ID # 6905, (1835-1911)
|Father||John Lees Alma (1801-1890)|
|Mother||Emily Rankin (1803-1841)|
|Birth||Pedro Alma was born on 3 July 1835 at Niagara Town.|
|Christening||He was christened on 2 August 1835 at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Niagara Town, Niagara District.|
|Marriage||He married Julia Elvira Fanning Willson, daughter of John Wesley Willson and Sophia Jane Nelles, on 30 June 1875 at Toronto, York Co..|
Mrge reg. 011536-75 Toronto, York Co.
Pedro Alma, 34, (profession not given) bachelor, Church of England. Born Niagara, residing Toronto. Parents John L. and Emily Alma.
Julia Elvira Fanning Willson, 25, spinster, Church of England. Born Winona, residing Toronto. Parents John W. and Sophia Willson.
Witnesses E. M. Hodder and Robert Wardrop, both of Toronto.
On 20th June, 1875, at Toronto, by Rev'd. J. D. Cayley.
|Death||He died on 13 June 1911 at Toronto at age 75.|
|Burial||He was buried on 16 June 1911 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.|
|Note||Death reg. 003809-11 Toronto, York Co.|
Pedro Alma died June 13, 1911. Age 68. Barrister. Widower. Place of death Wilton Ave. Parents not named but both said to be born in England. Physician Arthur Johnson. Informant B. D. Humphrey, 321 Yonge St. (Undertaker)
The Toronto branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society in cooperation with Familysearch has indexed images for the burials books for several of the Mt. Pleasant Group of Cemeteries.
Pedro and Julia are buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The record for Pedro shows his death on June 13, 1911, and his burial as being on June 16. They are both in lot 1022. Pedro's place of birth is shown on his burial record as being Niagara-on-the-Lake. This was formerly Niagara Town and would have been known as such when Pedro was born in approximately 1835. It was still known as Niagara Town as of the 1851 census.
Pedro was older than his marriage registration or his death information suggests. His age, 17, as shown in the 1851 census at Niagara Town (the census was actually begun in January of 1852) is closer to the truth. See Niagara branch of the OGS publication C-017, baptisms at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara Town, 1792-1856. This lists baptisms for the year 1835. It states that Pedro was born on July 3 of 1835 and that his baptism was on the 2nd of August. There were three baptisms that day and the 2nd of August, 1835, was a Sunday. Sometimes baptisms were held in the homes of the parents, but we must believe that Pedro was baptized at St. Mark's church in a Sunday morning baptism. He is shown as Pedro Alma and his parents are shown as John Lees (Alma) and Emily.
Children of Pedro Alma and Julia Elvira Fanning Willson
|Last Edited||13 Mar 2019|