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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.

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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.

George and Esther King Brown’s children: William Henry Brown

William Henry Brown was born about 1834 in Upper Canada to George and Esther Brown. He married an Isabella Chalmers on 15 January, 1861 in Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source: Index Only, Ontario, Canada Marriages 1801-1928 Ontario, Canada, County marriage Registers, 1858-June 1869 FHL #103005-1030068, Archives of Ontario MS248, Reel 8.

Marriage of Brown and Chalmers:  William Brown, born Ontario, Residence Wyoming, age 26, born about 1835, parents, George Brown and Esther Brown. Spouse Isabella Chalmers born Ontario, Residence Plympton Twp., Father James Chalmers, Mother Isabella Chalmers, Marriage date 15 January,1861, Lambton Co., Ontario. 

William Henry Brown son of George and Esther Brown

William Henry Brown son of George and Esther Brown

We find William and Isabella living in Plympton Twp. Lambton Co., Ontario in the 1861 Canadian Census.  George, his brother, is living with them.

Source:  1861 Canadian Census, Plympton, Lambton Co., Ontario, pg. 22.

Line 17, William W. Brown, Superintendent store, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 27, male, married, frame house, two stories, 1 family.  Isabella Brown born Upper Canada, Bap, age 24, female, married. George Brown, born Upper Canada, Clerk, Ch. of Eng., age 19, single. 

They are living in Plympton Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario, again, in the 1871 Canadian Census.

Source: 1871 Canadian Census, Plympton, Lambton Co., Ontario, pg. 55, District # 4 Lambton, Plympton Div. No. 1, Ontario. 

Line 16, 180, 186, Brown, William H. M, age 36, born Ontario, CofEng, Irish, conveyancer, M. Brown, Isabella, F age 35, born O, Baptist, Scotch, M. Brown, Esther M. F, age 9, born O, Baptist, Irish, Brown, William J., M, age 7, born US, Baptist, Irish, Brown, Helena A, F, age 5, born O, Baptist, Irish. Brown, Wilhelmina F, age 3, born On Baptist, Irish. Brown, Henry, m 11/12 April, born O, Baptist, Irish. Cunningham, John, M, age 40, Irish, Cof E. Irish, Laborer.

Isabelle Chalmers Brown

Isabelle Chalmers Brown

In the 1881 Canadian Census they are now in Wyoming which is a town in Plympton Twp. just on the border of the township, Lambton Co., Ontario.  The following link has a map that gives the current area municipalities.

http://www.sarnialambton.on.ca/main/ns/40/doc/221/lang/EN

Source:  1881 Canadian Census, Wyoming, Lambton Co., Ontario, Dist. 179, SD. Wyoming, Village, pg. 14.

Line 15, 61, 61, Brown W. H., M, age ____, born O., CofE, Irish, Farmer, M. Brown, Isabella, F, 4?, born O, [ ] Scottish, M. Brown, Ettis, F age 19, born O, C of E, Irish, Brown, W. J., M, age 17, O, C of E, Irish, Brown, Hellana, F, age 15, O, C of E, Irish, Brown, Wilhelmina F, age 13, O, C of E, Irish, Brown, James, M, 11, O, C of E, Irish, Brown, Edith, F, age 9, O, C of E, Irish. Brown, Emily, F, age 4, O, C of E, Irish. 

By the 1891 Canadian Census they have migrated to Cornwallis, Selkirk, Manitoba.  There is a town of Selkirk and a municipality of Cornwallis which is the Brandon area.  So I am not exactly sure where they settled.

Southern Manitoba, Can Topo Maps

Southern Manitoba, Can Topo Maps

Source: W. H. Brown Family, 1891 Canadian Census, Cornwallis, Selkirk, Manitoba, Dist# 1 Selkirk, SD Cornwallis, Manitoba, 19 May, 1891, pg. 17,

Line 13, W 9, 74, Brown, W. H., M. age 56, M, born O, father and mother born Ireland, C of E, farmer, 1 employee, read and write. Brown, Isabella, F, age 53, M, W, born On, Father and mother Scotland, Baptist, Brown, Wilhelmina, F, age 23, D, born O, Brown, Henry, M, age 21, S, born O, Farmer, Brown, Edith, F, age 19, D, born O. Brown, Emily F, age 14, D, born O, Galbraith, C.A., M. age 18, [Dom], born O, Father Scotland, Mother O, Meth. Farm Laborer. All can read and write. 

