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Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] Where is John CORBETT/CORBIT & family in 1891?
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 07:40:10 -0800 (PST)
I found an additional child.
David Corbit born 26 March 1889 in Orangeville, Dufferin Co., son of John Corbit, farmer and Catherine Hamilton. (Ancestry)
Did John own his land? Land records may provide clues.
Did their daughter Florence move to the US? I found a possible entry in the 1900 US Census (Brainerd City, Crow Wing, Minnesota) Florence Corbet, born June 1875 Canada English, nurse. (Ancestry)
Is Mary Steward in the 1901 Census with Catherine Corbett her daughter? They are both born in 1865. If so, Mary's family moved about (ie. her children are born in BC, ON and Quebec). Perhaps the Corbett's did too. Have you tried LDS Pilot search?
Ancestry lists the Corbets [sic] in the 1871 Census, with older children. Was John previously married.
Gail Faibish, UE
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Subject: [ONTARIO] Where is John CORBETT/CORBIT & family in 1891?
I can't find John CORBETT/CORBIT or any other family members in the 1891
Census via ancestry.com.. I've tried no names, first names with abt birth
years, scrolling Orangeville, etc. and have found no one. He died in
Dufferin, 1892 [indexed CORKETT] and is buried in Orangeville. Per his MI
[photographed by other CORBETTs] "Stricken down with a cold resulting from
Are there any other versions of the 1891 Census available to search in case
they are hiding somewhere?
B 1829, Orangeville, Ontario; D 13 May 1892, Dufferin; Buried Orangeville.
Here is widow Catherine (nee HAMILTON) in 1901, Toronto
Name: Catherine Corbett Gender: Female Marital Status: Widowed Age: 55
Birth Day & Month: 18 Mar Birth Year: 1846 Birthplace: Ontario
Rel: Head Racial or Tribal Origin: Irish Nationality: Canadian Religion:
Roman Catholic Province: Ontario District: Toronto (West/Ouest) (City/Cité)
District Number: 118 Sub-District: Toronto (West/Ouest) (City/Cité)
Ward/Quartier No 5
Sub-District Number: C-24
Name Born Bplace/orgn/Relgn
Catherine Corbett 55/15Mar1846 Ontario Irish/RC Hd/W
Wellington Corbett 18/20Sep1882 Ontario Irish/RC Son
IronMachinist Albert Corbett 14/27Oct 1887 Ontario Irish/RC
Son Tailor App
John Corbett 12/26Mar1889 Ontario Irish/RC Son
Mary Steward 35/7May1865 Ireland Irish/
Kathleen Steward 08/13Dec1892 BrClmbia Scotch/RC Brdr
Albert Steward 03/8Oct1897 BrClmbia Scotch/RC Brdr
Leo Steward 2mo/12Feb1901 Ontario Scotch/RC Brdr
Irene Steward 21/8Mar1899 Qc Scotch/RC Brdr
And John with the family in 1881
Name: Matilda Corbett Gender: Female Age: 11 Birth Year: 1870 Birthplace:
Ontario religion: Presbyterian Nationality: Irish
Province: Ontario District Number: 152 District: Wellington Centre
Sub-District Number: A Subdistrict: Orangeville Division: 2
John Corbett 50/abt 1831 Farmer
Cathrine Corbett 36/abt 1845
Mary Corbett 16/abt 1865
Celina Corbett 12/abt 1869
Matilda Corbett 11/abt 1870
Cathrine Corbett 09/abt 1872
Victoria Corbett 07/abt 1874
Ada Corbett 05/abt 1876
Florence Corbett 03/abt 1878
Louisa Corbett 8/12/abt 1880 Aug
John Corbett 20/abt 1861 Farm Labourer
Happy Thanksgiving (2nd for us as we were in Canada in October :) )
Marsha Stringer (nee MEERE)
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