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Salis JOSLIN

Male 1879 - 1946  (67 years)


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  • Name Salis JOSLIN 
    Born 06 Sep 1879  Dalton Twp., Victoria County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1946  St. Andrew's - St. James Cemetery, Orillia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Dec 1946  Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I80  Pte. Arnold CURRAN's Family
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2012 

    Family Elizabeth RENNIE,   b. 29 Jul 1883, Bradford, York Co, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1950, Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1908  Washago, Rama Twp. Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mona Hiddie JOSLIN,   b. 26 Dec 1921,   d. 11 Mar 2001  (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Silas JOSLIN (son of Thomas JOSLIN) was born 06 Sep 1879 in Dalton Township, Ontario, Canada, and died 22 Dec 1946 in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

      Notes for Silas JOSLIN:
      In 1906 took over the 100 acres previously owned by his parents. They
      lived with Thomas & Sarah as Sarah was in poor health. & it was here that
      their first daughter Audrey was born in 1909. The whole family moved to
      Washago so that Sarah could be closer to medical care & when Silas sold
      the 100 acre farm to the Sniders they all moved to the farm he had
      purchased on Concession 3, North Orillia Township in 1912.
      Although Silas owned the Morrow farm, he did not farm it himself; a new
      barn had been built but the original log built house had not been kept up
      since Tom & Addie left in 1900. He continued to work out; winters in the
      lumber camps & summers at farming or other casual work. Whilst making up
      his mind regarding the farm, whether to build a house or sell, the
      Sniders, Aaron & Lavinia, who lived on a farm just across the boundary,
      were burned out. They moved into the Morrow house, originally the home of
      Lavinia's parents, & made an offer to purchase the farm.
      The sale of the farm left Silas free to locate where he wished & after
      living at Coopers Falls & Washago for a few years, Thomas & Sarah being
      with them, in 1912 he purchased an established farm on the Third
      Concession of North Orillia Township, just north of the Division Road.
      Whilst the farm had a good house & buildings, it had not been properly
      worked for some years; the fences were down & the fields were choked with
      underbrush, & some stumping was required before it could be worked to
      advantage. The North River bisected the property & it was an attractive
      place with good possibilities. It took a great deal of work to bring the
      land back to normal production but, with assistance from his father &
      brother Norman, this was achieved while Libbie looked after & built up
      the dairy & poultry production.
      One of the assets, & a great help, was the sugar bush which was on the
      hillside along the river which always produced an abundance of sap. At
      first the sap was boiled in large iron kettles over an open fire, later
      evaporater pans were installed in the sugar house. The family had more
      syrup & sugar then they could use & the surplus was sold.
      All of the children, except the first were born there. The location was
      ideal for a young family with schools in town close by. Silas & Libbie
      were content to stay there during their working years, but when Silas'
      health began to decline they moved to Orillia where they lived out their
      lives. They were a kindly couple interested in & visited by their
      relatives with always the time & inclination to give assistance to
      friends & neighbours. Silas died in 1946 & Libbie four years later in
      1950. They are buried in St.Andrews/St.James Cemetery Orillia.


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