Mary Shiels was born in 1869 and was the sixth child of George Shiels & Susannah Wortley. She was a seventh generation descendant of Micheal Shiels and his lineage is as follows:
- G1: Micheal Shiels 1671 & Bessie Brown
- G2: Daniel Shiels 1719 & Jessie Scott
- G3: James Shiels 1750 & Janet Younger
- G4: Robert Shiels 1769-1845 & Annie Dickson
- G5: Thomas Shiels 1795-1839 & Barbara Jean Cranston
- G6: George Shiels 1828-1906 & Susannah Wortley
- G7: Mary Shiels 1869-1921 & Henry Hart
- G8: George Henry Hart 1891-1961 & Lillian Matilda Davidson
- G9: Curnel Stewart Hart 1920-1969 & Gladys Goldie Louisa Ward
- G9: Elva Gertrude Marie Hart 1921-2010 & Clifford Frederick Coghlin
- G8: Elizabeth Susannah Hart 1895-1928 & John Colin McAlpine
- G9: Donald John Henry McAlpine 1927 & Marion Joan Bickerbike
- G8: George Henry Hart 1891-1961 & Lillian Matilda Davidson
G7: Mary Shiels 1869-1921 & Henry Hart
Mary Shiels was born May 22, 1869. She was the sixth child of George and Susannah (Wortley) Shiels.
On Oct 8, 1891, she married Henry (Harry) Hart of McKillop Twp. The Harts emigrated from Devonshire, England and settled in McKillop Twp. Harry became a partner of Robert Shiels (his wife’s brother) in a blacksmith shop in Leadbury, a crossroads settlement in McKillop, 7-1/2 miles north of Seaforth.
Harry and Mary had two children, George Henry 1891 & Elizabeth Susannah Hart 1895.
In 1906, Harry and Mary moved to lot 2 con 4 Elma Twp, Perth County, where they farmed. Harry bought the east half of lot 24 con 13 Grey Twp. Harry remained there until he sold the place to Teasdale Whitfield in 1930. He did general farming and also collected milk from the farmers around and delivered it to the cheese factory.
Mary died on January 16, 1921, in her hometown at the age of 51. Henry (Harry) Hart died on October 16, 1948, in Brussels, Ontario, at the age of 80.
G8: George Henry Hart 1891-1961 & Lillian Matilda Davidson
George Henry Hart was born Aug 1, 1891. He was the oldest child of Mary Shiels and Henry Hart.
On Nov 19, 1919, he married Lillian Matilda Davidson. George and Lillian had two children, Curnel Stewart Hart born May 16, 1920 and Elva Gertrude Hart born Jun 10, 1921.
George and Lillian began married life at Ethel, Ontario where George was the cheesemaker at the local cheese factory. From there they moved to lot 25 con 14, Grey Twp. In 1926, they bought the cheese factory and adjoining home at Newry, Perth County.
In the late 1930’s, George sold the cheese factory but retained the residence and acreage and began dealing in eggs, chickens and feed. He would sell you pullets and feed for them, buy the eggs from you, and when the hens were too old for profitable egg production, he bought them back and sold you new pullets. His son Curnel and his son-in-law Clifford Coghlin were both employed in the business.
George Henry Hart died Sept 18, 1961 at the age of 70 and is buried at Atwood. Lillian died Dec 29, 1979 at the age of 79 and is also buried at Atwood.
G9: Curnel Stewart Hart 1920-1969 & Gladys Goldie Louisa Ward
Curnel Stewart Hart was born May 16, 1920 to Lillian Matilda Davidson and George Henry Hart.
He married Gladys Goldie Louisa Ward on Aug 1, 1940 when he was 20 years old. They had two children, Kenneth Stewart born Nov 7, 1942 and Gladys Pauline born April 11, 1948.
Curnel and Gladys built a home in Newry where he was employed in his father’s business.
Curnel Stewart Hart died on Dec 11, 1969 when he was only 49 years old and is buried at Atwood. Gladys died in 2003 in Elma, Ontario, at the age of 90.
G10: Kenneth Stewart Hart 1942 & Gwendolyn Vanderburgh
Kenneth Stewart was born Nov 7, 1942 to Glayds Goldie Ward and Curnel Stewart Hart.
He married Gwendolyn Vanderburgh on August 17, 1963 and they had three children, Daryl George born Jan 31, 1964; Darleen Ann born on July 1, 1967 and Heather Lynn born Oct 5, 1969.
Kenneth died on May 1, 2002, in Ontario at the age of 59.
G11: Daryl George Hart 1964 & Janet Stemmler
Daryl George was born Jan 31, 1964 to Gwendolyn Vanderburgh and Kenneth Stewart Hart.
He married Janet Stemmler on March 5, 1987 and they had Kimberley Ann Hart and Timothy Daryl Hart.
G11: Darleen Ann Hart 1967 & Brian Thedoriff
Darleen Ann was born on July 1, 1967 to Gwendolyn Vanderburgh and Kenneth Stewart Hart.
She married Brian Thedoriff on June 2, 1989 and they had Shauna Jade Thedoriff and Christopher Kenneth Thedoriff.
G11: Heather Lynn Hart 1969 & Stephen Cook
Heather Lynn was born Oct 5, 1969 to Gwendolyn Vanderburgh and Kenneth Stewart Hart.
She married Stephen Cook on Aug 15, 1992 and live in Harriston, Ontario.
G10: Gladys Pauline Hart 1948 & Donald Roy McEwen
Gladys Pauline was born April 11, 1948 to Glayds Goldie Ward and Curnel Stewart Hart.
She married Donald Roy McEwen on Sept 24, 1966 when she was 18 years old. They have two children, Curnel Douglas Earl born July 8, 1967 and Colin Stewart born June 17, 1971.
Gladys died on January 17, 2017, in Owen Sound, Ontario, at the age of 68. Donald died on August 12, 2019, in Chatsworth, Ontario, at the age of 81.
G11: Curnel Douglas Earl McEwen 1967 & Barbara Graham
Curnel Douglas McEwen was born on July 8, 1967, in Seaforth, Ontario, to Gladys Pauline Hart, age 19, and Donald Roy McEwen, age 29.
He married Barbara Graham on September 9, 1989, when he was 22 years old. they have a daughter Jessica Amy McEwan.
G11: Colin Stewart McEwen 1971 & Melissa Anne McKessoch
Colin Stewart McEwen was born on June 17, 1971, in Listowel, Ontario, to Gladys Pauline Hart, age 23, and Donald Roy McEwen, age 33.
He married Melissa Anne McKessoch on March 15, 2002, when he was 30 years old.
G9: Elva Gertrude Marie Hart 1921-2010 & Clifford Frederick Coghlin
Elva Gertrude Marie Hart was born June 10, 1921, in Brussels, Ontario, to Lillian Matilda Davidson, age 21, and George Henry Hart, age 29.
She graduated from Atwood High School and married Clifford Frederick Coghlin on Nov 1, 1941. They had two children during their marriage, Sharon Ann born August 6, 1944 and Shirley Pauline born May 3, 1946.
Cliff did farm work and worked for a hatchery and feed business in Newry. After marrying Elva, he began to work for her father. When his father-in-law died, Cliff began his own business, selling chicken feed and pullets and buying eggs. He also dealt in scrap metals.
Cliff and Elva bought several adjoining lots in Atwood and moved a small house in from the country onto their lots. They also built a cottage on the Lake Huron shore at Amberley, Bruce County. Elva worked for Campbells Soup-Swanson at Listowel for several years.
Clifford Frederick Coghlin died December 22, 1972 at the age of 58 and is buried in Elma Center Cemetery at Atwood. Upon Cliff’s death, Elva moved to an apartment at Listowel and sold the Atwood home. She was employed at Listowel Hospital for several years. When she retired from the hospital she modernized the Amberley property and made it into a year-round home.
Elva died on June 2, 2010, in her hometown at the age of 88.
G10: Sharon Ann Coghlin 1944 & Gary Lynn Evans
Sharon Ann Coghlin was born August 6, 1944 to Elva Gertrude Hart and Clifford Fredrick Coghlin.
