William was born at the homestead, Speedside, Eramosa township.
He married Sarah Jane McAree*, daughter of John McAree and Jane Ballantine on Mar. 29, 1865 and they lived on lot 13 and part of lot 14, concession 10 of Nichol township until his death. These lots were previously owned by William's father, Thomas.
After William's death, Sarah left the farm and lived in Guelph. At the time of Lousia's death, they resided on Durham St.** and later at 36 London Rd.^ The 1901 Census indicates that Sarah's daughter "Margarite M." and Sarah's older sister Martha McAree lived with her. There were also two lodgers: Alla Armington and Carrie Anderson. In 1911 the lodgers were: Aron and Mabel Austin and their infant daughter, Mary and an older woman, Ann Orr. Aron was an architect and earned $650 annually. Maud still lived there but Martha McAree was not listed.
At the time of her death, Sarah lived at 31 Norwick St., Eramosa.°
John McAree Loghrin, b. Jan. 13, 1866 - d. Jan. 16, 1872¹ of diptheria°°
Mary Isabella Loghrin, b. Aug. 5, 1867 - d. July 3, 1881¹ of diptheria°° Elizabeth Loghrin, b. Nov. 30, 1868 - d. Sept. 27, 1935 Martha Louisa Loghrin, b. Aug. 29, 1871 - d. June 16, 1881¹ of diptheria in Guelph°°
Margaret Maud(e) Loghrin, b. Jan. 2, 1874 - d. Mar. 31, 1952¹
¹ Buried in family plot, Johnson Cemetery, Barrie Hill
² Sarah Jane Loghrin (née McAree) was William J. Keith's aunt so his version of her name is included here. However, in the Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario, p. 41, it is stated that William Loghrin married "Mary McKee". Further, a search of Ancestry Message Boards, http://boards.ancestry.com, revealed a record of marriage on Mar. 29, 1865 between William Loghrin and Sarah Ann McAree. The gravestone is "Sarah Jane McAree".
³ 1911 Census
* The 1861 Census shows Sarah J. as the fourth child of John and Jane McAree residing in Eramosa Township. They may have emigrated through New York as their two eldest children, Elizabeth and John, were born there in 1839 and 1840 respectively.
** Martha Louisa Loghrin obituary, Fergus News-Reord, June 23, 1881, copy held at the Wellington County Archives.
^ The 1911 Census indicates the residence as "36 London Rd." but in 1917, Vernon's city of Guelph street, alphabetical, business and miscellaneous directory, (Hamilton, Henry Vernon & Son) p. 40, indicates that John Gilchrist lived there. Perhaps William J. Keith's account that they lived at 79 London Rd. is correct; Vernon's directory does not list that address.
° Registrations of Deaths, 1869 - 1934, MS935 Reel 260, Archives of Ontario, Toronto. °° Information received in a letter from Elizabeth Kot to Tom Loghrin Mar. 20, 2006.
b. May 1, 1841 - d. Sept. 26, 1874
Sarah Jane McAree¹ ²
b. June 12³, 1846 - d. May 8, 1919
Age 73 yrs.