Photo courtesy of cousin Mary Ellen F.
This likely occurred some time between 1891 and 1898.
Later, in Canada during WWI, he signed draft documents pledging his loyalty to the crown.
Physical: John Wm was 5' 8", fair complexion with auburn hair and blue eyes.
Religion: In the marriage registry, he was listed with no religious affiliation. In a 1911 Canadian census, he was listed as Presbyterian (same as wife).
- Alice Elizabeth SIM-MCCALL (1894-1966)
- Edith May SIM-FOLEY (1895-1968)
- George William SIM (1899-1941)
- Bertha M. SIM-HOFMAR (1901-1959)
- Esther Jemima SIM-MAHONEY-UNGER (1908-1992)
They appear on the 1900 census in Rochester, Monroe, NY and it is likely that they moved there because his sisters where living there (Mary, Jemima and Jessie). It appears that they owned several properties in Western New York and Ontario. By 1905, they appear in the Batavia, Erie, NY census. In 1905, there was a newspaper article stating that they were moving to Toronto. In a 1907 obituary, they are listed as living in Springville, NY. They appear in the 1910 through 1940 census in various locations around Buffalo. In 1911, they appear in the Owen Sound, Canada census. We found out from Aunt Pat and Aunt Joan that they owned several properties in Western New York and Ontario. Here are the Buffalo addresses:
- In 1910, they lived at 91 Peach Street in Buffalo.
- In 1915, they lived at 106 Congress Street in Buffalo.
- In 1917, they lived at 500 Niagara Street in Buffalo.
- In 1920, they moved to 330 Hudson Street in Buffalo.
- In 1930-1940, they lived at 217 LaSalle Avenue in Tonawanda.
- By 1945, they lived at 150 Norwalk Avenue in Buffalo.
Documents we have found tell us he was 5'8", fair complexion, auburn hair and blue eyes.