Maria <I>Humphreys</I> Doolittle

Maria Humphreys Doolittle

Ontario, Canada
Death 27 Feb 1873 (aged 24)
Malahide, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Dunboyne, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 173463583 · View Source
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In the 1871 census at Yarmouth Twp., Elgin, Ontario, Div. 1, p. 42, Thomas Doolittle, 31, born Ontario FWBP, Labourer, with wife, Maria, 22, born Ontario and child just born age 0, Margaret.

It seems quite apparent that when Thomas's wife, Maria died a few days after the birth of son Thomas (Tommy) in 1873 that Thomas brother Walter and wife Sarah took Tommy in and raised him as a son. His sister however always treated Tommy as a brother which he was rather than as a cousin just because he was raised by his Uncle Walter Doolittle.

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White marble rectangular stone.

Gone but not forgotten/ hands shaking./In/ memory of/Maria HUMPHREYS/beloved wife of/Thos. DOOLITTLE/died/Feb. 27, 1873/ AE 24 ys 1 mos/ & 8 ds/We cannot tell who next may fall/Beneath the chastening rod/One must be first/but let us all/. .


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  • Created by: Bruce Johnson
  • Added: 3 Dec 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 173463583
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Humphreys Doolittle (19 Jan 1849–27 Feb 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 173463583, citing Dunboyne Cemetery, Dunboyne, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Bruce Johnson (contributor 47661260) .