Donald McKinnon1,2

#451, (1840 - 1902)
FatherAngus McKinnon1,2 (bt 1792 - 1796 - 1882)
MotherMary McFadyen1 (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 Donald McKinnon and Flora McCallum

Life Events

BirthDonald McKinnon was born on 15 May 1840 in Isle of Mull, Argyll.3,4
 
(with Parents) 1841 CensusDonald appeared on the 1841 Census of Kilfinichen & Kilvicheon, Argyllshire in the household of his parents. He was 2 and born in the county.1 
(with parents) ImmigrationHe immigrated with his parents from Mull in Argyll, Scotland to Vaughan Township in York County, Ontario, Canada in 1849.5
 
(with Parents) 1851/2 CensusDonald appeared on the 1852 Census of Vaughan Township, York County, Ontario with his parents. He was born in Scotland, free Presbyterian, and age 12 next birthday.6 
(with Parents) 1861 CensusDonald appeared on the 1861 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario with his parents. He was 19, born in Scotland, Free Church, single, and a farmer.2 
MarriageHe married Flora McCallum on 4 Mar 1869 in Priceville Presbyterian Church, Priceville, Grey County, Ontario.4,7
 
1871 CensusDonald and Flora appeared on the 1871 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. Donald was age 30, born in Scotland, Canada Presbyterian, Scotch origin, a farmer, and married. Flora was 23, born in Ontario, Canada Presbyterian, Scotch, and married. Donald's parents Angus and Mary McKinnon were living with them.8 
1881 CensusThe McKinnon family appeared on the 1881 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. Donald had no given name recorded and was age 40, married, born in Scotland, Presbyterian, and a farmer. Flora was 33 and born in Ontario. Their children were Elizabeth (10), Angus (8), Dugald (6), Esibella (4), Mary (2), and Flora (1). Also with them were [Donald's elderly parents] Angus and Mary McKinnon.9 
(Mentioned) ObituaryHe was mentioned in Mary McKinnon's 1889 obituary as son Donald who, with his brother John, owned the McKinnon land in Bruce.5
Mary (McFadyen) McKinnon
obituary, 1889
1891 CensusDonald and Flora appeared on the 1891 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. The McKinnons lived in a 2 story wood house with 7 rooms (it appeared that another family also lived there). Donald was 50, born in Scotland, parents born in Scotland, religion Presbyterian, and was a Farmer. Flora was 42, born in Ontario, parents born in Scotland, and religion Presbyterian. Their children were Elizabeth (19), Angus (18), Dougald (16), Isabella (14), Mary (12), James (10), John A (5), and Catharine (2). They could all read and write.10 
1901 CensusDonald and Flora appeared on the 1901 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario, at Lot 14 Concession 13. Donald was age 60, born 15 May 1840 in Scotland, immigrated in 1849, a farmer working on his own account, presbyterian, literate, mother tongue Gaelic. Flora was 52, born 24 June 1848 in rural Ontario, could read and write, mother tongue Gaelic. Their children were Bella (23), Dougald (24), James (19), John A (14), and Kate (12). They lived in a 6-room brick house with 100 acres and one outbuilding and leased a further 100 acres.3 
DeathDonald died on 2 Nov 1902 in Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario.
Information from the registration: age 62, Lot 14 Con 13, Farmer, married, born Scotland, Presbyterian, died of Cancer of Bladder 1 1/2 yrs, registered by doctor 2 Nov 1902.11,4
Donald McKinnon
Death Certificate
BurialHe was buried in Queen Hill Cemetery, Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. Age 62, native of Isle of Mull, Argyleshire Scotland.4 
Last Edited23 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. 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.
  2. 1861 Census for Ontario "Bruce County, Bruce Tp (13), district 4, page 10."
  3. Online image of the 1901 Census for Canada, Bruce W (50), Bruce (a-4), page 8, line 23. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com.
  4. Ontario Genealogical Society. Bruce & Grey Branch, Cemetery Inscriptions of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario (Port Elgin, Ontario: OGS), Queen Hill.
  5. Obituary of Mary McKinnon in Unknown newspaper, 1889 (J Kolthammer, photocopy (no source)).
  6. 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.
  7. Priceville records contributed by Elaine Robinson.
  8. 1871 Census for Canada "Ontario, North Bruce (28), Bruce Tp (a-2), page 59."
  9. Online image of the 1881 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Ontario, Bruce North (177), Bruce Township (a-2), Page 13.
  10. Online image of the 1891 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Ontario, Bruce West (53), Bruce Township (a-1), page 19.
  11. Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Donald McKinnon, #005471-02.
  12. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Thomson/McKinnon, #005597-12.
  13. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Dewar/McKinnon, #015463-21.
  14. 1891 Census for Canada "Bruce County, Bruce Township, family #81."