C: Samuel (1846-1933)

C:       Samuel McCUTCHEON (4) (Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born in 1846 in Mulmur, Dufferin, Ontario and he died on the 11th June 1933 in York, Ontario.  He married his first cousin, Emily Mary McCUTCHEON (daughter of David McCUTCHEON and Mary Ellen HICKS) on the 7th February 1972 in Mulmur, Simcoe County, Ontario.  Emily was born on the 3rd August 1853 in Mulmur, ON and died on the 21st June 1934. 


Over a period of 26 years, Samuel and Emily produced 15 children. Samuel and Emily had a tendency to give their children 2,3 or 4 given names.

This couple both lived into their 80’s.

Samuel was listed on 2 Canadian Census in 1891.  On the Ontario Census dated 12th May 1891, he was in Mulmur, Ontario.  However, by the 4th June 1891 he was listed on the Census for Saskatchewan and he was the “head of household”.  Emily’s sister, Mary Jane and her husband James Noble and their baby girl, Mary, were living with him as “boarders”.

For several months, beginning in August 1893, a typhoid Fever epidemic was raging in and around Gainsboro, SK.  Samuel and his family were living in Saskatchewan during this time.  According to a letter written by Samuel’s brother, Joseph, Samuel’s family all became stricken with the fever.  However, Samuel was sick the longest, being bedridden for over 12 weeks with it.   

Their 13 year old daughter, Sarah Agnes, died here on the 22nd September 1893.  It is probable that Sarah died of Typhoid Fever.

He became so disheartened and disgusted with the west, that once he fully covered from the illness, he returned to Ontario with his family.  Samuel had suffered heavy losses to both fire and illness and left the west for good.

Samuel and Mary’s sons however, did not share in his apathy towards the west.  In the not too distant future, 1900 and later, their sons were to play a major role in the “wild-catting” that happened in Western Canada.  Their sons were visionaries who  believed in the West, promoted the West, and were the progenitors of many of the inner city sub-divisions in existence today in most of our western Canadian cities, and in at least one in the US, Great Falls Montana.

Emily was to play a supporting role in the “Trial of the Century” that engulfed her entire family.  On 16th January 1915, the case of Gordon McCutcheon was called to court, he didn’t show up and a warrant was issued for his arrest.    Emily attended the court on his behalf to renew his bail, but this was marked for estreat.

►         Homestead – Samuel applied for Land Grants and/or Letters Patent.  West of the Prime Meridian, NE ¼ Section 13, Township 4, Range 21.   Located near Deloraine, Manitoba, close to Turtle Mountains.   Received both the Land Grant then the Letters Patent. 

☺☺      Lived to be a Nonagenarian or more.


  • William Charles (5).                                    See i following.
  • Mary Elizabeth McCUTCHEON (5).          See ii following.
  • Charlotte McCUTCHEON (5).                   See iii following.
  • David S McCUTCHEON (5).                     See iv following.
  • Sarah Agnes McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 28th February 1880 in Whitfield, Mulmur Township, Dufferin County and she died on the 22nd September 1893 in Gainsborough, SK at the age of 13 years.
  • Samuel Edgar McCUTCHEON (5).          See v following.
  • Joseph Herbert McCUTCHEON (5).        See vi following.
  • Ethel Hannah Gertrude McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 5th August 1881 Mulmur Township, Dufferin County and she died in June 1944.  She married Dr. David Reinfred WARK on the 25th August 1914 in Toronto, ON.  This couple produced no children.
  • Ida Ellen Amelia McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 29th January 1887 Mulmur Township, Dufferin County and she died on the 8th October 1932 in Toronto, ON.  She was buried at the Park Lawn Cemetery.  She was a nurse and single.
  • Gordon Douglas Hector William McCUTCHEON (5).   See vii following.
  • Clarence Melford Seymour McCUTCHEON (5).        See viii following.
  • Emily Theresa Hattie Beatrice McCUTCHEON (5).  See ix following.
  • Robert Leonard McCUTCHEON (5).                         See x following.
  • Florence May McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born in May 1896 she died in May 1896 in Gainsborough, SK.
  • Lulu victoria May McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 5th December 1898 Mulmur Township, Dufferin County and she died on the 28th March 1988 in Victoria, BC.  She married Frank Sommers APPLETON (1900-1991) on the 25th June 1924 in Toronto, ON.  Both Lulu and her husband were pharmacists.  ☺☺

☺☺      Lived to be a Nonagenarian or more.


i.        William Charles McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 18th November 1872 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County.  He died on the 19th June 1949 in Erin, ON.  He was married twice:  First he married Mary Elizabeth WHITE (27th December 1874 – 1st February 1907) whom he married on the 17th January 1900.    His second wife was: Eleanor May MORROW (26th January – 5th June 1979) whom he married on the on the 12th February 1908 in Markdale, ON.  Her parents were Thomas Morrow and Margaret Stinson.  ► 


William Charles was the oldest child in the family of Sam and Emily McCutcheon.  He was born in Keppel Township on the 18th November 1872.  The family did not live very long here.  By 1875 Samuel and Emily returned to Whitfield (located near Shelburne, ON) where most of their children were born.  Then after the 1891 census of Ontario, Samuel and Emily moved to Gainsborough, SK with some of their younger children.

William was already living on his homesteads, Section 6 in Township 5, Range 30, West of the Prime Meridian.  These homesteads were located in south-western Saskatchewan, very close to the Manitoba border.  This area is home to some of the best farm land in Western Canada.


 ► William Charles’ owned 2 homesteads near Gainsborough.  The first (pictured) ¼ of section 6 that he received Letters Patent for was on the 20th July 1896; the second was on the 9th May 1904.

William applied for Land Grants for both the North West and North East ¼ sections of Section 6 and he received both titles to the Homesteads.

These were the farms that Samuel and Emily lived on for about 4 years, before returning to Ontario.  It was on this farm that Samuel became very ill with Typhoid fever.

William eventually returned to the Shelburne-Whitfield area and he farmed on the family farm in Mono Township in 1903 when he sold it and started a livery stable at Beeton, Ontario. Near the end of 1906, he sold the livery stable and moved to a house in Toronto on Garnet Avenue.

While in Toronto, he became involved in the Real Estate business.  The company “McCutcheon Brothers Real Estate Limited” was incorporated in 1911, but the brothers began selling Real Estate circa 1904.  They operated their Real Estate business out of the Kent Building in Toronto.  This firm was the largest Real Estate Company that operated in Canada between 1904 and 1916.  William was involved with the company in its infancy.

He married his second wife, Eleanor Morrow, in 1908 in Markdale, ON.

Later he was in charge of the McCutcheon Brothers’ Ranch in western Canada until 1913.

The next venture he undertook was in Toronto where he operated a store on Broadview Avenue.  While in Toronto, he managed different stores.

Tiring of the retail industry, the family moved to a farm on the 9th line of Erin Township where they lived for about five years.  And finally, back to Toronto where he once again became involved in retail.

The family’s final move in 1936 brought them to Belfountain, Ontario where the McCutcheons owned the General Store and Post Office.  Belfountain is located about 15 kilometres south of Orangeville, Ontario.  The small village was originally called “Tubtown” in reference to the first blacksmith who used large octagonal iron tubs to cool hot metal.  The blacksmith shop occupied a prominent place in the village, hence the antiphrastic name.  Fortunately the name didn’t stick. 

NOTE:   See story “McCutcheon Brothers Arrest and Trial” in Chapter 10.

Obituary for Mary White 

7th February 1907, Page 7:  Orangeville Banner:

Minnie (White) McCutcheon – It is with sorrow we chronicle the death of Mrs. W.C. McCutcheon, which occurred at her home in Beeton on Friday morning, after a painful illness of about four months duration.  The deceased lady drove over to Orangeville Fall Fair last September and while here was taken suddenly ill.  She became worse after returning home and her condition soon became alarming.  She suffered intensely, but bore her pain with rare patience and a courage that was noble.  She was 36 years of age and was born near Whittington, in Amaranth Township, her maiden name being Minnie White.  James and Atkinson White, of Amaranth; Robert White, of Killarney, MB; Mrs. J.J. Marshall and Mrs. Thomas Arnott, of Orangeville, are brothers and sisters.  She is survived by her husband, who has the sympathy of his many friends in his trying bereavement, and one child, a boy of five years.  The funeral was held from her late home in Beeton to Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, on Sunday.  Service was held in the home on Saturday evening. Rev. R Hassard conducted the service at the grave. 

NOTE:   Mary White died of Tuberculosis.


  • Marshall Atkinson McCUTCHEON (6) B. 28th March 1901 in Dufferin County, ON.  He died in January 1933 in Orangeville, ON.  He was buried at the Orangeville Cemetery.  He married Rose Jane BENSON (1900-1961) in 1929 at Hemmingford Presbyterian Church, Quebec.


  • Alma Margaret Emily McCUTCHEON (6) B. 5th September 1909 in Beeton, Simcoe County, ON.  D. 3rd February 1998. She married Gordon Elmer CORBETT (1905-1967) on the 5th September 1931.  They were both buried at Erin Union Cemetery.
  • Allison McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1911 in Beeton, Simcoe County, ON.  D. 1918. Buried at Prospect Cemetery.
  • Eleanor Gertrude McCUTCHEON (6) B. 29th October 1914 in Toronto, ON.  D. 9th June 1999 in Belfountain, ON.  She was buried at the Belfountain Cemetery.  She married Roy Elwood TRIMBLE in 1940.  They had 2 children.
  • John McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1918.   D. 26th April 1918.  Buried at Prospect Cemetery.


ii.     Mary Elizabeth McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 16th April 1875 in Whitfield, Mulmur Township, Dufferin County.  She died on the 4th July 1931 in York, ON.  She was buried at the Park Lawn Cemetery.  She married John Arilious McBRIDE (22nd July 1872 – 28th June 1959 in Oxbow, SK) on the 26th December 1900 in Oxbow, SK.   He was buried at the Oxbow Cemetery in SK.    His parents were John McBride and Elizabeth Wallace.

NOTE:   The McBride family homesteaded near Oxbow, SK and it was probably here where Mary McCutcheon met John McBride.  There is an extensive family history written in the book titled “Furrow to the Future – Oxbow, Saskatchewan” on the McBride family.  They were married in 1900 and lived briefly in Oxbow after their marriage.  However, by 1908 they had moved to Toronto where their only child, Donald was born.  John McBride was a carpenter by trade.   After Mary died in 1931, her husband returned to the Oxbow area and worked at carpentry.  He made sled runners, neck-yokes, and some furniture among other things. Donald remained in Toronto. 


  • Donald Roy McBRIDE (6) B.  10th August 1908.  D. 2nd February 1970 in Toronto, ON.  He married Helen Marabelle KAPPES (a.k.a. Cappes) (1912-1996) on the 4th October 1941 in Thornhill, ON.  Her parents were Theodore Kappes and Adeline Stueck. Their 4 children: Mary Elizabeth (1945); Susan Alice (1947); Patricia Maureen (1949); Peter David (1952).


iii.       Charlotte McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 16th April 1876 in Whitfield, Mulmur Township, Dufferin County.  She died on the 25th August 1955 in Oxbow, SK.   She married William James ARMSTRONG on the 4th December 1895 in Melita, MB.  He was born on the 13th May 1858 in Rosemont, ON and he died on the 7th August 1934 in Oxbow, SK.  His parents were Michael Armstrong and Elizabeth Ewing.    ♣♣

Pictured are: Charlotte McCutcheon; Verna Armstrong; Milton Armstrong; William Armstrong; Minnie Armstrong.  Picture taken in November or December of 1907.  Picture came from the family photo album of their grand-daughter – Margaret (Peggy) Armstrong.

NOTE:   From the Book “Furrow to the Future: “William went to Michigan in 1889 where he worked in the carpentry and masonry trades until 1891. He and his brother, Samuel, returned to Canada in 1892 and ventured west first to Gainsborough, SK. and then later to Boissevain, Manitoba.” William James Armstrong was a carpenter by trade while they lived in Boissevein, MB between 1901 and 1912.  By 1914, the building boom was fully happening in Edmonton which is where we next locate William and his family living at 9120 – 80 Avenue, where William was operating as a contractor. By this time, he had graduated from carpenter to builder and built many houses in Edmonton. Both William and Charlotte were very involved in their community. William and Charlotte were supporters of the Anglican Church.  William was a member of the Knights of Pythias and loved to curl.  Charlotte was an expert needle-worker.

They moved back to Auburnton, Saskatchewan to farm the NW ¼ of section 35 – 5-1-West of the second meridian.  William continued to build structures in the Oxbow, Alida and Auburnton districts for several years of which many are standing today.


  • Milton Coulter ARMSTRONG (6) B. 29th January 1897 in Boissevein, MB.  D. 13th December 1944 in Burnaby, BC.  He married Mernie WILSON (1898) on the 9th November 1921.  Their children were:  Leonard Wilson (1922-1945 killed  in France); Douglas Laverne (1924-1949); Twin (?) Connor; Murray.  ‡‡


Leonard was a pilot with the RCAF during World War 2.  He was only 22 years old when he died; he must have been very young when he enlisted.  Killed in Action.  Buried Row A, Grave 17, Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium.

NOTE:  Douglas, Leonard’s brother, also enlisted in WW II, returning safely, only to die shortly thereafter in a tragic accident.  He was one of 4 riders in a truck that went through the ice at Barrell Narrows, Manitoba, located near Flin Flon.  He was rescued by his cousin, but died after due to hypothermia.  He was in the water loo long.  Douglas was only 24 years old at the time of his death.

