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1842 Upper Canada Census - Trafalgar Twp., Gore County, Ontario
William McCleary, Weaver - Number of years in the Province 8 (1836); 7 family members from Ireland; Number in family 7; 1 person 14-18y; 1 person 18-21y; 1 person 30-59y; 1 male 21-29; 1 female 14-44
William McCleary Jr. would have been one of the unnamed occupants, and one of the people listed as emigrating from Ireland in 1836.
:ALEX Jr. – What was Ken McCleary’s relation? He was my second cousin? How does that work again?
ALEX Sr. – Well, Uh Ken McCleary, that’s young Ken McCleary’s father, he was a second cousin of mine. His father…
LOIS – Grandfather…
ALEX Sr. – His grandfather -- yeah his father, his father was Crawford? McCleary, and Crawford? McCleary was a brother of my grandmother Cornwall. I think that’s the relation there, Lois?
LOIS – That’s right.
ALEX Jr. – I remember Ken and I used to go over behind the dairy to look at the horses too. ‘Cause that was a little later. That must’ve been around 1946 or ’47.
LOIS – Ken was a great joker. I told you about Ken and how he’d used to tease the receptionist in his dairy and he had this little – I hope it’s not being recorded – but he had this little plastic thing, you know the dog and lap…
ALEX Sr. – A jobby…
LOIS -- Yeah
ALEX Jr. – I remember that it was curled and round.
LOIS – Yes, it was…
ALEX Sr. – To a point…
LOIS – And this Miss, what ever her name was…
ALEX Sr. – Leatherdale.
LOIS – Leatherdale, in the dairy, she was so meticulous, and Ken would go and put it down on the floor in front of the powder, and she would say “those people coming in with their darn dogs, and she’d rush out and get the dust pan and throw it on Ken and every place he could put it he’d tease people with it. Oh, he was a lot of fun.
ALEX Jr. – Well, did he own the dairy?
ALEX Sr. – Ken McCleary, and he had his partner Grady, they both started the Runnymede Dairy, and then of course, Ken died latterly, Grady died too. Grady never married.
LOIS – But then they had friends along Runnymede Road and their name was Bumstead.
ALEX Sr. – Yeah. Oh we had a lot of fun, I went fishing with them two or three different times.
LOIS – I nearly died every time you went with them.
William Mc Cleary - 43 (1828) B. Ireland; Farmer
Eliza Mc Cleary - 30 (1841) B. Ireland;
Alexander Mc Cleary - 14 (1857) B. Ontario
Sarah Mc Cleary - 13 (1858) B. Ontario
William Mc Cleary - 10 (1861) B. Ontario
Joseph Mc Cleary - 8 (1863) B. Ontario
Thomas Mc Cleary - 4 (1867) B. Ontario
Crawford Mc Cleary - 2 (1869) B. Ontario
Mary Mc Cleary - 5 months (1870