A Surname Inquiry


Christine O

 February 21, 2024

I am looking for information on the family of James Henry Leith (b. 1863 in Sutton, Ontario) and Susan Ann Waller (b. Streetsville, Ontario) of Ashworth, Stisted Twp, Muskoka. In particular, I am looking for information on their daughter, Jean Bernice Leith b. 16 Apr 1902 and any of her descendants.


  • Christine

    Thank you, Diane. I had found that information, but I appreciate the help.
    Jean Leith is the person I was looking for. She had illegitimate twin daughters before her marriage and no children from her marriage. I was hoping to eventually find a descendant to confirm my connection through DNA, but it’s not going to happen. I have confirmed with other family matches that this is the person that I was looking for. 🙂

  • Diane Shaw

    Bernice Jean Leith, b Ontario, 28, d/o James Henry Leith and Susan Waller, married William Franklin Shier,b Alberta, 28, chauffeur, s/o William John Shier and Agnes McMullan, witn: Frank Grills?, and Ismelda Fitzsimmons, married Toronto 1 Dec 1931. They were both living at 32 Metcalfe Street Toronto. 1921 census Stisted MuskokaLEITHJames, 56, b Ontario, parents born Scotland, Presbyterian, farmerSusan, 49, b Ontario, parents b EnglandElmer, 17Ernest, 13Archie, 8Norman?, 6Jean, 19Cora, 14Hulda, 10Children all born Ontario. 1921 census is the last one released. Births only released to about 1918.

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