Jennie Elizabeth MITCHELL

Female 1871 - 1949  (77 years)


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  • Name Jennie Elizabeth MITCHELL  [1
    Born 18 Oct 1871  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Alternate Name Elizabeth Jane  [3
    Alternate Name Mallett 
    Occupation Aft 1923  Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Owner/operator, Mallett Beauty Salon. 
    Reference 1110 
    Reference M1WH446 
    Died 16 Jan 1949  4203 - 10th Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Circulatory failure, due to coronary sclerosis.
    Person ID I1110  Southwest
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2012 

    Father William R MITCHELL,   b. Est 1835, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rebecca HALLOWELL,   b. Est 1835, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Est 1855  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Henry MALLETT,   b. 14 Jul 1854, West Williams Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1935, 6133 Crenshaw, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1889  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • It is not known precisely where or when William met Jennie, but it is likely that it was in Deloraine, Manitoba, about 1889. Both William and Jennie were born in Ontario, but their marriage is not registered there. In 1878 William was apparently living in Plattsville, Ontario, Canada (1878 letter to Myrtie Mallett from Henrietta A. Smith in New Hamburg), but in 1881 he was with his mother and sisters in Brussels, Ontario, Canada, and is described as single. In 1886/7 he is listed in the City directory for Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. His occupation is given as watchmaker, and he was a border at "Pacific Ave, bet 9th and 10th". In 1888 he is listed in the directory for Lennox, then 1889 in Deloraine, then back to Brandon in 1890. William's and Jennie's first child, Frederick William, was born in April of 1890, in Manitoba, and they were living in Brandon in 1891.

      There were several Mitchell families who settled south of Brandon, in the area where William was in 1888/9. In Jennie's will she mentions the names of several nieces whom she wished to receive part of her estate should her son not be found. Five of the names mentioned (all the girls in the household, in fact) can be found in the household of John and Elizabeth Mitchell, in Deloraine in 1901. It is reasonable to assume that John is Jennie's brother, and to assume that Jennie may have come west with John's family and lived with them for a time. According to the birth dates and places of John's children, he and his family must have come to Manitoba about 1887/88. He and his wife and their first three children were born in Ontario, the last birth there took place in September 1886. The first child born in Manitoba had a birthdate of Jan 1889. Two of the other nieces mentioned can be linked to William Wesley Mitchell, who "came from the east" and settled in Naramata (near Penticton), British Columbia, Canada, in 1907. These two nieces (Freda Nuttall and Violet Noyes) are proven to be daughters of William Wesley through their marriage certificates. William Wesley's parents names are given in his death certificate, and his place of birth (Northumberland County, Ontario) is given in his obituary. This establishes that Jennie was probably born in Northumberland County too, to the same parents as William.

      Another person mentioned in Jennie's will as a "friend", was Rossie Anderson, living in Vancouver, British Coumbia, at the time of Jennie's death. The death certificate of Rossie Mary Anderson, proves that she was Rossie Mary McKee, William Henry's niece, also known to be living, with her father, (step?) mother and brothers in Deloraine in 1901. Perhaps it was through this mutual acquaintance that William and Jennie met.
    Census 06 Apr 1891  Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1901  Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Frederick William MALLETT,   b. 08 Apr 1890, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1950  (Age > 61 years)
     2. Rena Marvel MALLETT,   b. 25 Sep 1891, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1944, 4140 Creed Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 06 Apr 1891 - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Owner/operator, Mallett Beauty Salon. - Aft 1923 - Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jan 1949 - 4203 - 10th Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Mallett, Jennie Elizabeth, Death Certificate, (January 21, 1949).

    2. [S53] CC,Brandon,1901,Mallett WH.

    3. [S47] Munn, Rena Marvel, Death Certificate, (August 11, 1944).

    4. [S51] Manitoba and North West Territories Directory, (Henderson's, 1888).

    5. [S54] CC,Brandon,1891,Mallett WH.

    6. [S63] CC,Winchester,1901,Mitchell, J.

    7. [S64] CC,Winchester,1901,McKee, W.

    8. [S65] History, Sovereign, Saskatchewan, Compiler: Sovereign Historical Group, (Friesen Printers, Altona, Manitoba, R0G0B0 Canada, 1981), FC 3549 S69 M5 fo. C. 4., Jack Albert Lyons and Family, by Jennie Johnson, p. 167 - 170.

    9. [S66] History, Naramata BC, Author unknown, (The Bugle Press, Naramata, British Columbia, Canada, circa 1958), FC3849 N37 1950z fol. C.3.