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Thomas Spears

Thomas Spears

Male 1883 - 1973  (90 years)

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  • Name Thomas Spears  [1
    Born 27 Jun 1883  Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Ethnic Origin Irish  [4
    Membership Cedar Massonic Lodge No. 396  [2
    Membership Royal Canadian Legion branch 208  [2
    Membership Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    St. John's United Church 
    Occupation 1899  70 Mile House, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    taking care of 150 cattle in the Caribou district 
    Occupation 1908  Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1908  Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Military Service 25 Apr 1916  Vancouver, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    His Attestation was 
    • He gave his birth date as June 27, 1884 although all other documents show it as June 27, 1883
    Name Tom Spears 
    Occupation 25 Apr 1916  Port Coquitlam, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Logger 
    Religion 25 Apr 1916  Port Coquitlam, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1 Jun 1921  St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    farmer (own farm) at lot 46 Con 2 W B R 
    Religion 1 Jun 1921  St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    _UID 20BCFA44B39344A9A009D780D1BEA3FA79F9 
    Died 24 Dec 1973  Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Address:
    Grey Bruce Health Services
    Wiarton, Ontario
    Canada 
    Buried Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Dunk's Bay Road
    Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0
    Canada 
    Person ID I2105  Jan R. Schwarz III Genealogy file
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2015 

    Father Solomon Spears,   b. 18 Sep 1838, Belfast, , Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1927, Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Frances Ann Diamond,   b. 5 Feb 1848, Georgetown, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1936, Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1864  , Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Census 4 Apr 1881  Hanover, Grey County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    1881 
    Residence 1883  St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • and Solomon Spears in 1883
    Census 6 Apr 1891  Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    1891 
    Photos
    Solomon Spears and Fanny Diamond
    Solomon Spears and Fanny Diamond
    Headstones
    Solomon Spears Headstone
    Solomon Spears Headstone
    Family ID F978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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  [4
    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  [4
    46 Con 2 W B R 
    Children 
     1. Percy Spears,   b. 31 Jul 1909, Chesterwold, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 2002, Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Clarence Orville Spears,   b. 12 Jul 1911, Chesterwold, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 2004, Gateway Haven Nursing Home, Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Wilfred Earnest Spears,   b. 11 Sep 1912, Coquitlam, Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1912, Coquitlam, Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Margaret Eileen Spears,   b. 1915, , , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 2001  (Age 86 years)
     5. Living
     6. Stanley Kenneth Spears,   b. 1931,   d. 26 Dec 1988, Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre , Owen Sound, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Headstones
    Thomas Spears Headstone
    Thomas Spears Headstone
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Annie E. Dunlop,   b. 1902,   d. 1983  (Age 81 years) 
    Headstones
    Thomas Spears Headstone
    Thomas Spears Headstone
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jun 1883 - Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMembership - St. John's United Church - - Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - taking care of 150 cattle in the Caribou district - 1899 - 70 Mile House, , British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1908 - Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1908 - Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Mar 1908 - Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - His Attestation was - 25 Apr 1916 - Vancouver, , British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Logger - 25 Apr 1916 - Port Coquitlam, , British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 25 Apr 1916 - Port Coquitlam, , British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 25 Apr 1916 - Port Coquitlam, , British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer (own farm) at lot 46 Con 2 W B R - 1 Jun 1921 - St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1 Jun 1921 - St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, 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 MapsResidence - 46 Con 2 W B R - 1 Jun 1921 - St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Address:
    Grey Bruce Health Services
    Wiarton, Ontario
    Canada - 24 Dec 1973 - Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Dunk's Bay Road
    Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0
    Canada - - Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada
    Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Thomas Spears
    Thomas Spears

    Headstones
    Thomas Spears Headstone
    Thomas Spears Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Cemetery Headstones - Dunk's Bay, Dunk's Bay Cemetery (Tobermory, Ontario, Canada), Thomas Spears monumental inscription, Read by Jan Schwarz, Dec 30, 2011. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S47] Newspaper Ontario - Bruce and Grey, Ontario. Bruce and Grey Counties (Wiarton/Owen Sound)., "Thomas Spears Obituary," Dec 28, 1973. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S92] Birth Records - Ontario Archives, Ontario., Bruce - Lindsay & St. Edmunds 1883, 449, 4, Thomas Spears; MS929 Reel 58, 003242. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [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).

    5. [S45] Newspaper Ontario - Owen Sound The Sun Times, Ontario. Owen Sound., "First white child in Tobermory," June 29, 1970, col. by Frank Barkey. (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. [S48] Book - Down Memory Lane - Pioneers in St. Edmunds Township, Dora White-Wyonch, and Cora Wyonch, (Tobermory, Ontario: White, 1994.), 66. (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S42] Marriage Records - Ontario Archives, Ontario. Archives of Ontario., Solomon Spears (Spier)-Frances Anne Diamond; MS248, Reel 5. (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S60] Birth - Ontario Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register, Ida Reed, ((http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wjmartin/wesleyan.htm : © Ida Reed, 2001)), accessed Jan 20, 2012), Spears; Vol 3 page 167 Bentinck Twp., Grey County. (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S52] Book - The History of St. Edmunds Township, Compiled by the Township of St. Edmunds; editor, Cathy Wyonch, (Tobermory, Ontario: Tobermory Township, 1985.), 7. (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S62] Census Canada 1891, Canada., district Ontario Bruce North (52), sub-district St. Edmonds, p. 1, dwelling 1, family 1, Solomon Spears; (Reliability: 3).