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Elizabeth Lyons
Female 1804 - 1879


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  • Birth  1804  , Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Religion  1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    United Presbyterian 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    C. Presb. 
    Misfortune  Aug 1879 
    killed by falling into cellar 
    Name  Elizabeth Findlater 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-72764 
    Died  4 Aug 1879  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Cause: Cause: Concussion of the Brain (Fell Down Cellar Stairs) 
    Buried  5 Aug 1879  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Person ID  I72764  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2017 

    Family  George Findlater,   b. CALC 4 Nov 1803, , Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1873, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Jan 1830  Inverurie, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. George Findlater,   b. 1831, Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Margaret Findlater,   b. 26 Dec 1834, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1914, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Robert Findlater,   b. 10 Aug 1836, New York City, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1913, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Findlater,   b. 1837, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1921, Wingham, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Findlater,   b. 10 Apr 1837, Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1928, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James Findlater,   b. 1839,   d. 11 Aug 1853, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Alexander Findlater,   b. 1841, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Elisabeth Findlater,   b. 1843, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Jane Findlater,   b. CALC 26 Sep 1845, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1919, Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F38997  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Died, In North Dumfries, on Monday, 4th Inst., at 20 minutes past 4 o'clock, A.M., Elizabeth Lyon Relict of the late Geo. Findlater, Aged 73 Years and 2 Months. Funeral, To-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from her late Residence, to Ayr Cemetery. North Dumfries, Aug. 4th, 1879.1a

      1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

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      Fatal Accident in Dumfries

      A very melancholy accident occurred in the Township of North Dumfries on Monday night last, whereby an old and most respected resident, Mrs. George Findlater, met with her death. Mrs. Findlater was a widow, and resided with her two sons Robert and John on the old homestead; and being nervous during thunderstorms, she arose from her bed during the one on Sabbath night, apparently intending to go to the front door. It is supposed, however, that she mistook the door, and unfortunately opened the one that led to the cellar, down the stairs leading to which she appears to have fallen with great violence. One of the sons heard a noise, as if his mother had fallen over or upset a chair, and arose to see what was the matter; and when passing the cellar door he heard a slight moaning at the foot of the stairs leading thereto. He immediately descended to see what was wrong; and was horrified to find his mother lying perfectly insensible at the foot of the stairs. She was immediately carried up and put to bed, and the best of medical aid sought, but the summons had come, and without ever regaining consciousness, she quietly passed away shortly after 4 o'clock am on Monday. The deceased lady was in the 74th year of her age at the time of her sad death, and has resided on the farm on which she died for a period of nearly 40 years. She leaves a family of four sons and three daughters. She was a native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland; and during her long residence in Dumfries she earned the esteem and affection of all with whom she was brought into contact. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the attendance there at being very large. Her remains were interred in the new Cemetery at Ayr.2a

      2aGalt Reporter Aug 8 1879 pg 2.

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ George FIndlater/ who died/ March 14th 1873/ In his 70th year/ also Elizabeth Lyon/ his beloved wife/ who died/ Aug. 4th 1879/ In Her 74th year/ Natives of Aberdeenshire/ Scotland

    2. [S890] Funeral Card - - Waterloo Historical Society - photocopies, "funeral card of Elizabeth Lyon Findlater," 4 Aug 1879.

    3. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 3 Page 29.

    4. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Page 43.

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] James/ son of/ George & Elizabeth/ Findlater/ died/ Aug. 11th, 1853/ aged 13 years

      [Left/South] In memory of/ George Findlater/ who died/ March 14th 1873/ In his 70th year/ also Elizabeth Lyon/ his beloved wife/ who died/ Aug. 4th 1879/ In Her 74th year/ Natives of Aberdeenshire/ Scotland

      [Back/West] Robert Findlater/ died Nov. 4, 1913/ In his 79th year/ Marion H. Lyons/ his wife/ died Mar. 9, 1932/ In Her 73rd year/ Elsie R. M./ dau. of Rob't & Marion Findlater/ died Aug. 14, 1889; aged 3 M's

    6. [S27] International Genealogical Index - Extracted Church Records, Parish registers for Inverurie, 1609-1854 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Inverurie (Aberdeenshire), film 993192.
      George Findlater married 26 Jan 1850 Inverurie, Aberdeen, Scotand to Elizabeth Lyon

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1804 - , Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jan 1830 - Inverurie, , Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Concussion of the Brain (Fell Down Cellar Stairs) - 4 Aug 1879 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Aug 1879 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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