Matthew Ellis1,2,3

M, #39681, b. 1 April 1872, d. 15 May 1930
Father*George Ellis1,4,2 b. c 1823, d. 21 Mar 1876
Mother*Mary Dobson1,4,2 b. c 1820, d. 14 Apr 1893
Last Edited26 Aug 2019
     Matthew was born on 1 April 1872 in Osprey Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1,2 Alternatively, he was born circa 1876 in York County, Ontario, Canada, according to his marriage registration4 or circa 1881 in Ontario, Canada, according to the 1921 census.3 Matthew married Frances Ida Green on 7 February 1906 in Maxwell, Osprey Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 009286. He was a farmer and she was a servant.1,4 He died on 15 May 1930 in Collingwood, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada, at age 58.1 The informant on his death registration was Ida Ellis.1 Matthew Ellis was buried on 17 May 1930 in Feversham, Osprey Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1,2

Census Data

     Matthew Ellis and Frances Ellis appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, enumerated 5 June 1911, enumerated as a farm labourer and a Methodist. Their daughter Hazel was listed as living with them.5
     Matthew Ellis and Frances Ida Green appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Collingwood, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe County, Ontario, enumerated 1 June 1921, enumerated as a labourer on a farm. Their daughter Hazel Irene was listed as living with them.3

Family

Frances Ida Green b. 31 Aug 1887, d. 23 Dec 1945
Marriage*Matthew married Frances Ida Green on 7 February 1906 in Maxwell, Osprey Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 009286. He was a farmer and she was a servant.1,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name:     Matthew Ellis.
  2. [S4338] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Thornbury, Matthew Ellis
    Grave marker transcription:
    George Ellis Died Mar 21, 1876, aged 63 yrs
    Mary Dobson his wife Died April 14, 1893, aged 73 yrs
    Matthew Ellis Died May 1(5), 1930 aged 58 yrs. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project.
  3. [S10053] Matthew Ellis household, Jun 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood (Town), Simcoe North, Ontario; Page: 10; Family: 129, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), I read the surname as Ellis. The dot on the "i" is obscured by the bottom of the letter "B" above.
  4. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Matthew Ellis & Francis Ida Green.
  5. [S10054] Matthew Ellis household, June 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page 15; Family: 151, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

George Ellis1

M, #39682, b. circa 1823, d. 21 March 1876
Last Edited26 Aug 2019
     George was born circa 1823 in England.1,2 George married Mary Dobson.1 He died on 21 March 1876.2 George Ellis was buried in Bethel Cemetery (near Feversham), Osprey Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.2

Family

Mary Dobson b. c 1820, d. 14 Apr 1893
Child

Citations

  1. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name:     Matthew Ellis.
  2. [S4338] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Thornbury, George Ellis
    Grave marker transcription:
    George Ellis Died Mar 21, 1876, aged 63 yrs
    Mary Dobson his wife Died April 14, 1893, aged 73 yrs
    Matthew Ellis Died May 1(5), 1930 aged 58 yrs. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project.
  3. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Matthew Ellis & Francis Ida Green.
  4. [S4338] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Thornbury, Matthew Ellis
    Grave marker transcription:
    George Ellis Died Mar 21, 1876, aged 63 yrs
    Mary Dobson his wife Died April 14, 1893, aged 73 yrs
    Matthew Ellis Died May 1(5), 1930 aged 58 yrs.

Mary Dobson1

F, #39683, b. circa 1820, d. 14 April 1893
Last Edited26 Aug 2019
     Mary was born circa 1820 in England.1,2 Mary married George Ellis.1 She died on 14 April 1893.2 Mary Dobson was buried in Bethel Cemetery (near Feversham), Osprey Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.2

Family

George Ellis b. c 1823, d. 21 Mar 1876
Child

Citations

  1. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name:     Matthew Ellis.
  2. [S4338] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Thornbury, Mary Ellis née Dobson
    Grave marker transcription:
    George Ellis Died Mar 21, 1876, aged 63 yrs
    Mary Dobson his wife Died April 14, 1893, aged 73 yrs
    Matthew Ellis Died May 1(5), 1930 aged 58 yrs. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project.
  3. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Matthew Ellis & Francis Ida Green.
  4. [S4338] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Thornbury, Matthew Ellis
    Grave marker transcription:
    George Ellis Died Mar 21, 1876, aged 63 yrs
    Mary Dobson his wife Died April 14, 1893, aged 73 yrs
    Matthew Ellis Died May 1(5), 1930 aged 58 yrs.

Hazel Irene Ellis1

F, #39684, b. June 1909
Father*Matthew Ellis1,2 b. 1 Apr 1872, d. 15 May 1930
Mother*Frances Ida Green1,2 b. 31 Aug 1887, d. 23 Dec 1945
Last Edited11 Nov 2019
     Hazel was born in June 1909 in Ontario, Canada.1,2

Census Data

     Hazel Ellis appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Matthew Ellis and Frances Ellis.2
     Hazel Irene Ellis appeared in the 1921 Canadian Census of Collingwood, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Matthew Ellis and Frances Ida Green.1

Citations

  1. [S10053] Matthew Ellis household, Jun 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood (Town), Simcoe North, Ontario; Page: 10; Family: 129, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), I read the surname as Ellis. The dot on the "i" is obscured by the bottom of the letter "B" above.
  2. [S10054] Matthew Ellis household, June 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page 15; Family: 151, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

John William Palmer1

M, #39685
Last Edited26 Aug 2019
     John married Kathleen Kennedy.1

Citations

  1. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Fredrick Joseph Palmer & Frances Ida Ellis.

Kathleen Kennedy1

F, #39686
Last Edited26 Aug 2019
     Kathleen married John William Palmer.1

Citations

  1. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Fredrick Joseph Palmer & Frances Ida Ellis.

Floyd Willaus Winacott1

M, #39687, b. 28 December 1896, d. 15 January 1974
Father*William Winacott1
Mother*Martha Mills1
Last Edited19 Sep 2019
     Floyd was born on 28 December 1896 in Port Perry, Scugog Twp., Northumberland and Durham County, Ontario, Canada, according to his BC Death Registration. Note that on his conscription enlistment (1918) papers and delayed birth registration (1962) he gave his birthplace as Oshawa, Ontario.2,3,1 He died on 15 January 1974 when he was pronounced dead on arrival in Okanagan General Hospital, Oliver, British Columbia, Canada, at age 77.4,1
     The following information is extracted from his obituary.4 The informant on his death registration was his wife.1 He was buried on 21 January 1974 in Arelee Cemetery, RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan, Canada.5,4

Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "Winnacott (sic) Floyd" of Hurdman Lodge (later, Environ).
Other comments:
     Floyd was already married to Pearl Annie Currie prior to his conscription in July 1918. He was demobilized before he could be deployed.6
Canadian Military Service - WWI :
     Floyd Willis Winacott of Hurdman Lodge P.O. (Environ) was conscripted on 2 July 1918 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment. He had no previous military experience.2 Pte. Floyd Willis Winacott ended military service as part of general demobilization on 3 March 1919 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, before being deployed outside of Sasskatchewan.
End of Military Service section.2

     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 18 January 1974 .4

     In the obituary of Charles Edward Winacott who died 24 August 1993, Floyd Winacott was listed as predeceased.7

Citations

  1. [S10052] Floyd Willaus Winacott, Death Registration 1974-09-001689 (Jan 16, 1974), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Floyd Willaus Winacot. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Winacott, F W.
  2. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Private Floyd Willias Winacott. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  3. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Floyd Winacott. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  4. [S10055] Deaths: Winacott, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan 18, 1974, Page 31, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Floyd Willis Winacott. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  5. [S4199] 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., Floyd W. Winacott
    Grave marker transcription:
    Winacott
    Pearl A. 1899-
    Floyd W. 1896-1974
    Beyound the sunsett.
  6. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  7. [S10056] Deaths: Winacott, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Aug 27, 1993, Page 22, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Charles Edward Winacott. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

William Winacott1

M, #39689
Last Edited26 Aug 2019
     William was born in Ontario, Canada.1 William married Martha Mills.1

Family

Martha Mills
Children

Citations

  1. [S10052] Floyd Willaus Winacott, Death Registration 1974-09-001689 (Jan 16, 1974), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Floyd Willaus Winacot. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Winacott, F W.
  2. [S10056] Deaths: Winacott, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Aug 27, 1993, Page 22, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Charles Edward Winacott. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Martha Mills1

F, #39690
Last Edited26 Aug 2019
     Martha married William Winacott.1 Martha was born in Isle of Wight, England.1

Family

William Winacott
Children

Citations

  1. [S10052] Floyd Willaus Winacott, Death Registration 1974-09-001689 (Jan 16, 1974), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Floyd Willaus Winacot. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Winacott, F W.
  2. [S10056] Deaths: Winacott, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Aug 27, 1993, Page 22, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Charles Edward Winacott. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Bernard Matthew Topham1

