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Stured-or-Steward, Mamie May

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  • Name Stured-or-Steward, Mamie May 
    Born Oct 1885  Windham Center, Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1918  Union, Yarmouth Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I47  VV-Jacob-SarahLong
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2018 

    Father Vanvoltenburg-Vann, William,   b. 06 Mar 1850, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1914, Woodhouse Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Glover-m-to-Stured-or-Steward, Jennie-or-Jessie 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McPhail, Frank,   b. 30 Sep 1884 
    Married 15 Nov 1904  Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. McPhail, Lorne
     2. McPhail, Neil T.,   b. 1904, Aylmer, Malahide Twp., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. McPhail, Dan  [Natural]
     4. McPhail, Helen,   b. 07 Jan 1914, Union, Southwold Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1918 First World War Draft papers: David Darius Vann
    1918 First World War Draft papers: David Darius Vann

    Ontario-born D.D. Vann was working in Alberta; was drafted for military service at Calgary in 1918. His next of kin: his sister Mrs. Mamie McPhail of Union, Ontario.
    MARRIAGE - Frank McPhail--May Stured-1904
    MARRIAGE - Frank McPhail--May Stured-1904
    15 Nov 1904 at Elgin Co.

    Note: May's parents stated to be Harvey Stured and Jennie Glover. By records, May and sister Bessie Vann share the same mother: Jessie Glover-Stured/Steward. This may be a case of a widowed Jess/nnie having one child with William Vann, and Vann adopting an earlier child of Jessie's by Harvey Steward?

    Histories
    Obituary of David Darius Vann (1891-1950) of St. Thomas, Ontario
    Obituary of David Darius Vann (1891-1950) of St. Thomas, Ontario

    St. Thomas Times Journal, 12 Oct 1950

    Next of kin: [some names have been obscured to protect privacy], wife Irene Provan Vann of St. Thomas, sister Mrs. Frank McPhail of Union, sister Mrs. Bessie Swartz of Delhi, and Mrs. Jack Lawrence of Detroit.

    Again, who is this sister Bessie Swartz of Delhi who in the 1939 obituary for sister Bessie Vann-McLellan was called Mrs. Charles Swartz?
    Obituary of Bessie Vann-McLellan (1889-1939), death at Detroit Michigan, funeral in Ontario.
    Obituary of Bessie Vann-McLellan (1889-1939), death at Detroit Michigan, funeral in Ontario.

    St. Thomas Times Journal, 4 Jul 1939 p. 8 col. 6

    Next of kin: brother David Vann of St. Thomas, sister Mrs. Charles Swartz of St. Thomas, Mrs. Frank McPhail of Union, and Mrs. Catherine Gilsdorf of Detroit. Several McPhail nephews were pallbearers, and it appears their mother's maiden name was "Stured".

    Bessie's death record in Michigan, states her parents' names as William Vann and Jessie "Steward", but Bessie's date of birth falls within William Vann's marriage to Jane Hewitt. Another mystery: who is sister Mrs. Charles Swartz?

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] RES-VANN-Mamie-ElginCo-1917, Canada. "Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918)." Record Group 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4930 - 35. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.
      Draft Papers for the Canadian Expeditionary Force: David Darius Vann b. 20 Sep 1891 at Waterford, Ontario, signing 4 Jan 1918 in Calgary, Alberta. Gives next of kin as: sister, Mamie McPhail, of Union, Ontario.