Richard Atkinson
John McBurney
(1811-1872)
Mary Atkinson
(1817-1896)

Thomas McBurney
(1848-1925)

 

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Ann Elizabeth Hiles

Thomas McBurney 2,51

  • Born: 9 Oct 1848, Beverly, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada 2,51,227
  • Marriage: Ann Elizabeth Hiles on 14 Dec 1871 in Hullett, Huron, Ontario, Canada 2,51,148,226
  • Died: 10 Aug 1925, Cameron, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada at age 76 2,51,228
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bullet  General Notes:

In their younger years, Tom and his brother Willie lived at Pine Point , Lot 36, Huron Township, Bruce County, Ontario. They ran a post offi ce and a carriage shop. Tom handled the woodwork and Willie did the i ronwork.

Uncle Tom was a great hunter, especially geese. He liked to take a dr ink, but didn't want anyone to know. Came out to Jim's place and go t out of his Model T Ford. Had to hang on to it. "He was a tough ol d sucker" according to Joyce McBurney.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth, 1849. 229 Ontario, Canada

1851 Census of Ontario, 12 Jan 1852. 70 Beverly, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada
The Personal Census information for Beverly District is missing, but f ather John was listed in the Agricultural Census for Beverly Townshi p 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 cal f, 2 horses, 2 pigs, and 1 barrel or cwt. of Pork.

1861 Census of Canada: Thomas, age 11, with father John, age 48, mother Mary, age 43, and sib, 14 Jan 1861. 69 lings Hugh, age 22, Ritchie, age 20, John, age 16, William, age 13, Ja ne, age 10, Marg, age 7, Ann M., age 4, and James, age 1.
Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Age 11 with father John (48), mother Mary (43) and siblings Hugh (22) , Richard (20), John (16), William (13), Jane (10), Margaret (7), Anni e Maria (4), and John James (1).
They were described as living in a one storey log home.

1871 Census of Canada: Thomas, age 22, with siblings William, age 24, and Margaret, age 16, l, 2 Apr 1871. 224 iving with John Hiles, age 21.
Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 22, lines 7-10, household 73;
Thomas, age 22, William, age 24, and Margaret, age 16, with John Hiles , age 21, of England.

Employment: Storekeeper, 14 Dec 1871. 224 Pine River, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
This was the location of a Post Office.

Religion: Presbyterian, 14 Dec 1871. 226



1881 Census of Canada: Thomas, age 32, with wife Anne E., age 27, and children Levina A., ag, 4 Apr 1881. 229 e 8, Zaluma E., age 6, and Wilmore John Adrian, age 5 months.
Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Ontario, Bruce Co., Huron Twp., p. 41, lines 18-22,household 168;
Thomas, age 32, with wife Anne Elizabeth, age 27, and children Lavina , age 8, Eva, age 6, and Wilmor, age 5 months.



1891 Census of Canada: Thomas, age 42, with wife Annie, age 37, and children Alvina, age 18, 1891. 230 , Eva, age 16, and Wilmer, age 10, with labourer Thomas Allan, age 19.
Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
Manitoba, Selkirk District, Whitewater Sub-District, p. 11, lines 15-2 0;
Thomas, age 42, with wife Annie, age 37, children Alvina, age 18, Eva , age 16, and Wilmor, age 10, with domestic Thomas Allan, age 19.



Residence, Abt 1900. Elgin, Manitoba, Canada



1901 Census of Canada: Thomas, age 52, with wife Annie E., age 47, and children Wilmor, age 2, 17 Apr 1901. 227 0, Josie B., age 7, and Herbert, age 4, with servant Thomas Alexander , age 21.
Cameron, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Cameron Mun., p. 10, lines 11-16, household 9 0;
Thomas, age 52 with wife Annie, age 47, and children Wilmor, age 20, J osie B., age 7, Herbert, age 4, and servant Thomas Alexander, age 21.



1906 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Thomas, age 56, with wife Elizabeth, age 52, and children Josie B., ag, 1906. 231 e 12, and Herbert T., age 10.
Souris, Manitoba, Canada
Elgin, Manitoba, Sec. 14, Twp. 5, Rge. 22, W1, p. 8, lines 77-10, fami ly 61;
Thomas, age 56, with wife Elizabeth, age 52, and children Josie B., ag e 12, and Herbert, age 10.



1916 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Thomas, age 66, with children Alena Isabel (Josie Bell), age 22, and R, 1916. 232 oy Thomas, age 19, with employee Wilmor Naylor, age 17.
Souris, Manitoba, Canada
Souris, Manitoba, Cameron Municipality, Twp. 5, Rge. 22, W1, p. 21, li nes 9-11, household 201;
Thomas, age 66, with children Alena Isabel (Josie Bell), age 22, and R oy Thomas, age 19.



1921 Census of Canada: Thomas, age 73, with children Josie, age 27, and Roy, age 24, 1921. 233 Souris, Manitoba, Canada
Brandon, Cameron Municipality, Sec. 14, Twp. 5, Rge. 22, W1, p. 7, lin es 33-35, household 68;
Thomas, age 73, with children Roy, age 24, and Josie, age 27.

Employment: Postmaster, Between 1 Jan 1877 and 25 Mar 1885. 234 Pine River, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Pine River was the location of a Post Office.

He retired from that position on 23 Mar 1885.

Religion: Weslyan Methodist, 4 Apr 1881. 229

Residence: PO Box 149, 8 May 1918. 235 Elgin, Manitoba, Canada

Residence: Lot 31, Concession 6, 1861. 69 Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada


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Thomas married Ann Elizabeth Hiles, daughter of William Hiles and Ann Lyon, on 14 Dec 1871 in Hullett, Huron, Ontario, Canada 2,51,148.,226 (Ann Elizabeth Hiles was born on 5 Apr 1843 in Asheldham, Essex, England 2,51,209,227 and died on 6 Dec 1912 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada 2,51,62.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Witnessed by John Newton Campbell, Louise Hiles, Hullett, 14 Dec. 1871 , Hullett, Pres., W. Meth., Thomas Cleworth, W. Meth. minister, by lic ., Hullett, Bruce.

(John) Newton Campbell and Louise Hiles were married the same day i n a double wedding.



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