Francis and Elizabeth Keillor Carmichael were m. c. 1794 in
They had 9 children: Aberlour, Scotland
*Thomson (1796-1861) m. in 1826 Elizabeth Barbara Hubley (1806-1881) – 15 children (See separate expanded form) (Thomson is the most extensive and will be the last expanded form rather than the first.)
David (1799-?) no information
*** Mary Ann Carmichael (1799-1874) m. William McCabe (1799-1876) (Expanded Form
and Part Ib) Part Ia
Robert (1800-?) no information
Isobel (1801-1864) m. Robert Murray (1792-1884) (s/o Isobel (sister of Francis Carmichael) Carmichael and James Murray) – 8 children (see part II expanded form)
James (1803-?) no further information
Elizabeth Catherine (1804-1877) m. in 1829 William Mahy (1801-1873) (See Expanded Form Part III)
John (1806-?) no further information
Isaac (1808-1887) m. in 1831 Jane Hamilton (1818-?)- 10 children
3. Malcom (1860-1940) is living with his parents in
in the Canadian 1881 census. I next find him in Frenchtown, Missoula Co., MT, a
widow with five children. It states he had been married for 12 years. I have
search in many places looking for this marriage record, but have found nothing.
There is one reference to a woman named Matilda who fits the time and the
geography, but nothing else to support a connection. In 1902, Malcolm marries
Ida Brown Smalling, who is 19 years younger and divorced. In 1909 Alexander D.
Ross, s/o Malcolm and his first wife, dies at age 18. In the 1910 census,
Malcolm is a Superintendent at a Saw Mill and only one of his children from his
former marriage are living with him. They are living in Cedar Township,
Missoula Co., Green Hill, NS MT. Three of his
children from the 2nd marriage have been born. In 1920, One of his
older daughters, Jessie, is living with them and Wallace, the youngest is age
7. He is still a Super. at the Saw Mill. In 1930, the two youngest children are
still with them and Sarah Brown, his mother-in-law is also with them. Malcolm
has retired and they live in the city of Missoula,
MT. 1940 finds just the youngest son, Wallace, living with them. There is a
death certificate for Malcolm for Aug 1 1940. Later, a death record for Ida in
1950. I have found very little info on any of his children. They were:
Alexander D. (1891-1909)
Mary Maud (1903-1981) m. in 1929 Ralph Johnson (?-1961)
Delphine (1907-?) m1 in (?) Unknown Emerick; m2 in 1936 G. E. Breeding
4. Kenneth Ross (1862-1933) is shown living with his parents in the 1871 and 1881 censuses for
. In the 1900 federal census,
he was married to Mary O’Keefe who was b. c 1866 in Green Hill
NS Ireland. He was a Saw Mill Owner.
He and his family were living in a hotel owned by a Kennedy family. They had
three children: Marjory b. 1890, Kenneth
b. 1894 and Bruce b. 1900. It states that Mary was the mother of four children
but only three were living. They were living in Missoula,
. In 1910 they were still in Hellgate Township, Montana Missoula and Kenneth was a
manager in a lumber yard. By 1920, Kenneth is a widow and living with his
daughter Marjory, who has married John H. Toole. Kenneth’s youngest son, Bruce
is also living with them. Marjory’s husband is a real estate agent and they
have a son, John. H., Jr., age 1. The census shows that Kenneth immigrated in
1880 and was naturalized in 1885. In the 1930 census, Kenneth is still living
with his daughter, who now has three sons, John H., Kenneth and Bruce. Kenneth,
the father, died in 1933 and is buried in Missoula
4a. Marjory and John Toole had three boys, John H., Kenneth R., and Bruce R. In the 1940 census her husband had become a lawyer with his own practice. However, he died in 1946. A quick review of the Toole family shows they had very short life spans, all but one died in their 40’s, 50’s and early 60’s. Marjory died in 1963.
4b. Kenneth Jr. m. Joan Trimble. He passed away in 1981 and Joan died in 2015. No children mentioned.
4c. Bruce, b. 1900, living with his parents in 1910 in
His mother d. in 1919
so he is seen living with his father at his sister’s
home in Missoula, MT. Missoula.
There is a death record for Bruce Ross dated
Feb 8 1977, who died and is buried in
No other info is with this
5. Janet E. Ross (1865-?) No further information
6. Eliakim Ross, b. 1868 in
Green Hill, NS immigrated
at age 18 to Montana.
The 1900 census shows Eliakim and Emma Jean with three children living in
Havre, Choteau Co., MT. They have been married since 1893. She was Emma Rodgers
and was also from Canada.
He is listed as a laundry man. There were three children listed for them. In
1910, he owns a lumber mill and is living in
By 1920 all three children have left home, however a 4th child was
born in 1912 and is still living with his parents. Eliakim is a manager but
faded ink makes it impossible to see if he’s still in the lumber business. In
1930 he is the manager of a logging camp in Sanders Co., MT and his youngest
son is still living with him. Missoula, MT.
1940 searches turned up no census.
6a. Stillman (1894-1975) m. Gladys Brewer in 1917, 5 mos after he registered for the draft for WWI. They were married in
His draft card said he was a logging engineer. I can’t seem to find any record of either of them in
the 1920 census for any state. It’s
possible that Stillman entered the military and was stationed on a base. I checked what military records I
could find with no results. In 1930,
he was working in Wholesale Meats, in Missoula, MT. Missoula.
They had a son, John, age 7. I had the same results for
1940 as I did for 1920. However there is
a death record for him for 1975 in .
6b. Edith (1895-?) lived with her parents until 1916 when she married Harold Dopfer. Her daughter Geraldine was b. in 1917 and I find her married for a 2nd time in 1918 to Michael Garvey. Nothing is noted about the first marriage as to divorce or death. The three of them were living in
Her husband, who was b. in Cedar MT. Canada,
was a foreman at a logging camp.
1930 finds them living in Sanders Co.,
in the same logging camp as her father. Michael is still a foreman. In 1940, Michael is called a woods horseman
and they are still in the same
logging camp. Geraldine is no longer listed with
them. There was no evidence of any other children being recorded for this couple.
6c. Marguerite (1899-?) m. LeRoy Hayes in 1921. They appear in the 1930 census in the same logging camp in Sanders Co. In fact, Eliakim and his two daughters are the first three families listed on p. 1A for
in Sanders Co. MT. There are no children listed
for the LeRoy Hayes family. In 1940 they are found living with LeRoy’s sister and brother-in-law, Elmer Richardson, in Springbrook, King Jocko Township Co.,
WA. LeRoy’s mother, Jennie Hayes is also living
with them. The Hayes family was from Loveland Co. At this writing I have not been able to discover a
1940 census for them or any death
recorded with his parents in the ’20 and
’30 census, but thereafter, he’s disappeared. In CA alone there were 13 divorces listed for 13
different Eugene Ross’s in the time
period I searched. So with this I end the line of Eliakim Ross.
7. Alexander Ross (1871-1931) In the 1881 Canadian census Alexander is listed living with his parents in
and Green Hill, Pictou Co., NS. He is a schoolboy at age 10. From this point
on, I will refer to him as Alex Jr., to differentiate him from his father. This
is my label as I have not seen him recorded as Jr., anywhere. In 1891, Alex Jr,
is 19, single and living with his parents in Green Hill. In 1899, Alex Jr.
marries Annie Touchette on Apr 7 when both are residing in Huson, Missoula Co.,
MT. In 1900, they were living in West River
and Alex worked in General Merchandise. In 1910, they are still living in Frenchtown, MT ,
next door to or close by her parents, and Alex is a telegraph operator for the
RR. Ethel is age 7 and Frenchtown, MT Wellington
is age 5. They appear in a 1916 census for Alberta,
having moved there in 1912. Unfortunately, it doesn’t give exact location or
occupation. By 1920 they had moved to and Alex was a night watchman
for a Saw Mill. They now have four children, Donald and Wallace having joined
the family. The 1930 census tells us that Alex immigrated in 1895 and has become
a naturalized citizen. His occupation has changed to Merchant Policeman. Missoula,
MT Wellington has married, in
1927, Edith Mae Derby, b. in ND, and they have a daughter, Betsy, age 2.
Although there is a marriage record for Ethel to Jasper Williams in 1925, she
is living with her parents in the 1930 census and recorded as single. In 1931
Alexander, as a Merchant Policeman, made an arrest of a man who was stealing
gas from a filling station. The man had a hidden gun and used it to shoot
Alexander in the stomach. He died from the wounds. In 1940 Annie is listed as a
widow, with sons Donald and Wallace living with her. Donald works at a gas
station and later, in 1942, marries Edna Denkenberger (nee Anderson). Wallace is a bookkeeper and works
in Wholesale Fruit and marries Carolyn Tiede in 1940.
There are four children, all surnamed Ross, all b. in MT:
Ethel (1903-?) m. in 1925 Jasper Holt Williams (divorced?)
Donald (1910-?) m. in 1942 Edna Denkenberger (nee
Wallace (1918-?) m. in 1940 Carolyn Tiede
No further info on this family line.
I have tried to be as accurate as possible with the information I found. In some cases the handwriting was so hard to read, I had to make an educated guess. In recap, just a reminder, these are the descendants of just one of Francis and Elizabeth Keillor Carmichael’s children. There are several more that I will be working on. Any corrections, additions, deletions that need to be made will be kindly received at:
Canadian Census Reports 1851-1911
Federal Census Reports 1880-1940
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