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3rd Generation: George Pearson

Third son of John Pearson and Phoebe Catherine Campbell
Born May 18, 1861 in Owen Sound, Ontario (Grey County)
Died October 11, 1931, Owen Sound, Ontario
Buried with his parents in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario.

Spouse
Mabel Lillian Ford
For more information view Related Surnames.


Records Found


1891 Census for Owen Sound lists George W as head of household, age 30 his wife, Lillie Mable, age 26, born Ontario, father & mother born Ireland. Son, Frank A, age 8, son, John Parker, age 6, daughter, Phebe Catherine, age 5.

An 1892 Rutherford's Directory of Owen Sound lists: Pearson, George - 2nd Mate S.S. Alberta 287 Baker St. Alberta was a Canadian Pacific Railway Steamer at Owen Sound.

In the 1917 and 1926 Directories for Owen Sound, lists a Capt. George Pearson and daughter Kathleen living at 361 7th St. East.

 


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Children

Frank Alonza Stanley Pearson 1883 -1940
Spouse Helen Creighton Barclay. 4 children: Mary, Catherine, George Barclay & Frank H. Family lived in Fort Francis, Ontario.

John Parker Pearson 1885 -1941
Married Leah Alice Davies (1882-1975) in 1914. 3 children. Family lived in Port McNicoll, Ontario. For more information view picture in our photo gallery.

Phoebe Catherine Pearson: 1886 -1961
Also known as Kathleen. Never married.

George Henry Pearson 1887 -1888

James Horace Pearson 1895 -1925
Veteran of World War One. Never married. Click on name for more info.


50th Wedding Anniversary. View Photo.

Notice from the Owen Sound Times:
"Captain and Mrs. George W. Pearson: Who were married in Winnipeg, Manitoba fifty years ago but who have lived in Owen Sound during the greater part of that time. Their golden wedding anniversary fell on a Sunday and surrounded by all the members of their family, they spent the day quietly and are celebrating the occasion on Monday. Both are enjoying excellent health."

Another notice - paper unknown:
"On Monday afternoon and evening Captain and Mrs. George W Pearson of 361 Seventh Street East were at home to about 250 guests who called to offer their congratulations on the occasion of their Golden Wedding anniversary. Receiving with Captain and Mrs. Pearson in the beautifully flower decked living-room were Miss Kathleen Pearson, Mr. Frank Pearson of Fort Francis and Mr. John Pearson of Port McNicholl. Mrs. C.I. Duncan, Mrs. Matthew Duncan and Mrs. McLean Wright poured tea in the dining room at a table lovely with lace cover and yellow rose buds and candles. Mrs. Frank Pearson of Fort Francis cut the ices and the dining-room attendants were Miss Helen Lesohan(?), Misses Helen and Jean Bishop and Miss Catherine Pearson, Fort Frances and Mrs. Kenefick (?), Mrs. John McIntyre and Miss Cassie Pearson assisted in the living-room. During the afternoon the guests were admitted by little Miss Pauline Buzza, daughter of Mrs. J. Buzza of Owen Sound and during the evening by Miss Virginia Pearson, a granddaughter of Captain and Mrs. Pearson."


GS Researcher sent photocopied page from a book on Owen Sound - title unknown:

"It was the custom still to have sailors take over programs of local societies. M.W. Masters and Bro. T.H. Carson were in charge of one meeting of St. George's Masonic Lodge. Over two hundred attended. Mentioned in the press were Captains John McIntyre, A.B. McIntyre, J.W.S. Rutherford, Murdock McKay, George Pearson, G.E. Ramsay, D. Ramsay and Bro. R. Foote."


Obituary from Collingwood Bulletin 15/10/19/P/C.
"Capt. George William Parson died after one weeks illness. Born Owen Sound. 71 years age. Son of Capt. John and Mrs. Pearson. The family is of old E.E.L. Stock. Married Jan 11, 1881 Lillian M. Ford daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Francis Ford of Preston. Leaves wife, 1 daughter and two sons, Frank A., John P. & Kathleen. Predeceased James and George. Three sisters, Mrs. Richard Gilhuly, Mrs. David Duncan and Miss Cassie all of Owen Sound Survive. Predeceased by brothers, Alonzo, John and James, Anglican."

View pictures of George Pearson in our photo gallery.


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