Thomas Robert Atkinson1,2

M, #2921, b. 7 September 1909, d. 11 December 1912
Father*Louis William Atkinson3,2 b. 11 May 1873, d. 2 Jan 1929
Mother*Agnes Ethel Moffatt3 b. 7 Oct 1882, d. 3 Oct 1938
Relationship2nd cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited27 Sep 2020
     He was born on 7 September 1909.3,1 Alternatively, he was born on 8 September 1909 according to a cemetery transcription.2
     He died on 11 December 1912 at Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 3.3,2,4 Thomas Robert Atkinson was buried at Marengo Cemetery, RM of Milton No. 292, Saskatchewan, Canada.2
     He also went by the name of Robert.5

Citations

  1. [S4718] Thomas Graeme Moffat - Dec 15 1880, Thomas Moffat Family Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Gerry & Heather Mattinson, Ontario, Canada, Marriages page also contains birth dates for grandchildren
    Marriages
    Marriages
    Agnes Ethel to Louis W. Atkinson
    July 27th-1904
    Mabel Janet to Alfred Charles Lycett
    January 31-1912
    Margaret Isabelle to George Walkey
    Jan 1st 1913

    Grand children
    Mary Agnes Atkinson born 24 Aug 1905
    Jessie Margaret Ak born 22 June 1907
    Thomas Robert born 7 Sept 1909
    Helen May Lycett born 18 Nov 1913 (or 28 Nov..)
    Jessie Irene Walkey born Mar 28 1914
    William Roy Atkinson born April 18 1914
    Arthur George born March 1916
    Marjary Jean born Aug 13. 1917.
  2. [S2057] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Marengo Cemetery
    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansacem/marengo.html

    Atkinson, Louis W. 11 May 1873 – 2 Jan 1929
    Atkinson, Thomas Robert 8 Sep 1909 – 11 Dec 1912 son of L.W.. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  3. [S5] Moffat Family by Heather Mattinson née Best with annotations by Janet Hume née Moffat, Letter and Family Tree report, 1996, Rick Moffat Personal Papers - Black File Box, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Robert died as child; Page 2.
  4. [S4719] Thomas Robert Atkinson entry, Sask Archives -- Death's Index, on-line, eHealth Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Hereinafter cited as Sask Archives -- Death's Index.
  5. [S5] Moffat Family by Heather Mattinson née Best with annotations by Janet Hume née Moffat, Letter and Family Tree report, 1996 Rick Moffat Personal Papers - Black File Box, 2-1) c) Robert died as a child.; Page 2.

Margaret Beth Colbert1,2

F, #2926, b. circa 1918, d. 1 January 2007
Father*James H. Colbert2
Last Edited6 Oct 2020
     She was born circa 1918.1 Margaret married Arthur George Atkinson on 30 August 1943 at Knox United church, Kenora, Kenora District, Ontario, Canada.3,4,5
     She died on 1 January 2007 at home at Toronto, Ontario, Canada.1
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Predeceased: Arthur George Atkinson.1 Margaret Beth Colbert was buried on 5 January 2007 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.1
     She also went by the name of Beth.1,4
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Tribune 29 July 1943 :
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Colbert, Kenora, Ontario announce the engagement of their only daughter, Margaret Beth, to George Arthur Atkinson, of Toronto, formerly of Chilliwack, B.C., younger son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis William Atkinson, of Marengo. Saskatchewan. The wedding will take place August 30th, in Kenora.2

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Tribune 1 September 1943 :
Atkinson -- Colbert Bridal Is Event In Kenora
     A wedding took place the afternoon of Aug. 30 in Knox United church, Kenora, when Margaret Beth, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Colbert, was united in marriage with Mr. Arthur George Atkinson, of Toronto, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. Atkinson, of Marengo, Sask. Rev. R. L. McTavish officiated. The church was decorated with gladioli. Mr. Walter Dolman presided at the organ. Mrs. J. A. Paterson sang O Promise Me.
     The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attired in an aqua blue crepe gown with blue felt hat end corsage of Sweetheart roses.
     Mis. A. T. Elder, of Portage la Prairie, was matron of honor. She wore a gold crepe gown with wine hat and corsage of Joanna Hill roses.
     Mr. James E. Guy was best man. Ushers were Mr. Harold Skead and Mr. G. Jackson. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, after which Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson left for a short trip west. They will reside at 121 Brookdale St., Toronto. The bride is a 1942 graduate of the University of Manitoba and a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.3

