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Almira Jane Benedict

Family reference: 352.238

Born Born 14 Mar 1835 at Richmond twp., Lennox & Addington co., Ontario
Married Married 2 Feb 1855 to Duncan James McCallum at Hungerford twp., Hastings co., Ontario
Died Died 21 Aug 1917 at Vancouver, British Columbia

Parents of Almira Jane:


  1. Annie Marian McCallum; b. 9 Mar 1856; d. 1 Sep 1936
  2. William Arthur McCallum; b. 7 Apr 1858; d. 30 Sep 1932
  3. Alzina (Nina) McCallum; b. 19 Jan 1861; d. 23 Mar 1933
  4. Emma Jane McCallum; b. 7 Jun 1863; d. 19 Aug 1945
  5. Almeda (Meda) McCallum; b. 14 Oct 1866; d. 22 Jan 1949
  6. Margaret (Maggie) A McCallum; b. 20 Feb 1869; d. 12 May 1943
  7. Ada Ethel McCallum; b. 27 Dec 1870; d. 25 Oct 1930

The Parents of Almira Jane Benedict

Almira Jane’s Early Years

Almira Jane Benedict appears on the 1851 Census in the home of James and Mary Fox, Tyendenaga Township, Hastings County. She is 16 years old, single and likely a servant of some sort in their home.

Almira and Duncan

Duncan was the son of Duncan McCallum and Margaret Legget, his older brother William McCallum married Almira's older sister Amanda Benedict.

Almira and Duncan and their growing family appear on the 1861 and 1871 Census in Elzevir Township, Hastings County. However by 1881 they had up and moved to Fort William (now Thunder Bay) Algoma District, Ontario.

On the 1861 Census, Almira's mother Hannah Benedict is living with them.

Around 1911, Almira and Duncan moved from Fort William to Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Final Years for Almira

Both Almira Jane and husband Duncan are buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia.


-- JimBenedict - 23 Nov 2005
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