family, married

Clement, Charles, M, 14, born Ontario, 

Clement, Viola, F, 12, born Ontario

Clement WIlliam, M, 9, born Ontario 

Clement Mabel, F, 6, born Ontario

Clement, Percy, M, 8, Augst, Manitoba

William and Matilda are still in Marquette, Manitoba in 1891. They are living in the Norfolk South area.

Source: William Clement Family, 1891 Canadian Census, Norfolk South, Marquette, Manitoba, Dist#7, page 22, enumerated 6 April 1891, by Peter Smith.

Line 18, SW 2/8, 109, Clement, William, M, 52, married, all born Ontario except last two children, father born England, mother born Ireland, Methodist all, farmer

Clement, Matilda, F, 47, married, W, parents born Ireland

Clement, Viola, F, 22, C.

Clement, William, M, 19, S.

Clement, Mable, F, 16, C.

Clement, Percy, M, 10, S, Manitoba

Clement, Earnest, M, 8, S, Manitoba

William and Matilda decided to migrate again by 1901.  William had TB and they thought the climate in British Columbia in would help his condition.

Source:  William C. Clement Family, 1901 Canadian Census, Yale East (Kelowna), Cariboo, British Columbia, Dist #5, SubDist Yale (East), SD J-11, pg. 3. 

Line 4, 20, 20, Clement, William C. M, W, Head, M, June 15, 1835, 65 Born O, English, All Canadian, All Methodist, Farmer. Clement, Matilda, F, W, wife, M, Feb 6, 1844, 57, born O, Irish. Clement, Mable, F, W, daughter, S, Jan 11, 1875, 26, born O, English, School Martin, 12, 600. Clement, John P., M, W, son, S. Aug. 16, 1880 20, born Manitoba, English, School Teacher. Clement, Ernest, L., M, W, son, S, Nov. 3, 1882, 18, Man, English, Baker. 

William & Matilda Clement Pioneer History.

William & Matilda Clement Pioneer History. Special Article of the Daily Courier in Kelowna.

William and Matilda are featured in the book:  Kelowna Street Names, Their Origins, A Brief History, 2nd Edition, by the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Historical Society, 2010, page  51-52. 

William and Matilda and family.

William and Matilda and family about 1906

The photo above LtoR: William C. Clement, Ettie Viola, Alice (Baskerville) Clement wife of Charles, Alice Eleanor Clement, William G. Clement, and Matilda Jane Clement.

Clement Avenue – North Kelowna area – between Water Street and Spall Road.

William Charles Clement was born at Port Hope, Ontario, in 1838, of English/Irish origins. In 1866 (at Caradoc Township, Middlesex County, Ontario), he married Matilda Jane Brown (born at Belleville, Ontario, in 1844, of Irish Origins). The Clement family moved to Manitoba, where they farmed, in 1880, and to Vernon in the fall of 1897. In March of 1898, the Clements located south at Kelowna. Their first home was the present-day location of the Keg Restaurant, and there Matilda operated Kelowna’s first commercial bakery. William Charles Clement worked as a builder, and eventually had a small orchard and garden at their home on the corner of Clement Avenue and Richter Street. He died in 1911. Matilda Jane Clement lived in Kelowna and Ellison until her death in 1930. Both are buried in the Kelowna Pioneer Cemetery. Seven children were born to William Charles and Matilda Jane Clement: Charles George, Clara Viola, William James, Mabel Matilda, Myrtle Louisa, John Percy and Ernest Leslie. Charles Clement was a contractor and owned the Kelowna Brick Yard; Clare (Clement) Docking and family lived at Trout Creek, where they had a farm and orchard; William Clement and his sister Mabel were early school teachers in the Central Okanagan; Myrtle Louisa Clement passed away at age two; Percy Clement owned and operated Kelowna’s first stationery store, and was one of the original (and last surviving) petitioners for Kelowna to become incorporated as a city; Ernest Clement was an early builder and storekeeper. There are still many Clement descendants living in the Okanagan Valley.  Copy in the possession of the writer of this post.

William C. Clement passed away on 25 March, 1911 in Kelowna, British Columbia. He is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery there.

Pioneer Cemetery in the forefront and Kelowna.

Pioneer Cemetery in the forefront and Kelowna all around.

WIlliam C. Clement's tombstone

William C. Clement’s tombstone

The Late Mr. W. C. Clement, Kelowna Courier and Okanogan Orchard Newspaper, Mar 3rd 1911, pg. 2. 

