Arthur Hart Browne

M, b. 1864
Father*Herbert Browne b. Mar 1825, d. Jan 1888
     Reference: 141. Arthur Hart Browne The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 list ArthurBrowne. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows he marriedand had two children.

William Hart Browne

M, b. 1867
Father*Herbert Browne b. Mar 1825, d. Jan 1888
  • William Hart Browne was born in 1867.
  • He was the son of Herbert Browne.
     Reference: 142. William Hart Browne The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 list WilliamBrowne. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows he marriedJessie M. Hall and that they had nine children, with the names of four ofthem unknown.

John Heitland Browne

M, b. 1842
Father*John Browne
  • John Heitland Browne was born in 1842.
  • He was the son of John Browne.
     Reference: 145. John Heitland Browne The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show JohnBrowne married in Africa. Additional information was received from Peter Murray in 1997 based onthe Thurtell Pedigree and a chart prepared by John Hewitt Browne. TheThurtell Pedigree showed John Heitland Browne was born in 1842, while J.H. Browne's chart showed he was born in 1841. John and Sarah Browneapparently lived in South Africa, as did their children.

Children of John Heitland Browne

Arthur Browne

M
Father*John Browne
     Arthur Browne The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show ArthurBrowne married Arrowsmith. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 states that their childrendropped the name Browne for Heitland. Reference: 146.

Eliza Browne

F
Father*John Browne
     Eliza Browne The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show ElizaBrowne was unmarried. Reference: 147.

Mary Heitland Browne

F, d. after 1900
Father*John Browne
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary Heitland Browne was also known as Webb.
  • Mary Heitland Browne was the daughter of John Browne.
  • Mary Heitland Browne married an unknown person before 1900 at Probably Africa.
  • She died after 1900 at East London.
     Mary Heitland Browne The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show MaryBrowne married in Africa. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997shows she married Lionel Randolf Webb and that she drowned at East Londonand that she and her husband had no issue. Reference: 148.

Louisa Browne

F
Father*John Browne
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLouisa Browne was also known as Sanders.
  • Louisa Browne was the daughter of John Browne.
  • Louisa Browne married an unknown person at Australia.
     Louisa Browne The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show LouisaBrowne married Saunders in Australia. The information received fromPeter Murray in 1997 shows she married .....Saunders, and they lived inAustralia. Reference: 149.

William Browne

M
Father*John Browne
     William Browne The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show WilliamBrowne - in Africa. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 basedon the Thurtell Pedigree done about 1930 shows William Browne marriedJane Steckley Blaine and that they had one child, Joan Browne. Reference: 150.

Emily Browne

F
Father*Horace Browne
     Emily Browne Sources: Family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, Family historydone by Frances Thurtell McGregor about 1963, History of the ThurtellFamily done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 - all in possession ofSusan Persia Thurtell Miller. Shows Horace Browne married in Australia and had one child, Emily Browne. Reference: 154.

Marion Maria Browne

F
Father*Edward Browne
     Marion Maria Browne The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show MaryBrowne married Wylie. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that the Thurtellfamily in Guelph, Canada, possess a photo of Marion Maria Browne andAnnie Emma Louisa Browne, taken March 1864 at Fergus, Canada West, whomust be these two daughters of Edward Browne. Their marriages presumablytook place in South Africa since the family apparently relocated in 1864to South Africa. Reference: 156.

Annie Emma Louisa Browne

F
Father*Edward Browne
     Annie Emma Louisa Browne The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show AnnieBrowne married Wills. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that the Thurtellfamily in Guelph, Canada, possesses a photo of Marion Maria Browne andAnnie Emma Louisa Browne, taken March 1864 at Fergus, Canada West, whomust be these two daughters of Edward Browne. Their marriages presumablytook place in South Africa since the family apparently relocated in 1864to South Africa. Reference: 157.

Elizabeth Ann Thurtell

F, b. circa 1823, d. 27 July 1854
Father*Benjamin Thurtell b. 9 Jun 1795, d. 31 Aug 1854
Mother*Anne Barber
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 September 1849As of 12 September 1849,her married name was Cooper.
  • Elizabeth Ann Thurtell was born circa 1823 at Hobland Hall, Hopton, Suffolk, England.
  • She was the daughter of Benjamin Thurtell and Anne Barber.
  • Elizabeth Ann Thurtell married Charles Cooper on 12 September 1849 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • Elizabeth Ann Thurtell died on 27 July 1854 at died in childbirth, Puslinch, Ontario, Canada.
     Elizabeth Ann Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963 Thurtell Family History, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, all in possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, list Elizabeth Ann Thurtell, her husband, and their children. Information received from Charlotte Angst Mackie shows that Elizabeth Thurtell was born in England but was baptised July 29, 1838, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She was the oldest daughter of Benjamin and Anne Barber Thurtell. Elizabeth died in childbirth and is buried in Puslinch,Ontario, Canada. A marriage notice in 'The Church,' published in Toronto, Canada, on September 20, 1849, shows that 'On Wednesday, 12th inst., at St. George's Church, Guelph, Elizabeth Ann, eldest daughter of B. Thurtell, J. P., to Charles, third son of Mr. Cooper, all of the West End, township of Guelph (Rev. E. M. Stuart).' This notice appears in the book 'Marriage Notices of Ontario' by William D. Reid (Hunterdon House, 1980) which contains extracts from newspapers and periodicals published between 1813 and 1854.

Children of Elizabeth Ann Thurtell and Charles Cooper

Benjamin Thurtell

M, b. 21 February 1826, d. 24 March 1857
Father*Benjamin Thurtell b. 9 Jun 1795, d. 31 Aug 1854
Mother*Anne Barber
     Benjamin Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963 Thurtell Family History, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, all in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Benjamin Thurtell married Elizabeth Nicklin and lists their children. The IGI File at the LDS Family History Center (Batch C131712) shows Benjamin Thurtell, son of Benjamin Thurtell and Ann, was christened February 21, 1826, at Pakefield, Suffolk, England. A brochure prepared by Charlotte V. Mackie, of Guelph, Ontario, 'Benjamin Thurtell and Descendants' for the 'Woodlawn Cemetery Self Guided MemorialWalking Tour,' Woodlawn Cemetery, 762 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario,Canada N1H 3Z1,shows that Benjamin Thurtell Jr. 'married Elizabeth Nicklin of neighbouring Pilkington Township, and they settled in Rockwood, in Eramosa Township. 'On Mill Street behind the Methodist Church was Benjamin Thurtell's flour mill, the first in the county, and prior to 1851.' Sometime after his death, the flour mill was burned.' It is assumed that Benjamin Thurtell Jr. was buried with his father, but there is no monument.

Children of Benjamin Thurtell and Elizabeth Nicklin

Citations

  1. [S43] LDS, LDS Batch C131712 shows Benjamin Thurtell was christened at Pakefield, Suffolk, England.

Ellen Thurtell

F, b. 22 February 1827, d. 10 May 1882
Father*Benjamin Thurtell b. 9 Jun 1795, d. 31 Aug 1854
Mother*Anne Barber
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name11 June 1844As of 11 June 1844,her married name was Mickle.
  • Ellen Thurtell was born on 22 February 1827 at Gisleham (Near Great Yarmouth), England.
  • She was the daughter of Benjamin Thurtell and Anne Barber.
  • Ellen Thurtell married Charles Mickle on 11 June 1844 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.1
  • Ellen Thurtell died on 10 May 1882 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at age 55.
     Ellen Thurtell A brochure prepared by Charlotte V. Mackie, of Guelph, Ontario, 'BenjaminThurtell and Descendants' for the 'Woodlawn Cemetery Self Guided MemorialWalking Tour,' Woodlawn Cemetery, 762 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario,Canada N1H 3Z1,shows that Ellen Thurtell and Charles Mickle were married at the home of her father, Benjamin Thurtell, in 1844. It also showsthey had thirteen children born from 1845 to 1869, all of whom wereraised in Puslinch Township, Ontario, Canada, where her husband had a sawmill, and at Langholm, the Guelph Township farm that in 1997 was theIgnatius College, Jesuit Community, on Highway 6. She is buried atWoodlawn Cemetery. The 1998 LDS British Isles Vital Records Index CD shows that EllenThyrtle, daughter of Benjamin Thyrtle and Anne, was born in Gisleham andchristened on March 18, 1827, as recorded in the Bishop's Transcript forSuffolk County, England (FHL number 918510).

Children of Ellen Thurtell and Charles Mickle

Citations

  1. [S158] Thurtell, Letter from Benjamin Thurtell (Ellen's father) to Edward B. Thurtell dated March 1, 1847, whil Miller.

Louisa Thurtell

F, b. circa February 1829, d. 9 August 1848
Father*Benjamin Thurtell b. 9 Jun 1795, d. 31 Aug 1854
Mother*Anne Barber
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLouisa Thurtell was also known as Elizabeth Louisa Thurtell.
  • Louisa Thurtell was born circa February 1829 at Hobland Hall, Hopton, Suffolk, England.
  • She was the daughter of Benjamin Thurtell and Anne Barber.
  • Louisa Thurtell died on 9 August 1848 at Guelph Township, Ontario, Canada.1
     Louisa Thurtell Sources: Family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963Thurtell Family History, and the History of the Thurtell Family done bySusan Persia Thurtell about 1968, all in possession of Susan PersiaThurtell Miller. Louisa Thurtell is buried in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Her gravestoneshows Louisa Thurtell died August 9, 1848, aged 19 years. The notice in the 'Guelph Advertiser' of August 11, 1848, shows 'Died -On the 9th inst., at the house of Mr. Baker, Louisa, daughter of BenjaminThurtell, Esq., J.P., of this township, aged 19 years. - Cut off at anage when the world is just opening to view, with all its charms andpromises of future enjoyment, whilst its cares and sorrows only occupythe back ground, it required nothing less than Grace from on high toenable her to express a wish to depart, which was the case some daysbefore death put an end to her sufferings.' The 1998 LDS British Isles Vital Records Index CD shows Louisa Thyrtle,daughter of Benjamin Thyrtle and Anne, was born in Gisleham andchristened on February 8, 1829, as recorded in the Bishop's Transcriptfor Suffolk County, England (FHL number 918514).

Citations

  1. [S44] Canada, Gravestone in cemetery in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, shows Louisa Thurtell died August 9, 1848,.

