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MELVIN, David
(1816-1896)
ANNABLE, Elizabeth Ann
(1824-1914)
SHARP, Theron L.
(1837-1913)
PORTEOUS, Emily
(1842-1908)
MELVIN, David Jr.
(1861-1937)
SHARP, Zillah M.
(1869-1956)

MELVIN, Bessie
(1887-1982)

 

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Spouses/Children:
BOWER, Ira Milton

MELVIN, Bessie 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 24 Sep 1887, Winchester, Dundas, Ontario, Canada 1 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • Marriage: BOWER, Ira Milton on 8 Oct 1919 in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1 2 3
  • Died: 4 Feb 1982, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada aged 94 4 9
  • Buried: 8 Feb 1982, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 9
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bullet  Birth Notes:

She was born on the Melvin family farm located north of Winchester in an area known as the Melvin Settlement.

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bullet  Facts and details for :



She lived in Winchester, Dundas, Ontario, Canada in 1887-1911. 7 10 11

She worked as a stenographer and bookkeeper in 1919 in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 2

She lived in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1919. 2

She lived at 470 Stiles St. in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1921. 12

She lived at 109 Ossington Ave. in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1925-1969. 13 14 15 16 17 18

She lived at 810 Canterbury Ave. Apt 303 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1969-1974. 19 20

She lived at 2374 Carling Avenue in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1974-1980.

She lived at 1715 Montreal Road in Gloucester (now Ottawa), Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1981-1982. Laurier Manor extended care.

Her obituary was published in the Ottawa Citizen on 5 Feb 1982 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada. It read as follows:

Bower, Bessie
On Thursday, February 4, 1982, Bessie Melvin of Laurier Manor, in her 95th year; beloved wife of the late Ira Bower. Dear mother of Norma (Mrs. Charles Hall) of Sacramento, California and Harry of Ottawa. Sister of Mrs. Emily Johnston of Kemptville, Mrs. Belle Shaver and Mrs. Ruth MacLean, both of Ottawa. Dear grandmother of Richard and Barry Hall and Wayne and Bruce Bower. Great-grandmother of Kate Bower. Friends may call at Hulse and Playfair, Central Chapel, 315 McLeod Street, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Service in the Chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens.



She was buried at the Capital Memorial Gardens in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada on 8 Feb 1982. She is buried in the Garden of Atonement and Restoration, lot 254, grave A-2.


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Bessie married Ira Milton BOWER, son of Albert Howard BOWER and Annie Maria FENNELL, on 8 Oct 1919 in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.1 2 3 (Ira Milton BOWER was born on 25 Sep 1889 in Osgoode, Carleton, Ontario, Canada,1 3 4 21 22 23 24 died on 10 Nov 1979 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 4 and was buried on 13 Nov 1979 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 9.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

They were married at the Methodist Church at 538 Greenwood Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba by Robert G. Pritchard. The witnesses were Carl and Wynona Melvin and the guests included Jacob and Alice Van Allen and their daughter Kathleen. 2

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Sources


1 Holy Bible ( n.p., n.d.), New Testament - page 281-1; privately held by Wayne Bower, Kingston, ON, . Ira M Bower family page.

2 Province of Manitoba, "Manitoba Vital Statistics - Marriages," database(accessed 1 Aug 2007), Marriage of Ira Bower and Bessie Melvin; Registration Number: 1919-057108.

3 Mahlon W. Beach, Beach in Canada - A Pictorial Genealogy (Stratford, Ontario: The Beacon Herald Fine Printing Division, December 1978), 515.

4 Ken and Emilia Annable, The Annable Family in Canada, Page 24.

5 "Ontario Birth Records 1869-1913," database, Bessie Melvin.

6 "Ontario Birth Records 1869-1913," database, Bessie Melvin; Dundas 1893.

7 1911 census of Canada, Ontario, district 63, sub-district 4, Winchester, p. 11, dwelling 100, family 101; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1911 - Ontario.

8 Ontario Vital Statistics, Certificate of Birth 89-05-232351 (1887), Bessie Melvin; Toronto.

9 Obituary.

10 "Census of Canada - 1891," database, Census - Canada - 1891(accessed 11 Jun 2010), Year: 1891;Census Place: Winchester, Dundas, Ontario. Roll: T-6332, Family No: 66; District: 57- Dundas, Subdistrict: Winchester.

11 1901 census of Canada, Ontario, district 54, sub-district G, Winchester, p. 1, dwelling 7, family 8; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1901 - Ontario.

12 1921 census of Canada, Manitoba, district 40, sub-district 23, Winnipeg, p. 9, dwelling 93, family 98; RG 31; digital images.

13 Canada vol. 1039: 2, Ira Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Carleton > 1949 > 223," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 3 Oct 2012).

14 Canada, Ira and Mrs. Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Ottawa West > 1940 > 392," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

15 Canada, Ira and Mrs. Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Ottawa West > 1945 > 469," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

16 Canada, I. M. and Bessie Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Ottawa Centre > 1968 > 415," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

17 Canada, Ira M and Bessie Bower, and Laura Scharfe; digital images, "Ontario > Carleton > 1962 > 637," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

18 Canada, Ira M and Bessie Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Carleton > 1965 > 904," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

19 Canada, Ira and Bessie Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Ottawa-Carleton > 1972 > 613," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

20 Canada, Ira M. Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Ottawa-Carleton > 1974 > 611," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

21 "Ontario Birth Records 1869-1913," database, Ira Milton Bower.

22 1901 census of Canada, Ontario, district 112, sub-district 3, Osgoode, p. 1, dwelling 8, family 8; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1901 - Ontario.

23 1911 census of Canada, Manitoba, district 25, Winnipeg, p. 7, dwelling 33, family 68; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1911 - Manitoba.

24 Ontario Vital Statistics, Certificate of Birth 89-05-006261 (1889), Ira Milton Bower; Toronto.