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Descendants of William Elliott & Margaret Gee


William ELLIOTT was born Abt. 1814 in Ireland, and died 31 Jan1900 in Manitoba. He married Margaret GEE, daughter of Unknown and Mary (maiden name unknown).  They are two of my ggg-grandparents.

In the 1881 census: Margaret ELLIOTT is the wife of William ELLIOTT was she was born about 1823 in Ireland. Her mother, Mary, was living with William & Margaret in 1881 - she was a widow born about 1800 in Ireland, surname of EVEANS (a 2nd marriage?)

In the 1891 census, William & Margaret are in Winnipeg with their daughter Mary Jane.

In the 1861 census, Ontario, William was, age 44, C of E, tollgate keeper, Scarborough. In 1881 he was age 67, farmer, still in Scarborough.

William's death notice appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press of Friday, 2 Feb 1900: "The funeral of the William Elliott whose death took place on Wednesday last at 493 Manitoba St., tool place this afternoon, to Brookside cemetery."  I have not yet found any information on the death of Margaret Elliott.

Children of William and Margaret:

William Henry ELLIOTT, b. May 18, 1855, Scarborough,Ont; d. October 02, 1937. see section 2 below.


James Widdis ELLIOTT, b. about 1850, Upper Canada; In the 1871 census, he was at home with his parents & his occupation was druggist.

  • James married Ida Morrison BLACK in October of 1879 in Durham, Grey Co.
  • In the 1881 census, they are in Durham with a son George W. who was born in early 1880. James was a druggist.
  • There was a James Elliott of the right age who died in Kincardine in 1883 of heart failure (sudden).
  • The marriage registration for James & Ida gives James's mother's name as Margaret GEE.
  • see section 3 below

Mary Jane ELLIOTT, b. 9 Oct 1853. She married John TROTTER before 1881. She appears in the 1881 census living with her parents as a married woman, but no husband is there with her.

Ida Mary TROTTER, daughter (and only child) of Mary Jane & John,  was born 9 Dec 1885 in Winnipeg. In 1934 she was still living in Winnipeg, unmarried. The city directory for that year gives her occupation as sec, Country Guide, and her residence as 500 Ingersoll, Winnipeg.

In the 1885 Winnipeg Directory, John TROTTER is a jeweller living on Manitoba St. and living beside him is William ELLIOTT, gentleman.

Mary Jane died 7 June 1920 in Winnipeg. Her death notice in the Winnipeg Free Press of 7 June 1920: " Mrs. Mary Jean TROTTER; widow of John TROTTER of Virden, who died Sunday was buried in St. James cemetery. Mrs. TROTTER who was 66 years old had lived in Manitoba 37 years, coming to Winnipeg more than a year ago. She resided at 15 Manitou Apts."

When I checked the Winnipeg Directory for 1920, Ida M. TROTTER was at the same address as her mother, occupation given as steno, Grain Growers Guide.

John TROTTER died in Winnipeg (47 Dagmar St.) on 17 Feb 1901 at age 53 years + 7 months. There is a death notice for him in the Winnipeg Free Press of 18 Feb 1901 that says that he is buried in St. Johns cemetery.

In the 1891 census, John Trotter is a jeweller in Winnipeg.... father born Ireland & mother born USA, Baptist

In the 1901 census, Mary Jane is a widow in Winnipeg, age 47, b. 9 Oct 1853

In the 1906 census, Mary Jane & Ida are in Brandon District (exact location?)

In the 1911 census, Mary Jane & Ida are in Virden (Brandon Dist) Manitoba.  Mary Jane's birth date is given as Oct 1853 and she is 57 years old.  Ida is 25 and she is a stenographer in an office [ancestry has them indexed with the surname Devitt]



section 2

William Henry ELLIOTT (WILLIAM1) was born May 18, 1855 in Scarborough,Ont, and died October 02, 1937. He married Maude Mary LOANE on April 09, 1874; she was the daughter of William & Sarah.

William Henry was born in 1855, born about where the Don Bridge at Queen St. is/was. He attended Duke Street Public School. At the age of 17 he went to work for Trotter & Matthews, jewellers on King St. At the time of his death, he had a store at 77 Victoria St., Toronto where he sold jewelry & regalia. He was a member of Orange Order, IOOF, Coronati Lodge AF and AM.

In 1884 he was living at 28 Power (north of King St E, St. Davids ward) and may have been working for the Wanless Co, in the old Simpsons block. In 1891 (also 1898) he lived in Norway, Ontario. In 1914, regalia manufacturer, 102 Jarvis, res Scarborough twp and in 1920, egalia store now at 34 Adelaide St W, res stop 12, Kingston Rd.


1871, census - age 19, living with James & Ellen Smith in York East twp., York Co - Ellen was her sister


William James, b. March 31, 1875; d. Bef. 1920; m. Mabel WALLACE, St. John's Norway church, Toronto.

  • 1898, jeweller with John Wanless & Co., residence in Norway, Ont
  • 1911 census, Toronto (Waverly Rd)
  • 1914, WJ Elliot & Co., jewellers at 102 Jarvis with residence at 113 Waverley Rd., (runs north from the lake, 4 e of Woodbine Racetrack)
  • children of William & Mabel - Charles William Louis Elliott b. 4 March 1903 and Mabel Maxine Elliott b. 25 May 1901

Margaret Hyacinthe Maud, b. October 05, 1876; d. April 22, 1965; m. Philip WATSON, St. Johns Norway, Toronto on 11 Dec 1907. No children.  In the 1911 census Philip & Maud are in Scarborough twp (Lot 35 Con A) with Philip's widowed father, Thomas Watson.  Philip is age 31 (b. July 1879) and he is a station timekeeper.  Maud's parents are in the next household (William & Maud Elliott) and next to that is the family of Henry & Mabel Elliott (and 5 daughters).  All are on Lot 35 Con A of Scarborough twp

Edith, b. October 16, 1878; d. October 17, 1878.

Ivy Laurel, b. January 03, 1880; d. June 04, 1880.

Henry Edward, b. June 11, 1881; d. January 13, 1964; m. Mabel Beatrice Dew HEWLETT, April 08, 1901, St. John's Norway church, Toronto. In 1908 they were living at Kingston Rd. & Blantyre (?), East Toronto. In 1914 Harry was a jeweller with WJ Elliott & Co., living in Scarborough twp. In 1920, still jeweller, now living at 85 Victoria Park Ave.

Mabel Hewlett died of cancer in 1957. In 1898 she was employed as a clerk, living with her mother

In the 1911 census (Lot 35 Con A of Scarborough twp)

  • Henry Elliott, head, b. June 1882, age 28, b. Ontario, laborer in tin factory
  • Mabel Elliott, wife, b. Oct 1879 in England, age 31, to Canada in 1884
  • Florence Elliott, daughter, b. March 1902, 7
  • Mary Elliott, daughter, b. Feb 1906, 5
  • Grace Elliott, daughter, b. Oct 1907, 3 [my grandmother]
  • Hilda Elliott, daughter, b. July 1909, 1
  • Ruth Elliott, daughter, b. March 1911, 2 months

Ruby, b. March 11, 1884; d. July 09, 1974 of cancer; m. William E ARMSTRONG in 1908 (reg 21730-08). Ruby and Bill are buried at St. Margarets in the Pines, West Hill.  In the 1911 census, William & Ruby are in Markham where William is a farmer.  Children of William & Ruby: William Armstrong b. 1909, Andrew Armstrong, Loane Armstrong and Violet Armstrong (the last 3 all born after 1911)

Golda Elata (Tady), b. August 18, 1885; d. October 08, 1974; m. Andrew ALLISON on 30 Aug 1916 at St. Johns Norway (reg 4562-16) .  In the 1911 census she is single & is with her parents in Scarborough twp. Andrew was born in Toronto twp., s/o Thomas ALLISON & Jennie COOK. In 1916 he was a farmer at RR2 Malton.

