Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Bessie Florence Kelso

Female 1893 - 1973  (80 years)


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  • Name Bessie Florence Kelso 
    Born 10 Mar 1893  Keppel Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Name Bessie Florence Purdy 
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Bookkeeper, Shoe Factory 
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-208203 
    Died 15 Apr 1973  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 18 Apr 1973  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I208203  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father John Henry Kelso,   b. Jul 1856, Tillsonburg, Dereham Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Mary McGill,   b. CALC 15 Jan 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1943, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1888  Keppel Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F189618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Henry Purdy,   b. 6 Jul 1887, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1962  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1914  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F221162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • PURDY, Mrs. Bessie Florence

      At the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt Cambridge, on Sunday, April 15, 1973, Bessie Florence Kelso, 95 Cambridge St., Galt Cambridge, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kelso; beloved wife of the late William H. Purdy; dear sister of Essie (Mrs. Clifford Dempsey), Preston Cambridge; a sister, Bell (Mrs. Charles McCauley) predeceased in 1972; several nieces and nephews survive, Resting at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave. N., Galt Cambridge. Funeral and committal service in the funeral home on Wednesday, April 18, 3.30 p.m. Interment, Mount View cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Apr 1973 pg 26

  • Sources 
    1. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 18 Page 14.

    2. [S2490] aaa Vit - ON - Birth Registration, Birth Certificate 010042 (1893).
      Name:Bessie Kelso Date of Birth:10 Mar 1893 Gender:Female Birth Place:Grey, Ontario, Canada Father's name:John Henry Kelso Mother's name:Mary McGill

    3. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      PURDY/ in loving memory of/ William H Purdy/ July 6, 1887- Dec 29. 1962/ his wife/ Bessie Florence Kelso/ Mar. 10. 1893 - Apr. 15. 1973/ Thy will be done /

    4. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 004044 (1888).
      Name:Mary McGill Age:22 Birth Year:abt 1866 Birth Place:Garafraxa, Ontario Marriage Date:26 Dec 1888 Marriage Place:Grey, Ontario, Canada Father:Archibald McGill Mother:Martha McGill Spouse:John Henry Kelso

    5. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 022809 (1914).
      Name:William Henry Purdy Age:26 Birth Year:abt 1888 Birth Place:Canada Marriage Date:10 Jun 1914 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Dennis Purdy Mother:Francis McConnell Spouse:Bessie Florence Kelso

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1893 - Keppel Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper, Shoe Factory - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1914 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 1973 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Apr 1973 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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