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Percy Spears

Percy Spears

Male 1909 - 2002  (93 years)

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  • Name Percy Spears  [1
    Born 31 Jul 1909  Chesterwold, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Chesterwold
    Wetaskiwin, Alberta
    Canada 
    • All activities in the early 1900's centered on the Chesterwold community, located 8 miles southeast of Pigeon Lake. Pete COOPER, an early pioneer arrive in 1902 and named the Chesterwold Post Office after his home town in Nebraska. The hub of the Chesterwold district (S.E. 32-44-27) consisted of a post office, store, and later a huge dance hall and a barn which held twenty-six teams. Later the Chesterwold district was divided into two school districts Pigeon Creek in 1905, and Half-Way Grove in 1918.
      It was not until 1901 and 1902 that men in any appreciable numbers began filing on homesteads in the Chesterwold district. However the country "settled" quickly ...

      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~abponoka/sch-chesterwold.htm#history
    Gender Male 
    Census 1 Jun 1921  St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1921 
    • Role: Household Member
      46 Con 2 W B R
      Methodist
      Thomas Spears «tab»37 Ont farmer(own farm) Irish Father Birth - Ireland, Mother Ontario
      Mary E Spears «tab»37 Ont Irish Father Birth - Ontario, Mother Ontario
      Pesley Spears «tab»11 Alberta
      Clarance Spears 9 Alberta
      Eileen Spears «tab» 5 British Columbia
    Religion-Member 1 Jun 1921  St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    • Role: Member
    Residence 1 Jun 1921  St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    46 Con 2 W B R 
    • Role: Occupant
    Military Service From Aug 1940 to 1946  Europe Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    as a Sapper 
    • Sapper Percy Spears was engaged in the saw-milling business at Tobermory before enlistment. He joined the R.C.F. in August 1940, and went to England in January 1941. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Spears of Tobermory. His father is a veteran of the First World War.

      A sapper, pioneer or combat engineer is a combatant soldier who performs a wide variety of combat engineering duties, typically including, but not limited to, bridge-building, laying or clearing minefields, demolitions, field defences, general construction and building, as well as road and airfield construction and repair.

      They are also trained to serve as infantry personnel when needed in both defensive and offensive operations and are fully involved in modern counter-insurgency operations. A sapper's tasks have, throughout history, including modern day counter-insurgency operations, been devoted to the mission-critical tasks involving facilitating movement and logistics of allied forces and impeding those of enemies.
    Property 5 Mar 1963  [4
    Yeo Island Timber Rights 
    • PIN 47142 - 0061 LT
      Yeo Island S of Manitoulin Island; NE Manitoulin & Islands
      District of Manitoulin

    Died 26 Dec 2002  Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Grey Bruce Health Services
    Wiarton, Ontario
    Canada 
    Funeral 30 Dec 2002  Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated Jan 2003  Flesherton, Grey County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Flesherton Crematorium 
    Occupation Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    contractor 
    Residence Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    473 Mary Street P.O. Box 376 
    _PPEXCLUDE
    _UID D4D7E4B81DDE46EEB86C11AE12609B076DCE 
    Buried 24 May 2008  Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Dunk's Bay Road
    Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0
    Canada 
    Person ID I1205  Jan R. Schwarz III Genealogy file
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2018 

    Father Thomas Spears,   b. 27 Jun 1883, Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1973, Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Mary Ellen Bartman,   b. 15 Jan 1883, St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1908  Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Witnesses - Lyda SPEARS & Bertha BARTMAN [6]
    Residence 25 Apr 1916  Port Coquitlam, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1 Jun 1921  St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1921 
    • 46 Con 2 W B R
      Methodist
      Thomas Spears «tab»37 Ont farmer(own farm) Irish Father Birth - Ireland, Mother Ontario
      Mary E Spears «tab»37 Ont Irish Father Birth - Ontario, Mother Ontario
      Pesley Spears «tab»11 Alberta
      Clarance Spears 9 Alberta
      Eileen Spears «tab» 5 British Columbia
    Residence 1 Jun 1921  St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    46 Con 2 W B R 
    Headstones
    Thomas Spears Headstone
    Thomas Spears Headstone
    Family ID F977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Audrey Edith Jenkins,   b. 28 Oct 1924, London, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 2007, Mississauga Hospital, 100 Queensway West, Mississauga, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1948  [8
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Douglas "Doug" John Spears,   b. 14 Jan 1953, Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 2014, Oakville, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Headstones
    Percy Spears and Audrey Jenkins Headstone
    Percy Spears and Audrey Jenkins Headstone
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Address:
    Chesterwold
    Wetaskiwin, Alberta
    Canada - 31 Jul 1909 - Chesterwold, , Alberta, Canada
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1921 - 1 Jun 1921 - St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion-Member - Methodist - 1 Jun 1921 - St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 46 Con 2 W B R - 1 Jun 1921 - St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - as a Sapper - From Aug 1940 to 1946 - Europe Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Address:
    Grey Bruce Health Services
    Wiarton, Ontario
    Canada - 26 Dec 2002 - Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral - 30 Dec 2002 - Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - Flesherton Crematorium - Jan 2003 - Flesherton, Grey County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - contractor - - Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 473 Mary Street P.O. Box 376 - - Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Dunk's Bay Road
    Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0
    Canada - 24 May 2008 - Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada
    Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Percy Spears
    Percy Spears
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Headstones
    Percy Spears and Audrey Jenkins Headstone
    Percy Spears and Audrey Jenkins Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S144] Pers: Albums, pictures and documents - Spears, Spears, Audrey Edith nee Jenkins, Spears Family Album Page 3 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S153] Census Canada 1921, Canada., (Ancestry.com Operations Inc. \i The 1921 Canadian Census\i0 . http://www.ancestry.ca/1921census : 2013), district 69 Bruce North (Ontario), sub-district 40, Township of St Edmunds, p. 5, dwelling 59, family 59, Thomas Spears; (http://www.ancestry.ca/1921census : accessed 18 Jan 2015); citing Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S47] Newspaper Ontario - Bruce and Grey, Ontario. Bruce and Grey Counties (Wiarton/Owen Sound)., "Sapper Percy Spears," 1942. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S144] Pers: Albums, pictures and documents - Spears, Spears, Audrey Edith nee Jenkins, Yeo Island Timber Rights Land Registry Office #31, 47142-0061 (LT) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S48] Book - Down Memory Lane - Pioneers in St. Edmunds Township, Dora White-Wyonch, and Cora Wyonch, (Tobermory, Ontario: White, 1994.), 67. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S42] Marriage Records - Ontario Archives, Ontario. Archives of Ontario., Spears-Bartman; MS932 Reel 133, 005349. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S49] Military records - Canada, Canada., Thomas Speats Attestation; accessed 3 Jul 2013 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S41] Pers: Journal - My Life by Audrey E. Spears, Audrey Edith Spears nee Jenkins, p. 19 (Reliability: 3).