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She appears thusly in the 1881 census:
Census Place: Nissouri West, Middlesex East, Ontario, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375904 NAC C-13268 Dist 167 SubDist E Div 1 Page 1 Family 6
Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
Janet FAIRWEATHER F W 45 Scottish Ontario
Religion: C. Presbyterian
Elizabeth FAIRWEATHER F 13 Scottish Ontario
Religion: C. Presbyterian
Jessie FAIRWEATHER F 11 Scottish Ontario
Religion: C. Presbyterian
John FAIRWEATHER M 7 Scottish Ontario
Religion: C. Presbyterian
Jane FAIRWEATHER F 4 Scottish Ontario
Religion: C. Presbyterian

Some of the childrens' ages seem to be off.


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His tombstone says he died at the age of 22 years. Jean Carter says that in the 1861 census, it lists his death the previous year as due to a fall from a building.


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In the 1861 census, he is 21 years old. That census was done January 14, 1861. He was born in Canada West. He is United Presbyterian.

In the 1871 census, he is 30 years of age. That census was done April 2, 1871. He is a Canadian Presbyterian of Scottish origin. He is a farmer.

His family is on page 8 of the 3rd section for West Nissouri township in the 1891 census; family #36. This time they got it right as both of his parents are shown as born in Scotland. They are C. Presbyterians and farmers. Catherine's parents are also born in Scotland.

The 1901 census seems to show him as 60 years old and Catherine 57; their birth dates are May 28, 1840 and May 19, 1843.

He appears in the London city directory for Dorchester at Lot 9, Concession 4, North.

They seem to have had two sets of twins


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Her Marriage to John Brown is in the Middlesex Marriage Register for the period 1858 to 1869, on page 13. He was 27; she 23. Both are from W. Nissouri.


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In the 1881 census, he and his family were in Muskoka, in Wood & Medora, which are townships I believe. Although Edward's obituary says his youngest son was in business in Muskoka, it seems as if William and James were both there.

The full 1881 entry is as follows:
Census Place: Wood & Medora, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375879 NAC C-13243 Dist 131 SubDist D Page 12 Family 62
Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
William DUNN M M 36 Scottish O.
Occ: Farmer Religion: Presbyterian Canada
Janet DUNN F M 31 Scottish Scotland
Religion: Presbyterian Canada
Margret L. DUNN F 9 Scottish O.
Religion: Presbyterian Canada
John E. DUNN M 4 Scottish O.
Religion: Presbyterian Canada
Elizabeth J. DUNN F 1 Scottish O.
Religion: Presbyterian Canada

Here is his obituary courtesy of Laurie Lovelace:
Death of William Dunn
After an illness of eight weeks Mr. Dunn departed this life last Friday at 8:15 a.m. The remains were interred in New Liskeard Cemetery.
Mr. Dunn was born February 24, 1845, in London Township, Middlesex County, Ont., and died at his residence in Hudson township, Temiskaming, New Ontario on October 8th, 1909, aged 64 years 7 months and 15 days. The cause of death was heart trouble and other complications.
He is survived by his wife and four children. All were present at his bed side when life departed except one daughter, who is living in British Columbia. Mr. Dunn was a member of a family of ten; four brothers and two sisters surviving him. His twin brother was present with him during his illness.
Mr. Dunn was both practical and a successful farmer. Seeing the future possibilities of New Ontario whereby he could better himself and his family he located land in Hudson Township and has for the last seven years resided there.
From early youth he gave himself to his Master, and has ever since devoted much of his time to the work of the church. He has served as Sunday School teacher and Superintendent in North Presbyterian S.S., Missouri, ordained an elder about twenty years ago in Windermere Presbyterian Church, Supt. of Hudson Union S.S. for four years until ill health forced him to retire from active work.
He performed his labors, in his own quiet way, and shall ever be remembered as a kind husband, a loving father, a true friend and citizen. But what greater tribute can be paid to his memory than in the words of the Psalmist, "Precious in the sight of God is the death of his saint." --Com
[The late William Dunn was a friend of the Editor of The Speaker many years ago, we having become acquainted in Muskoka where Mr. Dunn resided before moving to Temiskaming. The family has scores of friends in that District who will join the Temiskaming friends in extending the sincerest of sympathy to the bereaved wife and children. Our experience with the deceased has been to know him was to like him and the more we saw of him the greater our regard. --Ed.
New Liskeard Speaker, October 15, 1909

On Friday morning last Mr. William Dunn quietly passed after a lingering illness. Mr. Dunn was born in London Tp. Middlesex Co. over 61 years ago. He moved from Muskoka here over 7 hears ago.
He leaves a sorrowing wife, two sons and two daughters who have the sympathy of a large number of friends.
Mr. Dunn was a staunch Presbyterian and for some time was Superintendent of the Union Sabbath School here. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Mr. Gardner assisted by Rev. Mr. Brown on Sunday afternoon and interment took place at the New Liskeard Cemetery. The funeral was the largest in this community.
Mrs. E. Near daughter of Mr. Wm. Dunn and also Mr. Rodger Dunn returned home, near London, this week.
New Liskeard Speaker, October 15, 1909