In 1901 Isabella is living with her daughter Helena, William is not with her.  There is a mistake on the birth of Lawrence. His death certificates as his birth date Oct. 25, 1900 not 1890.  This was very confusing and took me a while to figure out the problem.

Source: James Leathorn and Isabella Brown Family, 1901 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dis 12, SD Winnipeg Quarter No. 2, SD# B-3, pg. 3, H. L. Lovering,  

Line 28, 17, 18, Leathorn, James, M, head, M, Oct 18, 1854 42, born Ont, English, Eng Ch, [con marclled], 12, 1200. Leathorn, Helena, F, Wife, M, Feb 20, 1869, 32, born Ont, Irish, Leathorn, Pearl, F, daughter, S Dec 6, 1891, 9, Manitoba, English. Leathorn, Olive, F, daughter, S, Feb 27, 1894, 7, Manitoba, English. Leathorn, Carmille, F, daughter, S, Mar 28, 1896, 6, Manitoba, English. Leathorn, Lawrence, M, Son, S, Oct 25, 1890, 5/12, Manitoba, English, Brown, Edith, F, S. law S, [Apr 11, 1876, 24, born Ont., Irish, Stenographer. Brown, Emily F, s-law, S, [Apr] 2, 1877, 21, born Ont., Irish. All Eng Ch., Brown, Isabella, F, M-Law, W, Feb 23, 1838, age 63, born Ont., Scotch, Baptist. All can read and write.

William Henry Brown was killed by drowning.  An article appeared in the Winnipeg Daily Free Press, Friday, May 5, 1898 no. 258.

Death of W.H. Brown in Brandon, Manitoba

The Mystery Solved, The Body of a Well-Known Brandon Farmer Found in the Assiniboine

Brandon, May 4, Late last fall W. H. Brown, a well-known farmer living a few miles east of this city, mysteriously disappeared, being seen the last time leaving Rapid City for here driving a single rig. The family though he would turn up on the coast, where he had expressed and intention of going in the near future. Yesterday when the ice went out of the Assiniboine, the body of the missing man was found some sixteen miles down the river.  There is no suspicion of foul play though, strange to say, there is no [      ] as to the whereabouts of the horse and buckboard.  The deceased was about sixty years old and leaves a highly respected Family. He had a married daughter who is residing in Winnipeg. 

Isabella continued to live with her daughter Helena and they appear in the 1921 Canadian Census living in the Point Grey area in Vancouver South, British Columbia having migrated there.  Helena’s family is also there with her husband James William Leatham age 64, daughter Olive 23, Laneille 21 and Lawrence Bran age 19.  Apparently Isabella’s parents were from Scotland.  Ancestry does not like the name Leathorn in the census so I am having trouble finding this couple.

Southern British Columbia,

Southern British Columbia,

Isabella died on the 28th of May, 1922 in British Columbia.  She is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery there. Following is a summary of her death certificate.

Source: In Municipality of Point Grey, Isabell Brown, 5826 Balsona St. Kerrisdale. Canadian, Widow, Lambton Co., Ont. Date of birth Feb 23, 1836, age 86 years, 3 mos. 5 days. Widow. Housewife, 4 years at place of death, 8 years in the province, Father is James Chalmers, born in Scotland, Maiden name of mother Isabella, born in Scotland. Information Helen Leathorn 5826 Balsom St. Kerrisdale, daughter. Place of burial Mt. View Cemetery, date of burial May 30, 1922. Undertake Tho. T. Edwards Co. 612 Main St. Date of death May 28, 1922, Died of generalized arteriosclerosis, partial paralysis left side, cardiac failure. District record number 48, Field 31, May, 1922 J. Mahoney. Certificate of Registration of Death for Isabell Brown #86719, May 28, 1922, Province of British Columbia, Division of Vital Statistics.

There is a memorial for her at Find A Grave at the Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, B.C. but there is no tombstone at this time.  Other family are also listed without tombstone photos.

