Mann, William Johnstone 1a 2 3a 4a

Birth Name Mann, William Johnstone 5a 6a 7a
Gender male
Age at Death 41 years, 4 months, 25 days

Narrative

Johnstone Mann was born 15 November 1859, the second son of William Mann Jr. and Janet Johnstone. He was named after his maternal grandfather.

After his father's death, Johnstone lived with one of his uncles, but by 1891 he was back at home. On February 22 1892, William Johnstone Mann from New London, a bachelor, married Elizabeth McFadyen, a spinster from Kingston, PEI. They were married in Zion Presbyterian Church in Charlottetown by the Rev. David Sutherland. Bessie A. Mann and John A. McFadyen were witnesses.

They had 6 children, the first, Leslie Archibald, being born in Kingston, PEI in September 1892 and baptized in Cornwall in 1893. Their second son, Andrew Robertson, was baptized in Kensington in 1895, and by the time the twins Allison and Johnstone were born in 1901 they were residing in Irishtown. Family names must have been important to Elizabeth, since these were often combined with names that were new to the family: Leslie Archibald, for her father Archibald McFadyen; Andrew Robertson, after her maternal grandmother Jane Robertson and her younger brother Robertson McFadyen; William Kier, named after a well-known local doctor who married Johnstone's cousin Barbara; Allison Beer for her maternal grandfather (Thomas Beer); Johnstone Angus for the Johnstone family and Angus after Archibald McFadyen's father; and Hazel Elizabeth after herself.

In the 1901 census, William J Mann, age 41 was a farmer in Lot 20 with wife Elizabeth (31) and children Leslie (8), Robertson (6), Keir (5), Johnstone (1), Allison (1) and Hazel (4 months).

Johnstone Mann died on April 16 1901 at the age of 41, leaving his widow with six children under the age of 8. Hazel Elizabeth and the twins, Allison and Johnstone, were all baptized on the same day in April 1901 in the Kensington Presbyterian Church. The PEI Baptismal Index says April 18 or 19, which would be right after Johnstone's death. Johnstone died without a will, so it is possible that Elizabeth needed documentation for all of their children. Andrew Johnstone, John McFadyen and Elizabeth Mann signed the administration papers for the estate of William Mann. The inventory included 105 acres of land, valued at $1500; 4 milk cows, 6 young cattle, 2 mares, 1 colt, some pigs and a sheep, along with some farming equipment, valued at $400.

Johnstone's obituary:
Again the death angel has made his appearance and taken from us one whose death has left a shade of sadness over the people of Irishtown. Mr. Johnstone Mann. His death has called forth the deepest sympathy of the whole community where he was respected and beloved as an honest quiet industrious man and a true Christian. About two months ago he contracted a severe cold but was thought to be recovering when he took a relapse and not withstanding all that medical skill and loving care and nursing could do he rapidly sank and on Wednesday evening gently and calmly fell into his last, long sleep. He leaves a wife and six small children, three brothers and two sisters to mourn the loss of a most loving husband, father, a kind brother and true friend. (Guardian April 25 1901)

In Burlington, Lot 18, on the 16ult., William J. Mann , age 41 years. Leaving a wife and six children. He was an honest, industrious, and hard working man and was highly respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. The funeral which was very largely attended took place on Thursday 18th at Long River Presbyterian Church.
Agriculturist, 4 May 1901, p.4 col.4-6

 

On his gravestone:
In heaven with joy we will meet again
Where no farewell tear is shed

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth November 15, 1859 Irishtown, Lot 20, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada from the 101 census 5b 6b 7b
Death April 10, 1901 Prince Edward Island, Canada CMNI Cemetery Transcript and Island Guardian May 1 1901 death no  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Mann, William Jr.1818July 9, 1878
Mother Johnstone, JannetApril 6, 1822September 28, 1866
    Sister     Mann, Teresa Jane June 23, 1856 August 11, 1893
    Brother     Mann, John Andrew February 8, 1858 April 27, 1932
         Mann, William Johnstone November 15, 1859 April 10, 1901
    Brother     Mann, James Allen Allan August 27, 1861 December 28, 1945
    Sister     Mann, Bessie Amanda May 4, 1863 June 29, 1939

Families

Family of Mann, William Johnstone and McFadyen, Elizabeth

Married Wife McFadyen, Elizabeth ( * March 24, 1869 + November 22, 1956 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage February 22, 1892 Charlottetown, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada marriage license, Zion Presbyterian, RG19, Series3, Subseries4: Marriage Licenses, 1892  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Mann, Leslie ArchibaldSeptember 8, 1892December 10, 1974
Mann, Andrew RobertsonApril 13, 1894November 22, 1961
Mann, William KeirDecember 6, 1896June 6, 1992
Mann, Allison BeerOctober 18, 1899August 8, 1987
Mann, Johnstone AngusOctober 18, 1899June 3, 1971
Mann, Hazel ElizabethDecember 8, 1900December 24, 1997

Source References

  1. Charlottetown Guardian
      • Date: April 25, 1901
      • Page: 5, col 2&3
  2. The Heritage Group of Irishtown-Burlington, compiled by Ruth L. Paynter and Thelma Campbell.: From the Top of the Hill. The History of an Island Community Irishtown-Burlington, Written and 1977.
  3. Estate of William J. Mann, late of Burlington Lot 18 Administration Papers
      • Date: 1901
  4. Prince Edward Island Marriage Licenses
      • Date: 1892
      • Page: RG19, Series3, Subseries4: Marriage Licenses, 1892
  5. 1901 Census of Canada
      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1859 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 20, Queen's (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1859 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 20, Queen's (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

  6. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1860 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1860 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  7. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1860 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1860 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada