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Notable Births & Deaths for Chesley ...

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Chesley. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • Tommy Burns
    • Born: Noah Brusso
    • Professional boxer. He was born in Hanover (ON) on June 17, 1881 (a Friday) and died on May 10, 1955 (a Tueday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Ocean View Burial Park (British Columbia).
    • Hanover is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Chesley.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Burns<1>
  • Clarence 'Happy' Day
  • John Diefenbaker
    • Full name: John George Diefenbaker
    • 17th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1957 - April 1963). He was born in Neustadt (ON) on September 18, 1895 (a Wednesday) and died in Ottawa (ON) on August 16, 1979 (a Thursday) at the age of 83.
    • Neustadt is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Chesley.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Diefenbaker<1>
  • Gordon David 'Red' Henry
    • Professional hockey. He was born in Owen Sound (ON) on August 17, 1926 (a Tueday) and died in Owen Sound (ON) on October 3, 1972 (a Tueday) at the age of 46. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Grey County, Ontario).
    • Owen Sound is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Chesley.
    • Owen Sound is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Chesley.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon David 'Red' Henry<1>
  • Harry 'Apple Cheeks' Lumley
  • Nellie L. Mooney McClung
    • Born: Helen Letitia Mooney
    • Suffragette, politican, author, activist. She was born in Chatsworth (ON) on October 20, 1873 (a Monday) and died in Victoria (BC) on September 1, 1951 (a Saturday) at the age of 77. She is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
    • Chatsworth is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Chesley.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie L. Mooney McClung<1>

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<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:


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