Grace Edith MELMER

Female 1874 - 1937  (63 years)


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  • Name Grace Edith MELMER 
    Born 03 Jun 1874  Ottawa, Carlton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Oct 1937  Mt Morris, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 30 Oct 1937  Mt Pleasant, Lot 594, Section Ta, London, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I115  Bob-Millie Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 May 2018 

    Father William MELMER,   b. 1835, Cheltenham, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Feb 1893, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Louisa LAVINE,   b. 04 May 1844, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1911, London, Middlesex County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 22 Feb 1871  Point Saint-Charles Centenary Methodist Church of Montréal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WWI Henry Thomas Beale MILLIE,   b. 14 Sep 1857, Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1918, London, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 04 Jul 1892  London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Harry William Frederick MILLIE,   b. 27 May 1893, London , Ontario, Canada, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1918, London, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [natural]
     2. Grace Ethel MILLIE,   b. 09 Oct 1894, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1977, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     3. Victor MILLIE,   b. 30 Mar 1897, London , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1899, London , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
     4. Hilda V MILLIE,   b. 13 Jan 1899, London, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1987, London, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     5. Louise Dora MILLIE,   b. 19 Oct 1902, London, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 1981, Flint Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     6. Ruth Isabel MILLIE,   b. 08 Jun 1908, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1989, Davison, Genesee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
    Photos
    Marriage HTB Millie to Grace Melmer
    Marriage HTB Millie to Grace Melmer
    Last Modified 9 May 2018 
    Family ID F119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Grace Melmer Millie
    Grace Melmer Millie
    Map of Southern Ontario
    Map of Southern Ontario
    1901 London Middlesex: HTB Millie
    1901 London Middlesex: HTB Millie
    1901 London Middlesex: HTB Millie family Blo Up
    1901 London Middlesex: HTB Millie family Blo Up
    1911 Blow Up Bronghdale Village, London Twp, Middlesex, Ontario: HTB Millie
    1911 Blow Up Bronghdale Village, London Twp, Middlesex, Ontario: HTB Millie
    Marriage HTB Millie to Grace Melmer
    Marriage HTB Millie to Grace Melmer
    Grace Melmer Millie
    Grace Melmer Millie
    Grace Edith Melmer Millie
    Grace Edith Melmer Millie
    Grace Edith Melmer Millie
    Grace Edith Melmer Millie
    ' Four Millie Grandchildren'
    " Four Millie Grandchildren"
    Ruth, Grace, and Louise Millie
    Ruth, Grace, and Louise Millie
    Grace Edith nee Melmer Millie with Marguerite Millie and 3 unknown youngsters
    Grace Edith nee Melmer Millie with Marguerite Millie and 3 unknown youngsters
    1881 Toronto, Ont: William Melmer
    1881 Toronto, Ont: William Melmer
    1891 Hamilton, ONT: William Melmer
    1891 Hamilton, ONT: William Melmer
    Grace Edith nee Melmer Millie with Jack Millie and unknown youngster
    Grace Edith nee Melmer Millie with Jack Millie and unknown youngster
    Ruth, Louise, Grace and Hilda Millie
    Ruth, Louise, Grace and Hilda Millie
    Grace & Ruth Millie in Florida
    Grace & Ruth Millie in Florida
    Grace Edith Millie
    Grace Edith Millie
    Grace Edith Melmer
    Grace Edith Melmer
    Mt Pleasant cemetery
    Mt Pleasant cemetery

  • Notes 
    • NOTE 1./ 1891 Hamilton City, Ontario census

      Name: Grace E Melmer
      Gender: Female
      Marital Status: Single
      Age: 16
      Birth Year: abt 1875
      Birthplace: Ontario
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
      Religion: Free Church
      French Canadian: No
      Father's Birth Place: Ontario
      Mother's Birth Place: Ontario
      Province: Ontario
      District Number: 72
      District: Hamilton City
      Subdistrict: Ward 7
      Archive Roll #: T-6342

      Household Members: Name Age
      William Melmer 50
      Louisa Melmer 50
      Alfred Henry 24
      Alice Melmer 18
      Grace E Melmer 16
      George Melmer 5
      John Melmer 12
      Louisa Melmer 10

      NOTE 2./ Historical Perspective: The Year Was 1873

      The year was 1873 and much of the world was entering into a long period of economic depression. The beginning of the Long Depression is typically marked by the crash of the Vienna stock market, which sent ripples across Europe and eventually the United States with the fall of Jay Cooke & Company. The Cooke investment bank was heavily invested in the overbuilt railroad system which was beginning to fail. With the fall of this prominent company, a financial panic ensued and the New York Stock Exchange had to close for ten days. Railroads, factories, banks, and businesses had to close their doors resulting in skyrocketing unemployment rates. The Long Depression would last into the 1890s.

      There were other smaller scale disasters in 1873. The British SS Atlantic out of Liverpool (with a stop at Queenstown) hit a submerged rock en route to New York and was wrecked in heavy seas off Nova Scotia. It is estimated that 545 of the 952 passengers perished.

      In Baltimore, Maryland, a fire began in the factory of Joseph Thomas and Sons and spread over ten acres of the city. Photos of the fire and aftermath can be found online at the Maryland Historical Society.

      A cholera epidemic swept through Birmingham, Alabama. Below is an interesting excerpt from a report from Mortimer H. Jordan, who was secretary of the Jefferson County Medical Society of Birmingham, Alabama, at the time of the epidemic (found on the website of the Reynolds Historical Library at the University of Alabama at Birmingham).

