Re: Benjamin Ferris' 1901 Census record
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On 9 Aug 2013, Susan McShannon-Monteith emailed us the following clarification of 
Benjamin Ferris' 1901 Census record.

Our 1901 Census record transcription...

Ferris -- Benjamin C. Ferris, 76, widower, born 2 Feb 1825 in N.B., farmer
his married daughter Emily E. [Bluehill], 41, born 8 Jul 1859 in Ontario
his single son [sic] William E., 17, born 17 Feb 1884 in Ontario
his single daughter [sic] Ella M., 13, born 30 Nov 1887 in Ontario
his single daughter [sic] Pearl E., 4, born 9 May 1896 in Ontario 
[1901 Census of Houghton:1
[Compiler's Comment: [Bluehill] may be [Bluskell] or other spelling variation. There appears to be no surviving readable cemetery stone for any member of this family in Norfolk. Might William, Ella and Pearl be children of Emily, grandchildren of Benjamin?

Susan's clarification...

Benjamin Ferris, the widower in the B-M-D Etc., was the father of Emily Elvira Ferris who married Thomas A. Blashill (Blashell, Blashall) on 22 Nov 1879 in Elgin County. Thomas was born in St. Catharines @ 1851; he died 5 Oct 1935 in Elgin Co.
The younger children appearing in the census are indeed Benjamin's grandchildren.
Benjamin's wife Susan is buried in Malahide, Elgin County, in Lakeview Cemetery on Nova Scotia Line, Port Burwell. She died 13 Feb 1884 aged 53 years. The grave stone reads: 'In memory of Susan E.w/o Benjamin Ferris...'
Benjamin Ferris died 14 Apr 1908 and I believe he is buried in Kinglake Cemetery where his daughter Rebecca (1851-1899) is buried with her husband Benjamin Purdy (1857-1949) and his other wives: Mary Edmonds (1862-1926) and Flora Harbeck (1869-1954).
Benjamin Ferris transferred lands to Rebecca and upon Rebecca's death the land became Benjamin Purdy's.
Benjamin Purdy was my great great grandmother Dililah Purdy Lambert's brother.
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