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Mary Edgar

Female 1828 - 1908  (80 years)


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  • Name Mary Edgar 
    Born 14 Feb 1828  Dunlop, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/210564838 
    Immigration 26 Jul 1836  New York City, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Name Mary Black 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-51230 
    Died 9 Nov 1908  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Cause: Cause: Heart Diease (21 months) - Dropsy & Asphyxia (6-7 months) 
    Buried 11 Nov 1908  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I51230  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father James Edgar,   b. 1796, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1873, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Jean Douglas Wallace,   b. 16 May 1798, Mosside, AYR, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1884, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1821  Girvan, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F27332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Black,   b. 1816, Sillerbithall, Hawick, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1899, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1854 
    Children 
     1. James Edgar Black,   b. 25 Mar 1855, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1922, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. George Douglas Black,   b. 1861, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1949, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F22196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Passing of Mrs. Geo. Black, Sr.

      Another of the early pioneers has passed away n the person of Mrs. George Black, sr., who departed this life, after an illness of several months, from heart trouble and dropsy, on Monday morning, the 9th of November, 1908, in the 81st year of her age. When quite young she came from Scotland to this country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Edgar, and other members of the family, in or about the year 1886. They resided for a short time in the Dickie settlement, and removed, in the course of a year or so to the family homestead, known as the "Hill" farm, some two miles west of Ayr. Here many of the trials incident to pioneer times were met and overcome, and many of the happy scenes of home life, too sacred for pen and ink, were passed, while they tarried together within the golden gates of time. The deceased was the fourth of a family of ten brothers and sisters, of whom four survive, viz.: Alexander and James of the township of Howick, Mrs. Thomas Black of Elora, and Mrs. William Elliott of Ayr. In 1854, the subject of our sketch, whose family name was Mary Edgar, was united in marriage to George Black of the township of Blenheim, who predeceased her some nine years. the union proved a happy one, resultant in long life and harmony, the building up of a beautiful home, the enjoyment of the esteem and confidence of friends and neighbors far and near, and the benign blessing of a loving Heavenly Father. Two sons were born of this union, James and George, and who survive their mother and with their children and grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of one dear to all, and whose heart was bound up in love for home and children. Busy in life and buoyant in spirit, she held a prominent place in the hearts of all those who knew her, and will be sadly missed by a large circle of friends. She was famed for her superior domestic qualities and in unwearied deeds of kindness her handiwork excelled. Deceased was a member of Stanley St. Church and will be missed from her place of worship there, and from homes where she was often wont to visit in welcome, winning friendship. To the sorrowing sons and relatives and friends we extend our sincere sympathy n this their season of great grief. The funeral, which took place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., from her late residence to the Ayr cemetery, was very largely attended, the services being conducted by her pastor, the Rev. D. I. Ellison.

      The Ayr News Nov 12 1908 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S890] Funeral Card - - Waterloo Historical Society - photocopies, "Funeral Card of Mary Edgar,".
      In Loving Memory Died, At "Wilton Farm", Blenheim, on Monday, November 9th, 1908, at 8.30 a.m. Mary Edgar, Relict of the late George Black, Sen., in her 81st year. The Funeral Will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 11, At 2 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, Lot 1, Con. 8, Blenheim, to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection photocopies

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      George Black/ born At/ Sillerbithall Scotland/ died At/ Wilton Farm Ayr/ Mar. 5, 1899 In his 83rd year/ Mary Edgar his wife/ born At/ Dunlop Scotland/ died At/ Wilton Farm Ayr/ Nov. 9, 1908 In Her 81st year

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/West] George/ born/ April 14, 1847/ died Aug. 18, 1850/ James/ born/ Nov. 27, 1863/ died/ Nov. 28, 1865/ children of/ William & Maria Bell/ Bell/ George Douglas Black/ born/ Wilton Farm, Ayr/ 1861 - 1949/ his wife/ Mary Smith Guthrie/ born/ Goshen Farm/ died/ Wilton Farm/ 1867 - 1951/ at Rest/ Black/

      [Right/South] William Bell M. D./ born In/ Dumfries Scotland/ June 11, 1820/ died/ Jan. 25, 1870/ Maria E. Kitchen/ wife of the Above/ 1827 - 1913

      [Back/East] George Black/ born At/ Sillerbithall Scotland/ died At/ Wilton Farm Ayr/ Mar. 5, 1899 In his 83rd year/ Mary Edgar his wife/ born At/ Dunlop Scotland/ died At/ Wilton Farm Ayr/ Nov. 9, 1908 In Her 81st year

      [Left/North] John Bell/ 1826 - 1910/ his wife/ Mary Parsons/ 1831-1916/ James Black/ 1855 - 1922/ Margaret Guthrie/ his wife/ 1856 - 1886/ his wife/ Janet Rodger/ 1866 - 1947/ Elizabeth E. Black/ 1889-1985/ Mary A. Black/ 1900-1986

    4. [S2480] New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [Ancestry.com], Arrival Date: 26 Jul 1836 Port of Departure: Greenock, Scotland Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Glide.
      Jas Edgar Age: 40 - farmer
      Jean 39
      Thomas 12
      Hellen 11
      Elizabeth 9
      Ann 7
      Mary 6
      John 4
      Alex 2
      James 1
      Mrs. Wallace 64
      Sarah 35
      Helen 22

    5. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Mary Black Gender: Female Birth Year: abt 1822 Birth Place: Ayr, Scotland Age at Death: 86 Death Date: 9 Nov 1908 Death Place: Oxford, Ontario, Canada

    6. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910.
      MARRIAGE: 'James Edgar in the Parish of Girvan & Jean Wallace in this parish have given in their names for proclamation in order to their marriage July 28 1821'

      Film No. 1041339 Image 385

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1828 - Dunlop, , Ayr, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 26 Jul 1836 - New York City, New York, USA. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Heart Diease (21 months) - Dropsy & Asphyxia (6-7 months) - 9 Nov 1908 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Nov 1908 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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