E: William (1829-1872)

E:         William McCUTCHEON (4) (Robert McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born circa 1829 in Erin Township, Wellington, ON and he died on the 6th October 1872 in Mulmur Township, ON.  He was buried at the Mansfield Cemetery – Plot AHB.  He married Mary HAWKINS on the 15th January 1852 in Stanton, Arthur Township, ON.  Mary was born on the 17th March 1827 and she died on the 3rd August 1909 in Dufferin, ON.  Her parents were James Hawkins and Isabella Charlton.

NOTE:   Mary Hawkins came to Canada from Armagh, Ireland in 1846 with her parents at the age of 19, settling in Rosemount, Ontario.  Mary and her parents left Ireland at the height of the mass migration from Ireland during the infamous Irish Potato Famine of 1840-1850.   Long, hard winters and the inability to grow wheat caused her parents to move to Mulmur Township, Prince of Wales Road.  Mary was also buried at the Mansfield Cemetery.


  • Agnes McCUTCHEON (5).                                  See i following.
  • Isabella McCUTCHEON (5).                               See ii following.
  • Mary Jane McCUTCHEON (5).                            See iii following.
  • Ellen McCUTCHEON (5).                                    See iv following.
  • Margaret McCUTCHEON (5).                              See v following.
  • Robert McCUTCHEON (5).                                 See vi following.
  • James S McCUTCHEON (5) (William-4; Robert McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 28th April 1866 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, ON. and he died in 1952 in Mulmur Township.

NOTE:   On the 1891 Canadian Census James’ occupation was listed as “Teacher”.  However, in subsequent years, his occupation was listed as “Farmer”.  He lived with his mother on the original farm until her death.  He never married.  He was buried at the Mansfield Cemetery in Richland Ontario.

  •  Sarah Ann McCUTCHEON (5).                          See vii following.
  •  Matilda McCUTCHEON (5) (William-4; Robert McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 17th September 1870 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, ON and she died on the 19th February 1913 in Vancouver, BC.  She married William McLEAN (1860-?) on the 2nd February 1892 in Dufferin, ON.  His parents were John McLean and Jane Craig.

NOTE:     In 1891 Matilda’s profession was “Dressmaker”.  She married William McLEAN on the 2nd  February 1892 in Dufferin County, ON. Marriage notice:  2637-92 (Dufferin Co) William McLEAN, 35, farmer, Chinguacousy, Mulmur Township, s/o John McLEAN & Jane CRAIG, married Matilda McCUTCHEON, 22, Mulmur, same, d/o William McCUTCHEON & Mary HAWKINS, witnesses: Mary Ann McCLINTOCK of Black Bank & William GRAHAM of Shelburne.

William McLean was a carpenter.  Matilda died of a heart attack the age of 42 years in Vancouver, BC.  This couple was childless.

  • William Henry McCUTCHEON (5).                       See viii following.

AGNES McCUTCHEON (1851-1932)

i.     Agnes McCUTCHEON (5) (William McCutcheon-4; Robert McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 20th November 1851 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, ON. and she died on the 23rd October 1932 in Bramsville, ON. She married Robert SMITH (May 1838 Ireland – 27th July 1918) on the 10th July 1872. They were both buried at the Singhampton Union Cemetery.  His parents were William Smyth and Priscilla Reyborn.  ♥


  • Mary Selena SMITH (6) B.   22nd November 1874 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County, ON. and she died in Piche, SK.  She married John FACKNIE 20th March 1895.  Their two children:  Alexander Harold (1896-1959); Euphemia Viola (1903-?).
  • William John SMITH (6) B.  24th February 1875 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County, ON.  He married Jeanette AIKINS on the 27th June 1906.  Their children:  Verna Agnes (1907-1994); Elwin Sherlock (1910-1990); Irene Jeanette (1912-1999); William John Bertrand (1914-2002); Crawford (1918); Bert (1920).
  • Priscilla SMITH (6) B.  6th September 1876 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County, ON. and she died in 1956 in Saskatchewan.  She married Calvin Jeffrey JACQUES on the 3rd February 1903.  Their 3 children:  Robert Hilliard (1903); Gordon (1906); Howard (1912).
  • Robert James SMITH (6) B. 3rd April 1879 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County, ON. D. 12th March 1953 in Tompkins, SK.  He married Jessie Walls MITCHELL in 1911.  Their children: Jessie Vera (1912 – 1999); Robert John (1915-1993); Christina Eileen (1916-1970); Viola Jean (1929-1984); Elsie May (1920-1920); William James (1922-1967); Austin Melville (1924-1973); Ida May (1925-2012); Verna June (1928-1994). There is another son and daughter not mentioned here.
  • Samuel Herbert SMITH (6) B. 11th May 1880 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County, ON.  D. 7th June 1935 in Shaunavon, SK.  He married Annie Lillburn PATTERSON.

Info from Alice Burke:  Herb Smythe by J. Power:

Mr. Smythe came to Saskatchewan in 1908 – homestead NW 33 7 18 NE 34 7 18 Pre-emption. He worked as a carpenter in Regina during the summer. He was there when a tremendous cyclone hit the city. During the time he was away my Dad discontinued farming. He returned to the farm for the winter months. In 1916 he built a large house which still stands. He married Annie Patterson in January 1917 bringing her back to the farm as his bride. In 1918 he built a large barn which stood until a couple of years ago. Mr. Smythe bought the N or 34 from Earl McCrae giving him extra farmland.

Mr. Smythe was a charter member of Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and a Director of the organization for many years. He took a cold which developed into Tuberculosis and he died in 1934 – is buried in Shaunavon Cemetery. Mrs. Smythe lived in Shaunavon for a while and then went back to Ontario where she later died. They had no family.

  • Hugh Alexander SMITH (6).  B.  March 1883.  D. 10th February 1884 aged 11 months.  He was buried at the Singhampton Union Cemetery along with his parents.
  • Isa Eleanor Isabella SMITH (6) B. 24th December 1884 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County, ON.  She married Charles Ead TAYLOR on the 7th March 1911.
  • Euphemia J SMITH (6) B. 9th December 1888 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County.
  • Austin SMITH (6) B.  17th May 1891 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County, ON.

NOTE:   Austin lived in and passed away in Calgary after 1959. We (Glenda Wilson) were in contact with him just after his cousin, Robert Gordon Marshall passed away. We believe he died of cancer. He was single. As far as we know he never married. He was a barber.

  • Alexander Eardman SMITH (6) B. 18th March 1896 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County, ON.
  • Melville Carman SMITH (6) B. 20th May 1897 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County.

NOTE:   The spelling of the surname SMITH was spelled as SMYTH by the parents of Robert, Samuel and Priscilla when they emigrated from Ireland circa 1861. However, the name was anglicised within 30 years.  By the 1891 Census, the spelling was Smith.


ii.     Isabella McCUTCHEON (5) (William McCutcheon-4; Robert McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 23rd March 1853 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, ON. and she died on the 27th July 1927 in Edmonton, AB.  She was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  She married twice:  first to James Walter HILL (1850-14th August 1886) on the 18th October 1871.  His parents were John and Jane HILL.


  • Margaret Rebecca HILL (6) B.  1874 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON. D. 13th December 1962 in Toronto, ON. She married Charles PARKER on the 27th February 1894. Their children: George (1895-1971) George lost a son in WW II; Harriett Isabel (1897-1984); Mary Elizabeth (1902-1991); Florence Irene (1905-1937); Charles Harold (1908-1992).
  • William McCutcheon HILL (6) B. 11th January 1875 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON.  D. 2nd November 1955 in Calgary, AB.  He married Nora CARROLL (1880-1969) on the 28th November 1901 in Lacombe, AB.

 William and Nora had 9 children: 7 females and 2 males:

Lila Florence Hill (1902-1980)

James Walter HILL (1904-1975)

Gladys Mary HILL (1906-1990)

Lena Evelyn HILL (1907-1991)

Edith Louise HILL (1913-1920)

Dorothy Alice HILL (1915-1979)

Cecilia Patricia HILL (1917-1996)

Phyllis Nora HILL (1918-1982)

William Ivan HILL (1920-1985)

 Pictured William McCutcheon HILL Courtesy of Simone Cecille Smith.

  • John James HILL (6) B. 1877 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON.
  • Thomas Andrew HILL (6) B. 1879 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, Ontario.  He married Bertha Helen WILLIAMS on the 23rd December 1903.  He moved to Spokane, WA. in 1905 and became a naturalized US citizen on 19th July 1909.
  • Elizabeth Jane HILL (6) B. 29th March 1880 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON.  She married Alex JOHNSTONE in 1905.
  • Florence HILL (6) B. 21st June 1883 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON.  D. 1952 in Shelburne, ON.  She was buried at the Shelburne Cemetery.  She married Samuel T PHOENIX on the 10th November 1909 in Dufferin.
  • Samuel Joseph HILL (6) B.1884 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON. D. circa 1890.
  • Robert Alma HILL (6) B. 4th February 1885 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON. D. circa 1930 in Austin, MB.

NOTE:   Isabella McCutcheon married her second husband Robert ARMSTRONG (1852 – 26th April 1926 Edmonton, AB) on the 5th December 1888 in Orangeville, ON.  His parents were Michael Armstrong and Elizabeth Ewing. ♣♣


  • Lena Gertrude ARMSTRONG (6) B. 14th July 1889 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON.  D. 5th August 1974 in Vancouver, BC.
  • Victor Elgin ARMSTRONG (6) B. 14th September 1890 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County.
  • Laura C.  ARMSTRONG (6) B. 10th July 1893 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON.
  • Mary ARMSTRONG (6) B. 10th February 1895 in Edmonton, AB.
  • Wilbert (Robert) ARMSTRONG (6) B. 26th December 1898 in Edmonton, AB. 

NOTE:   Charlotte, M.S. and Robert ARMSTRONG were all very young when their mother Mary Jane Robinson (Isabella’s cousin) died at the age of 33 years old.  Their records will be found in Chapter 12 – B:  Mary Jane Robinson.

Two years after their mother died, Robert married Mary Jane’s first cousin, Isabella McCutcheon on the 5th December 1888.  Robert Armstrong married 2 grand-daughters:  first a grand-daughter of Samuel McCutcheon (1772 – 1828) and the great-grand-daughter to Samuel’s brother John McCutcheon (1770-1827).  Robert fathers 5 more children with his second wife, Isabella.  All of his children become ½ brothers and sisters and first cousins, 2 x removed; at the same time.  The same applies to Isabella’s children, the HILLS.  The Hills become ½ brothers and sisters to their first cousins.  Confusing?  Yes. 

The last record I find for these three children on the 1891 census of Canada, living with their new Step mother.  Then they disappear from view.  They do not migrate west to Edmonton with the menagerie his family became.  This family became a situation of “yours, mine and ours” with children from Isabella’s previous marriage to James Walter HILL.  On the 1891 census there were a total of ten children in the house; 4 were hers, 3 were his and 3 were theirs.

Robert and Isabella by 1911 were divorced.  

Obituary, Edmonton Journal:  MRS. ISABELLA ARMSTRONG

The death occurred Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. Brock, 10519 – 75th Ave. of Mrs. Isabella Armstrong, aged 73 years.

Deceased has lived in Strathcona for the past 31 years and was a member of the Old Timers Association.

She leaves to mourn her loss 4 sons and 5 daughters. W. Hill, Calgary, AB; T. Hill, Wainwright, AB; A. Hill, Austin, MB; Wilbur Armstrong, Edmonton, AB;  Mrs. C. Parker, Cookstown, ON;  Mrs. S. Phoenix, Shelburne, ON;  Mrs. Norman Robinson, Montreal, QB;  Mrs. J. D. Smith, Sunnydale, CA;  and Mrs. G. Brock of Edmonton, AB.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from Metropolitan Church. Rev. W. Hollingsworth officiating.

Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The remains may be seen at the church, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  Wainwright & Jackson in charge. 

♣♣        Cousins married cousins:  In this case, two brothers, William James and his brother Robert Armstrong, married two cousins:  William married Charlotte McCutcheon who was descendant from the Samuel McCutcheon line:  his brother, Robert married 2 cousins; 1st he married Mary Jane Robinson, also descendant from the Samuel McCutcheon line; 2nd to Isabella McCutcheon descendant from the John McCutcheon line.  Samuel and John were brothers.


iii.     Mary Jane McCUTCHEON (5) (William McCutcheon-4; Robert McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 14th November 1856 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, ON. and she died on the 5th July 1923 in Shelburne, ON.  She was buried at the Shelburne Cemetery.   She married Samuel SMITH (1851 County Down, Ireland – 19th August 1932) on the 12th March 1878 in Mulmur.  His parents were William Smyth and Priscilla Reyborn.  ♥


  • James Walter SMITH (6) B. 30th December 1879 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON.   He married Margaret Ann DINSMORE (10th December 1883 – 1954) on the 25th March 1908 in Singhampton, ON.
  • William Edgar SMITH (6) B. 5th April 1881 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON. D. 1959.  He married Elizabeth Ann HAWKINS on the 1st January 1907 in Mulmur.
  • Samuel Howard SMITH (6) B. 28th January 1885 in Osprey Township, Grey County, ON.  D. 8th May 1934 in Toronto, ON.  He married twice:  His first wife was Margaret J Anderson, married on the 23rd March 1910 in Creemore Village, ON.  His second wife was Elizabeth Ann Irvine, married on the 9th March 1914, Creemore Village.  One known female child.
  • Ernest Beck SMITH (6) B. 1st October 1887 in Osprey Township, Grey County, ON.  D. 16th August 1957 in Shelburne, ON.  He was buried at the Shelburne Cemetery. His first wife was his first cousin 2 x removed, Luella Mildred McCUTCHEON (10th March 1889 – 11th June 1930).  They were married on 12th July 1910 in Shelburne, ON.  Her parents were David McCutcheon and Charlotte Ann ABERDEEN.  His second wife was Margaret SCHEIK.  They were married in 1935.  ♣♣


  • Samuel David SMITH (6) B. 7th October 1912 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin.  D. 9th July 1969.
  • Elwood Aberdeen SMITH (6) B. 14th May 1914 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin. D. 10th March 1994 in Palm Beach, Fl. He married Jean McKINNEY (1911-1989) on the 21st December 1948.  Their children:  Nancy S (1951-1981); James A; Jerry David Balechowsky.
  • Della Mary SMITH (6) B. in Shelburne, ON. B. 22nd February 1916-7 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin. D. 29 December 2010 in Perth County, ON. She married David SMITH (1910-1996) on the 11th April 1941. Their children: Karen Beck; Rosemary Eastwood; Jennifer Ruth; David Alexander (1955-1973); Samuel Paul.

NOTE:  Being the eldest of her female siblings, after her mother died, Della stayed home from school to attend to the house and the younger siblings. Once her father re-married, Della was then able to start her own life. When she was 31 years old, she married David Smith (no relation); they went into the motel and Real Estate business in Stratford, ON.

  • Delmar Roy McCutcheon SMITH (6) B. 10TH October 1918 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin.  He married Almeda Augusta Pauline BRICKMAN on the 30th August 1947.  Their children: Conn Alexander; Elizabeth Shirley; Joan Mildred.

NOTE:    Delmar served overseas in the RCAF during WWII. On his return he bought a grocery store in Stratford and he and his wife ran a successful business for many years. Delmar served nine years on the Stratford Council.

  • Ernest Truman SMITH (6) B. 21ST October 1921 in Shelburne, ON.  D. 11th May 2007 in Winston, NC.  He married twice. First to Lillian Esther ALLERCOTT (1923-1998) whom he later divorced. Their children: Colleen Gail; Arlene Joan; Second marriage was to Lois Marie MEYER. Their children: Dennis Frederick (1958-Twin); Male (1958-1959 Twin); Lawrence F. ‡‡
  • John Frederick Clyde SMITH (6) B. 2nd July 1924 in Shelburne, ON.  He married Marion Viola KUSYK on the 20th March 1948.  John was a railway conductor. Their child: Sheran Mildred.
  • Howard Bertram SMITH (6) B.  19th March 1928 in Shelburne, ON.  D. 1st February 1993 in London, ON.  Howard was a railway engineer and an accomplished old-time fiddler. He married Mildred Ruth PEARCE about 1950. Their children: James Vernon; William Ernest; Dean Anthony; Sandra Ruth.
  • Alma James Vernon Smith Leeder (6) B. 3rd June 1930 in Shelburne, ON.  After the death of his mother he was adopted by the Leeder family and was named Alma J. V. Leeder.  He was the Teacher/Principal at Wiarton Public School in Wiarton, Ontario. He married Shirley Ruth ASHCROFT on the 28th July 1952. Their children: James Steven Leeder; Bertram Arthur Leeder; Maureen Ruth Leeder.

‡‡         This couple had a set of twins.

♣♣        Cousins married cousins.

ELLEN McCUTCHEON (1859-1952)

iv.      Ellen McCUTCHEON (5) (William McCutcheon-4; Robert McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 16th March 1859 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, ON and she died on the 31st January 1952 at the age of 92 years old. She married her fist cousin (1 x removed)  Charles McCutcheon on the 8th January 1880.  His parents were Charles McCutcheon and Elizabeth Amelia Tanner.  ☺☺  ♣♣

50th Wedding Anniversary of Ellen and Charles McCutcheon – 1930:

Golden Wedding (From the Dundalk Herald – 1930)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCutcheon of Dundalk, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Wednesday January 8th, surrounded by relatives and friends numbering about fifty in all. Among the guests were four who had been at the wedding fifty years ago namely: Mrs. M. Marshall of Toronto, sister of the bride, who acted as bridesmaid; William McCutcheon of Primrose; Robert McCutcheon of Collingwood; and William Smythe of Stroud.

It was on January 8, 1880 that Miss Ellen McCutcheon, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McCutcheon became the bride of Charles McCutcheon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCutcheon. The bride, who was born a short distance east of Honeywood, did not change her name by the union. The groom was born in Mulmur Township south of Whitfield.

The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Gilchrist, Presbyterian minister at Shelburne and took place at Horning’s Mills.  Previous arrangements had been made for the ceremony to take place at the bride’s home, but owing to the extreme thaw leaving the roads bad, the wedding party arranged to meet the minister at Horning’s Mills where the knot was tied which has resulted in a very happy union.  At the home of the bride a large number of friends were waiting to welcome the bride and groom, and a sumptuous wedding dinner was served.

Mr. and Mrs. McCutcheon took up their new life in Melancthon Township where they spent a number of years.  In turn they have farmed in Mono for five years, in Euphrasia thirteen years, and at Wareham about twenty-two years. Eight years ago they moved to Dundalk where they have resided ever since.

To Mr. and Mrs. McCutcheon were born eight children, five daughters and three sons, all of whom are still living.  Those present for the golden wedding celebration were: Mrs. Robert Goodfellow, Bethel; Mrs. Louis Hill, Maxwell; Joseph and William McCutcheon of Wareham; other members of the family are: Mr. Foy McCutcheon in Detroit; Mrs. Mabel Noble of Vancouver, B.C.; Mrs. Gus Faust of Port Arthur; and Mrs. Robert Lee of Wadena, SK.  Immediate descendants number twenty seven grand-children and seven great-grandchildren.

Wednesday’s celebration was a very enjoyable affair. The house was gaily decorated with white and gold streamers, roses and chrysanthemums.  A bounteous wedding dinner was served to the assembled guests. Decorated with gold, a large wedding cake occupied a prominent place on the table. Toast to the bride and groom were proposed by Mr. W. H. McCutcheon of Primrose and Mr. Randolph Brady of Markdale and responded to by the groom of fifty years ago. The afternoon and the evening were spent in music, dancing, reminiscences etc. During the day congratulatory telegrams were received from sons and daughters and from relatives at a distance.

Those present from a distance for the auspicious occasion included: Mrs. M. Marshall of Toronto; Mrs. and Mrs. Sam Phoenix, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Smythe, Mrs. and Mrs. W.H. McCutcheon of Shelburne district; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Smythe, Mr. and Mrs. James Smythe of Dunedin; Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCutcheon of Collingwood; Mr. Randolph Brady and Mrs. William Dickie of Markdale; Mr. and Mrs. William Smythe of Stroud; Mrs. Ed White of Orangeville; Mr. and Mrs. T.K. Robinson and Dr. H.G. and Mrs. Marshall from town were also present along with the two daughters, two sons and their families as mentioned above.

Mr. and Mrs. McCutcheon are still in comparatively good health and quite active, and are highly respected residents of the community.  We extend them hearty congratulations on reaching the 50th milestone of their wedded life. May they be spared to enjoy many more of their wedding anniversaries.

NOTE:   Ellen’s information on her children and grand-children is located in Chapter 9 – G: Charles.

☺☺      Lived to be a Nonagenarian or more.

♣♣        Cousins married cousins.


       Margaret McCutcheon                                                                      John Marshall

Photographs Courtesy of Glenda Haines.

v.     Margaret McCUTCHEON (5) (William McCutcheon-4; Robert McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 28th February 1861 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, ON and she died on the 21st July 1938 in Shelburne, ON.  She married John MARSHALL (1858-1910) on the 20th June 1886 in Dufferin County. They were buried at the Shelburne Cemetery, Plot 133.  His parents were Robert Marshall and Esther Timnely.

Margaret McCutcheon – 21st July 1938:

Information from Alice Burke:

Margaret McCutcheon widow of John Marshall, died at Bracebridge 21st July 1938 in her 78th year. Her husband died June 1910. They have a daughter- Mrs. Wm. Armour of Muskoka Falls (Verna); Gordon of Weirfale, SK; William of Toronto, Foy of Toronto and Dr. Harry G. of Dundalk.

In 1939 Dr. Harry Marshall moved to London, Ontario. He was a bandmaster and both father and son Glen played in the band. He had been village clerk for 12 years.

