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Revisiting James and Mary McMurray’s Children…First Born James McMurray 1849 to 1933

On July 2, 2010, I wrote a quick summary about the McMurray Children of Kent County, New Brunswick. Their parents were James McMurray and his wife Mary Jackson.  That original post had several comments made on it so I suggest you go and review those comments. The original post was titled:  James and Mary McMurray’s Children, July 2, 2010.  For more posts written about the McMurrays and Jacksons see the page at the top of this blog by hovering with your mouse of the The Boardman Family Overview. 

When I attended the British Institute Course in Salt Lake City in 2013, I did a little searching for the records of the McMurray and Jackson family at the Family History Library after my class on Pre-1850 English Records.  I presented those findings in the posts titled:

The Origins of the McMurrays and Jacksons, August 1, 2014

This is what I wrote about James McMurray the son of James and Mary Jackson McMurray in first mentioned post above.

1.  James McMurray born about 1849 in England in Newcastle. James appears in the 1861 and 1871 census with his parents.  This means the family emigrated to New Brunswick sometime between 1849 and 1852. 

I believe I have found out more about James the son and his life in New Brunswick.

James the son was baptized on 1 April, 1849 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northampton County, England and born 8 March 1849.

James' Baptism in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

James’ Baptism in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Source:  Parish Registers of All Saints Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1600 to 1940, Church of England Parish Registers, Baptisms 1844 to 1864, FHL#1068964, Item 2, pg. 202, No. 1615, April 1, 1849. April 1, 1849, James so of James & Mary McMurray, Pilgrims Head, Mason, W G. Henderson. 

James appears in the 1861 Canadian Census of New Brunswick with his parents and other siblings.  He is 12 years old and born in England, Newcastle.  James the father may have been born in Ben Lomond (Beulowman might be a mixed up version of that area).

Line 15, James McMurray, w, head of the Family, age 30, Scotch Beulowman, mason and farmer, Presbyterian, 3 children in school, no defects. Mary Jackson McMurray, f, wife, age 33, English, Longtown, Presby., no defects. James McMurray, m, son, age 12, English, Newcastle, Presby, no defects; Ed Wm. McMurray m, son, age 10, native, Presby, no defects; Robert Carson McMurray, m, son, age 8, native, Presby., no defects; Charlotte Anna McMurray, f, daughter, age 6, native, Presby, no defects; John Jackson m, son, age 4, native, Presby., no defects; Mary Elizabeth, f, daughter, age 2, Presby, no defects.

Source: James McMurray Family, 1861 Canadian Census, Weldford Parish, Kent Co., New Brunswick, pg. 15. 

He is with his parents and family in the 1871 Canadian Census.

James McMurray, F#159, Male, age 52, birthplace Scotland, Religion Presbyterian, origin Scotch, occupation farmer, M/W M, birth year 1819.
Mary McMurray, F#159, F, age 52, birthplc England, Presbyterian, English, M, Birth year 1819
James McMurray, F#159, M, age 22 birthplc England, Presbyterian, Scotch, farmer, birth year 1849. 
Edmand McMurray F#159, M, age 19, born New Brunswick, Presbyterian, Scotch, farmer, birth year 1852. 
Robert McMurray F#159, M, age 17, born New Brunswick, Presbyterian, Scotch, farmer, birth year 1854.
Charlotte McMurray, F# 159, Gender F, Age 14, Birth Place New Brunswick, Religion: Presbyterian, origin Scotch, occupation scholar, birth year 1857.
John McMurray F#159, M, age 12, born New Brunswick, Presbyterian, Scotch, scholar, birth year 1859.
Mary McMurray F#159, F, age 10, born New Brunswick, Presbyterian, Scotch, scholar, birth year 1861.
Richard McMurray F#159 M, age 8, born New Brunswick, Presbyterian, Scotch, scholar, birth year 1863.
Thomas McMurray F#159 M, age 6, born New Brunswick, Presbyterian, Scotch, scholar, birth year 1865.

Source:  James McMurray Family, 1871 Canadian Census, Kent County, New Brunswick, Film C-10390, pg. 51, Parish Weldon.

This is where it gets interesting and I believe that this is the son, James, with his own family appearing in the 1881 Canadian census in Glomely, Northumberland, New Brunswick.  He is the same name, right age and born in England.  I am not sure about the “Glomely” it was hard to read.

