ID # 5595, (1845-1927)
|Father||Joseph Gemmill Hood (1823-1906)|
|Mother||Isabella Jack (1819-1862)|
|Birth||Joseph Hood was born on 13 June 1845 at Essa Township, Simcoe District.|
|Death||He died on 18 February 1927 at Creemore, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., at age 81.|
|Burial||He was buried on 21 February 1927 at Creemore Union Cemetery.|
|Note||According to the McGill University's Canadian County Atlas Digital Project, which refers to the period of time that Joseph Hood was in Mulmur Township of Simcoe County (later of Dufferin County), he was postmaster at the village of Banda where census information also shows him as a merchant. The extract from the period atlas dates his birth to 1849 - 1845 or '46 will be closer to the truth - and tells that he was born in Essa Township of Simcoe County (at the time the Simcoe District.) He is said to have settled in Mulmur (Banda) in 1868.|
Along with being postmaster, he was also said to have been an issuer of 'marriage certificates'...licenses?
By 1891, Joseph was in the village of Creemore in Nottawasaga Township of of Simcoe County, and still shown as a merchant. Joseph appears to have been sensitive about his age, for as the census years progress, his year (or years) of birth get gradually later. His brother was the informant when Joseph died and he gives Joseph's year of birth as 1845. It's possible that this isn't exact, but it will be close. The 1901 census at Creemore dates his birth to 13 June of 1851. The birth year 1851 may be dismissed, but 13th June is probably correct.
Death reg. 029521-27 Creemore, Simcoe Co.
Joseph Hood died at Mill Street, Creemore, on February 18th, 1927. Single. Age 81 yrs., 8 mos. Born in Essa Twp. in June of 1845. Parents Joseph Gemmill Hood and Isabella Jack, both born Scotland.
Physician J. A. Smith, M.D., of Creemore. Informant John Hood of Stayner, brother. Undertaker John M. Hood of Creemore.
Burial Creemore, February 21st, 1927.
|Last Edited||8 Jun 2019|