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Simcoe County, (Canada West) Ontario

William Latimer, Jr. (1823 - 11/12/1900)
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William Latimer Jr., (born 1823, Canada West - died November 12, 1900, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada, from cancer of the liver).  He married in 1845 to Margaret Ludlow, she was born 1824, County Cavan, Ireland, and died December 1, 1903, from paralysis).  William is shown as Wesleyan Methodist and a cabinet maker per 1861 census, then later in 1871 census as a farmer, and also a butcher (per son, George's obit).  William, Margaret, and family, owned (from 3/17/1864 - 10/14/1882) and farmed the land at Concession 1, Lot 12, Essa Township (North of Alliston.  My family and I visited the area and the farm in 1998).  Margaret came to Canada in 1827 (per 1901 Census).  William and Margaret never learned to read or write.  8 children:
1.  Ellen (Latimer) Crosbie Dixon (born 1847, Angus, Ontario - died 4/1/1903, Tosorontio Township, Ontario.
2.  George Latimer (born 3/20/1849, Essa, Simcoe, baptized 4/10/1853 Proton Township, Grey County - died 12/13/1945 at his home in Angus, Ontario.
3.  Jane (Latimer) Walker (born 9/1/1851, Essa, Simcoe County, baptized 4/10/1853, Proton Township, Ontario - died 6/24/1906 Angus, Ontario).
4.  Richard Latimer (born 1853, Ontario - died 8/13/1906, Angus, Ontario).
5.  Francis "Frank" Latimer (born 1855, Ontario - ?) Per 1861 Census, Frank is listed as living with Wm. Latimer, Jr., and family).  No other information known.
6.  William Latimer, III (born 12/25/1858, Angus, Ontario - died 1/25/1921, Cheboygan, Michigan).  See "Cheboygan Years" on this website.
7.  Susan (Latimer) Stribble (born 1860, Angus, Ontario - ?).
8.  Mary Ann (Latimer) Walkinshaw (born 6/1/1863, Tosorontio Township, Ontario, baptized 2/15/1865, Tosorontio - ?).

Concession 1, Lot 12, Essa Township

From:  The Northern Advance, Barrie, Ontario, Canada.  November 12, 1900.
"It is with deep regret we chronicle the death of an old respected pioneer in the person of Mr. William Latimer, who was called from earth on the 12th instant.  The funeral took place on Wednesday last, from his late residence here.  The remains were born to their last resting place with all the honor of the Loyal Orange Society of which the deceased was an old esteemed member.  Rev. Mr. Scott preached the funeral sermon at the church to a large gathering of mourners and sympathizing friends."

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