Christina Spence Killen(1881-?) Annabella Orr(Annie) Findleton nee Killen 1882-1966, Born in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland

by Graeme Bennett
(Auckland, New Zealand)

SS Pretorian passenger list with Killen Girls  Oct. 1908

SS Pretorian passenger list with Killen Girls Oct. 1908

SS Pretorian passenger list with Killen Girls  Oct. 1908 1935 Voters List Montreal with Findleton Family

I am trying to trace two sisters who travelled to Montreal in 1908.
Christina has proved the most elusive, and for Annie, it is her marriage and details of her daughter Jean that I am looking for.

Christina Spence Killen,
Born 09 May 1881 in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland.
Travelled with her sister Annabella Orr (Annie) and arriving in Quebec in 1908.
1911 Census sees her working in the same household as her sister (Annie) as a Cook in Montreal
After this I can’t find any record of her.. marrying, dying or travelling out of Quebec/Canada

Annabella Orr Killen(Annie) born 27 Dec 1882 in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland
Travelled with her sister in 1908, arriving in Quebec
1911 Census sees her working as a maid in the same household as her sister in Montreal.
? if she married John Young Findleton between 1911 and 1914 (his second marriage) He gives Ann as the name of his wife on his military record and various addresses.
She had the following children:
? Margaret/Margarite born 08 Feb 1913, died 01 Mar 1913
Gladys Orr Findleton on 18 Feb 1914-went on to marry James Edwin Reid in 1938 and died on 10 Jan 2001 in Toronto.
Jean Findleton born 1923 in Montreal, died 14 Aug 2006, London, Ontario. Jean married Robert Sangster in about 1944 in Montreal Quebec and ? moved to Ontario sometime.

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Dec 11, 2018
Parents of Annabella NEW
by: Iain Findleton

Anybody have information about the parents of Annabella? If so, I would appreciate the details of her family tree as is known.

Oct 30, 2018
Descent of Annabela Killen
by: Iain Findleton

While attending Trent University in Peterboro Ontario my son David encountered a fellow student Named Michel Horn, at least partly a native indian (aboriginal, whatever). He claimed to have had a grandmother named Findleton. My thought is that this must be a descendant of either Gladys or Jean, but so far there has been no contact with Horn to check into this information.

Aug 19, 2017
Marguerite Findalton
by: Graeme Bennett

Dear Iain, Hi there, thanks very much for your comments, much appreciated. I included Marguerite as the daughter to John and Annabella, rightly or wrongly. On the burial record it shows those present at the burial were John Findleton and Mrs Findleton. I didn't know who to assume was the mother, Mary Ellen Mayer or Annabella Orr Killen, so I opted for Annabella..
Also another point of pondering is the 1921 Census for the family, it shows that "Mary" is listed rather than Annabella, I wander if for proprietary - ?not being married- for official reasons they used Mary as Annabella's name at certain times.. On that front I have never been able to find a death for Mary Ellen Mayer, theoretically she should have died between 1911(Birth of Walter)-1914 (Birth of Gladys). They also may have just separated which could account for no marriage??
If you have any more information about the family I would be grateful for any information you have on what happened to them. Jean and her husband are especially elusive
Best Wishes
Graeme Bennett

Aug 19, 2017
Some information is not clear
by: Iain Findleton

Margeurite Findleton was listed as the child of John Young Findleton and Mary Ellen Mayer. At the registration, Annabella was not indicated as the wife of John. Later, with the birth of Gladys, Annabella is listed as the mother. There is no record of a marriage between Annabella and John, but they lived as man an wife from sometime in 1913 (After the death of Margeurite in March) until the death of John in 1937.

Feb 24, 2017
by: Deborah

Mrs Annabella Orr Killen Findleton
Birth: Dec. 27, 1882
Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Death: Jun. 29, 1966
Montreal Region
Quebec, Canada

Urgel Bourgie Memorial Gardens
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Created by: Mary Reid
Record added: Mar 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66515415

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