According to my cousin’s research and information they had eight children:

  1.  Esther Mary Brown was born the 28th of January 1863. She married a Frederick  Bradwardine Woodhull on the 13th of March 1888 in Deloraine, Manitoba.
  • a. Vera Vivian Woodhull
  • b. Ruth Helena Woodhull
  • c. Winifred Grace Woodhull
  • d. Catherine Isabel Woodhull married Fred Stanley Woodrow,

This family has been featured in a past post on this blog titled Phillip and Margaret McMurray Brown’s children: Alvina Brown Woodrow 1855 to 1943, dated July 24, 2015. For more information on this whole family and her siblings please consult that post.  You can use the Archive box on the right of this blog to find this post.

2. William J. Brown was born about 1864 and died in Oregon.  He married a Mary E. born about 1876 in Canada and they had one child named Lester M. Brown born about 1905.

The 1891 Canadian Census for Marquette, Blanchard, Manitoba has a William J. Brown living next to a John Brown and Lydia.  This would be his uncle, a brother to his father. He is single at this time and a farmer.  I will share that census when I post about his Uncle John Brown who migrated to Oregon.

There is a marriage at the Manitoba Vital Statistics website that has a William Brown marrying a Mary Elizabeth Burns on November 17, 1904 in Winnipeg.  Lester was born in 1905.  This might be their marriage.  There is not much information given with the document at the Manitoba Vital Records website #1904-001759.   It is suggested by others that he married in Oregon?

I almost didn’t find William and Mary. They were there in Oregon.  He says he was married 2x’s and the name of this wife is Nellie E.?  Nellie is a nickname for Elizabeth or Ellen.

Source:  1910 U.S. Federal Census, Oregon, Benton Co., Fairmont Precinct, SD1, ED 5, Sht#2B, enumerated on 8-19 April, 1910 by a Bert L. Davis. 

Line 61, 317, 317, Brown William J., Head, M, W, 46, M2, 12, Can English, father born Canada mother born England. farmer, truck farm. Brown, Nellie E. wife, F, W, 33, M1, 12, one child born one living, Can English, father born Ireland, mother born England, Brown, Lester M. Son, M, W, 6 S, born in Oregon., parents born Canada, 

William and Mary are living in Lone Pine, Lane, Oregon with their son Lester in 1920:

Source:  1920 U.S. Federal Census, Wm. J. Brown Family, Oregon, Lane Co., Lone Pine Precinct, 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. 

In the 1930 U.S. Census, Wm. J. Brown appears living in Lane, Oregon. He has his wife, son, daughter in-law and granddaughter living with him.

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

It took a little digging because William and Mary/Nellie were not showing up in Oregon.  So I tried the son Lester and found them living next door to him and his family in the 1940 U.S. Census.

Source:  1940 U.S. Federal Census, Oregon, Lane Co., Springfield, Precinct 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. 

3. Helena Alexandra Brown was born 20 February 1867, in Ontario and she died 2 April 1952 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Source: Death Certificate, Province of British Columbia. Royal BC Museum http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/  Click on search the BC Archives.

Place of Death: Vancouver, B.C., Vancouver General Hospital, resided in area 40 years. Helena Alexandra Leathorn, West 35th Ave. House #3341. Canadian, Irish, Widow, born Ontario. birth Feb. 20th 1867, 85 yrs. 1 mo. 13 days, profession at home, husband James WIlliam Leathorn, father Brown not known, mother Chalmers, Isabella, bp of father Ontario, bp of mother Ontario. Informant D. Hollingum, daughter, 3341 West 35th Ave. Burial April 4, 1952, Vancouver, B.C., Mountain View Cemetery, Simmons & McBride Lt. Undertaker. Date of death April 2, 1952, cerebral hemorrhage since March 1952, arteriosclerosis generalized years. Signed by R. U. Marshal, MD. #1308. 

James William Leathorn, born 1855 died 6 December 1929 in Kerrisdale in Vancouver, #23393

Vancover, BC, Kerrisdale Private Hospital, James William Leathorn, 2609 45th Ave. W., male, Welch, married, born Wingham, Ontario on Oct. 14, 1855, age 74 years, manufacturers agent. Died Dec. 6, 1929, Cerebral Hemorrhage. One week at the place of death and 18 years in BC. father John Leathorn born England, mother not known born England, Informant Lawrence Leathorn 2609 45th West, son. Mountain View Cemetery Dec. 9, 1929, Nunn & Thomason in Vancouver,

Both Helena, James and their son Lawrence are buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, B.C. and are listed on Find A Grave.  There is no tombstone photo at this time.

