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Alice Effie WILSON

Female 1901 - 1965  (64 years)


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  • Name Alice Effie WILSON  [1
    Born 2 Jun 1901  Wiarton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Alice Effie, born 2 June 1901, daughter of John H. WILSON and Alice B. WOODMAN.
    Gender Female 
    Address 1929  Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Address at the time of her father's death; at the time she was teaching school.
    Died 6 Nov 1965  Wiarton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • Buried, section 2, no. 250, with family members.
    Notes 
    • "Alice Effie WILSON was born on October 5, 1900, the first child for John and Alice WILSON. She grew up in Amabel township, Bruce County, and attended high school in Wiarton, followed by Normal School. Effie spent her entire teaching career in Toronto, and as far as I know she also lived the whole time in the same apartment at 5 DeSavery Crescent.

      When we moved down from the North, Dad went to look for a farm and Mom and her babies stayed with Aunt Effie. I remember two things that fascinated me, the electric lights and the big bathtub.

      Effie never married though not from lack of opportunity. In her younger days a friend once suggested "Effie would marry the first man that asked her." to which she replied "Well I didn't". She became the stereotypical old maid school teacher, horrified when a friend's daughter had a child out of wedlock, and scolding Aunt Edith for serving her guests beer. "It's not good for them". She forgave her little sister for marrying a foreigner but never did like Dad.

      In 1935 Effie bought a new car which she drove for the next 15 years. It was a chocolate brown Dodge coupe and it had a radio! Shortly after she got it she set out on a cross Canada drive, stopping in Port Arthur to visit Lillian, and then on to British Columbia to visit Bert and his family. Aunt Effie was good to her nieces and nephews.

      She inherited the Woodman homestead house in Wiarton from Aunt Laura WOODMAN, and used to spend her summers there. Every year we got to spend a few days "summer holidays" with her, an event we looked forward to not realizing she was doing our mother a favour. She would take us to the beach, the movies, historic sites and to visit old relatives.

      In our household we celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve, and Aunt Effie always came and stayed over. She brought neat gifts at a time when there weren't very many gifts under the tree. On Christmas Day she would leave our place to spend the rest of Christmas with Uncle Ernie and family.

      When she retired she moved to the house in Wiarton and died there about a year later at the age of 65"
      . Biography written by Sigfred KNUDSEN, 2006. [3]
    Person ID I911  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2008 

    Father John Henry WILSON,   b. 13 Apr 1869, Ottewell Settlement, Amabel, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1929, North Keppel, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Alice Brown WOODMAN,   b. 14 Aug 1866, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1926, North Keppel, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1896  Hepworth, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • John Henry WILSON, age 27 years, Bachelor, residing in Amabel, Ontario, Farmer, son of Samuel WILSON and Ann WILSON; and Alice Brown WOODMAN, age 30, Spinster, residing in Wiarton, Ontario, daughter of Rev. Wm. WOODMAN and Mary, married 23 December 1896 at Hepworth. Witnesses: Jas. WILSON; Amabel; M? WILSON, Amabel.(Marriage registration) [6]
    Address 1901  [7
    Amabel (Saugren Indian Reserve), Ontario 
    • They were living beside John WILSON's parents and family.
    Address 1911  Amabel, Bruce, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address 1920  [2
    Keppel, Ontario 
    Photos
    Wilson family
    Wilson family
    John Wilson with his wife, Alice, and their two daughters.
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    WOODMAN WILSON
    WOODMAN WILSON

    WILLIAM WOODMAN
    1821-1900
    MARY His wife
    1827-1911
    LAURA JANE
    1861-1945

    JOHN WILSON
    1869-1929
    ALICE His wife
    1866-1926
    ALICE EFFIE
    1900-1965


  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Civil Birth Registration.

    2. [S217] Newspaper.

    3. [S676] Personal communication.

    4. [S209] Photograph.

    5. [S216] Cemetery Transcripts.

    6. [S109] Civil Marriage Registration.

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

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


  

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