Elsie Laidlaw

ID # 2760, (1866-1918)
FatherAdam Laidlaw (1832-1912)
MotherAnn Eliza Able (1835-1878)
BirthElsie Laidlaw was born on 19 July 1866 at Beverly Township. 
MarriageShe married Levi Montressah (Monty) Lovegrove on 20 March 1889 at Galt, Ontario.
Mrge reg. 012198-89 Galt, Waterloo Co.
Monty Lovegrove, 21, bachelor, farmer, Methodist. Born and residing Beverly. parents Thomas Lovegrove and Elizabeth Whittington.
Elsie Laidlaw, 22, spinster, Methodist. Born and residing Beverly. Parents Adam Laidlaw and Eliza Abel.
Witnesses Judson Lovegrove and Mary Laidlaw, both of Troy.
On 20 March, 1889, at Galt, by A. Cunningham.

Rev. Alfred Cunningham was the Methodist minister at Ainslie Street Methodist (later Wesley United Church) from 1888 to 1891.

A page of marriages for Ainslie Street Methodist appears on microfilm MS5 reel 2. This appears to be from the church register, though it seems to be the same form that was used for the county registers pre-July of 1869. The page in question covers 1889 marriages and the only amendment for the above registration is that it shows both Monty and Elsie as residing Troy. Monty's place of birth is shown as Beverly, but Elsie's is shown as Troy.
 
DeathShe died in 1918. 
BurialShe was buried at Mountview Cemetery, Galt. 
NoteElsie's date of birth is prior to available vital statistics for births. We take her date of birth and Monty's from the 1901 census.

Death reg. 040378-18 Galt, Waterloo County
Elsie Lovegrove, age 49, died November 5, 1918, at 40 Rich Ave. Born Troy, Ont. Place of burial M.V.C. (Mountview Cemetery). Housewife. Married. Parents Adam and Flinda Laidlaw. Attended by Dr. S.E. Charlton. Informant G.J. Little (funeral director).

Elsie suffered from influenza, one week. This was the era of the Spanish flu epidemic.

Elsie's mother was Ann Eliza Able, though she will have spent a number of years with Phelinda, her step-mother. 

Children of Elsie Laidlaw and Levi Montressah (Monty) Lovegrove

Last Edited9 Aug 2016