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Mary Ann (Gaston) Lorman (abt. 1822 - 1886)

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Mary Ann Lorman formerly Gaston
Born about in Nova Scotia, Canadamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Lowell, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 20 Dec 2017 | Created 10 Sep 2008
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Biography

Mary's birth date is uncertain.

Her birth date appears as 1833 in the 1881 Census of Halifax, Nova Scotia [1] and 1832 in a second 1881 Census of Halifax. [2]

According to a school record she was born in 1822. [3]

Mary is mentioned in the birth record for her son, Robert, on December 6 1871 in Spry Bay or Popes Harbour, Halifax County, Nova Scotia. [4][5]

Mary is listed along with her husband John H. Lorman, in the marriage record of their son William H. Lorman to Ellen Breslin Gerrity, June 29, 1899.[6]

Her son, George Lormann's death record mentions his parents.[7]

There is some information about her life with John in his obituary, reprinted on his page.

She died of cancer on May 27, 1886. This was five years after moving to Lowell, Massachusetts. [8]

Mary A. Gaston's Death Record, Click for full image.

Research Notes

Place of Birth - On the Death record listed above, her POB is given as Nova Scotia. A family tree by hjlawson on Ancestry.com has her birth as 1830 in Musquoidobit, Nova Scotia. In the 1900 census her daughter said she was born in Maine. A OneWorldTree source says she was born in Belfast, Ireland. It also says she was married in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

C. Kellett says "Some say she was born in 1831 and others in 1822 in Popes Harbor NS."

Sources

  1. "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6G-D63 : accessed 9 March 2016), Mary A. Lorman in household of John H. Lorman, Ward no. 6, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 82; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13168, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,804.
  2. "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6P-9WT : accessed 9 March 2016), Mary Lorman in household of Henry Lorman, Windsor Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13169, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,805.
  3. From C. Kellett via e-mail to Chris Whitten: "Going by school district #52 in Musq. Upper to Dec. 1828, William Quinn, the teacher, listed his student's ages and parents. Mary Gaston was six years old. That would mean she was born in 1822."
  4. "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5R-6BS : accessed 25 January 2016), Mary Gaston in entry for Robert Emery Lorman, 06 Dec 1871; citing Pope's Harbor, 06 Dec 1871, reference 2:2KS19F3; FHL microfilm 1,298,807.
  5. "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5R-6BS : accessed 25 January 2016), Mary Gaston in entry for Robert Emery Lorman, 06 Dec 1871; citing Pope's Harbor, 06 Dec 1871, reference 2:2KS19F3; FHL microfilm 1,298,807.
  6. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N44K-228 : accessed 27 January 2016), Mary Gaston in entry for William H. Lorman and Ellen Breslin Garrity, 29 Jun 1899; citing 167-90, Boston, Massachusetts, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,843,717.
  7. "California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNKC-R36 : accessed 27 January 2016), Mary A Gaston in entry for George Lormann, 25 Dec 1907; citing funeral home H. F. Suhr & Co., San Francisco, San Francisco, California, record book Vol. 03, p. 1601-1971, 1906-1907, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History and Archive Center.
  8. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N75V-NNS : accessed 27 January 2016), John H. Lorman in entry for Mary A. Lorman, 27 May 1886; citing Lowell, Massachusetts, v 374 p 123, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 960,232.


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