Mary Ellen BERRY

Female 1838 - 1911


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  • Name  Mary Ellen BERRY 
    Born  20 Jul 1838  Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth year is according to her age on the death certificate. Information was provided by her son, George Lowthers.
      Also, the 1838 census shows a female between 0-6, so that fits too.
      In the 1901 census she gives her birthdate as July 20, 1855!! Obviously the year is very wrong, but the rest could be correct.
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1881  St. Croix, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In this census she gives her correct age, confirming her birth year.
    Census  1891  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Dill's Corner 
    • In this census she is widowed, and gives her correct age, showing her birth year as 1838.
    Census  1901  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In this census she, as seems to become a habit with her, does not provide her correct age but says she is 45 when she would actually be 63!!
    Census  1910  Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1910 she was living with her son Frederick Lowther and his wife Augusta in Framingham, Mass.
      In this census she again does not give her correct age, but says she is 63 instead of 73.
    Died  4 Feb 1911  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This death date came from Alice MacInnis who saw it in an old family Bible that her grandmother Lowther had. I ordered her death certificate which confirms the date of death and says she was living in Belmont, Hants County, was a housekeeper, name of attending physician was Charles Morris Weeks and she was buried at 'public' cemetery, Avondale.
      It also gives her correct age, confirming her birth year as 1838.
    Person ID  I17  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  14 Feb 2019 

    Father  UNKNOWN UNKNOWN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Rebecca BERRY,   b. 22 Jul 1798, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1881, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F304  Group Sheet

    Family  Samuel LOWTHERS,   b. 7 May 1820, Ervey, Lower Cumber, Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1881, St. Croix, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1861  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frederick A (or N) LOWTHERS,   b. 1862, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Arthur LOWTHERS,   b. 10 Oct 1864, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1909, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Lilin LOWTHERS,   b. 1867, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1881
     4. Catherine Mary LOWTHERS,   b. 1868, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1880, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Morton LOWTHERS,   b. 24 May 1874, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1934, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George LOWTHER,   b. 14 Apr 1875, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1961, Old Barns, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Maggie Ethel LOWTHERS,   b. 31 Oct 1879, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1958, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F34  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • She is listed in the 1901 Windsor census in the household of Harry and Maggie Ward as Mary Lowthers, mother-in-law. However, the birthdate is wrongly given as July 20, 1855 and her age as 45 which is of course impossible, since she was born in 1838 and married Samuel Lowthers in 1861!
      In the 1910 US census she is living with her son Frederick, wife Augusta and their seven children in Framingham, Massachusetts. The year of immigration to the US is given as 1899 for the whole family, so it appears she must have moved back and forth before she returned to Nova Scotia and died there in 1911.
      Since we don't really know who Mary and Matilda's father was, could it be that this is the missing link in the 'Mi'qmak' stories? Maybe Mary and Matilda's father was native. Matilda was listed as a 'cane worker' on her death record. This may also point to a native background.