Mary Eliza Chatterson1

F, #43760, b. 1902, d. 1994
  • Birth*: 1902; Ontario; Date 1902 per CEMSearch Record for Gladys Roxena Chatterson.1
  • Marriage*: after 1925; per CEMSearch Record for Gladys Roxena Chatterson.; Principal=Edward Alexander Rutherford1
  • Death*: 1994; Date 1994 per CEMSearch Record for Gladys Roxena Chatterson.1
  • Burial*: 1994; Salem Cemetery, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; per CEMSearch Record for Gladys Roxena Chatterson.1
  • Married Name: after 1925; Rutherford1

Family: Edward Alexander Rutherford b. 1896, d. 1968

Citations

  1. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.

Edward Alexander Rutherford1

M, #43761, b. 1896, d. 1968
  • Birth*: 1896; per CEMSearch Record for Gladys Roxena Chatterson.1
  • Marriage*: after 1925; per CEMSearch Record for Gladys Roxena Chatterson.; Principal=Mary Eliza Chatterson1
  • Death*: 1968; per CEMSearch Record for Gladys Roxena Chatterson.1
  • Burial*: 1968; Salem Cemetery, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; per CEMSearch Record for Gladys Roxena Chatterson.1

Family: Mary Eliza Chatterson b. 1902, d. 1994

Citations

  1. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.

Dorothy Isobel Rutherford1

F, #43762, b. 1929, d. 1930
  • Birth*: 1929; Ontario; per CEMSearch Record for Gladys Roxena Chatterson.1
  • Death*: 1930; Ontario; per CEMSearch Record for Gladys Roxena Chatterson.1
  • Burial*: 1930; Salem Cemetery, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; per CEMSearch Record for Gladys Roxena Chatterson.1

Citations

  1. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.

Squire S. Thorne1,2,3

M, #43763, b. 1836
  • Birth*: 1836; Ontario; Date 1837 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1837 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1836 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.2,4,3
  • Marriage*: before 1866; Northumberland Co., Ontario; per 1871 Census.; Principal=Margaret ?4
  • Census*: 1851; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 15 at 1851 Cecnsus: see Edmund Thorne2
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 24 at 1861 Census: see Edmund Thorne5
  • Residence*: April 1871; Conc 7 Lot 32, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1871 Census: Conc 7, Lot 32, 100 acres, owner4
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 34 at 1871 Census: Thorne, Squire, 34, b. Ont., EM, Eng., farmer, married; Margaret, 30, b. Ont., EM, irish, married; Thomas Henry, 4, b. Ont., EM, English (div. 3, pg. 32, line 20)4
  • Census: April 1881; Campbellford, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 44 at 1881 Census: Thorne, Squire S., 44, b. Ont., Eng., EM, Merchant, married; Margaret, 39, b. Ont., Irish, Em, married; Thomas H., 13, b. Ont., Eng., EM (1881 Census: Campbellford, Northumberland Co., dist. 123, sub-dist. h, pg. 40, line 18 - ancestry.com)3

Family: Margaret ? b. 1841

  • Marriage*: before 1866; Northumberland Co., Ontario; per 1871 Census.; Principal=Margaret ?4

Citations

  1. Squire S. Thorne per 1881 Censs.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Lydia Thorne1

F, #43764, b. 1839
  • Birth*: 1839; Ontario; Date 1839 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1
  • Census*: 1851; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 12 at 1851 Census: see Edmund Thorne1
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 21 at 1861 Census: see Edmund Thorne2

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Louisa Thorne1

F, #43765, b. 1842
  • Birth*: 1842; Ontario; Date 1842 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1
  • Census*: 1851; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 9 at 1851 census: see Edmund Thorne1
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 17 at 1861 Census: see Edmund Thorne2

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Elizabeth Thorne1

F, #43766, b. 1845
  • Birth*: 1845; Ontario; Date 1845 & locatioon Cda. per 1851 Census.1
  • Census*: 1851; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 6 at 1851 Census: see Edmund Thorne1
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 15 at 1861 Census: see Edmund Thorne2

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Eliza Jane Thorne1,2,3

F, #43767, b. 11 March 1849, d. 1 February 1931
  • Birth*: 11 March 1849; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1848 per 1851 Census. Date Mar 11 1849 & location Brighton per family tree of louisehousemouse on ancestry.ca, Sep 17 2017.2,3
  • Marriage*: 3 February 1870; Northumberland Co., Ontario; per family tree of louisehousemouse on ancestry.ca, Sep 17 2017.; Principal=George Washington Chadsey3
  • Death*: 1 February 1931; Chilliwack, British Columbia; Date Feb 1 1931 & location Chilliwack, BC per family tree of louisehousemouse on ancestry.ca, Sep 17 2017.3
  • Census*: 1851; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 3 at 1851 Census: see Edmund Thorne2
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 12 at 1861 Census: see Edmund Thorne4
  • Married Name: 3 February 1870; Chadsey3

Family: George Washington Chadsey b. 25 Mar 1846, d. 17 Mar 1910

Citations

  1. Eliza Jane Thorne per family tree of louisehousemouse on ancestry.ca, Sep 17 2017.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Edmund Thorne1

M, #43768, b. 1850
  • Birth*: 1850; Ontario; Date 1850 per 1851 Census.1
  • Census*: 1851; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 1 at 1851 Census: see Edmund Thorne1
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 10 at 1861 Census: see Edmund Thorne2

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Solomon Boright1,2,3

M, #43770, b. 9 May 1790, d. 30 August 1850

  • Birth*: 9 May 1790; Quebec; Date May 9 1790 per Memorial. Date 1795 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Location Quebec per 1891 Census for daughter Matilda Amelia (Boright) Macklam. Location Quebec per Death Reg'n. of daughter Eliza Jane (boright) Donaghy.2,4,3,5,6
  • Marriage*: before 1825; U.S.A.; per 1861 Census - Matilda Macklam - daughter.; Principal=Eunice M. Palen
  • Death*: 30 August 1850; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Aug 30 1850 per Memorial.4
  • Burial*: 1 September 1850; Woods Cemetery, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Solomon Boright; Died; Aug. 30, 1850; Aged; 60 Y 3 M 21? D (Woods Cemetery, Cramahe Twp., July 6, 2009)4
  • Census: 1848; Conc 2 Lot 5, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1848 Census: Solomon Boright; Conc 2, Lot 5, occ., prop.; farmer
  • Census*: 1850; Conc 2 Lot 5, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1850 Census: Solomon Boright; Conc 2, Lot 5, occ., prop.; Total Persons - 5
  • Residence*: 1852; Conc 2 Lot 5, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1851 Census: Conc 2, Lot 5, Brighton Twp., 47 acres.3
  • Census: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 56 at 1851 Census: Boright, Solomon, 56, b. Cda., WM, farmer, married; Eunice, 53, b. USA, WM, married; Eliza, 17 (1851 Census: Brighton Twp., pg. 37 of 160 - ancestry.com)
    Note(1): Memorial of Solomon Boright shows date of death Aug 30 1850. Is he living for this census?
    Note(2): Robert Macklam and wife Matilda are just below - she is dau of Solomon.3

Family: Eunice M. Palen b. 4 Nov 1794, d. 30 Aug 1882

  • Marriage*: before 1825; U.S.A.; per 1861 Census - Matilda Macklam - daughter.; Principal=Eunice M. Palen

Citations

  1. Solomon Boright per 1848 Census & 1851 Census (agr.).
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  5. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.

