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15-08-2008, 11:57 AM
My great great aunt Mary Elizabeth Garth (nee Pearson) is recorded on a family gravestone in Over Kellett Lancashire, England as having died in Manitoba November 23rd 1905. I know that she married Matthew Garth in 1889 and that she was born in 1841. Could anyone point me in the direction of any online resources that might give me some information about her life (and death) in Canada. Before emigrating Matthew had been a farmer.
15-08-2008, 1:08 PM
You will find them on the 1901 census in Whitehead Sub district, Brandon District, Manitoba. Looks as if he remarried in 1911 census.
Haven't checked any others, but follow this link:
15-08-2008, 2:42 PM
If they were in Brandon, you might want to have a look in the Manitoba Newspapers, online at www.paperofrecord.com
18-08-2008, 10:31 PM
You can order her death certificate from Manitoba Vital Statistics:
Mary died in Whitehead, Manitoba on Nov. 23, 1905, age 62 years. The death certificate may have some useful information and the cost is very reasonable. Once you find her on the search page you 'add to cart' which then allows you to print the order form and mail it with a bank draft or credit card info.
I didn't find her marriage in Manitoba, did she get married in England?
18-08-2008, 10:49 PM
As Michael mentionned the 1901 census has them in Whitehead:
Matthew Garth, age 57, born England, farmer, immigrated in 1882
Mary E. Garth, age 57, born England, wife, immigrated in 1889
Whitehead is a farming community 25 km west of Brandon.
I wonder if Mary has a headstone in Whitehead too?
Matthew's next marriage was to Sarah Elizabeth Acton, 27 July 1909, in Brandon, Manitoba.
19-08-2008, 8:17 PM
Thanks everyone. especially beejay. Mary elizabeth did in fact marry in Bolton-le-sands parish church in England 1899. Where did you find the immigration dates? I have been looking at passenger lists to no avail. Presumably she is buried in Whitehead. I shall definately apply for a copy of the death certificate. Thanks Mary Anne for recommending the paperofrecord site. Unfortunately 1905 doesn't seem to be covered. Does anyone know if Whitehead had its own paper?
20-08-2008, 12:43 AM
The immigration dates are from the 1901 census. Matthew gives the same year of immigration (1882) on the 1911 census, by which time he was living in Vancouver with his wife and two adult stepchildren.
Unfortunately FMP passenger lists start in 1890 so they missed Mary by one year! The Library and Archives Canada website has them prior to 1890 but they aren't indexed so it's a huge job searching them. They have about 160 passenger lists for 1889.
I don't think it's too likely that Whitehead had a paper, it was and still is a small farming community.
20-08-2008, 2:11 AM
I still think Brandon papers are a definite possibility.
Sorry, floristofdean, Paper of Record used to have the Brandon AND Winnipeg papers beyond the dates they now give...don't know what happened there!
20-08-2008, 2:38 AM
I guess the Winnipeg papers are a possibility too, for an obituary. Our library has the Newspaper Archives database so I could check that for you if you'd like.
I wonder if SKS at the Manitoba Genealogical Society would look at the Brandon papers, since you have an exact date of death? They have a branch in Brandon (Southwest Branch) and their website is here:
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