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Edward Thomson

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 5:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thomson
I am looking for whatever info, as a newspaper obit or notice of death in particular, I can find on Edward Thomson. He lived in the Medora area, primarily west of Port Carling from 1871-1911. A land map of Medora (circa 1800's) shows he had land there adjacent to Wm Larway (bro-in-law).

Edward was b. Nov. 1828 in Scarborough and d. Nov 1911 Lot 15, Concession E, Medora. I don't know if he was buried in the area, which would be interesting to know also. He married Mary Larway in London, Ont. in 1859 but she appears to have died btwn 1861-1871. Where she died and is buried is unkwn. I don't know if there were any children, which is part of what I'm trying to find.

Census records show him as a widower living in:
1871: Edward Thompson, age 37, Muskoka, Humphry & Medora
Note: age is way off, so not 100% certain of record
1881: Edward Thomson, age 52, Muskoka, Wood & Medora
1891: Edward Thomson, age 62, Simcoe E., Medora & Wood.
1901: Edward Thomson, age 72, Simcoe E., Medora & Wood.
1911: Edward Thompson, age 82, Muskoka, Medora

Thank you,
Dan Harvey
Snohomish, WA
email: djjr7744@comcast.net

Re: Edward Thomson

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 2:01AM GMT
Classification: Query


His parents are buried in St Andrew's Presbyterian Cemetery, Scarborough.
George died 28 Sep 1840 aged 39 and Lydia died 29 Apr 1844 aged 38.
Maybe he is buried there also?
Did not find a registration for him re death on Ancestry.ca

Try this site for a headstone.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~murrayp/


1891 census his brother in law has moved to London Ont where he eventually died.

Re: Edward Thomson

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 2:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the information.
The death certificate was supplied by a secondary informant. Here are the details below. I'll check out st. Andrew's cemetery.
Dan

Death Registration No. 019636
Death of Edward Thomson
>date: Nov 20, 1911 @ 12:30 a.m.
>birth: "not known" / 93 years + 1 month
>place of birth: Scarboro
>place of death: Lot 15, Concession E, Medora
>widower
>Name & birthplace of Father: "not known"
>Name & birthplace of Mother: "not known"
>Name of Physician: "Dr.Burgess sometimes attended him"
>Cause of death; senile debility & gangrene at last.
>No doctor in attendance for some time.
>Certified by James Wilson, Whiteside.

Re: Edward Thomson

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 2:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
On 1911 census he was boarding with someone.

I would think he is likely buried in Medora as the informant didn't seem to know too much about him so wouldn' t likely have buried him in Scarborough.
He may just not have had a headstone.
Check the local cemeteries and see if their records are that far back.
Doesn't look as if there were any children and he never remarried as he was always alone and listed as widowed.

Re: Edward Thomson

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 5:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Good point on the place of burial. I have checked the online headstone websites including the one you reference to no avail. Probably not a headstone as you state.

The reason for knowing about any children that might have been born to Edward and Mary Larway relates to research we are doing to find the birth family of our g-grndmthr, Eliza L. Thomson/Thompson, b. abt 1868 in Ontario. She married Hugh McMillan and immigrated to North Dakota abt 1897. She died there in 1906. If Mary died in child birth, that could be useful info to us.

Re: Edward Thomson

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 7:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
If she was born in 1868 the birth wouldn't have been registered as registration didn't begin until the next year and was somewhat sporadic after that for a few years.
Same with Mary's death. It likely wasn't registered.

Did not find a marriage rego for them in Ontario.
Would her death registration list parents?

Re: Edward Thomson

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 7:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
If she was born in 1868 the birth wouldn't have been registered as registration didn't begin until the next year and was somewhat sporadic after that for a few years.
Same with Mary's death. It likely wasn't registered.

Did not find a marriage rego for them in Ontario.
Would her death registration list parents?

Re: Edward Thomson

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 9:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Larway Thomson
I just found the marriage of Edward Thomson and Mary Lorway (they mispelled Larway)from the following link:

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/thisisit.htm

I selected Toronto and Presbyterian 1959 and got the record.

Marriage 28 Apr 1859
groom: Thomson, Edward 30; res. Scarborough; b. Scarborough
parents: George & Lydia (Terry)
bride: Lorway, Mary 21; res. Scarborough; b. Scarborough
parents: Thomas & Eliza (Bond)
witn 1: George Thomson
witn 2: Ann Forfar
date: 28 Apr 1859
page: 59
ref: pg 59 & 60 were marriages performed by Rev. Alexander Topp, a Minister of the Presbyterian Church

Mary Lawray's parents are already known. My g-grandmother's, Eliza Thomson, aren't.

Thanks for the additional info.
Dan

Re: Edward Thomson

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 3:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Could someone please get info for me on the property Edward Thomson's owned at the head of North Bay in the 1860's to determine the actual date of purchase? This would be useful to me in determining when they (Edward and Mary) started living in Medora.

A map of the Medora area circa 1890 shows lands owned by Edward Thomson and Wm Larway (brother-in-law) at the head of North Bay. The properties were in Concession I, lots 21 and 22 (for Edward), and 23 and 24 (for Wm).

I contacted the Land Registry Ofc in Bracebridge and they have the historic records but do not do lookups. Their location is:

15 Dominion Street
Bracebridge ON P1L 2E7
705) 645-4415

If someone would like the 1890 map or other info, please contact me at email:
djjr7744@comcast.net

Thank you,
Dan Harvey
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