I found quite a bit re your Whaley family. Nancy Jones was the 2nd of 3 wives of John Whaley and is next door to him and his first wife in the 1871 Sombra, Lambton, Ontario census, which you can see here: http://granniesgenealogygarden.com/Granny2/sombr1.html
First wife Anna Mary who was born in Ireland about 1850 died in Sombra in 1873 (registered in the Ontario BMD's) and husband John was the informant. Of their 2 children, George Henry (born abt 1867) died 1 April 1889 in Sombra at age 22. The informant ways George Henry was born on Wolf Island, Ontario.
The 2nd child, son Frederick E. was born in September of 1870 as the census indicates. He married a Russian girl, Lena Weedman who was born 1 Jun 1877 in Russia. They married in Donald, B.C. (now an abandoned CPR site near Golden, B.C.) on March 2, 1897 and had 10 children, the first (William Frederick, born 27 Nov 1898 in Revelstoke, B.C. and the next 9 in Alberta. Frederick and wife Lena can be found in the 1901 Clover Bar District of Alberta census and in the 1906 Edmonton District census. Frederick died in July of 1934 and Lena died in March of 1960. There is quite a bit of information on their family in the book "Hanna North" on pages 274 - 277, also a great picture of them taken in 1897 on page 274. This book and its page images can be found at the website www.ourroots.ca
In the 1871 Sombra census, 13-yr-old Nancy Jones is living next door to John and his first family (he is listed as 37, born USA, religion EM, and of Dutch heritage. Nancy seems to be a duaghter of Abraham (aged 86 and born in USA) and Annie Jones (aged 47 born Ontario). Nancy has a brother Elisha (12) and sister Mary A.(7). This family is listed as religion LDS (Mormon). This Abraham Jones died in Lambton 15 Oct 1878 and the informant listed him as 120 or 150 years old which is quite obviously a stretch!!!
In the book "Hanna North", there is a George Mulligan who is married to an Emma Jane Brown, both of Lambton county and both moved to Alberta in 1894. It says that Fred Whaley helped them move and that Fred was George's "nephew".
John Whaley and his 2nd wife and family pretty well seem to say that they emigrated to the US abt 1887, but I cannot find them in the 1881 Cdn census, but I do find an Andrew and Mary Whely in the 1881 Sombra, bothwell, Ontario census: Andrew being 43 and Mary 21 with 3 children: Jesse(10), John(5) and Theodore(1). They are Methodist. Not being able to see the original, it could be a bad transciption so the original should be checked. What with a 5-yr-old John and a 1-yr-old Theodore, it sure seems that it must be the right family.
By 1900, they are in the 1900 Evergreen, Sanilac, Michigan census. John S. Whaley says he was born in New York of New York-born parents in December of 1833. He is again a widower. Simon says he was born in Canada in Sep of 1886 which seems to confirm that they didn't leave Canada until after his birth. Arthur says he was born in Michigan in Dec of 1892.
Also in the 1900 Elkland, Tuscola, Michigan census are John Jr., Herbert and Charles Whaley. Charles was born 7 June 1884 in Lambton county, Herbert born March 1882 in Canada. They say they emigrated to the US in 1886 (probably should be 1887 same as the rest of the family). Theodore's birth registration is available in the Ontario BMD's, born 4 Feb 1880 in Sombra, Lambton county. I suspect that this is him with older brother John and whomever Andrew & Mary were in the 1881 Sombra census.
In the 1910 Allis, Presque Isle, Michigan census, living side-by-side are Charles and Jennie, John Edward and Mary, and Theodore and Minnie. Simon, unmarried, is living with Charles & Jennie.
By the 1920 & 1930 censuses, Charles and Jennie are in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, along with unmarried brother Simon. By 1930 Herbert Solomon is in Flint, Michigan with wife Nora. Theodore is in the hospital in Traverse City, Michigan.
All the children seem to know that their father was born in New York, but are highly confused about where their mother (or who) was born. Wife #1 was born in Ireland abt 1850 and died 1873. Wife #2 was born in Ontario abt 1858 and died in the 1890's in Michigan. Wife #3 was born in Michigan.
Hope this helps out,