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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.

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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.

George and Esther King Brown’s children: Margaret Ann Brown Lamotte 1837 to 1879 and family…

Margaret Ann Brown was born 21 June, 1837 in Hastings Co., Ontario to George Brown and Esther King Brown.  She was baptized at the St. Thomas Church on 21 June, 1837.  Her brother John was also baptized at this time.

Source: Mariette Ann and John Brown, baptized 10 Feb 1839, 7-B-3 St. Thomas’ at Belleville 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, Anglican Diocese of Kingston. 

Margaret married Francis or Francois Lamott/Lamotte on 18 January, 1858 in St. Clair Co., Michigan.

Francois Lamotte/LaMotte/Lamott was born about 1836 in Ontario.

In 1871 Francois Lamott and Margaret are living in Enniskillen, Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source:  Francois Lamott Family, 1871 Canadian Census, Enniskillen, Lambton, Ontario, pg. 48 Dist, 4 Lambton, SD, Enniskillen Div. No. 1. 

Line 2, 170, 173, Lamott, Francois, M, 35, O, C of E, French, Teamster, M, Lamott, Margaret, F, 33, O, C of E, Irish, Lamott, Matilda, F, 12, French, Lamott, Francis H, M, 10, Lamott, George, M, 8, Lamott, Ida J., F, 5, Lamott, Kate, F, 3, Lamott, Margaret A, F, 1. Children are listed as French. All born in Ont.

Tragedy struck and Margaret died on 3 October, 1879 in Lambton Co., Ontario.

Death of Margaret Lamotte

Death of Margaret Lamotte

Source:  Death of Margaret Ann Lamott, Oct. 2, 1879, Lambton, Ontario#4, Margaret Ann Lamott, Oct, 2, 1879, Female, 42 yrs, 3 mos. 11 days, matron, born Co. Hastings, ont., died of inflammation 10 days ill, Dr. Demfield?, John Brown oil man – Merthanlee?? Informant. Oct. 3, 1879, Ch. of E. John F. Wilson #006585. 

I have tried to find Francois or Frank Lamott/Lamotte in the Canadian Census and the U.S. Federal Census, after the death of his wife Margaret, but I have not been successful.

However, there is a marriage of a Francis Lamotte male born about 1838 in Ambertsburgh, Ontario. He married on 16 February, 1880 in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan age 42 residence Petrolia, Ontario. The spouse is Emma Reynolds age 36 born in Brighton, Ontario. residing in Petrolia, #242, 20 1880 Marquette – 1881 Berrien.  Could this be him?

Francois or Frank and Margaret may have had eleven children.  I have attempted to find information about as many of the children as possible but it has not been easy. so please use the following with care.  Because there is only one census of 1871 showing the Francois Lamotte Family it is making it hard to determine the actual names and number of children born to the couple after 1871.

  1. Matilda Lamott was Eliza Matilda Parks who died June 23, 1934 in Petrolia, Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source:  Death Certificate for Eliza Matilda Parks, Petrolia, Enniskillen Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario, Walnut Street, #019612, 292. Female, French, widowed, born Wisconsin on April 11,1858 age 76 yrs, 2 mos. 12 days. Husband was an Oil producer. 3 yrs in place of death and 75 years in the province.  Father was Francis LaMotte, born in France. Mother was Margaret Ann Brown, born in Wyoming, Ontario. Informant Blake Parks of Petrolia, son. Buried Hillsdale Cemetery June 25, 1934. Undertakers Steadman Bros.  Died june 23, 1934, cancer of the liver. 

2. Francis H. Lamott b. about 1861 in Ontario.

3. George Lamott b. about 1863 in Ontario. I have a marriage for George and he appears in the 1891 and 1901 Canadian Census.

Source: George Lamotte Marriage, Ontario Canada, Marriages 1801-1928, George age 23, born about 1863 in Petrolia, Ontario. Married on 3 March 1886 in Middlesex. Father Francis Lamotte and mother Margaret Ann Lamotte, Spouse Margaret Blair age 27 born about 1859 in Canada. Father Andrew Blair and mother Elizabeth Blair. 

Source:  1891 Canadian Census, Strathroy, 93 Middlesex West, Ontario, page 27, H. No. 2 Ward Town of Strathroy, enumerated on 25 day of April 1891 by John Lau…..

