John Burkholder Wurts
- Born: 16 May 1846, Markham, Ontario, Canada
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John Burkholder Wurts, son of Elias H. Wurts and Mary Burkholder, was b. 16 May 1846, presumably in Markham Tp., d. 9 Jan. 1925, and was buried in Stouffville Cemetery. He m. (1) 5 June 1873 in Markham Tp., Mary Bice, b. 17 Oct. 1847, d. 18 June 1904, and buried beside her husband, daughter of Nelson and Eliza (——) Bice, of Pickering. He remained in Canada when his parents moved to Michigan, and lived at Stouffville, Whitchurch Tp., York Co., where for some time he operated a bakery in partnership with several other men. At the time of their marriage he was of Stouffville, and was a cooper. The witnesses were Elias Bice and Arinda (?) Bice, both of Pickering. He m. (2) Mary (Reesor) Kelly, b. 1857, living 1904, widow of Thomas Kelly (by whom she had issue), and daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Cook) Reesor. He is presumably the J.B. Wurts of Green River, Pickering Tp., who wrote a letter early in 1890 to the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association, “asking if it would pay him to come to British Columbia and begin a factory for the manufacture of fruit baskets.” He appears Stouffville census of 1891 and 1901. He was a member of an early Baptist congregation in the village. He had no issue by his second wife. Issue, all by first wife:
Elias N. Wurts, b. 14 June 1881 (1901 census), d. (unmarried?) 1942. He was living unmarried with his parents in 1901.
Wilmot B. Wurts, b. 5 Nov. 1883 at Stouffville, Ontario, d. 2 Feb. 1956 in Toronto. He was a dentist, with offices at 585˝ Bloor Street West, Toronto. He m. by 1911, Hattie May Noble, b. 16 March 1893 in Dawn Tp., Ontario, d. 28 Aug. 1967 at Toronto. Issue:
Gordon W. Wurts, b. 1911. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1938. Following war service, he was an industrial engineer from 1945 to 1967, and a teacher at, then later principal of, Shawinigan High School, from 1967 to 1979. He m. 25 Dec. 1946, Jean McFarlane, who was a secretary prior to their marriage. Issue:
Steven D. Wurts, b. 18 Oct. 1948. He received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Prince Edward island in 1972, and an M.A. from the University of West Georgia in 1976. He is employed with the National Department of Corrections, in New Brunswick. He m. 8 Aug. 1970, Velda Mary Livingstone, b. 18 July 1949 at Charlottetown, P.E.I., who received her B.A. in Secretarial Science from the University of P.E.I. in 1971. They have two children.
Brian D. Wurts, b. 2 March 1952, who received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Alberta, and an M.A. from Carlton University. He is employed with the Department of Finance, at Ottawa. He m. 11 Aug. 1973 at Edmonton, Alberta, Judy Lynne Seal, b. 11 March 1953 in Alberta. They have one daughter.
Audrey Wurts, b. 1916, d. 1917.