OK... I'm just about ready to cry "UNCLE" here!I managed to get past my last posting for Harvey Delbert Tackaberry (more familiarly known as H.D.).Now, I'm stuck on Benjamin (H.D.'s father).There is SO much conflicting information out there that I'm ready to tear my hair out!I'm sure you've all been there and got THAT T-shirt!I found an obit for Benjamin.I would hope that I can be reasonably confident in that info since, I would assume that the family provided the info for the obit.Here is an extract: ====================================================
Kemptville Weekly Advance,October 16, 1913 - Mr. Benjamin Tackaberry
Deceased was born in the township of Elizabethtown eighty-seven years ago.In 1860 he was united in marriage to Jane Kennedy of Oxford who predeceased him six years ago.The late Mr. Tackaberry is survived by two sons and two daughters, namely:Mrs. Thomas McClenaghan and Mr. H.D. Tackaberry, Kemptville;Mrs. Wm. Patterson, Oxford Mills; and Mr. John F. Tackaberry, Smiths Falls.Three sisters also survive him, namely:Mrs. John Patterson, Kemptville; Mrs. Barnard of Oxford Mills; and Miss Margaret of Brockville.Mr. Tackaberry, at the time of his marriage in 1860, settled in Oxford Mills where he resided continuously until the death of his wife, six years ago.Since that time he has resided with his daughter, Mrs. McClenaghan, in Kemptville.
All of the above-named places are in Leeds/Grenville cty, Ontario, Canada.
So, the bottom line:
Benjamin TACKABERRY born: 1826 in Elizabethtown, ON died:8 Oct 1913 in Kemptville, ON
It's unfortunate that the author of the obit didn't see fit to provide the "real" names of the ladies involved (children and siblings).But, I guess that giving the Mrs.(husband's name)was customary at that time.
I have found lots of Benjamins but none with the spouse listed here - or the children.
If anyone can give me a boost to get me on the road again, I would certainly appreciate it.