Who, What and Where Revealed
Richard Greatrix was born 1835 in Lincolnshire England to parents John Greatrix and Rebecca Dring. By the time Richards father John died in 1851, he was a Bakers apprentice. After the death of their mother, Richard and his five siblings immigrate to Canada. For a short time, they make Port Hope their home before making Belleville their permanent home.
By the 1870s, Richard Greatrix with wife Mary Rierdon establish a Bakery and Confectionary store on the South West corner of Pinnacle and Market Streets. There with their children, Rebecca, William, Charlotte, Mary (Minnie), Richard, Beatrice, Agnes, and Earnest carved out a living as Bakers. For over 30 years Richard and son William and much later Earnest ran the Greatrix Bakery and Confectionary at 156 Pinnacle Street.
Father - John Greatrix Born 1795 Lincolnshire England - Died 1851 Lincolnshire England
Mother - Rebecca Dring Born abt 1800 Lincolnshire England - Died 1852 Lincolnshire England
Richard Greatrix Sr Born Feb 20, 1835 Lincolnshire England - Died Sept 10, 1920
Mary Rierdan (wife) Born 1841 Limerick, Ireland - Died Aug 14, 1912
Children: Rebecca A Greatrix Born Jan 10, 1859 Belleville, Ontario - Died Jan 27, 1879 Belleville, Ontario
William Robert Greatrix Born 1861 Belleville, Ontario - Died Mar 14, 1953 Toronto, Ontario
Charlotte "Lottie" Greatrix Born 1863 Belleville, Ontario - Died Nov 28, 1947 Belleville, Ontario
Mary Etta "Minnie" Greatrix Born July 23, 1865 Belleville, Ontario - Died April 24, 1950 Belleville, Ontario
Richard Frederick Greatrix Born Jan 8, 1868 Belleville, Ontario - Died Feb 27, 1921 Dunmore Pa USA
Beatrice Greatrix Born Feb 8, 1869 Belleville, Ontario - Died Aug 27, 1953 Belleville, Ontario
Agnes L Greatrix Born Aug 29, 1873 Belleville, Ontario - Died June 6, 1875 Belleville, Ontario
Earnest Herbert Greatrix Born Sept 29, 1875 Belleville, Ontario - Died June 26, 1954 Belleville, Ontario
Oddly after posting this story I come to find out my family has connections to this Greatrix family. In 1886 my grandfather x3 Joseph Arney was killed by a train in Kaladar, Ontario. His wife Mary Ann Cooper Arney later remarries Samuel Greatrix. Samuel's father James and Richard's father John are brothers. How cool is that.
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