Spilsbury Family - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

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Spilsbury Family - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

SPILSBURY FAMILYBy Susan OatleyJohn Taylor Spilsbury (1820-1900) was born in Cramahe Township, Ontario to parents FrancisBrockell Spilsbury and Fanny Bayly. John married Sarah Conklin around 1858. He was thefather of Cornelius Augustus Spilsbury (1874-1962).Cornelius bought six burialplots at Fairview upon thedeath of his father JohnTaylor Spilsbury on 16 Jan.1900 for the sum of ten dollars. Cornelius died on 24 Sept.1962. Ada (Taylor) Spilsbury died on 26 July 1953. Theyare both buried at Fairview in the family plot Section B, Plot75.Cornelius Augustus Spilsbury (1874 – 1962) was born on 1March, 1874 in Cavinville, Ontario. He married Ada Taylor (1895– 1953) on 18 March, 1895 in North Tonawanda, New York.Cornelius was a stationary fireman on the New York CentralRailway. Cornelius and Ada were the parents of:-Ada May Spilsbury (1896-1898)-Mildred Elzore Spilsbury (1897-1897)-Gladys Irene Spilsbury (1899-1899)-Helena Bell Spilsbury (1902-1902)-John Taylor Spilsbury (1903-1992)-Cornelius Clifford Spilsbury (1906-1999)John Taylor Spilsbury (1903 – 1992), the son of Cornelius,was born on 27 Apr. 1903 in Niagara Falls, New York. Helived and worked in Niagara Falls, New York and marriedMerwinna Doris Landes on 3 October, 1924. They raisedCornelius and Adatwodaughters, Doris Merwinna (born 1932) and Doreen JoanSpilsbury (born 1935) in Niagara Falls, New York. Their only son, John Taylor Spilsbury wasborn and died on 5 Aug. 1944 and is buried at Fairview in the same plot.John was employed by Moore Business Forms in Niagara Falls, New York. In 1951 the familymoved to St. Petersburg, Florida and John got a job there with Moore Business Forms. In 1954 theyreturned to Niagara Falls, New York and he worked at Graphic Controls in Buffalo until hisretirement. In 1960, they bought a brand new home in Chippawa, Ontario. They spent theirsummers in Chippawa and 17 winters in Florida. They had 5 grandchildren and 5 greatgrandchildren.-259-


Merwinna (Landes) Spilsbury (1907 – 1992) was born on 25 November, 1907 in Niagara Falls,New York. She was the daughter of Henry Landes and Gertrude Augusta Lane.John and MerwinnaMerwinna died in NiagaraFalls, Ontario on 1 January,1992. She had been marriedfor over 67 years to JohnTaylor Spilsbury. John died afew weeks later on 26Febraury, 1992 also inNiagara Falls, Ontario.In summary, the following family members are buried at the Spilsbury family plot in FairviewCemetery: (6 adults and 2 infants)John Taylor Spilsbury (d. 16 January, 1900)John Taylor Spilsbury, infant (d. 5 August, 1944)John Taylor Spilsbury (d. 26 February, 1992)Cornelius Augustus Spilsbury (d. 24 September, 1962)Ada (Taylor) Spilsbury (d. 26 July, 1953)Helena Bell Spilsbury (d. 16 August, 1902)Merwinna Doris (Landes) Spilsbury (d. 1 January, 1992)Margaret Taylor (wife of George Edward Taylor, who is brother of Ada (Taylor)Spilsbury (d. 22 July, 1972)-260-

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