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Samuel Smale "Sam" Bragg was born July 8, 1848, in Darlington Twp., Canada West, and died July 19, 1925, in Lot 3 Concession 3, Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 77. He is the son of Thomas Smale Bragg of England and Ann Allin of (Unknown).

Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Dobson was born about 1848 in Canada West and died April 9, 1879, in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 30. She is the daughter of George Dobson of Yorkshire, England, and Elizabeth (Unknown) of England.

Samuel Smale "Sam" Bragg and Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Dobson were married June 24, 1873, in Clarke Twp., Northumberland and Durham Co., Ontario, Canada.

Samuel Smale "Sam" Bragg and Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" (Dobson) Bragg had three children:

  1. Wesley Dobson Bragg: Born November 4, 1873, in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada; Died July 12, 1930, in Durham Co., Ontario, Canada (age 56). Married September 15, 1898, in Clarke Twp., Northumberland and Durham Cos., Ontario, Canada, to Amelia Osborne: Born August 25, 1867, in Clarke Twp., Ontario, Canada; Died March 25, 1924, in Lot 5, Concession 1, Darlington Division, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada (age 56).
  2. Martha Ann Bragg: Born May 31, 1876, in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada; Died March, 1905, in Manitoba, Canada (age 28). Buried in Arden Cemetery, north of Arden, Lansdowne RM, Manitoba, Canada. Married August 12, 1901, in Darlington, Ontario, Canada, to Joseph William Gordon: Born December 4, 1868, in Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada; Died June 13, 1954, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (age 85). Buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Also known as: Assiniboine Memorial Park Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Joseph then married Martha's sister, Elizabeth Blackburn Bragg: Born March 27, 1879, in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada; Died January 10, 1969, in Unknown (age 89).
  3. Elizabeth Blackburn "Bernie" Bragg: Born March 27, 1879, in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada; Died January 10, 1969, in Manitoba, Canada (age 89). Married about 1907 in Canada to Joseph William Gordon: Born December 4, 1868, in Tweed, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada; Died June 13, 1954, at his home, 288 Niagara Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Unknown (age 85).

Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" (Dobson) Bragg died April 9, 1879, in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 30.

Samuel Smale "Sam" Bragg then married Ellen Jane Abbey.

Ellen Jane Abbey was born September 3, 1852, in Clarke Twp. or Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, and died October 31, 1943, in Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 91. She is the daughter of Oliver Nathaniel Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, and Elizabeth Jones of Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada.

Samuel Smale "Sam" Bragg and Ellen Jane Abbey were married March 9, 1887, in Hamilton Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada.

Samuel Smale "Sam" Bragg and Ellen Jane (Abbey) Bragg had three children:

  1. Helena Mary "Lena" Bragg: Born August 10, 1890, in Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Newcastle District, Ontario, Canada; Died December 3, 1963, in Bowmanville, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada (age 73). Married April 19 or 22, 1922, in Newcastle, Ontario, Canada, to Edwin Charles "E. C." Hoar: Born September 1, 1890, in Newcastle, Ontario, Canada; Died February 8, 1938, in Newcastle, Ontario, Canada (age 47).
  2. Rowena Jane Bragg: Born August 10, 1890 in Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Newcastle District, Ontario, Canada; Died about 1993 in Newcastle, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada (age 103). Never married. At age 99, she was a resident of Marnwood House Nursing Home, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.
  3. Arthur Charles Bragg: Born June 10, 1892, in Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada; Died October 3, 1955, in Sannich, Enderby, British Columbia, Canada (age 63). Married August 12, 1930, in Newtonville, Ontario, Canada, to Marion Henrietta Baskerville: Born September 5, 1907, in Lot 18, Concession 1, Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada; Died January, 1987, in British Columbia, Canada (age 79).



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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.


 

Martha Ann (Bragg) Gordon is buried in Arden Cemetery, north of Arden, Lansdowne RM, Manitoba, Canada.


Samuel Smale "Sam" Bragg was born July 8, 1848, in Darlington Twp., Canada West.

Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Dobson was born about 1848 in Canada West.

The 1851 Canadian Census taken on 1851 shows George Dobson (age 51) born in England is a Yeoman and is living in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Canada West. Living with him are: Mrs. E. Dobson (age 46) born in England; Rachel Dobson (age 22) born in England; Betsy Dobson (age 19) born in Canada; George Dobson (age 17) born in Canada; Robert Dobson (age 13) born in Canada; Mary Ann Dobson (age 11) born in Canada; William Dobson (age 8) born in Canada; John James Dobson (age 6) born in Canada; and Eliza Jane Dobson (age 3) born in Canada.

Ellen Jane Abbey was born September 3, 1852, in Clarke Twp. or Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West.

The 1861 Census shows Ellen Abby (age 9) is living in Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.

The 1871 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, shows Alrien Abby (age 42) is a Farmer living in Hope Twp. Living with him are his wife Elizabeth Abby (age 43), and children: Ellen Abby (age 18), Henry Abby (age 16), John R. Abby (age 14), Levi Abby (age 13); Eliza Abby (age 10); Martha Abby (age 9); Mary Abby (age 7); Hattie Ann Abby (age 3) and Oliver Abby (age 1). All family members were born in Upper Canada.

Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" (Dobson) Bragg died April 9, 1879, in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 30.


 

Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" (Dobson) Bragg Death Record.


The 1881 Census shows Samuel Bragg (age 32) is a Farmer and is living in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada.

The 1881 Census shows Ellen Abbey (age 28) is living in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada.

Samuel Smale "Sam" Bragg and Ellen Jane Abbey were married March 9, 1887, in Hamilton Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada.


    

Samuel Smale "Sam" Bragg and Ellen Jane Abbey Marriage Record.


Rowena Jane Bragg: Born August 10, 1890 in Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Newcastle District, Ontario, Canada.


Rowena Jane Bragg Birth Record.


The 1891 Canadian Census taken on 1891 shows Samuel S. Bragg (age 42) born in Ontario is living in West Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada. Living with him is his wife Ellen J. Bragg (age 40) born in Ontario. Also living there are his children, all born in Ontario: Wesley Bragg (age 17);  Martha Bragg (age 14); Elizabeth Bragg (age 12); Helena Bragg (age 7/12); and Rowena Bragg (age 7/12).

The 1901 Canadian Census taken on April 5, 1901, shows Samuel Bragg (age 51) born July 8, 1849, in Ontario is a Farmer of his Own Farm and is living in Darlington Twp., Durham West, Ontario, Canada. Living with him is his wife Ellen Bragg (age 48) born September 3, 1852, in Ontario. Also living there are his children, all born in Ontario: Elizabeth Bragg (age 22) born March 27, 1879; Helena M. Bragg (age 10) born August 10, 1890; Rowena Bragg (age 10) born August 10, 1890; and Arthur C. Bragg (age 8) born June 10, 1892. A domestic Farm Laborer also lives in the household.

The 1911 Canadian Census taken on June 7, 1911, shows Samuel Bragg (age 62) born July 1848 in Ontario is living in Lot 4 Concession 3, Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada. Living with him is his wife Ellen Jane Bragg (age 58) born September 1852 in Ontario. Also living there is their unmarried daughter, Rowena J. Bragg (age 20) born August 1890. Living next door is Samuel's son and daughter.

The 1911 Canadian Census taken on June 7, 1911, shows Arthur C. Bragg (age 18) born June 1892 in Ontario is unmarried and living in Lot 4 Concession 3, Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada. Living with him is his unmarried sister, Helena M. Bragg (age 20) born August 1892 in Ontario. A boarder also lives in the household.

The 1911 Canadian Census taken on June 7, 1911, shows William J. Bragg (age 52) born July 1850 in Ontario is living a Farmer in Lot 2 Concession 3, Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada. Wife Sarah and several children.

Samuel Smale Bragg died July 19, 1925, in Lot 3 Concession 3, Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 77.


Samuel Smale Bragg Death Record.


Ellen Jane (Abbey) Bragg died October 31, 1943, in Darlington Twp., Canada at age 91.

Joseph William Gordon and Martha Ann Bragg were married August 12, 1901, in Darlington, Ontario, Canada.


   

Joseph William Gordon and Martha Ann Bragg Marriage Record.


Martha Ann (Bragg) Gordon died March, 1905, in Manitoba, Canada, at age 28. Buried in Arden Cemetery, north of Arden, Lansdowne RM, Manitoba, Canada.

Joseph William Gordon died June 13, 1954, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, at age 85. Buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Also known as: Assiniboine Memorial Park Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


The Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Monday, June 14, 1954

Former Principal Of Normal School J. W. Gordon Dies

Joseph William Gordon, 85, of 288 Niagara street, died Sunday in his home. Mr. Gordon was born in Tweed, Ont., and came west in 1892. He served as Methodist lay preacher in Wawanesa, Man., district for a time. He attended Brandon, Man., Normal school and taught at Arden and Souris, Man. He was appointed to school inspectoral staff of the Manitoba department of education in 1910. He was posted for a time at Morden, Man. and later at Manitou where he was appointed as principal of Manitou Normal school. In 1931 he was transferred to Winnipeg and did inspectoral work in the Kildonan area. He retired in 1938. He was past master and life member of Manitou lodge No. 30 of the Masonic order, the School Masters club, the Mentor's club and was for many years active in the Manitoba Educational association. Surviving are his wife Bernie and three daughters Ethel, Mr. S. N. McElheran and Mrs. G. E. Weightman. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the A. B. Gardiner funeral home, Dr. W. E. Donnelly officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Lawn memorial gardens.


The following nine pages of recollections and thoughts were compiled by Rowena Jane Bragg, who died in the early 1990s at age 103. Some mention is made of the Abbey branch. This information was forwarded by Eleanor Whyley, a descendant of Lucinda Bradley.


 

The information on this family was kindly contributed by George Russell: calvary(at)sgci.com
WW1 Record: http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc006/394765a.gif
He served in WW1 #1262246, enlisting on April 12, 1916 in Toronto. He served in France with the CDSC, as a Private.
Height 5' 10 ", fresh complexion, eyes: grey, dark brown hair, Methodist, farmer, birthmark on left thigh, single
He was discharged on July 12, 1919 in Toronto, as he served with the army of occupation.
They lived in Newcastle. He was known as "E. C." and was quite active in Community affairs.
He served on the School Board as trustee --according to the Canadian Statesman newspaper of Jan 9, 1930 p. 8
He was a member of the Masonic Order (worshipful Brother in 1930)
He was elected as Councilor for the town of Newcastle --according to the C.S. newspaper of Jan 4, 1934, p. 8
Edwin was a mechanic, and operated the "Newcastle Garage"
They are buried in the Bowmanville Cemetery (Section D) They had 3 children: Harold, Frank, & Ted
--all 3 boys were listed in the Jan 25, 1934 issue of the Canadian Statesman, for having 100 % attendance at the Newcastle United Church Sunday School class, at a young worshippers' recognition service