Clara Coleman

ID # 142, (1872-1946)
FatherGeorge W. Coleman (1841-1922)
MotherHarriet Church (1848-1930)
BirthClara Coleman was born on 21 July 1872 at Beverly Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario. 
MarriageShe married Franklin Burson Waugh on 2 November 1892 at Brantford, Ontario; Mrge reg. 001534-92 Brantford, Brant Co.
Frankland B. Waugh, 26, bachelor, merchant. Born Canada, residing South Dumfries. Parents John R. and Phoebe Waugh.
Clara Coleman, 20, spinster, born Canada, residing Galt. Parents George W. and Harriet Coleman.
Witnesses E. E. Russ and Sophia Williams, both of Brantford.
On 2nd November, 1892, by A. E. Russ, Minister.
The bride and groom were Methodists. 
DeathShe died on 19 January 1946 at Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario, at age 73. 
BurialShe was buried on 22 January 1946 at St. George Cemetery, South Dumfries Twp, Brant County, Ontario. 
NoteBirth reg. 025923-72 Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co.
Clara Coleman born 21 July 1872. Parents George Coleman, laborer, and Harriett Church. Physician Dr. Mainwaring. Informant John R. Neff, merchant, Beverly.

The 1901 census shows Clara's date of birth as 21 July, 1874. Her death registration as filed by her sister Villa Coleman shows her date of birth as July 7, 1872. Obviously, from the above, at least 1872 is correct. That she was born on July 21st is probably correct.

John R. Neff had the general store at Troy and was also the postmaster. Library and Archives Canada records his presence in Troy as postmaster from 1866 to 1876. George almost certainly returned the registration of Clara's birth by mail to Wallace McDonald, the township registrar, who was at Rockton at the time.

When husband Franklin died in 1944, Clara was evidently residing in Hamilton. This information per his death registration. When Clara died in 1946, she was at least residing in Galt in half of a house on Ainslie Street, the other half being occupied by her sister Villa.

Death reg. 002782-46 Galt, Waterloo Co.
Clara Waugh died January 19, 1946, at the Galt Hospital. Residence 74 Ainslie St. North. Widow. Born Ontario on July 7, 1872, age 73 years, 6 months, 12 days. Husband Frank Waugh. Parents George Coleman, born Ontario, and Harriett Church, born England. Burial Jan. 22, 1946, at St. George.
Physician Dr. Colin McNichol. Informant Miss Villa Coleman, sister, 74 Ainslei St. N., Galt. 

Child of Clara Coleman and Franklin Burson Waugh

Last Edited13 Jan 2018