Everett Streenz1,2

M, #14961, b. 22 September 1921, d. 13 October 2010
Father*Erwin C Streenz3
Mother*Amelia Ploense4
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     He was born on 22 September 1921 at Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA.2 Everett married Wilna E Emery at the home of her parents on 23 May 1943 at Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USA.5,2,6,7,3
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding.3

     He died on 13 October 2010 at Vonderlieth Living Center, Mount Pulaski, Logan County, Illinois, USA, at age 89.2,4 Everett Streenz was buried at Harristown Cemetery, Harristown, Macon County, Illinois, USA.2
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Predeceased: Wilna Emery, Erwin C Streenz and Amelia Ploense.4
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Bloomington, Illinois Pantagraph 27 May 1943 :
Miss Emery Home Bride Near Maroa
Wed to Sgt. Everett Streenz
Chestnut - The wedding of Miss Wilna E. Emery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Emery of Maroa, and Sgt. Everett M. Streenz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Streenz of Bloomington, took place Sunday at the home of the bride's parents.

The single ring ceremony was read by the Rev. Doolin. Mrs. Leona Clark of Decatur played the wedding marches and accompanied Delores Jean Fleagle of Mt. Pulaski, who sang "I Love You Truly" and "At Dawning" preceding the ceemony (sic.)

The bride's gown was of white satin trimmed with seed pearls and insertion of lace, made in a princess style with full train. Her finger tip veil fell from a tiara of orange blossom of pearls and she carried a shower bouquet of sweetheart and Johanna white roses. She wore a single strand pearl necklace, a gift of the bridegroom.

Miss Reva Emery, sister of the bride, and maid of honor was dressed in ice blue embroidered mousseline de sole, floor length, and carried pink roses. Miss Evelyn Streenz, sister of the bridegroom was bridesmaid and wore an ice blue gown and carried roses. Best man was Warren Klawitter of Bloomington. The flower girl, Janet Lee Emery, wore a long dress of pink with blue ribbon trim and carried a basket of rose petals, strewing them in the path of the bride. Ring bearer, Sandra Kay Emery, wore pink moussline de sole and carried the ring in the center of a white rose. Both are nieces of the bride.

The bride is a graduate of Mt. Pulaski high school. Sgt. Streenz is a graduate of ISNU. Both formerly were employed at the State Farm Insurance companies in Bloomington.

A reception was held following the ceremony for 40 relatives and friends. The newlyweds left immediately after the reception. Her go-away costume was a rose suit with fox trim lapels and white accessories. Sgt. Streenz will return Monday, May 31 to Camp Stewart, Ga., and she will remain here at the home of her parents.3

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Bloomington, Illinois Pantagraph 1 February 1957 :
New Names in the News
Penni Rae Streenz weighed 7 pounds and 3 1/2 ounces at birth Jan. 19 in Springfield Memorial Hospital, a sister for 7 year old Kimberly Lewis. She's a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett M. Streenz of Mt. Pulaski and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin C. Streenz of 507 E. Mill St., making five granddaughters and five grandsons for the latter. Mrs. L. M. Streenz of Akron, Ohio, is great grandmother. Penni Rae's mother is the former Wilna Emery of Maroa and a former ISNU student.8

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Bloomington, Illinois Pantagraph 17 May 1983 :
40th anniversary for Everett Streenzes
Mount Pulaski - Mr. and Mrs. Everett Streenz of Mount Pulaski will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open reception, hosted by their children, from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Elks Country Club.

Streenz and Wilna Emery were married May 24, 1943, at the home of her parents in Macon County.

They are parents of Kim Streenz of Tremont and Penni Wachter of rural Lincoln. There are two grandchildren.

Streenz is a retired Caterpillar Tractor Co. employee and his wife is employed as a secretary at Mount Pulaski High School.7

     In the obituary of Wilna E Emery who died 5 September 2010, Husband, Everett Streenz was listed as a survivor.9
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Peoria Journal Star published in Peoria, Illinois, 14 October 2010 .4

Family

Wilna E Emery b. 15 Nov 1922, d. 5 Sep 2010
Marriage*Everett married Wilna E Emery at the home of her parents on 23 May 1943 at Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USA.5,2,6,7,3 
MarWitReg
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding.3
 

Citations

  1. [S520] Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy, online www,ancestry.com, Name: Living Streenz; Sex: M. Hereinafter cited as Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy.
  2. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Everett M. Streenz.
  3. [S5591] Miss Emery Home Bride Near Maroa, Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, May 27, 1943, Page 6, column 4 & 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Sgt. Everett Streenz & Wilna E. Emery. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.
  4. [S5586] Everett Streenz, Peoria Journal Star, Peoria , IL, Oct. 14, 2010 viewed at Peoria Journal Star, Obituary: Everett M. Streenz. Hereinafter cited as Peoria Journal Star.
  5. [S520] Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy, online www,ancestry.com, Name: Living Emery; Sex: F.
  6. [S5587] Emery - Culp, Decatur Hearld, Decatur, IL, Jun 12, 1955, Page 36, column 1, 2 & 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinoiis); 12 Jun 1955, Sun; Page 36, column 1, 2 & 3
    Emery - Culp. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Hearld.
  7. [S5590] 40th anniversary for Everett Streenzes, Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, May 17, 1983, Page 20, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinoiis); 17 May 1983, Tue; Page 20, column 6
    40th anniversary for Everett Streenzes
    Mount Pulaski. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.
  8. [S5593] New Names in the News, Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Feb 1, 1957, Page 12, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois); 1 Feb 1957, Fri; Page 12, column 4
    New Names in the News. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.
  9. [S7709] Wilna Streenz, Peoria Journal Star, Peoria , IL, Sep 8, 2010 viewed at Peoria Journal Star, Obituary: Wilna E Streenz née Emery. Hereinafter cited as Peoria Journal Star.

Clarence Young1,2

M, #14963, b. 2 June 1925, d. 14 October 1992
Last Edited10 May 2013
     He was born on 2 June 1925.1 Clarence married Roberta Louise Rogers on 24 December 1947.1
     He died on 14 October 1992 at Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USA, at age 67.1

Family

Roberta Louise Rogers b. 30 Jul 1927, d. 16 May 1999

Citations

  1. [S330] William Kritz, online www.ancestry.com, unknown author (unknown location).
  2. [S520] Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy, online www,ancestry.com, Name: Living Young; Title: Jr; Sex: M. Hereinafter cited as Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy.

Barbara Ann Rogers1,2,3

F, #14964, b. 7 August 1931, d. 1 July 2008
Father*Clayton Richard Rogers1,4,3,5 b. 3 Aug 1897, d. 3 Apr 1981
Mother*Gladys May Nowlin1,4,3,5 b. 28 Jun 1900, d. 2 Jul 1984
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     She was born on 7 August 1931 at Decatur and Macon County Hospital, Decatur, Decatur Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USA.3,6,5 Barbara married Ronald Benton Gray on 8 September 1951 at Maroa Methodist Church, Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USA.1,3,7 Barbara Ann Rogers and Ronald Benton Gray were divorced.8
     She died on 1 July 2008 at Valley West Community Hospital, Sandwich, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA, at age 76.3
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary.3 Barbara Ann Rogers was buried on 3 July 2008 at Maroa Townshihp Cemetery, Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USA.3

Census Data

     Barbara Ann appeared on the 1940 Federal Census Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Clayton R Rogers and Gladys Rogers.5
     Barbara Ann Rogers was referenced in a newspaper article about a photograph of Minnie Nowlin and her grandchildren published on 24 July 1938.9

     The engagement of Barbara Ann Rogers and Ronald Benton Gray was announced by Clayton Rogers and Mrs. Clayton Rogers on 25 August 1951 at Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, USA; Miss Rogers To Be Bride Sept. 8
Maroa - (PNS) - Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rogers of Maroa announce the engagement of their daughter, Barbara Ann, to Ronald B. Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wood B. Gray of Springfield.

The wedding is to take place at 4 p.m. (standard) Sept. 8 in the Maroa Methodist Church.

Miss Rogers is employed by the American Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in Decatur and Mr. Gray is in the office of the Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company in Springfield.10
     Mrs. Ronald Gray was referenced in an article about the wedding anniversary of Gladys May Nowlin and Clayton Richard Rogers which appeared on 24 September 1970 at Pantagraph, Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, USA, identified as their daughter; Clayton Rogerses Slate Open House on 50th Year
MAROA (PNS)
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rogers of Forsyth, formerly of the Maroa and Clinton areas, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Forsyth United Methodist Church.

