Monday, June 23, 2014
The Newman Family in Elgin County Ontario Canada - Part 6 - Vida Newman
The Newman Family in Elgin County - Part 6 - Vida Newman
Vida Jane Ethel Newman was born February 12, 1892, in Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada. She died December 27, 1906, in Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada.
The “BIRTH CERTIFICATE -ELGIN - Port Stanley” reads:
February 12, 1892
Vida Jane Ethel Newman
John Newman (Father)
Susannah Stephens (Mother)
Father - Laborer
Born - Port Stanley
March 11 1892 registered
Vida Jane passed away in her mid teens.
The “DEATH CERTIFICATE - 000141” reads:
Died - December 27, 1916
15 years old
Lived - Colborne St., Port Stanley
Father John Newman
Diphtheria 5 days
In the St Thomas Daily Times, page 1 the following appears - Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Newman. Port Stanley. Died: December 27, 1906, age 15, from black diphtheria. Burial: December 1906, Union Cemetery.
The Newman family is buried in unmarked graves on the front left section as you face the cemetery, or in the section past the second driveway. Vida's father John told family losing Vida was the hardest thing he ever had to face.