Irene J Fawcett1,2

F, #11504, b. 1920, d. 26 April 1997
Last Edited15 Apr 2020
     She was born in 1920.1,3 Irene married Alex F Gilray.1,2
     She died on 26 April 1997.4

Family

Alex F Gilray b. 1919, d. 5 Sep 1984

Citations

  1. [S113] Ron & Jopie Lougheed & Owen Noble, compiler, Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery (n.p.: Bruce & Grey Branch O.G.S., 1996), 1755-GILRAY. Hereinafter cited as Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery.
  2. [S170] David Bolling, "David Bolling Email," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Maryland) to Rick Moffat, various, He married Irene J. FAWCETT [#1540], born 1920. Name and birth date taken from grave stone in cemetery near Thornbury, Ontario; Feb 1, 2001 -- Genealogy Report. Hereinafter cited as "David Bolling Email."
  3. [S170] David Bolling, "David Bolling Email," e-mail to Rick Moffat, various, He married Irene J. FAWCETT [#1540], born 1920. Name and birth date taken from grave stone in cemetery near Thornbury, Ontario; Feb 1, 2001 -- Genealogy Report.
  4. [S4224] James N. Thatcher, compiler, Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004 (Thornbury, Ontario: The Blue Mountains Library, 9 Sep 2011), Gilray-Wilson, Irene Jessie
    Assume she married a Wilson after Alex Gilray died. Hereinafter cited as Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004.

William Chatson1,2,3

M, #11505, b. circa 1872
Father*Frank Chatson2
Mother*Bertha Stein2
Last Edited15 Jan 2009
     He was born circa 1872 in Ontario, Canada.1,2 William married Anne Brown on 14 August 1912 in Raglan Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, Ontario Marruage Registration 017283.1,3,2

Family

Anne Brown b. 30 May 1889, d. 25 Nov 1980

Citations

  1. [S377] Alicia M Schatteman, online www.genealogy.com, Alicia M Schatteman (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 26, 2000.
  2. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Annie Brown & William Chatson.
  3. [S887] Lorie Begin, "Ontario, 1858-1869 Marriage Index per Lorie Begin," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, November 11, 2003, Renfrew Co., 1911 - 1922 - http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/renf11.htm. Hereinafter cited as "Ontario, 1858-1869 Marriage Index lookup."

Ed Karle Grosklogs1,2

M, #11508, b. 30 November 1827, d. 30 March 1910
Last Edited1 Apr 2020
     He was born on 30 November 1826 in Germany according to the 1911 census.3 Alternatively, he was born on 30 November 1827 in Germany according to the 1901 census4 or on 30 November 1828 in Germany according to his Ontario Death Registration. However, the stated age at the time of his death of 84 years 2 months equates to a birth date in 1826. Which is correct? The age or the given birth date.2 Alternatively, he was born in 1821 in Germany according to the 1881 census.5 Ed married Amelia Lenkie before 1854 in Germany.6,7,4,5
     He died on 30 March 1910 at Lot 25 , Conc 8 in Raglan Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, at age 82 of old age according to Ontario Death Registration 026860.2 The informant on his death registration was his son of Schutt, Fred Grosklogs.8
     His name was also recorded as Charles Grosklags according to his son Frederick's marriage registration, 1882.9,10 His name was also recorded as Charles Groszklags according to his daughter Augusta's death registration.11 He also went by the name of Carl Grosklags 1901 census.4 His name was also recorded as Carl Krasklag on his daughter Augusta's marriage registration, 1878.12 Ed Karle Grosklogs immigrated in 1867 to Canada from Germany.4
     February 2016 Research notes:
Very interesting. Carl's death registration is clearly dated Mar. 30, 1910 yet he is enumerated in the 1911 census.13