  • Verna May ARMSTRONG (6) B. 22nd August 1898 in Boissevein, MB.  D. 20th October 1974 in Edmonton, AB.  She married Donald Stewart EDWARDS (1896-1990) in 1932.  Their children:  John; Shirley; William; James Stewart.
  • Minnie ARMSTRONG (6) B. 7th July 1904 in Boissevein, MB.  D. 30th September 1971 in Regina, SK.  She married Harold Elmer SPEARING (1904-1958) on the 18th March 1926 in Auburnton, SK.  She was buried at the Oxbow Cemetery.  Four sons and one daughter:  Dale Ernest (1927); William Keith (1928); Allan; Kenneth; Isabelle. Minnie taught at Success Business College (in Regina, SK) for several years.
  •  Vilmar Adrian Melford ARMSTRONG (6) B. 18th June 1909 in Boissevein, MB.  D. 3rd January 1986 in Weyburn, SK.  He married twice; 1st to Catherine Belle FRASER (1916-1940) on the 3rd October 1933 in Oxbow, SK.  Three children: Carol Lee (1936-1988); Lynn Melfort (1939-2003); Isabelle (1940).

2nd to Gladys Pearl FRASER (1924-2005) on the 7th January 1942 in Auburnton, SK.


  Pictured is Gladys Fraser.

Gladys Pearl Fraser was niece to Catherine Belle Fraser.  (Velmer married his niece by marriage).  Gladys’ father was Claire Arthur Fraser, Catherine’s brother and Velmer’s brother-in-law.  Gladys and Velmer had 13 children, 8 boys and 5 girls. They are in no specific chronological order: Barry; Gail; Glen; Laurel; Mickey; Monte; Robert (Bob); Trudy; Vincent; William (Bill); Margaret (Peggy); Kent; Nola.

‡‡         This family had a set of twins. 

♣♣        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.

 DAVID S McCUTCHEON (1877-1956)

iv.          David S McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 30th October 1877 in Whitfield, Mulmur Township, Dufferin County and he died on the 12th May 1956 in Troy, Michigan, USA.  He was buried at the White Chapel Mausoleum.  He married Muriel Evangeline McPHERSON on the 26th March 1906.  She was born on the 15th June 1883 in the County of York, ON and she died at the age of 99 years in October 1982 in Traverse city, MI.  Her parents were Joseph McPherson and Charlotte Brothers.

DAVID’S STORY – Rags to Riches:

Pictured are Muriel McPherson and David S McCutcheon taken circa 1940. According to his grand-daughter, (Muriel) Ann McCutcheon who supplied this picture, Muriel was much taller than David as is evidenced in the picture so David would stand on a step and wear a hat in order to appear the same height as his wife. Notice the snow on the ground in the picture.

David and Muriel McCutcheon

D.S. as he was called.  The initial “S” was added to his name because David was such a common name among the McCutcheon family. One story alleges that the “S” was added to his name to identify him as Samuel’s son or son of Samuel. Another story comes from the Samuel Norman Edgar McCutcheon family. The family lore from Norman says that Norman gave his first name “Samuel” to his brother David because David had been given only 1 name at birth whereas Norman was bestowed 3 names.  Each ended up with 2 names – Norman Edgar and David Samuel.

David McCutcheon was born in Whitfield, ON; the 4th child of Samuel and Emily. When he was an adolescent of 15 years, he lived in Gainsborough Saskatchewan with his family for 4 years, returning to Ontario in 1896.  In 1904 he attended the University of Toronto where he became a “druggist”.  Prior to his marriage to Muriel, he became a practising druggist, which is an old fashioned term for “Pharmacist”.  He operated his pharmacy business in Grand Valley, Ontario for a short time before he entered the Real Estate business.  

He married Muriel in March 1906, and according to a newspaper article found in the Manitoba Free Press, they travelled west, settling in Calgary mid-1906.  5 of their seven children were born at 1703 – 1St Street SE.   This street address in 1905 was located in the newly named area of “Connaught Park.”  This street is no longer there.  The old street is now a south-bound six lane-one-way street called McLeod Trail. In 1908, the Calgary Stampede Board was buying the houses adjacent to the newly formed Dominion Exhibition grounds.  By 1911 more space was needed, as they were expanding the race track, along with a new grand stand building, new horse barns and arenas being built.  Hence his property escalated in value – fast.

1884 Calgary was incorporated as a town and was home to 500 people. The Calgary and District Agricultural Society was formed.

1886 The first fair was produced by the Calgary and District Agricultural Society on October 19 and 20.

1888 The Agricultural Society purchased 94 acres of land from the Dominion of Canada and shortly thereafter began to improve the site with a race track, cattle sheds and an exhibition building. This land on the Elbow River is still the site of the now world famous Calgary Stampede.

1889 The Exhibition lands were christened Victoria Park.

1908 Calgary was the host for the Dominion Exhibition. Government funds supported the construction of an exhibits building, the roofed grandstand, the livestock exhibits building and several barns. (Shown in picture following).

In an obituary dated 1965:  “…….Mr. McCutcheon came to Edmonton in 1912 as resident manager of McCutcheon Brothers Ltd., a real estate firm in which he was a partner with his seven brothers……….”  This was around the time when they opened their Edmonton office and brother, Norman, came west to manage the new office.

The McCUTCHEON Brothers Ltd. was incorporated in Ontario in 1911 and first opened their doors for business in Toronto as the “Western Real Estate Brokers”.  However according to newspaper articles, the 7 McCutcheon Brothers were actively involved in real estate some time about 1907.

David McCutcheon was the founder of the sub-division called “Elbow Park.”  Elbow Park was annexed to the city in 1907, with development beginning in 1910.  It is one of the oldest and wealthiest subdivisions in the city of Calgary.  In this old well-treed neighborhood most of the quaint old homes built in Elbow Park are still there.   The company claimed they paid $80,000 for the development.   In the picture below, Elbow Park is on the lower left hand side, on the south side of the river in the foreground.  According to John Emprey, a land surveyor from Calgary, there was 15,000 lots in this subdivision in 1916.

David, Muriel and some of their children made several Atlantic Ocean crossings; one in February 1911, another one in March 1914.  

On the 23rd July 1926, the family entered the United States at Port Huron, Michigan. David was travelling with his wife, Muriel, and 5 children.  He declared that he has resided in the US from 13th June 1916 to 4th July 1925 and that he was a Real Estate Broker.

Calgary circa 1885.  Elbow river in foreground.  Looking north, the future Connaught Park will be on the mid-left; the future Victoria Park will be on the mid right. David and Muriel’s home would have been center left.

By 1930, David and his family were living in Detroit, MI where David was again working as a real estate broker, living in this house. It seems that David rebounded after his heavy losses in real estate in 1918. See story “McCutcheon Brothers Arrest and Trial” in Chapter 10.

Home of David Mccutcheon Detroit


  • Gordon William Joseph McCUTCHEON (6) B. 6th February 1907 in Calgary, AB.  D. 15th May 1992 in Detroit, MI.  He married Hazel GRIMM (1913-2004) on the 17th April 1943 in Detroit.  They had two children.

NOTE:   Gordon made his first Atlantic Ocean crossing aboard the ship called the “Canada” in February 1911 with his parents when he was just small child of 4 years.

  •  Clarence Samuel McCUTCHEON (6) B. 14th August 1908 in Calgary, AB.  D. 28th June 1955 in Troy, MI.  He had three wives:  1st he married Naomi Ruth DRURY (1910-1942).  His 2nd wife was Pauline.   3rd wife was Emma unknown, married in 1949.   He was buried at the White Chapel Mausoleum.  He died in a plane crash near Williston, North Dakota.  He had no children.

NOTE:   Clarence made his first Atlantic Ocean crossing aboard the ship called the Mauretania” in March 1914 with his parents – he was 6 years old at the time.

  • Maurice David McCUTCHEON (6) B. 15th February 1910 in Calgary, AB.  D. 28th March 1972 in Detroit MI.  He was buried at the White Chapel Mausoleum.  He married Charlotte Elizabeth O’CAMB on the 24th July 1929.
  • Robert Cecil McPherson McCUTCHEON (6) B. 17th May 1911 in Calgary, AB.  D. 22nd March 1990 in Jackson, Mississippi.  He married Wylma Elizabeth HATCHER (1909-1996) in 1937.
  • Russell Murdock McCUTCHEON (6) B.12 April 1913. D. 15 July 1913 in Calgary, AB. Dysentery.
  • Velma M McCUTCHEON (6) B. 19 May 1917 in Buffalo, NY.  She married John Henderson AUSTIN on the 26th May 1939 in Oakland, MI.
  • Jean Charlotte Emily McCUTCHEON (6) B. 17th August 1926 in Detroit, MI.

four sons of David Mccutcheon

Pictured left to right are Cecil, Maurice, Clarence and Gordon.

Pictures of the David S McCutcheon family came from the family album of his grand-daughter, Ann McCutcheon (Matney).


v.      Samuel Edgar Norman McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 23rd December 1882 Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, On and he died on the 25th July 1965 in Edmonton, AB.  He was buried at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  He was married twice:  1st to Elsie May CORNETT (1887-1925) on the 5th October 1909 in Shelburne, ON.   Elsie’s parents were Thomas Cornett and Agnes Delia Johnston. 2nd to Nora BURTON (1900-1991) circa 1925.  Nora’s parents were Samuel Burton and Mary Jane.

Samuel McCutcheon and Elsie Mary Cornett 1907 about 2 years before they were married.  Picture courtesy Duncan Morgan.


  • Rilla Thomascena McCUTCHEON (6). B. 9TH November 1910 in Dufferin, ON.  D. 1985 in Red Deer, AB.  She married twice.  1st to James Gilchrist MORGAN.  2nd to Thomas Alexander DRAKE.  One known child.
  • Margaret McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1912 in Edmonton, AB.  D. Kelowna, BC.  She married Walter WILSON.  They had no children.
  • Delilah McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1913 in Edmonton, AB.  She married James Ronald LAMONT.  They had one daughter.
  • Ila Lulu McCUTCHEON (6) B. 25th August 1915 in Edmonton, AB.  D. 2nd July 1982 in Flint, MI.  She married Edward PURCELL.

NOTE:   After her mother died, Ila was raised by her Uncle David R. and Ethel Wark who lived at 1520 Detroit Street in Flint, MI.  She died of cancer.

  • John McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1917 in Edmonton, AB.  D. 1986 in Kelowna, BC.  He married Margaret Lillian FAIR.  Their sons:  Douglas; Norman.
  • Marion E McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1921 in Edmonton, AB.  She married John STONELL circa 1940.
  • Ross McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1923 in Edmonton, AB.  D. in Kelowna, BC.  He married Audrey SMITH.
  • Donald McCUTCHEON (6) B. 1925 in Edmonton, AB. (See Clarence Melford McCutcheon following).

NOTE:    On the 1930 US Federal Census, Donald was living in Great Falls, Montana with his Uncle Clarence and Aunt Hazel.  He is listed as being their adopted son.  Clarence Melford Seymour raised his nephew, Donald McCutcheon, child of Norman McCutcheon and Elsie Cornett.


  • Mary June Lenore McCUTCHEON (6) B. 26th March 1927 in Calgary, AB.  She married William Howard TYE.
  • Norma Joyce Yvonne McCUTCHEON (6) B. 3rd August 1929.
  • Lois McCUTCHEON (6) B.


Professional Edmonton Realtor and Businessman, Norman E. McCutcheon, 81, of  ????  Avenue died Sunday.

Born in Ontario, Mr. McCutcheon came to Edmonton in 1912 as resident manager of McCutcheon Brothers Ltd., a real estate firm in which he was a partner with his seven brothers.

The firm was one of the larger real estate agencies in Canada with offices in most major Canadian cities.  In 1933 Mr. McCutcheon established the firm N. E. McCutcheon Limited and was president until his retirement in 1954.  Mr. McCutcheon was also a founder and past president of Scona Bowling Alleys Ltd.  He was also a founder of Alberta Giant Oil Company Ltd.

Mr. McCutcheon was a past president of the Edmonton Real Estate Association and a member of the Knox United church.

He is survived by his wife Nora; two sons, Jack and Ron both of Edmonton; eight daughters; Rilla, Delila, Illa, Margaret, Marion, Joyce, June, Lois; 14 grand-children; one great grand-child.  Brother Mel of Washington; Sister Mrs. F. (Lulu) Appleton of Victoria, BC.

Funeral services were to be held Tuesday at 1:30 Pm at the    ????        Chapel with Rev. Thompson of Knox United Church officiating.  Burial will take place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

NOTE:   See story “McCutcheon Brothers Arrest and Trial” in Chapter 10.


vi.       Joseph Herbert McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 14th June 1884 Mulmur Township, Dufferin County and he died in Toronto, York County, On the 3rd November 1933.  He was buried at the Park Lawn Cemetery.  He married Illa Isabel ST JOHN (1891-?) on the 7th June 1914 in Uxbridge, ON.  Her parents were Robert St John and Isabella Dunseith.


  • Muriel McCUTCHEON (6) B. circa 1914 in Ontario.
  • Elsie McCUTCHEON (6) B. circa 1916 in Ontario.

NOTE:  In his youthful days, Joseph worked as a barber. However, he soon became involved in the Real Estate Boom as a Real Estate Broker.  He was one of the four McCutcheon brothers arrested and he was the first one freed of charges.  He and Illa crossed the Canadian-US border many times, residing in Lewiston and Buffalo, New York.  They were living in Buffalo, NY when he was drafted in to the US military.  Where their children were born is questionable.

NOTE:   See story “McCutcheon Brothers Arrest and Trial” in Chapter 10.


 vii.    Gordon Douglas Hector William McCUTCHEON (Senior) (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 10th May 1887 Mulmur Township, Dufferin County and he died on the 19th June  1956 in Portland, Oregon.  He married Tena SHACKLETON (1888-1970) on the 5th March 1912 in York, ON.   Her parents were Levi Shackleton and Mary Ann Bodwine.  She was buried at Royal Palm Cemetery in Florida.

NOTE:   He died as a result of a fall in his home when he struck his head on the cement floor of the basement.  He and Tina divorced and Gordon remarried to Mary Virginia Martin (1913-1990).

Obituary for Gordon Douglas Hector McCutcheon – 1956:

The Oregonian, 20th June 1956, p16;

Gordon McCutcheon, Portland timber-man, died Tuesday morning at Providence hospital of a fractured skull suffered in a fall at his home, 2710 N.W. Calumet terrace. Funeral arrangements are pending at Finley’s mortuary.

