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THE FISHERIES OF POINT PELEE


 

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BICKFORD & ROGERS FISHERY

On 2019-03-20 3:34:17 PM, "Mark Ribble" wrote:

  • Hi Eric:

... I had an older fellow drop in at the paper with a photo in hand. He says he found it cleaning out his father’s home after he passed away. His last name is Ouellette… Anyway, this photo is an old black and white photo that appears to be from the early 20th century of a longboat (made of wood) up on rollers on the beach, with two outbuildings in the background. Mr. Ouellette says this was taken at Point Pelee (I personally feel it may have been taken on Pelee Island). The caption that has been hand written on the bottom of the photo is “Bickford and Rogers Fishery” That’s all I have ...


A BICKFORD FISHERY CHRONOLOGY


1861 CENSUS

HEZEKIAH BICKFORD
(1808 - )

BLACKSMITH

THE TOWNSHIP OF COLCHESTER

ESSEX COUNTY

[His Wife Is Mary]

  • Hezekiah Bickford
    Ontario Census, 1861
    Name Hezekiah Bickford
    Event Type Census
    Event Date 1861
    Event Place Colchester, Essex, Ontario, Canada
    Enumeration District 03
    Gender Male
    Age 53
    Marital Status Married
    Religion E M
    Birthplace Maine
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1808
    Sheet Number 35
    Affiliate Film Number C-1019-1020

    • "Ontario Census, 1861," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQQN-JD3 : 9 March 2018), Hezekiah Bickford, Colchester, Essex, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 35, line 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1019-1020, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 349,262.

HEZEKIAH BICKFORD
(July 27, 1839 - July 27, 1930)

THE TOWNSHIP OF COLCHESTER

ESSEX COUNTY

[Not Married]

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1866

HEZEKIAH BICKFORD
(July 27, 1839 - July 27, 1930)

ESSEX, ESSEX, ONTARIO

NOVEMBER 12

[His Wife Is Catherine]

  • Hezekiah Bickford
    mentioned in the record of Hezekiah Bickford and Catherine Tufflemya
    Name Hezekiah Bickford
    Event Type Marriage
    Event Date 12 Nov 1866
    Event Place Essex, Essex, Ontario, Canada
    Gender Male
    Age 27
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1839
    Birthplace Ohio
    Father's Name Hezekiah Bickford
    Mother's Name Mary C Bickford
    Spouse's Name Catherine Tufflemya
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 27
    Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1839
    Spouse's Birthplace Colchester
    Spouse's Father's Name Charles Tufflemya
    Spouse's Mother's Name Selma Tufflemya

    • "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-HSMP : 17 March 2018), Hezekiah Bickford and Catherine Tufflemya, 12 Nov 1866; citing Essex, Essex, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,056.

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1871 CENSUS

HEZEKIAH BICKFORD
(1808 - )

FISHERMAN

MERSEA TOWNSHIP

[His Wife Is Mary]

WILLIAM BIGFORD

FISHERMAN

MERSEA TOWNSHIP

[His Wife Is Susanna - Later, in 1901, He Is a Labourer ]

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1871/Pages/1871.aspx

https://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=1578

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1551612

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1881 CENSUS

CHARLES BICKFORD

FISHERMAN

MERSEA TOWNSHIP

[His Wife is Adeline]

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1881/Pages/1881.aspx

https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1881canada

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1804541

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1891 CENSUS

CHARLES BICKFORD

FISHERS-MAN

HARWICH TOWNSHIP

[His Wife Is Adaline]

OSCAR BICKFORD

FISHERMAN

ROMNEY TOWNSHIP

[Unmarried]

 

  

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1891/Pages/1891.aspx

https://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=1274

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1583536  

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TURN OF THE CENTURY

  • The turn of the century found many area men engaged in commercial fishing. They were ...  Sam and Hez Bickford ....

Rita Lobzun [Karen Adamson-Editor], Open Books, A Historical Sketch of Commercial Fishing in Wheatley - Ontario, After 1980, p. 2. - http://images.ourontario.ca/Partners/CKPL/CKPL0027490551T.PDF

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1901  CENSUS

CHARLES BICKFORD

FISH LABOURER

ROMNEY TOWNSHIP

[His Wife Is Lausa]

 

CHARLES BICKFORD

FISHERMAN

TILBURY EAST TOWNSHIP

[Unmarried]

HEZEKIAH BICKFORD
(c. 1879 - )

FISH LABOURER

ROMNEY TOWNSHIP

[Wife is Luila, Age 19, b. 1881]

OSCAR  BICKFORD

LABOURER FISH

ROMNEY TOWNSHIP

[His Wife Is Ina, Age 28]

  • Surname: Bickford
    Given Name(s): Oscar
    Age: 33
    Province: Ontario
    District Name: Kent
    Sub-District Name: Romney

