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John Francis Leask, son of Capt. Abram Leask and Mary [Leisk]
Birth:Sep 1851 in Windham Township, Norfolk County
Married:Mary Ann Smith, 24 Mar 1880 in Simcoe, Norfolk County (age 28)
Died:22 Oct 1929 in Windham Township, Norfolk County (age 78) 
Buried:Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe
Mary Ann Smith, daughter of Laurence "Laurie" Smith and Mary Christie
Born:8 Jan 1852 in Townsend Township, Norfolk County
Married:John Leask, 24 Mar 1880 in Simcoe, Norfolk Coutny (age 28)
Died:29 Dec 1935 in Windham Township, Norfolk County (age 83) 
Buried:Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe
Their Children:
Mildred Isabelle Leask married Thomas Storey
Mary Christie Leask. Taught music in Victoria, British Columbia.
Frederick Abram Leask married Sadie M. Welsby, then Bertha Hare
The 1881 Census says John was born in Scotland, but his parents had settled in Windham before he was born. The 1901 Census, 1911 Census, and their cemetery stones report different birth dates for both John and Mary Ann. John's obituary says he was born in Windham Township and lived his entire life there as a farmer. Mary Ann's parents married in 1814 in Shetland Islands, Scotland and immigrated to Port Dover the same year; yet the 1880 Census claims Mary Ann was born in Scotland. Her marriage record says she was born in Townsend Township, where her family settled. Mary Ann moved to Windham Township when she married and lived there the rest of her life.
Source: John Cardiff of Simcoe, Norfolk County. Contributed: 15 Feb 2009
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