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  • ID: I8159
  • Name: John Wesley ANDERSON
  • Given Name: John Wesley
  • Surname: ANDERSON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 Jan 1887 in Carnarvon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Death: 21 Mar 1964 in Tehkummah Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial: 23 Mar 1964 Providence Bay Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Change Date: 15 Nov 2015 at 21:44
  • Note:
    Ontario Vital Records - Births #001 383 - 1887
    ANDERSON, John Wesley, male, 30 Januaary 1887 in Carnarvon. Parents: John Anderson and Rebecca Howell.

    Obituary, uncited
    John Wesley Anderson (handwritten 1964)
    John Wesley Anderson, a native of the Providence Bay and Carnarvon Area, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Owen Williamson at Tehkummah on March 21st, 1964, in his 77th year.
    The late Mr. Anderson was born in Carnarvon Township, the son of the late John and Rebecca Anderson, and lived practically his whole life in that area. He was married to the late Pearl White in 1912, and from this union, was born a son, Onfrey, who resides at Providence Bay, and a daughter Audrey (Mrs. Owen Williamson), of Tehkummah, with whom he has made his home for the past several years. His wife predeceased him in 1918,and in 1949 he remarried the late Sedania McDermid, who has also predeceased him.
    Mr. Anderson farmed for several years and then carried on the trade of a carpenter and builder in the Providence Bay Area, until he was appointed postmaster of the Providence Bay post office in 1940. He held this position until his retirement in 1957. He has always been active and for the past several years has worked in a supervisory capacity with the Manitoulin Rural Telephone Company, in which he was one of the original founders. He was a member of the United Church of Canada, and a Past Master of the Masonic Order, Gore Bay Lodge No. 472.
    In addition to his son and daughter, he leaves to mourn his loss, five grand-children, four great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Galbraith, of Spring Bay, and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, of Tampa, Florida. One brother James, and two sisters, Mabel and Martha predeceased him.
    Funeral services were held at the Providence Bay United Church on March 23rd, under the direction of the Rev. John Staples, assisted by Rev. Bender. The Rev. Frank Haner was guest soloist and Mrs. Grace Dryden was organist. Mr. Murray McDermid was usher. The pall bearers were James F. McDermid, Grant Oakes, Mike Smith, Melvin VanHorn, Warren Legge and Hardy Fulford. A special grave side service was conducted by the officers of the Gore Bay A.F. & A.M., assisted by Masonic Brethren from other parts of the Island. interment was made in Providence Bay Cemetery.

    Providence Bay Cemetery, Lot 1 Concession 11, Carnarvon Township,
    JOHN / WESLEY / 1887 - 1964 / BEATRICE / PEARL / WHITE / WIFE OF / WESLEY / ANDERSON / DIED / NOV 20 1918 / AGED 24 YRS / 4 MO 12 DY / Faithful to her trust / Even unto death. / (back of stone) ANDERSON / LORMA / PEARL / DAU'R OF / WESLEY / & PEARL / ANDERSON / DIED / JUNE 20 1915 / AGED 3 MOS / 5 DYS

    Father: John ANDERSON b: Jun 1854 in St. Fergus, Banff, Scotland
    Mother: Rebecca Jessica HOWELL b: Abt 1855 in Wales

    Marriage 1 Beatrice Pearl WHITE b: 7 Jul 1894 in Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada
    • Married: 17 Jul 1912 in Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    • Note:
      Ontario Vital Records - Marriages #011 599 - 1912
      John Wesley ANDERSON, 25, born Providence Bay and Beatrice Pearl WHITE, 18, born Chatham were married 17 July 1912 at Gore Bay. Groom's Parents: John Anderson, farmer and Rebecca Howell. Bride's Parents: Frank White, Baker and Effie McIntyre. Witnesses: George Alexander Reed and Martha Anderson, both of Providence Bay.
    • Change Date: 1 Jul 2009
    1. Has Children Onfrey ANDERSON b: 1913
    2. Has No Children Laura Pearl ANDERSON b: 22 Feb 1915 in Carnarvon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    3. Has Children Living ANDERSON

    Marriage 2 Sedania McDERMID b: 29 Jan 1888 in Ontario, Canada
    • Married: 1949
    • Change Date: 19 May 2012
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