Thomas Boyle Family tree - and side branches

Notes for Evangeline Melissa “Melissa” ORCHARD

Listed as “Molissia Marshel” in 1901 census.

Listed as Melissa Marshell in 1911 census. It looks like her birth year is listed as 1878 in this case (still June).

There is a ‘Millsia’ Orchard in the 1891 census who is the right age (19), living in the Township of Vespre, Simcoe, ON, from page 24 of that census taken on April 20, 1891. If it is the right person, then her parents were Joseph and Selena (ages 58,54), and she had an older brother Milton (age 22). There was an Edward and Almira Bence living with them (both aged 24); perhaps Almira is an older sister who had just gotten married? If this is the right family, then Joseph was born in Quebec, and his father was born in England; his mother in Ireland. Selena was born in Ontario, and both her parents were from Ireland.

Sunday, June 6, 2021