Alexander Loghrin¹ b. Nov. 14, 1850 - d. May 15, 1878
Age 27 years 6 mo.
Alexander was born at the homestead Speedside, Eramosa Township. He married Frances Monteith, daughter of Samuel Monteith and Annie Jane Nelson², whose home was in Downie Township on Feb. 24, 1875. They were married by E. Patterson and the witnesses were Henry and John C. Monteith. Fannie was listed as Anglican.³
Alex and Fannie were second cousins; Alex's maternal grandmother was Isabella (Gibson) Wilson and Fannie's paternal grandmother was Isabella's sister, Elizabeth (Gibson) Monteith.*
They farmed on lot 22, first concession of Eramosa. Alex's father, Thomas, purchased this 200 acre lot from John W. Armstrong on Feb., 1869 and sold it to Alex on Apr. 30, 1875**
He was seriously hurt when his team of horses ran away and died a few days later. On the 12th of May, while he was in the Guelph General Hospital, Alex prepared his will. His witnesses were John Hobson, husband of his first cousin, Agnes; and William Bathgate, husband of his first cousin, Margaret. Executors were James Loghrin Jr., his brother; John C. Monteith, his brother-in-law; and George Keith, his brother-in-law. The will is a single, handwritten page which left all property to Fannie as long as "she is my widow". After the boys came of age, the property was to be divided between them; if they couldn't agree, then the property would be sold and the proceeds divided. However, each of them was to pay $75 to their mother annually for as long as she lived.^ On May 29, 1878, the farm went conditionally to Fannie and then in 1899 180 acres were sold to William Mutrie for $5900. There is no mention of 20 acres being severed.**
Sometime after Alex's death, Fannie returned to her old home near Stratford with her two small boys.
Frances Matilda Monteith
b. Nov. 15, 1854 - d. 1942²
This photo, labeled "Mrs. Alex Loghrin (née Fanny Monteith)", was sent to Tom Loghrin by Robert J. McClanahan, Feb. 24, 2005.
¹ Buried in Family plot, Johnson Cemetery, Barrie Hill.
² This is not yet verified.
³ Registrations of Marriages, 1869 - 1922, MS932 Reel 18, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
* Information from the Monteith website and Appendix III .
** Ontario Land Records, Lot 22, Concession 1, Township of Eramosa, held at the Wellington County Archives
^ Copy of Alexander Loghrin's will held at the Wellington county Archives.
^^ Registrations of Marriages, 1869 - 1922, MS932 Reel 68, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
° There is a complete list of Fannie and Bill's descendants on the Monteith website.
°° Donald was killed on the same day as his half brother, Samuel Loghrin.
Family: Samuel Monteith Loghrin, b. Jan. 1, 1876 - d. Sept. 15, 1916
Thomas (Tom) Alexander Loghrin, b. Feb. 5, 1878 - d. Sept. 9, 1936
On June 4, 1890, Fannie married William Jeffery Jr., son of William Jeffrey and Jane Mcleod.^^ They lived at 141 Douglas St., Stratford at the time Donald signed up for service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1915. Bill was connected with Jeffrey Hardware in Stratford and later joined the McClary Mfg. Co. and was a representative with the Toronto branch. At that time they lived in Toronto.
Jane McLeod Jeffrey b. May 21, 1891 - d. May 4, 1972
William Nelson Jeffrey b. Dec. 4, 1892
Donald Monteith Jeffrey b. Feb. 7, 1893 - d. Sept. 15, 1916°°
Anne Frances Jeffrey b. July 28, 1895 - d. Apr. 15, 1973
Kenneth Preston Fraser Jeffrey b. Apr. 19, 1900 - Jan. 16, 1972
Their family is not traced here but is on the Monteith website.