NEWSLETTER OF THE ELGIN COUNTY BRANCH ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
VOLUME XIII ISSUE ONE MARCH 1994
In my first message to you I wish to thank the local members of the Elgin County Branch of OGS so very much for the confidence you have placed in me by electing me as your Chairperson for 1994.
I wish to thank the outgoing Chairperson, Lloyd Smith. and all his executive and committee heads for an extremely fine performance last year. Well done! I trust that I and my executive officers will have your continued support during the year. Together we will endeavor to keep our branch active and healthy, interesting and informative to everyone.
We have several important meetings ahead – the Region 2 annual meeting on April 30 and OGS Seminar in North Bay on June 11-13. Your support of these meetings as well as our regular monthly meetings will be most appreciated. Thank you again and hoping to see you all.
Don Cosens, Chairperson
Effective 11 Feb. 1994 Louise Hope tendered her resignation as President of O.G.S. due to personal and professional reasons. The branch wishes to express its appreciation for the hard work that she has done.
IN THIS ISSUE
Chairperson’s Message 1
Elgin Photographic Heritage Society 2
Financial Statement 3
1994 Executive & Co-ordinators 3
Horrible Outrage of the Dead 4
Anglican Church Records 8,9
REGION II MEETING
Elgin County Branch OGS is hosting the next Regional Meeting for Region 2 at which will be the election of officers for a two year term.
Date – 30 Apr. 1994
Time – 8:45 am to 4:00 pm.
Place – CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, ST. THOMAS
Cost – $12.00 includes lunch
Richard Doherty on “IRISH RECORDS” & “SERENDIPITY”
Jane Zavitz Bond on “QUAKER RECORDS”
Contact: Marg Daugherty for further information.
Register by 8 Apr. 1994.
9 Mar. – Stephen Peters will speak about his research on the Russ Family.
13 Apr. – “Bits & Pieces”, genealogical information, will be presented by Bob Moore.
11 May – Don Cosens will talk about the Roman Catholic Schools in Elgin County.
8 June – A return to the transcribing of cemetery stones. Details to be announced later.
ELGIN PHOTOGRAPHIC HERITAGE SOCIETY
A new group has started up lately with the intent to help preserve our history of photographic art, i.e. the Scott – Sefton negatives collection. The volunteers of this New Horizons group are doing an inventory of the negatives and providing safe storage of them. The president is Ken Verrell, secretary Marion Thompson, treasurer Max Doan. The Elgin County branch OGS wishes the volunteers the best in the this venture.
