Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameThomas (Thomas) Croil, G Grandfather
Birth12 Apr 1865, Balmory Hall, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland
Death14 May 1942, Summerland, BC, Canada
ResidenceMurtle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Memoand Michigan
ResidenceSummerland, BC, Canada
Note 1He is presumably the Thomas Croil of Milwaukee who was owed (and lost?) $1,000 when an Alexander Mitchell applied for bankruptcy in 1899.
Note 2The loss of $1,000 at this time appears to have had a catastrophic effect for Thomas and his wife who appear never to have recovered their fortunes thereafter.
Note 3On 1 June 1899 The Waukesha Freeman reported that Thomas Croil had launched his ‘pretty gasoline propellor [launch] on Lake Henrietta’.
Note 4He and Christian had a summer holiday house at Waterville, Summit, near Milwaukee, which was still standing in 2015.
Note 5On 26 Jun 1900 he patented improvements to the axles, wheels and transmission for motor vehicles.
Note 5He presumably inherited (shared with his sister?) his father’s considerable fortune and the Balmory Hall estate. If so, it had all been lost by quite quickly!
Flags***, Croil
FatherThomas (William) Croil (1815-1874)
MotherMary Gordon Heron THOMSON (1839->1906)
Marriage12 Apr 1887, Aberdeen, Scotland
SpouseChristian Chivas (George) Mitchell, G Grandmother
Birth26 Jun 1866, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Deathabt 1947
ResidenceMurtle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
ResidenceSummerland, BC, Canada
OccupationPainter and potter.
Note 1Painter and potter. Her prolific output now dispersed.
Flags***, Dickson, Mitchell, Shives/Chivas
FatherGeorge (John) Mitchell (1821-1892)
MotherBarbara Jane Shives (1836-1918)
Birth20 Jan 1888, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Deathabt 1974
Marriage15 Nov 1919, Aberdeen, Scotland
ChildrenMary Croil (Angus) (1922-1987)
 Christian Croil 'Kirsty' (Angus) (1927-)
Birth7 Aug 1891, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Death1985, Summerland, BC, Canada
SpouseMarjorie Vandenburg ° (?-1998)
Birth5 Jun 1893, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Death8 Apr 1959, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Marriage5 Jun 1923, High River, Alberta, Canada
Married MemoOther info says marriage in 1922.
ChildrenAnn Arnold (George) (1924-2001)
Birth28 Nov 1894, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Death27 Mar 1983, Thames Ditton, Surrey, England
MemoOld age. Died at the Home of Compassion, 58 High Street, Thames Ditton.
Marriage18 Jun 1919, Aberdeen & London, Scotland & England
Married MemoMarried 18-06-1919 at St James’s Episcopal Church, Aberdeen; solemnised 19-06-1919 at St Sophia, London.
ChildrenHelen Croil (Michel) (1920-2001)
 Christian Fanny Croil (Michel) (1921-2009)
 Michael Croil 'Pogy' (Michel) (1923-1971)
 Nancy Lorna Mary Croil (Michel) (1926-)
Birth17 Nov 1898, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Death17 Jan 1899
Birth3 Sep 1900, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Death13 Jun 1901, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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