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Mary Jane Cameron

Female 1854 - 1920  (65 years)


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  • Name Mary Jane Cameron 
    Born 27 Jun 1854  Roxborough, Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 May 1920  Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From: Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, May 7, 1920
      MRS. JOHN AIRD DIES AFTER A LONG ILLNESS.
      WAS EARLY SETTLER IN MARION
      Mrs. Aird, wife of John Aird, one of the pioneers of Plymouth county, died at her home, 1104 Madison street, at an early hour on Thursday morning (May 6, 1920). Mrs. Aird had been ill for the past eighteen months, suffering from pernicious anemia, and several times during that period her life had been despaired of, but she rallied. The end came suddenly. She had been feeling slightly better the past few days. Yesterday morning, while sitting up in bed, her heart failed, and she passed away. She was a good woman, and her death is a distinct loss to the community in which she lived for more than forty-two years.
      Mary Cameron was born June 27, 1854, at Athol, Stormont county, Ontario, Canada, just across the line from Glengarry county and the old Glengarry school, which Ralph Connor has immortalized in his "Man From Glengarry" and "Glengarry School Days." Indeed, Mary Cameron attended this school, and to those who knew her intimately she had many an interesting story to tell of those early days in the Canadian wilds.
      On October 16, 1873, she was married to John Aird, and came with him at once to Escanaba, Mich., where they remained until 1877.
      In September of 1877 they removed to Iowa, settling on the farm four miles east of Le Mars, where they lived together for thirty-eight years. Here they wrestled with grasshoppers, drought and inconveniences, and all the ups and downs of the pioneer days.
      Five children were born to bless their union: Mrs. Charles Houston, now residing at Plainview, Neb.; John, Jr., who is located at Center, Neb.; William, of Orchard, Ia., and Walter and Mary, of Le Mars, the former, occupying, the farm home four miles east of the city, and Mary with her parents to cheer the last days of her mother's life. Ten grandchildren also are left to mourn her loss. Mrs. Aird leaves two sisters out of a family of six, Mrs. E . D . Parker, of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Ann McKercher, of Maxwell [Maxville], Ontario, Canada.
      Mr. and Mrs. Aird left the farm four years ago and since have resided at 1104 Madison street. Mrs. Aird was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church, and was one of those of whom it can truly be said that she was faithful even unto death. She was a loving mother, a good neighbor, and a faithful friend. The inspired penman has drawn her portrait: "The heart of her husband trusteth in her and her children rise up and call her blessed." She passed away to her reward on Thursday morning, May 6, 1920, aged 65 years, 10 months and 9 days.
      The funeral will be held on Saturday at 2 o'clock from the house, and services will be conducted at the First Presbyterian church at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. H. V. Comin, pastor of the church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. A.Z. McGogney, an old friend of the family.
    Buried 8 May 1920  Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Block 5, Lot 14
    Person ID I174  Rowe Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2013 

    Father Angus Cameron,   b. 15 Apr 1819, Lochaber, Invernesshire, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1905, Roxborough, Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Euphemia Begg,   b. 21 Jun 1825, Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1884, Roxborough, Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1843  [2
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet

    Family John Aird,   b. 14 Oct 1847, Sandringham, Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1930, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1873  , Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • 011053-73 John
    Children 
     1. Jennie Ada Lee Aird,   b. 8 Oct 1874, Escanaba, Delta, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1951, Plainview, Pierce, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. John Alexander Aird, Jr.,   b. 15 Feb 1876, Escanaba, Delta, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William Malcolm Aird,   b. 29 Jan 1879, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 74 years)
     4. Walter Cameron Aird,   b. 17 Jun 1881, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1975, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     5. Mary E. Aird,   b. 20 Feb 1887, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1967, Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Anna B. Aird,   b. 1888, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F355  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Mary Aird Stone in Le Mars, IA
    Mary Aird Stone in Le Mars, IA

  • Notes 
    • Nancy Yoder, cnyoder@frontiernet.net, will be looking up whatever she can at the library in Le Mars.

      Mary's obit: "Mrs. John Aird dies after a long illness

      Mrs. Aird, wife of John Aird, one of the pioneers of Plymouth county, died at her home, 1104 Madison street, at an early hour on Thursday morning. Mrs. Aird had been ill for the past eighteen months, suffering from pernicious anemia, and several times during that period her life had been despaired of, but she rallied. The end came suddenly. She had been feeling slightly better the past few days.
      Yesterday morning, while sitting up in bed, her heart failed, and she passed away. She was a good woman, and her death is a distinct loss to the community in which she lived for more than forty-two years.
      Mary Cameron was born June 27, 1854, at Athol, Stormont county, Ontario, Canada, just across the line from Glengarry county and the old Glengarry school, and to those who knew her intimately she had many an interesting story to tell of those early days in the Canadian wilds.
      On October 16, 1873, she was married to John Aird, and came with him at once to Escanaba, Mich., where they remained until 1877. In September of 1877 they removed to Iowa, settling on the farm four miles east of LeMars, where they lived together for thirty-eight years. Here they wrestled with grasshoppers, drouth and inconveniences, and all the ups and downs of the pioneer days.
      Five children were born to bless their union: Mrs. Charles Houston, now residing in Plainview, Neb.; John, Jr, who is located at Center, Neb.; William, of Orchard, IA., and Walter and Mary, of LeMars, the former occupying the farm home four miles east of the city, and Mary with her parents to cheer the last days of her mother's life. Ten grandchildren also are left to mourn her loss. Mrs. Aird leaves two sisters out of a family of six, Mrs. E.D. Parker, of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Ann McKercher, of Maxwell, Ontario, Canada.
      Mr. and Mrs. Aird left the farm four years ago and since have resided at 1104 Madison street. Mrs. Aird was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church, and was one of those of whom it can truly be said that she was faithful even unto death. She was a loving mother, a good neighbor and a faithful friend. The inspired penman has drawn her portrait: 'The heart of her husband trusteth in her and her children rise up and call her blessed.' She passed away to her reward on Thursday morning, May 6, 1920, aged 65 years, 10 months and 9 days.
      The funeral will be held on Saturday at 2 o'clock from the house, and services will be conducted at the First Presbyterial church at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. H.V. Comin, pastor of the church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. A.Z. McGogney, an old friend of the family."

  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Obituary for Mary C. Aird, (the Le Mars, IA paper) (Reliability: 3).
      provided birth, death, and burial dates. Also provided most names and of the five children. Stated the towns and states where they lived in 1920. Also provided the marriage date and their arrival date in Le Mars.

    2. [S155] Linda Tannis' genealogy dated 2 July 2002 (Reliability: 3).
      got the marriage date from Linda

    3. [S35] Obituary for Mary C. Cameron, Lemars Newspaper (Reliability: 3).
      stated her birth date and place and marriage date

    4. [S74] Stuart MacKillican's genealogy.

    5. [S357] Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924 Index - Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada). Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Ontario, Canada. Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1922. MS932, 695 reels. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada. Division Registrar Vital Statistics Records, 1858-1930. MS940, 28 reels. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada. Marriage License Books, 1907-1910. MS945, 12 reels. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada. Delayed Registrations of Marriages, 1892-1916. MS948, 4 reels. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada. County Marriage Registers, 1858-June 1869. Microfilm rolls 1030055-1030068. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah (Archives of Ontario, MS 248, reels 5-18).).


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