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Henry Mitchel Buckwheat (1887 - 1963)

Henry Mitchel "Henrie" Buckwheat
Born in Essex, Essex, Ontario, Canadamap
Husband of — married 12 Oct 1908 in Ste. Anne, Tecumseh, Essex, Ontariomap
Died at age 75 in Sandwich, Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canadamap
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Biography

Henry Michel Buckwheat was born 19 August 1887, son of Levi S Buckwheat a farmer in Maidstone and Mary E Dam .[1] [2]

Before the 1891 census in Maidstone, Henry Buckwheat's father had passed away. His mother, Mary Buckwheat, was noted as a widow with three children: Henry, aged 3, older brother Barney at 8, and sister Sarah at 6. [3][4] By the 1901 census, Mary, then 50 years old, had remarried Pierre Lauzon but remained the head of the household in Maidstone, with Henry, Barney, and Sarah residing with them.[5]

Henry, the son of Levy Buckwheat & Mary Dam, married 12 Oct. 1908, to Marie Jeannette Agnes Pitre "known as Minnie or Mary Jane" in Ste. Anne, Tecumseh, Essex. [6] [7]

The 1911 census showed Henry, then 23, as the married head of the household, living with Minnie, their children Gordon and Barney, in Pike Creek, Ontario. [8] Moving forward to 1921, Henry, aged 34 was still married to Minnie, worked as a farmer in Canada, with their family expanded by five more children: Carl, Mae Isabelle, Lloyd James, Miles, and Mildred Marie. His brother Barney also lived with them.[9] In August 1923, Henry crossed the border from Canada to Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, at the age of 35, followed by Minnie and their six children in May of the same year, also heading to Detroit. [10] [11]

By 1930, Henry, now 42, was employed in bodywork in Detroit.[12] However, shortly after, byy the 1931 Canadian census, the family had returned to Maidstone, where Henry, then 43, worked as a laborer, residing with Minnie and their five youngest children..[13]

Henry died 12 Feb 1963 according to following Obituary. Deaths: Henry M. Buckwheat; 75; 12 Feb 1963, late of 2027 Ferndale, Sandwich East. Husband of late Mary Jane. Father of Gordon, Davison, Mich., Barney, Garden City, Carl, London, Lloyd, Emeryville, Miles, Chatham, Mrs Dennis Cavanagh, (Mae), Warren, Mich., Mrs George Parent, (Mildred), Sandwich East. 24 grandchildren. 11 great-grandchildren. Interment St. Anne’s Cemetery. Obituary on 14 Feb 1963 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. .[14]

Ste. Anne's Cemetery.

The burial of Henry took place in Sainte Anne Cemetery, Tecumseh, Essex County, Ontario, Canada and his memorial gives a death date of 1963.[15]

Research Notes

The surname Buckwheat that I have found on the numerous web sites, is extremely prone to transcription errors.

Surname Dahl is mentioned on records is from his sibling Sarah Ellen who married Charles Joseph Dahl who lived in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Sarah E had arrived on 22 Aug 1912 in Detroit, Michigan, United States[16]

His father's memorial gives death as 23 Oct 1897 appears to have been erected some time after off as I believe death year should be 1887 as found in index.[17]

His mother, Mary, daughter of Mitchell Damme & Ellen Villiere, died (age 65) on 21 May 1916 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.[18] She was buried using surname Buckwheat and 2nd husband Peirre Lauzon was buried in same cemetery along with his 1st wife who had died in 1891. Mary Buckwheat died in 1916 and was buried in St Anne Roman Catholic / Paroisse Sainte Anne Parish Cemetery, Tecumseh, Essex County, Ontario, Canada. [19]

Children

  • Gordon Henry Buckwheat (April 3 1909 – 1986).
  • Barney Buckwheat 1911–
  • Carl G. Buckwheat 1912–2002
  • Mae Isabelle Buckwheat Cavanaugh 1914–2000
  • Lloyd James Buckwheat 1916–
  • Miles Buckwheat 1917–
  • Mildred Marie Buckwheat Parent 1919–2011

