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Ego Family

Posted: 9 Jan 2007 10:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ego, Rafferty, Morrison, Langman
I'm looking for information about the family of John Ego and Lucinda Rafferty of Canada.

John's father was Andrew Ego from Scotland and Mary Jane Langman of Ontario. He was born Feb 10, 1867 in Ontario and died Oct 11 1933 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Lucinda's father was John Rafferty from Ireland and Jane Morrison from Quebec. She was born July 25 1871 in Ontario and died sometime between 1906 and 1911, probably in Ontario or Manitoba.

They had 4 children; Harry, Etta May, Ross and Roy. Harry, Etta May and Ross were born in Ontario and Roy was born in Manitoba.

Any information on this family would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Jessica

Re: Ego Family

Posted: 10 Jan 2007 12:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Jessica:

This info is from Doreen:

Perhaps with the following dates someone may recognize the family members.

In 1916 Harry EGO joined the CEF and gave his father as next of kin whose
address was: 104 79th Avenue, Edmonton, AB. Neither Ross nor Roy are listed
as having joined the CEF.

1901 Census indicates that the family were living in Ontario with two
children, whole family were born in Ontario and husband was a farmer:

Source Information: 1901 Census of Canada
Subdistrict: Georgina & Georgina Island, YORK (North/Nord), ONTARIO
District Number: 130
Subdistrict Number: c-1
Archives Microfilm: T-6507
Ego John H. M Head M Feb 10 1867 34
Ego Lucinda F Wife M Jul 25 1871 29
Ego Harry M Son S May 23 1896 4
Ego Etta May F Daughter S Jul 5 1898 2
....
Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1907
about Ross Ego
Name: Ross Ego
Date of Birth: 24 Dec 1902
Gender: Male
Birth County: York
Father's name: John H Ego
Mother's name: Lucinda Rafferty
Roll Number: MS929_161
....
1911 / Ontario / York North / 5 Georgina / page 4
Ego William N. M Head M May 1863 48 1901
Ego Margaret F Wife M Sep 1866 44 1901
Ego Andrew M Father W Nov 1832 78 1901
Ego Roy A. M Nephew S Aug 1905 5
....

1911 Census of Canada
about John Ego
Name: John Ego
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 44
Birth Date: Feb 1867
Birthplace: Ontario
Family Number: 578
Relation to Head of House: Head
Tribal: Scotch (Scotish)
Province: Alberta
District: Strathcona
District Number: 6
Sub-District: Strathcona, part
Sub-District Number: 48
Place of Habitation: Sennacrol Ave
Census Year: 1911
Page: 62
Household Members:
Name Age
John Ego 44 - (Occ: Teamster)
Harn Ego 15 - (Harry - Occ: Teamster)
Etta H Ego 12
Rose Ego 9 - (Ross)
======

Doreen

Re: Ego Family

Posted: 10 Jan 2007 7:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ego
There's a write-up about the Charles Donald Ego (6th and youngest child of Andrew and Mary Jane Langman Ego of Virginia, Ontario in the Neepawa heritage book. I can transcribe it for you if you like. I did some research on their daughter Minnie for another researcher a while back.
The article I mentions that Andrew was a Scot from the Parish of Crathie in Aberdeenshire, while Mary Jane came from a large Anglo-Irish family near Orillia.

Later it mentions Jack Ego had arrived in Manitoba with his wife Lucy and three small children sometime after 1901 and farmed south of Franklin in the Gordon District. Lucy died in 1906, about a year after the birth of her youngest son, Roy, and Jack's sister Charlotte came out to keep house and look after the children. After her marriage to William Shirritt in 1907, Jack left the farm and eventually settled in Alberta. Another brother, William Ego, lived for a time in Neepawa with his wife Maggie and newhew Roy, but he returned to Ontario to the old home farm at Virginia and remained there.

1901 census
4 46 36 Ego John H. M Head M Feb 10 1867 34
4 47 36 Ego Lucinda F Wife M Jul 25 1871 29
4 48 36 Ego Harry M Son S May 23 1896 4
4 49 36 Ego Etta May F Daughter S Jul 5 1898 2
1901 Census of Canada
Subdistrict: Georgina & Georgina Island, YORK (North/Nord), ONTARIO
District Number: 130
Subdistrict Number: c-1
Archives Microfilm: T-6507

2 16 14 Ego William M Head M May 21 1863 37
2 17 14 Ego Margaret F Wife M Sep 26 1866 34

2 18 15 Ego Andrew M Father M Nov 24 1832 68
2 19 15 Ego Mary J F Mother M Feb 10 1834 66
1901 Census of Canada
Subdistrict: Georgina & Georgina Island, YORK (North/Nord), ONTARIO
District Number: 130
Subdistrict Number: c-4
Archives Microfilm: T-6507
2 20 15 Ego Mary C F Sister S Jan 15 1872 29

Re: Ego Family

Posted: 10 Jan 2007 3:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
That would be much appreciated. Thank you very much.

Jessica

Re: Ego Family

Posted: 10 Jan 2007 5:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ego
Neepawa: Land of Plenty 1883-1893
pg. 458-459
THE EGOS OF NEEPAWA by Raymond M. Beaumont
(Grand-nephew of Charles D. Ego)
Charles Donald Ego was born in 1873 the sixth and youngest child of Andrew and Mary Jane Langman Ego of Virginia, Ontario. His father was a Scot from the Parish of Crathie in Aberdeenshire, while his mother came from a large Anglo-Irish family near Orillia. Charlie grew up on the farm and later took an apprenticeship in blacksmith at Udora. He arrived in Neepawa in 1896 at the age of twenty-three and was soon engaged in his chosen profession. A year later, he established himself in a blacksmith shop at Franklin, a bustling village a few miles west of Neepawa, where his talkative, outgong nature, keen sense of humour, and storytelling ability soon earned him many friends among the people there. His interest in sports such as baseball and lacrosse too him to tournaments and picnics where he may have met his future wife, Elleanor Jane Scott, a daughter of John Y. and Annie Melvin Scott a pioneer family originally from Brampton, Ontario, who had settled in the community in 1897. They were married in 1902 and their only daughter, Mary Jane Eulalia, was born in November 1903. She recalls that her name was a matter of considerable controversy between her parents. Ella preferred Isabel Eulalia, the latter name from a book she was reading, while Charlie detested them both, preferring instead Mary Jane in memory of his mother who had recently died. Finally, a compromise was affected, and she has been known as Minnie every since!
Charlie was a quick-tempered man but it never lasted long and he never held a grudge. Ella, on the their hand, was mild mannered. While she usually deferred to her husband, she put her foot down when he went out with his brother Jack and came home quite drunk one night. She gave him an ultimatum that if that ever happened again, she would leave. After that, he kept drinking in strict moderation!
Jack Ego had arrived n Manitoba with his wife Lucy and three small children sometime after 1901 and farmed south of Franklin in the Gordon District. Lucy died in 1906 about year after the birth of her youngest son, Roy, and Jack's sister Charlotte come to keep house and look after the children. After her marriage to Willliam Shirrritt in 1907, Jack left the farm and eventually settled in Alberta. Another brother, William Ego, lived for a time in Neepawa with his wife Maggie and nephew Roy, but he returned to Ontario to the old home farm at Virgina and remained there. Charlie was the only one of the Ego brothers left in the area.
In 1910 he moved to a farm in the Gordon District not far from the Shirritts. His family stayed there until 1914 when his poor health and economic considerations led them to Neepawa. He worked for a year in the livery barn of Tom and Sam Holmes before going into business with Charlie Pedlar selling automobiles and Massey-Harris farm implements. Later he became the agent for International Harvester and operated a livery barn next to the Hamilton Hotel until his retirement in 1938.
The livery barn gained Charlie many friends among the high school students from the country who kept their horses and buggies there, rural farmers in for a day's shopping, and the men form Mountain Road and Polonia who brought cordwood during the winter for sale in the town. They would put their horses in the stable and go up town to see if a sale could be mad,e returning to have their lunches and tea, which Charlie always upon the stove. When the Mountain Road Church was dedicated, Charlie and Ella were invited to attend the service and he felt it a great honor to be there among friends of many years' standing.
Minnie recalls that her father continued an active interest in in sports while in Neepawa and he and his wife sometimes accompanied the hockey players when they went to other towns to compete. His daughter inherited her father's enthusiasm, playing on the girls' baseball, basketball, and hockey teams while in high school and continuing this interest after she a started working in Neepawa stores. Besides sports, Minnie was involved in the Rebekah Lodge and Hospital Aid, the latter of which prompted her to enter nurses' training at Misericordia Hospital in 1931. Three year latesr she graduate as a registered nurse, receiving the gold medal for practical nursing. There followed a successful career in Winnipeg, her last eight years to her retirement in 1968 being spent in the Oral Surgery section of the Dental College.
After Charlies death in January 1946, Ella moved to be with her daughter Minnie in Winnipeg where she spent many enjoyable years in retirement until her death in December 1957. She and Minnie travelled considerably, and vacations often included Beth Gillingham, whom Minnie had known since first moving to Winnipeg. One trip back east to Ontario enabled Ella to see school chums she had not seen for over fifty years. Minnie believe in working hard and playing hard, a trait very much in keeping with her father's sentiments. The family is gone from Neepawa now but it wzs one which left its mark on the community and will be remembered for that contribution.

Re: Ego Family

Posted: 14 Jan 2007 8:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much

Re: Ego Family

Posted: 1 Oct 2007 8:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Jan 2013 6:05PM GMT
Do you know how Andrew Ego is related to Angus Ego? Angus Ego was the Reeve of Georgina Township from 1857-1865 (except for 1863). (Virginia & Udora that you mention is in Georgina Township)

[edited Jan 2 2013]
I have since learned that Andrew Ego was a brother of Angus Ego. Angus (of Craithie Aberdeenshire Scotland) came to Canada in 1847 (settled in Georgina Township). When he acquired his own farm in 1856 he sent for his parents and his brother Andrew. His parents were Donald Ego, born 1784 and died December 7 1863; and his mother was Charlotte McIntosh died April 4 1868 aged 83 years. This information was written by Ruth Thompson who wrote the Pefferlaw: Johnson Family and Friends book; she was related to Ego. She added that Charlotte McIntosh Ego was said to be a daughter of George IV though not recognized as such.

Re: Ego Family

Posted: 30 Dec 2012 8:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ego
I have recently gleaned a little info on Min Ego if you are interested

Re: Ego Family

Posted: 3 Jan 2013 3:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Jan 2013 3:15PM GMT
I found the following in the Newmarket Era newspaper (Newmarket Ontario). November 24 1933, page 8, under the local news for Virginia (Georgina Twp.)

Virginia
GEORGINA MAN DIES IN THE WEST
John Ego, Survivor of Rebellion.
The following is clipped from a Western paper and sent to the Era by a friend:
Survivor of the Riel rebellion and well-known Strathcona farmer for the past 25 years, John Ego, 66[?] died Wednesday after a lingering illness of three years. Mr. Ego came west to Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan in 1885 with the 12th Battalion from Ontario and took part in a skirmish with Louis Riel's Indian followers. He received a musket ball through his wrist in the fight. Later her served for three year [sic] overseas in the Great War after joining up in Edmonton. Since the war he has been farming at Strathcona. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. J.B. Main, Edmonton; three sons, Harry, Leduc; Ross, Bozeman, Montana; and Roy, Sutton, Ont.; and one sister, Mrs. W. Sheritt, Vancouver Island. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 3.30 p.m. from Andrews' Bros. funeral chapel. Rev. R.H. Lyttle will officiate and Interment will be made in the Edmonton cemetery.
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Ed Note- The late John Ego was born and raised in Virginia, Township of Georgina, and left 29 years ago for the West. Angus Ego of B.C. and Charles Ego of Neepawa, B.C. are brothers of deceased, who also survive.

Re: Ego Family

Posted: 4 Jan 2013 3:11PM GMT
Classification: Marriage
Surnames: EGO, LANGMAN, RAFFERTY, MORRISON
Name: John Ego
Birth Place: Georgina
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Father Name: Andrew Ego
Mother Name: May Jane Nee Jane ?? Langman Ego
Spouse Name: Lucinda Rafferty
Spouse's Age: 24
Spouse Birth Year: abt 1871
Spouse Birth Place: Scott Township
Spouse Father Name: John Rafferty
Spouse Mother Name: Jane Nee Morrison Rafferty
Marriage Date: 11 Dec 1895
Marriage County or District: York
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