George W. Coleman1

ID # 129, (1841-1922)
George W. Coleman|b. 1 Oct 1841\nd. 23 Apr 1922|p129.htm|Daniel Coleman|b. 13 Jun 1816\nd. 22 Feb 1865|p79.htm|Mary Abel|b. 17 Sep 1809\nd. 17 Jun 1879|p126.htm|William Coleman|b. 5 Oct 1792\nd. 7 May 1873|p41.htm|Catherine Jones|b. 31 Aug 1798\nd. 13 Nov 1860|p46.htm|David Abel|b. 11 Jan 1786\nd. 11 Aug 1858|p210.htm|Mary Dineen|b. 28 Feb 1790\nd. 22 Mar 1868|p211.htm|

Grandson of Catherine Jones.
Descendants of Catherine Jones & William Coleman
     George W. Coleman was born on 1 October 1841 at Troy, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 He was the son of Daniel Coleman and Mary Abel.1 He married Harriet Church, daughter of William Church and Sarah Davey, on 27 February 1867 at Hamilton, Ontario.1 He died on 23 April 1922 at Galt, Waterloo County, Ontario, at age 80.1 He was buried on 25 April 1922 at Mountview Cemetery, Galt, Waterloo County, Ontario.1 George and other family members gave their racial origin as German inthe 1881 and 1901 census. George's son Alven gives Dutch as his ethnic origin on his death certificate. Alven also gives George's father's(Daniel) place of birth as Pennsylvania. I list Daniel as born in Canada as I believe this to be correct. Not only was George born in Canada, George's father Dan was born in Canada. I suspect that Alven may have been giving the ethnic background as he saw it, Pennsylvania Dutch,and Pennsylvania was written down by the doctor as the place of birth. George's death registration number is 032622-22.

George Coleman is in Beverly Township at the time of the 1861 census and was enumerated twice, once at home and once at work. At the time of the 1881 census he is married, all his children are present, and the family is living in South Dumfries. He works at a mill. In the 1891census, he is still at South Dumfries and is shown as a laborer. Theyare two families away from the Waughs. The Waughs ran a grocery storein St. George, so I'm assuming that the family was in St. George. Franklin Waugh is 25 at the time of the 1891 census and he later married Clara Coleman. Since grandfather Alven married grandmother in 1895 andsince they likely didn't meet until the family came to Galt, it wouldseem that they likely moved to Galt from St. George between 1891 and 1894. They are in Galt for the 1901 census.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007

Children of George W. Coleman and Harriet Church


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.