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Rachel, daughter of David Parr and Jane Duke Johnson, was born in 1858 at Middlesex County, Ontario. According to the 1881 census, Rachel was living with her brothers John and Anthony175.

Robert, son of Thomas Birrell and Mary Myles, was born 10 October 1861 at Monimail, ife, Scotland176.  Rachel and Robert were married 13 October 1886 at 87 Mabel Street at London, Ontario. At the time of the marriage, Robert was employed as a constable177.

They had one child, Della Mary Adeline. Della was born 30 September 1887 at London178.

No further record has been found on Rachel. Robert remarried on 6 January 1893 at London, Ontario.  He married Janet, daughter of William Arthur and Margaret Bethune, who was born in 1870 at Scotland179.

Robert was appointed Chief of Police of the London, Ontario in 1920 and held that post until 1930. Robert died 19 July 1930 and was buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery at London, Ontario. Robertís wife, Janet died 21 May 1950 and was buried with Robert.

Della travelled overseas several times, with her first voyage when she was 19 to her fatherís homeland of Scotland. She travelled with The Canadian Expeditionary Force for World War One as a Registered Nurse. Six ocean voyages were found up to 1957, with 5 of them being to England.

Della died 7 March 1974 and was buried with her father and step-mother.


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