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McElrea,  William

McElrea, William

Male 1864 - 1947  (83 years)

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  • Name McElrea, William   [1
    Born 24 May 1864  Chute Panet, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 15 Jan 1890  [1, 2
    Farmer, Bourg Louis, Parish of St. Raymond, aged 25. 
    Residence Jun 1911  [1, 3
    • Living in Eaton Township, Range 2, lot 12
    Died 21 Aug 1947  Orford Township, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • After his mother's death, he sold the McElrea homestead to a Paré (family had a store in St. Raymond) who sold it to a Bureau (who had an ox) who sold it to Marjorie McElrea's Uncle Willie. Uncle Willie was taken in by a "rascal" who bought it on the understanding that Willie could continue living there. However, later Willie came to Herbie's place and said that the rascal, a man named Gaston Corbeil (a former military man) had put him out. Then there was a fire (by arson apparently, since straw had been spread all around the house) and the bank took it over. The land was then sold to a Gilpin and it is still owned by a member of that family. They have built a cabin, so that someone may stay there to oversee the cattle at calving time.
      Marjorie McElrea told me all this. When I asked her why my grandfather, this William, had moved from Portneuf County, she supposed that the farm land was not fertile enough. He worked in Ford's Mill to put aside enough money to buy a better place in the Eastern Townships, she thought. Written June, 2006. [1]
    Person ID I2115  McElrea
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2010 

    Father McElrea, William,   b. Abt 1813, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1896, Bourg Louis, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Borland, Mary,   b. Abt 1817, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1900, Bourg Louis, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1838  Mountjoy Presbyterian Church, Cappagh Parish, County Tyrone Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • The couple is said to have eloped. They came by ship to Quebec City.
    Photos
    Mary Borland McElrea
c1817-1900
    Mary Borland McElrea c1817-1900
    Photographic copy of tintype, probably made around the 1860s.
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McLeod, Elizabeth,   b. 27 Apr 1863, Portneuf, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1927, Sherbrooke Hospital, Park Avenue, Sherbrooke, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1890  Portneuf, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registry entry reads: William McElrea of Bourglouis in the Parish of St. Raymond, Province of Quebec, Farmer, a bachelor aged twenty five years and Elizabeth McLeod of Portneuf in the county of Portneuf, spinster aged twenty six years were by Licence from His Honour The Honourable Auguste Real Augers, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Quebec - married in Portneuf on the fifteenth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and ninety by A. G. Love, minister.
    Children 
     1. McElrea, Margaret Myrtle (Marjorie),   b. 26 Jul 1893, Chute Panet, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1973, Sherbrooke Hospital, Park Avenue, Sherbrooke, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. McElrea, Donald Angus,   b. 11 Nov 1899, Chute Panet, Portneuf County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Mar 1991, Wales Home, Richmond, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +3. McElrea, Annie Jean,   b. 18 Jun 1901, Portneuf, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 2000, Sherbrooke, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 May 1864 - Chute Panet, Portneuf County, Quebec Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S685] FTM File - MG, Marjorie Goodfellow, 14 Aug 2010.

    2. [S628] St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Quebec, Quebec (, 1890, leaf 3r.

    3. [S629] Canada Census. 1911, 5th., T-20420, District 155, enumeration dist. no. 13, page 1.

    4. [S621] PRONI MIC.