Census Data

     Charles appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Raglan & Radcliffe Twps., Renfrew County, Ontario, in the household of Frederick Gaoskles, listed as a farmer.5
     Carl Grosklags and Emilye Grosklags appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Raglan & Radcliffe Twps., Renfrew County, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901, enumerated as a Farmer and an Evangelic?. Their son Fredrich was listed as living with them. As was their daughter-in-law, Louise Grosklags and their grandchildren, John Grosklags, Louise Grosklags, Willie Grosklags, Hienrich Grosklags, Herbert Charles? Grosklags, Carl Grosklags and Clara Grosklags.4
     Carl Grosklags and Emelie Grosklags appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Raglan Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, enumerated 5 June 1911, enumerated as a farmer and a Methodist. Their son Frederick was listed as living with them. As well as his wife, Louise and their children, William, Carl, Clara, George, Annie, Lena and Albert.3

Family

Amelia Lenkie b. 15 Nov 1831
Marriage*Ed married Amelia Lenkie before 1854 in Germany.6,7,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. On his death registration.
  2. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Ed Karle Grosklogs.
  3. [S1697] Carl Grosklags household, 6 June 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Raglan, Renfrew South, Ontario; Page: 2; Family: 9, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Three generations in one household. This enumeration includes the full birth date even though only month and year was required.
  4. [S2449] Carl Grosklags household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Raglan & Radcliffe; Renfrew South, Ontario; Page 4; Family: 29, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6494.
  5. [S6546] Frederick Gaoskles household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, Raglan & Radcliffe, Renfrew South, Ontario; Page 27; Family: 115, Ancestry.com Roll: C-13234.
  6. [S377] Alicia M Schatteman, online www.genealogy.com, Alicia M Schatteman (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 26, 2000.
  7. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.
  8. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: Name:     Ed Karle Grosklogs.
  9. [S263] Olga Lewis, compiler, Renfrew County Marriages 1882 (Renfrew, ON: Olga Lewis, Sep 1998), Page 36; 215. GROSKLAGS/DOERING. Hereinafter cited as Renfrew County Marriages 1882.
  10. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Frederick Grosklags & Bertha Doering.
  11. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: Name: Augusta Brown.
  12. [S257] Olga Lewis, compiler, Renfrew County Marriages - Volume 2 - 1876-1880 (Renfrew, ON: Olga Lewis, March 1997), Brown/Krasklag --; 1878 - Page 13, # 77, Registration Number 009636. Hereinafter cited as Renfrew County Marriages 1876-1880.
  13. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  14. [S377] Alicia M Schatteman, Dec 26, 2000, born in Braun, Germany.
  15. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Herman Brown & Augusta Krosklag.

Robert Pachal1,2,3,4

M, #11509, b. 25 December 1886, d. 12 November 1912
Father*Fredrich Pachal5
Mother*Minnie Sheller5
Last Edited6 Aug 2018
     He was born on 25 December 1886 in Raglan Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.1,4 Robert married Martha Agusta Brown before August 1911.6,7,2,5
     He died on 12 November 1912 in Matawaska River, Radcliffe Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, at age 25 according to Ontario Death Registration 027789.2,5 Robert Pachal was buried on 16 November 1912 in Evengelical Church Cemetery, Eganville, Grattan Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.2
     The following information is from my personal research, 12 November 1912:
Robert was taking the body of his brother-in-law, John Herman Brown, home to Fort Stewart, Ontario for burial. John had died of an accidental gunshot wound while hunting near Yorkton, Saskatchewan. A councilman from Combermere, William Boehme persuaded the captain of the Mayflower to make one more run from Barry's Bay to Combermere before putting up the steamer for the winter. During this trip, the Mayflower sank in a matter of seconds, taking nine (9) lives, including Robert.

Four passengers survived the sinking by clinging to the crude wooden box containing his coffin. They were:
- Joe Harper
- John Imlach
- Gordon Peverly
- John Patrick O’Brien (59), died of hypothermia after reaching Gull Island

They reached Gull island, a small rocky island, after several hours in the frigid water and the three survivors were rescued nearly 24 hours later.

This incident was featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not, as well as in Peter Unwin's book, "Canadian Folk: Portraits of Remarkable Lives"

Those that perished were:
John Charles Hudson - Captain / owner (46)
Aaron Parcher - Pilot (28)
Tom Delaney - fireman / engineer
William Boehme (58)
George Bothwell (27)
William Murphy (55)
Robert Pachal (25)
Mrs. William (Elizabeth) McWhirter nee Storey (83.)8,9,10,11,12,13,4,14,15

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Journal 16 November 1912 :
FUNERALS OF TWO VICTIMS HELD TODAY
Combermere in Mourning for Departed Citizens.
Mayflower Wreck; Located Yesterday Afternoon.
Government Diver Ordered to Scene to Search for Bodies---Three Survivors are In Ottawa, Little Worse for Their Experience.
Byy (sic) a Stuff Representative.
Combermere Nov. 16.
--Two of the victims of the Steamer Mayflower tragedy were burled here today and there will be three other interments in the nearby vicinity on Sunday.
The funeral of Patrick O'Brien and of Captain Parcher were held and were largely attended as they both were welt-known, throughout the district.

To-morrow at Rockingham near here the last marks of respect will ba paid to William Murphy

On Sunday, also there will ba a pathetic scene at Wingle, a small place a few miles from here, When Robert Pachal and H. Brown of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. will be burled side by side. . They have relatives there. and It was for interment that the body of Brown was shipped east from Saskatchewan. Pachal came in charge of it, and as announced met his death on the vessel, so that tomorrow the two brothers-in-law will be buried side by side.

Now that the missing steamer has been located word has been sent to the Marine and Fisheries department at Ottawa, requesting that a diver be sent here. It is thought that the other bodies will be found either in the vessel cabin or pinned down under part of the wreck.

The accident is the talk of the countryside, and there is the greatest respect expresses. If the pulse of public opinion here as any thermometer of the general feeling there will have to be a most thorough governmental enquiry.

Mr. H. W. Chamberlain, President of the F. J. Castle Co., of a which firm the late George H. Bothwell was a traveller, came to Barry's Bay on Thursday along with Mr. Fitzgerald, the firms sales manager and organised a search party to look for the body of the dead traveller. Yesterday a party of six, two of whom were Messrs. Harrison and Maple, of the Department of Militia, and who were close, personal friends of Mr. Bothwell went out and searched the river and its banks the whole day but found no bodies, or the boat, the report appearing in an Ottawa paper that the boat was found being incorrect.

Last night by attaching the ends of a wire between two boats and letting the middle hang loose and by this means trolling along the river the sunken boat was found. The boat is about 1,000 yards from what is known as the Patcher Point, and is about 700 yards from the small island where the survivors were found. The top of the smoke stack la only 18 Inches under water. This would mean that she sank In about 20 feet of water.

A Sad Farewell.
The survivors left Combermere yesterday morning at about ten o'clock. Mrs. Hudson, mother of the deceased owner of the Mayflower, at whose hotel the survivors were oared for, and her daughter bore up wonderfully well but when the survivors took farewell the two ladles broke down completely.

On the "Ruby" with them were their friends who had travelled up to Combermere with clothing, etc. Among these were A. A. Imlach, brother of one of the survivors, G. B. Harlock, of the General Supply Company, George Milford of Smith's Falls, brother-in-law of Mr. Harper, and Reeve W. H. Bromley of Pembroke, who had hurried to Combermere as soon a he heard the news of the disaster, in order to give what assistance he could to the survivors and to the relatives of his fellow County Councillor, Reeve Hudson.

