Ormsby McKenzie Reid Families of Simcoe Cty, Ontario

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  • ID: I92
  • Name: George Billings Ormsby 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1822 in Ireland 3 1 4 5
  • Death: 4 JAN 1884 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada 4
  • Burial: JAN 1884 Leigh's Corners Cemetery 6
  • Occupation: Farmer
  • Note: 7 8

    n.d.
    ?George Ormsby lived on the north 50 acres and soon after bought an additional 50 acres adjoining to the north. George Ormsby?s log house and barn were in the middle of the big field, south of the present barn. Two smaller frame houses were built alongside to the south of the main house. Emma and Dick Metcalfe lived in one while he taught at Leigh?s Corners. The veteran?s wife lived in the other house? (p. 286)

    1860
    ?Ormsby operated a saw mill on a creek, Lot 14, Conc 12., Oro, in the early 1860s. The lumber was cut as this mill to build the Temperance Hall in 1864. This mill was bought by George Brown in 1866.?

    1861 Canadian Census
    George Ormsby 38, a Farmer born in Ireland lived in Oro Township. Simcoe, Ontario with his wife Jean 31, born in Ireland and their children Edward 14, John 12, George 10, Elisabeth 8, Louisa 6, Mary Ann 4 and Emma 1, all born in Upper Ontario. They were Weslyan Methodist.

    1873
    George Ormsby paid $18 for work as Deputy Returning Officer. Early Canadiana Online.

    1871 Canadian Census Index
    George Ormsby 49, a Farmer born in Ireland lived in Oro, Simcoe North, Ontario. He was a Congregationalist.

    1881 Canadian Census
    George Ormsby 59, a Farmer born in Ireland lived in Oro Township, Simcoe, Ontario with his wife Jane 52, born in Ireland and their children Emma 21, Margaret E. 19, Sarah A 16. Alfred 14, Arthur 12 and Ida M. 9, all born in Ontario. Their religion was Independent.

    4 Jan 1884
    Death certificate: Was ill for four days before death with inflammation of lungs.

    1884
    News of the Churches
    Rugby has also lost a much respected member - Mr. George B. Ormsby, who died very suddenly recently. (The Canadian Independent, p. 44)
  • Residence: @N41@
  • _UID: A5913494F14442B3BB64704DF771D5D314A3
  • Change Date: 5 JAN 2008



    Father: James Ormsby b: 1783 in Sligo County, Ireland
    Mother: Elizabeth Franklin b: 1787 in England

    Marriage 1 Jane Reid b: JAN 1828 in Ireland
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has No Children Robert Ormsby b: 14 NOV 1845 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    2. Has Children Edward Ormsby b: 1848 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    3. Has Children John Ormsby b: 3 MAR 1848 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    4. Has Children George Ormsby b: 23 FEB 1851 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    5. Has Children Elisabeth Ormsby b: 1 FEB 1853 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    6. Has Children Louisa Ormsby b: 24 AUG 1855 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    7. Has Children Mary Ann (Polly) Ormsby b: 10 DEC 1857 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    8. Has Children Emma Jane Ormsby b: 4 FEB 1860 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    9. Has Children Margaret Ellen Ormsby b: 1862 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    10. Has Children Sarah Adelaide (Sadie) Ormsby b: 15 MAY 1868 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    11. Has No Children Alfred James Ormsby b: 1867 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    12. Has Children Arthur William Ormsby b: 15 FEB 1869 in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    13. Has Children Ida Matilda Ormsby b: 29 NOV 1871 in Shanty Bay, Simcoe, Ontario

    Sources:
    1. Type: Census
      Title: Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871
      Media: Online Database
      Repository: www.ancestry.com
    2. Type: Vital Record
      Title: Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1932
      Media: Online Database
      Repository: www.ancestry.com
      Page: Roll: MS935_38.
    3. Type: Web Site
      Author: Ancestry.com
      Title: One World Tree
      Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.;
      Repository: www.ancestry.com
      Title: One World Tree
      Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.;
      Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA;
    4. Type: Vital Record
      Title: Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1932
      Media: Online Database
      Repository: www.ancestry.com
    5. Type: Census
      Title: 1881 Canadian Census
      Repository: Online Database
      URL: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp.
    6. Type: Vital Record
      Title: Simcoe County Settlers' Database
      Author: Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society
      Repository: http://www.simcoebogs.com/database/settlersdata_list.php
      Page: R 02 S 07
    7. Type: Book
      Author: Joanna McEwan
      Title: Kith'n Kin: The Story of Oro
      Date: 1978
      Publication: Oro Township Historical Society
    8. Type: Book
      Author: Oro (Ont. : Township). Historical Committee
      Date: 1987
      Title: The Story of Oro
      Repository: http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=900946
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