Mary Ellen


Harriett, daughter of Robert Parr and Hannah Charity, was born 7 August 1832 at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England.    Harriett was baptized 24 March 1833 with sister Mariah at the St. John the Evangelist Church at Waterbeach.

Harriett's parents brought Harriett and her siblings to North America, arriving at the New York port in 1834.  The family eventually settled near Wardsville, Ontario by the 1842 census.

Harriett was married 5 June 1849 in _____________________________ (church?)  at ____________________ (city). The handwriting is not very clear as to the name of her first husband; does it say Laurence Foles? or Lawrence Toles?  Or does it actually say Jerome Toles?  The handwriting is that bad.  Regardless though, we do know from subsequent census records that her husband in later years was Jerome Toles.

Jerome, son of Solomon Toles and Hannah McDonald, was born circa 1825 at New York, New York.
                                                                                                    thought to be Jerome and Harriett
Harriett had 11 children; Jerome, Frederick, Duncan, Hannah Ellen, William Arthur, George, Lucie, Frannie, Mary and Nancy.

Jerome died on 27 January 1903 from "softening of the brain" and was buried in the _______________ Cemetery at Carsonville, Michigan.    Harriett then moved to her daughter Ellen's home at Plains, Oklahoma and Harriett died sometime in 1904 and was buried in the Pioneer Cemetery just south of Beaver, Oklahoma.


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