#2395, (1882 - 1955)
|Father||James Albert Inkster1,2 (c 1850 - 1905)|
|Mother||Margaret Cullen1,2 (c 1860 - 1884)|
|Relationship||Grandson of William Inkster|
|Charts||Descendants of John Inkster & Abigail Marion|
James Albert Inkster & Margaret, then Mary, Cullen descendants
Children of William Cullen Inkster and Bessie Lydia Archer
|Birth||William Cullen Inkster was born on 20 Nov 1882 in Fenelon Falls, Victoria County, Ontario.|
Information from register: parents James Albert Inkster, blacksmith, & Margaret Cullon, informant James A Inkster of Fenelon Falls, registered 16 Dec.1
|(Other) 1891 Census||William C Inkster appeared on the 1891 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario, in the household of his uncle Magnus Inkster. He was 7, born in Ontario, father born in Scotland [sic], mother in Ontario, and religion Presbyterian. He and his widowed father were staying with his uncle Magnus' family.3|
|Military||William Cullen Inkster completed his attestation form to serve in the 6th Canadian Mounted Rifles in the war in South Africa on 23 Apr 1902 in Peterborough, Peterborough County, Ontario. The attestation papers contained the following information: age 20 years 5 months, born in Fenelon Falls, Clerk, no military experience, and next of kin was Albert Inkster of Marmora. William was 5' 5 1/2" tall, 130 pounds, expanded chest 34", fair complexion, gray eyes, dark brown hair, scars on right shoulder and leg, Presbyterian, noted to be a fair rider and a fair shot.|
The South African War ended in May of 1902. Those who served with the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Canadian Mounted Rifles were not awarded medals because they arrived in South Africa after the end of hostilities
Regimental #248, Canadian Mounted Rifles
Ref: RG 38, A-1-a, volume 51.4
|Land Record||Veterans who served in the South African War (1899-1902) were eligible for 320 acres without fees as long as homestead regulations were completed. William sold his land grant scrip for the north part of Section 10, Township 28, Range 26 W3 in Saskatchewan to Harry Don.5|
|Marriage||He married Bessie Lydia Archer, daughter of Henry T. Archer and Sarah Bailey, on 4 Feb 1903 in Marmora, Hastings County, Ontario.|
Information from the registration: Wm Cullon Inkster, 20, residence Marmora, born in Fenelon Falls, bachelor, Clerk, son of James Albert Inkster & Maggie Cullon;
Bessie Lydia Archer, 20, residence Marmora, born in Campbellford, spinster, daughter of Henry T Archer & Sarah Bailey;
The witnesses were Dougald Cameron and Mabel Archer and they were married by Rev D.S. Honek (?).2
|1911 Census||William C and Bessie Inkster appeared on the 1911 Census of Marmora Village, Hastings County, Ontario, at Forsythe Street. William was 28 years old, born in November 1882 in Ontario, of Scotch origin, Presbyterian and was employed as a salesman in a General Store. He worked 50 weeks at 60 hours per week for $600 and had $2000 of life insurance which cost $65. Their children were Eva (7), Marion (5), and Mabel (2).6|
|(Informant) Death||W.C. Inkster of Marmora registered the 1912 death of his infant daughter Madeline Cullen Inkster.7|
|1921 Census||William and Bessie appeared on the 1921 Census of Marmora, Hastings County, Ontario, at Matthew Street. They owned their 6 room wood house and were both 38 years old and born in Ontario. The family was Presbyterian. William worked in a general store on his own account. Their children were Eva (17), Marion (15), Mabel (12), Albert (7), Bessie (5), and James (4). The eldest four attended school.8|
|Note.||All his children were well educated. William paid for the eldest, Eva, to go to university and become a teacher. The second, Marion, also became a teacher, with her education being paid half by William and half by Eva. The third, Mabel, became a nurse (McGill), with her education paid for by William and Marion. And so it went: Albert an engineer, Bessie a nurse, Jim to business college, with each education half paid by William and half by the sibling before.9|
|Death||William died on 21 May 1955.10|
|Note.||William Cullon ended up running a store in Trent River and living in Havelock . The graves of Wiliam, Bessie and the baby that died (Madeline) are in the Havelock cemetery.11|
|Last Edited||12 Mar 2015|
- Birth Registrations of Ontario, Canada. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. William Cullen Inkster, #033802-82.
- Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Inkster/Archer, #009496-03.
- 1891 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Ontario, Bruce West (53), Bruce Township (a-1), page 63.
- South African War Service Records. Library and Archives Canada, (http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/…), online images, William Cullen Inkster, Regimental Number 248. Ref: RG 38, A-1-a, volume 51.
- Saskatchewan Homestead Index, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1872-1930, compiled by Saskatchewan Archives, http://www.saskhomesteads.com/home.asp
- 1911 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. 80 Hastings West, sd 15, ed 1, page 16.
- Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Madeline Cullen Inkster, #015378-12.
- 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Ontario, Hastings West, SD 46, Page 13.
- E-mails from Jane Gough to J Kolthammer.
- E-mails from Dianna Inkster to Jennifer Kolthammer, 20 April 2005 [info supplied by Fleda Thompson Inkster from a Bible with family tree compiled by Ruby Marion Greenley Inkster].
- E-mails from Dianna Inkster to Jennifer Kolthammer, 20 April 2005.
- Birth Registrations of Ontario, Canada. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Eva Margaret Inkster, #019120-04.
- Birth Registrations of Ontario, Canada. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Ruby Marion Inkster, delayed registration, 1967, #502272.
- Birth Registrations of Ontario, Canada. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Madeline Inkster, #023595-11.
- Birth Registrations of Ontario, Canada. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Albert Archer Inkster, #029122-13.
- E-mails from Dianna Inkster to Jennifer Kolthammer.