Person:Elliott Irwin (1)

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  1. William IrwinAbt 1842 - 1878
  2. Hugh Irwin1843 - 1929
  3. Elizabeth Irwin1851 - 1926
  4. Elliott Irwin1852 - 1933
  5. MARGARET Jane Irwin1853 -
m. 22 May 1875
m. 19 Jul 1877
Facts and Events
Name Elliott Irwin
Alt Name _____ Irwin
Gender Male
Birth? 12 Aug 1852 Goderich (township), Huron, Ontario, Canada
Marriage 22 May 1875 Goderich Township, Huron, Ontario, Canadato Sarah White
Marriage 19 Jul 1877 Croft and Spence, Muskoka, Ontario, Canadato Mary Crummer
Census[2] 1881 Croft and Spence, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Census[1] 31 Mar 1901 Armour, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Census? 1911 Armour, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Death[3] 25 Mar 1933 Burk's Falls, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Burial? 27 Mar 1933 Burk's Falls, Parry Sound, Ontario, CanadaBurk's Falls Cemetery

Name and Relationships

Name: Elliott Irwin. His first name is spelled several different ways: Elliot and Elliott. Probably, Elliott is correct a this corresponds with a number of other documents that bear that name. In his 1875 marriage registration, it is spelled Elliott and in his 1877 marriage registration, it is also spelled Elliott. In the 1881 census, it is spelled Elliot. In the 1901 census, it is spelled Elliott. In the 1911 census, it is spelled Elliot. On his 1933 death registration, his name is spelled Elliott.

Parents: Robert and Mary Irwin. Source is Elliott Irwin's 1875 and 1877 marriage registrations.

Spouse 1: Sarah White. Source is their 1875 marriage registration.

Spouse 2: Mary Crummer. Source is their 1877 marriage registration.

Elliott Irwin was Elmer Irwin's great uncle.

Personal History

1852 - Birth: Several different birth dates are listed for Elliott Irwin in various documents. Have been unable to find a birth registration. His 1875 marriage registration listed his age as 26 and born in Goderich, Ontario (infers a birth year of 1849). His 1877 marriage registration listed his age as 26 (infers a birth year of 1851). The 1881 census listed his age as 28 and born in Ontario (infers a birth year of 1853). The 1901 census listed his age as 48 and born on August 12, 1852. The 1911 census listed his age as 60 and born in August, 1850. His 1933 death registration listed his age as 88, 7 months, 13 days and born in Goderich, Ontario on August 12, 1844.

1861 - WHERE IS HE IN 1861 CENSUS? No Elliott or Elliot Irwin listed in LAC in all of Canada West (Ontario)

1871 - WHERE IS HE IN 1871 CENSUS? No Elliott or Elliot Irwin listed in LAC in all of Ontario.

1875 - Marriage 1: On May 22, 1875, Elliott Irwin 26, Farmer, bachelor, born in Goderich Township, married Sarah White 21, spinster, born in Goderich Township, in Goderich Township, Huron County. His residence when married was listed as Muskoka while hers was listed as Goderich Township. His parents were listed as Robert and Mary Irwin. Her parents were listed as John and Rebecca White. Witnesses were James and Rebecca White (probably her siblings). Source is their 1875 marriage registration, Goderich Township, Huron County, Ontario, Reg. No. 003905

WHAT HAPPENED TO SARAH WHITE? DID HE DIVORCE HER? SEE 1881 CENSUS - she is still living with her parents in Goderich Township.

1877 - Marriage 2: Two years later, on July 19, 1877, Elliott Irwin, 26 and born in Canada married Mary Crummer, 20, born in Ireland in Spence Township. Her parents were listed as Mary and William Crummer. He is Methodist, she is Church of England. They planned to live in Spence Township. Source is their 1877 marriage registration. In this document, Elliott Irwin is listed as a bachelor indicating that he may have divorced Sarah White. If she had died, he would have been listed as a widower.

1881 - Census: In 1881, Sarah White 26 was living with her father John White 58 and her mother Rebecca White 48 along with several brothers and sisters in Goderich Township, Huron County. Source is 1881 Census of Canada.

1881 - Census: In 1881, Elliot Irwin 28 was living on a farm in Croft and Spence Township with his wife, Mary Crummer and their two children: Elisabeth 2 and Robert (11 months, born in April). The family was Church of England. Source is 1881 Census of Canada.

WHAT HAPPENED TO MARY CRUMMER - CANNOT FIND A DEATH REGISTRATION FOR HER

1891 census - WHERE IS HE? CANNOT LOCATE HIM IN 1891 census. No Elliott or Elliot Irwin listed in LAC for all of Canada

1901 - Census: On March 31, 1901, Elliott Irwin 48, widowed, was living in Armour township (near Burk's Falls) by himself. His birthday is listed as 12 Aug 1852. He was born in Ontario. Source is 1901 Census of Canada.

1911 - Census: In 1911, Elliot Irwin 60 was a boarder in a household with several other boarders in Armour Township, Parry Sound District. He was listed as single (which is odd) and a labourer, building, who worked 60 hours per week for his employer. His birth date was listed as Aug, 1850. Source is 1911 Canada census.

1921 - WHERE IS HE IN 1921 census? CANNOT LOCATE HIM.

1933 - Death and Burial: Elliott Irwin 88, widowed, died on March 25, 1933 in Burks Falls, Armour Township, Parry Sound District. He had resided in Burks Falls for 62 years. The death registration was filled out by a person from the Old Age Pension Board. He listed Elliott's birth as August 12, 1844 in Goderich, Huron County. Cause of death was stomach cancer. His occupation was listed as Labourer, Lumbering. Elliott Irwin was buried in Burks Falls on March 27, 1933. Source is Elliott's 1933 death registration, Armour Township, Parry Sound District, Ontario, Reg. No. 026693.

Grave Marker: Cannot find a listing for him in the Burks Falls Cemetery.

References
  1. Armour, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, in 1901 Census of Canada
    Image z000083326, Page 9, 31 Mar 1901.
  2. Croft and Spense, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, in 1881 Census of Canada
    Image e008180089, Page 8, Family 39, 1881.
  3. Armour, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, in Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Archives of Ontario)
    Reg 016693, Page 59, 26 Mar 1933.