Webster, Minnie P

Birth Name Webster, Minnie P 1a
Gender female
Age at Death 69 years, 10 months, 18 days

Narrative

Minnie married David Marchbanks and lived in Montrose. Had children Grace, Mae, Webster, William Campbell, George and Allie.

Guardian 1929 Nov 30 page 15

In the death of Mrs. David Marchbank, on Nov. 19, a gloom was cast over Montrose, Alma and Woodvale, of so distressing a nature that all hearts are still sad. Many relatives and friends throughout this province will learn with deep regret and sincere sorrow of her sudden death of lobar pneumonia of three days duration.

Minnie Webster,was born at Augustine Cove on April 15th, 1860 and was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Benjamin Webster and his wife, Miss Grace Warren, and spent her girlhood days there. On April 16th, 1880 she was married at Charlottetown to Mr. David Marchbank of Marchbank Mills, DeSable, and she planned to celebrate their golden wedding on that date next year; but God willed it otherwise. About 35 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Marchbank and family moved to this community where he bought the Mills of the late Mr. Hugh Squarebriggs. At the time of her death Mrs. Marchbank was the President of the Alma W. M. society and held that office for two years and previous to this (before union) she was secretary of the Montrose Methodist Church W. M. Society for about twelve years and afterwards she was President for three years.

During the war in the days of Red Cross activities for our soldiers she was the first President of the Alma Red Cross Society and held that office for two years and was a faithful and energetic officer in the performance of her duties and many soldiers were cheered at the front. Deep was the anziety she suffered for her son George who served with the Princess Pats and her nephew the late charles Buxton who made his home with her while Inspector of Schools of West Prince Inspectorate before going overseas and who made the Supreme sacrifice. This was a sad blow to her.

She leaves to mourn her husband, two daughters and four sons, namely: Grace, now Mrs. Wm. McGee, Niagara Falls, Ont.; Mae, now Mrs. Johnston Clark, Amherst, N.S.; Webster at Mill River; William Campbell at Shamrock, Sask.; George at Wiidwave and Allen McLean at home; also an adopted daughter, formerly Miss Ruth Duggan, R.N., of Canton, Mass., who shared a mother’s love and care when an orphan child; also one sister, Mrs. Gordon MacFarlane, and one brother, Mr. Harry Webster, Augustine Cove, and two brothers in the West, to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1860     1b
Death November 19, 1929 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Residence 1891 Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   1c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Webster, Benjamin1830
Mother Warren, Grace
         Webster, Minnie P 1860 November 19, 1929

Families

Family of Marchbank, David and Webster, Minnie P

Married Husband Marchbank, David ( * November 20, 1857 + May 10, 1932 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage April 14, 1880 Charlottetown, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Marchbank, Grace J.1881
Marchbank, John WebsterAugust 14, 1883July 20, 1970
Marchbank, George HenryMarch 26, 18861979
Marchbank, William CampbellOctober 1886
Marchbank, Maggie May1889
Marchbank, Allen McLean AllanAugust 1892

Source References

  1. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: abt 1862 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1862 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1862 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada