Birch, Eliza Florence

Birth Name Birch, Eliza Florence 1a 2a 3a
Gender female
Age at Death 82 years, 8 months, 17 days

Narrative

According to the Birch family history, Florence worked in the United States for several years as a seamstress. Since she was living at home in 1911, and married in 1912 at the age of 25 that doesn't leave many years, unless she was in the States before 1911. She had an aunt, Damaris Louise, who had a milinery story in Boston, and Florence was an excellent needleworker.

At her wedding, the bridesmaid was Lulu Yeo; best man was Reg Birch. (This adds some evidence to the family story that Reg and Lulu were young sweethearts who didn't marry until much later in life).

The marriage of Miss Eliza Florence Birch, eldest daughter of Mr. Edward A. McArthur of Northam, was solemnized in St. James Church, Port Hill at 7 pm on Wednesday 20th. Rev. C. de Wolfe White of Summerside was the officiating clergyman and a very large congregation witnessed the ceremony.

My Dad remembers the kindness of his aunt and uncle, who lived near his grandparents. He was once told to keep the dog in the house, but he let it out - his uncle just sighed and went after the dog.

Florence didn't like to talk about her age until she was much older. When asked how she was, she said, "Not bad for a 80 year old."

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth December 1, 1887 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   1b 2b 3b
Death August 18, 1970 Prince Edward Island, Canada Richmond Bay Pastoral Charge West Presbyterian Church records  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Birch, Edmund HenryMarch 1, 1851April 30, 1944
Mother Maynard, Elizabeth AnnJune 14, 1855May 1942
    Brother     Birch, John Walter 1879 1881
    Brother     Birch, James Russell April 7, 1881 April 16, 1960
    Brother     Birch, Ernest Reagh December 25, 1882 September 19, 1951
    Brother     Birch, Thomas Reginald November 9, 1884 October 19, 1980
         Birch, Eliza Florence December 1, 1887 August 18, 1970
    Brother     Birch, Percy Lawrence November 15, 1889 March 28, 1974
    Sister     Birch, Bertha Jane December 8, 1891 May 10, 1989

Families

Family of McArthur, Alexander Edward Ned and Birch, Eliza Florence

Married Husband McArthur, Alexander Edward Ned ( * July 20, 1878 + November 14, 1957 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 20, 1912 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    

Source References

  1. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1888 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1888 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

  2. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: abt 1888 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1888 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  3. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: December 1888 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: December 1888 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada