Gerrie, Mary (1852-1916)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 587.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 587.

Mary Gerrie was the widow of Adam Gerrie. She lived at 1897 Beach Avenue in 1908, along with her son, Robert Lloyd Gerrie.

Mary Gerrie was born Mary Strachan on July 12, 1852, in Ontario. Her father was William Strachan (1816-1888). Her mother was Jane Rae. The Strachan family lived at “Strachan’s Corners” in Puslinch, Ontario.

Strachan’s Corners, The Communities in Puslinch, Puslinch Historical Society, 2015, page 22; http://puslinchhistorical.ca/img/Sections-1-4-Arkell-Brock-Road-Downey-Aberfoyle.pdf.

Strachan’s Corners, The Communities in Puslinch, Puslinch Historical Society, 2015, page 22; http://puslinchhistorical.ca/img/Sections-1-4-Arkell-Brock-Road-Downey-Aberfoyle.pdf.

On July 25, 1874, in East Puslinch, Ontario, Mary married Adam Gerrie. He was born in Puslinch about 1849. His father was Adam Gerrie (1816-1902). His mother was Agnes Boag (1818-1884).

Adam and Mary lived in Puslinch through the 1870s and 1880s. By 1890, they were in Toronto, Ontario. Adam was a baker in Toronto; he was living at 534 Yonge Street.

Toronto City Directory, 1890, page 656; http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1890.pdf, (edited image)

Toronto City Directory, 1890, page 656; http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1890.pdf, (edited image)

Adam died in Toronto on July 27, 1895. He was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.

In 1896, Mary was a saleslady for the baking firm of Gerrie Brothers. (William and Norman Gerrie were the operators of the business.)

Toronto City Directory, 1896, page 731; http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1896.pdf, (edited image)

Toronto City Directory, 1896, page 731; http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1896.pdf, (edited image)

By 1908, Mary was living in Vancouver. She continued to live in Vancouver until 1916.

Mary died in Vancouver on April 30, 1916. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Adam and Mary had the following children.

 

Norman Fowler Gerrie

Norman Fowler Gerrie was born in Puslinch, Ontario on January 16, 1875. He worked as a baker.

On June 10, 1896, in Toronto, Ontario, he married Annie McCallum Muir.

 

William Gerrie

William Gerrie was born in Puslinch, Ontario, on April 24, 1876. He worked as a baker.

On October 29, 1901, in Toronto, he married Anna Ingle Fowler.

 

Maud Gerrie

Maud Gerrie was born in Ontario in 1879.

 

Robert Lloyd Gerrie

Robert Lloyd Gerrie was born (He was often called “Lloyd.”)

He worked as a baker. He never married.

He was drafted to serve in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

He died in Vancouver on January 11, 1932.

 

Sources

William Strachan (father of Mary Strachan)

Canadian County Atlas Digital Project; http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/showrecord.php?PersonID=139688: Full record for Strachan, W.; Last Name: Strachan; First Name: W.; Township: Puslinch; County; Wellington; Atlas Date: 1877; Concession and Lot: IV, 15; Lot size: 25; Concession and Lot: I, 29; Lot size: 100

Cultural Heritage Evaluation Report with Photographic Documentation, Niska Road Bridge, Municipal Site No. 00001 (Lot 12, Concessions 5 & 6, geographic Township of Puslinch), page 4; http://guelph.ca/wp-content/uploads/NiskaRdEA_-ESRAppendixB.pdf: “William Strachan built a hotel on Lot 15, Concession 4, which later became a general store.”

Strachan’s Corners: A Vanished Hamlet; by Anna Jackson; http://www.puslinchhistorical.ca/research.php?page=strachans-corners:

“The nineteenth century hamlet of Strachan’s Corners has disappeared without a trace, although it was an important focal point for the community while it existed. In 1852 William Strachan bought from Mr. Ewing, lot 15 concession four, on the north west corner of present day County Road 35 (the Downey Road) at the intersection with Forestell Road (concession 4A) and built a hotel at the corner. It later became a general store.

Strachan’s Corners was the centre of the business life of the Downey School community. The general store and tavern were run by Mr. & Mrs. Strachan and there was a blacksmith shop adjacent. The farmers traded their produce for supplies, and the Strachans took the produce to Hamilton once a week and returned with a supply of groceries, and dry goods, as well as a keg to “cheer a man’s heart”.

In the autumn, local farmers brought in their slaughtered poultry and a plucking bee was held. The youth of the neighbourhood cheerfully assisted and were rewarded by a good old time dance and a bountiful repast.

The Strachans were succeeded by their son who sold the property in 1891 to Mr. J. Barclay. The store was run for some time by Mrs. McGill, and the blacksmith shop by B. O’Connor. The last operators seem to be Mr & Mrs. Fitzpatrick. He was a veteran of World War I. By 1940, the well-tilled fields bore no trace of what was once the scene of such activity.”

Strachan’s Corners, Puslinch Township; http://www.clarksoftomfad.ca/StrachansCorners.htm: “Named after the family of William Strachan, who in 1852 purchased lot 15, concession 4, and established a hotel on the northwest corner of the intersection of Wellington County Road 35, popularly known as the Downey Road, and Forestell Road, where, for decades, Mr. and Mrs. Strachan, and later their son, conducted a successful tavern and store operation.  There was also an adjacent blacksmith shop.  In 1891, the lot and business were sold to Mr. James Barclay.  The waning business location passed through the hands of a number of aspiring owners but neither the businesses nor their edifices survived the Great Depression.”

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTJ2-P5H : 8 December 2014), William Strachan and Jean Rae, 03 Jul 1841; citing Skene,Aberdeen,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 993,360.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7M-M4Z : 8 November 2014), William Strachan, Puslinch, Wellington, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 54, line 43; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1084, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 349,333.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFHS-FTP : 26 June 2015), William Strachan, 06 Jun 1888; citing Pusliuch, Wellington, Ontario, P 221, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,490.

 

Jane Rae (mother of Mary Strachan)

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTJ2-P54 : 8 December 2014), William Strachan and Jean Rae, 03 Jul 1841; citing Skene,Aberdeen,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 993,360. (possible connection)

 

Mary Strachan

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7M-M46 : 8 November 2014), Mary Strachan, Puslinch, Wellington, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 54, line 48; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1084, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 349,333.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNC-1HV : 10 April 2015), Adam Gerrie and Mary Strachan, 25 Jul 1874; citing registration , East Puslinch, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,893.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFL-DTH : 18 November 2014), Mary Gerrie in household of Adam Gerrie, Pilkington, Wellington Centre, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 28; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13259, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,895.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGD-CY7 : 13 November 2014), Mary Gerrie, St Georges Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148172; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148172-00579.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGJ-37N : 13 November 2014), Mary Gerrie in household of Norman Gerrie, B, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKZ-FXF : 30 September 2015), Mary Gerrie, 1916.

Mary Gerrie, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 1, 1916, page 13; Vancouver Sun, May 1, 1916, page 13: “Gerrie—The death took place at a local hospital on April 30, 1916, of Mary Gerrie. The remains were removed to Center & Hanna’s parlors, 1049 Georgia street, from where the funeral will take place on May 3, at 2 p.m., the Rev. R.J. Wilson officiating. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3X2N : 13 December 2015), Mary Gerrie, 1916; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26260815, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26260815.

 

Adam Gerrie (father of Adam Gerrie)

Waterloo Region Generations, Adam Gerrie, born 1816, http://generations.regionofwaterloo.ca/getperson.php?personID=I100864&tree=generations

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWTK-WTB : 10 November 2014), Adam Gerrie, Puslinch, Wellington County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 24, line 35; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11756, Public Archives, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4D9-21R : 13 November 2014), Adam Gerrie, Puslinch, South Wellington, Nova Scotia [sic], Canada; citing p. 6, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9945, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,337; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396337_00275.pdf.

Canadian County Atlas Digital Project; http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/showrecord.php?PersonID=139836: Full record for Gerrie, A.; Last Name: Gerrie; First Name: A.; Township: Puslinch; County: Wellington; Atlas Date; 1877; Concession and Lot: IV, 17; Lot size: 100.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFL-DT7 : 18 November 2014), Adam Gerrie, Pilkington, Wellington Centre, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 28; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13259, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,895.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGD-CYD : 13 November 2014), Adam Gerrie, St Georges Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148172.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGJ-37V : 13 November 2014), Adam Gerrie in household of Norman Gerrie, B, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDY4-BMQ : 25 June 2015), Adam Gerrie, 14 Jul 1902; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1902 cn 2755, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,182.

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH6Z-68P : 28 November 2014), Adam Gerrie, 16 Jul 1902; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot D 1 2, line 16349, volume Volume 02, 1896-1908, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,049.

