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Notes for Roger LEVER


Born aboard ship which travelled from England to Philadelphia,PA. Was the youngest of 9 children. Lived in the USA for some time. He is listed as a 60 year old widower farmer from the USA on their marriage record. It appears that most of his kids were from his first marriage, and that the original marriage date I had (13 dec 1853) should actually be for his first wife (Nancy ???).

It should be noted that they are in the Ontario registered marriages, as getting married March 15, 1880 in Flesherton (him at age 60, her at age 48), so it appears that they got legally married after all their children were born.

In 1881 census, he, his new wife Rebecca, and 8 kids from his first marriage are all listed in Artemesia, Grey East District, ON. he is listed as a farmer.

His obituary in the September 7, 1893 Flesherton Advance reads:

“On Sunday last still one more of Artemesia’s pioneers dropped out of the ranks. Mr. Roger Leve, who has lived near this village for the past 40 years, was attacked by the fatal illness some weeks ago, and gradually sank until at 12 o’clock on Sunday he breathed his last. Mr. Lever was born in Philadelphia soon after his parents arrived there from Bolton-le-Moor, Lancanshire, England, coming with them to Toronto in its early days. Mr. Lever’s father was the second Methodist who set foot in Toronto, afterwards removing to Weston, where he remained until his death. Mr. Roger Lever, the subject of this sketch, was twice married but had no issue by the first wife. By his second wife, who was a Miss Holley, he leaves a large family to mourn his loss. He was a successfull accumulator of this world’s goods, and leaves his widow and children in comfortable circumstances. The funeral took place on Tuesdsay to Flesherton cemetery, and was attended by a large concourse of people.”



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