Francis Thurtell

M, b. circa 19 November 1830, d. 6 December 1915
Father*Benjamin Thurtell b. 9 Jun 1795, d. 31 Aug 1854
Mother*Anne Barber
  • Francis Thurtell was born circa 19 November 1830 at Hobland Hall, Hopton, Suffolk, England.1
  • He was the son of Benjamin Thurtell and Anne Barber.
  • Francis Thurtell married Amelia (?) on 13 April 1853 at Probably Guelph, Ontario, Canada.2
  • Francis Thurtell was buried in 1915 at Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
  • He died on 6 December 1915 at Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Unknown GEDCOM info: Cystitis (chronic).3,4
     Francis Thurtell The History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about1968 shows that Francis Thurtell came to America in 1834 and settled inGuelph, Ontario, Canada. He was a miller in Ontario, a farmer nearTraverse City, Michigan, and a realtor in Traverse City. It was actually probably the spring of 1835 before Francis Thurtell, his siblings, andhis father emigrated from England to Canada. His mother, Anne BarberThurtell, and his paternal grandmother, Anne Browne Thurtell, had bothdied in September 1834. A tree done by his sister, Harriett Thurtell,shows they emigrated to Canada in 1835. Land records show his fatherpurchased his farm in December 1835. George William Thurtell has a diaryshowing the Thurtell family was in Guelph as early as August 1835. Information received from Charlotte Angst Mackie in 1997 shows thatduring the years 1857-1858 Francis Thurtell operated a lath, picket, andplaning machine in Rockwood, near Guelph, Ontario. Following thatFrancis Thurtell and William Farrish ran a mill in Rockwood, where theymade flour and oatmeal. This firm dissolved partnership, with FrancisThurtell and his wife selling to William Farrish in August 1863. Theirson Henry was born in Rockwood in 1865. The 'Directory of the Province of Ontario 1857' by Thomas B. Wilson andEmily S. Wilson (Hunterdon House, Lambertville, NJ, 1987) shows that the1857 Canada Directory by John Lovell listed Francis Thurtell of Rockwood,Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, as in the 'lath, picket and planingmachines' business. Family Tree Maker's Family Archive CD 255 (copyright 1996 by BroderbundSoftware, Inc.) shows that U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of LandManagement records filed at the Traverse City, Michigan, Land Office showFrancis Thurtell purchased 25.35 acres in Michigan on July 1, 1869, inSection 28, Township 28 North, Range 13 West, of the Michigan PrincipalMeridian (Volume 2420, Page 189, Document 3616, Aliquot Part Reference4). He obtained an additional 160.00 acres on February 10, 1873, as aHomestead Entry located in Section 28, Township 28 North, Range 13 West.of the Michigan Principal Meridian (Volume 2480, Page 403, Document 900,Aliquot Part Reference SE, Miscellaneous Document Number 1554). The book 'Old Settlers of the Grand Traverse Region,' by S. E. Wait,which was orginally published in Traverse City, Michigan, in 1918, listsMr. and Mrs. Francis Thurtell as members of the Old Settlers Associationand shows they moved to the Grand Traverse Region in 1866. The homestead records on file at the National Archives in Washington, DC,include the homestead claims file for Francis Thurtell finalized February10, 1873, certificate number 900, application number 1554. This file isalso indexed with a copy of the land patent in the Bureau of LandManagement, Eastern States, internet site athttp://www.glorecords.blm.gov. An affidavit in the file shows thatFrancis Thurtell was the head of a family with a wife and seven childrenand a U.S. citizen as of May 7, 1872. He was residing at the south east1/4, Section 28, Township 28N, Range 13, where he had begun living onDecember 20, 1865. He had built a log house with a story and a half, aboard floor, shingle roof, three doors, and five windows. He hadcultivated about 35 acres of this land, with one acre more chopped, builta log barn, and also had sixty fruit trees. Thomas and William Armstrongsigned an affidavit with this information for his homestead file on May7, 1872. Francis Thurtell then obtained 160 acres in the south east 1/4of Section 28, Township 28N, Range 13W, in Leelanau County, Michigan,under the Homestead Act. An affidavit is also in this file signed byFrancis Thurtell at the Land Office in Traverse City, Michigan, datedDecember 19, 1865, showing that he had filed his application 1554 forhomestead property and that he had declared his intention to become acitizen of the United States on that form. The records for his original land purchase of 25.35 acres, Lot Number 4,in Section 28, Township 28N, Range 13W, in Leelanau County, Michigan(document number 3616), show that he paid $1.25 per acre, or a total of$31.69, with the payment made in Traverse City, Michigan, on August 24,1867. The land patent was finalized for this purchase on July 1, 1869,according to the Bureau of Land Management Records, which are availableon the internet at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov. A visit to the area of the Thurtell farm in May 1999 showed there was anold barn still standing on the interior of the parcel, complete with twoantique-style lightening rods. A tiny house, possibly a mobile home,quite hidden from the road, was also there, surrounded by what appear tobe future Christmas trees. There was a lake on the property calledThurtell Lake on an old map, Turtle Lake on another map which was acounty soil survey, and Polack Lake on more recent maps. Both theThurtell and Hall lands were still largely under cultivation in 1999. Oviatt was the nearest settlement to the Thurtell and Hall farms.Armstrong School (School Number 5), built in 1874, was about one-fourthmile west of the Thurtell farm. The 1870 U.S. Census for Kasson Township, Leelanau County, Michigan,pages 7 and 8, lists Francis and Amelia Thurtell and their family. ThePost Office on the census page shows Traverse City, Michigan, whichapparently served areas in both Leelanau County and Grand Traverse Countyat that time. Francis Thurtell is shown as a white male, age 39, who wasa farmer with real estate valued at $2000 and personal estate valued at$525. It shows he was born in England and that both his parents were offoreign birth. It confirms, as does her birth certificate, that theiroldest daughter, Louisa, was born in Massachusetts. It shows his wifeand children Edward, Alfred, Walter, Herbert, and Henry were born inCanada, but their daughter Ellen, age 2, was born in Michigan. The 1880 U.S. Census for Kasson Township, Leelanau County, Michigan, ED159, SD 2, page 10, enumerated June 8-9, 1880, shows Francis Thurtell asa farmer, age 49, born in England, with both of his parents born inEngland. His wife, Amelia, and children Walter, Herbert, and Harry, areshown as living with him. Joshua Hall and his family are shown on thesame census page as the Thurtell family in both the 1870 and 1880 censusrecords. Joshua Hall's adopted daughter, Mary Agnes Hall, married WalterThurtell. A notice in the 'Grand Traverse Herald' in May 1889 showed that 'FrancisThurtell moves this week to Glen Arbor, to take charge of the Kelderhousemills, for the summer.' On September 5, 1889, a notice in the 'Grand Traverse Herald' underOviatt showed that 'Mrs. F. Thurtell and Mrs. Wm. Armstrong went over tovisit Mr. Thurtell at Glen Arbor, one day last week.' The September 12, 1889, 'Grand Traverse Herald under Miller's Hill showedthat 'Mrs. Thurtell and son Herbert, and Mrs. Morton from Canada, calledat W. B. Miller's last week.' The October 3, 1889, described the Eighth Annual Fair of the LeelanawCounty Agricultural Society on September 26-27. 