New Brunswick Counties 1873 to present

New Brunswick Counties 1873 to present

Wikipedia has a description of the parishes of New Brunswick in Northumberland:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenelg_Parish,_New_Brunswick

Source:  James McMurray Family and Donald Cameron Family, 1881 Canadian Census, Parish of Glenelg, Northumberland, New Brunswick, page 8-9,

line 10, 31, 31, Cameron, Donald, M, 71, born NB, all Presbyterian, All Scotch, Farmer
Cameron, Flora, F, 55, born PEI, weaver
Cameron, Catherine, F, 25, Children born NB
Cameron, Margery, F, 20
Cameron, Archibald, M, 17
Cameron, Alexander, M, 14
McMurray James, M, 33, born England – Labour
McMurry, Ann, F, 29, born NB
McMurray, Am. Ellen, F, 9/12, Born NB

We find this same James McMurray and Annie still in Northumberland Co. in 1891.

Line 22, 1 1/1/2/10, 10, McMurray James, Male, 42, born England, father born Scotland, mother born England, farm labourer
McMurray, Annie, F, 39, wife, born NB
McMurray, Annie E, F, 11, Daughter, born NB
McMurray, Mary C, F, 2, Daughter, born NB

Source:  James McMurray Family, 1891 Canadian Census, Glenelg Div, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Dist#17, page 2-3, enumerated 7 April 1891, James Cameron

He is still there in the 1901 Canadian Census.

Source:  James McMurray Family, 1901 Canadian Census, Glenelg Parish, Northumberland, New Brunswick, page 1, Dist#19, SD#2, enumerated by Archibald Cameron, April 1,2,and 3, 1901.

line 32, 6, 6, McMurray, James, M, W, Head, M, 8th march 1849, 52, England, No. immigrated 1851, Scotch, Canadian, Presbyterian, 12, 240 (can’t read his occupation), read write etc.
McMurray, Annie, F, W, Wife, M, 15 Nov, 1852, 49, NB r
McMurray Katie C, F, W, daughter, S, 12 Dec. 1888, 12, NBr, 9 months school

Annie and James are living in Chatham Parish in the 1911 Canadian Census.

Source: James McMurray Family, 1911 Canadian Census, Chatham Parish, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Dist#31, SD #10, ED#19, page 9, enumerated by H. Melbourne Russell

line 38, 71, 85, McMurray, James, M, head, M, March 1849, 62, England, 1851, Scotch, Canadian, Presbyterian, no occupation, 1000, 36.00, all can read and write and speak.
McMurray, Annie, F, Wife, M, Nov. 1851, 59, NB
McMurray, Katie, F, Daughter, S, Dec 1888, 22, NB

James and Annie are in Loggieville in 1921.

Source:  James McMurray Family, 1921 Canadian Census, Loggieville, Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, page 10-11, Dist#44, ED#29, enumerated by Arnold Torrent/Forest. 

Line 49 pg. 10 – 95, 95, McMurray, James, Township Chatham, Loggieville, BO, S, W, 6, head, Male, Married, 72, born England, father born Scotland, mother Born England, immigrated 1851, Canada, English, speaks English, no French, Presbyterian, laborer, odd jobs, $900
McMurray, Annie, wife, F, M, 69, born NB, father born NB, mother ???
Line 1 page 11.
McMurray Katie, all Chatham, all Loggieville, daughter, F, S, 32, all born NB, Presbyterian, read and write.
McNaughton, Grace, lodger, F, S, 20, school teacher, grade school, $800.
Cameron Crystinia, lodger, F, S, 22, school, public school, $720.

James died on 11 September 1933 in Loggieville.

Source:  James McMurray, Death Certificate #069487, September 11, 1933, Loggieville, NB

Northumberland, Village of Loggieville, Sub Chatham parish, James MacMurray, Loggieville, NB, Male, Scotch, Married, birthplace England, date of birth 1849, 84 years 6 months. Labourer, General, Married Annie Cameron, 30 years in place of death, in province 75 years, father James McMurray, born Scotland, mother Mary Jackson born England. Informant: Mrs. Donald MacNaughton, Black River, NB daughter. Buried in St. Stephens, Sept 13, 1933. Undertaker W.LL. D. Russell, Loggieville, NB. Attended deceased from Sept 10 to Sept 11. Death pneumonia, No autopsy, Dr’s information is smudged. Filed Dec 16, 1933 by E.L. Morris.

