Catherine McLean1,2

#471, (c 1864 - 1933)
FatherJohn McLean1,3 (c 1821 - 1903)
MotherFlora McKinnon1,3 (1832 - 1924)
RelationshipsGranddaughter of Hector McLean
Granddaughter of Angus McKinnon
ChartsAngus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen's children & grandchildren
Angus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen - 5 generations of descendants
Hector McLean & Mary McGillivray's children & grandchildren
Hector McLean & Mary McGillivray - 5 generations of descendants

Children of Catherine McLean and John Simpson

Life Events

BirthCatherine McLean was born circa 1864 in Ontario.4
 
(with Parents) 1871 CensusCathrine appeared on the 1871 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario with her parents. She was 7, born in Ontario, Church of Scotland, and going to school.3 
(with Parents) 1881 CensusShe appeared on the 1881 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario with her parents. Catherine was 18, born in Ontario, Canada Presbyterian, and of Scotch origin.5 
MarriageShe married John Simpson on 5 Feb 1884 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Information from the marriage registration: John Simpson, age 22, residence Winnipeg, born Co Lanark Ontario, bachelor, Shipper & Warehouse Manager, s/o John Simpson & Margaret Forgie;
Catherine McLean, 21, residence Winnipeg, born Bruce Coy Ontario, spinster, d/o John McLean & Flora McKinnon;
The witnesses were Graham F[?] Simpson & Julia Frazer both of Winnipeg. The bride & groom were both Presbyterian and were married by Daniel M Gordun by license.1 
1891 CensusJ G and Catharine Simpson appeared on the 1891 Census of Winnipeg, Manitoba, enumerated 7 Apr 1891. The Simpson family lived in a 2 story, 6 room wood house. J.G. was 29, born in Ontario, parents born in Ontario, religion Presbyterian, and was a Whole Sale Grocery Shipper. Catharine was 29, born in Ontario, parents born in Ontario, and her religion was Presbyterian. Their children were Harold Edgar (6), Percival McLean (4), John Fred (2 1/2). Also with them is Christina McLean (22, born Ontario [probably Catherine's sister]) and a servant (female, 12 years old, birthplace Iceland).6 
NoteCatherine and John registered the births of their children Percy, John, and William in 1895. Years later as adults, Grace, Leslie, and Albert registered their births.7 
1901 CensusJohn and Catharine Simpson appeared on the 1901 Census of Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 487 Sargent Avenue. John was 39, born 22 December 1861 in Ontario, of Scotch origin, Presbyterian, and employed as a shipper of wholesale goods, earning $1032 as well as income of $60 from other sources. Catharine was 38, born 18 March 1862 in Ontario, Presbyterian. Their children were Harold E (16), Percival McL (14), John F (12), William A (9), Grace M (5), Leslie H (4, male), and Albert (3). They lived in a 7 room wooden house on 2 lots.8 
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in Duncan McLean's 1902 obituary as sister Mrs. J. Simpson, Sargeant street, Winnipeg.9
Duncan McLean obituary
(Winnipeg) Morning Telegram
(Subject) Photograph10
John McLean and two unnamed sisters in Winnipeg
[could be Catherine Simpson or Flora Simpson or Christina Malcolm]
1906 CensusJohn and Catherine Simpson appeared on the 1906 Census of Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 556 Bannatyne Avenue. John was 45 and born in Ontario. Catherine was 43 and born in Ontario. Their children were Harold (21), Percy (18), Frederick (17), William (15), Grace (11), Leslie (10), and Albert (8). They also had a young female servant newly immigrated from England.11 
1911 CensusJohn and Catherine appeared on the 1911 Census of Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 58 St James Place. John was 49, born in December 1861 in Ontario and was an implement mfr working on his own account in a shop. He had $6000 of life insurance costing $125. Catherine was 48, born March 1862 in Ontario. The family was Scotch and Presbyterian. Their children were Harold Edgar (26, ledger keeper), John Frederick (19, bookkeeper), William Alexander (18, bookkeeper), Grace Margureta (16), Leslie Howard (15), and Albert Edward (13).12 
Note.The Simpsons had five sons serve in World War I. 
(Next-of-kin) CEFMrs John Simpson of 58 St James Place, Winnipeg was listed as next-of-kin on the Canadian Expeditionary Force attestation papers of her son John Frederick Simpson on 23 Aug 1915.13
John Frederick Simpson
CEF attestation papers
(front of form)
John Frederick Simpson
CEF attestation papers
(back of form)
1916 CensusJohn and Catherine appeared on the 1916 Census of Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 58 St James Place, enumerated 1 Jun 1916. John was 54, born in Ontario, and was a bookkeeper for a corn? house. Catherine was age 58, born in Ontario, Presbyterian, could speak English and French, and had no occupation. Five sons were in military service: Harold and Fred at Camp Hughes [in Manitoba], W.A. and Albert in England, and Leslie in France. At home was Grace (23). [Although at the same address, the family's enumeration was split between page 18 and 22 of the census]14 
1921 CensusJohn and Catherine appeared on the 1921 Census of Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 58 St James Place. They owned their 6 room wood home. John was 59, born in Ontario, parents born in Ontario, occupation Buyer for Moore & ?? Wholesale, earning $2900 the previous year. Catherine was 57, born in Ontario, father born in Ontario, mother in Scotland. Their children were Grace Marguerite (25), Leslie Howard (24, bookkeeper?), and Albert Edward (23, civil engineering student). The family was Presbyterian.15 
DeathCatherine died on 25 Dec 1933 in Winnipeg.16
 
ObituaryHer obituary was published on 27 Dec 1933 in the Winnipeg Free Press.

RESIDENT OF CITY
FOR HALF CENTURY
DIED IN 71ST YEAR
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Mrs. John Simpson, Prominent in Rebecca Order, Succumbs to Illness
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Catherine Simpson, wife of John Simpson, 246 Ruby street, pioneer resident of this city, well known and highly esteemed in Rebecca and Odd Fellows' circles, died Christmas evening at Grace hospital following an illness in her 71st year. She was born in Port Elgin, Ont., and came to Winnipeg 51 years ago. In 1884 she was married to John Simpson, who for many years has been associated with the wholesale grocery trade.
She was an active and devoted member of Home street United church and for many years took an active part in Queen Esther Rebecca Lodge, having been the recipient of the highest honors of that organization. Her loving disposition and beautiful character endeared her to a large circle of friends.
In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs Dr J R Gutheridge, Bellville, Ont., and five sons, Harold, Detroit; Percy, Tullis, Sask; J Fred, Los Angeles, Cal; Lester, Toronto, and Albert E, Montreal. A son, W.A. was killed overseas in the Great War.
Funeral services will be held at 2.30 pm Thursday at the A B Gardiner Funeral home, following which interment will be made in the family plot in Elmwood cemetary. Rev Hugh MacFarlane, of Home street United church, will officiate.17
 
Last Edited30 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. Marriage certificate of John Simpson and Catherine McLean, married 5 February 1884 in the Province of Manitoba, Certificate #1884,001550.
  2. 1871 Census for Ontario, Canada "Bruce County, Bruce Tp, p51."
  3. 1871 Census for Canada "Ontario, North Bruce (28), Bruce Tp (a-2), page 51."
  4. 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.
  5. Online image of the 1881 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Ontario, Bruce North (177), a-1, page 6.
  6. Online image of the 1891 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Manitoba,Winnipeg City (10), Ward 3 (c), page 4.
  7. Province of Manitoba Indexes to Vital Records, Births >100y, Marriages >80y, Deaths >70y ,. <<http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php>>
  8. Online image of the 1901 Census for Canada, District 12 Winnipeg, subdist C-2, family 114, page 13. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com.
  9. Obituary of Duncan McLean in Morning Telegram (Winnipeg, Manitoba), 5 August 1902. image online at Manitobia Life and Times, at the Manitoba Archives site.
  10. E-mails from Allison McLean to J Kolthammer, beginning July 2010.
  11. Online image of the 1906 Census for Northwest Provinces (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), District 10 Winnipeg, subdist 4E Ward 4, page 46.
  12. Online image of the 1911 Census for Canada, District 24 Winnipeg City, sub-dist 15 Winnipeg, page 4. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com.
  13. Canadian Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers & Enlistment Forms. Library and Archives Canada, (http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/020110_e.html), online images, John Frederick Simpson, Regimental Number 461177.
  14. Online image of the 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta (Ancestry.ca), Manitoba, Winnipeg South (15), City of Winnipeg (ED 6), Page 18.
  15. Online image of the 1921 Census for Canada, Manitoba, Winnipeg South, SD 16, Page 4. Image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  16. Province of Manitoba Indexes to Vital Records, Births >100y, Marriages >80y, Deaths >70y , <<http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php>>", Catherine Simpson, age 70, Winnipeg, #1933, 047195."
  17. Winnipeg Free Press, Catherine Simpson obituary, 27 December 1933, Page 1. Image viewed at FindMyPast.
  18. Province of Manitoba Indexes to Vital Records, Births >100y, Marriages >80y, Deaths >70y , <<http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php>>", Harold Edger Simpson birth, #1885-002021."
  19. Province of Manitoba Indexes to Vital Records, Births >100y, Marriages >80y, Deaths >70y , <<http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php>>", Percy McLean Simpson, birth #1895-004427."
  20. Province of Manitoba Indexes to Vital Records, Births >100y, Marriages >80y, Deaths >70y , <<http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php>>", John Frederick Simpson birth, #1895-004428."
  21. Province of Manitoba Indexes to Vital Records, Births >100y, Marriages >80y, Deaths >70y , <<http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php>>", William Alexander Simpson birth, #1895-004432 [birthdate indexed as 06/23/1895]."
  22. Province of Manitoba Indexes to Vital Records, Births >100y, Marriages >80y, Deaths >70y , <<http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php>>", Grace Marguerite Simpson birth, #1895-23522298 [registered 01/19/1966]."
  23. Province of Manitoba Indexes to Vital Records, Births >100y, Marriages >80y, Deaths >70y , <<http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php>>", Leslie Howard Simpson, #1896-12920106 [registered 1/30/1937]."
  24. Province of Manitoba Indexes to Vital Records, Births >100y, Marriages >80y, Deaths >70y , <<http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php>>", Albert Edward Simpson, #1898-10811150 [registered 09/08/1926]."