William Richardson Ames


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: 21 March 1878
Died: 21 January 1959
Parents: James Richardson Ames and Nancy Jane Kirk
Marriage: 10 August 1898 Ida Gainforth
Occupation: Farmer at Codrington
Notes:
Genealogical information used with permission courtesy Dan Buchanan, www.treesbydan.com

•Father*: James Richardson Ames b. 28 Apr 1842, d. 2 May 1926
•Mother*: Nancy Jane Kirk b. 11 Nov 1854, d. 4 Mar 1914
•Birth*: 21 March 1878; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Mar 1878 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Mar 21 1878 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1878 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1878 & location Ont. per 1881 Census.1,2,3,4
•Marriage*: 10 August 1898; Sidney Twp., Frankford, Hastings Co., Ontario; Marriage Registration: William Richardson Ames, 20; Residence: Brighton Twp.; Born: Canada; Parents: James Ames & Nancy Jane Kirk; Bride: Ida Gainforth, 18; Residence: Brighton Twp.; Born: Canada; Parents: Stephen Gainforth & Alminie Steinburgh; Witnesses: Charles & Alice Dewey of Frankford; Date: Aug 10, 1898; Location: Frankford; Religion: Methodist; Performed by: Rev. L. F. Depeau; Principal=Ida Gainforth5
•Death*: 21 January 1959; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Per Death Notice. See Burial and Note re funeral notice6
•Burial*: 23 January 1959; McPhail's Cemetery, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; CEMSearch shows: William R. Ames, Born: 1878, Died: 1953, McPhail's Cemetery, Other names: Arthur Ames, Cecil B. Ames, Ida Gainforth, Olive M. Bush.
Note: the date of death is wrong
7
•Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 3 at 1881 Census: see James R. Ames8
•Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 13 at 1891 Census: see James R. Ames9
•Occupation*: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Occupation: Farmer - per 1901 Census2
•Census*: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 23 at 1901 Census; Ames, William R., 23, b. Ont. Mar 21 1878, Farmer, married; Ida 18, b. Ont. Feb 19, 1883, married10
•Note: 1905; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; A 14 year old boy named John Baxter? is shown in the 1911 Census, immigrated from Scotland in 1905. It appears to say he is an adopted son. Like to know more re this??1
•Residence: 18 May 1908; Conc 8 Lot 7, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Benjamin F. Dusenbury sold 50 acres (w 1/2 of s 1/2) to William R. Ames for $3,500
•Census: 12 June 1911; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 33 at 1911 Census: Ames, William, 33, b. Ont. Mar 1878, Ger., Meth., farmer, married; Ida, 28, b. Ont. Feb 1883, Irish, Meth., married; Mina, 6, b. Jan 1905, Ger., daughter; Arthur, 1, b. April 1910, son; Baxter, John, 14, b. Scotland, immig. 1905, Scot., Meth., lab., adopted son (Conc 8, Lots 6& 7) (1911 Census Image on Archives Canada Web Site: Codrington, page 9, line 1)1
•Note: November 1918; Vimy Ridge, France; "Johnny Baxter, raised by Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Ames, who was killed at The Battle of Vimy Ridge after the signing of the armistice 1918." from The Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington, copied from microfilm at The Metro Toronto Reference Library, Nov. 2007.11
•Residence: 1 August 1919; Conc 8 Lot 7, Brighton Twp, Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that William R. Ames sold 50 acres (w 1//2 of 2 1/2) to His Majesty the King, Soldiers Settlement Board of Canada for $4,50012
•Note: 6 August 1927; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; The Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington includes a copy of a hand-written note regarding an account as follows: "Codrington, Ont.; Aug. 6th 1927; Brighton Township Council
In Account With:; Will Ames; For work on road Division; Cutting weeds & raking stone; 4 days road work - 3.00 + 6.00 = Total 9.00; D. L. Stuart 4 days work was not performed in 1926 byPearson & Stapleton lots And Oblige Will Ames, Pathmaster"11
•Note: circa 1930; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; William Ames appears in The Latimer Photos, taken by Hugh Latimer at his father's General Store in Orland, c. 1930. (Latimer Photos, Codrington Public Library)
Note: This picture taken in front of the old machine shed that is behind the Ames farm house, next to the hog yard. Educated guessl; I grew up there.13
•Residence: 5 August 1932; Conc 9 Lot 2, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant 12160) show that Joseph Hyde (unmarried) sold the East Half of Lot 2, Conc. 9 to William R. Ames. ITS Date Aug 5 1932.12
•Residence*: 5 August 1932; Conc 9 Lot 1, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Joseph Hyde (unmarried) sold 130 acres in Lot 1 Concession 9 to William R. Ames for $2600.12
•Will*: 24 May 1955; Conc 9 Lot 2, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (22287) show the Will of William R. Ames transfers the S. pt. of Lot 2, Conc 9 "to wife Ida Ames for life after to son Arthur R. Ames". ITS Date May 24 1955. Reg'n. Date Feb 23 1959.
Note: William Richardson Ames died Jan 21 1959. This would appear to refer to Village Lot 12 although it is not mentioned as such. Art Ames lived in the old Sutherland house at Lot 12 which he inherited from his mother.12
•Note*: 10 August 1958; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; The Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington include a picture and article re the 60th Wedding Anniversary as follow: "Couple To Mark 60th Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. William Ames of Codrington will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary August 10. All members of the family will gather around their parents and grandparents for the occassion. Helping their parents celebrate will be: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Ames and Barbara of Petawawa, Mina of Belleville, Mr. and Mrs. Everett (Bernice) Ellis of Wooler, Mr.s and Mrs. Arthur Ames of Codrington.11
•Note: 21 January 1959; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Funeral notice in newspaper in 1959: William Richardson Ames; Trenton - The funeral of William Richardson Ames, who died at his residence in Codrington on January 21, in his 81st year, was held in Saturday afternoon fro the family residence to McPhail's cemetery, wooler. Rev. John McCallum officiated.
Bearers were Robert Hazelwood, Wm. Moran, Ed. Quinn, Ross O'Halloran, Wifred Jamieson and John Goodfellow. The funeral was under the direction of the Weaver Funeral Home, Trenton.
Mr. Ames, a retired farmer, was a native of Brighton Twp. and had lived in that area all his life. He was a son of the later Mr. and Mrs. James Ames. He is survived by his wife, the former Ida Gainforth, and by two daughters, Miss Mina Ames of Belleville and Mrs. Everett (Bernice) Ellis of Wooler; two sons, Arthur of Codrington and Cecil of Camp Petawawa, a grand-daughter, Barbara Ames of Camp Petawawa, and a brother, John Ames of Codrington.
His death followed an illness of a week's duration. He was a member of Codrington United Church. (Brighton Ensign)6


