D: John (1827-1880)

D:      John McCUTCHEON (4) (William McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born in 1827 in Erin Township, Wellington, ON and he died on the 8th March 1880 in Erin.    His obituary appeared in the Acton Free Press on the 11th March 1880, page 3, column 3.  He married Susannah Fisher (27th June 1831 – 26th January 1916) in 1849.  Her parents were Matthias Fisher and Deborah.  ‡‡


>From the “Biographical Sketches” Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario, compiled, drawn and published from personal examinations and surveys<

Toronto:           Historical Atlas Publishing Company, 1906, reprint 1972.  Page 44:

McCUTCHEON, John (d.) The late John McCutcheon was a son of the late William McCutcheon, who only lived for a short time after coming to Canada.

The late John McCutcheon was born in Erin Township in 1827 and died in 1899, age 62. (This information is not correct.  It should read 1889, not 1899 if you do the math.  However, John died March 8, 1880 at the age of 53.)    He was born on Lot 7, Concession 5, Erin Township and was one of the first [immigrant] children born in the township.  He afterwards purchased 250 acres, lot 14, concession 3, where he lived until his death.  He was a hard worker and cleared his own farm.  Although caring little for political matters, he was always interested in the welfare of his neighbours and the township.  He died comparatively young but with the respect of the community.  He was a Congregationalist and a liberal.  He married Susannah Fisher, who is living, age 74.  Issue;  Mrs. Duncan Lamont, settled in Woodstock;  Margaret, at home;  William, Mrs. Gilbert Currie who settled in Michigan; Matthias, John A., Albert H., unmarried, at home; Hiram who settled in Manitoba; Ernest, unmarried at home;  Austin.

William married Eliza Atwood.  They have five children and live in Toronto.

Matthias married Mary M. Hawkins and settled in Grimsby.  They have three children.

John A. married Ida McLean and settled in Manitoba.  They have two children.

Austin succeeded to a part of the homestead, which he owns in conjunction with his brothers and sisters.  He is a successful farmer and has a fine place, where he carried on mixed farming, feeding a large number of cattle for market.  He is a Presbyterian and a Liberal.  He married Jetta (Jane) Brydon.  Issue:  Ernest.

John McCutcheon, William’s son, who was born in 1827 on Lot 7, Concession 5, purchased Lot 14, Concession 3 in Erin Township.   It consisted of 250 acres and John lived here until he died in 1880.  His son Austin, along with his mother, Susannah, his sister Margaret, and two brothers, Albert and Ernest, succeeded to a part of the homestead after his father’s death.  This homestead is identified as # 3 on the old map.  The Grand River runs south to north through it.

‡‡         This family had a set of Twins. 


  • Elizabeth Catherine (Betsy) McCUTCHEON  (5).  See i following.
  • Margaret McCUTCHEON (5) (John McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 22nd August 1851 in Erin Township, Wellington, ON and she died on the 16th February 1933 in Wellington.  She was buried at the Churchill Cemetery.  Margaret never married.
  • William McCUTCHEON (5).                          See ii following.
  • Eleanor Jane McCUTCHEON (5).                  See iii following.
  • Matthias Fisher McCUTCHEON (5).            See iv following.
  • John Alexander McCUTCHEON (5).               See v following.
  • Albert Haines McCUTCHEON (5).                 See vi following.
  • Hiram McCUTCHEON (5) (John McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) born circa 1870 in Erin Township, Wellington, ON.
  • Ernest “Twin” McCUTCHEON (5) (John McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 16th July 1871 in Erin Township, Wellington, ON and he died on the 10th June 1911 in Oxford, ON.  He married Sarah Jane Thompson (Jennie Near) on the 16th June 1910.  Almost a year to the day, Ernest was killed.

NOTE:  Sarah (Jennie) was married twice.  First she married John Edgar NEAR (1866-1900) on the 16th December 1891 in Erin Township, Wellington County, ON. John Near died at the age of 34 of “spinal paralysis” which is most often caused by trauma to the spinal cord.  Sarah and John produced no children.  Jennie’s parents were Joseph Thompson and Sarah McLean.   Sarah and Ernest produced no children.

ACTON FREE PRESS:   Page 3, Column 1, 22nd June 1911:

McCUTCHEON, MR ERNEST, a native of Ospringe, was struck by a train, near Woodstock, and killed instantly, on Wednesday of last week.  He had been gathering ferns along the right of way and did not see the oncoming train.  He leaves a wife but no children.

Gazette, Boro, Manitoba, 

Very sudden and very sad indeed was the death of Ernest McCutcheon, late of 115 Oxford Street of Woodstock, Ont., who was struck by a G. T.P. freight train about 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 10th and instantly killed.

Mr. McCutcheon was an employee of the Canada Furniture Manufacturers Ltd., working in the shipping room and had the usual half-holiday on Saturday. Taking advantage of the fine weather, he went to the woods just west of the city to gather ferns and, having got a good supply, he was returning home when the accident occurred. It is supposed that he was crossing the tracks, almost where they cross, train coming from the west and he stepped out of its tracks, not seeing the train from the east which struck him. He was rather deaf and probably did not hear both trains. According to those at work near that point, the engine was whistling a warning before it got to him, but he walked on without noticing it. He was terribly mangled, having both arms and legs cut off, and his skull fractured. The inquest over the body was opened on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. when the jury empanelled viewed the remains and adjourned until Wednesday evening when evidence will be taken.

 The death of Ernest McCutcheon has caused widespread sorrow in the city. He, with his newly married wife came here almost a year ago, and took up their residence on Oxford Street, where they bought their home. A man of sterling character and fine qualities Mr. McCutcheon soon became a prominent member of Chalmers Church at which he was a most regular attender and few members were as highly esteemed as he. The sympathy of the community goes out to Mrs. McCutcheon, who was terribly shocked when the news of the fatality was broken to her.

Deceased was this morning taken to his former home, Ospringe, where interment will be made. He is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. John McCutcheon of Ospringe; six brothers, Albert of Ospringe; John and Hiram of Manitoba; Mathias of Grimsby; William of Toronto and Austin of Everton, Ontario; also by three sisters, Margaret of Ospringe, Mrs. W. Currie of Michigan and Mrs. Lamont of Buller Street this city.

(Editor’s Note) The above article is taken from a Woodstock, Ontario paper and the deceased was a brother of Mr. John McCutcheon of this town. 

  • Austin “Twin” McCUTCHEON (5).             See vii following.


i.      Elizabeth Catherine McCUTCHEON (aka Betsy) (5) (John McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 26th August 1849 in Erin Township, Wellington, ON.  And she died on the 22nd August 1925 in Toronto, ON.  She married Duncan LAMONT (1850 Scotland – 24th March 1902) on the 27thSeptember 1882 in Erin. His parents were Duncan Lamont and Catherine.

NOTE:   Elizabeth’s death was reported by her son-in-law Sam Woods. She had a heart attack and dropped in the street.


  • Mary Catherine LAMONT (6) B. 23rd June 1885 in Woodstock, Oxford County, ON.  She married Stephen Griffin TREE (7th September 1879 – 28th February 1930) on the 1st July 1908.  Their children were:  Charles Lamont (1909-1974);   William Griffin (1910-2000); Irma (1919); Margaret (1920). ☺☺.
  • Margaret Jane LAMONT (6) B. 26th December 1886 in Woodstock, Oxford County, ON.  She married Samuel Dawson WOODS (1897-?) on the 12th September 1911 in Toronto.
  • John Duncan LAMONT (6) B. 3rd April 1890 in Woodstock, Oxford County, ON.  He married Vilma A THOMPSON (1889-?) on the 11th April 1925.
  • Ada Susan LAMONT (6) B.  16th December 1892 in Woodstock, Oxford County, ON.  She married John Griffiths Walton (1891) on the 16th December 1925 in York ON. His parents were James Walton and Martha Griffiths.

☺☺     Lived to be a Nonagenarian or more.


 ii.      William McCUTCHEON (5) (John McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 15th July 1853 in Erin Township, Wellington, ON. And he died on the 20th July 1917 in York ON.  He married Elizabeth ATTWOOD (September 1856 England – ?) on the 25th September 1883 in Toronto, ON.

NOTE  William McCutcheon was a telephone operator in 1894.


  • Arthur Melvin McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1st April 1885 in Erin Township, Wellington County, ON.  D. 1971 in Orilla, ON.  He married Katherine Allison HARVIE (18th March-1986) circa 1940.  They had no children.
  • Sydney Joseph McCUTCHEON (6) B.  5th February 1887 in Halton, County, ON.  He married Mabel Martha BILLICA (1892 Buffalo NY-?) circa 1920.  Their children were:  Ralph Gordon  (1920-1942); attached is his death record with Canadian Veteran Affairs.  It states that his death was war related.  He was buried at the Prospect Cemetery in Toronto.  He died on the 11th June 1942;  Donald E (1922).


  • William James McCUTCHEON (6) B.  4th October 1888 in Halton, County, ON. D. 18th December 1954.  He married Emma Evalena ALEXANDER (1889-1983) on the 25th December 1912.  Their child:  John (1912).
  • Frederick Harold McCUTCHEON (6) B. 14th April 1891 in Toronto, York, ON.  D 4th January 1971 in Toronto.  He was buried at Park Lawn Cemetery.  He married Margaret Ellen NIGH on the 22nd June 1921.  Their child: Roy (1921).
  • Erie Howard McCUTCHEON (6) B. 3rd February 1894 in Toronto, York, ON.  He married Alfreda Emma OWEN on the 11th August 1917 in Toronto.


iii.        Eleanor Jane McCUTCHEON (5) (John McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 25th September 1855 in Erin Township, Wellington, ON. And she died on the 6th March 1942 in Harbour Beach, Michigan.  She married Gilbert CURRIE (16th March 1850 in Scotland – 30th October 1935 in Harbour Beach) on the 17th May 1877 in Wellington.  His parents were Neil Currie and Christina McNiven.

NOTE:   Eleanor and Gilbert immigrated to Port Hope, Michigan with their 3 oldest children in 1882.  Port Hope is about 359 kilometres West of Erin Township.  Gilbert’s brother, Peter and his family along with their mother, Christina McNiven, were living in Port Hope at the time so they probably decided to join them there.  The main industry in Port Hope was ship building so temporary work as a carpenter was available.  They eventually settled about 7 miles away in Harbour Beach, Michigan.

Port Hope was the scene of another spot in Canadian history, the Fenian Invasion of Canada in 1866.  Early on the morning of June 1, 1866, the Ship “City of Toronto” left her moorings in Toronto, for Port Colborne, having on board a regiment of volunteers who were suddenly called to arms for the purpose of defending the Province against an invasion from United States territory by the Fenians. On June 5, 1866, 120 sailors from H. M. S. Aurora arrived in Toronto by Grand Trunk railway from Quebec. A portion of them took possession of the steamer Magnet, which by order of the Canadian Government was being fitted up as an armed cruiser. The gunboat Heron, intended for service on Lake Ontario, arrived from the East. She was a trim little craft, and carried two 112-pound Armstrong guns. She was stationed at Port Dalhousie. Other movements on the lakes were made about this time, but as the invasion was soon quelled and put an end to, quiet was very speedily restored.

Of their children who married, there was probably more children born to them, but at this time, they are unknown, 2 of their 3 sons were drafted into the US Military and served in WW I.

Of special interest on the Currie-McNiven families: Duncan, Neil, and Peter Currie were born in Scotland, 1806, 1811 and 1814, to Gilbert Currie and Margaret MacArthur. These three brothers came from a family of seven known surviving children. These three brothers married three sisters from the McNiven family. Christina McNiven, and Jane McNiven were sisters; Janet McNiven was either a sister or a cousin.

At least 2 of these families, along with their children, emigrated to Canada sometime between 1851 and 1856, settling in Wellington County. Eventually some of them emigrated further south into the USA.

To compound the task of clarifying who married who, all three double-married sets of families named their male children:  Peter, Neil, Archibald, John and Gilbert.  Their female children: Jane, Jean, Christina, Margaret.  With this triple set of duplicate named ‘double-cousin’ children, all born relatively around the same time, made researching this family very difficult, especially as in Eleanor McCutcheon’s case who happened to marry a “Gilbert Currie”.  So in order to find the correct ‘Gilbert’ it  became necessary to research the entire Currie family.

And in so researching this Currie family from Scotland, it was found that the Currie family, while in Wellington, Ontario, married farther with the McCutcheon family.  One example is, from the Peter Currie/Jane McNiven union, their daughter Margaret married a ‘Barbour’.  From this particular ‘Barbour’ union, 2 children married 2 McCutcheons.  There are at least 2 more inter-marriages between this unique group of “triple set of double-cousins” and the McCutcheons.


  • Ida May CURRIE (6) B. 23rd October 1877 in Erin Township, Wellington County, ON. D. March 1965 in Sanilac, MI.  She married Benjamin Luther LYTLE (1878-1939) in Bad Axe, Huron, MI. Their children: Maxine E (1909-1991); Mildred Corrine (1912-2008); Ida May (1915-1988).
  • Elizabeth Eleanor “Nellie” CURRIE (6) B. 1st March 1879 in Erin Township, Wellington County, ON. D. 1969 in St. Clair, MI.  She married Charles W KITTENDORF (1879-1965) on the 14th December 1898.  Their children were:  Erwin A (1902-1973); Lucille Blanche (1906).  ☺☺
  • William Amos CURRIE (6) B. 23rd December 1881 in Erin Township, Wellington County, ON. D. 1907 in Oregon.
  • Margaret Jane CURRIE (6) B. 17th November 1882 in Port Hope, MI.  D. 13 July 1973 in Ingham, MI.  She married Leonard Dunn GOFF (1884-1944) on the 7th November 1909.  Their children were:  Charles Gilbert (1916-1981); Dorset John (1922-2007).  ☺☺
  • Mary Jane CURRIE (6) B. 10th April 1886 in Port Hope, MI. D.  28th May 1958.  She married William B FIRMAN (1883-?) circa 1921.  Their children: Harriet Jones (1916); William B (1922).
  •  Archibald J CURRIE (6) B. 25th July 1887 in Port Hope, MI.  D.  April 1967 in Royal Oak, MI.  He married Arlie May MORGAN (1896-1987) on the 5th September 1919.  Their child:  William Morgan (1920-2001).
  • Roy Gilbert CURRIE (6) B. 11th June 1895 in Port Hope, MI.  D. 5th October 1960.  He was buried at the Fort Logan National Veteran’s Graveyard in Denver, CO.

☺☺      Lived to be a Nonagenarian or more.


iv.       Matthais Fisher (Tyce)  McCUTCHEON (5) (John McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 23rd April 1858 in Erin Township, Wellington, ON.  He died on the 24th August 1924 in Wentworth, ON.  He married Mary Hannah HAWKINS (1865-1910) on the 21st April 1886 in Erin Village.  He was buried at Burlington, ON.  Her parents were John Hawkins and Sarah Rebecca Anderson.

