Kilbourn Family Portraits, 1911

The Kilbourn family was one of the leading families in Owen Sound, Ontario in the early 20th century. Robert Butchart was a business associate of several Kilbourn family members, including John Melbourne Kilbourn (1841-1921), George Stirke Kilbourn (1866-1946), Francis Howard Kilbourn (1863-1948), Frederick Aubrey Kilbourn (1879-1928) and Horace Bruce Smith (1865-1939). Along with Robert Butchart, they were shareholders and active players in the Owen Sound Portland Cement Company and the Lakefield Portland Cement Company.

The Butcharts and the Kilbourns also became related by marriage when Jennie Butchart’s cousin Margaret Paterson married George Stirke Kilbourn in 1891.

The genealogy website Mainguy.ca allowed us to use the following photographic portraits of the Kilbourn family, which were taken in 1911.

KIlbourn family portrait, 1911 (courtesy of William Mainguy - mainguy.ca)

KIlbourn family portrait, 1911 (courtesy of William Mainguymainguy.ca)Here is a listing of the Kilbourn family members in this portrait:

Back Row (standing) L to R:  Douglas M. Neeve, Jessie Kilbourn (nee Adley), Frederick Aubrey Kilbourn (1879-1928) (shareholder in Lakefield Portland Cement Co.-married Jessie Adley), Margaret Kilbourn (1868-1957)(nee Paterson-Jennie Butchart’s cousin)George S. Kilbourn (married Margaret Paterson in 1891. Shareowner in the Owen Sound Portland Cement Co. and Lakefield Portland Cement Co.), Jean Smith (later married Lt. Col. Billy Barker) Horace Bruce Smith (shareowner in Lakefield Portland Cement Company, married Helen M. Kilbourn), Helen M. Smith (nee Kilbourn), John Melbourne Kilbourn (1873-1930) (shareholder in Lakefield Portland Cement Co.), Winnifred Kilbourn (nee Moore)

Middle Row (seated) L to R: Ethel Neeve (nee Kilbourn), Helen Kilbourn (nee Quay), Maria Antoinette Kilbourn (1841-1921)(nee Bishop-the family matriarch), Margaret Carrie (nee Kilbourn)  ,John Melbourne Kilbourn (1841-1921) (the family patriarch-shareholder in the Owen Sound Portland Cement Co. and Lakefield Portland Cement Company, Francis Howard Kilbourn (1864-1948) (shareholder in Owen Sound Portland Cement Co. and Lakefield Portland Cement Co.)

Front Row L to R: John M. Kilbourn (son of George Kilbourn and Margaret Paterson-nephew of Robert Butchart and Jennie Butchart), Dorothy Neeve, William Quay Kilbourn, Margaret Neeve.

Here are the men in the Kilbourn family, from the same photographic session in 1911:

KIlbourn family portrait, 1911 (courtesy of William Mainguy - mainguy.ca)
KIlbourn family portrait, 1911 (courtesy of William Mainguy – mainguy.ca)

Back Row, Left to Right: Frederick Aubrey Kilbourn (1879-1928) (shareholder in Lakefield Portland Cement Co.-married Jessie Adley), Horace Bruce Smith (shareowner in Lakefield Portland Cement Company, married Helen M. Kilbourn), ,John Melbourne Kilbourn (1841-1921) (the family patriarch-shareholder in the Owen Sound Portland Cement Co. and Lakefield Portland Cement Company ,  Douglas M. Neeve,  George S. Kilbourn (married Margaret Paterson in 1891. Shareowner in the Owen Sound Portland Cement Co. and Lakefield Portland Cement Co.), Francis Howard Kilbourn (1864-1948) (shareholder in Owen Sound Portland Cement Co. and Lakefield Portland Cement Co.),  John Melbourne Kilbourn (1873-1930) (shareholder in Lakefield Portland Cement Co.)

Front Row: William Quay Kilbourn, John M. Kilbourn (son of George Kilbourn and Margaret Paterson-nephew of Robert Butchart and Jennie Butchart)

KIlbourn family portrait, 1911 (courtesy of William Mainguy - mainguy.ca)
KIlbourn family portrait, 1911 (courtesy of William Mainguy – mainguy.ca)

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