Samuel Charles M. Cheer


Description
Creator:
Hugh Donald Latimer October 12, 1910 to May 10, 1986, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Text
Genealogical Resource
Place
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Born: 03 October 1863
Died: 09 April 1944
Parents: Henry Cheer and Lucinda Victoria Davidson
Marriage: 30 July 1890, Alice Maddox Towersey
Occupation: Farmer near Smithfield
Notes:
Genealogical information used with permission courtesy Dan Buchanan, www.treesbydan.com

Father*: Henry Cheer3 b. 26 Oct 1835, d. 18 Mar 1882
Mother*: Lucinda Victoria Davidson3 b. 14 Jan 1838, d. 23 Feb 1912
Birth*: 3 October 1863; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1863 per Memorial. Date 1868 & location Ont. per 1921 Census. Date Oct 3 1865 & location Ontario per 1901 Census. Date Oct 1867 per 1911 Census. Date 1862 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1864 & location Brighton per marr. reg'n.2,7,8,9,10,6
Marriage*: 30 July 1890; Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#013035: Groom: Samuel M. Cheer; Age: 26; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Tailor; Parents: Henry & Lucinda Cheer; Bride: Alice M. Towersey; Age: 19; Res. & Born: Hamilton; Status: spinster; Parents: Joseph & Elizabeth Towersey; Wit.: Jesse A. Towersey, Hamilton & Frank C. Neilson, Buffalo; Date: Jul 30 1890; Place: Hamilton; Rel.: Meth. & Bapt.; Performed by: R. G. Doville (Ontario Marriage Registration, #013035-1890, ancestry.com) per 1901 Census.; Principal=Alice Maddox Towersey11
Death*: 9 April 1944; Ontario; Date 1944 per Memorial. Date Apr 9 1944 per email from Susan Brose, Dec 26 2014.8
Burial*: 12 April 1944; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) CHEER; Samuel Charles Cheer; 1863 - 1944; His Wife; Alice Maddox Towersly; 1870 - 1954; Parents of; Maurice, Ralph , Ruby (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, June 5, 2009)8
Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 9? at 1871 Census: see Henry Cheer10
Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 17 at 1881 Census: see Henry Cheer
Note: The name Samuel Charles Cheer and wife Alice Maddox Towersey and with son Harold R. "Maurice" Cheer suggested that this fellow is documented by Charles or Samuel. It's Charles in the 1901 Census and Samuel in the 1881 Census. Same guy! (per GEDCOM of C. Penasack, June 24, 2005)3,4
Residence: 30 July 1890; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Brighton per marr. reg'n.9
Census*: April 1901; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 35 at 1901 Census: Cheer, Charles, 35, b. Ont. Oct 3 1865, Eng., CE, Grocery Clerk, married; Alice M., 26, b. Ont. Aug 30 1874, Eng., married; Maurice R., 9, b. Jun 6 1891, son; Ralph b., 8, b. Mar 20 1893, son (1901 Census Index & Image Online: b-3, pg. 2, line 35, T-6485)2
Census: 1 June 1911; Brighton Twp., Smithfield, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 43 at 1911 Census: Cheer, Samuel, 43, b. Ont. Oct 1867, Eng., Angl., farmer, married; Alice, 36, b. Ont. Aug 1874, Eng., Bapt., married; Maurice, 19, b. June 189?, Eng., Ang., son; Ralph, 18, b. March 1893, son; Ruby, 6, b. July 1904, daughter; Lucinda, 73, b. Ont. Jan 1838, Scot., Angl., widow, mother (Conc 1, Lot 24, South East 1/4) (1911 Census Image from Archives Canada Web site: Smithfield, pg. 1, line 36)7
Residence*: 1 June 1911; Conc 1 Lot 24, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1911 Census: Conc 1, Lot 24, SE 1/4, Brighton Twp.7
Residence: 24 February 1912; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. of his mother Lucinda Victoria (Davidson) Cheer.12
Residence: 1916; 45 Prince Edward St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Sam Cheer was also known for purchasing the old high school on Prince Edward Street for $1,000, in 1916 and converting it to a lovely home where their daughter Ruby was married in 1926. It was the wedding of the year with a grand array of potted okabts adorning the sweeping verandah and great steps. This home sold in 1944 when Mrs. Cheer was widowed. It was later converted into apartments after a fire destroyed the elegant peaked roof. Mr. Don Henderson purchased it with other adjascent properties and now it is the location of the townhouses at 45 Prince Edward Street." "That's Just The Way We Were, Brighton Memories, pg. 25713
Note*: circa 1920; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Cheer Family, the Old Opera House and Their Part in Brighton History By Rose Ellery: Samuel Charles Cheer was born in Brighton in 1863, married Alice Maddox Towersey and toured the vaudeville circuit of New York State and Ontario for many years, then decided to settle in Brighton to raise a family. Their three children were born here and during this period, Samuel and Alice both performed regularly at the "Old Opera House" on the second floor of Brighton's Town Hall. The hall was built ibn 1885 and demolished by a tornado on July 13th, 1973. Their daughter Ruby (1904) performed in these plays right from when she was a young girl. Maurice Cheer (1891) also performed and got the nickname "Rube" from one of the characters he portrayed. Mr. Cheer also directed many of the plays performed at this time and Alice, a gifted singer, was also pianist for other acts and