Wiarton, ON

The community of Wiarton grew within the geographical boundaries of the former Amabel Township where Highway 6 passes the head of Colpoy’s Bay. The first settler in that community, James Lennox, arrived in November 1866. Town lots were offered for sale in 1868, the same year that B.B. Miller opened a hotel and established the post office.

Prior to incorporation, Wiarton existed in two counties: Keppel Township, Grey County and Amabel Township, Bruce County, with the county line running along Berford St., the community’s principal street.

By special Act of Parliament, assented to March 5, 1880, Wiarton was incorporated as a village. The special Act of Parliament was necessary because the population residing in the original town plot of Wiarton was not sufficient to comply with the population requirements of the Municipal Act, but the number could be reached by taking in that part of the Village lying within Keppel Township in Grey County.

The railway reached Wiarton in November 1881, and officially opened in August 1882, supporting continued development of business and industry.
Wiarton became a town on January 1, 1894.

Wiarton Town Hall was destroyed by fire on February 11, 1912 and on January 19, 1967. Some of the towns records, including a range of by-laws, minutes and tax rolls were destroyed during those fires.

On January 1, 1999, the Town of Wiarton amalgamated with Albemarle Township, Amabel Township and the Village of Hepworth to form the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.

Robertson, Norman. “The History of the County of Bruce and of the minor municipalities therein.” Toronto: William Briggs, 1906.


Adair, Charles Asfeldt
Adams, Carleton ‘Carl’ Edward
Adams, Edna Dorothy
Akiwenzie, Dennis Jacob
Akiwenzie, Edward
Akiwenzie, Edwin A."Bun"
Akiwenzie, John
Akiwenzie, Joseph Ernest
Akiwenzie, Resime
Alderson, Claude Robert
Alexander, Joseph Henry
Allan, Chester Weatherhead
Allan, Jack Alexander
Allen, Leslie Milton
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Allenson, Aaron William
Allenson, Alvin August
Ames, Royden Coleman
Amy, Bruce Robert
Anderson, Clifford Henry "Cap"
Anderson, James Wilkinson
Anstead, William Austin
Armstrong, Duncan Johnston
Arnold, John "Jack"
Arnold, Morgan
Arnott, Genevieve Alexandria ‘Jane’
Ashcroft, Douglas Morris
Ashcroft, Kenneth Ernest
Ashkewe, Ephraim a.k.a. Ephriam
Atwood, John Wesley
Bain, George "Murray"
Baker, George
Balderston, Edward Asthorpe
Baldwin, Herbert
Barber, William Charles
Barnard, ‘Arch’ Archibald Francis
Bartley, Charles Henry
Bartley, William Melbourne ‘Mel’
Bartman, Edward Gordon "Blondie"
Bartman, Garnet George
Bass, Henry Arthur "Harry"
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Beacock, ‘Frank’ Francis Hewton
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Bennett, George Joseph
Bennett, John "Jack" Edward
Bennett, William
Benson, William Robert
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Blake, Andrew W.
Blake, George Ernest
Bolton, Lambert Ernest Stanley
Boyd, Edwin ‘Glover’
Boyle, David Charles
Boyle, Llewellyn
Boyle, William Henry "Harry"
Brady, Herbert David
Brough, Robert
Brown, Edward Earl "Ted"
Brown, Henry (Harry) ("Buster")
Brown, James Andrew
Brown, Ray Alexander
Brown, William Arthur
Brundritt, James Burton ‘Jim’
Brundritt, John Donald ‘Jack’
Buchoven, Johannes Jacobus "John"
Buckland, Lloyd Edward George
Buckland, William Joseph
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Burbee, Delbert Gerald
Burbee, John
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Burley, McIver ‘Kive’
Burley, William David
Burley, William ‘Hector’
Butchart, Daniel Alexander
Butchart, Ford Ross
Butchart, George Ernest ‘Rae’
Butchart, Thomas John ‘Jack’
Butcher, Arthur R.
Cairns, Norman Orville
Cairns, Orval Wesley
Caldwell, William Henry
Cameron, James
Cammidge, Carl
Cammidge, Robert
Camp, George William
Campbell, Colan Alexander
Campbell, Thompson
Carson, William James
Carter, James
Catley, Henry Oscar
Catley, John
Catley, Louis
Catley, Norman
Caudle, Herbert ‘Clifford’ Robert
Ceaser, Eldie Woodrow
Challenger, Clifford Earl
Chapman, Travis William
Chatterley, Philip
Chisholm, Herman Walter "Duff"
Clifford, Joseph
Clinker (Finch), Marie May
Cole, Donald Bertrum
Coleman, William Wilfred
Connor (Clark), Grace Ruth Lina
Cook, Gordon Henry
Cook, Luman Hulbert
Cook, Robert Francis
Cooper, James Martin
Cooper, Neil
Cordick, William E.
Couch, Kenneth Dougald
Cousins, Almer Harold
Craig, James
Craig, Robert Elroy
Craigie, Samuel Clarence
Crandon, Charlie
Crandon, Harvey
Crawford, Charles Clarence
Crawford, David Russell
Crawford, David Sidman
Crawford, Eldred Ernest
Crawford, George
Crawford, James Tyson
Crawford, Norman Clare
Culbert, Charles Meldrum
Culbert, Gordon Stanley
Culbert, Lorne Clifford
Culbert, Stanley Charles
Currie, David Vivian
Dance, Edna Pearl (Hyatt)
Daniel, Roy Lancaster
Davidson, Daniel Robert
Davidson, Earl Ernest
Davidson, Oliver Morry
Davis, Henry Cecil "Harry"
Davis, Reginald William
Daws, Francis Edward
Day, Aca
Day, James "Jim"
Deakins, Alexander Stanley
Deeves, Albert Stuart "Red"
Dinniwell, Richard Ernest
Dixon, Norman Everett
Dobson, Earl Alvin
Dobson, Leonard "Len" George
Dobson, Marjorie "Jeanne"
Dobson, William Ambrose
Donhou, Charles John
Downs, Maurice Eldridge
Duke, Thomas Valentine
Durst, Clarence Anthony
Eastwood, Elizabeth (Hacking)
Edwards, William John
Eldridge, Herbert "Skin" Alfred
Eldridge, Herbert William
Eldridge, William John
Elliott, Angus William
Elliott, John Erwin
Ellis, Andrew Alexander
Ellis, James Frederick "Fred"
Ellis, Percy William
Ellis, Wilfred Nelson
Emmerson, Alfred
Ewing, Stuart Douglas
Eyre, Franklin Henry
Ferguson, John Alexander
Finch, James Joseph
Foster, Robert Wellington
Fowler, Frank
Fraser, Clarence Edward
Fraser, Wilfred Charles
Fraser, William Edward
Fries, Louise Jane
Gilbert, Clifford Earl
Gilbert, Harvey ‘Raymond’
Gilbert, Sydney
Gilbert, William Frederick
Gillies, William
Given, James Allen
Given, Reginald Lyle
Given, Robert John
Glover, Leland Roy
Glover, Lloyd Irving
Golden, Charles Edward George
Golden, Charles Richard
Golden, Thomas Albert (Bert)
Gonder, Alexander Cameron
Goodale, Irvine Wellesley
Graham, Garnet ‘Gary’
Graham, Robert Samuel
Gray, Auston Kerby
Greig, Winston Ernest
Greig, Alexander James
Greig, Harvey Gibson
Greig, Wilfred George
Griffin, Curtis
Griffin, Morton Charles
Gunnis, Victor Nelson
Hackett, Percival
Hahn, Anthony (Toni) Wellington
Hahn, Morgan
Hahn, William Sylvester
Haley, Arthur Frederick
Hamilton, Edwin Timothy
Hamilton, John Leonard
Hardman, Charles
Hastings, Andrew
Hastings, James Arthur
Hastings, John Albert
Hastings, Thomas Albert
Hatt, Bruce Wilfred
Hatt, Wilfred "Bill"
Hawke, Erastus "James"
Hawke, Nelson Thomas
Hawke, Stuart
Hayes, Samuel Alderson
Hayes, Samuel John
Hayes, Sterling Orville
Heath, ‘Roy’ Joseph Roy
Heathers, John James
Hepburn, Andrew
Hepburn, Charles
Hepburn, Herbert
Hepburn, Kenneth
Hepburn, Wallace Lorne "Bing"
Heppenstall, Roy Everal
Hewton, Albert Melville
Hilditch, John George "Jack"
Hill, David
Hill, James Wilfred
Hill, Thomas Alexander
Hilts, Joseph Abner
Hodgins, William Thomas
Holler, Roy Daniel
Hoover, Norman Elmer
Hopkins, Clifford Allen "Barney"
Hopkins, Henry Robert "Martin"
Hopkins, James Whitmore
Hopkins, Thomas Andrew
Hough, Arthur Hamilton
Howe, David Stewart
Howe, Garnet
Hunt, William George
Hunter, Roy Cameron
Hunter, Russell Gordon
Hyatt, John Ernest "Jack"
Hyatt, Wilbert A.
Hyde, Edward Henry
Jermyn, Garnet Wallace
Johns, Earl Hilton
Johnson, Henry
Johnson, Walter
Johnston, Alexander Murray
Johnston, Archie Duncan
Johnston, John Alvin Gordon
Johnston, Oliver
Johnston, Thomas
Johnston, William Nathaniel
Jones, Alex Irvin
Jones, James Joseph Ryerson
Jones, John Chichock
Jucksch, Arno
Kalbfleisch, George Ernest
Kalbfleisch, Thomas Conrad
Keeshig, Bernard Reuben (Barney)
Keeshig, Gregor Alexander
Keeshig, Sylvester Francis
Kennedy, John Frank
Kennedy, Tex John
Kennedy, William James
Kilborn, Arthur Rubin
Kilborn, William Herbert
King, George Arthur
King, John
King, Sylvester
Kreutzwiser, Harvey Arthur
Kyte, Edward Thomas
Lamorandiere, Wilfred Adolph
Langford, Reginald Beverly
Laurence, William James
Lavalley, Burlyn Eli
Lavalley, Frederick William
Lavalley (Lavallee), Michael
Lee, George
Lee, Joseph
Lee, William James
Lemcke, Earl William
Lemcke, Robert "Albert"
Lennox, Edith
Lennox, Richard Roland
Lennox, Wilfred Jacob
Lesage, Harry
Loney, Hiram Fauntleroy
Loucks, Graham Albert
Loucks, John Russell
Lowndes, Ernest
Ludwig, Charlie
MacArtney, Leonard Lorne
MacDonald, George Ryerson
MacDonald, William John
MacInnes, Roderick
MacKenzie, Charles Herbert
MacLaren, William Earl
Mahood, Roy Henry
Martin, Arthur Simpson
Martin, John Alexander
Martin, Peter
Mateer, Isaac "Ike" Lincoln
Mateer, Raymond Claud
Mathews, Roy
Matthews, Aldon "Howard"
McAllister, Wilmer Roy
McArthur, Arden Stanley
McArthur, George "Royal"
McArthur, Hugh Stanley
McArthur, Murdock Iver
McArthur, Wilbert Howard
McBride, Gordon Alexander
McCallum, Dugald David
McCartney, Thomas Alexander
McClure, John
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McDonald, William Simon
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McElrea, Victor Arnott
McGarvey, David Earl
McGarvey, William Alexander
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McKenzie, William Angus
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McLeod, Leonard Paul
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McMullen, William Henry
McPhail, John
McPherson, Douglas Edward
McVannell, Earl
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Millar, Charles Bryce
Millar, Rev. George Herbert
Millard, Roy Atchison Chester
Miller, Charles Bryce
Miller, Harold
Mitchell, Clarence Oliver
Molloy, John Lucas
Moore, Alexander David ("Sandy")
Moore, Colin
Moore, David Alexander
Moore, Donna Hope
Moore, Frederick Douglas "Doug"