Info from Shirlie Armour Black: 

“Margaret and John lived for a time in Markdale then moved to the farm immediately north of Shelburne Cemetery where they lived until John was killed when his team was frightened by the first motor car in the area which was owned by the local doctor Dr. Gowan of Shelburne (1910).  Margaret then moved into Shelburne where she lived for many years.  Margaret and John had five children.  Gordon; John Foy; William; Harry; Verna who was my mother.

Margaret was living with her daughter Verna in Muskoka Falls, Ontario when she died.”


A sad accident occurred a short distance north of Shelburne, Ontario on Friday afternoon last which cost John Marshall his life.  Mr. Marshall was drawing gravel on the T. and 8 road near the un-surveyed part of the Shelburne Cemetery adjoining his own farm and was busy unloading gravel when Dr. Gowan approached with his automobile.  The team was faced towards Shelburne and Mr. Marshall went in between the whiffletree and the wagon to unload the gravel.  He was then facing the automobile, but whether he saw it or not is not known.  Dr. Gowan called to Mr. Marshall instead of blowing his horn and the horses looked around and saw the machine in the rear and immediately ran away.  The deceased had not time to get out of the position he was in to get away and he was badly injured by being kicked by the horses and dragged along the roadway.

An inquest was opened at the residence of the deceased on Saturday last by Coroner J. A. Smith, M.B. of Shelburne, to inquire into the cause of death.  Crown attorney MacKay was present and the evidence of Dr. Gowan and Adam McKibbon was taken.  The inquest was then adjourned until Tuesday afternoon in the council chambers.

R. J. Huxtable, who was with Dr. Gowan when the accident occurred, was sworn and testified as follows:  Was into Marshall’s house a short time before the accident.  Asked the boy if they had any horses to sell.  The boy said they had a colt.  Dr. Gowan got water at the house for his auto.  The boy told them that his father was down the road with a pair of colts and asked them to be careful and not scare them.  When they came to the top of the grade the engine was shut off and they coasted down.  When about 200 feet from the wagon, I said to Dr. Gowan I don’t believe they see us.  He applied the brake and stopped the machine.  Dr. Gowan called out and said, “look after your horses.”  Mr. Marshall was standing behind the off horse cleaning the gravel off the bolster.  Mr. Marshall tried to get up on the wagon and the planks flew up with his weight.  The horses started to run at full speed.  Dr. Gowan did not sound his horn as he was afraid he would scare the horses.

Henry Marshall gave evidence as to the distance of the telephone pole at the top of the grade to the place where the accident occurred.  It was all in 420 feet.  Adam McKibbon who was recalled thought the automobile was within 75 feet of them when it stopped.

………The jury retired and returned with the following verdict:  “That John Marshall came to his death on the 17th June 1910 in the township of Melancthon by his horses running away, causing severe internal injuries.  We find that Dr. Gowan did not obey the statue when he did blow his horn when he came in sight of the wagon at the top of the hill, after being warned, and we recommend that the authorities have the rule and regulations governing automobiles published in the newspaper.

At the present time it is a very strong feeling amongst the farmers against automobiles and although Dr. Gowan is admitted by all to be a very careful driver, it did not prevent Mr. Marshall’s horses being frightened by his auto.  The farmers certainly have a grievance, as it is very unsafe driving a spirited horse on the roads now, especially by the ladies.  We hope all those who use automobiles will be careful and endeavour to prevent an occurrence of this affair.


  • Robert Gordon MARSHALL (6) B. 12th May 1887 in Markdale Township, Grey County, ON. D. 1959 in Calgary, AB. He married Clara McCURDY (1885-1956) on the 6th February 1912 in Dufferin. One child was born to them in Ontario and the rest were born on their homestead near Swift Current, SK. Their children: Beatrice Telene (1913-1986); Doris Helen (1915-2010); John Daniel (1917-1969); Robert Gordon (1923-1982); Eunice Clara (1925-2002); Alice; Female. ►

NOTE:  Gordon and Clara moved west shortly after they were married. They spent their early years in Saskatchewan and later moved to Alberta. They died in Calgary and are buried there.

  • William James MARSHALL (6) B. 15th May 1889 in Markdale Township, Grey County, ON.   D. 1968 in Nova Scotia, Canada.  He married Mabel Rosa GILBERT (1891-1951) on the 2nd January 1921.  They had one male and one female child that we know of.

NOTE:  Bill and Mabel lived in Toronto initially where Bill was a pharmacist.  They later moved to Markdale where he owned his own drug store.  After Mabel’s death he moved to Middleton, Nova Scotia to live with daughter Gwen and family. He died there in 1968.

  • John Forrest (Foy) MARSHALL (6) B. 23rd August 1893 in Markdale Township, Grey County, ON.   D. 16 August 1965 in Penticton, BC.  He married Mary Margaret WEBER (1887-1957) in the 19th June 1919.  Their only child John Phillip (1923-1924) died as a baby.
  • Henry Glenford MARSHALL DDS (6) B. 17th July 1895 in Markdale Township, Grey County, ON.  D. 9th December 1989.  He married twice.  His first wife was Agnes Verlie Eleanor SMITH (1898-1953).  They were married on the 15th January 1921 in Toronto.  His second wife was Ethelyn Augusta Bell Shannon, married in 1956.  Ethelyn’s parents were Colonel Edward Grafton Shannon and Margaret Arabella Bell. His only known son, John Glenford Alexander Marshall enlisted in the RCAF in 1941 as an “Air Observer” and he was killed flying over Germany on the 30th May 1943.  ☺☺

NOTEHarry and Verlie initially lived in Dundalk.   Harry was a dentist by profession.  He was also a fine musician and led the Dundalk Band.   His son Glen also played with the band.  They moved to London, Ontario where Harry had a dental practice. He was also the dentist with the local school board.  Verlie died in London.  Ethelyn and Harry were married in London and lived there for many years. Harry died in December 1989 and Ethelyn in 1997.   They are both buried in London, Ontario.

Henry Marshall and James Oscar McCutcheon (son of Robert McCutcheon – Margaret’s brother –  and Rachel Gordon McClinton), both Dentists by trade, were first cousins and both men married two sisters, both daughters of Colonel Edward Grafton Shannon and Margaret Arabella Bell.

MARSHALL, JOHN GLENFORD ALEXANDER; R129622; Killed in action 30th May 1943; age 20. #428 Ghost Squadron (Usque Ad Finem; meaning “To the very end.” Often used in reference to battle, implying a willingness to keep fighting until you die). Wellington aircraft missing. Flight Sergeant Bomb Aimer Marshall has no known grave; his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

  • Verna Esther MARSHALL (6) B. 12th July 1897 in Markdale Township, Grey County, ON. D. 25th August 1981 in Orillia, ON.  She married William ARMOUR (1892-1975). They had one daughter.

Pictured at left is the family plot with John Marshall, Margaret McCutcheon, their son John Forest (Foy) Marshall, his wife Mary Weber and their infant son John Phillip.

John died at the Toronto Hospital for sick children.   He died at 5 months 19 days of Bronchial pneumonia and with secondary Rickets and Otitis Media (ear infection).

►         Homestead – Land Grants and/or Letters Patents were applied for.

☺☺      Lived to be a Nonagenarian or more.

 ROBERT McCUTCHEON (1863-1943)

vi.      Robert McCUTCHEON (5) (William McCutcheon-4; Robert McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 2nd January 1863 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, ON. and he died on the 2nd January 1943 in Honeywood, Dufferin County, ON.  He was buried at the Honeywood Cemetery.  He married Rachael Gordon McCLINTON (1863-1947) on the 6th March 1893.  Her parents were William and Mary E McClinton.


  • William Lavern McCUTCHEON (6) B. 4th August 1897 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON.  D. 31st December 1953.  He married Lulu Margaret COE (15 June 1899-16 September 1968.) on the 27th August 1919.  Their children: Rachel Irene (1924); William Earl (1926).

NOTE:  William was called “Lavern” not William by his peers and was the third generation living on the original farm in 1918, the farm of his grand-father, William. Page 24, book “Mulmur; the Story of a Township”.

  • James Oscar McCUTCHEON DDS (6) B.  2nd October 1898 in Honeywood, ON.  He served two stints in the Canadian military during WW I.  He married Margaret Bell SHANNON on the 5th June 1923.  .  Her parents were Colonel Edward Grafton Shannon and Margaret Arabella Bell. They had one known male child.

NOTE:  James Oscar McCutcheon and Henry Glenford Marshall (son of Margaret McCutcheon – Robert’s  sister –  and John Marshall), both Dentists by trade, were first cousins and both men married two sisters, both daughters of Colonel Edward Grafton Shannon and Margaret Arabella Bell.

  • Robert Clifford McCUTCHEON (6) B. 21st September 1900 in Honeywood, ON.  D. 1st January 1983.
  • Samuel Gordon McCUTCHEON (6) B.  16th June 1902 in Honeywood, ON.  D. April 1981 in Toronto.  He married Betty FORREST (1915-2011) on the 2nd July 1935. Their children: Betty Caithness (1936-2010); Dr. Robert Elgin (1937-2002).

