Johnstone, Martha

Birth Name Johnstone, Martha
Gender female
Age at Death 82 years, 6 months, 23 days


Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 58 Number 2828
Rank 101
Date January 25 1882
County Westmorland
Place Moncton
Newspaper The Times
m. Thursday 12th inst., at residence of bride's father, Long River, New London, P.E.I., by Rev. W.P. Archibald, Rev. Wm. A. MASON. B.A., Presbyterian Minister / Martha JOHNSON youngest d/o Wm JOHNSON, Esq.

Rev. W. A. Mason followed Mr. Cameron and stayed nine years. While he was here the new manse was built. An old subscription list of Jan. 8th, 1883 shows that Long River Church raised $561.00. Mrs. Mason was Martha Johnstone of Long River.

W. A. Mason, a clergyman, can be found in Nova Scotia in the 1901 census, with children Ethel (15), Mary E. (1890, age 11) and Martha J (1895). These last two girls match two children born to W. A. Mason and Martha Johnstone in the PEI Baptismal Index: Mary Edna (30 October 1890) and Martha Johnstone Mason.

From 1903-1911, the family lived on the Island, where W. A. Mason was the minister for the Richmond Bay Charge of the Presbyterian Church, according to Climbing the Hill, page 10. At that time they had three daughters, Ethel, Mary and Martha.

In 1911, the family was in Alberta with the two younger daughters, lodging with David Forbes and his wife Ethel, who was b. PEI in 1886.

Martha's birth changes from born in PEI to Nova Scotia in census records, and the year to 1860.

Mason Mrs. W. A. [nee Martha Johnston] Summerside Journal 19 October 1940, page 3, col. 1




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth March 25, 1858 Long River, Lot 20, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death October 17, 1940 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Johnstone, WilliamApril 29, 1819December 25, 1899
Mother Burrows, Grace1830September 27, 1861
    Sister     Johnstone, Mary June 17, 1851 October 15, 1943
    Brother     Johnstone, John July 25, 1854 November 10, 1925
    Sister     Johnstone, Jemima 1856 September 21, 1880
         Johnstone, Martha March 25, 1858 October 17, 1940
    Brother     Johnstone, Andrew November 19, 1860 1902


Family of Mason, William and Johnstone, Martha

Married Husband Mason, William ( * + May 1940 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 12, 1882 Long River, Lot 20, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada wit. Andrew Johnstone and Miss Burrows  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Mason, Ethel Grace18861939
Mason, Mary E.18901975
Mason, Martha18961980