Switzer Genealogy
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George Miles Switzer[1, 2, 3]

Male 1847 - 1915


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  • Name  George Miles Switzer 
    Born  9 May 1847  Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1851  Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  1861  Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census  1871  Fenelon Twp., Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census  1881  Fenelon Twp., Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census  1891  Fenelon Twp., Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census  1901  Fenelon Twp., Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  1911  Lindsay, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died  23 Jul 1915  Lindsay, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • George Miles Switzer died 23rd July when living at St David St.Lindsay, when killed by a train. (Lindsay Post.)
      George Miles Switzer was struck by a train while walking along the tracks with his fishing rod. Died at hospital right after. He was 67 and they put the cause of death as being 'struck by a train due to being old & feeble'!! There is one of my uncles still living (Lorne) who recalls his grandfather's death - since he lived with the son's family at the time.( e-mail from Carol Miller May 14, 2001).
    Notes 
    • George came from Camden Township to Fenelon Township in 1868 with his father Jacob Switzer. The two children Sanford and Margaret, listed with George and Jemima in census records are children of Jemima by her first husband David Switzer. George formerly of Fenelon Township, lived on a farm near Cameron for six or seven years, prior to his death, at the home of his son Arthur on St. David Street, Lindsay. (death Notice) George's Sister-in-law Lucy Switzer was called to Lindsay, when the accident at a train crossing, causing his death occurred .( e-mail from Carol Miller May 14, 2001).
    Person ID  I180  Switzer Family
    Last Modified  26 Feb 2011 

    Father  Jacob Switzer,   b. 1815, Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1893, Fenelon Twp., Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth,   b. 1814,   d. 17 Jan 1891, Fenelon Twp., Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F48  Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse  Jemima Jane Ruttan,   b. 29 Sep 1844, Loughborough Twp., Frontenac, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1904, Fenelon Falls, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Feb 1878  Fenelon Falls, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    • Jemima married (2) 18 Feb. 1878, George Miles Switzer, David's first cousin at Fenelon Falls Ontatio, Witness Micah Switzer (Brother of Jemima's first husband,) Mary Jane ( probably Sara Jane wife of Micah.)
      Jemima Jane Switzer nee Ruttan Daughter of Lorenzo Ruttan and Margaret Harpel and widow of David Switzer.
      (Jemima must have neglected to inform the Minister that she was a widow as church records show that she was daughter to Lorenzo and Margaret Switzer, instead of Lorenzo and Margaret Ruttan) David's brother Micah was living in Fenelon Township ( where George lived ) so it is likely that Jemima met George through her brother-in-law. David and Jemima's two children are listed in the 1881 Fenelon township census with George and Jemima.
    Notes 

    • 1878 - 1881 Marriages

      #010727-78 (Victoria Co): George Milas? SWITZER, 29, yeoman, Canada, Fenelon, s/o Jacob & Elizabeth, married Jemima Jane SWITZER, 34, widow, Loburn?, Fenelon, d/o Lorenzo & Margaret RUTTAN, witnesses were Micha & Mary Jane SWITZER of Fenelon, Feb. 18, 1878 at Fenelon Falls.
    Children 
     1. George Arthur Switzer,   b. 22 Aug 1879, Fenelon Falls, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1954, Lindsay, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Henry Wallace Switzer,   b. 6 Mar 1882, Fenelon Twp., Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1882
    Family ID  F108  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1847 - Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - Fenelon Twp., Victoria, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1878 - Fenelon Falls, Victoria, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1881 - Fenelon Twp., Victoria, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - Fenelon Twp., Victoria, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - Fenelon Twp., Victoria, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1911 - Lindsay, Victoria, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jul 1915 - Lindsay, Victoria, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary
    Obituary
    George Miles Switzer

    Marriage Certificates
    Marriage Register<br/>George Miles Switzer & Jemima Jane Ruttan
    Marriage Register
    George Miles Switzer & Jemima Jane Ruttan


    Death Certificates
    Death Register<br/>George Miles Switzer
    Death Register
    George Miles Switzer


    Census Images

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    1851 census - Switzer/Molyneaux
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    1861 census - Switzer
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    1881 census - Switzer/King/Ruttan
    1881 census - Switzer/King/Ruttan
    1871 census - Switzer/King
    1871 census - Switzer/King
    1891 census - Switzer/Ruttan/King
    1891 census - Switzer/Ruttan/King
    1901 census - Switzer/King/Ruttan/Knight/Day/Henry
    1901 census - Switzer/King/Ruttan/Knight/Day/Henry
    1911 census - Switzer/Bates
    1911 census - Switzer/Bates

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Carol-Anne Eldridge, Import.

    2. [S19] 1851 Canadian Census.

    3. [S28] 1901 Canadian Census.

    4. [S101] 1861 Canadian Census.

    5. [S125] 1871 Canadian Census.

    6. [S76] 1881 Canadian Census.

    7. [S147] 1891 Canadian Census.

    8. [S30] 1911 Canadian Census.

    9. [S54] Registry of deaths, Ontario.

    10. [S31] Cliff Alger - e-mail.

    11. [S246] Ontario Vital Statistics Project.

    12. [S41] Registry of Marriages, Ontario.