Family: Ida Gainforth b. 19 Feb 1883, d. 1965
•Marriage*: 10 August 1898; Sidney Twp., Frankford, Hastings Co., Ontario; Marriage Registration: William Richardson Ames, 20; Residence: Brighton Twp.; Born: Canada; Parents: James Ames & Nancy Jane Kirk; Bride: Ida Gainforth, 18; Residence: Brighton Twp.; Born: Canada; Parents: Stephen Gainforth & Alminie Steinburgh; Witnesses: Charles & Alice Dewey of Frankford; Date: Aug 10, 1898; Location: Frankford; Religion: Methodist; Performed by: Rev. L. F. Depeau; Principal=Ida Gainforth5
•Mina Jane Ames b. 15 Jan 1905, d. 1993
•Arthur Richardson "Art" Ames b. Apr 1910, d. 10 Apr 1988
•Emma "Bernice" Ames+ b. 19 Oct 1912, d. 1992
•Cecil B. Ames+ b. 1913, d. 7 May 1970


Citations
1.[S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
2.[S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
3.[S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
4.[S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
5.[S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #006965.
6.[S42] Brighton Ensign.
7.[S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
8.[S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 3.
9.[S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 13.
10.[S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 23.
11.[S52] Unknown location, Tweedsmuir Histories; unknown film.
12.[S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
13.[S87] Unknown subject unknown record type; unknown repository.
Inscriptions:
On reverse: Wm. Ames 1931
Publisher:
Hugh Donald Latimer
Place of Publication:
Orland, Ontario
Date of Original:
1931
Date Of Event:
1931
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 ; Ames, William Richardson
Corporate Name(s):
Latimer General Store
Local identifier:
abdap_libc-015
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 October 12, 1910 to May 10, 1986
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
Brighton Public Library, Codrington Branch
Contact
Brighton Digital Archives
Email
Agency street/mail address

50 Chatten Road
Brighton, ON K0K1H0

Mailing address:
c/o Catherine Stutt
1 Moran Drive
Brighton, Ontario
K0K 1H0

William Richardson Ames
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










William Richardson Ames


Born: 21 March 1878
Died: 21 January 1959
Parents: James Richardson Ames and Nancy Jane Kirk
Marriage: 10 August 1898 Ida Gainforth
Occupation: Farmer at Codrington