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Susanna Calista O'CARR

Female 1839 - 1915  (76 years)


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  • Name Susanna Calista O'CARR 
    Born 14 May 1839  Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Oct 1915  Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • The Late Mrs. G. F. COUNTER.

      There died at the family home at the corner of Chapel and Talbot streets in the early hours of Monday, October 4, one of the finest women of the older generation, in the person of Calista O'CARR, wife of Geo. F. COUNTER, the well known Norfolk street jeweller, in the 77th year of her age.

      The late Mrs. COUNTER had been confined to her bed for the past year and a half, almost continually her life prolonged only through the unusual faithfulness and skill of her daughter Marion, who has laboured and lived only for her mother's comfort.

      Mrs. COUNTER had been able last week to be up and sit on the verandah for a time, but she gradually wore away until she was relieved by death, passing away quietly and in peace.

      The deceased was the eldest daughter of the late Peter O'CARR, being born on May 14, 1839, on the farm now occupied by Sylvanus Culver in Townsend, and known as the "Model Farm."

      She grew up and received her education in Simcoe, and was married to Mr. COUNTER on January 6, 1859. Before she was married and for about 35 years in all, she was prominent in the choir of St. James Methodist church, her husband have been the leader of more than 40 years.

      The late Mrs. COUNTER is survived by her husband, two sons, three daughters and two sisters. Her sons are Will R. COUNTER of Clinton, and G. Norman COUNTER, with his father at Simcoe. The daughters are Misses Alma and Marion at home, and Mrs. G. F. COLLINS of Brantford. Her sisters are Mrs. Eliza BROUGHTON of Chicago and Miss Linnie O'CARR, who has always made her home with Mrs. COUNTER.

      The funeral services were held at the family residence at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, and were conducted by Rev. Dr. Benson of St. James Methodist church. interment was made at Oakwood Cemetery, the pallbearers being Richard Edmonds, Charles McCall, Henry Johnson, H. S. Macpherson, Wallace Anderson and Dr. A. W. Smith.

      Although the floral tributes to the memory of this most estimable lady were many and beautiful, none carried a more pleasing sentiment than a floral harp from "A few of the old choir."

      J. C. NORSWORTHY, a cousin of Mr. COUNTER, and a father of the late Major NORSWORTHY, who was killed at Langemarck, was here from Ingersoll to attend the funeral. Mrs. W. O. FOSTER of St. Thomas, a cousin of the deceased, was also here for the obsequies
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    Buried 6 Oct 1915  Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Oakwood Cemetery
    Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario
    Canada 
    Notes 
    • Susannah was the daughter of Peter O'CARR (1794-1856) and Susannah BEEMER (1805-1880). Peter O'CARR was born Reynaldo DEVALDER, was adopted by an O'CARR family. [1]
    Person ID I5250  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2009 

    Family George Forest COUNTER,   b. 19 Nov 1835, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1915, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1859  Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • George F. COUNTER, age 23, born England, from Simcoe, son of Richard COUNTER and Mary RUBY, married Calista O'CARR, age 19, of Townsend, daughter of Peter O'CARR and Susannah BEEMER. They married in St. James United (Wesleyan Methodist) Church, Simcoe, Ontario. [1]
    Address 1901  Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address 1911  [4
    W. Talbot, Norfolk, Ontario 
    Children 
     1. Edmund Peter COUNTER,   b. Abt 1859, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1861, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     2. Ida COUNTER,   b. Abt 1859,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Eliza COUNTER,   b. 1860, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Bion COUNTER,   b. 1861, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1862, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. William Ruby COUNTER,   b. 4 Apr 1863, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age 72 years)
     6. Alma Calistar COUNTER,   b. 22 Feb 1865, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1935, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Henry Morley "Morley" COUNTER,   b. 30 Apr 1869, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1890, Three Rivers, Saint Joseph, Michigan, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     8. George Norman "Norman" COUNTER,   b. 5 Nov 1871, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 17 Jan 1951, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     9. Susannah Melinda COUNTER,   b. 27 Apr 1873, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1944, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     10. Marion Ruby COUNTER,   b. Abt Nov 1874, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1917, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F1394  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S676] Personal communication.

    2. [S11] Obituary/Death or Funeral notice.

    3. [S53] Census of Canada, 1901, (31 March 1901).

    4. [S308] Census of Canada, 1911, (1 June 1911).


  

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