Salome WITTY

Female 1884 - 1965  (80 years)


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  • Name Salome WITTY 
    Born 21 Jul 1884  Barrie Island, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 May 1965  Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 May 1965  Gordon Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8993  Manitoulin Roots
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2020 

    Father George WITTY,   b. 4 Jun 1862, Osprey Township, Grey County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1917, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Annie Elizabeth MERVYN,   b. 1 May 1857, Bentinck Township, Grey County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1914, Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1883  Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ontario Vital Records - Marriages #001 023 - 1873
      George WITTY, born Osprey and Annie MERVIN, born Osprey were married 16 March 1873 in Gore Bay. Parents of Groom: Burton Witty and Latoma Rumbles. Parents of Bride: James Mervin and Mary Mervin.
      (Note: the registration for this couple clearly shows the date of marriage as 1873, however the other two registrations on the same page, including the couple mentioned below are shown to be married in 1883)

      Manitoulin Expositor, March 31, 1883
      Married
      McLean-Witty-At Gore Bay, on the 16th March, by the Rev. W. Macaulay Tooke, B. A., Hector McLean, merchant, to Ella Witty, eldest daughter of Burty Witty-
      Also, at the same time and place,
      Witty-Mervyn-Geo. Witty, to Annie Mervyn, all of Barrie Island.
    Family ID F2022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Albert ARMSTRONG,   b. 10 Dec 1885, Silver Water, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1977, Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1908  Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ontario Vital Records - Marriages #004 523 - 1908
      William Albert ARMSTRONG, born Silverwater and Salome WITTY, born Barrie Island were married 18 April 1908 at Gordon. Groom's Parents: J. J. Armstrong and Emma Kemp. Bride's Parents : George Witt and Annie Mervyn.
    Children 
     1. Leona Violet ARMSTRONG,   b. 24 Mar 1910, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1977, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Delena Willa ARMSTRONG,   b. 11 Mar 1912, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1978, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Annie Salome ARMSTRONG,   b. 18 May 1914, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 2001, Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Georgina Alice ARMSTRONG,   b. Abt 1915
     5. William Albert ARMSTRONG,   b. 24 Jan 1936, Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 2015, Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F6471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dorothy Hopkins Addison Scrapbook (green ledger), transcribed by Marilyn Irish
      Obituary (handwritten 1965)
      Mrs. W. A. Armstrong
      The funeral of the late Mrs. Salome Armstrong as held from the United Church, Gore Bay, on May 12th.
      Mrs. W.A. Armstrong passed away at her home in Little Current on May 10, 1965.
      She is survived by her husband W.A. Armstrong, Little Current, four daughters (Lena) Mrs. Cecil Pearson, Little Current, (Darlena) Mrs. Frank Thibault, Gore Bay, (Annie) Mrs. Lovelace, Regina, (Georgina) Mrs. Joe Granville, Erieau; one sister (Mae) Mrs. George Hall and on aunt Mrs. Kate Cole, Stayner, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
      Mrs. Armstrong was laid to rest in Gordon Cemetery beside her
      …….rest is missing.

      Obituary, uncited
      Armstrong - At her home in Little Current, Monday, May 10, 1965, Salome Armstrong, beloved wife of William Armstrong, aged 80 years. Rested at the Turner Funeral Home, Gore Bay, until service in the United Church, Gore Bay, Wed. May 12th. Interment in Gordon Cemetery.

      Obituary (handwritten 1965), uncited
      Mrs. W. A. Armstrong
      The funeral of the late Mrs. Salome Armstrong as held from the United Church, Gore Bay, on May 12th.
      Mrs. W.A. Armstrong passed away at her home in Little Current on May 10, 1965.
      Mrs. Armstrong was born on Barrie Island eighty years ago on the farm now owned by Albert Lane. She was the oldest of two daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Witty.
      She moved to Gordon Township when very young and on April 8, 1908, married W.A. Armstrong and moved to Gore Bay where she resdied until 1942, and moving to Little Current where she resided until her death. Mrs. Armstrong had been in ill health for the last four years.
      She is survived by her husband W.A. Armstrong, Little Current, four daughters (Lena) Mrs. Cecil Pearson, Little Current, (Darlena) Mrs. Frank Thibault, Gore Bay, (Annie) Mrs. Lovelace, Regina, (Georgina) Mrs. Joe Granville, Erieau; one sister (Mae) Mrs. George Hall and on aunt Mrs. Kate Cole, Stayner, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
      Mrs. Armstrong was laid to rest in Gordon Cemetery beside her mother and father.
      The service was held in the United Church, Gore Bay, conducted by Rev. Bould. The funeral arrangements were conducted by The Turner Funeral Home.
      Pallbearers were six grandsons: Roy Lovelace, Lawrence Lovelace, Godfrey Lovelace, William Thibault, James Thibault and John Ramsey.
      Several attended the funeral from Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Parry Sound, Erieau and Toronto.
      The many floral tributes showed the high esteem in which she was held.

      Funeral Card from family member
      Comfort
      The Power who pities man has shown
      A blessing for the eyes that weep.
      The light of smiles shall fill again
      The lids that overflow with tears;
      And weary hours of woe and pain
      Are promises of happier years.

      There is a day of sunny rest
      For every dark and troubled night;
      And grief may bide on evening quest.
      But joy shall come with early light.

      For God hath marked each sorrowing day
      And numbered every secret tear.
      And Heaven's long age of bliss shall pay
      For all His children suffers here
      Tombstone photo.

      In Memory of
      Salone Armstrong
      Beloved wife of William A. Armstrong
      of Little Current
      Died
      At her home in Little Current on Monday, May 10, 1965
      Aged 80 years
      Resting
      At the Turner Funeral Home
      Funeral Service
      At the United Church, Gore Bay, on Wednesday, May 12 at 2.30 p.m.
      Interment
      Gordon Cemetery

      Memoriam, The Recorder, May 11, 1967
      Armstrong-In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Mrs. Salome Armstrong who passed away May 10, 1965.
      God saw you getting weary,
      He did what He thought best
      He put His arms around you,
      And whispered "come and rest"
      The golden gates stood open
      Two years ago today,
      With goodbyes left unspoken
      You gently slipped away.
      -Ever remembered by daughter Georgina, son-in-law and family.

      Memoriam, The Recorder, May 11, 1967
      Armstrong-In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother Salome Armstrong who passed away May 10th, 1965.
      We often sit and think of you
      And think of how you died
      To think you could not say good-bye
      Before you closed your eyes
      It broke our heats to see you go
      You did not go alone
      For part of us went with you
      The day God called you home.
      -Lovingly remembered by daughter Delena, son-in-law Frank and grandchildren.