Ramsay, Minerva Florence Minnie R. N.

Birth Name Ramsay, Minerva Florence Minnie R. N.
Gender female
Age at Death 77 years, 8 months, 30 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth July 18, 1887 Montrose, Prince Edward Island  
 
Death April 17, 1965 Virginia, United States  
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Bertram Havelock
Mother Wright, Martha Isabel Minnie Mattie
    Sister     Ramsay, Mabel
    Sister     Ramsay, Ethel
    Brother     Ramsay, Leigh Lee Albert
    Sister     Ramsay, Mahala Haley Bell
         Ramsay, Minerva Florence Minnie R. N.
    Sister     Ramsay, Irene Pearl
    Brother     Ramsay, Havelock Thomas Hal
    Brother     Ramsay, George Carruthers
    Sister     Ramsay, Pearl Bertha
    Sister     Ramsay, Amy Lou
    Brother     Ramsay, Benjamin Bowness
    Brother     Ramsay, Arthur Frederick Carr
    Sister     Ramsay, Florence Maywood Maewood

Families

    Family of Bradshaw and Ramsay, Minerva Florence Minnie R. N.
Married Husband Bradshaw
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage June 3, 1908 San Francisco, California  
 
    Family of Marshall, Perry Conner and Ramsay, Minerva Florence Minnie R. N.
Married Husband Marshall, Perry Conner
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage March 6, 1920 Utah, United States  
 
    Family of Westfall, J. F. and Ramsay, Minerva Florence Minnie R. N.
Married Husband Westfall, J. F.
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage about 1940   sometime between 1934 and 1946
 
    Family of Bradshaw, Joseph Henry and Ramsay, Minerva Florence Minnie R. N.
Married Husband Bradshaw, Joseph Henry
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage March 31, 1948 Virginia, United States  
 

Narrative

After she left the Island, sometime between the 1901 and the 1911 census, Florence, or Minnie, has been difficult to track. I haven't been able to find her for certain in census records under any of these names. The Wright family history says she was a graduate nurse from the Massachusetts General Hospital.

In 1934, she was Florence Marshall, living in San Francisco, California, according to the information on a passenger list. She said on this form that she had married on June 3 1908. However, it was Florence R. Bradshaw, a divorced woman, who married Perry Marshall in 1920 - so the marriage that gave her American citizenship had to have been to a Mr Bradshaw, not Mr. Marshall.

The likely Florence in the 1940 US census was Florence R. (for Ramsay) Marshall, a divorced woman, born in Canada in 1888, and living in California. Her occupation was broker. However, she was living in an apartment building and the census taker did not make the mark next to her name, which might indicate that she did not provide the information about herself.

When her mother died, she was Minnie, Mrs. J. F. Westfall, Richmond, Calif., so sometime after the 1940 census she married again.

She visited the Island in 1947. The Guardian noted that "Her friends are sorry to learn that Mrs. Florence R. Westfall has been advised by her medical doctor to return to a warmer climate for the winter months..." Her brother Fred Ramsay, MLA accompanied her to the boat, on her return to Oakland, California.

Minerva Florence Westfall was a widow living in California when she married Joseph Bradshaw, whose address was Virginia. This makes me wonder if her first husband was related to Joseph. Did she marry the same Mr Bradshaw in 1948, or a different one?

It doesn't look like she had surviving children.

 

 

 

Pedigree

  1. Ramsay, Bertram Havelock
    1. Wright, Martha Isabel Minnie Mattie
      1. Ramsay, Mabel
      2. Ramsay, Ethel
      3. Ramsay, Leigh Lee Albert
      4. Ramsay, Mahala Haley Bell
      5. Ramsay, Minerva Florence Minnie R. N.
        1. Bradshaw
        2. Marshall, Perry Conner
        3. Westfall, J. F.
        4. Bradshaw, Joseph Henry
      6. Ramsay, Irene Pearl
      7. Ramsay, Havelock Thomas Hal
      8. Ramsay, George Carruthers
      9. Ramsay, Pearl Bertha
      10. Ramsay, Amy Lou
      11. Ramsay, Benjamin Bowness
      12. Ramsay, Arthur Frederick Carr
      13. Ramsay, Florence Maywood Maewood