Benjamin Robert Buchanan


Description
Creator:
Hugh Donald Latimer October 12, 1910 to May 10, 1986, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
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Genealogical Resource
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Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Born: 20 March 1874
Died: 13 August 1959
Parents: John Buchanan and Elizabeth Stuart
Marriage: 16 September 1914, Clara May Curtis
Occupation: Undertaker in Warkworth until fire destroyed much of west side of street downtown
Notes:
Genealogical information used with permission courtesy Dan Buchanan, www.treesbydan.com

ather*: John Buchanan b. 3 Sep 1846, d. 28 Nov 1887
Mother*: Elizabeth Stuart b. 24 May 1847, d. 10 Oct 1928
Birth*: 20 March 1874; Conc 9 Lot 10, Asphodel Twp., Peterborough Co., Ontario; Birth Reg'n: Benjamin Robert Buchanan, March 20, 1874; Parents: John Buchanan, farmer & Elizzia Stuart; Informant: Elizzia Buchanan, Norwood; Reg'd: July 31 1874; Dr. McCoy?; Reg'r: W. H. Stephenson, Peterborough Co.2,3
Marriage*: 16 September 1914; 'Brickhouse' (Curtis homestead), Percy Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n: Benjamin Buchanan, 39, farmer, of Percy Twp., b. Peterborough Co.; Parents: John Buchanan & Elizabeth Stewart; married Clara May Curtis, 33, of Warkworth, b. Percy Twp.; Parents: Ransom Curtis & Elizabeth Townsend; Witnesses: Elizabeth Curtis, Warkworth & Lulu May Richards, Belleville; at Warkworth, 16 Sep 1914; both Methodists; Thos. A. Allen, Reg'r; Rev. Y. H. Harvard
Note: Mildred Curtis was the flower girl.; Principal=Clara May Curtis4,2,5
Death*: 13 August 1959; Percy Twp., Warkworth, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Interment at Warkworth Cemetery

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Burial*: 16 August 1959; Warkworth Cemetery, Warkworth, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Stone shows: In Memory of Benjamin Buchanan 1874 - 1959; His Beloved Wife Clara May Curtis 1881 - 19516
Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 7 at 1881 Census: see John Buchanan7
Occupation*: 1887; Conc 4 Lot 32, Brighton Twp., Hilton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; After his father died in 1887, Ben along with his brothers, Will and Tom continued to farm at Hilton until 1901. It appears Tom left in 1897 to go to Winnipeg. The farm at Hilton (Hilton is located north of the present Hwy 401 on the road (Hwy 30) between Brighton and Campbellford.) was owned by Thomas Wragg of Belleville. Thomas was married to Elizabeth's sister, Emily Stuart.
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Census*: April 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 17 at 1891 Census: see William & Rebecca Herrington9
Misc*: 1896; Conc 4 Lot 32, Brighton Twp., Hilton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Buchanan, Benjamin, Hilton, Conc 4 Lot 32 Brighton Twp" - per Farmer & Business Directory 1896
Residence*: 10 December 1896; Conc 10 Lot 10, Brighton Twp., Norham, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Elizabeth Buchanan (widow), William B. Buchanan and Benjamin Buchanan purchased 30 acres for $2700 from Henry Walker. There was a mortgage for $2400. (Instrument 6183)
This property had been owned by Jacob Dingman around 1890 although it had been sold twice since then. The place was known as "The Dingman Place".

