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Jane Armstrong

Female 1837 - 1921  (84 years)


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  • Name Jane Armstrong 
    Born 23 Apr 1837  Minnigaff, , Kirkcudbrightshire [formerly Wigtownshire], Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth 15 Apr 1838  Minnigaff, , Kirkcudbrightshire [formerly Wigtownshire], Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Christened 27 May 1838  Minnigaff, , Kirkcudbrightshire [formerly Wigtownshire], Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150084373 
    Immigration 1857  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Jane Gourlay 
    Residence 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-194836 
    Died 3 Oct 1921  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Cause: Cancer of Face 18 months 
    Buried 5 Oct 1921  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I194836  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father John Armstrong,   b. Abt 1808, of, Minnigaff, , Wigtown, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Jane McDowell,   b. Abt 1808, of, Minnigaff, , Wigtown, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F43289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Andrew Gourlay,   b. CALC 30 Dec 1828, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1891, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Children 
     1. Alice Gourley,   b. Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA 1890, near, Paris, Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jane Gourlay,   b. CALC 31 Jan 1857, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1934, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     3. Elizabeth Gourlay,   b. 13 Mar 1860, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1944, East Whitby Township, Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. John Armstrong Gourlay,   b. CALC 30 Sep 1861, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1934, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     5. Agnes Gourley,   b. 1862, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1902, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     6. James A. Gourlay,   b. 1863,   d. 17 Aug 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     7. Thomas Gourley,   b. 1866, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1947, Portage La Prairie, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. Margaret Ellen "Maggie" Gourlay,   b. 1868, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1947, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     9. Robert Gourlay,   b. 22 Apr 1872, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1927, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     10. George Douglas Gourlay,   b. 17 Jun 1874, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1960, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     11. Peter Lewis Gourlay,   b. 19 Apr 1876, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1965, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     12. Mary Rose Gourlay,   b. 1879, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. William Gourley,   b. Abt 1880, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Alexander Gourlay,   b. 20 Dec 1882, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1965, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     15. James Andrew Gourley,   b. 6 Oct 1884, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1963, Regina, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     16. Jessie Gourlay,   b. 2 Jan 1885, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1969, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F235826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Demise of Mrs. Gourlay, Sr.

      Died in Ayr, on Monday, Oct. 3, 1921, at 4: 30 o'clock am, Jane Armstrong, relict of the late Andrew Gourlay, in her 85th year. The deceased, who had been in failing health for some years dropped off quite suddenly. She was well and favorably known in the community, and deep regret will be felt among a large circle of sincere friends and relatives.

      Born in Wigtonshire, Scotland, where she was also married, herself and husband came to Canada some 65 years ago, settling at Richwood and about 20 years later, after Mr. Gourlay's death, moved to Ayr, where she continued to reside until her demise. She was a Presbyterian and a faithful member of Knox United Church; also a worker in the Ladies' Aid Society. Outside of these activities, she devoted nearly all her time to the interests of her home and family, of whom there were 14 children, and 13 survive her - one, Alice, having lost her life in a railway wreck near Paris some years ago. The surviving members comprise five daughters and eight sons. They are - Mrs. Wm. Waugh, Innerkip; Mrs. Wm. Manson, Ayr; Mrs. Murdo Lillico, Blenheim; Mrs. E.S. Boddy, Portage Laprarie; Jessie, John and Robert at home; Thomas, William and James, in Manitoba; George in Paris; Peter near Ayr, and Alexander in Toronto.

      Five sisters and two brothers are also living. Mrs. Peter Rodger resides in Greenfield; Mrs. John Ross and Mrs. Wm. Muir in Paris, and Thomas Armstrong in Woodstock. Another sister and another brother are in Australia. The funeral, which was private, took place from her late residence, Swan St., yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, Rev. Mr. Brown and Dr. Tomson officiating. Interment was made in the Ayr Cemetery. The pall-bearers were Messrs. J. L. Black, G.D. Black, D. Lillico, J. Ennis, N. Walton, and Jas. Dennis.

      Ayr News Oct 6 1921 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, pg 1.

    2. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 14.

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Gourlay/ Andrew Gourlay/ died June 30, 1891/ aged 62 years/ Jane Armstrong/ his wife/ died Oct. 3, 1921/ aged 84 years

    4. [S1609] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11876-4 System Origin: Scotland-VR GS Film number: 1068033 Reference ID: - 2:1660KSX.
      Name: Jane Armstrong Gender: Female Christening Date: 27 May 1838 Christening Place: , MINNIGAFF, KIRKCUDBRIGHT, SCOTLAND Birth Date: 15 Apr 1838 Father's Name: John Armstrong Mother's Name: Jane Dowall

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Gourlay/ Andrew Gourlay/ died June 30, 1891/ aged 62 years/ Jane Armstrong/ his wife/ died Oct. 3, 1921/ aged 84 years
      [Back/West] John Gourlay/ died May 30, 1934/ In his 73rd year/ James A./ died Aug. 17, 1875/ In his 12th year/ Agnes/ died Sept. 28, 1902/ Age 38 years/ children of A. & J. Gourlay

    6. [S619] News - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr News (1897- ), "The Demise of Mrs. Gourlay Sr.," 6 Oct 1921, p. 1.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1837 - Minnigaff, , Kirkcudbrightshire [formerly Wigtownshire], Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Apr 1838 - Minnigaff, , Kirkcudbrightshire [formerly Wigtownshire], Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 27 May 1838 - Minnigaff, , Kirkcudbrightshire [formerly Wigtownshire], Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1857 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cancer of Face 18 months - 3 Oct 1921 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Oct 1921 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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