Mary Edith Vrooman

ID # 2270, (1856-1936)
FatherSolomon Andrew Vrooman (1829-1913)
MotherMartha Moore (1839-1920)
BirthMary Edith Vrooman was born on 24 December 1856 at Queenston, Niagara Township. 
MarriageShe married James D. Fairlie on 16 June 1880 at Niagara Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.
Mrge. Reg. 006359-80 Niagara Township, Lincoln Co.
James D. Fairlie, 23, bachelor, gentleman, born and residing St. Davids. Methodist. Parents Andrew and Jane Fairlie.
Mary Edith Vrooman, 23, spinster, born and residing Queenston. Baptist. Parents Solomon A. and Martha Vrooman.
Witnesses: Walter R. Vrooman, Queenston, and David W. Fairlie, St. Davids.
On 16 June 1880 in Niagara Township by Rev. Joseph B. Vrooman.

The minister was the bride's uncle.
DeathShe died in 1936. 
NoteJames and Edith Fairlie are residing in Niagara Township at the time of the 1881 census. James is shown as a Gardener.

At the time Walter Roselle Vrooman's will was probated in 1936, according to the Clyde Herald of Clyde, New York, Mary Edith Vrooman and her son Howard W. Fairlie were among the beneficiaries. Howard Fairlie was apparently living in St. Lambert, Quebec, but Mary Edith was said to be resident there as well. In her old age, she was no doubt living with her son Howard and she probably died in Quebec province.

For the moment, Mary Edith Vrooman Fairlie's place of burial is unclear. Her name appears upon the same stone with James. (See, St.Davids-Queenston United Church Cemetery). Her dates are shown as 1856-1936. Find-a-Grave presents us with an index-only, no photo, for Mary Edith Fairlie, buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal. The date shown there, whether that of death or burial, is December 26, 1936. Mount Royal's genealogical database index confirms that they have a burial for such a person in the year 1936. While Mary Edith is commemorated on her husband's stone, it would appear that she is buried in Montreal.

Probate for the will of Mary Edith was announced on page 1 of the Wednesday, October 21, 1936, issue of the Clyde Herald. (It's provisions were listed in detail. Privacy concerns are not a recent phenomenon.) The executor was Trail T. Baggerley, and he advertised for claims against the estate in the Herald until well into 1937. Mary was generously remembered in her brother's will, though she was likely long gone before all legal matters were settled. 

Child of Mary Edith Vrooman and James D. Fairlie

Last Edited10 Oct 2016