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William Blinn*

Male 1823 - 1890  (67 years)

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  • Name William Blinn*  [1
    Born 1823  Lower Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 08 Jan 1890  [2
    Person ID I1135  Brick Street Cemetery
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 

    Father Warren Blinn,   b. Abt 1799, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Harriet Dyer,   b. 1798,   d. 1882  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Flint*,   b. 1821, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1898  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1847  [1
     1. Eliza M. Blinn*,   b. 1848,   d. 23 Apr 1859  (Age 11 years)  [natural]
     2. Robert Warren Blinn*,   b. 1849,   d. 04 Oct 1938  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
    +3. William George Blinn*,   b. 1854,   d. 09 Mar 1931  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Blinn
      -a miller
      -a school trustee
      [HCM, p513]: William built the first street crossing, from Douglass & Moore's store to the old Mansion House, and delivered the first newspapers in London.
      [HCM, p239]: William Blinn attended school in early years where the market house now stands, and later put in the first street crossing from Douglass & Warren's store to the point where the Manision House is.
      [HCM, p736] William was born in Lowere Canada in 1823, and received a fair education on Market Square, where the Market now stands, and finished in Brick street school. He learned in early life the trade of a miller, and, in 1847, was united in marriage to Miss Flint, daughter of Robert and Hannah Flint. To Mr. and Mrs. Blinn have been born three children - Eliza M., Robert W. and William G......Mr. Blinn was engaged in milling at different places in the county for seventeen years, and for six of these years followed this occupation in Byron. In 1858 he bought his present farm, consisting of 225 acres of fine land on the 1st Concession, where he has since lived. Mr. Blinnis an upright, honorable gentleman, and has the respect of his fellowmen. He takes an active interest in all laudable enterprises, and has been School Trustee for twenty years. He is a Reformer in politics, and he and his wife are members of the Methodist Church, of which he is Steward. He is a self-made man in every respect, and has made all his property by his own labor.

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Glen Curnoe records.

    2. [S10] Brick Street Cemetery marker.