Mary Ann Hamilton

ID# 1041, (1869-1955)
Mary Ann Hamilton
     Mary Ann Hamilton was born on 4 May 1869 at South Crosby Twp, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of Charles Hamilton and Mary Jordan.1 She was baptized on 6 June 1869 at St Edward the Confessor Church, Westport, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario.1 She married James Joseph Doyle, son of Michael Doyle and Elizabeth Mary Dunn, on 4 November 1889 at St Philip Neri Church, Toledo, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario.2,3 They moved to New Westminster, British Columbia, where James had been working as a guard at the British Columbia Penitentiary for several years, shortly after their marriage. James and Mary Ann lived at 37 Columbia St E, New Westminster, British Columbia, from 1891 until before 1917 in the married quarters near the prison on what was known as "Pen Row", these consisted of six duplex houses 2 1/2 storeys high; they paid $5.00 a month rent. These houses were sold and moved away about 1970.45,6

On 16 Feb 1891, Mary Ann wrote a letter to her sister-in-law Frances Doyle in Jones Falls, Ontario describing recent events in New Westminster.

She lived at 512 Kelly Street, Sapperton, (New Westminster), British Columbia, on 5 December 1917.7 She was left a widow when James Joseph Doyle died on 22 February 1918.8 She lived at 448 Kelly Street, Sapperton, (New Westminster), British Columbia, on 20 September 1919.7 She lived at 511 Kelly Street, Sapperton, (New Westminster), British Columbia, from before Nov 1938 until shortly before her death. Her grandson James Gordon Doyle remembers walking from his home in New Westminster to visit and to mow her lawn.9,10,11,12 She died on 19 April 1955 of carcinomatosis, carcinoma left kidney at New Westminster, British Columbia, at age 85.11,10

Mary Ann's obituary in the Daily Columbian, New Westminster, British Columbia, on 19 April 1955 read:
"Mrs Mary Ann Doyle, formerly of 511 Kelly Street, died in St Mary’s hospital this morning. Born in Ontario, Mrs Doyle was 86 years of age and had lived in New Westminster for 66 years. She was the widow of James Hamilton [sic] Doyle. Surviving her are eight sons: Tim and Charles, New Westminster; James H in Washington; Gus and Spike of Vancouver Island; Gordon J Burnaby; Frank and Cyril of Vancouver; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Friends will meet for prayers on Thursday at 7:30pm in St Peters Church and at 8:00pm in the funeral home of S Bowell and Son.

Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00am in St Peters Church by Rev Father Sweeney OMI. Interment will be in St Peters Cemetery."13

She was buried on 22 April 1955 at St Peter's Cemetery, New Westminster, British Columbia.13,10
Last Edited=10 Jan 2014

Children of Mary Ann Hamilton and James Joseph Doyle

Citations

  1. [S1428] Volume C, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1868-1886: baptism of Mary Ann Hamilton; pg 25, St Edward the Confessor RC Church, Westport, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario. Viewed on 2 Feb 2012, at familysearch.org, database: Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923, img 14.
  2. [S805] James Joseph Doyle & Mary Ann Hamilton, Marriage Registration 006627 (25 Nov 1891), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca
  3. [S1424] Baptisms, marriages, burials 1883-1910: marriage of James Doyle & Mary Ann Hamilton, pg 286, St Philip Neri Church, Toledo, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario. Viewed on 2 Feb 2012, at familysearch.org, database: Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923, img 90.
  4. [S213] Letter from J Clawson (White Rock, BC) to Faye West, 23 Nov 1979; privately held by Faye West (Edmonton, Alberta). File: Doyle correspondence #48.
  5. [S88] Dominic Augustine Doyle, Birth Certificate 02-09-522969 (8 Apr 1926), BC Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia.
  6. [S468] 1911 Census (New Westminster, British Columbia), Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, James Doyle household.
  7. [S261] "Doyle, Charles; Military Records", RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2649 - 7, Reg no: 2557371; Library & Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario.
  8. [S208] James Joseph Doyle, Death Registration 18-09-097966 (26 Feb 1918), BC Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia.
  9. [S294] Michael Doyle, Funeral Home Record, November 1938, New Westminster Public Library, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  10. [S258] Mary Ann Doyle, Funeral Home Record, Apr 1955, New Westminster Public Library, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  11. [S215] Mary Ann Doyle, Death Registration 55-09-004814 (21 Apr 1955), BC Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia.
  12. [S1180] Marion Doyle, "Kelly St," e-mail message from e-mail address (Lethbridge, Alberta) to Faye West, 1 Jun 2011.
  13. [S216] Mary Ann Doyle (obituary), The Daily Columbian, New Westminster, BC, 19 April 1955.
  14. [S72] 1871 Census (Crosby South, Leeds, Ontario), Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario C-10001, Charles Hamilton family.
  15. [S73] 1881 Census (South Crosby, Leeds, Ontario), Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario C-13232, Charles Hamilton family.
  16. [S309] James Doyle, 1891 Census (New Westminster, British Columbia), Pg 5, Lines 1-2, Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario T-6290.
  17. [S310] James Doyle, 1901 Census (New Westminster, British Columbia), Pg 15, Lines 28-35, Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario T-6429.
  18. [S253] Interview with James & Bernard Doyle (in Lethbridge, AB), by Faye West, April 22, 2000.
  19. [S85] Parish Register Entry, Baptism of Charles Michael Doyle, St Peter's Church, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  20. [S200] Charles Michael Doyle, Death Registration 68-09-012980 (1968), BC Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia.
  21. [S85] Parish Register Entry, Baptism of James Hamilton Doyle, St Peter's Church, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  22. [S85] Parish Register Entry, Baptism of John Mary Fitzsimmons Doyle, St Peter's Church, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  23. [S85] Parish Register Entry, Baptism of Joseph Gordon Doyle, St Peter's Church, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  24. [S85] Parish Register Entry, Baptism of Francis Joseph Doyle, St Peter's Church, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  25. [S318] Francis Joseph Doyle, Birth Registration 98-09-522968 (8 April 1926), BC Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia.
  26. [S85] Parish Register Entry, Baptism of Mary Elizabeth Doyle, St Peter's Church, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  27. [S396] Mary Elizabeth Doyle, Birth Registration B1903-09-522971 (8 Apr 1926), BC Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia.
  28. [S85] Parish Register Entry, Baptism of Dominic Augustine Doyle, St Peter's Church, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  29. [S85] Parish Register Entry, Baptism of Bernard Cyril Doyle, St Peter's Church, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  30. [S85] Parish Register Entry, Baptism of Thomas Patrick Doyle, St Peter's Church, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  31. [S85] Parish Register Entry, Baptism of Philip Augustine Doyle, St Peter's Church, New Westminster, British Columbia.