William Hood

ID # 5594, (1844-1908)
FatherJoseph Gemmill Hood (1823-1906)
MotherIsabella Jack (1819-1862)
BirthWilliam Hood was born on 3 May 1844. 
MarriageHe married Clarissa Privat on 8 December 1869 at Hanover, Ontario.
Mrge reg. Hanover, Grey Co.,
William Hood, 25, bachelor, merchant, born Canada, residing Hanover, parents Joseph G. and Isabella Hood.
Clarissa Privat, 19, spinster, born Canada, residing Hanover, parents Louis and Catharine Privat.
Witnesses Donald Campbell and Elizabeth Cuss, both of Hanover.
On 8 December 1869 at Hanover.
The groom was Presbyterian and the bride Methodist.
Clergyman Rev. William Irvin.
DeathHe died on 3 July 1908 at RM Pembina, Manitoba, at age 64. 
BurialHe was buried at Hillside Cemetery, Morden, Pembina Valley, Manitoba. 
NoteWe have no certain record of William Hood's place of birth. At the time of his parents marriage, his father was resident in Essa Township in what was then the Simcoe District, later Simcoe County and this is probably where William was born.

The 1901 census shows his date of birth as 3 May, 1843. Were this correct it would mean that William was born two days after his parents marriage. The death index provided by a Manitoba Vital Statistics webpage dates his death to July 3, 1908, and shows his age as 65. Considering that the 1901 census was begun on 31 March, but that we can probably say that William was born in May of the year, then it's much the more likely that William was born in 1844.

Last Edited17 Apr 2019