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Renfrey - Barrie, Ontario
« on: Monday 05 October 15 14:03 BST (UK) »
I'm looking for further information on Joseph Thomas Renfrey and family.   Joseph was born in 1858 in Berriew, Montgomeryshire and came to Canada between 1871 and 1882.   On 10 May 1882 he married Mary Jane Kennedy in Barrie, Ontario.   She died 3 Oct 1898 age 39.   According to the local paper, they had a son Andrew M. Renfrey, born 22 Feb 1885 and died 16 Apr 1885.   They had at least 2 further children, a daughter born 6 Aug 1883 and a son born 1 Apr 1892.

An obituary was posted for George Renfrey, died 2 Feb 1940 and it mentions a sister.   He was buried in Stayner Cemetery.   Were these chidren of Joseph (Thomas) and Mary?

Any further information on this family greatly appreciated including names of children and death of Joseph.

Dave
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Research:   <br />Clements, Jenkins, Jones, Williams, Davies, Renfrey in Cardiganshire.   <br />Trow, Jones, Clayton in Montgomeryshire.  <br />Renfrey, Datsun, May, Stephens in Cornwall<br />Foster  in Liverpool <br />Milliner, Fry, in Gloucestershire<br />Mawby, Popple in Rutland<br />Kent, Fry, Robinson, Nott, Griffiths in Somerset<br />Willis in Oxfordshire<br />Fishlock, Snell, Fry, in Wiltshire

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Re: Renfrey - Barrie, Ontario
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 October 15 14:24 BST (UK) »
Is this Thomas and Mary Barrie Ontario 1891

Joseph Renfrey  30
Mary J Renfrey  31
Edmund Renfrey  7 Born about 1884. Marked as D on the image  - presume that should be daughter and not son as transcribed.
Kennedey Renfrey  2 Born 1889.
Fred Arnsby  22

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1891/Pages/1891.aspx

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Re: Renfrey - Barrie, Ontario
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 October 15 14:26 BST (UK) »
This looks like Kennedy - John Kennedy Renfrey married Kathleen Ayerst - York Ontario - 25 January 1910 - the parents of Thomas Renfrey and Mother Minnie Kennedy.

Marriage certificate - names father Thomas Renfrey - Painter but does not say he is deceased

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Re: Renfrey - Barrie, Ontario
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 October 15 14:29 BST (UK) »
There is an Ontario marriage for - Elizabeth Edna Renfrey - born 1884 - Allandale, Ontario - 10 April 1907 - Parents - Thomas Renfrey  - Mother  Mary Jane Kennedy Renfrey. Spouse - John Herbert Johnson

Looking at the headstone for George T Renfrey  - it shows an inscription of Johnson - Renfrey
Perhaps the link is through sister Elizabeth Edna who married John Herbert Johnson in 1907  -

http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/504646

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Re: Renfrey - Barrie, Ontario
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 October 15 14:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Sandra,

Thank you very much, that looks like them.   In the 1891 Census 'Edmund' is probably Edna Renfrey.   Mary Jane Renfrey's obituary in 1898 lists 3 children Edna, Kennedy and George.   I could not find further reference to Goerge apart from school reports, obituary and a traffic accident in the 1930s.   Do you have a link for Ontario Censuses in the 20th century?

Dave
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Research:   <br />Clements, Jenkins, Jones, Williams, Davies, Renfrey in Cardiganshire.   <br />Trow, Jones, Clayton in Montgomeryshire.  <br />Renfrey, Datsun, May, Stephens in Cornwall<br />Foster  in Liverpool <br />Milliner, Fry, in Gloucestershire<br />Mawby, Popple in Rutland<br />Kent, Fry, Robinson, Nott, Griffiths in Somerset<br />Willis in Oxfordshire<br />Fishlock, Snell, Fry, in Wiltshire

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Re: Renfrey - Barrie, Ontario
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 October 15 15:06 BST (UK) »
Elizabeth Renfrey  - Born 16 Aug 1883 - Birth Place Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Father's name Joseph Renfrey  Mother's name Mary Jane Kennett



Barrie Ontario 1911 census

John H Johnson  27
Elizabeth E Johnson  24

Detroit Border Crossing - Canada to the USA - Elizabeth E Johnson - 16 August 1883 - Barrie Ontario - accompanied by husband John H Johnson - 36 Channing Street Delaware Ohio.  Port of Arrival - Niagara Falls, New York - 21 December 1946 - departure contact was  Foster Sister Richard Irwin (not sure where foster sister comes from - I cant see that written on the card  ??? - it looks like FR - which usually means friend )
Last permanent address - 59 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto Ontario.

Alien was admitted to US 5/4/42 for permanent residence - however due to health Elizabeth had returned to Canada to be near her relatives and does not intend to renew residence in the USA - Her husband owns a rubber plant in Canada and one in Ohio.

There is another Detroit Border Crossing -  18 April 1951 for Elizabeth Johnson - arrival contact - Husband Verne H Johnson - Channing Street, Delaware, Ohio. The nearest relative at home was Frank Renfrey - Nephew of 390 A Huron Street Toronto.

John Herbert Johnson crossed from Canada to the USA 16 November 1936 - gave departure contact as wife Edna living at 134 Marion Street, Toronto.

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Re: Renfrey - Barrie, Ontario
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 October 15 15:08 BST (UK) »
Try these links for free census in Canada 1901 and 1911

http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/

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Re: Renfrey - Barrie, Ontario
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 October 15 15:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you Sandra, most interesting.   Is there a means by which I can discover Joseph Thomas Renfrey's death similar to freeBMD in Uk?

Dave
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Research:   <br />Clements, Jenkins, Jones, Williams, Davies, Renfrey in Cardiganshire.   <br />Trow, Jones, Clayton in Montgomeryshire.  <br />Renfrey, Datsun, May, Stephens in Cornwall<br />Foster  in Liverpool <br />Milliner, Fry, in Gloucestershire<br />Mawby, Popple in Rutland<br />Kent, Fry, Robinson, Nott, Griffiths in Somerset<br />Willis in Oxfordshire<br />Fishlock, Snell, Fry, in Wiltshire

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Re: Renfrey - Barrie, Ontario
« Reply #8 on: Monday 05 October 15 15:59 BST (UK) »
Canada does not have a BMD index as does the UK - not finding a death for Joseph Thomas Renfrey so far.

This looks like George Renfrey in Stayner Town Simcoe Ontario 1921

Gerge Wilcox  29 Jane Wilcox  68
George Renfrey  25 Born 1896. Father Wales Mother Ontario. Clerk.
Eliza Morley  38
Charles Mc Gee  54

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