Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Trethewey and Coad

Capt. John Trethewey
died Dec 25th 1916 in his 77th year
his wife
Catherine Coad
died Dec 12th 1927 in her 82nd year
Richard James Trethewey
born Mar 11 1869 died Nov. 6 1942

Captain John Trethewey died in Toronto but was returned to Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound for burial. He was born in England, the son of Richard Threthewey. No mother is listed in the death registration. [1]

According to his obituary that appeared in Toronto World 27 December 1916, Capt. John was a retired mining engineer. He had lived in Toronto for the last 10 years of his life. [2] John had married Catherine Coad on 24 March 1864 at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal (Anglican) [3]. While he lived in Owen Sound, he was President of the Grey and Bruce Trust Company. [4]

Catherine died 12 December 1927 in Wiarton, Ontario. She was born in Land's End England, the daughter of William Coad and Catherine Thomas. Her son, R. J. Trethewey of London, Ontario was the informant.[5]

[1] John Trethewey, Ontario death registration #007519 (26 December 1916); digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://ancestry.ca ; accessed 26 January 2010), citing microfilm MS 935 Reel 318, Archives of Ontario, Toronto

[2]"Captain John Trethewey is called by death" Toronto World, 27 December 1916, p. 7; digital image, Google News ; accessed 26 January 2010)

[3] John Trethewey - Catherine Coad, marriage, Drouin collection, Ancestry.ca (http://ancestry.ca ; accessed 26 January 2010)

[4] "Grey and Bruce Trust Company" Women's Institutes of Grey County, Annan Branch, digital image; Grey Roots (http://www.greyroots.com ; accessed 26 January 2010).

[5] Catherine Tretheway Ontario death registration #009402 (13 December 1927), digital image; Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca ; accessed 26 January 2010), citing microfilm MS 935 Reel 346, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

This is not my family. Future postings will continue with more Trethewey monuments.

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