She graduated from Atwood High School and was employed at the bank.
On February 21, 1970, she married Gary Lynn Evans. Gary and Sharon have two sons, Robert Duane born August 15, 1970 and Brent Allen born June 30, 1973.
Gary worked for the lumber company at Brussels where they lived following their marriage. Sharon worked for a bank at Brussels. Gary inherited the farm at lot 16 con 11 Grey Twp, immediately north of the town of Cranbrook, from his grandfather. He and Sharon and family moved there. Gary left the lumber company and went on to raising hogs and driving a school bus.
G10: Shirley Pauline Coghlin 1946-2018 & James Frank Quipp
Shirley Pauline was born May 3, 1946 to Elva Gertrude Hart and Clifford Fredrick Coghlin. She graduated from Atwood High School and was employed at the bank.
On August 20, 1966 she married James Frank Quipp. They had two children, Michael James born February 6, 1968 and Kelly Joanne born July 1 , 1970.
Jim worked in the feed mill at Mitchell for several years following their marriage. They bought an abandoned country school building on the highway between Atwood and Monkton and converted it into a nice home. In the summer of 1975, Jim was offered a good ,job with a ready mix concrete contractor at Tiverton, Bruce County, so they sold out and bought a place in Tiverton. Shirley went on to work at the bank in Tiverton.
Shirley, Jim, her sister Sharon and a fourth were a prize-winning square dance group for several years. Robert Hart, a Shiels cousin, was caller for the group.
James Frank Quipp died in hospital in London January 22, 1993, age 45, of heart disease. He is buried at Tiverton. Shirley died on November 18, 2018, in Parry Sound, Ontario, at the age of 72.
G11: Michael James Quipp 1968 & Vicky Maureen Leggett
Michael James was born February 6, 1968 in Listowel, Ontario, to Shirley Pauline Coghlin, age 21, and James Frank Quipp, age 20. He graduated from high school in Tiverton. He is a good hockey player.
He married Vicky Maureen Leggett. They have bought a home in Tiverton and are both employed. They have two children, Jordan Michael, born February 21, 1991 and Brittany Susan, born February 25, 1993.
G11: Kelly Joanne Quipp 1970 & James Elden Robertson
Kelly Joanne was born July 1 , 1970 in Listowel, Ontario, to Shirley Pauline Coghlin, age 24, and James Frank Quipp, age 23. She also graduated from high school in Tiverton.
Kelly married James Elden Robertson. They have a daughter Morgan Elizabeth born April 17, 1998 and a son Bradley James Robertson born May 3, 2000.
G8: Elizabeth Susannah Hart 1895-1928 & John Colin McAlpine
Elizabeth Susannah Hart was born Oct 8, 1895 at Leadbury. She was the second child of Harry and Mary Hart.
She lived at home with her parents and when her mother died in 1921, she continued to “keep house” for her father.
She married John Colin McAlpine on March 17, 1926. They had a son, Donald John Henry McAlpine on August 8, 1927.
John had a farm at Hanna, Alberta and Elizabeth, (who was always called “Lizzie”) went to live with him there.
Elizabeth died in May, 1928 at the age of 32, apparently of “blood poisoning” and is buried at Hanna, Alberta. John Colin McAlpine died Aug. 19, 1974 at the age of 87 and is also buried at Hanna, Alberta.
G9: Donald John Henry McAlpine 1927 & Marion Joan Bickerbike
Donald John Henry McAlpine was born on August 8, 1927 in Hanna, Alberta, to Elizabeth Susanna Hart, age 31, and John Colin McAlpine, age 40. He was less than a year old when his mother died.
On June 14, 1952 Donald married Marion Joan Bickerbike. Donald and Marion have four children, Deb born August 10, 1955; Cindy born April 2, 1957; Douglas born September 4, 1958 and Lisa born Jan 28, 1960.
Donald has worked for the railroad and has built and sold several homes.
Marion died on May 15, 1995, in Duncan, British Columbia, at the age of 64.