Cecelia Augusta Elizabeth Finlay

Female 1851 - 1925  (74 years)


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  • Name Cecelia Augusta Elizabeth Finlay 
    Born 8 Mar 1851  Vittoria, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Oct 1925  Moxam Court, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 Nov 1925  St John's Cathedral Cemetery, Lot 57, Block 66 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3008  Ham
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2016 

    Family Walter Peter Marter,   b. 30 Jun 1847, Brantford, Brant, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1925, 121 Clarke Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1875  Simcoe, Haldimand, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924

      SCHEDULE B - MARRIAGES
      Registration District of [Blank], Division of [Blank]
      Page 50, Entry # 006014, No 12

      His Name:Walter Peter Marter
      Age:27 years
      Residence when Married:Simcoe
      Place of Birth:Brantford
      Bachelor or Widower (B. or W.)B
      Rank or Profession:Inland Revenue Service
      Names of Parents:Peter & Augusta Marter
      Her Name:Celia Finlay
      Age:24 years
      Residence when Married:Woodhouse
      Place of Birth:Vittoria
      Spinster or Widow (S. or W.):S
      Names of Parents:William & Celia Finlay
      Names & Residences of Witnesses:Robert Nellis & Sarah Nellis of Simcoe
      Date & Place of Marriage:December 1st 1875 at Woodhouse
      Religious Denomination of Groom:Church of England
      Religious Denomination of Bride:Church of England
      By whom Married:Elliott Grasitt
      By Licence or Banns (L. or B.)L

      [Family History Library Film: MS932_18]



      Ontario Marriage Registrations:

      Part 1: 1800-1924: Marriages arranged by county from sources other than post-1869 civil registrations.
      Part 2: 1869-1917: Ontario Archives, microfilm MS 932, see the following pages.

      Norfolk75:
      1975 at Walsingham 6014-75 (Norfolk Co): Walter Peter MARTER, 27, inland revenue service, Brantford, Simcoe, s/o Peter & Augusta, married Celia FINLAY, 24, Vittoria, Woodhouse, d/
      (http://www.homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/norf75.htm)

      Certificate # 6014-75 (Norfolk Co); Walter Peter MARTER, 27, Inland Revenue Service, born Brantford, residing at Simcoe, s/o Peter & Augusta, married Celia FINLAY, aged 24, born Vittoria, residing at Woodhouse, d/o William & Celia FINLAY, witnesses: Robert & Sarah ELLIS of Simcoe, 1 Dec 1875 at Woodhouse.
    Children 
     1. Walter Finlay Marter,   b. 30 Jun 1877, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1954, 121 Clark Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Cecelia Augusta Pauline Marter,   b. 12 May 1884, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1969, St Michael's Nursing Home, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Caroline Chapman Marter,   b. 7 May 1888, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "My Mother's clan is Waite and I have them back to 1588 in England. My father's side is Pope and I hit my wall nine years ago. I do keep trying to find family but I'm sure the only way would be through the DNA databases. My Grandfather was a home child who came to Canada on the Empress of Ireland through the Fegan organization. His mother gave birth to him in Reading, England in 1897 and she passed away from complications of cysts on the fallopian tube that ruptured during delivery. The informant on the birth certificate was Joseph Pope who was the master of the
      St Mary's union house at Reading. Unfortunately the records for this institution did not survive.

      A friend of mine purchased a house in Simcoe that had a large walk-in safe in the basement; it had a rounded top and vented in the rear. This really intrigued me. William Finlay among many other businesses owned a distillery and this is where he kept his product. This is the home Cecelia grew up in; however, they did own another large elegant home in Vittoria also. Finlay was the first citizen here to be a "lending institution". My wife always says that most people will look to find a needle in a hay stack but my husband looks for hay stacks just to see if there are needles in them. Finlay is not well known here because many of our earliest records were lost in two fires. The [Norfolk] Historical Society knew he was an early business man and that his father James Jr had shares in the NWFT Co. I would like to see him get the accolades he deserves for his importance in the development of Norfolk County. I have found three families he helped set up their businesses and they have named a son each William Finlay and then their last name. To me it speaks volumes of this person and in what regards some held him in. I would love to find direct descendants of Cecilia and W P Marter because my information and logic tells me they are the most likely [ones] to have historical documentation, pictures or oral history of the family back to William."

      Source: E-mail:

      From:Paul Popeparakletos@sympatico.ca
      To:Tony Martertonymarter@aol.com
      Date:Fri, Aug 21, 2009 5:05 pm


      "I am not researching the Marter line but I'm trying to find written records and portrait of Cecilia's Grandfather William FInlay who was the first lending institution in Norfolk County. I think the spelling on the monument where W P Marter and family are interred maybe incorrect. The son's middle name is possibly spelled Finlay not Finley. The significance is Cecelia is a descendant of the very famous James Finlay and James Finlay Jr. as well as Richard Dobie who was the wealthiest merchant in Montreal in the 1760-70. James married one of Richard's grandchildren and was the second Scot to winter over with the Indians and bring back canoes full of pelts. James did this for many years as an independent fur trader. He also was in private business and hired Sir Alexander Mckenzie into his company. Later, after James and his colleagues formed the North West Fur Trading Co. many of the explorers such as Peter Thompson, Simon Frasier, Frobisher etc. worked through this company and discovered much of Canada and the US. They all became quite wealthy. James Sr also had a country wife who had a child named Jaques (Jocco) FInlay. He was trained by his father the business of setting up the trading posts. He also helped guide Mckenzie on one of his expeditions. There is much information about Jocco online. Cecelia's name was Augusta Elizabeth."

      Source: E-mail:

      From:Paul Popeparakletos@sympatico.ca
      To:Tony Martertonymarter@aol.com
      Date:Fri, Aug 21, 2009 12:46 am



      http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca//DetailView.php
      Manitoba, Canada Vital Statistics
      Detailed Death Information:

      Registration Number:1925-048116
      Last Name:MARTER
      Given Names:CECELIA A E A (sic)
      Date of Death:30/10/1925
      Place of Death:WPG [WINNIPEG]
      Age at Death:74
      Unit of Age:YEARS


      Also known as "Minnie".


      Burial: Index Cards from
      St John's Cathedral Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

      MARTER, CECELIALOT 57, BLOCK 66

      Died: October 30, 1925
      Age: 74 years
      Buried: November 3, 1925
      Undertaker: KERR

      Records transcribed from photocopies of card index by Al WILLIAMSON in 1998