James Wilson Chard1,2,3

M, b. 22 August 1874, d. 11 March 1917

Reference IDs

  • 00031.243*1.0
     James Wilson Chard was born on 22 August 1874 at Rawdon Township, Hastings, Ontario, son of Thomas Barce Chard and Louisa Bygott.2,4,5,3
     "Louise [Chard Denhoff] told me once and I have it written down in my books that James Wilson Chard was a traveler. He and his two of his brothers, Frank and Charles, went to Alaska in the 1898 Gold Rush to seek their fortune. While there they lived with some Eskimos. They came home with enough gold to make their sister Violet a bracelet. I sure wonder what ever became of that bracelet. I would love to see it." -- Anne Denhoff Morgan in 1898.2

James Wilson Chard died on 11 March 1917 at Marlette, Sanilac, Michigan, at age 42.3,1,2 He was buried in 1917 at McLeish Cemetery, Marlette Township, Sanilac, Michigan.3


cen.4 April 1881Stirling, Hastings, Ontario6
Last Edited=12 Mar 2008


  1. [S22] Anonymous, Walker Genealogy, p. 3.
  2. [S67] Anne Denhoff Morgan to Barbara Zanzig, 30 Jan 2004.
  3. [S43] Geraldine J. Redmond, Family File, Redmond, G., Nov 2002, Nov. 2002.
  4. [S139] Canada. Registrar General. Ontario births. Archives of Ontario, "Canada, Ontario Births 1869-1912". URL https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM44-FJV, p. 31, no. 15, 004260.
  5. [S43] Geraldine J. Redmond, Family File, Redmond, G., Nov 2002, Nov. 2002, This source says he was born in Sep 1874.
  6. [S44] 1881 Can. Census CD, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Thomas Chard household, Sterling, Hastings North, Ontario, Canada, Source:     FHL Film 1375874 NAC C-13238 Dist 122 SubDist B Page 14 Family 80. From LDS 1881 Census Transcription.