ID # 143, (1874-1954)
|Father||George W. Coleman (1841-1922)|
|Mother||Harriet Church (1848-1930)|
|Birth||Arvilla Coleman was born on 2 March 1874 at Beverly Township.|
|Death||She died on 27 June 1954 at Galt, Ontario, at age 80.|
|Burial||She was buried at Mountview Cemetery, Galt.|
|Note||Villa Coleman was an attractive personality. She had snow white hair and had a great sense of humour. She worked all her life as a tailor at one of the textile mills in Galt - Turnbulls.|
Art Coleman told of a time when he and his brother Bert were young that Aunt Villa visited with grandmother and told of the vacation she'd taken. She'd gone into great detail and was finally describing the return train trip to Galt.
She said, 'And then we passed Ayr.' (The main line of the CPR passed through the village of Ayr.)
Dad and Uncle Bert burst into fits of laughter and their mother sent them out of the living room. Aunt Villa liked a good laugh, but...did she set them up?
Her birth registration, 025589-74, is entered in the Township of Beverly in Wentworth County. She was delivered by Dr. Mainwaring, who was from St. George. Only one name, Arvilla, is provided for her.
Villa was residing in Paris, Ontario, with her sister Ida, at the time of the 1891 census, taken April 6. She was said to be 17 and Ida 20. They were apparently boarding with a Catherine Crawford. a widow. See D2. page 6, T-6326.
Information for Arvilla's death is taken from the Waterloo County Branch of the OGS' transcription of section 6 of Mountview Cemetery in Galt (now Cambridge). She is buried with her parents.
|Last Edited||3 Feb 2014|