Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Whitelaw family part 2 at Meaford, Ontario

Sarah Amelia E.
Wife of
H. S. Knowles
Died Aug 28. 1883
27 yrs 11 mos 20ds
Gone to rest
Robt. John A.
Died Feb 19, 1884
20 yrs 7 mos 13 ds
Blessed are the pure in heart for
they shall see God
Elizabeth J. Whitelaw
Wife of J. H. Long
Died at Edmonton, NWT
Aug 26 1884
Aged 34 yrs 1 mo 3ds
For me to live is Christ and to die is gain
Joseph Crow Whitelaw
Died Jan 5 1887
Aged 34 yrs 3 mo's
He that overcometh shall inherit all things
Mary E.
Dau. of J. C. & M. T. Whitelaw
died June 26, 1886
Aged 1 yr 6 m's
Of such is the kingdom of heaven
Robert John A. Whitelaw died of a ruptured blood vessel in the brain. [AO MS 935 Reel 37]
Joseph Crow Whitelaw died of consumption [AO MS 935 Reel 47]
Mary Elizabeth Whitelaw died of inflammation of the brain [AO MS 935 Reel 47]
All died at a young age.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Whitelaw family Post #1 - Meaford Cemetery, Ontario

The Whitelaw family took advantage of all sides of the monument. Over the next few weeks, I will show the different sides.

William Whitelaw Sen.
April 23, 1880
65 yrs, 7 mo's  &12 days
Native of Glasgow
Come to Canada in 1820
settled in St. Vincent
Blessed are the dead which died in
the Lord Rev. XiV 13
Sarah Crow
Wife of
Wm. Whitelaw Sen.
Died Jan 30 1895
74 yrs, 9 mos, 23ds
Native of Portsmouth
Susan L. Whitelaw
1846 - 1933
In the 1851 Census of Canada West, Grey County, St. Vincent Township, William is there with his wife Sarah and 7 children, ranging in ages 14 to 2 (coming about 2 years apart). Their religion is Disciples of Christ.
Sarah's death registration gives her age at death as 74 years, 10 months, 9 days and the cause old age. (MS 935, Reel 74, Archives of Ontario)
No death registration was found for William on Ancestry.
Family history can be found at this site. I have not verified the information given there.