Death Notice Matthais McCutcheon:

Acton Free Press – 28th August 1924; page 6, column 1 and column 6:

DIED: McCutcheon at Hamilton on Monday, August  24th, 1924, Matthais McCutcheon, formerly of Ospringe, aged 64 years.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Ospringe: Mr. George McCutcheon of Guelph, received word from Hamilton on Monday of the death of his father, Matthais McCutcheon. The deceased was an invalid for 5 years previous to his death. He was one of the pioneers of Erin Township and was born at Ospringe 64 years ago. He had only lived in Hamilton 9 months. He is survived by three sons; Fred of Acton; George and Alvin. His wife pre-deceased him 14 years ago.

Matthais died of Arterial Sclerosis at the Ontario Hospital. He was listed as a “Carpenter” on his death registration.


  • Wilfred John (Fred) McCUTCHEON (6) B. 23rd March 1889 in Oxford, ON.   D. 28th January 1933 Owen Sound, ON. He was buried at Owen Sound. He married Estelle (Bessie) McQUEEN (1892-1981) on the 7th May 1908 in Wentworth, ON. Her parents were Edward McQUEEN and Mary Frances JOURE. Their children: Lyla Mary Isabel; Margaret Muriel Evangeline; Ona Georgina Mae; Mildred Alma Irene; Morley Hawkins; Harold John.
  • George Vernon McCUTCHEON (6) B. 30th Sept 1894 in Oxford, ON. He married Nellie Ellen CAIRNS (1893-?) on the 29th May 1918 in Wellington. They immigrated to the US in March 1925. He worked for Fidelity Union Trust Company. Their children: Doris M: (1914); Mary Olive Eleanor (1916-1993).
  • Alvin Elmer Eugene McCUTCHEON (6) B. 8th May 1900 in Oxford, ON. He married Elizabeth WHITESIDE (1903-?) on the 25th September 1924 in Wellington. They had one daughter.
  • Robert Reginald Hawkins McCUTCHEON (6) B. 10th January 1910.   D. 1st October 1910 in Oxford, ON. He died at 9 PM: Cholera Infantum, Convulsions.

JOHN ALEXANDER  McCUTCHEON (1863-after 1942):

 v.       John Alexander McCUTCHEON (5) (John McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 12thJuly 1863 in Erin Township, Wellington, ON.  He died in Manitoba.  John married three times.  His first wife was his first cousin, Mary Honor WARNE whom he married on the 12th December 1892 in Winnipeg, MB.  Her information can be found previously noted in this chapter under   B: AGNES NANCY McCUTCHEON.  His second wife was Ida McLEAN (22nd July 1875 – 2nd August 1913 in Glenboro, MB). They were married on the 6 February 1901 in Manitoba. Her parents were Stephen McLean and Fanny Harmer.  His third wife was Christina Frances Maud Thomson (22nd September 1883 – 4th April 1944 in Glenboro, MB). They were married on the 10th June 1920 in Winnipeg, MB. Her parents were John Kirk Thomson and Christina Turnbull.

NOTE:   In 1891 John was living with his aunt and uncle, Francis Warne and Agnes McCutcheon on a farm near Carman, MB.  By the 1901 Census for Canada, John had moved 115 kilometres directly west to Glenboro, MB.  John’s occupation was “lumber dealer”.  He and Ida resided on Broadway Street, in the small village of Glenboro, Manitoba.  Glenboro is located directly south of Neepawa Manitoba about 89 kilometres on highway # 5, passing through Carberry and Shilo MB.  Both John and Ida may be buried at one of the four cemeteries located in this small village.


Elvira May McCUTCHEON (6) B. 14th November 1901 in Glenboro, South Cypress Rural Municipality, MB.  D. 11thFebruary 1966.  She married Lyle James CASLICK (1898-1964) on the 16th March 1921 in Winnipeg, MB.   Three known children.

Ernest Alexander McCUTCHEON (6) B. December 1903 in Glenboro, South Cypress Rural Municipality, MB. D. 1993 in Duncan, BC.  ☺☺

John Edward McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1907 in Glenboro, South Cypress Rural Municipality, MB.  He married Nan HENDERSON (1908-?).  Their child:  John (1928).