Mr. McCutcheon, active in real estate and timber dealings on the Pacific coast from Canada to California since 1931, was born May 19, 1887, in Shelbourne, Ontario, Canada, and came to the United States in 1912. With his brothers, he was engaged in business in England, Canada, and the United States.

Surviving are the widow, Mary Virginia; a son, Gordon Jr., and a daughter, Betty Lee McCutcheon, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three brothers, Mel of Washougal; M.E. McCutcheon, Edmonton, Alberta, and R. L. McCutcheon, Toronto; one sister, Mrs. Frank Appleton, Victoria, B.C., and a grandson, Gordon Douglas Jr.

NOTE:   See story “McCutcheon Brothers Arrest and Trial” in Chapter 10. 


  • Betty Lee McCUTCHEON (6) B. 12th January 1924 in possibly Detroit, MI.  D. 9thJanuary 1980 in Pinellas, Florida.  She was buried at the Royal Palm South Cemetery.

 NOTE:  Betty Lee was mentally handicapped. 

  • Gordon Douglas Hector Millborn McCUTCHEON Junior (6) B. 28th October 1928 in Detroit, MI.  D. 8thMay 1989 in Pinellas, Florida.  He married twice:  His first wife was Alice Isobel O’ Quinn (1930-2001) whom he was divorced from in 1953. Their child: Gordon Douglas III (1952-1985). Gordon III committed suicide on the 1st March 1985 in Hillsborough, FL. His second marriage was to Elizabeth Jane (Bette) Harris. Their children were: Linda; James E.

Obituary of Gordon Douglas McCutcheon Junior

9 May 1989, St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida

Gordon D. McCutcheon Junior, 60, St. Petersburg lawyer for 38 years

ST. PETERSBURG – Gordon D. McCutcheon, Junior, a St. Petersburg lawyer for 38 years, died Monday (May 8, 1989) at St. Anthony’s Hospital after a stroke.  He was 60.

Mr. McCutcheon, who lived at 849 Apalachee Drive NE, was associated with the firm of McCutcheon and Rowan, 520 Fourth St. N.  Among his major clients was Barger Builders and Developers, one of the area’s top industrial developers which he had represented for as long as he had practiced law in St. Petersburg, according to John Barger Senior, a partner.

“In my first deal in 1951” Barger recalled, “Mr. McCutcheon represented the other side.  I liked his services and turned to him to handle future legal work.  He had 100 closings last year alone.  He was an extremely competent individual,” Barger said.  “It is a very great loss.”

Mr. McCutcheon was born in Detroit, where his father was in the lumber business.  He came here as a young child in 1931 from California with his mother, the former Tena Shackleton, who was a practical nurse.

After graduating from St. Petersburg High School, he attended St. Petersburg Junior College and Duke University.  In 1947, while attending the University of Florida Law School, he dropped out to join the Army’s highly publicized experiment in Universal Military Training (UMT).  For the six-month course he was assigned to the Army Ground Forces’ model UMT battalion at Fort Knox, KY.  Following his military service, he returned to Gainesville under the GI Bill to finish law school, graduating cum laude in 1951 and opened his law office in St. Petersburg.

At one time he was attorney and prosecutor for Kenneth City.

A past president of the Rogers Heart Foundation and a former director of Gulf Coast Legal Services, he was a member of the Florida Bar and past chairman of the Bar’s Grievance Committee of the 6th Judicial Circuit.  He belonged to the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club –  Sun Coasters, St. Petersburg Masonic Lodge No. 139 and the Community County Committee of 100.

Mr. McCutcheon was a Presbyterian.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Bette; a son James E. and a daughter, Linda Lee Wise, both of Atlanta and five grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at John S. Rhodes, East Chapel. 635 Fourth St. N, where a funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday.  The Rev. Dr. Wallace B. Rummel will officiate.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Published:  St. Petersburg Times – St. Petersburg, FL – May 9, 1989, Page 9.


viii.      Clarence Melford Seymour McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 19th April 1889 Mulmur Township, Dufferin County and he died on the 14th December 1976 in Washington, USA.  He was buried in Camas Cemetery, Yakima, WA.  He married twice:  1st wife was Anna Hazel Whiteside (1890-1979) circa 1920.  2nd wife was Mae Virginia TUAM.

NOTE:   Clarence Melford Seymour raised his nephew, Donald McCutcheon, child of Norman McCutcheon and Elsie Cornett.  Clarence (Mel) and his wife had no natural children.  This branch of McCutcheon became extinct. On the 1930 US Federal Census, the family was living in Great Falls, Montana and his profession was shown as “broker” for an Oil Promotion Company.

Clarence was drafted twice into the US Military; WW I and WW II.

Clarence eventually became divorced from both of his wives.

 NOTE:   See story “McCutcheon Brothers Arrest and Trial” in Chapter 10.