      The treatment adopted was the opium and mercurial. When the stomach seemed so inactive that nothing made any impression upon it, an emetic of mustard, salt, ginger, and pepper, suspended in hot water, in many cases produced a warm glow over the surface of the body in a few moments. . . . Diuretics produced no good results. No condition in life, sex, or age escaped. The sucking babe and those of extreme age suffered alike from its ravages.

      Before closing this paper, justice demands that we should briefly allude to the heroic and self sacrificing conduct, during this epidemic, of that unfortunate class who are known as 'women of the town.' These poor creatures, though outcasts from society, anathematized by the church, despised by women and maltreated by men, when the pestilence swept over the city, came forth from their homes to nurse the sick and close the eyes of the dead. It was passing strange that they would receive no pay, expected no thanks; they only went where their presence was needed, and never remained longer than they could do good. While we abhor the degradation of these unfortunates, their magnanimous behavior during these fearful days has drawn forth our sympathy and gratitude.

      Further north and west, Jesse James and the James- Younger gang robbed a Rock Island train near Adair, Iowa. This first train robbery netted the gang more than $2,300, but was most likely a disappointment for the gang. They were expecting a $100,000 gold shipment, but that shipment had been switched to another train at the last moment.

      North of the border in Canada, the Dominion Parliament had more lawful goals in mind when it established the North-West Mounted Police, the predecessor of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Canada was growing and in 1873 Prince Edward Island joined the federation as Canada's smallest province.

      In music, the song Home on the Range was born (Daniel Kelly & Brewster M. Higley). The tune went on to become the state song of Kansas and is known around the world.

      NOTE 2./ The Fourth National Census, 1901

      The first census of the young nation of Canada was taken in 1871, four years after four colonies became Canada. Manitoba and British Columbia joined Canada in 1870 and 1871 and therefore missed being included in the census. By 1901, the year of the fourth census, there were seven provinces, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia, and the Territories, a vast area that included what became Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Yukon, and Northwest Territories.

      Government officials planning censuses increased the number of questions every time; for example, there were twelve columns to be completed on the form in 1891 and thirty-one in 1901. All the additional information is a benefit to genealogists, although I wish two columns from 1891 had been retained--the ones asking for the birthplaces of the individual's father and mother. Their absence is partially compensated for by the addition of questions about origin, nationality, and date of immigration. Also useful for genealogy is the addition of columns for date and place of birth, as well as another for the exact date of birth. The 1901 census also seeks information about the work or employment of each person and how much they earned.

      Beginning with the name of each person enumerated, this is the list of columns:

      Name of each person in household 31 March 1901
      Sex
      Colour
      Relationship to head of household
      Single, married, widowed, or divorced
      Month and date of birth
      Year of birth
      Age at last birthday
      Country or place of birth (If Canada, include province and add "r" or "u" for rural or urban.)
      Year of immigration
      Year of naturalization
      Racial or tribal origin
      Racial or tribal origin
      Nationality
      Religion
      Profession, occupation, or trade
      Living on own means
      Employer, Employee, or Working on Own Account
      Working at a trade in factory or in home
      Months employed at trade in factory
      Months employed at trade in home
      Months employed in other occupation than trade in factory or home
      Earnings from occupation or trade
      Months at school in the year
      Can read
      Can write
      Can speak English
      Can speak French
      Mother tongue
      Infirmities

      It is of significant interest to read the point on the 1901 form about using "r" and "u" to indicate whether the Canadian birthplace was rural or urban.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1396] Dominion of Canada Registration of Birth, Declared at the City of Toronto, County of York, Province of Ontario, this 19th day of August, 1933.
      That I William Melmer of the city of Toronto, in the County of York, in the Province of Ontario, Do Solemny Declare that 1. I am the (step) brother of the aforesaid, Grace Edith Melmer 2. That I have pesonal knowledge of the matters herein set forth 3. That both the parents are dead, and I am the older brother by 11 years, and was present in the house which she was born, and have a distinct recollection of the accuracy of said birth.

    2. [S1837] Mariages non catholiques de la région de Montréal, 1766-1899.
      DÉTAILS pour Melmer William
      Nom époux Melmer
      Prénom époux William
      Nom épouse Henry
      Prénom épouse Louisa
      Année 1871
      Église Point Saint-Charles Centenary Methodist Church (Montréal)
      Confession Méthodiste
      Pagination 5
      Source Centre d'archives de Montréal, CE601,S99


    3. [S2068] Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967.
      Name: Louisa Henry
      Spouse: Wm Melmer
      Event Year: 1871
      Event: Mariage (Marriage)
      Religion: Methodist
      Place of Worship or Institution: Montréal (Methodist Centenary Pointe-St-Charles)
      Province: Québec (Quebec)


    4. [S2059] Province of Ontario Marriage Licenses # A171862, July 2, 1892.
      Whereas Henry Thomas Beale Millie of London, Ont, Bachelor, and Grace Edith Melmer of Hamilton, Ont., Spinster are determined to enter into the holy estate of Matrimony, and are desirous of having their Marriage publicly solemnized < more >.

    5. [S1993] Ontario Canada Marriages.
      Name: Grace Edith Melmer
      Birth Place: Ottawa
      Age: 18
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874
      Father Name: William Melmer
      Mother Name: Louisa Melmer
      Spouse Name: Henry Thomas B Millie
      Spouse's Age: 30
      Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
      Spouse Birth Place: Ireland
      Spouse Father Name: Robert R Millie
      Spouse Mother Name: Elizabeth Margaret Millie
      Marriage Date: 4 Jul 1892
      Marriage Place: Middlesex
      Marriage County: Middlesex
      Family History Library Microfilm: MS932_79