Brooks, Johanna

Birth Name Brooks, Johanna
Gender female
Age at Death 86 years, 8 months, 11 days


Johanna was the daughter of John Brooks and Christy Ramsay. Year of birth was 1841 in 1881, 1837 in 1901, and 1829 in 1911. On her death record, her date of birth was 21 April 1838 and she died at age 84.

Johanna was left silver cake dishes by her younger sister Mattie. At the time of Mattie's death in 1898, Johanna's age was about 52.

She had lived in Port Hill for 63 years, which matches her marriage to Hugh Ramsay in 1860.

Johanna was a widow at the time of her death, and was survived by a family of five, three sons and two daughters: John, Ellerslie; Dan and Colin on the homestead; Margaret in New York, and Sarah in Brooklyn, N.Y. Two sons, Sargent and William predeceased her.

A number of family trees say Johanna was the daughter of John Brooks and Christie Ramsay; on her death record her father was John Brooks and her mother Marianne Ramsay, according to information supplied by her son Colin. It wasn't unusual for children to not know the names of their grandparents. She was named in the will of John Brooks.

Name Johanna Ramsay
Age 84
Residence Port Hill
Date of Death 1 February 1923
Entry Number 365
Source RG19/s2/ss6: Death registration books, 1923


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth April 21, 1836 Fredericton, Lot 67, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada date from 1901 census, 1841 in 1881 census, 1837 in 1911 census  
Death 1923 Brown’s Creek, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada at age 87  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Brooks, Johnabout 1810June 19, 1886
Mother Ramsay, Christiana Christyabout 1811about 1862
         Brooks, Johanna April 21, 1836 1923
    Brother     Brooks, John Thomas about 1847 June 29, 1897
    Sister     Brooks, Margaret Jane April 22, 1840 1912
    Brother     Brooks, William April 8, 1844 May 2, 1935
    Sister     Brooks, Mary Ann April 2, 1843 November 28, 1911
    Brother     Brooks, Robert February 11, 1850 March 25, 1915
    Sister     Brooks, Flora about 1844 1879
    Brother     Brooks, George 1850
    Brother     Brooks, David about 1852 1928
    Sister     Brooks, Sophia about 1858 1916
    Sister     Brooks, Martha Mattie about 1859 March 15, 1898


Family of Ramsay, Hugh A. - Lot 13 and Brooks, Johanna

Married Husband Ramsay, Hugh A. - Lot 13 ( * May 15, 1820 + April 29, 1918 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 28, 1860 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada newspaper  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ramsay, John EdwardSeptember 23, 1861
Ramsay, Margaret1864
Ramsay, Sargentabout 1866about 1901
Ramsay, Sarah S.1868
Ramsay, Donald DanJune 15, 1871
Ramsay, ColinDecember 31, 1878August 16, 1949
Ramsay, William Gordonabout 1884August 9, 1898