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Margaret Rothwell

Female 1838 - 1885  (47 years)


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  • Name Margaret Rothwell 
    Born 1838  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 November 1885  Smith's Falls, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • DOD from death certificate and headstone is 15 Nov 1885; date extrapolated from news article reporting her suicide works out to 14 Nov 1885
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      1881 Canada census:
      Household:

      Name Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
      Adam HONILISTON... M Male 45 Scotland Labourer
      Margaret HONILISTON M Female 42 Ireland
      William HONILISTON S Male 6 Ireland

      Source Information:
      Census Place Smith's Falls, Lanark South, Ontario
      Family History Library Film 1375869
      District 111
      Sub-district G
      Page Number 80
      Household Number 378+
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      20 Nov 1885 = Fri
      Prev Sat = 14th Nov 1885
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      http://www.rootsweb.com/~onlanark/NewspaperClippings/Spencer/PerthComingsAndGoings13.htm

      Perth Courier - Comings and Goings

      supplied by Christine M. Spencer of Northwestern University, Evanston, Il., USA.

      c-spencer3@northwestern.edu

      Perth Courier, Nov. 20, 1885
      On Saturday morning a painful sensation was created in Smith’s Falls that Mrs. Adam Houliston had committed suicide. On making inquiries it transpired that during the night she aroused her husband who is a lockmaster to go and look through a lock which had just whistled. After attending to the locks Mr. Houliston went and lay down on the sofa. After the lapse of some time he began to wonder why his wife had not called him she being of delicate health and requiring a good deal of attention. Springing up he entered the bedroom and was still more surprised at finding it vacant, particularly as Mrs. Houliston had not been out of the house in weeks. He traced her footsteps to the river and finding her shawl on the bank surmised the worst. A short search in the grey dawn found her lying face down in about two feet depth of water. It is thought that her sufferings and the reaction caused by giving up morphine as a medicine induced depression of spirits resulting in temporary insanity. Besides her husband she leaves a married daughter and a son ten years of age. The family was in very comfortable circumstances.

      Posted: 8 October, 2003
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      Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1932
      Name Estimated Birth Year Death Date Death Location
      Margaret Houliston year dd mm 1885 Lanark
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      Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada.
      Plot # 1460

      HOLLISTON - In Loving Memory of Adam Holliston, died March 7, 1920, aged 93 yrs.
      Also his wife, Margaret Rothwell, died Nov 15, 1885, aged 47 yrs.

      (on the back)
      CORBETT - James F. Corbett, May 26, 1863 - July 26, 1936.
      His wife, Adamenia Holliston, Mar 2, 1861 - May 6, 1946.
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    Person ID I9350  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 August 2007 

    Family/Spouse Adam Houliston,   b. about 1832, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 March 1920, Smith's Falls, Lanark , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. Adamina (Ad, Ada, Adamenia or Harriet?) Holliston,   b. 2 March 1862, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1946, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. William Holliston,   b. 10 May 1876, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F3160  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart



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