Sources

  1. Birth: extract from image Henry Mitchel, son of Levi S Buckwheat a farmer in Maidstone & Mary E Dam, was born on 19 Aug 1887 registered 20 August 1887 Maidstone, Essex, Essex County, Ontario, Canada "Ontario, Canada Births, 1832-1917"
    Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Series: Registrations of Births and Stillbirths, 1869-1913; Reel: 81; Record Group: Rg 80-2
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 8838 #1286280
    Henry Mitchel Buckerheat(sic) born on 19 Aug 1887, son of Levi S Buckerheat(sic) & Mary E Dam, in Essex, Essex County, Ontario, Canada.
  2. . "Canada, Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMQG-124 : 13 February 2020), Henry Mitchel Buckwheat, 1887.
  3. 1891 Census: from image< "1891 Census of Canada"
    Year: 1891; Census Place: Maidstone, Essex North, Ontario, Canada; Roll: T-6334; Family No: 64; Page number: 14
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 1274 #1869285
    Henry Buckwheat (3), single son, in household of Mary Buckwheat (40) in Maidstone, Essex North, Ontario, Canada. Born in Ontario.
    1891: Maidstone, Essex North, Ontario, Canada
    Name Age Relation Status Sex Birth Place
    Mary Buckwheat 40 Head Widowed F Ontario
    Barnie Buckwheat 8 Son Single M Ontario
    Sarah Buckwheat 6 Daughter Single F Ontario
    Henry Buckwheat 3 Son Single M Ontario
  4. "Canada Census, 1891," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2P-58S : 3 August 2016), Henry Buckwheat, Maidstone, Essex North, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148136.
  5. 1901 Census:(Note: transcribed as Mary Luzord (sic) she has been claimed to have remarried 1893 to Pierre Lauzon 1856–1918 ). spellings corrected from image "1901 Census of Canada"
    Year: 1901; Census Place: Maidstone, Essex (North/Nord), Ontario; Page: 7; Family No: 64
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 8826 #10292526
    Henry Buckwheat 13, son in household of mother in Canada, Ontario. Born in Ontario.
    1901: Canada, Ontario
    Name Sex Age Relation Status Birth Date Birth Place Occupation
    Mary Luzord F 50 Head Married 12 Jan 1851 Ontario
    Peter Luzord M 46 Husband Married 29 Aug 1854 Ontario Rr Section
    Barney Buckwheat M 18 Son Single 5 Jan 1883 Ontario Farm Laborer
    Sarah Buckwheat F 16 Daughter Single 17 Mar 1885 Ontario
    Henry Buckwheat M 13 Son Single 19 Aug 1887 Ontario
  6. Marriage: Image says 12 Oct 1908 "Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1802-1967"
    Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 1109 #1072318
    Henrie Buckwheat marriage to Minnie Pitre in 1859-1937 in Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.
  7. Marriage: "Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1939"
    Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series Number: Ms 932; Reel: 134
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 7921 #3113995
    Henry Buckewheat(sic) (error in transcription) (21) marriage to Mennie Petre on 12 Oct 1908 in Essex, Ontario, Canada.
  8. 1911 Census: Spelling errors corrected from image "1911 Census of Canada"
    Year: 1911; Census Place: 3 - Maidstone, Essex North, Ontario; Page: 2; Family No: 19
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 8947 #4589767
    Henry Buckenbent(sic) (3) sic, married head of household in Pike Creek, Ontario. Born in Ontario.
    1911: Pike Creek, Ontario
    Name Sex Age Relation Status Birth Date Birth Place Occupation
    Henry Buckwheat M 23 Head Married Aug 1882 Ontario
    Minnie Buckwheat F 20 Wife Married Nov 1891 Ontario
    Gordon Buckwheat M 2 Son Single Apr 1909 Ontario
    Barney Buckwheat M 3/12 Son Single Feb 1911 Ontario
  9. 1921 Census: "1921 Census of Canada"
    Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 56; Census Place: 56, Essex North, Ontario; Page Number: 5; Line Number: 36
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 8991 #394568
    Henry Buckwheat (34), married, Farmer, head of household at 58 Lot 2 Epc, Essex North, Ontario, Canada. Born in Ontario.
    1 Jun 1921: 58 Lot 2 Epc, Essex North, Ontario, Canada
    Name Sex Age Relation Status Birth Place Occupation
    Henry Buckwheat M 34 Head Married Ontario Farmer
    Mennie Buckwheat F 31 Wife Married Ontario
    Gordon Buckwheat M 12 Son Single Ontario
    Barney Buckwheat M 10 Son Single Ontario
    Cod Buckwheat M 8 Son Single Ontario
    May Buckwheat F 7 Daughter Single Ontario
    Loyd Buckwheat M 5 Son Single Ontario
    Males Buckwheat M 4 Son Single Ontario
    Mildred Buckwheat F 2 Daughter Single Ontario
    Barney Buckwheat M 38 Brother Single Ontario Salesman
  10. Immigration: "United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956"
    citing Affiliate Publication Title: Manifests of Passengers Arriving in the St. Albans, VT, District through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1895-1954; Affiliate Publication Number: M1464; Affiliate Film Number: m1464_475; Line: 28
    FamilySearch Record: X2RH-W6R
    Name: Henry Buckwheat (Unknown); Immigration Date: Aug 1923; Immigration Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States; Previous Residence Place: CAN; Race: English; Birth Date: Aug 1888; Birth Place: Belle River Ont,; Age: 35; Age Years: 35.
  11. Immigration: "U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960"
    The National Archives in Washington, DC; Washington, DC, USA; Manifests of Passengers Arriving At St. Albans, Vt, District Through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1895-1954; NAI: 4492490; Record Group: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: M1464; Roll Number: 465; Line Number: 20
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 1075 #1202452
    Name: Minnie Buckwheat [Minnie Patro]; Gender: Female; Race: French; Arrival Age: 33; Record Type: Arrival; Birth Date: abt 1890; Birth Place: Canada; Residence Place: Canada; Arrival Date: 24 May 1923; Port of Arrival: Detroit, Michigan, USA; Father: Chas Patro.
  12. 1930 Census: "1930 United States Federal Census"
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0223; FHL microfilm: 2340775
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 6224 #12054472
    Henry Buckwheat (42), married, Body Work, head of household at 1994 Leslie Avenue., Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. Born in Canada.
    2 Apr 1930: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
    Name Sex Age Status Relation Occupation Birth Place
    Henry Buckwheat M 42 Married Head Body Work Canada
    Minnie Buckwheat F 40 Married Wife Canada
    Gordon Buckwheat M 21 Single Son Filing Clerk Canada
    Barney Buckwheat M 19 Single Son Machinest Canada
    Carl Buckwheat M 17 Single Son Canada
    May Buckwheat F 16 Single Daughter Canada
    Loyd Buckwheat M 14 Single Son Canada
    Miles Buckwheat M 13 Single Son Canada
    Mildred Buckwheat F 11 Single Daughter Canada
  13. 1931 Census: "1931 Census of Canada"
    Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Seventh Census of Canada, 1931; Folder Number: T-27260; Census Place: Essex East, Ontario, Canada; Page Number: 11
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 62640 #190051
    Henry Buckwheat (43), married, Laborer, head of household at 113 Maidstone, Essex, Ontario, Canada. Born in Ontario.
    1931: Essex, Ontario, Canada
    Name Sex Age Relation Status Birth Place Occupation
    Henry Buckwheat M 43 Head Married Ontario Laborer
    Minnie Buckwheat F 42 Wife Married Ontario Homemaker
    Carl Buckwheat M 18 Son Single Ontario None
    May Buckwheat F 17 Daughter Single Ontario Student
    Loyd Buckwheat M 15 Son Single Ontario Student
    Miles Buckwheat M 14 Son Single Ontario Student
    Mildred Buckwheat F 12 Daughter Single Ontario Student
  14. Obituary: Abstract from image - "Canada, Newspapers.com™ Obituary Index, 1800s-current"
    The Windsor Star; Publication Date: 14 Feb 1963; Publication Place: Windsor, Ontario, Canada; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/506293706/?article=ac3e5863-28aa-4b81-8aae-06f6463bbd15&focus=0.28450248,0.084599875,0.39800775,0.14309369&xid=3355
    Ancestry Record 62226 #526096867
    Name: Henry Aa. Buckwheat; Gender: Male; Death Age: 75; Birth Date: abt 1888; Residence Place: 2027 Ferndale, Sandwich East; Death Date: 12 Feb 1963; Obituary Date: 14 Feb 1963; Obituary Place: Windsor, Ontario, Canada; Newspaper Title: The Windsor Star; Spouse: Mary Jane; Child: Gordon Davison Barney Carl Lloyd Miles Mae.
  15. Memorial: Find a Grave (has image)
    Find A Grave: Memorial #173125998
    Memorial page for Henry M. Buckwheat (1887-1963), citing Sainte Anne Cemetery, Tecumseh, Essex County, Ontario, Canada (plot: West Section Inside - Rows North to South).
    "Father".
  16. Passenger List: "Detroit, Michigan, U.S., Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1963"
    The National Archives at Washington, D.C; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Card Manifests (Alphabetical) of Individuals Entering through the Port of Detroit, Michigan, 1906-1954; NAI: 4527226; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 1070 #59799
    Name: Sarah E Dahl; Gender: Female; Age: 27; Nationality: French; Birth Date: abt 1885; Birth Place: White Creek Ont, Canada; Arrival Date: 22 Aug 1912; Arrival Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA; Departure Contact: Mother Mrs. Mary E Leuzon; Mother: Mrs. Mary E Leuzon.
  17. Burial: "Web: Canada, GenWeb Cemetery Index, 1800-2011"
    Original data: CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project. CanadaGenWeb.org. http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org; URL: https://cemetery.canadagenweb.org/search-people/
    Ancestry Record 70668 #629218
    Levi Buckwheat burial (died in 1887) in St Anne Roman Catholic / Paroisse Sainte Anne Parish Cemetery, Tecumseh, Essex County, Ontario, Canada. Born in 1847.
  18. Death: "Michigan, U.S., Death Records, 1867-1952"
    Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, Michigan; Death Records
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 60872 #3299218
    Mary Lauzon death 21 May 1916 (born 12 Jan 1851), daughter of Mitchell Damme & Ellen Villiere, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA.
  19. Burial: "Web: Canada, GenWeb Cemetery Index, 1800-2011"
    Original data: CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project. CanadaGenWeb.org. http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org; URL: https://cemetery.canadagenweb.org/search-people/
    Ancestry Record 70668 #626959
    Mary Buckwheat burial (died in 1916) in St Anne Roman Catholic / Paroisse Sainte Anne Parish Cemetery, Tecumseh, Essex County, Ontario, Canada. Born in 1851.




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