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The Thunder Bay "Port Arthur", Ontario McLeod's in Canada Updated December 6, 2011
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I am in the process of exploring my family roots and would love to get as much information both historical and of present on all and any ancestors and descendants of Dan and Mary Anne McLeod (45y/o) and (38y/o) as of the 1891 Census of Canada.
They were recorded as living in the District of Algoma #46 of Ontario at the time of the census and were most likely living in or around a small town called Murillo which is adjacent to Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay Ontario Canada. He was recorded as being born in Nova Scotia Canada of Scottish immigrants possibly. She was recorded as being born in Ontario, Canada also possibly of Scottish immigrants. He was employed as a teamster could apparently read and write and they were both cited as being of the Presbyterian faith.
They had six children at the time of the census, Daniel 13, Roderick 11, Mary Jane 8, Katie 6, Annie 5 and lastly Sarah 2.
Roderick was also known as Rory and later became the first Fire Chief of Port Arthur Ontario he married Lillian McKenzie and had my grandfather Lorne Dilworth McLeod also a fire chief of Thunder Bay. Lorne married Helen Grano and they had four boys and a girl. William Dilworth the eldest was my father and he married Patricia Elizabeth Coons in Port Arthur and they had four boys, myself being the eldest.