Linda Urquhart
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Linda's maiden name is Laing. Her great-great-grandfather, Andrew Laing, emigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1850. We then found the names of his parents in Scotland, Robert Laing and Agnes Ovens and also his numerous siblings. Following is a Register Report make from Family Tree Maker. I apologize for it format, it is not the friendliest style.

1. Robert Laing-1. He was born Abt. 1796 in Roxburghshire, Scotland [1, 2]. Baptism on 26 Feb 1799 in St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotland[3]. Residence 1841 in farmer in Nether Mill, Roxburghshire, Scotland[4]. Occupation Bet. 1841–1871 (farmer)[1, 5]. Immigration on 25 May 1850 in arrived in New York on ship Sir William Molesworth.. Religion 1851 (Free Church)[6]. Residence 1851 in One room Log home, South Dumfries Township, Brant County, Canada West[6]. Occupation 1851 (Miller)[6]. Residence 1861 in farmer in East Oxford, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada[7]. Religion 1861 (Free Church Presbyterian)[7]. Residence 1871 in Lot 12, Conc 3, Mornington Township, Perth North, ON, CA[8]. He died on 14 Nov 1876 in Mornington Township, Perth North, Ontario, Canada[9].





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6. ii. Andrew Laing. He was born on 14 May 1825 in Longnewton Mills, Ancrum, Roxburghshire, Scotland[17, 1, 18]. Residence 1847 in Selkirk, Selkirk, SCT[19]. He married Jane Ellison. They were married on 18 Jun 1847 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, SCT[20]. Immigration on 25 May 1850 in on the Ship Sir William Molesworth, departing from Glasgow, distination Canada[21]. Residence 1852 in Walpole, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada[22]. Occupation Bet. 1861–1871 (Miller)[17, 23]. Residence Bet. 1861–1898 in District 2, Woodhouse Township, South Norfolk County, ON[17, 23]. Burial 1898 in Port Dover Cemetery. Religion 1898 (Baptist)[24]. He died on 09 Mar 1898 in Lot 5 Conc 1, Woodhouse Twp, Norfolk County, ON[24]. Cause Of Death was blood poisoning.

7. iii. Agnes Laing. She was born on 11 Sep 1827 in Ancrum, Roxbourghshire,Scotland[1, 25, 26]. She married Thomas Mills. They were married on 26 Apr 1846 in Ancrum, Roxburgh, Scotland[27, 14, 28]. She died Bet. 1854–1857 in Scotland.








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Jean "Jane" Douglass is the daughter of James Douglas and Beatrix Rae. She was born on 25 Dec 1817 in Roxburghshire, Scotland[31, 14]. Religion 1851 (Free Church)[6]. Residence 1851 in South Dumfries Township, Brant County, Canada West[6]. Residence 1881 in listed as widow living with son William Laing in Stratford, Perth North, ON. Residence 1901 in lives with her sister Ann Walker in Stratford, ON[31]. She died on 06 Oct 1913 in 179 Johnston St, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada[24, 14, 32].

Notes for Jean "Jane" Douglass: General Notes:

Obituary, Moncton Times, Moncton, Perth County, ON, CA, Friday October 17, 1913

On Oct 6 one of the oldest women in Ontario passed to her rest in the person of Mrs Robert Laing at the age of 95 years, 9 months and 10 days. Mrs Laing was born on Christmas Day in Roxbourghshire Scotland in 1817. Her maiden name was Jean Douglas, she being a descendent of the earls of Douglas famous in the days of Bruce. Mrs Laing was married 67 years ago to the late Robert Laing and in 1850, 4 years later, with her husband and 2 eldest sons immigrated to Canada settling at Galt for a few years. From Galt they moved to Oxford County where they lived for 10 or 12 years afterwards coming to Mornington where they remained until Mr Laing's death 36 years ago. Since then Mrs Laing has resided with the various members of her family. Mrs. Laing leaves a family of 3 sons and a daughter to mourn her. Rev Douglas Laing of First Baptist Church Kingston, George of Stonewall, Manitoba, Thomas of Alberta, William deceased and Mrs Robert Kines of Mornington. Also 24 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Mrs Laing was brought up a Presbyterian and such remained until about 1870 when she joined the Baptist Church in which church she was a member until her death. The remains were interred in Kingston Cemetery.




Robert Laing and Jean "Jane" Douglass. Their marriage Bet. 24–31 May 1846 in Jedburgh, Roxburgh, Scotland (Ancrum)[27, 14, 33]. They had 6 children.

2. i. Douglass Laing. He was born on 25 Feb 1847 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland[14, 6, 34]. He married Margaret "Maggie" Sinclair. They were married on 01 Jan 1880 in Port Elgin, Bruce Co, ON, CA[35]. Religion 1880 (Baptist)[36]. Occupation 1880 (Clergyman)[36]. Residence 1880 in Sparta, ON[36]. Residence 1881 in Yarmouth, Elgin East, ON, CA[37]. Residence 1901 in Kingston City, Frontenac County, ON, CA[31]. He died on 06 Apr 1927 in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada[38].

3. ii. William "Willie" Laing. He was born 1849 in Scotland[14, 6]. Occupation 1876 (Carpenter)[36]. Residence 1876 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada[36]. He married Sarah Jane Large. They were married on 24 Dec 1876 in Mornington, Perth, ON[39]. Residence 1881 in Grange Street, Stratford, Perth North, ON[37]. He died on 12 Oct 1886. Religion was Baptist[37, 36].

4. iv. Beatrice Laing. She was born on 27 Dec 1850 in Poole, Mornington Twp, Ontario, Canada[40, 14]. She married Robert Bothwell Kines. They were married on 10 Oct 1871 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada[41]. She died on 04 Jan 1941 in Mornington Township, Perth, ON, CA[42].



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2. Douglass Laing-2 (Robert Laing-1). He was born on 25 Feb 1847 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland[14, 6, 34]. Religion 1880 (Baptist)[36]. Residence 1880 in Sparta, ON[36]. Occupation 1880 (Clergyman)[36]. Residence 1881 in Yarmouth, Elgin East, ON, CA[37]. Residence 1901 in Kingston City, Frontenac County, ON, CA[31]. He died on 06 Apr 1927 in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada[38].


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3. William "Willie" Laing-2 (Robert Laing-1). He was born 1849 in Scotland [14, 6]. Occupation 1876 (Carpenter)[36]. Residence 1876 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada[36]. Residence 1881 in Grange Street, Stratford, Perth North, ON[37]. He died on 12 Oct 1886. Religion was Baptist[37, 36].

4. Beatrice Laing-2 (Robert Laing-1). She was born on 27 Dec 1850 in Poole, Mornington Twp, Ontario, Canada[40, 14]. She died on 04 Jan 1941 in Mornington Township, Perth, ON, CA[42].

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5. George Douglas Laing-2 (Robert Laing-1). He was born on 26 Feb 1855 in Blenheim, Kent, Ontario, Canada[14]. Residence 1911 in Selkirk, Manitoba, CA[43]. He died on 15 Jul 1941 in Stonewall, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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6. Andrew Laing-2 (Robert Laing-1). He was born on 14 May 1825 in Longnewton Mills, Ancrum, Roxburghshire, Scotland[17, 1, 18]. Residence 1847 in Selkirk, Selkirk, SCT[19]. Immigration on 25 May 1850 in on the Ship Sir William Molesworth, departing from Glasgow, distination Canada[21]. Residence 1852 in Walpole, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada[22]. Occupation Bet. 1861–1871 (Miller)[17, 23]. Residence Bet. 1861–1898 in District 2, Woodhouse Township, South Norfolk County, ON[17, 23]. Religion 1898 (Baptist)[24]. Burial 1898 in Port Dover Cemetery. He died on 09 Mar 1898 in Lot 5 Conc 1, Woodhouse Twp, Norfolk County, ON[24]. Cause Of Death was blood poisoning.


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7. Agnes Laing-2 (Robert Laing-1). She was born on 11 Sep 1827 in Ancrum, Roxbourghshire,Scotland[1, 25, 26]. She died Bet. 1854–1857 in Scotland.








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8. Martha Anne Laing-3 (William "Willie" Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born on 27 Nov 1877 in ON, CA[14]. She died on 26 Oct 1918 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada.

9. Robert Douglas Laing-3 (William "Willie" Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 29 Jun 1880 in Stratford, Perth North, ON[50]. He died Jan 1968 in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizon, US[14].

10. Emily Maude Laing-3 (William "Willie" Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born on 16 Mar 1884 in Assiniboia, The Territories. She died 1915.

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11. Erle William Herbert Laing-3 (William "Willie" Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 10 Feb 1886 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, CA[14]. He died on 16 Nov 1957 in Preeceville, Saskatchewan,

12. Robert Douglas Laing-3 (George Douglas Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 31 May 1882 in Manitoba, Canada[43]. He died on 15 Jan 1958.


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Register Report for Robert Laing
Generation 3 (con't)
v.Margaret Laing [14]. She died 1925 [14].
28.
vi.Mary Laing [14].

13. Paulina Beatrice Laing-3 (George Douglas Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born on 27 Nov 1883[14]. She died on 30 Jun 1970[14].

14. Thomas Hector Laing-3 (George Douglas Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born Aug 1885 [14]. He died Jul 1955 in Carstairs, Alberta, Canada[14, 55].

15. Alice Jane Laing-3 (George Douglas Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born on 05 Apr 1890 in Manitoba, Canada[14, 43]. She died Mar 1985[14].

16. Annie Emmeline Laing-3 (George Douglas Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born on 07 Oct 1895 in Manitoba, Canada[14, 43]. She died on 23 Sep 1954[14].


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17. Mary Belle Laing-3 (George Douglas Laing-2, Robert Laing-1) [14]. She was born Abt. 1901 in Manitoba, Canada[43].

18. Jessie Margaret Laing-3 (George Douglas Laing-2, Robert Laing-1) [14]. She was born Abt. 1904 in Manitoba, Canada[43].

19. Joseph John Laing-3 (Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 10 Jun 1847 in Inverness, Scotland[60]. Residence 1852 in Walpole, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada[61]. Residence Bet. 1861–1871 in Township of Woodhouse, Norfolk County, Ontario[17, 23]. Residence 1881 in Ridgetown, Bothwell, Ontario, Canada[64]. Occupation 1891 (hardware and tin merchant) [65]. Residence Bet. 1891–1901 in Ridgetown, Elgin county, Ontario, CA [66, 67]. Occupation 1901

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Beatrix age 1. They are also travelling with Jane's brother Robert Douglass who is 27 at the time. Under Andrew and Jane Laing's name in the passenger list is an infant, 9 month old William Douglas. Who does he belong to? Is he the son of Robert Douglas and is Jane Laing caring for him on the ship? Once they arrive in Canada the families do not stay together. In the 1852 census Robert and Jane Laing have settled in Dumfries, Brant County. Also living with them is 18 year old John Laing. I am assuming that this is Robert's youngest son from his first marriage to Agnes Ovens. But he was not on the ship with them when they travelled overseas, did he arrive later? In the 1852 Canada census Andrew and Jane Laing are living in Walpole, Haldimand County. There is a John Laing living with Andrew and Jane and he is listed as 5 years old, born in Scotland. Where did he come from? No record of a John or Joseph Laing can be found in the Scotland birth records born on June 10, 1847 (his birthdate as listed in the 1901 census), other years have been checked as well since DOB can be incorrect on census records. In the 1861 census there are a Jos Laing age 14 and a William Mills age 7 living with Andrew and Jane Laing in Woodhouse, Norfolk County. In 1871 William is still living with Andrew and Jane in Woodhouse but his surname is now listed as Laing. On Joseph Laing's marriage record he is listed as John Laing son of Andrew and Jane Laing. On William Laing's marriage record he is listed as the son of Thomas and Agnes Mills. Andrew's sister Agnes Laing married a Thomas Mills in Scotland. It appears Agnes died, probably giving birth to William and somehow Andrew and Jane took on William. However William was born in 1854 when Andrew and Jane were in Canada. Perhaps Andrew made the trip back to Scotland to take William back to Canada or someone else might have brought him over, we do not know. However it appears that Thomas Mills kept the older children that Agnes bore and remarried in 1856 and remained in Scotland. William Mills took on the surname Laing by 1871, so Andrew and Jane were his adopted parents, probably no formal adoption. So perhaps John Laing who became Joseph Laing was also adopted? If so, who were his parents?



Joseph Laing married in Norfolk County and at first lived in Woodhouse twp where his parents lived, but he did not follow his father's trade of Miller, probably becaus he saw the problems in that field with his father moving from one mill to another and then losing his occupation when better methods were in use. Perhaps Ridgetown was tempting because in 1872 the Canadian Southern Railroad was built to run thru the town and frame homes were vary affordable at $150 a piece.

Mary Elisabeth "Alice" Martin is the daughter of John Edward Martin and Mary Elizabeth "Alice" Gibbons[83]. She was born on 25 Nov 1847 in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada. Residence 1911 in 8 Main St, Ridgetown, Kent, ON, CA (living with son Andrew)[84]. She died on 20 Jan 1921 in Kent County, Ontario, Canada[24, 85]. Cause Of Death was bronchial pneumonia. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Ridgetown, Kent, ON.

Notes for Mary Elisabeth "Alice" Martin: General Notes:

Father was born in England as per the 1891 Ontario Census.

Joseph John Laing and Mary Elisabeth "Alice" Martin. They were married on 09 Nov 1869 in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada[62, 63]. They had 7 children.

29. i. George William Laing. He was born on 10 Dec 1869 in Woodhouse, Norfolk, ON [83, 86]. Occupation 1891 (tinsmith) [65]. He married Anna Scane. They were married on 15 Nov 1899 in Howard Township, Kent Co, Otario, Canada[36, 87]. He died on 11 May 1942 in Howard Township, Kent Co, ON[88]. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown, ON.




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20. William Laing NEE Mills-3 (Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 12 Apr 1854 in Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland[40, 17]. Occupation 1901 (Grain merchant working from the home)

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On his marriage certificate William Laing lists his parents as Thomas and Agnes Mills. These must be his biological parents. Andrew's sister Agnes Laing married a Thomas Mills. Agnes probably died shortly after childbirth and must have been brought over to Canada shortly after his birth to be raised by Andrew and Jane.

Annie Machon is the daughter of John Machon and Nancy Ann Hoyles. She was born Abt. 1856 in Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, Norfolk Co., ON, Canada. She died on 31 Aug 1900 in Port Dover, Norfolk Co., ON, Canada[102, 103].

William Laing NEE Mills and Annie Machon. They were married on 17 Mar 1880 in Vittoria, Charlotteville, Norfolk county, ON[71]. They had 6 children.