There were also on board several men on their way to search for bodies At eleven o'clock the tug was opposite the Island where the survivors had been picked up. It Is a small low lying island, about half an acre in extent. It has only one tree but has some low shrub. Altogether It looked to be a bleak and shelterless spot. The searchers who had two row boats with them left the tug at this point and began their sorrowful search, under the direction of Hal Hudson, brother of the dead reeve. The wind was however very strong and it was considered unlikely that much progress would be made until the two hours before dark when the wind falls.

Passed the Island.
The survivors looked long, at their little island where they had spent such a hard time, and explained to their companions once more the manner of their being found. The cheerfulness which had possessed them all morning and which was being fostered by their companions could hardly be kept up, and as Barry's Bay was approached the high nervous tension began to give way. Anxiety and eagerness, to meet their wives who awaited them at the hotel at Barry's Bay began to tell on them, but on the whole they kept up wonderfully.

Mr. Peverley and Mr. Harper suffered quite a little from the vibration of the boat an the wounds on their feet and legs.

Passing the scene of the disaster the passengers of the tug saw the Castle Company search party, some of whom were on shore.

Mr. Imlach reached Ottawa on the train which arrived at about five o'clock. Messrs. Peverley and Harper with their wives arrived at 7 last night. There were large numbers of friends of each at the station to greet them.

The Department of Marine and Fisheries last evening sent instructions to their diver at Smith's Falls to report in Ottawa this morning with his suit and other tackle in order to go to the scene of the disaster.16

     August 2018 Research notes:
Although the above news article speaks of them being buried side-by-side, it appears this did not occur. I don't know if Wingle where the Emmanual Evangelical United Brethren Cemetery is located.17

Family

Martha Agusta Brown b. 28 May 1887
Marriage*Robert married Martha Agusta Brown before August 1911.6,7,2,5 

Citations

  1. [S377] Alicia M Schatteman, online www.genealogy.com, Alicia M Schatteman (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 26, 2000.
  2. [S544] The Eganville Leader, compiler, Reflections of a Century - Stories and Photos from the Ottawa Valley (P.O. Box 310, Eganville, ON K0J 1T0: The Eganville Leader Publishing Company Ltd., July 2002), Page 72. Hereinafter cited as Reflections of a Century.
  3. [S451] Carol Bennett McCuaig, Genealogical Extracts from the Eganville Leader, 1902-1913 (R.R.2, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z5: Jupiter Books Limited, 1990), Page 89. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Extracts - Eganville Leader 1902-13.
  4. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Robert Pachal.
  5. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: Name: Robert Pachal.
  6. [S192] Rick Moffat, Assumption, Assume they were married before Robert Pachal moved to the Yorkton area in August of 1911.
  7. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.
  8. [S1268] The story of the Mayflower, online http://missionhousemuseum.com/index.php, The story of the Mayflower
    http://missionhousemuseum.com/index.php. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower.
  9. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: Aaron Parcher.
  10. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: William Boehme.
  11. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: John Charles Hudson.
  12. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: William Murphy.
  13. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: John Patrick O'Brien - hotel keeper.
  14. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: Mrs Elizabeth McWhirter née Storey.
  15. [S5900] Escaping on a coffin: Remembering the sinking of the Mayflower, Daily Observer, Pembroke, ON, Nov 22, 2012 viewed at Daily Observer, Escaping on a coffin: Remembering the sinking of the Mayflower. Hereinafter cited as Daily Observer.
  16. [S8711] Funerals of Two Victims Held Today, The Ottawa Journal, Ottaawa, ON, Nov 16, 1912, Page 5, column 4, 5 & 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Funerals of Two Victims Held Today - Part 1 and Funerals of Two Victims Held Today - Part 2. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  17. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Ralph Smallpiece1,2,3,4

