John McKinnon1,2

#448, (1829 - 1916)
FatherAngus McKinnon1,2,3 (bt 1792 - 1796 - 1882)
MotherMary McFadyen1,2 (bt 1798 - 1805 - 1889)
RelationshipSon of Angus McKinnon
ChartsAngus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen's children & grandchildren
Angus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen - 5 generations of descendants

Children of John McKinnon and Euphemia McGillivray

Life Events

Item. Mother tongue is Gaelic.4 
BaptismJohn McKinnon was baptized on 9 Nov 1829 in Kilfinichen & Kilvickeon, Argyll. Residence Baiknahairde [Balnahard].1 
(with Parents) 1841 CensusJohn appeared on the 1841 Census of Kilfinichen & Kilvicheon, Argyllshire in the household of his parents. He was 11 and born in the county.5 
(with parents) ImmigrationHe immigrated with his parents from Mull in Argyll, Scotland to Vaughan Township in York County, Ontario, Canada in 1849.6
 
(with Parents) 1851/2 CensusJohn appeared on the 1852 Census of Vaughan Township, York County, Ontario with his parents. He was born in Scotland, free Presbyterian, and age 22 next birthday.7 
(with Parents) 1861 CensusJohn appeared on the 1861 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario with his parents. He was 30, born in Scotland, Free Church, single, and a farmer.8 
MarriageHe married Euphemia McGillivray, daughter of Peter McGillivray and Sarah Mcarthur, on 24 Jun 1862 in Bruce, Ontario.
Information from register: John McKinnon, 30, residence Bruce, born Scotland, son of Angus McKinnon & Mary McFaden;
Euphemia McGilvray, 25, residence Bruce, born Scotland, father Peter McGilvray, mother Sarah Mcarthur;
They were married by Wm Matheson, PC Bruce Tp and the witness was Alex Fraser of Saugeen.2 
1871 CensusJohn and Euphemia appeared on the 1871 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. John was age 40, born in Scotland, Canada presbyterian, Scotch origin, a farmer, and married. Euphemia was 34, born in Scotland, Canada Presbyterian, Scotch, and married. Their children were Peter (8), Isabella (6), Sarah (4), Mary (2), and Cathrine (1 month).9 
1881 CensusJohn and Euphemia appeared on the 1881 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. John was 50, born in Scotland, Canada Presbyterian, Scotch origin, a farmer, and married. Euphema was 46, born in Scotland, Canada Presbyterian, Scotch origin, and married. Their children were Peter (18), Sarah (14), Mary (12), Catherine (10 or 11), Christy (8), Isabella (6), and Euphemia (4). With them as well was Allen McFadgen (widower, age 60, born Scotland).10 
(Mentioned) ObituaryHe was mentioned in Mary McKinnon's 1889 obituary as son John who, with his brother Donald, owned the McKinnon land in Bruce.6
Mary (McFadyen) McKinnon
obituary, 1889
1891 CensusJohn and Euphemia appeared on the 1891 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. The McKinnons lived in a one story wood house with 5 rooms. John was 61, born in Scotland, parents born in Scotland, religion Presbyterian, and was a Farmer. Euphemia was 55, born in Scotland, parents born in Scotland, and religion Presbyterian. Their children were Peter (28), Sarah (23), Mary (21), Kate (20), Tena (18), Bell (16), and Pheme (13). They could all read and write.11 
1901 CensusJohn McKinnon appeared on the 1901 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario, at Lot 13 Conc 13. He lived in a brick house with 7 rooms, 100 acres and one outbuilding. John was 70, widowed, born 15 Oct 1830 in Scotland, immigrated to Canada in 1849, Presbyterian, spoke Gaelic and English, and was a farmer working on his own account. His single children at home were Peter (37), Kate (29), and Bella (25). His brother Donald's family was in the next household.4 
1911 CensusJohn McKinnon and his son Peter appeared on the 1911 Census of Village of Paisley, Bruce County, Ontario, at Ross Street. John was 81, widowed, born November 1830 in Scotland, immigrated in 1849, Presbyterian, and was a retired farmer. Peter was 47, born April 1864 in Ontario, married [sic], and was employed as an agent.12 
DeathJohn died on 24 Feb 1916 in Ross Street, Paisley, Bruce County, Ontario.
Information from register: age 85 3/12 years, born Scotland, Retired farmer, widowed, father Angus McKinnon, mother Christina McFaden, died of old age, registered by Peter McKinnon of Paisley 25 Feb 1916.3
John McKinnon
Death Certificate
BurialHe was buried in Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin, Ontario. Transcription: Isabella daughter of John & Euphemia McKinnon died Oct 7 1873 aged 9 yrs
Budded on earth to bloom in heaven
Euphemia McGillivray beloved wife of John McKinnon died Jan 3 1897 age 60 yrs Native of Argylshire Scotland
She is not dead but sleeping
John McKinnon died Feb 24 1916 age 85 yrs Pioneer of 51.13 
Last Edited17 Sep 2013

Citations

  1. Microfilm of the Old Parochial Register of Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon, Argyllshire, 1804-1854 (Family History Library, 1041079), 102388 is another filming.
  2. Microfilm of the Marriage Registers of Bruce County, Ontario, 1859-1869 (Family History Library, film #1030055), McKinnon/McGillivray, 1862.
  3. Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. John McKinnon, #009237-16.
  4. Online image of the 1901 Census for Canada, Bruce W (50), Bruce (a-5), page 2, line 16. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com.
  5. 1841 Census for Argyll, Scotland (Family History Library, microfilm), The primary occupations are farmer, crofter, ag lab, cotter, servant. Almost everyone is born in the county. Dozens of residents (male and female) are reported to be in service in the south. There is evidence of widespread destitution. "a great portion of this district has of late been laid out as sheep walks which was formerly thickly inhabited by small farmers -- the most of whom are now poor cotters wherever they could find houses and destitute of means to defray their expenses to the Colonies particularly to Canada where they would in general expect to meet Friends who would render them assistance.", Kilfinichen & Kilvicheon, District 10, page 2, house 8.
  6. Obituary of Mary McKinnon in Unknown newspaper, 1889 (J Kolthammer, photocopy (no source)).
  7. Online image of the 1851/52 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), York County (42), Vaughan (401), page 221.
  8. 1861 Census for Ontario "Bruce County, Bruce Tp (13), district 4, page 10."
  9. 1871 Census for Canada "Ontario, North Bruce (28), Bruce Tp (a-2), page 58."
  10. 1881 Census for Canada "Ontario, Bruce North (177), a-1, page 7."
  11. Online image of the 1891 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Ontario, Bruce West (53), Bruce Township (a-1), page 20.
  12. Online image of the 1911 Census for Canada, Ontario, South Bruce (60), Village of Paisley, subdist 37, page 1. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com.
  13. Letters from Betty McKinnon, Ontario, to J Kolthammer, various dates, "Citing Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin, Ontario transcription."
  14. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Stafford/McKinnon, #001559-91.
  15. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Cavin/McKinnon, #001984-96.
  16. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. McArthur/McKinnon, #004812-03.
  17. Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Catherine McArthur, #009393-35.