Ancestors of William Elgin Purdon

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Generation 1

 

1.       William Elgin Purdon, son of Alexander Edward Purdon and Christina Ann MacKay, was born on 31 Mar 1905 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. He died on 28 Nov 1980 in Southfield, MI. He married Wilda Alberta Watson on 04 Oct 1928 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. She was born on 25 Aug 1910 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. She died on 13 Jan 1984 in Redford, MI.

 

Generation 2

 

2.       Alexander Edward Purdon, son of Robert Purdon and Jane Thom, was born on 04 May 1879 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. He died on 03 Jan 1968. He married Christina Ann MacKay on 22 May 1901 in Turnberry Township, ON.

 

3.       Christina Ann MacKay, daughter of Hector Donald MacKay and Catherine Marie MacDonald, was born on 25 Jan 1877 in Culross Township, Bruce, ON. She died on 15 Aug 1974 in Wingham, Huron, ON.

 

Christina Ann MacKay and Alexander Edward Purdon had the following children:

 

i.        Catherine Jane Purdon was born on 04 Dec 1901 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. She died on 24 Sep 1996 in Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, Bruce, ON. She married William Cecil Falconer on 08 Dec 1920 in Whitechurch, Bruce, ON. He was born on 10 Jul 1898 in Culross Township, Bruce, ON. He died on 29 Sep 1961 in Wingham Hospital, Wingham, Huron, ON. She married Robert Mowbray on 08 Dec 1969 in Strathroy, ON. He was born on 05 Jan 1889 in Teeswater, ON. He died on 10 Apr 1979 in Wingham Hospital, Wingham, Huron, ON.

 

Notes for Catherine Jane Purdon: CATHERINE JANE MOWBRAY 1901 - 1996

 

Mrs. Catherine (Cassie) Mowbray of Whitechurch passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1996, at Pinecrest Nursing Home, Lucknow, at the age of 94 years.

Born in West Wawanash Township, she was a daughter of the late Alexander Purdon and his wife, Tina MacKay. She was a member of Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Whitechurch.

 

Mrs. Mowbray is survived by her sons Relison Falconer and his wife Doreen of Sarnia and Angus Falconer and his wife Vera of Whitechurch. One brother survives, Athol Purdon of Welland, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mowbray was predeceased by her husbands, Cecil Falconer in 1961 and Robert Mowbray in 1979; her sisters Florence MacIntyre, Isabel Tiffin and Clara Cleghorn and her brothers, Robert, Bill and Hector Purdon.

Visitation was held at the McBurney Funeral Home in Wingham on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral services were held in the funeral home on Friday Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. Rev. Henry MacNeill officiated.

 

Pallbearers included Alan and Kevin Falconer, Grant MacIntyre, Archie Purdon, Hugh MacMillan and Ron Cleghorn. Flower bearers were Amy, Jackie and Sarah Falconer.

 

Memorial donations to Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Whitechurch or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

Notes for Robert Mowbray:

 

Bob was Cassie's uncle by marriage. He was buried with his first wife.

 

ii.       Florence Mildred Purdon was born on 25 Aug 1903 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. She died on 17 Jul 1989. She married John Angus McIntyre on 25 Nov 1936 in Whitechurch, Bruce, ON. He was born on 11 Sep 1906 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. He died on 27 Jul 1987 in Wingham, Huron, ON.

 

1.       iii. William Elgin Purdon was born on 31 Mar 1905 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. He died on 28 Nov 1980 in Southfield, MI. He married Wilda Alberta Watson on 04 Oct 1928 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. She was born on 25 Aug 1910 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. She died on 13 Jan 1984 in Redford, MI.

 

iv.      Clara Agnes Purdon was born on 29 Jan 1907 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. She died on 07 Nov 1994. She married John Holloway Cleghorn in 1944. He was born on 28 Dec 1905 in New Liskeard, ON. He died on 28 Dec 1972.

 

v.       Lucretia Isabel Purdon was born on 03 Feb 1909 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. She died on 02 May 1992. She married George Albert Tiffin on 29 May 1929 in Whitechurch, Bruce, ON. He was born on 09 Apr 1905 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. He died on 28 Oct 1979.

 

vi.      Robert Alexander Purdon was born on 23 Jul 1912 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. He died on 16 Sep 1912 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON.

 

Notes for Robert Alexander Purdon: ROBERT ALEXANDER PURDON 1912 - 1912

 

Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. A. Purdon died September 16, 1912. Baby was seven weeks old. Short illness. Funeral took place to Wingham from their home on Wednesday, September 19th.

 

Lucknow Sentinel

Thursday, September 26, 1912

 

vii.     Athol Alexander Purdon was born on 06 Mar 1914 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. He married Mabel Lillian Fothergill on 26 Sep 1941 in Toronto, ON. She was born on 10 Jul 1919 in Swan River, MB.

 

viii.     Hector Donald Purdon was born on 08 Jul 1916 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. He died on 28 Mar 1989 in Kitchener, ON. He married Hazel Gertrude House on 17 Jan 1942 in Toronto, ON. She was born on 23 Dec 1919 in St. Vincent Township, ON.

 

Generation 3

 

4.       Robert Purdon, son of William Purdon and Isabella Chalmers, was born on 29 Jun 1836 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He died on 20 Mar 1910 in Wingham, Huron, ON. He married Jane Thom on 28 May 1869 in Lanark, ON.

 

5.       Jane Thom was born on 28 May 1851 in Lanark, ON. She died on 21 Feb 1930.

 

Notes for Robert Purdon:

 

107 descendants of Robert Purdon and Hector MacKay gathered 16-Aug-1997 at the home of Alan & Norma Falconer of Hullett Township, Huron County, ON.[WEEPURDONS.FTW]

 

107 descendants of Robert Purdon and Hector MacKay gathered 16-Aug-1997 at the home of Alan & Norma Falconer of Hullett Township, Huron County, ON.

Jane Thom and Robert Purdon had the following children:

 

i.        Robert Henry Purdon was born on 10 Jul 1872 in Lanark County, ON. He died on 28 Mar 1963 in Weyburn, SK. He married Mary Jane Taylor on 20 Nov 1895 in Wingham, Huron, ON. She was born on 25 Apr 1873 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. She died on 15 Jun 1942 in Langbank, SK.

 

ii.       James Chalmers Purdon was born on 10 Jun 1875 in Lanark, ON. He died on 09 May 1949 in Wingham Hospital, Wingham, ON. He married Barbara Jane Stein on 14 Sep 1897. She was born on 05 Dec 1879 in ON. She died on 05 Aug 1946.

 

2.       iii. Alexander Edward Purdon was born on 04 May 1879 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. He died on 03 Jan 1968. He married Christina Ann MacKay on 22 May 1901 in Turnberry Township, ON. She was born on 25 Jan 1877 in Culross Township, Bruce, ON. She died on 15 Aug 1974 in Wingham, Huron, ON.

 

iv.      Isabella Jane Purdon was born on 07 Jul 1884 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. She died on 27 Mar 1935 in Walkerton Hospital, Walkerton, On. She married Thomas Henderson on 10 Oct 1907 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. He was born on 18 Jun 1877 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. He died on 17 May 1954.

 

Notes for Isabella Jane Purdon: ISABELLA HENDERSON 1884 - 1935

 

As press time approaches we learn of the death of Mrs. Thomas Henderson of Whitechurch, which occurred Wednesday morning in Walkerton Hospital. Mrs. Henderson has been critically ill for some time in Wingham Hospital and after returning to her home was removed to Walkerton hospital just a short time before her death. Lucknow Sentinel

 

Thursday March 28, 1935.

 

v.       Myrtle Mary Purdon was born on 03 Mar 1886 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. She died on 20 Apr 1966. She married William John Dawson on 10 Oct 1906 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. He was born on 28 May 1881 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. He died on 14 Feb 1955.

 

6.       Hector Donald MacKay, son of John MacKay and Sarah McKinnon, was born in NS. He died on 24 Feb 1946. He married Catherine Marie MacDonald on 07 Mar 1877 in Seaforth, ON.

 

7.       Catherine Marie MacDonald was born on 16 Feb 1856 in Ashfield Township, ON. She died on 15 May 1943.

 

Notes for Hector Donald MacKay: HECTOR MACKAY

1846 - 1946

One of the best know men in this community passed away on Sunday at his home in East Wawanash after an illness covering the past few months. Nearing his hundredth birthday in July, he retained his faculties until the last, often asking for one or

another of his life-long acquaintances. He will long be remembered for his happy disposition as he always had a smile or a chuckle or a joke to cheer others along the way. For many years he drew cream with his team of horses for the Whitechurch  

Creamery and is well known far and near.

He was born in Invernessshire, Scotland, comint to this land when seven years old with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John MacKay and other members of his family who settled in Zorra Township near Woodstock. When eighteen years of age he dame to Belmore and sixty-nine years ago he married Catherine Macdonald, who predeceased him three years ago. They lived for a time in Kinloss but thirty-nine years ago moved to East Wawanash. To them were born six sons and six daughters with one son dying in infancy. All the others are still living and all but three, John and Mrs. Markle from the west and Angus in India being present for the funeral. His sons are: John of Wawota, Sk., Dan of Guelph, Charles of Dunnville, Angus - a missionary in Jhansi, India, and Gordon in Wingham.

His daughters are; Christina (Mrs. A.E. Purdon) Whitechurch, Sarah (Mrs. James Markle) Hamilton, Miss Agnes who was his faithful nurse and companion at home, Annetta (Mrs. Robert Mowbray) Kinloss, Cassie (Mrs. George Markle) Bender, Sk., and Miss Bertha of Toronto. He had thirty-nine grandchildren and Thirty great-grandchildren. Funeral service being this afternoon, Wednesday at Whitechurch Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. with his pastor Rev. A.H. Wilson in charge of the service. Interment Wingham Cemetery. Wingham Advance Times February 28, 1946

 

East Wawanash Loses Its Oldest Resident. "Many inconsistencies in this write-up".

Although his obituary notice gives his birth year as 1846, every census available, one at home and one when he is married , give his birth year to be 1849. Both census give the place of birth as Nova Scotia. (Cape Breton)

 

107 Descendants of Hector MacKay and Robert Purdon gathered on 16-Aug-1997 at the home of Alan & Norma Falconer of Hullett Township, Huron county, ON.[WEEPURDONS.FTW]

 

HECTOR MACKAY 1846 - 1946

One of the best know men in this community passed away on Sunday at his home in East Wawanash after an illness covering the past few months. Nearing his hundredth birthday in July, he retained his faculties until the last, often asking for one or anaother of his life-long acquaintances. He will long be remembered for his happy disposition as he always had a smile or a chuckle or a joke to cheer others along the way. For many years he drew cream with his team of horses for the Whitechurch Creamery and is well known far and near.

He was born in Invernessshire, Scotland, comint to this land when seven years old with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John MacKay and other members of his family who settled in Zorra Township near Woodstock. When eighteen years of age he dame to Belmore and sixty-nine years ago he married Catherine Macdonald, who predeceased him three years ago. They lived for a time in Kinloss but thirty-nine years ago moved to East Wawanash. To them were born six sons and six daughters with one son dying in infancy. All the others are still living and all but three, John and Mrs. Markle from the west and Angus in India being present for the funeral. His sons are: John of Wawota, Sk., Dan of Guelph, Charles of Dunnville, Angus - a missionary in Jhansi, India, and Gordon in Wingham.

 

His daughters are; Christina (Mrs. A.E. Purdon) Whitechurch, Sarah (Mrs. James Markle) Hamilton, Miss Agnes who was his faithful nurse and companion at home, Annetta (Mrs. Robert Mowbray) Kinloss, Cassie (Mrs. George Markle) Bender, Sk., and Miss Bertha of Toronto. He had thirty-nine grandchildren and Thirty great-grandchildren. Funeral service being this afternoon, Wednesday at Whitechurch Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. with his pastor Rev. A.H. Wilson in charge of the service. Interment Wingham Cemetery. Wingham Advance Times February 28, 1946

 

107 Descendants of Hector MacKay and Robert Purdon gathered on 16-Aug-1997 at the home of Alan & Norma Falconer of Hullett Township, Huron county, ON.

 

Notes for Catherine Marie MacDonald: CATHERINE MACKAY

1856 - 1943

Another of the pioneer women of this district, Mrs. Hector MacKay, has passed on. She was the former Catherine MacDonald and her death took place at the family home near Whitechurch on Saturday, May 15th. She was in her eighty-eighth year.

 

A life-long resident of this district, she was born at Goderich. As a child she came to Culross and on March 7, 1877 was married at Seaforth to her now bereft husband who is ninety-six years of age. They have since been esteemed residents of this

 

community. For forty years they have lived in East Wawanash. The past thirty three years on their farm on the Whitechurch - Wingham road. Last March they celebrated their sixty-sixth wedding anniversary.

 

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband and eleven sons and daughters. The are; Mrs. A.E. (Christina) Purdon of Whitechurch, John A. of Wawota, Sk., Mrs. James (Sarah) Markle of Hamilton, Donald J. of Guelph, Charles of Dunnville, Mrs. George

 

(Cassie) Markle of Bender, Sk., Mrs. Robert (annetta) Mowbray of Whitechurch, Miss Bertha of Toronto, Angus A. who will soon return to Jhansi Mission, Central India, H. Gordon of Wingham and Agnes at home. All of the family were home for the funeral except John and Mrs, Markle who reside in the west.

Surviving also are forty grandchildren - 10 of whom are in the service of this country and nineteen great grandchildren. One of them Pte. Relison Falconer is also in the service. One grandson Flight Sgt. Mackenzie Mowbray of Whitechurch has paid the

 supreme sacrifice during this war.

The funeral was held on Monday morning. Requiem High Mass was sung in the Sacred Heart Church, Wingham by Rev. Father J.F. Paquette. Burial took place in Teeswater R.C. Cemetery. Pallbearers were : W.J. Coulter, John Morrison, Gibson Gillespie, 

John MacMillan, Walter Lott and James Moir. Wingham Advance Times

 

May 20, 1943.

Ontario Vital Marriage Records list her parents as Christina Macdonald and John Macdonald.

Appears on the 1861 census with the John and Catherine MacDonald family. grandparents ??

Kept house for Alexander (Sandy) Macdonald.[WEEPURDONS.FTW]

 

CATHERINE MACKAY 1856 - 1943

Another of the pioneer women of this district, Mrs. Hector MacKay, has passed on. She was the former Catherine MacDonald and her death took place at the family home near Whitechurch on Saturday, May 15th. She was in her eighty-eighth year.

 

A life-long resident of this district, she was born at Goderich. As a child she came to Culross and on March 7, 1877 was married at Seaforth to her now bereft husband who is ninety-six years of age. They have since been esteemed residents of this

 

community. For forty years they have lived in East Wawanash. The past thirty three years on their farm on the Whitechurch - Wingham road. Last March they celebrated their sixty-sixth wedding anniversary.

