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John McBurney
(1811-1872)
Mary Atkinson
(1817-1896)
Richard Pettypiece
(1827-1910)
Elizabeth Young
(1828-1858)
Richard McBurney
(1838-1916)
Priscilla Pettypiece
(1849-1906)

Mary Jane McBurney
(1879-1949)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Robert Allan Smith

Mary Jane McBurney 2,48

  • Born: 26 Jul 1879, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,48,125,126,127,128
  • Marriage: Robert Allan Smith on 14 Nov 1899 in Vernon, Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada 2,48,124
  • Died: 11 Mar 1949, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada at age 69 2,48,126
  • Buried: 13 Mar 1949, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada 2,97,126

bullet   Cause of her death was Myocarditis/Gastric Hemmorage due to passive congestion.

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bullet  General Notes:

Mary was born in Teeswater, Ontario. She left her home in 1893 when s he was nineteen. Her family was moving out West to Manitoba. Withi n the next four to six years she moved to Peachland, B.C. with her Aun t Annie (McBurney) who was married to Leon McCall. While living in th e Peachland-Vernon area she met and married Bert Smith (although it i s possible they knew each other back in Manitoba). Bert Smith was bor n in Stonehaven, New Brunswick, May 1, 1874. He moved with his parent s, Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Smith to Stonewall, Manitoba when a boy an d to Peachland in 1898. He married Mary Jane McBurney of Peachland i n Vernon B.C. November 14, 1899. They then moved to Vancouver, B.C. H e came to Merritt in 1907 with his father who was interested in minin g in the Nicola Valley. In 1908 Mary and their three children, Enid, O live and Mabel joined him in Merritt. They came as far as Coutlee b y train and finished the trip by horse and buggy as the railway stoppe d at Coutlee. Their three other children, Dick, Tootsie and Bob wer e born in Merritt. Most of their lives centred around the logging indu stry. They also owned a ranch very close to the town. Mary's younges t brother Russ and his wife May visited them in 1946. Their home was M enteith, Manitoba. Mary died at the age of 70 years after a lengthy il lness. Both she and Bert are buried at The Cemetery, Merritt, They at tended the United Church.

bullet  Burial Notes:

Event Description: Merritt Cemetery
Address: Pine Ridge Cemetery
Juniper Dr
Merritt, BC Canada

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1881 Census of Canada: Mary, age 2, with father Richard, age 42, mother Priscilla, age 31, an, 4 Apr 1881, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 53 d siblings William, age 11, Robert, age 9, Matilda, age 7, John, age 5 , and Richard, age 4.
Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 20, lines 24-25, p. 21, lines 1-6 , household 94;
Mary Jane, age 2, with father Richard, age 42, mother Priscilla, age 3 1, and siblings William, age 11, Robert, age 9, Eliza Matilda, age 7 , John Albert, age 5, and Richard James, age 4.

Religion: C. Presbyterian, 4 Apr 1881, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 53

1891 Census of Canada: Mary, age 11, with father Richard, age 52, mothere Priscilla, age 40, 18 May 1891, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 54 , and siblings William, age 20, Robert, age 19, Eliza, age 17, John, a ge 15, Richard, age 13, Annie, age 9, Adeline, age 7, Arthur, age 4, a nd Herbert, age 2.
Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 70, lines 18-25, p. 71, lines 1-4 , household 292;
Mary, age 11, with father Richard, age 52, mother Priscilla, age 40, a nd siblings William, age 20, Robert, age 19, Eliza, age 17, John, ag e 15, Richard, age 13, Annie, age 9, Adeline, age 7, Arthur, age 4, an d Herbert, age 2.

Residence, Nov 1899, Peachland, British Columbia, Canada. 124

1901 Census of Canada, 1901, Peachland, British Columbia, Canada. 129 Peachland District, BC, p. 2, lines 22-23, household 22;
J Mary, age 21, with husband Robert, age 25.

1911 Census of Canada: Mary J., age 32, with husband Robert A., age 36, and children Annie E, 1911, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. 130 , age 9, Priscilla O., age 6, Mabel E., age 4, and Richard A., age 9 m onths.
Merritt, BC, p. 12, lines 26-31, household 188;
Mary J, age 36, with husband Robert A, age 36, and children Annie E, a ge 9, Priscilla O, age 6, Mabel E, age 4, and Richard, age 9 months.

1921 Census of Canada: Mary J., age 41, with husband Robert A., age 46, and children Annie En, 1921, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. 131 id, age 19, Priscilla O., age 16, Mabel E., age 14, Richard, age 10, M uriel, age 7, and Robert, age 1.
Merritt, BC, p. 10, lines 46, household 104;
Mary J, age 41, with husband Robert A, age 46, and children Annie Enid , age 19, Priscilla O, age 16, Mabel E, age 14, Richard, age 10, Murie l, age 7, and Robert, age 1.



Cemetery: Pine Ridge Cemetery, Juniper Dr, 13 Mar 1949, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. 126



Grave Marker: Pine Ridge Cemetery, Juniper Dr, 1949, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. 119



Obituary, Mar 1949, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. 97

Funeral, 13 Mar 1949, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. 97

Alt. Birth, Jul 1878, Ontario, Canada. 130

Religion: Presbyterian, 14 Nov 1899, Peachland, British Columbia, Canada. 124

Residence: Jackson Avenue, 1921, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. 131


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Mary married Robert Allan Smith, son of Richard B. Smith and Annie, on 14 Nov 1899 in Vernon, Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada 2,48.,124 (Robert Allan Smith was born on 1 May 1874 in Stonehaven, Gloucester, New Brunswick, Canada,2,48,132 died on 5 Oct 1957 in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada 132 and was buried on 9 Oct 1957 in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada 2,132.). The cause of his death was Coronary Trhombrosis/High Blood Pressure due to Nephritis and Myocarditis.


bullet  Marriage Notes:

They were married in the Presbyterian manse.



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