M, #39691, b. 9 October 1892, d. 10 November 1917
Father*Walter Topham1,2,3 b. Jul 1865, d. Jun 1941
Mother*Maria Booth4,2,3 b. c 1868, d. 1939
Last Edited19 Sep 2019
     Bernard was born on 9 October 1892 in Somercotes, Derbyshire, England, or else Ripley, Derbyshire according to his enlistment papers.1,2 He died on 10 November 1917 in France at age 25.1

Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     '! Topham, B. M." of Asquith.
Family Background:
     Walter and Maria Topham, their two sons and three daughters immigrated from England to Asquith in the spring of 1909. He was a tailor and purchased a dry goods and tailor shop in town. He was active in WWI Victory Loan campaigns, and later served as a Justice of the Peace and Magistrate in Asquith. They remained in Asquith until 1932 when they moved to Tisdale to be near their son Lawrie who was a pharmacist there.
Other comments:
     In December 1917, thier older son, Bernard went missing and was later declared Killed In Action.5
Canadian Military Service - WWI:
     Bernard Matthew Topham of Asquith began military service on 2 May 1916 at the age of 23 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 203rd Battalion.. He was an unmarried chauffer (sic). On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his father, Walter Topham of Asquith.1
     On 20 April 1917 he joined the 8th Battalion in France.1 Pte. Bernard Matthew Topham was killed in action on 10 November 1917. He was initially reported missing but on 24 July 1918 this was officially changed to presumed Killed In Action
End of Military Service section.1

     He immigrated with his parents, Walter Topham and Maria Booth circa April 1909 to Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Ripley, Derbyshire.2
     In the obituary of Walter Topham who died June 1941, his son, who died in the Great War, Bernard Topham was listed as predeceased.6

Census Data

     Barnard M Topham appeared on the1901 British Census of in Ripley, in Derbyshire, England, in the household of his parents, Walter Topham and Maria Topham.3
     Bernard Topham appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, Walter Topham and Maria Topham.2

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Private Bernard Matthew Topham. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S10057] Frank AshdownWalter Topham household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Saskatchewan; Page 27; Family: 19, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S10060] Walter Topham household, March 31, 1901 U.K. Census, unknown repository address, Ripley, Derbyshire; RG13; Piece: 3230; Folio: 48; Page: 22; Household: 33, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 328: Walter Topham. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  5. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  6. [S10058] Obituary: Walter Topham, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jun 13, 1941, Page 12, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Walter Topham. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Walter Topham1,2,3,4

M, #39692, b. July 1865, d. June 1941
Father*William Topham3
Last Edited28 Aug 2019
     Walter was born in July 1865 in Swanwick, Derbyshire, England.5,2,3,4 Alternatively, he was born in 1864 in Derbyshire, England, according to his obituary.6 Walter married Maria Booth in the parish church by banns on 1 August 1887 in Swanwick, Derbyshire, according to the parish church register.7,2,3,4 He died in June 1941 in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 75.7,6
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Laurie Topham and Marie. Predeceased: Bernard Topham.6 Walter Topham was buried on 9 August 1941 in Asquith Cemetery, Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.5,6
     He and Maria Booth immigrated circa April 1909 to Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Ripley, Derbyshire, accompanied by Clarice, Bernard, Lawrence, Marion and Nora.2
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 20 June 1932 :
Pioneer Couple To Leave Asquith
Club Bag And Pendant Presented To Mr. And Mrs. Walter Topham by Friends
ASQUITH.--The Arlington hotel, Asquith, was the scene or an event of wide local interest on Thursday evening when a farewell reception and presentation was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Topham, pioneers of the town. About 150 friends of Mr. and Mrs. Topham were present and a short program preceded the presentation of a leather club bag and a filigree pendant, (the latter to Mrs. Topham) by Mayor H. j. Baldwin. Expressing the regret or their friends and fellow townsmen to see them leave, Mr. Baldwin assured them of a hearty welcome should they return. Refreshments were served. The program consisted of community singing led by A. A. Rolph, solos by Mrs, Stanley Bowler, Mrs. W. H. Walker and Wyatt Warren ; piano solo by Morris Warren, trio by A. A. Rolph, Vincent end Wyatt Warren, and readings by Mrs. W. G. Buchanan and Mrs. Alfred Suter.

Mr. and Mrs. Topham came to Asquith in the spring of 1909 from Ripley, Derbyshire, England, and opened a tailoring and dry goods business, which they operated until disposing of the same about a month ago. They have also been faithful workers in the interests of the St. George's Anglican Church of which Mr. Topham has for years been a warden. Following their departure from Asquith, they will re side in Tisdale where their son Lawrence is a druggist. Mr. and Mrs. Topham also plan a trip to England within the next 12 months to revisit the scenes of their earlier life.8

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 13 June 1941:
WALTER TOPHAM
ASQUITH.--Walter Topham, who was born in Derbyshire in 1864, died at Tisdale last week and was buried here on Monday. He was a master tailor by trade and came to Canada in 1906, settling at Asquith where he farmed for a number of years. He then established an out fitting business In town, and eight years ago retired to Tisdale where he lived with his son, Laurie. A daughter, Marie, also of Tisdale, also survives him. His elder son, Bernard, was killed in the First Great War. The Rev, Canon Wilkinson officiated at the funeral. Pall bearers, two of whom came from Mr. Topham's district in England, were: H. J. Baldwin, T. Calder, Roy Warren, S. Annable, A. Clark and E. T. Salt.6


Census Data

     Walter Topham and Maria Topham appeared on the 1901 British Census of England, in Ripley, Derbyshire, enumerated 31 March 1901, enumerated as a tailor, employing other workers. Their children Clarice M B and Barnard M were listed as living with them.4
     Walter Topham and Maria appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, enumerated 5 June 1911. Walter was enumerated as a farmer (although this is not clearly written). Their children Clarice, Bernard, Lawrence, Maria and Nora were listed as living with them.2

Family

Maria Booth b. c 1868, d. 1939
Marriage*Walter married Maria Booth in the parish church by banns on 1 August 1887 in Swanwick, Derbyshire, England, according to the parish church register.7,2,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Private Bernard Matthew Topham. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S10057] Frank AshdownWalter Topham household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Saskatchewan; Page 27; Family: 19, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S10059] Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 (Publisher: Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock, Derbyshire, England), Ancestry.com, Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932; "This database includes iamges of the marriage registrations"; cited as "Derbyshire, Eng, C of E Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932., Walter Topham & Maria Booth.
  4. [S10060] Walter Topham household, March 31, 1901 U.K. Census, unknown repository address, Ripley, Derbyshire; RG13; Piece: 3230; Folio: 48; Page: 22; Household: 33, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  5. [S8227] Saskatchewan, Canada, Cemetery Transcripts, 1850-1994 , Ancestry.com, Saskatchewan, Canada, Cemetery Transcripts, 1850-1994; "This database contains cemetery transcriptions by the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society"; cited as "Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, 1850-1994., http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll">Walter Topham;.
  6. [S10058] Obituary: Walter Topham, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jun 13, 1941, Page 12, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Walter Topham. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  7. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 328: Walter Topham. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  8. [S10064] Pioneer Couple To Leave Asquith, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jun 20, 1932, Page 4, column 8 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Tophams to leave Asquith. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  9. [S10057] Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Saskatchewan; Page 27; Family: 19, This may read Clarice.
  10. [S4199] 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., Norah Yvonne Tupham
    Grave marker transcription:
    In memory of Norah Yvonne beloved daughter o W. and M. Topham Born Sept. 11, 1901 Died Oct. 1, 1914.

Maria Booth1,2,3

F, #39693, b. circa 1868, d. 1939
Father*Richard Booth2
Last Edited28 Aug 2019
     Maria was born circa 1868 in Swanwick, Derbyshire, England.2,3 Maria married Walter Topham in the parish church by banns on 1 August 1887 in Swanwick, Derbyshire, according to the parish church register.4,1,2,3 She died in 1939.4 Maria Booth was buried in Asquith Cemetery, Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.4
     She and Walter Topham immigrated circa April 1909 to Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Ripley, Derbyshire, accompanied by Clarice, Bernard, Lawrence, Marion and Nora.1

Census Data

     Maria Topham and Walter Topham appeared on the 1901 British Census of England, Ripley, in Derbyshire, enumerated 31 March 1901, enumerated as a tailor, employing other workers. Their children Clarice M B and Barnard M were listed as living with them.3
     Walter Topham and Maria appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, enumerated 5 June 1911. Walter was enumerated as a farmer (although this is not clearly written). Their children Clarice, Bernard, Lawrence, Maria and Nora were listed as living with them.1

Family

Walter Topham b. Jul 1865, d. Jun 1941
Marriage*Maria married Walter Topham in the parish church by banns on 1 August 1887 in Swanwick, Derbyshire, England, according to the parish church register.4,1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S10057] Frank AshdownWalter Topham household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Saskatchewan; Page 27; Family: 19, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  2. [S10059] Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 (Publisher: Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock, Derbyshire, England), Ancestry.com, Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932; "This database includes iamges of the marriage registrations"; cited as "Derbyshire, Eng, C of E Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932., Walter Topham & Maria Booth.
  3. [S10060] Walter Topham household, March 31, 1901 U.K. Census, unknown repository address, Ripley, Derbyshire; RG13; Piece: 3230; Folio: 48; Page: 22; Household: 33, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 328: Walter Topham. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  5. [S10057] Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Saskatchewan; Page 27; Family: 19, This may read Clarice.
  6. [S10058] Obituary: Walter Topham, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jun 13, 1941, Page 12, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Walter Topham. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  7. [S4199] 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., Norah Yvonne Tupham
    Grave marker transcription:
    In memory of Norah Yvonne beloved daughter o W. and M. Topham Born Sept. 11, 1901 Died Oct. 1, 1914.

Norah Yvonne Topham1

F, #39694, b. 11 September 1901, d. 1 October 1914
Father*Walter Topham1 b. Jul 1865, d. Jun 1941
Mother*Maria Booth1 b. c 1868, d. 1939
Last Edited26 Aug 2019
     Norah was born on 11 September 1901, probably at Ripley, Derbyshire, in England.1,2 She died on 1 October 1914 in Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 13.1 She was buried in Asquith Cemetery, Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     She immigrated with her parents, Walter Topham and Maria Booth circa April 1909 to Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Ripley, Derbyshire.2

Census Data

     Nora Topham appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, Walter Topham and Maria Topham.2

Citations

  1. [S4199] 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., Norah Yvonne Tupham
    Grave marker transcription:
    In memory of Norah Yvonne beloved daughter o W. and M. Topham Born Sept. 11, 1901 Died Oct. 1, 1914.
  2. [S10057] Frank AshdownWalter Topham household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Saskatchewan; Page 27; Family: 19, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

Clarice M B Topham1

F, #39695, b. May 1890
Father*Walter Topham2,1 b. Jul 1865, d. Jun 1941
Mother*Maria Booth2,1 b. c 1868, d. 1939
Last Edited26 Aug 2019
     Clarice was born in May 1890 in Somercotes, Derbyshire, England.2,1
     She immigrated with her parents, Walter Topham and Maria Booth circa April 1909 to Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Ripley, Derbyshire.3

Census Data

     Clarice M B Topham appeared on the1901 British Census of in Ripley, in Derbyshire, England, in the household of her parents, Walter Topham and Maria Topham.1
     Clarice Topham appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, Walter Topham and Maria Topham.3

Citations

  1. [S10060] Walter Topham household, March 31, 1901 U.K. Census, unknown repository address, Ripley, Derbyshire; RG13; Piece: 3230; Folio: 48; Page: 22; Household: 33, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  2. [S10057] Frank AshdownWalter Topham household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Saskatchewan; Page 27; Family: 19, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), This may read Clarice.
  3. [S10057] Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Saskatchewan; Page 27; Family: 19.

Lawrence W Topham1

M, #39696, b. February 1897
Father*Walter Topham2,3,1 b. Jul 1865, d. Jun 1941
Mother*Maria Booth2,3,1 b. c 1868, d. 1939
Last Edited26 Aug 2019
     Lawrence was born in February 1897 in Ripley, Derbyshire, England.2,1
     He immigrated with his parents, Walter Topham and Maria Booth circa April 1909 to Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Ripley, Derbyshire.2
     In the obituary of Walter Topham who died June 1941, his son, Laurie Topham of Tisdale, was listed as a survivor.3

Census Data

     Lawrence W appeared on the 1901 British Census of England, Ripley, in Derbyshire, in the household of Walter Topham and Maria Topham.1
     Lawrence Topham appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, Walter Topham and Maria Topham.2

Citations

  1. [S10060] Walter Topham household, March 31, 1901 U.K. Census, unknown repository address, Ripley, Derbyshire; RG13; Piece: 3230; Folio: 48; Page: 22; Household: 33, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  2. [S10057] Frank AshdownWalter Topham household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Saskatchewan; Page 27; Family: 19, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S10058] Obituary: Walter Topham, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jun 13, 1941, Page 12, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Walter Topham. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Marion E Topham1

