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

Emily Frances "Emma" Thorne

Female 1863 - 1953  (89 years)


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  • Name Emily Frances "Emma" Thorne 
    Born 4 Jul 1863  Edville, Northumberland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Name Emily Frances "Emma" Gillies 
    Residence 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-338645 
    Died 26 May 1953  Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried 28 May 1953  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I338645  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 

    Father Thorne,   b. Abt 1829, of, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Nancy,   b. May 1829, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F186765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alexander Conkey Gillies,   b. 22 Jan 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1948, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1893  Cramahe Twp., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. John Thorne Gillies,   b. 18 Jun 1894, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1954, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F247770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mrs. A. C. Gillies Passes - A respected resident of Ayr for more than half a century, Mrs. Alexander C. Gillies died at the Paris Nursing Home on Tuesday, in her 90th year. The former Emily Frances Thorne, she was born at Edville (near Brighton, Ont.) on July 4, 1863, a daughter of the late John and Nancy Thorne. Following her marriage on August 30, 1893, the couple moved to Ayr, where Mr. Gillies established a drug store in what is now the W. O. Ball Funeral Parlor. In later years, the business was transferred to the store now operated as Toye's Pharmacy. During the 55 years the business was carried on under this well-known name, Mrs. Gillies assisted in the store, where her cheerful disposition won her many warm friends. Always interested in natural beauty, Mrs. Gillies took a prominent, part in the establishment of the trout, pond and rock gardens at the Ayr Garage, which was a feature of the village when the garage was owned by Mr. Gillies and John T. Gillies. She was a member of Stanley St. Presbyterian Church and, following church union, of Knox United Church, where she was honored years ago with a life membership in the Women's Missionary Society. Following the death of her husband in 1948, Mrs. Gillies took up residence at the Paris Nursing Home, where she was quite active until this spring. Surviving are one son, John T. of Ayr, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter. Funeral service will be held from the W. O. Ball Funeral Parlor on Thursday at 2: 30 p.m. with interment in Ayr Cemetery.

      The Ayr News May 28 1953 pg 17

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 4.

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Gillies/ Alexander C. Gillies/ 1868 - 1948/ his LovIng wife/ Emily F. Thorne/ 1863 - 1953/ John Thorne Gillies/ 1894 - 1954/ his beloved wife/ Mildred B. Taylor/ 1897 - / Marjorie B. Gillies/ 1923 - / beloved wife of/ Kenneth A. LIngelbach/ 1923 -

    3. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 6.

    4. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Gillies/ Alexander C. Gillies/ 1868 - 1948/ his Loving wife/ Emily F. Thorne/ 1863 - 1953/ John Thorne Gillies/ 1894 - 1954/ his beloved wife/ Mildred B. Taylor/ 1897 - 1993/ Marjorie B. Gillies/ 1923 - 2006/ beloved wife of/ Kenneth A. Lingelbach/ 1923 - /
      [A] Father [B] Mother [C] Marjoree B./ Lingelbach/ 1923 - 2006 [D] Mildred B. Gilles/ 1897 - 1993/ At rest [E] John T. Gillies/ 1894 - 1954/ at Rest.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Alexander C Gillis Age: 25 Birth Date: abt 1868 Birth Place: Galt, Ontario Marriage Date: 30 Aug 1893 Marriage County or District: Northumberland Father: John Gillis Mother: Martha Bell Spouse: Emma Thorne Spouse's Age: 30 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1863 Spouse Birth Place: Cramahe Township Spouse Father: John Thome Spouse Mother: Ann Houghman

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Aug 1893 - Cramahe Twp., Ontario 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 MapsBuried - 28 May 1953 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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