Robert George Stoness - Loughborough and Storrington
Researching the history of the Stoness family from Perth Road (Loughborough Township). Robert George Stoness livied in Wilmer from abt. 1906 untill he passed, he had 14 children (4 boys and 10 girls).
Robert also owned some property in Storrington Township not far from Buck Lake.
If anyone has any info. that could help, I would be glad to hear from you.
Maud Stoness m. Joseph Forsythe
I have Maud Stoness, b. June 28, 1878, Wilmer, ON, d. March 18, 1912, Kingston, ON. Maud was married to my grandmother's brother, Joseph Forsythe. I don't have any information about Maud's parents, but I do information about her children.
Jabez (Robert) Stoness m Mahala Knight
Maud is a first Cousin to my great grandfather Robert Stoness. Here is what I know about her family.
Jabez McGowan STONESS (Robert) was born 1847. He died 14 Dec 1916 in Perth Rd., Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario Canada and was buried in Wilmer Cemetary, Perth Rd..
BIOGRAPHY: Jabez had 9 children at the time of his death. I only know the names of 8.
Jabez married Mahala KNIGHT, Mahala was born 1842. She died 25 Jul 1912 in Perth Rd., Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario Canada and was buried in Wilmer Cemetary, Perth Rd..
They had the following children:
Elizabeth STONESS was born 1876 in Perth Rd., Frontenac, Ontario Canada. She died 1876 in Perth Rd., Frontenac, Ontario Canada and was buried in Wilmer Cemetary, Perth Rd..
Hattie A STONESS was born 1874 in Perth Rd., Frontenac, Ontario Canada. She died 1888 in Perth Rd., Frontenac, Ontario Canada and was buried in Wilmer Cemetary, Perth Rd..
Maud M STONESS was born 1879 in Perth Rd., Frontenac, Ontario Canada. She died 1912 in Perth Rd., Frontenac, Ontario Canada and was buried in Wilmer Cemetary, Perth Rd..
Madge E STONESS was born 1884 in Perth Rd., Frontenac, Ontario Canada. She died 1927 in Perth Rd., Frontenac, Ontario Canada and was buried in Wilmer Cemetary, Perth Rd..MARRIAGE: Madge Stoness was unmarried when Jabez M. Stoness passed away in 1916.
Charles Arthur STONESS.Charles was employed Miner 1916 in Lougborough, Frontenac, Ontario.DEATH: Charles and Robert were the executors to Jabez's estate.
Robert Neil STONESS was born in Perth Rd., Frontenac, Ontario Canada. He died 5 Jan 1949 in Westport, Ontario, Canada.Robert was employed Manufacturer 1916 in Village Of Westport, Ontario.: Charles and Robert were the executors to Jabez's estate.
Robert married Myrtle Carthenia UNKNOWN.
Jabez Franklin STONESS was born in Perth Rd., Frontenac, Ontario Canada.
Lorne STONESS was born in Perth Rd., Frontenac, Ontario Canada. Lorne Stoness was unmarried when Jabez M. Stoness passed away in 1916.
I would be interested in anything else you could tell me about this family.
Madge Edna Stoness m. Walter J. Zapf, Sr
Madge Edna Stoness, daughter of Jabez and Mahala Knight Stoness married my grandfather, Walter J. Zapf, Sr. of New York State in 1918. They had one daughter, Irene Stoness Zapf. Madge, I understand, died from complications of a stroke suffered in Saginaw, MI. Irene Stoness Zapf married Taylor Lyman and they had two children, Gerald Lyman (who lives in California) and Madge, who lives in England. Walter J. Zapf, Sr. then married (in 1930) Kathleen M. Welch of Mechanicsville, NY (who is my grandmother). Gerry and Madge would have cousins if Maud married and had children prior to her death. Information would be welcome.
Re: Maud Stoness m. Joseph Forsythe
I am descended through a John Forsythe who came from Ireland & settled in Kingston, Ont. for awhile before moving on to Polk Co., Minnesota, where he died in 1907. He married a Hannah Moore. Just out of curiousity, since you are a Moore & you're looking for Forsythe, could we be related?
Let me know,
Re: Maud Stoness m. Joseph Forsythe
I don't think we are related. There were other Forsyth(e)s in Kingston long before my ancestors and the Moore family was not from the same area.
Re: Jabez (Robert) Stoness m Mahala Knight
Robert Stoness and Jabez McGowan Stoness are two different people. I have a picture of Jabez Stoness's family. Robert Stoness married Elizabeth McGowan (hence the middle name on Jabez)
Elizabeth died February 18, 1849 and Robert remarried Fanny Sears. Jabez married Mahala Knight and they had 11 children.
John Harris Stoness b.November 18, 1872 m. Julia Smith
Harriet (Hattie) Adelaide Stoness b.1874 d.July 24, 1888
Elizabeth Stoness b. 1876 d.1876
Robert 'Neil' Stoness b.February 6, 1878 d.January 5, 1949. m.Myrtle Carthenia
Maud E. Stoness b.March 1879 d.March 18, 1912 m.Joseph Forsythe May 17, 1899. (they had 4 kids that I know of. Neil, Joseph, Ralph, and Isabel)
William Thomas Stoness (my great-grandpa) b.September 2, 1880 d.May 28, 1962 (doctor error. his spleen was accidentally punctured during a liver biopsy. It was pretty traumatic for family as he was pretty healthy before hand) m. Helen Orduna Clough (Nellie)
Grace Isabelle Stoness b.August 1, 1881 d.1940 in Stettler, Alberta (I think if I remember from stories that she might have been a nurse) m. Thomas Slack.
Blanche Stoness b.February 6, 1883 m. Walter Dabbie.
Madge Edna Stoness b.July 8, 1884 d.October 16, 1927 m.Walter Joseph Zapf
Charles Arthur Stoness b.March 21, 1886 d.1974 m.Lillian May Ritchie
Jabez Franklin Stoness b.April 22, 1888 d.February 20, 1946 (he went to New York and was a doctor) m. Mildred Edna Turnbull
Florence 'Lorna' Stoness b.September 11, 1891
Re: Robert George Stoness - Loughborough and Storrington
Robert had stores and a stagecoach line and on the path of the stagecoach he owned property along it and he owned the property to keep fresh horses there rather than keep them at other peoples places. My great-grandfather ran the stage coach for awhile until he came to Alberta to homestead. He told a lot of stories. They were a fairly wealthy family. My great-grandfather had racehorses up here for awhile. My mom remembers one horse named Girly that ran in Calgary that was kinda ornery and he had a hard time finding a jockey for her but she was a pretty good runner.