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The family of Samuel Young was in Canada by 1834, when his daughter Mary was born, and in Upper Canada (now Ontario) by 1838. From 1852 until the end of his life he is found near Armstrong’s Mills, later renamed Chesterville, Williamsburg Township, Dundas County.
A major source for this page is the records of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg. A particularly valuable source has been Dundas County Cemeteries: Old Williamsburg, transcribed by Lynne & Mahlon Cook (Morrisburg, Ontario, 1995), which is extensively annotated with extracts from vital records and death notices. This work is now available online at http://www.empey.ca/Lynne/Williamsburg/Cemeteries/oldwilliamsburg.htm. In addition, all census records for Williamsburg township between 1852 and 1901 have been searched sequentially. Besides the sources cited in the text, we have also consulted the index to the Dundas County marriage register of 1858-1869, without finding any Youngs of Williamsburg Township.
We should like to thank the following persons for supplying information on their branches of the family:
- Jane (Young) Tatlock
- Steve Lapp
- Capri Rasmussen
The properties of Samuel Young and his son Joseph Young in the 7th concession of Williamsburg Township, from Illustrated Historical Atlas of the counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ont. (Toronto, 1879) (Click for larger image)
1. Samuel Young, born probably ca. 1805-06 in Ireland, died 26 July 1890 in Williamsburg Tp., Dundas Co., Ontario, aged 88 years, “of old age,” and buried with his wife. He married by 1843, and if (as there seems no reason to doubt) she was the mother of all his children, by 1833, Elizabeth Clark, born about September 1809 in Ireland, died 13 February 1874 in Williamsburg Tp., aged 64 years, of dropsy, which she had suffered for one year prior to her death (according to her death record), and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery. Her tombstone gives her age at death as 64 years, 5 months.
Samuel Young, to judge from the birthplaces reported for his children in census records, was in Canada by 1834 and in Upper Canada (later Ontario) by 1838. On 16 and 18 December 1844, the petition “of Samuel Young and others, inhabitants of the townships of Hilliamsburgh and Winchester, praying for an aid to enable them to open and complete a certain road through the said townships,” was presented in the Legislative Assembly of Canada, but the outcome is not evident. Samuel Young is listed as a farmer, in religion Presbyterian, in all the censuses of Williamsburg Tp. from 1852 through 1881. The 1852 census, in its agricultural portion, shows his land as lying in lot 13 of the 7th concession of Williamsburg Tp., near the village of Chesterville. An 1879 map reveals him as the owner of the east ¾ of the north half of lot 13, in the 7th concession, with his son Joseph on the adjacent ¾ of the south half. In 1881 he was a widower. The informant named on his death certificate (which seems to exaggerate his age) is “Maggie Young.” In 1891 this same daughter is found living alone, apparently in the house that had been his.
Given the fact that we first find his wife Elizabeth recorded with him in 1852, we cannot be absolutely certain that she was the mother of all of his children before Margaret (born ca. 1842), whose death record names her mother; but as his wife was not much younger than he and there are no gaps of more than two years between the birthdates of the earlier children, there is no reason to suspect that Samuel Young had any other wife. Elizabeth Clark’s name is also explicitly mentioned in the marriage record of her son Joseph, born in 1846.
Issue, so far as known (all born in Canada; all but the first certainly born in Ontario):
- Mary Young, born ca. 1833-34, living (unmarried) with her parents in 1852, but no longer in their household in 1861.
- Sarah Young, born ca. 1835-38 (per census records, the age of 40 in her marriage record being clearly an understatement), still living (unmarried) with her parents in 1871. She married 9 June 1880 at Morrisburgh, Williamsburg Tp., by licence, the much-younger James Charles Hill, born 1845-46 (aged 34 at their marriage) in Canada, son of John and Margaret (____) Hill. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names of both sets of parents without however providing the maiden surnames of the mothers, both parties were previously unmarried, the groom was of Michigan, a mechanic and an Episcopalian, and the bride was of Morrisburgh, and a Presbyterian; the witnesses were S.B. Fell and Diantha Fell, [both?] of Morrisburgh. We cannot find this couple in the 1881 or 1891 censuses of Dundas County. It will be noted that Sarah was already in her 40s at the time of her marriage, and we cannot find any children registered in Ontario for this couple.
- Elizabeth Young, born ca. 1837-39 (aged 53 in 1891), and probably not 1835 as stated on her tombstone; died 4 October 1921 (per tombstone), and buried with her husband in Maple Ridge Cemetery Maple Ridge, Dundas County. She was living (unmarried) with her parents in 1861, but no longer in their household in 1871. She married 12 February 1861 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, David Allison, born 31 July 1835 (per tombstone), died 22 September 1915 (per tombstone), son of Whiteside Allison and Margaret ____. Their marriage record names them as David Allison, aged 25 years, of Williamsburg Tp., son of Whiteside Allison and Margaret ____, and Eliza Young, aged 23 years, of Williamsburg Tp., daughter of Samuel Young and Elizabeth ____. David Allison, farmer, Presbyterian, is found with wife Elizabeth and nine children in the 1891 census of Williamsburg Tp. Known issue:
- Margaret Allison (twin to Isaac?), born 1863-64 (aged 24 in 1888). She married 18 April 1888 in Williamsburg Tp., Edgar Smith, born 1856-57 (aged 31 in 1888), son of Ebenezer Smith and Sarah Manhard. The marriage record names her parents as David Allison and Elizabeth Young.
- Isaac Allison (twin to Margaret?), born 1863-64 (aged 27 in 1891); still living unmarried with his parents 1891.
- Samuel Allison, born 1864-65 (aged 26 in 1891); still living unmarried with his parents 1891, when he was a blacksmith.
- Jonson Allison, born 1866-67 (aged 24 in 1891); still living unmarried with his parents 1891, when he was a farmer.
- Jennie Allison, born 1868-69 (aged 22 in 1891); still living unmarried with her parents 1891.
- William John Allison, born 16 September 1870; still living unmarried with his parents 1891.
- Mary Allison, born 15 March 1874, died 15 November 1897. She is called Minnie in the 1891 census and in her marriage record. She married 10 February 1897 at Chesterville, Dundas Co., George Cunningham, born 1874-75 (aged 22 in 1897), son of George Cunningham and Jane Scott. The marriage record names her parents as David Allison and Eliza Young. They had issue.
- David Milton Allison, born 1875-76 (aged 15 in 1891).
- Enos Allison, born probably in 1878 (per tombstone; aged 13 in 1891, 30 in 1916), died 1950, and buried with his wife in Maple Ridge Cemetery Maple Ridge, Dundas County. He married 16 May 1916 at Chesterville, Nora Muriel Collins, born 1887 (per tombstone), died 1936, daughter of William Collins and Agnes Merkley. Their marriage record calls her Muriel.
- Nelson Wellington Allison, born 12 March 1881 in Williamsburg Tp., called Wellington in the 1891 census.
- 2William Samuel Young, said to have been born 20 May 1840.
- Margaret Young, born probably ca. 1841-43, died (unmarried) 11 July 1918 at Dunbar, of heart failure, aged 75 years (according to her death record and her tombstone) or 76 years (according to an obituary), her death record calling her “daughter of Samuel Younge & … Clarke.” She was the only child in her father’s houshold in 1881, and is the informant named on his death certificate. In 1891 she was living alone, unmarried, probably in the same house, which was near or next door to that of her brother
Joseph. Her address at the time of her death was lot 13 in the 7th concession of Williamsburg Tp., the same lot on which this brother resided.
- Samuel Young, Jr., born probably in 1842, in Williamsburg Tp. (per his death record), died v.p. (on or about) 8 July 1878 in California, aged 36 years, having been “robbed and then burned to death,” then (according to his death certificate) “brought home after death”; he was buried in Williamsburg Old Union Cemetery. He was living unmarried with his parents in 1871, but has not been found in later censuses of Williamsburg Tp. His death certificate gives his occupation as “lumber merchant,” but does not supply his place of residence. However, light is thrown on the circumstances by a death notice in a Eureke, Nevada, newspaper:
Last evening, at 6 o’clock, the remains of Samuel Young, who was burned to death, at Duckwater, on the 5th instant, were placed in a beautiful casket and conveyed to the railroad, to be taken to Dunbar, Canada, his early home. A large number of the friends of the deceased followed in carriages, the principal mourners being his sister, Miss Susie Young, and his brother-in-law, Nelson Ouderkirk. The cortege, preceded by the Eureka Brass Band, playing a funeral dirge, the hearse, drawn by four black horses, and pall-bearers made a most impressive appearance upon the streets. At the depot the casket was placed in a box, and will go forward to-day in charge of Mr. Ouderkirk.
We do not know whether his murder was ever solved.
- John Young, born ca. 1843-44, living (unmarried) with his father in 1871, but no longer in their household in 1881. He has not been located in the 1881 census of Williamsburg Tp. In 1878, a John Young is mentioned as arriving with the present man’s brother-in-law, Nelson Ouderkirk, as a guest at Turner House (a hotel) in Eureka, Nevada.
- 3Joseph Young, born 26 April 1846 in Williamsburg Tp.
- Rachael Young, born ca. 1846-49, living (unmarried) with her father in 1871, but no longer in their household in 1881.
- Susannah Young, born ca. 1849-52, living (unmarried) with her father in 1871, but no longer in their household in 1881. She is mentioned as a “sister, Miss Susie Young,” in attendance at the funeral of her brother Samuel Young in Eureka, Nevada, on 11 July 1878, and the record of hotel arrivals to town that day include a “Miss Susie Young, Huntingdon Valley [in Elko County, Nevada].” We note that she cannot have been the Susan Young who married (by 1885) John Samuel Crysler, of Morrisburg Village, Dundas Co., as the 1901 census shows that this woman was born in 1861-62 in England.
- Arthelia Young, born ca. 1852-54 (on 28 August 1855 according to her Elko County, Nevada, death record; in July 1855 according to her Nevada State death record), died 6 September 1928 at Reno, Nevada, of myocardial failure, at the reported age of 73 years, and buried the next day in the Masonic Cemetery, 9th Street, Elko, Nevada. Her name is presumably a corruption of the locally popular Athelia. She was living (unmarried) with her father in 1871, but was no longer in his household in 1881. She married (as his first wife) by 1876 (marriage dissolved before 1913), Nelson “Nels” Ouderkirk, born 15 November 1850 at Dunbar, Ontario, died 29 May 1941, son of Levi Ouderkirk and Julia Ann Barkley. He is named in the death records of several of their children. They are found at Diamond, White Pine, Nevada, in the 1880 census, in which their property is described as a stock farm. “Arethelia” Ouderkirk is found in the 1900 census at Elko Precinct, County, with her children Elmer, Fern, John, Neal. Arthelia is also found in the 1920 census, in which she fictitiously describes herself as a widow, of no occupation, who immigrated to the U.S.in 1875 and was naturalized in 1876. Nelson Ouderkirk is found at Elko in the 1940 census with a second wife, Rose, who is called Rosina Wilson in death records of their children. The informant of Arthelia’s death was Mrs. Myrtle Belle Meyers, of Reno, who is not described as being related to the deceased in the record, and who probably was not if she was the woman of this name who afterwards married Harold Youngman Basham. Known issue:
- Myrtle Ouderkirk, born in November 1876 at Humboldt, Nevada, died 1960. She married ca. 1896, Frank Robinson, born 1858, died 1914, who shares a tombstone with Myrtle’s mother.
- George Elmer Ouderkirk, born in September 1878 in Huntingdon Valley, Elko County, died [unmarried] 22 March 1915, and buried 24 March following in the Masonic Cemetery, 9th Street, Elko, Nevada, where he shares a tombstone with his mother. His death record describes him as a partner in the Pioneer Hotel. He is called Elmer in the 1880 and 1900 censuses. A brief death notice of him reads: “George E. Ouderkirk, a native of Huntingdon Valley, Elko County, died Monday night, the Elko Independent says. He was born in 1878 and accumulated a considerable fortune in Huntingdon Valley.” This was followed soon afterward by the following item: “A change in the inheritance law, giving the mother independently the same shares as the father, in the case of the estate of a child, is noted by the Elko independent in the estate of G. Elmer Ouderkirk, deceased. The father formerly was the principal beneficiary, but a law passed at the last legislature changed matters so that both father and mother shared alike.” A fuller account later appeared in an Elko newspaper:
Nels Ouderkirk, Father of Late G. E. Ouderkirk, Asks That Sister Be Appointed. A petition was filed in the district court yesterday by Nelson Ouderkirk father of the late George Elmer Ouderkirk, who died in this city last week, asking that Mrs. Myrtle Robinson, sister of the deceased be appointed administrator of the estate and that letter testamentary be issued to her. Mr. Ouderkirk, who holds the right to letters testamentary, has refused to act in that capacity lor reasons known to himself and although he does not waive his right to act, asks that the appointment of his daughter be made.
The estate of the late Mr. Ouderkirk consists of real and personal property to the approximate amount or $30,000, as follows: One-half interest in the Pioneer Building of this city and the same interest in the saloon business conducted therein. Two lots in the city of Elko and personal property. The dead man died intestate and is survived by his father, mother, two sisters and two brothers.
- Ellis Ouderkirk, born probably in November 1881 at Mound Valley, Nevada, died there 8 September 1882, aged 10 months.
- Fern Ouderkirk, born 10 July 1883 at Elko, Nevada, died 15 January 1950 at Sonoma, California. She married (1) (marriage subsequently dissolved) 14 May 1901 at Sacramento, California, James Cameron Handley, born 1866 in Michigan, died 1944. They are found in Fresno County in the 1910 census, and at San Francisco in the 1920 census. She married (2) ca. 1904 at Elko, Nevada, William Lewis, born 1883. Known issue, by first husband:
- Harry Elwyn Handley, born 13 February 1901 at Selma, 29 May 2015, died 1 May 1958
at Sonoma, California. He left home at a very young age, as he is not found with his parents in the 1910 census. He married 3 April 1922 at Los Angeles, California, Idella Emery, born 1898-99 (aged 23 in 1922), daughter of Edwin P. Emery and Anna L. Ryder. At the time of their marriage he was of Los Angeles and she of Hollywood, California, he was 21 and she 23, both were previously unmarried, and both were writers for a publicity firm. The record names his parents as James C. Handley and Fern Auderkirk (sic).
- LeRoy Cameron Handley, born 7 December 1902 at Selma, Fresno County, California, died 1 September 1971. He was living unmarried with his parents in 1920.
- Eddie Handley, born 1904-05 (aged 31 in 1936) at Selma, California. He was living with his parents in 1920. He married 4 January 1936 at Los Angeles, California, Kathryn V. Mulchrone, born 1908-09 (aged 27 in 1936) at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of Thomas F. Mulchrone and Catherine Hassett. At the time of their marriage he was a radio salesman; he was 31 and she 27, and both were previously unmarried and of Los Angelese. The record names his parents as James C. Handley and Fern Ouderkirk. They are dound at Oakland, California, in the 1940 census. Known issue:
- Michael C. Handley, born 1938-39 (aged 1 in 1940) in California.
- John Levi Ouderkirk, born 5 April 1885 at Shelton, Nevada, died (probably unmarried) 25 November 1943 at Napa, California. When he registered for the draft on 12 September 1918, he described himself a farmhand, of Elko, Nevada, seemingly unmarried as he names his mother as next-of-kin. In the 1930 census he is found in Elko as the only other member of a household headed by his younger brother Neil. At the taking of the census on 16 April 1940 he was a patient in Napa State Hospital.