 

Agnes Boag (mother of Adam Gerrie)

Waterloo Region Generations, Agnes Boag, 1818-1884, http://generations.regionofwaterloo.ca/getperson.php?personID=I101153&tree=generations: Born 1818, Scotland; died 18 Oct 1884,Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4D9-216 : 13 November 2014), Agnes Gerrie, Puslinch, South Wellington, Nova Scotia [sic], Canada; citing p. 6, line 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9945, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,337; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396337_00275.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFL-DTW : 18 November 2014), Agnes Gerrie in household of Adam Gerrie, Pilkington, Wellington Centre, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 28; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13259, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,895.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDJL-7MY : 11 December 2014), Agnes Gerrie, 18 Oct 1884; citing Pilkington, Wellington, Ontario, yr 1884 cn 19377, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,186.

 

Adam Gerrie (husband of Mary Strachan)

Adam Gerrie, born 1849, http://generations.regionofwaterloo.ca/getperson.php?personID=I111998&tree=generations.

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWTK-WYQ : 10 November 2014), Adam Gerrie, Puslinch, Wellington County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 24, line 41; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11756, Public Archives, Ontario.

Census – Ontario, Wellington Co., Puslinch – 1852; http://generations.regionofwaterloo.ca/showsource.php?sourceID=S203&tree=generations: Adam Gerrie, born 1849, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4D9-B32 : 13 November 2014), Adam Gerrie, Puslinch, South Wellington, Nova Scotia [sic], Canada; citing p. 6, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9945, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,337; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396337_00275.pdf

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNC-1HF : 10 April 2015), Adam Gerrie and Mary Strachan, 25 Jul 1874; citing registration , East Puslinch, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,893.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFL-DT4 : 18 November 2014), Adam Gerrie in household of Adam Gerrie, Pilkington, Wellington Centre, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 28; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13259, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,895.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGD-CYQ : 13 November 2014), Adam Gerrie, St Georges Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148172.

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH6C-PLY : 28 November 2014), Adam Gerrie, 27 Jul 1895; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot D 1 2, line 10271, volume Volume 01, 1876-1896, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,049.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q291-T3GW : 15 March 2016), Adam Gerrie, 1895; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Mount Pleasant Cemetery; citing record ID 154490427, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=154490427.

 

Norman Fowler Gerrie (son of Mary Strachan)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMXD-VGZ : 15 January 2016), Norman Towler Gerrie, 16 Jan 1875; citing Birth, Puslinch, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,048.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFL-DTC : 18 November 2014), Norman Gerrie in household of Adam Gerrie, Pilkington, Wellington Centre, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 28; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13259, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,895.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZS-YGM : 10 April 2015), Norman Fowler Gerrie and Annie Mccallum Muir, 10 Jun 1896; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,916.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGJ-378 : 13 November 2014), Norman Gerrie, B, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-W5YG : 2 March 2015), Norman Gerrie, 1911; citing Census, Toronto West Sub-Districts 27-103, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,529.

 

William Gerrie (son of Mary Strachan)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2JQ-QXS : 27 November 2014), William Gerrie, 24 Apr 1876; citing Puslinch Twp., Wellington, Ontario, 24 Apr 1876, reference cn 35353; FHL microfilm 1,845,209.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMC8-69K : 15 January 2016), William Gerrie, 24 Apr 1876; citing Birth, Puslinch Twp., Wellington, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,209.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGJ-37F : 13 November 2014), Willaim Gerrie in household of Norman Gerrie, B, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZBD-G21 : 10 April 2015), William Ray Gerrie and Anna Ingle Fowler, 29 Oct 1901; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,079.

 

Robert Lloyd Gerrie (son of Mary Strachan)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGJ-37J : 13 November 2014), Lloyd Gerrie in household of Norman Gerrie, B, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SG9Q : 2 March 2015), Floid Gerrie in entry for Jean, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63489&highlight=32&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Lloyd+Gerrie.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Gerrie, Robert Lloyd; Regimental Number:             2020955; Date of Birth: 16/04/1886; Reference:         RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3483 – 31; Item Number: 411974; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B3483-S031; digitized service file: B3483-S031

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL26-M4S : 30 September 2015), Robert Lloyd Gerrie, 1932.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3XLF : 13 December 2015), Robert Lloyd Gerrie, 1932; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26300088, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26300088.

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