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Geof Wyght (#47722874)
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Bio Photo I live in Cincinnati, but my main interest is in Eastern Ontario. Row 1, Section 31, Walnut Hills Cemetery completed in terms of photos. Stopped at lot 25 in terms of entries.
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Info for you re: Charles Francis
Here's some info about Charles... if you wish to you it or you could post the url that I added below his bio..

Charles Francis, the leading barrister at Trenton, and a member of the county council, is a native of this place, and was born January 22, 1838. His father, Robert Francis, a native of Ireland, came to Canada, with his wife and older children, about 1835. Having a contract on the St. Lawrence canal, he moved his family for a short time to St. Anne’s, Province of Quebec. A little later the family removed to Huntington, county of Hastings, Ontario, returning to Trenton in 1850. Robert Francis was a member of the town council of Trenton until his death in December, 1871; was also coroner and reeve for some time, and very prominent in local matters, being the prime mover in securing the incorporation of the town of Trenton.

The mother of our subject, before her marriage, was Delia Donalon, also a native of Ireland. She died in March 1872, only three months after her husband. Our subject was educated in the Grammar School of Trenton; studied law with John Bell, of Belleville, solicitor for the Grand Trunk Railway Company, and at the Law School of Toronto; became an attorney in 1860, and was called to the Bar the next year, and has practiced at Trenton steadily and successfully since 1861. He is well read, prepares his cases with great care, and his candor and clear logic, sincerity and earnestness, make a good impression on a jury; hence, in a large measure, his success at the Bar.

On the demise of his father, he became a member of the town council, there holding a seat for several years, and was a reeve in 1873, 1878 and 1879. For two years, prior to becoming a reeve a second time, he. was out of health; spent one winter in Florida, and a short time in Washington; became acquainted with President Grant and other U. S. government officials; visited most of the seaboard states, and completely recovered his health.

In politics he is a conservative; is president of the local association of his party, being its leading man in this part of the county of Hastings, and is a member of the United Empire Club of Ontario, a conservative political organization. He is Past Master of Lodge No. 38 of the Masonic Order, and his father before him was a prominent member of that fraternity. Mr. Francis was one of the delegates to present the farewell address of the municipalities of Ontario to Lord Dufferin at Quebec, September 5, 1878.

His religious connection is with the Church of England; for some years he was warden of St. George’s church, and is now a member of the Synod of Ontario. His moral standing, like his legal, is high.
His wife was Mercia Clarinda, youngest daughter of Col. Sheldon Hawley, who was an officer during the rebellion of 1837-38, and a prominent citizen of Trenton; married July 10, 1867. Mrs Francis accompanied her husband to Florida, and has traveled extensively in the United States.

Born when Trenton was a very small village, Mr. Francis has seen it gradually expand until it has between 3,000 and 4,000 inhabitants, with fine churches on either side of the Trent river, large school houses and commercial blocks, extensive manufactures, railroad connections with the east and west, and soon to have them to the north and south. Within eight miles from the mouth of the Trent, this stream, one of the largest in the Province, has a fall of 100 feet, with rapids all along the way, forming hydraulic privileges unsurpassed in these parts; and should Mr. Francis live a few more years, he will doubtless be called upon to aid in securing a city charter for his native town.
Added by BEB on Sep 15, 2014 12:56 PM
Sarah Campbell
William Whittier
Thanks, Geof, for the photograph of William's headstone. This one was fairly easy to read!
Added by Sarah Campbell on Sep 13, 2014 12:53 PM
RE: Tracer
My main interest in Cincinnati is the Burwinkel family. My mother was a Burwinkel. I have extensive information on them. Cutter is my husband's family. I have a lot of information on them too, but they are not all related. There are two sets of Cutters. Cutter from England and Cutter/Koetter from Germany. My husband's family is the German line. I researched both hoping to connect them, but soon realized they are not related at all.

Added by ncutter on Sep 11, 2014 8:39 PM
RE: Philomena Cutter
Yes, I do have access to, but I use the majority of the time. I think I searched for her with her full name, which came up with nothing. So I will search under Minnie and George. Thanks for your help!! My husband is a Cutter, but his family settled in SE Indiana. I've been trying to connect the two families. But I'm finding some are English and our line is German (originally Koetter).
Added by ncutter on Sep 07, 2014 1:02 PM
RE: Philomena Cutter
Added by ncutter on Sep 07, 2014 12:47 PM
RE: Philomena Cutter
Thanks Geof!! I've been trying to figure out who she is related to.

Added by ncutter on Sep 07, 2014 12:20 PM
Philomena Cutter
Question... Were there any other Cutters nearby?
Added by ncutter on Sep 07, 2014 11:36 AM
Philomena Cutter
Thank you for trying to get a photo of Philomena Cutter's grave. I will make note on her memorial that she does not have a grave marker. I appreciate your efforts.
Added by ncutter on Sep 07, 2014 11:32 AM
Re: Delbert Rosenplot
Hi Geof,

Thanks for checking to see if you could find a gravestone for this person. It's seems rather odd that his wife & daughter are buried there but he is not. Perhaps he is buried with his parents or other family. Your work in this regard is greatly appreciated.
Added by fml52 on Sep 07, 2014 10:32 AM
Cheryl Kemp Taber
RE: Keitsa Maud Kemper
Hi Geof,

I have a photo of her tombstone but neglected to post it to Find A Grave. Your photo though is better than the one I have. You will need to correct her name on your post to read Keitha Maud Kemp.

Yes, she's the daughter of James Alfred Kemp and Katherine Louise Debau as per my WorldConnect database:

Cheryl (Kemp) Taber
Added by Cheryl Kemp Taber on Sep 07, 2014 8:24 AM
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