Jessie Laidlaw

ID # 2720, (1858-1923)
FatherAdam Laidlaw (1832-1912)
MotherJessie Spence (-1860)
BirthJessie Laidlaw was born on 18 April 1858 at Beverly Township. 
MarriageShe married Norman Able, son of Wesley Able and Phoebe Delilah Mulholland, on 16 June 1875 at Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario.
Mrge reg. 001152-75 Brantford, Brant Co.
Norman Able, 20, bachelor, farmer, Methodist Episcopal. Born Canada, residing Beverly. Parents Wesley and Phoebe Able.
Jessie Laidlaw, 17, spinster, Methodist Episcopal. Born Canada, residing Beverly. Parents Adam and Jessie Laidlaw.
Witnesses: T. Hervey and L. Gamble, apparently both of Beverly.
On 16 June, 1875, at Brantford, by S. Williamson.

Just who the witnesses were isn't clear. John and Harriet Gamble lived in Beverly, near Troy. They had in their household in 1871 children shown as Gambles, but whose birth names were Badger. In any event, none of them had the initial L. Probably, L. Gamble was John Gamble and the town clerk at Brantford had difficulty with the clergyman's handwriting.
 
DeathShe died on 30 September 1923 at Beverly Township at age 65. 
BurialShe was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario. 
NoteDeath reg. 038176-23 Beverly Township, Wentworth Co.
Jessie Able died September 30, 1923. Married. Residence Con 2, Lot 13, Beverly. Age 63 yrs., 5 mos. 12 dys. Born Canada April 18, 1860. Housewife. At place of residence 5 days, in Ontario lifetime. Parents Adam Laidlaw and Jessie Spence, both born Scotland. Burial October 2, 1923, Greenwood (Cemetery), Brantford. Informant Norman Able, address Lynden, husband.

Jessie's mother, Jessie Spence, as stated above, died 29 April, 1860. The year is slightly garbled in the Hamilton Branch OGS transcription, but Harley Misener's transcription is clear enough and Jessie will have been only a few days old when she lost her mother. By the time of the 1871 census she is in the houseold of Thomson Laidlaw, probably her father's brother. 

Children of Jessie Laidlaw and Norman Able

Last Edited9 Aug 2016