William McKerlie was born 1829 at Stamford, Welland Co., Upper Canada and died April 17, 1899 at Waterford, ON., Canada. He was the son of John McKerlie (1801-1879) and Rachel Pew (1801-1885). On January 5, 1853 at Talbot District, Norfolk Co., Canada West he married first Melvina "Vinnie" Robinson (1834-1872). In 1873 in Norfolk Co., ON., Canada he married second Elizabeth Smith (nee Bannister)* (1844-1896).
* Elizabeth Smith had three children from a previous marriage to Haggai Smith.
Children with Melvina Robinson:
1 Isabella "Bella" McKerlie, b.1856 - d.1929
- She married Wesly James Serles 1851-1923
2 Agnes McKerlie, b.Nov 1,1960 - d.1944
- She married Francis Kennedy 1859-1927
3 Ellen (Ella) McKerlie, b.June 20, 1861 - d.1941
- She married William Alexander Ball 1860-1928
4 Arthur McKerlie, b.1863 - d.1913
- He married Kathryn "Kate" McCool 1862-1939
5 Emma J McKerlie, b.1867 - d.1867
6 Walter McKerlie, b. 1872. - d.1965
- He married first Esther Leonard (1870-1920). He married second Margaret Elizabeth Byerlay (1872-1933)
Children with Elizabeth Smith:
1 Haggie McKerlie, b.Mar. 19, 1875 - d.1939.
2 Melvina McKerlie, b.1878 - d.1965
- She married Jacob Stephen Jake Wilhelm
Records of D McKerlie (Email to Mark Heatherington)
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