Beer, William

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


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

In the village of Kingston, PEI for many years resided a worthy couple, Mr. and Mrs. William Beer. During the past few weeks both have exchanged earthly scenes and familiar surroundings for the “land of pure delight where saints immortal reign.” Both enjoyed physical energy and faculties of body and mind for many years.

Towards the eventide of life Mr. Beer’s hearing became somewhat defective and his eye sight grew dim but otherwise he continued to live until Oct. 2nd 1923 when his translation took place in the 89th year of his age.

Mrs. Beer, however, retained her faculties both of body and mind until its close of an active and energetic life. The call eventually came somewhat suddenly; only a brief illness and then she passed away to the “House not made with hands eternal in the Heavens” on March the 11th, 1924, having lived for 84 years.

On February 22nd, 1922 Mr. and Mrs. Beer celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary having been married February 22nd, 1866. During these many years they resided in the same locality and enjoyed the fellowship and confidence of their many friends. Both were members of the Methodist Church and loyally supported the interests of the church.

There were four daughters in the family, three of whom are still living to mourn their loss: Mrs. Eden Tillson, Plymouth, Mass; Mrs. William Morrow, Farmington, Maine; and Mrs. Benjamin Ward, residing at Hampshire, being the only one on PEI. Mrs. Thomas Beer was translated to the “Better Land” almost six years ago.
Charlottetown Guardian April 17 1924 pg 8



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


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Beer, Thomasabout 1806October 14, 1896
Mother Robertson Robinson, Jane1806December 1890
    Sister     Beer, Mary Anne November 11, 1832 March 24, 1898
         Beer, William March 29, 1835 October 2, 1923
    Sister     Beer, Elizabeth January 6, 1837 February 1, 1911
    Brother     Beer, James December 9, 1838 December 5, 1918
    Sister     Beer, Rebecca November 15, 1841 December 9, 1919
    Brother     Beer, George November 22, 1845 May 22, 1890


Family of Beer, William and Feavyour, Mary Ann

Married Wife Feavyour, Mary Ann ( * December 1, 1840 + March 11, 1924 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage February 22, 1866 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Beer, Teresa Thressa Theresa JaneSeptember 2, 18671929
Beer, Martha Elvira ElvinaMay 21, 1869May 21, 1948
Beer, Mary MinnieJanuary 2, 1873October 27, 1918
Beer, Hattie H.May 22, 1876June 8, 1967