WILLSON, William
Diana M.
EDMONDS, William
(Abt 1810-)
GILMORE, Nancy Ann
(Abt 1809-)
WILLSON, Eli Dennis
WILSON, Minnie May
(1879-After 1895)


Family Links

1. WALKER, John James
2. FORTUNE, George Thomas

WILSON, Minnie May 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 15 Feb 1879, Ontario, Canada
  • Marriage (1): WALKER, John James on 27 Sep 1899 in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada 1
  • Marriage (2): FORTUNE, George Thomas on 22 May 1911 in Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada 2
  • Died: After 1895, Ontario, Canada

bullet   Another name for Minnie was Minnie.


Minnie married John James WALKER, son of George T. WALKER and Elizabeth J. ROBERTS, on 27 Sep 1899 in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.1 (John James WALKER was born on 23 Mar 1873 in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada and died before 1911 in Ontario, Canada.)


Minnie next married George Thomas FORTUNE, son of Thomas Lang FORTUNE and Sarah CLARKE, on 22 May 1911 in Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada.2 (George Thomas FORTUNE was born about 1883 in Ontario, Canada.)



1 Ontario Marriage Index, 1858-1899 (Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Name: John James Walker
Age: 26
Residence: St. Thomas
Place of Birth: Simcoe
Marital Status: bachelor
Occupation: fireman
Parents: George T. Walker & Elizabeth J. Roberts
Spouse Name: Minnie May Wilson
Age: 20
Residence: St. Thomas
Place of Birth: Tillsonburg
Marital Status: spinster
Parents: Eli Wilson & Fannie Edmunds
Date of Marriage: 27 Sep 1899
Place of Marriage: Elgin

2 Ontario Marriage Index, 1858-1899 (Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Name: George Thomas Fortune
Age: 22 [or 32, recorded both ways on document]
Marital Status: bachelor
Occupation: hardware clerk
Residence: Windsor, Ont.
Father: Thomas L. Fortune
Father's Occupation: none
Mother: Sarah C- [last name illegible - Clarke]
Spouse Name: Minnie Walker
Age: 22 [erroneous, Minnie was born in 1879, and would have been 32]
Marital Status: widow
Residence: Windsor
Father: Eli Wilson
Father's Occupation: dead
Mother: Annie Edmonds
Date of Marriage: 22 May 1911
Place of Marriage: Windsor, Essex Co., Ont.
Witnesses: Jean Hardes, Delmont [sp?]; J.F. Smyth, Windsor
Married By: J.C. Tolimie, Presbyterian

3 1881 Canadian Census (Tillsonburg, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Repository: Latter Day Saints Family Search. Surety: 4. Lists Eli Wilson [spelled Willson] (age 34, b. Ontario), wife Fannie [Edmonds] (age 25, b. Ontario), and children Florence (age 8, b. Ontario), Frank A. (age 5, b. Ontario) and Minnie M. (age 2, b. Ontario), living in Tillsonburg, Ontario. Eli is listed as a "butcher." Eli's religion is listed as Church of England. The rest of the family's religion is listed as E. Methodist.

4 1894-1895 Town of Ingersoll Directory (Union Publishing Company of Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada). Repository: Oxford County GenWeb Project. Surety: 4. Listing appears for Fannie Wilson (widow of Eli), Cook at Mansion House, living on the West side of Thames St. N., 3 north of King St. Also listed is Fannie & Eli's daughter, Minnie Wilson, Dressmaker for Richards & Allin, living at the same address. It is interesting that Fannie indicates that she is a widow, as Eli was not dead. She may have done this simply to hide the fact that she was a divorced woman.

5 Ontario Marriage Index, 1858-1899 (Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Name: Lawrence Dirkard [Pickard]
Age: 21
Residence: Ingersoll
Place of Birth: Canada
Marital Status: bachelor
Occupation: laborer
Parents: James & Ann Dirkard [Pickard]
Spouse Name: Florence E. Wilson
Age: 21
Residence: St. Thomas
Place of Birth: Canada
Marital Status: spinster
Parents: Eli & Annie Wilson
Witnesses: Charles Dirkard [Pickard], Ingersoll; Minnie Wilson, St. Thomas [bride's sister]
Date of Marriage: 14 May 1895
Groom's Religion: Methodist
Bride's Religion: Baptist
Married By: J.S. Williamson
License or Banns: license

6 1901 Canadian Census, St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario. Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists John Walker (age 28, b. 23 Mar 1873, Ont) and wife Minnie [Wilson] (age 22, b. 15 Feb 1879, Ont), living in St. Thomas, Ontario. John is listed as a "railroad engineer."

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