Mary Jane "Jean" Blewett

  • b- Nov 4, 1872 , Scotia, Lake Erie, ON
  • d- Aug 19, 1934 , General Hospital, Chatham, ON

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  • one record says her name was Janet McKishnie
  • d- Aug 19, 1934, in General Hospital, Chatham, ON, age 72 after a 2 month illness.
  • She is buried in Chatham ON
  • A number of her Poems were in School Readers.
  • In 1896 she won an International Poetry Prize.
  • she was Editor of the Homemaker's Department, of the Toronto Globe, 1898-1925.
  • She also wrote under the name Katherine Kent
  • In 1918 she lived at 399 Keele St, Toronto, ON
  • She retired in 1925, lived in Lethbridge with her daughter, until 1927, when she moved back to Toronto.

Bassett Blewett

  • b- 1851 (1860?)
  • d- July 17, 1918, at home in Toronto, after a year illness
  • m- June 6, 1876, Chatham, Kent, ON
    • His father- George Blewett
    • mother- Elizabeth Blewett, nee ?,

Hazel Lucy Blewett (Daughter)

  • b- Oct 19, 1888, Blenheim, Kent, ON
  • d-

She married an Edward A. Kelly

John George Blewett (Son)

  • b- 1878, ON
  • d- Nov 1958, in Regina Hospital, age 80
  • He lived in White Rock BC.
  • Living in Edmonton AB, in 1918.



John McKishnie

  • b-Nov 1828, in Inverness Scotland
  • d-Aug 28, 1918 in Chatham ON, almost 90 years old
  • Father- John McKishnie
    • b- Nov 1828, in Inverness Scotland
    • d- Aug 28, 1918 in Chatham ON, almost 90 years old
    • Resided in Chatham for 10 years before his death, and 75 years in Kent District, Harwich Township, ON., before that.
    • Came to Canada, to New Scotland, Harwich Township, ON., with his parents in 1833.
    • He became known as a Naturalist.
    • 1881 census shows family name McKishney, John, age 52, farmer

Janet “Jane” McKishnie, nee MacIntyre (McIntyre)

  • b-June 1838 (1911 census says b in ON?)
  • d-Oct 1912 in ON
  • Parents were supposedly natives of Argyllshire, Scotland
  • 1881 she is shown as age 40, born in ON

Archibald “Archie” P. McKishnie (Brother)

  • b- June 20, ca 1876
  • d- aft 1939
  • who was a Novelist, Fiction Writer and Naturalist.
  • He turned 63, June 20, 1939 in Toronto, ON
  • (1901 census says 1873)
  • (1881 census says age 7), (see below)
  • He married a Joan “Jennie” Murdock
  • and had at least one daughter
  • His middle name is recorded as P. in his books etc.
  • but his birth name was Archibald Lachlan McKishney

unknown (Sister)

  • b- Dec 1875 in ON
  • d- ca 1916



William McKishnie (Brother)

  • b- Jan 1871 in ON
  • d- unk

Before Jean passed away she was staying with older Brother William

Frank McKishney (Brother)

  • b- ca 1883 in Harwich
  • d-

living in Raleigh, \ married Eizabeth Smith, age 18, \ Nov 18, 1905 at Harwich, Kent Co., ON \ daughter of Jos. Smith and Charlotte Dutton \ she was born in Reed City, Michigan, USA \

Catherine “Kate” McKishney (Brother)

  • b- ca 1863 in Harwich ON
  • d- unk

married William Stacey, age 25, \ Aug 29, 1888, at Harwich \

Flora McKishnie (Sister)

  • b- ca 1867 in ON
  • d- unk

info from 1881 census

Sarah McKishnie (Sister)

  • b- ca 1871 in ON
  • d- unk


Other possible Siblings

Other possible brothers and sisters of Jean,
attending her father's funeral:
Mrs. Aldrith, and Mrs. W. W. Snyder of Detroit Michigan
Mrs. Stacey of Sandisor?
Frank McKishnie of Erieau? (see above)

William George Blewett,

  • Town Treasurer of Kamsack SK. in 1934 was her nephew.
  • William married Evalena May Hopkins

Uncle to Jean, brother to John, Archibald McKishnie, age 24,

  • married Juliette “Julia” Higgs, age 16.
  • June 24, 1863, at Howard ON.

Grandfather of Jean, father of John and Archibald, Lachlan McKishnie

  • Grandmother - Katherine Rose



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