'Though the weather might have been more favorable,still there were no hard showers the first day, but it was cold anddisagreeable. Never-the-less there were a good many entries made andquite a number of people on the grounds during the day. . . On thegrounds was an eating house run by Thurtell and Thornburg.' The October 10, 1889, 'Grand Traverse Herald' under Oviatt showed that'F. Thurtell has moved to Glen Arbor, and Wm. Newman has rented his farmand moved on the same place.' Under Miller's Hill in the same issue itshowed that 'Mr. Thurtell has his family with him at the mill now.' The 'Grand Traverse Herald' in December 1889 had an advertisement thatread 'Farmers of Leelanaw and Benzie - I am prepared at all times(Sundays excepted) to grind wheat, buckwheat, rye, corn and feed. Goodsheds for teams. Give me a call. Good wheat flour, good rye flour,buckwheat flour, graham flour, corn meal, ground feed, etc., constantlyon hand. F. THURTELL, Practical Miller. Glen Arbor Mills, Glen Arbor,Nov. 12, 1889.' An article in the 'Grand Traverse Herald' of March 29, 2000, 'Heraldnews . . . 100 years ago' by Emma Jane Muir, includes the notice, 'Aprohibition conference was held in the offices of Francis ThurtellTuesday evening for carrying out of active plans for the Prohibitionparty in the county. The officers are P. I. Whitman, E. H. Pierce andFrancis Thurtell. E. V. Davis was appointed delegate to the conferenceand convention to be held in Grand Rapids.' The 1894 Leelanau County, Michigan, census showed no Thurtell or Hallfamilies living in Kasson then. They probably had already moved butstill owned the land, since the 1900 Leelanau County plat map shows theThurtell and Hall lands in Kasson Township. The 'Grand Traverse Herald' of June 28, 2000 (found on the internet inAugust 2000 at http://www.record-eagle.com/herald/2000/28histor.htm)shows that in articles from the newspaper 100 years earlier that 'Afamily reunion is being held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. FrancisThurtell. The children are pretty well scattered and the event will be ahappy one.' Francis Thurtell was a realtor and farmer near Traverse City and died inTraverse City on December 6, 1915. The 1901 Traverse City directorylists his residence as 304 W 9th and his business as Thurtell & Hammond,Grand Traverse Land and Loan Co., 6 H & M Block, Traverse City,Michigan. The business listing shows the proprietors as F. Thurtell andC. A. Hammond, and showed the business dealt with 'Fruit Farms, TimberLands, Bay Fronts, Investments, Summer Cottages, Farms, Resort Sites,Merchandise, City Property, Real Estate Loans, and Mortgages Bought andSold.' He is listed as Francis Thurtell, age 69 and born in England in November1830, with both of his parents born in England in the 1900 U.S. Censusfor Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan (Volume 23, SD 11, ED41, Sheet 10, Line 26). His occupation is shown as real estate agentwith no months unemployed; and the census shows that he owned the houseat 304 West Ninth Street, Traverse City, Michigan, but had a mortgage.His wife of 47 years, Amelia Thurtell, who was born in Canada in November1828 and was 71 years old, and their son Edward B. Thurtell, who was 45years old and born in March 1855 in Canada, were living with him. Thecensus shows he, his wife, and their son, Edward B. Thurtell, allimmigrated to the United States in 1866, 34 years earlier, and that bothhe and Edward were naturalized U.S. citizens. The Traverse City, Michigan, Evening Record for April 13 and April 14,1903, has articles about the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.Francis Thurtell on April 13, held at their home on the corner of Ninthand Pine Streets, Traverse City, Michigan. Despite the inclementweather, all of their children, most of their grandchildren, and nearly30 other guests attended. Their children attending the celebration wereEdward B. and Alfred Thurtell of Chicago, Walter Thurtell of TraverseCity, Dr. Herbert Thurtell of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Henry Thurtell ofReno, Nevada, and Mrs. Wilbur D. Cook, accompanied by her husband, Dr.Wilbur D. Cook of Beloit, Wisconsin. The grandchildren were EarlThurtell of Chicago, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Thurtell; Ben, Eva, andHelen Thurtell of Traverse City, children of Mr. and Mrs. WalterThurtell; Helen, Howard, and Irene Thurtell of Manitowoc, children of Dr.and Mrs. Herbert Thurtell; and Charles Snow Thurtell of Reno, Nevada, sonof Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thurtell. Miss Harriet Thurtell of Canada, sisterof Francis Thurtell, also attended the celebration. The 1905 Traverse City directory showed his residence as 510 W 9th, andhis position as Manager, Grand Traverse Land and Loan Co., with the samebusiness address and type of businesses as the 1901 listing. The 1911Traverse City directory shows Francis Thurtell as the Manager of theGrand Traverse Land and Loan Co, 6 Hamilton-Milliken Blk, and residence510 W 9th, Tel Citz 254. Although they were not listed in the 1910 U.S. Census index for Michigan,Francis and Amelia Thurtell are listed in the census record for TraverseCity, Grand Traverse County, Michigan (ED 56, Part of Ward 3, Sheet 2A).The census record shows them living at 510 West Ninth Street, TraverseCity, Michigan. It shows Francis Thurtell as age 79, married 57 years,born in England as were both his parents. It shows he and his wifeimmigrated to the United States in 1875 and that he was a naturalizedcitizen of the United States. It shows he was a dealer in real estateand worked on his own account and that he owned his home with no mortgage. His death certificate, record number 410, from the Grand Traverse CountyClerk, Traverse City, Michigan, shows Francis Thurtell died of chroniccystitis in Traverse City on December 6, 1915, at age 85 years and 17days. It shows his occupation as real estate dealer, his place of birthas England, and that he was married. It lists his parents as BenjaminThurtell and Sarah Ann Barber, both born in England. The record is datedJanuary 6, 1916. (His correct parents were Benjamin Thurtell and AnneBarber Thurtell. Sarah Ann Davie Thurtell was his stepmother.) No obituary could be located for Francis Thurtell in 1999 because all theknown copies of the Traverse City Record Eagle from May 1915 throughDecember 1916 were destroyed in a fire. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, 1225 East Eighth Street, Traverse City,Michigan 49686, telephone 616-922-4907, in Block 5, Lot 2, SecondEdition. Oakwood Cemetery records confirm he died December 6, 1915, atage 85 in Traverse City, Michigan.

Children of Francis Thurtell and Amelia (?)

Citations

  1. [S45] Unknown author, Death certificate shows he was 85 years and 17 days old at the time of his death on 12/6/1915.
  2. [S159] Michigan, The Evening Record, Traverse City, MI, for April 13 and April 14, 1903, both confirm that Mr.
  3. [S46] Unknown author, Death certificate, record number 410, from the Grand Traverse County Clerk, Traverse City, Mi7 days. It shows his occupation as real estate dealer, his place of birth as England, and th.
  4. [S47] Unknown author, Death certificate, record number 410, from Grand Traverse County Cleark, Traverse City, MI, s.

Harriett Thurtell

F, b. 4 January 1833, d. 5 March 1913
Father*Benjamin Thurtell b. 9 Jun 1795, d. 31 Aug 1854
Mother*Anne Barber
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHarriett Thurtell was also known as Harriett Thurtell.
  • Harriett Thurtell was born on 4 January 1833 at Probably Hobland Hall, Suffolk, England.1
  • She was the daughter of Benjamin Thurtell and Anne Barber.
  • Harriett Thurtell died on 5 March 1913 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at age 80.2
     Reference: 167. Harriett Thurtell Harriet Thurtell never married. She was extremely interested in theThurtell family history and worked a great deal on it. She visitedHobland Hall, Suffolk, England, and painted a picture of it which is inthe home of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller. She also completed a familytree, a photocopy of which is in the possession of Susan Miller. Hername is sometimes spelled Harriet, but she spells it Harriett in a letterto her nephew, Henry (Harry) Thurtell at the time she sent him the copyof the rough draft of the family tree. She is buried in WoodlawnCemetery in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Her obituary from the Mackie Collection states: 'OBITUARY - GuelphEvening Mercury & Advertiser, March 7, 1913, p. 4 - Laid to Rest. MissHarriet Thurtell, only surviving daughter of the late Benjamin Thurtellof Guelph, passed away the fifth of March at the residence of Prof. Ellisof Toronto University. The funeral service took place at Prof. Ellis'residence, 74 St. Alban's Street, Toronto. Mrs. Ellis being a niece ofthe deceased. The body arrived in Guelph by the Grand Trunk train atUnion Cemetery. Archdeacon Davidson, of St. George's officiating. Mr.Guy Thurtell of Guelph Township, is a nephew of the late Miss Thurtelland her two nephews Messrs. Geo. and H. W. Mickle, from Toronto wereamong the mourners. The Mickles were brought up on the Guelph Townshipfarm, which used to be known as Mount St. Patrick.' A note fromCharlotte Angst Mackie clarifies that Union Cemetery, Guelph, was namedWoodlawn Cemetery in 1925. The Halton Local History index on the internet(http://spartan.hhpl.on.ca/localhistory/forms.htm) shows that a deathnotice for Harriet Thurtell was also in the 'Acton Free Press' on March13, 1913, on page 2, column 1.

Citations

  1. [S48] Canada, Gravestone in cemetery in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, shows Harriet Thurtell born January 4, 183.
  2. [S49] Canada, Gravestone in cemetery in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, shows Harriet Thurtell born January 4, 183.

George Davie Thurtell

M, b. 18 June 1843, d. 6 February 1908
Father*Benjamin Thurtell b. 9 Jun 1795, d. 31 Aug 1854
Mother*Sarah Ann Davie
  • George Davie Thurtell was born on 18 June 1843 at Guelph Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada.
  • He was the son of Benjamin Thurtell and Sarah Ann Davie.
  • George Davie Thurtell was baptized on 5 May 1844 at St. George's Anglican Church, Guelph, Ontario, Canada..
  • He married Fanny Cecilia Harland on 12 January 1871 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • George Davie Thurtell was buried in 1908 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • He died on 6 February 1908 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada, at age 64.
     George Davie Thurtell George Davie Thurtell and his descendants were listed with limitedinformation in the 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of theThurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968. Information received from Charlotte Mackie in 2001 showed that GeorgeDavie Thurtell was born June 18, 1843, in Guelph Township, WellingtonCounty, Ontario, Canada, and was baptised May 5, 1844, at St. George'sAnglican Church, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is listed as George Thurtall (obvious error in surname) in a typedlisting of Guelph Township Residents in 1867 found on the internetNovember 18, 2001, athttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wjmartin/guelph.htm. This showshim as a freeholder living on Concession 5, Division D, Lot 10, in GuelphTownship, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is listed in the 1871 Ontario Census Index -File//Wellington/Wellington 82 - Line 104, age 27, born in Ontario,religion: Church of England, paternal ethnic origin: English, farmer,District 033, Subdistrict B, Division 2, page 2800 of census. Much of the information about George Davie Thurtell and his descendantswas received in 1997 from Charlotte Angst Mackie. The Halton Local History internet index (http://spartan.hhpl.on.ca/localhistory/forms.htm) shows the death notice for GeorgeDavid (error on middle name) Thurtell appeared in the 'Acton Free Press'on February 6, 1908, on page 2, column 1. A brochure prepared by Charlotte V. Mackie, of Guelph, Ontario, 'BenjaminThurtell and Descendants' for the 'Woodlawn Cemetery Self Guided MemorialWalking Tour,' Woodlawn Cemetery, 762 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario,Canada N1H 3Z1,shows that George Davie Thurtell was educated inDorchester, England. It shows that he and his wife, Fanny Cecilia Harland, 'lived at Westholme, the old West End homestead, and upon thedeath of his uncle, James Davie, George & Fanny with their family ofthree children, Guy, Mary & Leonard, moved into town, having purchased'Maplewood' on Dublin Street. The Thurtell sale day was on Apr. 13,1886, and the farm was rented to Alfred Watson, a relative. 'Indisposition, Mr. Thurtell was very retiring, and averse to anything likepublicity or public life. In politics he was Conservative, and he was amember of and staunch adherent of the Church of England. Strictlyupright and honourable, Mr. Thurtell was at the same time liberal andgenerous, entirely without ostentation, often sending his gifts andcharities anonymously. Years of ill health were borne by him with muchpatience and cheerfulness.' He died of heart disease at home on February3rd, 1908, at 64 yrs of age. The survivors were Guy Thurtell living onthe homestead, Mary Davie 'Daisy' Sharpe of Jamaica, an elder brotherFrancis Thurtell of Traverse City, Mich. and a sister, Harriett Thurtellof Hamilton.'

Children of George Davie Thurtell and Fanny Cecilia Harland

George Everitt Cooper

M, b. 29 June 1850
Father*Charles Cooper
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Thurtell b. c 1823, d. 27 Jul 1854
     George Everitt Cooper The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963 ThurtellFamily History, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by SusanPersia Thurtell about 1968, all in the possession of Susan PersiaThurtell Miller, show George Everett (or Everitt) Cooper was a commercialtraveler, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. The tree also shows he wasmarried, and had children. A note from Harriet Thurtell to her nephewHenry (or Harry) Thurtell sent with the copy of the rough draft of thetree states that Harriet could not remember the names of George Cooper'schildren.

Frank Frederick Cooper

M
Father*Charles Cooper
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Thurtell b. c 1823, d. 27 Jul 1854
     Frank Frederick Cooper Sources: Family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, ThurtellFamily History done by Frances Thurtell McGregor about 1963, History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, all inpossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller. Shows Frank Frederick Cooper was a gentleman in St. Catherines, Ontario,Canada.

Anne Elizabeth Cooper

F, b. 27 July 1854
Father*Charles Cooper
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Thurtell b. c 1823, d. 27 Jul 1854
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name24 April 1876As of 24 April 1876,her married name was McMillan.
Married Name1 October 1891As of 1 October 1891,her married name was Palacios.
     Anne Elizabeth Cooper The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963 Thurtell Family History, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, all in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Anne Elizabeth Cooper married Bernard McMillen, a Station Agent, in Iliff, Colorado. The copy of Harriet Thurtell's tree in Susan Miller's possession is nearly illegible regarding Anne (or Annie Elizabeth) Cooper. It shows she married B. McMillen and later Palacios. She had three children, according to the tree. One, whose name is illegible but may be Lena, married; but the spouse's name is also illegible - it looks like Posh Nalt or Halt. Another of her children appears to be Hannah, and the third is Charles. It appears all three of these children were by Bernard McMillen, but it is impossible to be sure.

Benjamin William Thurtell

M, b. 18 May 1850, d. 3 December 1935
Father*Benjamin Thurtell b. 21 Feb 1826, d. 24 Mar 1857
Mother*Elizabeth Nicklin b. 1830, d. 8 Dec 1914
  • Benjamin William Thurtell was born on 18 May 1850 at Acton, Ontario, Canada.1
  • He was the son of Benjamin Thurtell and Elizabeth Nicklin.
  • Benjamin William Thurtell married Abbie Maydelle VanWert on 30 November 1871 at Kankakee County, Illinois.
  • Benjamin William Thurtell married Dora Hensley after 1920.
  • Benjamin William Thurtell died on 3 December 1935 at Wilmette, Cook County, Illinois, at age 85.2
Census DateLocation
14 April 1930New Trier, Cook, IllinoisBenjamin William Thurtell was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at New Trier, Cook, Illinois.3
     Benjamin William Thurtell The Thurtell Family History done about 1963 and the History of theThurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show BenjaminWilliam Thurtell was a manufacturer in Morris, Illinois, which is in Kankakee County. The marriage index posted to the internet in October 1999 by the IllinoisState Archives at http://www2.sos.state.il.us/cgi-bin/marriage shows thatBenjamin W. Thurtell and Abbie M. VanWert were married in KankakeeCounty, Illinois, on November 30, 1871. The marriage is recorded inVolume B, page 94, license number 2926. The marriage register for Kankakee County, Illinois, for 1871 shows onpage 94 for license number 2926 that Benjamin W. Thurtell and Abbie M.Vanwert obtained their marriage license on November 29, 1871, and thatthey were married on November 30, 1871, by Joseph H. Barnard, Minister ofthe Gospel. The register shows the record was not returned for filinguntil January 4, 1876. The page of the register showing the dateslicenses were obtained is in consecutive order by date. The 1876 Kankakee, Illinois, City Directory, which was found typed on theinternet in November 1999 athttp://www.rootsweb.com/~ilkankak/history/k31876cd/1876p86to9 0.html showsthat Rev. Jos. H. Barnard was pastor of the First Presbyterian Churchlocated on the northeast corner of Court Street and Indiana Avenue,Kankakee, Illinois. Sunday services are shown in this directory as at 101/2 a.m. and 7 1/2 p.m., with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and John C. Mateersupt. of Prayer meeting Wednesday evening. Benjamin and Abbie Thurtellare not listed in this 1876 Kankakee City Directory, nor is anyone elsewith the last name Thurtell. The birth registration of Thalia Thurtell in Kankakee County, Illinois,shows that Thalia was born January 26, 1878, in Kankakee City, KankakeeCounty, Illinois, and that her birth was recorded in January 1878. Hername is missing or illegible, but the register shows the child is femaleand the fourth child of her mother, Abbie Thurtell, age 25, whose maidenname was Abbie VanWert. It shows her mother is an American, born inOhio, and a resident of Kankakee City; and her father, Benjamin WilliamThurtell, age 28, was born in Canada but that his nationality isAmerican. It shows her father's occupation as a Blacksmith. The medicalattendant is shown as C. W. Knott, Kankakee, who is also the person whoreported the birth. The birth register of Kankakee County, Illinois, shows that VivianAnnette Thurtell was born February 9, 1880, in Kankakee City, 4th Ward,Kankakee County, Illinois, and that her birth was recorded February 9,1880. She is shown as female and the fifth child of her mother, AbbieMadell Thurtell, age 27, whose maiden name was Abbie Madell VanWort. Itshows her mother is an American, born in Marengo, Monroe County, Ohio,and a resident of 4th Ward, Kankakee City; and her father, BenjaminWilliam Thurtell, age 30, was born in Acton West Ontario but that hisnationality is American. It shows her father's occupation as anEngineer. The medical attendant is shown as B. Franklin Uraw MD,Kankakee, who is also the person who reported the birth. The U.S. Census for 1880 for Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, on Page43, SD 4, ED 31, shows him as William Thurtell, a white male, age 30,married, born in Canada as were both his parents. He is shown as anengineer and unemployed 12 months of the prior year. Listed with him ishis wife, whose name looks like Abiu. She is shown as a white female,age 27, married, with her occupation shown as housekeeper. The censusrecord shows she was born in Ohio and that both her parents were born inNew York. With them are their children, who are all shown as born inIllinois with their father born in Canada and their mother born in NewYork. The oldest child is listed as Edgar, a male daughter (this isexactly how Edgaretta is shown), age 8, white, at school. The nextchild's name looks like Adu, a white female daughter age 6. Next isEffie, a white female daughter age 4. Thalia is shown as a white femaledaughter age 2, and the youngest child's name looks like Bevina. She isshown as a white female daughter age 4/12. Right next to this family in the 1880 census is the family of Edgar VanWert. He is shown as a white male age 34 and born in Ohio with bothparents born in New York, married, a teamster who was unemployed 10months of the prior year. His wife is shown as Kate Van Wert, a whitefemale age 24 who is married, born in Wisconsin with both parents born inWisconsin, and shown as a housekeeper. With them is Kate Van Wert, awhite female age 1/12 born in Illinois with her father born in Ohio andmother born in Wisconsin. Her relationship is not shown, but she isprobably their infant daughter. It is quite possible that Edgar Van Wertis the brother of Abbie Van Wert Thurtell. The U.S. Census for 1880 for Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, on Page46, SD 4, ED 31, lists a John VanWert as a white male, age 64, born inNew York, as were both his parents. His occupation is shown as 'Watch inBank,' but the census shows he was unemployed the prior 12 months.Living with him is his wife, whose first name looks like Betcy, a whitefemale age 64, born in New Jersey, as were both her parents. She isshown as a housekeeper. With them is a granddaughter, Mary Thurtal, age7, born in Illinois, with her father born in Canada and her mother bornin Ohio. Her occupation is shown as 'at home' and she attended school inthe prior year. The microfilm copy at the National Archives in Chicago, Illinois, of theIndex of Persons Registered and Poll Lists of Voters in the City ofChicago 1888-1890 lists him as B. W. Thurtell in Congressional District4, Ward 15, Precinct 7, living at 29 Nebraska Avenue, where he had livedfor six months. It shows he had lived in Cook County, Illinois, for fiveyears and shows he had lived in the state of Illinois for five years. Heregistered to vote on October 15, 1889, and did vote in the election onballot number 118. This registration shows he was born in Canada butbecame a naturalized U.S. citizen in the Court of Kankakee County,Illinois, in 1869. He is listed as B. W. Thurtell in the City of Chicago, Northern Districtof Illinois, 1892, voter registration on microfilm at the NationalArchives in Chicago, Illinois. This listing shows he was living at 29Nebraska Avenue in Congressional District 4, Ward 15, Precinct 7 and hadlived in that precinct for three years. He had lived in Cook County,Illinois, for six years and in the state of Illinois for 24 years. Itshows he was born in Canada and had become a naturalized U.S. citizen in1872 in the Court of Kankakee County, Illinois. He registered to voteOctober 18, 1892, and voted in the election. The 1900 U.S. Census soundex for Illinois (SD 1, E.D. 473, Sheet 16, Line47) shows him as William Thurtell, age 46, born in May 1854, in Canada,U.S. citizenship NA, living at 29 Nebraska Avenue, Chicago, Cook County,Illinois. His wife, Abbey Thurtell, is shown as age 41, born in January1859 in Ohio. Their daughters living with them are shown as Addie, age21 born in Illinois in July 1878, Thalia age 19 born in Illinois inJanuary 1881, and Vivian, age 17 born in Illinois in February 1883. Theyears of birth of each of the daughters appears to make each of themthree years younger than their correct ages, possibly since they werestill single. The census record itself shows him as a traveling salesmanwho owned his home mortgage free. It shows he immigrated to the UnitedStates in 1876. Benjamin W. Thurtell is listed in the 1920 U.S. Census for Cook County,Illinois (Vol. 131, ED 125, Sheet 9), ennumerated January 12, 1920, asbeing age 63, born in Canada and a naturalized U.S. citizen. The year ofhis immigration to the U.S. was prior to 1880 (the exact year in the1870's is illegible), and he was naturalized in the 1880's, but the exactyear is illegible. It shows both his parents were born in England, andthat he was an agent for a manufacturing company working on his ownaccount. He and his wife, Maydell, daughter Adeline Paulson, son-in-lawCharles M. Paulson, and grandson William H. Paulson were living at 201Sixth, Wilmette, Cook County, Illinois. His death certificate shows he was born May 18, 1850, in Acton, Canada,and that he had been a salesman with Skinner Engine Company for 20 years,last working at that occupation in 1926. The informant on the deathcertificate was his wife, Dora Thurtell. It shows that they had beenliving at 201 6th Street, Wilmette, Cook County, Illinois, and that hewas buried at Mt. Grove Cemetery, Kankakee, Illinois. It also showed hehad lived at that residence for 20 years. No obituary was found for him by the Wilmette Public Library in themicrofilm records of the 'Wilmette Life.' Records from Mount Grove Cemetery, P.O. Box 668, Kankakee, Illinois 60901show that Benjamin and Abbie Thurtell are buried in Lot 7-042 S. Theirdaughter, Effia (or Effa on the cemetery records) is also buried there.

Children of Benjamin William Thurtell and Abbie Maydelle VanWert

Citations

  1. [S50] Canada, Death certificate shows he was born 5/18/1850 in Acton, Canada.
  2. [S51] Illinois, Illinois death record 0050743 shows Benjamin W Thurtell died Dec 3, 1935, at age 86.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED16-2210. Dwelling 356.

Richard Nicklin Thurtell

M, b. 17 April 1855, d. 26 November 1942
Father*Benjamin Thurtell b. 21 Feb 1826, d. 24 Mar 1857
Mother*Elizabeth Nicklin b. 1830, d. 8 Dec 1914
  • Richard Nicklin Thurtell was born on 17 April 1855 at Ontario, Canada.
  • He was the son of Benjamin Thurtell and Elizabeth Nicklin.
  • Richard Nicklin Thurtell married Margaret R. (?) on 12 January 1882 at Pilot Mound, Mb.
  • Richard Nicklin Thurtell died on 26 November 1942 at age 87.
     Richard Nicklin Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963 ThurtellFamily History, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by SusanPersia Thurtell about 1968 show Richard Nicklin Thurtell was a druggist in Leeswater, Ontario, Canada. The information obtained from Charlotte Angst Mackie in 1997 shows that Richard Nicklin Thurtell was apprenticed as a druggist in Ingersoll and Guelph and was then a druggist in Ingersoll. The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project found on the internet in May2000 (http://imago.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas) shows that in the 1880 Atlas R. N. Thurtell, born in 1855 in Canada, was a druggist who settled in 1875 and was living in the town of Teeswater, with a Post Office atTeeswater, in the township of Culross, Bruce County, Canada. The Halton Local History index on the internet(http://spartan.hhpl.on.ca/localhistory/forms.htm) shows that the February 2, 1882, 'Acton Free Press' carried a news article about Mr. R.N. Thurtell on page 3, column 2, and a marriage notice about him on page2, column 3. The 1901 Ontario Census index for Bruce East District found online on theancestry.com database on March 25, 2001, shows Richard Thurtell and his family in Teeswater, Ontario, Canada. This index shows the record is onFilm T-6461, Division 1, Page 5, Family 49, Entries 19-22. It shows Richard Thurtell as head of the household and that he was born April 17,1855, in Ontario. His wife, Margaret R. Thurtell, is shown as born July 8, 1858, in Ontario. His son Walter Thurtell is shown as born February12, 1888, in Ontario; and his son Wilfred Thurtell is shown as bornOctober 15, 1889, in Ontario.

Children of Richard Nicklin Thurtell and Margaret R. (?)

Mary Thurtell

F, b. 3 June 1852, d. 10 December 1872
Father*Benjamin Thurtell b. 21 Feb 1826, d. 24 Mar 1857
Mother*Elizabeth Nicklin b. 1830, d. 8 Dec 1914
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary Thurtell was also known as Brown.
  • Mary Thurtell was born on 3 June 1852 at Canada.
  • She was the daughter of Benjamin Thurtell and Elizabeth Nicklin.
  • Mary Thurtell married an unknown person on 4 January 1872 at Presbyterian Church, Acton, Ontario, Canada.
  • She died on 10 December 1872 at Ontario, Canada, at age 20.
     Reference: 178. Mary Thurtell Sources: Family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963Thurtell Family History, and the History of the Thurtell Family done bySusan Persia Thurtell about 1968, all in the possession of Susan PersiaThurtell Miller.

Child of Mary Thurtell

Alexander Thurtell Brown

M, b. 1872, d. 3 February 1955
Mother*Mary Thurtell b. 3 Jun 1852, d. 10 Dec 1872
  • Alexander Thurtell Brown was born in 1872 at Ontario, Canada.
  • He was the son of Mary Thurtell.
  • Alexander Thurtell Brown married an unknown person on 6 August 1901.
  • He died on 3 February 1955.
     Reference: 180. Alexander Thurtell Brown The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963 ThurtellFamily History, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by SusanPersia Thurtell about 1968 show Alexander Thurtell Brown was in Acton,Ontario, Canada. Additional information was received from Charlotte Angst Mackie in 1997. Information found on the internet on April 16, 2001, linked to the website at http://archeion-aao.fis.utoronto.ca/titles.html for the Archivesof Ontario showed that Alexander Thurtell Brown was an Acton, Ontario,pharmacist and stationer who was also an amateur photographer. There isa collection in the Archives of Ontario called the Alexander ThurtellBrown fonds. The index found shows that the creator was AlexanderThurtell Brown, and the material dates from about 1890 to about 1920 andconsists of 2321 photographs: prints and negatives and .5 cm of textualrecords. The reference number is C 302. The fonds consists of glassplate negatives, lantern slides, celluloid negatives, prints and textualmaterial produced by A.T. Brown. Subject material of the fonds pertainsprimarily to events, scenes and people of Acton, Ontario, ca. 1890-1920.The fonds includes 1,604 glass plate negatives, featuring informalportraits of local people as well as photographs of houses, buildings,mills, factories, local churches, the Acton railway station, bridges,structure fires, outdoor activities, a Native Indian encampment, localmilitary groups, a train wreck, ships, ferries, local events such asparades, and sporting events and groups. As well, there are photographsof Toronto, including the Second Great Fire of Toronto of 1904, as wellas scenes from rural areas and the area known as Cottage Country. Accessto a number of the glass plate negatives is restricted due to theirfragile condition. There are no access restrictions with regards to theremainder of the fonds. Copyright restrictions for these materials haveexpired. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required forpublication. Inventory is available for this fonds. The Archives ofOntario acquired the fonds from Dills Printing and Publishing Co. in twoaccessions, in 1972 and in 1989. Dills Printing Company had acquired thefonds at an unknown date in order to preserve the fonds. The consistencyof photographic format, style, and subject; concentration on localsubjects; the inclusion of various photographs documenting Brown's familyand store; and the survival of two photographers' notebooks indicate thatall, if not most of the photographs were actually taken by Brown.

William Julius Mickle

M, b. 13 March 1845, d. 14 November 1917
Father*Charles Mickle
Mother*Ellen Thurtell b. 22 Feb 1827, d. 10 May 1882
  • William Julius Mickle was born on 13 March 1845.
  • He was the son of Charles Mickle and Ellen Thurtell.
  • William Julius Mickle died on 14 November 1917 at Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, at age 72.
     William Julius Mickle The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, 1963 Thurtell FamilyHistory, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan PersiaThurtell about 1968, show William Julius Mickle was a doctor in London,England. A brochure prepared by Charlotte V. Mackie, of Guelph, Ontario, 'BenjaminThurtell and Descendants' for the 'Woodlawn Cemetery Self Guided MemorialWalking Tour,' Woodlawn Cemetery, 762 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario,Canada N1H 3Z1,shows that William Julius Mickle was a bachelor, doctor,and lecturer at the University of Toronto in Canada and at Oxford University in England. He practiced medicine in England and published numerous articles and pamphlets. He is buried at this cemetery.

Ann Mickle

F, b. 24 September 1846, d. 1932
Father*Charles Mickle
Mother*Ellen Thurtell b. 22 Feb 1827, d. 10 May 1882
  • Ann Mickle was born on 24 September 1846 at Ontario, Canada.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Mickle and Ellen Thurtell.
  • Ann Mickle died in 1932.
     Reference: 183. Ann Mickle The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the Thurtell FamilyHistory done by Irene Thurtell Peters about 1963, and the History of theThurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, all in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Annie Mickle marriedJohn Josiah Bell, a newspaper proprietor in Brockville, Ontario, Canada.

Louisa Emily Mickle

F, b. 7 January 1848, d. 1910
Father*Charles Mickle
Mother*Ellen Thurtell b. 22 Feb 1827, d. 10 May 1882
  • Louisa Emily Mickle was born on 7 January 1848 at Ontario, Canada.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Mickle and Ellen Thurtell.
  • Louisa Emily Mickle died in 1910.
     Reference: 184. Louisa Emily Mickle The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, Thurtell FamilyHistory done by Irene Thurtell Foresman Peters about 1963, and theHistory of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968,all in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Louise EmilyMickle was a spinster in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Ellen Maude Mickle

F, b. 31 August 1851, d. 1924
Father*Charles Mickle
Mother*Ellen Thurtell b. 22 Feb 1827, d. 10 May 1882
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Ellis.
     Ellen Maude Mickle The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the Thurtell FamilyHistory done about 1963, and the History of the Thurtell Family done bySusan Persia Thurtell about 1968, all in possession of Susan PersiaThurtell Miller, show Ella Maude Mickle married William Hodgson Ellis, a doctor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The tree lists the names of the children, but the first name of the child whose middle name is May isnearly illegible in the photocopy of the tree in Susan Miller'spossession.

Children of Ellen Maude Mickle

Edith Sophia Mickle

F, b. 16 July 1856, d. 1937
Father*Charles Mickle
Mother*Ellen Thurtell b. 22 Feb 1827, d. 10 May 1882
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEdith Sophia Mickle was also known as Spencer.
  • Edith Sophia Mickle was born on 16 July 1856 at Ontario, Canada.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Mickle and Ellen Thurtell.
  • Edith Sophia Mickle married an unknown person in 1883.
  • She died in 1937.
     Reference: 186. Edith Sophia Mickle The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the Thurtell FamilyHistory done about 1963, and the History of the Thurtell Family done bySusan Persia Thurtell about 1968, all in possession of Susan PersiaThurtell Miller, show Edith Sophia Mickle married Bertram Spencer, adoctor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Child of Edith Sophia Mickle