Name: John MacKenzie
Birth: 27 OCT 1834 in Woodstock , St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Death: 22 AUG 1899 in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
Burial: Hillsdate Cemetery, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
Information on the MACKENZIE family was given to me by:
January 7, 2010
He was a Dry Goods Merchant and Store Owner in Petrolia.
1869-Dumas- McKenzie Cary - grocers
As an early merchant in Petrolia John was in partnership with his broth er in law
George Carey husband of sister Jane. Business called MacKenzie and Care y- grocers and liquors.
John, William and brother Christopher moved from Middlesex CO- Woodsto ck in the late 1860's to Petrolia where they set-up a dry goods store whi ch John owned and ran until his death in 1899.
Nov. 1879- Petrolia Topic- advertisement saying that John will be openi ng a 2nd store "the Empire Store"
In 1887 John moved the largest Imperial Dry Goods Store to near the corn er of
Petrolia and Oil St.
1870- elected to town council
1872-elected to town council
1899John died at the age of 65- died within 2 weeks of contracting typhoid .
Petrolia Advertiser and the Canadian Oil Journal- August 23 1899
"In Petrolia, on Tuesday, August 22nd.1899. John MacKenzie in his 69th yea r."
Father: David MacKenzie
Mother: Ann Dodd
Jessie Primrose Dunlop b: 29 OCT 1849 in Glascow, Scotland
2 JUN 1870
in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
John McMillan was witness and performed by Walter Roger.
John McMillan was Jessie and Thomasís uncle- the son of their Grandparen ts Richard McMillan and Jessie Primrose.
- Emma MacKenzie b: 31 MAR 1871 in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
- John Christopher MacKenzie b: 1 JUN 1873 in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
- Charles Edward MacKenzie b: 30 OCT 1874 in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
- Jessie Primrose MacKenzie b: 11 DEC 1875 in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
- John Henry Alexander MacKenzie b: 25 APR 1877 in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
- Margaret Ellen MacKenzie b: 12 NOV 1879 in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
- Frederick William MacKenzie b: 12 JUL 1882 in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
- David Dunlop MacKenzie b: 30 SEP 1884 in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
- Victor Kent MacKenzie b: 18 JUN 1889 in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada