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101 Florence (1882-1969) married William Jones, a Welshman, in 1911. He was a veterinarian. They lived in North Gower, Ontario before moving to Chatham, New Brunswick, where he set up a practice. In 1936, he became manager of the Chaleur Inn in Dalhousie, New Brunswick. They remained there until his death in 1954, after which Florence moved to Stoney Creek, Ontario to live near her son Lloyd and his family.
Grandson David Jones recalls her house was on his route to school. He would stop there at times for lunch and on the way home twice per week for a violin lesson. David thinks she may have played at one time for a symphony orchestra, perhaps in Ottawa. Florence would mind David whenever their parents took a winter Florida vacation. David says she was strict, but caring, and had a fixation about waste, probably a legacy of the Depression. For example, if some of David's mother's cottage cheese was left in the refrigerator when Florence arrived, she would eat it even though she hated cottage cheese, because she couldn't bear to throw it away.
Florence was deeply affected by Lloyd's death in 1965, and her health declined thereafter. She lived in a convalescent home after suffering a severe stroke, and died in 1969. She is buried beside her son. 
Turner, Mary Florence Eugenie (I1369)
102 Frances (1892-1988) married John McGillivray, a 28 year old Scot, in February 1915 in Rockland. One month later, John enlisted with the 38th Highlanders. He was the only Turner family member to serve in World War I. He was posted to Bermuda where their first child was born in December 1915. The next year he went to the front in France. After the war John and Frances lived in Ottawa where their other three children were born. They moved to Toronto in 1924, where John died of a coronary thrombosis in 1933. A determined woman, Frances moved the family to Montreal, where she became Supervisor of the Womenís Division with the Unemployment Insurance Commission. After retirement she lived in Connecticut, St. Thomas, Orillia and Belleville. In Belleville she lived in her own home and enjoyed her garden. She remarried at age 86 to George Zimmele. He died in 1986 and she in 1988. Turner, Frances Emma (I1413)
103 Francoise emigrated to new France with her two children in 1663 after the death of her husband. Brunet, Françoise (I5920)
104 Francoise was a "fille a marier" Bigot, Françoise (I5269)
105 Françoise was a "fille du roi". Moisan, Françoise (I5739)
106 Francoise-Jacqueline was a "fille a marier". She died with her husband at Lachine in 1689 in a massacre by the Iroquois. Nadreau, Françoise-Jacqueline (I5722)
107 Frank was a diamond drill setter in the Sudbury area in 1909.

He died in 1925 in the Hopital St. Benoit in Montreal, an asylum for the insane, and was buried at L’Ange Gardien cemetery in Angers. 
Kilby, Francis Edward (I320)
108 Freeborn was the second cousin of his wife. Freeborn was the son of Job Milk who was the brother of Jonathan Milk, Sarah's grandfather.

At aged 17, freeborn moved to Eardley Township, Quebec. he later moved to Michigan 
Milks, Freeborn Garrettson (I566)
109 Freight agent/accountant Turner, William Lindsay (I2302)
110 From Bill Mallett, a neighbour of the Ross family: I lived next door to Eugene’s parents when I was a child, so knew the family well. Eugene’s father, Ernie, had quite an interesting history. Ernie’s mother was a widow, who raised her children alone until she married Dan Maclean in 1915. At that time they moved to a remote farm, no electricity and only a dirt trail connecting to the outside world. Ernie went to a one room school until grade 8, then he would have had to go into Lamont for grades 9 to 11. This meant that he would have had to board with a town family, probably doing chores and supplying farm produce in exchange for board and room. Lamont School only went up to grade 11, so Ernie obtained a second class teaching certificate, which allowed him to teach in a rural school. He obtained his grade 12 by taking correspondence courses and coming up to Edmonton during the summer holidays and going to summer school. After he graduated from grade 12, he obtained his first class teaching certificate, which allowed him to teach in a town school. He continued to take University courses during the summer, right up until he joined the RCAF. It took a lot work and perseverance to become a school principal and eventually a superintendent of schools. Ross, Ernest Victor (I6081)
111 From Evelyn Burke:

-marriage witnesses were Joseph Goulet, who signed, and Marguerite Sorel, who indicated she could not sign. The spouses signed. According to the church entry, the bride was a minor; however, from Ellen's date of birth, she would have been age 31 years. 
Family F312
112 From Evelyn Burke:
-from a photo, her left hand seemed a bit deformed, possibly from arthritis. 
Sheehan, Ellen (I546)
113 From the Grimwood tree at

It seems likely that Charles went to Canada prior to 1884 since Maria, his first wife, had a child in December of that year by an Edward Bluck with whom she lived until 1914 when she finally married him. Charles married Mary Fay Dore, nee Fay in Montreal where he remained until his death in 1914.

He was a barman in 1874 at the time of his first marriage (Marriage certificate); in 1891, he was a house painter and in 1901, an electrician.

In the 1891 census, Charles and Mary were living in St. Louis Ward, Montreal with Mary's sons Edward, Leon, Victor and Gustave and his son Thomas and his mother-in-law Catherine Fay (spelled Fahey).

In the 1901 census, Charles and Mary Fay Dore were living in Montreal's St. Antoine Ward with step sons Leon, Victor and Gustave Doray and his mother-in-law Kate Fay.

In the 1911 census, he was living with Mary in St. Antoine and was working as an electrician. They also operated a rooming house and had six lodgers. 
Grimwood, Charles (I57)
114 From the Ottawa Citizen, October 20, 2010
CULLEN, Basil Gregory Peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Rita McElheran Tevlin. Predeceased by his first wife Marie Devlin. He will be remembered by the Tevlin family; Mary (Carlo), Stephen (Jane), Elizabeth (Ronan), Gerard (Sylvia), Joseph, Jennifer, Claire, Tom and Emma. Predeceased by his sisters Adele Keefer and Claire Webb and by his brother Gerald (Norma). Baz was a jazz enthusiast and a well respected local upright bass player. He was also a violinist with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra for many years. Friends may pay their respects at Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road, on Thursday, October 21, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday, October 22, 2010 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1758 Alta Vista Drive, at 10 a.m. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the CNIB. 
Cullen, Basil Gregory (I5189)
115 George Holden (1855-1938) married in 1881 and moved to Ottawa sometime later in the 1880s. He had a long career as the head of messengers in the House of Commons. George and his wife Margaret Rowan had one child. Turner, George Holden (I1469)
116 George Turner was born in Hintonburg, a railroaders' village, then a suburb of Ottawa. He received his elementary and high school education in Ottawa. In 1900, he continued the Turner railroading tradition started by his father, as a call boy with Canada Atlantic Railway. By 1903 he was a fireman and in 1910 he was promoted to engineer, a position he would hold for 38 years.
In 1906 he married Bernadette Joanis of Rockland, Ontario. They were married 66 years and had 15 children, one of whom died in infancy.
They settled first in Ottawa, then in Hurdman's Bridge, a hamlet on the Rideau River.
They were a well-known family, with the popular "Turner Girls" and the accomplished boys. Cycling was a family pastime - son George was an Olympian. And cottaging at Bark Lake and Trout Lake at Barry's Bay was a summer-long annual event for many years.
George loved his wife, his children and his cars. He needed a large car to ferry his brood, and over the years owned many including a Pierce Arrow, a Nash Ambassador, and, in retirement, his '56 Ford with the T-Bird engine.
George died in 1977 at age 93.
Turner, Joseph George (I5111)
117 George was a master mechanic in Levis, Quebec Maxwell, George (I6010)
118 George was raised on his father's farm near Bathurst, NB. His father died before 1875 and his mother remarried. In 1881 the family was living in Fraserville, Quebec where George at age 17 was a barber. Likewise in 1891, when his mother was once again a widow and George was likely supporting his family.
It was in Fraserville that George probably met Sarah Turner. They were married about 1900 and in 1901, they were living at 181a Mitcheson Street in St. Jean Baptiste Ward, Montreal where George was a barber. Their son Leslie was born in Ottawa in 1903. In 1911, the family was living at 481 Spence Street in Winnipeg. George operated a barber shop. Sarah's father John was living with them and died there that year.
In October 1915, the family emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio. After George died in 1920, Sarah moved to join her sister Myra in Los Angeles, where she died in 1938. 
White, George Whitfield (I1806)
119 George was the second child of Holden and Jennet Turner. Born in the early days of New Brunswick in rural Fredericton, he became a stage driver and proprietor of a transportation and cartage concern with stables, horses and employees. For more than 30 years, George provided a cab service for members of the House of Assembly of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He may have been the first of many New Brunswick Turners to be involved in horse-drawn transportation.
He and wife Catherine Russell had nine children, including two who followed him into stagecoach transportation and two others who were involved in sea-going transportation. George and Catherine also adopted and educated two young "Blue Coat Boys" from England.
In 1833 he built a house at the corner of Regent and George Streets in Fredericton. It is still standing, has been completely renovated, and is now classified as one of 24 buildings forming Fredericton's architectural heritage.
Catherine died in 1841 and George remarried the following year to Mary Harned McBeath, a widow.
George died on May 22, 1860 and was buried in the Old Burial Ground.
He was highly respected in his community, a man mourned widely at his death.
Turner, George Hutchinson (I879)
120 Glen Holland was an industrial designer. Holland, Glen Allen (I3722)
121 Grace died in the flu epidemic of 1920. McClement, Grace Margaret Julia (I3641)
122 Guillemette's marriage was the first marriage on the register of Notre Dame parish in Quebec.

She was the heiress of the seigneuries of her father; she sold a part of the fief St-Joseph to Jean Talon in 1668; she gave the fief St-Joseph to Jean-Baptiste Couillard the 16-10-1680 and sold the fief Sault-au-Matelot to Bishop Laval on the 10-4-1666 (the sale was protested by her children)

She was known as Dame Guillemette Couillard or Hébert.

She donated land for building Notre Dame Church in 1652. 
Hébert, Guillemette (I5865)
123 Harold Turner died by drowning in the Rideau Canal.

In 1912, Louis and Laura were living with 5 year old Harold and 2 year old Albert at 59 Waverley Street, about one block from the Rideau Canal. On November 30th the boys strayed from home, fell through the ice and drowned. Albert's body was recovered that afternoon. It was front page news for a week while the search continued for young Haroldís body. In the meantime Albert's funeral was held. Extensive recovery efforts continued. The water level in the Canal was lowered and the ice broken up, but the body was not located. As time slipped by, rumours were that Harold had not drowned but had been kidnapped. These were put to rest in the following April, when the body was discovered about two blocks from the site of the drowning. Harold's funeral was held on April 11, 2013. Both are buried in Notre Dame Cemetery. 
Turner, Harold Dent (I5511)
124 He arrived in Quebec in 1618 and was employed as a clerk and trained as an interpreter by the Company of Merchants, the fur-trading monopoly owned by French noblemen. He was assigned to live and work with the natives first on Allumette Island and then near Lake Nipissing; his task was to learn their language, maintain friendly relations and expand the fur trade. His relationship with a Nipissing woman resulted in the birth in 1628 of a daughter, Madeleine or Euphrosine Nicolet, the first known French Canadian Metis child.
Nicolet was one of Canada's earliest explorers - the first white man to cross Lake Michigan and the first to explore the Mississippi River watershed, which became Wisconsin. There is a monument commemorating his explorations at Red Banks, Wisconsin.
Nicolet returned to to Quebec in 1633 with Madeleine. He married Marguerite Couillard, daughter of settled in Trois Rivières in 1637 as a clerk for the Company of 100 Associates.
He drowned in 1642 near Sillery on his way from Quebec to Trois Rivieres.
Jean Nicolet, as an early and successful coureur de bois, paved the way for the many explorers later in the 17th century.

