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Bessie Lavinia (Lethbridge) Tansley (1877)

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Bessie Lavinia Tansley formerly Lethbridge
Born in Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canadamap
Wife of — married in Brookeholm, Sarawak, Grey, Ontario, Canadamap
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Apr 2018
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Beesy was born in 1877. She is the daughter of Charles Lethbridge.

Wedding Notice

Wedding at Brooke (1901)

The marriage of Miss Bessie L. Lethbridge to Mr. Marlborough N. Tansley, of the O.P.R. staff here, took place on Wednesday afternoon at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Charles Lethbridge, Brooke. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. G. M. Franklin, rector of St. Thomas' Church. Miss. Edith A. W. Lethbridge was bridesmaid and Mr. Hartley Cameron was groomsman. Only immediate relatives were present. Mrs. J. Morris played the Wedding March as the party entered the parlor. A luncheon was provided, during which "The health of the bride" was proposed by Rev. G. M. Franklin,to which Mr. Tansley pleasantly responded. There were many valuable presents from friends in Toronto, Orangeville and other places, and included a lovely Sunburst of pearls with diamond centrepiece from groom to bride. The groom also presented the bridesmaid with an exquisite broach - a "Fleur de lis" in pearls. The staff of the C.P.R. freight sheds furnished a room in their new house; the staff of the C.P.R. freight office presented a choice and complete set of knives and forks, and the officers and crew of the S.S. Alberta sent a beautiful parlor lamp. When the express started at 4:05 p.m. a number of torpedoes were fired, and the engines in the C.P.R. yard whistled the good will of the officials. Mr. and Mrs. Tansley left of Montreal, and will be absent about ten days.

(Notice from Surname Collection on microfilm of the Bruce & Grey Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society)

Research Notes

Birth record only lists her as Lavinia Lethbridge (Bessie a nickname?)


  • "Ontario, Canada Births, 1858-1913," database and images, Ancestry, ( accessed 5 April 2018), Birth of Lavinia Lethbridge, 16 June 1877, Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, "Registrations of Births and Stillbirths – 1869-1913," Series: MS929; Reel: 28; Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • "1891 Census of Canada," database and images, Ancestry, ( accessed 6 April 2018), Beesy [sic] Lethbridge, Sarawak, Grey North, Ontario, "Census of Canada, 1891," Roll: T-6339; Family No: 15; Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • "Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936," database and images, Ancestry, ( accessed 11 April 2018), Marriage of Bessie L Lethbridge to Marlborough Tansley, 11 September 1901, Brookeholm, Sarawak, Grey, Ontario, "Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928," Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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