This is my thirty-seventh posting for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge
This posting is about my great-grandmother Agnes Chambers.
According to the 1901 census she was born 22 July 1855. On her death registration, it is given as 22 July 1856. Her parents were James Chambers and Mary McKenzie.
She married Josiah Hemingway Johnston 22 July 1873 in Toronto, Ontario.
Josiah and Agnes had nine known children. First was Isaac Maurice born 10 December 1874. Next was Mary Elizabeth born 9 September 1876. Next they had two boys. James Earnest 16 January 1879 and Gordon Rudman 1 December 1880. My grandmother was their next child, Janet Gertrude, born 1 May 1883. Two years later they welcomed David Augustus on 25 August 1885. Then there is a break and Charles Ross was born 5 March 1896. Finally, they had Walter Lloyd born 1 June 1900. In this family many of the children went by their second name.
Agnes was a member of the Big Lake Women's Institute and she was its first Vice-President when it was formed in 1906.
Agnes outlived her husband, Josiah by a few years. She died 22 July 1922 in Sandfield Township from carcinoma of the liver. She was buried with her husband in the Big Lake Cemetery on Manitoulin Island.
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