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

Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Brown[1]

Female 1903 - 1970  (66 years)


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  • Name Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Brown 
    Born 28 Nov 1903  , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Name Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Sherk 
    Occupation School Teacher 
    Residence 1970  1061 Queen's Blvd, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-338022 
    Died 23 Oct 1970  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 26 Oct 1970  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I338022  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Douglas Brown,   b. 22 Mar 1860, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1925, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Isabella Barbara Hall,   b. Feb 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1930, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1897  , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F248789  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Melvin Sherk,   b. 5 Jan 1904, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1981, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Sherk
     2. Douglas Weston Sherk,   b. 10 Apr 1931, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1992, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Elizabeth Sherk,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. David William Sherk,   b. 10 Apr 1931, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1931, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Raymond Harvey "Tyke" Sherk,   b. 15 Nov 1932, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 2001, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. William Oliver "Bill" Sherk,   b. 27 Mar 1935, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1997, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. James Melvin "Jim" Sherk
     8. Esther Irene Sherk,   b. 13 Nov 1943, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 2011, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     9. James Sherk
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F247506  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mrs. Melvin Sherk, 1061 Queen's Blvd., died today at St. Mary's Hospital following a brief illness. She was 66. The former Mary Elizabeth (Bessie) Brown, she was born in Oxford County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Brown. She had lived in Kitchener one year. Most of her life she spent at RR 3, Bright. She was a member of Knox Untied Church, Ayr. She formerly taught school in North Dumfries and Blenheim Townships. She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Kostuik of Willowdale, Mrs. Allen (Esther) Mitchell of RR 1, Ayr, and Mrs. William (Margaret) Makis of Ayr; four sons, Douglas, Raymond, William and James, all of Ayr; a brother, David Brown of RR 3, Bright, and 14 grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son and one sister. The body will be at Coutts and Son Funeral Home, Galt, after 7 p.m. Saturday where the funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. D. E. Willis officiating. Burial will be in Ayr cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record Oct 23 1970 pg 25

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Melvin Sherk.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Mary Elizabeth Brown Date of Birth: 28 Nov 1903 Gender: Female Birth Place: Oxford, Ontario, Canada Father's name: Douglas Brown Mother's name: Isabella Hall

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Sherk/ Mother/ M. Elizabeth/ Brown/ 1903 - 1970/ Father/ MelvIn/ Sherk/ 1904 - 1981/ son David William/ 3 Mons. 1931/ Thy Will Be Done
      [Back] Sherk

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Douglas Brown Age: 36 Birth Date: abt 1861 Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Marriage Date: 21 Oct 1897 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: David Brown Mother: Jane Lillias Spouse: Barbara Isabella Hall Spouse's Age: 31 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1866 Spouse Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Spouse Father: Andrew Hall Spouse Mother: Margaret Robson

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Nov 1903 - , Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1970 - 1061 Queen's Blvd, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1970 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Oct 1970 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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