Facts and Events
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)