Jane Hastings

ID # 5160, (1855-1927)
FatherJames Hastings (1814-1889)
MotherChristiana McArthur (1821-1911)
BirthJane Hastings was born on 5 December 1855 at Canada. 
MarriageShe married Charles Decker on 11 July 1877 at Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co..
Mrge reg. 008489-77 Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co.
Charles Decker, 26, blacksmith, born Canada, residing Blenheim. Parents Alpheus and Elizabeth.
Jane Hastings, 21, born Canada, residing Blenheim. Parents James and Catherine.
witnesses James Cleland and Annie Hastings, both of Blenheim.
On 11 July, 1877, at Blenheim.

Christiana's name, as mother of the bride, reads Catherine on the registration. In the 1881 census, the Deckers are living two households away from the Hastings. Jane's age is right and there is no other obvious canadidate. It seems likely that the clerk had difficulty with the minister's handwriting.
DeathShe died on 3 March 1927 at Blenheim Twp. at age 71. 
BurialShe was buried on 7 March 1927 at Ratho Presbyterian Churchyard, Blandford Township. 
NoteJane and Charles birth dates are from the 1901 census taken at Blenheim.

Jane's death reg., 025658-27, gives her father's name as James Hastings, born Scotland, and Christiana McArthur, born Beverly. The informant is Laura M. Decker, 150 Beverly St., Galt.
Last Edited27 Jul 2017