Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tombstone Tuesday - Catharine Walker Tackaberry (Necropolis Toronto, Ontario)
Catherine Walker Tackaberry
June 16 MDCCLI 
December 7 MCMVIII 
She was married and lived at 144 Park Road at the time of her death.  Her husband was Richard Tackaberry, a dry goods merchant. Robert's business in 1878 was Tackaberry, Joselin & Co. at 10 Colborne Street. They lived at 14 Maitland.  The company imported American dry goods. In 1901, Catherine was found with her husband, his cousin and a domestic in Ward 2 of Toronto. Her date of birth matches that shown on the marker above.
Richard was born in Ireland and came to Canada in 1866.  They were married in Yorkville on 3 June 1874. He was the son of George and Mary Tackaberry. Catherine was the daughter of Robert and Mary Walker. 
I didn't look at the other side to see if other names were inscribed.
 Catherine Walker Tackaberry Ontario death registration #005317 (8 December 1908); digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca ; accessed 3 October 2009), citing microfilm MS 935, Reel 134, Archives of Ontario, Toronto
 Toronto directory for 1878, containing an alphabetical directory of the citizens, and a street directory, with classified business directory, and a miscellaneous directory; to which are added directories of Ben Lamond, Brockton, Don Mount, Leslieville, Parkdale, Seaton Village and Yorkville, p. 422; digital image, Toronto Public Library digital collections, (http://digitalcollections.torontopubliclibrary.ca accessed 4 October 2009)
 1901 Census of Canada, York East, Toronto, Ward 2 p. 22
 Richard Tackaberry - Catherine Walker Ontario marriage registration #011797 (3 June 1874); digital image Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca ; accessed 3 October 2009), citing microfilm MS 932 Reel 15, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
© 2009 Janet Iles