Descendants of William. STRINGER & Mary Ann ROBINSON
The STRINGER Family left Ireland for Upper Canada in 1847. By 1854 they were settled on Lot 31, Concession 5 of Kincardine Township, Bruce County. Their grandson Isaac O. STRINGER grew up as a farm boy in Kincardine Township and went on to graduate from the University of Toronto and Wycliffe College, He then joined the ministry of the Anglican Church in Canada. See his picture and bio. below. .
ISAAC O. STRINGER 'THE BISHOP WHO ATE HIS BOOTS' Archbishop Stringer's story is an epic of the Canadian Anglican Church. The early years of his ministry were spent in the Diocese of McKenzie River as a missionary to the Inuit people of Herschel Island, where he translated the gospels into the indigenous language. In 1902, warned of eye trouble, he accepted an invitation to be Bishop of Whitehorse and was consecrated in St. John's Cathedral by Archbishop Matheson. In 1905 he was elected Bishop of Rupert's Land , and became Metropolitan in 1931. Stringer is known as the Bishop who ate his boots. In 1909, on a visit to the Arctic, he attempted to return to Dawson City by a shortcut over the Rockies. Unfortunately, the weather turned foul, and the small party quickly ran out of food. Because the game animals had already migrated, they weren't able to trap or hunt anything. The bishop's diary records: Thursday, October 21 - Breakfast of sealskin boots, soles and tops boiled and toasted. Soles better than tops.
Audrey Grace NEEDHAM, (1932-2013) was born and raised in Greenock Township. She was married to John David 'Jack' WEBB and was a direct descendant of the captioned couple., See her Pedigree Chart. Other Ancestral Families connected to Audrey are; NEEDHAM; STRINGER; RUSSELL; WESTON; FLETCHER; McGILLIVRAY; McLEAN & McDOUGALL. .
The majority of the data has been compiled from many different sources on the internet and the information is only as good as what has been input. Information is corroborated where possible.