Matilda BERRY

Female 1828 - 1911


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  • Name  Matilda BERRY 
    Born  Jun 1828  Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • I've put her birthplace as Cumberland, NS based on the 1911 census.
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1838  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1871  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the 1871 census she gave her name as Matilda Coombes (her step-father's last name) instead of Berry. This could have been an assumption by the census taker.
    Census  1881  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Living in Windsor with an 80 yr old woman named Malinda Carter who was born in the U.S.
    Census  1891  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Is age 63 and is the head of household with only herself. Occupation given as 'nurse'. The next household is also a single 62 yr old nurse named Eliza Card.
    Census  1911  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • One of many boarders in the dwelling. Single. It's hard to read her place of birth, but I'm pretty sure it says Cumberland, NS. That makes a lot of sense since her mother was from there.
    Died  21 Dec 1911  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • When searching for her death record in the archives online database, she is mis-entered as 'Mary Berry', but the handwriting on the record is clearly 'Matilda'
      Her death record states:
      'cane worker', single
      place of birth, Newport, Hants
      cause of death, old age.
      Presbyterian, white
      buried Maplewood, Windsor
    Person ID  I977  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  20 Aug 2018 

    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

  • Notes 
    • In the 1838 census she is listed as female 6-14 living with her mother Rebecca Berry and infant sister Mary.
      In the 1871 census she is listed as 'COONILUS, Matilda', but this is a transcription error. It should be 'COOMBES'. She was living with her mother, Rebecca Coombes.
      In the 1881 census, lists her ethnic origin as 'Irish', her religion as C. Presbyterian. 52 years old. Living with Malinda CARTER, a widow, African, 80 years old, a Baptist.
      District 18 Sub-district C, Division 1, Household Number 72.
      In the 1911 census, she is living as one of many boarders in the home of Alice Flemming, Windsor.
      Matilda never married. She was listed as a 'cane worker' on her death record. Place of birth (Newport) is according to her death record.