In the 1901 Canadian Census that I have shared above. They were living in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the time and the grandmother Isabella was living with them.  In the 1921 census they have migrated to British Columbia.

The name Leathorn is not liked by the Ancestry search engine so I was only able to find them In the 1921 Census they are living in Point Grey, British Columbia.

Source:  James William Leathorn Family, 1921 Canadian Census, Point Grey, British Columbia, Dist#23, page 2, SubDist#3, enumerated June 1, 1921, by John W. Whitelaw. 

Line 4, 16, 16, Leathorn, James William 5826 Baker St., O, BB 3, W, 6, Head, M, 2M, 64, Born Ontario, Father born England, Mother born Scotland, yes, no for all, yes, yes for all, ____Agent. Leathorn, Helena, wife, F, M, 50, born Ont, Irish. Leathorn, Olive, Daughter, F, 6, S, (23), born Manitoba, Stenographer. Leathorn, Camille, Daughter, F, 6, S, (21), born Manitoba, _____salesperson. Leathorn, Lawrence Ivan, Son, M, 1st, (19), born Manitoba. Brown, Isabella, Mother in law, M, 2M, 84 born, Ontario, parents born Scotland.
All Canadian, English, except Isabella Scotch.

  • Pearl Leathorn born 6 December, 1891. She is listed in the 1901 Canadian Census. Unfortunately, it looks like Pearl died on 16 September 1901 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she was 11 years old at the time.
  • Olive Leathorn born 27 February, 1894 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She married a Horace Josiah Hollingum on 15 December 1923.

Source:  Olive Leathorn marriage to Horace Josiah Hollingum, 15 December 1923, Vancouver, BC, #1923-09-258396.

Vancouver, B.C., Horace Josiah Hollingum, Printer, Bachelor, age 27, Ch of Eng., 1632 36th Ave. E, City, born Essex Co., England, Name of Father Charles Josiah Hollingum, born England, mother Rebecca Best born England. He can read and write. Olive Leathorn, office clerk, Spinster, age 27, Chof E, 5826 Balsam St, City, born Winnipeg, father James Leathorn born Ontario. Mother Helena Brown born Ontario. She can read and write. Married 15 Dec. 1923 at St. Mark’s Church, Lice #81920, signed by Horace Josiah Hollingum and Olive Leathorn. Witnesses Eric Hollingum 1632 36Ave E., Camille Leathorn 5826 Balsam, Clergyman A.H. Sovereign, 24 26 2nd Ave. W., Vancouver, B.C. Ch of E. filed 17th of Dec, 1923, J. Mahoney District Register.

Source:  Death of Olive Hollingum, Dec 7, 1967, Vancouver, BC #67-09-016083

Died Vancouver, B.C. in the Vancouver General Hospital. 56 years in the area, life for Canada. Hollingum Olive Chalmers, Residence in Vancouver, B.C., West 41st Ave. #1136. Female, Canadian, English, Married, Born Winnipeg, Manitoba on Feb. 27, 1894, age 73 yrs. at home, Husband Horace Josiah Hollingum. Father was William James Leathorn, mother was Helena Brown. Father born Manitoba mother born Canada. The Informant was her husband, 11 36 West 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC. Cremation, Dec. 9, 1967, Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, B.C., Nunn & Thomason, Ltd, Funeral Directors.

She had cancer of the colon and they tried to remove it and the intestines perforated and she got peritonitis as a result.

  • Camile Leathorn 28 March, 1896. She married to a John Morely Treleaven on 14 November 1925 in Vancouver.

Source:  Camille Leathorn to John Morley Treleaven, Marriage 14 November 1925, Vancouver, B.C. #56-T-25.

Treleaven, John Morley, Electrician, Bachelor, age 30, Methodist, 3522 43rd Ave W, City, Born Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Father William Henry Treleaven, Father born Ontario, Mother Mary King born Ontario, he can read. Leathorn, Camille, clerk, spinster, age 27, Ch of E. 5826 Balsam St., City, born Winnipeg, Manitoba, father James Wm. Leathorn born Ontario, Mother Helena Alexandra Brown born Ontario. She can read and write. Married 14 Nov. 1925 at St. Marks Church Lic#91006, signed by groom and bride. Witnesses L. Leathorn 5826 Balsam St. and J.W. Leathorn same. Clergyman A.H. Sovereign, 2436 2nd Ave. W, Ch of E., Registered 25th November 1925, J. Mahoney.

