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

Bessie Wilbur Manson

Female 1899 - 1933  (34 years)


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  • Name Bessie Wilbur Manson 
    Born 11 Apr 1899  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-72744 
    Died 25 Jun 1933  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 27 Jun 1933  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I72744  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father William Manson,   b. 14 Oct 1862, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1939, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Gourlay,   b. 13 Mar 1860, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1944, East Whitby Township, Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1885  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F18984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sudden Passing of Miss Bessie W. Manson Comes as Shock to This Community

      The funeral of Miss Bessie Wilbur Manson, R.N., a former highly-esteemed resident of Ayr and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Manson, Bruce street, whose sudden death occurred at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut, on Sunday morning after a brief illness, was held on Tuesday afternoon from her parent's residence. Rev. J. W. Currie of Knox United Church conducted the services and interment was made in the family plot in the Ayr Cemetery. During the service a favorite hymn was sung by Messrs. E. C. Krantz, G. H. Lawrence, J. C. Swan and A. G. Watson. The pallbearers were: John Nunan, Wyllie Watson, Lachlan Arthur, James Edgar, Bertram Muma and Roland Maeder. The flower-bearers were Neil Ramsay, Jack Robertson, Donald Watson, Erie Sharp, Gordon Dalrymple, Robert Gladstone, Henry Elliott, William Hall, Richard McGrogan and James Smith. The many beautiful floral tributes banking and surrounding the casket included designs from the family, Alumnae Association, Stamford Hospital. Stamford, Conn.; The Ayr Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co., and many other lovely flowers from friends, relatives and neighbors. The large number of friends and relatives present testified in no small way to the esteem and love in which the deceased was held in this community. Those in attendance from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rendall, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. David Hall, Plattsville; Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Cuthbertson, Oshawa; Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hill, Toronto; Miss Bessie Manson, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Armstrong, Miss Daisy Armstrong, Woodstock; Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hall, Toronto; Miss Marion Vair, Henry Vair, St. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Craig, Glencoe; Mr. and Mrs. George Gourlay, Mrs. Robert Armstrong, Paris; Mrs. W. Edwards, Brantford; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Douglas, Burford; Dr. and Mrs. Hazelwood, Toronto. A memorial service was held at the Funeral Home, Stamford, Conn., on Sunday afternoon, when many friends called to pay their last respects. The deceased was born on the Manson homestead, south of Ayr, and attended the Ayr Continuation School, going to Stamford about four years ago to enter the training school for nurses. On completion of the course, she became a member of the staff of the same hospital. She was a member of Knox United Church, Ayr. Surviving are her parents and four sisters, Mrs. S. D. Rendall, Toronto: Mrs. David Hall, Plattsville: Mrs. E. P. Cuthbertson, Oshawa, and Mrs. H. B. Hill, Toronto.

      The Ayr News Jun 29 1933 pg 8

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

    2. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div 3. Pg. 17.

    3. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Bessie Stiabus Meason Date of Birth: 11 Apr 1899 Gender: Female Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: Wm Meason Mother's name: Elizabeth Gownley

    4. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Manson/ William Manson/ Oct. 14, 1862 - June 12, 1939/ Elizabeth Gourlay his beloved wife/ Mar. 13, 1860 - Feb. 16, 1944/ Adam Wyllie/ only son of/ Wm. & Elizabeth Manson/ Oct. 5, 1892 - Dec. 14, 1918/ also their daughter/ Bessie W. Manson R. N./ Apr. 11, 1899 - June 25, 1933
      [Left/South] James Manson/ 1869 - 1952/ Baby Hall/ 1921
      [Back/West] Manson/ Adam Manson/ born 1828 died 1870/ his wife Mary Guthrie/ died Oct. 25, 1905/ aged 72 years/ Simon Patterson/ born 1840 died 1901.

    5. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 14.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: William Manson Age: 21 Birth Date: abt 1864 Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Marriage Date: 18 Mar 1885 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Adam Manson Mother: Mary Guthrie Spouse: Elizabeth Gourley Spouse's Age: 26 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1859 Spouse Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Spouse Father: Andrew Gourley Spouse Mother: Jane Armstrong

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1899 - 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 - 25 Jun 1933 - Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Jun 1933 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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