Beer, William 1a

Birth Name Beer, William
Gender male
Age at Death 88 years, 6 months, 4 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth March 29, 1835 Prince Edward Island, Canada from the PEI Baptismal Index - says Jan 4 1839 in the 1901 census
Death October 2, 1923 Kingston, Prince Edward Island Cornwall United Church records age 89
Marriage February 22, 1866   news article & PEI Marriage Registrations
Residence 1911 Lot 31, Queens, Prince Edward Island Lot 31, PEI. William was a farmer (R for retired?)
Anniversary 1922 Lot 31, Queens, Prince Edward Island On February 22nd, 1922 Mr. and Mrs. Beer celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Beer, Thomas
Mother Robertson Robinson, Jane
    Sister     Beer, Mary Anne
         Beer, William
    Sister     Beer, Elizabeth
    Brother     Beer, James
    Sister     Beer, Rebecca
    Brother     Beer, George


    Family of Beer, William and Feavyour, Mary Ann
Married Wife Feavyour, Mary Ann
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage February 22, 1866 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
  1. Beer, Teresa Thressa Theresa Jane
  2. Beer, Martha Elvira Elvina
  3. Beer, Mary Minnie
  4. Beer, Hattie H.



William Beer, eldest son of Thomas Beer and Jane Robertson, married Mary Ann Feavyour on 22 February 1866. Mary Ann's maiden name is usually spelled Favor.

The Islander – Mar 2, 1866
Married. At the Manse, on the 22d ult., by the Rev. Thos. Duncan, Mr. William Beer, to Miss Mary Ann Favrour, both of Lot 31.

The PEI Baptismal Index lists the following children for William Beer /Beers and Mary Ann: Theresa Jane (1867), Martha Elvina (1869), Mary (1873), and Hattie (1876). The family was under the name Bears/Beals in the 1881 census for Lot 31. In the household were William (44), Mary Ann (36), Jane (15), Elvina (11), Mary (9) and Haty (4). William is a farmer, and the family is Church of England. In the 1891 census, William Beer (55) was living with his wife Mary Ann(50) and daughter Martha (21).

In 1901, William (62) was living with his daughter Mary (Minnie, born January 2 1874) and her husband Thomas Beer. His date of birth was given as January 4 1839. His marital status was married, and he was retired. However, Mary Ann was not in the 1901 census in that, or any other, household. It was possible that she was visiting a married daughter in the States.

Their two older daughters had married and were living in the United States, Minnie had died young, and Hattie was married and living on the Island. In the 1911 census, William (76) and Mary Ann (65) were on their own.

This was the same situation in 1921:
Name: William Beers
Age: 85
Birth Year: abt 1836 Birth Place: Prince Edward Island
Spouse's Name: Mary L Beers
Father Birth Place: England; Mother Birth Place: England
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Province or Territory: Prince Edward Island
District: Queens District Number: 148
Sub-District: North Wiltshire
Sub-District Number: 19
City, Town or Village: New Wiltshire
Street or Township: Lot 31
Municipality: North River
Occupation: Farmer
William Beers 85
Mary L Beers 80

Name William Beer
Age 89
Residence Kingston
Date of Death 2 October 1923
Entry Number 430
Source RG19/s2/ss6: Death registration books, 1923



  1. Beer, Thomas
    1. Robertson Robinson, Jane
      1. Beer, Mary Anne
      2. Beer, William
        1. Feavyour, Mary Ann
          1. Beer, Teresa Thressa Theresa Jane
          2. Beer, Martha Elvira Elvina
          3. Beer, Mary Minnie
          4. Beer, Hattie H.
      3. Beer, Elizabeth
      4. Beer, James
      5. Beer, Rebecca
      6. Beer, George

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
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