Lucy Ann Evison Colvin and Her Descendants, Part Two

Lucy Ann Evison Colvin is my great aunt, sister to my great grandfather, William St. Thomas Evison.

Part One of the blog was about the life of Lucy Ann (aka “Annie”) and her husband, Andrew Colvin.

Dictionary EmoticonPart Two is about their children — who are my 1st cousins, 2X removed.

That means that we have the same great grandparents, William and Ellen Wickham Evison.

Now that I’ve cleared that up (not?) ————

Annie Evison and Andrew Colvin had 4 children — all born in Delaware Township, Middlesex County, Ontario (Canada):

Susan Colvin and Russell Franklin Cudney

Susan (or Susie as she was known) was born on 27 Jan 1892, the oldest child of Andrew and Annie Evison Colvin.

In 1901, Susie was living with her family in Caradoc Township (Middlesex County).  The only Susan Colvin that I could find in the 1911 Census was a Susie Colvin boarding with the Parker family in London, Middlesex County, Ontario (Canada).   The two other younger children boarding with her are not her siblings — so I’m not sure if it is “our” Susan Colvin or not!

Marriage - Russell Cudney and Susan ColvinOn 2 Aug 1912 in Delaware, Middlesex County (Ontario), Susie married Russell Franklin Cudney, the son of William Archibald Cudney and Rebecca Jane Pincombe.

Russell was born on 18 Jul 1886 in Delaware where he earned his living as a farmer.

I haven’t found any information on whether Susie and Russell had any children–but the 1921 Canadian Census is coming out soon!

Update on 8 Dec 2013:

The 1921 Census has now been released and indexed!  It revealed that Russell and Susan had 4 children between their marriage and 1921.  I’ve written a separate blog about the children here

Headstone - Russell and Susan Colvin CudneyAs well, I didn’t find any information on when and where Susan and Russell died, except for the dates that are engraved on their headstone.

Susan died in 1971 and Russell in 1976.

They are buried in Oakland Cemetery, Delaware, Middlesex County, Ontario (Canada).

Maggie Colvin and Frank Ireland

Maggie Colvin IrelandFrank IrelandMaggie, the second oldest child of Andrew and Annie Colvin, was born on 7 Jul 1894.

Maggie married Frank Ireland on 4 Apr 1918 in London, Middlesex County, Ontario (Canada). He was born 16 Sep 1889, son of Walter Ireland and Janet Hager.

Birth - Maggie Colvin     Marriage - Frank Ireland and Maggie Colvin

In 2006, the Westminster Township Historical Society published a book called, Delaware and Westminster Township: Together in History. In Volume Two on Page 283, it says the following about Frank and Maggie:

“Frank was an avid deer and moose hunter and often travelled to Geraldton and Foliet in Northern Ontario…………Maggie was an active member of the WI and competed in Western Fair Quilt competitions.”

Update on 22 Nov 2013:

The 1921 Census has now been released and indexed.  In 1921, Maggie and Frank were living with Frank’s widowed father in Delaware Township (Ontario) and their one-year-old son.

1921 Census - Frank and Maggie Ireland

Marion Glover IrelandAs mentioned, Frank and Maggie had one child who they named Gordon Cameron Ireland.

According to a family tree on Ancestry.com, Gordon was
born on 19 Mar 1920 in Delaware Township, Middlesex
County (Ontario) and he married Marian Frieda Glover on
6 Oct 1945.

Marian is the daughter of Andrew Glover and Mary McLachlin.

Gordon and Marian had four sons.  The following is an excerpt from the book,  Delaware and Westminster Township: Together in History, about Gordon and Marian and their descendants.

Children of Gordon and Marian Ireland

Delaware and Westminster Township: Together in History –
Children of Gordon and Marian Ireland

Frank, Maggie, Gordon and Marian are buried together in Woodhull Cemetery, Delaware Township, Middlesex County, Ontario (Canada).  Their dates of birth and death are engraved on their headstone.

Headstone - Frank, Maggie, Gordon and Marian Ireland

Thomas Colvin and Amy Brown

Birth - Thomas ColvinThomas Colvin was born on 7 May 1896, the third child and first son, of Andrew and Annie Evison Colvin.

Thomas lived with his family in Caradoc Township, Middlesex County (Ontario) until he was drafted into the army.

Attestation Papers - Thomas ColvinActually, Thomas and his younger brother, Daniel, were drafted at the same time.  They joined the army on 16 May 1918 in London (Ontario).

On his Attestation Papers,  Thomas listed his occupation as “farmer and thresher man”

Like his brother, Thomas was assigned to the 1st Depot Battalion, WOR (Western Ontario Regiment)  — see below for more information.

Marriage - Thomas Colvin and Amy BrownThomas returned from the war and married Amy Brown on 18 May 1921 in Mount Brydges, Caradoc Township, Middlesex County, Ontario.

Amy is the daughter of Silas Brown and Maggie McArthur.  She was born on 5 Jun 1896 in Dutton, Ontario, Canada.

Update on 19 Nov 2013

The 1921 Census has now been released and indexed!

In 1921, Thomas and Amy were living in Caradoc Township (Ontario).  Thomas was employed as a thresher.

1921 Census - Thomas and Amy Colvin

Amy and Thomas had 6 children.

Link to vital statistics and documents for Thomas and Amy’s children.

Thomas and Amy are buried in Mount Brydges Cemetery in Mount Brydges, Middlesex County, Ontario (Canada).

Death - Thomas and Amy Brown Colvin

Daniel Colvin and Cora May Humphrey

Birth - Donald ColvinDaniel Colvin is the youngest child of Andrew and Annie Evison Colvin.

He was born on 11 Oct 1897 and, like his older brother Thomas, lived with his parents until he was drafted into the army.

Attestation Papers - Daniel ColvinAs noted above, Daniel signed the Attestation Papers in London (Ontario) on 16 May 1918.

It says on his Attestation papers that he was born on 11 Oct 1898 , instead of his actual birthdate of 11 Oct 1897.

It also says that his father’s name is Daniel, when it should be Andrew!!  Maybe that was Daniel’s way of “protesting” being drafted into the army LOL?!

Daniel was assigned to 1st Depot Battalion, WOR (Western Ontario Regiment) and his regimental number was 3135498.

This is a description of the purpose of the 1st Depot Battalion.

Background Information about the 1st Depot Battalion, WOR

Marriage - Daniel Colvin and Cora May HumphreyI don’t know what happened to Daniel during the war but I do know that he survived!! *** see below for update!

He married Cora May Humphrey in Delaware (Ontario) on 3 Dec 1927.   Daniel was 30 years old and Cora was 23.

Birth and Death - Baby ColvinBecause the last Canadian census to be released to the public is the 1911 census, I don’t know for certain how many children Daniel and Cora may have had.

I know that they had at least one child, a son born on 19 Feb 1936 in Strathroy, Middlesex County, Ontario (Canada).  Sadly Baby Boy Colvin was stillborn 😦

*** Update on 19 Nov 2013

The 1921 Canadian Census has now been released and indexed!  I found Daniel and he is living with his mother, Annie, in Caradoc Township (Ontario), earning a living by farming.

1921 Census - Annie and Daniel Colvin

Daniel died in 1959 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Delaware, Middlesex County, Ontario (Canada).  I don’t know when and where Cora Humphrey Colvin died or is buried.

Headstone - Daniel Colvin

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3 Responses to Lucy Ann Evison Colvin and Her Descendants, Part Two

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