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Margaret Mitchell

Female 1857 - 1947  (90 years)


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  • Name Margaret Mitchell 
    Born 7 Jul 1857  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Christened 18 Oct 1857  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Female 
    Name Maggie Mitchell 
    Name Margaret Gemmell 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presb. 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Residence 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-339902 
    Died 16 Dec 1947  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Buried 18 Dec 1947  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Person ID I339902  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Father John Clark Mitchell,   b. 10 Nov 1823, Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1903, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Margaret Baird,   b. Feb 1824, Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 27 Jul 1855  Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F248266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Gemmell,   b. 16 Nov 1853, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1935, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1882  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Children 
     1. Matthew Stevenson "Steve" Gemmell,   b. 4 Dec 1882, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1974, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Stearie Gemmell,   b. 12 Dec 1882, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Margaret Baird Gemmell,   b. 10 Jul 1884, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1918, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     4. Elizabeth "Bessie" M. Gemmell,   b. 28 Mar 1887, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1913, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     5. John S. Gemmell,   b. 29 Jul 1889, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. James Gilbert Gemmell,   b. 20 Jan 1894, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1977, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Mary Dalgleish Gemmell,   b. 15 Dec 1895, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1967, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F248268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mrs. William Gemmell

      One of the oldest, residents of the village, Mrs. William Gemmell, Northumberland street, passed away early Tuesday morning, in her 91st year.

      Mrs. Gemmell, whose maiden name was Margaret Mitchell, was born on the Mitchell homestead, north of Ayr, which is at present occupied by Wallace Thibideau. She was a daughter of the late Margaret Baird and John Mitchell. She resided on the home practically all of her lifetime until coming to Ayr about five years ago.

      Mrs. Gemmell was a member of Knox United Church and took a deep interest in the work of the congregation. Her husband, the late William Gemmell, predeceased her many years ago.

      She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Henderson, Ayr; three sons, M. Stephen Gemmell of Toronto, John W. Gemmell of Paris, and James O. Gemmell of Ayr; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Margaret Mrs. George Smye, and Bessie Elizabeth Gemmell predeceased her.

      The funeral will take place this Thursday, aftemoon at two o'clock from her late residence, with interment in the Ayr Cemetery.


      The Ayr News Dec 18 1947 pg 19

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-4 Page 6.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 55.

    3. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div 3. Pg. 14.

    4. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 27.

    5. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Page 60.

    6. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      William Gemmell/ died/ Dec. 26, 1935/ In his 83rd year/ his wife/ Margaret Mitchell/ died/ Dec. 16, 1947/ aged 90 years/ Bessie M. Gemmell/ 1887 - 1913/ Gemmell

    7. [S1242] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Knox Presbyterian Church.
      Margaret Mitchell, d/o of John Mitchell and Margaret? Baiw? , yeoman, 6 Jul 1857 Dumfries, 18 Oct 1857.

    8. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] John C. Mitchell/ died/ May 29, 1903/ aged 80 years/ Margaret Baird/ wife of the Above/ died July 10, 1857/ aged 32 years/ Margaret Currie/ wife of/ J. C. Mitchell/ 1834 - 1905/ Mitchell
      [Right/North] In memory of/ James R./ Henderson/ died Dec. 4, 1942/ aged 5(3) years/ his wife/ Mary Gemmell/ Dec. 15, 1895/ Apr. 27, 1967
      [Back/West] William Gemmell/ died/ Dec. 26, 1935/ In his 83rd year/ his wife/ Margaret Mitchell/ died/ Dec. 16, 1947/ aged 90 years/ Bessie M. Gemmell/ 1887 - 1913/ Gemmell

    9. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11613-1 , System Origin: Scotland-ODM , GS Film number: 6035516.
      John Mitchell s/o James Mitchell and Christina Clark married 27 Jul 1855 Margaret Baird d/o Thomas Baird and Christina Clark

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: William Gemmell Age: 26 Birth Date: abt 1856 Birth Place: Ayr Marriage Date: 8 Mar 1882 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: Matthew Gemmell Mother: Mary Stevenson Spouse: Margaret Mitchell Spouse's Age: 24 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1858 Spouse Birth Place: North Dumfries Spouse Father: John Mitchell Spouse Mother: Margaret Baird

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jul 1857 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 18 Oct 1857 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Mar 1882 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Dec 1947 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Dec 1947 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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