Effie Melissa Hyndman

ID # 365, (1867-1880)
FatherJohn Hyndman (1833-1869)
MotherEliza Wait (1842-1927)
BirthEffie Melissa Hyndman was born on 15 August 1867 at Cornabuss, Proton Township, Grey County, Ontario. 
ChristeningShe was christened on 25 September 1867 at Proton Township, Grey County, Ontario. 
DeathShe died on 18 April 1880 at Waterloo, Ontario, at age 12. 
BurialShe was buried at St. George Cemetery. 
NoteEffie is buried at St. George Cemetery. Her name appears on a stone at St. George and also on her mother's stone at Mount Pleasant in Toronto. Her birthdate is calculated from her age on her death registration. She is said to have died of diptheria.

Her stone at St. George appears to be behind her grandparents, Samuel Wait and Teressa Coleman:
In memory of Effie Melissa Hyndman daughter of Mrs. Chapman died Apr 18, 1880 aged 12 yrs 8 mos 3 dys.

Her mother's stone at Mount Pleasant has a simple inscription showing her year of birth and death and 'interred at St. George, Ont.'

Frank Norvil Chapman's stone is beside that of Effie.

Effie's birthplace is given on her death registration as Markdale. The Wesleyan baptism record shows as follows:
3 178 Grey Co. Proton Twp. Effie M. Hyndman John E. Comabus Comabus 1867-08-15 1867-09-25 Proton Greene, Rev. J
Comabus is a mistranscription.
Markdale was first named East Glenelg in 1851; in 1864 the name was changed to Cornabuss; in 1869 the name was changed to Markdale. This information comes from the book Ghost and Post Offices of Ontario (Floreen Carter), and checking around the web the Cornabuss spelling is supported.

Effie's death registration number is 015979-80. 
Last Edited8 Jul 2008