Eunice M. Palen1,2,3,4

F, #43771, b. 4 November 1794, d. 30 August 1882

  • Birth*: 4 November 1794; Quebec; Date Nov 4 1794 per Memorial. Date 1800 & location USA per 1881 Census. Date 1800 & location USA per 1871 Census. Date 1800 & location USA per 1861 Census - Matilda Macklam - daughter. Date 1798 & location USA per 1851 Census. Location Quebec per Death Reg'n. of daughter Eliza Jane (Boright) Donaghy. Location Quebec per 1891 Census for daughter Matilda Amelia (Boright) Macklam.2,3,5,6,7,8,4
  • Marriage*: before 1825; U.S.A.; per 1861 Census - Matilda Macklam - daughter.; Principal=Solomon Boright
  • Death*: 30 August 1882; Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Aug 30 1882 per Memorial.3
  • Burial*: 1 September 1882; Woods Cemetery, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Eunice; Wife of; Solomon Boright; Died: Aug. 30 1882; Aged; 87 Y's 9 M & 26 D (Woods Cemetery, Cramahe Twp., July 6, 2009)3
  • Married Name: before 1825; Boright
  • Census: 1852; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 53 at 1851 Census: see Solomon Boright
    Note: Solomon Boright's memorial shows date of death Aug 30 1850??5
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 61 at 1861 Census: see Robert Macklam (son-in-law)2
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 71 at 1871 Census: see Robert Macklam (son-in-law)7
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 81 at 1881 Census: see Robert Macklam (son-in-law)6

Family: Solomon Boright b. 9 May 1790, d. 30 Aug 1850

  • Marriage*: before 1825; U.S.A.; per 1861 Census - Matilda Macklam - daughter.; Principal=Solomon Boright

Citations

  1. Eunice Palen per Death Reg'n. of daughter Eliza Jane (Boright) Donaghy. Eunice per Memorial. M. per 1861 Census.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  5. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Samuel Charles M. Cheer1,2,3,4,5,6

M, #43772, b. 3 October 1863, d. 9 April 1944

  • Birth*: 3 October 1863; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1863 per Memorial. Date 1868 & location Ont. per 1921 Census. Date Oct 3 1865 & location Ontario per 1901 Census. Date Oct 1867 per 1911 Census. Date 1862 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1864 & location Brighton per marr. reg'n.2,7,8,9,10,6
  • Marriage*: 30 July 1890; Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#013035: Groom: Samuel M. Cheer; Age: 26; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Tailor; Parents: Henry & Lucinda Cheer; Bride: Alice M. Towersey; Age: 19; Res. & Born: Hamilton; Status: spinster; Parents: Joseph & Elizabeth Towersey; Wit.: Jesse A. Towersey, Hamilton & Frank C. Neilson, Buffalo; Date: Jul 30 1890; Place: Hamilton; Rel.: Meth. & Bapt.; Performed by: R. G. Doville (Ontario Marriage Registration, #013035-1890, ancestry.com) per 1901 Census.; Principal=Alice Maddox Towersey11
  • Death*: 9 April 1944; Ontario; Date 1944 per Memorial. Date Apr 9 1944 per email from Susan Brose, Dec 26 2014.8
  • Burial*: 12 April 1944; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) CHEER; Samuel Charles Cheer; 1863 - 1944; His Wife; Alice Maddox Towersly; 1870 - 1954; Parents of; Maurice, Ralph , Ruby (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, June 5, 2009)8
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 9? at 1871 Census: see Henry Cheer10
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 17 at 1881 Census: see Henry Cheer
    Note: The name Samuel Charles Cheer and wife Alice Maddox Towersey and with son Harold R. "Maurice" Cheer suggested that this fellow is documented by Charles or Samuel. It's Charles in the 1901 Census and Samuel in the 1881 Census. Same guy! (per GEDCOM of C. Penasack, June 24, 2005)3,4
  • Residence: 30 July 1890; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Brighton per marr. reg'n.9
  • Census*: April 1901; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 35 at 1901 Census: Cheer, Charles, 35, b. Ont. Oct 3 1865, Eng., CE, Grocery Clerk, married; Alice M., 26, b. Ont. Aug 30 1874, Eng., married; Maurice R., 9, b. Jun 6 1891, son; Ralph b., 8, b. Mar 20 1893, son (1901 Census Index & Image Online: b-3, pg. 2, line 35, T-6485)2
  • Census: 1 June 1911; Brighton Twp., Smithfield, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 43 at 1911 Census: Cheer, Samuel, 43, b. Ont. Oct 1867, Eng., Angl., farmer, married; Alice, 36, b. Ont. Aug 1874, Eng., Bapt., married; Maurice, 19, b. June 189?, Eng., Ang., son; Ralph, 18, b. March 1893, son; Ruby, 6, b. July 1904, daughter; Lucinda, 73, b. Ont. Jan 1838, Scot., Angl., widow, mother (Conc 1, Lot 24, South East 1/4) (1911 Census Image from Archives Canada Web site: Smithfield, pg. 1, line 36)7
  • Residence*: 1 June 1911; Conc 1 Lot 24, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1911 Census: Conc 1, Lot 24, SE 1/4, Brighton Twp.7
  • Residence: 24 February 1912; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. of his mother Lucinda Victoria (Davidson) Cheer.12
  • Residence: 1916; 45 Prince Edward St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Sam Cheer was also known for purchasing the old high school on Prince Edward Street for $1,000, in 1916 and converting it to a lovely home where their daughter Ruby was married in 1926. It was the wedding of the year with a grand array of potted okabts adorning the sweeping verandah and great steps. This home sold in 1944 when Mrs. Cheer was widowed. It was later converted into apartments after a fire destroyed the elegant peaked roof. Mr. Don Henderson purchased it with other adjascent properties and now it is the location of the townhouses at 45 Prince Edward Street." "That's Just The Way We Were, Brighton Memories, pg. 25713
  • Note*: circa 1920; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Cheer Family, the Old Opera House and Their Part in Brighton History By Rose Ellery: Samuel Charles Cheer was born in Brighton in 1863, married Alice Maddox Towersey and toured the vaudeville circuit of New York State and Ontario for many years, then decided to settle in Brighton to raise a family. Their three children were born here and during this period, Samuel and Alice both performed regularly at the "Old Opera House" on the second floor of Brighton's Town Hall. The hall was built ibn 1885 and demolished by a tornado on July 13th, 1973. Their daughter Ruby (1904) performed in these plays right from when she was a young girl. Maurice Cheer (1891) also performed and got the nickname "Rube" from one of the characters he portrayed. Mr. Cheer also directed many of the plays performed at this time and Alice, a gifted singer, was also pianist for other acts and performances at the Opera House. Sam Cheer was bailiff and mail courier in the '20s and '30s. Their son Ralph (1893) was nicknamed Dan from a performance. As a young man, he operated an ice cream parlour in the Proctor Block, on the easterly north side of Main Street. This is now the brick wall just west of the restored facade of the old Standard and CIBC bank, and is part of the Sobeys parking lot. This block, after many renovations over the years, was destroyed by fire in 1980. Ralph was also employed by Grant Quick at Presqu'ile Pavilion in the 1920s and again in the late 1940s. During this period he also owned a farm east of the present public school at Spring Valley on County Road 26. The family lived there until they "moved to town" in 1948. Their farm was purchased by Peter and Jessie Kulaska, newly arrived from Europe and is now owned by Peter and Jessie's one daughter, Lucille and son-in-law, Tom Coyne, who are chicken producers. Maurice Cheer, an electrician by trade, worked locally; he rewired the Cooey plant at one time and was employed at General Motors as an electrical maintenance man. He later worked at the Trenton Air Base in the same capacity until his retirement. He then did the odd wiring job for individuals for a few years. Maurice loved horse racing and had attended every Queen's Plate running for as long as his health would allow. Many a horse calendar adorned the walls of his home. He never owned a horse, just enjoyed them." "That's Just The Way We Were, Brighton Memories", pg. 256 & 25713
  • Census: 14 June 1921; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 53 at 1921 Census: Cheer, Samuel, 53, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Eng., Pres., mail carrier, married; Alice, 45, b. Ont., p.b. England, Eng., Pres., married; Ralph, 26, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Eng., Pres., Merchant - Ice Cream, son, married; Ruby, 16, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Pres., daughter (1921 Census: Brighton Village, dist. 107, lsub-dist. 60, pg. 22, line 3 - ancestry.com)6
  • Residence: circa 1930; Brighton Twp., Orland, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Samuel Cheer appears in The Latimer Photos which were take by Hugh Latimer during the late 1920s and early 1930s at his father's General Store at Orland. (The Latimer Photos, Codrington Public Library14
  • Residence: 1940; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "62 Cheer, Samuel, mail carrier, Brighton" & 63 Cheer, Mrs. Samuel - Brighton" Canada Voters List 1935-1980, 1940, Northumberland Co., pg. 12 of 118 - ancestry.com15

Family: Alice Maddox Towersey b. 30 Aug 1870, d. 17 May 1954

  • Marriage*: 30 July 1890; Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#013035: Groom: Samuel M. Cheer; Age: 26; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Tailor; Parents: Henry & Lucinda Cheer; Bride: Alice M. Towersey; Age: 19; Res. & Born: Hamilton; Status: spinster; Parents: Joseph & Elizabeth Towersey; Wit.: Jesse A. Towersey, Hamilton & Frank C. Neilson, Buffalo; Date: Jul 30 1890; Place: Hamilton; Rel.: Meth. & Bapt.; Performed by: R. G. Doville (Ontario Marriage Registration, #013035-1890, ancestry.com) per 1901 Census.; Principal=Alice Maddox Towersey11

Citations

  1. Samuel per 1921 Census. Charles per 1901 Census. Samuel Charles per 1881 Census. Samuel C. M. Cheer per Birth Reg'n. of son Ralph Bernardo Towersey Cheer. Samuel Charles per GEDCOM of C. Penasack, June 24, 2005.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  5. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth).
  6. [S121] Unknown author, 1921 Census.
  7. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  9. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  10. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  11. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #013035-1890.
  12. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  13. [S68] Brighton Council, Brighton Memories 2006.
  14. [S87] Unknown subject unknown record type; unknown repository.
  15. [S83] Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Alice Maddox Towersey1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

F, #43773, b. 30 August 1870, d. 17 May 1954

  • Birth*: 30 August 1870; Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario; Birth Reg'n.#014564?: Name: Alice Maddox Towersey; Date: Aug 30 1870; Parents: Joseph Towersey & Elisa Maddox; Inf.: Joseph Towersey, Watchman, G.T.R.; Reg'd.: Sep 2 1870; Phys.: Thomas Duggan; Reg'r.: Thos. Beasley, City of Hamilton, Wentworth Co. (Ontario Birth Registration, #014564?-1870 - ancestry.com) Date 1876 & location Ont. per 1921 Census. Date Aug 1874? & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Aug 30 1874 & location Ontario per 1901 Census. Date 1870 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1871 & location Hamilton per marr. reg'n. Date 1870? per Memorial.2,9,4,5,6,10,8
  • Marriage*: 30 July 1890; Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#013035: Groom: Samuel M. Cheer; Age: 26; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Tailor; Parents: Henry & Lucinda Cheer; Bride: Alice M. Towersey; Age: 19; Res. & Born: Hamilton; Status: spinster; Parents: Joseph & Elizabeth Towersey; Wit.: Jesse A. Towersey, Hamilton & Frank C. Neilson, Buffalo; Date: Jul 30 1890; Place: Hamilton; Rel.: Meth. & Bapt.; Performed by: R. G. Doville (Ontario Marriage Registration, #013035-1890, ancestry.com) per 1901 Census.; Principal=Samuel Charles M. Cheer11
  • Death*: 17 May 1954; Ontario; Date 1954 per Memorial. Date May 17 1954 per email from Susan Brose, Dec 26 2014.4,12
  • Burial*: 20 May 1954; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) CHEER; Samuel Charles Cheer; 1863 - 1944; His Wife; Alice Maddox Towersly; 1870 - 1954; Parents of; Maurice, Ralph , Ruby (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, June 5, 2009)4
  • Census: April 1881; Ward 6, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario; Age 11 at 1881 Census: see Joseph Towersey8
  • Married Name: 30 July 1890; Cheer2
  • Residence*: 30 July 1890; Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario; Residence Hamilton per marr. reg'n.5
  • Census*: April 1901; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 26 at 1901 Census: see Charles Cheer2
  • Census: 1 June 1911; Brighton Twp., Smithfield, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 36 at 1911 Census: see Samuel Cheer9
  • Census: 14 June 1921; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 45 at 1921 Census: see Samuel Cheer6
  • Note*: 1944; 45 Prince Edward St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Sam Cheer was also known for purchasing the old high school on Prince Edward Street for $1,000, in 1916 and converting it to a lovely home where their daughter Ruby was married in 1926. It was the wedding of the year with a grand array of potted okabts adorning the sweeping verandah and great steps. This home sold in 1944 when Mrs. Cheer was widowed. It was later converted into apartments after a fire destroyed the elegant peaked roof. Mr. Don Henderson purchased it with other adjascent properties and now it is the location of the townhouses at 45 Prince Edward Street." "That's Just The Way We Were, Brighton Memories, pg. 25713

Family: Samuel Charles M. Cheer b. 3 Oct 1863, d. 9 Apr 1944

  • Marriage*: 30 July 1890; Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#013035: Groom: Samuel M. Cheer; Age: 26; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Tailor; Parents: Henry & Lucinda Cheer; Bride: Alice M. Towersey; Age: 19; Res. & Born: Hamilton; Status: spinster; Parents: Joseph & Elizabeth Towersey; Wit.: Jesse A. Towersey, Hamilton & Frank C. Neilson, Buffalo; Date: Jul 30 1890; Place: Hamilton; Rel.: Meth. & Bapt.; Performed by: R. G. Doville (Ontario Marriage Registration, #013035-1890, ancestry.com) per 1901 Census.; Principal=Samuel Charles M. Cheer11

Citations

  1. Alice Maddox Towersey per Birth Reg'n. Alice per 1921 Census. Alice M. per 1881 Census. Alice M. Towersey per marr. reg'n. Alice Maddox Towersly per Memorial. Alice Maddox Towsersey per GEDCOM of C. Penasack, June 24, 2005.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  5. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  6. [S121] Unknown author, 1921 Census.
  7. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth).
  8. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  9. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  10. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth), #014564?-1870.
  11. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #013035-1890.
  12. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.
  13. [S68] Brighton Council, Brighton Memories 2006.

Ralph Bernardo Towersey Cheer1,2,3,4,5

M, #43774, b. 20 March 1893, d. 1974

  • Birth*: 20 March 1893; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Birth Reg'n.#022263: Name: Ralph Bernardo Townsey Cheer; Date: Mar 20 1893; Parents: Samuel Cheer & Alice Maddox Townsey; Inf.: Samuel C. M. Cheer, Actor, Brighton; Reg'd.: Apr 18 1893; Phys.: N. B. H. Dean; Reg'r.: J. H. Morrow (Ontario Birth Registration, #022263-1893, ancestry.com) Date 1895 & location Ont. per 1921 Census. Date Mar 20 1893 & location Ontario per 1901 Census. Date Mar 1893 per 1911 Census. Date 1893 & location Brighton per marriage reg'n.2,6,7,4,5
  • Marriage*: 11 August 1925; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#015676: Groom: Ralph Bernardo Cheer; Age: 32; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Merchant; Rel.: Anglican; Parents: Samuel Cheer, b. Brighton Twp. & Alice Powersey; Bride: Viola Iola Reynolds; Age: 23; Res. & Born: Campbellford; Status: spinster; Rel.: Pres.; Parents: Melvin Abbot Reynolds, b. Campbellford & Annie Elizabeth ?Hoder?; Expected Res.: Codrington; Wit.: M. E. & Eleanor Belford, Codrington; Performed by: Jo? T. B. Belford, Codrington, Ch. of England, 6259; Sworn: Brighton, Aug 7 1925; Reg'r.: ? Roblin, Brighton (Ontario Marriage Registration, #015676-1925, ancestry.com) per Memorial.; Principal=Viola Iona Reynolds8,9
  • Death*: 1974; Ontario; Date 1974 per Memorial.8
  • Burial*: 1974; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) CHEER; Ralph Bernardo Cheer 1893 - 1974; His Beloved Wife; Viola Iona Reynolds; 1903 - 1953; Parents of Muriel, Rose Marie, Eleanor and Sharon (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, June 5, 2009)8
  • Census*: April 1901; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 8 at 1901 Census: see Charles Cheer2
  • Census: 1 June 1911; Brighton Twp., Smithfield, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 18 at 1911 Census: see Samuel Cheer6
  • Census: 14 June 1921; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 26 at 1921 Census: see Samuel Cheer5
  • Residence: 11 August 1925; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Brighton per marriage reg'n.4
  • Residence: 1935; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "49 Cheer, Ralph, farmer, Brighton" & "50 Cheer, Mrs. Ralph (W), married woman, Brighton"" Canada Voters List 1935-1980 - Norrhumberland Co, 1935, pg. 7 of 126 - ancestry.com10
  • Residence*: 4 February 1936; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. of son Charles Morton Cheer.11
  • Note*: circa 1950; Memorial: (See Exhibit) CHEER; Samuel Charles Cheer; 1863 - 1944; His Wife; Alice Maddox Towersly; 1870 - 1952; Parents of; Maurice, Ralph , Ruby (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, June 5, 2009)8
  • Residence: 1958; Main St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "26 Cheer, Ralph, mason's helper, Main St." Canada Voters List, Northumberland Co., Brighton, 1958 (ancestry.com)10
  • Residence: 1965; 27 Kingsley Ave., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "28 Cheer, Ralph, Retired, 27 Kingsley Ave., Brighton" Canada Voters List 1935-1980, Northumberland Co., 1965, pg. 10 of 148 - ancestry.com)10

Family: Viola Iona Reynolds b. 1903, d. 1953

  • Marriage*: 11 August 1925; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#015676: Groom: Ralph Bernardo Cheer; Age: 32; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Merchant; Rel.: Anglican; Parents: Samuel Cheer, b. Brighton Twp. & Alice Powersey; Bride: Viola Iola Reynolds; Age: 23; Res. & Born: Campbellford; Status: spinster; Rel.: Pres.; Parents: Melvin Abbot Reynolds, b. Campbellford & Annie Elizabeth ?Hoder?; Expected Res.: Codrington; Wit.: M. E. & Eleanor Belford, Codrington; Performed by: Jo? T. B. Belford, Codrington, Ch. of England, 6259; Sworn: Brighton, Aug 7 1925; Reg'r.: ? Roblin, Brighton (Ontario Marriage Registration, #015676-1925, ancestry.com) per Memorial.; Principal=Viola Iona Reynolds8,9

Citations

  1. Ralph Bernardo Towersey Cheer per Birth Reg'n. Ralph Bernardo Cheer per marriage reg'n. Ralph per 1921 Census.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth).
  4. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  5. [S121] Unknown author, 1921 Census.
  6. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth), #022263-1893.
  8. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  9. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #015676-1925.
  10. [S83] Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  11. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.

