William John LINLEY

Male 1897 - 1980  (83 years)


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  • Name William John LINLEY 
    Born 12 Jan 1897  Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Nov 1980  Sudbury, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 Nov 1980  Gordon Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I39768  Manitoulin Roots
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 

    Father William Hall LINLEY,   b. 16 Feb 1860, Osprey Township, Grey County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1939, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Ida Emma WOOD,   b. 23 May 1870, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1952, Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1893  Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ontario Vital Records - Marriages #001 041 - 1893
      William LINLEY, aged 28 years, Farmer, bachelor, Church of England, residing at Gore Bay, born Gray County, Ontario and Ida Emma WOOD, aged 23 years, spinster, Church of England, residing at Gordon Township, born Simcoe County were married 15 November 1893 at the residence of the Bride's Father in Gordon by James H. McLeod by License. Parents of Groom: Thomas Linley and Eliza. Parents of Bride: Henry and Ann Agusta Wood. Witnesses: Alice Wiggins and John Wood, both of Gordon Township.
    Family ID F5428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Agnes DINSMORE,   b. 31 Jul 1907, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 2000, Thessalon, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1924  Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ontario Vital Records - Marriages #013 760 - 1924
      William John LINLEY, 27, farmer of Gordon Township, born Gordon Township and Marguerite Agnes DINSMORE, 17, of Gordon Township, born Gordon Township were married 25 September 1924, Gore Bay. Groom's Parents: William Linley and Ida Wood. Bride's Parents: William K. Dinsmore and Agnes Dixon. Witnesses: Meg Elizabeth Dinsmore and W. K. Dinsmore, both of Gore Bay.

      The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 16th, 1924
      LINLEY-DINSMORE
      A charming wedding took place on September 25th, when Marguerite Agnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Dinsmore, of Gore Bay,and William J. Linley of Gordon Township, were united in Holy Matrimony. The ceremony was performed at the home of Mr. Dinsmore, which had been prettily decorated for the occasion. The bride who was given away by her father, looked very charming in a wedding dress of navy blue silk, trimmed with brown fur, and with a big bouquet of everlasting flowers.
      After the wedding, the party sat down to a splendid lunch, at the close of which the toast of "the health of the bride "was proposed and duly honoured.
      On Friday evening the 26th, a reception was given to Mr.and Mrs. Linley at the Orange Hall, Gordon. Both bride and groom being very popular, a crowd of friends assembled in their honour and gave evidence of their good wishes by the presenting of a large number of wedding gifts.The reception was brought to a close by all sitting down to a good supper. Mr. and Mrs. Linley bear with them the heartiest wishes of their friends for their future happiness and prosperity.
      The Rev. W.T. Swainson performed the ceremony.

      Clipping saved by Jane Linley, their daughter-in-law.
      Saturday, September 28, 1974, marked a special day in the life of Mr. & Mrs.William J. Linley, when over 200 friends and relatives gathered to help them celebrate their Golden wedding Anniversary.
      The Gordon Community Hall was the scene of the festivities in the evening.The Hall was tastefully decorated in traditional gold and white.Individual tea tables were set, each centered with a gold candle and flowers. The head table was adorned with bronze flowers with candelabras on each side of the beautiful wedding cake,which was made and decorated by their daughters, The luncheon was prepared and served by the Poplar W.I. Prior to the reception tea, a lovely family dinner was served at Stacks Restaurant.
      Margaret Agnes Dinsmore, daughter of Mr.& Mrs.William K.Dinsmore and William J. Linley , son of Mr.& Mrs. William Linley of Gordon spoke their vows before Rev. W. Swainson at the home of the bride on September 24 ,1924. Their attendants were Mr. William Dinsmore and Miss Inez Dinsmore. Mrs. Inez Kelly was present for the celebration.
      After their marriage, the couple made their home in Gordon Township, where they still reside. Their home was blessed with nine children. Albert and Lyle of Sault Ste. Marie, Mrs. Jack Hamilton (Evelyn) of Stoney Creek, Howard of Clareshom, Alberta, Mrs. Delbert Orford (Lois)and Mrs.Weldon Bailey (Judy) both of Evansville, and Ted of Iron Bridge. Two children, Arthur and Janice, are deceased. They also have22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
      MPP John Lane, presented them with a plaque on behalf of the Premierof Ontario. Also a plaque was received from Prime Minister Trudeau,as well as letters of congratulations from M P Maurice Foster and Premier Davis. A congratulatory telegram was received from Governor-General Leger.
      Among the many gifts they received was a money tree from all their many friends in the community. Their children presented their Mother with a beautiful family ring and their Father with a lovely gold watch and chain, and a china cabinet, which is filled with all the beautiful crystal and china they received as gifts commemorating their 50th anniversary. Their grandchildren presented them with a large silver tray with the names of each grandchild and the great-grandchildren engraved on it. Mr. Linley gave his bride of 50 years, a beautiful new diamond ring. Mrs. Linley presented her husband a new gold band.
      Mr. & Mrs. Linley enjoy traveling--visiting all their family in various parts of Ontaio . They have also travelled to Quebec and have had a trip to the West coast. Mr. & Mrs. Linley are well known for the beautiful display of dahlias that bloom profusely in their yard each summer. Mrs. Linley keeps busy in the winter months knitting for all their grandchildren.
      The bride and groom of 50 years say that the biggest factor contributing to their happy life is the contentment and trust they have for each other, and the love and kindness they receive from their children.

      I have a copy of the above clipping. (Marilyn Irish)
      It is also in Tweedsmuir History of Gordon Township, Bernadette Walker, Curator, page 287
      Also Red Scrapbook by Mrs. Nelson Rowe, transcribed by Marilyn Irish, 0163

      Invitation, uncited, Red Scrapbook by Mrs. Nelson Rowe, transcribed by Marilyn Irish
      The family of Mr. and Mrs. William Linley cordially invite relatives and friends to a "Come and Go Tea" in honour of their parents 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday Sept. 28, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Gordon Community Hall. No gifts please.
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    Children 
     1. Gordon Albert LINLEY,   b. 29 Apr 1925, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1991, Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Norman Arthur LINLEY,   b. 27 Apr 1927, Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1973, Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
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     5. Lois Eraine LINLEY,   b. 20 Mar 1933, Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 2017, Evansville, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Janice Ilene LINLEY,   b. 28 Jan 1937, Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1940, Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
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     8. Lyle Herbert LINLEY,   b. 5 Jun 1944, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1998, Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     9. Living
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F1603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William John Linley, World War 1
    William John Linley, World War 1

  • Notes 
    • Ontario Vital Records - Births #005 443 - 1897
      LINDLEY, William J., male, 12 January 1897 in Gordon. Parents: William Lindley and Ida E. Wood.

      1901 Ontario Census, Algoma, Gordon Township Lot 16, Con 9, Household #12
      LANLEY Ida Emma Female Wife married 30 Ont Irish Can CE
      LANLEY Augusta May Female Daughter single January 1895 6 Ont Eng Can CE
      LANLEY William John Male Son single February 1894 4 Ont Eng Can CE
      LANLEY Herbert Reid Male Son single 2 March 1899 1 Ont Eng Can CE

      July 27, 1944, Echoes of School Days
      Pupils 1904
      Willie Lindley-4th grade

      July 27, 1944, Echoes of School Days
      S.S. No 4 Gordon
      The chairman of the school board at present is Wm. Linley who was appointed in 1928.

      Through the Years, November 1987, page 34, Vol. V., No. 1
      A school souvenir-District No. 4 Gordon Township Public School
      4th Grade
      Jim Merrylees
      Willie Lindley
      Willie Neely
      Charlie Wismer
      Robbie Martin
      Willie McArthur
      Millie Wilson
      Ellwood Srigley
      Cora Emiry

      The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 22, 1918 - Arrived Safely
      The following cable was received at this office on Monday morning and will no doubt be of interest to our readers
      Frensham, August 18 1918
      The Recorder, Gore Bay,
      Arrived safely Frensham Pond Camp, Surrey, England:-- Lewis, Palmer, Sloss, Brown, Walker, Brydges, Coburn, Nelson, Vanhorn, Phalen, Kemp and Linley.

