Thomas Boyle Family tree - and side branches

Notes for Alexander L. MADILL

Farmed Con. 2, Lot 118, Artemesia Township in 1880. At around the age of 18 he lived at Niagara Falls and Little York. He is listed in the 1851 census in Artemesia Township,Grey County,ON as a farmer, with his entire family, living in a log house. All of the kids were born in Canada, and they were all listed as being Wesleyan Methodist.

From Myra Tarkka: Alexander lived at Niagara Falls, and LIttle York, around 1827. His obituary appeared in the Markdale newspaper on page 5.

It also appeared in the October 10 1889 edition of the Flesherton Advance:

“We have this week to record the death of one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this vicinity, Mr. Madill, father of Mr. Alexander Madill. Mr. Madill was born in Ireland in the year 1804, and had consquently reached the advanced age of eighty-four years. He emigrated this this country when quite young and settled for a while on the Toronto line, near Flesherton, and underwent, with his now aged and still surviving helpmeet, all the hardships of pioneer life. Like most of his countrymen he possessed a very strong constitution, and until about ten years ago, when he had a severe attack of bronchitis, scarcely knew what it was to be sick. Since that time until about three weeks before his death he enjoyed tolerably good health, but for two weeks previous he was confined to his bed, and bore his sickness with christian fortitude. On Wednesday night he calmly and peacefully passed into the land where the inhabitants never grow old or never say “I am sick.” For a number of years and up till the time of his death he lived with his son. Mr. Alex Madill, about two miles north of Eugenia, whence his remains were borne to the cemetery, Flesherton, on Friday afternoon, there to wait “The Great Day when we shall be contemporaries and make our appearance together.” To the lonely widow and the bereaved family we would offer our sincere sympathy, and comfort them with the thought that though he will never come back to them, they may go to him.”

Tuesday, March 28, 2023