34. i. Harry Roy Laing. He was born on 01 Jun 1880 in Woodhouse Township, Northfolk Co, ON[40, 50]. Emigration 1900 in to the USA[97]. Occupation 1901 (Telephone operator worked 6 months for $200, and made an extra $25 elsewhere)[40]. Residence Bet. 1901–1911 in Port Dover, Norfolk South County, Ontario[72, 40]. Will 1911 in had a $1000 insurance policy[72]. Occupation 1911 (Baggage man for the railway, worked for 52 weeks, 60 hours per week and earned $1000.). Residence 1920 in 866 East 76th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

35. ii. Pearl Erie Laing. She was born on 06 Jul 1882 in Woodhouse Township, Northfolk Co, ON[40, 105]. Occupation 1901 (Telephone operator worked 12 months for $120). Residence 1901 in Port Dover, South Norfolk County, Ontario[40]. Religion 1911 (Presbyterian)[36]. She married Cliff Caley Varey. They were married on 27 Sep 1911 in Port Dover, Norfolk, Omtario, Canada[106]. She died 1961 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON[107].

36. iv. Annie Alberta Laing. She was born on 02 Oct 1888 in Woodhouse Township, Northfolk Co, ON[40, 111]. Education 1901 (Full-time student)[40]. Residence 1901 in Port Dover, Norfolk South County, Ontario[40]. She married Carl Stanley Ryerse. They were married on 27 Jan 1914 in Port Dover, Norfolk, ON[36]. Burial 1968 in Port Dover Cemetery, Port Dover, Norfolk, ON, CA[57]. She died on 16 Jul 1968 in Simcoe, Norfolk CO, ON[112, 113].

37. v. John "Jack" Andrew Laing. He was born on 18 Mar 1899 in Woodhouse, Norfolk, ON[40, 114]. Residence 1901 in Port Dover, Norfolk South County, Ontario. He married Agnes Diana Smith. They were married on 20 Sep 1928 in Port Dover, Norfolk, Omtario, Canada[115]. Occupation 1942 (Seaman on the Great Lakes, on shore leave in Buffalo, NY from the barge T A Ivey.)[116]. He died 1979 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON[117].


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21. James Mills-3 (Agnes Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born Abt. 1849 in Ancrum, Roxburghshire, SCT[26, 78].

22. Robert Laing Mills-3 (Agnes Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born Abt. 1851 in Ancrum, Roxburghshire, SCT[26, 77, 78, 80].



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23. Eva Viloy Laing-4 (Erle William Herbert Laing-3, William "Willie" Laing-2, Robert Laing-1) [14]. She was born on 15 Mar 1915 in Saskatchewan, Canada. She died on 26 Aug 2003 in Sturgis, Saskatchewan, Canada.

24. Allison Laing-4 (Robert Douglas Laing-3, George Douglas Laing-2, Robert Laing-1) [14]. She was born Abt. 1912 in Manitoba, Canada.

25. George Laing-4 (Robert Douglas Laing-3, George Douglas Laing-2, Robert Laing-1) [14]. He was born Abt. 1916 in Manitoba, Canada.

26. Douglas Laing-4 (Robert Douglas Laing-3, George Douglas Laing-2, Robert Laing-1) [14]. He was born Abt. 1913 in Manitoba, Canada.


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27. John Laing-4 (Robert Douglas Laing-3, George Douglas Laing-2, Robert Laing-1) [14].

28. Mary Laing-4 (Robert Douglas Laing-3, George Douglas Laing-2, Robert Laing-1) [14].

29. George William Laing-4 (Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 10 Dec 1869 in Woodhouse, Norfolk, ON[83, 86]. Occupation 1891 (tinsmith)[65]. He died on 11 May 1942 in Howard Township, Kent Co, ON[88]. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown, ON.

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30. Edward Andrew Laing-4 (Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 04 Aug 1872 in Port Dover, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada[40, 86]. Occupation Bet. 1891–1930 (barber)[68, 65]. Residence 1901 in Woodstock, Oxford, ON[40]. Occupation 1911 (Shop)[84]. Residence 1911 in 8 Main St, Ridgetown, Kent, ON, CA[84]. Residence 1930 in 39 Wyandotte St Apt 1, Walkerville, ON[90]. He died on 30 May 1930 in Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada[68, 91]. Cause Of Death was coronary sclerosis - sudden death. Burial in As Andrew Laing in




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31. Arthur F. Garfield Laing-4 (Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 04 Dec 1881 in Ridgetown, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada[95]. Emigration 1907 in Emigrated to USA - Detroit, MI[97]. Residence 1910 in Brooklyn St, Detroit, Ward 6, District 82, Wayne, MI, US [98]. Residence 1920 in 154 Plum Street, Detroit, Ward 6, Wayne, MI [99]. Occupation 1920


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42. iv. Ross L Laing. He was born on 05 Feb 1911 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA [136]. Residence 1920 in 154 Plum Street, Detroit, Ward 6, Wayne, MI [97]. Residence 1940 in 29, payroll clerk in the auto industry living at 7416 Berrie St, Dearborn, Wayne, MI, USA with wife Alvina 27, and sons Philip 5 and Alan 1.[137]. He died on 28 Sep 1968 in Kern, California, USA[136]. He married Alvina Magdelena Avola. They were married in Detroit, MI.

43. v. Andrew Arthur Laing. He was born on 14 Apr 1913 in Detroit, Wayne, MI. Residence 1920 in 154 Plum Street, Detroit, Ward 6, Wayne, MI[99]. Residence 1930 in age 16, lodging at John Pierson's home at 14940 Hartwell, Detroit District 837, Wayne County, Michigan, USA (dingeman in auto factory)[138]. Residence 1931 in Dearborn, Wayne, MI, USA (visiting Aunt K Laing in Amherstburg, factory worker, Mathodist)[139]. Social Security Number 1993 (364-03-1499)[140]. Residence 1993 in Sterling Heights, Macomb, MI. He died on 11 Nov 1993 in Bloomfield, Oakland, MI, US[141].



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32. Joseph Percival Laing-4 (Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 25 Feb 1885 in Ridgetown, Kent Co, ON[86, 50].

33. Thomas Earl Laing-4 (Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on




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34. Harry Roy Laing-4 (William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on

35. Pearl Erie Laing-4 (William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born on 06 Jul 1882 in Woodhouse Township, Northfolk Co, ON[40, 105]. Occupation 1901 (Telephone operator worked 12 months for $120). Residence 1901 in Port Dover, South Norfolk County, Ontario[40]. Religion 1911 (Presbyterian)[36]. She died 1961 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON[107].


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36. Annie Alberta Laing-4 (William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born on 02 Oct 1888 in Woodhouse Township, Northfolk Co, ON[40, 111]. Education 1901 (Full-time student)[40]. Residence 1901 in Port Dover, Norfolk South County, Ontario[40]. Burial 1968 in Port Dover Cemetery, Port Dover, Norfolk, ON, CA[57]. She died on 16 Jul 1968 in Simcoe, Norfolk CO,

Carl Stanley Ryerse and Annie Alberta Laing. They were married on 27 Jan 1914 in Port Dover, Norfolk, ON[36]. They had 4 children.

53. ii. Victor Carl Ryerse. He was born on 01 Feb 1915[157]. He died on 24 Jul 1996 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON[159]. He married Donna Leith Whitnum. They were married in Port Dover, ON.

54. iii. Harry Vernon Ryerse. He was born on 26 Jul 1917 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada [157]. He died on 05 Apr 2002 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON [160]. He married Barbara Ruth Siscoe. They were married in Port Dover, ON.

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37. John "Jack" Andrew Laing-4 (William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 18 Mar 1899 in Woodhouse, Norfolk, ON[40, 114]. Residence 1901 in Port Dover, Norfolk South County, Ontario. Occupation 1942 (Seaman on the Great Lakes, on shore leave in Buffalo, NY from the barge T A Ivey.)[116]. He died 1979 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON[117].


38. George William Mills-4 (Robert Laing Mills-3, Agnes Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born Abt. 1887 in Scotland.


39. Agnes Coltart Mills-4 (Robert Laing Mills-3, Agnes Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born on 18 Aug 1889 in District of Dumfries, County of Dumfries, Scotland. Baptism on 29 Oct 1889.



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40. Thomas Mitchell-5 (Eva Viloy Laing-4, Erle William Herbert Laing-3, William "Willie" Laing-2, Robert Laing-1).

41. Lloyd Joseph Laing-5 (George William Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 31 Aug 1900 in Kent, Ontario, Canada[124]. He died 1960 in Ridgetown, Kent, ON[125]. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Ridgetown, Kent, ON, CA.


42. Ross L Laing-5 (Arthur F. Garfield Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing- 1). He was born on 05 Feb 1911 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA[136]. Residence 1920 in



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43. Andrew Arthur Laing-5 (Arthur F. Garfield Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 14 Apr 1913 in Detroit, Wayne, MI. Residence 1920 in 154 Plum

44. Herbert Louis Laing-5 (Arthur F. Garfield Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 08 Feb 1916 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. Residence 1920 in 154 Plum Street, Detroit, Ward 6, Wayne, MI[99]. Baptism on 05 Jun 1930 in converted to Catholicism and baptized at St Jean, Amherstburg, Essex, Ontario, Canada[142]. Residence 1991 in 43110 Bonaparte Ave, Sterling Heights, MI, 48314 Phone 810-731-2848[143]. Social Security Number 1991 (375-10-9393)[140]. He died on 03 Jul 1991 in Sterling Heights, Macomb, Michigan, USA[141].





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45. Harold Clayton Laing-5 (Arthur F. Garfield Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 12 Jul 1918 in Detroit, Wayne, MI. Residence 1920 in 154 Plum Street, Detroit, Ward 6, Wayne, MI[99]. Emigration 1929 in Emigrated to Canada. Baptism on 05 Jun 1930 in converted to Catholicism and baptized at St Jean, Amherstburg, Essex, Ontario, Canada[144]. Residence Bet. 1944–1949 in Felix Ave, Windsor. Residence Bet. 1949–1991 in 1648 Ellrose Ave, Windsor, Essex, ON, CA. Occupation Bet. 1954–1965 (breadman for WonderBread in Windsor). Occupation Bet. 1966–1983 (small truck delivery man for Windsor Automotive, Windsor). He died on 02 Mar 1991 in Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada[145]. Burial on 05 Mar 1991 in Greenlawn Memorial, Windsor, Essex, ON. Social Security Number was 383-07-7088

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Notes for Margaret Charlotte Murray: General Notes:

An extract form an Interview with Margaret Laing for a university paper by Linda Urquhart, 1985: Peggy is the oldest of four sisters with the second sister born when she was six and a half years old, the third when she was 12 years old, and the last when she was 14. She, her mother and baby sister Mary, took the boat to Canada. They were not able to emigrate to Detroit where her father worked so he left his job in Detroit and began working at Wilkinson's show store, a job he held for many years. In 1939 with the advent of WW II he joined the active army with the Essex Scottish Regiment (he had been in the reserve army in peacetime). While at Ipperwash he had heart problems and was sent to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. She recalls that "It broke his heart not to get overseas. He just wanted to get back to his homeland." He died of a heart attack in 1949 at the age of 56.


Peggy completed grade school at Wyandotte St school. In 1931 she began her studies at Kennedy Collegiate in Windsor. She went two and a half years to W. D. Lowe (Tech) where she completed her Commercial training.

Peggy's earliest memories are of her life in Scotland. She remembers going in a horse and carriage to pick up her mother at the train station in Duns when she was 6 and a half years old. Her mother was returning from the hospital in Edinburgh with her baby sister, Mary. Her other memories of Scotland included a teacher teaching her how to knit, the fireplace in her house where the kettle was always on the trivet, and a lot of uncles around who used to call her Paddy. The term meant "the next best thing". The best thing was to be a son.

Peggy has many memories of the boat trip to Canada. They were on the ship for a week. She remembers sailing down the St. Lawrence River and seeing campfires on the shore. They landed in Quebec and she remembers seeing a lot of women with kerchiefs around their head. They then took the train to Windsor. She remembers that it was cold and there was a lot of snow. In Canada, she remembers that they lived on Bridge Ave in 'a part of a house". She remembers being very quiet and shy in elementary school and thinks it was because she was in a new country 'and the people didn't talk the same."

She remembers fondly that every Sunday the family went on a picnic in the car. "Dad, Mom and all the kids went. Sometimes we also took my best friend,Jenny, with us along with her whole family."

One negative memory she has of her childhood happened when she was about 10 or eleven years old. It was during the depression. She had to go to the store and give them some kind of welfare card to get some groceries. She remembers being so ashamed. She felt that it was 'the worse thing to be on welfare."

After high school she worked at the Hydro. She had also been working part-time when she was a student at Bartlet, MacDonald and Gow as an elevator operator.

What attracted her to Harry was the fact that he was so clean, had such rosy cheeks, and he was blond and good looking. They met at a Y dance. As she got to know him better she liked his honesty and naivet?and that he liked her. She liked the fact that he was athletic like her. They went to church together on Sundays and then he would stay for supper. He helped in the kitchen and the sisters liked him because he could reach the high cupboards. They liked to go to shows, bowling and dancing.

They were married in 1940. She stayed home. She could no longer work at the Hydro because if you were married you lost your job. They lived on Hall avenue in a upstairs flat. Her husband worked at a furniture store in Detroit. They planned on building a house. They bought a lot on Watson in Riverside for $75. However in 1941 she had a ruptured appendix. They had no hospitalization insurance. They lost all their savings and had to sell their lot. In 1942 her husband was called to the Canadian army. He couldn”tbe drafted because he wan an American citizen but they talked about it and decided that since he”dbe drafted soon by the American army, he might as well enlist with the Canadian army to be closer to home. She became pregnant in 1942. Her husband left for Ipperwash when their first child, Jerry, was three weeks old. He came home on most weekends. He also had a one month embarkation leave before going overseas. When her husband first joined the army she and Jerry moved in with her family. It was more convenient since her father and her husband were both away most of the time in the army. She had her son



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at Grace hospital. She enjoyed living at home with her mother and sisters. Her mother did volunteer work. She took care of the house but had lots of help with the baby.

She then recalled that during this time she had a lot of support from her sorority sisters. Before she met her husband and was working at the Hydro she met some girls who were in a sorority and her and Jenny joined. They put on dances and did charity work. The sorority sisters continued their friendship during the war as well as long afterwards. They have remained strong and lasting friends.

Harry was wounded in France and returned to Canada on a hospital ship. Her Dad and her son accompanied her to London, Ontario to meet him. His name was called as he was brought off the train on a stretcher. ”Woundedsoldiers returning from the war were considered heroes. His picture was even in the paper.” He remained in and out of the hospital for 2 years. During that time they rented a home on Felix Ave on Windsor”swest side. They had a second child in 1946, a three week premature baby girl. Peggy remembers that she was going somewhere with her son and was lifting him on to the bus when she had a sharp pain. That was the only pain she had in delivering Linda.


The first real crisis they had in their marriage was when her husband lost his American citizenship. He lost his job because he was not allowed to cross the border. They worked it out together, They tried everything to get his citizenship back. He lost his citizenship because he was charged with swearing allegiance to Canada when joining the Canadian army. Harry states that he never swore allegiance, and that American citizens were told to step aside when this was being done. However this was during McCarthyism and they lost the appeal. So they mutually decided it would be best to work and live in Windsor. Before this time they were planning to settle in Detroit where Harry”sbrothers all lived.

