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John Thomas
(1799-1893)
Amelia Gamble
(1806-1893)
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(1803-1850)
Jemima "Jenny" Lloyd
(1803-1878)
Sampson Samuel Thomas
(1836-1922)
Sarah Ann French
(1843-1895)

Annabel Thomas
(1868-1966)

 

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George William Carruthers

Annabel Thomas 164

  • Born: 2 Sep 1868, East Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada 163
  • Marriage: George William Carruthers on 11 Sep 1897 in West Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada 157
  • Died: 12 Aug 1966, Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada aged 97 161
  • Buried: After 12 Aug 1966, Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada 161
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bullet  General Notes:

Obituary: Drumheller Mail - August 1966:
Mrs. Annabell Carruthers passed away August 12, 1966, in the Drumheller Hospital. She was born September 2, 1872 in Kent County, N.B. She came to Munson in 1910 with her husband George and family. Her husband predeceased her in 1933 and son James in 1961. Surviving is one son, Floyd, of Drumheller. Interment followed in the family plot at Munson, with Winter's Funeral Home in charge.
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Annabel is my great-grandmother, and is one of those people who I wish I could go back in time and find out more about her story. My mother has her family bible, and we find it interesting that she has corrected several records, including her birth and her marriage dates (note the above obituary transcription shows her year of birth as 1872, but she was actually born in 1868). My mother explains that Annabel was from a rather well-off family, and a few things occurred at that time that might have been considered shameful. First, she was older than her husband, second, she was obviously pregnant when she got married, and she married a blacksmith, which was somewhat beneath her social status. My mom's cousin, and my mother for that matter, have described Annabel as a rather mean old lady. I can't help but wonder why, but then you need to take a look at the events in her life. Not only does she obviously feel some shame about her marriage and situation, but then her husband packs her up and takes her out west in a covered wagon, with their 3 children. She packs up her valuables, including some china and silverware given to her as wedding gifts, and off she goes, away from her comforts and her family. Apparently not much of the china survived the rocky trip, but worse, she loses 2 children to scarlet fever along the way. It could be that all these events turned Annabel sour on life? Was she always bitter? What made her happy? What was she like when she was younger? It would be wonderful to find out that she wrote a diary or journal and one of grandchildren has it stashed away somewhere.

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

She had a residence in 1871 in East Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada. 162

She appeared on the census in 1881 in East Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada. 42

She had a residence in 1891 in East Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada. 23

She had a residence in 1901 in Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada. 3

She resided at Block 3, Sub-distrcit 60 in 1911 in Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada. 4

She resided at 30, 20, W4 in 1916 in Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada. 123

She had a residence on 1 Jun 1921 in Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada. 5 Age: 48
Marital Status: Married;
Relation to Head of House: Wife


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Annabel married George William Carruthers, son of James Carruthers and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Thurrott, on 11 Sep 1897 in West Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada.157 (George William Carruthers was born on 8 Aug 1869 in West Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada,159 died on 11 Aug 1933 in Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada 160 and was buried on 17 Aug 1933 in Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada 161.)




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