 

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband and eleven sons and daughters. The are; Mrs. A.E. (Christina) Purdon of Whitechurch, John A. of Wawota, Sk., Mrs. James (Sarah) Markle of Hamilton, Donald J. of Guelph, Charles of Dunnville, Mrs. George

 

(Cassie) Markle of Bender, Sk., Mrs. Robert (annetta) Mowbray of Whitechurch, Miss Bertha of Toronto, Angus A. who will soon return to Jhansi Mission, Central India, H. Gordon of Wingham and Agnes at home. All of the family were home for the funeral except John and Mrs, Markle who reside in the west.

Surviving also are forty grandchildren - 10 of whom are in the service of this country and nineteen great grandchildren. One of them Pte. Relison Falconer is also in the service. One grandson Flight Sgt. Mackenzie Mowbray of Whitechurch has paid the

 supreme sacrifice during this war.

The funeral was held on Monday morning. Requiem High Mass was sung in the Sacred Heart Church, Wingham by Rev. Father J.F. Paquette. Burial took place in Teeswater R.C. Cemetery. Pallbearers were : W.J. Coulter, John Morrison, Gibson Gillespie, 

John MacMillan, Walter Lott and James Moir. Wingham Advance Times

 

May 20, 1943.

Ontario Vital Marriage Records list her parents as Christina Macdonald and John Macdonald.

 

Appears on the 1861 census with the John and Catherine MacDonald family. grandparents ??

 

Kept house for Alexander (Sandy) Macdonald.

 

Catherine Marie MacDonald and Hector Donald MacKay had the following children:

 

3.       i. Christina Ann MacKay was born on 25 Jan 1877 in Culross Township, Bruce, ON. She died on 15 Aug 1974 in Wingham, Huron, ON. She married Alexander Edward Purdon on 22 May 1901 in Turnberry Township, ON. He was born on 04 May 1879 in West Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. He died on 03 Jan 1968.

 

ii.       John Andrew MacKay was born on 13 Aug 1879 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. He died on 10 Apr 1972. He married Mabel Maude MacDonald on 25 Mar 1907 in Wingham, Huron, ON.

 

iii.      Sarah Florence MacKay was born on 16 Nov 1880 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. She died on 16 Jun 1960. She married James Walker Markle on 16 Jan 1907 in Whitechurch, Bruce, ON.

 

iv.      Donald J. MacKay was born on 13 Apr 1883 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. He died on 04 Jan 1970. He married Vonnie Rutledge.

 

v.       Charles MacKay was born on 24 Feb 1887 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. He died on 13 May 1972. He married Isabella Dodd. She died in 1933. He married Mabel Douglas. She was born on 25 Oct 1897 in Belfast, Ireland. She died in 1991.

 

vi.      Agnes Frances MacKay was born on 12 Jun 1889 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. She died on 30 Dec 1976 in London, ON.

 

vii.     Catherine MacKay was born on 15 Dec 1891 in Kinloss Township, Bruce, ON. She died on 13 Oct 1989. She married George Markle on 19 Feb 1913 in Kennedy, SK. He was born on 02 Nov 1888 in Wawota, SK. He died on 12 Aug 1973.

 

viii.     Margaret Annetta MacKay was born on 05 Dec 1894 in Turnberry Township, ON. She died on 08 Oct 1954. She married Robert Mowbray in 191 AD. He was born on 05 Jan 1889 in Teeswater, ON. He died on 10 Apr 1979 in Wingham Hospital, Wingham, Huron, ON.

 

Notes for Robert Mowbray:

 

Bob was Cassie's uncle by marriage. Buried with his first wife.

 

ix.      Bertha Grace MacKay was born on 04 Nov 1896 in Turnberry Township, ON.

 

x.       Hector MacKay was born on 17 Mar 1899 in Turnberry Township, ON. He died on 30 Mar 1899.

 

xi.      Angus Alexander MacKay was born on 03 Apr 1901 in Turnberry Township, ON. He died on 08 Jun 1984. He married Catherine Mathieson Moodie on 10 Sep 1934 in Vancover, BC. She was born on 11 Jul 1906 in Glasgow, SK.

 

Notes for Angus Alexander MacKay: Missionary in Jhansi, India for many years.

 

xii.     Hector Gordon MacKay was born on 12 Feb 1905 in East Wawanash Twp., Huron, ON. He died on 15 Jul 1973. He married Constance Evelyn Diette on 28 Apr 1928 in Port Maitland, ON. She was born on 11 Jul 1906 in Dunnville, ON. She died on 28 Jan 1997 in Wingham, Huron, ON.

 

Generation 4

 

8.       William Purdon, son of Robert Purdon and Jane Ferguson, was born on 15 Dec 1813 in Newcastle on Tyne, England. He died on 04 Sep 1896 in Dalhousie Township, Lanark, ON. He married Isabella Chalmers on 05 Jun 1835 in Lanark, ON.

