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Mary Ann Benedict

Family reference: 352.257.6

Born Birth 6 Jan 1879   Balaclava area, St. Vincent twp., Grey co., Ontario
Married Married 1 July 1903 Reginald Wilfred Emary St. Vincent twp., Grey co., Ontario
Died Died 19 April 1965   Cara Villa Nursing Home, Collingwood, Ontario

Photo Album - Family album of photos and documents.



  1. Audrey Marie Emary; b. 1905; m. George jolley
  2. Frank Wilfred Emary; m. Doris Laycock

Mary's Parents

Mary's Early Years

Mary and Reginald

Reginald was born April 6, 1880. They resided at Meaford, Ontario1. Mr. and Mrs. Emary Lived and farmed on Highway #26, three miles west of Meaford.

The Final Years for Reginald

REGINALD EMARY DIES THURSDAY; -- Meaford, March 7, 1946, Reginald Wilfred Emary, a lifelong resident of this district, died suddenly at his home on the Owen Sound, Meaford Highway a few miles from here early on Thursday morning. Deceased was born in his present home, a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Emary. He was in in his 66th year. Forty years ago he was united in marriage to Mary Benedict who survives along with one daughter Audrey, Mrs. George Jolly of St. Vincent, and one son, Frank at home. Mr. Emary, who was the last surviving member of his family, was a devoted member of Olivet Baptist Church, Meaford. He had been a member of S. S. No. 2 School board for several years. Deceased was very well known throughout the district. He brought milk to Meaford each morning. His sudden death will occasion deepest regret among a wide circle of friends.

THE REGINALD EMARY FUNERAL SERVICE; -- Meaford March 12, 1946. Funeral service for the late Reginald Emary, esteemed St. Vincent Township resident, was held from his former residence on Saturday afternoon. Relatives from throughout this community as well as many from Toronto and other points were present for the service as were a wide host of friends. Rev. John Dodds of Owen Sound had charge of the service. There were many beautiful floral tributes. The pallbearers were H. McConnell, Dave McCann, William Bumstead, James Rumsby, Arthur Laycock and Edward Calvert. Interment was made at Lakeview Chapel, Meaford.

NOTE; -- contrary to interment mentioned in above Obit, Reginald and Mary Anne's gravestone is found in Duxbury Cemetery.

The Final Years for Mary

MARY ANNE (BENEDICT) EMARY; -- Died at Cara Villa Nursing Home, Collingwood on Monday evening April 19th 1965 Mary Anne Benedict, beloved wife of the late Reginald Emary. Dear mother of Audrey (Mrs. George Jolley) and Frank both of St. Vincent Township; sister of Lavena (MRS. Ben Vail) St. Catharines and Herbert Benedict, Collingwood. The late Mrs. Emary is resting at the Ferguson Funeral Home, Boucher Street, Meaford, where the service will be held on Thursday afternoon, April 22nd at 2:30 o'clock. Interment Lakeview Cemetery,Meaford.

NOTE; -- contrary to interment mentioned in above Obit, Reginald and Mary Anne's gravestone is found in Duxbury Cemetery.


Some notes on the children

  • Audrey Marie; born Oct. 17, 1905; married Mr. Jolley; resided Meaford, Ontario; died March 1972, predeceased by son, Lloyd.1
  • Frank Wilfred; born March 1, 1907; married Doris Laycock; one son, Bruce. Frank was living in Galt, Ontario at time of sister's death.

Census of 1911

Person Sex Status Marital Born Age Born in Origin
EMERY Reginald M head married Apr 1881 30 Ontario English
Mary A. F wife married Jan 1880 31 Ontario English
Audrey M. F daughter single Oct 1905 5 Ontario English
Frank W. M son single Mar 1907 4 Ontario English
Matilda F mother Widow Aug 1843 67 Ontario Irish
Note: Reginald is listed as a farmer and all are Baptist except mother, Methodist

- Canada 1911 Census for Grey County, Ontario, St. Vincent Twp., District 73, Subdistrict 3, microfilm ,


  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", Vol. II by Elwyn E. Benedict; 1st pub. 1969; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

-- JimBenedict - 17 Dec 2005 -- DonaldElliott - 11 Feb 2006
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