Georgina Hope Hespeler

ID # 7000, (1864-1887)
FatherWilliam Hespeler (1830-1921)
MotherMary Keachie (1829-1872)
BirthGeorgina Hope Hespeler was born on 10 September 1864 at Waterloo, Waterloo Co., Canada West. 
MarriageShe married Augustus Meredith Nanton on 7 December 1886 at Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario.
Mrge reg. 011696-87 Galt, Waterloo Co.
Augustus M. Nanton, 26, bachelor, broker, Church of England. Born Toronto, residing Winnipeg. Parents Augustus and Mary L. Nanton.
Georgina H. Hespeler, 22, spinster, Church of England. Born Waterloo, residing Winnipeg. Parents William and Mary Hespeler.
Witnesses H. W. Nanton, Montreal, and L. Walker, London, Ont.
On Dec 7, 1886, at Trinity Church, Galt, by Rev. E. M. Bland.

Under OGS publication nbr. 207, the Brantford branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society transcribed some marriage records from Trinity Anglican Church in Galt, year of transcription not given. This has some problems that may be related to the clergyman's handwriting, but also has some expanded and informative material.

'Nanton' was apparently the correct surname of the groom, though the transcription shows it as Minton. This may be disregarded. It does tell us that the groom's middle name was Meredith and that the bride's middle name was Hope. The groom's mother's middle name was Louisa. The priest-in-charge was Edward M. Bland, assisted by Jno. Ridley.

Two witnesses are shown on the registration and four are shown on the church's record. These are:

H. W. Nanton, Montreal; Laura F. M. Walker, London; G. W. Nunn and M. McTavish, residences not given, but probably local.

Laura Florence Mary Walker appears elsewhere in this tree and was a cousin of the bride. The clergyman's last name is shown as Mand, but Bland is correct. He was married to a cousin of the bride and he appears in this tree.

DeathShe died on 19 December 1887 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, at age 23. 
BurialShe was buried at St. John's Anglican Cathedral Cemetery, Winnipeg. 
NoteA Province of Manitoba vital statistics index shows the death of Georgina Hope Nanton on 19 December, 1887. Her age at time of death is shown as 23. Beyond this, Find-a-Grave shows a photograph of Georgina's gravestone in St. John's Anglican Cathedral Cemetery.

The creator of the Find-a-Grave site tells that Georgina died shortly after child birth. Again, the Manitoba Vital Statistics site shows the birth of Mary Adina Nanton on the 1st of December, 1887. 
Last Edited9 Apr 2019