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.
Part 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!
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas Colvin and Amy Brown
Thomas lived with his family in Caradoc Township, Middlesex County (Ontario) until he was drafted into the army.
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.
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.
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).
Daniel Colvin and Cora May Humphrey
He was born on 11 Oct 1897 and, like his older brother Thomas, lived with his parents until he was drafted into the army.
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.
He married Cora May Humphrey in Delaware (Ontario) on 3 Dec 1927. Daniel was 30 years old and Cora was 23.
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.
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.