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Selina Angela Switzer

James Arthur McBurney 2,48

  • Born: 2 Dec 1840, , , , Ireland 2,48
  • Marriage: Selina Angela Switzer on 12 Oct 1866 in , Wawanosh, Huron, Ontario, Canada 2,48,192
  • Died: 1 Sep 1901, , Ashfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada at age 60 2,48,52,193
  • Buried: 1901, , Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario, Canada

bullet   Cause of his death was Heart Failure.193


bullet  General Notes:

Arthur and Selina lived in Kincardine, Ashfield township, Bruce County, Ontario. Selina was married to Art in 1866 and was the daughter of James Switzer. The family visited often in later years with Eliza and Tom Hill's family. (Eliza was the daughter of Richard McBurney, Art's brother) Selina was pretty sharp. It was said that anything she missed wasn't worth much. She was almost blind, as was most of the family. (According to Vera Scott in a letter in the late 1970's) They had seven children: Tom, Mary, William, John (Jack), Joe, Alfred, and Walter. Selina is buried in Kincardine Cemetery, Block E, Lot 35. 2,48


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Immigration: to Canada, 1848. through Little York (Toronto, , Ontario, Canada).

From the obituary of William McBurney:
William and his family set sail from Ireland in a sailing vessel, which took upward of two months in crossing the Atlantic (Ocean), they landed at Little York, now Toronto and took up their first residence at Beverly, not far from Woodstock, from which place they came into the woods in the year of the "Sale of the Land," in 1848, and settled on Lot 31, Concession 6, Kinloss.

NOTE: The 1851 Census of Canada shows the family (John and Mary with children Hugh, Richard, James Arthur, John, and William) still living in Beverly Township of Wentworth County. The 1861 Census shows them living in Kinloss.

1851 Census of Ontario, 12 Jan 1852, , Beverly, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. 63 The Personal Census information for Beverly District is missing, but father John was listed in the Agricultural Census for Beverly Township in Wentworth County of Canada West, p. 31, line 5, as living on Cons. 9, lot 31. He had 2 acres of land where he grew Oats and Potatoes. He had 100 lbs. of Maple Sugar, 2 Bulls or Oxen, 2 milk cows, 1 calf, 2 horses, 2 pigs, and 1 barrel or cwt. of Pork.

1871 Census of Canada, 2 Apr 1871, , Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 194 Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 76, lines 11-15, dwelling 268;
Arthur, age 28, with wife Selina, age 25, and children John James, age 3, Mary, age 2, and Thomas Arthur, age 3 months.

1881 Census of Canada, 4 Apr 1881, , Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 195 Ontario, Bruce Co., Huron Twp., p. 19, lines 12-20, household 91;
Arthur, age 40, with wife Selina, age 37, and children John, age 13, Mary, age12, Thomas, age 10, Joseph, age 8, William, age 6, Alfred, age 4, and Walter, age 2 months.

Occupation: Farmer, 4 Apr 1881, , Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 195

Religion: C. Methodist, 4 Apr 1881, , Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 195

1891 Census of Canada, 21 Apr 1891, , Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 196 Ontario, Huron West Co., Ashfield Twp., p. 33, lines 4-10, household 157;
Arthur, age 50, with wife Selina, age 49, and children Thomas, age 20, Joseph, age 18, William, age 16, Charles, age 14, and Walter, age 11.

Cemetery: Kincardine Cemetery, 1901, , Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 52

1901 Census of Canada, 12 Apr 1901, , Ashfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada. 197 Ontario, Huron Co., Ashfield Twp., p. 8, lines 43-46, household 81;
Arthur, age 60, with wife Selina, age 57, and children Thomas, age 30, and St. Henyetta, age 14.


James married Selina Angela Switzer, daughter of James Maurice Switzer and Martha Rebekah Simpson, on 12 Oct 1866 in , Wawanosh, Huron, Ontario, Canada 2,48.,192 (Selina Angela Switzer was born on 23 Feb 1844 2,48,198,199, christened on 13 Sep 1850 in Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada,200 died on 14 Nov 1931 in , Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,48,198,201 and was buried in , Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.). The cause of her death was Old Age.193

bullet  Marriage Notes:

MCBURNEY, Arthur, 25, Kinloss, b. Ireland, John McBurney, Mary Atkinson m Salina A. SWITZER, 22, Kinloss, b. Canada, West, James Switzer, Martha B. Simpson, wit Richard McBurney, Jane McBurney, Kinloss, 12 Oct. 1866, Rev. Robert Leask, St. Helens, Wawanosh, Huron


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