The former Gladys Nowlin and Mr. Rogers were married Sept. 30, 1920, in Decatur First Methodist Church by the Rev E. J. Campbell.
They are parents of Mrs Clarence Young of Maroa; Mrs. Ronald Gray. Naperville; and John, rural Clinton. They have nine grandchildren.11
     In the obituary of Clayton Richard Rogers who died 3 April 1981, his daughter, Barbara Gray of Wood Ridge, was listed as a survivor.12
     In the obituary of Gladys May Nowlin who died 2 July 1984, Gladys's daughter, Barbara Gray was listed as a survivor.13
     In the obituary of John Richard Rogers who died 30 May 2004, his sister, Barbara Ann Gray of Sandwich, was listed as a survivor.14,15
     July 2017 Research notes:
Determine who the parents are of her grandchildren:
an unknown person.3

Family

Ronald Benton Gray b. 20 Apr 1931, d. 13 Aug 1993
Marriage*Barbara married Ronald Benton Gray on 8 September 1951 at Maroa Methodist Church, Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USA.1,3,7 
Divorce* Barbara Ann Rogers and Ronald Benton Gray were divorced.8  

Citations

  1. [S330] William Kritz, online www.ancestry.com, unknown author (unknown location).
  2. [S520] Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy, online www,ancestry.com, Name: Living Rogers; Sex: F. Hereinafter cited as Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy.
  3. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Barbara Ann Rogers Gray
    Grave marker transcription:
    Barbara Ann Gray 1931 - 2008.
  4. [S520] Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy, online www,ancestry.com.
  5. [S6814] Clayton R Rogers household, April 1940 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Maroa, Macon, Illinois; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 58-55, Ancestry.com Roll: T627-8435.
  6. [S5419] Births - Rogers, Decatur Evening Herald, Decatur, IL, Aug 7, 1931, Page 3, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Decatur Evening Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 7 Aug 1931, Fri; Page 3, column 6
    Births
    Rogers. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Evening Herald.
  7. [S5420] Miss Rogers To Be Bride Sept. 8, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Aug 25, 1951, Page 9, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois); 25 Aug 1951, Sat; Page 9, column 4
    Miss Rogers To Be Bride Sept. 8
    Maroa - (PNS). Hereinafter cited as The Pantagraph.
  8. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  9. [S6829] Mrs. Minnie B. Nowlin and Grandchildren, The Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, IL, Jul 24, 1938, Page 14, columns 4 to 6 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Review.
  10. [S5420] The Pantagraph, Aug 25, 1951, Page 9, column 4.
  11. [S6813] Clayton Rogerses Slate Open House on 50th Year, The Pantagraph, Bloomington-Normal, IL, Sep 24, 1970, Page C-4, column 7 & 8 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.
  12. [S5418] Claton Rogers, The Pantagrapgh, Bloomington, IL, Apr 5, 1981, Page 48, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Ob ituary: Clayton R Rogers. Hereinafter cited as The Pantagrapgh.
  13. [S5421] Gladys Rogers, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Jul 3, 1984, Page 26, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as The Pantagraph.
  14. [S5537] Unknown article title, Herald and Review, Decatur, IL, Jun 1, 2004, Page 21, Obituary: John R. Rogers. Hereinafter cited as Herald and Review.
  15. [S5538] John R. Rogers, Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Jun 1, 2004, viewed on-line viewed at http://www.highbeam.com/, Obituary: John R. Rogers and Obituary: John R. Rogers (continued). Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.

Ronald Benton Gray1,2,3,4

M, #14965, b. 20 April 1931, d. 13 August 1993
Last Edited10 Jun 2017
     He was born on 20 April 1931 at Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois, USA.1,4 Ronald married Barbara Ann Rogers on 8 September 1951 at Maroa Methodist Church, Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USA.1,5,6 Ronald Benton Gray and Barbara Ann Rogers were divorced.3
     He died on 13 August 1993 at Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois, USA, at age 62.1,3,4
     The engagement of Barbara Ann Rogers and Ronald Benton Gray was announced by Clayton Rogers and Mrs. Clayton Rogers on 25 August 1951 at Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, USA; Miss Rogers To Be Bride Sept. 8
Maroa - (PNS) - Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rogers of Maroa announce the engagement of their daughter, Barbara Ann, to Ronald B. Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wood B. Gray of Springfield.

