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South West Oxford's People

Search the documents below for keys to South-West Oxford’s past. Explore the stories of township pioneers and the lives of those who shaped its history.

Aimee Semple McPherson 1891-1944

Discover the beginnings of Aimee's life in South West Oxford and her path to the global notoriety.

Ancestry & Posterity of Brinton Payne Brown

A detailed genealogy of Brown, written by his son, Enoch.

Brinton Payne Brown, 1797-1883

The founding father of Brownsville, explore his biography, written by his son, Enoch Burdick Brown, in 1904.

Byron Garfield Jenvey, 1881-1980

Mr. Jenvey documented the history of Ingersoll over many years.

John Deacon: an early Canadian educator

by R. B. Thompson. This excerpt details the career of Deacon, who taught in the early schools of Dereham, North Oxford and Ingersoll.

Lydia Chase Ranney, 1800-1901

Explore the life of a Dereham Township pioneer. Lydia Chase Ranney was a noted cheese maker & teacher and lived to be over 100.

Mervin Cecil Simmons, 1886-1964

Discover the story of an Oxford farm boy who escaped from three WWI German POW camps.

Oxford Militia : 1812-1815

Digitized muster lists and paymaster rolls, detail the names of citizens of Ingersoll, West Oxford, North Oxford who were called to arms during the War of 1812. Keyword searchable.

The French Family of Jamestown, Kansas, 1687-1945

by Martha Peterson. A searchable extract from this work detailing the French family in West Oxford Township

The Harris Family

Discover the story of the Harris family and its contribution to the dairy industry of South West Oxford.

The Land is Their Heritage by Everett A. Wilson

A family history of Richard & Catharine Wilson & their 9 children, as well as the story of a heritage farm in Dereham Township. Searchable.

The Lunau-Luno Connection by Philip Luno

Searchable excerpt from this West Oxford Township family history.