We regret to announce the death of an old and much respected resident Mr. W. C. Clement, who was stricken with paralysis on Friday morning and died on Saturday at 3:30 a.m. Mr. Clement was nearly 73 years of age, and was born in Ontario where he spent his young manhood, subsequently moving to Manitoba and farming near Treherne for 20 years. He came to Kelowna with his family 13 years ago, and was a quiet and unobtrusive citizen. The funeral took place on Sunday to the Cemetery. Service was held in the Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member, by rev. Messrs. J. W. Davidson and D. J. Welsh. The church was filled and many carriages went all the way to the cemetery. Mr. Clement is survived by a widow and six grown-up sons and daughters. Namely Mr. C.G. Clement, Kelowna; Mrs. W. J. Docking, Summerland; Mr. W. J. Clement, Kingston, Ont.; Miss M. Clement, Kelowna; Mr. J. P. Clement, Vancouver, and Mr. E. L. Clement, Kelowna. Card of Thanks Mrs. W. C. Clement and family beg to convey their most sincere thanks to the many friends who extended sympathy to them in their sad and sudden bereavement.

Matilda lived another 19 years before she passed.  We find her living with two of her children in Kelowna in the 1911 Canadian Census.

Source: Matilda Clement Family, Yale & Cariboo, Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Dist#14, SD#43, ED#8 page 17, enumerated June 16, 1911 by W.C. Duggan. 

LIne 1, 185, 185, Clement, Matilda, Kelowna, BC, F, Head, widowed, Feb. 1844, age 67, all born Ontario, all Irish, all Canadian, all Methodist, can’t read or write

Clement, William James, Kelowna, M, Son, widowed, March 1872, age 39, occupation [painter], no, no, yes, can read and write.

Clement, Mabel (Maddie), F, daughter, S, Jan 1875, age 36, can read and write.

Mabel kept her aging mother company and we find them living in Kelowna in the 1921 Canadian Census.

Source: Matilda Clement Family, 1921 Canadian Census, Kelowna, South Okanagan, British Columbia, Dist#25, ED&SD#110, page 35. 

Line 46, 414, ____, Clement, Matilda, Kelowna, Richld St. O, RB, S, 15, 6, Head, F, 15, W, age 77, born Ontario, parents born Ireland, Canadian, Irish, yes, no, Methodist. yes, yes, no occupation. 

Clement, Mabel M., daughter, F, S, 41, born Ontario, yes, no, Methodist, yes, yes, no occupation. 

Matilda Clements is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Kelowna, BC. She died 2 October, 1930.

Matilda Jane Clements Tombstone

Matilda Jane Clements Tombstone

Obituary: Mrs. Matilda Clement, Kelowna Courier and Okanagan Orchardist

Through the death on Thursday last of Mrs. Matilda Clement, who passed away at the home of her son, Mr. E. L. Clement, Ellison, Kelowna lost one who had been a resident here prior to the advent of the twentieth century — an esteemed lady who pioneered to the West in the late seventies and endured the hardships that all settlers of a new country must face with a smile. The late Mrs. Clement was born near Belleville, Ontario 86 years ago. In the year 1866 she was married to the late Mr. W. C. Clement, of Caradoc Township, Middlesex Co., Ontario, who predeceased her in 1911. They resided in Ontario until 1878, when they made their first move westward to Manitoba where thy took up a homestead in what later became known as the Treherne district. Deceased was one of the first four white women to go into that section of the country, where, with her husband and family, she remained until 1897, when they came to British Columbia. After residing in Vernon for one winter, they came to Kelowna. Passing through all of the hardships and struggles of the pioneer — traveling by ox-cart, camping on the roadside in a temperature as low as twenty degrees below zero, crowded in small houses with her family suffering with cold and hunger–she never murmured. The late Mrs. Clement was of a retiring nature, having a few friends of her choice and devoting her entire life to her family and home. She was possessed of a fervent religious spirit and almost her last words were in communion with her Maker. A member of the United Church, she was a faithful attendant as long as she was able. She leaves to mourn her loss four sons, Mr. C.G. Clement, Kelowna; Mr. E. L. Clement, Ellison; Mr. W. J. Clement, Osprey Lake; and Mr. J. P. Clement, Vancouver. Two daughters deceased her. The funeral service was held on Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of Mr. E. L. Clement to the Kelowna Cemetery, the Rev. A. K. McMinn conducting. The pall bearers were: Messrs. Geo. McCurdy, J.J. Staples, W. Lloyd-Jones and M.J. Curtis.

I dedicate this post to the memory of James Hayes and Wilma D. Clement’s the parents of my cousin Bob Hayes.  I thank him for his kindness and willingness to share photos and sources.

In April of 2012, I traveled up to Kelowna and spent some time with my cousin Bob.  The posts I wrote about this trip are listed on the page at the top of this blog under Trips to Canada 2012 and 2014.  You will have to scroll down a little but you will a listing with the dates of the posts under Kelowna.

George and Esther King Brown’s Children: George King Brown and Maud Cecilia Hunt

George King Brown was born 4 September, 1842 in Belleville, Hastings Co,, Ontario. He was baptized on 10 March, 1843.

Source:  Baptism of George Brown, born 4 September last, 1842, son of Geo’ Brown of Rawdon & of Esther his wife was baptized on the 10 day of March 1843 by me. Parents sponsors. John [Griegg] Rector.  Page 147 St. Thomas Church. 

George married to Maude Cecilia Hunt a daughter of Hiriam Howley Hunt and Eliza Caughill. Maude was born 6 September, 1851 in Plympton Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario.

