F: Thomas McCUTCHEON (4) (William McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County in January 1863 and he died on the 16th August 1938. He married Susan Catherine HOLT (14th January 1869 – 17th May 1948) on the 17th August 1887. Her parents were John Holt and Jane Elizabeth Rayland.
~CHILDREN OF THOMAS McCUTCHEON AND SUSAN HOLT WERE~
- William John Gordon McCUTCHEON (5). See i following.
- Thomas Norman McCUTCHEON (5). See ii following.
- Bertram Lorne McCUTCHEON (5). See iii following.
- Franklin George McCUTCHEON (5). See iv following.
- Ernest Nelson McCUTCHEON (5). See v following.
- Mildred Mary McCUTCHEON (5). See vi following.
WILLIAM JOHN GORDON McCUTCHEON (1888-1967)
i. William John Gordon McCUTCHEON (5) (Thomas McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 3rd October 1888 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County, ON. He died on the 8th February 1967 in Toronto, ON. He married Hannah BAYNES on the 7th January 1914. She was born on the 1st June 1887 and she died on the 31st October 1944 in Toronto, ON. They were both buried at St Pauls’ Anglican Cemetery, Coulson’s Hill, West Gwillimbury Township, Simcoe County ON.Her parents were Richard Baynes and Frances Tunstead.
~CHILDREN OF WILLIAM JOHN McCUTCHEON AND HANNAH BAYNES WERE~
- Florence Gertrude McCUTCHEON (6) B. 2nd February 1914 in Essa Township, Simcoe County, ON. D. 23rd October 1985 in Etobicoke, ON. She was buried at the Glendale Memorial Gardens, Etobicoke, ON. She married Milton Everitt Lloyd BLEWETT (1908-1988) on the 9th October 1937. His parents were James Almon Blewett and Elizabeth Jane Taylor. They had one known child.
- Kenneth Baynes McCUTCHEON (6) B. 19th March 1919. D. 23rd May 2009 in Toronto, ON. He was buried at the St Pauls’ Anglican Cemetery, Coulson’s Hill, West Gwillimbury. He married on the 9th November 1946. ☺☺
- Gordon Wilbert “Dutch” McCUTCHEON (6) B. 19TH November 1921 in Carville, ON. D. 1st January 1982 in Cousins Hill, On. He married on the 27th February 1943. He was buried at the St Pauls’ Anglican Cemetery.
☺☺ Lived to be a Nonagenarian or more.
THOMAS NORMAN McCUTCHEON (1890-1979)
ii. Thomas Norman McCUTCHEON (5) (Thomas McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 26th May 1890 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County. He died on the 21st November 1979 in Clarkson, ON. He was buried at Springcreek Cemetery. He married twice: 1st to Lydia Julia Beatrice CARLESS on the 25th May 1914 in Toronto. She was born on the 26th April 1896 and she died on the 17th October 1932 in Toronto. She was buried at the Park Lawn Cemetery. Her parents were Edmond Carless and Julia Cambers. ☺☺
LYDIA’S UNTIMELY DEMISE
Thomas and Lydia’s daughter, Merleen McCutcheon, a true McCutcheon in the year 2011 as she is approaching the nonagenarian age that so many McCutcheons live to see and in overall good physical health, recalls that the McCutcheons’ are a great bunch for nicknames.
Her sister Noreen was called “Neen”, her sister Arvella was called “Pete” (Arvella hated her name), her brother Norman was called “Pat”, baby Hazel was dubbed “Dudie”. Merleen herself was affectingly tagged “Merl“. Merleen is the sole surviving sibling of this family.
Merleen and her husband Gordon moved to a house in a small sub-division in Camilla in 1989 located on Highway 10 and Mono Side Road 15, very near the old original Samuel McCutcheon homestead (Highway 10 and Mono Side Road 25). Their daughter, Beverly, clearly recalls boarding a horse on this very farm, using the old original barn, not knowing at the time that her great-great-great- grand-father, Samuel McCutcheon from Donaghadee, had carved this farm out of the Ontario wilderness. Although she somehow felt a strangely familiar attachment to the old barn.
Merleen’s daughter, Beverly Dawkins relates: “That Lydia and Norm loved a good time. He would play the fiddle while Lydia “called” the square dance in their home. The attending children, supposedly asleep in the upstairs bedroom, spent quite a while watching their parents dance from the top of the stairs.”
In Beverly’s words: “Tolerance of different people continues to be alive and well today. Sadly some things never change.
