Ryeland Family Tree

The Genealogy of the Ryeland and connected Families

George John WATSON

George John WATSON[1]

Male 1889 - 1950  (60 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name George John WATSON  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 26 Sep 1889  Tamworth, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 7
    • Lists year of birth as 1891 in military records but birth certificate clearly shows 1889, later military records near his date of discharge list his date of birth as 26 Sep 1890, on Bettina's birth certificate he says he is 30 which would be 1890 as well.
    George WATSON Birth Certificate.gif
    George WATSON Birth Certificate.gif
    Gender Male 
    Military Staff Sergeant  [8
    • Number 3159
    Residence 1891  Napanee, Lennox & Addington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1891 Census Robert George WATSON Maria nee CURLETTE and Family.jpg
    1891 Census Robert George WATSON Maria nee CURLETTE and Family.jpg
    Residence 1901  Deseronto, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1901 Census Robert George WATSON Maria nee CURLETTE and Family.jpg
    1901 Census Robert George WATSON Maria nee CURLETTE and Family.jpg
    Occupation 1915  Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Chauffeur 
    Religion 1915  [4, 8
    Wesleyan Methodist 
    Residence 1915  Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    161 Division Street 
    Military 15 Mar 1915  Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Taken on Strength 
    Military 17 Mar 1915  Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Enlistment 
    • Height 5' 5"
      Chest Girth when fully expanded 40.5"
      Range of Expansion 3.5"
      Complexion: Medium
      Eyes: Blue
      Hair: Brownish Black

      Distinctive Marks:

      Scar just below left & right patella
      Mole external surface left elbow

      Regimental Number: 3159
      Unit: C.A.S.C. T.D.
    Military 28 Mar 1915  [8
    Left Canada for England 
    Military 15 Apr 1915  Weybridge, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Injury to right knee 
    • He was kicked in the right knee by someone wearing a heavy pair of boots while playing a game of football. Immediatly afterwards the knee swelled up and was very painful. It has bothered him ever since, painful if he walks for more than two miles.

      Had surgery to remove loose cartilage on Jan 11th 1917
    Military 18 May 1915  Weybridge, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Taken on Strength 
    Military 21 Jun 1915-28 Jun 1915  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    On Sick Furlough 
    Military 1 Jun 1915  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 24 Jul 1915  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Admitted to Hospital - Moore Barracks, Canadian Hospital 
    Military 25 Aug 1915  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military Hospital 
    • Furunculosis
    Military 31 Aug 1915  Hawkhurst, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Transfer to V.A.D Hawkhurst 
    • Furunculosis
    Military 14 Oct 1915  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Admitted to Central Military Hospital 
    • Furunculosis
    Military 14 Oct 1915  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Discharged from hospital 
    Military 15 Oct 1915  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Reported from Hospital - Granted Furlough 
    Military 22 Oct 1915  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Reported at expiration of sick furlough 
    Military 10 Nov 1915  Bramshot, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    On Command #2 TD 
    Military 20 Dec 1915  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Taken of strength from CASC Bramschott 
    Military 30 Dec 1915  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Billeted 
    Military 31 Dec 1915  Bramshot, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 15 Jan 1916  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Appointed Acting Sergeant 
    Military 15 Jan 1916  Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Promoted Sergeant (retroactive to date when appointed acting Sergeant) 
    Military 16 Jan 1916  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 12 Sep 1916  Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Confirmed in the rank of Sergeant 
    Military 14 Oct 1916  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Discharged from Shorncliffe Military Hospital 
    Military 11 Jan 1917  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Surgery to remove loose cartilage in right knee 
    • Synovitis of right knee

      There is diminished flexibility in the knee
    Military 15 Feb 1917  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 15 Feb 1917  Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Appointed Acting Staff Sergeant with pay 
    Military 10 Mar 1917  Westenhanger, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 26 Jun 1917  Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 27 Jun 1917  Bramshot, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 30 Oct 1917  Bramshot, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Granted Permission to Marry 
    Military 30 Dec 1918  Bramshot, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    12 Canadian General Hospital 
    • Influenza
    Military 10 Jan 1919  [8
    Discharged from Hospital 
    • Influenza
    Military 14 Feb 1919  Ripon, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Dental Exam for Demobilization 
    • No dental work, has never recieved dental treatment
    Military 19 Feb 1919  Ripon, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 3 Mar 1919  Witley, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 23 Mar 1919  Weston-Super-Mare, , Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Sailing to Canada on board the H.M.T.S. Empress of Britian 
    Military 26 Mar 1919  [8
    Ceases to be attached on transfer to C.E.F. Canada 
    Military 1 Apr 1919  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Discharge 
    • Reason for Discharge: Demolilization
    Residence 1 Apr 1919  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1502 Queen Street 
    • Proposed Residence after Discharge
    1502 and 1500  Queen Street West Toronto.jpg
    1502 and 1500 Queen Street West Toronto.jpg
    Occupation 23 Oct 1920  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Chauffeur 
    Residence 23 Oct 1920  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1500 Queen Street West 
    1502 and 1500  Queen Street West Toronto.jpg
    1502 and 1500 Queen Street West Toronto.jpg
    Occupation 1921  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Unreadable 
    • Earning $1,000 per year
    1921 Canadian Census George John Watson and Family.jpg
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence 1921  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    1500 Queen Street West 
    • Rental of a 4 room brick house, $40 per month
    1921 Canadian Census George John Watson and Family.jpg
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence 1950  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    65 Marion Street 
    65 Marion Street Toronto.jpg
    65 Marion Street Toronto.jpg
    Buried 1950  Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Section "U" - Lot S½ 255 #4

      No stone marks the grave
    George John Margaret May Marjorie Mariah WATSON and Carol VARCOE nee TURNER Grave.jpg
    George John Margaret May Marjorie Mariah WATSON and Carol VARCOE nee TURNER Grave.jpg
    View from street, there is no stone
    Obituary 18 Sep 1950  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Toronto Star 
    • WATSON, George John - Suddenly, Monday, Sept, 18, 1950, at his home, 65 Marion St. George John Watson. beloved husband of Margaret Dallison dear father of Mrs. G. Fuller (Rive), London, Ont; Mrs G Polley (Betty); Mrs J Turner (Catherine) Mrs E Payne (Marguirite) Marjorie and Robert W Watson. At the Turner and Porter chapel 438 Roncesvalles Ave (Notice of funeral arrangments later)
    Residence Deseronto, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 6C7719C1F4B947C98A5D7BC4C01776B7A497 
    Died 18 Sep 1950  Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Cause: Heart Attack 
    Person ID I2163  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2015 

    Father Robert George WATSON,   b. 21 Jun 1855, Weston-Super-Mare, , Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1927, Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Maria CURLETTE,   b. 3 Mar 1857, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 Aug 1878  Deseronto, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Mill Point is the place of marriage however that is just an earlier name for Deseronto
    Robert George Watson and Maria Curlette Marriage Certificate.jpg
    Robert George Watson and Maria Curlette Marriage Certificate.jpg
    Family ID F2560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret May DALLISON,   b. 29 Dec 1894, Derby, , Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1970, Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1917  Marylebone, , Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Married during the war

