Lived with his parents in 1881 Manitoba census, listed as a farmer. Also had his own homestead, with his brother Charles, listed as well in that census.
Listed in 1891 census for District Selkirk, Sub-district Duffering, page 60, with his wife listed as Julia.
Death date/place confirmed by BC Vital Statistics record.
John Story/Storey served on the Municipal Council for Manitou, MB (pictures of him in the Council from both 1895 and 1900 have been found, as well as minutes from meetings in newspapers of the time).
In the 1906 census, he, his wife (shown as Julia), and (adopted) son Fred are living next to his brother Charles, also with a mailing address of Darlingford. At the time, they had 3 horses, 3 milking cows, 6 other cattle, 25 sheep, and 2 pigs.
There is a note in the Darlingford II book that William Robinson bought John Storey’s land in 1908 when he was moving to the west coast. It also mentions that they only “packed their clothes and left everything else”. So, when William Robinson bought the quarter off of John, it came fully equipped.
He is shown as widowed in Chilliwack, British Columbia in the 1921 census. He has his son (adopted) Frederick with him, but there is also a 15 year old girl (so, born around 1906) named Margaret Story with them, listed as a daughter born in British Columbia. Don’t know who this is. She does not appear with the family in the 1911 census (just John, Julie, who was still alive, and Frederick.
His death certificate states his residence as being RR2, Chilliwack,BC at the time. It also states that he was a widower at the time, and a retired farmer, and had lived in BC for 23 years. It also states both of his parents names, and their places of birth being Ireland (William Story and Hester Boyle, so all correct). His adopted son Fred reported the death. He did of Cerbral Haemorrhage, brought on my arterio sclerosis that he had had for 10 years.