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Henry PELTON

Male 1852 - 1942  (90 years)


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  • Name Henry PELTON 
    Born 2 May 1852  West Zorra, Oxford, ON Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 6980 
    _UID BEF30C2EA82D41E5961ECCB76BADF2D900CE 
    Buried Jun 1942  North Embro, Oxford, ON, Can Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Jun 1942 
    Person ID I6976  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Benson PELTON,   b. 29 Jun 1812, Burford, Oxford, ON, Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary LEWIS,   b. 1818, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1833  Burford, Oxford, ON, Can Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:61031
    Family ID F1978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma JARVIS,   b. 3 Oct 1857, West Zorra, Oxford, ON Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1946  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1874  West Zorra, Oxford, ON Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:94037
    Children 
     1. Lionel James PELTON,   b. 21 Sep 1875, Bennington, Oxford, ON, Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1954, Stratford, Oxford, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Herbert Vincent PELTON,   b. 20 Jul 1877, Bennington, Oxford, ON, Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1947, Thamesford, Oxford, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Dorothy May PELTON,   b. 6 May 1879, Bennington, Oxford, ON, Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Edgar Gilbert PELTON,   b. 10 May 1883, West Zorra, Oxford, ON Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942, Woodstock, Oxford, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Lily Blanche PELTON,   b. 2 Aug 1882, West Zorra, Oxford, ON Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962  (Age 79 years)
     6. Harry Benson PELTON,   b. 18 Nov 1886, West Zorra, Oxford, ON Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1960, Woodstock, Oxford, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Athalinda Catherine PELTON
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F2758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 May 1852 - West Zorra, Oxford, ON Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jul 1874 - West Zorra, Oxford, ON Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jun 1942 - North Embro, Oxford, ON, Can Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      He was a Farmer. He resided in Bennington, Oxford, ON, CAN 1879. He mov ed in 1918 to Woodstock, ON, CAN. Florence Lilian Pelton Patterson sa ys in her Pelton Jarvis book, "He was tall and straight with piercing bl ue eyes, he was the patriarch of a large and diversified family of wh om he was proud. At home he was known as "the Governor" but to his frien ds as "Hank Pelton". He kept in close contact with his family, far and ne ar, checking on everyone and everything until late in his live when he bec ame blind and feeble. Father and sons worked together sharing duties a nd machinery. An early purchase was a horse-drawn steam engine threshi ng machine to help with the harvest; the second thresher was of steam trac tion. Besides mixed farming they bought and sold cattle and horses. Reti ring from farming in his early sixties they began a series of moves. In 1 918 they moved to 556 King St. Woodstock, ON, CAN where he lived for the r emainder of his life. Upon taking up residence in Woodstock, he soon miss ed the close contact with his sons and related farm activity. Frequent ly he would visit them, traveling by train to the Bennington station, stay ing overnight and returning to Woodstock the next day. When Edgar purchas ed his first Model T Ford, he learned to drive. In later years wh en he no longer went to the farms as often, his walks around Woodstock wou ld take him to the high school, where by then, many grandchildren were att ending. His purpose was to inquire into their individual behavior, attend ance and abilities from the principal. He was a frequent visitor to the h igh school. He had a dry sense of humor and enjoyed teasing -- fro instan ce, after his wife invited the Woodstock WCTI to hold a meeting at the hom e, he announced he would serve the group his homemade elderberry win e. Of course he didn't but the household was apprehensive until the meeti ng was over and the people dispersed! Much respected and loved, he was, p erhaps a little feared by some of the younger grandchildren; we were alwa ys being interrogated and wished him to have a good opinion of us. He d id everything in his power to make certain his family conducted themselv es in the proper manner and to their best advantage, often issuing instruc tions on behavior -- such as at funerals; 'Stand out so you'll be seen '. Gradually he went blind from cataracts on both eyes, and as his eyesig ht dimmed, the location of the furniture in the house was not changed so t hat he could move about unaided. When it became impossible to go ousti de for his daily walks, he continued his exercising by pacing up and do wn in the sun porch, having previously determined the number of turns it w ould take to constitute a mile."