The story I was told was that Edmond Carless was a gypsy who dared to marry Julia Chambers, a woman of noble birth. Apparently her family settled a sum of money on them to establish a life in Canada. Oh the shame! At least that is what I was told but have no idea if it is true. [Edmond and Julia, along with their 3 oldest daughters immigrated to Canada in 1881, settling in York West, where he procured work as an Iron Worker in a Rolling Mill. The remainder of their 10 children, 7 in all, including Lydia, were born in York (New Toronto).] Their daughter, Lydia Julia Beatrice Carless’ birth certificate is sadly lacking any information past her parents’ name. She married (Thomas) Norman McCutcheon. Sadly my mother’s life was hugely affected by her Mother’s apparent suicide. There was no sign of a problem when my Mom was sent to school that morning with the admonition to hurry home later and change into her play clothes. My grandmother had plans that day to meet with a family member to work on a coat or some such thing. When Pat (young Norman) and my Mom returned home the doors were locked. They banged on the doors and windows to no avail. Pat ran to the police station after looking in the window. Their Mother Lydia was found at the front door. It is thought she heard them and roused enough to move from the kitchen to the door. Later that night Lydia’s father, husband and other male family members sought out a boarder who had been living in the house and basically ran him out of town. I understand there may have been evidence of trauma that Lydia suffered prior to the gas being turned on. The question remains, who actually turned the gas on? Anyways, it was recorded as a suicide. Norman hit the bottle for a while but eventually straightened out. My Mom suffered a great deal from her Mom’s death and the stigma of suicide in those days. Some things we really will never know, but like a stone being thrown in a pond, the ripples go on and on affecting many generations.”
The doctor’s report states that “Lydia Carless’ death was suicide. She suffocated by illuminated gas from the oven.” Apparently, no other solution to her tragic, untimely death was sought at that time.
~CHILDREN OF THOMAS NORMAN McCUTCHEON AND LYDIA BEATRICE CARLESS WERE~
- Noreen McCUTCHEON (6) B. 28th October 1915 in Toronto, ON. D. 1stSeptember 1977 in Etobicoke, ON. She married William TERRY in 1934 in Toronto. Their children: Bill (1934); Leonard (1935); Harry (1936 – 2003); Marilyn (1939-1940).
NOTE: Marilyn Terry died of a congenital condition known as “Esphageal Atresia. This birth defect affects one in 4425 live births.
This birth defect affects the alimentary tract. The esophagus ends in a blind-ended pouch instead of the stomach. In essence, the esophagus fails to develop a continuous passage to the stomach.
Death that occurs from this condition must be horrific. As the baby is fed, there is nowhere for the milk to go, so it comes back through the nose and mouth. It is characterized by drooling, chocking, coughing and sneezing.
Today, when caught, it can be corrected through surgery.
However, if not caught, the infant basically suffocates to death, becoming cyanotic. The back-flow of ingested milk finds its way sometimes into the trachea, asphyxiating the baby.
- Arvella McCUTCHEON (6) B.12thMarch 1917 in Toronto, ON. D. 2000. She married Ben STOKES in 1935 in Toronto. ON. Arvella and Ben had one child; Shirley (1936-2002). Shirley married Paul Reid and they had 4 children. 3 boys and 1 girl.
Hazel McCUTCHEON (6) B. December 1918. D. 21st September 1919 in Toronto, ON.
- Norman Percival McCUTCHEON (6) B. 30th June 1921. D. 23rd March 1975 Penetanguishene, ON. He married Gladys WATSON (1922-2012) on the 13th August 1940. Both Norman and Gladys are buried at St. James on the Lines Cemetery. Their children: Karen (1942) married first to John Lyle MASON and second to Douglas Ellwood CLARKE. Karen has no children; Norman Lawrence “Larry” (1949) married Marilyn WEEKS. Their children: Patrick and Sarah.
- Merleen Mildred McCUTCHEON (6) B. 7th March 1926 in Toronto. She married Gordon Harry DAWKINS on the 29th September 1945. Gordon was born on the 14th July 1925 and he died on the 29th December 1993. He was buried at the Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario. Their three daughters: Judith Merleen (1946); Deborah Lynn (1948); Beverly Joyce (1954). They have 4 grand-children.
Thomas’ 2nd wife was Florence May MORGAN whom he married on the 24th January 1936 in Toronto. She was born on the 25th January 1911 in Toronto, ON. and she died on the 13th September 1983 in Mississauga, ON. Her parents were Francis Morgan and Nellie Turner.
~CHILDREN OF THOMAS NORMAN McCUTCHEON AND FLORENCE
MAY MORGAN WERE~
- Cora McCUTCHEON (6). B. 1937. Cora married George Herbert YATEMAN (12th February 1934 – 18th July 2005). Their children: Laurie; Susan.
Obituary for George Herbert Yateman – July 2005:
YATEMAN, George Herbert:
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Monday, 18th July 2005, in his 71st year; loving husband of Cora McCutcheon; cherished father of Lori Summers and her husband Daniel and Susan Milazzo and her husband Sam; dear grandfather of Scott and his fiancé Julie, Jennifer, Steven, Samantha and Selena; remembered by his brothers Charles, Joseph (Mae), Robert (Doris), his sister Marie (Norman), brother-in-law Tom (Debbie) and his sisters-in-law Nona (Jay) and Edna (Joe); predeceased by his brothers Jack and Tom. George will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends.
A memorial visitation in memory of George will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville, on Thursday, 21st July 2005, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to Headwaters Health Care Centre would be appreciated.
A special thank you to the nursing staff at Headwaters Health Care ‘E’ wing.
A tree will be planted in memory of George in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, 11th September 2005 at 2:30 p.m.
- Nona McCUTCHEON (6). B. 1938. Nona married Doran COLLINS (1935 – 18th June 1988) in 1960 in Peel County. Their children: 3 girls and 1 boy.
“And so, to those who have selflessly given their lives for the good of Toronto, their tasks completed, their duties well done, to our fallen comrades, their last alarm, they are going home.” Doran Collins name is on this honour roll. Doran was a District Chief Firefighter.
- Edna McCUTCHEON (6). B. 1939. Edna married Joseph Edward COLTSON (1936 – 19th March 2007). Their children: Joseph; Julie; Vicki.
OBITUARY FOR JOSEPH EDWARD COLTSON – 24th March 2007
Joseph died peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Monday 19th March 2007 in his 72nd year.
Beloved husband of Edna McCutcheon. Loving father of Julie (Jeff), Vicki, Joe Junior (Kelly). Dear Pappy of Amanda, Ethan, Trisha, Dana, Adam and Sara.
Dear brother of William. Joe will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
A memorial visitation will be held at the funeral home of Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario Street), Mississauga on Thursday, 29th March 2007 from 6-9 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
- Thomas McCUTCHEON (6). B. 1947. Thomas married Deborah TAYLOR. Their children: 1 girl; 1 boy.
NOTE: All of the information for this family has been kindly supplied and updated by Beverly DAWKINS.
☺☺ Lived to be a Nonagenarian or more.
BERTRAM LORNE McCUTCHEON (1893-1972)
iii. Bertram Lorne McCUTCHEON (5) (Thomas McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 1st June 1893 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County and he died on the 4th June 1972 in Aurora, ON. He married Ella Delilah ANDREWS on the 18th November 1923 in Toronto, ON. She was born in December 1903 and she died on the 29th November 1981 in Aurora, ON. They were buried at the Aurora Cemetery. Her parents were Arthur Andrews and Julia Ann Knott.
~CHILDREN OF BERTRAM LORNE McCUTCHEON AND ELLA DELILAH ANDREWS WERE~
- Gloria McCUTCHEON (6) B. Married to Male Roman.
- Jack McCUTCHEON (6) B. 8th April 1924 in Mount Denis, York, ON. Married on the 26th February 1960.
- Maurice McCUTCHEON (6) B. 24th June 1925 in Mount Denis, York, ON.
- Shirley McCUTCHEON (6) B. Married to Percy McLAREN. Their children: 3 females, 1 male.
- Gordon Clifford McCUTCHEON (6) B. 13th April 1924 in Mount Denis, York, ON. D. 17th April 1945 Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands.
Gordon Clifford McCutcheon – 1924-1945:
On the 23rd May 2013, I received 3 old pictures and the following very touching story about Gordon McCutcheon. Gordon enlisted in the Canadian Army; unit: Irish Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C. along with his best friend, Ronald Moyle (according to the following story). Gordon was killed in action on the 17th April 1945 and was buried at the Buried at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery Netherlands. Gordon’s legacy lived on in the heart and memory of his best friend as narrated by Brad Simpson:
“I’m not sure how you are related to Gordon McCutcheon, but I recognized your profile from Gordon’s page on find-a-grave.com. Gordon’s parents lived next door to my great-grandparents and Gordon and my grandfather, Ronald Moyle, were best friends. They signed up for military service together. My grandfather was injured in 1944, but recuperated and returned home. He named his daughter (my mother) Gordene, after his friend. And my brother is named Gordon too. My grandfather, now almost 90, still talks about him often.
I have a few pictures of Gordon before and during the war…………
Attached are my pictures of Gordon Clifford McCutcheon. You’re welcome to add any story details to go with them. My grandfather’s name is Ronald Vernon Moyle (1925 – ). I’m not certain when and where they were neighbours. I have a few addresses for them during that time period. My mom stayed in touch with Ella McCutcheon until she passed away. She told me that after Gordon died overseas, they became foster parents and their house was always filled with kids. Unfortunately, my grandfather is struggling with his memory and can’t offer anything else about him.”
Notice in picture # 3, what a skinny adolescent Gordon was and how the rifle seems to be bigger and heavier than he was.
- Norman McCUTCHEON (6) B. 13th March 1930 in Mount Denis, York, ON. D. 24th March 2000 in Petawawa, ON. He married Doris J Paquette on the 2nd July 1952 in Petawawa, ON. They produced 7 sons.
FRANKLIN GEORGE McCUTCHEON (1897-1980)
iv. Franklin George McCUTCHEON (5) (Thomas McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 26th February 1897 in Essa Township. Simcoe County and he died in 1980. He married Arvilla Elizabeth Jackson WHITE on the 20th November 1913 in Toronto. She was born on the 11th June 1893 in Essa and she died on the 12th November 1964 in Etobicoke, ON. Her parents were James White and Margaret Latchford.
~CHILDREN OF FRANKLIN GEORGE McCUTCHEON AND ARVILLA ELIZABETH WHITE WERE~
- Thomas James Melville McCUTCHEON (6) B. Circa 1915.
- Harold Boyd McCUTCHEON (6) B. Circa 1917.
- Orval Franklin McCUTCHEON (6) B. 20th June 1919. D. 12th July 1978 in Mississauga, ON. He was buried at Springcreek Cemetery. He married Muriel STENNETT (1924-1985). 2 children. Shirley Anne; Penelope Lou (1949-1949).
ERNEST NELSON McCUTCHEON (1904-1988)
v. Ernest Nelson McCUTCHEON (5) (Thomas McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 21st March 1904 in Essa Township. Simcoe County. He died on the 20th July 1988 in Thornton, ON. He married Merrill Lena FERGUSON. She was born on the 12th December 1900 in Toronto, ON. and she died on th 10 June 1990 in Thornton, ON. They were both buried at the Thornton Union Cemetery. Her parents were William Ferguson and Anne Rogers.
~CHILD OF ERNEST NELSON McCUTCHEON AND MERRILL LENA FERGUSON WAS~
- Edna McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1930. She married Frank E PARKE.
MILDRED MARY McCUTCHEON (1906-1986):
vi: Mildred Mary McCUTCHEON (5) (Thomas McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 28th November 1906 in Essa Township. Simcoe County. She died in 1986 in Waterloo, ON. She married William George KING on the 4th October 1924 in Toronto, ON. He was born in 1903 in England and he died in 1979 in Waterloo, ON. Both Mildred and George are buried at the Parkview Cemetery. His parents were William King and Katherine McGrath.
~CHILDREN OF MILDRED MARY McCUTCHEON AND WILLIAM GEORGE KING WERE~
- Millicent KING (6). Circa 1923. D. 2005 in Waterloo, ON. She is buried at the Parkview Cemetery in Waterloo ON. She married Ronald Murray. Their children: Shane Ronald; Stephanie; Steven.
- Grant KING (6). B. Circa 1925.
- Robert George KING (6). B. 27th July 1929 in Toronto, ON. D. 30th November 1983 in Red Deer, AB. He married Dorothy Gertrude GOUGH (1930-2002). Their children: Debra; Grant; Robert Junior; Susan; Beverly Ann (1950-1992).
- Carol Elizabeth KING (6). B. 21st December 1940. D. 7th August 1994 in Waterloo, ON. She is buried at the Parkview Cemetery in Waterloo, ON. She married Robert Allan DOUGLAS whom she later divorced. Their two children: James Allan; Martin Robert.
NOTE: Mildred left school very early, perhaps 12-13 in order to work and care for her mother. She may have been a domestic. Bert was the closest of her brothers to her and he may have been the anchor in her early working years. Grant King was born at Bert’s home [Bertram Lorne 1893-1972].