Descendants of Jan Boeckhout/Buckhout


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267. Deliverance Appleby was born on 17 Nov 1775 in Philipsburgh, Westchester Co., NY, United States515 and was christened on 18 Oct 1785 in Tarrytown, Westchester Co., NY, United States.515

Noted events in his life were:

Baptism Location: Old Dutch Reformed Church, Tarrytown, Westchester Co., NY, United States. 515

Deliverance married Mahala Harris.

The child from this marriage was:

   371 F    i. Maria Appleby .

269. Thomas Appleby was born on 15 Jan 1780 in Philipsburgh, Westchester Co., NY, United States517 and was christened on 6 Jan 1788 in Tarrytown, Westchester Co., NY, United States.517

Noted events in his life were:

Baptism Location: Old Dutch Reformed Church, Tarrytown, Westchester Co., NY, United States. 517

Thomas married Harriet Tompkins.

The child from this marriage was:

   372 M    i. Joseph Appleby .

271. Henry Hyatt Buckhout was born on 8 Jan 1814 in Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY, United States518 and died on 10 Sep 1856 in Oshtemo, Kalamazoo Co., MI, United States519 aged 42.

General Notes: Henry & Elizabeth, and their family, appear in the 1850 Oshtemo, Kalamazoo, MI, US Census as follows:

p. 60

Henry Buckout, age 35 yrs, Value of Real Estate $2,000, born: NY
Elizabeth Buckout, age 30 yrs, born: NY
Ramin Buckout, age 6 yrs, born: Mich., Attending School
Oscar K. Buckout, age 4 yrs, born: Mich.
Susane E. Buckout, age 2 yrs, born: Mich.

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: 1850, Oshtemo, Kalamazoo Co., MI, United States. 710

Henry married Elizabeth Briggs Kellogg, daughter of Jacob Kellogg and Susan Johnson, on 13 Apr 1843 in Castile, Wyoming Co., NY, United States.518 Elizabeth was born on 27 May 1819 in Castile, Wyoming Co., NY, United States518 and died on 9 Jun 1890 in Kalamazoo Co., MI, United States711 aged 71.

General Notes: Elizabeth and her children are found in the 1860 Castile, Wyoming Co., NY, US Census as follows:

p. 23

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Buckhout, age 50, Tailoress,
Property Value $5,000, Personal Estate $200, born: NY

Romine H. Buckhout, age 16, Attending School, born: NY
Oscar C. Buckhout, age 14, Attending School, born: NY
Susie E. Buckhout, age 12, Attending School, born: NY

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1850, Oshtemo, Kalamazoo Co., MI, United States. 710

Residence: 1860, Castile, Wyoming Co., NY, United States. 712

Occupation: Tailoress, 1860. 712

Children from this marriage were:

   373 M    i. Romine Hyatt Buckhout was born on 12 May 1844 in Oshtemo, Kalamazoo Co., MI, United States.713

   374 M    ii. Oscar Kellogg Buckhout was born on 25 Jul 1846 in Oshtemo, Kalamazoo Co., MI, United States.714

   375 F    iii. Susan Elizabeth Buckhout was born on 9 May 1848 in Oshtemo, Kalamazoo Co., MI, United States.715

279. Eunice Buckhout was born on 29 Sep 1818,527 died on 26 Dec 1885 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY, United States527 aged 67, and was buried about Dec 1885 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY, United States.527

Noted events in her life were:

Burial Location: Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY, United States. 527

Residence: 20 Mar 1858, Eastown, Washington Co., NY, United States. 716

Eunice married Chauncey I. Button. Chauncey was born on 8 Mar 1823,717 died on 19 Nov 1906 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY, United States717 aged 83, and was buried about Nov 1906 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY, United States.717

Noted events in his life were:

Burial Location: Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY, United States. 717

Residence: 20 Mar 1858, Eastown, Washington Co., NY, United States. 716

The child from this marriage was:

   376 F    i. Carrie Ida Button was born about 1861,718 died on 3 Sep 1862 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY, United States718 aged about 1, and was buried about 1862 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY, United States.718

280. Abraham Buckhout was born on 28 Oct 1813 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY, United States91 and died about 15 Oct 1884 in Oswego, Oswego Co., NY, United States528 aged about 70.

General Notes: Abraham's will was written May 22, 1882 and proved Oct. 15, 1884 and is found in the Oswego Co., NY probate records, vol. P, p. 167-168.

"I, Abram Buckhout of the City of Oswego, State of New York being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my true will and testament, that is to say:

After all my lawful debts are paid and discharged I bequeath to my son, William A. Buckhout, one dollar - and also to my daughter, Mrs. Anna C. Greeley one dollar.

I give, bequeath and devise to my wife, Margaret Ann Buckhout, all of my property at this time possessed or hereafter to be acquired, of every name and kind Real, Personal and mixed, to have and to hold the same to her the said Margaret Ann Buckhout foever.

Likewise I make, constitute and appoint my said wife, Margaret Ann Buckhout, Executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 22nd day of May 1882.

Abram Buckhout"

Wits: Edward Dolloway, Loren E. Goulding, both of Oswego, NY

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: 22 May 1858, Oswego, Oswego Co., NY, United States. 719

Abraham married Margaret Ann White.

Children from this marriage were:

   377 M    i. Nathan White Buckhout was born on 16 May 1842 in Oswego, Oswego Co., NY, United States.720

   378 F    ii. Sarah Bryan Buckhout .

   379 M    iii. William Armstrong Buckhout .

   380 F    iv. Anna Cheney Buckhout .

281. Edward A. Buckhout was born on 15 Oct 1821 in Scipio, Cayuga Co., NY, United States,721 died on 12 May 1895 in Scipio, Cayuga Co., NY, United States533 aged 73, and was buried about May 1895 in Ledyard, Cayuga Co., NY, United States.533

Noted events in his life were:

Burial Location: Evergreen or Scipioville Cemetery, Ledyard, Cayuga Co., NY, United States. 533

Edward married Betsey Ann Freeman. Betsey was born on 30 Jun 1818,722 died on 6 Oct 1899 in Scipio, Cayuga Co., NY, United States722 aged 81, and was buried about Oct 1899 in Ledyard, Cayuga Co., NY, United States.722

Noted events in her life were:

Burial Location: Evergreen or Scipioville Cemetery, Ledyard, Cayuga Co., NY, United States. 722

Children from this marriage were:

   381 M    i. Philip Henry Buckhout was born on 17 Oct 1852 in Cayuga Co., NY, United States.723

   382 M    ii. William F. Buckhout .

282. Byron B. Buckhout .

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: 4 Sep 1882, Saginaw Co., MI, United States. 724

Byron married someone.

His child was:

   383 M    i. Fred J. Buckhout .

283. Harriet L. Buckhout died before Sep 1882.534

Harriet married someone.

Her children were:

   384 M    i. Joseph G. Pettitt .

   385 M    ii. Byron B. Pettitt .

298. William Bookhout was born on 29 May 1803 in Westchester Co., NY, United States,557,558 died on 4 Apr 1852 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States558,559,560,561 aged 48, and was buried about 1852 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.558

General Notes: John, Chloe and his brother, William, and his wife, Caroline are all buried in the Old School Baptist Church Cemetery in the town of Roxbury. Cemetery inscriptions provide the following details:

"Bookout, John d. 1885 aged 76 years
Bookout, Chloe wife of John d. Oct. 6, 1863 aged 46 years 4 mos 6 days
Bookout, William b. 1803 d. 1852
Bookout, Caroline b. 1812 d. 1884"

William Bookhout's Letters of Administration were issued to Lucy C. Bookhout, recorded on April 19, 1852 in Delaware Co., NY.

The following is recorded in "The Saugerties Telegraph" on April 10, 1852:

"On Sunday last [April 4, 1852], Mr. Bookout, of Roxbury, Delaware Co., committed suicide by hanging himself."

(Source: "Obituaries, Death Notices and Genealogical Gleanings from The Saugerties Telegraph," vol. I: 1848-1852, compiled by Audrey M. Klinkenberg, Heritage Books, Inc.; Bowie, MD, 1989, p. 117)

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: 1850, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 725

Burial Location: Old School Baptist Church Cemetery, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 558

William married Lucy Caroline Hull, daughter of William Hull and Unknown. Lucy was born on 5 Sep 1812 in Delaware Co., NY, United States,558,726,727 died on 22 Sep 1884 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States726 aged 72, and was buried about 1884 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.558

General Notes: Lucy (as a widow) and her family appear in the 1855 NY State Census, Enum. District #3, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY as follows:

"#207 Bookhout, Lucy C. aged 42 yrs, with children: Rosanna, aged 9 yrs; Talman C., aged 15 yrs; Isaac C., aged 18 yrs; Mary C., aged 17 yrs; Osborn S., aged 9 yrs; John, aged 6 yrs; James W., aged 5 yrs"

Living next door is James R. Hull, Jr., aged 37 yrs (likely her brother) and Lucy's brother-in-law, John Bookhout, and his family.

Lucy and all of her family are born in Delaware Co., and she indicates she has been residing in 'this city or town' for 42 years, so she was most likely born in Roxbury. She is also listed as 'owner' of their farm, some of the details follow below:

"Lucy C. Bookhout
100 Acres improved
25 Acres unimproved
Cash Value: $1800 (of farm)
Cash Value: $ 400 (of Stock)
Cash Value: $ 60 (of Tools/Improvements)
Acres plowed the year previous: 24
Acres in pasture the year previous: 2
Acres - meadow: 20
Tons of hay - meadow: 20
Acres - oats: 20
Bushels - oats: 144
Acres - rye: 2
Bushels - rye: 10"

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1850, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 725

Residence: 1855, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 728

Burial Location: Old School Baptist Church Cemetery, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 558

Children from this marriage were:

   386 F    i. Nancy J. Bookhout was born about 1832 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.729

   387 F    ii. Sabra Ann Bookhout was born about 1833 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.730

   388 F    iii. Elizabeth Bookhout was born about 1834 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.731

   389 M    iv. Isaac S. Bookhout was born about 1837 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.732,733

   390 F    v. Mary C. Bookhout was born about 1838 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.734,735

   391 M    vi. Tallman C. Bookhout was born on 28 Nov 1841 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.736,737,738,739

Tallman married Ellen Augusta Ferris, daughter of Dennis Alden Ferris and Sarah Jane Frisbie, about 1867 in New York, United States.740 Ellen was born about May 1847 in Ashland, Greene Co., NY, United States.741,742

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1880, Walton, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 743

Residence: 1900, Walton, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 744

   392 M    vii. George W. Bookhout was born about 1843 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States745 and died on 3 Apr 1918 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States746 aged about 75.

General Notes: From the "News in Arena" section of the "Catskill Mountain News," Thurs., Aug. 28, 1902, p. 4:

"What our Neighbors are Doing in a Thriving Little Village...

Mr. & Mrs. George W. Bookkhout and son Tallman C. Bookhout and Mr. and Mrs. Isaac S. Bookhout, of Roxbury, and Judge and Mrs. John Bookhout of Dallas, Texas, were the guests of Rev. and Mrs. E.A. Bookhout on Thursday and Friday."

George married Adelia A. Bouton on 24 Dec 1873 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.747 Adelia was born on 28 Aug 1850 in Stamford, Delaware Co., NY, United States748 and died on 8 May 1937 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States749 aged 86.

General Notes: Adelia's obituary appeared in the "Catskill Mountain News" newspaper on Fri., May 14, 1937, p. 10:

"Death of Aged Woman

Roxbury lost another of its oldest citizens when Mrs. Adelia A. Bookhout passed away Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Bookhout had been in feeble health for several years. She had spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Frank LaPoint, at Coeymans, as had been her custom in the past few years, and had returned Tuesday to her home where she was determined to live this summer despite the disabilities of her advanced years. She suffered a fall Friday afternoon, and lived one day. There were only four Roxbury residents older than she, at her death, at nearly 87.

Mrs. Bookhout's maiden name was Adelia A. Bouton. She was born August 28, 1850, at Stamford, the daughter of Anson Bouton and Eliza (Craft) Bouton. She came to Roxbury when a young girl, and spent the remainder of her life here. She was married to George H. Bookhout on December 24, 1873. The first part of their married life was spent on a farm in More Settlement. Later they moved to the farm now owned by Melvin Ruteshouser below this village. About 1917, they moved to this village, where Mr. Bookhout passed away the following year, April 3, 1918.

Three sons and one daughter were born to them. Two of the sons became ministers. One son, Rev. Eugene Bookhout, passed away October 29, 1928, while Methodist pastor at Hyde Park. Surviving Mrs. Bookhout are two sons, Rev. Tallman C. Bookhout, pastor of the Community church at East Williston, L.I., and George H. Bookhout, telegraph operator at Sheffield, Ill., and one daughter, Emma, wife of Frank LaPoint of Coeymans. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Cazlyn Bookhout, professor at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Miss Mary E. Bookkhout, of East Williston, and Mrs. Margaret Otell of Oneonta, and another duaghter-in-law, Mrs. Eugene Bookhout, of South Britain, Conn. -- Roxbury, Cor."

   393 M    viii. Osborn Steel Bookhout was born about 1846 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States,750,751 died on 5 Apr 1931 in Bardsdale, Ventura Co., CA, United States aged about 85, and was buried on 8 Apr 1931 in Fillmore, Ventura Co., CA, United States.

General Notes: Osborn's obituary appeared in the "Catskill Mountain News" newspaper on Fri., May 22, 1931, p. 2:

"O. Steele Bookhout

The following clipping taken from a copy of the Fillmore, Cal., newspaper regarding the death of O. Steele Bookhout of Fillmore, will prove very interest to many of our readers in Delaware county and vicinity, as Mr. Bookhout was a former resident of this county. The story reads: "At the Bardside cemetery on Wednesday afternoon a detachment of Ventura County Post No. 48, American Legion will lay to rest will full military honors Osborne Steele Bookhout, veteran of Company E 69th Regiment, New York Volunteers.

Mr. Bookhout, one of the very few remaining veterans of the Civil war in this county, answered the final summons at his home in Bardsdale Sunday morning, April 5th, at the ripe old age of 85 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Flora Bookhout; four daughters, Mrs. Clara Dorman, Mrs. E.E. Dorman, Bardsdale; Mrs. Sarah Dean and Mrs. Margaret Hoyt, New York State; three sons, Clay and John Bookhout, New York State, and William Bookhout, Oakland, California. There are also several grand children and twenty great grand children.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, April 8th, at the Skillin Chapel, in Fillmore. The officiating minister was Rev. E.A. Palmer, pastor of the Methodist church in Bardsdale. Interment was in the Bardsdale cemetery.-- Halcottville, Cor.""

Osborn married Flora about 1879.

General Notes: In the 1900 US Census, Flora indicates she and her husband had 2 children (with both living). Osborn was married previously so the children listed to this couple belong to former wife(ves).

   394 F    ix. Rosanna Bookhout was born about 1846 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.752,753

   395 M    x. Judge John Bookhout was born about 1849 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States754,755 and died on 13 Mar 1916 in Dallas, TX, United States aged about 67.

John married Mary Ella Randall about 1876.756 Mary was born on 8 Aug 1857 in Texas and died on 14 Dec 1930 in Dallas, TX, United States aged 73.

   396 M    xi. James W. Bookhout was born about 1850 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.757

303. John Buckhout was born about 1809 in Westchester Co., NY, United States,567,568 died about 1885 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States569 aged about 76, and was buried about 1885 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.569

General Notes: John & Chloe Bookhout appear in the 1855 NY State Census for Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, Enum. District #3 as follows:

"#209 Bookhout, John aged 45 yrs, married, b. Westchester Co.; Bookhout, Chloe aged 33 yrs, married, b. Delaware Co.; Bookhout, Polly, aged 4 yrs, b. Delaware Co.; White, Polly, aged 56 yrs mother-in-law, widow, b. Putnam Co."

John owns and is running a farm, some of the details follow:

"John Bookhout
155 Acres improved
25 Acres unimproved
Cash Value: $3000 (of farm)
Cash Value: $ 850 (of Stock)
Cash Value: $ 80 (of Tools/Improvements)
Acres plowed the year previous: 6
Acres in pasture the year previous: 105
Acres - meadow: 43
Tons of hay - meadow: 45
Acres - oats: 4
Bushels - oats: 25"

John, Chloe and his brother, William, and his wife, Caroline are all buried in the Old School Baptist Church Cemetery in the town of Roxbury. Cemetery inscriptions provide the following details:

"Bookout, John d. 1885 aged 76 years
Bookout, Chloe wife of John d. Oct. 6, 1863 aged 46 years 4 mos 6 days
Bookout, William b. 1803 d. 1852
Bookout, Caroline b. 1812 d. 1884"

Note the spelling of "Buckhout" which is seen as "Bookhout" and now "Bookout" with this branch of the family.

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: Abt 1810, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 568

Residence: 1850, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 758

Residence: 1855, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 759

Burial Location: Old School Baptist Church Cemetery, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 569

John married Chloe White, daughter of White and Polly, before 1848. Chloe was born about 30 May 1817 in Delaware Co., NY, United States,569,760 died on 6 Oct 1863 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States569,761 aged about 46, and was buried about Oct 1863 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.569

General Notes: Chloe's death is found in the Vital Statistics for the Town of Roxbury, in 1863, 3rd Election District as follows:

"Chloe Bookhout, Date: Sept. 1, Age: 35, Female/White, Farmer's Wife, Nationality: American, Cause: Typhoid Fever, Head of Family: John Bookhout 2d"

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1850, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 758

Residence: 1855, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 759

Burial Location: Old School Baptist Church Cemetery, Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States. 569

Children from this marriage were:

   397 F    i. Emma Buckhout was born about 1848 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.762

General Notes: Emma does not appear in the 1855 NY State Census, Roxbury, Delaware Co., with her parents. Has she passed away?

   398 F    ii. Polly Buckhout was born about 1851 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, United States.763

307. Abraham T. Buckhout was born about 1831 and died on 3 Jan 1900 in New York, NY, United States aged about 69.

General Notes: Abram's obituary appeared in the "New-York Tribune" newspaper on Thurs., Jan. 4, 1900, title page, column 3, as follows:

"Found Dead on the Tracks

Abram T. Buckhout. A well known Resident of Tremont, Accidentally Killed.

Abram T. Buckhout, sixty-nine years old, one of the best known men in Tremont, reputed to be wealthy, was found dead last night with his skull crushed in on the northbound track the New-York and Harlem railroad near the Tremont station. The body was discovered by a passenger on a downtown train. The train was at once stopped and the body carried to the station.

Mr. Buckhout had been at his office, at No. 405 East Thirtieth-st., where he was in the lumber business with his son Frank C. Buckhout. It is believed he was on his way home and in stepping out on the platform before the train reached the station he fell off and was killed.

Mr. Buckhout's brother, James Buckhout, is principal of the West Farms School. He recently sold the old homestead, then known as Buckhout Park, to the city for $150,000, and it is now Echo Park.

Mr. Buckhout leaves a widow and four children. The latter are Frank C., William H., James and Mrs. A.Y. Cornell. Mrs. Cornell's husband is the organist of the Tremont Methodist Episcopal Church.

The body was removed late last night to the Buckhout home, at Tremont-ave and One-hundred-and-seventy-sixth-st."

Abraham married someone.

His children were:

   399 M    i. Frank C. Buckhout .

   400 M    ii. William H. Buckhout .

   401 M    iii. James Buckhout .

310. William James Buckhout was born about 1830 in Chauncey, Westchester Co., NY, United States210 and died about 1865210 aged about 35.

William married Mary Catherine Vittle. Mary was born on 16 Jan 1834 in New York, NY, United States210 and died on 6 Feb 1896210 aged 62.

Children from this marriage were:

   402 F    i. Anna Buckhout was born on 9 Jun 1856 in Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY, United States210 and died on 30 May 1935210 aged 78.

   403 M    ii. James F. Buckhout was born on 24 Jun 1861 in Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY, United States.210

   404 M    iii. Edgar W. Buckhout was born on 22 Jan 1864 in Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY, United States.210

337. Eliza King was born about 1820 in New York State, United States.

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1850, Sodus, Wayne Co., NY, United States. 584

Eliza married Perrine Riggs before 1857. Perrine was born about 1805 in New Jersey.

General Notes: Perrine and family are living in Sodus, Wayne Co., NY in the 1850 US Census as follows:

Perrine Riggs, age 45 yrs, b. NJ, Farmer, Value of Real Estate: $2,500
Eliza Riggs, age 30 yrs, b. NY
Edward Riggs, age 4 yrs, b. NY
Caroline Riggs, age 2 yrs, b. NY
Nancy King, age 63 yrs, b. NY
Emily King, age 21 yrs, b. NY

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: 1850, Sodus, Wayne Co., NY, United States. 584

Children from this marriage were:

   405 M    i. Edward Riggs was born about 1846 in New York State, United States.

   406 F    ii. Caroline Riggs was born about 1848 in New York State, United States.

340. Henrietta King was born about 1828 in New York, NY, United States, died on 1 May 1885 in New York, NY, United States aged about 57, and was buried about May 1885 in Bronx, NY, United States.

General Notes: Henrietta's obituary was published in the "New York Herald" newspaper on 3 May 1885, issue 123, col. 6, p. 17:

"FULLER - At her residence, No. 200 West 43d st., on Friday, May 1, Henrietta, widow of the late Captain Gustavus A. Fuller, in the 53d year of her age.

Funeral on Sunday, 3d inst., at one P.M."

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: Ward 22, District 1, 1860, New York, NY, United States. 585

Residence: Ward 22, District 3, next to Holy Cross Academy, 2 Jul 1870, New York, NY, United States. 587

Burial Location: Woodlawn Cemetery, 21 Jan 1883, Bronx, NY, United States. 764

Henrietta married Gustavus Adolphus Fuller on 19 Jun 1847 in New York, NY, United States. Gustavus was born about 1827 in Massachusetts, died on 18 Jan 1883 in New York, NY, United States aged about 56, and was buried on 21 Jan 1883 in Bronx, NY, United States.

Burial Notes: Woodlawn Cemetery has confirmed Gustavus & Henrietta Fuller, and one other, are buried in a family plot No. 4710, in Cypress section.

General Notes: In 1860, the family is found enumerated in the US Federal Census, living in District 1 of Ward 22 in New York City as follows:

Gustavis A. Fuller, age 33 yrs, R.R. Conductor, Personal Estate: $3,000, b. Mass.
Henrietta Fuller, age 33 yrs, b. NY
Nancy King, age 74 yrs, b. NY
R.M. Harrington, age 40 yrs, Lawyear [sic], Real Estate: $16,000, Personal Estate: $7,000, b. NY
Emma Fuller, age 8 yrs, b. NY
Ellen Melone, age 21 yrs, Domestic, b. Ireland.

Gustavus served in the Civil War as an Officer. He was a Captain in the 27th Mass. Infantry; his commission starting 16 Oct. 1861, and ending 22 July 1862.

A special article was printed 19 Jan. 1883 in the "New Haven Evening Register" sharing Gus Fuller's passing, vol. XLI, issue 16, p. 3, column 5:

"Death of "Gus" Fuller

New York, Jan. 19th - The sudden death of "Gus" Fuller, one of the best known men about town, caused special grief among the members of the Old Guard. Captian Fuller was a native of Dorchester, Mass., and in early life sought employment on the then building railway between New York and Boston, on the first train of which he went as baggage master. One of his experiences was a plunge into the draw cut near Norwalk at the time of the great disaster. He served well during the war and at its close was arranged with the late Jim Fiske, who utilized his push and drive in the conduct of the Erie Railway. Mr. Fuller was also interested in the Merchants' Union express and the New York and New England express, and subsequently in the Paterson express company, with which he was connected at the time of his death. Mr. Fuller entered heartily into the many enterprises of pith and moment started by Mr. Fiske, and was regarded by him as a marvel of executive ability."

The following death notice appeared in the "New York Herald" newspaper on 21 Jan. 1883, p. 9, column 4:

"FULLER - On Thursday, January 18, at his late residence, No. 200 West 43d st., Captain G.A. Fuller.

Funeral at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Madison av., corner 42d st., on Sunday afternoon, January 21 inst., at half-past one o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery..."

Included with the death notice was an invitation to many in the Military to present and accompany the body on procession. In the "New York Herald" newspaper from 22 Jan. 1883, issue 16954, p. 9, column 4, the following article captures the day's events:

"Captain Fuller's Funeral

Buried with Military Honors by his Comrades of the Old Guard

The Old Guard yesterday buried their late comrade Captain G.A. Fuller, with full military ceremonial. The members of the organization gathered at their armory, Fifth avenue and Fourteenth street, at noon and marched sixty strong under command of Major George McLean to the late residence of the deceased, No. 200 West Forty-third street. The battalion were in full uniform, with overcoats and reversed arms. They were accompanied by Conterno's Band of forty pieces, playing dirges and funeral marches. The Ninth regiment, in which Captain Fuller had formerly been the commandant of Company C, was represented by a large muster of that company under Captain J.C.C. Tallman, while many other members of the regiment also fell in under the same officer. Among the civilians present were large delegations from the Neptune Club and from the Hoboken Turtle Club, in both of which organizations Captain Fuller had long been a member.

The casket was conveyed to the Church of Holy Trinity and was carried down the central aisle of the church on the shoulders of six stalwart guardsmen - C.C. De Luce, John Martine, I.E. Hoagland, H.R. McMurray, L.B. Bulkley and James B. Mix - acting as pallbearers. Their bearskin shakos almost hid the side of the black covered, silver trimmed casket, and the pageant was a very impressive one as the rector, Rev. Wilbur Fisk Watkins, in full robes, reading the opening lines of the Episcopal service for the dead, moved up toward the chancel, followed by the long line of militiamen.

The services were very impressive and closed with an address by the rector.

The escort of militiamen and guardsmen accompanied the body to its final resting place in Woodlawn Cemetery, where a volley was fired over the grave as the drums beat a muffled roll."

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: Ward 22, District 1, 1860, New York, NY, United States. 585

Residence: Ward 22, District 3, next to Holy Cross Academy, 2 Jul 1870, New York, NY, United States. 587

Burial Location: Woodlawn Cemetery, 21 Jan 1883, Bronx, NY, United States. 764

The child from this marriage was:

   407 F    i. Emma Fuller was born about 1852 in New York, NY, United States.

343. Edward Bookhout was born in Feb 1823 in New York, NY, United States,621 died about 30 Dec 1910622,623 aged about 87, and was buried on 30 Dec 1910 in Westfield, Union Co., NJ, United States.622

Burial Notes: Edward and Margery are buried with some of their family members at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union Co., NJ as follows:

Lot 30; Section: Ward C
Owner: Edward Bookhout

No. 1 - Margery A.T. Bookhout; May 24, 1903
No. 2 - Edward Bookhout; Dec. 30, 1910
No. 3 - Charles H. Bookhout; July 3, 1920
No. 4 - Edward Bookhout; July 10, 1923
No. 5 - Caroline H. Bookhout; Jan. 9, 1936

There is also a notation: "Letter on file for children of Dr. & Mrs. Dingman, daughter of Ed Bookhout."

General Notes: Edward and his first wife, Eliza, and their two sons, are living in Williamsburgh, Kings Co., New York when the 1850 US Census was taken on Aug. 8, 1850:

Edwd Bookhout, age 30 yrs, male, Engraver, Value of Real Estate: $1,200 born: N.Y.
Eliza Bookhout, age 28 yrs, female, born: N.Y.
Edwd Bookhout, age 4 yrs, male, born: N.Y.
Charles Bookhout, age 2 yrs, male, born: N.Y.

Very shortly thereafter Eliza passed away and Edward is enumerated once again with his second wife, Margery, on Sept. 3, 1850 living in the 1st district of the 7th ward in New York City. The two boys are also present and the family is living with Margery's mother, Phoebe Finch, a widow, and other Finch family members.

Edward was both an Illustrator and Engraver and is represented in many New York newspapers advertisements. This example is from the "New London Democrat," Aug. 17, 1850, p. 3:

"Drawing and Engraving on Wood. EDWARD BOOKHOUT. Designer and Engraver on Wood.
No. 118 Nassau Street, New York. Particular attention paid to Drawing Machinery Drawings etc., for the Patent Office. April 20, 1850."

Edward & Margery's youngest son, John, died as a baby on March 20th, 1854 and according to the obituary announcement the funeral was held from the home of Edward's parents, John & Eliza Bookhout, at 143 Suffolk St., New York City. Edward & Margery were residing only a block and a half away at 53 Clinton St., as noted in the Manhattan Death Index, 1795-1865, recording the death of their son.

On 26 Oct. 1857, Phebe Finch conveyed a lot of land (size not specified) in Brooklyn, Kings Co. to Edward for $2,500. The parcel was referred to as "...the same Lot which is known and designated on the assessment map of the third district of the Village of Williamsburgh made by Edward Burcham by the number (2482)..." It was described as "...Beginning at a point on the northerly side of North Second street on a line drawn parallel with Lorimer street one hundred feet westerly therefrom thence running Northerly parallel with Lorimer street to a point seventy five feet southerly from the southerly side of Conselyea street thence Westerly on a line parallel with Conselyea street twenty five feet thence Southerly parallel to Lorimer street to the northerly side of North Second street aforesaid thence Easterly along the northerly side of North Second street to the place of Beginning..." The conveyance is found in Kings Co. Land Deeds, libre 463, p. 37-39.

Edward & Margery also had a son, Isaac Finch Bookhout, who died as an infant in 1864, and his obituary is found in the "New York Times" on Feb. 1, 1864, p. 5:

"Died - Bookhout - On Saturday, Jan. 30, Isaac Finch, infant son of Edward and Margery A.T. Bookhout. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, at the residence of his parents, No. 276 North 2d-st., near Lorimer-st., Williamsburgh, on Monday, Feb. 1, at 2 o'clock p.m."

In the 1870 US Census, Edward and his family are living in Kings Co., Brooklyn's 13th Ward (Williamsburgh Post Office), p. 210, as follows:

Bookhout, Edward; age 47; Engraver on Wood; b. New York
Bookhout, Margery; age 47; b. New York
Bookhout, Edward; age 23; Engraver on Wood; b. New York
Bookhout, Charles; age 22; Engraver on Wood; b. New York
Bookhout, Kate; age 7; attended school within the year; b. New York

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: 8 Aug 1850, Williamsburgh, Kings Co., NY, United States. 765

Residence: 1st District, 7th Ward, 3 Sep 1850, New York, NY, United States. 766

Residence: 53 Clinton St., Mar 1854, New York, NY, United States. 767

Residence: 1 Feb 1864, Williamsburgh, Kings Co., NY, United States. 768

Residence: 1870, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 769

Residence: 1900, Cranford, Union Co., NJ, United States. 621

Residence: 1910, Ramapo, Rockland Co., NY, United States. 770

Burial Location: Fairview Cemetery, 30 Dec 1910, Westfield, Union Co., NJ, United States. 622

Edward married Margery A. T. Finch, daughter of Isaac Duffey Finch and Phoebe B. Cronk,771 between 8 Aug and 3 Sep 1850 in New York, United States 772.,773 Margery was born on 30 Dec 1822 in New York, NY, United States,773,774 died on 24 May 1903 in Cranford, Union Co., NJ, United States775 aged 80, and was buried on 24 May 1903 in Westfield, Union Co., NJ, United States.776

Death Notes: Margery's obituary appeared in the "New York Times" newspaper on Sunday, May 31, 1903, p. 18:

"BOOKHOUT - May 24, at Cranford, N.J., Margery A.T., wife of Edward Bookhout, aged 80 years"

From the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services, Vital Records, comes Margery's death certificate:

"No. 12360
Margery A.T. Bookhout
Age 80 years 4 mos. 24 days
Color: White Occupation: None
Married
Birthplace: New York
Last place of residence: 125 Union Ave., Cranford, NJ
Resided in state: 30 years
Place of death: 125 Union Ave., Cranford, Union Co., NJ
Father: Isaac D. Finch Country of Birth: USA
Mother: Phebe [sic] Finch Country of Birth: USA
Died on the 24 day of May 1903
Length of illness: five years
Medical Attendant: W. Callim [sp?]
Undertaker; Wm. N. Gray Residence: Cranford, NJ
Place of Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, NJ"

General Notes: The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, Union Co., NJ notes the following family members in the Membership Roll - Sept. 1, 1901 ("First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, N.J.: a brief history of its first half century," Appendix IV), p. 60-61:

"Bookhout, Mrs. Edw.
Bookhout, Mrs. Edw. Jr.
Bookhout, Clarissa A."

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: Dec 1823, New York, NY, United States. 775,777

Residence: 1st District, 7th Ward, 3 Sep 1850, New York, NY, United States. 778

Residence: 53 Clinton St., Mar 1854, New York, NY, United States. 779

Residence: 1870, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 769

Residence: 1900, Cranford, Union Co., NJ, United States. 621

Burial Location: Fairview Cemetery, 24 May 1903, Westfield, Union Co., NJ, United States. 776

Children from this marriage were:

   408 M    i. John Bookhout was born on 19 May 1852 in New York, NY, United States,780 died on 20 Mar 1854 in New York, NY, United States780,781 aged 1, and was buried about Mar 1854 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States.782

Burial Notes: Confirmation of John's & Isaac's original burials were received in an email from Green-Wood Cemetery dated Jan. 3, 2012:

"...Our records indicate that the remains of John Bookhout who died March 20, 1854 at age 1 year 10 months 2 days and the remains of Isaac F. Bookhout who died January 30, 1864 at age 9 months 29 days were interred in Grave 477 in Lot 4781, a single grave area for children, Section 126. The remains of both were removed from the Cemetery on April 14, 1866."

General Notes: John's obituary appeared in the "New York Times" newspaper on March 21, 1854, p. 8:

"In this City, on Monday, March 20, John, youngest son of Edward and Margery A. F. [sic] Bookhout, aged 1 year 10 months and 1 day. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, from No. 143 Suffolk-st., N.Y., this (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 1/2 o'clock."

From the Manahattan Death Register, v. 20, John's death is noted as follows:

"1854 March 20, Bookhout, John, residence: 53 Clinton, age: 1 yr 10 m. 2 days, born: NY, cause of death: Cournlesions [?], cemetery: Greenwood"

   409 M    ii. Isaac Finch Bookhout was born on 1 May 1863 in New York, NY, United States,768,783 died on 30 Jan 1864 in New York, NY, United States,768 and was buried about Jan 1864 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States.784

Burial Notes: Confirmation of John's & Isaac's original burials were received in an email from Green-Wood Cemetery dated Jan. 3, 2012:

"...Our records indicate that the remains of John Bookhout who died March 20, 1854 at age 1 year 10 months 2 days and the remains of Isaac F. Bookhout who died January 30, 1864 at age 9 months 29 days were interred in Grave 477 in Lot 4781, a single grave area for children, Section 126. The remains of both were removed from the Cemetery on April 14, 1866."

General Notes: Isaac's obituary appeared in the "NY Times" on Feb. 1, 1864, p. 5:

"Died - Bookhout - On Saturday, Jan. 30, Isaac Finch, infant son of Edward and Margery A.T. Bookhout. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, at the residence of his parents, No. 276 North 2d-st., near Lorimer-st., Williamsburgh, on Monday, Feb. 1, at 2 o'clock p.m."

The Green-Wood Cemetery records include Isaac's death on Jan. 30, 1864 and his age as 9 mos. 29 days, placing his birth on May 1, 1863.

   410 F    iii. Kate Bookhout was born about 1863 in New York, NY, United States.769 Another name for Kate was Kitty.

General Notes: An article about Kate (Kittie) Bookhout appears in "The National Police Gazette: New York" on Aug. 9, 1890, vol. 56, issue 674. It is quite a scandalous story which chronicles Kitty's antics with various married men and ends with her departure from Cranford, NJ and her adopted father's, Edward Bookhout, home.

Edward next married Eliza about 1845. Eliza was born about 1822 in New York, United States765 and died between 8 Aug 1850 and 3 Sep 1850 in New York, United States.

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 8 Aug 1850, Williamsburgh, Kings Co., NY, United States. 765

Children from this marriage were:

   411 M    i. Edward Bookhout Jr. was born in Nov 1846 in New York, NY, United States,621 died on 10 Jul 1923 in Paterson, Passaic Co., NJ, United States785,786 aged 76, and was buried on 10 Jul 1923 in Westfield, Union Co., NJ, United States.786

General Notes: Edward & Caroline appear in the 1900 US Census living at 77 Union Ave, Cranford, Union Co., NJ with his brother and his parents as follows:

Bookhout, Edward Jr., Head, b. Nov. 1846, born: NY, married 23 yrs, 1 child, parents born: NY, Engraver Wood, Owns House (Free)
Bookhout, Caroline H., Wife, b. Oct. 1851, born: NY, married 23 yrs, 1 child, parents born: NY
Bookhout, Clarissa, Dau., b. Sept. 1878, born: NJ
Bookhout, Charles H., Bro., b. Aug 1848, born: NY, parents born: NY, Bookkeeper Engraver

Bookhout, Edward Sr., Head, b. Feb. 1823, born: NY, married 55 yrs, 3 children, parents born: NY, Engraver
Bookhout, Margery, Wife, b. Dec. 1823, born: NY, married 55 yrs, 3 children, parents born: NY

Edward and family moved from Cranford, NJ in 1906 as is chronicled in the "Cranford Union" newspaper on Feb. 22, 1906 when a farewell party is given in honor of the family moving to their new home in Rockland Co., NY.

Edward's obituary appeared in the "New York Times" newspaper on July 11, 1923:

"BOOKHOUT - At Paterson, N.J., on Tuesday, July 10, 1923, Edward, beloved husband of Caroline Hughes Bookhout. Services on Wednesday, July 11, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas A. Dingman, 330 Broadway, Paterson at 2 P.M. Interment at Westfield, N.J."

Edward married Caroline Hughes Van Cleef, daughter of John Van Cleef and Mary, on 28 Feb 1877 in Pequannock Twp, Morris Co., NJ, United States 787,788.,789 Caroline was born in Oct 1851 in New York, NY, United States,621 died about 9 Jan 1936790 aged about 84, and was buried on 9 Jan 1936 in Westfield, Union Co., NJ, United States.790

Marriage Notes: The following marriage announcement appeared in the "New York Herald" newspaper on March 2, 1877, vol. XLII, issue 61, p. 8:

"Married

Bookhout - Van Cleef - At Pequannock, N.J., on February 28, by the Rev. J.H. Whitehead, Edward Bookhout Jr., to Carrie H., daughter of John Van Cleef."

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1900, Cranford, Union Co., NJ, United States. 621

Residence: 1910, Ramapo, Rockland Co., NY, United States. 770

Burial Location: Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union Co., NJ, United States. 790

   412 M    ii. Charles Henry Bookhout was born in Aug 1848 in New York, NY, United States,621 died about 4 Jul 1920 in Ridgewood, Bergen Co., NJ, United States791 aged about 71, and was buried about 4 Jul 1920 in Westfield, Union Co., NJ, United States.791,792

General Notes: A Death Announcement for Charles appears in the "New York Times" on July 4, 1920:

"Died - BOOKHOUT, Charles H., in Ridgewood, N.J. Services at the Fairview Cemetery Chapel, Cranford, N.J., Sunday, July 4, at 2 P.M."

345. Anna Elizabeth Bookhout was born about 1828 in New York, NY, United States.628

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: May 1855, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 606

Anna married James S. Patterson about 1856 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. James was born about 1834.

Children from this marriage were:

   413 M    i. James S. Patterson was born about 1857 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States.

   414 F    ii. Elizabeth H. Patterson was born about 1861 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States.

   415 F    iii. Susan E. Patterson was born about 1863 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States.

   416 F    iv. Katie Ann Bookhout Patterson was born on 23 Jun 1864 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States, died on 4 Mar 1866 in Kings Co., NY, United States aged 1, and was buried on 6 Mar 1866 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States.

   417 F    v. Adeline E. Patterson was born about 1867 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States.

   418 M    vi. John B. Patterson was born about 1869 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States.

   419 F    vii. Elsie D. M. Patterson was born about 1874 in New Jersey, United States.

346. Susan A. Bookhout was born in Jun 1834 in New York, NY, United States,629,630 died on 2 Feb 1902 in New York, NY, United States631 aged 67, and was buried on 4 Feb 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States.631,632

General Notes: In the Manhattan Marriage Register, Susan's residence at the time of her marriage in June 1854, was listed as 143 Suffolk [St.]. This is her parents' home and is also noted in the obituary of her nephew, John Bookhout, in March of the same year.

Noted events in her life were:

Burial Location: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 632

Residence: 1850, New York, NY, United States. 602

Residence: 143 Suffolk St., 1854, New York, NY, United States. 793

Residence: 9th Ward, 1860, New York, NY, United States. 794

Residence: 7th Ward, 1870, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 795

Residence: 1880, 1215 Dean St., Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 796

Residence: 1900, 1329 Dean St., Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 797

Residence: 1902, 1329 Dean St., Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 631

Susan married John Osmer Watkins on 21 Jun 1854 in New York, NY, United States.798 John was born in Aug 1832 in New York, NY, United States,799 died in Feb 1902 in New York, NY, United States800 aged 69, and was buried on 14 Feb 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States.800

Marriage Notes: "The Weekly Herald" a New York City newspaper has the following marriage announcement on Tues., June 27, 1854, Whole No. 6516, under "Marriages:"

"On Wednesday, June 21, by the Rev. T.J. Sawyer, D.D., J. Osmer Watkins to Miss Susan A., youngest daughter of John Bookhout, Esq., all of this city."

Rev. T. J. Sawyer was Pastor of the Second Universalist Church (aka Orchard Street Universalist Church), Orchard St., NY during the years 1830-1867. This is likely where John & Susan were married.

The following is extracted from the Manhattan Marriage Register, from 1854:

"Date of Marriage: 1854 June 21

Male: Watkins, John O., Single, Native: N.Y., Age: 21 yrs, Residence: 21 Henry [St.], White

Female: Susan Bookhout, Single, Native: N.Y., Age: 22 yrs, Residence: 143 Suffolk [St.], White

Married by: Rev. T. J. Sawyer
Residence: Collamun [sp?] House"

General Notes: In the 1860 US Census, John is working in "House Furnishing" with a personal estate of $ 5,000. He and Susan are living in NY Co., NY in the 9th Ward, 4th Division, with sons, John, age 4, Wilson, age 4/12, and daughter Fanny, age 2. Wilemina Kneig [sp?] a servant is also residing with the family.

John & Susan are found in Ward 7, Brooklyn, NY in the 1870 US Census with a growing family:

Watkins, John B. [error: initial should be "O"]., age 37, Bookkeeper, born: NY
Watkins, Susan, age 34, Keeping house, born: NY
Watkins, John B., age 14, Bookkeeper, born: NY
Watkins, Fanny L., age 12, born: NY
Watkins, Wilson D., age 10, born: NY
Watkins, James L. [S?], age 8, born: NY
Watkins, Edward S., age 2, at School, born: Long Island
Martin, Lizzie, age 19, Servant, born: England

John & Susan were living at 1215 Dean St., Brooklyn, NY in the 1880 US Census as follows:

Watkins, John O., age 47, Bookkeeper, born: NY
Watkins, Susan A., age 45, Keeping house, born: NY
Watkins, John B., age 24, Bookkeeper, born: NY
Watkins, Wilson D., age 20, Clerk in Store, born: NY
Watkins, Edward S., age 11, at School, born: Long Island
Martin, Elizabeth A., age 22, Servant, born: New Jersey

By 1900, the family had moved to 1329 Dean St., and John is listed as a "Bookkeeper" working for an "Oil Co." He owns the home with a mortgage outstanding. The other interesting notation is the "Mother of how many children" = 6 and the "Of these, total living children" = 3.

John & Susie Watkins were both interred in February 1902 in Lot 701, Section 107 of the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. Many additional Watkins family members are buried in the same plot. The cemetery is located at 5th Ave. and 25th Street in Brooklyn.

Noted events in his life were:

Burial Location: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 800

Residence: 1329 Dean St., 1902, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 801

Residence: 1860, 9th Ward, NY Co., NY, United States. 794

Residence: 1870, 7th Ward, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 795

Residence: 1880, 1215 Dean St., Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 796

Residence: 1900, 1329 Dean St., Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States. 797

Occupation: Bookkeeper, 1880. 796

Occupation: Bookkeeper, Oil Company, 1900. 797

Residence: 21 Henry St., 1854, New York, NY, United States. 793

Children from this marriage were:

   420 M    i. John Bookhout Watkins was born about 1856 in New York, NY, United States802,803 and died on 5 Jul 1919 in New York, NY, United States803 aged about 63.

General Notes: John's death is found in the "NY Times" on Mon., July 7, 1919:

"John Bookhout Watkins

John Bookhout Watkins, President of John B. Watkins Company, printers, at 9 Murray Street, died Saturday [July 5] at his home, 749 West End Avenue. Mr. Watkins was 63 years old. He had been in the printing business for thirty-eight years."

   421 F    ii. Fanny L. Watkins was born about 1858 in New York, NY, United States.804

   422 M    iii. Wilson D. Watkins was born in Jul 1860 in New York, NY, United States,805 died about 9 Aug 1928806 aged about 68, and was buried on 9 Aug 1928 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, United States.807

   423 M    iv. James L. Watkins was born about 1862 in New York, NY, United States.808

   424 M    v. Edward S. Watkins was born about 1868 in New York, NY, United States.809

349. Stephen Bookhout was born in Jun 1827 in New York, United States,646,648 died on 8 Mar 1918 in Lowville, Lewis Co., NY, United States649,650,651,652 aged 90, and was buried on 11 Mar 1918 in Lowville, Lewis Co., NY, United States.651

General Notes: Stephen and Phoebe Jane Herrington were married on February 3, 1850 at Hilton, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont. In the marriage records of the Hilton Episcopal Methodist Church Stephen is shown as born in "Murray" but this is highly suspect and likely recorded in error. Stephen's birthplace is much more likely to be New York state.

Stephen Bookhout is listed in the 1850 Ontario Census for Brighton Township. He is shown as a proprietor living on Lot 34, Concession 3 with a wife and one child between 5 and 15 years (although the census summary shows only 2 member of family - 3 are listed). Stephen is a Laborer native to Canada (British). Two religious denomination are shown - likely it is Stephen who is Episcopal Methodist and Phoebe who is Wesleyan Methodist. Their ages are indicated as between 21 and < 30 yrs for Stephen and between 14 and < 30 yrs for Phoebe.

In the 1861 Ontario Census for Brighton Township, Stephen, aged 34 yrs, and Phoebe, aged 33 yrs, Buckhout are listed with five children ages 9 to 1 yr old (Emily, aged 9 yrs; Frederick, aged 8 yrs; Eliza, aged 5 yrs; Levi, aged 3 yrs and Charles, aged 1 yr [born in 1860]). They are living in a one storey log house. Stephen is listed as born in the USA.

In 1866, Stephen is found in the "Calendar of Prisoners for Quarter Sessions September 1866" for the Common Jail in Cobourg, Ont with his step-brother Charles as follows:

"#23: Charles Buckout, age 18, born: Canada, crime: Felony, whom committed: O. A. Carpenter, date committed: Aug. 9, 1866

# 35: Stephen Buckout, age 40, born: S. N. York, crime: Assault, whom committed: H. Squire, date committed: Aug. 29, 1866, remarks: Sentenced."

(Source: Trent University Archives, records of the Common Jail, Calendar of Prisoners Quarter Sessions September 1866, Cobourg, Ont., Fonds: 84-020 United Counties of Northumberland & Durham - Court Records 1803-1955, Box 26, Folder 1)

Stephen Bookhout appears again in the Ontario, Canada Census records in Brighton Twp in 1871, aged 45 years, Laborer. His wife, Phoebe, is listed as 46 years old and the family of children now includes: Frederick, aged 16 yrs, Emily, aged 18 yrs, Levi, aged 12 yrs, Eliza, aged 14 yrs, Charles, aged 10 yrs, and Pitkin, aged 8 yrs. In this Census, Frederick is also shown as a Laborer so he was obviously working at an early age. Only Charles and Pitkin were shown as attending school.

Stephen disappears from the Ontario, Brighton Twp Census records after 1881, while Phoebe is still listed. However, Polly Bookhout's brother (Frank Bookhout), suggests that Stephen's grandson Fred Bookhout spoke of him as being alive between 1900 and 1910. Family lore indicates that Stephen & Phoebe lived apart for many years and even took great pains to avoid each other when visiting family members.

A Stephen Bookhout, Farm Laborer, aged 73 yrs appears in the 1900 US Census living in Wilna, Carthage Twp, Jefferson Co., NY. He is listed as born in New York, June 1827, with both parents also born in New York. He is working for Melvin Sheeley, Farmer. The likelihood is very strong that this is the same Stephen Bookhout.

On July 20, 1901, "The Watertown Re-union" newspaper from Jefferson Co., NY published the following article chronicling Charles' surprise discovery of his father alive and living / working in Pickney, Lewis Co., p. 7:

"Thought his Father was Dead.

Copenhagen News: Charles Bookhout, of Rochester, who has been visiting friends here for the past few days, received information about a year ago that his father, Stephen Bookhout, had died and was buried in some town in Pennsylvania. While in conversation with a lady here the day he arrived she inquired if he had seen his father. He replied that his father had been dead over a year, but to his great surprise she informed him that his father was still living and that she had seen him within a few days at the home of George Baker, in Pinckney, where he was employed. He immediately secured a horse and drove to Mr. Baker's where he found his father, who returned with him to this village, where they spent the day and night at the Davenport house. The old gentleman is unusually smart for a man of his age, which is 75 years. He is now assisting John Phillips, of Pinckney, to do his haying."

A mere three weeks later, a disturbing arrest was made involving Steven, chronicled in "The Watertown Re-Union" newspaper on Sat., Aug. 10, 1901, p. 7:

"An Old Man Arrested

Stephen Bookout, Aged 76, Sent to Jail for a Heinous Crime

Copenhagen, Aug. 9 - Bertha Stone, an 11-year-old girl who came to this village in May or June, and has lived here with her grandmother and has been employed in several families as a domestic, has been returned to Watertown and placed in the orphans' home and Stephen Bookhout, who is about 76 years old, has been committed to the Lewis county jail at Lowville to await the action of the grand jury on a charge of rape alleged to have been committed upon the girl.

The complaint against Bookhout was made Saturday, and on Monday he was examined before Justice George R. North. Mrs. U.C. Walker, of Watertown, was here as a representative of the S.P.C.C. and the court committed the girl to her custody. Mrs. Walker took her to Watertown and placed her in the Orphan's home."

The case was heard before the grand jury and reported in "The Journal & Republican" newspaper, Lowville, NY on Thurs., Oct. 17, 1901, vol. 42, no. 47, p. 5:

"Criminal Matters

The grand jury in attendance at the term of couty court the past week presented four bills of indictment. One was against Stephen Bookhout, of Copenhagen, charging him with a heinous crime. Bookhout has been in jail some time. He was arraigned, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to serve one year in the Onondaga county penitentiary."

Looking further ahead, Stephen is found in 1910 living in the Alms House at Lowville, Lewis Co., NY. He is listed as 83 years old, Widower, born in New York, both parents also born in New York, able to read & write. He is too old to be working and is shown as an "inmate" of the facility. (Source: 1910 US Census, Lowville, Lewis Co., NY, Enum. Dist. 87, p. 19A)

In the "Black River Democrat" newspaper from Lowville, Lewis Co., NY the following is found in a listing of the "Marriages, Births and Deaths for 1918" published on Jan. 2, 1919, vol. 10, no. 16, p. 1:

"Deaths in Town Outside of Village [among others]

Mar. 8 - Stephen Bookhout, 92."

It is apparent that Stephen lived a very long life and died at the age of 92 in 1918, while living in Lowville, Lewis Co., NY.

Stephen's Death Certificate, filed in the Town Clerk's Office, Village of Lowville, Lewis Co., NY indicates he died at the County Home, at 6pm on Mar. 8, 1918 and was buried in Potter's Field on Mar. 11th. There are no personal details other than that he was 92 yrs old, a Labourer and Widower. He died of Heart Disease.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: Abt 1826, New York, United States. 810

Alt. Birth: Abt 1827, Murray Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 811

Religion: Episcopal Methodist, 1861. 812

Residence: 1850, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 813

Residence: 1851, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 814

Residence: 1861, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 812

Residence: 1871, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 815

Residence: 1900, Carthage, Wilna Twp, Jefferson Co., NY. 646

Residence: 20 Jul 1901, Pinckney, Lewis Co., NY, United States. 650

Residence: 1910, Lowville, Lewis Co., NY, United States. 816

Incarceration: Cobourg Jail, 27 Aug 1866, Cobourg, Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont. 817

Occupation: 1850, Laborer. 813

Occupation: 1861, Laborer. 812

Occupation: 1871, Laborer. 815

Occupation: Laborer, 20 Jul 1901, Pinckney, Lewis Co., NY, United States. 650

Incarceration: Onondaga County Penitentiary, Abt 17 Oct 1901, Onondaga Co., NY, United States. 818

Burial Location: Potter's Field, 11 Mar 1918, Lowville, Lewis Co., NY, United States. 651

Stephen married Phoebe Jane Herrington, daughter of Jacob Herrington 819 and Sarah ??, on 3 Feb 1850 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.811 Phoebe was born between 1828 and 1830 in Murray Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.820,821

Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage Location: Methodist Episcopal Church, Hilton, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co. 811

Married By: Rev. Joshua Webster. 811

Witnesses: James Simpson & J. Ryckman, Murray Twp. 811

General Notes: In the 1891 Brighton Twp, Ontario Census, Phoebe was living with her daughter Eliza and David McCoy. There is no mention of Stephen Bookhout. In addition, it confirms that both of Phoebe's parents were born in Ontario.

Noted events in her life were:

Religion: 1861, Episcopal Methodist. 822

Residence: 1891, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 823

Children from this marriage were:

   425 F    i. Emily Ann Bookhout was born about 1850 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.824

General Notes: In the 1851 Brighton Twp Census, Emily Ann is listed as the only child of Stephen & Phoebe Bookhout and her age is indicated as "1 yr" old.

   426 M    ii. Frederick Bookhout was born on 7 Jan 1855 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,825 died on 6 May 1921 in Orland Village, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont.826 aged 66, and was buried in 1921 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.827 The cause of his death was Concussion from Logging Accident.

General Notes: In the 1901 Census, Frederick was listed as working 7 mos. of the year and earning $ 150 - likely as a well digger off of the farm. He could not read & write, only speak English.

Fred, Harriet and their two children were all buried at McPhail's Cemetery in Brighton Twp. Fred's death certificate indicated that he was "working in the woods" as a day labourer and that he died of a "concussion from accident." The informant was Burt Towns, his son-in-law, living in Orland, Brighton Twp. The cemetery transcription records for McPhail's Cemetery indicate Fred's year of birth as 1856, while the 1901 Census lists 1855.

The following articles appeared in the "Brighton Ensign" newspaper, on May 13, 1921:

"HILTON - Mr. Fred Bookout [sic] was so badly hurt by a falling tree in Mr. Way's woods on Wednesday that he died the next night. Sympathy is extended to the widow and daughter."

From the same date but on a subsequent page:

"We regret to record a very sad accident in our neighborhood last week. While the men were engaged felling trees in H. Way's woods, a tree became lodged in the limb of another three [tree], and while working to free it, Mr. Fred Buckout [sic] was caught under it when it fell, hurting him very seriously. He was carried into a nearby house and later removed in the ambulance to his home at Orland, where he died a few hours later. He leaves a wife and a married daughter to mourn his loss."

And, also this lovely acknowledgement:

"CARD OF THANKS - We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown us at the time of our husband and father's death.

Mrs. Buckout [sic] and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Town."

#9313
Ontario Surrogate Court Records
Film MS887 Reel 1579

Application for Administration

"In the matter of the Estate of Frederick Bookhout late of the Township of Brighton in the County of Northumberland, Laborer, deceased, I, Hattie Bookhout of the Township of Brighton in the County of Northumberland, widow, make oath and say that I am the applicant for letters of Administration of the above named Frederick Boohout who died on or about the fifth day of May, 1921 in the Township of Brighton.

Signed: Hattie Bookhout
Dated: May 11, 1921"

Total Value of the Estate - cash in bank only

Hattie Bookhout $ 128.53
Nora Town $ 257.07

Total $ 385.60

No real property.

The information contained in the probate packet indicates Fred died intestate leaving Hattie & Nora behind. Interestingly enough, there is also a reference to monies owed to Henry Alfred Ward, the Judge of the Surrogate Court, in the amount of $ 780 - for which Nora & Berton F. Town subscribe to pay $ 390 [I assume in addition to the $ 385 above would pay off this amount owed?]

Frederick married Harriet Louisa Delong, daughter of Thomas Delong and Ann McGreggor,828 on 23 Sep 1890 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.829 Harriet was born on 3 Jun 1866 in Orland Village, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,830 died on 6 Jun 1934 in Orland Village, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada831,832,833 aged 68, and was buried on 8 Jun 1934 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.831,834 The cause of her death was Myocarditis.835 Another name for Harriet was Hattie Delong.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Witnesses: Storm & Rhoda Palmateer, Brighton Twp.

Married By: Rev. D. Cranton.

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

Marriage Notes: More marriage information found at the Delong Family Records web site:

http://osha.igs.net/~dandelong/marriage.htm

Canada, Ontario, Northumberland, Brighton
Marriage registration at the Ontario Archives: MS 932 Reel 68 8669

"Frederick Bookhout, 28, of Brighton Twp., born same, labourer, s/o Stephen and Phoebe Jane Bookhout, married Hattie Delong, 23, of Brighton Twp., born same, spinster, d/o Thomas and Ann Delong, Sept. 23, 1890 in Brighton Twp, by Rev. D. Cranton, license, both Methodist/ w: Storm and Rhoda Palmatier of Brighton Twp."

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 3 Jun 1868, Orland Village, Brighton, Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 836

Nationality: French.

Religion: Methodist.

Residence: 1901, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 836

Medical Condition: She had heart disease for several years.

Burial Location: McPhail's Cemetery, 8 Jun 1934, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 834

   427 F    iii. Eliza Bookhout was born on 19 Jul 1856 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,837 died on 28 May 1926 in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY, United States838 aged 69, and was buried in May 1926 in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY, United States.838

General Notes: In the 1901 Brighton Census, Eliza's first husband David McCoy has died as she is now married to a "Purdy." In addition to her son, William McCoy (aged 10 yrs), David Ryckman, a farm laborer/boarder, [aged 53 yrs, born April 9, 1847] is living with them. However, no husband is mentioned but Eliza's status is "married."

Eliza's died May 28, 1926 in Rochester, NY and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery. Her obituary is found in the "Democrat & Chronicle" newspaper on Sun., May 30, 1926:

"CAMPBELL---Entered into rest in this city, Friday morning, May 28, 1926, at St. Mary's Hospital, Eliza CAMPBELL. She is survived by one son, Earl McCOY; three brothers, Levi, Charles and Pitkin BOOKHOUT; two sisters, Mrs. Emma WILSON and Mrs. Rose MEECH; two grandchildren, Harold and George McCOY. Funeral will take place at Mooney & Sons, No. 93 Edinburgh street, on Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Interment in Mount Hope cemetery."

Eliza married ?? Campbell.838

Eliza next married David McCoy, son of Matthias McCoy 839 and Elizabeth Cannon,839 on 11 Oct 1888 in Colborne, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada 840.,841 David was born about 1860 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada842 and died before 1894.843

Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage License: No Details Provided.

Married By: W. Tomblin (?).

Witnesses: Thomas Thornton & Bessie Ellis, Cramahe Twp.

Marriage Notes: Interestingly, on the marriage registration for Eliza & David his parents are not listed and hers are indicated as: Stephen and Sarah Jane Buckout (not Phoebe?).

General Notes: In the 1891 Cramahe Census, David's parents are both listed as being born in Ontario.

Noted events in his life were:

Religion: Methodist. 840

Occupation: 1891, Farm Laborer. 840

Residence: 1891, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 840

Eliza next married Harnden Purdy, son of Benjamin Purdy and Dorcas ??, on 30 Nov 1894 in Castleton, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.844 Harnden was born between 1840 and 1854 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: Rev. R. H. Litch.

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

Witnesses: R.H. Litch & Alfrella ? Bookhout, Brighton Twp.

General Notes: In the 1901 Brighton Twp Census, Harden (sic) is living as a Farm Laborer with Daniel Hennessy's family. He is a number of farms over from his wife Eliza in this census. Also, his year of birth is indicated as 1840 and his age as 60 yrs. He is a wage earner who was working 12 mos. of the year and earning $ 189. Although he could not read and write English, he could speak the language.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: 1894, Laborer.

Occupation: 1901, Farm Labourer. 845

Religion: Baptist.

Residence: 1901, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 845

   428 M    iv. Levi Bookhout was born about 1858 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.846

General Notes: Levi Buckout (as spelled) appears in the 1871 Ontario Census for Colborne Village, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland County, as an 11 yr old servant working for Jabez Powers (Physician). There are other servants and tradespeople working at the same residence. While Levi is shown as a servant for the family, his parents (and himself) are listed as residing in adjacent Brighton Twp for the same census year.

The following is an excerpt from an email from Polly Bookhout dated May 6, 1999:

"My grandfather, Levi Bookhout, was born in Ontario. His father, Stephen, was a lumberjack. Levi was one of about ten children. At an early age, Levi was farmed out to relatives. I don't know if the relatives were Bookhouts or Harringtons. In Wisconsin, near Madison, he married Caroline Willett, an English immigrant. They had three sons: Albert, Russell (my father), and Fred. Albert prepared cadavers for the University of Wisconsin Medical School, and Fred took over the farm in Morrisonville after Levi retired to a house in Madison."

From Polly Bookhout's research at Salt Lake City in March 2001:

"In the 1900 US Census for Wisconsin, I found Levi living with his wife and two children. The record states that Levi was naturalized and had been in the US since 1876. I tried naturalization records in Dane County, WI but didn't find him. Nevertheless, if the date is true, he probably left Ontario as soon as he was able. Where did he go and what was he doing for almost twenty-five years?

Another interesting bit from the 1900 census was that Levi owned his farm free, without a mortgage. Though an index lists the deed, the LDS Church did not film the deed. I must write the court house to get a copy of it and other documents in the file. I want to know how he was able to pay for the farm.

A third bit of interesting information on the census reel was the the next farm was owned by a Clarence Harrington. Could he be one of the Harrington/Herrington relatives of Levi's mother Phoebe?"

In the 1880 US Census for Madison, WI, Levi Bookhout appears living with C.F. and Frances Harrington. He is listed as a "nephew." The family is shown:

1880 US Census
Enumeration Date: June 9, 1880
5th Ward, Madison, Dane Co., WI
Page 185A

Harrington, C.F. (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 32
Born: Canada
Occupation: Physician
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Birthplace: Canada

Harrington, Frances
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 28
Born: Wisconsin
Occupation: Keeping House
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York

Children:

Harrington, Clarence (Age: 8, Attending School)
Harrington, Charles (Age: 4)
Bookhout, Levi (Nephew, Age: 18, Attending School, Born in Canada - Parents listed as both born in Canada)

Servant:

Brennon, Elizabeth (Age: 22 yrs, Born in PA - Parents both born in Ireland)

Chances are the "Clarence Harrington" mentioned above as a neighbour to Levi in 1900 is one of the above.

Levi and Caroline Bookhout are listed in the 1910 Wisconsin Census for Fitchburg Twp, Dane County (on the Madison to Fitchburg Road). Levi is 51 yrs old and Caroline is 40 yrs old. He is a farmer working on his own account and appears to own his land outright (Farm Schedule # 35). He shows his father as born in New York and himself and his mother as "Can English." His year of immigration is indicated as 1876 and he is 'naturalized.' Caroline's year of immigration is 1886 but does not individually show her as 'naturalized.' Her birth is listed as 'Eng English' with both her parents similarly noted. The census also records the couple as married for 16 years, having had 4 children with 3 living at the time. They are all born in Wisconsin and are listed as: Albert W., aged 14 yrs; Frank R., aged 11 yrs; and Fred C., aged 8 yrs.


Levi married Caroline Willett, daughter of Thomas Willett and Anna Payne, on 21 Mar 1894 in Madison, Dane Co., WI, United States.847 Caroline was born about 1870 in Ackley, England.848,849

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: Rev. William J. Mckay.

Witnesses: James W. Harrington & Dora Hartig.

Marriage Location: Methodist Episcopal Church.

Noted events in her life were:

Immigration: 1886, United States. 850

Residence: 1910, Fitchburg Twp, Dane Co., WI, United States. 850

   429 M    v. Charles Henry Bookhout 851 was born about 1860 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,812 died on 16 May 1943 in Skookumchuck Prairie, B.C., Canada852 aged about 83, and was buried on 20 May 1943 in Kimberley, B.C., Canada.852 The cause of his death was Exposure to Extreme Cold.

General Notes: Charles is visiting friends in Rochester, NY and is noted in an article from "The Watertown Re-Union" newspaper, dated July 20, 1901, in which he discovers his father is alive and living / working in Pickney, Lewis Co., NY, despite having been previously informed his father had died the year prior in Pennsylvania.

"Thought his Father was Dead.

Copenhagen News: Charles Bookhout, of Rochester, who has been visiting friends here for the past few days, received information about a year ago that his father, Stephen Bookhout, had died and was buried in some town in Pennsylvania. While in conversation with a lady here the day he arrived she inquired if he had seen his father. He replied that his father had been dead over a year, but to his great surprise she informed him that his father was still living and that she had seen him within a few days at the home of George Baker, in Pinckney, where he was employed. He immediately secured a horse and drove to Mr. Baker's where he found his father, who returned with him to this village, where they spent the day and night at the Davenport house. The old gentleman is unusually smart for a man of his age, which is 75 years. He is now assisting John Phillips, of Pinckney, to do his haying."

From the Alberta Genealogical Society, Homestead Files 1870 - 1930 (Reel 2805):

File: 1596779

1908 - Department of the Interior (Alberta)

From: P. G. Bookhout, Brighton, Ont.
Received: June 6

Subject: Charles H. Bookhout, proxy
Entry Re: N.E. 18-30-19-W4 [7 miles north northeast of Drumheller, according to the researcher who sent this document]

First Document:

No. 19269 Application for a Homestead Entry by an Agent

I, Pitkin Gross Bookhout, do hereby apply on behalf of Charles Henry Bookhout of Golden, BC for a Homestead Entry under the provisions of sub clause 1 of clause 38 of "The Dominion Lands Act" for the NE Quarter Section of Section Number 18 of the 30 Township in the 19th Range West of the 4th Meridian.

signed: Pitkin Gross Bookhout

Stamp by Dominion Lands Office April 27, 1908 Calgary, Alta.
"160 acres" noted adjacent to stamp/seal

Number in Family: Single
Nationality: Canadian
Where From: Ontario
Previous Occupation: Laborer

Second Document:

Affidavit By an Agent

In support of a claim for Homestead Entry on bahelf of a person who has previously obtained and has forfeited his Homestead Entry, but is permitted by the Minister of the interior to obtain another Homestead Entry.

I, Pitkin Gross Bookhout, do solemnly swear that Charles Henry Bookhout for whom I am acting herein as Agent, is over eighteen years of age; that to the best of my knowledge and belief the land in respect of which application is made, is of the class open for Homestead Entry; and there is no person residing on the said land, nor are there any improvements thereon; and that this application is made for his exclusive use and benefit, with the intention of his residing upon and cultivating the land applied for, and not directly or indirectly for the use or benefit of any other person or persons whomsoever.

Subscribed and Sworn to this 27th day of April 1908 before me, J. Reilly, Land Agent - signed: Pitkin Gross Bookhout

It is hard to say whether Charles ever actually occupied this parcel of land. The subsequent documents in the file relate to the application and subsequent granting of Homestead status to a Roy Benson (and family). His first Application is dated May 8, 1909 with following documents and affidavits stating he and his family had resided and been farming the property since 1909 (these documents all dated in 1917).

Charles died at Skookumchuck Prairie, which is near Springbrook, not too far from Golden, B.C. Charles died of exposure and was found in a "public place." His death was ruled an accident. No family members were listed on the death certificate. However, his year of birth and the birth location of "Northumberland Co., Ontario" were indicated.

Charles married Alvaretta Booth, daughter of John Booth and Henrietta Judson, on 22 Nov 1892 in Warkworth, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.853 Alvaretta was born about 1866 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.853

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: Rev. D. Sutherland.

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

Witnesses: Paul Lambert & Nellie Booth, Brighton Twp, Ont.

General Notes: On her 1892 marriage information, Alvaretta is listed as a "Widow" and thus, LAMBERT would be her married name.

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1892, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.

Religion: 1892, Methodist.

   430 M    vi. Pitkin Gross Bookhout 854 was born on 3 Aug 1863 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada815,855 and died on 1 Dec 1935 in Seattle, WA, United States aged 72. The cause of his death was Cancer.

General Notes: Pitkin appears in the 1900 US Census in Wisconsin. According to the record, he was living in the town of Superior on 3rd Street with a Harry Shaw, Shaw's wife and children and 39 other boarders and working as a N.S. Detective (maybe Naturalization Services ?). He is listed as naturalized and having been in the US since 1898 (i.e. for two years). His age is shown as 36 years with an estimated birth in August 1863.

On June 6, 1908, Pitkin Gross Bookhout, laborer, is listed as both the applicant [acting as Agent] and signatory on an affidavit on behalf of his brother, Charles Bookhout, for a homestead land grant in Alberta, Canada. He indicates that he was from "Brighton, Ontario" and was single at the time.

Pitkin married Una Knox. Una was born about 1886 in Nebraska, United States.856

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1920, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA, United States. 857

350. Henry Bookhout was born on 5 Aug 1844 in Ontario, Canada660 and died after 1923.661 Another name for Henry was Harry Bookhout.

General Notes: Harry left home sometime before the 1861 Ontario Census when he was enumerated as a 16 year old "family member absent" in Henry Bookhout's (his father's) household living in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario. Henry [aka Harry] is actually found in 1861 as an 18 yr old, single, living in Murray Twp, Northumberland Co., (an adjoining township) with Mrs. Mary Fall and family. He residence is indicated as "Cramahe" and he is enumerated as a "male, non-family member." It is likely he was working as a Laborer for this family.

Since Harry was obviously looking for work away from home, it isn't surprising that he continues moving eastward and eventually marries and takes up residence in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ontario.

Harry & Margaret Ouderkirk married in the early to mid 1860's most likely in or near Finch Twp, Stormont, Co., Ontario which is where Margaret was living. The family is found there in the 1871 Canadian Census and is listed as follows:

Bookhout, Harry, age 28 yrs, b. Ont., E. Meth., English, Farmer
Bookhout, Margaret, age 29 yrs, b. Ont., E. Meth., German, > 20 unable to read/write
Bookhout, Agnes, age 3 yrs, b. Ont., E. Meth., English
Bookhout, Sarah, age 1 yr, b. Ont., E. Meth., English
Link, Emeline*, age 8 yrs, b. Ont., E. Meth., German

*Note: that by 1881, Emeline [if she is the same person] is using the surname "Bookhout" and will continue to do so for the rest of her life. However, it isn't clear whether she was Harry's child or not.

In the 1881 Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada Census, the family appears as follows:

Bookhout, Harry, age 36 yrs, E. Meth., English [?], Laborer
Bookhout, Margret, age 37 yrs, E. Meth., German, (Wife)
Bookhout, Emaline, age 17 or 19 [?] yrs, E. Meth.
Bookhout, Sarah, age 11 yrs, E. Meth., attending school
Bookhout, Alburt (sic), age 5 yrs, E. Meth., attending school
Bookhout, Eira [?], age 2 yrs, E. Meth.
Bookhout, Edwin, age 2 yrs, E. Meth.

Harry appears as a freeholder of Lot 13, Concession 6 in Berwick, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ontario as recorded in both the 1885/1886 and 1899 "Morrey's County Directory of Farmers & Business." In the 1901 Finch Twp Census, Harry is listed as earning $ 200 for 10 mos. work per year (most likely off the farm).

The household in the 1891 Canadian Census, Ontario, Stormont Co., Finch Twp Census is recorded as follows:

Bookout, Harry; age 46 yrs; farm laborer; Methodist
Bookout, Margaret; age 46, Methodist
Bookout, Albert; age 15, Methodist
Bookout, Ezra; age 11, Methodist
Bookout, Edwin; age 11, Methodist
Bookout, Adelin[e]; age 5, Methodist

By 1901, Harry & Margaret are living alone although still in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ontario. The census shows them:

Bookhout, Harry, b. Aug. 4, 1844, age 56 yrs, b. Ont. rural, English, Meth., Laborer, employed 10 mos., earnings $200
Bookhout, Margaret, b. Nov. 4, 1843, age 57 yrs, b. Ont. rural, German, Meth.

Harry and Margaret both appear in the membership lists for the Berwick, Finch Circuit between 1892 and 1916 (Source: "List of Members, Berwick/Finch Circuits, Methodist Church (Bk AF34), 1892-1916, LDS Film 1954503, #5). Harry first appears on p. 53 as "Harry Bookout" [sic] with no additional details as to when he joined, or the date of the entry etc. A little later on, p. 59 and p. 64, he is listed both times as a "Class Leader." On p. 67, it is dated Register of Church Members, Berwick Circuit, 1903, and Harry Bookout [sic] is found as #23 in the list, again as a Class Leader. A little further on, on p. 79, is the first instance of "Mrs. H. Bookhout."

Harry last appears in the "Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, etc. NY 1902 - 1954" (RG 85, National Archives, Wash, DC). He crossed into the US at Buffalo, NY on May 5, 1920, destined for a rented farm at Freeville, NY, for an "indefinite" period of time. He had $ 100 cash with him and is listed as 5' 7" with grey hair and blue eyes. His age is listed as 72 years, with "senility affects." The latter could account for some additional details he provided including his birthplace as "Cornwall, Engl." which we know is incorrect, although he lived many years near Cornwall, Ont. A search of English census records for the ensuing years also confirms this cannot be accurate. He also states the "Seaport and date of landing, and name of steamship" as "Quebec, 58 years ago, 1861" - which the recorder has noted with a "?" question mark. What is interesting, is the notation that his last place of residence was "Timissont" [possibly Timmons?] Ontario where he provides a contact as "Thomas Mac Gladeny [Gladery?]" a friend, also living in Timissont [sic].

According to his wife, Margaret's, death registration, they were still married when she died in 1923. Therefore, Harry must have died sometime subsequent to 1923.

Vicki Ouderkirk, another researcher, has discovered Harry & Margaret's grave stone in the Berwick Cemetery in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont. Included on the stone are the names of Margaret's parents, Nicholas & Mary (Gray) Ouderkirk. However, Harry's date of death is not inscribed - only "19XX" is indicated below his name. So, it is impossible to know if he was actually buried in the plot.

In the same graveyard there is a large, grey obelisk which has Addie, Agnes and Norah's deaths recorded. There were many more stones in this cemetery which were damaged and broken. Vicki suspects that some of the other children were also buried here but the markers have been lost.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: 1871, Farmer. 858

Occupation: 1881, Laborer. 859

Occupation: 1901, Laborer. 660

Religion: Episcopal Methodist. 858

Residence: 1871, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada. 858

Residence: 1861, Murray Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 860

Residence: 1879, Crysler, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada. 861

Residence: 1881, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada. 859

Residence: Conc. 6, Lot 13, 1885, Berwick, Finch Twp, Stormont Co. (Freeholder). 862

Residence: Conc. 6, Lot 13, 1899, Berwick, Finch Twp, Stormont Co. (Freeholder). 863

Residence: 1901, Berwick, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada. 660

Henry married Margaret Ouderkirk, daughter of Nicholas Ouderkirk and Mary Ann Gray. Margaret was born on 4 Nov 1843 in Ontario, Canada,660,864 died on 19 Dec 1923 in Berwick, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada865 aged 80, and was buried on 21 Dec 1923 in Berwick, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada.865 The cause of her death was Myocarditis.

General Notes: Margaret is found living in Berwick Village, Finch Township, Stormont County, Ont. in the 1911 Census. Interstingly, she is listed as the head of household and married but no reference is made to Harry, so it is unclear where he is at the time. She is living alone but not too far distant from her son, Albert Bookhout, and family.

Margaret appears as "Mrs. H. Bookhout" in the Berwick Church membership register, for the years 1917, 1918, 1919, 1922 and 1923 (Source: "List of Members, Finch Circuit, Methodist & United Churches (Bk AF31), 1917-1937, LDS Film 1954503, #6). In the latter listing, dated May 1923, there is a notation next to her entry that states "deceased" which was no doubt added after she passed away on Dec. 19, 1923.

The informant on Margaret's death registration is Mrs. Emma Vandusen, daughter, living in Berwick, Finch Twp. Believe this is the same Emma who appears as Emeline Link and then Emeline Bookhout in prior census records with Harry & Margaret.

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: Dec 1845, Ontario, Canada. 866

Religion: Episcopal Methodist. 858

Residence: 1901, Berwick, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada. 660

Residence: 1881, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada. 859

Residence: 1911, Berwick Village, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada. 866

Burial Location: Berwick Cemetery, 21 Dec 1923, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont. Canada.

Children from this marriage were:

   431 F    i. Emeline U. Bookhout was born on 7 Nov 1863 in Berwick, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada,867,868 died on 5 Nov 1938 in Chesterville, Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont., Canada869 aged 74, and was buried about 5 Nov 1938 in Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont., Canada.869 The cause of her death was Angina Pectoris. Other names for Emeline were Emma Bookhout and Emeline Link.

General Notes: In the 1871 Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada Census, Emeline Link [a very prolific family in Finch] aged 8 yrs is living with Harry & Margaret Bookhout's family. She is listed as born in Ont., of German descent and attending school. By the 1881 Finch Census, she is listed as "Emeline Bookhout" aged 17 yrs of German descent. According to family members who are descendants, Emeline was always known as a "Bookhout" and they have no knowledge of her being from another family.

Emma died on Nov. 5, 1938 at Chesterville, Ont. She was 74 [or 75?] yrs, 11 mos. and 5 days old at her death. Her parents are listed as Henry Bookhout & Margaret Ouderkirk, and her birth information was given as Nov. 7, 1864 in Ontario. She was buried at Maple Ridge Cemetery on Nov. 7, 1938. Emma was a widow at her death, with her usual residence as "Main South" street in Chesterville. The informant on her death registration was her daughter, Mrs. Empey, also of Chesterville.

Emeline married Peter Isaiah Ouderkirk, son of John Henry Ouderkirk and Nancy Barkley, about 1881. Peter was born on 11 Feb 1858 in Ontario, Canada,870 died on 22 Jan 1911 in Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont., Canada870,871 aged 52, and was buried about 22 Jan 1911 in Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont., Canada. The cause of his death was Pulmonary Condition.

Burial Notes: Isaiah is buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ontario. Also interred in the same plot is Emma and her second husband Edward W. Van Dusen.

"Isaiah Ouderkirk
born Feb. 11, 1858
died Jan. 22, 1911
---------------------------------------
Edward W. Van Dusen
born Mar. 30, 1865 died Jan. 6, 1929
his wife Emma U. Ouderkirk
born Nov. 7, 1863" [no death date inscribed]

General Notes: Isaiah was born on Feb. 11, 1858 according to his gravestone in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont.

Isaiah and Emma are found in the 1891 Canadian Census residing in Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont. with three children:

Margaret Ouderkirk, age 9 yrs
John H. Ouderkirk, age 7 yrs
Dora Lee Ball, age 3 yrs [relationship unclear]

Isaiah was listed as 31 years of age, Farmer, born in Ontario (as were his parents) and Methodist. Emma was listed as 26 years of age, born in Ontario (as were her parents) and Methodist.

Isiah and Emma Ouderkirk are living on Lot 18, Concession 2 in Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont. in the 1901 Census. Their birth dates are noted as Feb. 11, 1860 for Isaiah and Nov. 29, 1862 for Emma. Their family consists of 4 children aged as follows:

Margaret M. Ouderkirk, born March 4, 1882
John H. Ouderkirk, born Nov. 28, 1883
Robert E. Ouderkirk, born Nov. 29, 1885
George A. Ouderkirk, born April 21, 1894

Of the three children, only Robert, aged 15, is listed as attending school for "6 months of the year." John appears to be working with his father on the farm. The property consists of 65 acres, one 8 room house and 5 barns/outbuildings. Isaiah was working on "his own account." The whole family was listed as Methodist.

Isaiah died on 22 Jan. 1911 in Winchester, Dundas Co., Ontario and was buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville, Winchester Twp, Block A, Lot 109, West Half, Grave No. 1. The grave appears to include Emma and her second husband, Edward Van Dusen, as well:

"Isaiah Ouderkirk
Born Feb. 11, 1858
Died Jan. 22, 1911
_____

Edward Van Dusen
Born Mar. 30, 1865 Died Jan. 6, 1929
his wife Emma U. Ouderkirk
Born: Nov. 7, 1863" [no date of death inscribed]

Isaiah's death registration names his parents as John Henry Ouderkirk, b. Winchester, and Nancy Barckley [sic], b. Williamsburgh. He was 53 years old when he died.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 11 Feb 1860, Ontario. 872

Religion: Methodist. 872

Occupation: 1882, Farmer. 873

Occupation: 1901, Farmer. 872

Residence: 1882, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada. 873

Residence: 1901, Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont., Canada. 872

Burial Location: Maple Ridge Cemetery, Abt 22 Jan 1911, Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont., Canada. 870

Emeline next married Edward W. Van Dusen, son of William Van Dusen and Hannah Lockwood, on 1 Oct 1913 in Chesterville, Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont., Canada.868 Edward was born on 30 Mar 1865 in Smiths Falls, Lanark Co., Ont., Canada,868,874 died on 6 Jan 1929 in Dundas Co., Ont., Canada874 aged 63, and was buried about 6 Jan 1929 in Dundas Co., Ont., Canada.

Marriage Notes: Edward and Emeline were married, by license, on Oct. 1, 1913 at Chesterville, Dundas Co., Ontario.

From their marriage certificate:

"Edward W. Van Dusen, widower, 46 years, born & residing at Smiths Falls, parents: Wm Van Dusen & Hannah Lockwood, Carpenter & Emma Ouderkirk, widow, 48 years, born Berwick, residing at Chesterville, parents: Harry Bookhout & Margaret Ouderkirk, married at Chesterville, Dundas Co., Ont., both Methodist."


Noted events in his life were:

Burial Location: Maple Ridge Cemetery, Abt 6 Jan 1929, Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont., Canada. 874

   432 F    ii. Agnes Bookhout was born about 1868 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada,858 died on 7 Jan 1878 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada875 aged about 10, and was buried in 1878 in Berwick Cemetery, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada.876 The cause of her death was Diptheria.

General Notes: The informant for Agnes on her death certificate was Geo. Oudikirk, Farmer, Finch Twp. He was likely a relative of Margaret, her mother.

   433 F    iii. Sarah Bookhout was born on 29 May 1868 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada.858,877

Sarah married William H. Doran,878 son of Unknown and Julia A. ??. William was born on 10 Apr 1851 in Ontario.879

General Notes: William and Sarah are living in Ops Township, Victoria County, Ont. in the 1901 Canadian Census. Living with them are Adam McCabe (nephew of William), born Oct. 16, 1888, and Julia A. Doran (William's mother), born June 20, 1815. William is a farmer and the family are residing on Lot 16, Concession 5. The property consists of 100 acres, a house with 12 rooms, and 2 barns. Julia indicates her racial origin as Germany while the rest indicate Irish.

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: 1901, Ops Twp, Victoria Co., Ont., Canada. 880

Religion: Roman Catholic. 880

Occupation: 1901, Farmer. 880

   434 F    iv. Norah Bookhout was born in Apr 1870 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada,881 died on 2 Jan 1878 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada882 aged 7, and was buried in 1878 in Berwick Cemetery, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada.876 The cause of her death was Diptheria.

   435 F    v. Eliza Bookhout was born about 1872 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada and died on 31 Dec 1877 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada883 aged about 5. The cause of her death was Diptheria.

   436 F    vi. Margaret Bookhout was born on 11 Aug 1873 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada.884

General Notes: Margaret does not appear in the 1881 Census with the family?

   437 M    vii. Albert Bookhout was born on 16 Aug 1876 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada.885

General Notes: Albert appears in a membership register for the Berwick/Finch Methodist Church circuit in about 1892/3 as follows: "Albert Bookout, residence: Finch, droped [sic]." The reference to being "dropped" may be when he choice to leave the church.

(Source: "List of Members, Berwick/Finch Circuits, Methodist Church (Bk AF34), 1892-1916, LDS Film 1954503, #5)

In the 1901 Finch Census, Albert is earning $ 210 for 12 mos. work.

Albert BOOKHOUT - WWI Canadian Expeditionary Forces - Regimental #: 633822

Albert served in the 154th Overseas Battalion as a "Sapper" and saw service in England and France. His original Attestation Papers indicate he joined the forces on March 20, 1916. He was discharged on March 26, 1919. He was a Private.

The military records indicate his date of birth as Sept 16, 1877, but the 1901 Finch Twp census shows it as August 16, 1876. Birth location: Berwick, Finch Twp.

His next-of-kin was listed as Addie Bookhout, his daughter. He was a widower (which is consistent with what we know about Margaret's death).

He did not sign his papers but marked his "X" where his name was written by the admitting officer/magistrate. He was 5' 6" in heigh with a medium complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.

He drafted a will which listed his deceased wife, Elizabeth Bookhout. The best information is in the list of children, three boys and four girls.

Hattie*Age: 20 yrs *suspect this was "Addie" misspelled
Walter Age: 18 yrs
James Age: 16 yrs
William Age: 14 yrs
Lizzie Age: 12 yrs
Margaret Age: 8 yrs
Sarah Age: 6 yrs

The Walter and James indicated above also served in WWI.

Plus, he states that his father and mother (Harry & Margaret Bookhout) are still living at the time the will is drawn up (Oct. 11, 1916). It also indicates that his father is living at New Laisgard [New Liskeard?], Ont and his mother at Berwick, Ont. The mother, Margaret, is the guardian for the children. It does list one child's birth later in the file -- "WM [reference to William?] Bookhout born 23 April 1903."

The file is rich with details about where he served, the battles and merits he was awarded. He did have "flat feet" which made marching long distances painful.

Albert married Elizabeth A. Welsh,886,887 daughter of John Welsh and Mary Robinson, on 15 Oct 1895 in Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont., Canada.888 Elizabeth was born on 11 Jul 1879 in Chesterville, Winchester Twp, Dundas Co., Ont., Canada889 and died on 1 Aug 1913 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada889 aged 34. The cause of her death was Pulmonary Embolism.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: Rev. F.W. Ainsworth ?.

Witnesses: A.W. Beach & Carrie W. Ainsworth ?, Winchester Twp.

General Notes: Elizabeth's surname is shown in multiple documents as either "Walsh" or "Welsh" - it is unclear which is accurate.

The 1901 Finch Twp, Stormont Co., p. 5, gives Elizabeth's birth date as September 19, 1876; which is in conflict with the information provided on her death registration - July 11, 1879.

It is highly likely that Elizabeth's death was tied to her son, John Henry Bookhout's death as well.

Noted events in her life were:

Nationality: Irish.

Religion: Methodist.

Residence: 1895, Chesterville, Dundas Co., Ont., Canada.

Residence: 1913, Lot 18, Conc. 4, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont. 889

   438 M    viii. Edwin Bookhout was born on 10 Jan 1879 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada.859,890

   439 M    ix. Ezary Bookhout was born on 10 Jan 1879 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada.859,891

   440 M    x. Harry Bookhout was born on 30 Mar 1882 in Berwick, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada892 and died on 1 Apr 1882 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada.893 The cause of his death was Gangrene.

   441 F    xi. Adeline Bookhout was born about 1886 in Berwick, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada, died on 15 Aug 1897 in Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada894 aged about 11, and was buried in 1897 in Berwick Cemetery, Finch Twp, Stormont Co., Ont., Canada.876 The cause of her death was Diptheria. Another name for Adeline was Addie Bookhout.

General Notes: In the 1891 Finch Census, there is an "Adelin" listed. Likely this refers to "Adeline" and also the nickname of "Addie."

351. Adeline Bookhout was born between 1845 and 1846 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,662,663,664 died on 6 Oct 1889 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,665 and was buried in 1889 in Shiloh Cemetery, Con 6, Lot 15, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co. The cause of her death was Cancer.

General Notes: Adeline was 16 years old when she married James and was living in Cramahe Twp at the time. Her birthplace was listed as Cramahe Twp in the Hilton Episcopal Church marriage register, but was shown as Brighton Twp in other records. When she died, Adeline was suffering from Cancer - she was only 44 yrs old.

On Adeline & Jame's gravestone it lists her surname as "Boekhout" - which is close to some reported cases of the original Dutch or German surname spelling of "Boeckhout" or "Bocholte." The gravestone was placed by James & Adeline's son George and family.

Copied from the gravestone in Shiloh Cemetery, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland County, Ontario in 2000:

"KEELER
James Keeler
1838 - 1914
His Wife
Adeline Boekhout
1846 - 1889"

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1861, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 895

Residence: 1881, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 896

Adeline married James Keeler, son of Martin Keeler and Susannah Connor, on 17 Dec 1861 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada 655.,897 James was born on 13 Dec 1836 in Colborne, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,898,899,900 died on 23 Sep 1914 in Bowmanville, Darlington Twp, Durham Co., Ont., Canada901 aged 77, and was buried in 1914 in Shiloh Cemetery, Con 6, Lot 15, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co..902 The cause of his death was Uraunia - 3 weeks.

Marriage Notes: From the Northumberland Co., Ont. Marriage Register 1858-1869, v. 39, p. 14:

"Groom: Jas. Keeler, age 21, residing Cramahe, born: unknown, parents: Martin & Mrs. Keeler; Bride: Adeline Bookhout, age 16, residing Cramahe, born: Brighton, parents: Henry & Nancy; witnesses: Peter & Sarah Moore, residence: Cramahe, date of marriage: Dec. 17, 1861."

The actual marriage is also found in the Hilton Methodist Episcopal Church Records, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Marriages 1836-1869, p. 41-42 as follows:

"Bridegroom: James Keeler, age 21, residing Cramahe, born Cramahe, parents: Martin & Mrs. Keeler, Bride: Adeline Bookhout, age 16, residing Cramahe, born Cramahe, parents: Henry & Mrs. Bookhout, witnesses: Peter & Sarah More, residing Cramahe, date of marriage: Dec. 17, 1861, by Joshua Webster, Minister of the ME Church in Canada."

Original record found on Ont. Archives Film MS819, item #4.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Witnesses: Peter & Sara More [likely Moore], of Cramahe Twp, 1861, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 897

Marriage Location: Methodist Episcopal Church, 1861, Hilton, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 897

Married By: Rev. Joshua Webster, 1861, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 897

General Notes: James Keeler was approx. 76 yrs old at his death and was married twice. He lived on Liberty Street in Bowmanville in 1914 when he died. His gravestone indicates his year of birth as 1838 ? but the 1901 Cramahe Census provides the year as 1836.

The following Northumberland Co. land records outline James' acquisition of a total of 75 acres of Lot 19, Concession 6 in Cramahe Twp between 1869 and 1886:

Land Instrument # 478E Cramahe Twp

Date: July 24, 1869
Owners: William Thurston & Emma Jane Fish
Purchaser: James Keeler, Yeoman
Consideration: $ 550
Land Description: Fifty acres - south half of the north half of Lot 19, Concession 6 in Twp of Cramahe
Witness: Martin Keeler, Yeoman of Cramahe

The 1871 Agriculture Census for Cramahe Twp, Sub-division A-2, provides a great deal of information about where James (and his father Martin Keeler), were living and farming. From Schedule No.'s 3 to 7 - Return of Real Estate, Land, Livestock and Forest, p. 10 the following is listed. Martin & James Keeler were both living on Lot 19 of Concession 6. James Keeler is listed as one of two "tenants," while his father, Martin, was the owner of the Lot. James is not allotted a specific amount of property. The only mention of his farm production is a reference to wood harvested: 250 cubic feet of White Square Pine, 100 Pine Logs and 15 cords of fire wood.

On the property were two houses, with one barn, two wagons/sleds, 2 ploughs/cultivators and 1 Fanning Mill. Neither James Keeler nor Maxwell Morsette (the other tenant on the same land) are listed with their own homes, so I assume that they all lived between the two houses that Martin had built on the property.

Land Instrument # 4155 Cramahe Twp

Date: October 11, 1886
Owners: Jacob Knapp
Purchasers: James Keeler, Yeoman
Consideration: $ 400
Land Description: Twenty Five acres - north east quarter of the south half of Lot 19, Concession 6 in Twp of Cramahe

Roseanne Quinn is a genealogist living near Castleton, Cramahe Twp and has provided this interesting story about James & Adeline Keeler (August 28, 2002). Excerpt from "A History of Shiloh, Its Pioneers, Their Forebears and Descendants," written by Mary Ann Down (who was a Mutton by birth) in 1959 when she was about 92 yrs old:

"James Keeler and his wife Adeline lived west of Coon's Mill. They had a fine family. Alice Keeler married Albert Richardson. They had three children; Mrs. Armstrong of Brighton, Mrs. Swain and one son. Nettie Keeler married a Mr. James [should be Jaynes] and lived for a time at Cobourg. Emma Keeler married an Englishman named Avery. They moved to British Columbia. Jessie Keeler married and lives near Cobourg. There were also Bert, Joe and George Keeler. Mr. Keeler lived in a very small house. With his large family, he had no room for anyone else. So he built a small shanty a few feet from his own home for his father to live in. They used to cook for him and look after him. He was a very old man and hard to manage.

The children used to come to school and church and Sunday school at Shiloh. When Emma moved to B.C., she became a great S.S. worker [Sunday School ?]. She came home once for a visit. All but one or two have passed on. George lives in the States and comes over once in awhile to visit his nieces in Brighton. He was here last summer [1958?] for a visit and Mr. Swain brought him over to see me. He was not feeling his best as he had just had an operation. I would not have known him if he had come alone. I had not seen him for about fifty years."

According to Roseanne Quinn, "Coon's Mill" was "...about a mile straight north of where I live now (near Castleton). The mill was up on Penryn Road so Mr. Keeler's little house was not far from me."

By the 1891 Census, James' wife Adeline and father Martin had both passed away (in 1889) and he had remarried to Emma Ellis, a neighbour's daughter, who was significantly younger than himself. In the 1891 Cramahe Twp Census the family appears as follows, with all children born to James & Adeline (1st wife):



Keeler, James, aged 53 yrs, Farmer
Keeler, Emma, aged 20 yrs, Wife
Keeler, Agness, aged 14 yrs
Keeler, Austin, aged 11 yrs
Keeler, Jessie, aged 9 yrs
Keeler, Joseph, aged 7 yrs

In this same census, two other children, Emma E. (22 yrs) & George Keeler (19 yrs), are found working as Domestics for two nearby "Mutton" families.

In 1896, James and his family were still living on Concession 6, Lot 19 of Cramahe Twp. The town area now called "Dundonald," about 12 miles north of Colborne, east of Castleton. He was farming 75 acres, with one house and barn on the property. In the 1901 Census, his neighbors on Lot 18 were Joseph Moore and Anson Ellis.

All James' children with Adeline had left home by the time of the 1901 Cramahe Twp Census, and he and Emma now have a family as follows:

Keeler, James, b. Dec. 13, 1836 (?), Farmer
Keeler, Emma, b. Nov. 15, 1870
Keeler, Elsie J., b. May 5, 1892
Keeler, Clarence, b. July 10, 1894
Keeler, Pearl, b. Jan. 15, 1897

The following land transaction pinpoints when James & Emma sold their land in Cramahe Twp:

Instrument # 7987 Cramahe Twp

Date: October 28, 1907
Owners: James & Emma Jane Keeler (Yeoman)
Purchasers: William Wallace Mutton (Yeoman)
Consideration: $ 2,000
Land Description: Seventy Five acres - north east quarter of the south half & south half of north part of Lot 19, Concession 6 in Twp of Cramahe

After this land sale, James and Emma moved to Darlington Twp, Durham County as evidenced by the Farmer's Directory:

Morrey's Directory 1908/9, Union Publishing Company's Farmer and Business Directory, Vol. XV, FC3095 F76 U 53, James is listed on p. 126 as a F = Freeholder of land, Concession 3, Lot 5, Darlington Twp, Durham Co..

James died in 1914 in Bowmanville, his will follows:

Will # 7555
Ontario Surrogate Court Records - Northumberland & Durham County Court
Probate: October 15, 1914

"This is the last Will and Testament of me, James Keeler, of the Town of Bowmanville in the County of Durham, Retired Farmer, made this ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand and nine hundred and fourteen.

I revoke all former wills or other testament any dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only to be and to contain my last will and testament.

I direct all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid and satisfied by my Executors hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my death. I bequeath to my son, Clarence Dolbert Keeler, the mortgage had by me on the farm sold by me to one Milton Stapleton being part of the East Half of Lot Five in the Third Concession of the Township of Darlington together with the interest which may accumulate thereon during his minority. The said mortgage to be assigned to him when he attains the age of twenty one years.

I devise and bequeath all the residue of my estate and effects, both real and personal, unto my wife, Emma Jane Keeler, absolutely. And I nominate and appoint my said wife Emma Jane Keeler and Harry Cann of the Town of Bowmanville, Agent, to be the Executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand the day and year above written.

J. Keeler

Witnesses:

Philip S. Alcumbrack, Mechanic, Bowmanville
Arthur E. McLaughlin, Esquire, Bowmanville"

Estate Valuation:

80 acres, part E. 1/2 Lot 5, Conc. 3 (Darlington)
Mortagage $ 2400 at 5% interest from March 20, 1914
Interest (not yet due) $ 100

Cash on Hand $ 180
Cash in Bank $ 940.80
Household Goods & Furniture $ 50

Total: $ 3,670.80

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 1838, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 903

Religion: Wesleyan Methodist.

Occupation: 1871, Farmer. 904

Residence: 1851, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 905

Residence: 1861, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 906

Residence: 1865, Conc. 4, Lot 11 Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont. 907

Residence: 1871, Conc. 6, Lot 19 Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont. 908

Residence: 1881, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 909

Residence: 1891, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 910

Residence: 1892, Castleton, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.

Residence: 1894, Dundonald, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont. 911

Residence: 1896, Conc. 6, Lot 19 Dundonald, Cramahe Twp (Freeholder). 912

Residence: 1901, Conc. 6, Lot 19 Dundonald, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont. 913

Residence: Between 1908 and 1909, Conc. 3, Lot 5, Darlington Twp, Durham Co., (Freeholder). 914

Residence: 1911, Darlington Twp, Durham Co., Ont., Canada. 915

Will: 9 Sep 1914, # 7555.

Probate: 15 Oct 1914, Northumberland & Durham Co. Court.

Medical Condition: Arteris Sclerosis - 5 yrs, 1914.

Children from this marriage were:

   442 F    i. Alice J. Keeler was born on 5 May 1864 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada and died after 1928.

General Notes: On Niram Elbert's death registration it indicates he was still "married," so it would appear that Alice died sometime after 1928.

Alice married Niram Elbert Richardson, son of Thomas Osgood Richardson 916 and Maria Sloan, on 14 Nov 1883 in Castleton, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.917 Niram was born on 6 Aug 1860 in Michigan, United States,918 died on 23 Oct 1928 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada919 aged 68, and was buried on 25 Oct 1928 in Salem Cemetery, Con 1, Lot 21, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Cramahe Twp, Con 1, Lot 21.920 The cause of his death was Myocarditis. Another name for Niram was Niram Albert Richardson.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: Rev. A. R. Campbell.

Witnesses: Bertha A. Campbell & Carrie Jones, Castleton.

General Notes: In 1891, A[E]lbert & Alice were living in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont. and are found in the Canada Census, sub-district E, p. 22, as follows:

Richardson, Albert, age 31, born: US, Methodist, Farm Laborer
Richardson, Alice, age 26, born: Ont., Methodist
Richardson, Maud, age 6, born: Ont., Methodist
Richardson, Harry, age 4, born: Ont., Methodist
Richardson, Jessie, age 2, born: Ont., Methodist

Albert Richardson and family are on the 1901 Brighton Village Census, pages 11 and 12, Northumberland Co., Ontario, District 95, record number 132. They had moved from Cramahe Twp sometime after 1891.

The origin of "Albert's" name is somewhat of a mystery. The death registration lists him as "Niram Elbert Richardson." In addition, the 1871 Haldimand Census, shows an Elbert Richardson, aged 10 or 11 yrs [? unclear], born in the USA (going to school) living with George and Ruth Allen (Sub Dist. C-3, p. 1). He may have decided to use "Albert" of his own choosing. His death registration very clearly states: Niram Elbert Richardson and his place of birth as Cramahe Twp.

Obituary Notice from the "Brighton Ensign" newspaper, Friday, October 26, 1928, p. 5:

"Richardson - In Brighton, on Tuesday, October 23, 1928, Niram Elbert Richardson, in his 69th year. The funeral services were held at the home of his son-in-law, S.T. Swain, on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Salem Cemetery."

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: 1871, Haldimand Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 921

Residence: 1883, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.

Residence: 1891, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 922

Residence: 1901, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 923

Occupation: 1883, Laborer.

Occupation: 1901, Laborer. 923

Religion: Methodist.

Naturalization: 1891, Farm Laborer.

   443 F    ii. Annette Keeler was born on 12 Jan 1867 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,924 died on 17 Mar 1936 in Lloydminster, Sask., Canada925 aged 69, and was buried on 20 Mar 1936 in Lloydminster Cemetery, Sask., Canada.926 Another name for Annette was Nettie Keeler.

General Notes: From the Lloydminster Municipal Cemetery, Saskatchewan burial records:

Name: Jaynes, Mrs. J. (Senior)
Burial: 1936/03/18
Location: Section A Block Grave 689

It seems likely this is Nettie's grave site. Sadly, this is an unmarked grave so no further information is available. However, her son Frederick's grave is nearby so it is very possible she was buried in this cemetery and not returned to Stettler to be with her husband, Frank. The information from Nettie's death registration seems to corraborate this hypothesis as she was listed as interred in Lloydminster, Sask. and her son, J.A. Jaynes was the informant.

Annette married Frank Jaynes, son of Adam Jaynes and Eliza McCabe,927 on 18 Mar 1886 in Castleton, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.928 Frank was born on 17 Oct 1862 in Cobourg, Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,929,930 died on 10 Oct 1928 in Stettler, Alberta, Canada931 aged 65, and was buried in 1928 in Lake View Cemetery, Stettler, Alberta.931 The cause of his death was Bronichial Pneumonia.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Witnesses: Maurice Jaynes, Cobourg & Emma Keeler, Cramahe Twp.

Married By: R.M. Hammond.

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

General Notes: From the Baltimore (Hamilton Twp, Ontario) Circuit Records, United Church Archives, there is the following reference in the membership list for 1891:

"Frank & Nettie Jaynes Received Feb. 1892 - On Trial - Removed by Vote Oct. 12, 1893"

The BC Voter's List for 1898 indicates Frank Jaynes was a labourer working in Golden, B.C. Maybe the family journeyed to BC with William & Emma Avery?

In 1901, the family are found living in Rossland, BC. Frank is working 10 months of the year as a Cook and earning $ 500. While their son, Arthur J. Jaynes, is attending school five months of the year and working as a Dry Goods Clerk another five months and earning $ 75. The other family members include, Nettie, aged 34 yrs, and Frederick, just 5 yrs old.

Aunt Nettie and Uncle Frank visited William & Emma Avery's homestead in Golden on or about 1905. Clara Alberta received a small vase from her Aunt as a birthday gift. According to family information provided by Hilda (Avery) Habart, Frank Jaynes' funeral was held at the Stettler United Church, Alberta on October 13, 1928 at 2 pm.

Frank's death registration indicates that he was married and that they had lived "in the town or district" for seven years prior to his death. His last occupation was "Farmer" and the informant on the registration was a "J. Jaynes" - likely his son. He died in the Mills Hospital in Stettler, Alberta, aged 65 years, 11 mos. and 24 days.

From the Lloydminster Cemetery there is the following burial reference:

Name: JAYNES (Mrs. Senior)
Burial: March 18, 1936

A burial in this location seems highly likely and is substantiated from the death records.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: 1886, Farmer.

Occupation: 1901, Cook. 932

Occupation: 1916, Baker. 933

Residence: 1886, Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont.

Residence: 1871, Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 934

Residence: 1891, Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 935

Residence: 1898, Golden, B.C., Canada. 936

Residence: 1901, Rossland, B.C., Canada. 932

Residence: 1916, Stettler, Alta., Canada. 933

Residence: Between 1921 and 1928, 2 (Or 7?) Miles North Of Stettler, Alberta. 937

Religion: Methodist.

   444 F    iii. Emma Edith Edna Keeler was born on 4 Jun 1869 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,938,939 died on 20 Oct 1938 in Blaeberry, Golden, B.C., Canada940 aged 69, and was buried on 23 Oct 1938 on Avery Homestead, Blaeberry, Golden, B.C. The cause of her death was Myocarditis. Another name for Emma was Emily Edith Edna Keeler.941

General Notes: In the 1891 Cramahe Census, Emma is living with the Mutton family as a General Domestic Servant.

Emma was a midwife in the Blaeberry, Golden area during her lifetime. She travelled to many farms and delivered children all around the area. She was also known to be an excellent cook, and an especially good baker.

From the "Blaeberry Homesteaders & Their Contemporaries" by A.G. Seward, 1982, p. 56:

"I recall back about 1915 when a Hallowe'en party was held in Lumsden's first little two-roomed log cabin, situated about its length from the road and about half-way from the crossroads to his west line. Mrs. Avery was dressed as a witch for the occasion and she played the part extremely well. She even wore a black conical hat, and read teacups and told fortunes and it was a time I have always remembered. There was a little dip in the road just below their cabin, but even that has been filled in and levelled over the years."

Same reference:

"In 1929, Mrs. Avery became very ill and spent about ten days in the Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke for observation. But she had developed diabetes and returned home. At that time insulin was not widely available and there was little that could be done but await the end. She was buried between their house and the road, and for years a neat white picket fence marked her grave."

Death announcement from "The Golden Star" dated Friday, October 28, 1938:

"Mrs. W. Avery Passes

Citizens of Golden and district were shocked on Thursday of last week when it was learned that Mrs. Emily Edith Edna Avery, wife of William Avery of Blaeberry, had passed away at her home that morning. The late Mrs. Avery had been in ill health for several years, but had appeared to be improving and was around as usual. On Wednesday she complained of being ill and the following morning passed away.

The late Mrs. Avery, with her husband, came to this district about forty-five years ago, and after living in Golden for a number of years moved to Blaeberry where they made their home. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. T.J. Hewitt of Hillcrest, B.C., and Mrs. C. Habart of Blaeberry, and one son, Garnet E. Avery of Creston, B.C.

The funeral was held at the family residence on Sunday afternoon last at 2 o'clock. There was a large attendance of friends and neighbors to pay their last respects to the departed. The casket was borne by W. Lumsden, W.G. Cummings, W. Habart, C. Lumsden, T. Studnick, and C. Seward."

Emma married William Avery, son of Emmanuel Avery and Margaret Meddleton, on 29 Feb 1892 in Baltimore, Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.942 William was born on 18 May 1870 in Hennard Mill, Germansweek, Devon, England,943 died on 3 May 1952 in Golden, B.C., Canada944 aged 81, and was buried on 6 May 1952 in Golden Cemetery, Golden, B.C. The cause of his death was Myocarditis.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

Married By: 29 Feb 1892, Rev. William H. Peake.

Witnesses: George Keeler & Breina Shathon, Cramahe.

Marriage Notes: At the time of their marriage, William was listed as having the occupation of "Yeoman."

General Notes: In the 1881 British Census for Hennard Mill, Germansweek, Devon William is listed as a 11 year old scholar living with his widowed father, Emanuel Avery, and sister, Bessie, and brother, Frederick.

William first appears in the Ontario Census records in 1891. He is residing in Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario as a "Farm Labourer" working for Mr. Simpson E. Massey . The Massey family includes wife, Sarah M. Massey, and three children, plus Mr. Massey's sister, C. R. May [?] Massey. William is listed as 20 years old, single and able to "read & write."

From the Baltimore Circuit Records, United Church Archives, William Avery is listed as a member of the Baltimore Church in 1888. On February 29, 1892, William & Emma were married by Rev. William H. Peake in the church at Baltimore. He and Emma also appeared in the membership rolls for 1891-2 and 1894, but disappear after that. Interestingly, both of Emma's sisters, Agnes (Keeler) Parker and Annette (Nettie) (Keeler) Jaynes also appear in the Baltimore Circuit records for varying years.

After William & Emma married in 1892, they lived in both Hamilton Twp and Cramahe Twp after which they moved to Golden, B.C. This was likely in 1897 (shown as living on King St., in Colborne, Ont. on his son's death registration in March 1897) or early 1898 (source: BC Voters Registration) and he eventually became the Game Warden for the region. William appears on the BC Voters List for 1898 as a miner living in Golden, in the Kootenay, East, North Riding.

William seemed to be involved in a number of land transactions in the region as evidenced by various newspaper notices. In "The Golden Era" on Friday, June 16, 1899, column 3:

"Mr. W. Avery is erecting a dwelling house for himself on lots which he has purchased near to the hospital."

Later, from the "Golden, North-East Kootenay" on Friday, January 3, 1902, column 2:

"FOR SALE - A six roomed house, newly plastered, and lot 50 x 250 feet, on the south side of the Kicking Horse bridge, will be sold cheap for cash. For particulars apply to Wm. Avery, Golden."

In the 1901 Census, William is listed as a Mine Laborer "living on own means" and spending 6 mos. per year "employed in another occupation" and earning $ 400. He was also allotted one of the first homesteads in Blaeberry (farming community just outside of Golden) in 1912. He was a respected, and noteworthy, early settler in the Golden area. Later in life, William and his second wife, moved to a house & property he had purchased in Golden's town site.

From the National Archives the following Dominion Land Grants are on file:

Film C6429, Libre 620, Folio 157

William Avery
Part: SE
Section: 32
Township: 28
Range: 22
Meridien W5

This parcel constituted two pieces totalling 157 acres of land surrounding the Blaeberry River and the survey was approved the 11th day of September, 1913 in Ottawa. The Grant was dated Feb. 28, 1917.

Film C6005, Liber 88, Folio 241
RG15 D-III-10

William Avery
Lot: 7
Block Numbered: 17
Town of Golden (South)

This survey was approved and confirmed in Ottawa on May 26, 1896. The Grant was dated Nov. 11, 1898.

The farm property can still be seen on the original homestead plots for the region of Blaeberry, north of Golden. In 1948 this property was sold to the Edlund Family then to McGrath. During the ownership of McGrath the house burned to the ground. The property was seized by Mr. Gondek for debt and was left to his son Jim Gondek (owned in 1990).

From "Blaeberry Homesteaders & Their Contemporaries" by A. G. Seward, 1982, in the preface:

"It was the Reverend Knox who first located spring water for Bill Avery by use of a willow divining rod."

Same book, p. 56:

"William Avery homesteaded the quarter on the western side of our place in 1912, but did not build his two-storied frame house until a road permitted his getting building materials in, about 1914 or '15. They were our closest neighbors and their youngest daughter Hilda, used to come over to play now and then. Her mother was very strict with her and when we would hear her calling from their house a quarter mile away, Hilda knew she had overstayed her visit. We could easily hear her screams from our house.

Wiilliam Avery build a large log barn of huge logs and had a spacious hay loft. He also had other out-buildings that are only a memory."

Same reference:

"Bill Avery married again to a Mrs. Ball who had served as housekeeper for a long time. Later he sold his farm to his daughter Hilda and her husband Clarence Habart, and moved to Golden, where he spent the rest of his days next door to Billy and Maude Wenman."

William's departure from the role of deputy game warden is noted in the "British Collumbia Record" newspaper on July 16, 1917, p. 2, column 1 as follows:

"...Frank Henry Buttwell is to be the deputy game warden, replacing William Avery."

William is buried in an unmarked grave in the old Golden Cemetery. The interment records for this cemetery were destroyed in a fire in 1957, so it is impossible to determine which plot he was buried in.

Death announcement from "The Golden Star" newspaper dated Thursday, May 8, 1952:

"William Avery

William Avery, 82, well known and respected citizen of Golden, passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday, May 3rd.

Mr. Avery was born in Hennard Mill, Germansweek, County of Devon, England in May, 1870. He came to Toronto 55 years ago and moved to Golden two years later. He was a game warden for several years and then farmed until his retirement in 1945.

He is survived by his widow, Sarah; one son, Garnett, at Merritt, B.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Hewitt of Duncan, B.C., and Mrs. Hilda Habart of Creston, B.C.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His first wife predeceased him in 1938.

Funeral services were held from the Civic Centre Tuesday afternoon, May 6th at 3 o'clock, Mr. Charles Wilson and Mr. Alfred McLeod officiating. Interment took place in the family plot, Golden Cemetery. Pallbearers were A.W. Deakin, J.B. Cross, B. Bruce, J.A. Anderson, W. Wenman and J. Hill."

BC Will # 64437 (dated: November 29, 1940):

In William's will he appointed Sarah Avery of Blaeberry, BC his sole executrix and also bequeathed all his personal estate to her and her heirs.

Noted events in his life were:

Homestead: 1912, First 1/4 Section In Blaeberry, Golden, BC.

Religion: Wesleyan Methodist.

Occupation: 1891, Farm Labourer. 945

Occupation: 1892, Yeoman. 942

Occupation: 1898, Free Miner. 936

Occupation: 1900, Miner. 946

Occupation: 1901, Mine Laborer. 939

Occupation: 1916, Deputy Game Warden.

Immigration: Abt 1890, From England To Toronto, Ont., Canada. 939

Retirement: 1945, Farmer. 936

Residence: 1871, Hennard Mill, Germansweek, Devon, England. 947

Residence: 1881, Hennard Mill, Germansweek, Devon, England. 948

Residence: 1891, Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 945

Residence: 1892, Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont. 942

Residence: 1895, Conc. 1, Lot 5 Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont. 949

Residence: 1897, King St., Colborne, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont. 950

Residence: 1898, Golden, B.C., Canada. 936

Residence: 1901, Golden, B.C., Canada. 939

Will: 1952, # 64437.

Baptism: 16 Jun 1870, England.

Medical Condition: Arterial Sclerosis for 15 yrs.

   445 M    iv. George F. Keeler was born on 7 Nov 1872 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada, died on 23 Jan 1958 in Barre, Orleans Co., NY, United States951 aged 85, and was buried in 1958 in St. Joseph's Church Cemetery, Albion, Orleans Co., NY.

General Notes: In the 1891 Cramahe Census, George is a domestic Farm Servant living with Charles & Emma Elizabeth Mutton (and their family of 5 children, plus Charles' mother, Belinda Mutton).

George married Catherine Bolger, daughter of Daniel Bolger and Margaret ??, on 18 Jan 1898 in St. Joseph, Albion, NY, United States.952 Catherine was born about 1877 in New York, United States,953 died about 1968 in New York, United States951 aged about 91, and was buried in St. Joseph's Church Cemetery, Albion, Orleans Co., NY.

General Notes: According to the 1901 Census, Catherine's parents were of Irish descent.

   446 M    v. James Berton Keeler was born on 16 Dec 1874 in Ontario,954 died on 11 Oct 1920 in Minitonas, Man., Canada954 aged 45, and was buried in 1920 in Manitoba.

General Notes: Excerpt from information provided by Bonnie Jackson [ggranddaughter] via email on May 16, 2001:

"I have a copy of Berton James Keeler's Death Certificate. Birthdate 16 Dec. 1874 Death 11 Oct. 1920. Birthplace; Brighton. His daughter, Irene told me his name was spelled with an "E". However, I think his first name was James and he was called Berton. On his death certificate it is Berton James.

Berton and Emma homesteaded in Manitoba. They had to homestead for 5 years before they were legally entitled to the property. They were there about 5 months when Berton died. Emma was deathly afraid of the bears roaming around her property and brought her five children back to Ontario. Before she returned she started corresponding with a James Johnston whom she had known back in Ontario. Later, Emma married James Johnston."

Bonnie also believes that Berton's grave site is not marked with a headstone.

Information supplied by Dave Brown, June 25, 2001:

"Minitonas is in north-western Manitoba, very close to the border of Sask. To be a little more precise, just a few miles east of Swan River, now at Hwy 10 and Prov. 366, 86 miles straight NE of Yorkton, Sask (as the crow flies) It is all sectioned off for farming, but probably not very productive."

Berton died intestate and the petition of his widow, Emma, is found in the Dauphin Judicial District, Estate Records, Surrogate Court File #609. Emma applied for Letters of Administration on Nov. 4, 1920 and the Surrogate Court granted Administration on Nov. 22, 1920. Although, it appears there may have been a delay in the release of the estate, as there was a letter on file dated Dec. 24, 1920 in which the lawyer, S.R. Wright, acting on Emma's behalf is requesting the Letters of Administration be sent as soon as possible "on account of the financial straits of the Widow and younger children it is necessary to obtain part of the sum in Bank as early as possible."

In the Application, "Emma Alberta Keeler of the Post Office of Minitonas, in the Province of Manitoba, Widow," relates that "Berton James Keeler of the Post Office of Minitonas in Manitoba, Farmer, deceased, died on the Eleventh day of October A.D. 1920, at the Rural Municipality of Minitonas.. that the value of the whole estate and effects [was].. not more than Eight hundred ($800)... that the deceased died leaving a Widow, Your Petitioner, and four lawful children surviving... Muriel Jacobs, wife of J.H. Jacobs, Campbellford, Ontario born 5th June 1903. Lilian [sic] Keeler, Campbellford, Ontario born 24th May 1904. Irene Keeler, Minitonas, Manitoba born 9th May 1915. Austin Keeler, Minitonas, Manitoba born 15th August 1918.. dated this Fourth day of November 1920.. signed Emma A. Keeler."

The Inventory and Valuation included cash in Merchant's Bank of Canada, Minitonas, Manitoba of $ 574.32 and four Promissory Notes, with interest, totalling $ 792.22.

James married Emma Alberta Ellis,955 daughter of Luke Ellis and Sarah Elizabeth Hardy,956 on 25 Sep 1901 in Seymour Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.957 Emma was born on 6 Oct 1881 in Seymour Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada958 and died on 25 Nov 1947 in Havelock, Belmont Twp, Peterborough Co., Ont., Canada959 aged 66.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Witnesses: George Ellis & Mary Killbank (?) - Seymour Twp.

Married By: J. Bell.

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

Noted events in her life were:

Religion: Methodist.

   447 F    vi. Agnes B. Keeler was born on 14 Oct 1875 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,960 died in 1957 in Ontario961 aged 82, and was buried in 1957 in Union Cemetery, Cobourg, Hamilton Twp.962

Agnes married George Frederick Parker, son of John Darcey Parker 963 and Johanna E. Nolan, on 25 Aug 1896 in Seymour Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.964 George was born on 25 Dec 1868 in Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont.,960 died in 1948 in Ontario961 aged 80, and was buried in 1948 in Union Cemetery, Cobourg, Hamilton Twp.962

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: Rev. W. H. Peake.

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

Witnesses: William & Emma Avery, Seymour Twp.

General Notes: George used his middle name "Frederick." The Cobourg Union Cemetery Transcriptions provide a wealth of information about the family as grandparents, children and grandchildren are buried together:

p. 28

Section B
Row 7 - East to West

"#440 - Frederick PARKER / born 1868 - died 1948/ his wife / Agnes / born 1876 - died 1957 / Ethel May PARKER / 1900 - 1969 / Johanna/ wife of Darcy Parker / died Oct. 18, 1901 / aged 58 years / James Chisholm / 1867 - 1938 / Sarah PARKER / 1874 - 1962 / Earl Wayne / 1891 - 1959 / his wife / Mildred / 1898 - ?? / Darcy PARKER / died Aug. 31, 1899 / aged 61 years / Albert PARKER / 1867 - 1934 / his wife / Edith MICHAEL / 1883 - 1970."

Cobourg Union Cemetery is located on Elgin St., in Cobourg, Ontario.

Noted events in his life were:

Religion: Methodist.

Occupation: Yeoman, 1896.

Occupation: Farmer, 1901.

Residence: 1896, Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont.

Residence: Conc. A, Lot 3, 1898, Hamilton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 965

Residence: 1901, Hamilton Twp, Ont., Canada.

Nationality: Irish.

Probate: # 17349, 1948, Ontario, Canada.

   448 M    vii. Austin Raymond Keeler was born in May 1880 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,966 died on 6 May 1916 in Victoria, B.C., Canada967 aged 36, and was buried on 9 May 1916 in Plot O 73 El, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C..967 The cause of his death was Tuberculosis.

Burial Notes: Austin is buried with his daughter, Laura, in Block O, Plot 73 EL of Ross Bay Cemetery.

General Notes: Austin died at Royal Jubilee Hospital. He was buried at 2:45pm on May 9th at Ross Bay Cemetery. His death certificate indicates he had been living in Victoria for "about 6 years" at the time of his death.

Austin married Ardna May Wallace, daughter of Edward Dean Wallace and Netta Malvina Whitaker,968 on 14 Aug 1906 in Raymond, WA, United States.969 Ardna was born on 21 May 1885 in Carney, NE, United States,970 died on 30 May 1971 in Matsqui, B.C., Canada970 aged 86, and was buried on 2 Jun 1971 in Plot P 118 Wg, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C..970 The cause of her death was Pneumonia.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: W.E. Cox, Minister Of Gospel.

Witnesses: Isaac & Jessie Byers.

Marriage Notes: The Marriage Registration indicates the groom as "Austin Kelley" and his father as "James Kellar." The bride is listed as Ardno Wallace. The two witnesses, Isaac & Jessie Byers, are Isaac Byers and Jessie Keeler (sister of Austin) who were married in Banff, Alberta in 1900.

The following information is from a book of Marriage Applications 1890-1938 [published 1992] for Pacific County:

KELLAR(sic), AUSTIN age 26, FRANCES,WA, date 08-14-1906
WALLACE, ARDNO(sic) age 21, SEATTLE, WA
Affiant, BYERS, ISAAC microfiche 022/1306

Affiant = Witness

General Notes: On Ardna's death certificate it indicates that she lived in BC for 60 yrs and in Abbotsford since 1965 (i.e. 6 yrs). The informant was her son, Wilfred James Keeler. Ardna is buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria, BC in Block P, Plot 118 WG.

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1971, 32945 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford, B.C.

Residence: 1906, Seattle, WA, United States.

Residence: 1918, 502 Lampson St., Esquimalt, B.C.

Religion: Presbyterian.

Occupation: 1918, Nurse.

Occupation: 1906, Nurse.

Medical Condition: Chronic chest infection from Bronchitis.

   449 F    viii. Jessie Maud Keeler was born on 8 Aug 1881 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,971,972 died on 22 Mar 1968 in San Mateo, CA, United States973 aged 86, and was buried on 25 Mar 1968 in Olivet Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo Co., CA.973

General Notes: Jessie died on March 22, 1968 at the Millbrae Serra Santarium in Millbrae, San Mateo Co., CA. The informant on her death registration was her daughter, Gladys I. Young. Jessie had been living with her daughter (and family) at 56 Curtis St., San Francisco prior to her death. Jessie was reported to have lived in California for "40 years" (abt. 1928 arrival ?) and only 1.5 months in San Mateo County. She was cretmated and interment was at Olivet Memorial Park, Colma. She was reported as a "US Citizen" so at some point she was "Naturalized."

Jessie married Isaac Byers, son of David Byers and Nancy Hoover, on 10 Jan 1900 in Banff, Alberta, Canada.974 Isaac was born on 20 Jan 1867 in Ontario, Canada,975,976 died on 30 Dec 1957 in San Francisco, CA, United States977 aged 90, and was buried on 2 Jan 1958 in Olivet Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo Co., CA.977 The cause of his death was Heart Disease.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: T. Jackson Wray.

Witnesses: Lizzie Scheuerman & Harry Lang.

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

General Notes: After being married in 1900, Isaac & Jessie appear on p. 2 of the 1901 Banff, Alberta Census, on Lot # 14, Block 1. He was working as a Publisher.

Isaac, occupation Printer, applied to lease Dominion Lands (File: 585775), specifically Lot #3, Block #2 in Banff on August 29, 1900, paying $6 at the time of application and promising to pay $ 6 each six months thereafter. According to correspondence between the Department of the Interior in Ottawa and the local Superintendent Registrar in Banff, this was one of three lots originally leased to the Methodist Church in 1893. On September 12, 1900, Isaac cancelled his original application and instead applied to lease Lots #13 & 14, Block #3. He was granted the two 42 year leases on October 1, 1900. However, in March 1902, correspondence from the Superintendent, Rocky Mountains Park of Canada, on file now indicates that "Mr Byers is at present a criminal from justice and his whereabouts unknown. He left here (Banff) about six months ago and I don't think there is any possibility of his return. There is now one year's rent due on the lots and there are no improvements on them. I would recommend that the leases be cancelled as in all probability they can be leased again to other parties in the spring." Isaac was located on September 22, 1903 living in Washington State, USA. He was contacted and signed an affidavit surrending his rights to the leases on November 6, 1903 at Dryad, WA. Interestingly, when asked to subsequently surrender his certificates of title and copy of the leases, he replied "...that they had been left at Banff and he thought had been burned."

In 1930, Isaac and Jessie are found living at 1120 Plymouth Ave., in San Francisco, CA. Their daughter, Gladys I. and new son-in-law, Alex B. Young, are also living with the couple. From the census record, Jessie, Isaac and Gladys are all shown as having immigrated to the U.S. in 1922. Although Isaac is shown as a "Pa" (likely means "Patriot?") while Jessie and Gladys are still "Al" = Alien. Isaac's father was born in Pennsylvania while his mother was from Canada. Isaac is working on his own account as a Printer, while Jessie is working in the Grocery industry as a Merchant, also on her own account. They own their home which is valued at $ 4500 (not a farm). There is also a question whether the family has a "radio set" and they are shown as having one.

Issac died on December 30, 1957 from heart disease. He died at home, 159 Lee Ave., San Francisco. His death record indicates he had been living "in the city or town" for thirty one years, or since 1926. Jessie was the informant.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 20 Jan 1870, Pennsylvania, United States. 971,978

Occupation: 1900, Printer. 974

Occupation: 1901, Publisher (Working On Own Account). 979

Occupation: 1930, Printer (Working On Own Account). 980

Religion: Methodist. 981

Residence: 1871, Rainham Twp, Haldimand Co., Ont., Canada. 982

Residence: 1881, Rainham, Haldimand Co., Ont., Canada. 981

Residence: 1900, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Residence: 1901, Lot #14, Block 1 - Banff, Alberta. 983

Residence: 1930, 1120 Plymouth Ave., San Francisco, CA, United States. 980

Residence: Dec 1957, 159 Lee Ave., San Francisco, CA. 984

Social Security Number: 977

   450 M    ix. Joseph Francis Keeler was born on 14 Sep 1884 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,985,986 died on 27 Apr 1967 in Los Angeles, CA, United States987,988 aged 82, and was buried on 16 May 1967 in Los Angeles, CA, United States.986,988 The cause of his death was Pneumonia. Another name for Joseph was Joseph Wilson.989

General Notes: On Oct. 28, 1910, Joseph married Etta Hagenmier in Des Moines, Iowa. In the marriage, he lists his birthplace and residence as "Albion, NY" but his parents as James Keeler and Adeline Bookout. He also states that his occupation was something in the "Cafe Business." It isn't clear why he lied about his birthplace. However, he does indicate this is his first marriage and his age as 27 years.

There is no indication what happened to Etta, but on Oct. 15, 1912, Joseph Wilson, born in New York, son of "James Wilson & Adeline Bouchout [sic]," and Naomi Storesund were married in Fremont, Nebraska. They likely resided in Nebraska for a few years until Joseph joined the war effort.

He served in World War I in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, enlisting June 24, 1915 at Hamilton, Ont. In his military records there is a reference to a change of name from "Joseph Keeler" to "Joseph (Joe) Wilson" and not to refer to him by Joseph Keeler when corresponding with his wife, Naomi Wilson in Iowa. There has to be a story behind the name change and why he married Naomi in Nebraska. Joe served for the duration of the war and was discharged in Feb. 1919.

There is a Border Entry crossing in 1919 for Joseph entering Michigan from Canada. He indicates his last known residence as "London" (Ont.) and his brother, Burton Keeler at Trent River, Ont. as a relative. His final destination is listed as Boone, Iowa.

Joseph is found in the 1920 US Census living in a rented home at 1617 Lyon St., a part of Ward 7, Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa with his wife, Naomi, and son, Ralph as follows:

Wilson, Joseph; head; rented home; age 33; married; born: New York; father born: United States; mother born: United States; able to read/write and speak English; occupation: Salesman at a Tire Co.
Wilson, Naomi; wife; age 25; married; born: Iowa; father born: Norway; mother born: Sweden; able to read/write and speak English
Wilson, Ralph; age 5; son; single; born: Nebraska; father born: New York; mother born: Iowa
Coffman, Grace; age 17; roomer; single; not in school; born: Iowas; father born: United States; mother born: United States; able to read/write and speak English; occupation: Telephone Operator

The following information comes from Jim Keeler, son of Henry G. Keeler and Celia D. Keeler, in an email dated October 2003:

"My father, Henry G. Keeler [nephew of Joseph F. Keeler] and my mother, Celia D. Keeler, went to Los Angeles in 1965 and visited Joseph F. Keeler who at the time lived at 1564 N. Hobart Blvd., Los Angeles, California. I also have a letter written to my mother by Joseph F. in February 1965. In the letter he relates that he hears from Jessie [one of his sisters] quite often and that she has been sick for about a month. I also have a picture of him which was taken in Des Moines, Iowa. I asked my mother if she could remember any detail about the visit with Joe in Los Angeles but she hasn't been able to recall any specifics."

Joseph died at the United Rehabilitation Hospital on April 27, 1967 at 9:00 pm. He had suffered a fall, broken his left leg, and had developed pneumonia. He was buried on May 16, 1967 at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA. From the death certificate, it appeared Joseph had been in hospital for quite some time. There were no family details provided on the certificate as the Hospital provided the information for registration. As well, although this may be incorrect, his marital status was shown as "single."

The Queen of Heaven Cemetery interment file (#6549) indicates Joseph was buried in Section E, Grave 93 of the cemetery. It also notes that this was a "charity grave" and that he was buried by the County of Los Angeles. His date and place of birth were included as "9/14/84 Northumberland, ON., Canada."

Joseph married Naomi Storesund,990 daughter of Rasmus Storesund and Emma Hogaleen, on 15 Oct 1912 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, United States 991.,992 Naomi was born about 1895 in Ogden, Boone Co., IA, United States.993 Another name for Naomi was Amy Storesund.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage License: No. 30670, 14 Oct 1912, Omaha, Douglas Co., NB, United States. 994

General Notes: Naomi Anderson and Ralph Wilson, her son, are found enumerated in the 1925 Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa State Census, Ward 7. She is listed as a 30 yr old widow, b. Iowa, paying $20 per month rent, and residing at 811 E 12th St., Des Moines. Ralph, is 10 yrs old, b. Nebraska, and had attended school for 9 mos. in 1924. Naomi completed grade 8 and Ralph, grade 5 by the time of the census, which was taken on Jan. 1, 1925. Living with the couple is another family, Imo Neal, wife Leslie and daughter Kathy.

Naomi has married a second time since 1920, to an unknown Mr. Anderson, who has also apparently passed away prior to the State Census in 1925. She lists her parents in the census as Rasmus Storesund, age 70 yrs, b. Norway & Emma Hogaleen, age 64 yrs, b. Sweden (their place of marriage was not indicated). Ralph's information includes the names of his parents: Joseph Wilson, age 36, b. New York & Naomi Storesund, age 30, b. Iowa; their place of marriage is listed as Omaha, Nebraska.

This would imply that Joseph Wilson (aka Joseph Keeler) was still alive in the 1925 Census but obviously not living with the family. Did they get a divorce?

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1920, Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, United States. 995

Residence: 1925, Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, United States. 996

Joseph next married Etta Hagenmier, daughter of Charles Hagenmier and Melinda Franklin, on 28 Oct 1910 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, United States.997 Etta was born about 1886 in Renault, Monroe Co., IL, United States.997

Marriage Notes: The marriage of Joseph and Etta is found in the Polk Co., Iowa Marriage Register for 1909/1910, as follows:

"License Certificate No. 25085

Affidavit by Lenora Hall, Date of License: Oct. 28, 1910:

Groom: Joseph Keeler, residence: Albion, NY, in Cafe Business, Age next birthday: 27 years, White, American, first marriage, born: Albion, NY, parents: James Keeler & Adeline Bookout, married

Bride: Etta Hagenmier, residence: St. Louis, MO, Age next birthday: 24 years, White, German, first marriage, born: Renault, Ill., parents: Charles Hagenmier & Melinda Franklin. Married on Oct. 28, 1910 at Des Moines, Iowa, witnesses: E.M. Lovell & Lenora Hall, by Judge James A. Howe. Registered: Nov. 8, 1910"


Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 28 Oct 1910, St. Louis, MO, United States. 997

353. Robert Emmerson Bookhout was born on 16 Feb 1851 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,673 died on 3 Apr 1930 in New Westminster, B.C., Canada673 aged 79, and was buried on 5 Apr 1930 in New Westminster, B.C., Canada.674 The cause of his death was Exhaustion of Senile Dementia.

General Notes: In the 1891 Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada Census Robert was listed as a "Sawyer" by occupation and had one hired farm labourer (his son-in-law). Robert's mother is listed as "Agnes Miller" on his death registration.

Robert is listed in the 1898 BC Voters List as a labourer living at Golden in the Kootenay, East, North Riding district. Robert is also found in "The Williams' Official BC Directory 1899" residing in Golden, noted as "Bookhaut [sic], R., laborer." As well, Robert appears in the 1901 Census for Golden living with two of his daughters: Gertrude and Ida. So, he moved to B.C. sometime between 1891 and 1898. The census records his occupation as "Sawyer." He was a widower by this time.

According to his Death Certificate, Robert was comitted to Essondale Mental Facility, on April 27, 1928 and died there on Apr. 3, 1930. He was 79 years old when he died and was suffering from Senile Dementia. His occupation, at the time of commitment, was "Laborer." He had been living in Nelson, B.C. prior to Essondale. It was not uncommon in those days for elderly people with dymentia to be admitted to this facility if they were too difficult to care for by a family member, or if there was no one available who could support them.

The following excerpt is from "Ours to Remember - A History of Shiloh, Its Pioneers, Their Forebears and Descendants" by Mary Ann Down, published in 1959:

p. 146

"Robert Bookhout used to run the sawmill for Edward Mutton for years. He moved to Pontypool, and then to B.C. He had several children. The oldest Amelia, married Bert Moore. Agnes married Enos Haines, and lived for a time near Castleton. The others were Wes, Jessie (?), and Willett. I believe most of them moved to B.C. Robert had a sister named Mary Bookhout. She used to live at Grandmother Mutton's, but left Shiloh with her brother's family. I suppose they are all gone as I have not heard from any of them for fifty years."

Robert was buried by BC Mental Health Services in the Woodlands School Cemetery, Block 11, Plot 59, in New Westminster.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 16 Feb 1852, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 998

Religion: Episcopal Methodist.

Occupation: 1881, Farm Laborer. 999

Occupation: 1891, Sawyer. 1000

Occupation: 1901, Sawyer. 1001

Residence: 1880, Lot 20, Conc. 5, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co. 1002

Residence: 1881, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 999

Residence: 1891, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 1000

Residence: 1898, Golden, B.C., Canada. 936

Residence: 1901, Golden, B.C., Canada. 1001

Burial Location: Block 11, Plot 59, Woodlands School Cemetery, 5 Apr 1930, New Westminster, B.C., Canada.

Robert married Almira Clapper, daughter of George Clapper and Catherine Keller, on 29 May 1871 in Castleton, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.1003 Almira was born between 1850 and 1854 in Belleville, Thurlow Twp, Hastings County, Ont.,1004 died on 2 Jun 1893 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada, and was buried in 1893 in Shiloh Cemetery, Con 6, Lot 15, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co..902 Other names for Almira were Amelia Clapper and Almira Stevens.

Marriage Notes: The marriage of Robert & Almira is found in the Ontario Vital Registrations, Marriages, Libre 13, Folio 298, 1871:

"Robert Bookhout, age 20 yrs, residing & born of Cramahe Twp, Bachelor, Laborer son of Henry & Agnes Bookhout, married Almira Clapper (alias Stevens) age 21 yrs, residing Cramahe Twp, born Third Town [?], Prince Edward Co., Spinster, dau. of George & Catherine Clapper, on May 29, 1871 at Castleton. Bridegroom: Methodist, Bride: Presbyterian, married by: Thos. Garbull, by Banns, Witnesses: Levi Scrahan [?] & A. M. Garbelt [?], both of Cramahe."

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: Thos. Garbult.

Witnesses: Levi Saragham (?), & A.M. Garbult, Cramahe Twp.

Marriage Banns: Married By Banns.

General Notes: From family gravestones in the Shiloh Cemetery, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., the following is recorded:

"Willet Bookhout 1880 - 1956
Joseph M. Brandow 1899 - 1980 sister Rosa Anna Webber 1900 -
first husband Willet Bookhout 1880 - 1956 and his mother Amelia Bookhout d. 2 June 1893"

Unsure if Amelia is intended to be A(E)lmira? It seems likely as Robert Bookhout is a widower in the 1901 Canada Census for Golden, BC.

On the marriage certificate for Elmira (Almira) and Robert, there is the following notation under her name: "alias Stevens." Yet, she is listed as a Spinster. Her birth place is listed as Third Town, Prince Edward Co. -- however, from her daughter's death information her birthplace is listed as "Belleville." Her age is listed as 21 yrs on the marriage certificate, placing her birth about 1850.

Noted events in her life were:

Religion: Presbyterian.

Residence: 1871, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.

Children from this marriage were:

   451 F    i. Catherine Amelia Bookhout was born on 6 Aug 1873 in Ontario,1005 died on 12 Nov 1915 in Cranbrook, B.C., Canada1006 aged 42, and was buried on 16 Nov 1915 in Old Public Cemetery, Cranbrook, B.C. The cause of her death was Endocarditis.

General Notes: Amelia's first name is Catherine and often her name is shown on various records as "Permelia." Amelia died at 3 am in the morning from a heart condition. The informant for her death was her father, Robert Bookhout, who was listed as living on Armstrong Ave., but no city was provided.

Catherine married David Burton Moore, son of Joseph Wellington Moore and Charlotte Van Blaricum, on 8 Sep 1890 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.1007 David was born on 23 Jun 1868 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,1008 died on 2 Nov 1923 in Cranbrook, B.C., Canada1008 aged 55, and was buried in 1923 in Old Public Cemetery, Cranbrook, B.C. The cause of his death was Ruptured Right Kidney.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Witnesses: T.J. Wright & A.H. Leitch - Both Of Hilton.

Married By: Rev. R.H. Leitch.

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

General Notes: In the 1881 Cramahe Census, David B. is indicated as being "13 yrs" old and the son of Joseph & Charlotte Moore.

In the 1891 Census, David was listed as living with the Buckout's married to Amelia. In the 1901 Census, David and his family appear in Golden, B.C. Their youngest daughter was born there in 1900. He worked 12 mos. of the year as an Engineer earning $ 600/yr.

On the 1901 Census in Golden, David's birth date is listed as: June 18, 1870. At the time of his death, David had been living in Cranbrook for 20 years. He died at the St. Eugene Hospital of a ruptured kidney aftering being kicked by a horse.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: 1891, Farm Laborer.

Occupation: 1923, Teamster.

Religion: Methodist.

Nationality: Dutch.

Residence: 1890, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.

Medical Condition: Kicked by Horse.

   452 F    ii. Agnes I. Bookhout was born on 10 May 1877 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,1009 died in 1935 in Ontario1010 aged 58, and was buried in 1935 in Plot 411, Castleton Cemetery, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co..1010

Agnes married Enos Haynes, son of Edward Haynes and Mary Salter, on 14 Dec 1899 in Castleton, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.1011 Enos was born on 4 Oct 1870 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,1009 died in 1954 in Ontario1010 aged 84, and was buried in 1954 in Plot 411, Castleton Cemetery, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co..1010

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: George Robinson.

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

Witnesses: H. Sprinkwalter & Harriett Robinson, Both Of Castleton.

Marriage Notes: The marriage certificate for Agnes indicates that her parents were Robert Bookhout and Anna Kelley??

General Notes: In the 1901 Cramahe Twp Census, Enos and Agnes are living next door to his father, Edwards Haynes, and brother & wife, Thomas & Maggie Haynes. They are residing on Lot 32 of Concession 6, living in a two room house on two acres of land. He is recorded as working 12 mos. of the year and earning $ 175.

The gravestone inscription for Enos & Agnes derived from transcription records for Castleton Cemetery, (Published: Kawartha Branch, OGS: 1992), p. 24:

"Plot 411
HAYNES Enos - 1874 - 1954
HAYNES Ages Bookout - 1876 - 1935 - Wife of Enos Haynes"

The birth years provided in the 1901 Census are slightly different than those from the cemetery records.

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: 1899, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.

Residence: 1901, Conc. 6, Lot 32, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 1009

Residence: 1911, Castleton Village, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont. 1012

Religion: Methodist.

Occupation: 1899, Farmer.

Occupation: 1901, Farm Labourer. 1009

Occupation: 1911, Saw Filer. 1012

   453 M    iii. Wesley Robert Bookhout was born on 17 Feb 1878 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,1013,1014 died on 8 Jan 1961 in Victoria, B.C., Canada1015 aged 82, and was buried on 11 Jan 1961 in Greenwood Municipal Cemetery, Port Alberni, B.C., Canada.674 The cause of his death was Coronary Thrombosis.

General Notes: On his Death Certificate, Wesley indicates his wife as "Elizabeth Cholupa;" however, he was a widower by this time. His place of residence was listed as Maple Bay, B.C. but Wesley had been there for only 22 days. He had been in B.C. for 56 yrs (moved from Ontario in about 1904) and in Canada for 82 yrs. Also, interestingly, an autopsy was performed.

Wesley married Nellie Elizabeth Cholus,1016,1017 daughter of John Cholus 1018,1019 and Mary Ellen Barton,1020,1021 on 4 Dec 1904 in Boissevain, Morton, Manitoba, Canada.1022 Nellie was born on 24 May 1887 in Holland Or Prussia,1023,1024 died on 4 Mar 1942 in Port Alberni, B.C., Canada1025 aged 54, and was buried on 7 Mar 1942 in Greenwood Municipal Cemetery, Port Alberni, B.C., Canada.1026 The cause of her death was Coronary Thrombosis.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: Rev. Alex Hamilton.

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

Witnesses: Mr. & Mrs. J.H. Hudson, Boissevain.

General Notes: On Nellie's death certificate, the residency information is that she was living in Canada for 39 yrs (since 1903), in BC for 37 yrs (since 1905) and in P. Alberni for 6 yrs (since 1936).

According to Earl Wesley's death registration, his mother was named Mary Elizabeth Cholus, and she was born in Belgium. Nellie's marriage record from Manitoba in 1904, indicates her birthplace was Prussia.

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1904, Winnipeg, Mb, Canada. 1022

Residence: 1906, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 1027

Residence: 1942, 510 Burde St., Port Alberni, B.C.

Religion: 1904, Anglican. 1022

   454 M    iv. Willet Henry Bookhout was born on 11 Mar 1880 in Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,1028,1029 died in 1956 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada aged 76, and was buried in 1956 in Shiloh Cemetery, Con 6, Lot 15, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co..902

General Notes: On Willet & Rosa Anna's marriage certificate, Willet's mother is listed as "Ellen M.K. Stevens." This is very intriguing as on his parent's marriage certificate, her name is indicated as "Almira Clapper, alias Stevens."

Willet married Rosa Anna Baxter, daughter of Robert Baxter and Alzona McVay, on 11 Mar 1918 in Trail, B.C., Canada.1028 Rosa was born about 1901 in Little Current, Ont., Canada.1030

Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage Location: Home Of Robert Rozander, East Trail.

Marriage License: # 57215.

Witnesses: Florence S. Snider & Grover A. Rozander.

Marriage Notes: On the Marriage Certificate Willet's mother is listed as "Ellen M.K. Stevens." He listed his father's (Robert Bookhout) occupation as "Carpenter."

General Notes: In the Shiloh Cemetery burial records, the following is recorded:

"Willet Bookhout 1880 - 1956
Joseph M. Brandow 1899 - 1980 sister Rosa Anna Webber 1900 -
first husband Willet Bookhout 1880 - 1956 and his mother Amelia Bookhout d. 2 June 1893"

Is this a reference to Rosa Anna being buried here? It appears likely she remarried after Willet's death - especially as he was 20 yrs her senior.

Noted events in her life were:

Religion: Methodist.

Occupation: 1918, Housekeeper.

   455 F    v. Gertrude Isabell Bookhout was born on 16 Oct 1882 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,1031 died on 9 Sep 1975 in Victoria, B.C., Canada1031 aged 92, and was buried on 10 Sep 1975 in Hatley Memorial Gardens, Colwood, Victoria, B.C..1031

General Notes: Gertrude's year of birth is listed as 1881 in the 1901 Golden BC Census, but her death record lists it as 1882. The informant on Gertrude's death certificate was Gladys Durant, her daughter, living at 485 Joffre St., Victoria, B.C. She died at Glenwarren Private Hospital in Victoria.

Gertrude married William Christopher King, son of Christopher John King 1032 and Emily Sims. William was born on 8 Jun 1879 in Victoria, B.C., Canada,1033 died on 26 Apr 1958 in Victoria, B.C., Canada1034 aged 78, and was buried on 30 Apr 1958 in Hatley Memorial Gardens, Colwood, Victoria, B.C..1034 The cause of his death was Myocarditis.

General Notes: Arthur King, William's son, was the informant on the death certificate. Arthur's residence at the time was 854 Tolmie Ave., Victoria, B.C. An inquest was held as to the cause of death because it occurred suddenly; however, no autopsy was performed.

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: 1958, 3234 Oak St., Saanich, B.C.

Occupation: Butcher.

Medical Condition: Sudden Death by Natural Causes.

Gertrude next married Earl Michael Huick, son of John T. Huick and Mary J. ??, on 25 Aug 1906 in Cranbrook, B.C., Canada.1035 Earl was born about 1882 in Butler, IN, United States.1036

Noted events in their marriage were:

Witnesses: Mrs. D. Moore, Cranbrook & Ida Bookhout, Cranbrook.

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

Married By: J. P. Westman.

Marriage Location: Home Of David Moore.

General Notes: Earl & Gertrude lived in Spokane, WA after they were married. They also lived in California for a while.

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: 1906, Spokane, WA, United States.

Occupation: 1906, Contractor.

Religion: 1906, Methodist.

   456 F    vi. Ida Ann Bookhout was born on 14 Nov 1885 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada,1037 died on 29 Sep 1968 in Victoria, B.C., Canada1037 aged 82, and was buried on 3 Oct 1968 in Hatley Memorial Gardens, Colwood, Victoria, B.C. The cause of her death was Cerebral Vascular Accident.

General Notes: The 1901 BC Census gives Ida's birth year as 1886? Ida died at Glengarry Private Hospital in Victoria. She had previously resided at 1517 Cold Harbor Road, Victoria. The informant on her death certificate was "T. Johnson, Son."

Ida married John Johnson, son of Thomas Johnson and Elizabeth Day, on 27 Jan 1908 in Cranbrook, B.C., Canada.1038 John was born on 17 Feb 1875 in Barkwell Farm, Mossley, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Cheshire, England,1039 died on 5 Aug 1955 in Victoria, B.C., Canada1040 aged 80, and was buried on 9 Aug 1955 in Veterans Cemetery, Esquimalt, Victoria, B.C., Canada.1040 The cause of his death was Cancer.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: Robert Hughes.

Marriage License: No Number Provided.

Witnesses: Robert Bookhout, Cranbrook & Ethel Mcneill, Cranbrook.

Marriage Location: Home Of Bride's Sister, Mrs. Mchuych.

General Notes: On his death certificate, John is listed as a "Miner and Returned Soldier." He fought as a soldier in WWI. The residency information also indicates that John has lived in Canada for 50 yrs (since 1905), in BC for 47 yrs (since 1908), and in the Municaplity where he died for 34 yrs (since 1921).

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: 1908, Frank ?.

Residence: 1955, 2644 Quadra St., Victoria, B.C.

Religion: 1908, Anglican.

Occupation: 1908, Boarding House Keeper.

354. Annie Bookhout was born on 18 Nov 1863 in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada.683,684 Another name for Annie was Mary Bookhout.

General Notes: In the 1871 Canada Census, for Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., there is a Mary Bookhout aged 6 yrs living with a family (Jos.h [Joseph] & Amanda Cunningham) near Henry Buckhout (then 71 yrs). She may be "Annie" but it is unclear.

Joseph Cunningham was the son of Henry & Elizabeth Cunningham. He married Amanda Moore on 9 Sept. 1866. Joseph was 15 years old in 1861, and was living just two families away from Henry Buckhout in Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co.. He would have been about 17 years of age when Annie (Mary) Bookhout was born. This may explain why she was living with the family in the 1871 Census.

The following excerpt is from "Ours to Remember - A History of Shiloh, Its Pioneers, Their Forebears and Descendants" by Mary Ann Down, published in 1959:

p. 146

"Robert Bookhout used to run the sawmill for Edward Mutton for years. He moved to Pontypool, and then to B.C. He had several children. The oldest Amelia, married Bert Moore. Agnes married Enos Haines, and lived for a time near Castleton. The others were Wes, Jessie (?), and Willett. I believe most of them moved to B.C. Robert had a sister named Mary Bookhout. She used to live at Grandmother Mutton's, but left Shiloh with her brother's family. I suppose they are all gone as I have not heard from any of them for fifty years."

If the 1901 Ontario Census, Orangeville, Centre Wellington is correct, Annie was born on Nov. 17, 1863 which is almost three months prior to her parents' wedding on February 5, 1864.

There is an Annie Bookhout who was a witness at the wedding of James Buchanan and Margaret Speirs, which was held on 18 Oct. 1884 in Peterborough Co., Ont. and in which she was recorded as "of Norwood."

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1871, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co., Ont., Canada. 683

Residence: 1887, Toronto, Ont, , Canada. 1041

Residence: 1892, 84 Woolsley St., Toronto, Ont., Canada. 1042

Residence: 1901, Orangeville, Centre Wellington, Ont., Canada. 1043

Religion: 1887, Methodist. 1041

Annie married John Bennett Campbell, son of John Campbell and Frances ??, on 5 Jan 1887 in Toronto, Ont., Canada.1041 John was born on 17 May 1863 in Garafraxa, Ont., Canada.1044,1045

Marriage Notes: From the Ontario Marriage Records, registration #013784, 1887:

"John Bennett Campbell, age 25, residing Toronto, born Garafraxa, Bachelor, Baker, Parents: John & Francis; married: Annie Bookhout, age 23, residing Toronto, born Chrama [Cramahe], Spinster, Parents: Henry & Abigail."

Witnesses to the event were James Allen & Louie Campbell of Toronto. The marriage, via license, took place at Toronto, Ont. on Jan. 5, 1887 with Thomas Griffith officiating.

The bride & groom both listed as Methodist.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Married By: Thomas Griffith, 5 Jan 1887. 1041

Marriage License: No Number Provided, 5 Jan 1887. 1041

Witnesses: James Allen & Louie Campbell, Toronto, 5 Jan 1887. 1041

General Notes: John and Annie (Bookhout) Campbell are living in Orangeville, Centre Wellington, Ont. in the 1901 Canadian Census. John is working as an Engineer and earning $ 365 per yr. Both John and Annie are listed as being born in "Ontario rural" while their children (listed below) are born in "Ontario urban:"

Myrtle, aged 13 yrs, attending school
Edgar C., aged 11 yrs, attending school
Frances L., aged 9 yrs, attending school
Charles W., aged 5 yrs
Olive V., aged 3 yrs
Edith May, aged 2 mos.

John's nationality, and that of his children, appears as "Scotch." Annie, interestingly, shows as "Irish?"

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: 1887, Baker.

Occupation: 1892, Teamster. 1042

Occupation: 1901, Engineer. 1043

Religion: Methodist.

Residence: 1887, Toronto.

Residence: 1892, 84 Woolsley St., Toronto, Ont., Canada. 1042

Residence: 1901, Orangeville, Centre Wellington, Ont., Canada. 1043

Nationality: Scottish. 1043

Children from this marriage were:

   457 F    i. Myrtle Campbell was born on 18 Nov 1888 in Ontario.1043

   458 M    ii. Edgar C. Campbell was born on 7 Sep 1890 in Ontario.1043

   459 F    iii. Frances Louise Campbell was born on 11 Mar 1892 in Toronto, Ont., Canada.1046

   460 M    iv. Charles W. Campbell was born on 16 May 1896 in Ontario.1043

   461 F    v. Olive V. Campbell was born on 23 Aug 1898 in Ontario.1043

   462 F    vi. Edith May Campbell was born on 7 Feb 1901 in Orangeville, Dufferin Co., Ont., Canada.1047

362. Jane Blizard .

General Notes: From the New Brunswick, Canada, Archives:

MC3047, Donald P. Wright fonds, Chester Lucas Notes, MS2B, Item #7, "Children of John Bookhout and Phebe Wright" --

"Jane [Blizard], m. James A. Bulyea, March 29, 1838. They had a son George H.V. Bulyea, Lt. Gov. of Alberta, d. July 1928 and a daughter [unnamed] m. ? Slipp."

Jane married James A. Bulyea on 29 Mar 1838.1048

The child from this marriage was:

   463 M    i. George H.V. Bulyea died on 28 Jul 1928.1049

364. William James Bookhout 700 was born between 1817 and 1818 in St. John, NB, Canada.701

General Notes: The New Brunswick "First Families" archive records, Manscript Collection (MC3047), MS2D, Item 5 Donald P. Wright fonds, Chester Lucas notes - "Miscellaneous Records:"

"William J. Bookhout and Phoebe Porter, married March 20, 1844. Their children were: Annie, m. R.J. McAdoo, of St. John; Charlotte, unm.; George, m. [?] Cooper, of Fredericton; May, m. [handwritten note in margin: Son of William Bookhout and Sarah Robinson] William Bookhout died June 11, 1873, aged 55."

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: Mar 1844, St. John, NB, Canada. 700

William married Phoebe E. Porter 700 on 20 Mar 1844 in St. John, NB, Canada 700,1050.,1051

Marriage Notes: From the "New Brunswick Courier," Mar. 23, 1844:

"m. Petersborough [Petersville?] Queens Co., 20th inst., by Rev. A. Wood, William J. BOOKHOUT of this city (St. John) / Miss Phoebe PORTER of former place.; Same time, by same, Henry Blizard / Miss Mary Jane Porter."

As found in "Vital statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers Vol. 10 1842-1845," by D. F. Johnson, p. 100, #1743.

Their marriage is also indicated in "Queens County New Brunswick Marriages Volume A 1812-1861," transcribed by R. Wallace Hale, Heritage Books Inc.: Bowie, MD, 1986, p. 102:

"[BOOKHOUT], William James of St. John & PORTER, Phebe E. of Waterborough - w: John Hopley & John Porter - 20 March 1844"

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: Mar 1844, Waterborough, Queens Co., NB, Canada. 700

Children from this marriage were:

   464 F    i. Annie Bookhout .

   465 F    ii. Sarah Helen Bookhout was born about 1848 in St. John, NB, Canada1052 and died about Nov 1851 in St. John, NB, Canada1052 aged about 3.

General Notes: From the "New Brunswick Courier," Nov. 1851:

"d. This morn., Sarah Helen second d/o William J. BOOKHOUT, age 3 years."

As found in "Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers Vol. 13 1850-1852" by D.F. Johnson, 1986, p. 97, #1671.

   466 F    iii. Charlotte Bookhout .

   467 M    iv. George Bookhout .

   468 F    v. May Bookhout .

   469 M    vi. William J. Bookhout died on 20 May 1854 in St. John, NB, Canada.1053

General Notes: From the "New Brunswick Courier," May 27, 1854:

"d. 20th inst., William James s/o William J. BOOKHOUT and Phoebe BOOKHOUT."

As found in "Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers Vol. 14 1852-1854" by D.F. Johnson, 1986, p. 97, #2950.



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