Harriet Coleman1

ID # 132, (1845-1927)
Harriet Coleman|b. 15 Apr 1845\nd. 18 Jun 1927|p132.htm|Daniel Coleman|b. 13 Jun 1816\nd. 22 Feb 1865|p79.htm|Mary Abel|b. 17 Sep 1809\nd. 17 Jun 1879|p126.htm|William Coleman|b. 5 Oct 1792\nd. 7 May 1873|p41.htm|Catherine Jones|b. 31 Aug 1798\nd. 13 Nov 1860|p46.htm|David Abel|b. 11 Jan 1786\nd. 11 Aug 1858|p210.htm|Mary Dineen|b. 28 Feb 1790\nd. 22 Mar 1868|p211.htm|

Granddaughter of Catherine Jones.
Descendants of Catherine Jones & William Coleman
     Harriet Coleman was born on 15 April 1845 at Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Coleman and Mary Abel.1 She married Matthew Nisbet on 9 March 1869.1 She died on 18 June 1927 at California at age 82.1 Harriet is in the 1910 census at Alameda, Oakland, with Charles (listed as C.W.) and Jessie.

In the 1920 census at Oakland, California, I find at 912 18th Street,Charles W. Nisbet, age 43, single, and a linotype operator. With him is his mother Harriet, Widow, age 75. If I read the form aright, Charles is a naturalized citizen and Harriet is an alien. He seems to have come to the U.S. in 1900 and she in 1904.

In the 1930 census 'William' appears to be at King, Kirkland, Washington. He is a magazine publisher...perhaps not such a stretch from linotype operator...with a wife Josephine. He is 52 and she is 53. She was born in Minnesota and he in Canada.

This is likely Charles W. Nisbet.

The April 20, 1925, edition of the Oakland Tribune carries an article relating to the 80th birthday celebration of Harriet and shows her photo. It was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.H. 'McGray' (sic) (McGary) at 5756 Shafter Avenue. Present at the celebration is Harriet's daughter, Jessie Nisbet. Mrs. H.H. McGary is Myrtle Viola Nisbet.

Harriet's date of death is taken from a California death index. It would appear that she was buried in California, but the location of her grave is unknown.1

Last Edited=16 Jun 2008

Children of Harriet Coleman and Matthew Nisbet


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.