      Through the Years, Volume 11, September 1985, No. 11,page 24 June 5, 1919
      Pte. Wm. Linley
      Pte. Wm. Linley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Linley of Gordon, returned on Tuesday evening, May 27th. He went overseas last July with the 1st D.O.R. He went to France with a draft to the 19th Battalion in October and was with that unit when they marched into Mons on November 11th. Will has been with the Army of occupation since the Armistice Day, having marched as far as Bonn and Seigburg. He left Germany for home in January, arrived in England the first of April and returned to Canada on the Coronia landing in Halifax on Wednesday, May 21st. Clarence Walker of Gore Bay, Bert Kemp of Silver Water, Bruce Sims of Manitowaning, and D.H. Kirk of Spring Bay also returned on the same boat.

      Through the Years, Volume 11, September 1985, No. 11, page 27
      Returned Soldiers Welcomed Home
      June 26, 1919
      Fourteen returned soldiers were entertained by the citizens of Gore Bay at the Presbyterian church on Friday evening. After a short program consisting of addresses and music refreshments were served. The young people proceeded to the Gamey Hall about ten o'clock and spent the remainder of the evening dancing.
      The guests were: Archie Currie, Lou Witty, Wm. Linley and Bob Gilroy of Gordon, Jack McKinley, Wm. Burns, Bert Hurn, Clive Fell, Clarence Walker, Oscar Young of Gore Bay; Bob Montgomery of Grimesthorpe and Bert Blackie, J.R. Coutts and Wm. Tiplady.

      I have a postcard of the Coronia, saved by my grandmother, Margaret Linley. I have a picture of my grandfather, William Linley, in uniform, with Bert Kemp, as well. I also have scanned copies of the Attestation papers signed by my grandfather and also Bert Kemp taken from the internet.
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      Marilyn Irish

      Through the Years, September 1985, page 32, Soldier's Payments, January16, 1919
      Following is a synopsis of the new regulations soldier's post discharge pay:
      Maximum gratuity is six month's pay and goes to soldiers who have served overseas for three years or longer.
      Between two and three years gets five month's gratuity.
      From one and two years gets four month's gratuity.
      Soldiers not out of Canada, but in service three years, get three months 's gratuity.
      From two to three years, one month's pay.
      Under one year, no gratuity.
      Married men with dependants will get gratuity at the rate of not less than $100 a month. Those without dependants at the rate of $70.

      Through the Years, July 1989, page 25,
      Gordon Returned Soldiers - Gordon Boys are Grateful
      Gordon, November 17, 1919
      The Gordon W.I.
      Dear Ladies:
      We, the returned boys of Gordon, wish to thank you for the handsome gifts presented to us at the social given for us in the Gamey Hall on November 7.
      In years to come such gift will be to each possessor a souvenir of the ladies who took every opportunity to help the boys overseas to make life more peasant.
      We take much pleasure in thanking you again for all you have done for us in the past.
      Yours very sincerely

      Long Bay-1921
      Mr. W. Linley of Gordon spent a few days deer hunting here.
      Through the Years, January 1990, Volume VII, No. 3, page 11

      The Recorder, Gore Bay, April 9, 1931
      Gordon
      Mr. Wm. Linley Jr. had an accident with his driver last week.

      Through the Years, December 1987, Vol. V, No. 2, page 14 -
      The History of the Gordon Township Telephone Company Ltd.
      by Margaret Johnston for the Gordon Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History book-excerpt
      In 1954 it was decided to divide the two circuits into four circuits. Money was again the big problem. The Company had a few hundred dollars to its credit, but not enough to do the job. A bank loan of $1500 signed by the Chairman of the Board, Wm. Linley, and Secretary-Treasurer Margaret Johnston, was secured. Somehow we did not seem hesitant to sign, as there were many good subscribers in the company who would not let us down. At that time there were many telephone companies badgering our Federal Member of Parliament, The Honourable L.B. Pearson, for a grant to repair their telephone systems. The Gordon Telephone joined the group, and to our greatest gratitude our beloved Mike gave us a grant of $1500. This filled the bill; we were free of debt again.

      Local News- uncited (about 1965)
      Gordon
      Easter week-end visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Linley were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Linley and Don and Mr. Lyle Linley, of the Soo.
      Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Orford and Timmy were Thrusday (sic) dinner visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Linley.

      Page 2 Reel # 429
      The Sault Star-Monday, November 17, 1980
      LINLEY, William John of Gore Bay, aged 83 years. At the Sudbury Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 15, 1980. Beloved husband of the former Margaret Agnes Dinsmore. Dear father of Albert and Lyle, both of Sault Ste. Marie, Mrs. Jack (Evelyn) Hamilton of Listowel, Howard of Whitefish, Mrs. Delbert (Lois) Orford and Mrs. Weldon (Judy) Bailey, both of Evansville and Ted of Iron Bridge. Dear brother of Mrs. Joe (Ina) Wilson. Also survived by 23 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Arthur and a daughter Janice. Friends will be received at the Turner Funeral Home, Gore Bay, Monday. Funeral service at the funeral home Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. Rev. Christopher McKibbon, officiating.

      The Manitoulin Recorder, Wednesday, November 19, 1980
      LINLEY-William John Linley, age 83 years, at the Memorial Hospital Sudbury on Saturday, November 1, 1980. Beloved husband of the former Margaret Agnes Dinsmore, dear father of Albert, Mrs. Jack (Evelyn) Hamilton, Howard, Mrs. Delbert (Lois) Orford, Ted, Lyle, and Mrs. Weldon (Judy)Bailey. Funeral service at the Turner Funeral Home, Gore Bay on Tuesday at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Christopher McKibbon officiating.
      Interment in Gordon Cemetery.

      The Sudbury Star, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1980
      William Linley
      A funeral was held today in the Turner Funeral Home at Gore Bay for William Linley, 83, of Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island. He died Saturday at Sudbury Memorial Hospital. He was a lifetime resident of Gordon where he farmed until his retirement. A member of the Royal Canadian Legion at Gore Bay, he served with the Canadian army in the First World War. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Dinsmore of Gordon, four sons, Albert and Lyle of Sault Ste. Marie, Ted of Iron Bridge, and Howard of Worthington; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Hamilton of Listowel, Mrs. Lois Orford and Mrs. Judy Bailey both of Evansville, He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. Ina Wilson of Gordon. He was predeceased by one daughter Janice, one son Arthur, one brother Herb and two sisters Mrs. Mae Morden and Mrs. Edith Wilson. Interment is in the family plot at Gordon Cemetery.

      Thank You
      The family of the late William Linley would like to say Thank You to all our many friends and relatives who expressed their love and concern throughout his illness. Words cannot express how much your kindnesses and prayers have both sustained and comforted us throughout this entire time. A special thank to Rev. Chris McKibbon, to our grandsons who were pall bearers. The pallbearers were Terry, Tim, and Randy Orford, Don Linley, John Linley, Bill Hamilton, and Larry Irish.
      To John Bryan, Stan Paisley, Vern Pearson, Arden Pearson, Lloyd Noble, Art Bailey, Ted Strain, Ev Proctor, John Long and Joe Wilson who were Honorary pallbearers. Your kind expressions shown by the many cards, flowers, charitable donations and the food that was brought into our homes will always be remembered. Also thank you to our friends and neighbours w ho prepared and served the lunch after the funeral. The kindnesses of the Little Current and Sudbury Memorial Hospitals, Dr. & Mrs. Johns and Mike Brown is appreciated. We thank God for each and every one of you.
      With much love and appreciation
      Margaret Linley & family

      Gordon Cemetery
      LINLEY / WILLIAM J. / 1897 - 1980 / DAUGHTER / JANICE / MARGARET A. /1907 - 2000
      Tombstone Photograph taken by Marilyn Irish