Arvilla Coleman1

ID # 143, (1874-1954)
Arvilla Coleman|b. 2 Mar 1874\nd. 27 Jun 1954|p143.htm|George W. Coleman|b. 1 Oct 1841\nd. 23 Apr 1922|p129.htm|Harriet Church|b. 12 Oct 1848\nd. 31 Mar 1930|p139.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 Church|b. 1828\nd. 25 Apr 1903|p771.htm|Sarah Davey|b. 1 Dec 1826\nd. 24 May 1907|p772.htm|

Great-granddaughter of Catherine Jones.
Descendants of Catherine Jones & William Coleman
     Arvilla Coleman was born on 2 March 1874 at Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of George W. Coleman and Harriet Church.1 She died on 27 June 1954 at Galt, Waterloo County, Ontario, at age 80.1 She was buried at Mountview Cemetery, Galt, Waterloo County, Ontario.1 I remember Aunt Villa quite well. 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, I believe.

I can recall my dad telling of once when he and Uncle Bert were youngabout Aunt Villa visiting with grandmother and telling of a 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.'

Dad and Uncle Bert burst into fits of laughter and grandmother sent them out of the living room. Aunt Villa liked a good laugh, but somehowI don't think she was setting 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-6326.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.