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

Eliza Given

Female Cal 1846 - 1925  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Eliza Given 
    Born CALC 15 Jun 1846  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Name Eliza Laurie 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-338532 
    Died 19 Oct 1925  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Cause: Influenza (23 days) - Hypostatic Pneumonia (14 days) 
    Buried 22 Oct 1925  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I338532  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Family Thomas Laurie,   b. CALC 17 Apr 1835, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1903, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1880  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Andrew Given Laurie,   b. 9 Feb 1881, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1960, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. James Laurie,   b. 8 Oct 1882, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1897, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     3. Agnes Beattie Laurie,   b. 27 Nov 1883, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1974, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Eliza Hutton Laurie,   b. 12 Sep 1885, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1972, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F247732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mrs. Thomas Laurie

      Blenheim Pioneer Passes To Great Beyond


      One of the pioneers of this district passed to her rest on Monday afternoon in the person of Mrs. Thomas Laurie, 10th Blenheim, in her 80th year. Deceased had been ill for three weeks with a bad cold, which subsequently developed into pneumonia, and she passed peacefully away on Monday after being ill with the latter trouble for only a few days. She was born in Ireland and came to Canada with her brother when 18 years of age, settling near Shower's Corners. The trip across the ocean in those early days was considered quite an adventure, and in the case of Mrs. Laurie, whose maiden name was Eliza Given, it was a decidedly rough passage. A violent storm brook forth disabling the vessel, and for the sake of safety the passengers were forced below decks and the hatches battened down. The boat finally managed to weather the heavy seas and make port, much to the relief of the passengers. Deceased was married to the late Thomas Laurie 46 years ago and settled on the present homestead. Here the family was raised and the parents passed through the usual stages of pioneer life which was associated with early days in Ontario. Her husband predeceased her 22 years ago, since which time the management of the farm has been in the hands of her son, Andrew G. Laurie. Mrs. Laurie was a kind and loving mother and was much esteemed by a wide circle of friends who will greatly mourn her demise. She was a faithful member of Stanley Street Church and afterward of Knox United, and when her health permitted was …?... one son, as follows: Mrs. John William Lillico, Blenheim; and Miss Agnes and Andrew G., on the homestead. Two brothers and two sisters also survive, viz.: Joseph given, East Oxford, Samuel of California; Mrs. Hamilton, Vancouver; and Mrs. Mason, Norwich. The funeral will take place to the Ayr Cemetery this (Thursday) afternoon.

      The Ayr News Oct 22 1925 pg 1

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      Died in Blenheim, on Monday, October 19, 1925, at 3.45 p. m. Eliza Given widoow of the late Thomas Laurie in her 80th year. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Lot 5, Con. 10 Blenheim, on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 2.30 o'clock p. m., to the Ayr Cemetery.

      Funeral Card

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Thomas Laurie/ died Mar. 28, 1903,/ aged 67 years 11 Mos. 11 Ds./ his wife/ Eliza Given/ died Oct. 19, 1925,/ In Her 80th year.
      [Back/West] Andrew E. Laurie/ Feb. 9, 1881 - Apr. 7, 1960/ James/ son of T. & E. Laurie/ died Mar. 28, 1897, aged 14 Y'rs. 5 Mo. 20 Ds./ Laurie

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Eliza Given Laurie Gender: Female Birth Year: abt 1846 Birth Place: Ireland Age at Death: 79 Death Date: 19 Oct 1925 Death Place: Oxford, Ontario, Canada

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Thomas Laurie Age: 44 Birth Date: abt 1836 Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Marriage Date: 18 Mar 1880 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Andrew Laurie Mother: Mary Laurie Spouse: Elixa Given Spouse's Age: 30 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1850 Spouse Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Spouse Father: James Given Spouse Mother: Eliza Given

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 15 Jun 1846 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1880 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Influenza (23 days) - Hypostatic Pneumonia (14 days) - 19 Oct 1925 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Oct 1925 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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