Splan, WILLIAM 1a 2a 3a 3b 4

Birth Name Splan, WILLIAM
Gender male
Age at Death 95 years, 7 months, 9 days


Splan was shortened from the Danish (?) when they immigrated to Canada - Family Stories. Or perhaps on immigration to the USA? - 2013 SJL

It took until September 2015 to discover one Samuel Splan, b 1832 (our Thomas's elder brother), in the 1901 Alberta Census, listing his origin as Danish! The family back home in Ontario would no doubt be surprised as they are Irish (from O'Splain/Splaine or O'Spillane) but also Episcopalians (Anglicans). Perhaps TAL 'borrowed' the origin for his wife's forebearers given his well known attitude to the Irish (and to be fair, the Irish Catholic 'troubles' in Canada were not that long ago - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenian_raids - so his attitudes may have been common, if offensive to modern ears.) All speculation at this stage, of course. - SJL


The Splans were originally from "up on the river (by the St Lawrence) in the USA. They were members of the "United Empire Loyalists" so when the American Revolution broke out, the family either moved to Canada or were imprisoned. William Splan's father was born in a POW camp. After the war the family was released, and he/they headed to Canada." - ref CWTWL


1906 Census of Canada:
The Wm Splans are listed as having one servant Thomas, Ernest (aged 22) and by the 1911 Census as having two servants: Weston, George (b Oct 1879) and W??hingle [sic], Pete (b Sep 1989)


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1873-05-23 Hullet Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada   5a
Event Note

Original clue RootsWeb Paterson FT date and place; then found in ON-BMD.

Birth 1872-05-21   See Note 6a 7a 8a
Event Note

1901 Census - 21 May 1872; 1906 Census - 1873/4; 1911 Census - May 1872

Residence 1881-04-04 Greenock, Bruce, Ontario, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada 1881 Census 9a
Event Note

1881 Census of Canada:
Splan: Thomas 39, Elizabeth 36, Ellen 17, Elizabeth 15, Thomas 11, William 7, Adaline 3.
Born: Ontario - all
Religion: Church of England - all
Origin: Elizabeth - English, rest - Irish
Occupation: Thomas - farmer
Going to school: Ellen, Elizabeth, Thomas jr, William

Residence 1891-04-06 Greenock, Bruce, Ontario, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada 1891 Census 10a
Event Note

1891 Census of Canada:
Splan: Thomas 50*, Elizabeth 46, Thomas 21, William 17, Adeline 13.
Born: Ontario - all
Birthplace of father: Thomas - Ireland; Ontario - rest
Birthplace of mother: Elizabeth - Ireland; Ontario - rest.
Religion: C of E - all
Occupation: both Thomas's - "F" [farmer]
Read and Write: all
?House inhabited?; E 2/7

* Ages last birthday.

Occupation     Early NW Mounted Police (first "Mounties", now RCMP)  
Marriage 1895-05-20 Paisley, Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Arran-Elderslie Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada 1. Clarinda Moulton 1 5b 11
Residence 1901 McDonald, Manitoba, Canada 1901 Census 6a
Event Note

1901 Census of Canada:
Splan: William 28 (May 21 1872), Clara 29 (June 23 1871), Cora R. 3 (May 23 1897),  Sylva I. 0 (July 28 1900).
Born: All born Ontario except Sylva I.
William is a "Dom"[estic] (as a Farm Labourer)
Racial or tribal origin: Irish (all).
Nationality: Canadian (all)
Religion: Episcopalian (all)
William is a Farm Labourer as an employee of the Robertsons who appear at the bottom of the previous page.
Months in trade at home: 12
Earnings from occupation or trade: 350 ($?)
Can: read, write, and speak English but not French, and English is the mother tongue.

see also: 1901 Census Employer of William Splan z000016702.pdf

Residence 1906-07-14 McDonald, Manitoba, Canada 1906 Census 7b
Event Note

1906 Census of Canada "Schedule No 1 - Population and Livestock":
Splan: William 32, Clarinda 32, Rita 9, Silva 6, Treva 4, Lizzie 2. All born Ontario except Treva and Lizzie. Also Ernest Thomas 22, Servant, from England in 1906.
Section 6, Township 7, Range 12, Meridian 2
Horses, all ages 5
Milch cows, all ages 2
Other horned or meat cattle, all ages 8,
Sheep and lambs all ages 0
Hogs and pigs, all ages 2

Residence 1911 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada 1911 Census 8b
Event Note

1911 Census of Canada:
Splan:  William 38 (May 1872), Clarendia[sic] 37 (June 1873), Rita 14 (May 1887), Sylva 10 (July 1900), Irena 9 (Oct 1902),  Lizzie 7 (Jan 1904), Ethel 3 (Jun 1807).; George Weston, Servant, 32 (Oct 1878)

William  is a  Farmer
Born Ontario for all but the youngest 4 who are born in Manitoba
Racial or Tribal origin: Irish (all)
Nationality: Canadian (all)
Religion: English Church (all)
William's life is insured for 1000 [$ presumably] and it costs 14 [$ presumably] per annum.
All can speak, read, and write English.

Speculation: could George Weston be a relation through William's mother Elizabeth Weston? - SJL

Residence 1916 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada 1916 Census 12
Event Note

1916 Census of Canada:
Splan: William 42, Clara 43, Cora-Reita 19, Selva Irine  16, Treva Adl??   14, Lisbeth Clarlida  12, Elen Ruth 9; and George Wenham, 21,  Employee.  
Birth: Canada - all except Geo Wenham (born England, arrived 1904)
Religion: Anglican - all
Racial or Tribal origin: Irish - all
Nationality: Canadian - all

Note that there is a family of Syrians, parents born in Turkey, 5 adults arriving between 1898 and 1911, Greek Catholics, at top of page. 12 in total. "Furgley"??

Marriage 1935-06-26 Scobey, Daniels, Montana, USA 2. Lula Mae Windrum nee Wiatt 13a
Event Note

William M Splan, 60, previously married, born Clinton, Ontario (son of Thomas Splan and Elizabeth Weston) and Lula Mae Windrum, 44, previously married, born born Missouri, USA (daughter of William Wiatt and mother's maiden name Lula), both residing at Regina, Saskatchewan, were married by A Kloss, Justice of the Peace. Witnesses Mrs Rula Hamilton and Inez A Kloss. Scobey, Daniels, Montana.

Residence 1949 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 1941 Angus Street [Regina presumed because of 1953 Voters Lists] 14a
Event Note

1949 Canada Voters Lists:
Splan: living at 1491 Angus Street: William (retired) and Mrs LM Splan; also: Arthur (janitor) and Mrs A Langston, Fred Watson (retired); Dan Chisholm (govt. tel.), Stibbard Normand (caretaker)

Occupation 1949 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Retired 14a
Residence 1953-06-30 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 1941 Angus Street 15a
Event Note

1953 Canada Voters Lists:
Splan:  living at 1491 Angus Street: William (retired) and Lula May Splan; also: Arthur (retired) and Mrs Alice Langston, Mrs Mary Ann Wyatt (retired); Myron Hofos (plumber), Daniel Chisholm (telephones), Chris Edwards (caretaker), Norman Stibb (caretaker)

Death 1969   Saskatchewan Residents Index; Family 1966 or 1970; or 1969 WebRoots Hedley FT 16a
Burial 1969 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Saskatchewan, Canada, Burial Index, 1802-2011 16b


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Splan, THOMAS1841-05-151928-04-04
Mother Weston, ELIZABETH1844-11-021922
    Sister     Splan, Ellen 1864 1961
    Sister     Splan, Elizabeth or Grace Elizabeth 1865 1955
    Brother     Splan, Thomas 1869-09-14 1957
         Splan, WILLIAM 1873-05-23 1969
    Sister     Splan, Adeline 1877-05-25 1892


Family of Splan, WILLIAM and Moulton, CLARINDA/Clorinda Victoria

Married Wife Moulton, CLARINDA/Clorinda Victoria ( * 1871-06-23 + 1921-07-28 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Splan, Cora Reta1897-05-211981-12-20
Splan, Sylva Irene1900-07-28
Splan, Irena/Treva1902-10-001918
Splan, ELIZABETH CLARENDA1904-01-291973-06-09
Splan, Ethel1907-06-161992

Family of Splan, WILLIAM and Wiatt, Lulu Mae

Married Wife Wiatt, Lulu Mae ( * 1891 + 1961 )

Source References

  1. E J Leader/Lois (Leader) Sisson: E J Leader's notes - via Lois Sisson
      • Confidence: High
  2. E J Leader/Thomas Allen Leader: E J Leader's notes - via Thomas Allen Leader
      • Confidence: High
  3. Published Family Trees
      • Page: 1. RootsWeb - Hedley FT; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=84534&id=I1547
      • Page: 2. RootsWeb - Paterson FT; I5509
  4. S J Leader: Conversations with T W Leader - notes, Sep 2013
  5. Ontario BMD Online
      • Page: #007919; MS 929, Reel 10; 1873 William Splan birth record record-image_9Q97-Y3SW-QRR.jpg and OntarioCanadaBirths1869-1913ForWilliamSplan.jpg
      • Page: #001756; OntarioCanadaMarriages1801-1928ForWilliamSplan.jpg
  6. 1901 Census of Canada
      • Page: MB MACDONALD (#8)/Norfolk (South/Sud) I-3 Page 3/Line 1; 1901 Census William Splans - employees z000016703.pdf
  7. 1906 Census of Canada
      • Page: Canada/MB/Macdonald (#4)/06 (Townships 7, 8, 9 in ranges 11, 12 west) Page 32/Line 31
      • Page: Pg 32, Entry 251; 1906 Census Splans e001202941.pdf
  8. 1911 Census of Canada
      • Page: Canada/1911/Manitoba/Portage La Prairie/38 Township 11 in ranges 7/page 10/Line 25
      • Page: Canada/1911/Manitoba/20/38/38/Township Ten Range 8 W 1/page 10/line 25-31; 1911 Census Splans e001949741.pdf
  9. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Page: 1881 Census/ON/176 Bruce South/Sub Dist G Greenock/Div 2/lns 8-14; 1881 Census Canada Thomas Splan e008204793.pdf
  10. 1891 Census of Canada
      • Page: 1891 Census of Canada, ON, District 51 East Bruce, Sub Dsitrcit D?, Twnshp Greenoch, Div 1, pg 16, lns 5-9; 1891 Thomas and Elizabeth Splan jrs and family 30953_148129-00557.pdf
  11. S J Leader: Confirmed Family Stories
  12. 1916 Census of Canada
  13. Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950
      • Page: William Splan and Lula Mae record-image_S3HY-DZF4-62.jpg
  14. 1949 Canada Voters Lists 1935-1980
      • Page: Page 2, Stamped 54366; 1949 CanadaVotersLists1935-1980ForWilliamSplan.jpg
  15. 1953 Canada Voters Lists 1935-1980
      • Page: SK/Regina City/Regina/Urban Polling Division No 62/page1; CanadaVotersLists1935-1980ForWilliamSplan.jpg
  16. SRI - Saskatchewan , Canada, Residents Index 1800-2012
      • Page: Lulu May Splan and others dates - Ancestry.com.au.htm
      • Page: Wm Splan Saskatchewan, Canada, Burial Index, 1802-2011 - Ancestry.com.au.htm