Lymburner Reunion 1936

A reader sent a photo of a Lymburner Family Reunion in 1936. Thanks so very much, Linda. In the detail above, you see the oldest person present. She is #104, Mrs. Dorwin Bartlett, or Sarah Elizabeth Lymburner, 1846-1938, daughter of Robert Maitland Lymburner and Elizabeth Melick. In the full photo, you see all 143 family members who attended. They encompass several family branches living in the Caistor area.

Photo by Cunningham of Lymburner family reunion 1936, Hamilton (tap to enlarge)

The photo itself is now in the West Lincoln Historical Society Archives in Smithville, Ontario. I don’t know who wrote down the names of the people in it. I added information on each of them as best I could. Some people I could not find out more about, and some are not named in the original. Any information would be appreciated.

Some of these people are in my Lymburner family tree. Others I “found” thanks to this photograph and they will be added to the tree when I can do so. (Technical problems still prevent updates.)

Lymburner Photo Panels 1-4

Here is the photograph in four section with names and additional information under each. (Round brackets ( ) indicate people and info already in my family tree; square brackets [ ] is what I found while researching this photo.) The full list in numerical order, matching the large scroll photograph, is at the end. For all the photos, tap or click to enlarge them.

Panel 1: names and details

Back Row:

  • 1. Munro McCready [George MUNRO McC. 1917-1995 s/o George McC. and Marion Grace Kennedy]
  • 2. Bruce Honsberger
  • 3. Ethel Killins
  • 4. Roberta Silverthorne (1898-1986 d/o Isaac Killins and Amanda Topp; marr George CECIL S.)
  • 5. Ruth McCready [1919-2004 d/o George McC. and Marion Grace Kennedy; marr John Wiley 1921-1960]
  • 6. Fay Killins [Amanda FAY 1920-1981 d/o Alvin Merritt K. and Cora Ann Warner; marr Murray G Merritt 1920-1992 s/o Winfred Murray M. and Lila Jenette Bell]
  • 7. Vera Beatty
  • 8. Howard Bartlett
  • 9. Harry Laidman (Robert Harold “Harry” L. s/o James Laidman and A. Arvesta Killins; marr Alberta Rose Werner #89)
  • 10. Clifford Killins (s/o Alvin MERRITT K. and Cora Ann Warner)
  • 11. Milan Lymburner (1917-1999)
  • 12. Floyd Silverthorne (1917-2001 s/o George Cecil S. and Roberta May Killens; marr Ruby Claire Beamer)
  • 13. Ross Silverthorne (s/o George Cecil S. and Roberta May Killens)
  • 14. Oren Fralick (1917-1991 s/o Edmund William F. and Ethel Carrie Swick)
  • 15. Raymond Killins

3rd Row:

  • 37. Elmer Dilts (1883-1975 s/o Washington D. and Elizabeth Robins; marr Charlotte Fralick #38)
  • 38. Charlotte Fralick Dilts (1885-1982 d/o William Fralick and Charlotte C. Lymburner; marr Elmer Dilts #37)
  • 39. Cora Killins [Corna Ann Warner 1893-1964, marr 1916 A. Merritt Killins 1892-1949]
  • 40. Maggie Johnson
  • 41. Marguerite Tice (Florence Marguerite 1920- d/o M. Lloyd Tice and Reta Speice; marr Milan Lymburner)
  • 42. Evelyn Silverthorne (maybe d/o Carm S. #68 and Stella L. #67; marr Pogue)
  • 43. Lila Merritt [1916-2010 d/o J. Edward Merritt #23 and Susannah May Comfort; marr Clifford Michael Killins 1918-1974]
  • 44. Berna Theil
  • 45. Mrs H. Bartlett [wife of Harold Bartlett #8?]
  • 46. Mrs Walter Swick
  • 47. (baby) Ina Ballantyne [d/o Ethel and George Ballantyne #48, 49]
  • 48. Ethel Ballantyne
  • 49. George Ballantyne
  • 50. Walter Swick
  • 51. Ernie Ballantyne?

2nd Row:

  • 89. Mrs Harry Laidman (?? Alberta Rose Werner 1898-1963 d/o George Henry W. and Livonia Jane Sharp; marr Robert Harold “Harry” L. #9)
  • 90. Baby Laidman (?? maybe Donna Marie) (d/o Harry Laidman #9 and Alberta Werner #89)
  • 91. Malcolm Lymburner
  • 92. Sadie Miller (d/o Walter M. and Jeanette Swick #93, 94)
  • 93. Walter Miller (1874-1947 s/o James M. and Mary Ann; marr Jeanette Swick #94)
  • 94. Mrs Walter Miller (Jeanette Swick 1872-1959 d/o Naham S. and Rachel Lymburner; marr #93)
  • 95. ?
  • 96. Ethel Fralick (1880-1964 d/o Naham Swick and Rachel Lymburner; marr Edmund W. Fralick #27)
  • 97. ?
  • 98. ?
  • 99. ?
  • 100. ? [looks like a d/o Mrs Bartlett #104]

Front Row:

  • 126. Fern Silverthorne (Hazel FERN S. 1925-2019 d/o G Cecil S. and Roberta Killins; marr Paul Stefanik)
  • 127. Hilda Killins (ca 1823 -2003 d/o Cecil K. #82 and Gertrude Johnson #81; marr 1st Robert Lorne Ricker, 2nd Roy Horace Swick s/o Edgar S. and S. Lillian Killins)
  • 128. Drusilla Warner
  • 129. Phyllis Merritt [d/o J. Edward Merritt #23 and Susannah May Comfort; marr Graydon Railton]
  • 130. Kathleen Merritt [1923-2010 d/o J. Edward Merritt #23 and Susannah May Comfort; marr Donald W. Emerson ca 1923-2013 s/o John David Emerson and Alma L. Mistele]
  • 131. Ruby Lymburner

Panel 2: names and details

Back Row:

  • 13. Ross Silverthorne (s/o George Cecil S. and Roberta May Killens)
  • 14 Oren Fralick (1917-1991 s/o Edmund William F. and Ethel Carrie Swick)
  • 15. Raymond Killins
  • 16. Ray Silverthorne (maybe s/o Carm S. #68 and Stella L. #67)
  • 17. Arnold Killins [Robert ARNOLD K. 1919-1979 s/o Emory K. and Jennie Nevills; marr 1939 Thelma E. Fawcett]
  • 18. Orville Lymburner
  • 19. Roy Lymburner (1923-1992 s/o Lesley L. #28 and Aletha Beaty #32)
  • 20. Dr. Leslie Bell (1890-1958 s/o William B. and Mary Jane Lymburner; marr E. Louise Teeter)
  • 21. Milton Lymburner [Benjamin MILTON 1884-1958 s/o Alfred Kirk L. and Mary A. Clark; marr Louisa Cross 1884-1953
  • 22. Claude Lymburner (1895-1972 s/o John L. and Emma Miller; marr Olive Fuller #33)
  • 23. Edward Merritt [James Edward 1886-1949 s/o Aaron M. #106 and Mary M. Swayze; marr Susannah May Comfort 1889-1930]
  • 24. Fred Bowman (1910-1999 marr Lorna Lymburner)

3rd Row:

  • 50. Walter Swick
  • 51. Ernie Ballantyne?
  • 52. Milton Fralick (1905- s/o David F. and Martha Singer)
  • 53. Luella Fralick
  • 54. Mrs. John Gilmour
  • 55. Floretta Bartlett [1877-1967 d/o Darwin B. and Sarah Elizabeth Lymburner #104]
  • 56. Mrs. Edwards?
  • 57. Dilly Killins
  • 58. ?
  • 59. Florence Warner (1872-1954 d/o Darwin Bartlett and Sarah E. Lymburner #104; marr John Delorne Warner)
  • 60. Earl Lymburner (1884-1939 s/o Robert L. and Cordelia Burnham; marr Emma B. Mitchell)

2nd Row:

  • 99. ?
  • 100. ? [looks like a d/o Mrs Bartlett #104]
  • 101. Martin Lymburner
  • 102. ? [looks like a d/o Mrs Bartlett #104]
  • 103. Olive Theil [1879-1974 d/o Darwin Bartlett and Sarah E. Lymburner #104; marr Herbert Theal 1876-1963]
  • 104. Mrs Dorwin Bartlett (Sarah Elizabeth Lymburner 1846-1938 d/o Robert Maitland L. and Elizabeth Melick, marr Darwin Bartlett 1844-1923)
  • 105. Valmer Bartlett (1873-1954 s/o Darwin Bartlett and Sarah E. Lymburner; marr Stella Warner)
  • 106. Aaron Merritt (1859-1954 s/o James Henry M. and Rachel Ann Lymburner)

Front Row:

  • 130. Kathleen Merritt [1923-2010 d/o J. Edward Merritt #23 and Susannah May Comfort; marr Donald W. Emerson ca 1923-2013 s/o John David Emerson and Alma L. Mistele]
  • 131. Ruby Lymburner
  • 132. ?
  • 133. Gladys Ballantyne [d/o Ethel and George Ballantyne #48, 49]
  • 134. Mabel Ballantyne [d/o Ethel and George Ballantyne #48, 49]
  • 135. Norm Ballantyne [s/o Ethel and George Ballantyne #48, 49]
  • 136. Bobby Fralick
  • 137. Lorne Killins [1927-1943 s/o Cecil K. #82 and Gertrude Johnson #81]
  • 138. Bruce Silverthorne [ca 1928-2010 s/o G Cecil S. and Roberta Killins; marr Marjorie Atkinson]

Panel 3: names and details

Back row:

  • 23. Edward Merritt [James Edward 1886-1949 s/o Aaron M. #106 and Mary M. Swayze; marr Susannah May Comfort 1889-1930]
  • 24. Fred Bowman (1910-1999 marr Lorna Lymburner)
  • 25. Lorna Lymburner? (1914-1984 d/o Earl L. and M. Olive Sorge; marr Frederick S. Bowman)
  • 26. Glen Lymburner [s/o Lesley L. #28 and Aletha Beaty #32 ?]
  • 27. Ed Fralick (1876-1956 s/o Walter F.; marr Ethel C Swick #96)
  • 28. Leslie Lymburner (1899- s/o John Maitland L. and Emma Miller; marr Aletha Beaty #32)
  • 29. Morris Bartlett
  • 30. Marie Killins
  • 31. Pearl Lymburner (Killins)(ca 1914-2011 d/o Arthur L. and Myrtle Cosby; marr Thaddeus Ray Killins)
  • 32. Aletha Lymburner (1900- née Beaty marr Leslie L. #28)

3rd Row:

  • 58. ?
  • 59. Florence Warner (1872-1954 d/o Darwin Bartlett and Sarah E. Lymburner #104; marr John Delorne Warner)
  • 60. Earl Lymburner (1884-1939 s/o Robert L. and Cordelia Burnham; marr Emma B. Mitchell)
  • 61. Olive Lymburner
  • 62. Mrs Roy Teft
  • 63. Mrs Witz Lymburner
  • 64. Mrs Dodson
  • 65. Muriel Melick
  • 66. Johnny Silverthorne (s/o Carm S. #68 and Stella Lymburner #67)
  • 67. Stella Silverthorne (1891-1999 d/o John Maitland Lymburner and Emma Miller; marr Carman Ross Silverthorn #68)
  • 68. Carm Silverthorne (1888-1976 marr Estella May Lymburner #67)
  • 69. Harold J. Angle [1905-1981 s/o Edward A. and Martha L. McPherson; marr Margaret Edith Zimmerman #70]

2nd Row:

  • 105. Valmer Bartlett (1873-1954 s/o Darwin Bartlett and Sarah E. Lymburner; marr Stella Warner)
  • 106. Aaron Merritt (1859-1954 s/o James Henry M. and Rachel Ann Lymburner)
  • 107. Murray Lymburner (ca 1875-1948 s/o John L. and Mary Jane Hanagan; marr Mabel Rose McDonnell)
  • 108. Abe Nevills
  • 109. Jane Sensabaugh
  • 110. Vesta Laidman (Anna ARVESTA Killins 1865-1953 d/o Robert K. and Sarah J. C. Lymburner; marr James Laidman 1858-1930 s/o Marmaduke L. and Jemima DeGrow)
  • 111. Drusilla (Killins) Warner ? (1857-1944 d/o Robert K. and Sarah J. C. Lymburner; marr John Erastus Warner 1853-1930)
  • 112. Mrs. Houser (Matilda J Killins 1859-1939 d/o Robert K. and Sarah J C Lymburner; marr John Henry Houser 1856-1920 s/o Christopher H. and Angeline
  • 113. Alice (Hugh) Warner

Front Row:

  • 136. Bobby Fralick
  • 137. Lorne Killins [1927-1943 s/o Cecil K. #82 and Gertrude Johnson #81]
  • 138. Bruce Silverthorne [ca 1928-2010 s/o G Cecil S. and Roberta Killins; marr Marjorie Atkinson]
  • 139. ?
  • 140. Lorne Lymburner [s/o Lesley L. #28 and Aletha Beaty #32 ?]
  • 141. Alfred Ballantyne [s/o Ethel and George Ballantyne #48, 49]
  • 142. Harold Killins
  • 143. Ross Killins (1929-2021 s/o Alvin MERRITT K. and Cora Ann Warner)

Panel 4: names and details

Back Row:

  • 32. Aletha Lymburner (1900- née Beaty, marr Leslie L. #28)
  • 33. Olive Lymburner (1888-1964 d/o George E. Fuller and Rachel A. Smith; marr Claude L. #22)
  • 34. Jennie Nevills Killins? (Jane Ann N. ca 1886-1961 marr Emory Wallace K.)
  • 35. Carrie Lymburner (1900-1993 d/o Alonzo Comfort and Myra Marr; marr Vincent L. #36)
  • 36. Vincent Lymburner (1898-1995 s/o Murray L. and Mabel McDonnell; marr Carrie Comfort #35)

Middle Row:

  • 69. Harold J. Angle [1905-1981 s/o Edward A. and Martha L. McPherson; marr Margaret Edith Zimmerman #70]
  • 70. Margaret E. Angle [1906-1984, marr Harold Judson Angle #69]
  • 71. May Lymburner
  • 72. ?
  • 73. Amelia Parkin [maybe Amelia Krick 1868-1953 marr William Henry Parkin 1866-1918]
  • 74. Stella (Valmer) Bartlett [1879-1968 d/o Christopher W Warner and Margery Dennis; marr Valmer Bartlett #105]
  • 75. ?
  • 76. ?
  • 77. ?
  • 78. Mrs Albert Beaty
  • 79. ?
  • 80. ?
  • 81. Gertrude Killins [1905-1987 d/o Isaac Johnson and Isabella Pettigrew; married Cecil Killens #82]
  • 82. Cecil Killins [1904-1996 s/o Isaac K. and Amanda Jane Topp; marr Gertrude Thelma Johnson #81]
  • 83. Jim Anderson
  • 84. Lyle Silverthorne (ca 1920-2013 s/o Carm S. #68 and Stella L. #67; marr Fanny Shirton 1920-2009)
  • 85. Maurice Caughell
  • 86. Chris John Warner
  • 87. Floyd Killins (s/o Alvin MERRITT K. and Cora Ann Warner)
  • 88. Alfred Laidman

Front Row:

  • 113. Alice (Hugh) Warner
  • 114. Arza Lymburner (1886-1955 s/o Hiram L. and Henrietta Sensabaugh; marr Annie BEATRICE Johnson #115)
  • 115. Beatrice Lymburner (1890-1975 d/o R. Johnson and Emma Jane Carter, married Arza L. #114)
  • 116. Fred Lint (1862-1949 s/o Frederick Lint and Anna Maria Sonntag; married Minnie ADELINE Lymburner #117)
  • 117. Minnie Lint (1877-1971 d/o Hiram Lymburner and Henrietta Sensabaugh; marr Fred Lint #116)
  • 118. ?
  • 119. Stella Gilmour (1883- d/o Hiram Lymburner and Henrietta Sensabaugh; marr John Thomas L. Gilmore 1872-)
  • 120. ? (Gilmour/Gilmore son?)
  • 121. Arnold Gilmour (1914-1969 s/o John Thomas G. and Estella B. Lymburner #119)
  • 122. Amelia Lymburner (? 1882-1965 d/o John L. and Mary Jane Hanagan; marr Herbert Walter Lymburner 1882-1916 s/o Walter Sumner L. and Elizabeth Asher)
  • 123. Mrs Abe Sensabaugh
  • 124. Myrtle Lymburner (1889-1986 d/o Harmon H. Cosby and Melissa E. Cooper marr Arthur L. 1887-1984 s/o Walter S. Lymburner and Elizabeth Asher)
  • 125. Art Lymburner [s/o Myrtle #124 and Arthur L. ?]

Full list of names in photograph

Tap to enlarge (In Pic 1: 1-15, 37-51, 89-100, 126-131 : Pic 2: 13-24, 50-60, 99-106, 130-138 : Pic 3: 23-32, 58-69, 105-113, 136-143 : Pic 4: 32-36, 69-88, 113-125)

Photographer: A. M. Cunningham & Son, Hamilton ON

“In 1886, Charles S. Cochran (1854-1933) opened a photographic studio in association with Alexander M. Cunningham (1863-1926). In 1902, Cochran left and the studio was renamed the A.M. Cunningham Studio. After his son Charles H. Cunningham joined the business the name changed to A.M. Cunningham & Son. When Alexander died, Charles continued the business, which was known in later years as the Cunningham Studio. In 1955, Charles retired and sold his interest in the firm. From 1967 to 1968 the business was known as the Reid Studio. In 1969, the photographic studio closed because the building was set to be demolished for a downtown urban renewal project.”

from Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives
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