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Mary Ann Goodwin
Female 1903 - 1947


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  • Birth  1903  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Misfortune  28 Dec 1947  West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    murdered 
    Name  Mary Ann Letson 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-24372 
    Died  28 Dec 1947  West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: shot - murdered 
    Buried  Winterbourne Pres. Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I24372  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Gillis Goodwin,   b. 23 Feb 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1913, Glenallan, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Alice Franklin,   b. 1870, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1949, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Sep 1892  Listowel, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F9934  Group Sheet

    Family  Archibald Hewitt "Hugh" Letson,   b. May 1904, West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1947, West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F6076  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Married Seven Years

      Mrs. Hugh Letson before her marriage was Mary Goodwin of Elmira. She was born near Glen Allan but moved to Elmira at the age of 12 and lived there up until about five years ago when she moved to West Montrose with her husband. They had been married for seven years relatives say. They had no children. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Alice Goodwin of Elmira; eight brothers, William Goodwin of Elmira; Allan and Clayton of Kitchener; Fred, Ernest and Ervin of Waterloo; Loman of Heidelberg, and Hardy of St. Clements; and one sister, Mrs. Fred (Margaret) Fries of Bridgeport2a

      2aKitchener Record, Monday, December 29, 1947 [abbreviated version of article]

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), January 1, 1948 - Five Die In West Montrose Quarrel; Letson Family Is Wipe Out In Waterloo County's Worst Shooting.

    2. [S978] Funeral Home Records - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Dreisinger, LETSON, Mrs. Hugh, West Montrose, December 28th, 44 years..

    3. [S417] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Winterbourne Presbyterian CC#4597.
      Letson/ Hugh - Mary

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - murdered - 28 Dec 1947 - West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: shot - murdered - 28 Dec 1947 - West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winterbourne Pres. Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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