Ramsay, Major

Birth Name Ramsay, Major
Gender male
Age at Death 38 years, 4 months, 10 days


I am making the assumption that John was the son of John Ramsay, shipbuilder, and Coy McKay. His death record said his parents were John and Catherine - it might have been assumed that Coy was a short form of Catherine. Donald Ramsay named a son Major, perhaps after his younger brother.

Major was in Summerside in 1864 - - 1864 Hutchinson Directory.
Ramsay, Major, shoemaker, bds St. Stephen n Water
Ramsay, Donald, shipwright, h Water n St. Stephen
John Ramsay, shipcarpenter, h First n St. Stephen

Groom's Name Major Ramsay
Groom's Residence Summerside
Groom's Status Bachelor
Bride's Name Jannet Rix
Bride's Residence Lot 25
Bride's Status Spinster
Source RG19/s3/ss5: Marriage bonds, 1866

Major and Janet were in Massachusetts for the 1870 and the 1880 US census - in 1870 with Elizabeth and Ida, and in 1880 with children Ida J, age 12 and John W., age 8.

Name Major Ramsay
Event Type Census
Event Year 1870
Event Place Massachusetts, United States
Birth Year (Estimated) 1843-1844
Birthplace Prince Edward Island
Page Number 121
Major Ramsay M 26 Prince Edward Island
Jenette Ramsey F 21 Prince Edward Island
Elizabeth Ramsey F 3 Prince Edward Island
Ida J Ramsey F 2 Massachusetts
Citing this Record "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD3Z-VGL : 17 October 2014), Major Ramsay, Massachusetts, United States; citing p. 121, family 1006, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,122.

The death record for Major Ramsey said his parents were John and Catherine.

At Mount Auburn, Cambridge, Mass on Saturday March 3rd after a long illness of consumption Major Ramsay formerly of Summerside aged 37 years. He leaves a wife and two childen and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss. He died in the full assurance of a blessed immortality. Examiner Saturday March 24, 1883



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth October 24, 1844 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death March 3, 1883 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, John Sr.1789April 14, 1873
Mother McKay, Coy Coie1798April 22, 1867
    Sister     Ramsay, Jennie 1818 May 6, 1887
    Sister     Ramsay, Isabella September 10, 1819 January 16, 1912
    Sister     Ramsay, Catherine October 1823 January 20, 1902
    Sister     Ramsay, Mary May 2, 1825 July 12, 1911
    Brother     Ramsay, Hugh about 1828 April 15, 1900
    Brother     Ramsay, John Jr. February 5, 1828 November 1907
    Brother     Ramsay, Donald - Lot 17 1831 November 28, 1898
    Brother     Ramsay, George about 1837 1926
         Ramsay, Major October 24, 1844 March 3, 1883


Family of Ramsay, Major and Rix, Janet Jeanette

Married Wife Rix, Janet Jeanette ( * 1849 + February 18, 1920 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 10, 1866      
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ramsay, Elizabeth1867December 4, 1876
Ramsay, Ida JaneDecember 18, 1869August 25, 1944
Ramsay, CatherineMarch 12, 1871May 25, 1875
Ramsay, John WesleyJanuary 3, 1873January 7, 1951
Ramsay, Frank M.1876November 24, 1876