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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: [Lon] CUTLER, Elizabeth H. - c18
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 16:58:22 +0100
In message <>, hey wyre
>I am at my wits end trying to find anything pertaining to who I perceive as
>my ggrandmother, Elizabeth (Lizzie) H. Cutler born November 12, 1858
>(according to a book I have stating "to Elizabeth H. Cutler on her twenty
>second birthday by esteemed friend Ellen Fanny Burrows" and is dated
>November 21, 1880
Odd expression - you don't go round describing yourself as 'esteemed' so
logically, the inscription was not written by Ms Burrows but inserted by
Elizabeth herself, later on.
Even if Elizabeth Cutler was her name then, there is always the
possibility that Elizabeth was already a married woman when she was
given this present.
There is an Elizabeth wife of John Cutler, (lab) at Northfield, on the
edge of Birmingham proper. In 1881, She is aged 22, but if she was
downsizing her age, or forgetful, later on, or overestimated in census,
it just about might be her.
>The crazy thing is my ggrandmother came to Canada in or around 1900 and I am
>presuming she was still single at the time
doesn't the certificate say?
> (roughly 42 years of age). She
>gave birth to my grandmother in April 1900 in Montreal, Quebec, although my
>grandmother all her life was told she was born in Birmingham, England in
If she was in Birmingham when she began to notice and remember things,
she could easily have assumed this. There must have been money enough to
take her back to England (and bring her over again)
>My grandmother spent her childhood in an orphange in Montreal. The family
>has a picture of my grandmother in Hanen,
Hanen? offhand, Handsworth is in B'ham, Hanley is a few miles NW
> Birmingham when she was about 2
>years old, so they did go back to visit.
>I can find no records whatsoever about any marriage and yet the cemetary in
>Montreal states my ggrandmother was the "widow of John Cutler" and she was
>cremated and the ashes removed from the cemetary
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society
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