Henry Cheer1

M, #43775, b. 26 October 1835, d. 18 March 1882

  • Birth*: 26 October 1835; Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario; Date Oct 26 1835 per Memorial - age ?46y ?4m 20d at death Mar 18? 1882. Date 1836 & location Ontario per 1881 Census. Date 1835 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1834 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Date 1836 & location Woodstock per marr. reg'n.1,3,2,4,5
  • Marriage*: 1 November 1859; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; A Marriage Register for this marriage in 1859 is not available yet but see the Marriage Registration was recorded Mar 3 1881.
    Note: Subsequent emails provide documents from the Interior Department re Civil War Pension allocations re this family. The question came down to whether Lucinda's first marriage was dissolved legally or not. Divorces were much easier to get in the US so it is assumed Timothy Packard got a divorce from Lucinda in New York State before he married Sarah. Pensions were allocated accordingly to Sarah and her kids. It looks like Lucinda and Henry may have been persuing pension benefits based on her first marriage and they did the marriage in 1881 to re-confirm that theirs was a legitimate marriage.
    Note: Andrew Daft sent info re first marriage of Lucinda in 1852 in Picton (when she was 14!) to Tomothy Eastman Packard. That marriage lasted only a year, one child, Alberta, was born, and they split. Both married again. This helps but does not address the very odd situation of a marriage registration in 1881 for a marriage that happened in 1857 or so. I checked again and there absolutley nothing in the marriage registation that suggests anything unusual; their ages are even shown properly at 45 for him and 41 for her. It says he is a bachelor and she a widow - which would of course be the only wrong thing in the document.
    Note: It is also clear that documents re her children show that Lucinda is the mother of Samuel and Elgin etc.; Principal=Lucinda Victoria Davidson1,6,7
  • Death*: 18 March 1882; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Mar 18? 1882 per Memorial. Not in 1901 Census.8,9
  • Burial*: 20 March 1882; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (see Exhibit) In Memory of; Henry Cheer; Who Died; Mar 18?, 1882; Aged; ?46 Yrs, 4 Mo's, 20 d (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, image sent to me by Susan Brose, Dec 16 2105)
    Cemetery Finding Aid: Name: Cheer, Henry; Cemetery: Mt. Hope, Brighton; County: Northumberland; Township: Brighton; Reference: LSGS-011 (http://ocfa.islandnet.com/ocfa-search.php)
    Note: Index for Brighton Cemeteries (by Susan Brose) shows Henry Cheer in Mount Hope Cemetery, #386 - where is this?
    Note: I have not found a memorial for Henry and Lucinda Cheer as of 2015.10,9
  • Census: 1851; Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario; Age 17 at 1851 Census: see Samuel Cheer (assuming a brother)4
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 26 at 1861 Census: Cheer, Henry, 26, UC, CE, lab., married; Lucinda, 24, b. UC, CE, married; Josephine, 37
  • Residence: 1866; Con 1 Lot 34, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Cheer, Henry, fr., Conc 1, s-e-q Lot 34" Gazetteer and Directory, Northumberland County, Brighton Twp., 1866, pg. 22 of 152 - ancestry.com)11
  • Residence: 1871; Con 1 Lot 34, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Cheer, Henry, fr., Conc 1, s-e-q Lot 34" J. C. Conner's Directory, Northumberland County, Brighton Twp., 1871, pg. 57 of 97 - ancestry.com)11
  • Residence*: April 1871; Conc 1 Lot 34, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1871 Census: Conc 1, Lot 34, Brighton Twp., 100 acres, owner.3
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 36 at 1871 Census: Cheer, Henry, 36, b. Ont., Eng., CE, farmer, married; Lucinda, 34, b. Ont., Scot, CE, married; Josephine, 13, b. Ont., Eng.; Thomas H., 10; Sam, 9; Minnie E., 4; Elgin Blake, 8/12 - Aug. (1871 Census: Brighton Twp., div. 1, pg. 50, line 7 - Conc 1, Lot 34, 100 acres, owner)3
  • Census*: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 45 at 1881 Census: Cheer, Henry, 45, b.Ont., Eng., EM, farmer, married; Lucinda, 42, b. Ont., Scot., EM, married; Thomas, 20, b. Ont., Eng., EM, blacksmith, single; Samuel, 17, son; Minnie, 13; Blake, 10; Oliver, Peter, 26, b. ont., Ger., EM, single; Josephine, 22, b. Ont., EM (1881 Census: Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., dist. 123, sub-dist. C, pg. 21, line 12 - ancestry.com)1

Family: Lucinda Victoria Davidson b. 14 Jan 1838, d. 23 Feb 1912

  • Marriage*: 1 November 1859; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; A Marriage Register for this marriage in 1859 is not available yet but see the Marriage Registration was recorded Mar 3 1881.
    Note: Subsequent emails provide documents from the Interior Department re Civil War Pension allocations re this family. The question came down to whether Lucinda's first marriage was dissolved legally or not. Divorces were much easier to get in the US so it is assumed Timothy Packard got a divorce from Lucinda in New York State before he married Sarah. Pensions were allocated accordingly to Sarah and her kids. It looks like Lucinda and Henry may have been persuing pension benefits based on her first marriage and they did the marriage in 1881 to re-confirm that theirs was a legitimate marriage.
    Note: Andrew Daft sent info re first marriage of Lucinda in 1852 in Picton (when she was 14!) to Tomothy Eastman Packard. That marriage lasted only a year, one child, Alberta, was born, and they split. Both married again. This helps but does not address the very odd situation of a marriage registration in 1881 for a marriage that happened in 1857 or so. I checked again and there absolutley nothing in the marriage registation that suggests anything unusual; their ages are even shown properly at 45 for him and 41 for her. It says he is a bachelor and she a widow - which would of course be the only wrong thing in the document.
    Note: It is also clear that documents re her children show that Lucinda is the mother of Samuel and Elgin etc.; Principal=Lucinda Victoria Davidson1,6,7