 

9.       Isabella Chalmers, daughter of Robert Chalmers and Isabella Forrest, was born on 03 Sep 1816 in Hamilton, Scotland. She died on 07 Dec 1893 in Lanark County, ON.

 

Notes for William Purdon:

 

Homestead was Lot 13, Concession 9, Dalhousie Township, Lanark County, ON. Held the office of Reeve from 1860-1871.[WEEPURDONS.FTW]

 

Homestead was Lot 13, Concession 9, Dalhousie Township, Lanark County, ON. Held the office of Reeve from 1860-1871.

Isabella Chalmers and William Purdon had the following children:

 

4.       i. Robert Purdon was born on 29 Jun 1836 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He died on 20 Mar 1910 in Wingham, Huron, ON. He married Betsy Thom on 19 Feb 1858 in Dalhousie Township, ON. She was born in Jan 1839 in Scotland. She died on 13 Feb 1863 in Lanark County, ON. He married Jane Thom on 28 May 1869 in Lanark, ON. She was born on 28 May 1851 in Lanark, ON. She died on 21 Feb 1930.

 

ii.       Isabella Purdon was born on 11 Aug 1837 in Dalhousie Township, ON. She died on 17 Nov 1837 in Dalhousie Township, ON.

 

iii.      William Purdon was born on 17 Sep 1838 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He died on 22 Mar 1911 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He married Elizabeth McDougall on 12 Apr 1861 in Lanark County, ON. She was born on 02 Aug 1838 in Lanark County, ON. She died on 23 Jun 1932.

 

iv.      Annie Purdon was born in 1839 in Dalhousie Township, ON.

 

v.       James Purdon was born on 21 Apr 1840 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He died in 1924 in Wahpeton, ND. He married Lucretia Gardner Walker on 20 Dec 1861 in Hopetown, Lanark, ON. She was born on 17 Sep 1839 in Glasgow, Scotland. She died on 16 Oct 1875 in Alexandria, Douglas, Minnesota, USA. He married Annetta Anderson on 07 May 1876 in Alexandria, Douglas, Minnesota, USA. She was born on 13 Jun 1852. She died on 06 Jul 1916 in Wahpeton, ND.

 

vi.      Alexander Purdon was born on 08 Jan 1842 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He died on 25 Nov 1927 in Powassan, ON. He married Rose Ann Kelso on 28 Nov 1862 in Lanark County, ON. She was born in 1842. She died on 27 Mar 1918 in Powassan,

 

ON.

 

vii.     John Purdon was born on 09 Aug 1844 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He died on 06 Apr 1916 in Lanark County, ON. He married Margaret Kelso on 04 Dec 1868 in Lanark County, ON. She was born on 12 Jul 1844 in Lanark County, ON. She died on 26 Jul 1917 in Lanark County, ON.

 

viii.     Andrew Purdon was born on 25 Jun 1846 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He died on 04 Feb 1932. He married Annie Walker in 1869. She was born in 1848. She died in 1908.

 

ix.      Isabella Purdon was born on 14 Feb 1848 in Dalhousie Township, ON. She died on 05 Nov 1944 in Lanark County, ON. She married Thomas Scott on 07 Feb 1867 in Lanark County, ON. He was born on 22 May 1846. He died on 07 Sep 1921 in Lanark County, ON.

 

x.       Mary Jane Purdon was born on 29 Sep 1849 in Dalhousie Township, ON. She died on 14 Mar 1927 in Lanark County, ON. She married Rufus Bartraw on 07 Feb 1867 in Lanark County, ON. He was born in 1847. He died on 14 Jun 1876 in Lanark County, ON. She married Alexander McDonald on 07 Feb 1880 in Lanark County, ON. He was born in 1858 in Montreal, PQ. He died on 02 Sep 1920 in Lanark County, ON.

 

xi.      Donald Purdon was born on 17 May 1851 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He died on 23 Jan 1931 in Lanark County, ON. He married Catherine Bartraw on 06 Mar 1874 in Dalhousie Township, ON. She was born on 25 Mar 1850. She died on 08 Sep 1921.

 

xii.     David Purdon was born on 13 Jun 1854 in McDonalds Corners, ON. He died on 20 Jan 1935 in Wahpeton, ND. He married Alice Bailey in 1895 in ND. She died after 1935.

 

Notes for David Purdon: DAVID PURDON

1854 - 1935

Wahpeton, ND, Sunday, January 20th, 1935. David Purdon died aged 81 years. A resident of Wahpeton for over fifty years, he was born at McDonald's Corners, ON, June 13, 1854 the eleventh of twelve children. Moving to Alexandria, MN, he later moved

 

to Wahpeton in 1882. In 1895 he married Alice Bailey of Breckenridge, ND, who survives with a son. Dr. Leslie Purdon of Elgin, ND. One sister, Bella Scott of McDonald's Corners, ON, is the last remaining member of his family. Burial in Fairview

 

Cemetery, Wahpeton. Lanark Era

Wed., February 13, 1935

 

xiii.     Christina Purdon was born on 22 Apr 1856 in Dalhousie Township, ON. She died on 25 Dec 1907. She married Daniel Ronald Scott on 11 Mar 1881 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He was born on 10 Oct 1850.

 

xiv.    Henry Barrie Purdon was born on 02 Oct 1859 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He died on 06 Jan 1928 in Powassan, ON. He married Margaret (Martha) Anne Buffam on 16 Jun 1882 in Middleville, ON. She was born on 03 Oct 1862 in Bathurst. She died on 16 Dec 1884. He married Ann Gallagher on 29 Sep 1886 in Middleville, ON. She was born on 29 Jul 1867. She died in 1952.

 

10.     William Thom was born in 1805 in Scotland. He married Jennet Turnbull.

 

11.     Jennet Turnbull was born in 1806 in Scotland.

 

Notes for William Thom: [WEEPURDONS.FTW]

 

Immigrated to Canada in 1842 Immigrated to Canada in 1842

 

Jennet Turnbull and William Thom had the following children:

 

i.        James Thom was born in 1826 in Scotland. He died in 1901.

 

ii.       William Thom was born on 10 Jun 1833 in Scotland. He died in Aug 1922. He married Marion Craig in 1857. She was born in 1838. She died on 10 Feb 1880.

 

iii.      Margaret Thom was born in 1835 in Scotland. She married Neil McLean. He was born in 1836 in NS.

 

iv.      Betsy Thom was born in Jan 1839 in Scotland. She died on 13 Feb 1863 in Lanark County, ON. She married Robert Purdon on 19 Feb 1858 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He was born on 29 Jun 1836 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He died on 20 Mar 1910 in Wingham, Huron, ON.

 

Notes for Robert Purdon:

 

107 descendants of Robert Purdon and Hector MacKay gathered 16-Aug-1997 at the home of Alan & Norma Falconer of Hullett Township, Huron County, ON.[WEEPURDONS.FTW]

 

107 descendants of Robert Purdon and Hector MacKay gathered 16-Aug-1997 at the home of Alan & Norma Falconer of Hullett Township, Huron County, ON.

 

v.       Edward Thom was born in 1842 in Scotland. He married Janet Craig. She was born in 1842.

 

vi.      Robert Thom was born in 1844 in Lanark County, ON. He died on 16 Aug 1890. He married Mary Purdon on 21 Jun 1867 in Lanark County, ON. She was born in 1847 in Lanark, ON.

 

vii.     Charles Thom was born on 12 May 1848 in Ontario. He died in 1915. He married Eliza Fleming. She was born on 26 Jun 1852 in Ontario. She died in 1926.

 

5.       viii. Jane Thom was born on 28 May 1851 in Lanark, ON. She died on 21 Feb 1930. She married Robert Purdon on 28 May 1869 in Lanark, ON. He was born on 29 Jun 1836 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He died on 20 Mar 1910 in Wingham, Huron, ON.

 

ix.      Alexander Thom was born in 1856 in Ontario.

 

12.     John MacKay was born on 24 Feb 1804 in Inverness, Scotland. He died on 27 Oct 1874. He married Sarah McKinnon.

 

13.     Sarah McKinnon was born in 1811 in Scotland. She died in 1906.

 

Notes for John MacKay:

 

Emmigrated to Little Inverness, Cape Breton in 1844. He came to Zorra Township and then to Bruce County.[WEEPURDONS.FTW]

 

Emmigrated to Little Inverness, Cape Breton in 1844. He came to Zorra Township and then to Bruce County.

Sarah McKinnon and John MacKay had the following children:

 

6.       i. Hector Donald MacKay was born in NS. He died on 24 Feb 1946. He married Catherine Marie MacDonald on 07 Mar 1877 in Seaforth, ON. She was born on 16 Feb 1856 in Ashfield Township, ON. She died on 15 May 1943.

 

ii.       Catherine MacKay was born in 1848 in NS.

 

iii.      Charles MacKay was born in 1852 in NS.

 

iv.      Flora MacKay was born in 1855 in NS.

 

14.     John MacDonald. He married Christina Macdonald.

 

15.     Christina Macdonald, daughter of John MacDonald and Catherine, was born in Jan 1841 in Scotland. She died on 23 Apr 1902 in Culross Township, Bruce, ON.

 

Notes for John MacDonald: [WEEPURDONS.FTW]

 

There are many rumours within the MacKay family that Sir John A. MacDonald was related, that he was the father of Catherine? Christina Purdon always

 

claimed Sir John A. was a third cousin. It is believed the MacDonald family was related to Sir John A. even before the speculations about paternity arose. There are many rumours within the MacKay family that Sir John A. MacDonald was related, that he was the father of Catherine? Christina Purdon always claimed Sir John A. was a third cousin. It is believed the MacDonald family was related to Sir John A. even before the speculations about paternity arose.

 

Notes for Christina Macdonald: CHRISTINA COFLIN

 

1836 - 1902

MacDonald - In Culross Township on April 23rd Christina MacDonald, relict of the late George Coflin, Aged 66.

 

Wingham Advance Times April 24, 1902

 

Are John and Catherine her parents ?? Why would her daughter appear on the census at their home ??[WEEPURDONS.FTW]

 

CHRISTINA COFLIN 1836 - 1902

 

MacDonald - In Culross Township on April 23rd Christina MacDonald, relict of the late George Coflin, Aged 66.

 

Wingham Advance Times April 24, 1902

 

Are John and Catherine her parents ?? Why would her daughter appear on the census at their home ??

 

Christina Macdonald and John MacDonald had the following child:

 

7.       i. Catherine Marie MacDonald was born on 16 Feb 1856 in Ashfield Township, ON. She died on 15 May 1943. She married Hector Donald MacKay on 07 Mar 1877 in Seaforth, ON. He was born in NS. He died on 24 Feb 1946.

 

Generation 5

 

16.     Robert Purdon was born on 01 Mar 1780 in Baromy Parish, Glasgow, Scotland. He died on 02 Jan 1852 in Lanark County, ON. He married Jane Ferguson in 1810 in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

17.     Jane Ferguson was born in 1788 in Perthshire, Scotland. She died on 25 Nov 1872 in Lanark County, ON.

 

Notes for Robert Purdon: Major in the British Army.

Cemetery is Lot 13, Concession 8, Dalhousie Township, Lanark County, ON Settled Lot #8E, Concession 7, Dalhousie Township, Lanark County, Ontario 18-Jul-1821 received title.[WEEPURDONS.FTW]

 

Major in the British Army.

 

Cemetery is Lot 13, Concession 8, Dalhousie Township, Lanark County, ON Settled Lot #8E, Concession 7, Dalhousie Township, Lanark County, Ontario 18-Jul-1821 received title.

 

Notes for Jane Ferguson:

 

On daughter Janet Hunter's birth reg. at High Church of Glasgow mother's name is given as Jean Hunter.

Parents - William Ferguson and Elspeth Burns ???[WEEPURDONS.FTW]

 

On daughter Janet Hunter's birth reg. at High Church of Glasgow mother's name is given as Jean Hunter.

Parents - William Ferguson and Elspeth Burns ???

 

Jane Ferguson and Robert Purdon had the following children:

 

8.       i. William Purdon was born on 15 Dec 1813 in Newcastle on Tyne, England. He died on 04 Sep 1896 in Dalhousie Township, Lanark, ON. He married Isabella Chalmers on 05 Jun 1835 in Lanark, ON. She was born on 03 Sep 1816 in Hamilton,

 

Scotland. She died on 07 Dec 1893 in Lanark County, ON.

 

ii.       Jane Purdon was born in 1815 in Scotland. She died on 05 Oct 1891 in Lanark County, ON. She married James Duncan in 1836 in Lanark County, ON. He was born on 21 Oct 1807 in Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire, Scotland. He died on 13 May 1878 in Lanark County, ON.

 

iii.      Janet Hunter Purdon was born on 30 Apr 1818 in Glasgow, Scotland. She died on 13 Mar 1855 in Plympton Township, ON. She married James Lockhart on 29 Nov 1838 in Lanark County, ON. He was born on 12 Oct 1814 in Glasgow, Scotland. He died in Aug 1856 in Plympton Township, ON.

 

Notes for Janet Hunter Purdon:

 

On her birth registration, her mother's name is listed as Janet Hunter.

 

iv.      Robert Purdon was born on 27 Mar 1820 in Partick, Glasgow, Scotland. He died on 30 May 1896 in Lanark County, ON. He married Christina Mary McKerrow on 30 Oct 1846 in Lanark, ON. She was born in 1822 in Partick, Glasgow, Scotland. She died on 13 Jan 1888 in Lanark County, ON.

 

Notes for Robert Purdon:

 

1881 census shows: Robert-60, Christine-58, Margaret-27, Christina-18, James-20, Emmetine-5.

 

v.       Margaret Purdon was born in 1823 in Lanark, ON. She died on 15 Sep 1906 in Lambton County, ON. She married Robert O'Neill on 11 Jul 1851 in Lanark, ON. He was born in 1826. He died on 30 Jul 1889 in Lanbton County, ON.

 

Notes for Margaret Purdon:

 

Grandaughter Mamie married to a Ross Donald. Grandaughter Margaret married to an Armstrong.

 

vi.      James Purdon was born in 1825 in Lanark County, ON. He died on 07 Jul 1883. He married Barbara Currie Livingstone on 19 Jul 1850 in Lanark County, ON. She was born in 1826. She died on 31 Jan 1876.

 

Notes for James Purdon:

 

Came to Perth County 1856 - 1860.

Lot 20, Concession 8 of Hibbert Township, Perth County. JAMES PURDON

1825 - 1883

Purdon - In Usborne on the 7th inst., James Purdon aged 58 years. Huron Expositor

July 20, 1883

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Hibbert.

Obituary - On the evening of Saturday, the 7th inst., after a severe illness of about a month, Mr. James Purdon passed to his long home. He was a native of Dalhousie, Lanark, the first abode of many individuals of sterling excellence. He removed from there in 1870 to this part, where he lived until last year, when he sold his farm and removed again to a house formerly occupied by Mr. Robert Laing, near Rogerville. About two months ago he went to Manitoba for the purpose of viewing that country, and taking up land if pleased with the prospect, but not being favorably impressed he made no purchases, and was returning home and had reached the metropolis when he began to feel unwell. Here he called upon a medical man, who advised him to speed his way home as rapidly as possible, as the condition of his system indicated fever. After arriving home it was soon ascertained that the information given him was too true, and that he was a victim of that fatal malady, typhoid fever, to which he succumbed at the age of 58 years, just a little over six years and five months after his wife, leaving a family of four boys and three girls, all grown up with the exception of two boys. Deceased was a very intelligent and well-informed man, a good reasoner and fine conversationalist, liberal in his views and politics, generous and benevolent in his actions, and was widely and favorably known. His remains were buried at Cromarty and his funeral was largely attended by friends and relatives, who deeply sympathized with the bereaved orphans.

 

Huron Expositor July 27, 1883

 

grandchild? Albert Purdon born 08.01.1883 Hibbert Township, ON

 

Notes for Barbara Currie Livingstone:

 

She was a cousin of the famous Dr. David Livingstone, the missionary in

Africa.

 

vii.     Marion Purdon was born in 1826 in Lanark, ON. She married James Barrie on 23 Jun 1848 in Free Church, Lanark, ON.

 

Notes for Marion Purdon:

 

Death Cert. for Agnes Dunlop Menzies lists mother as Marion Chalmers. Marriage records for two Barrie Daughters - one has Chalmers as a witness and the other states the mothers name is Marion Chalmers.

 

Book - Lanark Society Settlers says Agnes Dunlop was the daughter of Marion Chalmers Barrie and John Dunlop. (Per/David Allison)

 

viii.     John Leckie Purdon was born in 1827 in Dalhousie Twp., Lanark County, ON. He died on 26 Jul 1910 in Powassan, ON. He married Agnes Lorimer on 16 Jun 1871 in Lanark, ON. She was born in 1828. She died on 13 Feb 1913 in Powassan, ON.

 

Notes for John Leckie Purdon: JOHN LECKIE PURDON 1828 - 1910

 

At Powassin, Tuesday, July 26, 1910, John Leckie Purdon, aged 82 years. Born in Dalhousie Township, the son of Mr. Robert Purdon and the youngest of a family of thirteen, all now deceased. In 1871 he married Agnes Lorimer, who survives at the age of

 

86 years. His only child is G.F. Purdon, hotelkeeper at Powassin. Burial in that place.

Lanark Era

Wed. August 10, 1910.

 

18.     Robert Chalmers was born on 08 Nov 1772 in Dalserf, Scotland. He died in Mar 1848 in Dalhousie Township, ON. He married Isabella Forrest in May 1798 in Hamilton, Scotland.

 

19.     Isabella Forrest was born on 22 Nov 1776 in Hamilton, Scotland. She died on 04 Apr 1868 in Dalhousie Township, ON.

 

Isabella Forrest and Robert Chalmers had the following child:

 

9.       i. Isabella Chalmers was born on 03 Sep 1816 in Hamilton, Scotland. She died on 07 Dec 1893 in Lanark County, ON. She married William Purdon on 05 Jun 1835 in Lanark, ON. He was born on 15 Dec 1813 in Newcastle on Tyne, England. He died on 04 Sep 1896 in Dalhousie Township, Lanark, ON.

 

30.     John MacDonald was born in 1808 in Scotland. He married Catherine in Scotland.

 

31.     Catherine was born in 1811 in Scotland. She died before 1850 in Ireland.

 

Catherine and John MacDonald had the following children:

 

i.        Alexander MacDonald was born on 05 Aug 1838 in Scotland. He died in 1924. He married Mary Ann Crowe on 20 Feb 1871 in Formosa, ON. She was born on 17 Mar 1849 in Ontario. She died on 20 Apr 1939.

 

Notes for Alexander MacDonald:

 

For further information on the descendants, see the Culross Township Book.

 

ii.       Mansley ? MacDonald was born in 1840 in Scotland.

 

15.     iii. Christina Macdonald was born in Jan 1841 in Scotland. She died on 23 Apr 1902 in Culross Township, Bruce, ON. She married John MacDonald. She married George Coflin.

 

iv.      Mary MacDonald was born in 1842 in Scotland. She married Thomas Wutri (ss) on 13 Apr 1863 in Culross Township, Bruce, ON. He was born in 1841 in Canada.

 

v.       Angus MacDonald was born in 1845 in Scotland. He married Mary in 186 AD. She

 

was born in 1847 in Scotland.

 

vi.      Agnes MacDonald was born in 1847 in Scotland.

 

vii.     John MacDonald was born in 1849 in Scotland.

 

viii.     Angus MacDonald was born in 1851.

 

ix.      James MacDonald was born in 1852 in Scotland.

 

x.       Archibald MacDonald was born on 27 Jul 1855 in Ontario.