George and Maude were married on 31 January, 1870 in Wyoming, Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source:  Lambton County Marriages, Marriage Registrations for Lambton County, Ontario from 1869 to 1873, compiled by Jeff Stewart and Sherilyn Bell, Vol. 1, 6, 12, 21 and 29, pg. 19.

pg. 19 George BROWN, 26, r. Wyoming, b. Hastings Co. Canada, bachelor, conveyancer, Episcopal, s/o George and Esther BROWN, married Maude Cecilia HUNT, 18, r. Wyoming, b. St. Thomas Canada, spinster, Episcopal, d/o Hiram Howley & Eliza HUNT. Wit. Miss Brown, Oil Springs & Richd. BROWN Plympton 31 Jan 1870, Wyoming, Rev. Wm. Brookman, license.

George and Maude’s marriage is what connected my Richard Brown to this family. Richard a brother of George’s who witnessed their marriage. The other fact in the description was George was born in Hastings Co.  I knew I had found the link to my family as I was sitting there at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

In the 1861 Canadian census, George was living with his older brother William H. Brown and wife Isabella in Lambton County, Ontario. He was 19 at this time.  I have featured this census in the past post written on this blog about his brother William Henry Brown.

In 1871 George and Maud are living in London, Ontario.

Source:  1871 Canadian Census, George Brown Family, London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, page 1 and 2, District #10, Sub-District C Ward, 7, Duncan M. Millon, enumerator. 

page 1, Line 20, 4, 4, Brown, George, M, 28, born Ontario, Ch of E, Irish, Telegraph operator, Married. page 2, Line 1, Brown, Maud, F, F, 19, born Ontario, C of E, irish, married. Brown, Fred Chas’, M, 4/12 Dec, born Ontario, Ch of E.

In 1881 George and Maud are living in Belleville, Hastings West, Ontario.  He is a photographer.

Source:  George Brown Family, 1881 Canadian Census, Belleville, Hastings West, Ontario. pg. 4, Dist. 121, West Hastings, Belleville, Dist. 23, R. J. Wallinbridge

Line 13, 22, 23: Brown, George, M, 37, all born Ontario, All Ch of E., Irish, Photographer, M.
Brown, Maude, F, 29, English. Brown, Frederick C., M, 10, Irish. Brown, May B., F, 6. Brown, Amelia I, F, 4, Brown, Clarence, H, F, 1. 

George was stated as living in Florida at the death of his mother Esther in 1895. According to the census for 1910 they made the move in 1885 to the U.S.

In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census we find George and Maud living in St. John’s County, Florida. Their daughter May Perry is in the same home as they are. Their son Frederick is also nearby married and with one son probably named Paul but it is difficult to read.

Source: 1910 U.S. Federal Censu1910 Census F.C. and family - trying to read child's name. s, George Brown Family, St. Augustine, St. Johns, Florida, 9th Precinct, SD#2, ED#142, Ward First, Sht#12A, enumerated by George W. Grant, 26 April 1910.

Line 1 Abbot Street, 45, 189, 201, Brown Fred, Head, M, W, 39, m2, 7, born Florida, parents Canada Eng, English, Photographer, O A, No, O, yes, yes, R, H. Brown, Cecilia A, wife, F, W, 32, m9, 7, two born, 1 living, born Michigan, parents born Michigan. Brown, Fall H, son, M, W, 3, S, born Florida. 

Line 31, 52, 196, 210, Perry, May B, head, F, W, 35, wd, 2 born, 2 living, Canada Eng, parents Canada Eng, English, seamstress, at home, O A, yes, yes, OFH

Perry Grace, M, daughter, F, W, 15, S, born Florida, father born Florida, mother Canada Eng, Bindry, printing office, W, No, O, yes, yes

Perry, Kerma M, daughter, F, W, 10, S, father born Florida, mother Canada Eng, none, yes, yes, yes

Line 34, sec Flr, 211, Brown, George K., Head, M, W, 65, M9, 40, Canada Eng, Irish, parents born Ireland, 1885 NA, English, photographer, O A, yes, yes, R, H. Brown, Maud C., wife, F, W, 57, M9, 40, 8 children born, 6 living, Canada Eng, parents born Canada. 

George died on 5 March, 1919.  His wife Maude died 2 December, 1917 in Florida.  Both are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in St. Augustine, Florida. His birth date is listed as September 25, 1844 which does not appear the same as his birth record above. Find A Grave has a memorial and photo of the tombstone much like the one I have presented below.

The Tombstone of George and Maude Brown in Florida

The Tombstone of George and Maude Brown in Florida

Here is a funeral announcement for George King Brown: George King Brown aged 75 years, died [Wednesday] night at the residence of his [son] Charles H. Brown in Oriega. The [body] accompanied by his son, was forwarded to St. Augustine, yesterday. The memorial will take place today Moulton and [ ] had charge of arrangements.  Florida Times, Union, Thurs, Mar. 6, 1919, p. 4.

Funeral Announcement for Geo. King Brown

Funeral Announcement for Geo. King Brown

According to information from a cousin, George and Maude had nine children; however, Maude states in the 1910 U.S. Census that she gave birth to 8 children of which 6 are living.  I am only confident with four of the children: Frederick C., May Blanche, Amelia Jane and Clarence H. Brown.  I am not sure who the other two are and if I could find them in the 1900 U.S. Census that might solve the problem with the children.

Florida Counties

Florida Counties

  1. Frederick Charles Brown was born 1 December, 1870 in Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source: Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913 G. & M. Brown Children. Dec 4, 1870, Frederick Charles, M #004206, Father George Brown, Mother Maud Hunt, Agent, Information George Brown, Wyoming, registered ec. 10, 1870. Dr. Mott, Thos. R. K. Scott, Plympton, Lambton.

Frederick Charles is in the 1910 U.S. Census presented above with his family.  His wife’s name is Cecilia and his son looks like his name is [Fall].

I found a Mr. F.C. Brown living in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida in the 1920 U.S. Census. I think it is him.  He is now widowed and what happened to the son is unknown.

Source:  Mr. F.C. Brown, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, St. Augustine, St. Johns, Florida, Precinct 12, SD#44, ED#165, Sht#1B, Ward 3, enumerated 3 January, 1920. 

Line 87, 147, 20, 22, Brown, F.C. Mr. Head, O, F, M, Widowed, 49, W, 1885, Na in 1891, yes, yes, born Canada, English, father’s birth unknown, mother born Canada, English, yes, photographer, studio, OA. 

2. May Blanche Brown was born 29 January 1875 in Lambton Co., Ontario.  In the 1910 U.S. Census we find a May B. Perry with two little girls named Grace and Kerma.

There is a Mae B. Perry buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in St. Augustine whose husband was Charles.  Find A Grave has a memorial and tombstone photos for both. She died in 1929.

3. Amelia Jane Brown was born 9 July 1877 in Lambton Co., Ontario

Source: Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913 G. & M. Brown Children.No. 31, 012806, Amelia Jane Brown, 9 Jul. 1877, Female, Lambton, Parents George Brown and Maude Hunt Brown. Merchant, Wyoming, 17 Sept. 1877, S, G, Beemer, Wm. Smith.

4. Clarence Hunt Brown was born about 1880 in Lambton Co., and died 9 January, 1953 in Florida.  He married a Cecil Parsons born 17 June 1882 in Florida and died November 1965 in Florida. They had four children: Myron b. about 1906, George C. born about 1908, Clarence or Clare H. born about 1913, and Robert W. Hugh born about 1926.

SOURCE:  World War I, Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. 

Clarence Hunt Brown, residing Ortega Duval, Florida, age 38, born Feb 13, 1880, Native Born, photographer, self-employed, place of business 120 W. Bay, Jax, Duval, Florida, Nearest relative Mrs. Cecil L. Brown, Ortega, Duvall, Florida, signed by Clarence Hunt Brown, tall, slender, eyes brown, hair brown, no marks, signed by Paul O. Marion 9/12/1918. 

Clarence is in the 1920 U.S. Federal Census living in Ortega, Duval, Florida.

Source: Clarence H. Brown Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Ortega, Duval, Florida, Twp. 3 S. Range 26 E., Precinct 26, 30 & 31 January 1920, Martin G. Schench, SD 4, ED 79, Sht# 23.

Line 81, 31 462, 479, Brown, Clarence, H, Head, R, M, W, 39, M., yes, yes, Canada, parents born Georgia, yes, Photographer, General O.A. Brown, Cecil, Wife, F, W, 35, M, yes, yes, Georgia, parents born Georgia, yes, Photographer, General, OA. Brown, Myron H., son, M, W, 14, S, yes, yes, yes, Georgia, Canada. Brown, George C., son, M, W, 12, S, yes, yes, yes, Georgia, Canada. Brown, Clare H, son, M, W, 7 S, yes, yes, Georgia, Canada. Parson, Ella, Aunt, F, W, 52, S, yes, England, English, Georgia.

Clarence and Cecil have migrated to Jacksonville, Duval, Florida in the 1930 census.

Source:  Clarence H. Brown Family, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida, Ward 15-C, ED 16-56, SD 8, Shet #10-B, April 14, 1930 Mrs. Juanita Downing. 

Line 72, 2000, 250, 263, Brown, Clarence H, Head, R, 75, [ ], M, W, 50, M, 24, yes, yes, Florida, parents Canada English,79, 43, 0, yes, photographer, [Kodak Finishing ] 5094, 0, yes, no. Brown, Cecil L. Wife H. F, W, 47, M, 22, yes, yes, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, 78, yes, none. Brown, George C., son M, W, 22, S, no, yes, born in Georgia, 78, Kodak Finishing 7×94 W yes. Brown, Clarence H. son, M, w, 18, S, no, yes, born Florida, 79. Brown, Robert Hugh, son, M, W, 4 3/12 S, no, born, Florida. Parsons, Margareth L., Aunt, F, W, 55, S, no, yes, born Georgia, Father England, mother South Carolina, 78, 00, 1.

Clarence H. and Cecil Brown are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in St. Augustine, St. Johns, Florida. Find A Grave has memorials and pictures of the tombstone.

5.  Myrtle Brown born 15 February 1885 in Lambton Co., Ontario, died about 1970 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., Florida. She may have married a Fred Millikan.

There may have been several other children: 6. Maud Brown, 7. Henry S. Brown. 8. Jennie Brown

I have not been able to find George King and Maud Brown in the 1900 U.S. Census.  This family has not been very cooperative and I encourage you to double-check the above.  Other sources need to be consulted to verify the family above such as obituaries, burial locations, marriages, deaths and more.

George and Esther King Brown’s children: John Brown 1838 to 1912 and family…

John Brown was born 15 September, 1838 in Upper Canada and baptized on 10 February, 1839 at the St. Thomas Church in Belleville along with his sister Mariette/Margaret.

Source:  Mariette Ann and John Brown, baptized 10 Feb 1839. 7-B-3 St. Thomas’ at Belleville, Anglican Diocese of Ontario, Kingston, Ontario, Mariete Ann, born on the 21st of June 1837 & John, born the fifteenth of September 1838, children of George Brown of Rawdon & Esther his wife were baptized on the 10th day of February 1839 by me, _______Parents – Sponsors.

John Brown was living with his parents, George and Esther Brown, in the 1861 Canadian Census.  John would be a great greatuncle to me and brother to Richard Brown my great grandfather.

Line 5, George Brown, Farmer crossed off Merchant written above, born in Ireland, Religion Church of England, age 57, male, married, House: Frame, 2 stories, 1 family living in-house. Ester Brown, born in Ireland, Church of England, age 49, born about 1812, Female, married. John Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 21, male, single. Matilda Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng, age 17, female, single. Richard Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 15 male, attending school. Ester M. Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 13 female, attending school. Isabell Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 10, female, attending school.

Line 12, Jeremiah Brown (not Jesse), Farmer, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 25 male, single, log house, single story.

Source: George Brown Family, 1861 Canadian Census, Plympton, Lambton Co., Ontario, Page 21,

He married a Lydia Holling, born about 1841 in England, on 23 October, 1861 in Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source: Ontario, Canada Marriages 1801-1928, John Brown and Lydia, 25 Oct. 1861, John Brown, BP Rawdon, Residence Plympton Twp., 23, born abt 1838, father George Brown, mother Esther, Spouse: Lydia, age 20, born England, residing Plympton, father John Holling, mother Sarah, Marriage 25 Oct. 1861, Lambton. 

George Brown and his sons appeared in the Lambton gazetteer of 1864-65.

County of Lambton Gazetteer, Wyoming 1864-5, Ontario, Sutherland Bros, Ingersoll, C.W., pg. 118 to 121, published 1864.

pg. 119 Wyoming: The Post Office was established in 1856, Geo. Brown, sen. postmaster.
pg. 120 Brown, Geo., sen. postmaster
Brown, Geo., jun, oil refiner
Brown, Jno., oil refiner
Brown, Richard, assistant postmaster
Brown, Wm. cooper.

Clement, H.B., oil refiner
King, E.N. telegraph operator

John and Lydia Brown are living in Petrolia in the 1871 Canadian Census. It is unclear the relationship of the other men in the household, the Holling is probably a brother?

Line 5, 94, 121, Brown, John, M. 32, born O, all E. Meth, Irish, Will Driller, M. Brown, Lydia, F, 30, born England, English. Brown, William J., M, 7, , born O, Irish, going to school. Brown, Joseph E., M, 1, born O, Irish. Brown, Louisa Maud, F, 4, born O., Irish. Whitty, William, M, 20, born O, C. of England, English, Well Driller. Holling, William, M, 26, born O, E. Meth., English, Well Driller. Wolsey, Daniel, M, 24, born O, E. Meth., English, Engineer.

Source:  John Brown Family, 1871 Canadian Census, Petrolia, Lambton Co., Ontario, pg. 31, Dist. 4 Lambton, SD D Petrolia No. 1 Div. 1. 

John and Lydia Brown continued to live in Lambton County and were there in 1881.

Line 4, 23, 213, Brown, John, M. 43, b. O, Ch of E., Irish, oil operator, M. Brown, Lydia, F, 40, born England, Ch of E., English, M., Brown, William John, M, 17, all born O, All Ch of E, Children Irish, Brown, Louisa Maud, F, 14. Brown, Joseph, Edwin, M, 10, in school. Brown, George Frederick, M, 7, in school, Brown, Catherine Lydia, F, 3, in school.

Source: John Brown Family, 1881 Canadian Census, Enniskillen, Lambton Co., Ontario, Dist, 179, SD D, pg. 47. 

John Brown migrate with his family to Manitoba and was living there in the 1891 Canadian Census.

Line 18, W 2/3, 94, Brown, John, M, 52, M, Ont, parents born Ireland S.D., Farmer, 1 employee. Brown, Lydia, F, 50, M, W, England, parents born England. Brown, Louisa M, F, 24, D, all born Ont.Brown, Joseph E., M, 21, S. Brown, George, F, M, 17, S, Brown, Kattie L, M, 13, D, Line 24, M 2/3 W 1/2, 95, Brown, William J. M, 27, Farmer, all can read and write.

Source:  John Brown Family, 1891 Canadian Census, Blanchard, Marquette, Manitoba, pg. 12, Dist#7, SD D, 31 April, 1891, John Huston.  

Note:  Blanchard is west of Strathclair.  

Blanchard is west of Strathclair

Blanchard is west of Strathclair – Taken from 1901 Census Map for the District of Marquette  Northwest of Brandon.

In the 1901 Canadian Census, John and Lydia are still living in Blanchard, Marquette, Manitoba.

Line 22, 83, 87, Brown, John, M, Head, M, Sept. 15, 1838, 62, b. Ontario, Irish, Religion SDA, Farmer, all can read and write. Brown, Lydia, F, Wife, M, Dec 4, 1840, 60, England 1843, English. Holling, William, M, visitor, M, Aug, 9, 1865, 55, Ont., English. Line 25, 84, 84, Brown, William, J., M, Head, M, June 2, 1863, 37, Ont., Irish, farmer. Brown, Mary E, F, Wife, M, April 18, 1876 24, Man., Irish.

Source: John Brown Family, 1901 Canadian Census, Blanchard, Marquette, Manitoba, pg 8, Dist # 9, SD D-4, Twp. 13 & 14 R 22W, John Armstrong

A big change has taken place by 1910.  John and Lydia Brown are living with their son George and his family. The family has migrated to Oregon. Also, brother William is with them along with his wife and son.

Line 55, 36, 36, Brown, George F., Head, M, W, 305 M1, 15, Can Eng., Eng. English, 1899, Al, English, Gardner, Truck Famer, A.A. Brown, Emma R., wife, F, W, 30, M1 15, 3, 2, Can Eng.Brown, Elmer, G, son, M, W, 12, S, Can Eng., Eng Eng, 1900, English, Nurse, CW. Brown, Ellen M, Daughter, F, W, 2, S, Oregon. Brown, John, Father, M, W, 69, M1, 48, Can, Irish. Brown, Lydia, A, Mother, F, W, 65, M1, 48, 5, 2, Eng, Eng. Line 61, 37, 37, Brown, William J. Head, M, W, 46, M2, 12, Ean, Eng., truck farmer. Brown, Nellie, E, Wife, F, W, 33, M1, 12, 1, 1, Can Eng. Brown, Lester M, Son, M, W, 6, S, Oregon.

Source:  George F. Brown Family, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Fairmont, Benton Co., Oregon,SD #1, ED 5, Sht# 2B #5446, April 8-19, 1910, Bert, L. Davis. 

John, Lydia and other members of the family became Seventh Day Adventists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh-day_Adventist_Church

Church Membership for John Brown and Family About 1912

1. John Brown, Record page 1, Feb. 6, 1910, Dismissed by Death Dec. 18, 1912, Minutes 1
2. Lydia Brown, Record page 1, Feb. 6, 1910, Dismissed by letter Nov. 17, 1912
3. W. J. Brown, Record page 1, Feb. 6 1910, Dismissed by letter Nov. 17, 1912
4. Nellie Brown, Record page 1, Feb. 6, 1910, Dismissed by letter Nov. 17, 1912
17. G. F. Brown, Record Page 2, Received by Letter [ 191]
18. Emma Brown, Record Page 2, Received by Letter [191]

John Percy Clement (1880-1975) a descendant of John’s sister Matilda Brown Clement, visited his Uncle John and Aunt Lydia (Holling), probably in 1908. He wrote the following about them, per cousin B. Hayes.

My Uncle John, mother’s brother and Aunt Lydia from Manitoba had settled near Albany, Oregon, so I decided to pay them a visit. Early in February I went by train down there and spent a week with them. They were very religious and belonged to the Seventh Day Adventists. They kept Saturday to the Sabbath and believed that Jesus would return to Earth during their life time. A married son lived with Uncle John and Aunt Lydia and they were all strict vegetarians and drank neither tea nor coffee, Not being used to their diet I found it very trying and although I enjoyed the visit I was glad to take [the] train back to Portland about a hundred miles distant. The first thing I did after stepping off the train was to go to a restaurant and order a large juicy steak with all of the trimmings. and lots of coffee. I also got my pipe out and thoroughly enjoyed a smoke which I had not indulged in for a week. I think that I never enjoyed myself to such an extant as I did during that first week in Portland.

John Brown died the 18th of December, 1912 and is buried in the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Eugene. It is now called the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery in Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon. Find A Grave has a memorial for both him and Lydia but no tombstone photo.

UPDATE 11/13/2015:  John Brown’s Obituary notice appeared in the local paper:

Died: John Brown, 12/18/1912 Eugene Daily Guard Newspaper

At the home of his son on the river road, seven miles north of Eugene, December 18, 1912, at 2:30 a.m. John Brown, aged 74 years, two months and three days. He was born in Canada and came to Oregon a number of years ago, settling at Albany, and arriving in Eugene about two years ago, living since then with his son on the river road. No arrangements for the funeral have yet been made.

John and Lydia had the following children:

  1. William John Brown was born 2 June, 1863 in Ontario. As we have seen William lives with his family and also makes the migrations to Manitoba and then to Oregon.

William’s marriage has been puzzling.  There are several possibilities at the Manitoba Vital Records online search:  1.  Henneker, Mary Maud, 11/10/1893 in Blanchard, Manitoba and then a 2. Mary Ellen Alcock, 10/29/1895 in Gladstone, Manitoba.  In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census William John states he has been married twice and has been married to Nellie E. 12 years which means the marriage was about 1898?  Since these are index only more would need to be done to determine if any of these are correct or not.  The problem is as we go through the years and the census, the name of his wife changes from Mary E. to Nellie E.

In the 1901 Canadian Census he is with the family in Winnipeg on Line 25, 84, 84, Brown, William, J., M, Head, M, June 2, 1863, 37, Ont., Irish, farmer. Brown, Mary E, F, Wife, M, April 18, 1876 24, Man., Irish.

In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census he is with his brother George and aging parents John and Lydia living in Fairmont, Benton Co., Oregon.

Line 61, 37, 37, Brown, William J. Head, M, W, 46, M2, 12, Canadian English, Canadian Irish, Eng., truck farmer. Brown, Nellie, E, Wife, F, W, 33, M1, 12, 1, 1, Can Eng. Brown, Lester M, Son, M, W, 6, S, Oregon.

About 24 February, 1921 it is mentioned that William John Brown took the oath of Allegiance in the circuit court, a native of Canada. Morning Register Newspaper, Eugene, Oregon.  Seeking out naturalization records would be very interesting for this family.

William John Brown continues living in Oregon after his father’s death in 1912 and we find him living in Lone Pine Precinct in Lane Co., Oregon in 1920.

Source: William J. Brown Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Lone Pine Precinct, Lane Co., Oregon, SD#1, ED#221, Sht# 2B, enumerated on 5 January 1920 by Roberts V. Rogers.

Line, 84, 2m, 48, 47, River, Road, Brown William, J., Head, 0, H, M, W, 55, M, UN yes, yes, born Canada, English, father born Canada, mother born England, farmer, general farm, Brown, Mary E. wife, F, W, 43, M, UN, UN, born Canada, English, father born Canada, mother born England Brown Lester M. Son, M. W, 16 S. born Oregon.

William continues to live in Lone Pine, Oregon and is there in 1930.  His son Lester has married to Opal and they have a daughter named Betty June.

Source:  Wm. J. Brown Family, 1930 Lone Pine, Lane, Oregon, ED 20-83, SD #6, April 4, 1930, C.B. {Llausgen] Shett 1-B #4251.

Line 87, 23, 23, Brown, William J. Head, O, yes, M, W, 66, M, 33, No, Yes, Canada English, Canada, England, 1902 NA, Farmer. Brown, Mary E., wife of h, F, W, 54, M, 19, No., Yes, Canada-English, Ireland, 1902, NA, Brown, Lester, M, son, M, M, 25, M, 24, No, Yes, Oregon, Cook, Restaurant. Brown, Opal, Daughter in law, F, W, 19, M, 18, No, Yes, Oregon, United Sates, Nebraska, Brown, Betty June, Granddaughter, F, W, 10/12 S, No. Oregon, Oregon, Oregon.

In 1940 Lester is living in Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon with Opal and his daughter Betty.  His father W. John is living next to them and both are getting up in age. Notice that the name for Wm. John’s wife is now Nellie.

Source:  Lester Brown Family, 1940 U.S. Federal Census, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, 1, block 4-5-2, SD#4, ED 20-109, enumerated April 20, 1920, by Elsie L. Cornell, Sht #5B,

Line 74, Mill, 1209, 102, 0, 500, No. Brown, Lester M. Head, M, W, 37, M. No. H-2, Oregon, Eugene, No, No, yes Lane, Oregon, Cook, WPA Project, E. Brown, Opal K. wife, F, w, 29, M, No, H-2, Nebraska, yes, Operator, Beauty. Brown, Betty J. daughter, F, W, 10, S, Yes, 5, Oregon, S.

Line 72 Mill, 103, 1000, No. Brown W, John, Head, M, W, 76, M, No. 8, Canada, Junction City, Lane, Oregon, No, No, No, No, U. Brown, Nellie wife, F, W, 64, M, No. 8, Canada, No, No, No, No, H.

There is a William Brown listed as passing on 23 February, 1941 in Lane Co., Oregon and his wife is named Nellie.  This is an index only.  Nellie/Mary may have followed on 10 July, 1944 but more research is needed to verify these deaths.

2.  Louisa Maud Brown was born about 1867 in Ontario and died 23 April, 1893 in Blanchard, Manitoba.

3.  Joseph Edwin Brown was born 27 April 1870 in Plympton, Lambton Co., Ontario, and died the 2nd of May 1893 in Blanchard, Manitoba.

4.  George Frederick Brown was born about 1874 in Ontario.  He married a Emma R b. 1880 in Oregon.

George appears with his parents in the 1881 Canadian Census for Lambton Co., Ontario and then again in the 1891 Canadian Census for Blanchard, Manitoba. These census are featured above.

Oregon Counties

Oregon Counties

He is the head of the family in the 1910 U.S. Federal Census for Fairmont, Benton Co., Oregon and his brother William is living next door.

Source:  George F. Brown Family, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Fairmont, Benton Co., Oregon, SD #1, ED 5, Sht# 2B #5446, April 8-19, 1910, Bert, L. Davis.

Line 55, 36, 36, Brown, George F., Head, M, W, 305 M1, 15, Can Eng., Eng. English, 1899, Al, English, Gardner, Truck Farmer, A.A. Brown, Emma R., wife, F, W, 30, M1 15, 3, 2, Can Eng. Brown, Elmer, G, son, M, W, 12, S, Can Eng., Eng Eng, 1900, English, Nurse, CW. Brown, Ellen M, Daughter, F, W, 2, S, Oregon. Brown, John, Father, M, W, 69, M1, 48, Can, Irish. Brown, Lydia, A, Mother, F, W, 65, M1, 48, 5, 2, Eng, Eng.

Line 61, 37, 37, Brown, William J. Head, M, W, 46, M2, 12, Candian English, truck farmer. Brown, Nellie, E, Wife, F, W, 33, M1, 12, 1, 1, Can Eng. Brown, Lester M, Son, M, W, 6, S, Oregon.

George took his family to Washington State and was living in Clark Co., Washington by the 1920 U.S. Federal Census.

Source: George F. Brown Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Fourth Plain, Clark, Washington, District 0012, SD# 9, ED#12, Sht ____, 9th day of January, 1920, by L. Nina Jorgenson.

Line 21, X, 101, 104, Brown George, Head, M, W, 46 M, 1894 PA, yes, yes, Canada, Canada, England, painter, shipyard, Em, 396. Brown, Emma, wife, F, W, 41, M, 1894, Al, yes, yes, Canada, Iowa, England. Brown, Ellen M., daughter, W, 12, S, yes, yes, yes, Oregon. Brown, Benjamin, son, M, W, 1 11/12, S, Washington

In 1930 we find George and Emma living in Portland, Oregon.

Source:  George F. Brown Family, Portland City, Multnomah Co., Oregon, Precinct 256, ED#26-303, SD#3, Sht 2B, enumerated 2-3 April, 1930 by H.C. [Shellito]. 

Line 76, 192, 55, 55, Brown, George, Head, R, 2250, R, M, W, 55, M, 22, No, Yes, Canada English, father Canada Irish, mother England, arrived 1900, yes, Nurse private, w, yes, no. Brown, Emma R. wife-h, F, W, 50, M, 17, No, yes, Canada English, parents born Ireland, nurse private, w. yes. Brown, Ellen M., daughter, F, W, 21, S, No, yes, born Oregon, parents born Canada. Brown, Ben T., son, M, W, 12, S, yes, yes, born Washington, parents born Canada. Martineau, George, Lodger, M, W, 51, S, No, No, born Michigan. 

There is a George Brown who died on 28 January, 1936 in Portland and his wife’s name is Emma: #335, per the Oregon Death Index.  There is an Emma R. Brown born 1878 and died 1934 buried at the Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland, Oregon with a tombstone and memorial at Find A Grave.  There are many Browns buried in this park.  This might be them.

5.  Catherine Lydia Brown born 27 February 1879 in Ontario.  She may have married a Charles Lewis Boddy on 24 December,1895 in Blanchard, Manitoba per their vital records index.  More needs to be done on Catherine to verify this marriage and then the census below.

A Charles and Catherine Boddy appear in the 1901 Canadian Census living in Blanchard, Manitoba.

Source: Charles L. Boddy Family. 1901 Canadian Census, Blanchard, Marquette, Manitoba, Twp. 138th R 22, page 8 by John Armstrong. 

27, 86 Boddy, Charlies L, M, Head, M, Sept, 23, 1869, 31, born Ont., Irish, agent
Boddy, Catherine L, wife, M, Feb. 27, 1879, 22, born Ont., English. Boddy, Lula M., daughter, S, Feb. 6, 1897, 4 born Manitoba. 

I have not been able to locate any further information on Catherine and Charles.

It is unfortunate, but several years ago I was in the Eugene, Oregon area for a genealogical conference and could have done some looking around for this part of my family.  It looks like out of the 5 children only 3 survived.  Catherine is still in question.  More of course, needs to be done on this family and other sources consulted like immigration, obituaries, and probates. It is time to move on to other siblings.