Hugh Simpson (1844-1919) and Margaret Cooney

Hugh Simpson   (1844-1919)  was a son of Hugh Simpson (1804-1897) and Mary Kidd (1801-1882).  Married Margaret Cooney (1851-1930) on October 4, 1869.   I believe that Margaret’s brother, William, married Hugh’s sister, Mary Simpson.   Until 1891 the family was farming in Grey East, Ontario (close to his sister Jane Simpson Monford). Emigrated to Michigan in 1895, living in Mason, Arenac township.  Indeed a newspaper headline from 1909 reports that Hugh Simpson has returned to Orono after 30 years in Michigan.  They  returned to Canada, dying in Arran, Bruce County in 1919 and 1930, not very far from where he farmed in Grey county.   Note:  In 1910 Hugh Simpson enters Canada through Fort Frances on his way to Birch Hills, Saskatchewan where his brother Joseph died in 1907.  In 1911 Margaret (without Hugh) is living with her daughter Edith.   The following names appear in Hillcrest cemetery, Tara, Bruce County:  Hugh Simpson, Ernest Simpson, Effie Simpson, Wilbert Simpson.   His sister Jane Simpson Monford is also buried there.

  • Wilbert Simpson  (1873-1952).   Married Effie White (1878-1961) in 1900.
    • Harold Simpson (1907-1992).   Married Margaret Pepper (1911-1989).
    • Elwood Simpson (1901-1983).
    • Effie Simpson (1906-)
    • Mable Simpson (1908-)
  • Ernest Simpson  (1880-1920 or 26)
  • Ida Isabel Mary Simpson (1884-1903)
  • Margaret Jane Simpson (1886-)
  • Edith (1887-). Married Harvey Roseborough (1881-).  In 1911 Margaret, Hugh’s wife, is living with them in Sarawak, Grey county, but no Hugh.
    • Dorothy Pearl Roseborough (1911-2005)married Percy Cruickshank in 1937.
      • William Roseborough
  • Percy (1890-), born in Michigan.   Hugh’s nephew, Hugh, lost a son named Percy in 1900 and I wonder if this accounts for the name.

You may have seem this photo in other posts.  All I know for sure is that it was taken in Detroit and since Hugh and Margaret lived in Michigan this may be them.  Does anyone recognize them?

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