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

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.

 

 

 

Events

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

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Bertram HavelockAugust 3, 1858March 27, 1932
Mother Wright, Martha Isabel Minnie MattieAugust 7, 1860February 26, 1946
    Sister     Ramsay, Mabel 1880 1880
    Sister     Ramsay, Ethel 1882 1882
    Brother     Ramsay, Leigh Lee Albert April 17, 1883 1966
    Sister     Ramsay, Mahala Haley Bell May 19, 1885 December 11, 1955
         Ramsay, Minerva Florence Minnie R. N. July 18, 1887 April 17, 1965
    Sister     Ramsay, Irene Pearl 1889 1892
    Brother     Ramsay, Havelock Thomas Hal June 13, 1891 October 27, 1970
    Brother     Ramsay, George Carruthers December 25, 1893 September 23, 1971
    Sister     Ramsay, Pearl Bertha May 6, 1895 1976
    Sister     Ramsay, Amy Lou September 9, 1896 1966
    Brother     Ramsay, Arthur Frederick Carr September 22, 1901 September 28, 1986
    Sister     Ramsay, Florence Maywood Maewood July 12, 1903 1978

Families

Family of Bradshaw and Ramsay, Minerva Florence Minnie R. N.

Married Husband Bradshaw ( * + ... )
   
Event Date Place Description 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 ( * 1884 + March 8, 1947 )
   
Event Date Place Description 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. ( * + before 1948 )
   
Event Date Place Description 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 Sources
Marriage March 31, 1948 Virginia, United States