Person:Jane Elizabeth Wilson (2)

JANE Elizabeth Wilson
  1. JANE Elizabeth Wilson1886 - 1918
m. 24 Dec 1902
  1. LEONARD Herbert Irwin1901 -
Facts and Events
Name[2] JANE Elizabeth Wilson
Alt Name[1] JENNIE Elizabeth Irwin
Gender Female
Birth[2][3][6] 13 Feb 1886 Chapman, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Census[3][6] 31 Mar 1901 Chapman, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Marriage 24 Dec 1902 Chapman, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canadato JAMES Jackson Irwin
Census[2][5] 23 Jun 1911 Chapman, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Death[1][4] 22 Dec 1918 Chapman, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Burial[4] Chapman Community Cemetery, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

Name and Relationships

Name: Marriage registration lists her given names as Jennie Elizabeth but her death registration lists it as Elizabeth Jane. She was called Jennie. The name on her grave marker is Jane E. Irwin. In the 1891 census, she is listed as Jennie Irwin. In the 1901 census, her name is listed as Elizabeth J. In the 1911 census, her name is clearly listed as Jennie.

Parents: William Wilson and Elizabeth Law. Source is Jennie's 1902 marriage registration.

Personal History

1886 - Birth: Elizabeth Jane Wilson was born on February 13, 1886. The 1911 census lists her birth date as March, 1886. Cannot locate a birth registration. The 1901 census lists her birth as 13 Feb 1886. Death certificate says she was 31 when she died on Dec 22, 1918. Her grave marker says she was 32.

1901 - Census: On March 31, 1901, Elizabeth J. 15, was living with her father, William Wilson, 57 and mother Elizabeth L. 55, and 4 brothers. She was the youngest of the family. They lived in Chapman Township. Source is 1901 Canada census.

1902 - Marriage: On Christmas Eve, 1902, Jennie Elizabeth Wilson 17, married James Jackson Irwin 25. They planned to reside in Chapman Township, Parry Sound. Source is their 1902 marriage registration. NOTE: It appears that Jennie was married two days after she turned 17.

1911 - Census: On June 23, 1911, Jennie 25 was living on the farm with her husband James Jackson, 34, her son Leonard 14, and her mother-in-law Frances Harrison, 64. Source is 1911 Canada census.

1918 - Death and Burial: Jennie Irwin 31, died on December 22, 1918. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia. Source is her 1918 death certificate. This was when the Spanish Influenza hit the area around Magnetawan, Parry Sound. In the Magnetawan area, between the beginning of November or so and the end of December, 1918, at least 15-20 people died. The vast majority of these people were younger than 35. J.J. Irwin was the informant of her death. At the time of her death, her address was listed as Magnetawan. Jennie was buried in Chapman Community Cemetery.

Grave Marker: JANE E IRWIN, Wife of J.J. IRWIN, Aged 32 years. Chapman Cemetery, Magnetawan, Parry Sound, Ontario.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Elizabeth Jane Irwin Death Registration, in Ontario. Registrar General. Death Registrations, 1869-1939 and Index, 1869-1939. (134 Ian Macdonald Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Archives of Ontario)
    Chapman, Parry Sound, Reb 030730, Page 58, 23 Dec 1918.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chapman, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, in Canada. 1911 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada)
    Image e002011371, Family 65, 23 Jun 1911.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chapman, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario, in Canada. 1901 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada)
    Image z000083478, Page 9 Family 84, 31 Mar 1901.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elizabeth Jane Irwin grave marker
  5. Image:1911 Census James J. Irwin family e002011371.pdf
  6. 6.0 6.1 Image:1901 Census William Wilson family z000083478.pdf