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Matilda Girling

Female 1833 - 1918  (85 years)


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  • Name Matilda Girling 
    Born 12 Mar 1833  Barsham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Immigration 1850  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Immigration 1856  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Matilda Uttley 
    Residence 1857  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Episcopal 
    Residence 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Episcopal 
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Income 
    Residence 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-25983 
    Died 2 Nov 1918  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I25983  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2021 

    Mother Charlotte Girling,   b. May 1812, Mendham, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1886, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Family ID F41130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jonathan Uttley,   b. CALC 6 Oct 1829, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1895, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1857  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. David Jonathan Uttley,   b. 15 Dec 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1859  (Age 1 years)
     2. Emma Maria Uttley,   b. 13 Nov 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1862  (Age 1 years)
     3. Nellie Uttley,   b. Dec 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. James West Uttley,   b. 26 Oct 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1894, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     5. Mary Ann Uttley,   b. 13 Jan 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1866  (Age 1 years)
     6. Ellen Uttley,   b. 27 Mar 1867, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933, Salem, Washington, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Annie Matilda Uttley,   b. 28 Feb 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1935, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F6772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • MRS. JONATHAN UTTLEY

      One by one, death calls in the pioneers of this district, one of the best known and most highly respected of whom passed away in her home on Church Street last Saturday. Matilda Girling, relict of the late Jonathan Uttley, was born on the 12th of March, 1833, near Beccles, Suffolk, England, and emigrated to Canada in the spring of 1856. She landed in Preston, and in the year 1657 [1857] she was married to Jonathan Uttley, who later became one of Elmira's most enterprising business men, and to whom she proved to be true helpmeet. The union was blessed with six children, three of whom died in their infancy. The remaining ones were James, who predeceased his parents; Ellen (Mrs. Thomas Hall) and Annie (Mrs. Menno Wilfong), both of whom reside in Elmira. Four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a half brother, Mr. John Linder, of Toronto, survive. Deceased was widely known and will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity of coming in contact with her numerous good qualities and her helpful disposition. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was one of the few remaining ones who grew up with Elmira and whose residence here extended considerably over half a century. The funeral was held last Monday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Blair [Presbyterian Church] and Rev. P. Webster [Methodist Church] officiating at the house, whence the remains were taken to the Elmira Cemetery for burial.

      Elmira Signet 7 Nov 1918

  • Sources 
    1. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira pg 4.

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 5.

    3. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 10.

    4. [S199] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. James Lutheran Elmira CC#2800 Internet Link.
      Uttley/ Jonathan Uttley/ Died Oct. 26, 1895/ Aged 66 Yrs. 20 Ds./ His Wife/ Matilda Girling/ Died Nov. 2, 1918/ In Her 86 Year/ James W. Uttley/ Died Jan. 16, 1894/ Aged 31 Yrs. 2 Ms.

    5. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Mrs. Jonathan Uttley - 7 Nov 1918.

    6. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 48 Pg. 8.

    7. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 25.

    8. [S2057] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1891, Pg. 27.

    9. [S42] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Vol 9 Part 2 1852 - 1857, Marriages by Rev'd Charles Silvester, Wesleylan Methodist Minister, Elora #333.
      Jonathan ETTLEY, to Matilda GERLING, both of Woolwich. 23 Feb. 1857. Rev. SILVESTER. Wit. Samuel ETTLEY and Hannah BRISTOW.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Mar 1833 - Barsham, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1850 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1856 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1857 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1857 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Episcopal - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Episcopal - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Nov 1918 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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