I also found Annie’s death certificate and it just adds to the information about James and Annie:

Mrs. Annie MacMurray, Loggieville, Chatham parish, Northumberland, New Brunswick, female, Canadian, Scotch, Widow, born NB, age 84, 8 months, died 20 August, 1936, cardiac failure, father Donald Cameron, Black River, NB, mother Flora McIntyre PEI Prince Edward, Informant Katie MacMurray, Loggieville, daughter, buried St. Stephens, Aug 28, 1936. undertake W. L.D. Russell of Loggieville.

Source:  Mrs. Annie MacMurray, Death Certificate #7834, Loggieville, Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick. 

I do believe that this is definitely James McMurray’s family, the son of James McMurray and Mary Jackson McMurray and my great-grandmother Charlotte’s older brother. Of course more research is always needed.

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George and Esther King Brown’s Children: Isabella Brown and William McIntosh

Isabella Brown was born 20 June, 1851 in Ontario. She died 24 March, 1929 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Isabella married a William McIntosh.  He was born 28 September, 1851 and died 10 December, 1919 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Source: Michigan, Marriage Records 1867-1952, Isobella Brown, born about 1853 in Canada married on 19 March 1871 in North Branch, Lapeer, Michigan at age 18. Residence was Burnside.  Spouse was William McIntosh, age 21 also born in Canada, residing in Burnside #637, Film 6, 1871 Jackson to 1872 Branch.

Both are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There are photos of the tombstones and death certificates posted at the memorial for both Wm. and Isabella at Find A Grave.  Their daughter is also listed under the last name of Peterson.

William and Isabella appear in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census in Burnside, Lapeer Co., Michigan.

Source:  Wm. McIntosh Family, 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Burnside, Lapeer Co., Michigan, pg. # 18, SD 3, ED 163, June 12, 1880, Alexander Sinclair.

Line 27, 158, 163, McIntosh, William, W, M, 28, Male, M, Farmer, born Canada, parents born Canada. McIntosh, Isabella, W, F, 28, Wife, M, keeping house, born Canada, parents born Ireland. McIntosh, Carrie, W, F, 6, daughter, S, at school, born Michigan.

When I was in Lapeer County last Fall of 2014, I found a great newspaper article that  I thought was very interesting.

Esther Brown article in the local newspaper

Esther Brown article in the local newspaper

Mrs. Esther Brown, the widow lady about 81 years of age, has a comfortable little property left her by her husband, the late George Brown, who died last Fall. Some of her friends thought the estate might be better managed if a guardian was appointed. Accordingly the matter came up in the probate court at Lapeer, last Friday, a large number of our town people being summoned as witnesses. Among those who went out on that day were C.E. Bruce, John E. Howe, Mr. and Mrs. John Henn, Will McIntosh, Jos. Lewis, Dr. Weed, Jas. Cooper and wife, Thos. Clement and wife, Jas. Riley and wife, Mrs. S.S. Bates, Jos. Kohler, Robt. Turnbull, Harvey Down and Sp. P. Gates. It was evident to Judge Hough, however, that Mrs. Brown was neither incompetent nor a spendthrift and therefore even though guardian might be to her advantage, he had no legal authority to make the appointment.

Source:  “County News,” County Clarion Newspaper, Lapeer, Michigan, Dated Feb. 17, 1892 about Mrs. Esther Brown. 

However, circumstances changed and on September 4, 1893 she was declared incompetent by the court due to extreme age and guardians were appointed,: Wm and Isabella McIntosh.

On Sept. 24, 1893 (Liber 20 pg. 344. Sept. 2, 1893) Isabella McIntosh asked that Wm McIntosh be appointed Esther’s guardian.

Esther died a year later on 13 August, 1895.

