My Evison Great Uncles, Part One

William Evison and Sarah "Ellen" WickhamWilliam Evison and Ellen Sarah Wickham are my great, great grandparents.  They had eleven children: seven sons (including a set of twins) and four daughters.

I’ve written individual blogs about each of  William and Ellen’s daughters:

and about their oldest son, William St. Thomas Evison, who is my great grandfather.

In an abridged blog, I’ve “introduced” you to William and Ellen’s other sons,  Alfred Perry, Francis (Frank) Hermon, twins Alden and Oliver, and Charles William.

Alfred, Frank, Alden, Oliver and Charles are my great uncles.

The Sons of William and Ellen Evison

The next series of write-ups will be about my great uncles, including the photos, documents and information that I’ve collected about them.

Alfred Perry Evison and Fanny Craner and Their Descendants

Alfred Perry EvisonAlfred Perry Evison was born on 10 Jan 1869 in Caradoc Township, Middlesex County, Ontario (Canada).  Alfred was probably named for his maternal grandfather, Alfred S. Wickham.

Alfred lived with his family in Westminster Township, Middlesex County, Ontario (Canada) until he was 32 years old.  Alfred earned his living as a farm labourer.

Marriage - Alfred Evison and Fanny CranerOn Christmas Day 1900, he married 26-year-old Fanny Craner, the daughter of John Craner and Eliza Whatman.

Alfred and Fanny married in Poplar Hill Village, Lobo Township, Middlesex County (Ontario).

In the five years after they married, Alfred and Fanny had three daughters: Edith (b: 1902), Mina (b: 1903) and Irene (b: 1905).

In 1911, the family is living in Euphemia Township, Lambton County, Ontario (Canada) and Alfred was employed as a farmer.

1911 Census - Alfred and Fanny Evison and Family
bebe15Then, about seven years after their youngest daughter was born, Alfred and Fanny’s had two sons!!

Ezra Perry Evison was born in January of 1912 and Everett “Langford” Evison in October, 1913.

Death - Fanny Craner EvisonOn 24 Sep 1919, at age 45, Fanny died of heart failure and exophthalmic goitre (also known as Graves disease).

At the time of her death, the family was living on a farm on Concession 7 (Lot 17) of Euphemia Township.  Fanny’s children ranged in age from 6 to 18 when she died.

She is buried in the Alvinston and St. Mathew’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.

1921 Census - Alfred Evison and FamilyIn 1921, the widowed Alfred was still living in Euphemia Township with his daughters, Edith and Mina, and sons, Ezra and Langford.

I was unable to locate where his daughter, Irene, was living.  I’ll have to wait until the 1921 Canadian census is indexed 🙂

Marriage - Alfred Evison and Lilly AbelOn 18 Jan 1922, Alfred re-married to Lilly Eliza Maple Clarke in Paris, Brant County, Ontario (Canada).

Lilly is the daughter of Robert Clarke and Sarah Crowfoot — and the widow of William Abel who died of tuberculosis about 4 months before Lilly married Alfred Evison.

Alfred Evison died in Bothwell, Camden Township, Kent County, Ontario (Canada) of a coronary thrombosis on 17 Jul 1936.  He was 67 years old.

At the time of his death, he was working in a bedding factory and had been working there for 12 years.

From my research, I think that Alfred worked at the Bothwell Manufacturing Company Ltd in Bothwell which, at the beginning of WWI, began manufacturing army cots and mattresses for hospitals and hotels across Canada.

My next blog will be about Alfred and Fanny Evison’s children:

  • Edith
  • Minna
  • Irene
  • Ezra Perry and
  • Everett “Langford”

Since Alfred Perry lived in several different places in Southern Ontario during his lifetime, I put together this map to give you an idea of where the various locations are.

Map - Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario
Click for larger version of map

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