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                                       The Hyder Family History Part 1 – The Oldest Man in Ontario

For this month’s family history, I will highlight the Hyder family. The Hyder family’s story begins with John Hyder. He married three times, but I was only able to identify one of his wives, Caroline. The earliest mention of John Hyder may be from The Amherstburg Echo on November 15, 1889 which reported “Mr. Hyder is building an addition to his house.” Mr. Hyder’s first name isn’t mentioned, so I’m not completely sure that this is the correct person.

A few years later John Hyder’s obituary appeared in The Amherstburg Echo on June 24, 1892. It said “John Hider, the oldest man in Ontario, died at Harrow, on Wednesday of last week, at the age of 109 years, having been born in Virginia in 1783, in slavery. He came to this country some time in the beginning of the present century, and worked for some years in Amherstburg, for the father of the present Lieut. Governor Schultz of Manitoba, afterwards removing to Colchester, where he lived over half a century, having been known as ‘old man’ Hider, all that time. He was married three times, the families by his first two wives being resident in the United States, where one son is now 85 years of age. His third wife, one son Charles, one married daughter, Mrs. Wm. Talbot, and two unmarried daughters are living in this township. He remembered George Washington, General Jackson and a number of the old-timers of that day, and took great pleasure in recounting incidents of the early slave days. He was a veteran of the rebellion of 1837-38. The funeral services took place on Friday, Deacon Matthew Matthews preaching the sermon at the A.M.E. church, Harrow, and the interment taking place at Gilgal.” John’s death record reports that he died on June 15th, 1892 in Colchester South. John’s obituary mentions that he fought in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837-1838, and in the book New Canaan, Milo Johnson states that he fought with the Essex Colored Battalion and “probably received a land grant in Colchester South Township for his patriotism and participation.” Johnson adds that John “established a farm on Lot 7 of the 5th Concession in the Gilgal Village area where he was known for his pottery making business.”

Several decades later, on April 18, 1930, The Amherstburg Echo printed a story titled ‘Early Harrow History Reviewed’ and in the article it mentions Hyder, stating “and next Snake lane was a house owned by ‘Sunny’ Griffin, then Wallace Webster had a place now owned by Roy Pastorius. On a corner on the main road was a log school for the colored people, Mr. Hyder lived next, then Mr. Hanns, Mr. Carr, the hotel there was used as a dwelling, then there was a wagon and blacksmith shop owned by Walter and Ira Pastorius.”

John Hyder’s wife Caroline passed away a few years after John on July 14, 1896 in Colchester South at the age of 63. Her obituary from The Amherstburg Echo shares a few more details and says “Mrs. John Hyder died at her home in Harrow, on Tuesday night. She has been almost? helpless for several years and ? reached a ripe old age. Her husband died about two years ago. One son, Charles and four daughters, Mrs. Wm. Talbot and three ? who survive. The funeral took places yesterday.”

What we publish is not a complete history of any family and is based on the documents that are available. We welcome photos and information to fill in the gaps.  See you next week for part 2.

                                         The Hyder Family History Part 2 – Civil War Veteran

John had at least thirteen children named Eliza, Frances E., Josephine, Charles, Annie, Delia, Lucinda, Ida, Angeline, Emily, Ellen, Telitha, and Elizbeth. I could not find information for Eliza, Ellen, Annie, Delia, Elizabeth, and Lucinda, but I did find information for Frances, Josephine, Charles, Emily, Telitha, Angeline, and Ida.

Frances Elizabeth Hyder is the first child of John Hyder that I will discuss. She married William H. Talbert (sometimes spelt Talbot) on December 11, 1872 in Detroit. Frances and William had at least six children named John, Arthur O’Brien, William, Elmer, Walter, and James Lionel. Before discussing their children, I’m going to share further information about Frances and William. I found a pension record for William H. Talbert which states that he served in the “K 1 Mich. Col’d Inf. And K102 U.S.C. Inf.” This record does not state specifically what war he fought in, but he served in the Civil War. William Talbert passed away on March 5, 1897 in Colchester at the age of 55. His death record states that he was born circa 1842 in Clinton, Ohio. William’s obituary appeared in The Amherstburg Echo on March 12th and says “William Talbot, an old resident of this township, died at his home in the 4th ? on Friday last in the 66th year of his ? Deceased was born in Ohio in 1831 and took part in the American civil war of 1863-65. After the war he came to this township and has lived here ever since. He was in receipt of a pension from the U.S. Government. He leaves a widow and six children. The funeral took place on Monday, interment taking place at Gilgal cemetery. Rev. Mr. Wright officiating, and the pall bearers being Washington Hurst, Newton Bell, Jonas Hurst and Ora Craig.”

Many years later, in 1940, Frances passed away and her obituary which was printed on November 1st states “One of the old and respected residents of the district, Mrs. William Henry Talbot, died Wednesday morning at the home of her son Arthur Talbot, with whom she had been living for the past two years. Deceased was 89 years of age the day of her death. She was born in Colchester South, the daughter of John Hyder. She was married to Mr. Talbot who predeceased her 44 years ago. Mrs. Talbot had been ill for the past 16 months. Surviving her are four sons, Arthur and William of Harrow and James and Elmer of Detroit; also two sisters, Miss Emma Hyder and Mrs. Angeline Hurst of Detroit and 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One brother Charles and one sister Josephine predeceased her. The funeral will be held this Friday afternoon from the home to the B.M.E. Church of which she was a devoted member. Rev. Jackson of Windsor will officiate. Burial will follow in the Gilgal Cemetery.”

As mentioned, Frances Hyder and William Talbert had at least six children named John, Arthur O’Brien, William, Elmer, Walter, and James Lionel. John was born on March 12, 1875 in Colchester. His brother Arthur O’Brien was born on June 29, 1890, also in Colchester. Arthur married Bertha Nolan, the daughter of Alexander Nolan and Hattie Scott, on June 13, 1916 in Harrow. Bertha was born February 15, 1899 in Colchester.

According to Bertha’s obituary “Mrs. Arthur Talbot, 48, died at her home in Harrow on Wednesday. Her maiden name was Bertha Nolan and she was born in Colchester North. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Douglas Hurst of Anderdon and Mrs. Albert Thabers? Of Windsor, also four sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Ada Morgan and Mrs. Eva Carter of Windsor, Mrs. Melba Harris and Mrs. Edna Brien of Detroit; Frank and Lloyd Nolan of Windsor; George and Kenneth Nolan of Detroit and eight grandchildren. The remains are resting at the J.H. Madill & Son Funeral chapel in Harrow and will be taken to her late home on Friday. Funeral services will be held in the Church of God in Christ on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 and will be conducted by Elder Norval Wilson. Burial will follow [sic] in Gilgal Cemetery.”

According to the Museum’s family history binders, Arthur O’Brien Talbert passed away on December 11, 1966. I was also able to find an obituary for Arthur which says “Arthur O’Brien, 76, of 71 King St. E., Harrow, died Sunday in Metropolitan Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born in Colchester North Township and was a life-long resident of Harrow. Mr. Talbert was a retired farmer and a member of the British Methodist Episcopal Church, Harrow. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Berdina Hurst of Amherstburg and Mrs. Albert (Zella) Timbers of Windsor; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. from James H. Sutton Funeral Home, 1567 Ouellette Ave. with Bishop A.T. Harrison officiating. Burial in Gilgal Cemetery, Harrow.”

Arthur and Bertha Talbert had two daughters named Berdina and Zella. Berdina married Douglas Hurst and, according to the Amherstburg Echo, her parents hosted a bridal shower for the couple who were surrounded by a “large number of friends gathered to extend their felicitations and tender gifts to the bride and groom and wish them many years of happy wedded life. Elder Morton, of Windsor, voiced the good wishes of the gathering in a short address. After some time spent in social intercourse a dainty lunch was served.”  The couple had several children including Douglas, Andrew, Wava, Rose, Sylvia, Gloria, Patricia, Francis, Ralph, Thomas, Clarence, Pamela and Agnes.

Berdina’s sister Zella married Albert Howard Timbers on July 31, 1941. Albert was the son of Aylmer Timbers and Bernice Britton and was born in 1916 in Chatham. Albert and Zella had three children named Zella Ileen, Lary and Alvin. Zella’s obituary also mentions that “Her devotion guided her to the positions of Chairperson of the Trustee Board, President of the Usher Board, Treasurer of the Sunday School, Member of the Britannia Club, the Mother’s Day committee and Co-convener of the Dresden Day Committee.” Zella’s husband Albert also served in the Canadian Army-65th Tanker Transporters during WWII. Following the War, Albert worked at Ford Motor Company in the Power House, later moving to the Engine Plant until his retirement.

What we publish is not a complete history of any family and is based on the documents that are available. We welcome photos and information to fill in the gaps.  See you next week for part 3.

                                                   The Hyder Family History Part 3 – Snake Lane

The next child of Frances Hyder and William Talbert is William. He married Florence A. Moore, the daughter of Frank Moore and Mary Matthews, on December 25, 1907 in Windsor. According to William’s obituary from October 14, 1948 “William Henry Talbert, 71, a former resident of Harrow, died in Windsor on Monday afternoon. He was born in Colchester South the son of the late William Talbert and his wife, Florence Moore. The late Mr. Talbert was well known in Harrow as he lived on Snake Lane most of his life. Seven years ago he moved to Windsor. His wife died about 15 years ago. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Beatrice Baker of Detroit, Walter Talbert, Windsor; Charles, Austin and Mrs. Mary Cooke of Windsor; Mrs. Beryle Blackstone of Detroit; David of Harrow; Myron, Viola, Jennie of Windsor. Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at the J.H. Madil and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gilgal Cemetery.” A note about Snake Lane. All that remains of this settlement is a cemetery. In the mid 1800s, African Canadians used this site for religious camp meetings and there was a BME church located north of the cemetery, but it was torn down in the 20th century. Many of the stones were moved or broken, which resulted in a restoration campaign in 2001.

William and Florence’s children include Sophia Beatrice, Walter, Charles, Austin, Mary, Beryle, David, Myron, Viola, Jennie, Wallie Sutherland, Nettie Leona Talbert, Henry Talbot, Paul, Francis, and Darwin. Tragically, Paul, Francis and Darwin passed away in a house fire, and Nettie Leona and Henry passed at a young age. I was able to find information for several of William and Florence’s children which I will share now.

Austin is first. His obituary appeared in The Windsor Star on January 25, 1993 and states “TALBOT – William Austin at his residence in Chambly, Quebec on January 19, 1993 at the age of 79 years. Formerly of Windsor. Beloved husband of Flora (nee James), Chambly, Que. and predeceased by his first wife Virginia (nee green) 1965. Dearest father of Niles and his wife Drew – Toronto; Winanda and her husband Bernie Hines – Chicago; Joyce and her husband Richard Sherman – Windsor; Nuvella and her husband George Pogue – Detroit; Janet and her husband Mike Garrison, San Diego; and Janisse and her husband Lewis Marquez of Windsor, 15 Grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Myron Talbot, Buffalo; June Trice and Viola Barrymore both of Detroit. Predeceased by Brothers Walter, Charles, and David and Sisters Beatrice, Beryl and Mary. Stepfather of Francine and Micheline. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Mr. Talbot had been retired from Ford Motor Co. of Canada after 35 years service. He was also a community barber for many years serving Emeryville, Harrow-Colchester and Windsor.”

Austin’s sister Beryle married Henry Blackstone, the son of William Blackstone and Minnie Morehead, on December 9, 1946 in Marion, Ohio. According to the 1950 Census, Beryle and Henry lived in Detroit with their two daughters June and Marsha. Beryl passed away on August 1, 1981 in Riverside, California. Her obituary from The Windsor Star was printed on August 5th and said “BLACKSTONE – Beryl A., 65 years, August 1, 1981 in California. Beloved wife of Henry. Dear sister of Mrs. Benjamin (Beatrice) Baker, Mrs. Mary Weaver, Mrs. Leo (Viola) Barmore, Mrs. Festes (June) Trice, all of Detroit; Walter, Zeke and David Talbot, all of Windsor; Austin, Montreal; Myron of Buffalo, N.Y. Memorial services will be held at St. Andrews Redmeer Lutheran Church, 6087 Fifteenth St., Detroit, Friday, August 7 at 6 p.m. Pastor Bill Hopper officiating.”

Beryl’s brother David married a woman named Margaret. He passed away on October 28, 1984 in Windsor. His obituary from The Windsor Star says “TALBOT – David Matthew 64 Years. October 28, 1984 at Metropolitan Hospital. Mr. Talbot was retired from Chrysler Canada. Member of The Masons, Prince Hall Grand Lodge, American Star Lodge #4, an Association Patron of The Eastern Star, Victoria Chapter #3, member of The B.M.E. Church. Beloved husband of Margaret. Dear father of Miss Ilona Talbot, Toronto, Alan W. Talbot of Newmarket, Ont., Brenda and Marsha, at home. Dear brother of Walter, Austin of Quebec, Myron of Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Beatrice Baker, Mrs. Leo (Maggie) Barrimore, Mrs. Fess (June) Trice, all of Detroit. Pre-deceased by brother Charles and sisters, Mary Weaver and Byrle Blackstone. Survived by one grandson, Justin D.W. Talbot.”

I was only able to find a few details for David’s brother Myron. He was born on February 7, 1922 and later lived in Buffalo, New York. He passed away on April 29, 2013.

Myron’s sister Viola is next. She lived in Detroit and married Leo Barmore (sometimes spelt Barrermore), the son of Samuel Barmore and Fannie Hughes. Leo’s ‘Social Security Death Index’ states that he was born on June 26, 1926 and passed away on July 13, 1993. The 1950 Detroit Census lists Viola and Leo with their children Leo Jr. and Patricia. I also found a document listing Richard Barmore as the son of Leo Barmore and Viola ‘Talbart.’ It also states that he was born on January 8, 1951 in Detroit and died on January 16, 2004.

The only information that I could find for Viola’s sister Jennie is that she lived in Windsor. Jennie’s sister Mary Estella was born on May 29, 1912. Mary Estella married more than once. She first married someone with the last name Cooke (sometimes spelt Cook), then Weaver. In Mary’s brother William’s obituary, she is listed as Mrs. Mary Cooke of Windsor. The obituary, from May 17, 1977, for Mary’s son Leo William Cook lists Mary with the last name Weaver. It says “COOK – Leo William, 40 years, May 16, 1977. Late residence 586 Parent Ave. Beloved son of Mrs. Mary Weaver of Detroit. Husband of William of Detroit. Beloved father of William, Violet, Debra at home. Dear brother of Mrs. Richard (Florence) Trice, Mrs. Mary Baugh of Detroit.”

Mary’s sister Nettie Leona is next. According to her death record, she sadly died at just under two years old on February 17, 1919 in Colchester South. Nettie Leona’s sister Sophia Beatrice was born on October 7, 1908 in Colchester. She married John Benjamin Baker. Sophia’s naturalization record states that she and John were married on January 27, 1937 in Detroit and that they had three children named Dolores (born December 9, 1938), Franklin (born July 15, 1937) and Annette (born April 15, 1940). The 1950 Census also lists an additional child named Benjamin.

