Gorrill, Alfred 1a

Birth Name Gorrill, Alfred 2a
Gender male
Age at Death 72 years, 6 months, 26 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth January 17, 1862 Glenwood, Lot 8, Prince Edward Island date from 1901 census 2b
Death August 12, 1934 Glenwood, Lot 8, Prince Edward Island in Glenwood  
Residence 1901 Lot 8, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada   2c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Gorrill, HumphreyMay 21, 1829April 21, 1907
Mother Dyment, EleanorSeptember 10, 1838June 22, 1922
    Sister     Gorrill, Josephine Elizabeth June 1, 1860 November 20, 1945
    Brother     Gorrill, John? about 1861 about 1861
         Gorrill, Alfred January 17, 1862 August 12, 1934
    Brother     Gorrill, John Simeon November 17, 1863 December 25, 1949
    Brother     Gorrill, William Humphrey Sargent July 13, 1866 August 28, 1875
    Sister     Gorrill, Mary Lavinia Beatrice December 15, 1867 July 11, 1956
    Brother     Gorrill, George Irving Charles July 21, 1870 October 24, 1956
    Brother     Gorrill, Amos Richard Baxter April 1, 1872 March 10, 1959
    Sister     Gorrill, Sarah Helena Ella Ellie November 9, 1873 May 23, 1965
    Sister     Gorrill, Alice Susanna May 6, 1875 January 18, 1932
    Brother     Gorrill, William Humphrey Walter 1877 July 8, 1879
    Brother     Gorrill, Albert Lincoln December 19, 1879 May 30, 1959
    Brother     Gorrill, Ernest Garfield January 12, 1881 1952
    Brother     Gorrill, Thomas Humphrey Lodge February 28, 1883 February 8, 1952
    Brother     Gorrill, Walter 1889 1905

Families

    Family of Gorrill, Alfred and McWilliams, Ada Emma
Married Wife McWilliams, Ada Emma ( * June 18, 1865 + March 19, 1917 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 30, 1885 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Gorrill, Eliza AlidaNovember 18, 1888December 26, 1977
Gorrill, Everitt SamuelJune 30, 1893February 24, 1954
Gorrill, Walter AlfredMarch 2, 18991928
Gorrill, Humphrey19051905
Gorrill, Cora MurielJuly 1907September 29, 1990
    Family of Gorrill, Alfred and Sheen, Anne Eleanor
Married Wife Sheen, Anne Eleanor ( * August 21, 1886 + June 1964 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage September 3, 1919 Prince Edward Island, Canada RG19, Series3, Subseries4: Marriage Licenses, 1919  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Gorrill, George S.July 27, 1922June 9, 1984

Media

Narrative

ALFRED GORRILL, son of Humphrey Gorrill and Eleanor Dyment, was born at Glenwood 17 January 1862. In Summerside 30 December 1885 he married Ada Emma MacWilliams, who was born at Tryon 18 June 1865, a daughter of Samuel Leard MacWilliams (1820-1911) and Elizabeth Ada Boulter (1821-1916). The Meacham Atlas of 1880 showed Alfred Gorrill's 50 acre farm.

Three of their children were in the PEI Baptismal Index, Alida L. (1888), Everett Samuel (1893), and Walter Alfred (1893). The family was living in Lot 8 in 1901.

Ada died 19 March 1917 at the age of 51. She had given birth to five children: Alida, Everett, Walter, George and Humphrey, who died at five weeks 5 December 1905.

Alfred married again, to Anne Eleanor Sheen, daughter of James Sheen and Christine McKinley. Annie was born 21 August 1886 and was 24 years younger than Alfred. The wedding took place in Summerside 3 September 1919. They had one child, Harry William.

In the 1921 census, Alfred and Annie were living on the Hamilton Road in Lot 8 with Everett, 26 Walter 21 and Cora, 12.

Alfred Gorrill died at Glenwood 12 August 1934 at the age of 73. Annie died June 1964 in her seventy-eighth year.

From The Descendants of David M'Williams and Theresa Muttart on the Island Register:

30. ADA EMMA5 M'WILLIAMS (SAMUEL4, JAMES3, DAVID2, DAVID1) was born 18 Jun 1865 in Tryon (2 mi W of Crapaud), Lot 28, Prince Co., PEI, Canada, and died 19 Mar 1917 in (Millburn West United Church Cemetery 8,2,3). She married ALFRED GORRILL, son of HUMPHRY GORRILL and ELEANOR DYMENT. He was born 17 Jan 1862 in Glenwood (Pierre Jacques, Lot 8, Prince Co.), PEI, Canada, and died 1934 in (Glenwood United Church Cemetery 8,6,12).

Children of ADA M'WILLIAMS and ALFRED GORRILL are:

i. ALIDA GORRILL, b. Glenwood, Lot 8, Prince Co., PEI, Canada; d. (Glenwood United Church Cemetery).

ii. EVERETT S. GORRILL, b. 30 Jun 1893, Glenwood, Lot 8, Prince Co., PEI, Canada; d. 24 Feb 1954.

iii. WALTER ALFRED GORRILL, b. 1899, Glenwood, Lot 8, Prince Co., PEI, Canada; d. 1928, (Glenwood United Church Cemetery 8,6,12); m. BLANCHE M. HART; b. 15 Oct 1905; d. 23 Feb 1953, (Cape Wolfe Methodist/United Church Cemetery 7,1,0).

65. iv. CORA MURIEL GORRILL, b. 1907, Glenwood, Lot 8, Prince Co., PEI, Canada; d. 29 Sep 1990, (Dunblane West Point Presbyterian Church Cemetery 8,3,0).

 

Narrative

Funeral services for the late Mr, Alfred Gorrill, who passed away at his home, “Rlverdale Farm,” Glenwood, on August 12th, were held in the Glenwood United Church on August 7th, with the Rev. John Sterling officiating. Interment was in the adjolning cemetery. Guardian Tuesday August 21, 1934

LOSS WILL BE FELT -- On the death of Alfred Gorrill on Sunday, August 12th, at Glenwood, the division of Illustration Stations loses one of its best operators. Mr. Gorrill has operated the station at Glenwood since 1927 with entire satisfaction to the division and the surrounding districts. Notable achievements of Mr Gorrill include the introduction of alfalfa and fodder corn in the district.

1933: Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gorrill and sons, George and Harry of Glen- wood visited Mrs. J. H. Sheen. Locke Road in February and found her very much improved.

Pedigree

  1. Gorrill, Humphrey
    1. Dyment, Eleanor
      1. Gorrill, Josephine Elizabeth
      2. Gorrill, John?
      3. Gorrill, Alfred
        1. McWilliams, Ada Emma
          1. Gorrill, Eliza Alida
          2. Gorrill, Everitt Samuel
          3. Gorrill, Walter Alfred
          4. Gorrill, Humphrey
          5. Gorrill, Cora Muriel
        2. Sheen, Anne Eleanor
          1. Gorrill, George S.
      4. Gorrill, John Simeon
      5. Gorrill, William Humphrey Sargent
      6. Gorrill, Mary Lavinia Beatrice
      7. Gorrill, George Irving Charles
      8. Gorrill, Amos Richard Baxter
      9. Gorrill, Sarah Helena Ella Ellie
      10. Gorrill, Alice Susanna
      11. Gorrill, William Humphrey Walter
      12. Gorrill, Albert Lincoln
      13. Gorrill, Ernest Garfield
      14. Gorrill, Thomas Humphrey Lodge
      15. Gorrill, Walter

Ancestors

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
  2. 1901 Census of Canada
      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1862 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 8, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1862 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 8, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1862 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 8, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada