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CHRISTIE, Isabella
BOWER, Joseph
BOWER, Mary Jane
BLACKBURN, Andrew Silas


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BLACKBURN, Andrew Silas 1 2 3

  • Born: 1 Jul 1870, Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada 1 2
  • Baptized: 9 Oct 1870, Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada 3
  • Died: 2 May 1921, Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada aged 50 2 4
  • Buried: 4 May 1921, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada 2 4

bullet   Cause of his death was pulmonary tuberculosis.2

bullet   Another name for Andrew was Silas.5


bullet  Medical Notes:

Andrew was the fifth child of Andrew and Mary Jane to have died of tuberculosis.

bullet  Baptism Notes:

He was baptized in St. James Anglican Church by Rector John Stannage. The witness was Harry Laing.

bullet  Death Notes:

He died at the Muskoka Cottage Sanitarium.

bullet  Burial Notes:

He is buried in St. James Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario - Section EPS, lot 92. Internment #45023.


bullet  Facts and details for Andrew Silas Blackburn:

An alternative source document lists his birth date as 1 Sep 1870 and birth location as Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada. 3

He lived in Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1871-1891. 5 6 7

He worked as a dry goods clerk in 1891 in Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada. 7

He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1902. 8

He lived at 117 Rose Ave. In Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada in 1921. 2

He lived at the Muskoka Cottage Sanatorium where he died in Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada in 1921. 2

Historical background on the Muskoka Cottage Sanatorium:

In the final decade of the 19th Century, Canadians suffering from tuberculosis found no institutional treatment for their disease here in Canada. The extremely rich could ship off to Europe or to Saranac Lake, New York, for treatment in tuberculosis sanatoria , but no such centres were available in Canada. Muskoka Cottage Sanatorium was the first TB sanatorium in Canada, at Gravenhurst, Ontario.



1 One World Tree, http://trees.ancestry.ca/owt/person.aspx?pid=13441382.

2 "Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947," database, Andrew Silas Blackburn.

3 St. James Anglican (Kemptville, Ontario, Canada), "Volume 1K5, pages 3-4," Baptism of Andrew Silas Blackburn; Anglican Church - Ontario Archives, Kingston.

4 St. James Anglican Cemetery (Toronto, Ontario) to, Word document, 21 Nov 2012, Information related to the Blackburn and Harris families by William Britnell (cemetery genealogist).

5 1871 census of Canada, Ontario, district 70, Kemptville, p. 4, dwelling 15, family 18; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry.com, Census - Canada - 1871 - Ontario.

6 1881 census of Canada, Ontario, district 107, sub-district Division 1, Kemptville, p. 31, dwelling 154, family 154; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1881 - Ontario.

7 "Census of Canada - 1891," database, Census - Canada - 1891, Andrew Blackburn and family; Kemptville, Leeds and Grenville North, Ontario, roll T-6349, Family No: 154.

8 database, Kemptville Advance(accessed 24 Apr 2013), Obituary for Mr. Andrew Blackburn.