Past Chairperson – Lloyd Smith # 11145
Chairperson – Don Cosens #747
1st Vice Chairperson – Jim McCallum #6676
2nd Vice Chairperson – Carol Hall #14207
Treasurer – Margaret Daugherty #4341
Secretary – Frank Clarke #17348
– Stan Daugherty # 4340
Membership – Alfreda Veenstra
Queries – Norma Smith
Newsletter – Jean Bircham. Jim L. McCallum
Publications – Jean Bircham, Jim L. McCallum
Library – Jane Gordon
Cemetery – Max Doan
Public Relations – Donna Taylor
Telephone – Carol Hall
Vital Statistics Collection – Ruth Robertson, Joyce Ostrander
Archivist – Doreen Herr
Mystery Prize – Barbara Ferguson
Policy & Procedures – Jean Bircham, Margaret Daugherty
Social – Frank Clarke, Norma & Lloyd Smith
HORRIBLE OUTRAGE OF THE DEAD
27 Jan. 1858 – Barrie Northern Advance, Vol. VII.
(from the London Free Press) Submitted by Donna Longhurst
One of the most distressing cases of the above nature that has case under our notice for years, has recently occurred at St. Thomas, County of Elgin. From information that we have received, it appears that a Mrs. PATTEN, a resident of the town, died on the 30th of December last, and was interred in the cemetery connected with St. Thomas, on the 1 st of January. The burial took place in the usual manner, and the friends of the deceased entrusted to the sexton the duty of filling the grave, which, it is believed, was faithfully performed. On Friday last, the 15th instant, it was discovered that the grave of the deceased had been robbed and her remains removed. Instant inquiries were set on foot, and after considerable difficulties, with the help of a search warrant, her mangled remains were discovered by her afflicted relatives in a room used as an Orange Lodge in St. Thomas. A coroner’s jury was speedily impannelled and an inquest was held, when the coroner bound Sparling, a shoemaker, and a Dr. Caughel, over to appear before a magistrate on Tuesday last, to answer the charge. An investigation was accordingly held, at which Judge Hughes assisted. For want of conclusive evidence the case was adjourned till Monday next. The inquiry, however, left no doubt but that the grave had been robbed by Sparling or others, for surgical purposes, but it did not show so far, that Dr. Caughel was cognizant, when he received the remains, how they were obtained. The body, it seems, was first placed in another room in the same building in which the Orange Lodge was situated, and was removed to the Lodge room, evidently for the purpose of better concealment, Sparling being the master of the Lodge, and having the custody of the key of the room, must have been privy to the disgusting outrage. It is said that he will be expelled from the Orange society for his insult to the order for appropriating their Lodge room to the infamous purpose for which it was used. Immense excitement at St. Thomas has resulted in consequence of this discovery, and a strict watch is to be kept on the cemetery in the future. The body of Mrs. Patten was re-interred on Tuesday last, a large concourse of people forming the funeral procession. We learn that the remains of the lady had been used for purposes of anatomical demonstration to a considerable extent by Dr. Caughel and his pupils, although the Doctor professes entire ignorance of the crime by which the lady was provided for dissection.
[Source: The Northern Advance, NJFM 27 – Canadian Library Association microfilm – Microfilm #N-10093, 4 June 1857 – 30 Aug. 1860, reel # 2]
[Note: Correction on p.5 of June 1994 Issue of Talbot Times that name should be
PADDON, not PATTEN.]
Elgin County OGS members are allowed 2 queries published free of charge in each newsletter. Additional queries per newsletter or non members’ queries are $3 each. Please submit by the 15th of the month prior to publication of newsletter. Number of queries may be limited by the editor.
WILLIAMS/CLAUS – Seek prts of Isaac WILLIAMS b May 1802 NY, d 19 Mar Bayham Twp, Elgin Co, Ontario, & wife Mary CLAUS b 1805-6, d 19 May 1879 Bayham Twp. Both bd Claus cem, Bayham; need proof Mary related to John Federick (Frederick?) CLAUS. Was Isaac a social agitator? Ch: Robert, Mary Ann, Hiram, Isaac Jr, Hannah, John F., Albert M. & Elizabeth Jane. Some ch migr to Tuscola Co MI USA; others such as John F lvd in Aylmer (d 24 Mar 1929), Robert in Houghton Twp, Norfolk Co. All info to Linda Martino.
HUNT/KINNEY/CLAUS – Seek info on fam of Hezekiah HUNT, d before 1851 in Whitby, Wife Hannah KINNEY, d/o Samuel & Margaret KINNEY. Ch: John, Hannah, Christina, Madison, Isaac, Mary Ellen, & 3 more dau. Lvd in Little Tracadie, N.S., mvd to Whitby by 1851. Hannah mvd Bayham Twp, Elgin Co 1851-61 with ch: John, Mary & Madison. John m Mary CLAUS, bd in Claus fam cem. Mary m Hiram WILLIAMS. All info to Linda Martino.
MATTHEW/JEWELL – James MATTHEW b ca 1834 m Ellenor JEWELL b ca 1840, 18 Aug 1859 Elgin Co, both res of Bayham Twp. Six ch: Peter b ca 1860, Philip b ca 1866, Mary Catherine b ca 1868, Wellington b ca 1871, Frank b ca 1873, Ida b ca 1876. James remarr Isabel? after death of Ellenor, another ch Laura b ca 1879. All info to Nancy Brown.
RICHARDSON/ALLEN/NEWMAN – William RICHARDSON b ca 1804, Petersfield, ENG. d 14 Apr 1870, Petersfield, Hants, ENG. m 1st 1829- Jane ALLEN; 2nd Charlotte NEWMAN d 11 Aug 1852; 3rd- Martha? d 1861-1873. Had 8 ch: Harriet, Jane, Mary, William, John, Hannah, Thomas, George. Jane m Wm H. ROBERTSON. Need info on Wm RICHARDSON & wife Jane ALLEN, desc. All info to Gordon Robertson.
NORTH– John NORTH – last known address was Aylmer, ON on 1880 assess. Wife Elizabeth listed as widow 1884. When did John die & where bd? All info to Mrs Glenda Fenlon.
STOTTENBERG (STOUTENBORO) – Harriet, b 3 June 1813 Trafalgar ON Can; m 20 Mar 1832 Markham, Halton Co., to Joel BARDWELL; 8 ch: 7th ch Marvin Joel b 20 Mar 1842 at Burton MI, d Dresden ON. Need info on other ch & all desc. Info to Gordon Robertson.
DE TOVENIER/HITCHCOCK/SCRAM – Has anyone, anywhere, seen the name “Millina DE TOVENIER”? May be associated with the HITCHCOCK or SCRAM fami1y ca 1845 – 1900 in Lincoln Co or Walpole Twp. Brant Co or Haldimand Co. All replies answered by Mrs Ruth Robertson.
ROBINS – Sarah ROBINS is 5 yrs on 1861 Census, d/o Christopher & Sarah Ann ROBINS of Townsend Twp, Norfolk Co. Not listed 1871 census, could be working out. All info appreciated by Mrs Ruth Robertson.
GOING/TRAVERS – Katie TRAVERS m 1863 to Dr John GOING, St. Thomas, ON. Seek dates & places of death & burial, & desc. All info appreciated by Frances Tanner.
MER(R)IGOLD/TRAVERS – Harriet TRAVERS m 1865 to Robert MER(R)IGOLD at Fingal, ON. Seek date & place of death of Robert. Elgin Co? or Sarnia. Wish info on desc. Info to Frances Tanner.
MOORE/COACHMAN/VANDEVER – Interested in contacting desc of John Story MOORE (1831-?) who m (1) Mary COACHMAN, (2) Eliza VANDEVER. They lvd at Corinth & had 8 ch. Info to Ross McCurdy.
OSTRANDER/ALWARD – Seek info/desc of Permelia OSTRANDER, b Bayham ca 1842, d/o John & Deborah (HYATT) OSTRANDER, who m in Oxford Co 18 Jan 1869 Wm Henry ALWARD, s/o George. All info appreciated by Ross McCurdy.
HAMM/HORTON – Andrew HAMM d 21 Oct 1852, m Margret HORTON d/o Samuel & Margret HORTON. Interested in his prts & siblings, also when he came to Elgin Co. Contact Jeffrey Booth.
STAFFORD/NICHOL – John Barnard STAFFORD b 10 June 1773 m 17 Feb 1825 Margaret NICHOL. Interested in prts, siblings & arrival in Elgin Co. Contact Jeffrey Booth.
SMITH – Charles, bros Joseph & John Andrew came from Yorkshire, Eng to UC ca 1837 with sis Jane. Joseph settled in Oxford Co, bd Harris street cem. Joseph m 1st Sarah ROWSELL; 2nd Serena TURNER. John Andrew settled in Westminster, Middlesex Co, then moved to Yarmouth
Twp, Elgin Co. m 1st Charity? ; 2nd Maria Catherine? John & Charity bd in Sparta South Cem, Yarmouth Twp. Where is Maria Catherine bd? Jane m Christopher STOCKDALE & settled near Salford, Oxford Co, bd Harris Street Cem, Oxford Co. Rumour says Charles settled in the St.Marys area. Can anyone help us find desc & story of life of brother Charles SMITH? All info appreciated by Lloyd G. & Norma Smith.
HUNT/HODGKINS/YOUNG – Seeking info on prts & ch of David HUNT, b 30 Oct 1796; m 1819 Permelia HODGKINS; d 17 Jan 1840, Elgin Co.; bd Burdick Cem, Malahide Twp. Known child: Caleb Burdick HUNT, b ca 1829; m Eliza Ellen YOUNG; d 1913 Aylmer, Elgin Co. Info to Beverly R. Allan.
HODGKINS/HUNT – Seeking info on Leonard HODGKINS & wife, Sarah, prts of Permelia HODGKINS, b 31 Mar 1800; m 1819 David HUNT; d 13 Apr 1838 Elgin Co; bd Burdick Cem, Malahide Twp. All info to Beverly R. Allan.