- Neil Samuel Ouderkirk, born 19 November 1888 at Mound Valley, Nevada, died there (unmarried?) 7 July 1963, and buried in the Masonic Cemetery (now Odd Fellows Cemetery), 9th Street, Elko, Nevada, where he shares a tombstone with his mother. He is found at Elko with his mother in the 1910 census, in which he is called a clerk in a railroad office. When he registered for the draft on 5 June 1917, he gave his name in full and described himself a general laborer, unmarried, of Elko, Nevada. In the 1930 census he is found in a household in Elko consisting only of him and his brother. His death record describes him as a verteran of W.W.I.
- Morgan Merel Ouderkirk, born in January 1891, died 24 July 1892, aged 1 year, 7 months, 7 days, at Mound Valley, Nevada, and buried in Elko Cemetery.
2. William Samuel Young, of Williamsburg Tp., son of Samuel Young and Elizabeth Clark, is said to have been born 20 May 1840, died 14 November 1913 at Osnabruck Centre, Stormont Co., aged 72 years, of heart disease. He is not listed with his parents in the 1861 census, but is doubtless the William Young, aged 22, who is found nearby in Williamsburg Tp. in 1861. He certainly married (2?) 2 March 1871 in Osnabruck Tp., Stormont Co., Agnes Colquhoun, born 7 December 1846, in Williamsburg Tp., living 1901, daughter of James Colquhoun and Elizabeth ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names of both sets of parents without however providing the maiden surnames of the mothers, both parties were Williamsburg, and the groom was a farmer; the male witness was a Colquhoun but the name of the female witness is somewhat illegible but possibly reads Ann Morrison. The record calls him a widower, but we have found no evidence of any previous marriage. William Young and his wife were enumerated in the 1871 census of Williamsburg, at which time they did not yet have any children. However, they had removed to Osnabruck Tp. by the taking of the 1881 census, in which he is again called a farmer, and the family’s religion given as Canadian Presbyterian.
They were also enumerated in Osnabruck in 1901, and it is somewhat remarkable that at that time, all their known children were still living, unmarried, with them.
They were again enumerated in Osnabruck in 1911, by which time only James and Jennie were still living with them; the entry shows their land as lot 17 in the 3rd concession.
His death record calls him William S. Young, farmer, married man, born in Dundas County. Known issue, all born in Ontario:
- George Young, born 16 December 1871 (per 1901 census; no birth registration found), still living unmarried with his parents in 1901, but no longer in their household in 1911.
- Mary Young, born 1 November 1873 at Wales, near Parry Sound, Ontario, died 17 January 1917. She was still living unmarried with her parents in 1881. She was an amateur artist who liked to draw and paint. She married 10 February 1900 at Wales, Ontario, William Fraser Brassard. Their eldest child was:
- William Dewart Brassard, born 19 January 1901 in Fairview Township, Rollette Co., North Dakota, died 16 December 1986 at Spokane, WA. He married Olive Edna Galloway. Information on this branch of the family was supplied by a grandson, Steve Lapp, of Texas.
- James Young, born 14 April 1876 in Stormont County. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1911, and cannot therefore have been (as suggested in an earlier version of these notes) the James Young, grain-buyer, enumerated at Battleford, Saskatchewan, with a wife Jessie and two children, Myrtle and Donald, in the 1911 census.
- Alice Young, born 18 February 1879 in Stormont County, still living unmarried with her parents in 1901 but no longer in their household in 1911. Despite the slight discrepancy in their reported birthdates, it seems almost certain that she was the Alice Young, unmarried, born in September 1879 in Ontario, of Scottish origin and Presbyterian in religion, who is found as a lodger in a rooming house at 222 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the 1911 census; her occupation seems to read school-teacher. In any case she certainly married (1) 26 June 1912 at Winnipeg, Charles Walter Trick, born 18 June 1875 in Ontario, died 29 May 1919 at Winnipeg, aged 43 years, son of John and Jane (Pound) Trick, of Dufferin, Manitoba, with whom he appears there as a child in the 1881 census. In 1901 he appears as Charles W. Trick, unmarried, born 18 June 1875 in Ontario, of English origin and Canadian nationality, Methodist in religion, occupation medical doctor, living in the town of Emerson, Manitoba. Although we have failed to find him in the 1911 census, he was living at Winnipeg by 12 December 1911, when he is mentioned as “Dr. Trick” in a letter.
Alice Young and Charles Trick did not register the births of any children in Manitoba between the date of their marriage and 1916. While we have not found a death notice for Charles Trick, he is mentioned in a newspaper announcement concerning his estate:
In the matter of the estate of Charles Walter Trick, late of the City of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Physician deceased. Claims against the above estate must be sent to the undersigned at 416 McIntyre Block, Winnipeg, Manitoba, on or before the Eighth day of December, A.D. 1919. Dated at the City of Winnipeg … this Thirty-first day of October, A.D. 1919. E.G. Trick, Solicitor for Alice Young Trick, Administratrix.
As Alice Young Trick she married (2) (as his second wife) 5 August 1924 in Bloor Street Presbyterian Church, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, the ceremony being performed by a Colin G. Young, Harold Gordon Craig, M.D., C.M., born 27 March 1880 at Bristol, Québec, son of the Rev. David James Craig by the latter’s wife May G. Workman. At the time of their marriage, the record of which supplies the full names of both sets of parents, both parties were Presbyterian, and the groom, a widower, was a physician and surgeon, of Davidson, Saskatchewan, while the bride, a widow, was residing at the King Edward Hotel [presumably in Toronto]; the witnesses were John R. Craig, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Louila G. Bingham, of 193 Indian Road, Toronto. Given her age at their marriage, it is unlikely they could have had issue. A local history furnishes a lengthy biographical sketch of her husband, published before their marriage:
The medical profession of Canada numbers among her foremost representatives Dr. Harold Gordon Craig, surgeon and Radiologist, with offices in Davidson. He was born at Bristol, Quebec, on the 27th of March, 1880, a son of Rev. David James and May (Workman) Craig, both of whom
are living. The father is a prominent Presbyterian evangelist and in his work tours the Dominion from coast to coast.
Dr. Craig received his public and high school education in Ottawa and
was graduated from Queen's University in 1906. During that year and 1907 he was house surgeon in the Ottawa General Hospital and gained valuable experience while there. In the fall of 1907 he went to Regina, where he resided until the spring of 1908, when he came to Davidson and has since resided here, having built up an extensive surgical practice. He has all of the most up-to-date equipment known to the profession and is rendering humanity daily service. His practice is indeed extensive and takes in a large area. Davidson is about midway between Saskatoon and Regina, and he is the only surgeon and Radiologist between those two cities.
Dr. Craig has had quite a career as a soldier. He served in the Great
war from 1916 to 1919, with the Eighth Saskatchewan Stationary Hospital Unit, and in 1902 he served in Africa for a few months with the Sixth Canadian Mounted Rifles.
In October of the year 1909 Dr. Craig was married to Miss Mabel
Frances Keeler, who has passed away. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church. Dr. Craig … is a postgraduate of the Chicago Post Graduate School and the Chicago Polyclinic, and was one of the first doctors in the province to build up an extensive surgical practice in a small town.
- Horace Young, born 30 October 1880 in Stormont County, still living unmarried with his parents in 1901, but no longer in their household in 1911.
- Elizabeth Jane Young, born 14 September 1882 in Stormont County, called Jennie in the censuses of 1901 and 1911. She was still living unmarried with her parents in 1911.
- Agnes Helen Young, born 1 February 1884 in Stormont County, still living unmarried with her parents in 1901, but no longer in their household in 1911.
Mary Jane McMillan (1850-1937), wife of Joseph Young
Courtesy of Capri Rasmussen
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3. Joseph Young, of Williamsburg Township, son of Samuel Young and Elizabeth Clark, was born in the township 26 April 1846, died 28 December 1916 in Saskatchewan, and is buried in Biggar Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Biggar, Saskatchewan. He married 11 August 1875 at the Parsonage, North Williamsburg (the chief village of Williamsburg Tp.) by license, Mary Jane McMillan, born 30 November 1850 in Williamsburg Tp., died 24 June 1937 at Winchester, Winchester Tp., Dundas County, at the age of 86 years, 6 months, and 24 days, of “extreme age” and “complete physical & mental exhaustion” following a fractured femur, and buried in the Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery, daughter of David and Frances (MacAulay) McMillan, of Williamsburg Tp.
