John Meek

Ontario


By Christopher A. Meek

1. John Meek was born 1804 in Norfolk Co., England. He died before 1872 in Ontario, Canada. He married Sarah Clarkson, daughter of Thomas Clarkson and Mary A. _____. She was born 1803 in Dorsetshire, England. She died 27 Apr 1872 in Aurora, Ontario, Canada of smallpox. John was proprietor of The Golden Lion Hotel on the S.W. corner of Yonge and Sheppard St. in North York.

  • 11. James Meek was born about 1830 in Vaughan TWP, York Co., Ontario. Source for this child is unknown.
  • 12. John Meek was born about 1833 in Vaughan TWP, York Co., Ontario. He died 18 Nov 1855.
  • 13. William Meek was born 1 Apr 1839 in Thornhill, York Co., Ontario. He died 6 Jan 1911 in Markham TWP, York, Ontario. His death certificate names his parents. He married Lillie Munshaw 14 Feb 1866 in Northumberland and Durham Co., Ontario the daughter of William Munshaw and Rebecca Devins. She was born 11 Jul 1838 in Markham, York Co., Ontario. She died 1930 in Victoria Square, Ontario. William owned and operated a hotel in Victoria Square. It was built by George Lemon, his brother-in-law.
    • 121. William Charles Meek was born 16 Sep 1867, Markham, York Co., Ontario. He died 1947. He married (1) Emma Jone Hollingshead 13 Apr 1899 in Toronto, Ontario. She was born 24 Dec 1878 in Ontario. He married (2) Mary Ann Mccreight 04 Jan 1904 in York, Ontario. She was born 1875 in Wingham.
    • 122. Sarah Elizabeth Meek was born 28 Nov 1870, Markham, York Co., Ontario. She died 11 Jun 1944, Toronto, Ontario.
    • 123. John Henry Meek was born 31 Dec 1873, Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He died 13 Aug 1883 in Victoria Square, Markham TWP, Ontario according to his death certificate.
    • 124. Frederick George Meek was born 1875 in Markham, York Co., Ontario. He died 04 Sep 1934, York, Ontario according to his death certificate. He married Lena Gilkes 31 Mar 1910, York, Ontario. She was born 1881.
    • 125. Alonzo Louis Meek was born 11 Feb 1878 in Markham, York Co., Ontario. He died 30 Nov 1954. Alonzo homestead near Milestone, Saskatchewan. Later he was a partner in a livery stable in Milestone. It is believed that he died in Regina.
    • 126. Albert Isaac Meek was born 29 Apr 1880 in Markham in York Co., Ontario. He died 16 May 1966 in Ontario. He married Minnie Emma Hickson, daughter of John Hickson and Emily Foster. She was born 04 Oct 1882 in York, Ontario. She died 21 May 1966 in Ontario.
      • 201. Emily Irene Meek was born 19 Jul 1904, York, Ontario. She died 12 Aug 1984.
      • 202. Frederick George Meek was born 14 Jun 1906, York, Ontario. He died 01 Feb 1980. He married Teskey.
      • 203. John William Meek was born 09 Sep 1908 in Markham, York Co., Ontario. He died May 1982. He married Pearl Aileen Vanalstine about 1940 in Napanee, Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario. She was the daughter of George Vanalstine and Edith Huffman. She was born 25 Jun 1904 in Napanee, Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario. She died 17 Jun 1982 in Toronto, York Co., Ontario.
        • 301. John Meek was born 24 Apr 1941 in Napanee, Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario. He married Eleanor Lilly 07 May 1966 in Toronto, York Co., Ontario. She died Aug 2009.
          • 401. Alison Meek was born 06 Apr 1967 in Nassau, Bahamas.
          • 402. Andrew Meek was born 25 Jun 1968.