Another factor causing family problems was the fact that both her husband”sfather and her own mother came to live with them. They both felt it was a chore but also felt that they had to do it. She enjoyed having her mother there. She was able to go back to work full-time and had a baby-sitter, a cook and a housekeeper. Her presence also did not cause a lot of marital discord but she indicated that ”therewas a strain. You do not have the freedom of your own home. The resentment was there sometimes but no bitterness. You had no choice.”

Peggy returned to work as soon as both of her children were in school. She started part-time in the mornings at State Vacuum in 1951. She enjoyed work but not the extra work at home. In 1952 she worked full-time at Gray”sdepartment store on Ottawa St in Windsor. In 1956 her mother came to live with them and she worked at Beaver Oil company. It was much easier then. She liked working. She worked as the office supervisor until the company left Windsor. By then she was 58 years old and decided to just retire early. She feels that the biggest contribution to her family other than being their mother, was her financial contribution. ”IfI had not been working, many things would not have been possible, our family trips and any extras the family had were because of the money, good money, I brought into the house.”

Recently she undertook the presidency of the United Church Women organization at her church and she was a little apprehensive about chairing meetings and getting up in front of a group of people. However, she found that she not only can handle the new responsibilities but also enjoys them.

In response to the question ”Howdo you feel about your life now?”she replied that it was great. ”Beingretired is great, we have enough money, we are comfortable in our own home that we”ve had for 35 years. I have a good husband. I have a daughter who lives close by with grand-children who are a joy.” She is quite content and quite happy.

I asked her to describe a typical day in her life now. She golfs every Tuesday morning in a women”sleague in the summer (April to October). In the winter she bowls every Wednesday afternoon in a women”s5 pin league. They both bowl on Tuesday nights Sept to May in the Mixed 5 pin league with the church. Every Thursday she volunteers at Meals on Wheels. Once a month she is a volunteer on Friday mornings at the Cancer Clinic. This year she and her husband joined a Ball and Chain golf league on Friday evenings. They are both very involved in the activities of their grandchildren, whether it is attending a birthday party, a first communion, a minor baseball game or house league hockey games.

She further mentioned that she always looks forward to vacations. They took a bus tour to Florida

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last winter and this summer they are going to a new golf lodge. They always go up to Northern Ontario for two or three weeks.

Peggy”shappiest memories are firstly her honeymoon in Niagara Falls. Secondly the cottage days on Lake Erie at Epping Forest where her family (husband and children) lived in a cottage all summer. Her husband commuted to work every day. Her mother and father and her married sisters all had cottages in the same park. Her days were spent lazily on the beach with the children or sitting around talking to her mother and sisters. Lastly the memory that stands out above all others is her trip to Scotland. She and her husband went with two of her sisters and their husbands back to where she was born and spent her early childhood. They visited her Aunt Rachel who was the closest relative to her mother. She added that she also has the fondest memories of her years at Sundridge Lodge in Northern Ontario where so many summer vacations were spent along with her daughter and her family.


As to her philosophy of life, she says ”Itry not to hurt anybody. I do the best that I can in anything I do. I don”tworry about being the best. I don”texpect to be on top but it doesn”tbother me. I guess you could say that I am easy going. Money is not important as long as I have enough to live comfortable. Luxuries are not necessary. I am used to living simply. I don”tbother with a lot of extras. I got into the habit of not spending too much for things when it was a necessity to be careful. I lived through the depression. I had to be frugal when we first married. I had to be careful. I remember the shame of being on welfare. I think the way I live now shows that I”mstill careful with money even though I don”thave any financial insecurities.”

Peggy feels good about her life. She has accomplished the goals she set out for her family. She was even able to accomplish her father”sgoal to return to his homeland. She did what he was never able to do. She is content with the onset of old age. Her health is good and she has the luxury of still having a loving husband with whom she hopes to spend the rest of her life. They are both still involved in the church and will continue to contribute to society for as long as they can. They are enjoying to the fullest the time they have left together. She is still careful with money. She still has a need for that ”moneyin the bank”security that she has needed all her life. But she is at peace with her life now and is content that she has led a fulfilling life with more fulfilling years to come.






Harold Clayton Laing and Margaret Charlotte Murray. They were married on 08 Nov 1940 in Caron Ave, Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada[36]. They had 2 children.

Relationship Notes:

Married at Peggy's home on Caron Ave by the Presbyterian Minister. Harry's step-mother was Catholic and would not enter a Protestant Church. Harry returned to the Protestant religion, he had been brought up as a Baptist and converted to Catholicism in 1930 due to the influence of his step-mother Kate Dunn.









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46. Gerthal Carrie Laing-5 (Thomas Earl Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born on 30 Jun 1914 in Thamesville, Kent County, Ontario, Canada.

47. Mary Elizabeth Laing-5 (Thomas Earl Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born on 14 Feb 1916 in Thamesville, Kent County, Ontario, Canada. She died on 09 Jan 1979 in Thamesville, Kent County, Ontario, Canada.

48. Thomas Joseph William Percival Laing-5 (Thomas Earl Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 14 Feb 1918 in Thamesville, Kent County, Ontario, Canada[27]. He died on 27 May 1997[27].

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49. Ruby Ellen Laing-5 (Harry Roy Laing-4, William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert

50. Byron Roy Laing-5 (Harry Roy Laing-4, William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 17 Mar 1914 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Cty, Ohio, USA[151]. He died on 29 Apr 1960 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA[152, 153]. Social Security Number was 284-10-2084.


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51. Brian Mills "Tip" Varey-5 (Pearl Erie Laing-4, William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 20 Jun 1912 in Port Dover, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada. He died on 08 Mar 2005 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON[156].

52. Ellinor Ann Varey-5 (Pearl Erie Laing-4, William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born 1914.

53. Victor Carl Ryerse-5 (Annie Alberta Laing-4, William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert

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54. Harry Vernon Ryerse-5 (Annie Alberta Laing-4, William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 26 Jul 1917 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada[157]. He died on 05 Apr 2002 in Port Dover, Norfolk CO, ON[160].

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55. John Laing-5 (John "Jack" Andrew Laing-4, William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born 1931[157]. Residence in Simcoe, ON.

56. George Andrew Thompson-5 (Agnes Coltart Mills-4, Robert Laing Mills-3, Agnes Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born Abt. 1929 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

56. George Andrew Thompson and unknown spouse. They had 1 child.

57. Andrew Laing Jr-6 (Andrew Arthur Laing-5, Arthur F. Garfield Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1).




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58. Elizabeth (Betty) Stephany Laing-6 (Andrew Arthur Laing-5, Arthur F. Garfield Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born on 01 Jun 1934[165].

59. Leah Catherine Laing-6 (Herbert Louis Laing-5, Arthur F. Garfield Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born in Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada[163]. Residence on 14 Mar 1944 in moved from 497 Caron, Windsor, ON to 4259 McKinleySt, Detroit, MI[163].

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60. Pauline Laing-6 (Herbert Louis Laing-5, Arthur F. Garfield Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1).

