Barbara (Kaye) Ogilvie

Barbara Jane (Kaye) Ogilvie (1863 - 1941)

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Barbara Jane Ogilvie formerly Kaye
Born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married (to ) in Chicago, Cook, Illionis, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Zanesville, Muskinghum, Ohio, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Aug 2017
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Categories: Woodstock, Ontario | 52 Ancestors - 2018 Week 10 'Strong Woman'.




Barbara was born on 31 March 1863 to Byron Kaye and Ellen Smith in Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada. She was the fifth child of seven born to this couple. There were 3 girls and 4 boys born to Byron and Ellen. Barbara's siblings where:

  • Margaret Fischer (Kaye) Burgess (b. 1858- d.?)
  • David Smith Kaye (b.1859-d.1946)
  • Byron Kaye (b. 1860-d. 1883)
  • Rev. Alexander Smith Kaye (b. 1861-d. 1952)
  • Anna Gordon (Kaye) Kaye, Thompson, Horn, Park (d. 1865-d. 1949)
  • Rev. James Ross Kaye (b. 1865- d. 1940)


When Barbara was but 3 year old her father was killed in a boiler accident at a mill in Woodstock. Leaving her mother Ellen with five children. Shortly after his death Ellen delivered twins.

Life would be hard of Barbara as a child she would be sent to live with family and then to stay twelves years with a women in town that taught her all the things a young lady needs to know. She did get to see her siblings and family on occasion, but I am sure it wasn't as much as she would have liked.

Eventually Ellen would move to Chicago, to run a boarding house as a means to get her family back together. Three years later Barbara would follow them to Chicago, where she helped her mother run the boarding house.

Love around the corner

Barabara's brothers Alexander and James where attending the Chicago Theological Seminary[1] where they were seeking to become Ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On one occasion Alexander brought home one of his friends from school to enjoy in a home made meal with the family. David M. Ogilvie was the young man that Alexander brought home. Barbara and David fell in love and they were married on the 17 May 1887[2]

Barbara and David where married for 50 years, being seperated by the death of David in 1937.

This couple had eight known children, they are as follows:



In Barbara's own words she concluded that she was joyful to have found love and that he was a "Sky Pilot" was a blessing, but she didn't at that time understand the rigors of being a Minister's wife.

"Do you wonder I sought out a pilot
To guide my bark onward through life?
Thinking not of the joys and the sorrows
That were stacked for the minister's wife."[3]


  • Pacific Congregational Church during David's Sr year at Chicago Theological Seminary.[1] Most likely when David and Barbara met.
  • Congregational Churches she served as the Minister's Wife are;
    • Bristol, Wisconsin; [1]
    • Earlville, Iowa[1]
    • Oakland,, Iowa[1]
    • Ionia, Iowa[1]
  • Presbyterian Pastorates
    • Clarence, Iowa where David was ordained as a Presbyterian Minister.[1]
    • Presbyterian Church of Sandwich from 1907 to 1915[1]
    • Hot Springs, North Carolina from 1915-1916[1]
    • Dresden, Ohio 1916-1935[1]

Ultimate Sacrifice

On 29 Nov 1918 she suffed a loss that no mother should indure. Her eldest son, Alexander "Kaye" Ogilvie was killed in an airplane accident while surving with the 278th Aero Squadron in Toul, France at the end of World War I.

"Is it needful to speak of the dear one
Who made the supreme sacrifice;
For the love of mankind and his country
He journeyed and paid the big price.
We laid him to rest in God's acre
In Crown Hill on the Government lot,
Which will always be tenderly cared for
And his mem'ry will ne'er be forgot.
But our hearts are so sad and so lonely,
For his face we shall never see more
Till the time when our labors are ended"[3]


She passed away on the 9th of May 1941. She was laid beside her husband in the Dresden Cemetery in Dresden, Muskingham, Ohio, United States. [4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Ogilvie.David "Rev. Ogilvie Funeral Rites At Dresden Ohio ." Sandwich Ill. Free Press Date of publication unknown. Julia Hogston has a copy and will scan the page or transcribe on request.
  2. Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 December 2014), David M. Ogilvie and Barbara J. Kaye, 17 May 1887; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, rn 114303, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,030,163.
  3. 3.0 3.1 by Barabara J. Kaye Ogilvie, 1924, in the possession of Julia (McCartney) Hogston
  4. Cemetery Deed in the possession of Julia (McCartney) Hogston

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