Madeleine married Jean Leblanc in 1643 and Elie Dussault dit Lafleur in 1663. Both marriages resulted in generations of descendants in Canada and the United States. 
Nicolet, Jean (I5907)
125 He died as a newborn. Audet-dit-Lapointe, Nicolas (I6958)
126 He died at a young age. McClements, James Austin (I6633)
127 He died on the day of his birth. He was born a "blue baby". McClements, Michael (I3591)
128 he is regarded as the first colonist farmer of Canada. Hébert, Louis (I5866)
129 He preferred the name Patrick. After high school he worked with Equitable Insurance Company in Ottawa in 1942 he moved to Montreal and worked with Canadair. In the late 40's he joined Occidental Life Insurance Co and later, Investors Syndicate, returning to Occidental after a few years. He lived in Cowansville in the Eastern Townships from 1951 to 1954 and then returned to Montreal. From the mid to late 60s, he worked in Lennoxville. He returned to Montreal about 1970 and lived there until his death in 1980. Cullen, Patrick Bernard Emmett (I779)
130 He was Sieur Guillaume COUILLARD de L'ESPINAY

He immigrated in 1613 as carpenter and sailor for the Compagnie des Marchands.
He was the first in April 1628 to use a plough.

He became a noble in December 1654 (revoked letters of nobility, then reconced to his sons Charles and Louis in 1668) 
Couillard, Guillaume (I5864)
131 He was a carpenter, trapper and hunter. Desmarais, Michel (I810)
132 He was a farmer. Hayden, Ann (I805)
133 He was a farmer. Carroll, Joseph Thomas (I3205)
134 He was a master sergetier. Paquet, Emerie (I5381)
135 He was a miller and apparently operated mills in Hull and St. Andrews. Kempley, Henry Waterford (I184)
136 He was baptized on September 21, 1672 and died soon thereafter. Audet-dit-Lapointe, Nicolas (I6960)
137 Henry (Harry) (1856-1922) became a fireman and engineer with Intercolonial Railway and retired from the CNR about 1920. He lived all his adult life in the Rivière-du-Loup area. Harry and his wife Anne Maxwell had one child.
In 1879 in his marriage record, he is listed as a fireman on the Intercolonial Railway.
In 1881 Harry and his wife Annie were living in Fraserville, Temiscouata, Quebec. His occupation is listed as "mechanicien".
In 1901, Harry was living in Fraserville with his wife and adopted son Harry. He is listed as an engineer, probably with the ICR. His father, John, was also living with them at the time.
In 1921 Harry, Annie and son Harry were living in St. Antonin, southwest of Riviere-du-Loup. 
Turner, Henry Alfred (I1480)
138 Her death certificate states that she died from "womb disease" from which she had suffered for six months. At the time of her death she was living at 10 Besserer Street in Ottawa. Tierney, Mary Anne (I4217)
139 Holden Turner was born in Glasgow,Scotland, joined the British Army at age 18, went to New York with the 22nd Regiment of Foot during the American Revolution, moved to Nova Scotia with the United Empire Loyalists in 1783.
He relocated to the Fredericton area in 1784. Married Jennet Hutchinson and raised 10 children. Settled at Lincoln, Sunbury Co., NB. Purchased land south of Fredericton on the St. John River in 1801, but he did not move to Federicton, York Co., NB until 1820. On 6 May 1820 he declared that he had been an inhabitant of NB for nearly 36 years and never received any land from the Crown.
His occupation was cordwainer, a maker of high quality leather shoes and boots.
Holden Turner's death was reported in The Head Quarters January 8, 1845 edition: "On Friday morning last, Mr Holden Turner, in the 85th year of his age."
Turner, Holden (I913)
140 HOLLAND John Charles Holland, 79, passed away April 11, 2011. He was born August 16, 1931 in Chicago, IL, the 5th child of Dorothy and Glen Holland. The family moved to Bronxville, NY when John was 3. He attended the Bronxville Schools. He was Vice President of his high school Junior Class, Secretary of his high school senior class and played football and acted in the class play. He received his BA from Amherst College in Amherst MA, was a member of the Chi PSI Fraternity and played on the football team. John served with the 7th Army Troops of occupation in Germany and later earned an MBA from New York University. He met his wife Sally in New York City and began a long career in Sales. The couple raised their family in Darien, CT. There he earned a number of tennis trophies and helped coach their little league teams. Following retirement, the couple moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1995 and joined the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. For many years he volunteered at the Mayo Clinic. John was preceded in death by his son Craig, a brother "Happy" and 3 sisters: Bonnie Jean, Joanne and Dorothy Jane. He is survived by his wife Sally: a son Cort and his wife Karalyn and their 4 children: Lindsey, Reid, Kate and Morgan of Oakland, NJ; a second son Brett of Ponte Vedra Beach; and a daughter Leslie and her husband Rollie and their 2 sons Rocky and Cole. A Memorial Service will be held today at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Cypress Village. - See more at: (The Florida Times Union of Jacksonville) Holland, John Charles (I6096)
141 Hyppolite became a naturalized American in Fall River, Massachusetts in September 1899. Lapointe, Hyppolite Valentin (I2424)
142 Ida (1887-1981) lived for many years with her brother Louis and parents in Ottawa. She was employed in the Civil Service as a stenographer and clerk. After her father died, she lived with her mother and sister Amy and Amy's two children. In 1949, she went to California to live with her sister Kit and then moved with her to Tulerosa, New Mexico. In New Mexico, she married Rossell Johnson. He died in 1968. In the early 1970s she was living in Vero Beach, Florida. Some years later, she moved to Victoria to live with her nephew Roly de Grosbois. She died there at the end of 1981, four months after her sister Amy. Turner, Mary Ida (I1391)
143 In 1663, Noel Morin was granted a siegneury at Riviere De Sud (River of the South) at a place known as "Point with the Curdles"; and given the title of Sieur De St. Luc. Morin, Noël (I5384)
144 In 1825, Andre was living in Cote Ste. Marie, Ste Scholastique parish. Amringer, André Hyacinthe (I4395)
145 In 1831, Louis was retired and living in Rivière Sud concession in St. Eustache. Daragon-dit-Lafrance, Louis (I3321)
146 In 1834, Jean Baptiste was living in La Prairie and worked as a blacksmith. He and Felicite are shown in the 1871 and 1881 census as living with son Samuel in Sutton, Quebec Doré, Jean-Baptiste (I52)
147 In 1842 Charles was a tanner and living in Petit Chicot concession in St. Eustache parish. Marengere, Charles (I6304)
148 In 1843, the birth record of Louis' son Pierre Jules states that he was a carpenter. Depocas-dit-Joanis, Louis J (I1280)
149 In 1846, Catherine married James O'Hagan who became a prominent citizen and businessman in Templeton Township. They were to have 5 children in the next 9 years, two of whom died before the age of 5. Catherine, the first of the Cullens to die in Canada, passed away at age 35 on December 29, 1856 and is buried at St. Francois de Sales Parish in Templeton. Her death was reported in the January 2, 1857 issue of the Ottawa Tribune: "At Gatineau Point, in the Township of Hull, on the 29th ultimo, Catherine Cullen, the beloved wife of Jas. Hagan, Esq., aged 35 years."
Cullen, Catherine (I147)
150 In 1861, the census lists James as a "shantyman". His occupation was noted as "hotel keeper" in the 1881 Census for the Village of Buckingham. Lynch, James (I1712)

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