Name: George Washington STRAIN
Given Name: George Washington
Birth: 18 Oct 1857 in Osprey Township, Grey County, Ontario
Death: 6 Apr 1937 in Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Burial: 7 Apr 1937 Gordon Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Ontario 1
Census: 1891 Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Occupation: Plasterer 1891
Religion: Church Of England 1891
Census: 1901 Gordon Township Lot 16, Con 8
Occupation: Farmer 1901
Religion: Methodist 1901
Census: 1911 Gordon Township, Algoma East
Change Date: 28 Mar 2012 at 21:28
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Ontario Vital Records - Marriages # 001 069 - 1882
George Washington STRAIN, born Osprey Township and Harrie
t ALMOND, born Linconshire, England were married 20 Decembe r 1882 at Assiginack. Groom's Parents: William and Margare t S. Strain. Bride's Parents: Luke and Mary Almond.
Manitoulin Expositor, Dec.30, 1882
On the 20th inst., by the Rev. W.P. Brown, at the residenc e of the bride's father, George Washington Strain, of Manit owaning, to Hattie, daughter of Luke Almond, of the townshi p of Assiginack.
1891 Ontario Census, Algoma, Gore Bay, Household #93
Strain George M 32 M Head Canada Ireland Canada Church of E ngland
Strain Harriet F 26 M Wife England England England Church o f England
Strain William M 7 S Son Canada Canada England Church of En gland
Strain Charles M 5 S Son Canada Canada England Church of En gland
Strain George W. M 4 S Son Canada Canada England Church o f England
Strain Lottie M. F 3 S Daughter Canada Canada England Churc h of E ngland
Strain Rubins F. F 1 S Daughter Canada Canada England Churc h of England age 8m
1901 Ontario Census, Algoma, Gordon Township Lot 16, Con 8 , Household #35
STRAIN George W. M Headm1857-Oct-1843 Ont Eng Can M E farmer
STRAIN Harriet F Wife m 1862-Dec-213 8 Eng Irish Can CE
STRAIN William M Son s 1883-Jul-2217Ont Irish Can M E Farme r's Son
STRAIN Charles Wesley MSons1884-Oct- 08 16 Ont Irish Can M E Farmer's Son
STRAIN George W. M Son s 1885-May-08 15 Ont Irish Can ME
STRAIN Lottie May FDau s 1887-Mar-16 13Ont Irish Can M E
STRAIN Ruby Florence F Dau s 1890-Sep-10 10 Ont Irish Can ME
STRAIN Ethel Hattie F Dau s 1892-Aug-16 8 Ont Irish Can ME
STRAIN Edward James J. F Son s 1894-Oct-06 6 Ont Irish Ca n ME
STRAIN Sarah Ann F Dau s 1897-May-26 3 Ont Irish Can ME
STRAIN Wilfred Roy M Son s 1899-Aug-06 1 Ont Irish Can ME
1911 Ontario Census, Algoma, Gordon, page 3, Household #30
Strain George M Head M Oct 1859 52
Strain Harriet F Wife M Dec 1864 47
Strain George M Son S May 1886 25
Strain Lottie F Daughter S Mar 1888 23
Strain Ethel F Daughter S Aug 1893 18
Strain Edward M Son S Oct 1895 16
Strain Sarah A F Daughter S Mar 1897 14
Strain Roy W M Son S Apr 1900 11
Strain Frederic M Son S Nov 1902 9
Strain Robert R M Son S Dec 1905 7
Manitoulin Guide and Gore Bay Enterprise, Sept 19th, 190 2 - Shorthorns
Mr. George Strain, one of our most enterprising farmers a nd tradesmen, who has just finished putting up a model bar n with the very best of stone foundation, the other day pur chased a fine short horn bull out of the herd of Mr. Ed. Be ck. As Mr. Strain, with his added stable accomodation inten ds to keep a herd of twenty grade cows, he needs just suc h an animal for his success. "Dandy," as the animal is regi stered, decends from the best stock. His sire is a fine, we ll-bred animal owned by Mr.Cattey, "Gordon Prince." On hi s dame's side, his grandmother is from "General Booth, "a p rize winner, both in England and Canada, whose stock is sel ling for big money, and taking prizes wherever shown. At th e Winnipeg Industrial, as reported in the Farmers's Advocat e, in the class of bulls four years and over, an outstandin g winner was found in the entry of J.G. Barron, of Carbers y, the roan, four-year-old, "Topsman Duke,"a son of the fam ous Canadian champion bull "Topsman," sire General Booth. F or the best herd of three animals, any age or sex, the ge t of one bull, bred and owned by exhibitor, Barron got firs t with his get of Topsman Duke. Then at a sale of shorthorn s in Chicago recently Mr. C. Edwards & Co. sold one cow, St rawberry 5th, for $800. Her sire is Topsman. So it will b e seen that Mr. Strain has every reason to be proud of th e breeding of his purchases .
Through the Years, November 1993, page 30 - Gordon, May 1909
Mr. George Strain returned last week from Toronto. This i s due to the river not being open yet which prevented the m from going to Gowganda. He expects to return shortly.
Through the Years, June 1993, page 31 - Gordon, May 1909
George Strain left the early art of this week for Gowganda . Will also expects to go this week.
Through the Years, July 1993, page 12 - Gordon, June 1909
Will and George Strain returned home from Gouganda Sunda y Night. They will leave again in a week or two for Kenora.
Through the Years, February 1995, page 19 - Gordon, Feb - 1 910
Mr. George Strain, Sr., made a business trip to Manitowanin g this week.
Through the Years, December 1987, page 26-27
1937, Widely known Citizen and Builder Passes
In the passing of Geo. Strain Sr. in his 79th year the Ma nitoulin loses one of her most prominent citizens- one wh o was known the length and breadth of the Island as well a s the North shore for his proficiency as a stone mason. Th e late Mr. Strain was born at Flesherton in 1858 and came t o Manitowaning in the spring of 1883. the same year he wa s united in marriage to Harriet Almond. For the next six ye ars he was in the employ of the Spanish River Lumber County , as a stone mason. Returning to Gore Bay he was one of th e towns's first councillors and sat on the first case as ju ry man that was tried in the district court. His contract s here included the following buildings: Turner's Store, Ki ngsboro &Baxter's store and the Mansion House at Little Cur rent; the Merchant's Bank (now the Bank of M ontreal) the G amey Block (now owned by A.E. Johnson); the District Cour t House, the late R.R. Gamey's residence, now owned by Dr . F.A.Strain:, the late C.C. Platt's residence, the home o f J. Haddow Fell and many others.
In politics he was a staunch Conservative and in religio n a loyal member of the United Church.
Of a kind and congenial nature he made a host of friend s who will learn of his passing with sincere regret.
The funeral services conducted by Rev. J.J. Matthias an d Rev. E.A. Currey were held on Wednesday afternoon of las t week and was largely attended. In fact his spacious hom e was filled to overflowing and many listened to the servic e form the verandah.
A family of eleven children survive, namely: William, Wes ley, George, Ted, Miss Lottie and Mrs. Sandy Wright of Gord on Township; Mrs. Clayton Slomke and Mrs. Wm. Scott of Mill s Township and Ross, Roy and Fred of Gore Bay, also forty-o ne grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Mrs. Strai n predeceased her husband on October 13th, 1924.
The pallbearers were his six sons: William, Wesley, Georg e, Ted, Roy and Fred.
(In appreciation to Manitoulin Genealogy for this Obituary , a website of Laurie Lovelace)
Through the Years, December 1987, page26-27 - George Strai n Sr. and family
George Strain Sr. and his wife Harriet (Alemande ) live d in Gore Bay where George worked as a carpenter and ston e mason.
Many of the houses he built are still standing and in us e today,such as: Allan Graham's, the Long (Schultz) house , 'Doc' Strain's, Dave Cunning's as well as many others. H e also built the courthouse and the local jail which now ho uses the Gore Bay Museum.
The family moved to Gordon Township in 1902 to the farm w here Grant Strain (grandson) now resides. (Con. 8 Lot 16).
Gordon Cemetery, Gordon and Allan, Manitoulin Island, #277
STRAIN / GEORGE W. / 1858-1937 / - / HIS BEL'D WIFE / HARRI ET / 1863-1924 / EMMA, / BEL'D WIFE OF / WESLEY STRAIN / 18 87-1930 / (back) AUDREY / DIED JULY 7, 1929 / AGED 13 MOS . / - / fs UNCLE / WM .J. STRAIN / 1861-1941 2 cs S
for a copy of the Obituary as saved by Norma Hughson from t he Manitoulin Expositor, Little Current, email the webmaste r, S- page 67
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