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Friday, October 5, 2012

Funeral Card Friday: Nelson Hilborn (1842-1922), Thedford, Ontario

In Thedford, on Thursday, Jan.
26th, 1922
Aged 79 years and
6 months


The funeral services will be held in the
Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan.
29th, at 1:30 o'clock p.m.

Interment at Pinehill cemetery.

Friends and acquaintances will please accept 
this intimation

Nelson Hilborn was born on the28th of July 1842 in Preston, Ontario, son of John C. Hilborn, and Sarah Anglemere1.  I was lucky enough to find a biography of Nelson Hilborn in "A Commemorative Biographical Record of the County of Lambton, Ontario" by J.H. Beers online, which tells about Nelson's arrival to the area and more about his family.  It confirms he was born the 28th of July 1842 in Waterloo County, Ontario and arrived to Bosanquet, Lambton County as a young boy with his parents.  He was one of nine children born to John and Sarah Hilborn.  He married Margaret L. Mitchell of New Brunswick on the 17th of September 1868.  They had three children:  Franklin, who died young; Sarah Esther and John Nelson2

The Beers book also provided a nice image of Mr. Nelson Hillborn:

1 "Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6PH-F72 : accessed 21 Sept 2012), Nelson Hilborn, 1922.
2 Beers, J. H. Commemorative biographical record of the county of Lambton, Ontario: containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and many of the early settled families. 1906. Pages 632-634. (http://archive.org/details/recordlambton00beeruoft: accessed September 20, 2012)


  1. Fancy funeral card. I've never personally seen one so elegant.

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