  • 14. Thomas Meek was born Jul 1843 in Canada according to the 1900 census. He was listed in the 1861 census of Toronto with his parents. He was listed in the 1871 census of Toronto with his wife and children. The data is consistent for Thomas and Elizabeth with subsequent censuses in the United States although some children’s names and ages are not consistent. He married (1) Elizabeth _______. She was born Nov 1847 in Ireland. She died 12 Jun 1890 in Rochester, NY. They immigrated in 1877. They were listed in the 1871 census of Toronto They were listed in the 1880 census of Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.
    • 131. Mary A. Meek was born about 1865 in Canada. She was age 5 in 1871 census but not in the 1880 census. May be Sarah S. age 15 in the 1880 census. Sarah was not in the 1871 census.
    • 132. William Meek was born about 1868 in Canada. Not in 1880 census.
    • 132. Margaret J. Meek was born about 1870 in Canada. She was Maggie age 1 in the 1871 census and Margaret J. age 6 in the 1880 census.
    • 133. Henrietta Meek was born about 1770 in Canada. She was Ettie age 11 months in the 1871 census and Henrietta age 10 in the 1880 census.
    • 134. Martha M. Meek was born Jan 1874 in Canada. She was listed in the 1880 and 1900 censuses with her parents.
    • 135. George W. Meek was born 14 Feb 1879 in Rochester, NY. He died 07 Mar 1942 in Rochester, NY. He married Helen J. Smith about 1901. She was born Mar 1878 in New York. They were listed in the 1900 through 1920 censuses of Rochester, Monroe Co., NY. The 1880 census gives George's birth place as Rochester. The 1990 census list George Meek Feb 1877 and Helen Smith Mar 1877 together. The obituary of Hugh Smith names a sister, Mrs. George Meek.
      • 211. William E. Meek was born 1904 in New York. He was living with parents in 1930. He married Helen M. Heinlein in 1931.
      • 212. Edward George Meek was born 06 Jul 1911 in Rochester, NY. He died 13 Feb 1966 in Rochester, NY. He was living with parents in 1930. He married Alvina Lawrenz 02 Jun 1936 in Rochester, NY. She was the daughter of Albert Lawrenz and Martha. She was born 31 Jul 1913 in Victor, NY. She died Sep 1983 in Rochester, NY.
        • 311. George William Meek was born 27 Nov 1942 in Rochester, NY. He died 27 Sep 2006 in Rochester, NY. He married Carol Jean Reynolds 03 Aug 1963 in Rochester, NY. She was born 17 Oct 1942 in Rochester, NY. She was the daughter of Donald Reynolds and Della Hunt.
          • 411. James Edward Meek was born 09 Nov 1964 in Rochester, NY. He married Linda Ann Bauer 27 May 1989 in Wilmington, DE. She was born 13 Nov 1966 in Belleville, IL. DNA Kit# 122452
          • 412. Debra Jean Meek was born 17 Apr 1966 in Rochester, NY. She married Laverne Fletcher Pangrazio 10 Aug New York. He was born 23 Nov 1957 in Batavia, NY.
          • 413. Kelly Jean Meek was born 29 Dec 1968, Rochester, NY. She married Donald Jermyn 21 Apr 1989 in Rochester, NY. He was born Rochester, NY.
        • 312. Robert Edward Meek was born 16 Feb 1950 in Rochester, NY.
    • 136. Edward Meek was born Jul 1881 in New York. May be Edward Meek age 29 NY in the 1910 census of Monroe Co., NY. Wife Clara, son Raymond age 2 NY.
    • 137. Fredrick Meek was born Apr 1883 in New York. May be Fredrick F. Meek age 28 NY in the 1910 census of Monroe Co., NY. Wife Anna age 27 CAN, son Eugene L. age 2 NY. In 1920 Fred H. Meek age 38 NY with wife Anna M. age 36 NY and children Eugene L. age 12, Marion E. age 9 (fe),and Erma A. age 3 ˝.
    • 138. Inez Meek was born Dec 1884 in New York. Living with George in 1910.