COWELL/NEVILLE – Matthias COWELL & John NEVILLE settled by Col Talbot on Lots 18 on North & South sides Talbot Road East, respectively. COWELL’S wife was Can born Martha NEVILLE. Was she related to John? Where did these families come from? Any info welcomed by Mary Knox.
ZOLLER – Anyone researching fam of John George Zoller, Dist. 5 Aldborough Twp. ca 1871 census reel C605, may contact me. Have some info to share & a photo (possibly of a Margaret Zoller b 4 Dec 1858, carde vista from W.E. Lindof, photographer, Elgin Gallery, St. Thomas) & sent to Mrs. John Snider (formerly Schneider) of Elkton, MI. Mrs. John W. Snider, nee Louisa Zoller, b 1864 & d 1931 in Elkton, MI. Contact Margaret Jane Snider.
McCURDY Family Assoc. – 2nd biennial reunion of the Samuel McCurdy of Surry, NH, will happen at Belleville, ON on the weekend of 9 Jul 1994. Send S.A.S.E. for particulars to Ross McCurdy or Wayne McCurdy.
HAZEN – 2nd biennial reunion of Daniel Hazen, UEL, Family Assoc. will be held at Pt. Rowan ON on weekend of 16 Jul 1994. For particulars send S.A.S.E. to either Ross McCurdy or Bruce Thornley.
The following records are located on microfilm owned by the Elgin County Library and located at the George Thorman Room of the St. Thomas Public Library. The information was extracted by James L. McCallum. [do=as above]
CONFIRMATIONS RECORDED IN THE PARISH REGISTER OF ST. PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, TYRCONNEL.
Names of Individuals confirmed at Richmond, Township of Bayham, by Bishop Strachan at the confirmation held there, 22 September 1842:
John Burns, son of J. Burns, Esq., Dereham, aged 20
Matthew Burns, do, do, aged 19
Rob Burns, do, do, aged 18
Miss Frances Burns,dau. of do, do, aged 16
Eliza Burns, do, do, aged 15
George Wardle, son of George Wardle, do, aged 18
Richard Bale, son of Michael Bale, Norwich, aged 20
Matthew Bale, do, do, aged 15
Anthony Scott, son of Thos. Scott, Dereham, aged 18
Miss Jane Scott, dau. of do, do, aged 16
Anne Walter, w/o Smithson Walter, Norwich, aged 24 12. Miss Caroline Drapier, dau. of I. Drapier, Esq., Vienna, aged 16
Horatio Nelson Drapier, son of do, do, aged 15
Christopher Bently, Richmond, aged 21
Margaret Ploughman, wife of ___ Ploughman, Vienna aged 27
Miss Ann Smart, dau. of Smart, Dereham, aged 16
Edwin James Parlee, son of Benjamin Parlee, Malahide, aged 16
William Parlee, do, do, aged 24
Miss Eliza Jane Parlee, dau. of do, do, aged 15
Francis Parlee, dau. of do, do, aged 16
Mary Hutcheson, dau. of Wm. Hutcheson, Malahide, aged 16
Wm. Hutcheson, son of do, do, aged 20
James Hughes, son of Samuel Hughes, Malahide, aged 24 24. Franics Hughes, son of do, do, aged 21
William Hale, Malahide, aged 2(0)?