Moore, James Russell "Russ"
Moore, Samuel James
Moore, Thomas Roy
Moore, Thomas Wesley
Munro, Kenneth Thompson
Nadjiwon, Paul
Nadjiwon, Peter Christopher
Nimmo, Thomas John
Norris, Isaac Garner
Norris, Ross Cory
Orr, Melvin Richard
Ottewell, Harold Roy
Ottewell, Samuel Wilfred
Ottewell, Walter Elliott
Palmer, Edward Bruce
Palmer, James Asa
Parker, William James
Parrott, Albert Edward
Paterson, James Allan
Paton, Harvey John
Patterson, James Newman
Pedoniquot (Pedoniquotte), Wellington
Pentelow, Donald Thomas
Peterson, James E.
Petter, Henry "Harry"
Phillips, Vernon Abraham
Plante, Chester
Plante, Lewis Henry
Plante, Stuart Hilton
Pope, Clarence Sherwood
Pope, Earnscliffe Errol
Porter, Albert Gerald
Porter, Marshal
Poste, Ernest Franklin
Pritchard, William James
Proulx, Daniel
Proulx, Stephen
Pruder, Henry "Harry"
Pruder, McGuire Antoine
Pruder, Wilfred Samuel John
Pruder, William John
Reid, Homer
Reid, Norman Andrew
Renshaw, Levi "Lee"
Renshaw, Pearl Ackerman
Reynolds, George Witter
Richardson, Roger Paul
Robinson, Russell Harvey Norman
Rodgers, George Thomas
Rourke, Charles Wesley
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Rouse, George Henry
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Rouse, James Henry
Rowan, George Nelson
Rowan, Harold Robert
Ruhl, William Alfred
Rumley, Hugh Cleland
Rutherford, Cecil "Harland"
Scales, Robert John
Schmidt, Harold Clifford
Schuknecht, Lorne
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Seaman, Robert Lloyd
Sensabaugh, Charles Oliver
Shackleton, Howard Ebenezer
Sheppard, Edna Dorothy
Sheppard, George Percy
Shultz, Charles Alvin
Siegrist, Alfred R.
Siegrist, Oliver F.
Simmie, Robert William
Simpson, James Lindsay
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Sinclair, David Carson
Sinclair, James Leslie
Sinclair, William Bentley
Skene, Archie
Skene, Stewart Arnold "Bud"
Slack, Frederick
Smith, Adam D.
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Smith, Benjamin
Smith, Daniel
Smith, Maurice Coles
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Smith, William Gordon Bain "Gord"
Solomon, Ainsley
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Spears, Percy
Spears, Percy Howard
Spears, Thomas
Spicer, John
Spicer, Robert Amos
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Steacy, Russell George
Stead, Harold Wesley
Stephens, David William ("Bull")
Stephens, James Bruce
Stephens, Russell Whitcher
Stobie, Charles Henry
Stott, James Timothy
Stott, Robert
Stowe, William Anthony
Strong, Harvey George
Sussman, Benjamin Sidney
Sutter, Bert Louis
Swift, James William Bradley
Symon, Wilfred James
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Taylor, Harry
Thompson, Charles
Thompson, George Earnest
Thompson, Ivan George
Thompson, William Silas
Tilley, Stewart William
Tilley, William John
Tomlinson, Matthew George
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Travis, Charles Roy
Travis, John Calvin
Trelford, John "Wesley"
Trout, Henry Stanley
Trout, John Harold
Trout, Robert Burns
Tyndall, Charles Wilbert
Urbshott, Frederick John
Urbshott, Isadore
Urbshott, Kenneth Elgin
Voght, George
Wagner, Melville "Ross"
Walker, Charles Golden
Warmington, Floyd Leslie
Watson, Jackson Douglas
Watson, James
Watson, John
Waugh, Adrian/Adron
Waugh, Deurward
Weir, Ralph Edwin
Weir, William Andrew
Weis (Wiess), Edward
Welsh, William
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West, George Matthew "Biscuit"
Westfield, Edward Ernest Robert
Whicher, Ross MacKenzie
White, Colin "Ross"
White, George
White, Kenneth Wallace
White, William Barnett
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Wiess, Edward
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Willaughan, Harry Burges
Willaughan, William Able
Williamson, Christopher Alfred Johnston "Alf"
Williamson, Clayton Edward
Williamson, Frank
Williamson, Garnet Lloyd
Winskill, Murdoch McKenzie
Woods, Ezra French
Woods, William
Woolrich, Harold Edward
Wright, Clark
Wright, Donald Albert
Wyonch, Harold Wesley "Skinny"
Wyonch, Hugh Arthur
Wyonch, Milton Emmerson
Yates, Thomas
Young, Gordon Joseph
Young, William Alexander "Candy"