     In the obituary of Arthur George Atkinson who died 4 July 1957, his wife, the former Beth Colbert was listed as a survivor.6
     In the obituary of William Roy Atkinson who died 23 February 1964, his sister-in-law, Mrs. A. G. Beth Atkinson in Toronto, was listed as a survivor.7
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared Globe and Mail published in Toronto, Ontario, 4 January 2007 .1

Family

Arthur George Atkinson b. Mar 1916, d. 4 Jul 1957
Marriage*Margaret married Arthur George Atkinson on 30 August 1943 at Knox United church, Kenora, Kenora District, Ontario, Canada.3,4,5 

Citations

  1. [S4761] Atkinson, Margaret Beth, Globe & Mail, Toronto, ON, 4 Jan 2007, viewed on-line, ATKINSON, Margaret Beth (née Colbert).
  2. [S10812] Engagement Notices, The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 29 Jul 1943, Page 4, column 6 viewed at Newspaper Archive, A class="ext" href="https://www.newspapers.com/clip/60083940/wedding-atkinson-colbert/">Engagement: Colbert--Atkinson/A. Hereinafter cited as Winnipeg Tribune.
  3. [S10811] Atkinson -- Colbert Bridal Is Event In Kenora, The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 01 Sep 1943, Page 10, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, A class="ext" href="https://www.newspapers.com/clip/60083940/wedding-atkinson-colbert/">Wedding: Atkinson--Colbert/A. Hereinafter cited as Winnipeg Tribune.
  4. [S5] Moffat Family by Heather Mattinson née Best with annotations by Janet Hume née Moffat, Letter and Family Tree report, 1996, Rick Moffat Personal Papers - Black File Box, Mesa, Arizona, USA, 2-1) e) 2) Gyda married Hugh Ovenell; Page 2.
  5. [S4760] Atkinson, Arthur George, Toronto Star, Toronto, Ontario, 05 July 1957 viewed at RGM email archive, Gerry Mattinson wrote:
    I had previously listed Arthur George Atkinson's death as 1964 but I now believe that was incorrect. Here is his obituary from the July 5, 1957 Toronto Star:
    ATKINSON, Arthur George - Suddenly, at Scarboro General hospital, on Thursday, July 4, 1957, Arthur George Atkinson, late of 33 Beaufield Ave., dear husband of Beth Colbert, and dear father of Roy and Gyda, and dear brother of Mary of Calgary, Mrs. Allen McLeod of Breton, Alberta and Roy of Vancouver. Friends will be received at the Humphrey and Thompson Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 403 Bayview Ave. (at Davisville), from Saturday noon. Funeral time later.. Hereinafter cited as Toronto Star.
  6. [S4760] Toronto Star, 05 July 1957, Gerry Mattinson wrote:
    I had previously listed Arthur George Atkinson's death as 1964 but I now believe that was incorrect. Here is his obituary from the July 5, 1957 Toronto Star:.
  7. [S10816] Music supervisor in schools died, Langley Advance, Langley, British Columbia, 27 Feb 1964, Page 1, columns 7 & 8 viewed at Newspapers.com, A class="ext" href="https://www.newspapers.com/clip/60092631/obituary-william-roy-atkinson/">Obituary: William Roy Atkinson. Hereinafter cited as Langley Advance.