NOTE:   The village of Honeywood, Ontario was named in 1865, after an old pioneer whose last name was “Wood”.  It is located 18 kilometres north of Shelburne, Ontario.


vii.      Sarah Ann McCUTCHEON (5) (William McCutcheon-4; Robert McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born in 1867 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, ON. and she died on the 8th May 1908 in Euphrasia Township, Grey County, ON.  She married Edward BRADEY (1863-1926) on the 27th February 1889.  His parents were John Bradey and Ellen bunting.

NOTE:   Sarah died young at the age of 41 years, of breast cancer, which she suffered from for 4 years.  She was buried at the Markdale Cemetery.


  • Robert Randolph Bunting BRADEY (6) B.  8th December 1889 in Euphrasia Township, Grey County, ON.  D. 1966.  He married Wilhelmina Mildred WEBER on the 1st January 1912 in Toronto.  Their child:  John Edward Bradey (1913-1987).
  • Mary Eleanor Ethel BRADEY (6) B. 29th January 1893 in Euphrasia Township, Grey County, ON.  She married William Andrew DICKIE on the 6th February 1912. Their 3 girls were; Wilhelmina Mary (1912-2004); Wilma Isabel (1916-1996); Jane Elizabeth (1918-1979).  ☺☺

☺☺      Lived to be a Nonagenarian or more.


viii.      William Henry McCUTCHEON (5) (William McCutcheon-4; Robert McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 14thMarch 1872 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, ON. and he died in 1956 in Shelburne, ON.  He was buried at the Shelburne Cemetery. He married Catherine Lucinda GRAHAM (1875-1956) in 1901. Her parents were Colwell Graham and Catherine Porter.


  • Jennie Louisa Viola May Elva McCUTCHEON (6) B. 27th February 1902 in Dufferin County, ON. She married Edwin Moore WHITE on the 18th June 1924.
  • Thomas Graham McCUTCHEON (6) B. 7th August 1903 in Dufferin County, ON. D. 1984 in Shelburne, ON. He married Dorothy C LEGGE on the 10th June 1931. Their son: William Trent (1935-1957).
  • Bessie Isabel McCUTCHEON (6) B. 15th August 1904 in Dufferin Co., ON. D. 1982 in Shelburne, ON. She is buried at Shelburne Cemetery. She married Philip Newton BROWN (1904-1982) on27th August 1938.
  • Murray Knox McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1908 Dufferin County, ON. D. 13th July 1996. He married Patricia G BELL (1910-1999). They had 2 sons.
  • Mary Sarah Lucinda McCUTCHEON (6) B. 19th May 1908 in Dufferin County, ON. She married Cyril Edwin AKIENS on the 27th August 1938. Mary was a teacher. Mary Lou was a WAAF in World War II.
  • William Colwell McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1910 D. 12th September 1912 in Dufferin County, ON.
  • Ross McCUTCHEON (6) B. Premature. He was buried at the Whitfield Presbyterian Church.

♥  Siblings Married Siblings:

McCUTCHEON, AGNES –       eldest child of William McCutcheon and Mary Hawkins and

McCUTCHEON, MARY JANE –   fourth child of William McCutcheon and Mary Hawkins:

married brothers, Robert and Samuel Smith, children of William Smith and Pricilla Reyborn.

Robert and Samuel SMYTH’S sister, Pricilla Sarah SMYTH married John Thomas McCUTCHEON (1847-1929) son of Henry Smith McCutcheon and Sarah Irwin.

John Thomas McCutcheon was first cousin to Agnes and Mary J


4 thoughts on “E: William (1829-1872)

  1. Michael Edward Goodfellow says:

    Just as a clarification regarding my Great-Grandparents Ellen McCutcheon who married her relative Charles McCutcheon. By my calculations, Ellen was not a first cousin of Charles. Ellen’s father William would have been a second cousin of Charles. I traced the lineage as per your records as follows:

    Samuel brothers John
    Charles 1st cousins Robert
    Charles 2nd cousins William

  2. Victor Narusis says:

    I live in the homestead of William McCutcheon and Anna Smith who settled on this lot Lot 12 Concession 6, Nottawasaga Township in 1844

    • Brian McCutcheon says:

      William McC and Ann(a) Smith were my G.Grandparents. They and my grandfather David McC 1851-1941 worked this lot til his death and my grandmother may have lived there til her death in 1952 with the assistance of 1 of her bachelor sons, giving a total of 108 years of continuous farming the land.

  3. Susan Ritchie says:

    Lulu Coe did not die in 1947

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