Minerva Stafford

ID # 4815, (1887-1924)
FatherBenjamin Valentine Stafford (1856-1929)
MotherGertrude Mary Foster (1865-1929)
BirthMinerva Stafford was born on 14 February 1887 at Howick Twp., Huron Co.. 
MarriageShe married Benjamin Alkin Higgins on 20 December 1911 at Howick Twp..
Mrge reg. 006027-11 Howick Twp., Huron Co.
Benjamin Alkin Higgins, 24, bachelor, teacher, Methodist. Residence Roblin, Manitoba. Parents Thomas Higgins and Margaret Taylor.
Minerva Stafford, 24, spinster, Presbyterian. Residence Howick Twp. Parents Benjamin Stafford and Gertrude Foster.
Witnesses Edgar and Minnie Higgins, both of Glenfarrow.
On Dec. 20, 1911, by Rev. L. Perrin, Wroxeter, Presbyterian.

There were actually two marriage forms, one being very abbreviated. The abbreviated one did show Rev. Perrin as a Presbyterian.

The witnesses address of Glenfarrow was probably that of a postal address. Glenfarrow, or Glen Farrow, was in Turnberry Township of Huron County and a post office existed there from 1883 to 1913. The village must have been quite small for it doesn't appear on an old map of Turnberry nor does it appear on any recent map seen.

DeathShe died on 26 July 1924 at Howick Twp. at age 37. 
BurialShe was buried on 28 July 1924 at Gorrie Public Cemetery, Gorrie, Ont.. 
NoteBirth reg. 013518-87 Howick Twp., Huron Co.
Minnie Stafford born 14 Feb 1887, d/o Benjamin Stafford, farmer, Howick Twp., and Gertrude Foster.

Death reg. 016297-24 Howick Twp., Huron Co.
Minerva Higgins died July 26, 1924 at lot 2 concession 13, Howick. Born Howick Feb. 15, 1887. Age 37, 5 months, 10 days. Married. Housewife.
Parents Benjamin B. Stafford, born Blanchard Township. Gertrude Foster, born Blenheim, Oxford Co. Informant Cleveland Stafford, Wroxeter, brother. Burial Gorrie Cemetery, July 28th. 
Last Edited8 Apr 2017