The wedding is to take place at 4 p.m. (standard) Sept. 8 in the Maroa Methodist Church.

Miss Rogers is employed by the American Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in Decatur and Mr. Gray is in the office of the Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company in Springfield.7

Family

Barbara Ann Rogers b. 7 Aug 1931, d. 1 Jul 2008

Citations

  1. [S330] William Kritz, online www.ancestry.com, unknown author (unknown location).
  2. [S520] Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy, online www,ancestry.com, Name: Living Gray; Sex: M. Hereinafter cited as Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy.
  3. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  5. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Barbara Ann Rogers Gray
    Grave marker transcription:
    Barbara Ann Gray 1931 - 2008.
  6. [S5420] Miss Rogers To Be Bride Sept. 8, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Aug 25, 1951, Page 9, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois); 25 Aug 1951, Sat; Page 9, column 4
    Miss Rogers To Be Bride Sept. 8
    Maroa - (PNS). Hereinafter cited as The Pantagraph.
  7. [S5420] The Pantagraph, Aug 25, 1951, Page 9, column 4.

John Richard Rogers1,2,3

M, #14966, b. 9 November 1935, d. 30 May 2004
Father*Clayton Richard Rogers1,4,5,6 b. 3 Aug 1897, d. 3 Apr 1981
Mother*Gladys May Nowlin1,4,5,6 b. 28 Jun 1900, d. 2 Jul 1984
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     He was born on 9 November 1935 at Macon County, Illinois, USA.3,6
     He died on 30 May 2004 at Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USA, at age 68.3,7
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Barbara Ann Gray. Predeceased: Roberta Louise Rogers, Clayton R Rogers and Gladys M Nowlin.7,8 John Richard Rogers was buried on 3 June 2004 at Maroa Townshihp Cemetery, Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USA.3

Census Data

     John Richard appeared on the 1940 Federal Census Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Clayton R Rogers and Gladys Rogers.6
     An article about the wedding of Helen Maree Wilson and James Hilton Ring published on 29 September 1947 referenced John Rogers, cousin of the bride and candle lighter.9

     John Rogers was referenced in an article about the wedding anniversary of Gladys May Nowlin and Clayton Richard Rogers which appeared on 24 September 1970 at Pantagraph, Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, USA, identified as their son; Clayton Rogerses Slate Open House on 50th Year
MAROA (PNS)
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rogers of Forsyth, formerly of the Maroa and Clinton areas, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Forsyth United Methodist Church.

The former Gladys Nowlin and Mr. Rogers were married Sept. 30, 1920, in Decatur First Methodist Church by the Rev E. J. Campbell.
They are parents of Mrs Clarence Young of Maroa; Mrs. Ronald Gray. Naperville; and John, rural Clinton. They have nine grandchildren.10
     In the obituary of Clayton Richard Rogers who died 3 April 1981, his son, John Rogers of Clinton, was listed as a survivor.11
     In the obituary of Gladys May Nowlin who died 2 July 1984, Gladys's son, John Rogers was listed as a survivor.12
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared , 1 June 2004 .8

Citations

  1. [S330] William Kritz, online www.ancestry.com, unknown author (unknown location).
  2. [S520] Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy, online www,ancestry.com, Name: Living Rogers; Sex: M. Hereinafter cited as Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy.
  3. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., John Richard Rogers
    Gravemarker transcription:
    Rogers
    John R     Nov 9, 1935 - May 30, 2004
    Married April 15, 1956.
  4. [S520] Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy, online www,ancestry.com.
  5. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  6. [S6814] Clayton R Rogers household, April 1940 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Maroa, Macon, Illinois; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 58-55, Ancestry.com Roll: T627-8435.
  7. [S5537] Unknown article title, Herald and Review, Decatur, IL, Jun 1, 2004, Page 21, Obituary: John R. Rogers. Hereinafter cited as Herald and Review.
  8. [S5538] John R. Rogers, Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Jun 1, 2004, viewed on-line viewed at http://www.highbeam.com/, Obituary: John R. Rogers and Obituary: John R. Rogers (continued). Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.
  9. [S6861] Helen Wilson Is Bride Sunday, The Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, IL, Sep 29, 1947, Page 20, columns 3 to 6 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Review.
  10. [S6813] Clayton Rogerses Slate Open House on 50th Year, The Pantagraph, Bloomington-Normal, IL, Sep 24, 1970, Page C-4, column 7 & 8 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.
  11. [S5418] Claton Rogers, The Pantagrapgh, Bloomington, IL, Apr 5, 1981, Page 48, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Ob ituary: Clayton R Rogers. Hereinafter cited as The Pantagrapgh.
  12. [S5421] Gladys Rogers, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Jul 3, 1984, Page 26, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as The Pantagraph.

