James Geddes

James and Jessie with their sons; Daniel, Malcolm D., and James

In 1877 James Geddes (b.1836) and his wife Jessie Dick Wares (b. 1835/6) emigrated from Wick Scotland to Ryerson Township, Parry Sound district where they joined with James’ younger brother Edward and his family to homestead on Lake Cecebe.  The photo shows James and Jessie with their sons (l-r) Daniel (b. 1868), Malcolm D. (b. 1866) and James (b. 1876).
Courtesy of Private Collection

 

The Geddes family group at James Geddes farm on L. Cecebe. C. 1900

The Geddes family group at James Geddes farm on L. Cecebe. C. 1900
L-R (Minnie Mather, Dave Geddes, James Geddes Jr., Catherine (Katie) Sutherland, Malcolm Daniel Geddes, Ben Geddes, James Geddes Sr., Jessie Geddes, Mrs. James (Jessie) Geddes, Willie Geddes, James Geddes Jr. 
Courtesy of Private Collection

Coverage Dates: 
1889 to 1893
County: 
District of Parry Sound
Township: 
Ryerson
Gender: 
Male
Year of Birth: 
1836
Year of Death: 
1908
Ethnicity: 
Scottish
Religion: 
Presbyterian
Occupation: 
Farmer/Lay Preacher
Relationships: 

Wife: diarist Jessie Dick Wares/Geddes
Sons: diarist Malcolm D. Geddes, Daniel, James W.
Mother-in-law: Ester Wares
Sister-in-law: Catherine Sutherland
Nieces: Eliza & Kettie (Katie) Sutherland

Archive: 
Private Collection of Gordon Darroch & Gail Benjafield
Posted on Rural Diary Archive: 
Yes
Age During Diary: 
53-57
Coverage: 
4 years