Their marriage record gives their places of birth and of residence as Williamsburg Tp., and their religion as Presbyterian; the witnesses were M. Davidson and S. Phifer (sic), both of the same township. The record also names both of his parents, giving the full name of his mother. Joseph Young is shown on an 1879 map as the owner of the east ¾ of the south half of lot 13 in the 7th concession of Williamsburg Tp., adjacent to his father’s land, and his address is also given as the 7th concession in the 1884 birth record of his son Hugh.
Joseph Young is listed as a farmer, Presbyterian in religion, in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses of Williamsburg Tp. According to the 1891 census, his entire family was literate. In that year his sister Margaret was living close to or next door to him. The belated registration, in 1937, of the birth of his youngest daughter Bessie in 1893, gives his place of residence as Dunbar.
In the 1901 census, taken 31 March 1901, Joseph Young, married man, farmer, born 26 April 1846, is also found at Burton City and District Revelstoke Riding, Yale and Cariboo districts, British Columbia; his wife was not with him.
At the taking of the 1911 census, Jane (McMillan) Young and her youngest child, Bessie, are found in their own household on lot 3, concession 8 of Winchester Tp., Dundas Co., she being called married (not widowed) but the head of the household, and a farmer.
It seems likely that she and her husband had by this time separated, and that he was the Joseph Young, farmer, born in Ontario, Presbyterian in religion, described as married but with no wife present, who is found on the northwest quarter of section 31 in township 34, range 13 west of the 3rd principal meridian, near Battleford, Saskatchewan, in the same census; his birthdate is there given as April 1845 rather than 1846, but the month matches that of the birth of our subject. This land later passed, at least in part, to a Samuel Young; but rather than this being (as one might suppose) the subject’s son, it may instead have been a Quebec-born man named Samuel T. Young who purchased a considerable amount of land in the area.
Issue, so far as known (all born in Ontario):
- Martha Jane Young, born 29 November 1876, died 3 November 1878, of diphtheria, aged 1 year, 11 months, 14 days, and buried with her parents.
- Samuel Young (mistakenly called Daniel in 1881), born 28 August 1878, in Williamsburg Tp. (per marriage record), living 1901. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1891. He married 18 October 1899 in Williamsburg Tp., Phoebe Ellen McEwen, born 29 June 1879 (per 1901 census) in Matilda Tp. (per marriage record), daughter of Robert McEwen and Alice Munro. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents, both parties were living in Williamsburg Tp., and the groom was a farmer; the witnesses were R.W. Dalgleish and Silas McEwen. They are enumerated in the 1901 census of Williamsburg Tp., in which he is called an agent, a Presbyterian in religion, and his wife a Methodist; they had no children at the time.
- 4David McMillan Young (as he is called in his birth record; he is simply called McMillan in the 1891 census), born 7 August 1880.
- Susanna Samantha Helena Young, born 26 March 1882, died 12 October 1937 at Winnipeg General Hospital, and buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg (section 1, grave 733). She married 22 January 1916 at Westminster Presbyterian Church (now Westminster United Church), Winnipeg, Manitoba, by license, John Kennedy (V), of Melita, Manitoba, born 13 April 1862 at St. Anns, Gainsborough Tp., Lincoln Co., Ontario, died 13 July 1939 at Winnipeg of a heart ailment, and buried in Elmwood Cemetery aforesaid (section 1, grave 724), son of John Kennedy (IV), of St. Anns, by the latter’s wife Margaret Comfort. At the time of their marriage both parties were Presbyterians, the bride being a nurse, of no. 332 12th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, and the groom a farmer, of Melita. He was nearly 20 years her senior; they had met while she was nursing him through a lengthy illness. The impression which she created on her daughter, the late Mrs. Margaret (Kennedy) Mitchelson, of Winnipeg, that she was a graduate of the Nursing School at Johns Hopkins University, is not borne out by the records of that institution, which contain no mention of her ever having attended there.
- 5Hugh Allen Young, born 16 December 1884 near Chesterville, Ontario.
- Honor Merino Young, born about September 1888, died 11 November 1890, aged 3 years, 2 months, and buried with her parents.
- Bessie Merino Young, born 11 August 1893 in Williamsburg Tp., living unmarried with her mother in 1911. On 18 January 1937, she made a very belated registration of her birth. She was still unmarried in June 1937 when as “Bessie Young, daughter,” of 166 Delaware Avenue, Toronto, she served as informant of her mother’s death.
David McMillan Young (1880?) in his NYPD uniform
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4. David McMillan Young, of New York City and of Edmonton, Alberta, son of Joseph Young and Jane McMillan, was born 7 August 1880 in Dundas County, Ontario, and was still alive in the late 1960s. He is called David McMillan Young in his birth record, but is simply called McMillan in the 1891 census, at the taking of which he was still living unmarried in his parents’ household. We have not found him in the 1901 census of Canada. He is probably the David M. Young, policeman, unmarried, born in English Canada of parents both born there, who appears as a lodger at Warren Street in the 6th Ward of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, in the 1910 census, although the stated age of 28 years would then be slightly too low; his date of immigration is given as 1898. He married (1) 12 January 1904 at Brooklyn, New York (but the marriage subsequently ended), Margaret V. Luby, born 1878-79 (aged 25 in 1904) in Pennsylvania (per her marriage record), daughter of Peter Luby and Ellen Kelly. At the time of their marriage both parties were previously unmarried; the record names his parents as Joseph Young and Jane McMillan, and gives his place of birth as Canada. He married (2) in 1912 (according to her own statement; marriage also subsequently ended), Gertrude Maria Dunne, born at New York City. He married (3) 9 January 1940 at Great Falls, Montana, Catherine Kostick, born 1909-10 (aged 30 in 1940), daughter of Max Kostick and Rose Rysar. At the time of the marriage both parties were residing at Calgary, Alberta.
David M. Young, born 7 August 1880, was naturalized as a U.S. citizen on 26 January 1904, just a few weeks after his first marriage. At the time of his divorce from his first wife, he was living at Sparks, Nevada, and a newspaper article mentioning the incident calls him “a New York policeman with three medals for bravery.” He returned soon after to New York City. David McMillan Young, born 7 August 1880, registered for the draft in 1917 or 1918 (not date can be seen on the card); his “permanent residence” is stated as New York City, but he was currently employed as a steam fitter with the Canadian National Railway and was living at 10043 106th Street, Edmonton, Alberta, his next-of-kin being Mrs. Gertrude Young, of 268 Court Street, New York City. On 5 June 1917 David McMillan Young, engineer, a U.S. citizen, then residing at Perryvale, Alberta, successfully applied for a grant of the southwest corner of section 8, township 64, range 23, meridian 4 west of the Principal Meridian.
The following information comes from his granddaughter Jane (Young) Tatlock, some of which, she tells us, came from her father’s sister: “David McMillian Young became an United States citizen and at one time was a New York City policeman. My grandmother (his wife) was born and raised in New York City. After their marriage they moved [by 1913] to Sparks, Nevada where my father was born. At some time my grandmother returned to New York City (presumably alone since my aunt, Marie Young MacPherson, was born in my grandmother’s father’s home). David McMillian Young must have returned to the family at some time and moved them to Edmonton, Alberta where my uncle, James Young, was born. Life there was very difficult especially for a city girl like my grandmother. They lived in a log cabin with a dirt floor and the nearest other settlers were five miles away. By this time it was 1920 and my father was 7 years old and his youngest sibling was 6 months. My grandmother returned to NYC and they were divorced. David McMillian Young renounced his US citizenship. The only time we heard from him was in the late 1960s; he had come to NYC and wanted to see my father, but my father refused, he had very bitter feeling towards his father.”
(by second wife:)
- David Raymond Young, born 23 November 1912 at Sparks, Nevada, died 15 June 1971. He married Edna Gertrude Hitchcock, and they have two children:
- David Hitchcock Young, married but without children. He is living (2007) at North Chelsford, Massachusetts.
- Jane Elizabeth Young (our informant on this branch of the family), married Alan Ralph Tatlock. They are living (2007) at Galway, New York, and have two children:
- Andrew James Tatlock, aged 12 in 2007.
- Mark David Tatlock, aged 10 in 2007.
- Marie Young, born 1915 at Brooklyn, married Thomas MacPherson. They had three children:
- Doug MacPherson is unmarried and living (2007) in New Jersey.
- Gary MacPherson, married but subsequently divorced, and living (2007) in Colorado. He has one child:
- Kelly MacPherson, married but with no children. Present whereabouts not known to Jane (Young) Tatlock.
- Judy MacPherson, married John Schumacher (spelling?), but has no children. Present whereabouts not known to Jane (Young) Tatlock.
- James Young, born 1919 at Edmonton, Alberta. He married Estelle Pope Young. They had two children:
- Karen Young, unmarried to the best of Jane (Young) Tatlock’s knowledge.
- Chris Young (male) is married and is believed to have two children.
(by third wife:)
- ____ Young (daughter); married ____ Sweet. Issue: 2 sons and 1 daughter.
- Bessie “Bess” Young; married Derryl Clay Rasmussen. Issue: three daughters, of whom the eldest is Capri Rasmussen.
5. Hugh Allen Young, son of Joseph Young and Jane McMillan, was born 16 December 1884 near Chesterville, Ontario, died 3 September 1955 at Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., and was buried in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, with a monument reading “Hugh A. Young, beloved husband and father, 1884-1955. He was living unmarried with his parents in 1901. A Hugh A. Young, unmarried, aged 28 years, of Irish origin and born in Canada, appears on lot 12 of concession 7 of Williamsburg Tp. in the 1911 census, but this man’s date of birth is given as May 1884 (? year barely legible), and it is unclear whether this is the same person. A Hugh A. Young, farmer, is listed in a directory of 1916-17 at quite a different location, lot 19 in concession 2. Our subject is clearly the Hugh A. Young, born born 16 December 1885 [sic] near Chesterville, Ontario, a real-estate broker last residing at Morrisburg, Ontario, and then living at 5823 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, California, having entered the U.S. at Waddington, New York, on 13 November 1917, was naturalized as a U.S. citizen on 28 November 1941 at Los Angeles. As Hugh Allen Young, of 559 12th Avenue, Ogden, Utah, born 16 December 1885 [sic], a salesman with the Consolidated Music Company, he registered for the draft on 12 September 1918; his next-of-kin was his wife, Flossie M. E. Young. He married 10 April 1912 at Robertson, Wyoming, Florence “Flossie” Mary Evaline Shell, born 23 July 1889 at Morrisburg, Ontario, alive on 3 September 1955 (she survived her husband), daughter of Charles Shell and Sarah Swerdfeger. A death notice of Hugh Allen Young reads in part: “Hugh Allen Young … [who] had maintained an office [at] 5860 Locust Ave., died Saturday in a local hospital. He was a native of Canada, and had lived here 33 years…. He was a past president of Long Beach Masonic Club, and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He had been a realty broker here. Surviving are his wife, Flossie; daughters, Mrs. Melba Wade of Monterey Park. Mrs. Fern Garrison of Lakewood; sons. Ed of Long Beach and Lee of the U. S. Navy. Private service was Saturday in Dilday Chapel.”
Issue (per naturalization record):
- Edgar Young, born 11 March 1916 in Canada, in the U.S. Army in 1941; of Long Beach at his father’s death in 1955.
- Melba Young, born 24 February 1922 at Ogen, Utah; married ____ Wade. She was residing at Los Angeles in 1941, and is called “Mrs. Melba Wade of Monterey Park” in her father’s 1955 death notice.
- Lee Young (male), born 11 January 1927 at Los Angeles, residing with his parents in 1941; of the U.S. Navy at his father’s death in 1955.
- Fern Ella Young, born 16 December 1929 at Los Angeles, died 6 October 2003 at Long Beach, California. She was residing with her parents in 1941; called “Mrs. Fern Garrison of Lakewood” in her father’s 1955 death notice. She married (1) 26 November 1948 at Los Angeles, California, but divorced November 1970 at Los Angeles, Dean Lee Garrison, born 4 February 1927 at Long Beach, California, died in 1973 at San Diego, California, aged 46 years, and buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, Orange County, California, son of Zeno A. Garrison and Alma J. Whitacre. They had at least one child, a son Randy Garrison. Fern Ella Young married (2) Leslie Raymond Grey.
Other Youngs of Williamsburg Township
James Young, born 1794-95 in Ireland, died 8 August 1879 in Dundas County, following an accident caused by a runaway horse, and buried in Old Williamsburg Union Cemetery, his tombstone reading “James Young, native of Co. Antrim Ireland, departed this life Aug 8th 1879 æ 84 years.” He married by 1848, Mary Jane Sollok, born 1807-08, died in August 1848, aged 40, whose tombstone reads “Mary Jane Sollok, wife of James Young … died August 1848 age 40 yr.” In 1849 he was given a crown grant of land very close to that of Samuel Young above, namely the east half of lot 12 in the 8th concession of Williamsburg Tp., and in 1852 he received the remaining west half of the same lot, which in fact cornered on Samuel Young’s land. We have not found this man in the early census records, but as James Young, farmer, aged 76, born in Ireland, he appears as a “married” man but with no wife shown — he doubtless should have been called a widower — in the 1871 census. Other Youngs, including those below, are buried near him and his wife.
Robert John Young, of Williamsburg Tp., born 1818-19, died 28 May 1875, aged 56 years, and buried with his wife in Old Williamburg Cemetery, very close to Mary Jane (Sollok) Young above, who was however obviously too young to be his mother. His name is also known from the marriage records of his son James (1876), Robert (1879), and Alexander (1897). He married before 1852, Ellen ____, born about 1830 (aged 60 in 1891, 63 in 1892) in Ireland, died 8 December 1892, aged 63 years. The widow Ellen Young is found with a number of children in the 1891 census of Williamsburg Tp., the two adjacent households being those of her sons William J. Young and Robert Young.
Considering that this couple had at least ten sons, it seems likely that most of the later Youngs of Williamsburg Township are their descendants. Known issue:
- James Young, born 1851-52 (aged 24 in 1876) in Williamsburg Tp. (per marriage record); alive in 1876. He married 31 Oct 1876 at Winchester Springs, Winchester Tp., Dundas Co., Adaline Ouderkirk, born (19 in 1876) in Winchester Tp., daughter of Eli Ouderkirk and Mary ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, the groom was a farmer, of Williamsburg Tp., and a Presbyterian, while the bride was of Winchester Tp., and an Episcopal Methodist; the witnesses were Mrs. A.H. Anderson and Miss A. Sears, [both?] of Winchester Springs.
- Robert Young, born about Jan. 1853, died 21 June 1857, aged 4 years, 5 months, and buried with his parents.
- William John Young, born about 1855 (aged 25 in 1880, 35 in 1891) in Williamsburg Tp. (per marriage record), died before 16 June 1942 (see below). He married 22 September 1880 at West Winchester, Winchester Tp., Dundas Co., Annis Elida Servage, born about 1859 (aged 20 in 1880, 32 in 1891) in Winchester Tp. (per marriage record), died before 16 June 1942 (see below), sister-in-law of his younger brother Robert, and daughter of Michael Servage and Jane ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, the groom was a farmer, of Williamsburg Tp., and a Presbyterian, and the bride was of Winchester Tp., and of the Church of England; the witnesses were Eliza Jane Erwin and T.E. Servage, [both?] of Williamsburg. He is also called a farmer in the (delayed) birth record of his son Archibald (1886). He and his family were living next door to his widowed mother in 1891. Known issue:
- Orin Young, born 1882-83 (aged 8 in 1891) in Ontario.
- John Young, born 1884-85 (aged 6 in 1891) in Ontario. Alive on 16 June 1942, when he supported the claims of his younger brother Archibald in seeking to file a delayed birth registration. His testimony reads, in part: “I, John Young, of the Village of Chesterville in the County of Dundas … do solemnly declare that I am the brother of the aforesaid [Archibald Deanchar Young]… [and] that our parents are dead. I am older than my brother Archibald by about two years and while I have no recollection of the occurance of the said birth, I grew up with him and it was family knowledge that he was born as above said.”
- Archibald Deanchar Young, born 16 June 1886 in Dundas Co.
- Stella May Young, born 3 January 1898 in Dundas Co.
- Robert Young, born about 1857 (aged 21 in 1879, 33 in 1891) in Williamsburg Tp. (not in Ireland as stated in the 1891 census). He married 29 July 1879 in Williamsburg Tp., Eliza Servage, born 1857-58 (aged 33 in 1891) in Williamsburg Tp. (per her marriage record, and not in Ireland as stated in the 1891 census), sister of Annis Servage above, and daughter of Michael Servage and Jane ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, both parties were of Williamsburg Tp. and Presbyterian, and the groom was a farmer; the witnesses were Thomas Servage and Eliza Jane Irvine, places of residence not stated. Only known child:
- George Adrian Young (called Adrian in the 1891 census), born 30 August 1880 in Dundas Co.
- Samuel Young, born 1860-61 (aged 30 in 1891), still living unmarried with his widowed mother in 1891.
- Thomas Young, born 1864-65 (aged 26 in 1891), still living unmarried with his widowed mother in 1891.
- Michael Young, born 1866-67 (aged 24 in 1891), still living unmarried with his widowed mother in 1891.
- Simeon Young, born 1868-69 (aged 22 in 1891), still living unmarried with his widowed mother in 1891.
- Isaac Young, born 1870-71 (aged 20 in 1891), still living unmarried with his widowed mother in 1891.
- Alexander Young, born 6 April 1872 in Williamsburg Tp., baptized 8 February 1873 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, still living unmarried with his widowed mother in 1891. He married 22 June 1897 in Marriage Dundas Co., Edna McMillan, born 1876-77 (aged 20 in 1897) in Williamsburg Tp., daughter of Edwin McMillan and Mary Wilson. She was no known relation to Jane McMillan, above. At the time of the marriage both parties were of Williamsburg Tp., and the groom was a farmer. The record happens in this instance to supply the full name of both her parents including the maiden surname of her mother, but as examination of surrounding entries shows that this is not consistently observed, we attach no significance to the fact that the groom’s parents are named as Robert Young and Ellen Young.
- David Young, born 1873-74 (aged 17 in 1891), still living unmarried with his widowed mother in 1891.
Sarah Yonge, married 4 November 1845 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, Jacob Dillabough.
Sarah Young, born 1819-20 (aged 35 years at marriage), married 23 July 1855 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, Robert Elliot, born 1828-29 (aged 26 at marriage). At the time of their marriage both parties were of Williamburg Tp.
Rosanna Young, born 1837-1838 (aged 19 at marriage) married 14 September 1857 by banns in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, Charles Ciow, born 1829-30 (aged 27 at marriage). At the time of the marriage both parties were of Williamburg. An old typescript index to the marriages reads the groom’s surname as Crow, but this cannot possibly be the reading of the original, in which the dot on the i is clearly visible.
William Young, son of James Young and Jane ____, born 1827-28 (aged 42 at marriage), married 5 November 1870 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, Margaret Montgomery Irvine, aged 40 years, born in Ireland, daughter of James Montgomery and Ann ____.
Elizabeth Margaret Young, daughter of James Young and Elizabeth ____, born 1841-42 (aged 30 years at marriage), born in and residing in Williamsburg Tp., married 28 March 1872 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg, Adam Elliot, aged 26 years, of Aultsvile, born in Ireland, son of William Elliott and Elizabeth ____.
1. ||Various records of North Williamsburg/Williamsburg St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Family History Library microfilm no. 008,121,372, items 4-11.
|2. ||Dundas County death registrations, 1890, no. 016299. The same date of death, and age at death, appear on his tombstone.
|3. ||Dundas County death registrations, 1874, no. 006402, Archives of Ontario, MS-935, reel 8. This record calls her “Elizabeth Clark, wife of Samuel Young, farmer…,” thus providing her maiden surname; and it states her birthplace as Ireland, and gives her place of residence as North Williamsburg.
|4. ||Journals of the legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from the 18th day of November, 1844, to the 29th day of March, 1845 … being the first session of the second Provincial Parliament of Canada, vol. 4, pp. 52, 61.
|5. ||1852 census, piece 37, district 2, p. 75 of stamped numbering (reel C-11717); 1861 census, piece 39, district 5, p. 59 of stamped numbering (reel C-1014); 1871 census, district 71, subdistrict C, division 3, p. 7 (reel C-10006); 1881 census, district 102, subdistrict C, division 4, p. 25 (reel C-13228).
|6. ||Illustrated historical atlas of the counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ont. (Toronto, 1879).
|7. ||Census records for this family are somewhat inconsistent in their indications of birth order. The position of Margaret cannot be clearly resolved, and Samuel is missing in 1861 but reappears in 1871. The ages of Arthelie (11 years) and Susannah (9 years) are surely reversed in the 1861 census, because Susannah was listed in 1852 whereas Arthelie was not.
|8. ||Dundas County marriage registrations, 1880, no. 010524.
|10. ||Ontario marriages, 1869-1927, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMV7-8B5.
|11. ||Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM33-PZQ.
|12. ||Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLFB-KT5.
|13. ||She has an extensive record in the Family Tree at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LHF6-44T.
|14. ||Ontario marriages, 1869-1927, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZBM-4ZQ.
|16. ||Ontario marriages, 1869-1927, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:278J-FDL.
|17. ||Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F22Y-KM9.
|18. ||Per 1901 census; for further discussion of this date see his entry below.
|19. ||Dundas County death registrations, no. 037424.
|20. ||1891 census, district 57, dubdistrict f, division 2, p. 11 (reel T-6331).
|21. ||The 1871 census gives the same age (27 years) for him and his brother John, but they were probably not twins, as the 1852 census gives their ages as 10 and 8, respectively. His death certificate and his tombstone both give his age at 36 years, which would place his birth in 1841-42.
|22. ||Dundas County death registrations, 1878, no. 013670. The same date is given in the registers of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, per an editorial note in Dundas County Cemeteries: Old Williamsburg, p. 111.
|23. ||Death notice of Samuel young, Eureka [Nevada] Daily Sentinel, Friday, 12 July 1878, p. 3, col. 5.
|24. ||“Hotel Arrivals,” Eureka Daily Sentinel, 20 December 1878, p. 3, col. 1.
|25. ||Death notice of Samuel Young, Eureka [Nevada] Daily Sentinel, Friday, 12 July 1878, p. 3, col. 5.
|26. ||“Hotel Arrivals,” Eureka [Nevada] Daily Sentinel, 11 July 1878, p. 3, col. 1.
|27. ||As of 24 April 2019, her entry in the FamilySearch Family Tree at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KZPQ-PF4 erroneously identified her as Arthelia McLean.
|28. ||“Elko County Death Records, Contributed by Northeastern Nevada Museum,” at http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/elko/cemeteries/elkocountyo.txt; Nevada death registrations, 1928, no. 28-000862, in “Nevada, Death Certificates, 1911-1965,” digital collection at ancestry.com, naming her father as “Sam Young, [born in] Canada”; https://billiongraves.com/grave/Arthelia-Ouderkirk/1629090. There is a death notice for her in the Reno Gazette-Journal, 7 September 1928, p. 4, to which we have not had access.
|30. ||1880 U.S. Federal Census, Nevada, White Pine County, Diamond district, supervisor’s district no. 81, enumeration district no. 56, p. 6.
|31. ||1920 United States Federal Census, Nevada, Elko County, Elko Precinct, elko City, supervisor’s district no. 1, enumeration district no. 10, Sheet 1-A.