Catherine Howie1

F, #14967
Last Edited12 Sep 2018
     Catherine married Peter Hume before 1802.2,3,4
     The following biographical information appeared , 20 September 2015 (reproduced with permission):
Puslinch Historical Society Research
Peter and Catherine Hume
Plot 6-4 Farnham Cemetery

Puslinch Historical Society Spirit Walk
20 September 2015
Lynn Crow, presenter


I was born Catherine Howie and married Peter Hume, a shepherd, in Northumberland County in the north of England. I'm here this afternoon to tell you about my husband Peter and our family. Peter was born in Northumberland in 1779 to a family of Scottish descent and was always proud to be a Scot. The Borders country spanned both SE Scotland and NE England, hence the name. One of the characteristic features of the families in this part of Lowland Scotland two centuries ago was the shepherd's check cloth they wove of natural light and dark woolen yarns for the wraps worn in the fields for warmth. These were in contrast to the highland plaids which were woven in a tartan sett using wool dyed from the plant material of the highlands. The Puslinch archives has a photograph of Alexander McKay of Concession 3 proudly wrapped in his shepherd's check. My husband Peter wore a similar wrap as well and he never went out without his 6-foot crook.

In 1831 we immigrated to Upper Canada with 4 of our 5 children - 3 sons and 2 daughters. My husband chose 300 acres: Front and Rear of Lot 11, Concession 10 and Front of Lot 12, Concession 10. The front lots face Watson Road today. Although we arrived in the Arkell area at the same time as the Arkell and Carter families we are honouring today, when Peter was choosing his land he felt that the Puslinch Hills southeast of Farnham Plains were more suitable for his chosen focus on sheep rearing. Eventually he divided his Crown holdings between our sons. The eldest son, Thomas came to Puslinch 5 years later and took up another 100 acres facing Concession 11 on the eastern boundary of Puslinch. The task of clearing the homestead fell to our three sons, as Peter was 52 when we emigrated. Our sons were hard workers and excellent choppers, so were chosen as corner men for log buildings in the Arkell area – an honour awarded only the best builders.

We remained members of the Old Kirk. There were Anglican and Methodist congregations in Arkell, but Peter wanted the family to maintain the religion of his Scottish forefathers as Presbyterians. I died in 1848 after just 17 years living here. On the 1861 census Peter, who was 52 when we arrived, was age 82 and living with our daughter Isabelle's family in Arkell House, as she had married Thomas Arkell. Peter died just a year later.

As I mentioned, our eldest son Thomas Hume emigrated after the rest of us. He farmed the Rear of Lot 10, Concession 10, as did his descendants. His son William T. was next and by 1906 his grandson Isaac Hume. This branch of our family was hit hard with typhoid fever in the 1890s. Isaac's mother Annie was hospitalized, and his brother Willie died of the disease in March, 1896. In 1898 Isaac sold Lot 10 and this branch of the family left Puslinch for British Columbia.

Our son William, b. 1811, was 20 when we immigrated to Puslinch. He married Ann Anderson of Fifeshire, Scotland and inherited Lot 11, Front Concession 10 from his father. William and Ann's son David bred Oxford-down sheep there. David's son Boyd Hume then farmed this part of the original homestead. The fieldstone farmhouse built in David Hume's time is a Listed property in the Township's pictorial inventory Puslinch: Our Heritage and as such has been plaqued. Unfortunately, a beautiful stone outbuilding with arched entryways on the property was damaged by lightning and over the years the structural damage led to its demolition at the end of the 20th Century. It had been an ideal sheep barn.

Our son Adam Hume was born in England c. 1809 and inherited the Front of Lot 12. Adam was one of three trustees on the 1850 deed for the original log school in Arkell. He and William had one of the first teams of horses in the Arkell area. He married Jane Murray, from a neighbouring farm and Robert, James, Agnes and John were their children. An 1867 record of a sale of purebred livestock organized at the farm of F. W. Stone lists our Adam Hume showing purebred sheep – no surprise!

Adam and Jane's son James Hume was the next to take over his father's farm and was active in a farm organization called ‘The Grange', so acquired the moniker Grange Jim. The Grange organization was organized in the United States in 1867 after the Civil War in order to help the farmers of the south rebuild their livestock after depletion by war. The main focus of the Grange was animal husbandry and the organization still has 160,000 members south of the border today. In 1872 it was a political party in Ontario later expanding to the Farmers' Union of Canada. The United Farmers of Ontario party formed a government in the provincial elections in Ontario in 1919 with Ernest C. Drury as Premier. Our Jim died in 1908 but would have been delighted.

Following in his father's footsteps, Jim was known for his flock of purebred Cotswold sheep. Exhibiting them at the Puslinch Show and competitions further afield, there is a photograph of James with his son Stewart and their pen of 3 champion Cotswolds in 1900, in the book written for the 150th anniversary of the Puslinch Agricultural Society.* James was on the Fair Board, on Puslinch Council from 1891 to 1898 and was Deputy-Reeve in his final term. He married Eleanor Stewart of Paisley Block, Guelph Township, and their son Stewart at age 12 helped drive their team (Buck and Bright) to haul bricks from Christie's Lime Kiln quarry when they were replacing a frame home with a more substantial brick farmhouse on the homestead in 1886. Stewart had two sisters, Eliza and Jean. The latter married Henry Leachman of Nassagaweya. The Leachmans moved to Aberfoyle where their son Jimmy Leachman became the village blacksmith.** Stewart and his wife Helena were next to farm Adam's farm, followed by their son Oliver who was the last to farm the original homestead. *** Oliver and Ginny held the Crown Deed to our original land in Puslinch, as well as the Bible we brought with us from England.

The Arkell Women's Institute was first organized in 1909 with Mrs. Stewart Hume (Helena) as President and Mrs. David Hume ( ) as Secretary. A photo in the archives of the Guelph Public Library records that Mrs. Stewart Hume (Helena) was the oldest living member of South-Wellington District Institutes in 1976. Her husband Stewart Hume was President of the Puslinch Agricultural Society in 1912, as was his father James before him in 1887.

In subsequent generations, David Thomas Hume, Edward Hume, Herbert Hume and James Hume of Puslinch served in W.W. I and Roy L. Hume, W. Harold Hume (also from Puslinch) enlisted in W.W. II.

The first crossroad south of Arkell Road was named Hume Road by Puslinch Council in the 20th Century in honour of the Hume farms that surrounded it east of Watson Road – Lot 10 being on the north side of the crossroad, and Lots 11 and 12 on the south side. I hope when you drive past Hume Road, you will remember our family and their expertise as sheep farmers.

*The Agricultural Society in Puslinch, 1840-1990 p. 27 Lynn Crow visited Oliver Hume in 1989 when compiling the agricultural society's history and was given the photo to scan by Oliver, son of Stewart, grandson of James, gt. grandson of Adam and gt.gt. grandson of Peter and Catherine.

** See PHS Spirit Walk 2014 biography of Jimmy Leachman, Aberfoyle blacksmith.

*** Oliver Hume was interviewed in 1976 by Jackie McTaggart for the Puslinch Pioneer – at the time his family went going back 145 years in Puslinch. He recalled the winter of 1942-43 when it took 5 days for road crews to open the 10th Concession down to Fitton's for huge snowdrifts. He skied to Arkell via Starkey Hill and on into town where he had left his car at the church shed. Bob Barnett and Jim & Dick Starkey had formed their own road crew for this area, as it was up to residents to clear their way to main roads. Mr. Barnett owned a caterpillar tractor and they mounted planks behind, using this to regularly open Arkell Road out to Highway 6. Since this plow didn't throw snow to the sides like modern plows, the township paid several men .25 an hour to stand on the planks and shovel. In this interview, Ginny Hume mentioned the winter of 1947-48 when the hydro went off in December and wasn't restored until the Arkell Institute's Valentine's dinner and dance. The phone was also out and it wasn't repaired until much later.

Oliver's mother Helena, Mrs. Stewart Hume, was still living in the brick farmhouse at the time of this interview. Oliver and Ginny's older son Peter built on the corner of the farm and his children were the 7th generation to grow up on the land Peter and Catherine had taken up in 1831.5

Family

Peter Hume b. 1779, d. 1862
Children

Citations

  1. [S228] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page, Hume, Peter...Marriage: Howie, Catherine -- Source Anthony L. Tilmans. Hereinafter cited as Hume Family Home Page.
  2. [S227] Carlyle and District Historical Society, compiler, Prairie Trails to Blacktop: Carlyle and District 1882-1982 (Carlyle, SK: Carlyle and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 728. Hereinafter cited as Prairie Trails to Blacktop.
  3. [S228] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page, Peter Hume.
  4. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.
  5. [S388] Puslinch Historical Society Archives, online Puslinch Historical Society Archives, Peter and Catherine Hume Plot 6-4 Farnham Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Puslinch Historical Society Archives.
  6. [S228] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page.
  7. [S228] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page, Hume, Adam; Born: 1808, England; Marriage: Murray, Jane S.; Died: 1863, Can.

Patricia Ann Nowlin1,2,3,4

F, #14970, b. 1 March 1932, d. 25 March 2013
Father*Dr. Owen Wendel Emen Nowlin1,3,2,5,6,4,7,8 b. 27 Sep 1900, d. 10 Apr 1973
Mother*Ann Margaret Carson9,3,2,6,5,7,8 b. 12 Aug 1905
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited29 Oct 2016
     She was born on 1 March 1932 at Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA.7
     She died on 25 March 2013 at Aiken, South Carolina, USA, at age 81.10,6

Census Data

     Patsy appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Farmer City, Santa Anna Twp., DeWitt County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Owen Nowlin and Margaret Nowlin.8
     As of after 1 March 1932,she also went by the name of Patsy Nowlin.8
     In the obituary of Dr. Owen Wendel Emen Nowlin who died 10 April 1973, Owen's daughter, Mrs. James Fuller was listed as a survivor.11

Citations

  1. [S330] William Kritz, online www.ancestry.com, unknown author (unknown location), Name: Living NOWLIN; Sex: F - no other data.
  2. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S5389] Nowlin - Fuller, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Aug 13, 1954, page 21, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 13 Aug 1954, Fri; page 21, column 1
    Nowlin - Fuller
    Farmer City, Aug. 12. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  5. [S4126] Patricia Ann Nowlin Fuller | 1932 - 2013 | Obituary, Shellhouse & Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, Aiken, SC, about 26 Mar 2013, viewed on-line viewed at http://www.shellhousefuneralhome.com/. Hereinafter cited as Shellhouse & Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home.
  6. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  7. [S6615] Farmer City, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Mar 7, 1932, Page 13, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.
  8. [S6616] Owen Nowlin household, Apr 19, 1940 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Farmer City, Santa Anna, Dewitt, Illinois; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 20-16; Family: 331, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_794.
  9. [S330] William Kritz.
  10. [S4126] Shellhouse & Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, about 26 Mar 2013, viewed on-line, Shellhouse & Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home
    Obituaries
    Patricia Ann Nowlin Fuller
    (March 1, 1932 - March 25, 2013).
  11. [S6613] Former Farmer City doctor Nowlin dies, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Apr 12, 1973, Page 6, columns 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.

Thomas Hume1,2

M, #14974, b. 1845
Father*William Hume3,2 b. c Aug 1810, d. 6 Feb 1892
Mother*Ann Anderson3,2 b. c 1820
Last Edited31 Jul 2011

Family

Elizabeth Watt b. c 1852

Citations

  1. [S228] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page, Hume, Thomas; Born: 1845, Puslinch, Wllngtn, Ont -- Source Anthony L Tilmans. Hereinafter cited as Hume Family Home Page.
  2. [S1349] 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., Thomas Hume & Elizabeth Watt.
  3. [S228] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page.

Ellen Hume1

F, #14975
Father*David Hume1 b. Mar 1844
Mother*Annie Campbell1
Last Edited27 Sep 2008

Citations

  1. [S228] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page, Ellen Hume - no other data. Hereinafter cited as Hume Family Home Page.

Alexander Hume1

M, #14976
Father*David Hume1 b. Mar 1844
Mother*Annie Campbell1
Last Edited27 Sep 2008

Citations

  1. [S228] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page, Alexander Hume - no other data. Hereinafter cited as Hume Family Home Page.

Duncan Hume1

M, #14977
Father*David Hume1 b. Mar 1844
Mother*Annie Campbell1
Last Edited27 Sep 2008

Citations

  1. [S228] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page, Duncan Hume - no other data. Hereinafter cited as Hume Family Home Page.

David Thomas Hume1,2

M, #14978, b. 20 February 1890, d. 1 October 1962
Father*David Hume1,2 b. Mar 1844
Mother*Annie Campbell1
Last Edited18 May 2019
     He was born on 20 February 1890 at Arkell, Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario, Canada.2
     He died on 1 October 1962 at Arkell, Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, at age 72.2 David Thomas Hume was buried at Farnham Cemetery, Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario, CanadaG.3
     
Canadian Military Service:

     David Thomas Hume began military service on 13 September 1915 at the age of 25 at Guelph, Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, joining the 71st Battalion.2
     On 28 May 1916 he transferred to the 54th Battalion and proceeded to France with his unit on Aug 13th.2
     On 23 October 1916 at France he received a gun shot wound in his left arm and was admitted to General Boulogne hospital. This was a "severe" wound and he was moved to the County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St. Albans in England on Oct 29th. On Dec 14th he was convalesing at the Canadian Convalecent Hospital, Hillington House in Uxbridge. He was discharged back to duty on Feb 27, 1917.2
     On 7 September 1917 he was wounded by barbed wire, right hand and right knee and treated and released back to duty at the 3rd Field Ambulance.2 David Thomas Hume ended his military service on 8 June 1919 at Hamilton, Barton Twp., Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada,
End of Military Service section.2

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Guelph, Ontario Guelph Mercury 7 July 1942 :
Arkell Man Is Staunch Patriot
Patriotism is a grand quality in the present war, and few citizens in this Dominion are as strongly patriotic as David T. Hume, age 48, Arkell, now a gunner in the 2-63rd Battery RCA (R).

Gunner Hume is a veteran of the First World War, serving overseas from 1915 to 1919 with the 54th Battalion, C.E.F., that is, the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. He has been rejected twice for active service in the present war, but the urge to do his duty resulted in him enlisting in the 2-63rd about two or three months ago.

On drill nights, each Monday and Thursday, Gunner Hume comes in from Arkell on the train, arriving here at 7:30 o’clock. After training is over, usually 10:30 o’clock, he starts out on the six-mile journey to his home, on foot. Sometimes, he gets a ride as far the schoolhouse on the York Road, east of the Ontario Reformatory, but it is still quite a lengthy walk from there to his home.

Organized Home Guard
When the war broke out almost three years ago, David Hume organized a home guard in the community of Arkell. His knowledge of army life, gained in World War I, proved invaluable in training the group, and so efficiently did he drill them that virtually all of the men of military age in the unit are now in the Canadian active army.


Twice Wounded
Gunner Hume carries the honourable scars of battle upon his body, received while in the service of King and Country over 25 years ago. While in France, he was severely wounded on two occasions and spent many months in hospital in Britain.

(Gunner David Thomas Hume in World War I photo)

He loves the army and his only regret is that the passing of time, combined with war injuries, has taken toll of his strength to the point where he cannot be accepted for full time duty as a soldier once again. His fellow soldiers in the 2-63rd Battery are proud of Gunner Hume and hold him in great admiration and respect.4


Link to the Canadian Great War Project:; "Soldier Page" for David Thomas Hume5

Citations

  1. [S228] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page, David T Hume - no other data. Hereinafter cited as Hume Family Home Page.
  2. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF file): David Thomas Hume. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  3. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Obituary: David T Hume.
  4. [S3951] Arkell Man Is Staunch Patriot, Guelph Mercury, Guelph, Ontario, July 7, 1942 viewed at http://www.clarksoftomfad.ca/, Transcription: Arkell Man Is Staunch Patriot. Hereinafter cited as Guelph Mercury.
  5. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Boyd Hume1

M, #14979
Father*David Hume1 b. Mar 1844
Mother*Annie Campbell1
Last Edited27 Sep 2008

Citations

  1. [S228] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page, Boyd Hume - no other data. Hereinafter cited as Hume Family Home Page.