M, #11510, b. 9 January 1882, d. 13 July 1940
Father*Alfred Smallpiece5,6,3,4 b. 19 Jun 1852, d. 21 Dec 1936
Mother*Elizabeth Woodhouse5,6,3,4 b. 12 Apr 1848, d. 17 Oct 1923
Last Edited19 Oct 2017
     He was born on 9 January 1882 in Letterkenny, Brudenell Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.7,2,3,4 Ralph married Anna Augusta Hartwick on 6 April 1915 in Letterkenny, Brudenell Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 013398.8,2,9
     He died on 13 July 1940 in Letterkenny, Brudenell Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, at age 58.5 Ralph Smallpiece was buried in Letterkenny E.U.B. Cemetery, Letterkenny, Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.9
     He was a survivor of his father Henry who died in 1931.5

Census Data

     Ralph Smallpiece appeared on the 1891 Canadian Census of Brudenell Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario in the household of his parents, Alf Smallpiece and Lizzie Smallpiece.4
     Ralph Smalpece appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Brudenell & Lyndoch Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario in the household of his parents, Alph Smalpece and Elizabeth Smalpece, listed as a farmer's son.3

Family

Anna Augusta Hartwick b. 28 Nov 1893, d. 7 Sep 1981
Marriage*Ralph married Anna Augusta Hartwick on 6 April 1915 in Letterkenny, Brudenell Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 013398.8,2,9 
Child

Citations

  1. [S503] Hans van Beerschotten, online www.ancestry.com, Hans van Beerschotten (unknown location), downloaded Viewed Jan 31, 2003, ID: I221; Name: RALPH SMALLPIECE; Sex: M; Birth: 09 JAN 1882 in LETTERKENNY, BRUDENELL TWP.; Death: 13 JUL 1940 in LETTERKENNY, BRUDENELL TWP..
  2. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Annie Hartwick & Ralph Smallpiece.
  3. [S2380] Affh? Smallpiece household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Brudenell & Lyndoch, Renfrew, Ontario; Page: 4; Family: 38, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll T-6494.
  4. [S7946] Alf Smallpiece household, Apr 8, 1891 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Brudenell, Renfrew South, Ontario; Page: 13; Family: 60, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6366.
  5. [S503] Hans van Beerschotten, Viewed Jan 31, 2003.
  6. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Annie Hartwick & Ralph Smallpiece.
  7. [S503] Hans van Beerschotten, Viewed Jan 31, 2003, gives birth date as 9 Jun 1882, birthplace Letterkenny.
  8. [S503] Hans van Beerschotten, Viewed Jan 31, 2003, ANNA AUGUSTA HARTWICK...Marriage 1 RALPH SMALLPIECE b: 09 JAN 1882 in LETTERKENNY, BRUDENELL TWP...Married: 06 APR 1915 in LETTERKENNY, BRUDENELL TWP.
  9. [S570] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (obsolete) , Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (See Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project), Search page for Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project; "After July 31, 2017, links were broken. Search Canada GenWEB since content is being indexed and moved to this site. I will replace links as time permits"; cited as "Canadian Gravemarker Gallery., http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~murrayp/…

William Schutt1

M, #11511, b. 1880
Last Edited25 Jun 2008
     He was born in 1880.2 William married Martha Agusta Brown on 14 January 1914.3

Family

Martha Agusta Brown b. 28 May 1887
Child

Citations

  1. [S377] Alicia M Schatteman, online www.genealogy.com, Alicia M Schatteman (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 26, 2000.
  2. [S377] Alicia M Schatteman, Dec 26, 2000, William Schutt, b. 1880.
  3. [S377] Alicia M Schatteman, Dec 26, 2000, Martha Braun Paschel married William Schutt, Jan 14, 1914.

George Myles1

M, #11512, b. between 1870 and 1890
Last Edited15 Apr 2006
     He was born between 1870 and 1890.1 George married Martha Agusta Brown after 1912.1,2

Family

Martha Agusta Brown b. 28 May 1887

Citations

  1. [S377] Alicia M Schatteman, online www.genealogy.com, Alicia M Schatteman (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 26, 2000.
  2. [S192] Rick Moffat, Assumption, Assume Robert Pachel was Martha's first husband.