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VanValkenburg, Hiram Hopkins

Male 1851 - 1917


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  • Name  VanValkenburg, Hiram Hopkins 
    Census  1851  Norwich, North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born  30 Oct 1851  Norwich, North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1861  North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died  27 Mar 1917 
    Person ID  I652  VANVALKENBURGH
    Last Modified  10 Jun 2019 

    Father  VanValkenburg, Hiram,   b. 1807, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1877, Norwich, North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Hopkins, Almira,   b. 10 Jun 1815, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887, Norwich, North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  15 Jan 1834  Home District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F209  Group Sheet

    Family  Merrill, Alice Marvilla,   b. 03 Dec 1848, Norwich, North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1920, Norwich, North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Oct 1877  Norfolk Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. VanValkenburg, Woodburn Merrill,   b. 05 Oct 1879, Norwich North, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1942
     2. VanValkenburg, Reginald,   b. 09 Aug 1882,   d. 07 Apr 1959
     3. VanValkenburg, Ariel Evelyn,   b. 08 Apr 1886,   d. 08 Jun 1943
     4. VanValkenburg, Willie-probably-Reginald,   b. 05 Aug 1882, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F219  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Biography of William Merrill (1817-1894)
    Biography of William Merrill (1817-1894)
    William Merrill and Hiram VanValkenburg lived near each other near the Norwich Gore along the Oxford Co./Brant Co. border. Hiram was a master carpenter who provided fine-finishing work on Merrill's projects such as church pews and windows. Hiram's son Hiram Hopkins VV married Merrill's daughter and entered into formal partnership with Merrill in later years.
    MARRIAGE - Hiram Hopkins VanValkenburg--Alice Merrill,October 24 1877
    MARRIAGE - Hiram Hopkins VanValkenburg--Alice Merrill,October 24 1877
    Newspaper clipping from the Oxford Tribune, October 31, 1877

    Histories

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    History Notes written by Ariel Evelyn VV - Dawson (1886-1943)
    History Notes written by Ariel Evelyn VV - Dawson (1886-1943)
    in response to the questionnaire from William Perkins Bull, Peel Co. historian, in 1933.
    In search of a death date for Hiram VV (b. 1807), died at Norwich village, Oxford Co. before 1881.
    In search of a death date for Hiram VV (b. 1807), died at Norwich village, Oxford Co. before 1881.

    The Woodstock Sentinel-Review newspaper reports on his failing health after an 1878 fall from an apple tree, but no obituary found, and no Ontario death record.
    Newspaper notice: Marriage of Hiram Hopkins VV to Alice Merrill, 24 Oct 1877.
    Newspaper notice: Marriage of Hiram Hopkins VV to Alice Merrill, 24 Oct 1877.

    Woodstock Sentinel-Review 2 Nov 1877. Event took place in North Norwich Twp.,Oxford Co. probably at the Norwich Gore Church right on the county line. The Merrill home was in Burford Twp., Brant Co.

    Census Records
    CENSUS-1851 - Hiram VanValkenburg--Almira Brown
    CENSUS-1851 - Hiram VanValkenburg--Almira Brown
    Truman,Almira Adeline,Melissa(T),Artimissa(T),Eliza Caroline Carrie,Almira Alice Callie,Hiram Hopkins
    Norwich Twp,Ontario

  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] 1851 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Oxford-Norwich-VVHiram, Canada. "Census of 1851" (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Norwich, Oxford County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C-11744 - C-11745..
      Norwich, Oxford Co., Canada West

      Hernan Vanvalkenburgh * Hiram Vanvolkenburgh, 45 b. 1807 Canada
      Almia Almira 35 b.1816 Canada
      Freeman, 18 b. 1833 Canada
      Adaline, 15 b. 1836 Canada
      Melissa, 13 b. 1838 Canada
      Artemissa, 13 b. 1838 Canada
      Elize C., 8 b.1843 Canada
      Almira J., 3 b. 1848 Canada
      Hiram, 1 b. 1850 Canada

    2. [S52] 1861 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Oxford-NorthNorwich-Hiram, Canada. "Census returns for 1861." Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. North Norwich, Oxford County, Canada West; Roll: C-1059 - C-1062..
      North Norwich, Oxford Co., Canada West

      Hiram Vanvalkenburg, 54 b. 1807 Upper Canada
      Almira, 45 b. 1816 Upper Canada
      Truman, 26 b. 1835 Upper Canada
      Artimesea, 22 b. 1839 Upper Canada
      Melissa, 22 b. 1839 Upper Canada
      Eliza C., 19 b. 1842 Upper Canada
      Almira, 12 b. 1849 Upper Canada
      Hiram H., 10 b. 1851 Upper Canada
      Thaddeus, 8 b. 1853 Upper Canada