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John McBurney
(1811-1872)
Mary Atkinson
(1817-1896)
Richard Pettypiece
(1827-1910)
Elizabeth Young
(1828-1858)
Richard McBurney
(1838-1916)
Priscilla Pettypiece
(1849-1906)

William McBurney
(1870-1941)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Rose Roberts

William McBurney 2,51

  • Born: 8 Oct 1870, Teeswater, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,25,51,68
  • Marriage: Rose Roberts on 24 Dec 1902 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1,2,51
  • Died: 5 Dec 1941, Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada at age 71 2,25,51
  • Buried: 9 Dec 1941, Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada 2,25
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bullet  General Notes:

William was the first child of Richard and Priscilla. He made his tra de as a carpenter and in 1903 married Rose Roberts. In 1911, when h e was 41, he moved to Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. He was often referre d to as "Big Will" or "Big Bill". His death was brought on by a hear t attack.

From the obituary:

Mr. McBurney was born at Teeswater, Ontario, October 8th, 1870. In 18 93, he went to Manitoba, where he farmed and followed his trade as car penter and contractor. In 1911, (when he was 41), he came to Gull Lak e, where he took up residence and continued his trade of carpentering . In teh year of 1903, he was married to Miss Rose Roberts in Winnipe g, five children, two sons and three daughters being born of this unio n. They are as follows: Sgt. Lorance McBurney, RCAF, Camp Borden; Ber t McBurney, RCAF, Trenton, Ontario; Mrs. Tim Nelson, Vermillion, Alber ta: Mrs. Howard Hastings, Petawawa, Ontario.

bullet  Burial Notes:

Event Description: Gull Lake Cemetery - Block 1, Section 54, Plot 2
Address: Gull Lake Cemetery
Gull Lake, Saskatchewan Canada

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1871 Census of Canada: William, age 6 months, with father Richard, age 32, and mother Prescil, 2 Apr 1871. 71 la, age 20, with Arthur Atkinson, age 45.
Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 76, lines 7-10, household 267;
William, age 6 months, with father Richard, age 32, mother Priscilla , age 25, with Arthur Atkinson, age 45 from Ireland.

1881 Census of Canada: William, age 11, with father Richard, age 42, mother Priscilla, age 31, 4 Apr 1881. 56 , and siblings Robert, age 9, Matilda, age 7, John, age 5, 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;
William, age 11, with father Richard, age 42, mother Priscilla, age 31 , and siblings Robert, age 9, Eliza Matilda, age 7, John Albert, age 5 , Richard James, age 4, and Mary Jane, age 2.

Religion: C. Presbyterian, 4 Apr 1881. 56 Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada

1891 Census of Canada: William, age 20, with father Richard, age 52, mothere Priscilla, age 4, 18 May 1891. 57 0, and siblings Robert, age 19, Eliza, age 17, John, age 15, 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;
William, age 20, with father Richard, age 52, mother Priscilla, age 40 , and siblings Robert, age 19, Eliza, age 17, John, age 15, Richard, a ge 13, Mary, age 11, Annie, age 9, Adeline, age 7, Arthur, age 4, an d Herbert, age 2.

1906 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): William, age 35, with father Richard, age 60, mother Priscilla, age 50, 25 Jun 1906. 72 , and siblings Robert P., age 33, Richard J., age 27, Josephine, age 2 3, Adeline M., age 17, Arthur H., age 19, and Russell, age 17, with Wi lliam's wife Rose, age 25, and their children
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 2, lines 36-40, p. 3, line s 1-7, household 19;
William, age 35, with father Richard, age 60, mother Priscilla, age 50 , and siblings Robert P., age 33, Richard J., age 27, Josephine, age 2 3, Arthur, age 19, and Russell, age 17, William's wife Rose, age 25, W illiam & Rose's children Ruth, age 7, and Lawrance, age 2, and boarde r Arthur Black, age 13.



1911 Census of Canada: William, age 40, with wife Rose, age 30, and children Ruth, age 7, Art, 1911. 89 hur, age 6, and Audrey, age 1.
Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw Dist, Maple Creek Mun., Gull Lake, p. 12, line s 9-13, household 169;
William, age 40, with wife Rose, age 30, and children Ruth, age 7, Art hur, age 6, and Audrey, age 1.



1916 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): William, age 45, with wife Rose, age 35, and children Ruth, age 12, La, 1916. 90 wrence, age 10, Audrey, age 5, Alma, age 3, and Wilbert, age 1.
Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Saskatchewan, Gull Lake, p. 7, lines 1-7, household 65;
William, age 45, with wife Rose, age 35, and children Ruth, age 12, La wrence, age 10, Audrey, age 5, Alma, age 3, and Wilbert, age 1.



Border Crossing: from Canada to the USA, 2 Jul 1937. Porthill, Boundary, Idaho, USA
with son Wilbert. Wilbert is described as 5' 10",medium complexion, B rown hair, Blue eyes. William gave his birthplace as Walkerton, Ontar io. William is shown as 5' 9", medium complexion, black hair, blue ey es. Their destination is unclear but shows "Transit 3 days".

Cemetery: Gull Lake Cemetery, 9 Dec 1941. 2 Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada

1901 Census of Canada: William McBurney, age 24, with Jeremiah Curtain, age 35, and wife Mary, 1901. 91 , age 32.
Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Alt. Birth, 2 Sep 1876. 91 Teeswater, Bruce, Ontario, Canada


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William married Rose Roberts, daughter of Rubin and Unknown, on 24 Dec 1902 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1,2.,51 (Rose Roberts was born on 25 Oct 1880 in Gretna Green, Middlesex, England,2,51,92,93,94 died on 4 Jul 1960 in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada 2,25,51 and was buried in Jul 1960 in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada 25.)




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