Ramsay, Ella May

Birth Name Ramsay, Ella May
Gender female
Age at Death 71 years, 11 months, 19 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth January 13, 1879 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
Death January 1951 Alberton, Lot 4, Prince Edward Island  


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Albert
Mother Warren, Catherine
    Sister     Ramsay, Libbie Elizabeth Jane
         Ramsay, Ella May
    Brother     Ramsay, Amos Irving Ervin
    Sister     Ramsay, Naomi
    Sister     Ramsay, Ida Pearl
    Sister     Ramsay, Lillian
    Sister     Ramsay, Beatrice


    Family of Platts, Russell S. and Ramsay, Ella May
Married Husband Platts, Russell S.
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage December 17, 1901 Massachusetts, United States  


Name Russell S. Platts
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 17 Dec 1901
Event Place , Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
Age 27
Birthplace Alberton, P.E.I.
Father's Name Thomas
Mother's Name Ellen Crockett
Spouse's Name Ella M. Ramsay
Spouse's Age 21
Spouse's Marital Status Single
Spouse's Birthplace Bloomfield, P.E.I.
Spouse's Father's Name Albert
Spouse's Mother's Name Catherine Warren
Citing this Record

"Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N44R-8H5 : 17 February 2016), Russell S. Platts and Ella M. Ramsay, 17 Dec 1901; citing , Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,057,533.

Ella May was listed with the family of Albert and Catherine Ramsay in 188, at age 1; in 1891, she was called their daughter. She was named in both parents' obituaries, she attended a family reunion, and died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hardy.
Mrs Platts died Sunday at the home of her sister, Mrs Edward Hardy of Alberton. She is survived by one son Ervin who is serving in the Navy, also five sisters, Mrs Elizabeth Elliott of Lynn, Mass; Mrs Georg Oliver of Maine; Mrs Perley Pridham of Saint John, NB; Mrs John H. Dignan of Howlan and Mrs Edward Hardy who tenderly cared for her sister in the last few weeks. Also one brother Ervin Ramsay of Rosebank. Her huband predeceased her some years ago. Charlottetown Guardian 14 Feb 1951 page 15

The following ladies arrived in Howlan to attend the funeral of their sister: Mrs. Elizabeth EIliott of Lynn. Mass; Mrs, George Oliver of Maine; and Mrs. Perley Pridham of saint John. N.B. They were guests at the home of their brother...Guardian Tuesday February 20, 1951

A descendant of one of Albert and Catherine's youngest daughters says that she doesn't believe Ella May belongs in this family because no one in the family talked about her. However, a more likely explanation is that the sisters who lived in Saint John were closer, especially given that Ella May was 10 - 15 years older than the youngest in the family. Ella May was married in Massachusetts in 1901, when the youngest two sisters were 6.


  1. Ramsay, Albert
    1. Warren, Catherine
      1. Ramsay, Libbie Elizabeth Jane
      2. Ramsay, Ella May
        1. Platts, Russell S.
      3. Ramsay, Amos Irving Ervin
      4. Ramsay, Naomi
      5. Ramsay, Ida Pearl
      6. Ramsay, Beatrice
      7. Ramsay, Lillian