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From: "Joanne McLean" <>
Subject: Re: [UPP-CAN] Fleming - Macklem wedding
Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 01:50:23 -0400
If you use the online 1881 census at www.familysearch.org , there is only
one Oliver Macklem in Ontario:
He was a 23 year old Barrister, living in St James Ward, Toronto. Other
MACKLEM's with him were Jessie (31) and Sheet (17 - male). Two servants, and
a George NOBBS. So, I think these are your folks, and the Jarvis Street
where the wedding breakfast was held is very likely the one in Toronto.
Jessie was with her brother in 1881 census, so the marriage was after that.
The 1881 census also shows an Arthur BALDWIN, a 40 year old clergyman (of
Irish descent) with the Church of England (i.e. Anglican). He was living in
St Thomas Ward, Toronto.
If you Google "Rev. A.H. Baldwin" there are 4 hits. One of them is a
history of Toronto, featuring bio's of important people. In that is the
biography of his grandfather, Robert Baldwin, which reports the Rev. A.H.
Baldwin to be of All Saints Church. Another hit lists the collection of
Susanna Moodie papers and shows one of her correspondents to be Arthur H.
Baldwin. He is noted to be the Minister of All Saints Church, Toronto in the
1874 Toronto directory.
If you Google Bishop Fuller Niagara, among the many hits is a link to a
member of your family who has done a lot of research on the Macklem line.
Your Jessie is there, as Hannah Jessie, with loads of details about her
family and is stated to have lived in Chippewa until 1861 and married June
1882. Bishop Fuller was her uncle. The church used by the family while
living in Chippewa (and where many were buried) was Holy Trinity Church.
These folks were pretty well-heeled and established. Bishop Fuller was
himself the godson of General Brock, and his name was Dr. Thomas Brock
FULLER. He was the first Bishop of Niagara from 1875 to 1884. The marriage
of Jessie and Charles can therefore be narrowed to between 1881 census and
Charles & Jessie were still living in Toronto in 1901 with their children
Carlo & Henry A.
All of which is to say that the marriage very likely took place in All
Saints Church Toronto, with the wedding breakfast at the nearby home of her
brother Oliver. Uncle the Bishop would have been an important addition to
the service held at her local church.
Not surprisingly, All Saints is a popular church name. You probably haven't
been able to find it because you put 'Anglican' into the name. It's not part
of the church name. To find the Anglican one in Toronto, go to the Anglican
church home page at www.toronto.anglican.ca/
Follow the link to "Find a Church", put in All Saints as the name of the
church, and you will see that the church is located on Sherbourne Street
(that's one major east of Jarvis Street where Jessie & her brother lived).
There is contact information listed there if you'd like to try and find out
details of the marriage.
----- Original Message -----
From: "judith" <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 8:55 PM
Subject: [UPP-CAN] Fleming - Macklem wedding
> I have an undated clipping from an unknown newspaper describing the
> of Charles Fleming, son of Rev. Harloe Fleming of Abbeysville Ireland and
> Jessie Macklem, daughter of the late Oliver T. Macklem of Chippawa. The
> bride was given away by her brother Oliver Macklem whose home was at no.
> Jarvis Street, scene of the wedding breakfast.
> I would like help in identifying the date and place. Other sources
> suggest a date in June 1882. The church was named All Saints, the rector
> was Rev. A.H. Baldwin. The ceremony was performed by Bishop Fuller of
> Niagara. I can't find All Saints Anglican church in Toronto today
> searching online.
> Judith in Port Moody
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