F, #39697, b. November 1899
Father*Walter Topham2,3 b. Jul 1865, d. Jun 1941
Mother*Maria Booth2,3 b. c 1868, d. 1939
Last Edited27 Aug 2019
     Marion was born in November 1899 in Ripley, Derbyshire, England.2,1
     She immigrated with her parents, Walter Topham and Maria Booth circa April 1909 to Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Ripley, Derbyshire.2
     In the obituary of Walter Topham who died June 1941, his daughter, Marie of Tisdale, was listed as a survivor.3

Census Data

     Marion E appeared on the 1901 British Census of England, Ripley, in Derbyshire, in the household of Walter Topham and Maria Topham.1
     Maria Topham appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, Walter Topham and Maria Topham.2

Citations

  1. [S10060] Walter Topham household, March 31, 1901 U.K. Census, unknown repository address, Ripley, Derbyshire; RG13; Piece: 3230; Folio: 48; Page: 22; Household: 33, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  2. [S10057] Frank AshdownWalter Topham household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Saskatchewan; Page 27; Family: 19, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S10058] Obituary: Walter Topham, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jun 13, 1941, Page 12, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Walter Topham. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

William Topham1

M, #39698
Last Edited26 Aug 2019

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S10059] Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 (Publisher: Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock, Derbyshire, England), Ancestry.com, Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932; "This database includes iamges of the marriage registrations"; cited as "Derbyshire, Eng, C of E Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932., Walter Topham & Maria Booth.

Richard Booth1

M, #39699
Last Edited26 Aug 2019

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S10059] Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 (Publisher: Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock, Derbyshire, England), Ancestry.com, Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932; "This database includes iamges of the marriage registrations"; cited as "Derbyshire, Eng, C of E Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932., Walter Topham & Maria Booth.

Donald Elmer MacTavish1

M, #39700, b. 10 March 1897, d. 8 October 1918
Father*James McTavish2,3 b. 1 Oct 1863, d. 6 Apr 1907
Mother*Jannette McTavish1,2,3 b. 22 Jul 1877
Last Edited27 Sep 2019
     Donald was born on 10 March 1897 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 037340.1,2,3 He died on 8 October 1918 in the military hospital in Bramshot Common, Hampshire, England, at age 21.1 He was buried in Bramshott (St. Mary) Churchyard, Bramshott, Hampshire, England.4

Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "McTavish (sic) Donald" of P.O. Box 111, Asquith.
Commemorated on the Asquith Cemetery WWI Plaque:
     "D. McTAVISH"
Family Background:
     Today the family surname is usally spelled wiith the prefix "Mc" but 100 years ago, names were more fluid. On his enlistment papers, Donald signed his surname with the prefix 'Mac."
     Alex McTavish, an uncle of Donald, came to the Asquith district to file a homestead in 1903. He returned to Ontario and the following year brought his father Hugh, and several brothers to the area. Another brother, Donald's father, James worked in railroad construction in Saskatchewan, but died in 1907 of tuberculosis (according to Donald's medical history in his service file.) The family history in "The Asquith Record" states that he died in an accident. In 1915, Donald's widowed mother married William McQuitty
Other comments:
     Donald was conscripted in June 1918. By August he was in England, and in October he died of influenza and broncho pneumonia. A sad story indeed.5
Canadian Military Service - WWI :
     Donald Elmer MacTavish of Asquith was conscripted on 18 June 1918 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment. He had had his medical examination in Saskatoon on 27 Oct 1917.. He was an unmarried farmer with no previous military experience. On his conscription papers he listed his next-of-kin as his mother Nettie McQuitty of P.O. Box 111, Asquith.1
     On 15 August 1918 he arrived in England on "HMS Cassandra", joining the 15th Reserve Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment the next day.1
     Pte. Donald Elmer McTavish ended his military service on 8 October 1918 in #12 Canadian General Hospital, Bramshott Camp, Hampshire, England, upon his death from influenza and broncho pneumonia. He had been hospitalized for 5 days.
End of Military Service section.1

     His name was recorded as Donald McTavish on his birth registration.2,3

Census Data

     Donald McTavish appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Horton Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario in the household of his mother Mrs. James McTavish.3

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI Service File: Private Donald Elmer MacTavish. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Donald McTavish. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  3. [S10083] Mrs. James McTavish household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Horton (township); Renfrew, Ontario; Page: 8; Family: 75, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6494.
  4. [S117] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, online Commonwealth War Graves Commission Home Page, Private Donald Elmer MacTavish. Hereinafter cited as CWGC.
  5. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).