Louise Miriam Burrows

ID # 6074, (1853-1942)
FatherJoseph Burrows (1812-1858)
MotherCharlotte Ribble (1823-1858)
BirthLouise Miriam Burrows was born on 13 November 1853. 
MarriageShe married Salem Griswold Kitchen, son of Edward Kitchen and Eunice Culver, on 22 March 1876 at South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co..
Mrge reg. 001218-76 South Dumfries, Brant Co.
Salem G. Kitchen, 32, bachelor, farmer, Baptist. Born and residing South Dumfries. Parents Edward and Eunice Kitchen.
Louise M. Burrows, 23, spinster, Baptist. Born and residing South Dumfries. Parents Joseph and Charlotte Burrows.
Witnesses Nisbet Kitchen and E. E. Kitchen, both of South Dumfries.
On March 22nd, 1876, at South Dumfries, by Rev. Thomas Henderson.

Louise was probably not born in South Dumfries. See notes for Joseph Burrows.
DeathShe died on 15 June 1942 at age 88. 
BurialShe was buried at St. George Cemetery, South Dumfries Twp.. 
NoteWe have little information for Louise Burrows other than that which appears in her marriage registration and which describes her as the daughter of Joseph and Charlotte Burrows. She married Salem G. Kitchen in 1876 and the witnesses were Salem's older brothers, Nesbit and Edward. Louise has not been found as Louise Burrows, but it is evident that after the deaths of her parents in 1858 that the surviving children were fostered.

A Louise of approximately the correct age appears in the household of Daniel Howell and Sarah Ann (Kitchen) Howell. in the 1861 census. She is still with Sarah Ann Howell, by this time a widow, in the 1871 census. In both censuses she is shown as a Howell. Louise Howell has not been found later, but it may be that she was in fact Louise Burrows. Her age as shown in the census information is approximately correct for Louise Burrows, but her identify as such remains unproven.

(Note: The above was a good guess. In the March 30, 1876, edition of the Canadian Baptist, we find a marriage notice for Salem Griswold and Miss Louisa Burrows. This dates their marriage to March 22, 1976, which agrees with their marriage registration. The Canadian Baptist notice, however, describes her as the adopted daughter of Daniel Howell.)

Louise's marriage registration shows her place of birth as South Dumfries. This is unlikely. She was probably born in Beverly Township, though North Dumfries is a possibility. An impediment here is that the 1851 censuses for North and South Dumfries have survived, but the Burrows family does not appear therein. The 1851 every person census for Beverly Township, for the most part, has not survived. It's a guess, but given birth information for other children, Louise was probably born in Beverly Township.

Louise is buried with Salem in the St. George Cemetery. The transcription of her gravestone as done by the Brant County branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society dates her death to June 15, 1942. 
Last Edited6 Mar 2020