performances at the Opera House. Sam Cheer was bailiff and mail courier in the '20s and '30s. Their son Ralph (1893) was nicknamed Dan from a performance. As a young man, he operated an ice cream parlour in the Proctor Block, on the easterly north side of Main Street. This is now the brick wall just west of the restored facade of the old Standard and CIBC bank, and is part of the Sobeys parking lot. This block, after many renovations over the years, was destroyed by fire in 1980. Ralph was also employed by Grant Quick at Presqu'ile Pavilion in the 1920s and again in the late 1940s. During this period he also owned a farm east of the present public school at Spring Valley on County Road 26. The family lived there until they "moved to town" in 1948. Their farm was purchased by Peter and Jessie Kulaska, newly arrived from Europe and is now owned by Peter and Jessie's one daughter, Lucille and son-in-law, Tom Coyne, who are chicken producers. Maurice Cheer, an electrician by trade, worked locally; he rewired the Cooey plant at one time and was employed at General Motors as an electrical maintenance man. He later worked at the Trenton Air Base in the same capacity until his retirement. He then did the odd wiring job for individuals for a few years. Maurice loved horse racing and had attended every Queen's Plate running for as long as his health would allow. Many a horse calendar adorned the walls of his home. He never owned a horse, just enjoyed them." "That's Just The Way We Were, Brighton Memories", pg. 256 & 25713
Census: 14 June 1921; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 53 at 1921 Census: Cheer, Samuel, 53, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Eng., Pres., mail carrier, married; Alice, 45, b. Ont., p.b. England, Eng., Pres., married; Ralph, 26, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Eng., Pres., Merchant - Ice Cream, son, married; Ruby, 16, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Pres., daughter (1921 Census: Brighton Village, dist. 107, lsub-dist. 60, pg. 22, line 3 - ancestry.com)6
Residence: circa 1930; Brighton Twp., Orland, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Samuel Cheer appears in The Latimer Photos which were take by Hugh Latimer during the late 1920s and early 1930s at his father's General Store at Orland. (The Latimer Photos, Codrington Public Library14
Residence: 1940; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "62 Cheer, Samuel, mail carrier, Brighton" & 63 Cheer, Mrs. Samuel - Brighton" Canada Voters List 1935-1980, 1940, Northumberland Co., pg. 12 of 118 - ancestry.com15
Family: Alice Maddox Towersey b. 30 Aug 1870, d. 17 May 1954
Marriage*: 30 July 1890; Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#013035: Groom: Samuel M. Cheer; Age: 26; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Tailor; Parents: Henry & Lucinda Cheer; Bride: Alice M. Towersey; Age: 19; Res. & Born: Hamilton; Status: spinster; Parents: Joseph & Elizabeth Towersey; Wit.: Jesse A. Towersey, Hamilton & Frank C. Neilson, Buffalo; Date: Jul 30 1890; Place: Hamilton; Rel.: Meth. & Bapt.; Performed by: R. G. Doville (Ontario Marriage Registration, #013035-1890, ancestry.com) per 1901 Census.; Principal=Alice Maddox Towersey11
Harold Reginald "Maurice" Cheer+2 b. 6 Jun 1891, d. 1978
Ralph Bernardo Towersey Cheer+2 b. 20 Mar 1893, d. 1974
Ruby Marjorie Madge Maud Cheer b. 24 Jul 1904, d. 1997
Citations
Samuel per 1921 Census. Charles per 1901 Census. Samuel Charles per 1881 Census. Samuel C. M. Cheer per Birth Reg'n. of son Ralph Bernardo Towersey Cheer. Samuel Charles per GEDCOM of C. Penasack, June 24, 2005.
[S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
[S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth).
[S121] Unknown author, 1921 Census.
[S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
[S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
[S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #013035-1890.
[S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
[S68] Brighton Council, Brighton Memories 2006.
[S87] Unknown subject unknown record type; unknown repository.
[S83] Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
Publisher:
Hugh Donald Latimer
Place of Publication:
Orland, Ontario
Dimensions:
Width: 2.375 
Height: 3.375 
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 2
Image Height: 3.125
Personal Name(s):
Latimer ; Hugh Donald ; Latimer, William James ; Cheer, Charles M.
Corporate Name(s):
Latimer General store
Local identifier:
abdap_libc-062
Collection:
The Latimer Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 44.03342
    Latitude: 44.03342 Longitude: -77.73279
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 44.16682
    Latitude: 44.16682 Longitude: -77.7995
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 44.13342
    Latitude: 44.13342 Longitude: -77.7828
Donor:
Hugh Donald Latimer 12 October 1910 to 10 May 1986
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Location of Original:
Brighton Public Library, Codrington Branch
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Samuel Charles M. Cheer


Born: 03 October 1863
Died: 09 April 1944
Parents: Henry Cheer and Lucinda Victoria Davidson
Marriage: 30 July 1890, Alice Maddox Towersey
Occupation: Farmer near Smithfield