    Thomas married (2) Theresa _____ about 1894 according to the 1900 census. She was born Dec 1864 in New York. They were listed in the 1900 census of Rochester, Monroe Co., NY. Thomas is listed in the 1910 and 1920 censuses of Rochester, NY without Theresa and with Veronica in both and Walter in 1910.
    • 139. Veronica Meek was born May 1895 in New York. She was single 1920 living with her father. She was living with her brother George in 1930.
    • 140. Walter Meek was born Sep 1897 in New York.
    • 141. Raymond Meek was born Nov 1899 in New York.
  • 15. Robert Meek was born 1847 in Vaughan TWP, York Co., Ontario. He died 08 Apr 1872 in Aurora, Ontario.
  • 16. Sophia Meek was born 08 Aug 1848 in Vaughan TWP, York Co., Ontario. She died 08 Aug 1931 in York, Ontario according to her death certificate. She married George W. Lemon 21 Aug 1867 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He was born 09 Aug 1842. She died 1923 in Aurora, Ontario.
  • 17. Mary Meek was born 1850 in Vaughan TWP, York Co., Ontario.

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Information provided by Richard Lander and James E. Meek

1861 Township of Vaughan
49 John Meek Male 47 1814 England Married
50 Sarah Meek Female 47 1814 England Married
1 William Meek Male 22 1839 Canada
2 Thomas Meek Male 19 1842 Canada
3 Robert Meek Male 14 1847 Canada
4 Sophia Meek Female 13 1848 Canada
5 Mary Meek Female 11 1850 Canada

1871 East York at Markham
39 Meek William Male 31 abt 1840 Ontario Married English
39 Meek Lilley Female 31 abt 1840 Ontario Married German
39 Meek William J Male 3 abt 1868 Ontario German
39 Meek Sarah E Female 1 abt 1870 Ontario German

1871 St Lawrence Ward
Subdistrict Number: a
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Meek 27
Elizabeth Meek 24
Mary A Meek 5
William Meek 3
Maggie Meek 1
Ettie Meek 11 months

1880 Census Rochester, Monroe Co., New York
Thomas Meek Self M Male W 39 CAN Harnessmaker ENG ENG
Elizabeth Meek Wife M Female W 35 IRE Housekeeper IRE SWIT
Sarah S. Meek Dau S Female W 15 CAN Seamstress CAN IRE
Henrietta Meek Dau S Female W 10 CAN School CAN IRE
Margart J. Meek Dau S Female W 6 CAN CAN IRE
Marth M. Meek Dau S Female W 5 CAN CAN IRE
George Meek Son S Male W 1 Rochester NY CAN IRE

1881 Markham
Division: 5
Household Members:
Name Age
William Meek 42
Lille Meek 42
William C. Meek 12
Sarah E. Meek 10
John H. Meek 8
Fredrick G. Meek 6
Alonzo Meek 3
Albert Meek 11 M

1900 Rochester, Monroe Co., NY
Meek, Thomas Head Jul 1843 56 m Can Eng Eng
Theresa wife Dec 1864 35 m 6 3-3 New York Ire Eng
Martha Dau Jul 1874 26 S Canada
Edward son Feb 1881 19 S New York
Frederick son Apr 1883 17 S New York
Inez Dau Dec 1884 15 S New York
Vernie Dau May 1895 5 S New York
Walter Son Sep 1897 2 New York
Raymond Son Nov 1899 6/12 S New York

1900 Rochester, Monroe Co., NY
Meek, George Boarder Feb 1877 22 NY NY NY
Smith, Helen Boarder Mar1877 22 NY Ire Ire
(Living with Frank Bracker Family)


1901 Markham
Sub-District Number: B-4
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William Meek 62 1 Apr 1838 Hotel Keeper
Lellie Meek 62
William C Meek 33 bartender
Emma J Meek 22
Albert G Meek 21farm Labourer
Daniel Burkholder 60 25 Feb 1841

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