Person:Benjamin Richardson (5)

Benjamin Richardson
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Name Benjamin Richardson
Gender Male
Birth? 19 Feb 1826 Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Christening? 23 Feb 1826
Emigration? 1850 Obituary
Occupation[4] 1871 Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada
Death? 16 Mar 1912 Toronto, York, Ontario, Canadaat 14 Lansdowne Avenue
Occupation[1] Keith Shucksmith Notes
Other[2] 1901 Census
Other[3] Courtesy of Leslie Munoz Obituary
Burial? Aurora Cemetery
  1. "Benjamin Richardson was a Captain (prob. a veterinary surgeon), a farmer, shopkeeper, and veterinarian.
    He was awarded the Canada General Service Medal (bar is unreadable in our photo showing the medal).
    He ( and a great deal of the family) emigrated to New Brunswick, and later moved to Ontario."
  2. Occupation: watchmaker
    Name: Benj Richardson Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Age: 75 Birth Date: 19 Feb 1826 Birthplace: England Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's name: Betsey Immigration year: 1853 Racial or Tribal Origin: English Nationality: Canadian Religion: Methodist Occupation: Watchm'kr Province: Ontario District: Toronto (West/Ouest) (City/Cité) District Number: 118 Sub-District: Toronto (West/Ouest) (City/Cité) Ward/Quartier No 5 Sub-District Number: C-12 Family Number: 55 Page: 6
  3. From the Aurora Banner 21 March 1912


    At the advanced age of 86 years, Benjamin Richardson, an old pioneer of this section died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. George B. Nedwick, 14 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto, on Sunday. Mr. Richardson was born in Great Grimsby, England, and came to Canada in 1850. After remaining in New Brunswick four years, he came to this part of the country and commenced manufacturing brick on what was known as the Pearson farm, now owned by Mr. John Walker, north of this town. After following this business a few years he commenced farming which he followed 8 or 10 years and then came to Aurora, where he commenced his jewellery business, which he carried on until about 20 years ago, when he moved to Toronto, where he remained until his death on Sunday last. While here he was a Trustee of the old Primitive Methodist Church. He was one of the charterer members of the Rising Son Lodge 129 A. F. & A. M., and had been a mason for 56 years. He was a member of the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church, Toronto. He is survived by his widow and three sons - William of Saskatoon, John Edward of Port Arthur, and Frank of Daton, Ohio, and three daughters, Mrs. G. R. Nedwick, Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Cutting. A funeral service was conducted at Mr. Nedwick's residence in Toronto, on Monday evening, under the auspices of St. George's Lodge, 367, A. F. & A. M., and another on Tuesday by Rev. Mr. Magwood, pastor of Euclid Avenue Methodist Church. The remains were brought to the Aurora Cemetary by a Metropolitan car, where they were met by the officers and members of the Rising Son Lodge No. 129 A. F. & A. M., under whose auspices the service was conducted at the grave. A large number of our townspeople attended the funeral."

    Stray: Individual bears a different surname than the head of the family
    Sex: Male
    Age: 34
    Birthplace: ENGLAND
    Religion: Church of England, Anglican
    Origin: ENGLISH
    District: NORFOLK NORTH ( 012 )
    Sub-district: Simcoe Town ( D )
    Page: 33
    Microfilm reel: C-9909
    Reference: RG31 — Statistics Canada