John Oldford Sr.
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John Oldford Sr. (abt. 1813 - 1897)

John Oldford Sr.
Born about in Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of
Husband of — married 25 Apr 1835 in Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 83 in Musgravetown, Newfoundland, Canadamap
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John Oldford was baptized 30 December 2014 at Anglican Church Bonavista, along with his brother James. [1]

His first son was James Oldford. Other children uncertain. Died of old age at 83.

John's tombstone shows he died May 3, 1897 at the age of 83. His birth would be approximately December 1813 then. (Note: the 83 could be mistaken for 88 which is probably why some people mark his birth in 1809.)

Research Notes

Sharon Gabert wrote in a private message: "This form [2] relates the baptism date for George and Flora's first two sons. The sons (James, born 1813 and John, born in 1814) were both baptised on 30 Dec 1814. Later, John may have became known as John Morris. "

Sharon also wrote: "found this [3] maybe a daughter."


  1. Baptisms at Anglican Church Bonavista
  2. "Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), John Oldford, 30 Dec 1814; citing Birth, Bonavista, Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John's.
  3. "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 27 April 2019), John Oldford in entry for Jessie Smith Snowden, 09 Oct 1922; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1922 cn 5832, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,907,002.

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