Sunday, July 13, 2014

52 Ancestors: #28 Flora Jane MacKay (1874-1941)



Flora Jane MacKay, my 2nd great grand aunt, was born on this date in 1874, in Upper Stewiacke, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada, the fifth of six children born to Alexander MacKay and Eleanor Brown, and their third daughter.

She grew up on the farm in the Stewiacke Valley, and at the age of 25, married Robinson Ellis, a young man also born in Upper Stewiacke, in 1899 in Truro.

Together, Jane, as she was called, and Robinson, had five children, all born in the Valley, whether it be Upper Stewiacke, Eastville, or Springside:

Hugh MacKay, b. 1900
Hedley Alexander, b. 1903
Alvin Winter, b. 1905
Florence McDonald, b. 1907
and
Adella May, b. 1909

Tragically, son Hedley died accidentally at the age of 13, from a ruptured blood vessel. 

Jane, Jessie, Maggie, Bella MacKay
The above photograph shows Flora "Jane," cousin Jessie Fulton MacKay, Catherine Margaret "Maggie" MacKay, and Isabella "Bella" Fulton MacKay, down east in Nova Scotia. Bella is my 2nd great grandmother and is the oldest of the foursome.

"Jane" MacKay Ellis passed away on January 2, 1941, in Eastville, Nova Scotia. She is buried in the Eastville Cemetery. Her husband would follow her five years later.

Sources:

1881 Census of Canada; Census Place: Upper Stewiacke, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Roll: C_13175; Page: 4; Family No: 12, Jane Ellis.

1891 Census of Canada; Census Place: Upper Stewiacke East, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6311; Family No: 124, Jane Ellis.

1901 Census of Canada; Census Place: Upper Stewiacke East, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Page: 5; Family No: 49, Flora J. Ellis.

1911 Census of Canada; Census Place:  , Colchester, Nova Scotia; Page: 7; Family No: 71, Flora J Ellis.

1921 Census of Canada; Census Place: Upper Stewiache East, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Page Number: 1, Jane Ellis.

Nova Scotia.  Historical Vital Statistics.  Registration Year 1899, Book 1807, Page 144, Number 167. Robinson Ellis and Flora J. McKay. (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1807-144&Event=marriage&ID=21470)  : accessed 13 July 2014).

Nova Scotia.  Historical Vital Statistics.  Registration Year 1872, Book 1804, Page 133, Number 186. Robinson Ellis. (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1804-133&Event=birth&ID=18403)  : accessed 13 July 2014).

Nova Scotia.  Historical Vital Statistics.  Registration Year 1941, Book 196, Page 160. (Mrs.) Flora Jane Ellis. (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=196-160&Event=death&ID=288266 )  : accessed 13 July 2014).

Nova Scotia.  Historical Vital Statistics.  Registration Year 1946, Page 4558, Robinson Ellis. (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1946-4558&Event=death&ID=320309)  : accessed 13 July 2014).

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