David Geddes




David Geddes was born November 25, 1826, in Eastwood, Renfrew Co., Scotland, and died October 20, 1909, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 82. Buried in Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada. He is the son of David Geddes of Eastwood Parish, Renfrew Co., Scotland, and Agnes Nancy Lambie of Paisley, Renfrew Co., Scotland.

Isabella Wilson was born about 1832, in Glassford, Lanark Co., Scotland, and died January 30, 1901, in Ontario, Canada, at age 68 Years, 9 Months, 18 Days. Buried in Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada. She died from heart disease of five months.

David Geddes and Isabella Wilson were married March 15, 1853, in Perth, Lanark Co., Upper Canada.

David Geddes and Isabella (Wilson) Geddes had ten children:

  1. David G. Geddes: Born April 25, 1855, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Canada West; Died December 31, 1943, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR (age 88). Buried in Grandin Cemetery, Traill Co., ND. Married (1) December 22, 1883, in Grandin, Traill Co., ND, to Agnes Thom: Born July 22, 1860, in Dalhousie Twp., Lanark Co., Canada West; Died November 25, 1913, in Cass Co., ND (age 53). Buried in Grandin Cemetery, Traill Co., ND. Married (2) November 3, 1915, in Fargo, Cass Co., ND, to Ethel R. (Berry) Jennings: Born February, 1887, in North Dakota; Died January 14, 1953, in Douglas Co., OR (age 65). Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.
  2. Robert Geddes: Born October 3, 1856, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Canada West; Died May 22, 1935, in Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada (age 78). Buried in Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada. Married November 22, 1893, in Huron Co., Ontario, Canada, to Mary Jane Clark: Born February, 1866, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Canada West; Died September 3, 1932, in Huron Co., Ontario, Canada (age 66). Buried in Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada.
  3. Margaret Geddes: Born June 28, 1858, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Canada West; Died December 24, 1943, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada (age 85). Buried in Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada. Married December 24, 1889, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada, to Isaac A. Wilson: Born about 1863, Stephen, Huron Co., Upper Canada; Died August 23, 1896, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada (about age 33). Buried in Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada.
  4. William James Geddes: Born 1860, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Canada West; Died 1941, in Ontario, Canada (about age 81). Buried in Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada. Married March 16, 1892, in Huron, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada, to Isabella McKenzie: Born 1864, in Upper Canada; Died 1948, in Ontario, Canada (about age 84). Buried in Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada.
  5. Agnes Jane Geddes: Born October 4, 1861, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Canada West; Died 1953, in Wingham, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada (about age 92). Buried in Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada. Married October 9, 1920, in Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, to Van Rensselaer van Norman: Born September 3, 1860, in Belgrave, Huron Co., Upper Canada; Died April 28, 1928, in Huron Co., Ontario, Canada (age 67). Buried in Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada.
  6. John L. Geddes: Born October 26, 1863, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Canada West; Died February 18, 1912, in Belgrave, Morris Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada (age 48). Buried in Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada. Married September 14, 1892, in Kinloss Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada, to Helen Thompson Porterfield: Born December 1, 1868, in East Wawanosh Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada; Died March 18, 1929, in Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada (age 60). Buried in Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada.
  7. Mary Ellen Geddes: Born November 10, 1865, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Canada West; Died May 30, 1909, in the Village of Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada (age 43). Buried in Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada. Married February 18, 1885, in the Village of Lucknow, Kinloss Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada, to William Watson: Born April 23, 1860, in Canada West; Died October 14, 1911, in Wingham, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada (age 51). Buried in Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada.
  8. Isabella Geddes: Born about October, 1867, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada; Died December 18, 1892, in East Wawanosh Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada (age 24). Buried in Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada.
  9. Adam Geddes: Born May 15, 1868, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada; Died June 4, 1947, in Grand Forks Co., ND (age 79). Buried in Nisbet Cemetery, Mallory, Polk Co., MN. Married October 5, 1892, in Grand Forks, Grand Forks Co., ND, to Katherine M. "Katie" Lee: Born December 28, 1872, in Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada; Died October 9, 1953, in Grand Forks Co., ND (age 80). Buried in Nisbet Cemetery, Mallory, Polk Co., MN.
  10. Daniel Geddes: Born November 26, 1871, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada; Died July 17, 1939, in Whitechurch, Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada (age 67). Buried in Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada. Married June 24, 1902, in Huron Co., Ontario, Canada, to Helen Jean "Nellie" Stalker: Born September 12, 1873, in the Village of Blyth, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada; Died February 25, 1937, in Morris Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada (age 63). Buried in Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada.



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Ontario was known as: "Upper Canada" from December 26, 1791, to February 10, 1841; "Canada West" from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and "Ontario" after July 1, 1867.


David Geddes and Isabella (Wilson) Geddes are buried in Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


David Geddes was born November 25, 1826, in Eastwood, Renfrew Co., Scotland.

Isabella Wilson was born about 1832, in Glassford, Lanark Co., Scotland.

David Geddes and Isabella Wilson were married March 15, 1853, in Perth, Lanark Co., Upper Canada.


   

David Geddes and Isabella (Wilson) Geddes.


History Biography of North Dakota.

DAVID G. GEDDES is engaged extensively in the pursuit of agriculture in section 15, of Kinyon township, Cass county, and has been a resident of that locality for the past ten years. He gives his business strict attention and by persistent industry has gathered about him all the comforts of rural life, and provided for his declining years. He is widely known and highly respected as a citizen of honest principles and faithful efforts. Our subject was born in Huron county, Ontario, April 25, 1855, and was a son of David and Isabella (Wilson) Geddes, both of whom were natives of Scotland. They went to Ontario when young and there married and settled in Huron county, where they still reside. David G. Geddes was the eldest in a family of ten children, six sons and four daughters, and he was raised on his fatherís farm in Huron county, where he lived most of the time until 1881, when he went to Manitoba, and in June, 1882, went to North Dakota. He settled in Union township, Grand Forks county, where he lived till the fall of 1889, when he removed to Cass county and settled on the farm where he now lives. He is the owner of six hundred and forty acres of land in Kinyon township, on which he has placed excellent improvements and his farm is entitled to rank among the fine pieces of property in the vicinity. Mr. Geddes was married in Grandin, North Dakota, December 22, 1883, to Miss Agnes Thom, who was born in the county of Lanark, Ontario, July 22, 1860. Mrs. Geddes was the fourth in a family of ten children, three sons and seven daughters, born to James W. and Jane (McConnell) Thom. Her father was a native of Scotland and her mother of Ontario. They were married in Ontario and went to Cass county, North Dakota, in 1881, and settled in Grandin, where they still reside. A brief sketch of their lives will be found elsewhere in this volume. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Geddes, named as follows: Myrtle, Alfred, Isabelle, Hazel and Annie. Mr. Geddes is a man of active public spirit and has been a member of the township board of supervisors. He holds membership in the Brotherhood of American Yeomen.