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Samuel George Acheson

Samuel George ACHESON; born 1884 and died 1966 in Ontario. George married Bertha Maddess, and together raised five children in southern Ontario.

Family reference: 114.1

Born Born 11 July 18841 Elma twp., Perth co., Ontario
Died Died 19661 Milverton, Perth co., Ontario
Married Married   Bertha Maddess


  • Father: Samuel Acheson; b. 1856; d. 1926
  • Mother: Ellen Elizabeth Kent; b. 1864


  • Melvin Acheson
  • Howard Acheson; m. to Isabelle Buchanan
  • Helen Acheson; m. to Osmand Lines
  • Annie Acheson; m. 1st to Frank Quipp; m. 2nd to Dough Clelland
  • James Acheson; m. to Mildred Annett

The Parents of George

George’s Early Years

George and Bertha

Bertha Maddess was born in 1886 in Ireland. She died in 1975 in Ontario.

The Final Years for George


Canada Census of 1891

Name Gender Age Status Relation Born Fathers Birth Mothers Birth Religion Occupation
ACHESON Samuel male 34 married head Ire Ire Ire Pres Farmer
Ellen E. female 27 married wife US Eng Eng Pres  
Samuel G. male 6 single son Ont Ire US Pres  
Lucy A. female   single daughter Ont Ire US Pres  
Wm. J. male 11 m single son Ont Ire US Pres  
Joseph male 70 widowed father Ire Ire Ire Pres  
- Canada 1891 Census for Elma, County Perth North, Ontario, District 107, Subdistrict b, Division 2, microfilm T-6362, LDS Family History Library film #1465787.

Noted: in the next household lived John (26) and Sarah (22) Acheson, likely a grandson of the elder Joseph Acheson.

Canada Census of 1901 2

Name Gender Age Status Relation Born Birthdate Naturalized Religion Occupation
ATCHESON James male 45 married head Ire 9 Aug 1853 1860 Pres farmer
Ellen E. female 38 married wife US 21 May 1862 1882 Pres  
George male 16 single son US 11 July 1884   Pres farmer's son
Norman male 12 single son US 16 Apr 1888   Pres  
Joseph male 10 single son US 16 Jan 1890   Pres  
Weir male 5 single son US 31 May 1895   Pres  
Winnie female 3 single daughter US 26 May 1897   Pres  
Joseph male 85 widowed father Ire 10 Nov 1815 1860 Pres  
- Canada 1901 Census for Elma, County Perth North, Ontario, District 104, Subdistrict b, microfilm T-6490, LDS Family History Library film #1843572.

Noted: The census uses the 'Atcheson' surname spelling. Also, the head of the household is 'James' and not 'Samuel'. Since the other family names and the dates are a reasonable match, this is the correct family.


  1. "Who's That Sitting in our Family Tree?", by Gert [Webber] Lawrie; private publication 1988; history and stories of Canadian families of Webber, Acheson, Miller and Henry
  2. The Ontario GenWeb Project; for the 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 Ontario census records; with access to original images

-- JimBenedict - 29 Nov 2006
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