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John Albert McBurney


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John Albert McBurney 2,48

  • Born: 31 Oct 1875, Lucknow, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,48,49,50,51
  • Marriage: Annie Christina Manning on 20 Dec 1905 in Cartwright, Roblin, Manitoba, Canada 1,2,48
  • Died: 16 Aug 1956, New Westminster, , British Columbia, Canada at age 80 2,48,50,52
  • Buried: 22 Aug 1956, Burnaby, , British Columbia, Canada 50,52

bullet   Cause of his death was Cancer of Stomach.50

bullet   Another name for John was Jack.2


bullet  General Notes:

Jack, the fourth child was born October 31, 1875. He spent his early years in Teeswater, Ontario moving out West to Manitoba in 1893. He was eighteen at the time. He married Annie Manning in 1905 and they homesteaded at Admiral, Saskatchewan. Needless to say, they survived the dirty thirties. In around 1940 though, Jack took his family and cattle to southwestern Manitoba. He stayed with his youngest brother, Russ McBurney. Russ kept his cattle. During his stay, Jack helped Russ to build a new barn. Jack died of cancer in 1956. Annie lived a long and spirited life. Kim visited her in 1981 when she lived in a nursing home in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. She was very chatty and friendly as she crocheted an afgan. She died in 1984 at the age of 97. She is buried in Vancouver, B.C. with Jack. They had retired there in the 1950's. Their youngest son, Stuart, now farms on the home place in Admiral. ( Jack was known as Black Jack.)
Jack was a fine carpenter, and worked at Arnott's Furniture Factory in Souris, Manitoba as a young man. 2,48

bullet  Burial Notes:

Undertaker was S. Bowell & Sons.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1881 Census of Canada, 4 Apr 1881, , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 53 Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 20, lines 24-25, p. 21, lines 1-6, household 94;
John Albert, age 5, with father Richard, age 42, mother Priscilla, age 31, and siblings William, age 11, Robert, age 9, Eliza Matilda, age 7, Richard James, age 4, and Mary Jane, age 2.

Religion: C. Presbyterian, 4 Apr 1881, , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 53

1891 Census of Canada, 18 May 1891, , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 54 Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 70, lines 18-25, p. 71, lines 1-4, household 292;
John, age 15, with father Richard, age 52, mother Priscilla, age 40, and siblings William, age 20, Robert, age 19, Eliza, age 17, Richard, age 13, Mary, age 11, Annie, age 9, Adeline, age 7, Arthur, age 4, and Herbert, age 2.

1901 Census of Canada: Twp. 7 Range 22, 31 Mar 1901, Souris, , Manitoba, Canada. 55 Manitoba, Brandon Dist. Glenwood Mun., p. 2, line 7, household 11;
John, age 25, boarding with Ethelbert and Bertha Brown.

1906 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Townships 7 and 8, Ranges 20 and 21 West, and Souris Village, 25 Jun 1906, Glenwood Municipality, , Manitoba, Canada. 56 Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Souris, p. 2, lines 31-33, household 11;
John, age 29, with wife Annie, 19, and boarder Hend Howarth, 22.

1911 Census of Canada, 1911, Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada. 19 Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Sec. 12, Twp. 7, Rge. 23, W1, p. 2, lines 28 - 33, household 14;
John, age 34, with wife Annie, age 23, children Annie Ilene, age 4, Mary, age 2, Dorothy, age 8 months, and brother Russell, age 23.

Residence: E 1/2 Sec. 34, Twp. 3, Rge 22, W3, Cir 1916, Claydon, , Saskatchewan, Canada. 29 JACK McBURNIE came from Ontario or Manitoba. He was married and had quite a family. He built a two-story house into a knoll. The bottom storey door was ground level and the upstairs door was at ground level on the opposite side. The downstairs would be quite nice, especially when a north west blizzard would hit. In about 1918, he dealt his land for a tractor and a few other things and left. It is thought that he went to Admiral. He came back to Eastend for a visit once or twice.

School: Avon school, Cir 1916, Claydon, , Saskatchewan, Canada. 29 The "X" in the picture shows the location of the McBurney homestead.

1916 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta), Jun 1916, Claydon, , Saskatchewan, Canada. 20 Saskatchewan, Maple Creek Dist., Claydon, p. 12, lines 1-7, household 220;
John, age 35, with wife Annie, age 30, and children Irene, age 9, Mary, age 7, Dora, age 5, Ruth, age 4, and Lloyd, age 2.

1921 Census of Canada, 9 Jun 1921, Claydon, , Saskatchewan, Canada. 21 Claydon, Maple Creek District, Sec. 34, Twp. 3, Rge. 22, W3; p. 4, lines 6-12, household 46;
John, age 44, with wife Annie, age 35, and children Ilene, age 14, Mary, age 11, Dorothy, age 9, Ruth, age 8, and Lloyd, age 6.

Residence, 1921, Gull Lake, , Saskatchewan, Canada. 29

Residence: NE Sec. 25, Twp. 10, Rge. 16, Stone Farm District, 1925, Simmie, , Saskatchewan, Canada. 29

Residence: 2222 Clark Street, 1949, Port Moody, , British Columbia, Canada. 29 Ilene (McBurney) & Ted Corkery lived right next door.

Cemetery: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 3789 Royal Oak Ave, 22 Aug 1956, Burnaby, , British Columbia, Canada. 50 Undertaker was S. Bowell & Sons.

Family History: Admiral - Prairie to Wheatfields, 1978, Admiral, , Saskatchewan, Canada. 57 The McBurney Family
In 1925 John A. McBurney bought the land in the Admiral district that had been homesteaded by William Stewart and his father. N.E. 25-10-16 and S.E. 36-10-16 was the father's and N.W. 30-10-15 and S.W. 31-10-15 was William's land.
In 1939 Mr. McBurney bought S.E. 30-10-15 that had been homesteaded by Mr. Kelsey.
Mr. McBurney farmed the land until 1947 when he sold the land to his younger son, Stuart. John A. McBurney passed away in 1956; his wife lives at Swift Current, Sask. She lives a very active life for a lady in her late eighties. In the McBurney family there are seven children.
Ilene, who taught school for many years. Among the schools she taught were Pelletier Hill, Congress and Stone Farm. She married Felix Corkery and now lives in Swift Current.
Dora, married Frank McBurney, has worked in a doctor's office and lived at Dauphin, Man. She died in 1977.
Mary married Clarritt Mortensen. She is a successful seamstress and lives at Gull Lake, Sask. Lloyd, operated an Allis Chalmers Agency until poor health forced him to retire. He was married to Eva Smith, a Manitoba girl. They lived at Souris, Man. He died in 1976.
Ruth also taught school. Among the schools she taught were Austinville and Cedar View. She is married to Ken Williams and lives in the Souris, Man. district.
Patricia was another teacher. She taught Cedar Hill and Stone Farm. She is married to Clifford Hymers and lives at Swift Current. After her marriage she worked for the Co-op.
Stuart has a successful farming career. He married Hazel Timmons, one of the Stone Farm teachers. They have three daughters: Sheila, Jacqueline and Candace.
Stuart also had a successful trucking business in which he hauled grain to ranchers and to feed lots.
In 1952 Stuart bought N.W. 31-10-15, a quarter homesteaded by Mr. Hamilton. He also bought the N.E. 31-10-15 which had been homesteaded by Mr. Chafee.
In 19'75 Stuart, Hazel and their daughter Candace moved to Swift Current, though Stuart still farms as before. Candice will finish her high school in Swift Current. Sheila and Jacqueline took their public and high school in Admiral. Sheila is married to Steven Elves and Jacqueline to Grant Magnuson.

