Minerva House1

ID # 74, (1863-1943)
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Minerva House was born on 31 October 1863 at Malahide Twp, Elgin County, Ontario.1 She married James Henry Moe, son of Henry Moe and Sarah (--?--), on 24 December 1884 at Malahide Twp, Elgin County, Ontario. (notes: 002695-84 24 December 1884, Malahide Twp., Elgin Co. James H. Moe, 24, residence Malahide, born Bayham, bachelor, farmer, parents Henry and Sarah Moe. Minerva House, 21, spinster, born and residing Malahide.The writing is difficult, but it seems that only her mother's name is shown - Mary House. Witnesses: Nettie Moe and Annie Mason, both of Calton. The bride and groom were Baptists. Married by Rev. George Mason.).1 She died on 20 January 1943 at Aylmer, Ontario, at age 79.1 Minerva's last name was House. Apparently her mother Nancy's married name was Montgomery. Nancy's father's last name was House. The marriage registration and birth registrations for their children give her name as house, but her death notice in the Aylmer Express gives her maiden name as Montgomery.

According to the 1901 census, her mother, Nancy Montgomery (March 3, 1833 - 1909, was living with them, and Nancy is buried with James and his infant son William. Minerva is likely buried there as well.

Nancy's death registration is 009852-09 recorded at Aylmer in Elgin County. Her full name is Nancy Marie Montgomery, born 3 March 1833, died 11th March 1909. age 76 years and 8 days. Born Malahide. She is said to be a widow and at the time of her death her address was John Street in Aylmer. Her parents were Mathew House and Margaret McGrath, both of New Brunswick. The informant was J.L. Lambert of Aylmer.1

Last Edited=18 Jan 2009

Children of Minerva House and James Henry Moe


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.