Ramsay, Agnes

Birth Name Ramsay, Agnes
Gender female
Age at Death 82 years, 7 months, 17 days

Narrative

Agnes was a teacher and principal in Summerside for over 50 years...The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. John Ramsay, one of the pioneer shlpbuilders in Summerside, and Mrs. Ramsay. the former Grace Maccallum. There are left to cherish her memory two sisters. Mrs, James Sanders of Readvllle, Massachusetts. and Miss Bertha at home.

Agnes attended Prince of Wales College. A biography suggested that she might have wanted to have married, but the young man died of TB. Her mother Grace wanted her to stay at home and help care for her younger sister Bertha, who was disabled.

The passing of Miss Agnes Ramsay was mourned by all. For many years she taught the children and children's children of Summerside. Before the time of the Carnegie Foundation in the town she kept the library which was admi istered and financed by the Abegweit Chapter.

The Regent expressed the chapter's regret in the death of Miss Agnes Ramsay. For many years Miss Ramsay took an active part in the work of the I.O.D.E was one of Abegweit chapter's oldest members. She was the first librarian of the I.0.D.E. library in Summerside. As educational secretary she gave valuable service in the field...

"Agnes Ramsay was born in 1871, the daughter of John Ramsay, one of Summerside's pioneer shipbuilders. In April 1927, she had this residence erected across the street from the Summerside High School where she was vice-principal, having begun her teaching career sometime before 1891. When she retired in June 1944, she had been principal for five years, bringing a long career to a close. A newspaper editorial claimed, "...her contribution to the case of education here has been a great one and cannot be measured in words."

After Agnes Ramsay died in 1954, Bertha Ramsay remained in the house until 1964 when it was sold to Ivan C. Nicholson, the owner of a local dry cleaning establishment. The house at 277 Green is still in the Nicholson family." http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=10073

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth June 27, 1871 Summerside, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada 1901 census  
Death February 14, 1954 Summerside, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, John Jr.February 5, 1828November 1907
Mother McCallum, Graceabout 1839August 1914
    Brother     Ramsay, Archibald August 19, 1869 September 5, 1938
         Ramsay, Agnes June 27, 1871 February 14, 1954
    Sister     Ramsay, Minnie July 23, 1873 May 15, 1964
    Brother     Ramsay, John Goodwill October 1, 1875 1932
    Sister     Ramsay, Mary Jane July 23, 1877 April 16, 1885
    Brother     Ramsay, Arthur Louis May 26, 1881 1921
    Sister     Ramsay, Bertha May March 26, 1884 1967