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McBURNEY, Hugh John

McBURNEY, Thomas


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HILES, Ann Elizabeth

McBURNEY, Thomas 3 4

  • Born: 9 Oct 1848, Beverly Township, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada 3
  • Marriage: HILES, Ann Elizabeth on 14 Dec 1871 in Hullett Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada 1 2
  • Died: 10 Aug 1925, Cameron, Westman, Manitoba, Canada aged 76 3 4

bullet  General Notes:

In their younger years, Tom and his brother Willie lived at Pine Point, Lot 36, Huron Township, Bruce County, Ontario. They ran a post office and a carriage shop. Tom handled the woodwork and Willie did the ironwork.

Uncle Tom was a great hunter, especially geese. He liked to take a drink, but didn't want anyone to know. Came out to Jim's place and got out of his Model T Ford. Had to hang on to it. "He was a tough old sucker" according to Joyce McBurney.

1861 Census of Ontario, 14 Jan 1861, Kinloss Twp., Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. 12 - shown as 11 years of age.

1871 Census of Ontario, 2 Apr 1871, Kinloss Twp., Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. 52 Reel C9933 p. 22 Dwelling 73 - William (24), Thomas (22), Margaret (16), John Hiles (sp?) of England (21). John Hiles and Thomas were storekeepers and William was a blacksmith.

Employment: Storekeeper, 14 Dec 1871, Pine River, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.

Employment: Postmaster, 1 Jan 1877, Pine River, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. 55 He retired from that position on 23 Mar 1885.

1881 Census of Canada, 4 Apr 1881, Huron Twp, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. 56

Religion: Weslyan Methodist, 4 Apr 1881

Marriage Notes:

Witnessed by John Newton Campbell, Louise Hiles, Hullett, 14 Dec. 1871, Hullett, Pres., W. Meth., Thomas Cleworth, W. Meth. minister, by lic., Hullett, Bruce.

(John) Newton Campbell and Louise Hiles were married the same day in a double wedding. 5


bullet  Facts and details for Thomas McBurney:

He lived in Kinloss Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada in 1861. 6

He worked as a Postmaster on 1 Jan 1877 in Pine River, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 7 He served until 23 Mar 1885.


Thomas married Ann Elizabeth HILES, daughter of William HILES and Ann, on 14 Dec 1871 in Hullett Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada.1 2 (Ann Elizabeth HILES was born on 5 Apr 1853 in Waddington, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom 2 8 and died on 6 Dec 1912 8.)



1 Internet web site, http://www.mcburney.ca/mcburney/188.htm.

2 "Ontario Marriage Records 1801-1936," database, Thomas McBurney and Ann Elizabeth Hiles; Huron 1872.

3 Internet web site, http://www.mcburney.ca/mcburney/178.htm.

4 Province of Manitoba, Vital Statistics Web Site (http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php), REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1925-035271.

5 Lloyd McBurney, McBurney Genealogy Web Site, http://www.mcburney.ca/mcburney/176.htm.

6 1861 census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, Ontario, Bruce County, district 3, Kinloss Township, p. 31; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry.com, Census - Canada - 1861 - Ontario.

7 "Post Offices and Postmasters," database, Post Offices and Postmasters(http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/post-offices/index-e.html), http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/post-offices/001001-119.01-e.php?&isn_id_nbr=3516&interval=24&&PHPSESSID=27hh9jjl2vsb4hp1vclnvvihk4.

8 Lloyd McBurney, McBurney Genealogy Web Site, http://www.mcburney.ca/mcburney/186.htm.