61. Linda Margaret Laing-6 (Harold Clayton Laing-5, Arthur F. Garfield Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). Residence Bet. 1946–1967 in 1648 Ellrose Ave, Windsor, Essex, ON, CA. She was born in Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada[122]. Occupation Bet. 1967–1968 (clerk in the Ontario Student Loan Department in Toronto). Residence Bet. 1967–1968 in lived with Connie Finn on Bloor St, Toronto, ON, CA. Residence Bet. 1968–1972 in back living with parents at 1648 Ellrose Ave, Windsor. Occupation Bet. 1968–2004 (University of Windsor, Office of the Registrar, first at counter girl, then transcript clerk, then Admissions Officer, then Asisistant Registrar Admissions and Records, then Associate Registrar, then Director of Registrarial Services.). Residence 1979 in 4380 Mitchell Cr, Windsor, Ontario N9G 2G5. Retirement on 30 Jun 2004 in from the University of Windsor.

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Notes for Linda Margaret Laing: General Notes:

Linda was born and raised in Windsor and graduated from W. F. Herman S.S. She is a graduate of the University of Windsor (formerly Assumption University), with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967 and her Master of Education degree in 1991. Linda retired from the University of Windsor in June 2004. She worked for over 30 years in the Office of the Registrar and for the last 5 years of her career was the Director of Registrarial Services. She was awarded the Ontario University Registrars' Association Member Emeritus in 1991 for her contribution to the provincial organization and the President's Achievement Award from the University of Windsor in 2003.

Brian Larry Urquhart is the son of Edward Charles Anthony Urquhart and Mary Joan Gertrude Reaume. He was born on 06 Apr 1943 in Chatham. Kent, Ontario, Canada[122]. Confirmation on 13 May 1951 in St Joseph Church, Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada. Occupation Bet. 1963–1964 (Allen Electric, assembler). Residence Nov 1963 in lived with Mike Mouat then Tony Barber at 6660 Wyandotte St E, Windsor. Occupation Bet. 1964–1972 (Chrysler's Canada, Windsor, ON (assembler)). Residence Bet. 1966–1967 in rented a house with Frank Durocher, Greg McCullough and Jerry Fields, on Riverside Drive East, Windsor. Residence Bet. 1968–1969 in rented a house with Tony Barber, Bill Magee, Frank Durocher and Colin Cooper on Ouellette Ave in Windsor. Residence Bet. 1969–1971 in rented a home with Tony Barber, Bill Magee and Frank Durocher on Peter St, Windsor.. Occupation 1972 (Daal Specialties, foreman). Education May 1972 (BA major Sociology). Occupation 1973 (Bendix Automotive, foreman). Occupation Bet. 03 Dec 1973–Aug 1993 in receiver, then production control manager. (Central Stamping, foreman, shipper). Residence 1979 in 4380 Mitchell Cr, Windsor, Ontario N9G 2G5. Occupation Bet. 1993–2004 (Falcon Tool and Die, production control manager).

Notes for Brian Larry Urquhart: General Notes:

Brian was born in Chatham, lived for a short time in Wallaceburg, Ontario but moved to Windsor in 1958. He attended Assumption College School, at that time an all-boys secondary school, where he played on the varsity football team that won the city championship. Brian is a graduate of the University of Windsor (formerly Assumption University), with his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972 . Brian met Linda when she was working at the University. They were married in 1971 in Assumption church (the same church where James and Genevieve Urquhart's children were baptized in the late 1700's) and have three children, Charles, Katharine and Andrew. They enjoyed and were heavily involved in each of their kids school and sporting activities, hockey and baseball with the boys and baseball and figure skating with Katie. Brian retired from Falcon Tool and Die in May 2004. He worked in the automotive industry as a Production Control Manager for over 30 years. Brian was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineering for 25 years and completed the Production Relations Program at the University of Windsor in 1975 and the Tool and Die program at St. Clair College in 1980 . Brian excelled in sports in high school and played for the AKO Fratmen Junior Football club that won the Ontario Junior Rugby Football Union Championship and went to the Eastern finals of the National Championship in Montreal in 1964. He was one of the founding members of the Windsor Rugby Football Club from 1963 to 1978. While in Chatham Brian played minor league baseball where he was the catcher on the same team as hall-of-famer Fergie Jenkins. He played minor hockey in Chatham(winning the Kiwanis midget league championship playing for the Chatham Cubs), Wallaceburg and Windsor. In 1976 he began his old-timers hockey career with the Kingsville Kings Hockey team which won the Ontario Over 45 Oldtimers Labatts Provincial Championship in 1991. Both Linda and Brian play golf and enjoy camping in the summer on Lake Huron. In retirement they plan to enjoy more travelling starting in 2005 with a trip to Scotland. Brian continues to play in two old-timers hockey leagues.




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62. Dorothy Pearl Barks-6 (Gerthal Carrie Laing-5, Thomas Earl Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). She was born on 21 Sep 1933.

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63. Earl Barks-6 (Gerthal Carrie Laing-5, Thomas Earl Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 29 Jan 1936. He died on 20 Jan 2006 in Stroud, Simcoe, ON, CA.

64. Alexander Lewis Barks-6 (Gerthal Carrie Laing-5, Thomas Earl Laing-4, Joseph John Laing-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born on 26 May 1946.

65. Kathleen Laing-6 (Byron Roy Laing-5, Harry Roy Laing-4, William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1).

66. Jan Stephen Ryerse-6 (Harry Vernon Ryerse-5, Annie Alberta Laing-4, William Laing NEE Mills-3, Andrew Laing-2, Robert Laing-1).
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67. Peter Glen Thompson-6 (George Andrew Thompson-5, Agnes Coltart Mills-4, Robert Laing Mills-3, Agnes Laing-2, Robert Laing-1). He was born 1957 in Carlisle, England.

1 1841 Scotland Census - FreeCen - Search results.

2 St Boswells Parish Records, LDS Family History Library, Robert Leing son of Adam Leing labourer in Eidon .... and Margaret Robson his wife was born Jan 11th 1799 and baptized Feb 26th 1799 by the Rev Mr john Scade, minister.

3 St Boswells Parish Records, LDS Family History Library.

4 scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1841 Scotland Census, ancestry.com, Source Citation: Parish: Ancrum; ED: 3; Page: 22; Line: 1130; Roll: ; Year: 1841.

5 1871 Ontario Census.

6 1851 Canada Census.

7 1861 Canadian Census, Source Citation: Year: 1861; Census Place: East Oxford, Oxford, Canada West; Roll: C-1061-1062; Page: 10.

8 1871 Ontario Census.

9 Ontario Death Records 1869-1932, informant Rev P Musgrave, Milverton.

10 St Boswells Parish Records, LDS Family History Library, Agnes Ovens daughter of Andrew Ovens , weaver and partioner in Lessudden, and Agnes Fairbairn his wife, was born April the 12th 1796 and baptized May 29th 1796 by Rev Mr John Scander?.

11 Extract of Old Parochial Register Parish of Acrum County of Roxbourgh, 17 Jun 1821, Parish of Ancrum, County of Roxburgh, Robt Laing in this, and Agnes Ovens of St. Boswalds.

12 St Boswells Parish Records, LDS Family History Library, 18 Jun 1821.

13 Extract of Old Parochial Register Parish of Acrum County of Roxbourgh.

14 Ancestry.com, One World Tree (sm) (Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., n.d.), www.ancestry.com.

15 scotlandspeople.gov.uk, OPR Banns and Marriages Scotland, May 20, 1948 Robert Laing ???
16 IGI British Isles, familysearch.org, M117805.

17 1861 Ontario Census Norfolk County Woodhouse Township District 2.

18 OPR Births and Baptisms 1553-1854 Scotlands People, Robert Laing Longnewton Mills had a Son born 25th May 1822 and Bapt Robert - also on the 14th May 1825 a Son born and Baptised Andrew.

19 Extract of entries in an Old Parochial Register for the Parish of Jedburgh in the County of Roxburgh, SCT.

20 Extract of entries in an Old Parochial Register for the Parish of Jedburgh in the County of Roxburgh, SCT, Andrew Laing in the Parish of Selkirk and Jane Ellison in the Parish of Jedburgh were duly proclaimed for marriage and no objection having been offered they were accordingly married on the 18th June 1847 by the Rev James Wight Oxnamel.

21 New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957.

22 1851 Canada Census, Source Citation: Year: 1851;Census Place: Walpole, Haldimand County, Canada West (Ontario). Schedule: A. Roll: C_11725, Page 137, Line: 31. surname spelled LAIRY.

23 1871 Ontario Census Norfolk County Woodhouse Township District 2.

24 Ontario Death Records 1869-1932.

25 OPR Births and Baptisms 1553-1854 Scotlands People.

26 1851 Scotland Census, Source Citation: Parish: Ancrum; ED: 1; Page: 11; Line: 18; Roll 944; Year: 1851.

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27 Family Search International Genealogical Index.

28 scotlandspeople.gov.uk, OPR Banns and Marriages Scotland, 26 Apr 1846, Parish of Ancrum, County of Roxburgh, Thomas Mills, Miller, residing in Ancrum and Agnes, eldest daughter of Robert Laing tenant in Ancrum Mill.

29 Family Search International Genealogical Index, marriage banns also read in Ancrum, Roxburgh parish.

30 Ancestry.com, 1841 Scotland Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for James Laing.

31 1901 Canadian Census.

32 Kingston Cemetery.

33 scotlandspeople.gov.uk, OPR Banns and Marriages Scotland, May 31, 1846 Robert Laing, tenant in Ancrum Mill and Jean Douglas in Jedburgh.

34 Ontario Marriage Registration, Douglass Laing birth place Jedburgh Scotland son of Robert and Jane Laing.

35 Ontario Marriage Registration, witnessed by Mr. McArthur of Woodstock and Isabella Sinclair of Port Elgin.

36 Ontario Marriage Registration.

37 1881 Canadian Census.

38 Kingston Cemetery.

39 Ontario Marriage Registration, witnesses D. laing of Woodstock and A. large of Mornington.

40 1901 Ontario Census.

41 Ontario Marriage Registration, witnesses Joshua and Margaret Kines.

42 Greenwood Cemetery, Cobalt St, Milverton, Mornington Twonship, Perth, ON, CA.

43 1911 Canada Census.

44 Kingston Cemetery.

45 Kingston Cemetery.

46 Kingston Cemetery.

47 Kingston Cemetery.

48 1906 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

49 Saskatchewan Government, Saskatchewan Health Home Page, vsgs.health.gov.sk.ca/vsgs_search.aspx.

50 Ontario Birth Registration.

51 Family bible Marriages (Laing/Simes) family tree.

52 Greenwood Cemetery, Cobalt St, Milverton, Mornington Twonship, Perth, ON, CA.

53 Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909.

54 1911 Canada Census, Source Citation: Year: 1911;Census Place: Kingston, East Kingston, Ontario. Page 18, Family No: 181.

55 Fina A Grave, Carstairs Cemetery, Carstairs, Alberta, Canada, www.findagrave.com.

56 Find A Grave, Stonewall Cemetery, Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada, www.findagrave.com.

57 Port Dover Cemetery.

58 IGI British Isles, familysearch.org, batch C001052.

59 Ontario Death Certificate, Source Citation: Roll MS935_58. informant Andrew Laing of Woodhouse.

60 Ontario Census 1901.

61 1851 Canada Census, Source Citation: Year: 1851;Census Place: Walpole, Haldimand County, Canada West (Ontario). Schedule: A. Roll: C_11725, Page 137, Line: 33. listed as John Lairy.

62 Norfolk Genealogy Website, www.nornet.on.ca, Lang - - John Lang, 22, tinsmith, born in Scotland, son of Andrew and Jane Lang, married Martha A. Martin, 21, born in Canada, daughter of John E. and Mary Martin of Simcoe, 9 Nov 1869 in Simcoe.






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63 Ontario, Canada Marriages 1857-1924, Archives of Ontario Microfilm: MS932_1. John Lang, 22, tinsmith, born in Scotland, son of Andrew and Jane Lang
64 1881 Canadian Census, Source Information: Census Place Ridgetown, Bothwell, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375913 NA Film Number C-13277 District 178 Sub-district I Page Number 9 Household Number 43.

65 ancestry.com, 1891 Canadian Census.

66 Ontario Census 1901, Source Citation: Year: 1901;Census Place: Ridgetown (Town/Ville), Elgin (West/Ouest), Ontario. Page 9, Family No: 104.

67 ancestry.com, 1891 Canadian Census, Source Citation: Year: 1891;Census Place: Ridgetown, Elgin West, Ontario. Roll: T-6334, Family No: 13.

68 Ontario Certificate of Registration of Death.

69 Gravestone - Greenwood Memorial, Ridgetown.

70 1881 Ontario Census Bothwell County Village of Ridgetown.

71 Ontario Marriage Registration, William Laing, 25 born in Scotland, resident of Charlotteville, Occupation Miller, parents Thomas and Agnes Mills married Annie Machon, 23, resident of Charlotteville, parents John and Nancy Machon. Witnesses Thomas Sinclair and Mr. Gamble. Religion of groom Baptist, religion of bride Episcopalean. Married by Thomas Sinclair, minister.

72 1911 Ontario Census.

73 Port Dover Cemetery, William Mills Laing 1854-1928.

74 Ontario, Canada Deaths 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947, parents listed as Robert Mills and Miss Ellison (the informant must not have known the correct names of William's parents). Also the place of birth is listed as Annan, Scotland.

75 1851 Scotland Census.

76 1881 Scotland Census, Source Citation: Parish: Troqueer; ED: 7; Page: 17; Line: 4; Roll cssct1881_332; Year: 1881.

77 1871 Scotland Census, Source Citation: Parish: Selkirk; ED: 4; Page: 26; Line: 9; Roll CSSCT1871_177; Year: 1871.

78 1861 Scotland Census, Source Citation: Parish: Smailholm; ED: 1; Page: 3; Line: 4; Roll CSSCT1861_141; Year: 1861.

79 1891 Scotland Census, Source Citation: Parish: Dumfries; ED: 15; Page: 55; Line: 17; Roll CSSCT1891_393; Year: 1891.

80 1881 Scotland Census, Source Citation: Parish: Troqueer; ED: 8; Page: 5; Line: 9; Roll cssct1881_332; Year: 1881.

81 Statutory Registrations of Marriages 1855-2006, scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Robert Mills, Ironmonger's porter, bachelor, age 28, residence 2 Market St, Maxwelltown, father: Thomas Mills, pig dealer, mother: Agnes Laing, deceased.
82 Canadian Genealogy Index 1600 - 1900, page 148 Henderson's Yorkton Alphabetical directory 1913

83 Ontario Birth Registration for George William Laing.

84 1911 Ontario Census Kent East Ridgetown.

85 Gravestone - Greenwood Memorial, Ridgetown.

86 Family Search Pedigree Resource FIle.

87 Ontario, Canada Marriages 1857-1924, Family History Library Microfilm: MS932_98.

88 Ontario Death Certificate.





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89 Ontario Marriage Registration, Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS932; Reel: 77. Edward Andrew Laing, 21, residence Ridgetown, born Port DOver, bachelor, barber, parents Joseph and Mary Alice Laing.
90 Ontario Death Certificate.

91 Gravestone - Greenwood Memorial, Ridgetown.

92 Gravestone - Greenwood Memorial, Ridgetown.

93 Ontario, Canada Deaths 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947, Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 75. Kent, Ridgetown: Jennie E Laing, died 31 Jan 1895, female, 19 years, died in Ridgetown of paralysis of brain (3 days), informant Joseph Laing, baptist.

94 Ontario Death Records 1869-1932.

95 Ontario Birth Certificate, Roll Number: MS929_54.

96 Ontario, Canada Marriages 1857-1924, Family History Library Microfilm: MS932_107. Arthur F Laing, 20, tinsmith, parents Joseph and Mary A.

97 1920 US Federal Census Record.

98 1910 US Census, Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Detroit Ward 6, Wayne, Michigan; Roll T624_682; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 82; Image: 698.

99 1920 US Federal Census Record, Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Detroit Ward 6, Wayne, Michigan; Roll T625_806; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 187; Image: 122.
100 Border Crossings From US to Canada, 1908-1935, Source Citation: Library and Archives Canada, 1908-1935 Border Entries, Roll: T-15298.
101 Gravestone - Greenlawn Memorial.

102 Ontario, Canada Deaths 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947.

103 Port Dover Cemetery, Annie Machon Wife of Wm. M. Laing

104 Cleveland Public Library - Obituary file, Cleveland Necrology File Reel 3408. Laing - Harry R. aged 43, dearly beloved husband of Grace (nee Dick) and father of Ruby and Byron, late residence 8668 E. 76th street.

105 Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909, Archive Name: Archives of Ontario, Archive Series: MS929, Archive Reel: 55.

106 Ontario, Canada Marriages 1801-1926, Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS932; Reel: 170. Cliff Carey Varey, merchant, bachelor, 28, Methodist, residence Port Dover, father Josiah Varey, mother Augusta Caley.

107 Port Dover Cemetery.

108 Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909, Archive Name: Archives of Ontario , Archive Series: MS929, Archive Reel: 77

109 Port Dover Cemetery, Ruby Edna dau of W.M. and A. Laing 1895 - 1911.


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110 Ontario, Canada Deaths 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947, Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 161. Laing, Ruby Edna; died 17 Jan 1911 born 22 Dec in Port Dover, 25 years old, place of death 74 Baldwin Ave, occupation Write Wear Operator, single, father Wm Laing born Scotland, mother - Machon born Vittoria. Certified by Mrs A E Machon 47 St James Ave.

111 Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909, Archive Name: Archives of Ontario, Archive Series: MS929, Archive Reel: 89

112 Port Dover Cemetery.

113 LDS, FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File - Individual Record, Patricia L. FOSTER Submission Search: 2613084-0124106153236.

114 Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909, Archive Name: Archives of Ontario, Archive Series: MS929, Archive Reel: 146

115 Ontario, Canada Marriages 1801-1926, Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS932; Reel: 869. John Andrew Laing, florist, 29, bachelor, Presbyterian, residence and place of birth Port Dover, parents William Laing and Annie Machon.
116 Border Crossings: From Canada to US, 1895-1956.

117 Port Dover Cemetery.

118 Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909, Archive Name: Archives of Ontario, Archive Series: MS929 , Archive Reel: 151

119 Extract entry of Birth, Scotland.

120 Information From Allie V. Heathcott Allison, Personal knowledge & records.

121 Brown Funeral Home Vol # 7, Obituary # 421.

122 Ontario Birth Certificate.

123 Ontario Death Certificate.

124 Ontario Vital Statistics Record - Births.

125 Gravestone - Greenwood Memorial, Ridgetown.

126 Ontario Death Certificate.

127 Gravestone - Greenwood Memorial, Ridgetown.

128 Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909, Archive Name: Archives of Ontario, Archive Series: MS929, Archive Reel: 133

129 Gravestone - Greenwood Memorial, Ridgetown.

130 Ontario, Canada Deaths 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947, Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 244. COD influenza.

131 Chatham newspaper.

132 State of Michigan, Department of State - Division of Vital Statistics, Michigan Certificate of Death.

133 New York times, Aug 22, 1921, Car Hits Truck; Four die Two others injured in Detroit Birthday Party Picnic


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134 State of Michigan, Department of State - Division of Vital Statistics, Michigan Certificate of Death, 63 316 Registered No 10. Joseph G Laing 17 years 5 months 3 days

135 Woodmere Cemetery Records, www.woodmerecemeteryresearch.com, Frederick S Laing, 395 S Dragoon, DOD 29 Feb 1960, age 51, autopsy incomplete, undertaker J P Ferguson, burial date 3 Mar 1960, Section Westlawn, Block 10 Grave 15.

136 California Death Index 1940-1997.

137 1940 United States Federal Census.

138 1930 US Census, Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: 1067; Page: 26A; Enumeration District: 837; Image: 724.0; FHL microfilm: 2340802.

139 Border Crossings From US to Canada, 1895-1956.

140 Social Security Death Index Record.

141 Michigan Deaths - 1971 - 1996.

142 Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747-1967, www.ancestry.com, St Jean Amhersburg, 1920-1935. godparents Mr and Mrs Maurice Mayville.

143 US Phone and Address Directories 1993-2002.

144 Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747-1967, www.ancestry.com, St Jean, Amherstburg, 1920-1935. godparents Patrick Mayville and Sarah O'Connor.

145 Gravestone.

146 Windsor Star obituary notice.

147 Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747-1967, www.ancestry.com, Arthur Garfield Laing and Catherine Dunn, married 27 Jul 1929, he was a non-catholic but he promised to come for instruction. His parents Joseph Laing and Mary Martin. Her father named as John Dunn.

148 California Death Index 1940-1997, father's surname Dick, mother's maiden name McMahon.

149 Cleveland Public Library - Obituary file, Cleveland Necrology file reel #408. Laing, Grace E., wife of the late Harry, maother of Ruby MacDonald and Byron Laing, at Los Angeles, Cal.

150 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records and Indexes, 1810-1973.

151 Social Security Death Index, www.ancestry.com.

152 Ohio Deaths 1958-2002 Record.

153 Cleveland Public Library - Obituary file, Cleveland Necrology File Reel #128. Laing, Byron R., beloved husband of Francis (nee Harvey), father of Kathleen and Terry Ellen, brother of Ruby McDonald, late residence, 7758 State Rd funeral St. anthony of Patua Church from Parmadale chapel.

154 Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909, Archive Name: Archives of Ontario , Archive Series: MS929, Archive Reel: 72

155 Port Dover Cemetery.

156 Port Dover Cemetery.

157 Norfolk Historical Society.

158 Port Dover Cemetery.

159 Port Dover Cemetery.

160 Port Dover Cemetery.

161 Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909, Archive Name: Archives of Ontario, Archive Series: MS929 , Archive Reel: 159

162 Port Dover Cemetery.

163 Detroit Border Crossings and passenger and Crew Lists 1905-1957.

164 Ontario Marriage Registration, witnesses Wilfred A Clark of Ridgetown and H T Currie of Ridgetown.

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165 Spencer Family Tree, trees.amcestry.com/tree/14456186.

166 Birth Certificate.

167 Immigration Records 1925-1935 National Archives of Canada, Margaret Murray age 7 British arrived 1925/10/24 Quebec, Quebec on the Saturnia, Anchor doanaldson, Reference RG76 immigration, series C-1-a Volume 1925 volume 15 page 153 Microfilm reel T-14720.

168 California Birth Index, 1905-1995.

169 Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002.

170 Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007.

171 Port Dover Cemetery.

172 L. Urquhart, Witnessed marriage.

173 Witnessed birth.