Emily Joanna Lawder

ID # 6923, (1856-1938)
FatherJohn Marjoribanks Lawder (1825-1893)
MotherMary Catherine Alma (1826-1908)
BirthEmily Joanna Lawder was born on 30 January 1856 at Niagara Town. 
ChristeningShe was christened on 29 June 1856 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Niagara Town. 
MarriageShe married Charles Hunter on 15 November 1876 at St. Catharines, Lincoln Co., Ontario.
Mrge reg. 006062-76 St. Catharines, Lincoln Co.
Charles Hunter, 29, bachelor, insurance agent, Church of England. Born England, residing St. Catharines. Parents Wm. Hunter and Sarah Gimby Mallith.
Emily Joanna Lawder, 20, spinster, Church of England. Born Niagara, residing St. Catharines. Parents John M. Lawder and Mary C. Alma.
Witnesses Harvey Lawder of St. Catharines and Annie...(Illeg) of Queenston.
On November 15th, 1876, at St. Catharines, by Arthur Boultbee.

Interesting one, the above registration. The city clerk passed along the registration the higher authority on December 31st, 1876. There are one or two handwriting problems with the registration, but the dates are clear enough. See, however, publication C018 of the Niagara branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. This is a transcription of marriages recorded by St. George's Anglican Church at St. Catharines between 1840 and 1895. Page 30 of this publication shows the marriage of Charles Hunter and Emily Johanna Lawder as being on January 15, 1877. The witnesses are shown as 'Henry' Lawder and Annis Thomson.

Unquestionably, Hervey Lawder was the brother of Emily and he will have been one witness. Whoever Annis Thomson is, her first name is shown as Annie on the registration and, whatever her real last name may have been, it certainly isn't Thomson on the registration. There, her last name begins with a W.

Which leads us to wonder how many such mistakes are out there and how many times we researchers get it wrong.

The above marriage registration, at least datewise, will almost certainly be correct.

DeathShe died on 7 April 1938 at St. Catharines, Lincoln Co., at age 82. 
BurialShe was buried on 9 April 1938 at St. Mark's Anglican Cemetery, Niagara Town. 
NoteSee Vital Records of Upper Canada / Canada West, Volume 1: Part 4, Niagara District, 1820-1869, Walker & Stratford-Devai, Global Heritage Press, 2013, page 22, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Register of Baptisms, 1830-1869. This records the baptism of Emily Joanna Lawder on 29 June, 1856, and date of birth given as January 30, 1856, daughter of J. M. Lawder and M. C. Alma.

Death reg. 022410-38 St. Catharines, Lincoln Co.
Emily Joanna Lawder Hunter died April 7, 1938, at Mills Memorial Home, 183 King Street. Widow. Born Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, on January 30th, 1856. Age 82 yrs., 2 months, 8 days. Husband Charles Hunter. Parents John Marjoribanks Lawder, born Canada (?) and Mary Catherine Alma, born Canada (?)
Physician illegible. Informant's name illegible, but said to be no relation.
Burial April 9, 1938, at Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

Child of Emily Joanna Lawder and Charles Hunter

Last Edited15 Mar 2019