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John McBurney
(1811-1872)
Mary Atkinson
(1817-1896)
James Maurice Switzer
(1813-1880)
Martha Rebekah Simpson
(1817-1899)
James Arthur McBurney
(1840-1901)
Selina Angela Switzer
(1844-1931)

Joseph Albert McBurney
(1872-1950)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Christina Pritchard

Joseph Albert McBurney 2,56

  • Born: 23 Dec 1872, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,4,56,98
  • Christened: 31 Mar 1873, Wingham, Huron, Ontario, Canada 498
  • Marriage: Christina Pritchard on 16 Oct 1901 in Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,35,56,135
  • Died: 2 May 1950, Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada at age 77 2,4,56,412
  • Buried: 1950, Souris, Manitoba, Canada 4

bullet   Another name for Joseph was Joe McBurney.2

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bullet  General Notes:

The following was submitted by Harry and Melvin McBurney to th e publication "Botany District The First 100 Years":

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McBurney came from Kincardine, Ontario with thei r 6 month old son, Harry, in the spring of 1903. A year later, they mo ved to Brookdale, where they farmed until 1910. Then they moved back t o the Botany District with their three sons, Harry, Earl, and Melville .
Their daughter, Muriel, was born a year later. All the children attend ed Botany School.
In 1938, Mr. and Mrs. McBurney sold out and retired to live in Souris . Mr. McBurney passed away in 1950. Mrs. McBurney was living with he r daughter Muriel Rayner in Brandon, at the time of her death in 1952.

As an old man, Joe became blind.

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bullet  Burial Notes:

Event Description: Souris & Glenwood Cemetery

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• 1881 Census of Canada: Joseph, age 8, with father Arthur, age 40, mother Selina, age 37, an, 4 Apr 1881. 230 d siblings John J., age 13, Mary, age 12, Thomas A., age 10, William , age 6, Alfred, age 4, and Walter, age 1.
Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Ontario, Bruce Co., Huron Twp., p. 19, lines 12-20, household 91;
Joseph, age 8, with father Arthur, age 40, mother Selina, age 37, an d siblings John, age 13, Mary, age12, Thomas, age 10, William, age 6 , Alfred, age 4, and Walter, age 2 months.

• Religion: C. Methodist, 4 Apr 1881. 230 Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada

• 1891 Census of Canada: Joseph, age 18, with father Arthur, age 50, mothere Selina, age 49, an, 21 Apr 1891. 231 d siblings Thomas, age 20, William, age 16, Charles, age 14, and Walte r, age 11.
Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Ontario, Huron West Co., Ashfield Twp., p. 33, lines 4-10, household 1 57;
Joseph, age 18, with father Arthur, age 50, mother Selina, age 49, an d siblings Thomas, age 20, William, age 16, Charles, age 14, and Walte r, age 11.

• Residence, 1903. 470 Botany District, Manitoba, Canada
Moved from Kincardine, Ontario



• 1906 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Joseph, age 34, with wife Christina, age 36, and children Harry E., ag, 27 Jun 1906. 499 e 4, Elmer E., age 2, and Mel E., age 1 month.
Hartney, Grassland, Manitoba, Canada
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Hartney, p. 6, lines 17-21, household 37;
Joseph, age 34, with wife Christina, age 36, and children Harry E., ag e 4, Elmer E., age 2, and Mel E., age 1 month.



• 1911 Census of Canada: Joseph, age 38, with wife Christina, age 42, children Harry (Henry), a, 1911. 500 ge 8, Elmer, age 6, Melville, age 5, and Muriel, age 2 months, with do mestics Leonard Ketchem, age 15, and Olive Sherman, age 20.
Brandon District, Manitoba, Canada
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 3, lines 48-50, p. 4, line s 1-5, household 30;
Joseph, age 38, with wife Christina, age 42, children Harry (Henry), a ge 8, Elmer, age 6, Melville, age 5, and Muriel, age 2 months, with do mestics Leonard Ketchem, age 15, and Olive Sherman, age 20.



• 1916 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Joseph, age 44, with wife Christina, age 47, and children Henry, age 1, 1916. 22,84 3, Elmer Earl, age 11, Melville, age 10, and Muriel, age 5, with labor er George Jackson, age 28.
Souris, Manitoba, Canada
P. 12, Line 50, P. 13, Lines 1 - 6,, Household 138, Twp. 7, Rge. 22; J oseph, age 44, with wife Christina, age 47, and children Henry, age 13 , Elmer Earl, age 11, Melville, age 10, and Muriel, age 5, with labore r George Jackson, age 28.



• 1921 Census of Canada: Joseph, age 48, with wife Christina, age 51, and children Henry, age 1, 1921. 501 8, Earl, age 16, Melville, age 15, and Muriel, age 10.
Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Manitoba, Brandon, Glenwood Mun.; Sec. 6, Twp. 7, Rge. 21, W1; p. 6, l ines 11-16, household 55;
Joseph, age 48, with wife Christina, age 51, and children Henry, age 1 8, Earl, age 16, Melville, age 15, and Muriel, age 10.

• Retirement: Sold their farm, to live in Souris, Manitoba, 1938. 56



• Grave Marker: Souris & Glenwood Cemetery, 1960. 22 Souris, Manitoba, Canada



• 1901 Census of Canada: Josephe, age 29, with brother Alfred, age 24, 16 Apr 1901. 98 Ashfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada

• Family History, 2006. 35 Souris, Manitoba, Canada
MC BURNEY, JOSEPH AND CHRISTINA
Joe 1872 - 1950 Christina 1869-1952
Joe and Christina were married in 1902, in Kincardine, Ontario. They m oved to Brookdale, MB, where they farmed until 1910. They moved to th e Botany District, farming until 1938, when they moved to Souris. Thei r family consisted of Harry, Earl, Melville, and Muriel.
Henry (Harry) (1902-1987), farmed in the Botany District. Harry marrie d Catherine (nee Davidson) in 1927. Catherine is living in the Persona l Care Home in Souris in her 102nd year. Their children: Elva, Marjori e, and Murray.
Elva, born 1928, married Russ Morden in 1948. They farmed in Hartney a rea, then moved to Lauder, retiring to Treherne, MB. Their children ar e: Doreen, married Larry Petlinger, living in Portage la Prairie, MB , Donna, married Neil Marlin, living in Carman, MB. Rhonda and Kurt ar e living in Winnipeg, MB.
Marjorie, born 1934, is living in Red Deer, Alberta. She married Ron F lewelling (deceased). Their children are: Todd, living in Medicine Hat , Alberta and Jill, living in Denver, Colorado.
Murray, born 1937-1972, married Lorna (nee McFarlane). Their childre n are: Sherran, Dale, Scott, and Blaine. (See Lorna Hart History)
Earl, 1904-1965, married Edith Davidson in 1938. Earl moved to the Lil y District in 1937, onto 18-7-20. The first years the land was worke d with horses. Crops were cut with a binder, stooked and threshed. Fam ily and neighbours helped one another with stook teams and they hire d a threshing machine. Edith didn't have an easy task, feeding a larg e number of men, without running water or electricity, and three smal l children underfoot. One poor year, in the early 40’s, it took nearl y all the proceeds from the crop to pay for the threshing. That year , we had to rely on cream checks and the sale of eggs, chickens, pig s and cattle to buy gas, groceries and clothing. In 1944, the first tr actor was purchased, a John Deere A. 1945 a Ford truck was bought fro m Loren Madill. Our first car was a 1925 Model T. Coupe.
Transportation in the winter was an open cutter, then a closed van. I t was a big undertaking for the whole family to go to Souris on Saturd ay. Dad would stoke up the stove in the van. We would leave at 10 a.m. , a two hour drive, and lunch at Grandma and Grandpa McBurney‘s. Afte r the shopping, and if weather and time permitted, the children ha d a slide down Victoria Park Hill. We might get a nickel to spend o n a treat at Mitchell's store. In those days it bought a sizable bag o f jaw breakers or jelly beans.
1948, was a turning point for many things. Hydro was turned on Novembe r 20, 1948. The hydro contract required you to buy 5 items. We had a n iron, toaster, kettle, hot plate and clock. Then we had a refrigerat or and a freezer.
Hydro was a tremendous help in the summer; not having to heat up the k itchen with the cook stove. We no longer had to hang the milk, cream a nd meat down the well. Our first combining was in 1948. We hired Ton y Kohut with a 21 Massey. In 1950 we bought our first combine from Har ry English.
The 50‘s and 60's were years of many changes, with much advancement i n all avenues of farming. With more land and bigger equipment, we wer e able to produce more crop and feed. Our family was growing up and aw ay at school. Eleanor, Bob and Ruth attended Lily School 1946-1959. Al bert and Viola Long picked us up with the horse and buggy in summer an d a closed van in winter.
Eleanor finished school in Brandon at St. Michaels Academy, and worke d with the Bank of Nova Scotia until her marriage to Wayne Gordon in 1 961. They have three sons, Barry, Bryan and Brent. (Sec Gordon History ).
Bob went to school in Souris after Grade 9 at Lily. He farmed with hi s Dad. After Earl passed away in 1965, he took over the farm. Bob marr ied Marlene Swan in 1968. Their children: Warren (Kim), sons Shane 5 , and Trent 3, live in Portage La Prairie, MB, Shauna (Alex), son, Pre ston live in Swift Current, SK.
Ruth (Wayne Smith ) finished her schooling at Souris and started wor k at the Royal Bank. She married Douglas Kerslake in 1964, and they fa rmed on the Kerslake farm until they purchased the Shell Bulk Dealersh ip in Souris, in 1967. Doug passed away accidentally in 1972. Ruth sta rted working at the Souris Credit Union (now Westoba Credit Union) i n 1975, and is still employed with them. They have 3 children: Kare n ( Roger) Dufault was born in 1966. She took her schooling in Souri s and her Education degree at Brandon University and continues to teac h in Ignace, Ontario. Karen and Roger have 2 children - Jared 1994 an d Alexandria 1997. Lisa (Doug) Morley born 1969 is living in Winnipeg . She took her schooling in Souris and is a homemaker and works part t ime in Zellers. Lisa and Doug have 4 children - Nickolas 1989, Dylon 1 991, Faith 2000 and Sean 2002. Douglas (Stacey) born 1972, lives in Ed son AB. He took his schooling in Souris and Crocus Plains School in Br andon. He is a manager of a maintenance shop for Stinger wells. Doug a nd Stacey have 3 children - Jamie-Lynn 1995, Ashley 1998 and Hailey 20 01.
Melville (Mel) 1906-1995. In 1936, he married Ethel (nee Nixon) 1914-2 003. They farmed in the Botany District, later moving to Millan Distri ct. They had 2 sons; Albert (Norma) and their son, Crispen, and Harve y (Peggy ) Beverly, Brenda, Margo and Jeff.
Muriel 1911-1991, married George Rayner in 1943. No family - they live d in Brandon where George worked with CNR.

• Moved: from Kincardine, 1902. 35 Brookdale, Manitoba, Canada

• Occupation: Farming, Between 1902 and 1910. 35 Brookdale, Manitoba, Canada

• Residence: Moved from Botany District, Manitoba, Between 1904 and 1910. 56 Brookdale, Manitoba, Canada

• Residence, After 1910. 56 Botany District, Manitoba, Canada
Moved from Brookdale, Manitoba back To Botany District

• Residence: Sec. 7, Twp. 7, Rge. 22, W1, 27 Jun 1906. 499 Hartney, Grassland, Manitoba, Canada

• Moved: from Brookdale, Manitoba, 1910. 35 Botany District, Manitoba, Canada

• Occupation: Farming, Between 1910 and 1938. 35 Botany District, Manitoba, Canada

• Moved: from Botany District, 1938. 35 Souris, Manitoba, Canada


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Joseph married Christina Pritchard, daughter of Henry H. Pritchard and Christina McNiel, on 16 Oct 1901 in Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,35,56.,135 (Christina Pritchard was born on 1 Jun 1869 in Ripley, Bruce, Ontario, Canada,2,56,412 died on 19 Dec 1952 in Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada 2,4,56,412 and was buried in 1950 in Souris, Manitoba, Canada 4,22,412.)




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