Source:  Death of Camille Treleaven, October 15, 1990 in Richmond, B.C. #018115.

Treleaven, Camille, died 10/15/90 Richmond General Hospital, Richmond, BC 15015, Resident, 7711 Moffatt Road, Richmond, Widowed, Morley Treleavan, homemaker, Born March 28, 1896, 94 years, born Winnipeg, Father James William Leathorn, born Ontario, Mother Helena Brown born Ontario, Signed 10/19/1990 by Nephew _____Treleaven, 13762 72nd Ave, Surrey BC. North Shore Crem, North Vancouver, BC, First Memorial services. She died of a heart attack, arterio sclerotic heart disease, malnutrition and fractured left humerous.

  • Lawrence Leathorn:  Lawrence’s birth has been a little mixed up but I believe that he was the youngest of this family and born 25 October, 1900 in Manitoba.

Source: Lawrence Ivan Leathorn, Death Certificate, Died April 3, 1974 in Vancouver. #1974-09-005613

Lawrence Ivan Leathorn died April 3, 1974 and was born October 25, 1900 to a James Leathorn, mother unknown. He lived in Vancouver and had married an Elizabeth Young. The informant was his daughter Gail Schuss, 378-54th St. Delta, B.C. #1974-09-005613.

Source:  Betty Elizabeth Leathorn death, 18 December 1950 in Ocean Falls, B.C. #50-09-011665. British Columbia Vital Records. 

Ocean Falls, B.C., Unorganized Territory, Fifth Street, Apt. 6, In area 3 years 6 mos, in Province 14 years, 45 years in Canada. Betty Elizabeth Leathorn, resided Ocean Falls, B.C. Female, Canadian, Scottish, married, born Scotland on June 30, 1901, age 49 yrs, 5 mos. 18 days. Housewife, at home. Husband Lawrence Ivan Leathorn. Father J.D. Young, born in Scotland, mother unknown born in Scotland. L. I. Leathorn P.O. Box 326, Ocean Falls, B.C. husband. Buried December 21, 1950 in Vancouver, Ocean View Cemetery, William Ford undertaker in Ocean Falls. Died of Cardiac arrest and coronary occlusion.

4. Wilhelmina F. Brown was born 26 February 1869 in Ontario and died on 15 September, 1953 in Vancouver, B.C.  British Columbia Vital Records.

Source:  Wilhelmina Morrison, Death 19th September, 1953, Vancouver, B.C. #53-09-009214.

Vancouver, B.C., Vancouver General Hospital, in are 4 years, in Province 6 years Canadian for life. Morrison, Wilhelmina, resided Vancouver, B.C., Blenheim Street #5649. Female, Canadian, Scottish, Widow, Born Ontario, Feb. 26, 1869, age 84, yr, 6 mos, 24 days, at Home. Husband Thomas Andrew Morrison. Father William Brown born in Ontario, Mother Isabella Chalmers born Ontario. Informant R.G. Morrison, 5649 Blenheim St, Vancouver, B.C., Son, Buried 21 Sept., 1953 in Burnaby B.C. Ocean View Burial Pk. Simmons and McBride Ltd., Died Sept. 19th 1953 Bronchopneumonia, generalized arteriosclerosis and senility.

She married a Dr. Thomas Andrew Morrison who was born about 1869.  They had at least one child:  Reginald Morrison born 1901 in Manitoba.

They appear in the 1906 Canadian Census in Manitoba:

Source:  1906 Canadian Census, Thomas A. Morrison Family, 1906, Souris, Manitoba, Line 12, 80, Morrison, Thomas A., H, M, M, 37, Ont., Belmont, Lot 1 Second St. B7, Morrison, Wilhelmina, W, F, M, 37, Ont. Morrison, Reginald, S, M, S, 5, Man. Mills, George, S, M, S, 27, Ont.

There is a family with a Reggie Morrison age 12 a birthplace of Manitoba living with a Minnie age 34 and a Thomas age 38.  They are in the Battleford district, North Battleford in Saskatchewan.

