George Billings Ormsby

Male 1822 - 1884  (62 years)


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  • Name George Billings Ormsby 
    Born 1822  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Buried Jan 1884  Leigh's Corners Cemetery, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Jan 1884  Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1848  NB1
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2017 

    Father James Ormsby,   b. 19 Sep 1790, St. John’s, Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1873, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Franklin,   b. 1787, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1871 and 1881, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1820  Northampton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F454  Group Sheet

    Family Jane Reid,   b. Jan 1828, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1894, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Children 
     1. Robert Ormsby,   b. 14 Nov 1845, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1856, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
    +2. Edward Ormsby,   b. 1848, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1894, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +3. John Ormsby,   b. 3 Mar 1848, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1928, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +4. George Ormsby,   b. 23 Feb 1851, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1905, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +5. Elisabeth Ormsby,   b. 1 Feb 1853, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1933, Orillia Township, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +6. Louisa Ormsby,   b. 24 Aug 1855, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1889, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    +7. Mary Ann (Polly) Ormsby,   b. 10 Dec 1857, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1930, Fenelon, Victoria, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +8. Emma Jane Ormsby,   b. 4 Feb 1860, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1943, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +9. Margaret Ellen Ormsby,   b. 4 Mar 1862, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Alfred James Ormsby,   b. 1867, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1893, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +11. Sarah Adelaide (Sadie) Ormsby,   b. 15 May 1868, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1922, Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +12. Arthur William Ormsby,   b. 15 Feb 1869, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1961, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +13. Ida Matilda Ormsby,   b. 29 Nov 1871, Shanty Bay, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F750  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1822 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jan 1884 - Leigh's Corners Cemetery, Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jan 1884 - Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • n.d.
      “George Ormsby lived on the north 50 acres and soon after bought anadditional 50 acres adjoining to the north. George Ormsby’s log houseand barn were in the middle of the big field, south of the presentbarn. Two smaller frame houses were built alongside to the south ofthe main house. Emma and Dick Metcalfe lived in one while he taughtat Leigh’s Corners. The veteran’s wife lived in the other house” (p.286)

      1860
      “Ormsby operated a saw mill on a creek, Lot 14, Conc 12., Oro, in theearly 1860s. The lumber was cut as this mill to build the TemperanceHall in 1864. This mill was bought by George Brown in 1866.”

      1861 Canadian Census
      George Ormsby 38, a Farmer born in Ireland lived in Oro Township.Simcoe, Ontario with his wife Jean 31, born in Ireland and theirchildren Edward 14, John 12, George 10, Elisabeth 8, Louisa 6, MaryAnn 4 and Emma 1, all born in Upper Ontario. They were WeslyanMethodist.

      1873
      George Ormsby paid $18 for work as Deputy Returning Officer. EarlyCanadiana Online.

      1871 Canadian Census Index
      George Ormsby 49, a Farmer born in Ireland lived in Oro, Simcoe North,Ontario. He was a Congregationalist.

      1881 Canadian Census
      George Ormsby 59, a Farmer born in Ireland lived in Oro Township,Simcoe, Ontario with his wife Jane 52, born in Ireland and theirchildren Emma 21, Margaret E. 19, Sarah A 16. Alfred 14, Arthur 12 andIda M. 9, all born in Ontario. Their religion was Independent.

      4 Jan 1884
      Death certificate: Was ill for four days before death withinflammation of lungs.

      1884
      News of the Churches
      Rugby has also lost a much respected member - Mr. George B. Ormsby,who died very suddenly recently. (The Canadian Independent, p. 44)

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] 1871 Census of Canada, Population Schedule, The Generations Network, District: Simcoe North (42); Sub-district: Oro (J-03); Page 18; FamilyNo. 60.

    2. [S201] 1861 Census of Canada, Population Schedule, Census Place: Oro, Simcoe, Ontario; Roll: C-1073, Page 6, Line 14.

    3. [S445] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "InternationalGenealogical Index", Batch: M011814.




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