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William Joseph Acheson

William Joseph ACHESON; born 1890 in Perth county, Ontario and died 1948 in Ontario. Joseph married Emma Danbrook, raising nine children.

Born Born 16 Jan 18901 Elma twp, Perth co., Ontario
Died Died 1948 Perth co., Ontario
Married Married   Emma Danbrook

Photo Album - Family album of photos and documents.


  • Father: Samuel Acheson; b. 1853; d. 1926
  • Mother: Ellen Elizabeth Kent; b. 1864


  1. Wilfred Acheson
  2. Winnie Acheson; m. to Elmer Coghlin
  3. Stanley Acheson; m. to Gerti Demerling
  4. Lloyd Acheson; m. to Ruth Fraser
  5. Leroy Acheson
  6. Samuel Acheson; m. to Bunny
  7. Fern Acheson; m. to Harold Borden
  8. Bernice Acheson; m. to Lyle Johnson
  9. Marlene Acheson; m. to Wayne Cumming

The Parents of Joseph

Joseph’s Early Years

Joseph and Emma Danbrook

Sam and Bunny family Emma was the daughter of William and Ellen Danbrook and was born on Feb. 5, 1891 in Ontraio. She passed away in 1953 in Elma twp., Perth co., Ontario, five years after Joseph.

In 1930, Joe and Em purchased Concession 9 Lot 22 as a farm. During the late 1930s Joe built a new silo and raised the barn to put a new main wall under it. In 1946 Joe sold the farm to his son Sam and daughter-in-law Bunny. A new implement shed was built in 1956, the barn burned that same year. Sam and Bunny remained on the farm until 1958 when the farm was bought by Harry and Beth Danbrook.

In the photo we have in front: Bunny and Sam Acheson; back row: Wilma and Bev Acheson; Lynda Acheson (m. to Paul Schott); Kevin Acheson (son of Wilma and Bev)2.

The Final Years for Joseph


Canada Census of 1891 1

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.

Canada Census of 1901 1

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 19o1 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. The Ontario GenWeb Project; for the 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 Ontario census records; with access to original images
  2. "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

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