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
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
In the 1917 and 1926 Directories for Owen Sound, lists a
Capt. George Pearson and daughter Kathleen living at 361 7th
Frank Alonza Stanley Pearson 1883
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
in our photo gallery.
Phoebe Catherine Pearson: 1886
Also known as Kathleen. Never
George Henry Pearson 1887 -1888
James Horace Pearson
Veteran of World War One. Never
married. Click on name for more info.
50th Wedding Anniversary. View
Notice from the Owen Sound
"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
"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."
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
"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.