John Springale, Richmond, Bayham, aged 17
Joseph McDiarmid, Son of Duncan McDiarmid, Bayham, aged 17
Miss Sarah McDiarmid, dau. of do, do, aged 16
Duncan McDiarmid, aged 42
Miss Rosa Brairly, dau. of Col. Brairly, Norwich, aged 16
Mary Helen Haldane, Vienna, aged 24
Mary Elizabeth Birdsale, Bayham, aged 17
Sarah Margaret Birdsale, Bayham, aged 16
Eliza Jane Birdsale, do, aged 15
Martha Metcalf, wife of Wm. Metcalf Junr., Bayham, aged 16
Wm. Metcalf Junr., do, aged 27
Miss Isabella Metcalf, dau. of Wm. Metcalf Junr., do, aged 16
Mary Pearson, dau. of Joseph Pearson, do, aged 16
Christopher Pearson, son of do, do, aged 17
Joseph Pearson, do, aged 40
Joseph Johnston, s/o Humphrey Johnston, Malahide, aged 30
William Johnston, son of do, do, aged 29
Wellington Johnston, son of do, do, aged 25
Miss Mary Johnston, dau. of do, do, aged 16
Tabbitha Ann Chiverton, do, aged 20 46. Mr. Thos. Chiverton, do, aged 26
William Henry McCarty, Bayham, aged 15
Barbara Johnston, Malahide, aged 20
Mary Ann McKirdy, Bayham, aged 18
Thos. Clark, Malahide, aged 16
[by] James Stewart, Minister
Names of Persons confirmed at St. Charles Church, Dereham by Bishop Strachan, 22 July 1845:
Mrs. George Dobbie, Bayham, aged 32 2. Edward Dobbie, Bayham, aged 16
Orlando Rutherford, Dereham, aged 27
Elizabeth Scott, do, aged 16
Andrew Searl, Norwich, aged 16
John Strong, Dereham, aged 17
Thomas Swartz, do, aged 39
Ann Fletcher, Norwich, aged 15
Mary Brown, Dereham, aged 27
Kellet, Norwich, aged 50
Sophia Kellet, do, aged 18
William Kellet, do, aged 25
Harry Kellet, do, aged 22
William Goodwin, Dereham, aged 39
William Goodwin, Dereham, aged 30
William Burn, London, aged 31
William Burn, London, aged 28
Smithson Burn, Dereham, aged 25
Elizabeth Fletcher, Norwich, aged 30
Andrew Dobbie, Bayham, aged 16
John Burn, Dereham, aged 50
William Wallace, Norwich, aged 16
John Hockey, Dereham, aged 21
[by] James Stewart, Minister
Cont’d in Issue Two, June 1994
REGION II DIRECTOR’S REPORT
There was a great deal of business done by the OGS Board of Directors during the month of November. On 5th November 1993 there was a Special Board Meeting. A teleconference meeting was held 16 Nov. 1993 when the resignation of Joseph Hamburger, Office Administrator, was accepted.
Another meeting was held in Toronto on the weekend of 26-27 November, 1993. The Board had a large agenda. Included was a discussion on policy and procedures relating to purchasing and pertaining to the President’s duties that had been drafted. Other policies and procedures are in the process of being drafted and passed by the directors. Raised at the meeting was a concern about copyright violations of the cemetery publications.
Nominations were presented for two Provincial directors who are to be elected in 1994. Various reports from the committees were accepted. The responses from the questionnaire about “Wish List” were collected for analysis. A delegation from Niagara Peninsula Branch OGS made a presentation to the Board. Various concerns of the branches were presented. One of the most important topics was the review of the budget for 1994. A summary of the minutes of the Board of Directors meeting will be in NewsLeaf Feb. 1994 and a copy of the draft minutes has been sent to each Branch chairperson.
The next scheduled meeting is 11-12 Feb. 1994 with a Seminar ’94 meeting to be held on 13 Feb. 1994 in Toronto.
If you have any concerns please feel free to contact me, Jean Bircham, #10334.
FIRST JAPANESE BABY
The first Japanese baby born in London arrived Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital. His mother is Mrs. Miyo Inouye, whose husband is employed by the C.P.R. The babe is said to be a remarkably fine one and both he and his mother are doing well. Mr. and Mrs. Inouye came to London recently from British Columbia. MAY 10. 1917.
TALBOT TIMES is published quarterly: March, June, Sept. & Dec. Articles, news items, clippings, etc., that would be of interest to our readers are welcome, especially if pertaining to Elgin County. All entries are subject to the discretion of the editor. Submissions should be made by 15 Feb., 15 May, 15 Aug. & 15 Nov. and state if there are reproduction restrictions. The TALBOT TIMES makes every effort to provide accurate information and disclaims any responsibility for errors or omissions. Articles do not necessarily reflect the views of the Elgin Co. Branch O.G.S. or its executive. Permission is granted to reprint any material from the TALBOT TIMES unless otherwise mentioned, provided that the original source is credited.
MEETINGS are held on the 2nd Wed. of the month in the Carnegie Room of the St. Thomas Public Library, St. Thomas, except Dec. which is reserved for a social evening. There are no meetings in July & Aug. All visitors are welcome.
The ELGIN CO. OGS LIBRARY is located in the George Thorman Room of the St. Thomas Public Library and is open to the public for the same hours as the public library.