Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tombston Tuesday ~ ACHESON, SCOTT and JOHNSTON

Flesherton Cemetery, Artemesia Township,
Grey County, Ontario

Christopher JOHNSTON and Family
Several family members are buried here, including
*(his second wife) and
Margaret SCOTT
**(his first wife).

Christopher JOHNSTON (age about 34 years)
Born 28 June 1841 Streetsville, York County, Ontario
Died 3 February 1925 Flesherton, Grey County, Ontario

Mary Jane ACHESON (age about 19 years)
Born 12 October 1856 Artemesia Township, Grey County, Ontario
Die10 October 1901 Proton Township, Grey County, Ontario

Studio Photograph: Circa 1875
W. C. Adair Studio, Dundalk, Grey County, Ontario 
SOURCE: Photographs emailed from cousins 2009

 Christopher's first wife was **Margaret SCOTT, born about June 1842, in Scotland. Margaret died and untimely death age age 29, 24 May 1872 after a serious illness. Margaret was survived by her five young children.

When *Mary Jane married Christopher about 2 years and 7 months later on 23 December 1874, she became the step-mother to Margaret's children ages 11, 9, 8, 6 and 4 years.

Christopher and Mary Jane had ten more children (one died in infancy). They were married for twenty-seven years when she contracted Typhoid Fever while nursing George Albert, her eldest son, (my maternal grandfather), his wife and infant child. 
When Mary Jane died unexpectedly at age 45 years, her eldest child, was 26 years old and the youngest of her ten children was 6 years old.

SOURCES: The ACHESON Family 1850-1950; various records.