Line 17, 10 1-1/2/9 148, Lamotte, George, M, 28, M, born Ontario, father born US, mother was born in Ontario, Presbyterian, grocer. Lamotte, Margaret, F, 33 M, W, born Ontario, Lamotte, Gordon, M, 4, S, born Ontario. Lamotte, Zethal G., F, 1/12, born Ontario. Blair, Julia, F, 35, SinL, born Ontario, parents born Scotland.

In 1901 George and Margaret Lamotte are still in Strathroy with their children: Gordon, Zella G. and Roscoe G.  Margaret’s sister is still with them Julia Blair and a niece Agnes J. Blair.  They are still there in Strathroy both George age 48, Margarett age 52 and Roscoe age 16.  In the 1921 census he is living now in London, Ontario age 58, and Margaret is age 63.

George may have migrated to California, There is a marriage of George Lamotte on 22, January 1947 in Los Angeles, CA of a male age 83 born 1864, Father Frank Lamotte, mother Margaret Brown. Spouse Lola M. Spratt age 78, female, born 1869, father Abjah Chapman and mother Nancy Fetty.  California County Marriages Records, FamilySearch.

There may be another marriage for George in September 22, 1947 to a Elmyra M. Morton, in California.

4. Ida J. Lamott b. about 1866 in Ontario.  I have a marriage for Ida Josephine to a David Mann. She does appear with the last name of Campfield as a witness to her sister Kate’s marriage, see below.

Source:  Ida Josephine Lamotte, Ontario, Canada, Marriages 1801-1928, Ida age 21 born about 1866 in Marthaville, married on 1 February 1887 in Lambton. Father was Francis Lamotte, mother was Margaret Lamotte, Spouse David Wallace Mann, age 22, born about 1865 in Adelaide, Ontario, father Mark Mann and mother Sophia Mann. 

5. Kate Lamott b. about 1861 in Ontario.  She married on 5 June, 1889 in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan to James Stocks b. about 1861 in Canada.

Source: Kate LaMotte, female, white, born about 1868 in Canada, Marriage date 5 June 1889, Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan age 21. Residence Port Huron. Spouse James Stocks, male, white, age 28, born in Canada, residence Port Huron, father Ballentine Stocks and mother is Jane Brown, Record#780, Film 40 1889 St Clair-1890 Eaton, page 268, carpenter, Pastor John McCledowney, witnesses Maggie LaMotte and Ida Campfield.

6. Margaret/Mary A. Lamott was born 13 October, 1869 in Lambton Ontario (per Ontario birth index family search) and she died 27 May, 1938 in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon.  She married about 1890 to a Mr. Stone.  See is a witness to her sister Kate’s marriage.

7. Hester Lamott or Esther E.  b. about 1873 in Ontario.  Looks like she may have married an Elmer E. Collins on 7 November, 1901 in Lucas, Ohio. He was 39 yrs old and born about 1862 in Port Huron. Father: Joseph Collins, mother Helen Judson.  Spouse Ester E. Lamotte age 29 born 1872 in Sarnia, Canada, Father Frank Lamotte and mother Margaret Brown. Ohio County Marriages 1789 to 2013 Index,

8. Erastus Lamott b. about 1876 in Ontario. I am wondering if the name is really Ross Albert Lamotte, I have not found anything documents for Erastus. Ross married on 27 March 1901 to a Isabella Corbett in Glencoe, Middlesex, Ontario. He was 27 years old born 1874, his father was Frank Lamotte and mother Margaret Brown. The Spouse was Isabella Corbett age 19, born about 1882, her father was Wm. Corbett and mother Eliza J.  Ontario Marriages 1869-1927, Index. 

9. Horace Lamott b about 1876 in Ontario.  I have a marriage for Horace to Annie.

Source: Horace Lamotte Marriage, Ontario Canada, Marriages 1801-1928, Horace age 19, born about 1874 in Petrolia, Ontario.  Married 2 August 1893 in Elgin. Father Frank Lamotte and mother Maggie Brown Lamotte.  Spouse Annie Mills age 18, born about 1875 in England, Father James Mills and Mother Annie (Reid) Mills. Marriage location Port Stanley. 

In 1901 there is a Horace T. Lamotte age 25 born 25 April 1875 in Ontario, French, Methodist occupation sand buffer living in Middlesex in London. His wife is Annie and a child names Lenord E.  This is a strong possibility that it is Horace because George Lamotte is living in Strathroy at the same time.

10.  Mina Lamott b. about 1877 in Ontario.

11. Emma Lamott b. about 1879 in Ontario.

This family of Francois Lamotte/LaMotte/Lamothe has been very difficult to find and follow.  I was hoping to find the father Francois/Frank in the census with his children living with him but it might mean a 73 page slog page by page through the Petrolia part of the census.  I have been able to find some information on the children of Margaret and Francois Lamotte but have had trouble seeking them in the census, so be careful and make sure you double-check me,

I am still wondering about Erastus and Ross Albert Lamotte?  It is possible that several of the child died young but I was unable to locate death records. This would make the count of children born 12 if these are two separate children.  At this point obituary notices for some of the children might reveal what happened to them and their father.  A cousin believes Francis died in the US and that might be possible.

More research needs to be done on this whole family and hopefully the above gives more clues, but it is time to move on.

Phillip & Margaret Brown’s Children: William Brown 1841 to 1922

William Brown was a son of Phillip Brown and Margaret McMurray and he was born 3 April, 1841 in Rawdon Twp., and was baptized at the Saint Thomas Anglican Church in Belleville on 2 October, 1841.

William born 3rd April last, son of Philip Brown of the Twp. of Rawdon, & of Margaret, his wife was publicly baptized this 2nd day of October 1841 by me, John Grier, Rector, Parents Sponsors.

Source:  William Brown baptized 2nd Day of October, 1841, son of Phillip & Margaret Brown, 7-B-3, St. Thomas, Belleville, Anglican Diocese of Ontario in Kingston. 

He died in Hastings County, on 14 November 1922 and he is buried in Stirling Cemetery. His tombstone is a large obelisk. The writing and inscription are difficult to read. She Find A Grave for his stone in Stirling.

Wm. Brown and Emily Reid Inscription.

Wm. Brown and Emily Reid Inscription.

Source:  Ontario Canada Deaths, 1869-1938, William Brown, 14 November 1922, page 100, 30 Forin Street, Male, Irish, Married, 81 yrs, Rawdon Twp., 1841, retired, #015275, 10 yrs in place of death, lifetime in Ontario, father Phillip Brown, born Ireland, Mother Margaret M. Murray, born Ireland, Informant Erastus W. Brown of Thurlow Twp., son, Sterling, Ont. buried November 16, 1922, Belleville Burial Co., died Nov. 14, 1922, arteriosclerosis, 4 years, heart failure. F.W.  Hill of Belleville. 

He married Emily Reid on 1 December, 1868 in Rawdon Twp.. She was born 5 October 1850 in Rawdon to Elijah Reid and Isabella.

She died on 23 April 1936 in Rawdon and is buried in Stirling Cemetery.

County of Hastings, Twp. of Thurlow, Belleville, 23 yrs, life in Ontario, Brown, Emily, 30 Forin Street, Belleville, Female, Canadian, British, Widow, born Ontario, Oct. 6, 1849, age 86, yrs, 6 mo. 17 days, housewife, given name of husband Wm. Brown, Father Elijah Reid born Ontario, mother Isabel [McIroy] born Scotland, Informant: E.W. Brown, R.R. #6 Belleville, Buried Stirling, April 25, 1936, Died 23 April 1936, old age, G.S. Crank, Belleville. 

Source:  Ontario Canada Deaths, 1869-1939, 25 April 1936, Emily Brown Death Certificate, Died Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario #018305 pg. 240. 

William appears in the 1861 Canadian census with his parent’s family:

Line 1, Philip Brown, farmer, Ireland, C. England, age 45, male, married, log, 1 story, 1 family, all members of family. Margret Brown, Ireland, C. England, age 43, female, married. Wm. Brown, Laborer, born Canada, E. England, age 19 male, single, Francis Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 17, female, single, Elley Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 15, female, single, Henery Brown, laborer, born Canada, C. England, age 13 male, single, Diana Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 11, female, single, Matilda Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 9, female, single, Margret Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 7, female, single, Alvina Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 5, female, single, Hariet Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 1, female, single

Source:  1861 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, #26 page 12. 

In 1871 William has started his own family and he is living next door to his sister Fanny.

Line 91, 98 Brown, William, M, 29, All born in Ontario, all Church of England, Irish, Farmer, Married, Brown, Emily, F, 21, Scotch, Married, Brown, Walton, M, 1, Irish

Line 4, 92, 99, Clements, James, M.32, All born in Ontario, all Ch. of England, all Irish, Farmer, Married, Clements, Fanny, F, 28, Married, Clements, Ann, F, 6, Clements, Matilda, F, 1

Line 8, 93, 100, Clements, Thomas, M, 25, born in Ontario, Ch. of England, Irish, Farmer, Single

Source:  1871 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, page 28, 62 North Hasting.

We find William again in Rawdon Twp. living next to his sister Fanny in 1881 and both have growing families:

Line 5, 74, 74, Brown, William, M, 40, Born Ontario, all Ch of England, Irish, Farmer, Married
Brown, Emily, F, 30, born Ontario, Scotch, Married
Brown, Walton, M, 11, born Ontario, Children all Irish
Brown, Wilbert, M, 8, born Ontario
Brown, Isabella, F, 8, born Ontario
Brown, Blanch, F, 5, born Ontario
Brown, Phillip, M, 3 born Ontario
William, M, 1, born Ontario

Line 13, 75, 75, Clements, James, M, 41, all born Ontario, all Ch of England, all Irish, Farmer, Married:
Clements, Fanny, F, 30, married
Clements, Margret, F, 16
Clements, Matilda, F, 11
Clements, Clementine, F, 6

Source: 1881 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, page 18, District 122.

Life does change and in 1891 William has migrated to Thurlow Twp. in Hastings Co., Ontario. He was Church of England in 1881 but here we see he is now Methodist?

Line 14, Brown, William, M, 50, Married, Head, Born Ontario, all born Ontario, parents born Ireland, farmer, all Methodist:
Brown, Emily, F, 41, Married, Wife, father born Ontario, mother Scotland,
Brown, Erastus, M, 21, son, Born Ontario and all other children born Ontario,
Brown, George, M, 18, son
Brown, Edith, F, 16, daughter
Brown, Blanche, F, 15, daughter
Brown, Phillip, M, 12, son
Brown, William, M, 11, son
Brown, John, M, 8, son
Brown, Arthur, M, 5, son
Brown, Maggie, F, 10/12 , daughter

Source:  1891 Canadian Census, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, page 34, District 73, No. 4, 28th April 1891, U.N. Gould.

Again William is still in Thurlow Twp. in 1901:

Line 9, 26, 29, Brown, William, M, W, Head, M, April 3, 1843, 58, all born Ontario, Irish, Methodist, Farmer:
Brown, Emily, F, W, Wife, M, Oct. 5, 1850, 50, German,
Brown, Eratus W. , M, W, Son, S, Jan, 20, 1870, 31.
Brown, Emma B, F, W, daughter, S, Feb, 1, 1877, 24
Brown, William E., M, W, son, S, April 6, 1880, 20
Brown, Wallice, A. M, W, son, S, Nov. 26, 1885, 15
Brown, Magie, M, F, W, daughter, SD, June 9, 1890., 10

All Children are listed as Irish. 

Source:  1901 Canadian Census, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, Dist. 70, SD#C, Polling#5, John L. Clopp, page 3.

By 1911 William and Emily have moved to Belleville. This census is very difficult to read:

Line 26, 8, 8 Brown William, M, Head, M, May 1836, 75, born Ontario Irish, Methodist
_______________Wife, M, June 1845, 66, born Ontario, Irish, Methodist

Source: 1911 Canadian Census, Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, page 1, Dist#80, SD#5, Belleville Coleman Ward.

William and Emily are in Belleville in the 1921 census living on their own.  This is the first time I have ever seen mention of the birth of a parent “at sea.”

Line 33, 290, 294, Brown, William, 30 Foria St, Baldwin Ward, Head, M, Married, 80 Born Ontario, father Irish, mother born Atlantic Ocean, born at sea, Irish, yes, no, Methodist., yes, yes, Income, 4, B, Brown, Emily, wife, F, M, 70, born Ontario, father Ontario, mother Scottish, Race Dutch, Methodist, yes, yes, None.

Source:  1921 Canadian Census, Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, Dist#90, SD#31, page 23, H.V. Clarke.  

Here are the children of William and Emily (Reid) Brown:

1. Erastus Walton Brown b. 20 January 1870 in Rawdon and died 12 July 1952.  He married Esther Mary Emma Hall of Segmour Twp. in Northumberland and Durham, Ontario. They had two children: Emily Isobel Brown b. 1904 married a Mr. Eggleton, and Annie Grace Brown b. 30 June 1908 and died 15 March 1971. She married a Mr. Davidson.

Here is Erastus’ and Esther’s marriage:

Name Esther Mary Emma Hall, age 28, born about 1873, Campbellford, Segmour, married 25 September, 1901 in Northumberland & Durham. Father James Hall and mother was Isabella Ingran.  Spouse: Erastus Walton Brown yeoman, age 31, born about 1870 in Rawdon Twp (Rawston) residence Thurlow Twp. father William Brown mother Emily Reid. Schedule B, pg. 281, 

Source: Ontario Canada Marriages 1801-1928, Esther M. E. Hall to Erastus Walton Brown, 25 September 1901.  

UPDATE 12/8/2015 – I discovered that Erastus was above Reuben Ketchpaw his brother-in-law in the census.  His name was spelled so badly I didn’t notice till recently.

Source:  Ketchpaw & Brown Families, 1911 Canadian Census, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, page 3, Dist#74, SD#12, ED#6, enumerator J.E. O Shouy.

Line 6, 25, 25, Brown, Erctic, Lot E 1/2 18 erd, M, Head, M, January 1870, 41, born Ontario, English all, Canadian, all, Methodist, farmer, yes, no, yes, Farm, 52, none, 60, none, $1300, $1000, 17, all yes, yes, English. Brown Ester, Lot E1/2 18 3rd, F, Wife, M, August 1873, 37, born Ontario. Spencer Jospeh, Lot E1/2183rd M, labormen, S, November 1886, age 14, born England, farm laborer, no, yes, no, farm, 52 none, 60 none, 20.0, Hall Bessie Lot e1/2 18 3rd, F, sister in law, S, August 1878, 37, born Ontario, Baptist. Brown Isabell, lot e1/2 18 erd, F, daughter, S, February 1904, 7, born Ontario. Brown, Ann, Lot e1/2 18 erd F, daughter S, June 1909, 1, born Ontario. 

2.  Wilbert George H. Brown b. 21 June 1872 in Rawdon. He married Isabella Dean Cumming born about September 1880.  They had Walter Brown born January 1903 and Mira/Mina Brown born December 1905.

They married on 3 July 1901 in Northumberland and Durham Co., Ontario:

W. G. Henry Brown, age 29, born about 1873, Merchant, Married 3 July 1901 in Northumberland and Durham to Isabella Dean Cumming, age 21, born about 1880 in Campbellford, Canada,  W.G.’s father was William Brown and mother was Emily Reid. Her parents were Robert A. Cumming and Harriet E. Hermestone Cumming. 

Source:  Ontario Canada Marriages 1801-1928, W.G. Henry Brown to Isabella Dean Cumming, 3 July 1901 in Northumberland and Durham page 281, Schedule B.

In the 1911 census we find that W.G. Henry has started his own family and he has migrated:

Line 44, 26, 26, Brown, W.G. H., W.S. Adelpha, M, Head, M, June 1872, 38, born Ontario, Irish, Methodist all, Agent, Insurance, Brown, Bella, F, Wife, M, Sept, 1880, 30, born Ontario, Scotch, Brown, Walter, M, Son, S, Jan, 1903, 8, born Ontario, Irish, Brown, Mira (Estirca), F, Daughter, S, Dec 1905, 5, born Ontario, Irish.

Source: 1911 Canadian Census, W.S. Adelphe, Napanee, Lennox & Addington, Ontario, page 2, 92 Lennox, ED East Ward, Napanee Town, by Patrick Gleason on June 6, 7 & 8, 1911. 

Once again Wilbert G. has moved in 1921 and this time we find him in Toronto:

Line 43, 106, 128, Brown, Wilbert G., Jerome St., #47, R, Head, M, M, 48, born Ontario, Real Estate, $1200. Brown, Isabell, wife, F, M, 40, born Ontario, Brown, Walter, son, M, S, 18, born Ontario, clerk, Brown, Mina, daughter, F, S, 15, born Ontario, student. All parents born Ontario, all Canadian, Father is Irish, mother is Scotch, yes, no, Methodist 

Source: 1921 Canadian Census, pg. 10, Ontario, Dist. 113, ED#130, Parkdale, 47, Toronto, H.Ray Bullmen. 

3.  Edith Isabella Brown, b. 15 April 1874 in Rawdon. She married a William D. Morton on 1 January 1894.

Wm. A. Morton, 31 years, residence Belleville, Ont., born Ogdensburg, U.S.  Bachelor, Police Constable, father Albert Morton and mother Elizabeth. Spouse Edith J. Brown, 19 years, residence Thurlow Twp., born Rawdon, Spinster, Father Wm. and mother Emily Brown, Witnesses Lyman Moore, Belleville, Blanche Brown, Thurlow Tp. married 1 Jan 1894, Thurlow Twp., both Methodist, Rev. D. Obrosley. 

Source:  Ontario Canada Marriages 1801-1928, Edith J. Brown to Wm. A. Morton, 1 January 1894, page 362, Schedule B. Marriages, Hastings Co., Thurlow. #004926 No. 11. 

We find Edith and William living in Belleville in 1901.

Line 46, 313, 323, Morton, William, M, W, Head, M, Oct. 30, 1863, 38, US 1860, Irish, Canadian, Meth. Policeman. Morton, Edith, F, W, Wife, M, April 12, 1874, 27 born Ontario, Irish, Meth. Morton, Elizabeth, F, W, Dau, S, Jan 23, 1895, 6, born Ont, Irish, Meth, Morton, Vera F, F, W, Dau, S, Jan. 12, 1900, 1, born Ont., Irish, Meth. 

Source: 1901 Canadian Census, Bellevue, Hastings West, Ontario, District A, SD#6, enumerated April 30th, 1901 by J.W. Malloy, page 26.

4.  Emma Blanche Brown was born 1 February 1877 in Rawdon. She married a Reuben Ketchepaw on 7 December 1904 in Hastings Co., Thurlow Twp.

Ketchepaw, Reuben 40, living Thurlow, born Thurlow, Bachelor, Yeoman, father Abram Ketchpaw, mother Catherine. Spouse Blanche Brown age 28, residence Thurlow, born Rawdon, Single, Parents: William and Emily Brown. 

Source: Ontario Canada Marriages 1801-1928, page 483, Schedule B, no. 48, 7, Dec. 1904

We find Reuben and Emma in Thurlow Twp., Hastings East in 1911. They are next door to Erastus Brown.

Line 12, 26, 26, Ketchpaw, Reuben, Lot 1 W 1/2 18 3rd, Head, M, April 1864, 49, born O, English, Canadian, Methodist, farmer, yes, no, yes, Farm, 52 weeks, none, 60, $1000, can read and write. Ketchpaw, Emma B. Lot W 1/2 18 3rd, F, wife, M, Feb. 1876, 36, born O, English, Canadian, Methodist, no occupation.  Ketchpaw, Luella P. Lt W 42 18 3rd, F, Daughter, Single, July 1908, 2, born Ontario, Ketchpaw, Hattie Lot 2 W 1/2 18 3rd, sister, Single, June 1867, 43. Born Ontario, English, Canadian, Methodist, no occupation.  Klunghell, Fred Lot 1 1/2 18 3rd, M, laborer, S, July 1840, age 70, born Germany, 1842, German, Canadian, Presby. Farmer, farm, $100.

Source: 1911 Canadian Census, Thurlow Twp., Hastings East, Ontario, Dist. #79, SD#12, ED#6, page 3, by J.E.O. Shorey.

The remaining children of William and Emily have little information.  Records have been looked at for marriage, death and census and the OCFA but online sources do not reveal these individuals fate at this time.

5.  Phillip Elijah Brown was born 27 April 1878 in Rawdon.

6.  William Ernest Brown was born 6 April 1880 in Rawdon.

7.  John Burton Brown born 23 June 1882 in Rawdon.

8.  Wallace Arthur Brown born 26 November 1885 in Rawdon.

9.  Maggie Matilda Brown born 9 June 1890 in Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario.

This family will require a lot more research to learn more about the rest of William and Emily’s children especially the last five. I suspect that Philip and John maybe not have survived and possibly others but have not been able to find them in cemeteries online.  A really good obituary notices of the parents might be of help.