Jack Edwin Nelson Nesbitt1

M, #2932, b. 1918, d. 19 November 1992
Father*Nelson Nesbitt2
Mother*Lena (?)2
Last Edited24 Sep 2020
     He was born in 1918.3
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Newton Ashton and Marjory Lycett. His parent(s) were listed as Nelson Nesbitt and Mrs. Nelson Nesbitt. Her parent(s) were listed as Alfred Lycett and Mrs. Alf. Lycett.2
Jack married Helen May Lycett on 25 April 1942 at Newcastle United Church, Newcastle, Clarke Twp., Durham County, Ontario, Canada.3,2
     He died on 19 November 1992 at Memorial Hospital, Bowmanville, Clarke Twp., Durham County, Ontario, Canada.1,3,4
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Lena Nesbitt. Predeceased: Nelson Nesbitt.1 Jack Edwin Nelson Nesbitt was buried on 21 November 1992 at Lakeview Cemetery (aka Newtonville Cemetery), Newtonville, Clarke Twp., Durham County, Ontario, Canada.5,4,1
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Bowmanville, Ontario Canadian Statesman 30 April 1942 :
Wedding
Nesbitt - Lycett
     Newcastle United Church was the scene of a quiet but pretty wedding on Saturday evening, April 25th, when Miss Helen May Lycett, Newcastle, daughter of Mr. Alfred Lycett, Delhi, Ont., and granddaughter of Mr. Thomas Moffat, Newcastle, was united in marriage with L.A.C. Jack Nesbitt of the R.C.A.F., son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Nesbitt, Port Granby. Rev. R. E. Morton officiated at the candlelight service. The church was beautifully decorated with red and white snapdragons and lilies and the guest pews were marked with patriotic flags. The bride looked lovely in a wedding gown of romance blue with matching hat and accessories of navy blue. She carried a nosegay of pink roses. The bridesmaid was her sister, Miss Marjory Lycett, wearing a beige redingote, with matching hat and brown accessories. Mr. Newton Ashton, Bowmanville, was groomsman. Mr. Laurence Morton played the wedding music and during the register Mr. George A. Walton sang, O Promise Me.
     Following the ceremony a reception and wedding luncheon was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Walton, Mrs. Alf. Lycett, mother of the bride, gowned in navy blue; and Mrs. Nelson Nesbitt, mother of the groom, wearing gray. The house was beautifully decorated in a color scheme of red, white and blue, featuring R.C.A.F. candles.
     The bride cut the wedding cake and Mr. Geo. A. Walton, proposed the toast to the bride and groom. Short speeches were made by Rev. R. E. Morton, Mr. Nelson Nesbitt, Mr. Alfred Lycett and Mr. Garnet Rickard, felicitating the young couple. Later Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nesbitt left on a wedding trip to Western Ontario, the bride travelling in a gray, tailor-made suit with navy accessories, and with a red fox fur, the gift of the groom.
     Previous to her marriage the bride received many handsome and useful wedding gifts from relatives and friends. She has been on the teaching staff of the Albert St. school, Oshawa, where her fellow teachers gave her a prenuptial shower. She was also the guest of honour and recipient of a shower at a house party of some friends in Oshawa. The groom has just completed a course as a radio technician at the University of Western Ontario. London, standing second in his class. He has received instructions to report at Manning Pool, Toronto, on May 4th.2

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Bowmanville, Ontario Canadian Statesman 10 May 1945 :
Mrs. Jack Nesbitt (nee Helen Lycett, Newcastle), 364 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa, has received the following letter from her husband Flt. Lieut. Jack Nesbitt:
     Germany, April 5th. Please forgive me for not writing the last four days. I have been tearing along with Monty and his men on his finishing-up race. I needn't be here but my natural curiosity made me volunteer for it. I'm not sorry either. It has been a real experience. It is not at all comfortable but thrilling enough that the days fly by. I have only 30 of my men with me. We crossed the Rhine last week and are doing it up in style. We've had eggs and chicken. Yesterday, I made a reconnoiter for drinking water and found the nearest at a milk factory 20 miles away. Now we are having real butter—a grand change from margarine. I have been so used to it for years that I couldn't remember real butter.
     I've commandeered a beer parlor for a house and we are living here. The boys are noisy in the next room tonight. We found a factory of alarm clocks. All night I hear alarms ripping out of the stillness. The bomb damage in this part of Germany is really inconceivable. I've seen nothing like it anywhere.
          JACK NESBITT.6

     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Canadian Statesman published in Bowmanville, Ontario, 21 November 1992 .1

     In the obituary of Helen May Lycett who died 20 April 2010, her husband, Jack Nesbitt was listed as predeceased.7

Family

Helen May Lycett b. 18 Nov 1913, d. 20 Apr 2010
MarWitNews
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Newton Ashton and Marjory Lycett. His parent(s) were listed as Nelson Nesbitt and Mrs. Nelson Nesbitt. Her parent(s) were listed as Alfred Lycett and Mrs. Alf. Lycett.2
 
Marriage* Jack married Helen May Lycett on 25 April 1942 at Newcastle United Church, Newcastle, Clarke Twp., Durham County, Ontario, Canada.3,2 

Citations

  1. [S9766] Deaths: Nesbitt, The Canadian Statesman, Bowmanville, Ontario, 21 Nov 1992, Page 2, column 1 viewed at Clarington Digital Newspaper Collection, Obituary: Jack Edwin Nelson Nesbitt. Hereinafter cited as Canadian Statesman.
  2. [S7043] Wedding - Nesbitt - Lycett, Canadian Statesman, Bowmanville, ON, Apr 30, 1942, Page 7, column 5 viewed at Clarington Digital Newspaper Collection, Wedding: Nesbitt--Lycett. Hereinafter cited as Canadian Statesman.
  3. [S5] Moffat Family by Heather Mattinson née Best with annotations by Janet Hume née Moffat, Letter and Family Tree report, 1996, Rick Moffat Personal Papers - Black File Box, Mesa, Arizona, USA, 2-2) a) Helen (1913- married Jack Nesbitt (1918-199?); Page 3.
  4. [S4796] Durham Surname Index, online http://www.durhamgen.com/Durham%20Surname%20Index.pdf, Nesbitt. Jack Edwin, b 1918, d 1992, Newtonville Cem., West
    Nesbitt. Helen May, b __, d __, Newtonville Cem., West.
  5. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., A class="ext" href="https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197890524">Jack Edwin Nesbitt/A
    Grave marker transcription:
    NESBITT
    Jack Edwin Nesbitt     ? - 1992
    Helen May Lycett     1913 - 2010.
  6. [S9887] Soldier's Letters, Bowmanville Canadian Statesman, Bowmanville, Ontario, 28 Mar 1916, Page 3, column 3 & 4 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Soldier's Letters: Jack Nesbitt to his wife, Helen née Lycett. Hereinafter cited as Canadian Statesman.
  7. [S9767] Death Notice: Nesbitt, Helen May, The Canadian Statesman, Bowmanville, Ontario, 21 Apr 2010, Page 11, column 1 viewed at Clarington Digital Newspaper Collection, Obituary: Helen May Nesbitt née Lycett. Hereinafter cited as Canadian Statesman.

William N. Thomas Ashton1,2

M, #2936, b. 1911, d. 8 April 1996
Father*William C Ashton2,1
Mother*Mabel C Clemence2
Last Edited25 Sep 2020
     He was born in 1911.3 William married Marjorie Jean Lycett on 15 August 1942.4,2,5,1
     He died on 8 April 1996 at Ontario, Canada.3,6 William N. Thomas Ashton was buried on 10 April 1996 at Bowmanville Cemetery, Bowmanville, Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, Canada.7,6
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary.6
     He also went by the name of Newt.1 He also went by the name of Newton.4 He, finace of the bride's sister,was Best Man in the marriage of LAC (Leading Aircraftman) Jack Edwin Nelson Nesbitt and Helen May Lycett on 25 April 1942.8
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Bowmanville, Ontario Canadian Statesman 21 April 1966 :
Several changes were announced recently by the department of agriculture, effective August 1st. One move is of particular interest to this area because it concerns a former Shaw's district boy -- Mr. W. N. T. "Newt" Ashton, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Ashton.

Mr. Ashton, who resides in Napanee, has been provincial agricultural representative o Lennox and Addington County for the past 12 years. He has been transferred to Perth County, with headquarters at Stratford.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Ashton, who was Marjorie Lycett of Newcastle, have participated actively in welfare and community work in Napanee. Just recently he was elected president of Napanee Rotary Club.

When the Napanee cancer society was founded several years ago, he was its first chairman. His wife is president of the women's federation of Trinity United Church and also heads the LA association of the Girl Guides. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ashton curl.

Mr. Ashton is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Babcock, Ontario Street.1

     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Canadian Statesman published in Bowmanville, Ontario, 17 April 1996 .6

     In the obituary of Marjory Ashton who died 9 June 2001, her husband, Newton Ashton was listed as predeceased.5
     In the obituary of Everett A. Lycett who died 20 October 2005, Brother-in-law, William N. Thomas Ashton was listed as predeceased.9

Family

Marjorie Jean Lycett b. 13 Aug 1917, d. 9 Jun 2001
Marriage*William married Marjorie Jean Lycett on 15 August 1942.4,2,5,1 

Citations

  1. [S5262] Newt Ashton Transferred to Stratford, Canadian Statesman, Bowmanville, ON, Apr 21, 1966, page 12, column 7 viewed at http://search.ourontario.ca/search, Canadian Statesman, Apr 21, 1966, Thur, page 12, column 7
    Newt Ashton Transferred to Stratford. Hereinafter cited as Canadian Statesman.
  2. [S281] Gerry Mattinson, "Gerry Mattinson Email," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Ontario) to Rick Moffat, various dates, Oct 13, 2014 - Janet Louisa Moffat

    Children of Janet Louisa Moffat & Alfred Charles Lycett:
    1) Helen May Lycett, b 18-Nov-1913 in ___, d after Oct 2005
    Married 25-Apr-1942 in ___ to Jack Nesbitt, born ____ in ____
    One child: John Paul Nesbitt, b 15-Oct-1950 in ___; married Elizabeth Jane Howard

    2) Marjorie Jean Lycett, b 13-Aug-1917 in ___, d 9-Jun-2001 in Bowmanville & buried in Bowmanville
    Married 15-Aug-1942 in Newcastle to William Thomas "Newton" Ashton, b abt 1914, s/o Wesley C. Ashton & Mabel C. Clemence
    Two children:
    a) Joanna Gayle Ashton, b 18-Aug-1946; married Donald LeBlanc
    b) Brenda Michelle Ashton, b __-Apr-1951; married Peter Martin

    From Canadian Obituaries Forum on genealogybuff.com:
    ASHTON, Marjory J.
    At her residence in Bowmanville on Saturday June 9, 2001 in her 84th year. Marjory (Lycett) Ashton, beloved wife of the late Newton Ashton. Loving mother of Joanna & her husband Donald LeBlanc of N.S. and Brenda & her husband Peter Martin of North Bay, ON. Dear grandmother of Jan & her husband John Porter, Michael & his wife Grace, Chad, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Jamie, Trevor and great-grandchildren Johnny, Jessie and Jackie. Sister of Helen Nesbitt, Everett Lycett and the late Alfred “Bud” Lycett. Friends may call at the Morris Funereal Chapel, 4 Division St. Bowmanville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in our Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society in her memory would be gratefully appreciated.

    Gerry.
  3. [S5] Moffat Family by Heather Mattinson née Best with annotations by Janet Hume née Moffat, Letter and Family Tree report, 1996, Rick Moffat Personal Papers - Black File Box, Mesa, Arizona, USA, 2-2) b) Marjory (1917- ) married 1942 Newton Ashton (1911-1996); Page 3.
  4. [S5] Moffat Family by Heather Mattinson née Best with annotations by Janet Hume née Moffat, Letter and Family Tree report, 1996 Rick Moffat Personal Papers - Black File Box, Marjory... married 1942 Newton Ashton; Page 3.
  5. [S4793] Deaths: Ashton, Marjory J., The Canadian Statesman, Bowmanville, ON, 13 Jun 2001, Page 29, column 1 viewed at Clarington Digital Newspaper Collection, Obituary: Marjory J Ashton. Hereinafter cited as Canadian Statesman.
  6. [S10169] Newcastle News, Bowmanville Canadian Statesman, Bowmanville, Ontario, 17 Apr 1996, Page 13, column 4 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Death: Newton Ashton. Hereinafter cited as Canadian Statesman.
  7. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., A class="ext" href="https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/198971830">W Newton T. Ashton/A
    Grave marker transcription:
    ASHTON
    In Loving Memoryof W. Newton T. Ashton     May 31, 1914 - Apr. 8, 1996
    Beloved Husband of Marjory J. Lycett      Aug. 13, 1917 - June 9, 2001.
  8. [S7043] Wedding - Nesbitt - Lycett, Canadian Statesman, Bowmanville, ON, Apr 30, 1942, Page 7, column 5 viewed at Clarington Digital Newspaper Collection, Wedding: Nesbitt--Lycett. Hereinafter cited as Canadian Statesman.
  9. [S4797] Lycett, Everett, London Free Press, London, Ontario, 22 Oct 2005, Page containing obituary transcription for Everett Lycett (use Ctrl F to find on page). Hereinafter cited as London Free Press.