|32. ||1940 U.S. Federal Census, Indiana, Nevada, Elko County, Elco City, ward 4, sheet 8A.
|33. ||“Elko County Death Records, Contributed by Northeastern Nevada Museum,” at http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/elko/cemeteries/elkocountyo.txt.
|35. ||Information from FamilySearch Family tree unless otherwise stated. It should be noted that while Elko County Death Records seemingly credit Nelson Ouderkirk with a son Amos Ouderkirk, born in Williamsburg, Dundas County Ontario (per his death record), died 28 March 1886 (“Elko County Death Records, Contributed by Northeastern Nevada Museum,” at http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/elko/cemeteries/elkocountyo.txt), this was in fact his younger brother, as is made clear in a newspaper announcement of the death (The weekly Elko Independent, 28 March 1886, p. 2, col. 3):
Amos Ouderkerk Dead. Nelson Ouderkirk, who with his family came in from his ranch in Mound Valley, received through the Post office this morning a letter from R. G. Weir, dated at Miles City, Montana, bringing him the sad news of the death of his younger brother Amos, which occurred on the 13th instant at Mr. Weir’s ranch, 95 miles distant from Miles City…. Tbe sudden aud untimely death has brought sorrow to the heart of a loving brother, but to the aged parents the loss will be irreparable.
|37. ||“Elko County Death Records, Contributed by Northeastern Nevada Museum,” at http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/elko/cemeteries/elkocountyo.txt.
|38. ||Death notice of George E. Ouderkirk, Reno Evening Gazette, Thursday, 25 March 1915, p. 8, col. 2.
|39. ||“Mother will share in child’s estate,” Reno Evening Gazette, Thursday, 25 March 1915, p. 5, col. 4.
|40. ||“Wants letters of administration,” Elko Independent, 30 March 1915, p. 1, col. 3.
|41. ||“Elko County Death Records, Contributed by Northeastern Nevada Museum,” at http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/elko/cemeteries/elkocountyo.txt, naming his father as Nelson Ouderkirk.
|42. ||Place from marriage record of son Eddie, cited below.
|43. ||California Death Index, giving the maiden surname of his mother as Ouderkirk.
|44. ||“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” digital collection at FamilySearch.
|45. ||“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” digital collection at FamilySearch.
|46. ||California Death Index, giving surname of mother as Young.
|47. ||“U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital collection at ancestry.com.
|48. ||“Elko County Death Records, Contributed by Northeastern Nevada Museum,” at http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/elko/cemeteries/elkocountyo.txt; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17350740; https://billiongraves.com/grave/Arthelia-Ouderkirk/1629090.
|49. ||“U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital collection at ancestry.com.
|50. ||“Elko County Death Records, Contributed by Northeastern Nevada Museum,” at http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/elko/cemeteries/elkocountyo.txt, naming his father as Nelson Ouderkirk.
|51. ||We are indebted to his great-great-grandson, Steve Lapp, for supplying this man’s middle name.
|52. ||Per 1901 census; this is in good agreement with his age of 30 in 1871, 41 in 1881, and 72 in 1913, as reported in censuses and his death record.
|53. ||Stormont County death registrations, 1913, no. 030881.
|54. ||1861 census, piece 39, district 5, p. 57 of stamped numbering (reel C-1014).
|55. ||Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry marriage registrations, 1871, unnumbered.
|56. ||Per 1901 census, in good agreement with her age of 25 at marriage, and of 25 in the 1871 census and 36 in the 1881 census.
|57. ||1871 census, as cited above, p. 18.
|58. ||1881 Census of Canada, Ontario, Stormont Co., Osnabruck Tp., district 101, subdistrict A, division 1, p. 63; PAC microfilm no. C-13227 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,863]. The entry reads:
name cond. gender ethn. age occ.
William Young mar. M Irish 41 farmer
Agnes " mar. F Scottish 36
George " M Irish 9
Mary " F Irish 7
James " M Irish 4
Allice " F Irish 2
All born in Ontario; all Canadian Presbyterian.
|59. ||1901 Census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 53 (Cornwall & Stormont), Subdistrict D (Osnabruck), division 5, p. 12; PAC microfilm no. T-6463. The entry reads, in part:
name gender relat. stat. birthdate age
Young William M head M May 20 1840 60
Young Agnes F wife M December 7 1846 54
Young George M son S December 16 1871 29
Young James M son S April 14 1876 25
Young Alice F dau. S February 18 1879 22
Young Horace M son S October 30 1881 19
Young Jennie F dau. S September 14 1882 18
Young Agnes F dau. S February 1 1874 17
|60. ||1911 Census of Canada, Ontario, District no. 122 (Stormont), Subdistrict no. 22 (Osnabruck Township & Osnabruck Centre), Enumeration District 5, p. 2; PAC microfilm no. ________. The entry reads:
name gender relat. stat. birthdate age ethn. occ.
William S. Young M head M May 1841 70 Irish farmer
Agnes Young F wife M December 1846 67 Scotch ----
James Young M son S April 1877 37 Irish farmer
Jennie Young F dau S September 1883 27 Irish ----
All born in Ontario; all Canadian in nationality; all Presbyterian in religion
|61. ||The birthdates of the six younger children as given in their birth records all agree precisely with those reported in the 1901 census.
|62. ||1911 Census of Canada, Saskatchewan, Battleford, enumeration district 37, township 46, p. 14.
|63. ||1911 Census of Canada, Manitoba, District 24 (City of Winnipeg), Enumeration District 21, p. 2; PAC microfilm no. ________.
|64. ||Manitoba marriage registrations, no. 1912-002667 (from index; original record not checked).
|65. ||According to the 1901 census; we have not found an Ontario birth registration for him.
|66. ||Manitoba death registrations, no. 1919-029229 (from index; original record not checked).
|67. ||1881 Census of Canada, Manitoba, district 186 (Marquette), subdistrict H (Dufferin), Division 1, p. 27; PAC microfilm no. C-13283 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,919]. At that time John Trick, a farmer, was aged 33 years (thus born 1847-48), and his wife Jane 31 (thus born 1848-49), and they had no other children; the family were Bible Christians. He is clearly the John Trick, of Brock Tp., farmer, aged 26 years, born in Canada, son of Charles Trick and Elizabeth Smith, who married 24 May 1873 in Reach Tp., Ontario Co., Ontario, according to Bible Christian rites, Jane Pound, of Reach Tp., aged 25, born in Canada, daughter of George Pound and Ann Mason (Ontario County marriage registrations, no. 1873-009150). This is confirmed by the fact that the mother is named as Jane Pound in the birth registrations of the following two children, both registered in the Rural Municipality of South Dufferin, Manitoba: Nenetta Ethel Pound, born 23 September 1884 (Manitoba birth registations, no. 1884-004545), and Clara Emily Trick, born 12 November 1881 (Manitoba birth registations, no. 1882-001481).
|68. ||1901 Census of Canada, Manitoba, District 10 (Provencher), Subdistrict B (Town of Emerson), Enumeration District 2, p. 11; PAC microfilm no. ________.
|69. ||Wilbert H. Gilroy to his father, dated 12 December 1911,
available online in the Canadian Letters & Images Project, at http://www.canadianletters.ca/letters.php?letterid=1266. In this he writes: “Had Dr. Trick in the office yesterday. He says he has not heard from the Whites for some time, but says that last time he heard everything was O.K.” It is pretty clear this is the right Dr. Trick, because he had a known association with E.G. Trick (as appears below), and the same author writes to the same recipient on 13 January 1916, in a letter in the Wilbert C. Gilroy Collection, available online at http://web.mala.bc.ca/davies/letters.images/Gilroy/letter.Jan13.1916.htm:
I left full instructions with my lawyer … as to what was to be done re premium etc. I told Trick to send premiums to you…. If you should have occasion to write to Trick his address is below….
E.G. Trick Esq.
