Bertha Grant1

ID # 567, (1881-)
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Bertha Grant was born on 6 November 1881.1 She married John Aikman Cornell, son of John H. Cornell and Sarah M. Lawrason, on 21 December 1898 at Paris, Ontario. (notes: 003149-98 (Brant Co.) Aikman CORNELL, 22, farmer, S Dumfries, N Dumfries, s/o John [CORNELL] & Sarah LAWRASON, married Jane GRANT, 19, Harrisburgh, same, d/o John [GRANT] & Agnes HAMILTON, wtn: Annie GRANT of Harrisburgh & Jones CORNELL of St George on Dec 21, 1898, at Paris

It appears as though Bertha had two names, which would account for the discrepancy between the marriage registration and census information. I don't doubt that they are the same person. She is said to be living at and born in Harrisburg. I do not find the family there in the 1881 census. John and Agnes are said to have been born in Scotland according to the 1901 census. It also says that she had a sister Anne living with her parents and a cousin Alexander Grant. John Grant is said to be a railway switchman. There was a railway junction at Harrisburg,though I'm not sure if it was still there as such in 1901. The familydoes not appear at Harrisburg in the 1911 census.).1
At the time of her marriage, Bertha's family is said to be of Harrisburg, Ontario.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007

Children of Bertha Grant and John Aikman Cornell


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.