John Albert McBurney 2,57
- Born: 31 Oct 1875, Lucknow, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,57,58,59,60
- Marriage: Annie Christina Manning on 20 Dec 1905 in Cartwright, Souris, Manitoba, Canada 1,2,57
- Died: 16 Aug 1956, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada at age 80 2,57,59,61
- Buried: 22 Aug 1956, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada 59,61
Cause of his death was Cancer of Stomach.
Another name for John was Jack.2
Jack, the fourth child was born October 31, 1875. He spent his earl y years in Teeswater, Ontario moving out West to Manitoba in 1893. H e was eighteen at the time. He married Annie Manning in 1905 and the y homesteaded at Admiral, Saskatchewan. Needless to say, they survive d the dirty thirties. In around 1940 though, Jack took his family an d cattle to southwestern Manitoba. He stayed with his youngest brothe r, Russ McBurney. Russ kept his cattle. During his stay, Jack helpe d Russ to build a new barn. Jack died of cancer in 1956. Annie live d a long and spirited life. Kim visited her in 1981 when she lived i n a nursing home in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. She was very chatt y and friendly as she crocheted an afgan. She died in 1984 at the ag e of 97. She is buried in Vancouver, B.C. with Jack. They had retire d there in the 1950's. Their youngest son, Stuart, now farms on the h ome place in Admiral. ( Jack was known as Black Jack.)
Jack was a fine carpenter, and worked at Arnott's Furniture Factory i n Souris, Manitoba as a young man.
Address: Royal Columbian Hospital
330 E Columbia St
New Westminster, BC V3L 3W7 Canada
Address: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
3789 Royal Oak Ave
Burnaby, BC V5G 3M1 Canada
Noted events in his life were:
• 1881 Census of Canada: John, age 5, with father Richard, age 42, mother Priscilla, age 31, an, 4 Apr 1881. 62 d siblings William, age 11, Robert, age 9, Matilda, age 7, Richard, ag e 4, and Mary, age 2.
Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
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, ag e 31, and siblings William, age 11, Robert, age 9, Eliza Matilda, ag e 7, Richard James, age 4, and Mary Jane, age 2.
• Religion: C. Presbyterian, 4 Apr 1881. 62 Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
• 1891 Census of Canada: John, age 15, with father Richard, age 52, mothere Priscilla, age 40, 18 May 1891. 63 , 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, a nd Herbert, age 2.
Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
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, a nd siblings William, age 20, Robert, age 19, Eliza, age 17, Richard, a ge 13, Mary, age 11, Annie, age 9, Adeline, age 7, Arthur, age 4, an d Herbert, age 2.
• 1901 Census of Canada: John, age 25, boarding with Ethelbert and Bertha Brown, 31 Mar 1901. 64 Souris, Manitoba, Canada
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): John, age 29, with wife Annie, 19, and boarder Hend Howarth, 22, 25 Jun 1906. 65 Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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: John, age 34, with wife Annie, age 23, children Annie Ilene, age 4, Ma, 1911. 24 ry, age 2, Dorothy, age 8 months, and brother Russell, age 23.
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Sec. 12, Twp. 7, Rge. 23, W1, p. 2, lines 2 8 - 33, household 14;
John, age 34, with wife Annie, age 23, children Annie Ilene, age 4, Ma ry, age 2, Dorothy, age 8 months, and brother Russell, age 23.
• Residence: E 1/2 Sec. 34, Twp. 3, Rge 22, W3, Abt 1916. 36 Claydon, Saskatchewan, Canada
JACK McBURNIE came from Ontario or Manitoba. He was married and had qu ite a family. He built a two-story house into a knoll. The bottom stor ey door was ground level and the upstairs door was at ground level o n the opposite side. The downstairs would be quite nice, especially wh en a north west blizzard would hit. In about 1918, he dealt his land f or a tractor and a few other things and left. It is thought that he we nt to Admiral. He came back to Eastend for a visit once or twice.
• School: Avon school, Abt 1916. 36 Claydon, Saskatchewan, Canada
The "X" in the picture shows the location of the McBurney homestead.
• 1916 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): John, age 35, with wife Annie, age 30, and children Irene, age 9, Mary, Jun 1916. 25 , age 7, Dora, age 5, Ruth, age 4, and Lloyd, age 2.
Claydon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Saskatchewan, Maple Creek Dist., Claydon, p. 12, lines 1-7, househol d 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: John, age 44, with wife Annie, age 35, and children Ilene, age 14, Mar, 9 Jun 1921. 26 y, age 11, Dorothy, age 9, Ruth, age 8, and Lloyd, age 6.
Claydon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Claydon, Maple Creek District, Sec. 34, Twp. 3, Rge. 22, W3; p. 4, lin es 6-12, household 46;
John, age 44, with wife Annie, age 35, and children Ilene, age 14, Mar y, age 11, Dorothy, age 9, Ruth, age 8, and Lloyd, age 6.
• Cemetery: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 3789 Royal Oak Ave, 22 Aug 1956. 59 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Undertaker was S. Bowell & Sons.
• Family History: Admiral - Prairie to Wheatfields, 1978. 66 Admiral, Saskatchewan, Canada
The McBurney Family
In 1925 John A. McBurney bought the land in the Admiral district tha t had been homesteaded by William Stewart and his father. N.E. 25-10-1 6 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 b y Mr. Kelsey.
Mr. McBurney farmed the land until 1947 when he sold the land to his y ounger son, Stuart. John A. McBurney passed away in 1956; his wife liv es at Swift Current, Sask. She lives a very active life for a lady i n her late eighties. In the McBurney family there are seven children.
Ilene, who taught school for many years. Among the schools she taugh t were Pelletier Hill, Congress and Stone Farm. She married Felix Cork ery and now lives in Swift Current.
Dora, married Frank McBurney, has worked in a doctor's office and live d at Dauphin, Man. She died in 1977.
Mary married Clarritt Mortensen. She is a successful seamstress and li ves at Gull Lake, Sask. Lloyd, operated an Allis Chalmers Agency unti l poor health forced him to retire. He was married to Eva Smith, a Man itoba girl. They lived at Souris, Man. He died in 1976.
Ruth also taught school. Among the schools she taught were Austinvill e and Cedar View. She is married to Ken Williams and lives in the Sour is, Man. district.
Patricia was another teacher. She taught Cedar Hill and Stone Farm. Sh e is married to Clifford Hymers and lives at Swift Current. After he r marriage she worked for the Co-op.
Stuart has a successful farming career. He married Hazel Timmons, on e of the Stone Farm teachers. They have three daughters: Sheila, Jacqu eline and Candace.
Stuart also had a successful trucking business in which he hauled grai n to ranchers and to feed lots.
In 1952 Stuart bought N.W. 31-10-15, a quarter homesteaded by Mr. Hami lton. He also bought the N.E. 31-10-15 which had been homesteaded by M r. Chafee.
In 19'75 Stuart, Hazel and their daughter Candace moved to Swift Curre nt, though Stuart still farms as before. Candice will finish her hig h school in Swift Current. Sheila and Jacqueline took their public an d high school in Admiral. Sheila is married to Steven Elves and Jacque line to Grant Magnuson.
• Migration: from Ontario, 1893. 35 Manitoba, Canada
Richard left Ontario because the lumber mill he owned and operated wit h a partner burned down and left them with very little insurance.
• Employment: T.L. Arnett Furniture Factory. 35 Souris, Manitoba, Canada
• Land: NE Sec. 34, Twp. 03, Rge. 22, W3, 31 Oct 1947. 53 Frontier North Mun., Saskatchewan, Canada
• Residence, 1921. 36 Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
• Residence: NE Sec. 25, Twp. 10, Rge. 16, Stone Farm District, 1925. 36 Simmie, Saskatchewan, Canada
• Residence: 2222 Clark Street, 1949. 36 Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
Ilene (McBurney) & Ted Corkery lived right next door.
• 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 t o a homestead at Claydon. Saskatchewan in 1916. They farmed there fo r six years. In 1921, they moved to the Gull Lake District and farme d there for three years. In 1925, McBurneys bought the Stewart farm i n the Stone Farm District, N.E. 25-10-16 and farmed there until they r etired to Port Moody. B.C. in 1947. During his farming years, Mr. McBu rney was chairman and trustee for Stone Farm School District for man y years.
Mrs. McBurney was very active in farming, raising turkey and chicken s and milking cows. Prices were never very high - eggs were from fiv e 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 th e buttermilk. Stuart's job, as a boy, was to deliver the buttermilk i n Admiral at five cents a gallon. Turkey prices were anything but fabu lous. On an average, one bird would bring $1.50 to $2.50. Some falls a s high as twenty-five birds were sold from the McBurney's farm. The ch eck for six cents shows how little the balance payment on a shipment t o the creamery brought.
Ladies Aid and church, as well as the annual Christmas concert was th e entertainment for the community. In helping the local church many fo wl suppers were attended to help raise money.
Many of the teachers that taught at Stone Farm School boarded with th e McBurney family including their oldest daughter, Ilene and their you ngest daughter, Patricia. Conveyance to school was by horse and cart o r by walking.
Mr. McBurney farmed with horses until 1944. He had his second class st eam engineer papers and always had a job at harvest in Manitoba and Sa skatchewan to run the steam engine. In 1937 when it was evident that t here'd be no crop, Mr. McBurney and Lloyd moved their cattle to bette r pastures in Manitoba. Mr. McBurney stayed to help with the Manitob a harvest, returning to Saskatchewan, after the fall work was done. Ll oyd remained in Manitoba to make his living there. While Mr. McBurne y was in Manitoba, Mrs. McBurney had a cow to milk and a calf to rais e for meat. During an electrical storm, the calf was struck by lightni ng and killed.
The only feed that was raised on the farm that year was Russian Thistl e. Our local government shipped in feed to keep the farm animals alive . While in Manitoba, Mr. McBurney shipped back two carloads of hay. Th is hay was tied with wire, which came in handy to help out with the re pairs on the farm.
After the "Dirty Thirties" crops returned to more bountiful yields an d mechanization was more widespread. From the start, Stuart always hel ped his Dad with the farming and in 1944, they bought their first trac tor.
In 1947, Mr. and Mrs. McBurney retired to the coast settling in Port M oody, B.C. where Mr. McBurney built their retirement home at the age o f 74. They continued to live there until Mr.
McBurney passed away in 1956. Mrs. McBurney sold the home in 1967 an d 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 Swif t Current, Saskatchewan. To date, Mrs. McBurney enjoys reasonably goo d health. She celebrated her 92nd birthday January 8, 1980.
Mr. and Mrs. McBurney had seven children: Ilene, Mrs. Ted Corkery (dec eased), Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Mary, Mrs. Claritt Mortensen, Gul l Lake, Saskatchewan. Dora, Mrs. Frank McBurney, Dauphin, Manitoba, (d eceased). Ruth, Mrs. Ken Williams, Souris, Manitoba; Lloyd McBurney, S ouris, Manitoba, (deceased). Patricia, Mrs. Clifford Hymers, Swift Cur rent, 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 bu ilt in Claydon, Saskatchewan.
• Land: SE Sec. 34, Twp. 03, Rge. 22, W3, 17 Oct 1919. 53 Frontier North Mun., Saskatchewan, Canada
John married Annie Christina Manning, daughter of Charles Manning and Sarah Ann Cottle, on 20 Dec 1905 in Cartwright, Souris, Manitoba, Canada 1,2.,57 (Annie Christina Manning was born on 8 Jan 1888 in Derby, Manitoba, Canada,2,57,67,68 died on 5 Jul 1984 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada 2,57 and was buried in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada 2,57.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Aniversary: 50th Wedding Anniversary Party, 1955. 22 Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
ADMIRAL PIONEERS’ GOLDEN WEDDING PARTY
Bronze mums and shasta daisies set the theme for the family gatherin g honoring the occasion of the Golden Wedding anniversary of Mr. and M rs. Jack McBurney, Port Moody, B.C., formerly of Admiral and Simmie di stricts.
It was the first complete reunion of the nine members of the family i n over 30 years, when they all met at the McBurney home in Port Moody . Present were Ilene (Mrs. Corkery), living in Port Moody; Mary (Mrs . Mortenson) from Gull Lake; Dora (Mrs. McBurney) from Dauphin, Man. ; Ruth (Mrs. Williams) from Souris, Man.; Lloyd McBurney from Souris , Man.; Pat (Mrs. Hymers) of Glen Bain and Stuart McBurney of Simmie . The family presented the couple with a silver tea service in hono r of the occasion.
Under an array of gold and white streamers and bells, the bride’s tabl e was laid with a linen cloth and centered with a three-tiered weddin g cake topped with the same ornament which topped the bride’s cake fif ty years ago. The cake was made by Pay Hymers and decorated by Mr. an d Mrs. R. N. Alston of Glen Bain. The cake was flanked by silver cand le sticks and silver candelabra. The reception was held Saturday, Nov ember 26, and attending the dinner were Ted and Patsy Corkery, Port Mo ody and Judy Hymers of Glen Bain.
Place card favors, in the form of rosettes on tiny gold doilies, wer e found at each setting.
For the occasion, the bride of fifty years chose a gown of wine crep e and her only jewelry was pearls. The corsage was yellow talisman ro ses. Photographs were taken by Albert Stewart of Port Moody.
Mr. and Mrs. McBurney were “at home” to their many friends on Sunday , Nov. 27. Serving the tea were the five daughters and Stuart and Llo yd were in charge of the register. Former prairie people signing th e register were: of Admiral - Mrs. Esther Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Ed B rown, now of Vancouver; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gillies, Mrs. Olaf Ostby, no w of Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sherwick, now of Pitt Meadows; Frank Cor kery, now of Port Moody; and Mr. and Mrs. Les McBurney, Vancouver, for merly Souris, Man.
During the re-union, the family members are assembling a family “tree ” and a “Memory Book” with the hopes of adding gems at a future re-uni on.
On December 20, 1905, Jack McBurney and Annie Manning were married i n Cartwright, Man., by the Rev Dr. F. G. Stevens. Attending the coupl e were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jackson of Souris, Man., who celebrated thei r 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 19, 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. McBurney lived at Souris and Hartney in Manitoba until 19 16 when they moved to a homestead at Claydon, Sask. From there they m oved in 1921 to Gull Lake where they lived until 1925. From 1925 unti l 1949 they farmed at Simmie and then retired in Port Moody, B.C.
Sharing in the occasion are 15 grandchildren and five great grandchild ren.
Mr. and Mrs. McBurney are both in good health and are interested in co mmunity affairs. Mrs. McBurney is busily engaged in the work of the U nited Church in Port Moody, as she was when on the farm at Simmie.