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Mary Dowker
Female 1826 - 1896


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  • Birth  15 Jul 1826  Terrington, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Religion  1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of England 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Church of England 
    Religion  1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Died  11 Oct 1896  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Cause: Senile Decay (1 week) 
    Recipes  1898  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • WINE SOUP (FOR INVALIDS)

      One tablespoonful flour, yelks of four eggs, the grated peel of a lemon, as much cinnamon as will lay on the point of a knife, a piece of butter the size of a small nut, one pint of wine, sugar to taste. Mix all well together and put on the stove, stirring until it thickens but not boil. Have ready some small dice-shaped pieces of bread, and pour the mixture over it. Light colored wine is the best to use.
    Name  Mary Strong 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-61193 
    Buried  Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I61193  Generations
    Last Modified  24 May 2018 

    Father  John Dowker,   b. 1803, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  ?,   b. Abt 1804,   d. Bef 1861 
    Family ID  F228266  Group Sheet

    Family  Richard Sidney Sparks Strong,   b. 31 Mar 1825, Swanage, , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1913, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Oakville, Halton Co., . Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Strong,   b. 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Strong,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Frances Strong,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas Strong,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elisabeth Strong,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Hester K. Strong,   b. 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Arthur D. Strong,   b. 7 Nov 1864, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1916, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F24447  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Death of Mrs.. R. S. Strong, Sr.

      The death of Mrs. R. S. Strong, Sr., which occurred somewhat suddenly about four o'clock on Sunday afternoon, at her residence, West Main Street, is one that be universally regretted in Galt and wherever the deceased lady was known. The news was quite a shock to many of her friends and at first the report could hardly be credited, as it was generally that she was no worse in health than she had been for some time, but it proved only too true, she taking a turn for the worse during the afternoon, passing away about the hour mentioned. The deceased lady returned on Friday evening last, from Detroit, where she and Mr. Strong had spent a few days with their daughter and it was thought the trip had somewhat benefitted her, as she had been in poor health for a long time. Mrs. Strong's maiden name was Mary Dowker, she being the eldest daughter of the late John Dowker, formerly of Terrington, Yorkshire, England. She was married to Mr. Strong at Oakville, Ontario, forty five years ago, coming at once, to Galt to reside, her husband having resided here for some time, previous that. About 1860 the family removed to the farm known As "Purbeck Hill," a short distance out of Galt, on the back road to Hespeler, where they continued to reside until six years, ago, when they removed into town again, taking up their residence on West Main street, in the house now known as "Purbeck House." Deceased will be greatly missed by many in Galt for her numerous kindly acts, but where she will be missed most will be by the husband and family. For forty five years she has been a most loving and faithful helpmate to her now sorrowing husband and as a mother she was kind and loving. The family was an exceedingly affectionate one and the loss of the wife and mother will indeed be a sad blow. She leaves four of a family, Richard S., Arthur D. and Mrs. H. B. Lewis, residing in Galt and Mrs. McWhinney, residing in Detroit.

      The Weekly Reformer 15 Oct 1896 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S505] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Trinity Anglican (Galt) CC#4497 Internet Link .
      Richard Sidney Sparks Strong/ A native of/ Dorset, England/ and youngest son of/ Capt. Thomas Strong R. N./ born March 31st 1825/ and died Oct. 6th, 1913/ In affectioate remembrance of/ Mary Dowker/ His dearly loved wife/ born at Terrington/ Yorkshire, England/ July 15th 1826/ and died Oct. 11th 1896/ (verse)

    2. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 8.

    3. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 64.

    4. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 11 Page 88.

    5. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 019725..
      Mrs Mary Strong Gender: Female Age: 71 Birth Date: abt 1825 Birth Place: England Death Date: 11 Oct 1896 Death Place: Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Senile Decay

    6. [S1721] The New Galt Cook (Revised Edition).

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Jul 1826 - Terrington, , Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Senile Decay (1 week) - 11 Oct 1896 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRecipes - 1898 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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