530 Somerset Block
|70. ||Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba), 1 November 1919, p. 21, col. 2.
|71. ||York County marriage registrations, no. 1924-003430.
|72. ||John Hawkes, The Story of Saskatchewan and its People, 3 (?) vols. (Chicago & Regina, Saskatchewan, 1924), 3:1863-64.
|73. ||All the exact birthdates for him and his family are from the 1901 census.
|74. ||Saskatchewan death registrations, 1916, no. 4727, per online index, giving the name of the father as “S. Young.”
|75. ||https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/196195970 (with photography). We are grateful to Capril Rasmussen for bringing this item to our attention.
|76. ||Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 008817. Archives of Ontario R.G. 80, ser. 5, vol. E [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,862,896].
|77. ||Dundas County death registrations, 1937, no. 013530.
|78. ||Illustrated Historical Atlas…, as cited above.
|79. ||1881 census, district 102, subdistrict C, division 4, p. 25 (reel C-13228); 1891 census, district 57, subdistrict f, division 2, p. 11 (reel T-6331); 1901 census, district 54, subdistrict f, division 3, p. 9 (reel T-6463).
|80. ||1901 Census of Canada, British Columbia, district 5 (Yale and Cariboo), division 12, subdistrict G, Burton City & District Revelstoke Riding, p. 1; PAC RG31, roll T-6430.
|81. ||1911 Census of Canada, Ontario, district 63 (Dundas), subdistrict 15 (Winchester), enumeration district 3, p. 8. The entry reads:
birthdate age b.p. ethn. nat. relig. occ.
Jane Young f. head mar. November 1850 60 Ont. Irish Can. Presb. farming
Bessie " f. dau. sing. August 1893 17 Ont. Irish Can. Presb. none
|82. ||1911 Census of Canada, Saskatchewan, district no. 208 (Battleford), subdistrict no. 17, p. 5.
|83. ||Western Land Grants (1870-1930), at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/western-land-grants/index-e.html, citing Library and Archives of Canada, vol. 799, fo. 196, microfilm reel number C-6576; we have not personally checked the original record.
|84. ||Dundas County birth registrations, no. 029563.
|85. ||Dundas County death registrations, 1878, no. 013668; burial register of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Williamburg.
|86. ||Dundas County birth registrations, no. 030445; the 1901 census gives the same date.
|87. ||Dundas County marriage registrations, no. 015114.
|88. ||1901 Census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 54 (Dundas), subdistrict F (Williamsburg), enumeration district 3, p. 10; PAC microfilm no. T-6463.
|89. ||Dundas County birth registrations, no. 032743.
|90. ||As she styles herself in her marriage certificate (the underlining of the name Samantha actually occurring in that document). The 1901 census simply calls her “Susanna H.,” and she probably assumed the name Samantha in adulthood.
|91. ||The date of her birth (which appears to have gone unregistered), here given from the 1901 census, is confirmed as to the year by her age of 9 years in the 1891 census, and agrees in part with a family record in the possession of Cecelia Botting, which gives her birthday as 26 March, but the year as 1889. The error in the year probably originated with Samantha Young herself, who was not particularly scrupulous in such matters and passed herself off as 26 at the time of her marriage, when she was really 33. Surprisingly, the age given in her burial record (56 years) is close to the truth.
|92. ||Burial register of Elmwood Cemetery, and information from her granddaughter, Joan (Mitchelson) Poitras, of Winnipeg.
|93. ||Marriage certificate, referring to Marriage License no. F 14288.
|94. ||Burial register of Elmwood cemetery, and family records.
|95. ||Dundas County birth registrations, no. 034627; place from U.S. naturalization (see below).
|96. ||Dundas County birth registrations, no. 902846.
|97. ||Dundas County birth registrations, no. 032743.
|98. ||1910 U.S. Federal Census, New York, Kings County, Brooklyn, Ward 6, enumeration district 58, sheet 13B; roll T624_956.
|99. ||New York, New York, Marriage Index, 1866-1937, at Ancestry.com, and original record, from a copy kindly supplied by David’s granddaughter Capri Rasmussen.
|100. ||New York, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1794-1929, digital collection at Ancestry.com.
|101. ||“Sensation is Sprung in Divorce Case,” Reno Evening Gazette, 12 February 1913, p. 1.
|102. ||U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, digital collection at Ancestry.com.
|103. ||Alberta, Canada, Homestead Records, 1870-1930, digitial collection at Ancestry.com, file number 3054587.
|104. ||Dundas County birth registrations, no. 034627; place from U.S. naturalization (see below).
|105. ||California Death Index at Ancestry.com, giving date of birth as 16 December 1884 and place of birth as Canada.
|106. ||FindAGrave, memorial no. 72158457. The entry contains no indication of a relationship to other persons named Young buried in the cemetery.
|107. ||1911 Census of Canada, Ontario, district 63 (Dundas), subdistrict 11 (Williamsburg), enumeration district 3, p. 4.
|108. ||Vernon’s Farmers’ and Business Directory for the counties of Carleton, Dundas, Glengarry, Lanark, Prescott, Renfrew, Russell, and Stormont, 18th ed., 1916-17 (Hamilton, Ontario), p. 162.
|109. ||California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1887-1991, file no. 98026-98100, digitial collection at Ancestry.com.
|110. ||U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, digital collection at Ancestry.com.
|111. ||Marriage data and name of wife (but without surname) from naturalization record, above; her complete name (but with “Evaline” transcribed as “Ekline”) from Western States Marriage Index at http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm.
|112. ||Dundas County birth registrations, 1889, no. 034821, in agreement with the birth data given in her husband’s naturalization record, above.
|113. ||Independent Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California), 4 September 1955, p. 10.
|114. ||California County Marriages, 1850-1952, at MyHeritage.
|115. ||California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984, at Ancestry.com.
|117. ||Dundas County death registrations, no. 013848.
|118. ||J. Smyth Carter, The Story of Dundas; being a history of the county of Dundas from 1784 to 1904 (Iroquois, Ontario, 1905), p. 457.
|119. ||1871 census, district 71, subdistrict C, division 3, p. 22 (reel C-10006).
|120. ||1891 Census of Canada, District no. 57 (Dundas), Subdistrict __ (Williamsburg Tp.), pp. 14-15; Library and Archives Canada microfilm no. T-6331. The entry reads:
name cond. age birthplace father mother occupation
William J. Young M 35 Ontario Ireland Ireland farmer
Anna " M 32 Ontario England Ontario
Orran " 8 Ontario Ontario Ontario
John " 6 Ontario Ontario Ontario
Archie* " 4 Ontario Ontario Ontario
Ellen Young W 60 Ireland Ireland Ireland ----
Samuel " 30 Ontario Ireland Ireland [blank]**
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Thomas " 26 Ontario Ireland Ireland farmer
Michael " 24 Ontario Ireland Ireland
Simeon " 22 Ontario Ireland Ireland
Isaaic " 20 Ontario Ireland Ireland
Alexander " 19 Ontario Ireland Ireland
David " 17 Ontario Ireland Ireland
Robert " 33 Ireland+ Ireland Ireland [blank]**
Eliza " 33 Ireland+ Ireland Ireland
Adrian " 10 Ireland+ Ireland+ Ireland+
** Possibly these entries should have read "farmer"; the record is
+ These entries are all erroneous; they should read "Ontario"
Everyone in all three households Canadian Presbyterian in religion
|121. ||Dundas County marriage registrations, 1876, no. 010249.
|122. ||Dundas County marriage registrations, 1876, no. 010505.
|123. ||Her middle name is given in the 1886 birth record of her son Archibald.
|124. ||Dundas County birth registrations, 1886, no. 902477 (delayed; filed in 1942). The document is typewritten, so there is no mistaking the subject’s rather odd-looking middle name.
|125. ||Dundas County birth registrations, 1898, unnumbered.
|126. ||Dundas County marriage registrations, 1879, no. 010282.
|127. ||Dundas County birth registrations, 1880, no. 032726.
|128. ||Dundas County marriage registrations, 1897, unnumbered.