Re: Mary Ellen (Rector) Fortune

Thanks Dave, would love to honour her in an upcoming publication


From: [] On Behalf
Of David Winter
Sent: September-17-13 9:29 AM
To: nscumber
Subject: Re: [nscumber] Mary Ellen (Rector) Fortune


I retract my Baptist statement. I have her parents married 29 Jul 1856,
Anglican at St. George's, Parrsboro and Mary Ellen was the first born.

If Mary Ellen was indeed born 27 Oct 1856, then she was technically also at
her parent's wedding!

Mary Ellen m/1 Levi Fortune, Baptist Church, Amherst. That's where I got the
Baptist relationship from.

I hope to get to the Archives on Thursday so will have a quick look in the
St. George's records in the mid 1850's time span. Was hoping to get there
today but something came up.


On 13-09-17 9:17 AM, "David Winter" <davidwinter@...> wrote:

Hi Lawrence:

Not much help but the family was possibly Baptist so there wouldn't be a
Baptism record as such like the Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian or
Methodist/United for example.

Her death record says born 27 Oct 1856. Died of Bladder Cancer compounded by
falling and breaking her hip.


On 13-09-17 8:59 AM, "Lawrence Nicoll" <lrn@...> wrote:

Need solid proof of birthdate or baptism

Doing up data for having lived to be 100 years+ and born in Cumberland
Mary Ellen's obit states she was 102 when she died
ALL other data, age at marriage and census ages suggest she was born c1863,
since died 1959 she would not be over 100

She was the daughter of Rueben Rector & Jerusha McAloney, cannot find their
1861 census record which would help as if Mary was as shown in obit she
would be a young female
Census dates her birth 7 Nov 1863, died 28 Oct 1959
Married 1885 aged 22
1871 census aged 12 but I believe the order of children should be 8 or 7
1881 census aged 18 that reinforces above comment
1891 census aged 23 (interesting, was aged 22 in 1885 when married)
1901 census aged 37and born Nov 7 1863
1921 census not yet read

Married Levi Fortune 8 June 1885

Would like to include this lady in this marvelous group of folks who lived
to be 100, but my information is NOT helping at all

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