Samuel James Abernethy

Male 1871 - 1950  (78 years)


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  • Name Samuel James Abernethy 
    Born 05 Oct 1871  New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jun 1950  Tottenham, Simcoe County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mt Tegart Cemetery Tottenham, Simcoe County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I609437273  Misc Abernathy/Abernethy
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2009 

    Father Joseph Abernethy,   b. 1841, New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1921, New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Jane Robb,   b. 15 Aug 1845, New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1899, New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 03 Jan 1871  Lloydtown, King, York County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F537986570  Group Sheet

    Family Rachel Ann Holmes,   b. 17 Nov 1877, Mono, Dufferin, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1948, Tottenham, Simcoe County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1902  Mono, Dufferin, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Leonard Wilson Abernethy,   b. 06 Feb 1904, New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Winifred Abernethy,   b. 25 Jun 1905, New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Aug 1922, New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     3. Joseph Weldon Abernethy,   b. 02 Jan 1907, New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jan 1978  (Age 71 years)
    +4. George Abernethy,   b. 23 Jan 1909, New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Olive Abernethy,   b. Abt 1912, New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F537986581  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Oct 1871 - New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Feb 1902 - Mono, Dufferin, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jun 1950 - Tottenham, Simcoe County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mt Tegart Cemetery Tottenham, Simcoe County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924
      about Samuel J Abernethy
      Name: Samuel J Abernethy
      Birth Place: Tecumseth
      Age: 29
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1873
      Father Name: Joseph Abernethy
      Mother Name: Jane Robb
      Spouse Name: Rachel Ann Holmes
      Spouse's Age: 24
      Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
      Spouse Birth Place: Mono
      Spouse Father Name: Robert Holmes
      Spouse Mother Name: Sarah Ann Wilson Holmes
      Marriage Date: 26 Feb 1902
      Marriage Place: Dufferin
      Marriage County: Dufferin
      Family History Library Microfilm: MS932_106

    • Samuel James Abernethy, s/o Jane Robb and Joseph Abernethy, was born October 5, 1871. He and his brother, George, attended school on the 5th Line at S.S. No. 6. Samuel went on to school at Bradford and Owen Sound becoming a teacher at S.S. No.6 for some four years. teacher He put on the fire, cleaned the school, and all for $300.00 a year. It was while teaching here that the Tottenham fire of 1895 occurred.



      When Cross's school, S.S. No. 10, offered him $75.00 more in 1897, he taught there for three years.

      It was while he was teaching at Cross's school that his mother was sick in the Toronto General Hospital. On Friday nights after school he rode his bicycle to Toronto, slept in a livery barn over night, spent Saturday with his mother, and then rode back to Tottenham ready to teach school on Monday morning. At that time the roads were either clay or gravel.

      In 1900, because the chalk bothered his asthma, he rented a farm on the 7th Line, Lot 5. In 1902 he married Rachael Ann Holmes of Mono Township, Ontario. Robert Wilson brought them by cutter to the CPR in Beeton to go to Toronto for their honeymoon. They had 5 children: Leonard, Sadie, Weldon, George and Olive.

      In 1921 he bought S Lot 4, Con 6, from Mr. Joseph Heenan, who had the misfortune of losing his house through fire.

      Within the next year or so he became an auditor for the township, a position he held until 1926 when he was asked to be Tax Collector. This involved a great deal of work as the tax bills had to be delivered personally and not through the mail. He held this job for many years as well as secretary-treasurer for Hammell's No. 9 school.
      In 1941 he bought a house in Tottenham on Alexander Street.

      In 1948 his wife died and in 1950 Samuel died. They are both buried in the family plot in Mount Tegart Cemetery.
    • 1881 Census Tecumseth, Simcoe South, Ontario as Samuel J ABERNATHY
      1891 Census Tecumseth, Simcoe South, Ontario as Samuel J ABERNETHY
      1901 Census Tecumseth, Simcoe (South/Sud), Ontario as Samuel ABERNETHY


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