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Melinda WILDER
Husband:  William THOMPSON
Birth (based on censuses):  1837/8, of Egremont Twp., Grey Co., Upper Canada [now ON]
Birth (based on tombstone):  1840
Death:  9 Sep 1923, Muskoka Dist., ON
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  I1
Father:  John THOMPSON
Mother:  Frances Jane KETCH
Marriage:  2 Aug 1859, Egremont, Grey Co., Canada West [now ON]
1861 Census:  North Gwillimbury Twp., York Co., Canada West [now ON]
1871 Census:  Egremont Twp., Grey Co., ON
1881 Census:  Sinclair/Franklin Twps., Muskoka Dist., ON
1891 Census:  Franklin Twp. Muskoka Dist., ON
Wife:  Melinda WILDER
Birth:  23 Jan 1837, North Gwillimbury, York Co., Upper Canada [now ON]
Death:  26 Dec 1922, Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., ON
Father:  Charles WILDER
Mother:  Ruina MANN
born in Canada West [now ON]:
1.  Wellington THOMPSON, b. 23 Feb 1859, Egremont Twp., Grey Co.; d. 17 Mar 1957; m. 25 Dec 1885, Muskoka Dist., ON, Mary Jane MacDONALD (c1862- )
2.  Charles Washington THOMPSON, b. 1861/2, Simcoe Co.; d. 12 Jul 1908, Muskoka Dist., ON; m. 12 Aug 1896, Muskoka Dist., ON, Rose GIBBS (c1877- )
3.  Stephen THOMPSON, b. 1863/4; m. 27 Oct 1897, Muskoka Dist., ON, Flora McDONALD (c1869- )
4.  Rheuny / Ruina / Rowena THOMPSON, b. 23 Mar 1866; d. 9 May 1901; m. John FLEMING (1861- )

born in Ontario, presumably in Franklin Twp., Muskoka Dist., ON:
5.  Willard THOMPSON, b. 18 Jul 1868; m. 18 Apr 1895, Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., ON, Maud KELLY (c1876- )
6.  William John THOMPSON, b. 23 Aug 1871; d. 13 Dec 1956, Orillia, Simcoe Co., ON; m. 23 Jul 1902, Christine McDONALD
7.  Lenard / Leonard THOMPSON, b. 1872/3; m. Florence MARSHALL
8.  Frances Jane THOMPSON, b. 1874/5; d. 16 Apr 1922 (æ 47 yrs)

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Canada, Ontario


1.  1881 Canadian Census Index/Extraction (online at FamilySearch.org; FHL Film #1375879; NA Film #C-13243):  Sinclair & Franklin, Muskoka, Ontario, District 131, Sub-district L, p. 10, Household #49:
Name Marital
Sex Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
William THOMPSON M M English 43 O <Ontario> Farmer C. Methodist
Melinda THOMPSON M F English 44 O <Ontario>   C. Methodist
Wellington THOMPSON   M English 21 O <Ontario> Farmer C. Methodist
Charles THOMPSON   M English 19 O <Ontario> Farmer C. Methodist
Stephen THOMPSON   M English 17 O <Ontario> Farmer C. Methodist
Rheuny THOMPSON   F English 15 O <Ontario>   C. Methodist
Willard THOMPSON   M English 12 O <Ontario>   C. Methodist
William John THOMPSON   M English 10 O <Ontario>   C. Methodist
Lenard THOMPSON   M English  8 O <Ontario>   C. Methodist
Francis Jane THOMPSON   F English  6 O <Ontario>   C. Methodist

2.  Participant in the THOMPSON Y-chromosome DNA Surname Project at FamilyTreeDNA.
WILLIAM3 THOMPSON (JOHN2, FATHER1) was born Abt. 1838 in Of Egremont, Canada, and died September 09, 1923 in Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada.  He married MELINDA WILDER August 02, 1859 in Egremont, Canada, daughter of CHARLES WILDER and RUINA MANN.  She was born January 23, 1837 in North Gwillimbury, Ontario, and died December 26, 1922 in Muskoka Dist., Ontario, Canada.


   i. WELLINGTON4 THOMPSON, b. February 23, 1859, Egremont Twp, Grey Co.,Ontario, Canada; d. March 17, 1957; m. MARY JANE MAC DONALD, December 25, 1885, Hillside, Sinclair Twp., Muskoka Dist., Ontario, Canada; b. Abt. 1862, Tosoronto, Ontario, Canada.
  ii. CHARLES WASHINGTON THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1861, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; d. July 12, 1908, Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada; m. ROSE GIBBS, August 12, 1896, Franklin Twp., Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada; b. Abt. 1877, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada.
 iii. STEPHEN THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1864, Ontario, Canada; m. FLORA MC DONALD, October 27, 1897, Franklin Twp., Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada; b. Abt. 1869, Medonto, Ontario, Canada.
  iv. ROWENA THOMPSON, b. March 23, 1866, Ontario, Canada; d. May 09, 1901; m. JOHN FLEMMING; b. March 31, 1861, Ontario, Canada.
   v. WILLARD THOMPSON, b. July 18, 1868, Ontario, Canada; m. MAUD KELLY, April 18, 1895, The Manse, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada; b. Abt. 1876.
  vi. WILLIAM JOHN THOMPSON, b. August 23, 1871, Ontario, Canada; d. December 13, 1956, Orillia, Ontario; m. CHRISTINE MC DONALD, July 23, 1902.
 vii. LENARD THOMPSON, b. August 07, 1871; m. FLORENCE MARSHALL.
viii. FRANCIS JANE THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1874; d. April 16, 1922, 48 yrs.
William Thompson

1861 census North Gwillimbury Twp, York County, Ontario, w/wife Lynda & son Wellington.

1871 census Egremont Twp, Grey County, Ontario.
 Con 17 Lot 17, 2 acres, 2 improved, 2 pasture, 1 city lot, 1 house, 1 warehouse/store.(Dromore)

1891 Census, Franklin Twp, Muskoka District, William 54 yrs, Melinda 56 yrs, Charles 29, Steven 25, Willard 22, Wm John 19, Leonard 18, Frances 16 yrs.
Name (William). Source-Wedding Register, Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada. 

Middle name (John) Source-Sue Wolfe.

Death date. Source Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada, Probate Records. Will. Salt Lake City Film #1562373 Item #1083.
Sons listed as Wellington Thompson of Sinclair Twp, Stephen Thompson of Franklyn Twp, Willard Thompson of Franklyn Twp, William John Thompson of Franklyn Twp, Leonard Thompson of Franklyn Twp. (Note: Leonard signs his name Lenard) His daughter Frances was mentioned as well as a Maud Thompson who was allowed to keep a bank account for her time and trouble taking care of William prior to his death.

Birthdate. Source Cemetery listing for Dwight Union Cemetery. Lists Birth as 1840. Death 1923.
Birthdate. Source 1901 Census lists year of birth as 1837, 63 yrs old. Month and date unreadable.

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