      Marylebone 1a 1520
    Children 
     1. Marjorie Maria WATSON,   b. 28 May 1918, Farnham, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1996, Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Bettina Mae WATSON, UE
     3. Rive Georgina WATSON,   b. 26 Apr 1922, Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 2002, Barrie, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Beryl Marguerite WATSON
     5. Robert William WATSON,   b. 1925,   d. 5 Dec 2006, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Catherine Edna WATSON
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Sep 1889 - Tamworth, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Napanee, Lennox & Addington Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Deseronto, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Chauffeur - 1915 - Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 161 Division Street - 1915 - Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Taken on Strength - 15 Mar 1915 - Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Enlistment - 17 Mar 1915 - Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Injury to right knee - 15 Apr 1915 - Weybridge, , Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Taken on Strength - 18 May 1915 - Weybridge, , Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - On Sick Furlough - 21 Jun 1915-28 Jun 1915 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1 Jun 1915 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Admitted to Hospital - Moore Barracks, Canadian Hospital - 24 Jul 1915 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Military Hospital - 25 Aug 1915 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Transfer to V.A.D Hawkhurst - 31 Aug 1915 - Hawkhurst, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Admitted to Central Military Hospital - 14 Oct 1915 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Discharged from hospital - 14 Oct 1915 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Reported from Hospital - Granted Furlough - 15 Oct 1915 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Reported at expiration of sick furlough - 22 Oct 1915 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - On Command #2 TD - 10 Nov 1915 - Bramshot, , Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Taken of strength from CASC Bramschott - 20 Dec 1915 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Billeted - 30 Dec 1915 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 31 Dec 1915 - Bramshot, , Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Appointed Acting Sergeant - 15 Jan 1916 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Promoted Sergeant (retroactive to date when appointed acting Sergeant) - 15 Jan 1916 - Folkestone, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 16 Jan 1916 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Confirmed in the rank of Sergeant - 12 Sep 1916 - Folkestone, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Discharged from Shorncliffe Military Hospital - 14 Oct 1916 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Surgery to remove loose cartilage in right knee - 11 Jan 1917 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 15 Feb 1917 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Appointed Acting Staff Sergeant with pay - 15 Feb 1917 - Folkestone, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10 Mar 1917 - Westenhanger, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 26 Jun 1917 - Shorncliffe Camp, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 27 Jun 1917 - Bramshot, , Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Granted Permission to Marry - 30 Oct 1917 - Bramshot, , Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Nov 1917 - Marylebone, , Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 12 Canadian General Hospital - 30 Dec 1918 - Bramshot, , Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Dental Exam for Demobilization - 14 Feb 1919 - Ripon, , Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 19 Feb 1919 - Ripon, , Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 3 Mar 1919 - Witley, , Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Sailing to Canada on board the H.M.T.S. Empress of Britian - 23 Mar 1919 - Weston-Super-Mare, , Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Discharge - 1 Apr 1919 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1502 Queen Street - 1 Apr 1919 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Chauffeur - 23 Oct 1920 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1500 Queen Street West - 23 Oct 1920 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Unreadable - 1921 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1500 Queen Street West - 1921 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 65 Marion Street - 1950 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1950 - Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Toronto Star - 18 Sep 1950 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Deseronto, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart Attack - 18 Sep 1950 - Toronto, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    George John Watson.jpg
    George John Watson.jpg
    George John Watson - Bet 1905 - 1909 - Gillespie & Co North Bay ON.jpg
    George John Watson - Bet 1905 - 1909 - Gillespie & Co North Bay ON.jpg
    George John Watson - June 1914.jpg
    George John Watson - June 1914.jpg
    George John Watson & likely brother - W.G. Gillespie Sudbury ON.jpg
    George John Watson & likely brother - W.G. Gillespie Sudbury ON.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S246] 1891 Canadian Census.

    2. [S83] Interview with Bettina May Polley.

    3. [S422] 1901 Canadian Census, (Location: http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/NationalSummary.jsp).

    4. [S663] George John Watson WW1 Army enrollment papers, George John Watson WW1 Army enrollment papers.

    5. [S76] The Descendants of Robert Emmet Curlett(e) and Christina (Tina) Trompour First Edition, Colin Hodgson.

    6. [S661] Bettina Mae WATSON's Birth Certificate.

    7. [S664] George WATSON Birth Certificate.

    8. [S88] George John Watson's Military Records, Library and Archives Canada.

    9. [S652] 1921 Canadian Census.

    10. [S665] Toronto Star, (Toronto Star).

    11. [S37] Timothy Andrew Ryeland.

    12. [S79] Ontario Marriage Registrations, (URL: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/pec85.htm).


This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding ©, v. 11.1.1, written by Darrin Lythgoe 2001-2017.