Hi - I don't have any info on the death of William Tait Loree, but would like to find out about it if you do.I'm descended from his sister Janet Loree.
I have the documents from the Wellington County Archives regarding the death of their father George Brown Loree in 1875. One is a petition to the court by William Tait Loree (eldest son and principle inheritor) which says "That the Widow of the said deceased separated from him before his death, having executed a Deed of Separation, and having thereupon received one third of the price of his farm."
I don't have a copy of that deed or know its date. I surmise from George's will that "Separation" meant divorce (another scandal?), even though she (Phebe Loree, born Phebe Sumner Butts) was later recorded in several places as his "widow", and that in order to give her a third of the farm he had to sell it.
I'd like to know what George did between selling the farm and his death only a few years later, and I'd like to find out what Phebe and the children did after the divorce.They had eight children: George was 22 and single at the time of his father's death, his sister Mary was married, and the rest were under 19.I can't find Phebe or her unmarried children in the Census of 1881.
I have more information on this family and will share it all if you are interested.Would also like to hear if you can shed any light on the above. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Pete