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John Henry WILSON

Male 1869 - 1929  (59 years)


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  • Name John Henry WILSON  [1
    Born 13 Apr 1869  Ottewell Settlement, Amabel, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Mar 1929  North Keppel, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • He died of a heart attack. "He lay down on the couch in the kitchen after supper while Lillian was working beside him and went to sleep".(Personal communication)

      "March 14, 1920: Died, on Thursday last, John H. WILSON of Keppel, son of the late Samuel WILSON. Born 60 yrs ago in Ottewell Settlement in Amabel, moved to Keppel 9 years ago, married 33 yrs. ago to Alice WOODMAN, daughter of Late Rev. & Mrs. Wm. WOODMAN. Four children were born, Bert in Detroit & Ernest at home; 2 daughters, Effie teaching school in Toronto & Lillian at home. Also leaves 1 brother, James of Amabel on the old homestead, 4 sisters; Mrs. James ROWE of Detroit; Mrs. Karl BROADFOOT of Allenford; Mrs. Frank MCLACHLIN of London & Miss Ruby who lives with brother, James. Buried Bayview".
      (Wiarton Echo)
    Buried Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • Buried, section 2, no. 250, with his wife, her parents, and her sister, Laura.
    Notes 
    • Biography written by written by their son, Ernest Woodman WILSON. "My Dad (John Henry) planted an orchard on our farm. We always had plenty of apples and cherries. Our maple bush was tapped each Spring to make our year's supply of maple syrup. A stone fireplace was built in the bush for boiling down the sap in a big black iron kettle. The syrup was cleaned and finished at the house. I remember the drainer that was tied between two chairs where the syrup dripped through, clear and delicious. Then Mother sealed it in jars and stored them in the cool cellar.

      Our buildings were built rather far from the road, on a gravel ridge. Our drilled well was just outside the house and it provided us with plenty of cool, clear water for the house and the barn. A gas engine at the barn pumped the water from the well into a tank near the well and from there it was piped to the stable. The gas engine also drove a line shaft in the barn with three pulleys that ran the grain chopper, strawcutter and buzzsaw. There was also a shaft in the root-house that ran the turnip and mangel pulper. We had a team of horses for the farm work and a driver for the buggy or cutter. The buggy had fancy fringes on the side edges of the top. The cutter had a set of chiming bells on the shafts.

      My Dad built a wooden silo at the barn to store corn for feeding the cattle; I believe it was one of the first silos in the area. My mother and father worked very industriously on that farm. We raised cattle, pigs and poultry (hens, turkeys and ducks).

      The farm was not all work; we had fun too. One winter Bert (John Albert) and I (Ernest WOODMAN) built a snowhouse in the bush. We set rabbit snares in the doorway. When we caught the rabbits we skinned and cleaned them. Then mother made delicious rabbit pie for us. Dad and Uncle Jim often took us fishing in our rowboat on Boat Lake. We caught pike, perch, bass and even sunfish there. At Christmas we often went to Wiarton to mother's home. If there was snow we went in the sleigh. If the roads were bare, Bert and I walked the four miles and my parents and sisters rode in the buggy.

      My Dad helped build the telephone line from the county line to the Ottewell Settlement. During the last few years that we lived there we had a rural mailman. Our address then was R.R. 3 Wiarton and it was a new experience to get the mail from our box at the road.

      Our farm was quite close to Grandfather (Samuel) and Grandmother WILSON's home. I have memories of many happy days there".
      [4]
    Person ID I756  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2017 

    Father Samuel WILSON,   b. 18 May 1836, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1906, Clavering, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Ann WILSON,   b. 2 Apr 1846, Stephens Twp., Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1918, Clavering, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1868  Centralia, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F858  Group Sheet

    Family Alice Brown WOODMAN,   b. 14 Aug 1866, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1926, North Keppel, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1896  Hepworth, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • John Henry WILSON, age 27 years, Bachelor, residing in Amabel, Ontario, Farmer, son of Samuel WILSON and Ann WILSON; and Alice Brown WOODMAN, age 30, Spinster, residing in Wiarton, Ontario, daughter of Rev. Wm. WOODMAN and Mary, married 23 December 1896 at Hepworth. Witnesses: Jas. WILSON; Amabel; M? WILSON, Amabel.(Marriage registration) [1]
    Children 
     1. Alice Effie WILSON,   b. 2 Jun 1901, Wiarton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1965, Wiarton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. John Albert WILSON,   b. 24 Apr 1904, Wiarton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1965, Saanich, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Ernest Woodman WILSON,   b. 29 Jul 1905, Wiarton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Annie Lillian "Lillian" WILSON,   b. 21 Dec 1909, Amabel, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1960, Meaford, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Photos
    Wilson family
    Wilson family
    John Wilson with his wife, Alice, and their two daughters.
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    WOODMAN WILSON
    WOODMAN WILSON

    WILLIAM WOODMAN
    1821-1900
    MARY His wife
    1827-1911
    LAURA JANE
    1861-1945

    JOHN WILSON
    1869-1929
    ALICE His wife
    1866-1926
    ALICE EFFIE
    1900-1965


  • Sources 
    1. [S109] Civil Marriage Registration.

    2. [S217] Newspaper.

    3. [S209] Photograph.

    4. [S676] Personal communication.

    5. [S216] Cemetery Transcripts.


  

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