In the 1921 Canadian Census a Thomas Andrew Morrison is with a Wilhelmina in Saskatchewan living in the Regina City and District. He is a Medical Doctor with an income of $3000.  In addition to Wilhelmina, Reginald is now 19, a Wilma age 8, a Jennie McNabb age 51 and an Eva McNabb age 16 are living with them. Also a John McIntyre Douglas age 42 is present.

Source:  Reginald Samuel Morrison, Death, January 27, 1983 in Vancouver, B.C., B.C. #83-09-002122.  British Columbia Vital Records.

Morrison, Reginald Samuel, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver B.C., address 7-1419 Beach Ave, Vancouver, B.C., married, Florence Morris Nelson. Occupation RCMP Officer, Retired. Born August 15, 1900, age 82 in Holland, Manitoba. Father Thomas Andrew Morrison, Lucknow, Ontario. Mother Mina Browne, Sarnia, Ontario. ____Morrison, Son, 33755 3rd Ave., Mission, B.C., Jan 28, 1983. Cremated Feb. 1, 1983, North Shore Crematorium, N. Vancouver, B.C. Died Jan 27, 1983 of Pulmonary Fibrosis and pneumonia.

5. Henry Brown whose middle name might be James. Henry was born in Lambton Co., Ontario on April 11, 1870 to Wm. H. Brown and Isabella Chalmers. He may have moved to Melfort, Saskatchewan.

Source: April 11, 1870, Henry, Father Wm. Henry Brown and mother Isabella Chalmers, Conveyancer, by Letter Wm. Henry Brown, Wyoming, May 14, 1870, Mrs. M. Connell. Registrar Tos. R. K. Scott, Plympton, Lambton Co., Ontario. Henry Brown Birth, April 11, 870, Plympton, Lambton Co., Ontario. 

6. Edith Brown was born 6th April 1872 in Lambton Co., Ontario. She married a David Ross McIntyre b. 1861 and died 1949.  Edith died 22 July, 1949 in Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia.

Source:  Births, County of Lambton, April 6th 1872, Edith Brown female born to William H. Brown and Isabella Chalmers, General No. 1034, April 6th 1872, Edith, Female, Father William H. Brown, mother Isabella Chalmers, Occupation Conveyancer, Signed by William H. Brown, registered July 11, 1872, D. Mott, Thos. R. K. Scott Registrar, Township of Plympton.

In the 1921 Canadian Census we have a D.A. McIntyre age 50 living with an Edith age 49, a Helen age 17 and a Frederick age 15.  They are at 2350 Trent St,, Victoria, British Columbia.  He was born about 1871 in Ontario. His father was born in Ontario and his mother was born in Scotland.

Source:  Edith McIntyre, Death 2 July 1949, Victoria, B.C., #49-09-007196. British Columbia Vital Records.

Victoria, B.C., St. David Street #1377, in area 28 yrs, in province 31, Canadian life, McIntyre, Edith, resided Victoria BC, Oak Bay, St. David Street #1377. Canadian, N.K. Widowed, born Wyoming, Ont. April 7th, 1872, age 77 yrs, 3 mos, 15 days. Husband was David Ross McIntyre. Father William Henry Brown born NK. Mother Chalmers, Isabella, born NK. ___ McIntyre, son, address Saanichton, B.C., Burial July 26, 1949, Royal Oak Burial Park, Saanich, B.C.. McCall Bros of Vancouver. Died July 22, 1949. Sudden death of natural causes, myocarditis.

7. Nellie Brown – Nellie’s birth record born August 5, 1875 in Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source: Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913 – Brown Family, August 5, 1875, Nellie, F. Father Wm. Henry Brown, Mother Isabella Chalmers, Conveyancer and Merchant, Informant Wm. H. Brown The Father, Wyoming, Sept. 16, 1875, D. N H Beemer, John B. Dale. #9142?.  #012575, No. 24,

I have tried to find out what happened to Nellie and I get the feeling she died but that has not been confirmed.  She is not in any census nor in the death records at this time.

8. Emily Isabella Brown was born 19 May, 1877 in Lambton Co., Ontario. She married a George H. Funk a native of the United States.

Source: Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913 – Brown Family, 2nd April, 1877, Emily Isabella to Wm. H. Brown and Isabell Chalmers, Potash Manufacturer, Wm. H. Brown the father Wyoming, 19 May, 1877. Dr. N.H. Beemer, John B. Dale.

There is a marriage of a George Henry Funk to an Emily Elizabeth Browne on 29 November 1905 in Winnipeg, Manitoba vitals, Index only.

I found Emily and George Funk in Manitoba in the 1916 Census.  They had several children by then.

Source: George H. Funk Family, 1916 Canadian Census, Selkirk, Manitoba, Dist. #10, pages 2-13. 

Line 3, 227, 238, Funk, George H., Reid Ave., Head, M, M, 52, USA, He is Congressional all others Ch of E., na 1909, al, American, Scotch all, yes, no, English, yes, yes, Real Estate, O.A. 10-0-12. Funk, Emily, wife, F, M, 33, Ontario, Canadian. Funk, George C., Son, M, S, 9, USA, American. Funk, Gordon, D.W., Son, M, S, 7, USA, American. Funk, Kathleen E., Daughter, F, 4, Manitoba, Canadian. Funk, Marjory I. Daughter F, S, 2, Manitoba, Canadian. Servant, MacLean, Christina 22, Scotland, Presbyterian.

There is so much more that could be done researching this family. I was having trouble finding them in the census so it will take a bit more digging.  I think this is a good start, please double-check me for it was confusing I found mistakes in births, problems with family groupings, not enough information in the marriages, too many choices for a person like Thomas Morrison. Many other records need to be consulted like obituaries, all the vitals etc., so use the above as a guideline and let me know if I need to update.

There seems to be a restlessness about this and other children of George and Esther Brown.  The father George was said to have been in many places and a restless man till he finally settled in Lapeer Co., Michigan.

Revisiting George and Esther King Brown

 

George Brown 1801-1891

George Brown 1801-1891

In past posts on this blog, I have shared about the lives of George Brown and his wife Esther King Brown.  Let’s review what has been written about this couple, who are my 2nd great grandparents. Their son Richard Brown married Emma Ward and settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Their daughter Ethel Adella Brown Boardman is my grandmother.

Here is a list of posts I have written that share information about George and Esther King Brown. You can review them by using the Archive box on the right of this blog and choose the month and year.

 

  • George and Esther Brown – A Long Life! September 26, 2010
  • Esther Brown Agrees to a Guardianship? October 9, 2010
  • Estate File for Esther Brown! October 25, 201
  • Esther’s Land in Burnside! October 29, 2010
  • George & Esther Brown of Burnside, Lapeer, MI, November 2, 2010
  • George & Esther Brown’s Children, December 4, 2010
  • Ontario Wanderings: Lambton County Archives, September 21, 2014
  • Michigan Wanderings: Lapeer County, Ontario, September 23, 2014
  • Michigan Wanderings: Fox Farm Cemetery, September 23, 2014

In 2012 and 2014 I traveled to Hastings County and did research at the archives in the area. Because George’s brothers Thomas and Philip stayed in Hastings Co. I found much more information about them and their lives then I did about George and Esther who migrated from the area and settled in Wyoming, Lambton County by 1858.

Apparently George was very restless and he again migrated to Lapeer County, Michigan and was there by the 1870 census.

What I would like to do in the following posts is share about the children of George and Esther King Brown, here is a quick summary of these children:

  1. William Henry Brown 1834-1892
  2. Margaret Ann Brown 1836-1879
  3. Jeremiah Brown 1837-1901
  4. John Brown 1838 to 1912
  5. Elizabeth Brown 1840-1893
  6. George King Brown 1842-1919
  7. Matilda Jane Brown 1844-1930
  8. Richard Brown 1846 – 1922: my line – Richard and his descendants have been featured in many posts on this blog.
  9. Esther M. Brown 1848-1886
  10. Isabella Brown 1851-1929

My research is a mix of a little of mine and several other cousins who have given me their consent to share. The children listed above eventually ended up in British Columbia, Manitoba, Florida, some remained in Lambton Co., Ontario and Michigan, and Oregon.

Before I start sharing, I have taken a break and traveled to southern California. This involves the other side of the family, my Dad’s old New England heritage. His Delano/Keller connection and then follow that up with some fun.  I will write about it in the blog titled:  Solomon Goss of Fearing Twp. In Ohio.