Mary Jane CORDEN

Female 1863 - 1958  (95 years)


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  • Name Mary Jane CORDEN  [1
    Born 7 Feb 1863  Thoresway, Caistor, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • As per certified copy of entry of birth from Lincolnshire (#CJ132395)
      Registration District: Caistor Sub-District: Caistor County: Lincoln
      Born: Feb 7, 1863 at Thoresway
      Father: George Corden Mother: Sarah Ann Corden, formerly Jarvis
      Occupation of Father: Farm Labourer
      Signature, description and residence of informant: X - the mark of
      Sarah Ann Corden, Mother, Thoresway
      Registered: March 16, 1863 Registrar: John Gabbetis
    Gender Female 
    Immigration Abt 1878 
    • 1878 from Lincolnshire to Zion, N.W. of Port Hope, Ontario.
    Immigration Abt 1878  [3
    • 1878 from Lincolnshire, England to Zion (here first?)

      As per AF (Aug 16/87): At one time Ontario had beautiful white pine and the ship buiilders wanted the pine for masts for the ships, so they would load their boats in England, with rock and come to Canada, dump the rock, get the pine, and return to England. A Bible Christian talked the ship builders into charging and bring immigrants to Canada, instead of stones - and as George was a lay minister of the Bible Christians, that is how he and his family came to Canada. They settled near Port Hope. Later Amy says, she wished she had asked him what it was like coming over in steerage.
    Census 14 Apr 1891  Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Albert Mallett, 31, Methodist, Farmer; Mary Jane, 27, Wife; Frederick, 6, son; Norman, 4, son; Earnest, 1 son; Edward James (not a Mallett), 12, Com, b: England, Farm Labourer.
    Residence Abt May 1891  Brundette Farm, Welwyn, Northwest Territories, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • In the year 1891, they and their three young sons, Frederick William (age 7), Norman and Roy came from Port Hope to Moosomin, Saskatchewan by train. They brought with them a team of horses and a Jersey cow. The trip took a week and Fred told how when he got bored on the train, and when the train stopped for fuel and water, he would get out and run along beside it. Also ran up to the stock car to feed the animals and tend to their needs with his Dad's help. Swansons Delivery took them to their first home. They spent the night at Willen, and went on the next to day to Welwyn, Sask where they rented the Brundette farm. It was in the spring of the year when they arrived and they planted twenty-one bushels of wheat. There was a house on the farm for them to live in. That fall, when they harvested their crop, they had twenty-two bushels of wheat. To earn money for food for his family Albert followed the threshing machines and measured the grain into bushel measures. They stayed on this farm for four years and then moved to the McAuley district in Manitoba.

      To Moosomin from Port Hope, Ontario on train in spring. On to Welwyn next day. Put May here because it was spring and they were in the 1891 census still in Ontario (taken April 14th). Book states "Welwyn, Sask" but at that time Welwyn was part of NWT.
    Residence Abt 1895  32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    • Homestead applied for at Birtle ca 1895. For the grand price of $10.00. One of the last homesteads in the area.

      Albert William Mallett decided to apply for a homestead, so he hitched up the buggy and he and Mary Jane [Corden] drove to Birtle to apply and receive one of the last homestead in the district, for the price of $10.00.

      There was no home on the homestead, so the first winter their home was a cave, or rather two caves side by side - one for the animals and one for the family - dug into the hill side. The next couple of years was spent enlarging the stable dividing half for a home - the rest for the animals. It wasn't until four years had passed that a house was built.

      Have picture of family in front of sod home ca 1899.
    Photo Abt 1899 
    Albert Mallett Sod Home c 1899
    Albert Mallett Sod Home c 1899
    Albert William Mallett and Mary Jane (Corden) Mallett applied for a homestead and received, for the price of $10, one of the last homesteads in the district. This homestead was at 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada.

    There was no home on the homestead, so for the first winter their home was a cave, or rather two caves side by side (one for the animals and one for the family) dug into the hillside. The next couple of years was spent enlarging the stable (made of sod) dividing half for a home and half for the animals. This is a picture of the family in front of that sod home. It wasn't until four years had passed that a house was built.
    SW Group
    Alternate Name Mary Jane Mallett 
    Reference Number
    Residence 1946  [6
    • Living with Henry (son), Ina and family.
    Died 21 Nov 1958  Winnipeg General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 25 Nov 1958  McAuley Cemetery, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary Notice titled "McAuley Pioneer dies at 95 years".
      Mrs. Mary Jane Mallett passed away in Winnipeg General Hospital on Friday, November 21st at the age of 95 years. Born in Lincolnshire, England, Mrs. Mallett had lived in McAuley community for over 60 years. Her husband died in 1936, and one son, Roy, died in 1905. Surviving are three sons; and two daughters. The funeral service was held in McAuley United Church on Tuesday, November 25th, and interment was made in McAuley cemetery.
    Person ID I3730  Southwest
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2020 

    Father George CORDEN,   b. 18 Apr 1839, Thoresway, Caistor, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1913, Miami, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ann JARVIS,   b. 2 Nov 1839, Minting, Wragby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1905, Miami, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 14 May 1862  Thoresway, Caistor, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Albert William MALLETT,   b. 15 Apr 1856, Wormsworthy, Alwington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1936, 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1883  Bible Christian Manse, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11
    • Possibility - found in book - Marriage Notices of Ontario, by William D. Reid, 1980, Hunterdon House - Albert MALOTT, L1883, #ES1-27 (L1883 - living 1883).

      Married in the Bible Christian Manse at Port Hope. Married by Reverend J. Copeland.
    Children 
     1. George Frederick William MALLETT,   b. 4 Nov 1884, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1970, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Albert Norman MALLETT,   b. 18 Dec 1887, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1966, Rivers, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Earnest Roy MALLETT,   b. 1889, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     4. Lillian MALLETT,   b. 26 Jul 1893, Welwyn, Northwest Territories, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1982, South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     5. Alice Viola MALLETT,   b. 18 Feb 1898, 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 2002, Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 104 years)
     6. Henry MALLETT,   b. 26 Jan 1901, 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1984, Virden, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F1216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Feb 1863 - Thoresway, Caistor, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1883 - Bible Christian Manse, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Apr 1891 - Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt May 1891 - Brundette Farm, Welwyn, Northwest Territories, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1895 - 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Nov 1958 - Winnipeg General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Nov 1958 - McAuley Cemetery, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S897] Database, Mallett, Deb, (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), M04S156.

    2. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, 775., Year.

    3. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, 775., Ship/pine story.

    4. [S803] Census 1891: Ontario, W Northumberland, Hamilton, 803.

    5. [S750] Ltr: JM 911202, JM, 750.

    6. [S781] Ltr: RM 920107, RM, 781.

    7. [S748] Book: McAuley, 0-88925-418-4, (Archie Centennial Book Committee, McAuley, Manitoba R0M 1H0, 1983), 748., Page 266.

    8. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, 775., Re: Cave, sod home.

    9. [S776] Ltr: AW 911128, AW, 776., Re: Life in sod home.

    10. [S779] Ltr: AF 880406, AF, 779., Re: Henry and mice.

    11. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, 775., Year, place, church.