SAMUEL  BICKFORD

FISHER LABOURER

ROMNEY TOWNSHIP

[Unmarried]

HEZEKIAH BICKFORD
(July 27, 1839 - July 27, 1930)

FARMER

ROMNEY TOWNSHIP

[His Wife Is Catherine]

 

  • Surname: Bickford
    Given Name(s): Hezekiah
    Age: 61
    Province: Ontario
    District Name: Kent
    Sub-District Name: Romney
      

  • Hezekiah Bickford
    Canada Census, 1901
    Name Hezekiah Bickford
    Event Type Census
    Event Date 31 Mar 1901
    Event Place Kent, Ontario, Canada
    Gender Male
    Age 61
    Marital Status Married
    Nationality Canadian
    Ethnicity English
    Religion Baptist
    Relationship to Head of Household Head
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1840
    Birthplace USA
    Immigration Year 1840
    Page 12

"Canada Census, 1901," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHL4-SDV : 18 March 2018), Hezekiah Bickford, Kent, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/District.jsp?id=76

  https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/1901.aspx

https://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=1901canada

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1584557

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1911 CENSUS

NO BICKFORD FISHERMAN WERE IDENTIFIED

ALL MISFILED UNDER BIGFORD

G. J. BIGFORD

[S. J. BIGFORD]

FISHERMAN

ROMNEY TOWNSHIP

[His Wife Is Ada B]

  • Surname: Bigford
    Given Name(s): G J
    Age: 31
    Province: Ontario
    District Name: Kent West
    Sub-District Name: Romney
  • http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/jpg/e001996046.jpg
     
  • S J Bigford
    Canada Census, 1911
    Name S J Bigford
    Event Type Census
    Event Date 1911
    Event Place Kent West Sub-Districts 1-64, Ontario, Canada
    Gender Male
    Age (Estimated) 16 [Error: 31]
    Marital Status Married
    Religion Baptist
    Relationship to Head of Household Head
    Birth Date Mar 1895 [Error: c. 1879]
    Birthplace Ontario
    Household
    Role
    Sex
    Age
    Birthplace
    S J Bigford Head M 16 Ontario
    Ada B Bigford Wife F 31 Ontario
    Nita Lelitta Bigford Daughter F 7 Ontario
    Gyleford Bigford Son M 7 Ontario
    Arvillia Bigford Daughter F 2 Ontario
    • "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-J231 : 16 March 2018), S J Bigford, 1911; citing Census, Kent West Sub-Districts 1-64, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,504.

OSCAR A BIGFORD

FISHERMAN

ROMNEY TOWNSHIP

[His Wife Is Ina J - Age 39]

  • Surname: Bigford
    Given Name(s): Oscar A
    Age: 43
    Province: Ontario
    District Name: Kent West
    Sub-District Name: Romney
  • http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/jpg/e001996052.jpg
     
  • Oscar A Bigford
    Canada Census, 1911
    Name Oscar A Bigford
    Event Type Census
    Event Date 1911
    Event Place Kent West Sub-Districts 1-64, Ontario, Canada
    Gender Male
    Age (Estimated) 43
    Marital Status Married
    Religion Baptist
    Relationship to Head of Household Head
    Birth Date Aug 1868
    Birthplace Ontario
    Household
    Role
    Sex
    Age
    Birthplace
    Oscar A Bigford Head M 43 Ontario
    Ina J Bigford Wife F 39 Ontario
    Harriss J Bigford Son M 10 Ontario
    • "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-J268 : 16 March 2018), Oscar A Bigford, 1911; citing Census, Kent West Sub-Districts 1-64, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,504.

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/1911.aspx

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/District.jsp?did=85

https://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=8947

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2143998

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1921 CENSUS

DANIEL ROGERS

FISHERMAN

TOWN OF BLENHEIM

[HARWICK TOWNSHIP]

[His Wife Is Mabel]

  • Name:    Daniel Rogers
    Gender:    Male
    Marital status:    Married
    Age:    40
    Birth Year:    abt 1881
    Birth Place:    Ontario
    Relation to Head of House:    Head
    Spouse's name:    Mabel Rogers
    Father Birth Place:    Ontario
    Mother Birth Place:    Ontario
    Racial or Tribal Origin:    English
    Province or Territory:    Ontario
    District:    Kent
    District Number:    93
    Sub-District:    Blenheim (Town)
    Sub-District Number:    83
    City, Town or Village:    Blenheim Town
    Street or Township:    Chatham St
    Municipality:    Ward 2
    Occupation:    Fisherman
    Neighbors:    View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name    Age
    Daniel Rogers    40
    Mabel Rogers    41
    Edna Rogers    14
    Emma Rogers    11
    Thomas Rogers    2

    HARRIS BECKFORD

    FISHERMAN -FISHERY

    TOWN OF WHEATLEY

    [His Wife Is Arvila]

  • Name:    Harris Beckford
    [Harris Bickford]  
    Gender:    Male
    Marital status:    Married
    Age:    20
    Birth Year:    abt 1901
    Birth Place:    Ontario
    Relation to Head of House:    Head
    Spouse's name:    Arvila Beckford
    Father Birth Place:    Ontario
    Mother Birth Place:    Ontario
    Racial or Tribal Origin:    English
    Province or Territory:    Ontario
    District:    Kent
    District Number:    93
    Sub-District:    Wheatley (Village) (part)
    Sub-District Number:    95
    City, Town or Village:    Wheatley Village (part)
    Street or Township:    Chestnut St
    Municipality:    Wheatley Village
    Occupation:    Fisherman
    Income:    1000
    Neighbors:    View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name    Age
    Harris Beckford    20
    Arvila Beckford    22
    Ila Verdine Beckford    1/12

H. J. BICKFORD
 [HEZEKIAH BICKFORD]
(c. 1879 - )

FISHERMAN - FISHERY

HARWICK TOWNSHIP

[His Wife Is Luila]

  • Name:    H J Bickford
    Gender:    Male
    Marital status:    Married
    Age:    42
    Birth Year:    abt 1879
    Birth Place:    Ontario
    Relation to Head of House:    Head
    Spouse's name:    Luila Bickford
    Father Birth Place:    Ontario
    Mother Birth Place:    Ontario
    Racial or Tribal Origin:    English
    Province or Territory:    Ontario
    District:    Kent
    District Number:    93
    Sub-District:    Harwick (Township) - exclusive of Eriau Village
    Sub-District Number:    24
    City, Town or Village:    Harwich
    Street or Township:    Harwich
    Municipality:    Harwich
    Occupation:    Fisherman
    Neighbors:    View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name    Age
    H J Bickford    42
    Luila Bickford    38
    Winifred Bickford    19
    Rubeill Bickford    12
    Trenana Bickford    10
    Ray Bickford    6

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1921/Pages/search.aspx

https://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=8991

 

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1930s

HEZEKIAH BICKFORD
(c. 1879 - )

  • McLean Bros. Crew with their day's catch of sturgeon in the 1930's. Rear: l. to r . Hez Bickford, Henry Julien, Fred Rodgers, Glen Moody, Jack St. John, Jack Nicholson, George Mclean, R. Traudo, Frank Mason, A. Derbyshire, Charles Lamb. Front row: Jack Cobby, Wm. McLean, Nick McLean.

Rita Lobzun [Karen Adamson-Editor], Open Books, A Historical Sketch of Commercial Fishing in Wheatley - Ontario, After 1980, p. 5. - http://images.ourontario.ca/Partners/CKPL/CKPL0027490551T.PDF

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Unknown Date

HEZEKIAH BICKFORD
(c. 1879 - )

Twin-masted vessel and steam-tug the "Louise" owned by Cpt.
Joe Post. Nelson "Cap" Ferris is second from left.
Next to him and wearing a white hat is "Hez" Bickford.

Rita Lobzun [Karen Adamson-Editor], Open Books, A Historical Sketch of Commercial Fishing in Wheatley - Ontario, After 1980, p. 44. - http://images.ourontario.ca/Partners/CKPL/CKPL0027490551T.PDF

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1930

HEZEKIAH BICKFORD
(July 27, 1839 - July 27, 1930)

RETIRED

[His Wife Is Catherine]

JULY 27

 

  • Hezekiah Bickford
    Find A Grave Index

    birth: 1839
    death: 1930
    burial: Wheatley, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada
     

  • Hezekiah Bickford
    Find A Grave Index
    Name Hezekiah Bickford
    Event Type Burial
    Event Place Wheatley, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada
    Photograph Included N
    Affiliate Record Identifier 161414820
    Cemetery Erie Cemetery

  • Hezekiah Bickford
    BIRTH 1839
    DEATH 1930 (aged 90–91)
    BURIAL
    Erie Cemetery
    Wheatley, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada
    MEMORIAL ID 161414820

  • Family Members
    Spouse

    Catherine Toffemire Bickford

    1839–1911 (m. 1865)

    • "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23T-CM25 : 7 June 2016), Hezekiah Bickford, ; Burial, Wheatley, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Erie Cemetery; citing record ID 161414820, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

  • Name Hezekiah Bickford
    Event Type Death
    Event Date 27 Jul 1930
    Event Place South Gosfield Twp, Essex, Ontario, Canada
    Gender Male
    Age 91
    Birth Date 27 Jul 1839
    Birthplace Kellys Island, W. S. A.
    Father's Name Hezekiah Bickford
    Mother's Name Mary Giboo

    • "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JK44-5VC : 8 March 2018), Hezekiah Bickford, 27 Jul 1930; citing South Gosfield Twp, Essex, Ontario, Canada, 14893, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,313,251.