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Annie (McInnes) Rosser (abt. 1847 - 1931)

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Annie Rosser formerly McInnes
Born about in , Scotlandmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married in Montreal, Quebec, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Montreal, Quebec, Canadamap
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Annie was born in Scotland in 1847. She married William ROSSER (brother of her sister Mary's husband) in Montreal and they had two children. Annie died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1931.


Date Event
22 Sep 1847 Annie's birth in Scotland [1] [2].
22 Jun 1866 Annie's marriage to William ROSSER in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
20 Jun 1867 Birth of Child #1: Sarah Ann ROSSER in Montreal.
abt 1868 Estimated birth of Child #2: William ROSSER in Montreal.
02 Apr 1871 1871 Canada Census: 20 Chinnerville [St?], Montreal (wife, married; with husband, 2 unmarried children and brother-in-law) [3].
1 Jan 1875 Death of Child #2: William ROSSER in Montreal.
3 Apr 1881 1881 Canada Census: Montreal City (wife, married; with husband and 1 unmarried child) [4].
6 Apr 1891 1891 Canada Census: Montreal City (wife, married; with husband and 1 unmarried child) [5].
31 Mar 1901 1901 Canada Census: Montreal City (mother-in-law, married; visiting the family of her daughter and brother-in-law) [1].
01 Jun 1911 1911 Canada Census: 615 Drolet [St?], Montreal City (wife, married, 'ancien' [translates as ' veteran']; with husband; in same house as her widowed sister and the family of her son-in-law) [2]
5 May 1913 Death of husband [6].
16 Aug 1931Annie's death in Montreal, Quebec, Canada [7].
abt 16 Aug 1931Annie's burial in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Mount Royal Cemetery; with her husband and both children; also with her grand-daughter and grandson-in-law) [7].


Name variations: Her first name is usually recorded as 'Annie', except in 1911 census, where it is shown as 'Anny' [2]. Her last name was misspelled in 1891 and 1901 censuses: 'Rowser' [5]; 'Rossa' [1].

Death: Letter from Annie's brother in law [Griffith Walters ROSSER] to his nephew [William Walters ROSSER] on 16 Dec 1914 stated that his wife [Mary MCINNES] had lost her sister in June. [This may have been Annie, but could also have been another sister]. [Definitely not Annie - we now know she died in 1931].


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Census of Canada 1901", Library and Archives Canada (accessed 8 Jul 2014), database [online, entry for Annie ROSSA (age 53), Quebec [province], Montreal (City) (177) [registration district], St Laurent Ward (a) [subdistrict], (33) [division], page 7, line 40, household 68; citing RG31, T-6536.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "1911 Census of Canada", (accessed 26 Mar 2009), database [online], entry for Anny ROSSER (age 62), Quebec [province], Maisonneuvre (172) [registration district], Montreal [subdistrict], Poll 27 [ED], page 5, line 12, dwelling 36, household 37; citing microfilms T-20326 - T20460.
  3. and The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, "1871 Census of Canada", database [online], Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network Inc. (accessed 12 Jun 2009), entry for Annie ROSSER (age 24), Quebec [province], Montreal (City) [registration district], St Laurent Ward [subdistrict], Montreal West [division], ED 106, page 38, line 2, dwelling 133, household 138; citing Library and Archives Canada microfilm C-10048.
  4. "Census of Canada, 1881", Library and Archives Canada (accessed 4 Apr 2009), database [online], entry for Annie ROSSER (age 33), Quebec [province], Montreal (City) (90) [registration district], St Lawrence Ward (i) [subdistrict], Montreal West (3) [division], page 29, line 10, dwelling 127, household 161; citing RG31, C-13220.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "1891 Census of Canada", (accessed 1 Apr 2009), database [online], entry for Annie ROWSER (age 43), Quebec [province], Montreal West (172) [registration district], St Antoine Ward [subdistrict], 6 [division], page 155, line 4, household 773; citing Library and Archives Canada microfilm RG31, T-6406 C-13220.
  6. Personal correspondence from Griffith ROSSER to his nephew William Walters ROSSER (16 Dec 1914). Copy on file with John Rosser.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Photograph of headstone for William ROSSER, Annie (McINNES) ROSSER, William W. ROSSER, Sarah Ann (ROSSER) PENNY, Walter Lawton DOWNES and Gladys Annie (PENNY) DOWNES. Taken at Mount Royal Cemetery, 5 May 2012. Supplied by Diana WICKHAM.

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