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MERRIAM, Gertrude Elizabeth

MERRIAM, Gertrude Elizabeth

Female 1875 - 1970

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  • Name  MERRIAM, Gertrude Elizabeth  
    Born  23 Nov 1875  Flesherton, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Died  9 Apr 1970  Fort Qu'appelle, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Regina, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • SOURCE: Email from June Carey Pearce to Kit Cutting: (Gertrude was the daughter of Austin Anthony and Elizabeth Dowd MERRIAM):

      "Unlike every pioneer family I ever knew, Tom and Gertie Campbell did not arrive on the prairies bent on taking up land. They opened a little store and postal outlet in the tiny village of Disley, Saskatchewan near Regina where they spent the rest of their married life.

      Gertie had been left in Port Elgin with the children, one of them, my dear sickly mother-in-law, Gertrude Irene Campbell, who had been stricken with polio at about eighteen months, and forever nursed a leg that restricted her in many ways. When Tom Campbell left for Saskatchewan in 1910, he knew only that he was heading for the Qu'Appelle Valley. Many years later, the family still chuckled, recalling that until they all landed in Saskatchewan, they believed that Dad had gone to "Cue Apple."

      Gertie was proficient in anything she put her mind to - from "child birthing" her neighbors' babies to beautifully making and re-making clothing for her family from any and every scrap of fabric she could get her hands on. She was also one of the finest cooks and bakers, passing these skills on to most of her daughters.

      After Tom's death in 1949, she made her home with one child or another in Disley, Foam Lake or Ft. Qu'Appelle. She was a cheerful, non-complaining saint 'til the day she died in her mid-nineties."

      June Pearce was a great source for the information on this family.
    Person ID  I1173  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified  30 Sep 2012 

    Father  MERRIAM, Austin Anthony,   b. 20 Dec 1852, Haldimand Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1924, Chatsworth, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  DOWD, Elizabeth Jane,   b. 22 Nov 1854, Sullivan Twp, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1912, Toronto, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Sep 1872  Owen Sound, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F387  Group Sheet

    Family  CAMPBELL, Thomas James,   b. 22 Jul 1875, Port Elgin, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1949, Disley, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Dec 1897  Southampton, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     01. CAMPBELL, Christina May,   b. 31 May 1898, Port Elgin, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1976, Mesa, Maricopa Co, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >02. CAMPBELL, Gertrude Irene,   b. 21 Sep 1899, Port Elgin, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1994, Foam Lake, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >03. CAMPBELL, Ida Maude,   b. 19 Jul 1901, Port Elgin, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1998, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >04. CAMPBELL, Gordon Laverne,   b. 31 Jan 1904, Port Elgin, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1986, Maple Ridge, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >05. CAMPBELL, Minnie Viola,   b. 14 Jan 1906, Port Elgin, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1998, Shaunavon, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >06. CAMPBELL, Cecil James,   b. 21 Jun 1908, Port Elgin, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1996, , , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F423  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Nov 1875 - Flesherton, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Dec 1897 - Southampton, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Apr 1970 - Fort Qu'appelle, , Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Regina, , Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    PHOTO: MERRIAM, Austin Anthony, b 20 December, 1852; DOWD,Elizabeth Jane, b 22 November 1854; MERRIAM,Lavern David b 02 March 1878; MERRIAM, Gertrude Elizabeth b 22 November 1854; MERRIAM, Wesley George, b 19 July 1873; MERRIAM, Ida Eliza, b 22 March 1884
    PHOTO: MERRIAM, Austin Anthony, b 20 December, 1852; DOWD,Elizabeth Jane, b 22 November 1854; MERRIAM,Lavern David b 02 March 1878; MERRIAM, Gertrude Elizabeth b 22 November 1854; MERRIAM, Wesley George, b 19 July 1873; MERRIAM, Ida Eliza, b 22 March 1884
    Back row Lavern, Gertude, Wesley, Ida, Amos
    Seated Austin, Elizabeth
    Front Arthur

  • Sources 
    1. [S450] 1871 CENSUS: Ontario, CANADA, (CollectionsCanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1871/), 1871 census of Canada. RG 31. Library and Archives..

    2. [S471] Personal Knowledge of: PEARCE, June.