Bessie Buchanan

ID # 4188, (1860-1926)
FatherWilliam Buchanan (1826-1905)
MotherCatharine Harvie (1834-1904)
BirthBessie Buchanan was born on 7 October 1860 at Blenheim Township, Oxford Co.. 
MarriageShe married Andrew James Colvin, son of William Colvin and Margaret Fleming, on 18 June 1884 at Glen Morris, Brant Co..
According to the William Buchanan family bible, Andrew and Bessie were married by the Rev. Robert Pettigrew of Glen Morris.

Mrge reg. 001308-84 South Dumfries, Brant County
Andrew J. Colvin, 22, bachelor, book keeper, born Glenmorris, residing Galt. Parents William and Margaret Colvin. Presbyterian.
Bessie Buchanan, 23, spinster, born Washington, Ontario, residing Glenmorris. Prents William and 'Caroline' Buchanan. Presbyterian.
Witnesses Rose Tew of Washington and John Fleming of Glenmorris. On June 18, 1884 by Rev. Robert Pettigrew.

The Colvin family bible also confirms the marriage date of 18 June 1884 at Glen Morris and names Rev. Robert Pettigrew as the officiating minister.
 
DeathShe died on 18 April 1926 at Galt, Ontario, at age 65. 
BurialShe was buried on 20 April 1926 at Section 4, Mountview Cemetery, Galt. 
NoteBetsy was usually referred to as Bessie. No where has a record been found wherein she is referred to as Elizabeth, but, at a guess, this was her proper name. She was probably named after her grandmother, Elizabeth Leece Buchanan.

Bessie's death registration is difficult to read on one or two points, but this is apparently caused by bleed-through from information on the reverse side of the page.

Death reg. 033952-26 Galt, Waterloo Co.
Bessie Colvin died April 18th, 1926, at 61 Bruce St., Galt, at 61 Bruce St. Widow. Age 66. Born Blenheim Twp on Oct. 7, 1860. Resided 40 years at place of death. Parents William Buchanan, place of birth not given, and Catherine Harvey, born Canada. Physician Dr. D. Buchanan, Galt, (deceased's brother). Informant A. G. Colvin, Preston, son. Burial Galt on 20 April, 1926.

Andrew and Bessie are buried directly behind Bessie's brother Harvie. The plots, two adjacent, were purchased at the same time by Andrew and Harvie. 

Children of Bessie Buchanan and Andrew James Colvin

Last Edited26 Jul 2017