Monday, September 10, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Lanktree - Langtry

In the cemetery in the churchyard of St. James Anglican Church, Fairmount, Ontario (near Meaford), I spied this monument where the husband and wife's surname were very similar.

Margaret A. Lanktree
wife of
Richard Langtry
Richard Langtry

It is interesting that in their marriage registration, both surnames are spelt Langtry. Margaret Ann daughter of Richard and Margaret Langtry married Richard, son of James and Eliza Langtry 30 June 1879 in Euphrasia Township, Grey County, Ontario. Margaret Ann had been born there. Richard was from Armaranth Township. [1]

In 1871, Margaret Ann Lanktree is living with her parents and siblings in Euphrasia Township. [2]

Margaret died 13 April 1921 at the Western Hospital in Toronto.[3] Richard died 15 June 1929 at the Toronto General Hospital. [4]

[1] Margaret Ann Langtry [sic] -- Richard Langtry Ontario marriage registration #003106 (30 June 1879); digital image, ( :6 September 2012), citing microfilm MS 932, reel 30)

[2] 1871 Census of Canada, Ontario, Grey North (district 37), Euphrasia Township (sub-district c), division 1, page 47, family 176, Richard Lanktree household; digital image, ( : accessed 10 September 2012), citing microfilm C-9953, Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

[3]Margaret Langtry Ontario death registration #003278 (16 April 1921); digital image, ( : accessed 10 September 2012), citing microfilm MS 935 Reel 274, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

[4] Richard Langtry Ontario death registration #005670 (17 June 1929); digital image,  ( : accessed 10 September 2012), citing microfilm MS 935, Reel 368, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

1 comment:

SeaThreePeeO said...

Beautiful stone. It's funny how the spelling of names changes through the years in family history.

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