Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Catharine Walker Tackaberry (Necropolis Toronto, Ontario)

When walking through the Toronto Necropolis, Cemetery and Crematorium, I saw this most interesting monument.  

Catherine Walker Tackaberry
June 16 MDCCLI [1851]
December 7 MCMVIII [1908]


She was married and lived at 144 Park Road at the time of her death. [1] 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. [2] The company imported American dry goods. In 1901, Catherine was found with her husband, his cousin and a domestic in Ward 2 of Toronto.[3] Her date of birth matches that shown on the marker above.

Richard was born in Ireland and came to Canada in 1866. [3] 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. [4]

I didn't look at the other side to see if other names were inscribed.

[1] 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
[2] 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)

[3] 1901 Census of Canada, York East, Toronto, Ward 2 p. 22

[4] 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

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