Harry Leroy Coleman

ID # 281, (1882-1916)
FatherCharles Coleman (1853-1891)
MotherFlorence Nancy Mulholland (1859-1939)
BirthHarry Leroy Coleman was born on 31 January 1882 at Troy, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario. 
MarriageHe married Jane Catherine Snyder, daughter of Adam Henry Snyder and Agnes Hewitt, on 22 June 1904 at Galt, Ontario; Mrge reg. 0018565-04 Galt, Waterloo County
Harry Leroy Coleman, 22, bachelor, mechanic. Born Troy, Wentworth County, residing Galt. Parents Charles Coleman and Nancy Mulholland.
Jane Catherine Snider, 18, spinster, born Waterloo, Ontario, residing Galt, parents Adam H. Snider and Agnes Hewitt.
Wit. Minor Teetzel and Jane C. Snider, both of Galt.
On 22 June 1904 at Galt.

It's interesting how records get crossed up along the way. In the marriage record book for Ainslie Street Methodist Church, later Wesley Church, the name of the first witness is poorly written. Minor Teetzel is a good transcription based on the record in the United Church Archives. The other witness in the record at the Archives is shown as Lilly Leutwein! This latter is likely correct. 
DeathHe died on 2 October 1916 at France at age 34. 
BurialHe was buried at Cerisy-Qailly French National Cemetery. 
NoteBirth reg. 0037990 Beverly Township, Wentworth County
Harry Leroy Coleman born January 31 1882 s/o Charles Coleman, Farmer and Florence Nancy Mulholland.
Informant: Charles Coleman, Farmer, Beverly

A web site, Canada at War, has a memorial page for Harry. It dates his death to 28 September, 1916, and places his burial in Cerisy-qailly French National Cemetery. His war record actually dates his death to between 28 September and 2nd October, 1916. The record also at least initially places his wife Jane in Brandon, Manitoba. By 1920, she is shown as being in Galt.

A photograph of Harry's gravestone appears on Find-a-Grave. The stone records his death date as 28 Sept./2nd Oct., 1916. The cemetery is located in Cerisy, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France.

The gravestone shows Harry as having been with the 1st Can. Mounted Rifles. Harry's war record is little help in locating his place of death, but his headquarters may have been at Rouen.

A descendant has provided a photograph of Harry Leroy Coleman. He was a very handsome fellow.

The list of children that we have for Harry and Jane agrees with the 1916 census at Brandon, Manitoba, and with the 1921 census at Galt. The 1921 census simply shows the births of all the children as being in Ontario. This is not correct, however. The 1916 Western Canada census, as enumerated at Brandon, Manitoba, shows the family at 544 Percy Street in Brandon and shows the children's birth places as follows:

Wesley and Florence - Ontario
Charles - Manitoba
Edna, Clara and Maitland - Saskatchewan
Harry - Manitoba

The 1911 census shows the family at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Present are children to and including Clara. With the names that we have, the provinces of birth agree with the 1916 census. (The family name as it appears in 1911 is spelled 'Colman'.


Children of Harry Leroy Coleman and Jane Catherine Snyder

Last Edited22 Dec 2017