Petition for Appointment of Administrator – William McIntosh a son-in-law Twp of Burnside, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, 20 of August 1893 value of personal property for a Sum of Fifteen and real estate the sum of three hundred. Heirs – at – law are as follows: William Henry Brown, Manitoba, nephews and nieces (this becomes the heirs of William H. Brown deceased son); Jeremiah Brown, son Wyoming, Ontario; John Brown, son, Manitoba; George Brown, son, Florida; Matilda Clement, daughter, Manitoba; Richard, son, Manitoba; Isabella McIntosh, daughter, residence Burnside Minor children of a deceased daughter Eliza Clement who resided at Burnside. Estate file of Esther Brown, Lapeer Co., Michigan. 

In the 1900 U.S. Census Wm. and Isabella McIntosh were residing in Burnside.

Source:  Wm. McIntosh Family, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Burnside, Lapeer Co., Michigan. SD 7, ED 32, Sht#17, 28-29 June, 1900, John Henn.

Line 84, 358, 358, McIntosh, William, Head, W, M, Sept. 1851, 48 M, 29, Canada, parents born Canada, 1868, 32 Na, Farmer, O, yes yes yes, O m, F, 307. McIntosh, Isabella, Wife, W, F, June 1851, 48, M, 29, 2, 1, Canada, parents born Ireland, 1864, 36, yes yes yes. McIntosh, Carrie, Daughter, W, F, Apr 1874, 26, S, Michigan, yes, yes, yes.

By 1910 William and Isabella had migrated to Sanilac, MIchigan

Source: William Mcintosh Family, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Marlette, Sanilac, Michigan, SD#7, ED*149, Sht#15 A, 9550, Peter Fox, 7th Day of May, 1910.  

Line 349, 359, McIntosh, William Head, M, W, 58, M1, 35, Can English, parents Can English, 1867 NA, English, Farmer, general farm, Emp. yes, yes, O, M, 7, 117. McIntosh, Isabella, wife, 7 W, 58, M1, 35, 2, 1, Can English, parents Ire, English, 1864, English, none. pg. 2, Bellnap, Thomas, Hired Man, M, W, 48, M1, Ohio, Ohio, PA, English, Farm Laborer, working out, W, No. O, yes, yes.

William and Isabella McIntosh had at least two children:

  1. Baby McIntosh unknown.
  2. Carrie E. McIntosh born April, 1874 in Michigan and died 25 July, 1936 in Grand Rapids. She married an Emil Peterson.

In 1920 Isabella was living with her daughter Carrie’s family, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Source: Charles Fisher Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, SD 5, ED 68, Ward 3, Sht 10A, January 13, 1920, J.H. Sullivan. 

Line 3, 601, 204, 234 Fisher, Charles A, Head, 0, M, W, 47, M, yes, yes, Michigan, Ohio, Ohio, yes, Barber. Fisher, Mary, A, Wife, F, M, 47, M, yes, yes, Michigan, Ohio, Ohio, yes, none. Petersen, Emil, Head, R, M, W, 38, M, yes, yes, Michigan, Sweden, parents Sweden, yes, Engineer. Petersen, Carie, Wife, F, M, 44, m, yes, yes, Michigan, Canada, Canada, yes, none. McIntosh, Isabella, Mother, F, M, 68 wd, [Na Na] yes, yes, Canada, English, Ireland, English, yes, none.

Isabella Brown McIntosh was the youngest and last child of George and Esther King Brown and therefore, I have come to the end of my posts on their children.

Matilda Jane Brown and William C. Clement’s children

Matilda Jane Brown and William C. Clements had migrated from Ontario to Manitoba in about 1881 and lived there till about 1897-1899 when they migrated again to British Columbia and settled eventually in the city of Kelowna on the shores of Lake Okanagan.  They had the following children, some born in Ontario, others in Manitoba.

  1. Charles George Clement was born 1 February, 1867 (family record) in Mt. Brydes, Ontario (west of London, Ontario) and died 17 May, 1962 in Vernon, British Columbia.

Charles was listed in the 1891 Canadian Census living in South Norfolk, Marquette, Manitoba on his own.

Source:  1891 Canadian Census, South Norfolk, Marquette, Manitoba, page 26, Dist#7, SD#S, enumerated by Peter G. Smith, Line 5, W/1/1, 127, Clement, Charles, M, 24, Born Ontario, parents born Ontario, Meth., Farmer, employed, read and write, PS.

Charles G. Clement

Charles G. Clement

He married a Alice Amey Baskerville born 20 August, 1879 and died 9 March, 1973 in Kelowna, British Columbia.

By 1901 Charles had migrated to British Columbia.

Source:  1901 Canadian Census, Charles Clement Family, Yale Cariboo, Kelowna, British Columbia, Dist# 5, SD #J, PSD#11, page 1, enumerated by Hugh S. Rose.

Line 17, 5, 5, Clement, Charles, G, M, W, Head, M, Feb 1, 1867, 34, born Ontario, English, Canadian, Baptist, occupation _______, 8, 800

Clement, Alice, F, W, Wife, M, Aug 20, 1879, 21, born Ontario, Irish, Canadian, Baptist. 

Alice and Charles Clement are residing in Kelowna in the 1911 Canadian Census.

Source:  Charles G. Clement Family, 1911 Canadian Census, Kelowna, Okanagan, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Dist#14, SD#1, ED#8, page 1, enumerated June 1-2, 1911, by W.C. Duggan.

Line 45, 14, 14, Clement Charles G, Pendoza St., M, Head, M, Feb 1867, 44, born Ontario, All Irish except lodger, all Canadian, all baptist, contractor, 4000, 44, 152

Clement, Alice, F, Wife, M, Aug 1882, 29, born Ontario, none

Clement, George, M, Son, S, Dec 1904, age 6, born British Columbia

Clement, Etta, F, Daughter, S, July 1906, 4, born British Columbia

Clement, Alice, F, Daughter, S, Aug, 1907, 3, born British Columbia

Gibson, Thomas, M, Lodger, W, July, 1863, age 47, born England, immigrated 1903, English, Anglican, laborer ______

Both Charles and Alice are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Kelowna.

Charles and Alice Clement's tombstone

Charles and Alice Clement’s tombstone

They had the following children:

  • Myrtle Alice Clement was born 14 July, 1902 in Kelowna and died 20 August, 1903 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
  • William George Clement was born 27 December,1903 in Kelowna and died 3 July, 1940 in Kelowna. He married to Sara Frances Harrison Briscoe.  They had four children: Frances Irene Clement, Ethel Viola Clement, Arnold Eldred Clement, and Emily Ruth Clement
  • Etta Viola Clement was born 3 July, 1905 in Kelowna and died 6 February, 2003 in Kelowna. She married 22 December, 1928 to Eldred Leander Adam born 24 October, 1905 and died 16 March, 1998 in Kelowna, British Columbia. They had at least two children: a baby, Alexander C. Adams.
  • Alice Eleanor Clement was born 4 November, 1906 and died 11 July, 2005 in Kelowna, British Columbia. She married 13 July, 1940 to George Keith Anderson born 21 September, 1903.  He died September 2000 in Kelowna.  They had one child.
  • Charles James Clement born 20 March, 1920 in Kelowna and died 20 December, 2003 in Delta, British Columbia. He married an Alexandrina Gillespie and three children. He is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Kelowna.
Charles James Clement's tombstone

Charles James Clement’s tombstone

2.  Clara Viola Clement was born 7 February, 1869 (family record) in Mt. Brydges, Ontario and died 10 December, 1925 in Neepawa, Manitoba.

Clara Viola Clement

Clara Viola Clement

She married on 5 January, 1899 in Cypress River, Manitoba to a William John Docking born 14 May, 1870 and died 11 September, 1950.

Clara Viola and Wm. John Docking are living with his parents and siblings in Manitoba in 1901.

Source: 1901 Canadian Census, William J. Docking Family, Lorne, Lisgar, Manitoba, pages 10-11, Dist#7, SD# C, PSD#3, enumerated April 13, 1901 by H. A. Holland.

Line 43, 105, 107, Docking, William J, M, W, head, M, 12 May 1869, 31, born Ontario, All English, All Canadian except father, farmer, all can read and write.
Docking, Clara V, F, W, wife, M, 7 Feb. 1869, 32, born Ontario
Docking, James S. M, W, Brother, S, 4 Sept. 1871, 29, born Ontario
Docking, Richard, M, W, Father, M, 20 Nov. 1836, 64, born England migrated 1844,
Docking, Elizabeth, F, W, Mother, M, 27 Dec, 1836, 64, born Ontario
Docking, George T., M, W, Brother, S, 20 March 1874, 27, born Ontario
Docking, Regina L, F, W, Sister, S, 12 March 1876, 25, born Ontario
Docking, Emily M. F, W, Sister, 16 March 1881, 20 born Ontario

They had three children.

  • Mabel Edna Docking born 14 January 1902 in Swan Lake, Manitoba and died 6 July 1954 in Winnipeg, Manitoba she married to Kenneth John Campbell born 20 March 1900 and died 24 November 1986 on 5 June 1929 in Holland, Manitoba. They had about four children.
  • Roy Docking born 3 February 1904, Swan Lake Manitoba and died 30 November 1999 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He married on 2 September 1944 in Winnipeg to Mary Elizabeth Kearns. She was born 23 December 1914. They had three children.
  • George Melvin Docking was born 31 October 1912 in Summerland, British Columbia and died 19 October 1986 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He marred on 3 October 1936 in Neepawa to Laura Evelyn Mikkelson who was born 13 September 1914. They had two children.

3.  William James Clement was born 15 March, 1872 (family record) in Caradoc Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario. He died on 19 August, 1950 in Summerland, British Columbia.  He is buried in the Peach Orchard Cemetery in Summerland.

William James Clement

William James Clement

William James Clement lived with his parents till the 1911 census.  In 1921 he was living in Greenwood, Yale, British Columbia which is really Penticton.

William J. Clement Summerland Cemetery

William J. Clement Summerland’s Peach Orchard Cemetery

He married on 13 January, 1900 in New Westminister, British Columbia to Harriette Lonsale Burrit. They had one child Ernest Burritt Clement . He remarried on 29 December, 1915 in Kelowna to Laura Alice Birch born 10 August 1883 and died 30 September 1923 in New Westminister, British Columbia. William had one child with each wife.

4.  Mabel Matilda Clement was born 13 January, 1875 (family record) in Caradoc Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario and died 8 August, 1923 in Kelowna, British Columbia. She did not marry.  She is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery near her parents.

Mabel M. Clement

Mabel M. Clement's tombstone, Pioneer Cemetery, Kelowna, BC

Mabel M. Clement’s tombstone, Pioneer Cemetery, Kelowna, BC

5.  Myrtle Louisa Clement was born 10 September, 1878 in Caradoc Twp. and died 25 August, 1880 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. She was about one year old at her death.

6.  John Percy Clement was born 16 August,1830 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba and died 23 July, 1975 in maybe Victoria, British Columbia.

John Percy Clement

John Percy Clement

By 1911 John Percy had migrated to Vancouver, British Columbia. He was also married.

Source: 1911 Canadian Census, John Percy Clements, Vancouver, British Columbia, page 2, Dist#12, ED#31, enumerated by M. H. Crawford. 

Line 17, 15, 15, Clement, John Percy, 613, M, ____ Dr. M, Head, M, Aug 1880, 30, born Manitoba, Irish, Methodist, Stationery. 

Clement, Alice, F, wife, M, Sept 1881, 29, born England, immigrated 1905, English, Canadian, Anglican, Stationery, 2000, 13.00.

He married on 25 December, 1908 to Alice Wallis in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was born 18 September, 1861 and died 17 July 1951.

They had three children:

  • Vera Olga Clement born 17 October 1913 in Calgary, Alberta and died 21 February, 1931 in Grandview Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia.  She died from an infected appendix.
  • Frederick William Clement was born 20 October,1914 in Calgary, Alberta and died 24 October 1914 in Calgary.
  • Beryl Iona Clement was born 20 October, 1920 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and died 14 December, 1993 in Duncan, British Columbia. She married a Stanley Glendower MacGregor who was born 1911 and died 11 November, 1985 in Duncan, British Columbia. They had two daughters.

J.P. Clement had the first stationery store in Kelowna.  Later on he sold it and moved to Vancouver. British Columbia.

J.P. Clement's Store

J.P. also wrote a brief history of the family, some of which I have featured in past posts.

7.  Ernest Leslie Clement was born 3 November, 1882 in Threherne, Manitoba and died 27 October, 1947 in Kelowna, British Columbia. He is buried in the Kelowna Municipal Cemetery.

Ernest Leslie Clement

Ernest Leslie Clement

Ernest L. Clement's tombstone

Ernest L. Clement’s tombstone and wife Margaret

He married on 22 December, 1909 to Margaret Annie Whelan in Kelowna. Margaret came from a large pioneer family and was daughter of George Whelan who was born about 1844, Clayhill, Hertfordshire, England and died 1927 at the Westholme Farm, Kelowna, British Columbia.  Lucy was born 1852 in Great Chesterford, Essex, England and died in 1911 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  They are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery.

There were seven children born to George and Lucy Whelan:  Nellie Florence (1883-1973), Margaret Annie wife of Ernest, Laura (1886-1919), Minnie May (1887-1986), Mary Ann (1889-1889), George James (1890-1890) and Robert James (1892-1944).

Ernest and Margaret Clements were living in Kelowna in the 1911 Canadian Census.

Source:  Ernest L. Clement Family, 1911 Canadian Census, Kelowna, Okanagan, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, page 1, Dist#14, SD#1, ED#8, enumerated June 9, 1911, C.C. Duggan. 

LIne 40, 41, 41, Clement, Ernest, Richld St., M, Head, M, Nov, 1882, 28, Manitoba, All English, All Canadian, All Methodist, carpenter, house building, 1000
Clement, Margaret, F, Wife, M, Sept 1891, 26, British Columbia, none
Clement, William, G. L., M, son, S, Nov. 1910, 6, British Columbia
[Wokman Commrade], M, Lodger, S, 1892, 19, New Zealand, immigrated 1909, Scotch, Anglican, book clerk, city bank, 600.

We find Ernest and Margaret still residing in Kelowna in 1921.

Source:  Ernest L. Clement Family, 1921 Canadian Census, Kelowna, South Okanagan, Yale, British Columbia, page 36, Dist# 25, ED#HC, enumerated by {Enis Jhaguire].

Line 2, 438, 438, Element, Ernest L., Kelowna, Richland St, O, Head, M2, M, 38, Manitoba, England, Irish, all Canadian, All English, yes, no, Ch of E, all yes, yes, Carpenter general, 100c
Clement, Margaret, wife, F, M, 36, Kelowna, England, England, C, all Methodist, none
Clement, Leslie G., son, M, S, 10, Kelowna, school
Clement, Clifford, son, M, S, 7, Kelowna, school

They had three children:

  • Leslie George William Clement was born 16 November, 1910  and died 6 March, 1998 in Kelowna, British Columbia. He married on 17 January, 1938 to Iris Williams. Iris was born 7 November, 1917 in Wales and died 12 December, 1981 in Kelowna.  He remarried to Eloise Lorranie Smith on 8 October, 1988 in Winfield, British Columbia. She was born 1919 and they had 5 children.
  • Clifford Delbert Clement was born 5 November, 1913 in Kelowa and died 11 November 2000 in Kelowna. He married on 27 February, 1935 in Washington State to Euphemia Mitchell born 18 June, 1912 in Kelowna and died 3 February, 2000 in Kelowna.
  • Wilma Doreen Clement was born 13 June, 1922 and died 15 October, 2004 in Kelowna. She married on 23 December, 1943 in Winfield, British Columbia to James Herbert Lewis Hayes born 28 February, 1919 in Rochester, Kent Co., England and died 3 October 2013 in Kelowna, British Columbia.  They had five children several of whom are living and one who has done a great deal of family research on the Brown family.  I have had the good fortune to meet and know some of these people.

As usual there is more that can be done on this family.  I feel this is a good summary of William and Matilda’s family.  My visit to Kelowna was a happy occasion and getting to know the Clement and meeting some of their descendants is always rewarding.  Kelowna is a beautiful city in a beautiful area of British Columbia.  I have written about my travels there on this blog.  If you go to the top of this blog there is page with a listing of the posts I have written on this blog about my Canadian travels.  You will need to scroll down the page to find them.

I have a memory that I have been to Kelowna before with my parents because the area looked very familiar to me.  I remember my father driving across the bridge and my mother in the car. This was back in the 1960’s when it was only the three of us on family vacations because other siblings were growing up. My mother didn’t know that her ancestors and relatives were there and that makes me sad and I wish I could share all discover of her heritage with her.

Again I thank my cousin, Bob, for his generosity and willingness to share.

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.