Individual Record 64

Name}   Catt, Mary Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam   5 Jul   1847 Place} Northiam, Sussex, England
Marr.: Date} Exa 30 Dec  1869 Place} Port Huron City, St. Clair, Michigan     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 18 May 1925 Place} Bosanquet, Lambton, Ontario
Burial: Date} Exa 21 May 1925 Place} Pinehill Cemetery, Thedford, Lambton, Ontario
 Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 967 = 1851 Eng cen
Source 2}   95 = 1861 CAN cen
Source 3} 1373=Marriage rec
Source 4}   69 = 1871 CAN cen
Source 5}   98 = 1881 CAN cen
Source 6} 100 = 1891 CAN cen
Source 7} 757 = Marriage rec
Source 8} 960 = 1901 CAN cen
Source 9} 961 = 1911 CAN cen
Source 10}823 = Letter
Source 11}824 = Greeting cards
Source 12}733 = Photograph
Source 13}  35 = Death certif
Source 14}120 = Obituary
Source 15}825 = Funeral rec
Source 16}963 = Family hstry
Parents: } Stephen Catt (#2) & Frances Jane Ridley
   Relationship No.} 183
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1}  
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Salvation Army
Spouses:   Prime} Fisher, Charles (#2)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Mary came to Canada from England with her parents when she was a child.  They settled in Bosanquet.  At the time of the 1861 census, they were living in a single-family, one-story, log house.  The religion of Mary (age 12), her mother, and her siblings was P Methodist.
Later she married Charles Fisher and resided in Thedford until her husband's death in 1917.

Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Sad times began on 26 Sep 1902, when her only child, Ella died from Typhoid fever.  Mary was present in Wallaceburg when her daughter died and traveled with the remains to the funeral in Forest.  Mary returned to Wallaceburg two days later to take charge of her five grandchildren until she could bring them to her home in Thedford.  However, shortly thereafter her son-in-law Frank Hancock moved to California (where his parents resided) with his five children.  The three youngest girls were then farmed out to be raised by other California families.  Thus, Mary was permanently separated by over 2,000 miles from her five grandchildren.  She kept in touch with Wilfred Hancock, the oldest, via letters, greeting cards, and an occasional photo.

Mary was thin and parted her hair in the middle.  During her final five years she resided at the 8th Concession home of her nephew, George Catt.  Her funeral was in George's home; her nephew, Stanley Catt of Arkona, was in charge.  The bearers were six of her other nephews:  George and Charles Catt of Bosanquet, Frank and Arthur Catt of Warwick, Dr. R. B. Catt of Dashwood, and Joseph Moloy of Thedford.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Mary in 1921
Immigr'n Date} Fam 1860 Port}  
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                for the State of} 
Health Condition} Cerebral hemorrhage
  Cause of Death} Arterio Sclerosis
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 18 Mar 2012
Date Created}    3 Sep  1994
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