Person:Matilda Merry (1)

Matilda Merry
d.Bef May 1900
  1. Mary Merry1856 -
  2. Margaret Merry1858 -
  3. Catherine MerryAbt 1859 -
  4. Eliza Merry1860 -
  5. Matilda Merry1861 - Bef 1900
m. 25 Jul 1880
  1. John St. Amand
  2. Anne St. AmandAbt 1883 -
  3. Mary M. St. AmandAbt 1883 -
  4. Margaret Mable St. AmandAbt 1891 -
  5. Elizabeth St. Amand1893 -
  6. Olive St. Amand1894 -
Facts and Events
Name Matilda Merry
Gender Female
Birth[1] 23 Oct 1861 Eldon Twp., Victoria Co., Canada West
Other? 23 Oct 1861 Alt. Birth
Marriage 25 Jul 1880 Penetanguishene, Ontario; Ste. Anne R. C. Churchto Alexandre St. Amand
Death[2] Bef May 1900
Reference Number? 10543

From an e-mail 26Jul2005 from Janice Dodson-jdodson<at>

"Benjamin or Benny was just a baby when his mother Matilda died. She g pneumonia, and then TB and died in her mid-thirties. Alexandre married Matilda Poirier, about 1900, stories passed down through the family descri be her as a very wicked step-mother to Matilda's children.

Anyway, I think I can imagine who Matilda named her children for; Anne I think was named for Anne Graham, the woman who raised her. John was named for John McIntaggart, Anne's grandson, who was raised alo ng with Matilda like a brother to her. Catherine, Mary, Margaret and Elizabeth were Matilda's sister's name she might have named her daughters for the four of them. Benjamin was named for Alexandre's father. Olive I think was named for Ellen, Matilda's mother. She gave Olive Guind on as her mother's name at her wedding. Her mother Ellen had re-married Patrick McAndrews after Thomas Merry's death, and she'd moved to North Dakota when Matilda was still a young girl, so I don't think she knew t much about her parents. She also gave her own name as Merrys at her wedding, possibly thinking it was a French name."

  1. Church baptism record
    Record at St. Joseph R. C. Ch., Beaverton, Thorah twp., Durham Region, Ontario.; LDS film 1305883, item # 1, p. 17.

    QUAY 3 "1861" above entry: "Matilda, born Eldon Oct. 23rd, baptized Jan 28th [1862]; dau. of Thos. Merry, born Beaverton and Ellen Guindon, born Mara; sp: Edward Cummerford, Mrs. Merry; by L. Brair"

  2. Church marriage record.

    Husband, Alexandre remarried in May 1900 at St. Anne's R. C. Ch., Penetanguishene, Simcoe Co., Ontario