  • Donald Melford McCUTCHEON (6) B.  b. 28th March 1925 in Edmonton, AB. D. 13th June 1999 in Beaverton, OR.  Donald in the 1930 US census was shown as being adopted. After his mother, Elsie Cornett,  died he was adopted by his Uncle Clarence Melford McCutcheon and raised in Helena, Montana. He married Carol Joyce BAKER (1925-1985) on the 16th August 1947 in Helena. Their children: Ronald; Deborah.
Obituary for Donald Melford McCutcheon – 1999:
Don M. McCutcheon: newspaper obituary and death notice in the Oregonian, Portland, Oregon – edition: Sunrise; page: b10; Monday, 28th June 1999; deceased name: Don M. McCutcheon.
No service will be held for Don M. McCutcheon, who died on the 13th June 1999, at age 74.
Mr. McCutcheon was born 28th March 1925, in Yellow Knife, Northwest Territories, and was raised in Helena, Montana.
During World War II, he served in the Canadian army in North Africa and the US army in the South Pacific. He moved to Beaverton about 40 years ago. A marketing consultant, he was a partner in the firm of Lund, McCutcheon, & McBride, later McCutcheon & Associates, and retired in 1990.
In 1989 he married Briar Walker; survivors include his wife; daughter, Debbie Porter of Helena, Montana; son, Ron of Klamath falls; and one grandchild.
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the Salvation Army.  Arrangements are by Autumn Funerals and Cremations.


ix.       Emily Theresa Hattie Beatrice McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 4th April 1891 Mulmur Township, Dufferin County and she died on the 23rd December 1931 in Toronto.  She was buried at the Park Lawn Cemetery.  She married Edward Thomas Theodore SUMMERS (1889-1964) on the 1st July 1919 in Toronto.


  • Samuel Charles Franklin SUMMERS (6) B.  1920 in Ontario.  D. 29th April 1943 in Devon, England.

Their only child was Killed In Action.

Buried at St Augustine Churchyard.  Samuel was a Sergeant with the RCAF.  He was killed in an accident during air operations in England.  He was a wireless Air Gunner.

He enlisted in the RCAF in 1941 and was killed by “friendly fire” in England at the age of 23 years.


x.       Robert Leonard McCUTCHEON (5) (Samuel McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 1st April 1895 in Gainsborough, SK and he died on the 19th May 1967 in Toronto, ON.  He was married 3 times.  First he married Margaret HORNE (1891-1943) on the 29th April 1918 in Toronto, On.  Then he married Mildred PARRY and thirdly, Irene Fowler GRANT.

NOTE:   Leonard’s profession was also “Real Estate.”  He however, was never arrested and charged with his brothers in 1915.

NOTE:   See story “McCutcheon Brothers Arrest and Trial” in Chapter 10.


  • Leon S McCUTCHEON (6) B.  1920.  D.  20thJanuary 1998 in Toronto, ON.  He was buried at the Caistor United Church Cemetery.  He married A. Joyce GRANT (1922) circa 1956.

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CONCLUSION:    Of this entire Samuel/Emily family, there are probably a lot more children born into the generation labelled as (6).  However, at this time they are not known.  The historical records stop circa 1911 in Canada and 1930 in the US, except for death records.  Hopefully more information will become available as time progresses.


6 thoughts on “C: Samuel (1846-1933)

  1. Mary Elizabeth McBride says:

    I am the daughter of Donald McBride. I have two photographs taken in Shelburne of Samuel and all of his sons and Emily and all of her daughters.

  2. Margaret says:

    William Armstrong and Charlotte (nee: McCutcheon) were my GRANDPARENTS . My father Vilmar was married twice , first to Belle then to my mother Gladys Pearl (nee: Fraser.) I would like to see more generations back in Gramma Charlotte’s family. Dad had three children with his first marraige (two daughters and one son) and 13 children with his marraige to my Mum ( five daughters and eight sons) . Seven daughters and nine sons all together raised on the same farm near Auburnton Sask. Land now owned by my brother William (and his wife) and My sister Nola and her family.

  3. Gail (Armstrong) Anderson says:

    I am a grand-daughter of William James Armstrong and Charlotte McCutcheon. There were no twins in their son Milton’s family. Milton Armstrong and his wife Mernie (Wilson) Armstrong had a son who lived only a few days and is buried in the Oxbow cemetery.
    Another infant is buried in the same plot. The second infant buried there is the first child of my father Vilmar Armstrong and his first wife Belle (Fraser) Armstrong. Family oral history is that this was an infant daughter born in 1934.
    Gail (Armstrong)Anderson


  4. Margaret Dovell says:

    I would like to know more about books written by Lulu Appleton nee: McCutcheon. Wife of Frank Sommers Appleton – They were both Pharmacists and I have seen a Pharmaceutical resource book for nurses written by Lulu APPLETON. (POSSIBLY NOT THE SAME Lulu)??

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