Flora D. Evans

ID # 341, (1848-1906)
FatherIsrael Evans (1822-1900)
MotherMinerva Jane Moe (1827-1886)
BirthFlora D. Evans was born in 1848. 
MarriageShe married Edward James Roche on 3 September 1867 at Chatham, Kent, Ontario; MS248 reel 8, Vol. 23, page 82, Kent County

Edw. James Roche, 24, born U. States, residing Chatham. Parents Wm. and Mary Ann Roche.
Flora D. Evans, 18, born Canada, residing Chatham. Parents Israel and Minerva Jane Evans.
Witnesses 1st witness's name illegible; second witness Clara Evans. On 3 September, 1867

Someone, likely a supervisor, thought it necessary to examine the work of the clerk entering the information and apply check marks throughout, rendering some of the information difficult to read. 
MarriageShe married Archibald McNaughton on 5 December 1890 at Hamilton, Ontario; 013203-90 Hamilton, Wentworth Co. 5 December 1890. Arch'd. McNaughton, 37, born Canada residing Chatham. Bachelor, Agent. Parents William and Isabella. Flora D. Roche, 39 (this may be a little light), born Canada, residing Chatham, widow. Parents Israel and Jane. Witnesses: Mrs. May Bell and Mrs. Arletta D. Ross, both of Hamilton. The groom was Presbyterian and the bride Methodist. The clergyman was James S. Ross. 
DeathShe died on 18 February 1906. 
BurialShe was buried at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham, Ontario.. 
NoteThere is an index for the marriage of Flora and Edward:
Evans, Flora 19 ' ' m. Roche, Edw. James 24, s/o Wm., 1867
The names for their children are from the 1881 Canadian census which was taken at Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario, as well as an extraction for the years of their births. To date, I have not found them in the 1901 census.

The following is the marriage record itself from microfilm MS248, reel 8, vol 23, Kent Co marriages 1858 - 1869, sheet 82, #243:

Edward James Roche, 24, Chatham, U. States, s/o Wm. & Mary Ann Roche, married Flora D. Evans, 18, Chatham, Canada, d/o Israel & Minerva Jane Evans, witn: Starr McCrea, Clara Evans, both of Chatham, 3 September 1867

By way of interest, here is a marriage record noted some months prior to the above marriage where Edward and Flora are witnesses:

Edwin Marson, 22, Windsor, England, s/o Saml and Mary Marson, married Nettie Blackburn, 17, Chatham, Canada, d/o James & Salina (Sabrina) Blackburn, wit: Edwd Roche, Flora Evans, both of Chatham, 1 January 1867

Nettie Blackburn was a first cousin of Flora's. Nettie's mother, Sabrina Moe Blackburn, was sister of Minerva Jane Moe Evans.

At the time of the 1900 U.S. census in Manhattan, New York, Flora is with her second husband Archibald McNaughton in New York. With them are Maud Evans, Flora's sister, and Albert Roche, Flora's son by her first marriage.


Children of Flora D. Evans and Edward James Roche

Last Edited27 Jul 2016