As mentioned, Sophia Beatrice’s brother Paul tragically passed away in a housefire at the age of 5 years old on October 25, 1928 in Harrow. He was born on June 2, 1923, also in Harrow. Paul’s brother Charles Augustus was born on April 1, 1911 in Colchester. He married Nina Jenkins and their children include Delores, Donna Jean, Paul Louis, Lloyd Anthony, Lana, Dale, Derrick, and Josephine.

I was able to find an obituary for both Charles and Nina which I will share now. Charles passed away in 1982 and his obituary was printed on May 20 and says “TALBOT – Charles Augustus (Zeke), 71 years, May 20, 1982 at Hotel Dieu Hospital, late residence 1077 Windsor Ave. Retired from Chrysler of Canada; member of American Star Lodge #4, F. & A.M.P.H. Beloved husband of Nina (nee Jenkins). Dear father of Mrs. Mark (Delores) Wilson, Harrow; Mrs. Donna Jean Ramsey, Windsor; Paul Louis Talbot, Ottawa; Lloyd Anthony Talbot, Toronto; Lana Elaine Talbot, Windsor; Dale, Windsor; Derrick, Toronto; Josephine Talbot, deceased Aug. 1937. Dear brother of Walter, Windsor; Austin, Montreal; David, Windsor; Myron, Buffalo, N.Y.; Mrs. Beatrice Baker, Mrs. Mary Weaver, Mrs. Viola Barrermore, Mrs. June Trice, all of Detroit. Predeceased by Mrs. Beryl Blackstone (1981), Mr. Paul Talbot (1928), Miss Nettie Talbot (1919).”

Charles’s wife Nina’s obituary appeared in The Windsor Star on March 24, 1999 and says “TALBOT, Nina Mae (nee Jenkins). October 7, 1918-March 22, 1999. On Monday, March 22, 1999, the Angels in Heaven ushered Nina from Earth to Heaven, her transition was easy because her Grandmother Mary Jenkins came with the Heavenly Host. She leaves in her transition. She was predeceased by her Husband Charles Augustus (Zeke) Talbot (1982), Mother Ethyl Mae Jenkins (1918), Father William Henry Jenkins (1962), Grandmother Mary Jenkins (1959). Children Josephine Marva Talbot (1937), Derrick Linton Talbot (1993). Brother Anthony Thomas (1996) and sister Carol Ann Jenkins (1917). She is survived by her children Dolores Louise and husband Mark Wilson, Donna Jean and the late Lorimer Ramsey (1968), Paul Louis and wife Pearl Talbot, Lloyd Anthony (Tony) and friend Mari, Lana Elaine Talbot, Dale Augustus and wife Brenda Talbot, and daughter-in-law Yvonne Talbot and Biz. Brother Lloyd Oliver and wife Barbara Jenkins and John Baylis (Jelly). Beloved Grandmother of 23 Grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchildren. She was sister-in-law to Irma Thomas, Margaret Talbot, Mildred Talbot, Maggie Barmore, June Trice and Myron Talbot. She was a special friend to Barbara Talbot, Gene Talbot, Cindy Talbot, Frank Round, Frank Geddes and Arthur Christian.”

What we publish is not a complete history of any family and is based on the documents that are available. We welcome photos and information to fill in the gaps.  See you next week for part 4.

                                                    The Hyder Family History Part 4 – Lifetime Member

Charles’ brother Walter ‘Wallie’ Sutherland Talbot is the next child of William Talbot and Florence Moore. He was born on September 27, 1909 in Colchester. He married Mildred Newby (pictured), the daughter of William Newby and Margaret Givens. I was also able to find the obituaries for both Walter and Mildred. Walter’s obituary was printed in The Windsor Star on September 5, 1991. It says “TALBOT – Walter Sutherland, was born on September 29, 1909 in Harrow, Ont. Son of the late William and Florence Talbot. He departed this life on Thurs. September 5, 1991 in his 82nd year at Metropolitan General Hospital, at 4:45 am after a lengthy illness. He leaves to mourn his passing, a loving wife Mildred of 45 years in June, two brothers Austin of Chambly, Quebec, Myron of Buffalo, N.Y., three sisters Mrs. Beatrice Baker, Mrs. Viola (Maggie) Barmore and Mrs. June Trice, all of Detroit, Mich. Predeceased by brothers Zeke (1982) and David Talbot (1984), sisters Mary Weaver (1983) and Beryl Blackstone (1981). A host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Mr. Talbot retired in 1977 from Ford of Canada.”

Walter’s wife Mildred’s obituary from The Windsor Star (January 2, 2009) says “TALBOT, Mildred (nee Newby) Has been called home by her heavenly father on December 30, 2008. Born in North Buxton, Ontario May 30, 1916. Beloved wife of the late Walter Sutherland Talbot (1991). Predeceased by her parents William & Margaret Newby (nee Givens). Dear sister of Muriel Newby of Watsonville, California and predeceased by Percy Newby, Lawrence Newby and Geraldine Salters (nee Newby). Dear sister-in-law of June Trice, Viola Barrermore of Detroit, Myron Talbot of Buffalo N.Y. and predeceased by Beatrice, Mary, Beryl, Nettie, Zeke, David, Austin and Paul. Mildred has a host of many cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mrs. Talbot was a Lifetime member of the B.M.E. Church, Britannia Usher Board, Missionary Society and Stewardesses. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Mildred. Family and friends will be received at the Morris Sutton Funeral Home 68 Giles Blvd East on Friday.”

The only information that I could find for Walter’s sister June was that she lived in Detroit and married a man named Festes Trice. June’s brother Henry was born on March 2, 1930 in Harrow, but sadly passed away the same day. Henry’s sister Francis was born on May 30, 1928 in Harrow and tragically passed away during a housefire a few months later on October 25, 1928. Sadly, Francis’s brother Darwin also passed away in the same housefire. He was born on December 28, 1924.

Now that I have discussed William Talbot’s children, I’ll continue with William’s brother Elmer who is the next child of Frances Hyder and William Talbot. Elmer married May Armstrong, the daughter of James Armstrong and Hannah Lewis, on July 12, 1905 in Colchester. Elmer’s brother Walter was a labourer working in Washtenaw, Michigan at the time of his passing at age 29 on March 13, 1904. Walter was also single.

James Lionel Talbot is the last child of Frances Hyder and William Talbot. He married Jordina Matthews, the daughter of Jordina Turner and Samuel Matthews, on January 1, 1906 in Windsor. According to Jordina’s death record, she passed on March 1, 1920 at the age of 34 in Colchester. According to her obituary from March 5, 1920, printed in the Amherstburg Echo, “The sudden death of Mrs. James Talbot Monday cast a gloom over the community, and her death was doubly sad from the fact that her infant daughter died at birth. Mrs. Talbot was Georgina Matthews, daughter of Solomon Matthews and is survived by her husband and seven children. The funeral services were held at Central Grove Wednesday afternoon with burial there.”

Jordina’s husband James Lionel Talbert/Talbot passed away many years later on July 27, 1951 in Detroit. According to Jordina’s obituary, she and James had seven children. I could find information for four of their children: George, Douglas Warner, Mary, and Solomon Lionel. George Talbot married Ethelda Medora Mulder, while George’s brother Douglas was born on November 8, 1907 in Colchester. The Amherstburg Echo printed his obituary on April 26, 1951 which says “Douglas Talbot, 48, a former resident of Colchester South died at ? on Monday. He was born in Colchester South the son of the late James Talbot and lived in the township until six months ago. He is survived by his wife. Funeral services were held in the J.H. Madill Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon followed by interment in Central Grove Cemetery.”

Douglas’ sister Mary sadly passed away on the same day she was born, March 1, 1920.  According to his ‘Delayed Registration’ Solomon Lionel Talbert, was born on January 20, 1906 in Colchester South. When he signed the form on October 13, 1967, he was living in Brooklyn, New York.

What we publish is not a complete history of any family and is based on the documents that are available. We welcome photos and information to fill in the gaps.  See you next week for part 5.

                                                 The Hyder Family History Part 5 – The Homestead

So far, I have discussed two of John Hyder and Caroline Hayes’ children: Eliza and Frances. I will continue with Josephine. She married William Washington, the son of York Washington, on December 23, 1891 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. According to Josephine Washington’s death record, she was born on January 9, 1856 in Harrow and passed away on May 12, 1940 in Detroit. At the time of her passing she was 84 years old and widowed. Josephine’s husband William Henry Washington passed away on July 17, 1903 in Ypsilanti, Michigan at the age of 63.

Josephine’s brother Charles Hyder married a woman named Susan Dennis/Deny/Dennie. Susan was born in Sheridan, England, and was the daughter of Richard Dennie and Adeline Statey. Based on the records, Charles and Susan did not have children. According to Milo Johnson’s book New Canaan Charles “lived and farmed on Lot 13 of the 5th Concession. Charles Hyder married Susan Dennis or Denny. They lived on the Hyder homestead and farmed. Charles was also a laborer.” On December 3, 1915, The Amherstburg Echo mentions Charles purchasing land. The article states “Charles Hyder has purchased Roland Halstead’s five-acre plot at Foote’s Corners, and will erect a new house there and occupy the place himself. This is a very fertile spot, producing the finest tobacco in the township and we may look for some big records when Mr. Hyder gets going under a full head of steam.” Charles passed away on September 18, 1929 in Middlesex, Ontario at the age of 69 years old. I could not find an obituary for Charles, but I did find one for his wife Susan which was printed in The Amherstburg Echo on June 3, 1943. It says “Colchester South – Mrs. Susan Hyder Dies – Mrs. Susan Hyder of Colchester South died in the East Windsor Hospital, Windsor, on Thursday following a lengthy illness. She was born in Sheridan, England, the daughter of Richard Dennie and his wife, Adeline Statey. On February 9, 1892, she was married to Charles Hyder of Colchester South and has lived here since that time. Mr. Hyder died on September 18, 1929. Funeral services were held at Central Grove Church last Sunday afternoon and were followed by burial in Central Grove Cemetery.” A notice to creditors mentions that Susan passed on May 27, 1943.

Charles’ sister Emily was born on December 26, 1862 in Harrow. Emily’s death record from November 9, 1942 states that she passed away in Detroit at the age of 79 and was single. The 1930 Census lists contradictory information, stating that Emily was a widow. I could not find further documentation to prove which is true.

The only information that I could find for Emily’s sister Telitha is from the 1881 Census which lists her at age 15. Similar to Telitha, I was only able to find limited information for Angeline. In her sister Francis’ obituary, it lists Angeline as Angeline Hurst who lived in Detroit. The last child of John Hyder and Caroline Hayes is Ida. She had a son named Clemont Clive Hyder who was born on June 17, 1893 in Essex County. Ida may have also married a man named William Brown. I could not find a marriage record to confirm this, but I did find records for children of an Ida Hider/Hyder and William Brown. The first record is for Lena Brown who was born on July 2, 1896 in Toledo, Ohio. The second document is for Marie Brown who was born on February 4, 1898 in Toledo. Marie married someone with the last name Goodwin and she passed on February 26, 1923 in Detroit. Each document lists Ida Hider/Hyder as their mother, but I could not find further documentation to prove this is the correct person.

What we publish is not a complete history of any family and is based on the documents that are available. We welcome photos and information to fill in the gaps.  See you next week where we will celebrate another amazing family.