Ida Katherine Campbell

ID # 937, (1860-1934)
FatherJames Campbell (1835-)
MotherMelissa Vrooman (1837-)
BirthIda Katherine Campbell was born on 30 August 1860. 
DeathShe died on 21 September 1934 at 58 Gloucester St., Toronto, Ontario, at age 74. 
BurialShe was buried on 24 September 1934 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. 
NoteAt 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'. In this census, Ida's year of birth is presented as 1871.

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. It's difficult to know what to make of this statement, for an age of 74 would be closer to it. She appears with her parents as age of 1 in the 1861 census at Charlottenburg, Glengarry, Ontario. Her death registration says she is 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., Toronto and 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 is buried 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.

Last Edited16 Feb 2014