Harold Wesley McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1st April 1909 in Glenboro, South Cypress Rural Municipality, MB.   D. 20th January 1981 in Campbell River, BC.  He married Isabel Rosaline BUDD (1905-1982).  They had 2 daughters;  Ruth (1932); Mary Roslyn (1938).


Muriel Jean McCUTCHEON (6) B. 22nd March 1922. D. in St Boniface, MB. D. May 1977. She married Reginald SAMMS (1920-1997) in 1950 in Toronto. ON. They had 3 children: Ronald Alexander; Kathleen Mary Christina; Emanuel Reginald.

☺☺      Lived to be a Nonagenarian or more.


vi.       Albert Haines McCUTCHEON (5) (John McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 4th December 1864 in Erin Township, Wellington, ON.  He died on the 23rd December 1951 in Erin.   He married Harriett Mable JACKSON (3rd April 1878 – 31st August 1974) on the 3rd April 1907 in Erin.  They were both buried at Everton Cemetery.  Her parents were William Jackson and Harriett Luttrell.

OBITUARY:  Albert McCutcheon Dies At Acton: Acton Free Press:

A retirement to Acton nine years ago culminated on 23rd December when Albert H. McCutcheon, Erin Township, passed away. He was born in Ospringe in 1866, the son of John McCutcheon and Susannah Fisher and lived all his life in that district.

Mr. McCutcheon was married in 1907 to the former Hattie Jackson, who survives him. The ceremony was performed at her home in Everton.

Reverend E. A. Currey of the Acton United Church conducted the funeral on 26th December which was followed by internment at Everton Cemetery.  Pallbearers were nephews: Fred, Arthur, Alvin and Bill McCutcheons and Will and George Jackson.

Two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Struthers (Marjorie) and Mrs. Stuart Sinclair (Lulu) live in Acton and a brother at Ospringe.


Marjorie May McCUTCHEON (6) B. 26th March 1910 in Ospringe, Erin Township. D. 26th July 1980 in Acton, ON.  She married William Hunter STRUTHERS (1911-1990) on the 25th March 1939 in Guelph, ON.  She was buried at the Fairview Cemetery, Acton.

Lulu Edna McCUTCHEON (6) B. 6th July 1914 in Ospringe, ON.  She married Stuart Malcolm SINCLAIR (1912-1963) on the 22nd May 1934.  He was buried the Fairview Cemetery, Acton.  Their children: Betty Edna; Ronald Stuart; Norma Ann; Sandra Lou.

AUSTIN McCUTCHEON ( 1871-1953)

 vii.       Austin “Twin” McCUTCHEON (5) (John McCutcheon-4; William McCutcheon-3; John McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 16th July 1871 in Erin Township, Wellington, ON.  He died on the 23rd April 1953 in Acton, On.  He married Jane BRYDEN (9th October 1873-1943) on the 28th December 1899 in Wellington.  They were both buried at Everton Cemetery. Her parents were Francis Bryden and Jane Proudfoot.

NOTE:   From Biographical Sketches:  Austin succeeded to a part of the original homestead, which he owns in conjunction with his brothers and sisters.  He is a successful farmer, feeding a large number of cattle for market.  He is a Presbyterian, and a Liberal.


Ernest Elmer McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1st April 1904 in Erin Township, Wellington County, ON.  D. 8th December 1933.

 RR #3 Acton, Wellington, Ontario, Canada

Ernest suffered an accident on Dec. 7. He fractured his skull while operating a circular saw. The fly wheel broke into pieces striking his head. He died at the hospital in Guelph Dec 8, 1933. He was buried at Everton Cemetery.

John McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1911.  D. 1911.

NOTE:  This line of the McCutcheon family became extinct.her (Tyce)


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