Thomas Boyle Family tree - and side branches

Notes for John SOUSTER

I may have found his entry in the 1851 (1852) census for South Sherbrooke Twp, Lanark County. It has a John Souster, age 3. If it is him, then his father is William (?), age 32, born in Canada, Mrs. Souster age 26, and children Catherine (age 8), Janet (age 5), and John (age 3).

In 1861, John is with his parents (mother spelled “Guinett”) and 7 siblings in Bedford Township, Frontenac County.

In the 1871 census, they are still in Bedford Township, although their last name is mis-spelled “Sauster”.

There is a newclipping of John killing a lynx in the August 13, 1886 Minnedosa Tribune.

A newsclipping from the January 17, 1889 Minnedosa Tribune mentions “Mr. John Souster is erecting a house on his homestead. He intends moving into it in the spring.”

John, his wife and children are living in the Odanah sub-district in Manitoba in the 1891 census, taken April 6, 1891. He is shown as being born in Ontario, with both of his parents being born in Ireland. His religion is shown as “Salvation Army”, and he is listed as a farmer.

In the 1901 census, John, his wife and most of his family are still together in the RM of Odanah.

In the 1906 census, John and Harriet have two children with them-Lily and Wallace, at Marquette.

In the 1911 census, John and his wife Harriet are living with their son, Wallace near Asquith.

There is a clipping about both John and his wife Harriet going back to the Minnedosa area to visit relatives in the Dec. 30, 1915 edition of the Minnedosa Tribune newspaper. They were to visit for about a month.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023