The Milne/Smeed Connection

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Agnes Rebecca McArthur Quillman

Agnes Rebecca McArthur was born on 4 June 1851 in Ontario. She was the daughter of Daniel McArthur and Rebecca Cromer Johnson. Agnes had two half-sisters, Mary Elizabeth Johnson Wallis and Catherine Johnson Milne.

Agnes married Henry Quillman ca 1871. The couple had four sons and one daughter. They resided for many years on their farm in Flamborough West, Wentworth County.

Henry died in 1914. Agnes died on 27 August 1933 in Flamborough West. They are buried at Crown Cemetery, Morriston, Wellington County which is a short distance from their farm.

Agnes Rebecca McArthur Quillman


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For My Great Great Grandmother on St. Patrick’s Day

Rebecca CROMER JOHNSON McARTHUR was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland on 10 May 1807. She lived a long life in three countries, married and was widowed twice and raised three daughters mainly on her own in what must have been difficult circumstances. She died in September, 1902.