J.E. Cullingworth, Mary Ann (Joyce) Cullingworth, George Richard Cullingworth, 1894
- J.E. Commins Company Music Hall Oakville Ont., Photographer
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- Joseph Edward Cullingworth had taken over the running the farm of Miss Jemima Biggar from his father, Richard, and was still active in the 20th Halton Regiment when he married Mary Ann Joyce at the age of 48. Mary and Joe are buried at Knox Presbyterian Church on Dundas St., east side of the Sixteen Mile Creek, in the area where they had lived for so many years. George enlisted at Oakville with the 76th Battalion in World War I and went overseas in 1916. He suffered from shell shock but worked for Gooderham & Worts in Toronto for many years.
- Ruth Mary Ann Joyce was the daughter of George and Esther (Brown) Joyce who emigrated from Ireland in 1856-7, settling on a farm south-east of Milton, near Omagh, Ontario. Mary's parents died when she was a young girl. She had 11 brothers and sisters in the Halton area. My mother, Ruth Mary (Powell) Choate remembers her Grandma Cullingworth as a quiet, kindly woman.
Mary Ann and Joseph had an exceptionally close friendship with their employer, Miss Jemima Biggar - whom their children and grandchildren called, "Aunt".
Ella M. and Samuel Joyce were witnesses at the wedding of Mary Ann and Joseph.
As per "Rootsweb, Halton Co., 1893 Marriages from MS932", Mary "Callingsworth" witnessed the marriage of Samuel Joyce, 21, plasterer, Ireland to Rachel Joyce, 24, of Trafalgar (her sister) on July 31, 1893.
The above Rootsweb record has Mary's married surname incorrectly as "Callingsworth" and also has the surname wrong in her own marriage record to Joseph "Edwin" "Collingsworth". Mary was 29 years old when she married Joe.
Transcripts of the 1881 Ontario Census also wrongly show the Trafalgar Township's family surname as "Collingsworth" and also erred with Joseph's initials,showing "F.E. Collingsworth" instead of "J.E. Cullingworth".
Gladys Pridmore, neice of Joseph Cullingworth, wrote to his granddaughter Mary (Powell) Choate, of Joe, that "he was a kind man, a great church worker. They always had family prayer in the evening and grace at the table. I remember him taking my hand as we walked home from church when someone's dog came out to bark at us. I felt very safe indeed."
- Handwritten in ink below the picture, "Aunt Mary & Uncle Joe Cullingworth".
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- Joseph Edward Cullingworth, b.April 29, 1843 d.March 29, 1916 married Ruth Mary Ann (Joyce) Cullingworth, b. March 11, 1893 d. March 14, 1932, on February 1, 1893. Photographed here with their oldest child, George Richard Cullingworth, b.July 2, 1894 d.April 22, 1961.
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton