Archibald John Longhurst
This page covers information pertaining to descendants of Archibald John Longhurst, born October 14, 1849, who is the great grandfather of Alfred Thomas Burton Longhurst.
Archibald John Longhurst
As of July, 2002, the log house itself still stands, although the house has been expanded upon, and there is now stone facing on the exterior walls that hides its original look. The farm is presently owned by C.H. Haidle, address R.R. #1, R.P.O., Oro Station, Ontario. In conversation with Mrs. Haidle, it seems that Archibald John Longhurst may not have been the first owner of the property, and the log house may actually predate his family's being there. For photos and maps, follow the link above.
As a chronological construct, these events indicate some of the residences for Archibald John Longhurst and family...
Note: the location where children were born does not necessarily mean that the family lived there. A child may be born away from the home for many reasons, but one would expect that the family was at least in the vicinity. As more items are found, or as more explanation is found, this list will be updated.
Note: Allendale should be considered to be a subdivision of Barrie.
Children of Archibald John Longhurst and Mary Martha Looker...
The passing of Archibald John Longhurst and Mary Martha Looker...
|Barrie Examiner, Thursday, May 16, 1929.
Obituary, Archibald Longhurst.
Archibald Longhurst, an old resident of Barrie and Innisfil Township, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 1929, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas. Smith, Thornhill, after an illness of over ten years with rheumatism. Born October 14, 1849, in Vaughan Township, deceased farmed for a time in Innisfil and carried on the trade of butcher in Barrie for thirty years, later taking up building and cement contracting. In religion he was a Presbyterian and in politics he was a Conservative.He is survived by his wife, formerly Mary Martha Looker, and eleven of his family of fifteen children, namely, Mrs. Wesley Soules, North Bay; Mrs. John Black, Chicago; Mrs. Chas. Smith, Thornhill; Mrs. Lorne Matchett, Churchill; Mrs. jos. Price, Fort William and Mrs. Thos. Somers, Woodstock and Walter Longhurst, Belleville; Thomas, Chatham; Frank, Barrie; Harold, Chicago; and Harvey on the homestead, Sixth Line, Innisfil.
The funeral on Tuesday, May 15, was attended by many relatives and friends, services were conducted by Rev. J. McEwen with interment in Sixth Line Cemetery.