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Mary Elizabeth Caughell
Female 1895 - 1986


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  • Birth  13 May 1895  Harwich Twp., Kent Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Name  Mary Elizabeth Currie 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-342024 
    Died  4 Jul 1986  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  7 Jul 1986  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I342024  Generations
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2019 

    Family  Rev. John W. Currie,   b. 1873, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1969, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Dec 1917  Kent Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Dr. Eoin Allister Currie,   b. 1919, Tara, Arran Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1986, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Donald Currie
    Family ID  F249046  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Mrs. J.W. Currie

      A former Ayr resident, Mrs. J.W. Currie of St. Luke's Place, Hespeler, passed away in Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Friday, July 4th. She was in her 92nd year. The former Mary Elizabeth Caughell, she was born in Guilds (near Blenheim), a daughter of the late Peter Caughell and Elizabeth Haggart. After graduation from Blenheim School, she studied music and received her A.T.C.M. from Toronto Conservatory of Music. In 1917, she married Rev. J.W. Currie and the couple settled in Tara where he was a Presbyterian minister. They resided there until moving to Ayr in 1924. The Curries served Knox Church here until Rev. Currie retired in 1943. Following retirement the couple remained in Ayr for a further 24 years before moving to Toronto in 1967. Immediately after moving to Toronto they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. While in Ayr, Mrs. Currie was active and made a life member of Presbyterian and later United Church Women organizations. She was also a member of Ayr Women's Institute. Mrs. Currie, whose sight failed in later years, was active with the work of the Canadian National Institute of the Blind. Upon leaving Toronto, Mrs. Currie resided briefly in Ottawa and Kingston before taking up residence at St. Luke's Place. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a brother David Alexander Caughell. Surviving are two sons Don of Ancaster and Eoin of Kincardine; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday at Knox United Church, Ayr. Rev. George Saunders of Ayr, assisted by a grandson Rev. Paul Currie of Windsor, officiated. Interment in Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons Dave, John, Paul and Craig Currie, Anthony Lea and Ian Foulds.

      The Ayr News 9 Jul 1986 pg 12

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Mary Elizabeth Caughell Date of Birth: 13 May 1895 Gender: Female Birth Place: Kent, Ontario, Canada Father's name: Peter Caughell Mother's name: Elizabeth Haggart

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Currie/ [Large bronze plaque of United Church crest]
      [A] Mary Elizabeth Caughell/ 1895 - 1986/ Wife of/ John Currie [B] John W. Currie M. A. , B. D./ 1873 - 1969/ MInister of/ Knox United Church, Ayr/ 1924 - 1943

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: John W Currie Age: 44 Birth Date: abt 1873 Birth Place: Nottawasaga Marriage Date: 27 Dec 1917 Marriage County or District: Kent Father: John Currie Mother: Flora McAllister Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Caughell Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1894 Spouse Birth Place: Harwick (kent Co) Spouse Father: Peter Caughell Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Haggert

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jul 1986 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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