Citations

  1. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  6. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #007764-1881.
  7. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  9. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  10. [S47] Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, online unknown url.
  11. [S83] Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Lucinda Victoria Davidson1,2,3,4,5,6

F, #43776, b. 14 January 1838, d. 23 February 1912

  • Birth*: 14 January 1838; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Jan 14 1838 per Memorial - age 74y 1m 9d at death Feb 23 1912. Date Jan 14 1838 & location Brighton Twp. per Death Reg'n. Date Jan 1838 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Jan 14 1840 per 1901 Census. Date 1842 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1839 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1840 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1836 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.2,7,8,9,5,6,10,11
  • Marriage*: 19 July 1852; Picton, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Date Jul 19 1852 & location Picton per GEDCOM of Andrw Daft (ajdaft@gmail.com) Dec 15 2015.; Principal=Timothy Eastman Packard12
  • Marriage*: 1 November 1859; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; A Marriage Register for this marriage in 1859 is not available yet but see the Marriage Registration was recorded Mar 3 1881.
    Note: Subsequent emails provide documents from the Interior Department re Civil War Pension allocations re this family. The question came down to whether Lucinda's first marriage was dissolved legally or not. Divorces were much easier to get in the US so it is assumed Timothy Packard got a divorce from Lucinda in New York State before he married Sarah. Pensions were allocated accordingly to Sarah and her kids. It looks like Lucinda and Henry may have been persuing pension benefits based on her first marriage and they did the marriage in 1881 to re-confirm that theirs was a legitimate marriage.
    Note: Andrew Daft sent info re first marriage of Lucinda in 1852 in Picton (when she was 14!) to Tomothy Eastman Packard. That marriage lasted only a year, one child, Alberta, was born, and they split. Both married again. This helps but does not address the very odd situation of a marriage registration in 1881 for a marriage that happened in 1857 or so. I checked again and there absolutley nothing in the marriage registation that suggests anything unusual; their ages are even shown properly at 45 for him and 41 for her. It says he is a bachelor and she a widow - which would of course be the only wrong thing in the document.
    Note: It is also clear that documents re her children show that Lucinda is the mother of Samuel and Elgin etc.; Principal=Henry Cheer2,13,14
  • Death*: 23 February 1912; Conc 1 Lot 34, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#022787: Name: Lucinda Victoria Cheer; Date: Feb 23 1912; Age: 74y 1m 9d; Res.: Lot 34, Brighton Twp.; Born: Brighton Twp., Jan 14 1838; Status: widow; Parents: Benjamin Davidson, b. Bennington, Vt., USA & Mary Mohr, b. Kitley, Germany; Cause: typhoid pheumonia; Phys.: N. B. H. Dean; Inf.: S. C. Cheer, Brighton; Reg'd.: Feb 24 1912 (Ontario Death Registration, #022787-1912, ancestry.com) "Cheer, Lucinda V.; Died February 23, 1912 age 74; March 1, 1912" from The Brighton Ensign Index, Mar 1, 1912, The Trenton Public Library, June 5, 2005.3,15
  • Burial*: 25 February 1912; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (see Exhibit) In Memory of; Lucinda V.; Wife of; Henry Cheer; Who Died; Feb. 23, 1912; Aged: 74y 1mo.; 9 dys (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, image sent to me by Susan Brose, Dec 16 2015)
    Cemetery Finding Aid: Name: Cheer, Lucinda V. (w/o Henry); Cemetery: Mt. Hope, Brighton; County: Northumberland; Township: Brighton; Reference: LSGS-011 (http://ocfa.islandnet.com/ocfa-search.php)
    Note: Index for Brighton Cemeteries (by Susan Brose) shows Henry Cheer in Mount Hope Cemetery, #386 - where is this?
    Note: I have not found a memorial for Henry and Lucinda Cheer as of 2015.16,11
  • Census: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 15 at 1851 Census: see Simon Davidson (brother)6
  • Married Name: 19 July 1852; Packard12
  • Note: November 1854; Ontario; "In November 1854, Packard deserted his wife and came to the United States." per Civil War Pension doc.17
  • Married Name: 1 November 1859; Cheer2
  • Note*: 1 November 1859; Ontario; "Lucinda Victoria Davidson and Timothy Eastman Packard were married July 19, 1852, at Picton, Ontario, Canada. In November 1854, Packard deserted his wife and came to the United States. On August 31, 1855, he married Sarah Whitman at Brownville, Jefferson County, New York, and lived with her as his wife until he was drafted in the service of the United States in Wisconsin in 1864. He died in the service January 20, 1865, leaving one child, Alberta V. H. Packard, by his first wife, Lucinda V., and four children, Sarah A., William L., David E., and Timothy E. Packard, by his second wife Sarah. Pension was allowed the last named four children from January 21, 1865. William L. died April 1, 1873, and the others attained the age of 16 years, as follows: Sarah A., July 12, 1873, David E., November 12, 1877, Timothy E., October 13, 1880. Lucinda was remarried to Henry Cheer, November 1, 1859. The first question is, which of the two widow claimants was the legal widow of the soldier. There is no question of the legality of the marriage of the soldier to Lucinda in 1852. If he was not divorced from her when she married Henry Cheer, her marriage to Cheer was illegal, and she was the soldier's widow at the time of his death. For the same reason, the soldier's marriage to Sarah woudl be illegal, and their children illegitimate. But this conclusion does not follow from the facts. of the case. It is not proved that the soldier did not procure a divorce from his first wife when he came to the United States and married Sarah. Divorces in Canada are difficult, but are not difficult in the United States. He might easily have procured a divorce in any county in the state of New York or in any other state, where he might have resided. It is impossible, after the lapse of 40 years, and 30 years after the death of the soldier, to prove that he did not obtain such divorce. The legal presumption is that hsi marriage to Lucinda had been legally dissolved when he married Sarah, and this presumtion must obtain in the absence of proof to the contrary. To hold otherwise "involves declaring void two marriages consumated according to law - declaring that four respectable persons were guilty of adulterous cohabitation - declaring that two sets of children are illegitimate, and declaring that two persons were guilty of felony and should have been sent to Stats prison." ..... Accepting, as I think this Bureau is bound to do upon the authorities cited, the legal presumption that the prior marriage of the soldier to Lucinda was legally dissolved before the second marriage of either of the parties, it follows that these second marriages were respectively legal marriages, and consequently that Lucinda V. Cheer, formerly Packard, was legally married to Henry Cheer in 1859, and has no title to pension as the widow of the soldier, and that Sarah Packard was the soldier's legal widow, and her children the legitimate issue of the soldier. Upon this basis the only defects in previous adjudications are that the minor claimant, Alberta V., the legitimate child of the soldier by his first wife, was entitled to pro rate with the children by the second wife, after the remarriage of the widow Octiber 24, 1866, until this minor attained the age of 16 on April 17, 1869, and that the widow, Sarah, was entitled to pension from the date of the soldier's death in 1865, until her remarriage, October 24, 1866, and the children pensioned by Certificate No. 138,086, were not entitled to pension for the period between Janaury 21, 1865 and October 24, 1866. The claim of Roswell S. Packard, as dependent father of the soldier, was properly rejected for the reason that the soldier left surviving him a widow and minor children." Taken from a Cicil War Pension file sent to me by Andrew Daft, Dec 16 2015.17
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 24 at 1861 Census: see Henry Cheer14
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 34 at 1871 Census: see Henry Cheer9
  • Residence*: 30 December 1879; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Witness at marriage of Peter Oliver & Josephine Dailey.4
  • Note: 3 March 1881; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#007764: Groom: Henry Cheer; Age: 45; Res.: Brighton Twp.; Born: Woodstock; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Parents: Thomas & Sarah Cheer; Bride: Lucinda V. Davidson Packard; Age: 41; Res. & Born: Brighton Twp.; Status: widow; Parents: Benjamin & Mary Davidson; Wit.: A. A. Becker, Brighton; Date: Mar 3 1881; Place: Brighton; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: D. O. Crosby; Reg'r.: M. K. Lockwood (Ontario Marriage Registration, #007764-1881, ancestry.com)
    Note: See first marriage Nov 1 1859.13
  • Census*: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 42 at 1881 Census: see Henry Cheer2
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 49 at 1891 Census: see Peter Oliver (son-in-law)10
  • Census: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 61 at 1901 Census: see Peter Oliver (son-in-law)7
  • Census: 1 June 1911; Brighton Twp., Smithfield, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 73 at 1911 Census: see Samuel Cheer (son)8

Family 1: Timothy Eastman Packard b. 1827, d. 20 Jan 1865

  • Marriage*: 19 July 1852; Picton, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Date Jul 19 1852 & location Picton per GEDCOM of Andrw Daft (ajdaft@gmail.com) Dec 15 2015.; Principal=Timothy Eastman Packard12

Family 2: Henry Cheer b. 26 Oct 1835, d. 18 Mar 1882

  • Marriage*: 1 November 1859; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; A Marriage Register for this marriage in 1859 is not available yet but see the Marriage Registration was recorded Mar 3 1881.
    Note: Subsequent emails provide documents from the Interior Department re Civil War Pension allocations re this family. The question came down to whether Lucinda's first marriage was dissolved legally or not. Divorces were much easier to get in the US so it is assumed Timothy Packard got a divorce from Lucinda in New York State before he married Sarah. Pensions were allocated accordingly to Sarah and her kids. It looks like Lucinda and Henry may have been persuing pension benefits based on her first marriage and they did the marriage in 1881 to re-confirm that theirs was a legitimate marriage.
    Note: Andrew Daft sent info re first marriage of Lucinda in 1852 in Picton (when she was 14!) to Tomothy Eastman Packard. That marriage lasted only a year, one child, Alberta, was born, and they split. Both married again. This helps but does not address the very odd situation of a marriage registration in 1881 for a marriage that happened in 1857 or so. I checked again and there absolutley nothing in the marriage registation that suggests anything unusual; their ages are even shown properly at 45 for him and 41 for her. It says he is a bachelor and she a widow - which would of course be the only wrong thing in the document.
    Note: It is also clear that documents re her children show that Lucinda is the mother of Samuel and Elgin etc.; Principal=Henry Cheer2,13,14

Citations

  1. Lucinda Victoria Davidson per Death Reg'n. Lucinda Davidson per marriage reg'n. of dau. Mary Ellen (Donaghy, Haynes) Cheer. Lucinda V. per Death Notice. Lucinda pe 1851 Census.
  2. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S42] Brighton Ensign.
  4. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  5. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  6. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  9. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  10. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  11. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  12. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  13. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #007764-1881.
  14. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  15. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #022787-1912.
  16. [S47] Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, online unknown url.
  17. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.

Thomas H. Cheer1,2,3

M, #43777, b. 13 March 1861
  • Birth*: 13 March 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Mar 13 1861 & location Ont, rural per 1901 Census. Date 1861 & location Ontario per 1881 Census. Date 1861 & location Ont. per 1871 Census.2,3,4
  • Marriage*: 24 December 1890; Methodist Parsonage, King St., Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008722: Groom: Thomas Cheer; Age: 30; Res.: Brighton; Born: Cda.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Gardener; Parents: Henry Cheer & Lucinda Davidson; Bride: Mary Ellen Donaghy; Age: 35; Res.: Brighton; Born: Cda.; Status: widow; Parents: Vanrensaler Haynes & Mary Ann Babcock; Wit.: Emma A. Woods, Perth & Annie C. J. Wilson, Cobourg; Date: Dec 24 1890; Place: Methodist Parsonage, King St., Cobourg; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: rev. J. C. Wilson; Reg'r.: John Sutherland (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008722-1890, ancestry.com); Principal=Mary Ellen Haynes5
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 10 at 1871 Census: see Henry Cheer3
  • Census*: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 20 at 1881 Census: see Henry Cheer2
  • Residence*: 24 December 1890; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Brighton per marr. reg'n.6
  • Residence: 1899; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Cheer, T. H., implt. agent" Canada, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906, 1899, Brighton (ancestry.com)7
  • Census: April 1901; 5 Dundas St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 40 at 1901 Census: Cheer, Thomas W., 40, b. Ont. r. Mar 13 1861, Eng., Pres., Agr. implements agent, married; Mary, 45, b. Ont. r. Jun 1 1855, Eng., Pres., married (1901 Census: Brighton Village, dist. 95, sub-dist. b-1, pg. 5, line 14 - 5 Dundas St.)4
  • Residence: 1935; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "42 Cheer, Thomas H., gentleman, Brighton" Canada Voters List 1935, Brighton Village (ancestry.com)7

