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John Simcoe Giles
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1842
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jan. 24, 1919
Central Lake
Antrim County
Michigan, USA

John Giles was born in Canada on February 26, 1842, being almost 77 years old at the time of his death. He was married to Sarah Wilson at Hagersville, Ont., December 3, 1863. Ten children were born of this union - nine girls and one boy, the boy and one daughter dying in infancy. Eight of the daughters survive him, and all were with him at the last except Mrs. Maggie Teary (sic) of Tacoma, Wash.
He came to Michigan in 1870, and to Central Lake about twenty-five years ago [note: about 1891], having resided here since that time until the death of his wife, which occurred six years ago. Since that time he has lived at the homes of his parents. He spent most of his winters with his daughters in southern Michigan, but was always in Central Lake during the summer months. When a young man he was converted to the church, and has always been an avowed and devout Christian. With his wife he united with the M. E. church of this place, and has always taken an active part in church work. He loved church work and when possible never missed a church service. He always lived a beautiful and peaceful life, trusting in God's goodness.
"We will miss you, dearest father,
But we feel you're safe with Jesus
In the Heavenly Father's home."
Published in the Central Lake Torch, January 1916.

Birth location from One world tree via Roger A. Haskins Rootsweb
Name: John GILES Sex: M
Birth: 26 FEB 1842 in Etobicoke, York, ON, Canada 1
Death: 24 JAN 1919 in Central Lake, Antrim Co., Michigan

1851 census Canada West (Ontario) York County Etobicoke
Alnas? Giles 54 Carpenter Can
Margaret 45 Ire
John Giles 10 Can
8 other children

Name: John Giles
Birth Place: England
Residence: Walpole Township
Age: 21
Father Name: Evans
Mother Name: Margaret
Spouse Name: Sarah Catherine
Spouse's Age: 18
Spouse Birth Place: England
Spouse residence: North Cayuga Township
Spouse Father Name: Philip Wilson
Spouse Mother Name: Catherine
Marriage Date: 3 Dec 1863

1880: Trufant, Montcalm, Michigan
John Giles 38 Can Eng Eng Shoemaker
Sarah C. Giles 36 Can Can Can
Eliza J. Giles 16 Can
Catherin Giles 14 Can
Emeretta Giles 12 Can
Margret A. Giles 10 Can
Josephene Giles 8 MI
Hattie Giles 2 MI
Lewalon Giles 1m MI Apr
Frank Giles 11 adpt son NY
Samuel Douglas 27

1900: Central Lake, Antrim, Michigan
John Giles 58 Can
Sarah Giles 57 Can
Bertha Giles 17
Leafa Giles 14 Jun 1885 MI

Death certificate
Central Lake, Antrim, Michigan
John Giles
M W Wd
Wife Sarah R/K Giles
Born 26 Feb 1842 Canada
Age 76 y 11 m 24 d
Farmer retired 10 years
Father Enos Giles b. Eng
Mother unk b. Ireland
Died 24 Jan 1919
CoD Senility, hardening of arteries
Burial Central Lake 27 Jan 
Family links: 
  Sarah Catherine Wilson Giles (1842 - 1912)
  Carherine Jemima Giles Dodge (1866 - 1947)*
  Emma Retta Giles Yerex (1868 - 1943)*
  Hattie Maude Giles Ogletree (1877 - 1950)*
  Leafa H Giles Mason (1885 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
Southern Cemetery
Central Lake
Antrim County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Ralph Edwards
Record added: Oct 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60071709
John Simcoe Giles
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John Simcoe Giles
Added by: Ralph Edwards
John Simcoe Giles
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