Bernard, Rachel Adeline

Birth Name Bernard, Rachel Adeline 1a 2a
Gender female
Age at Death 79 years, 6 months, 11 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth September 5, 1860 Lot 19, Prince Edward Island gave later year in census records
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Baptism October 21, 1860 St. Eleanors, Prince Edward Island Church of England
 
Death March 16, 1940 British Columbia, Canada dau. Alexander and "Matilda"
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Residence 1891 Prince, Prince Edward Island  
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Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Bernard, Alexander
Mother Mann, Amelia
    Sister     Bernard, Margaret Jane
    Sister     Bernard, Catherine Helen
    Brother     Bernard, William Watson
         Bernard, Rachel Adeline
    Sister     Bernard, Eliza Baker
    Brother     Bernard, Russel George
    Brother     Bernard, James Alexander Cameron
    Brother     Bernard, Richard Herbert Reid
 
Father Bernard, Alexander
Stepmother Graham, Catherine
    Half-brother     Bernard, John
    Half-brother     Bernard, Daniel

Families

    Family of Laird, Levi and Bernard, Rachel Adeline
Married Husband Laird, Levi
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage March 24, 1884 Prince Edward Island, Canada her parents were the two witnesses
 
  Children
  1. Laird, Bessie Jane
  2. Laird, Lottie Pearl
    Family of Bernard, Alexander and Bernard, Rachel Adeline
Married Husband Bernard, Alexander
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage August 29, 1900 Margate, Prince, Prince Edward Island Margate church records
 

Media

Narrative

Bernard, Rachel Adeline (or Adelaide/Line). Adeline was born about 1860. She married Levi F. Laird of Tryon on March 24 1884 in the Methodist Church with her parents as witnesses. Levi died in New Brunswick in 1889 at the age of 29. In the 1891 census, she was widowed, living with her brother on PEI with her daughters, Bessie (6) and Lottie (5).

I have been unable to find this family in the 1901 or 1910 census records. Lottie Laird was living with her aunt Kate in South Dakota in the US 1900 census. There is an entry for a Bessie Laird in Charlottetown, age 18, and living in lodgings.

There is an entry in Margate Marriages (on familysearch.org) for a marriage between Rachael Adeline Leard and Alexander Barnard, both of Richibucto, New Brunswick, married August 29 1900 by Rev. W. Thomson. At first I wasn't sure about names of her father (Alexander Bernard) and this husband being so similar. Co-incidence, or mistake made by the minister? BUT, Rachel died in British Columbia, and one of her daughters lived in Kamloops, BC, from at least the time of the 1911 census to the death of her baby son in 1916. There was a death notice for an Alexander Bernard, spouse Bernard, born in NB who died in Kamloops in 1927 at the age of 67. This makes him the right age, with the right birthplace to be Rachel Adeline's second husband. And finally, Rachel Adeline's death certificate would have been under her married name (Bernard or Laird), but not her maiden name (also Bernard).

At the age of 25, Bessie Jane Laird married James Clarke Dobson in Nelson, British Columbia in 1909, and had at least two daughters,: Jean born in 1910 and Grace Laird in 1912, and one son David Laird Dobson (1920-1975).
Lottie Pearl married George Bell. She died in 1929 in BC. She had at least two daughters, Marion and Bessie Bell. Marion married Herbert Mcelvaine in Nelson, B.C.

Rachel Adeline Bernard Laird died in Vancouver, B.C. on 16 March 1940 at the age of 77 (born 1863).

Narrative

Vital Event Death Registration

Name: Rachel Adelaide Bernard

Event Date: 1940 3 16 (Yr/Mo/Day)
Age: 77
Gender: female
Event Place: Vancouver

Reg. Number: 1940-09-570561
B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13167
GSU Microfilm Number: 1953627

Vital Event Death Registration

Name: Alexander Bernard

Event Date: 1927 4 25 (Yr/Mo/Day)
Age: 67
Gender: male
Event Place: Kamloops

Reg. Number: 1927-09-390302
B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13132
GSU Microfilm Number: 1952311

Pedigree

  1. Bernard, Alexander
    1. Mann, Amelia
      1. Bernard, Margaret Jane
      2. Bernard, Catherine Helen
      3. Bernard, William Watson
      4. Bernard, Rachel Adeline
        1. Laird, Levi
          1. Laird, Bessie Jane
          2. Laird, Lottie Pearl
        2. Bernard, Alexander
      5. Bernard, Eliza Baker
      6. Bernard, Russel George
      7. Bernard, James Alexander Cameron
      8. Bernard, Richard Herbert Reid

Source References

  1. British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990
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        Birth date: abt 1863 Birth place: Death date: 16 Mar 1940 Death place: Vancouver, British Columbia

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        Birth date: abt 1863 Birth place: Death date: 16 Mar 1940 Death place: Vancouver, British Columbia

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        Birth date: abt 1863 Birth place: Death date: 16 Mar 1940 Death place: Vancouver, British Columbia

  2. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
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        Birth date: abt 1863 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1863 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1863 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada