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James Dark

James Dark

Male 1858 - 1949  (90 years)

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  • Name James Dark 
    Born 8 Jul 1858  Brussels, Grey Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1882  Neepawa, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1901  Langford, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-92964 
    Died 18 Mar 1949  Neepawa, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Riverside Cem, Neepawa, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I92964  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2022 

    Father George Dark,   b. Abt 1837, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ann Fursman,   b. Abt 1837, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F7625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Janet Brydon,   b. 20 Feb 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1927, Neepawa, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1882  Beautiful Plains, , Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. George Albert Dark,   b. 17 Mar 1883, Beautiful Plains, , Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 20 May 2022 
    Family ID F24151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Dark,James-Christmas1924.jpg
    Dark,James-Christmas1924.jpg
    https://bax.on.ca/FamTree/Dark_pic.htm 2009

  • Notes 
    • James Dark Pioneer Resident Buried Monday.

      The funeral service for James Dark 90, pioneer resident of Neepawa and district, who passed away at his home here Friday, March 18, was held in Knox Presbyterian Church on Monday, with Rev. Douglas Anderson officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

      Pall Bearers were; Fred McLain, Arthur Clark, C. Orchard, W.J. Pollock, D.E. Pollock and G.H. Kilburn. The body lay in state in the Masonic Temple from 12 to 1 P.M. Monday and members of the Masonic order conducted the service.

      Mr. Dark was born at Brussels, Huron County, Ont. On July 8th 1858 and received his education there. He came to Neepawa District in 1879 and helped construct some of the first buildings in town.

      He married Janet Brydon of Galt, Ont. Here in 1882 and they farmed in the Union District. Mr. And Mrs. Dark retired to Neepawa in 1914. Mrs. Dark predeceased her husband in 1927. Mr. Dark spent one year in British Columbia with his son and daughter - in - law, Mr. And Mrs. George Dark before returning to Neepawa.

      Mr. Dark was a governor of the Neepawa Hospital Board for several years and also served on the Parks Board. He was a member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges here. Surviving is one grandson, James Dark, of Winnipeg. A son George died in Oct. 1948.

      NEEPAWA PRESS - Thur. March 24, 1949

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      James Dark, of Huron County, Ontario, and as of 1879 a diligent and highly-respected of the district to the east, was another settler with wide and varied experiences. In addition to his work on the farm, Mr. 'Dark assisted with the carpentering when Davidson & Hamilton erected a store on the hill at the east end of Hamilton Street.

      Mr. Dark liked to tell the story about the rumor that Chief Sitting Bull was in the country following the massacre of Gen. Custer and his forces. It was reported that Sitting Bull was camped three miles from Winnipeg. A large number of people rode or walked the three miles to see for themselves, only to find a large bull bogged down in a mud hole.

      Neepawa Land of Plenty pg 105

  • Sources 
    1. [S230] Census - Manitoba - 1901, McDonald, Langford District 8, Pg 6.

    2. [S800] News - Manitoba, Neepawa - Neepawa Press, "Obituary of James Darr," March 24, 1949.

    3. [S717] Vit - Manitoba - Marriages Registrations, marriage certificate 1882-001234 (1882), James Dark-Janet Brydon.
      James Dark aged 24, res. Neepawa, b. Ontario, Yeoman, married Janet Brydon, 29, res. Neepawa, b. Ontario, witnesses: George Brydon & Lizzie W. .....? of Neepawa, married 5 Apr 1882 Beautiful Plains

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jul 1858 - Brussels, Grey Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1882 - Neepawa, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Apr 1882 - Beautiful Plains, , Manitoba Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1901 - Langford, Manitoba Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Mar 1949 - Neepawa, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cem, Neepawa, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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