Family: Mary Ellen Haynes b. 1 Jun 1855

  • Marriage*: 24 December 1890; Methodist Parsonage, King St., Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008722: Groom: Thomas Cheer; Age: 30; Res.: Brighton; Born: Cda.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Gardener; Parents: Henry Cheer & Lucinda Davidson; Bride: Mary Ellen Donaghy; Age: 35; Res.: Brighton; Born: Cda.; Status: widow; Parents: Vanrensaler Haynes & Mary Ann Babcock; Wit.: Emma A. Woods, Perth & Annie C. J. Wilson, Cobourg; Date: Dec 24 1890; Place: Methodist Parsonage, King St., Cobourg; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: rev. J. C. Wilson; Reg'r.: John Sutherland (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008722-1890, ancestry.com); Principal=Mary Ellen Haynes5

Citations

  1. Thomas H. Cheer per 1871 Census.
  2. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #008722-1890.
  6. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  7. [S83] Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Minnie Edna Cheer1,2,3,4,5,6

F, #43778, b. 29 June 1868, d. 1945

  • Birth*: 29 June 1868; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Jun 29 1868 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1869 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1868 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1867 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1867 & location Brighton Twp. per marr. reg'n. Date 1867 per Memorial.2,3,4,7,5,6
  • Marriage*: 5 October 1887; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008687: Groom: William Anderson Morden; Age: 21; Res.: Brighton; Born: Prince Edward Co.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Gardener; Parents: Daniel & Harriet Morden; Bride: Minnie Edna Cheer; Age: 20; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: spinster; Parents: Henry Cheer & Lucinda Davidson; Wit.: Frederick & Eva Leach, Brighton; Date: Oct 5 1887; Place: Brighton; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: John J. Leach; Reg'r.: M. K. Lockwood (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008687-1887, ancestry.com); Principal=William Anderson Morden8
  • Death*: 1945; Ontario; Date 1945 per Memorial.7
  • Burial*: 1945; Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Trenton, Hastings Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Memorial) MORDEN; William A. Morden; 1866 - 1934; His Beloved Wife; Minnie Cheer; 1867 - 1945 (Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Trenton, aug 28 2005)7
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 4 at 1871 Census: see Henry Cheer3
  • Census*: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 13 at 1881 Census: see Henry Cheer2
  • Residence*: 5 October 1887; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Brighton per marr. reg'n.4
  • Married Name: 5 October 1887; Morden4
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 22 at 1891 Census: see William Morden5
  • Census: April 1901; Trenton, Hastings West Co., Ontario; Age 32 at 1901 Census: see William Morden6

Family: William Anderson Morden b. 3 Jun 1866, d. 29 Dec 1934

  • Marriage*: 5 October 1887; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008687: Groom: William Anderson Morden; Age: 21; Res.: Brighton; Born: Prince Edward Co.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Gardener; Parents: Daniel & Harriet Morden; Bride: Minnie Edna Cheer; Age: 20; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: spinster; Parents: Henry Cheer & Lucinda Davidson; Wit.: Frederick & Eva Leach, Brighton; Date: Oct 5 1887; Place: Brighton; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: John J. Leach; Reg'r.: M. K. Lockwood (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008687-1887, ancestry.com); Principal=William Anderson Morden8

Citations

  1. Minnie Edna Cheer per marr. reg'n. Minnie E. Cheer per 1871 Census. Minnie per 1891 & 1901 Census.
  2. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  5. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  8. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #008687-1887.

Elgin Blake Cheer1,2,3

M, #43779, b. 2 August 1870
  • Birth*: 2 August 1870; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Aug 2 1870 per 1901 Census. Date 1871 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date Aug 1870 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1868 & location Cda. per marr. reg'n.2,4,5,3
  • Marriage*: 29 July 1891; Hastings, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008552: Groom: Blake Cheer; Age: 23; Res.: Brighton; Born: Cda.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Parents: Henry Cheer & Lucinda Davidson; Bride: Elizabeth Blakely; Age: 21; Res.: Brighton; Born: Cda.; Parents: Wm. Blakely & Jane ?Jarhum?; Wit.: Mrs. S. B. & Celia Phillips, Hastings; Date: Jul 29 1891; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: Rev. S. B. Phillips; Reg'r.: John Sharpe, Hastings (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008552-1891, ancestry.com) per 1901 Census.; Principal=Elizabeth Blakely4,5
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 8 months at 1871 Census: see Henry Cheer3
  • Census*: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 10 at 1881 Census: see Henry Cheer2
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 20 at 1891 Census: see Peter Oliver (brother-in-law)6
  • Residence*: 29 July 1891; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Brighton per marr. reg'n.5
  • Census: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 30 at 1901 Census: Cheer, Blake, 30, b. Aug 2 1870, Head, married; Elisabeth, 31, b. Jul 29 1869, Wife, married (1901 Census Index Online: a-2, pg. 8, line 49, T-6485)4

Family: Elizabeth Blakely b. 29 Jul 1869

  • Marriage*: 29 July 1891; Hastings, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008552: Groom: Blake Cheer; Age: 23; Res.: Brighton; Born: Cda.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Parents: Henry Cheer & Lucinda Davidson; Bride: Elizabeth Blakely; Age: 21; Res.: Brighton; Born: Cda.; Parents: Wm. Blakely & Jane ?Jarhum?; Wit.: Mrs. S. B. & Celia Phillips, Hastings; Date: Jul 29 1891; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: Rev. S. B. Phillips; Reg'r.: John Sharpe, Hastings (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008552-1891, ancestry.com) per 1901 Census.; Principal=Elizabeth Blakely4,5

Citations

  1. Elgin Blake Cheer per 1871 Census.
  2. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  6. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  8. [S42] Brighton Ensign.

Elizabeth Blakely1,2,3

F, #43780, b. 29 July 1869
  • Birth*: 29 July 1869; Ontario; Date Jul 29 1869 per 1901 census. Date 1870 & location Cda. per marr. reg'n.2,3
  • Marriage*: 29 July 1891; Hastings, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008552: Groom: Blake Cheer; Age: 23; Res.: Brighton; Born: Cda.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Parents: Henry Cheer & Lucinda Davidson; Bride: Elizabeth Blakely; Age: 21; Res.: Brighton; Born: Cda.; Parents: Wm. Blakely & Jane ?Jarhum?; Wit.: Mrs. S. B. & Celia Phillips, Hastings; Date: Jul 29 1891; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: Rev. S. B. Phillips; Reg'r.: John Sharpe, Hastings (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008552-1891, ancestry.com) per 1901 Census.; Principal=Elgin Blake Cheer2,3
  • Married Name: 29 July 1891; Cheer2
  • Census*: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 31 at 1901 census: see Blake Cheer2

Family: Elgin Blake Cheer b. 2 Aug 1870

Citations

  1. Elizabeth Blakely per marr. reg'n.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  4. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  5. [S42] Brighton Ensign.