Ida Katherine Campbell1

ID # 937, (1871-1934)
Ida Katherine Campbell|b. 30 Aug 1871\nd. 21 Sep 1934|p937.htm|James Campbell|b. 1835|p195.htm|Melissa Vrooman|b. 29 Sep 1837|p191.htm|||||||Admiral N. Vrooman|b. 17 Dec 1799\nd. 28 Apr 1882|p48.htm|Rachel Coleman|b. Dec 1806\nd. 9 Jan 1896|p42.htm|
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Ida Katherine Campbell was born on 30 August 1871.1 She was the daughter of James Campbell and Melissa Vrooman.1 She died on 21 September 1934 at 58 Gloucester St., Toronto, York County, Ontario, at age 63.1 She was buried on 24 September 1934 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, York County, Ontario.1 At the time of the 1901 census, Ida is with George and Sabrina Bookless in Toronto (Toronto West, Ward 4, B-5, page 10). She is listed as 'niece'. Ida's date of birth is taken from the 1901 census. This page shows something not often seen in the census information. The column for place of birth shows her as born in Ontario. This is common enough,but it also shows R or U after the O for Ontario. This means 'rural' or 'urban' per the column heading. This entry was uncommonly done and is the first that I've noticed it. Ida is said to be 'urban' born, whereas George and Sabrina Bookless are said to be 'rural' born.

Ida's middle initial K. is found in Toronto City Directories prior and during her time living with George and Sabrina Bookless.

Ida's death registration is as follows:
005655-34 County York, Twp. of York, Toronto. Name: Ida Katherine Campbell, 58 Gloucester Street, Toronto
Single, birthplace Ontario. Date of Birth, 15 July. (Since the informants were unsure of Ida's age, this tree is shown with her age and birthday as presented in the 1901 census.) The registration gives her apparent age as 55. An age of 63 would be closer to it. She was said to be a court reporter. She resided at her place of residence about 25 years and in the province for life. Her father was said to be James Campbell and her mother was Melissa Vrooman. Ontario is given as the birthplace for both. Whether this is correct for her father is unknown. The informant was Mrs. Margaret Greenwood of 58 Gloucester St., Torontoand was said to be a cousin. The place of burial was said to be Toronto. Her death notice in the Toronto Star says that she was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The Cemetery Group office informs me that she isburied at Mt. Pleasant, Plot G, Section 13, Lot 14. She is said to have died of nephritis and diabetes with influenza as a contributing cause. She was buried 24th September 1934.

Ida died intestate. It seems that the major portion of her estate was her inheritance from her aunt, Sabina Bookless. Her estate was processed under letters of administration by Margaret Greenwood and Aikman Vrooman, both of Toronto. A number of first cousins are listed as potential inheritors. Two or three of these signed papers renouncing any claim. The papers are difficult to read, apparently due to poor focusing when the documents were microfilmed. It may be possible to requisition the will at the Archives for proper reading, but there seems little point for no birth information is given and there appear to be no siblings living.1

Last Edited=18 May 2008


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.