Person:James Dark (1)

James Dark
m. Abt 1847
  1. Rebecca Dark1848 - 1937
  2. Mary Dark1849 - 1939
  3. George Henry Dark1851 - 1942
  4. William Thomas Dark1854 - 1937
  5. John Dark1856 - 1945
  6. James Dark1858 - 1949
  7. Robert Dark1860 - 1938
  8. Fannie Ellen Dark1862 - 1946
  9. Clara Ann Dark1864 - 1945
  10. Benjamin Dark1867 - 1934
m. 5 Apr 1882
  1. George Albert Dark1883 - 1948
Facts and Events
Name James Dark
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] 8 Jul 1858 Grey, Huron, Ontario, Canada
Marriage 5 Apr 1882 Neepawa, Manitoba, Canadato Janet Brydon
Death[2][3][4] 18 Mar 1949 Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada
Burial[3] Neepawa, Manitoba, CanadaRiverside Cemetery
Image Gallery
  1. Brussels Post
    Dark Family - Christmas 1924 Page 1, 14 Jan 1925.

    James, born July 8 1858

  2. Deaths, in Manitoba Vital Statistics Online Database
    1949 #002549 Neepawa.

    James Dark, died 18/03/1949 in Neepawa, age 90

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Memorial 191501385, in Find A Grave
    Plot: Lot18 B2 R5.

    James Dark
    Birth: 8 Jul 1858 Grey twp, Huron County, Ontario, Canada
    Death: 18 Mar 1949 Neepawa, Manitoba
    Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa

  4. Obituary - James Dark, in Neepawa Press
    24 Mar 1949.

    James Dark Pioneer Resident Buried Monday. The funeral service for James Dark 90, pioneer resident of Neepawa and district, who passed away at his home here Friday, March 18, was held in Knox Presbyterian Church on Monday, with Rev. Douglas Anderson officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
    Pall Bearers were; Fred McLain, Arthur Clark, C. Orchard, W.J. Pollock, D.E. Pollock and G.H. Kilburn.
    The body lay in state in the Masonic Temple from 12 to 1 P.M. Monday and members of the Masonic order conducted the service.
    Mr. Dark was born at Brussels, Huron County, Ont. On July 8th 1858 and received his education there. He came to Neepawa District in 1879 and helped construct some of the first buildings in town.
    He married Janet Brydon of Galt, Ont. Here in 1882 and they farmed in the Union District. Mr. And Mrs. Dark retired to Neepawa in 1914. Mrs. Dark predeceased her husband in 1927.
    Mr. Dark spent one year in British Columbia with his son and daughter – in – law, Mr. And Mrs. George Dark before returning to Neepawa.
    Mr. Dark was a governor of the Neepawa Hospital Board for several years and also served on the Parks Board. He was a member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges here.
    Surviving is one grandson, James Dark, of Winnipeg. A son George died in Oct. 1948.

  5.   Neepawa, Land of Plenty
    Page 104.

    James Dark, of Huron County, Ontario, and as of 1879 a diligent and highly-respected of the district to the east, was another settler with wide and varied experiences. In addition to his work on the farm, Mr. Dark assisted with the carpentering when Davidson & Hamilton erected a store on the hill at the east end of Hamilton Street.
    Mr. Dark liked to tell the story about the rumor that Chief Sitting Bull was in the country following the massacre of Gen. Custer and his forces. It was reported that Sitting Bull was camped three miles from Winnipeg. A large number of people rode or walked the three miles to see for themselves, only yo find a large bull bogged down in a mud hole.