Individual Record 547

Name}   Detwiller, Alexander Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 17 May 1836 Place}   , Perth, Ontario
Marr.: Date} Exa  1 Nov 1859 Place} Avonbank Presbyterian Church, Downie Twp., Perth     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 17 Sep 1887 Place} Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario
Burial: Date} Aft  17 Sep 1887 Place} Avonbank Presbyterian Cemetery, Downie Twp., Perth, Ontario
  Grave Marker} Yes  &
Source 1}   31 = Letter
Source 2}   71 = Family notes
Source 3} 281 = Family notes
Source 4} 353 = Family notes
Source 5} 233 = Genealogy
Source 6} 340 = Geog history
Source 7} 236 = 1851 Can cen
Source 8} 319 = Marriage rec
Source 9} 905 = Marriage rec
Source 10} 237 = 1861 Can cen
Source 11} 243 = 1871 Can cen
Source 12} 247 = 1881 Can cen
Source 13} 267 = Land abstract
Source 14} 518 = Land deed
Source 15} 875 = Death rec
Source 16}307 = Cemetery rec
Source 17} 405 = Cemetery rec
Source 18}906 = Cemetery rec
Source 19} 963 = Cemetery rec
Source 20} 1529=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Christian Detwiller and Marian Campbell
   Relationship No.} 13
1st Household No.} 80 =Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Laborer
       Occupation 2} Farmer
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Parker, Elizabeth
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Alexander Detwiller was born 17 May 1836 in Perth County, Ontario.  He was the first son of Christian and Marian Detwiller, and had an older sister Hannah.  After Alexander his brothers and sisters included Agnes, Henry, Andrew, Marion, Mary, John, and Susan.  In the1851 Canada census, the family is found living in the community of Motherwell, Fullarton Twp., Lot 31, Concession EMR (East Mitchell Road).  The Lot was 90 acres in size, of which 18 acres were under cultivation.  Christian was a farmer, and Alexander was a laborer.  In 1854, Alexander is shown as the owner of the East 70 acres of Lot 31, the family farm.
Alexander's mother Marion died sometime between 1853 and 1861 as she does not appear in the 1861 Canaada census.  In 1861, his father Christian is listed as a widower, with seven of the children still at home in the family's 1½ story log house.

Alexander married Elizabeth Parker, 1 Nov 1859 in the Avonbank Presbyterian Church.  In the 1861 Canada census, Elizabeth and Alexander were living on their farm in a log house.  Alexander was a farmer.  In the 1871 Canada census, Fullarton Twp., six children were listed, namely Rebecca Dunn, born in 1860, Marion, 1862, Christopher, 1863, Elizabeth, 1865, John, 1867, and Alexander, 1879.  A daughter Bertha had died as an infant in 1869, and Christopher was to die in 1876.

By the 1881 Canada census, four more children had been added to the family, namely Annie, born in 1873, William, 1875, James, 1876, and Isabella, 1878.  By 1885, the family was complete, with the addition of Innis, born in 1883, and Robert, 1885.

Alexander suffered from a liver disease for three years, and died 17 Sep 1887 of a kidney abscess.  He is buried in the Avonbank Presbyterian Cemetery, Downie Twp., Perth, Ontario.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Detwiller gravestone
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition} Liver disease
  Cause of Death} Kidney absess
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   8 Jul  2014
Date Created}  21 Feb 1994
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