Anderson (Family)

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Anderson (Family)

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Alexander Anderson (1827-1899) married Isabella MacCallum (1831-1885) in 1856. The couple lived on a large farm in Sea Cow Head (later known as Fernwood), Prince Edward Island and had seven children: Mary (1857-1921), Margaret (1858-1908), Minnie Jane (1861-1941), Annie Alice (1863-1942), Charlotte Geddie (1865-1937), and Alexander (1869-1931).

Margaret (“Maggie”) Anderson was born in 1857. She married Albert Bell in 1893 at the age of thirty-four. The couple lived on the farm next door to Margaret’s parents. They did not have any children and Margaret died in 1908.

Annie Alice Anderson was born in 1863. In 1895 she married Alexander Cairns (1865-1934), a farmer in Lower Freetown. The couple had three daughters: Alice, Laura, and Ruth (1905-1985). As a young woman, Ruth Anderson left Lower Freetown and moved to Summerside where she was employed by R. T. Holman Ltd. Following her marriage to Edson Rayner in 1934, Ruth lived with her husband on his farm in Clermont. Ruth and Edson had two children: Sally Ann and Hopgood. She was an active member of the church and held several positions within the Clermont Women’s Institute. Ruth died 10 February 1985.

Charlotte (“Lottie”) Geddie Anderson was born in 1865. In 1886, she married George Franklin MacFarlane (1854-1937). The couple had four children: Harrison, Edwin, Winifred, and Georgie. Charlotte died in 1937.


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27 March 2007. Entered into AtoM 23 September 2016.





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