Family History: Simmie Saga, 1981, Simmie, , Saskatchewan, Canada. MR. AND MRS. JOHN A. MCBURNEY
Mr. and Mrs. John A. McBurney moved with their family from Manitoba to a homestead at Claydon. Saskatchewan in 1916. They farmed there for six years. In 1921, they moved to the Gull Lake District and farmed there for three years. In 1925, McBurneys bought the Stewart farm in the Stone Farm District, N.E. 25-10-16 and farmed there until they retired to Port Moody. B.C. in 1947. During his farming years, Mr. McBurney was chairman and trustee for Stone Farm School District for many years.
Mrs. McBurney was very active in farming, raising turkey and chickens and milking cows. Prices were never very high - eggs were from five to eight cents a dozen, butter twenty cents a pound and wheat twenty-one cents a bushel. Mrs. McBurney made and sold butter, as well as the buttermilk. Stuart's job, as a boy, was to deliver the buttermilk in Admiral at five cents a gallon. Turkey prices were anything but fabulous. On an average, one bird would bring $1.50 to $2.50. Some falls as high as twenty-five birds were sold from the McBurney's farm. The check for six cents shows how little the balance payment on a shipment to the creamery brought.
Ladies Aid and church, as well as the annual Christmas concert was the entertainment for the community. In helping the local church many fowl suppers were attended to help raise money.
Many of the teachers that taught at Stone Farm School boarded with the McBurney family including their oldest daughter, Ilene and their youngest daughter, Patricia. Conveyance to school was by horse and cart or by walking.
Mr. McBurney farmed with horses until 1944. He had his second class steam engineer papers and always had a job at harvest in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to run the steam engine. In 1937 when it was evident that there'd be no crop, Mr. McBurney and Lloyd moved their cattle to better pastures in Manitoba. Mr. McBurney stayed to help with the Manitoba harvest, returning to Saskatchewan, after the fall work was done. Lloyd remained in Manitoba to make his living there. While Mr. McBurney was in Manitoba, Mrs. McBurney had a cow to milk and a calf to raise for meat. During an electrical storm, the calf was struck by lightning and killed.
The only feed that was raised on the farm that year was Russian Thistle. Our local government shipped in feed to keep the farm animals alive. While in Manitoba, Mr. McBurney shipped back two carloads of hay. This hay was tied with wire, which came in handy to help out with the repairs on the farm.
After the "Dirty Thirties" crops returned to more bountiful yields and mechanization was more widespread. From the start, Stuart always helped his Dad with the farming and in 1944, they bought their first tractor.
In 1947, Mr. and Mrs. McBurney retired to the coast settling in Port Moody, B.C. where Mr. McBurney built their retirement home at the age of 74. They continued to live there until Mr.
McBurney passed away in 1956. Mrs. McBurney sold the home in 1967 and moved to Port Coquitlam to reside in a suite in her daughter's home. In 1978, Mrs. McBurney, with her daughter and husband moved to Swift Current, Saskatchewan. To date, Mrs. McBurney enjoys reasonably good health. She celebrated her 92nd birthday January 8, 1980.
Mr. and Mrs. McBurney had seven children: Ilene, Mrs. Ted Corkery (deceased), Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Mary, Mrs. Claritt Mortensen, Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. Dora, Mrs. Frank McBurney, Dauphin, Manitoba, (deceased). Ruth, Mrs. Ken Williams, Souris, Manitoba; Lloyd McBurney, Souris, Manitoba, (deceased). Patricia, Mrs. Clifford Hymers, Swift Current, Saskatchewan; Stuart McBurney, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Family History: "The House that Jack built," 2013. A document created by Pat Hymers describing the Homestead that Jack built in Claydon, Saskatchewan.


John married Annie Christina Manning, daughter of Charles Manning and Sarah Ann Cottle, on 20 Dec 1905 in Cartwright, Roblin, Manitoba, Canada 1,2.,48 (Annie Christina Manning was born on 8 Jan 1888 in , Lisgar, Pembina, Manitoba, Canada,2,48,58 died on 5 Jul 1984 in Swift Current, , Saskatchewan, Canada 2,48 and was buried in Burnaby, , British Columbia, Canada 2,48.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage, 20 Dec 1905, Roblin, , Manitoba, Canada. 1 Manitoba Vital Statistics Marriage Record shows place of marriage as Roblin, Manitoba.

Aniversary: 50th Wedding Anniversary: Port Moody, , British Columbia, Canada. 29

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