Ramsay, Adeline Addie

Birth Name Ramsay, Adeline Addie
Gender female
Age at Death about 74 years, 10 months, 29 days


What to make of Addie Ramsay? Four facts are known about her:
-born around 1861, on Prince Edward Island
-emigrated in 1885
-lived in Cambridge, Mass
-parents were James and Alice, on her first marriage record

The first three facts point to her being Addie Ramsay, daughter of Andrew and Maria (Ramsay) Ramsay, and that's where I am parking her for now. The names she gave on her marriage record - unless the minister made a mistake, or got the witnesses mixed up with her parents' names - don't fit.

However, I can't find a James Ramsay who married an Alice. She could be a daughter of James Ramsay and Flora Campbell - perhaps she didn't know her mother. I even checked to see if her mother might have been an Ellis - but this doesn't seem to be the case.

There were two Adeline Ramsays in the 1881 census, born around this time on the Island. One was the daughter of Andrew and Maria. The other was the daughter of Archibald in Lot 11, and this Addie is definitely not her.

Addie, daughter of Andrew, was named in his will, and probably went with the family to Massachusetts - after that, there is nothing, unless she is the Addie Ramsay who married William Porter in Boston in 1887.

Name William H. Porter
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 8 Oct 1887
Event Place Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 24
Birth Year (Estimated) 1863
Father's Name Charles
Mother's Name Addie
Spouse's Name Addie Ramsey
Spouse's Age 23
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1864
Spouse's Father's Name James
Spouse's Mother's Name Alice
Citing this Record "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N49F-T68 : 24 May 2018), William H. Porter and Addie Ramsey, 8 Oct 1887; citing Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,415,224.

William died in 1906. Addie was a servant in the 1910 census, and in 1920 was living with her married daughter Mabel Lois Smith in Cambridge, Mass.

To the heirs-at-law, next of kin, creditors, and all other persons interested in the estate of WILLIAM HENRY PORTER, late of Cambridge, in said I County, deceased, intestate. Whereas, a petition has been presented j to said Court to grant a letter of administration on the estate of said deceased to Adeline Porter of Somerville, in the County of Middlesex, without giving a I surety on her bond. You are hereby cited to appear at a Probate Court to be held at Cambridge, in said County of Middlesex, on the eighteenth day of May, A. D., 1927, at ten o’clock in the forenoon, to show cause if any you have, why the same should not be granted. And the petitioner is hereby directed to give public notice thereof, by publishing this citation once in each week, lor three successive weeks, in The Cambridge Tribune, a newspaper published In Cambridge. the last publication to be one day, at least, before said Court. Witness, John C. Leggat, Esquire, First Judge of said Court, this twenty-second day of April, in the year one thousand nine hundred and twenty-seven.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1859 Prince Edward Island, Canada age 22 in the 1881 census, said 1861-1864 on later records  
Death November 30, 1933 Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Boston Globe  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Andrew NelsonOctober 1824August 9, 1887
Mother Ramsay, Mariaabout 1823August 3, 1913
    Sister     Ramsay, Barbara about 1848 before 1890
    Brother     Ramsay, Isaac about 1850
    Brother     Ramsay, Cornelius 1853 June 2, 1897
    Sister     Ramsay, Annie Nancy about 1856 June 19, 1897
    Brother     Ramsay, John Archibald about 1857
         Ramsay, Adeline Addie about 1859 November 30, 1933
    Brother     Ramsay, Robert Andrew about 1861 1937
    Sister     Ramsay, Susan Ann about 1863
    Sister     Ramsay, Martha M. about 1864 November 8, 1959


Family of Porter, William H. and Ramsay, Adeline Addie

Married Husband Porter, William H. ( * + 1906 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage October 8, 1887 Boston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Porter, Alvin ArchibaldAugust 19, 1888November 3, 1969
Porter, Doris Pearl1894
Porter, Mabel LoisAugust 10, 1897
Porter, Ernest HenryAugust 12, 1899June 8, 1978


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