Ramsay, Isabella

Birth Name Ramsay, Isabella
Birth Name Ramsay, Isabelle
Gender female
Age at Death 92 years, 4 months, 6 days

Narrative

A newspaper clipping about Isabella said that Mrs James Ramsay, mother of Thomas E. Ramsay, was an aunt by marriage.

"A telegram received in Summerside on Tuesday last announces the death of Mrs. William Chappell, formerly of this town, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. William F. Bryan, Dorchester, Mass. Deceased, who was in her ninety-third year, was one of the early residents of Summerside, and lived here continuously until September 1910, when she removed to Dorchester. She was a daughter of the late John Ramsay, North St. Eleanors, and a notable example of the hardy, sturdy pioneer stock of this country. When upwards of sixty year of age she met with an accident which resulted in the crushing of her leg so badly that the doctors refused to set it, claiming that only amputation would save her life. She dismissed the doctors, called in another and compelled him to set the fractured limb, declaring that she came into the world with two legs and would leave it with both. She recovered fully.
Of ten children born to her only two survive her, Mrs. Irving and Mrs. Creswell, both of Boston. In addition to supporting and educating her own children, she maintained and educated five grandchildren who had been left parentless. She was in every way a worthy Christian, motherly woman and many in Summerside will fondly remember her and mourn her death. The remains arrived here Thursday evening, accompanied by William Bryan, and were conveyed to the home of Mrs. John Ramsay, when the funeral will take place today, Friday, at 2p.m. to Wilmot Cemetery." Obituary transcribed from unknown sources, posted to Ancestry.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth September 10, 1819 Lot 17, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death January 16, 1912 Boston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States buried on the Island  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, John Sr.1789April 14, 1873
Mother McKay, Coy Coie1798April 22, 1867
    Sister     Ramsay, Jennie 1818 May 6, 1887
         Ramsay, Isabella September 10, 1819 January 16, 1912
    Sister     Ramsay, Catherine 1823 January 20, 1902
    Sister     Ramsay, Mary May 2, 1825 July 12, 1911
    Brother     Ramsay, Hugh about 1828 April 15, 1900
    Brother     Ramsay, John Jr. February 5, 1828 November 1907
    Brother     Ramsay, Donald - Lot 17 1831 November 28, 1898
    Brother     Ramsay, George about 1837 1926
    Brother     Ramsay, Major October 24, 1844 March 3, 1883

Families

Family of Chappell, William and Ramsay, Isabella

Married Husband Chappell, William ( * 1808 + May 6, 1898 )
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Chappell, Georgeabout 1864
Chappell, Emilyabout 18391929
Chappell, Coy McKay1843January 16, 1894
Chappell, Annie HannahJuly 10, 1846October 17, 1919
Chappell, Donald Danielabout 1850October 15, 1868
Chappell, MontagueDecember 10, 1852August 24, 1877
Chappell, Sarahabout 18551942
Chappell, Harriet Frances HattieSeptember 7, 1857July 23, 1907
Chappell, WilliamMay 6, 1861before 1873

Attributes

Type Value Notes Sources
Merged Gramps ID I18740