Wednesday, 11 April 2012


John Crosby Faulkner, is the oldest son of William Faulkner and Annie Jane (Hanna) Crosby.  John Crosby Faulkner was born in Dublin Ireland around 1844 and died in Sundridge Ontario in 1932.  He was a photographer working in Toronto and later in Sundridge.

John married Jennie Stewart in 1874 in Toronto at St. James Cathedral.  Her parents were John  and Frances Stewart.  Jennie Faulkner died in 1918 in Sundridge.  Both John and Jennie Faulkner are buried in the Strong Cemetery in Sundridge.

John  and Jennie had no children, but adopted a girl Lily Agnes Faulkner born about 1888 who was also a photographer in Sundridge.  According to  Northern Ontario Vintage Postcards site,
Lily was the daughter of John's younger brother William.  However to date there is no proof of this.

  John Crosby Faulkner is listed in the book The Ontario Photographers List by Glen C. Phillips.
  • Faulkner, J. C., photographer 1887 - 1892 - Toronto
  • Faulkner, J. C., photographer 1892 - 1900 - Sundridge
The Dun & Bradstreet Commercial Directory also lists him as a photographer.

  • Faulkner, J. C.            1901 - 1907  Sundridge
  • Faulkner, John C.       1914 - 1920  Sundridge

In 1881 John & Jennie Faulkner are listed as living in the St. David's Ward, in Toronto.  By 1891 the Census shows the couple living in Joly Strong - Sundridge, in the Muskoka and Parry Sound area of Ontario.  John's address on the 1911 Census is 5 Main Street, Sundridge.

The photograph used in this blog was taken by John Crosby Faulkner.  It is a picture of his brother Ford Faulkner, his wife and children.  It was taken around 1910 in Toronto.


  1. It's nice that you could find your ancestor in other types of listings and directories. That is great. We found one ancestor included under livestock farmers with the variety of pig that he raised listed. fun.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

    1. Thanks. Sometimes it's the only way to locate your family, either between census or missing census. It certainly adds a little colour to the drab details. I once found 3 more names for my tree from a newspaper article about a fire in 1864.