See William B. Buchanan for more info10
Census: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 26 at 1901 Census: see Elizabeth Buchanan11
Residence: 23 October 1910; Conc 10 Lot 10, Brighton Twp., Norham, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Lot 10 Conc 10: Land Registry Records show that William B. Buchanan and Elizabeth Buchanan (widow) sold their share in the property to Benjamin Buchanan for $2700.10
Census: 12 June 1911; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 35 at 1911 Census: Buchanan, Benjamin, 35, b. Ont. March 1875, Irish, Meth., farmer, single; William, 38, b. Ont. Jul 1872, Irish, Meth., lab., brother, single; Elizabeth, 64, b. Ireland, immig. 1860, Irish, Meth., Mother, widow; Minnie, 37, b. Ont. Jan 1874, Irish, Meth., sister, single; Gertrude, 24, b. Ont. Aug 1886, Irish, Meth., sister, single (Conc 10, West part of Lot 10) (1911 Census Image on Archives Canada Web Site: Codrington, page 10, line 23)12
Census: 12 June 1911; Conc 10 Lot 10, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1911 Census: Conc 10, Lot 10, West Part), Brighton Twp.12
Residence: 22 November 1912; Conc 1 Lot 17, Percy Twp., Norham, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Robert A. Landford & wife sold 45 acres called the Cowie Mill Property for $4,800 to William, Elizabeth and Benjamin Buchanan. It was sold "... with all machinery acc. to deed & all lands overflowed as per deed." There was a mortgage of $1,600 held by John Service. (Instrument 7893)
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Occupation: 1914; Percy Twp., Warkworth, Northumberland Co., Ontario; After selling the farm Ben bought the Osborne Funeral Home in Warkworth. He also later bought the general store and ran a small construction company which did small construction jobs painting etc. On his marriage registration he lists his occupation as farmer.13
Note*: 2 April 1915; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington include a small newspaper piece as follows: April 2, 1915. Codrington. Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Stuart had a family reunion gathering at their home first of the week. Among ????? were Mr. and Mrs. Henry (?) Haynes, Carrying Place, Mrs. Buchanan and son William, Norham, Mrs. James Anderson and son James Stuart, Morganston, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Buchanan, Norham."
Note: Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Stuart were David Christopher Stuart and Abbie Valleau. He is a brother of Elizabeth - Mrs. John Buchanan.
Mrs. Buchanan is Elizabeth (Stuart) Buchanan and William is William Busby Buchanan, Charles Buchanan's father. They lived on the Cowie Mill Property in Norham at this time. Ben still owned the farm south of Norham although this is around when he bought the Osborne Funeral Home in Warkworth.
Mrs. James Anderson was Leila Stuart, daughter of the hosts. Her son Stuart Alexander (referred to here as James Stuart ??) was a baby.14
Residence: 23 October 1915; Conc 1 Lot 17, Percy Twp., Norham, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Benjamin Buchanan sold his share of the Cowie Mill Property to William Buchanan for $5,000.10
Note: 20 September 1918; Percy Twp., Norham, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Mr. C. Plumpton has bought Mr. Walker's farm and Mr. Grills, Mr. B. Buchanan's farm near Norham." from The Brighton Ensign, Sept. 20, 1918, seen at The Ontario Archives, Feb. 7, 2001
Residence: 12 March 1919; Conc 10 Lot 10, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Benjamin Buchanan sold Lot 10 Conc 10 (n. 30 acres) in Brighton Township to Alfred Grills for $7,000. (Instrument 10161)10
Residence: 14 March 1923; Percy Twp., Warkworth, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. of Ida Amelia (Carr) Bound.15
Note: 22 January 1924; Percy Twp., Warkworth, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Undertaker for Frank Morgan
Residence: 5 April 1928; Warkworth, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Witness at marriage of David Wesley Vanblaricom & Lulu Mabel (Curtis) Richards.16
Residence: 6 November 1928; Warkworth, Northumberland Co., Ontario; B. Buchanan is the Informant for the Death Registration of Elizabeth (Stuart) Buchanan.
Note: Ben's mother, Elizabeth (Stuart) Buchanan died in Sidney Twp. at the home of her daughter Stella Adams and was buried in Carrying Place Cemetery near her husband John Buchanan who had died in 1887. (Per Death Reg'n.)15
Note: circa 1930; Brighton Twp., Orland, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Ben Buchanan appears in The Latimer Photos taken by Hugh Latimer during the late 1920s and early 1930s at his father's General Store in Orland. (Latimer Photos, Codrington Public Library)17
Family: Clara May Curtis b. 15 Aug 1881, d. 23 Sep 1951
Marriage*: 16 September 1914; 'Brickhouse' (Curtis homestead), Percy Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n: Benjamin Buchanan, 39, farmer, of Percy Twp., b. Peterborough Co.; Parents: John Buchanan & Elizabeth Stewart; married Clara May Curtis, 33, of Warkworth, b. Percy Twp.; Parents: Ransom Curtis & Elizabeth Townsend; Witnesses: Elizabeth Curtis, Warkworth & Lulu May Richards, Belleville; at Warkworth, 16 Sep 1914; both Methodists; Thos. A. Allen, Reg'r; Rev. Y. H. Harvard
Note: Mildred Curtis was the flower girl.; Principal=Clara May Curtis4,2,5
John "Jack" Benjamin Buchanan+ b. 8 Feb 1917, d. 29 Jun 1989
Alan Bruce Buchanan+ b. 16 Jan 1920, d. 7 Aug 1982
Citations
Middle name per Birth Registration, not used afterward.
[S3] Amelia Hayes, Amelia Hayes, Recipient: Bill Buchanan.
[S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth), M.S.-929,Reel 17. Reg # 17398. registered on July 31,1874 by Ellizzie Buchanan.
[S17] Mildred Curtis, Mildred Curtis, Interviewer: Bill Buchanan.
[S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, M.S.932,Reel 315. Reg # 016111-14.
[S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
[S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 7.
[S5] Unknown author, Charles Buchanan, Interviewer: William John Buchanan.
[S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 17.
[S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
[S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 26.
[S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S7] Kent Buchanan, Kent Buchanan, Interviewer: Bill Buchanan.
[S52] Unknown location, Tweedsmuir Histories; unknown film.
[S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
[S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
[S87] Unknown subject unknown record type; unknown repository.
Publisher:
Hugh Donald Latimer
Place of Publication:
Orland, Ontario
Dimensions:
Width: 2.375 in
Height: 3.375 in
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 2in
Image Height: 3.125in
Personal Name(s):
Latimer ; Hugh Donald ; Latimer, William James ; Buchanan, Benjamin Robert
Corporate Name(s):
Latimer General Store
Local identifier:
abdap_libc-046
Collection:
The Latimer Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.03342 Longitude: -77.73279
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.16682 Longitude: -77.7995
  • Ontario, Canada
    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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Benjamin Robert Buchanan


Born: 20 March 1874
Died: 13 August 1959
Parents: John Buchanan and Elizabeth Stuart
Marriage: 16 September 1914, Clara May Curtis
Occupation: Undertaker in Warkworth until fire destroyed much of west side of street downtown