George Sylvester Parr
George Sylvester, son of David Parr and Jane Duke Johnson, was born 30 July 1850 in Middlesex County, Ontario.
George married Jane 29 March 1877 at North Dorchester Township, Middlesex County, Ontario. Jane, daughter of John Weir and Rebecca Cunningham, was born 9 January 1856 at Dorchester Township, Middlesex.
It was no puzzle as to how George and Jane met; in the 1871 Census they were neighbours. The 1876 Middlesex Historical County Atlas found them neighbours as well. However it was a bit of a puzzle to determine how he was given the middle name of "Sylvester".
It was eventually solved by finding out that when George's father was a Methodist
Church Trustee, the minister was Reverend Charles Sylvester.