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  • ID: I9063
  • Name: James Parliament MORDEN
  • Given Name: James Parliament
  • Surname: MORDEN
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 Dec 1867 in Hanover, Bentinck Township, Grey County, Ontario, Canada
  • Death: 2 Jul 1945 in Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial: 3 Jul 1945 Gordon Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Change Date: 15 Sep 2013 at 16:33
  • Note:
    1891 Ontario Census, Algoma, Burpee Township, Household #25
    Morden James Male 23 Single Son Ontario Ontario England Meth Farmer

    1911 Ontario Census, Algoma, Barrie Island, Household #13
    Morden James Male Head Married December 1867 43
    Morden Cornelia Female Wife Married November 1880 30
    Morden Louise Female Daughter Single July 1900 10
    Morden Margret Female Daughter Single August 1902 8
    Morden Robert Male Son Single September 1904 6
    Morden Marie Female Daughter Single May 1907 4

    Info from A. Hubbs.
    James left the island and went to Nampa, Idaho where he had a number of Morden cousins. He was living there when he married Cornelia Louise Barnes on 19 September 1899 in Meridian, Idaho. She was born 11 November 1880 in Boyce Valley, Idaho, daughter of Robert Price Barnes and Mary Martin. The marriage record called her Cornelia L. Barnes of Meridian. The knot was tied by Rev. M. H. Mead, Presbyterian minister. B. Frank Morden and Mrs. Eltha Barnes were witnesses.
    James remained in Nampa over 10 years but in the end returned toManitou lin Island around 1902 and lived at Barrie Island, Manitoulin, on Concession 4, Lot 9.

    Obituary, uncited, Through The Years, Vol. XII, No. 9, July 1995, page 30
    DIED - James Morden
    On Tuesday, July 2nd, 1946, there passed away at the Mindemoya Red Cross Hospital another of Manitoulin's early pioneers in the person of James Morden in his 80th year.
    Mr. Morden was born in Hanover, Ontario, on December 24th, 1867. He came to Barrie Island with his parents of the age of seven years. He spent part of his early life in South Carolina and Idaho. While there he met and married Cornelia Louise Barnes in the year 1898. In 1903 he returned with his wife to Barrie Island where she predeceased him on November 30th, 1912. The following spring he moved to Gordon Township with his family where he resided until two years prior to his death which was spent with his eldest daughter in Silver Water.
    He leaves to mourn his loss three daughters; Louise, (Mrs. Earl McGibbon), Silver Water; Marguerite, (Mrs. Truman Wilson), and Marie, (Mrs. William Aelick), of Gordon; two sons Robert of Gore Bay and James of Little Current; two sisters, Rachel, (Mrs. James Blackburn) Gore Bay; Nellie, (Mrs. Fred Carlson), Massey; two brothers, Frank, Tofield, Alberta; and Nelson, Clute, Ontario; also thirteen grandchildren and four great children.
    The funeral service was held in the United Church, Gordon, Ontario on Wednesday, July 3rd, at 2 p.m. The service was conducted by Rev. C.A.K. Cockburn with Mrs. Carl Slomke at the organ.
    Interment was made in the Gordon Cemetery, with A.J. Turner, as funeral director.
    The pallbearers were: Messrs. Ted Strain, Carl Slomke, Cecil Wismer, Wm. Johnson, Ray Johnston and Clayton Sloss.

    Gordon Cemetery, Lot 3, West Range, Gordon and Allan West, #454.
    CORNELIA / LOUISE / WIFE OF / JAMES MORDEN / DIED / NOV 30 1912 / AGED 32 YRS 19 DYS / JAMES P / MORDEN / 1867 - 1946.

    Father: Robert Allen MORDEN b: 14 Jul 1829 in Tyendinaga Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
    Mother: Elizabeth ATTON b: 15 Sep 1843 in Rutland County, England

    Marriage 1 Cornelia Louisa BARNES b: 11 Nov 1880 in Boyce Valley, Idaho, USA
    • Married: 19 Sep 1899 in Meridian, Idaho, USA
    • Change Date: 1 Jul 2009
    1. Has Children Louise Cornelia MORDEN b: 7 Jul 1900 in Ada County, Idaho, USA
    2. Has Children Margaret Elizabeth MORDEN b: Aug 1902 in Boise City, Idaho, USA
    3. Has Children Robert Price MORDEN b: 21 Sep 1904 in Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    4. Has Children Marie Adeline MORDEN b: 25 May 1907 in Barrie Island, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    5. Has No Children Baby Boy MORDEN b: 1 Apr 1910 in Barrie Island, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    6. Has Children James Franklin MORDEN b: 30 May 1912 in Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
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