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Benjamin Burton Williscroft

Benjamin Burton Williscroft

Male 1846 - 1938  (91 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Burton Williscroft  [1
    Born 6 Apr 1846  North Elmsley, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • aged 6 on census returns of 1851
    Gender Male 
    Residence 12 Jan 1852  Smiths Falls, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 14 Jan 1861  Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1 Jun 1870  Oscoda, Iosco, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 2 Apr 1871  Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 10 Feb 1875  Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • farmer
    Occupation 4 Apr 1881  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • capenter
    Occupation 1891  Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • carpenter
    Residence 1891  Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1892  Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • undertaker and builder. Also described as a building engineer
    Newspaper 19 Dec 1894  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • appointed to the town council
    Newspaper 4 Dec 1895  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • re-elected to town council
    Occupation 1901  Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • carpenter
    Occupation 31 Mar 1901  Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • contractor
    Occupation 1 Jun 1911  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • contractor
    Died 20 Mar 1938  1455, W 10th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 17
    • Benjamin died of natural causes in his sleep. His death was registered by his son.
    Buried 22 Mar 1938  Mountain View, Fraser Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 18
    Person ID I1575  Williscroft | The descendants of William Williscroft and Jane Cowan
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2017 

    Father George Williscroft,   b. 1807, Lurgen, Armagh, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1895, Carleton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Ann Archer,   b. 3 Mar 1812, Co Monaghan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1901, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1834  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Stuart McNeil,   b. 26 Mar 1854, Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1931, General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1875  Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 19, 20
    • Witnesses: Donald Munn and Mary Williscroft Benjamin Williscroft Birth Place: Ontario Age: 27 Father Name: George Williscroft Mother Name: Elizabeth Ann Williscroft Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848 Spouse Name: Margret McNeill Spouse's Age: 22 Spouse Birth Place: Ontario Spouse Father Name: Neil McNeil Spouse Mother Name : Margret McNeill Marriage Date: 10 Feb 1875 Marriage Place: Ontario, Canada Marriage County: Bruce
    Residence 1 Jun 1881  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 6 Apr 1891  Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Residence 31 Mar 1901  Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 22
    Residence 24 Jun 1906  Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Residence 1 Sep 1910  1140 Comox Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    • It was announced in the paper that marriage invatations for Emelines wedding had been sent to guests.
    Residence 1 Jun 1911  2396 7th Ave W, Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Residence 1 Jun 1921  Dewdney, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    • The couple were living with their son Benjamin.
    Children 
     1. Minnie Jerusia Williscroft,   b. 1 Jan 1876, Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1898, Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +2. Stewart Burton Williscroft,   b. 7 Aug 1877, Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1955, 3142 West 2nd Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Jenny (Jean) Helen Williscroft,   b. 14 Mar 1879, Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1921, 3229 Kathleen Street, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     4. Edwin V Williscroft,   b. Feb 1881, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Clara Emmeline Williscroft,   b. 2 Jun 1883, Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1916, 1741 Waterloo Road, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     6. Mabelle White Williscroft,   b. 15 Feb 1888, Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1912, General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     7. Benjamin Clifford Williscroft,   b. 3 Sep 1893, Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1970, Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1846 - North Elmsley, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 14 Jan 1861 - Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 Apr 1871 - Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 10 Feb 1875 - Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Feb 1875 - Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 4 Apr 1881 - Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jun 1881 - Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1891 - Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Apr 1891 - Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1892 - Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 19 Dec 1894 - Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 4 Dec 1895 - Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1901 - Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 31 Mar 1901 - Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 31 Mar 1901 - Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 Jun 1906 - Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1 Jun 1911 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jun 1911 - 2396 7th Ave W, Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Mar 1938 - 1455, W 10th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    2. [S95] Canadian Williscrofts, (16 Sep 1998).

    3. [S92] Canadian Family Tree, 8 June 1999 1851 Lanak County Census Film #039128 page 31 line 35 thru 44.

    4. [S174] British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986, (Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org).

    5. [S298] 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, 851-2 Lanark County, CensusFHL film #0349128|District One; Smith Falls Village Pg. 31, line 35 thru 44.

    6. [S301] 1861 Ontario Census, (Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.), Year: 1861; Census Place: Elderslie, , Bruce, Canada West; Roll: C-1011; Page: 22.

    7. [S102] 1871 Canada Census , Page Number: 48-House Number: 154-Affiliate Film Number: C-9937.

    8. [S92] Canadian Family Tree, 18 Feb 1999.

    9. [S105] 1881 Canadian Census, (Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada), Portage, Marquette, Manitoba Family History Library Film 1375919 NA Film Number C-13283 District 186 Sub-district E Page Number 28 Household Number 109, 2.

    10. [S230] Gladstone, Manitoba Census Returns 1891, ( [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.), 133/13.

    11. [S38] Trade Directory, Ontario Gazetteer and Directory for 1892-3.

    12. [S12] Newspaper Article, Daily Nor'Wester, December 19, 1894 (Page 1).

    13. [S12] Newspaper Article, Daily Nor'Wester, December 4, 1895 (Page 1).

    14. [S231] Lovell's Directory of Manitoba and Northwest Territory for 1900-1901, page 579.

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    16. [S165] 1911 Census of Canada, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), British Columbia District: Vancouver District Number: 12 Sub-District: Vancouver City Sub-District Number: 45 Place of Habitation: 2396 7th Ave W Census Year: 1911 Page: 5.

    17. [S174] British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986, (Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org), Death Age: 91-Death Date: 20 Mar 1938-Death Location: Vancouver-Registration Number: 1938-09-540378-BCA Number: B13162-GSU Number: 1953195.

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    20. [S96] The Family Tree of Twilla and Doug Veysey, (3 Dec 1998).

    21. [S230] Gladstone, Manitoba Census Returns 1891, ( [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.), Film T-6293 133/13.

    22. [S173] MacDonald District, Manitoba Census, 1901, ([database online] http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/District.jsp?id=8), 1901 Gladstone T-6433 1 9 14 84.

    23. [S111] 1906 Canada Census, (Library and Archives Canada), MB Portage la Prairie District (#6) Schedule 1 Microfilm T-18355 Page 41.

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    25. [S338] 1921 Census of Canada, RG 31; Folder Number: 14; Census Place: Dewdney, Fraser Valley, British Columbia; Page Number: 19.