Thomas Robert Henry HARKNESS ( b. 1863, Algoma, ON -d. 1934, Neebish, Chippewa, Mi.) was a widower his wife being Margaret Maria McDermott. Originally from St. Joseph's Island, Algoma, Ontario he relocated to Sugar Island, Chippewa, MI. His children include: HARKNESS, Eliza Melissa, b. 1887; HARKNESS, Mary Maria, b. 1888; HARKNESS, Mildred Josephine, b. 1891; HARKNESS, Viola May, b.1894 and HARKNESS, Jane Ellen, b 1895.
In addition from US Census records, his mother-in-law, McDermott, Eliza (or Liza) is shown to live with the family in the 1900 and 1910 census'. Her maiden name was CHESTER and her late husband, Charles was buried on St. Joseph's Island in 1888. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who may be familiar with any of these ancestors. Bill Chester