George W. Vrooman

ID # 194, (1841-1928)
FatherAdmiral Nelson Vrooman (1799-1882)
MotherRachel Coleman (1806-1896)
BirthGeorge W. Vrooman was born on 24 May 1841. 
MarriageHe married Ruth Smith on 9 October 1862 at Brant County; MS248 reel 5 Brant County Marriage Register
Page 10 no. 179
Return of marriages solemnized by William Pollard a minister of the Wesley Methodist Church, Brantford for the year ending 31st day December, A.D. 1862
George Vrooman, 19, born Canada, residing Harrisburgh, parents Nelson and Rachel
Ruth Smith, 21, born Canada, residing Ancaster, parents Mathias and Eliz'th.
Witnesses Maria Polland and Ann Pollard, Brantford.
Date of marriage Oct. 9 (1862)

The 1861 census at Ancaster shows Ruth as the daughter of M. Smith, lumberman, and Jane E. Smith. Ruth's sister Mary's marriage registration identifies their mother as Jane Elizabeth. 
DeathHe died on 13 December 1928 at 62 Barton St. West, Hamilton, Ontario, at age 87. 
BurialHe was buried on 15 December 1928 at Harrisburg Cemetery. 
NoteGeorge and Ruth appear in the 1881 census at South Dumfries, Brant County. George is said to be a farmer. Children Frank, Carrie, Charles and Josephine are with them.

Death reg. 038752-28 Hamilton, Wentworth County
George Vrooman died Dec. 13, 1928, at 62 Barton St West, where he was in residence for one year. Widower. Age 86. Born May 15, 1842. Farmer. Parents Admiral Nelson Vrooman, born Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and Melissa Coleman, born Canada. Informant Chas. Vrooman, 62 Barton St. West. Burial December 15, 1928, at Harrisburg.

The above registration has some points of error. Admiral Nelson Vrooman was born in Canada. George's mother was Rachel Coleman and she was said to have been born in the U.S. That she was born in Pennsylvania is a possibility, for her sister Helen Coleman Misener is said to have been born in Pennsylvania. 

Children of George W. Vrooman and Ruth Smith

Last Edited6 Oct 2017