Linaria Victoria (Jackie), b. May 24, 1887. m. Herbert Edward LAWRENCE, St. Johns Norway, Toronto, on 11 Dec 1907.  Bert was born in England on 18 April 1886 and he was the adopted s/o George & Lucy Neale who were living next to William & Maud Elliott (Linaria's parents) in the 1901 census. In 1907 he was a clerk, living at 62 Malvern St.  Their first child, Tady Maud Lucy Lawrence was born 6 Oct 1908 at Lot 35 Con A of Scarborough twp (birth reg 56779-08).  In the 1911 census they are still at 62 Malvern St. and Tady is the only child with them.  Subsequent children are George Lawrence & Betty Lawrence


section 3

James Widdis ELLIOTT:

  • James was born in Toronto about 1850, s/o William & Margaret Elliott
  • He married Ida Morrison BLACK, d/o John BLACK & Agnes HARRIS on 15 Oct 1879 at Durham Ontario (reg 3290-80)
  • In the 1871 census he was a druggist, b. Ontario, living with his parents
  • In the 1881 census he was a druggist in Holland twp.
  • James died at Sullivan twp Ontario on 15 Dec 1890 (death reg 5675-90 - druggist, b. Ont.,  cause = inflammation of the lungs)

Children of James & Ida:

  • George W. Elliott, b. Nov 1880 - in the 1881 census, but not the 1891 census
  • Percy Harris Elliott, b. 2 Oct 1882 in Chatsworth Ont., died 13 Sept 1943 in Victoria BC.  He was the Principal of Victoria College (after being a professor chemistry & physics).  He married Jennie McKilligan.
  • William Elliott, b. abt 1885, 1901 census - with mother, 1911 census with brother James in Drumheller Alberta
  • James Elliott, b. 21 Jan 1888, 1901 census, with mother in Chatsworth, 1916 in Drumheller (age 28, accountant).  In 1918 James joined the CEF and in the CEF paperwork he gives his next of kin as his mother, Mrs. Ida Johnson of Manhattan Apts. on Halo St. in Vancouver BC.


  • Ida was born about 1858.  She had a sister Mary Elizabeth Black who was born 1 May 1860
  • 1891 census: Ida was a widow, age 32, chemist & druggist,
  • 1901 census: postmistress in Chatsworth
  • 1902: 10 Sept 1902 she retired her postmistress job
  • 1911 census: Ida Johnston, 15th Ave in Vancouver BC, age 50 with husband J.F. Johnston, age 40 (b. May 1871), both born in Ontario.  No children with them in the census
  • John Frederick JOHNSON, b. 24 May 1871, s/o James JOHNSON, hotel keeper & Elizabeth Mary CROPP, Owen Sound

: death registration for Ida Ann Morrison Johnson who died in Vancouver BC on 27 May 1930 at age 72 years.  According to the death reg'n she was born in Ontario, d/o [blank] Black & Agnes Harris, both born in Ontario.  The informant was her husband, John Frederick Johnson of 2104 37th Ave West in Vancouver.  She died of apoplexy & myocarditis and she is buried at Ocean View Burial Park. 


Percy Harris Elliott - is on youtube! check

from  (from 25 May 1961)
Mr. Chancellor, I have the honour to present to you for the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Charles Johnstone Armstrong. Dr. Armstrong was born in this city and attended Victoria College, where he served as President of the Students’ Council. His studies of classics here, at The University of British Columbia, and at Harvard, where he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree, were a fitting apprenticeship for the works of a scholar and the labours of university administration. The step-son of the late Percy Harris Elliott, Dr. Armstrong has won distinction for his intellectual power and his rare gifts of leadership as President of the University of Nevada. It is most fitting, therefore, that The University of British Columbia and Victoria College should award him the high honour of a Doctor of Laws degree.