Mary Jane MALLETT

Female 1859 - 1950  (90 years)


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  • Name Mary Jane MALLETT 
    Born 09 Oct 1859  Parkhill, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 03 Apr 1881  Brussels, Huron Centre, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate Name Conboy 
    Alternate Name Minnie  [3
    Reference 447 
    Died 01 Sep 1950  4147 Bakman Avenue, North Hollywood, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Cause of death: Cardio vascular renal disease, due to Hepatitis and congestive liver. She was also senile.
    Notes 
    • Her husband's occupation is Clerk. Her age is listed as 20 at the time of the census, 21 at the time of her marriage which occurred in Dec. So she was born in 1860. He is a bachelor and she was a spinster. Easter Ann Lake of Ethel and brother William witnessed. According to the marriage certificate she is C of E, he Methodist. In the census she is listed as Prebyterian.

      I checked the birth indexes at least up to 1895 and did not find any children. I found Adam Conboy, son of Adam, son of Adam, in Erin Twp. This is the younger brother of James. There is only one birth though, and Adam is not in Erin in the 1891 census, so it seems they went somewhere else too. Perhaps death indexes will turn up something.

      In the cemetary index for Erin Union cemetary I found Adam (the elder) Conboy and his wife, plus James, and the wife of Thomas, but not Mary Jane, and not Thomas. They are in row 16 #3. In row 16 #4 is "Leyton V., son of James and Mary Conboy, died Nov 12 1894 aged 7 years, 1 mo, 8 days. The names are right, and the location in the cemetary is right. There is a listing in the on-line index for Erin Union cemetery for a Mary Conboy, that could be her. I checked the birth indexes for Conboy babies but only from 1881 onwards. I'm not sure if I ever looked for them in the death indexes, I could confirm I've got the right James, and maybe find Mary Jane too. The age at time of death (60) fits with the information I already had about date of birth. At 16 #5 is William Conboy, 1843 - 1927, no idea what connection there is there. I should check the 1901 census for Erin. Maybe they went somewhere and came back.

      In the 1901 census the farm is no longer owned by any Conboy. Adam, Annie and Elizabeth B have moved into Erin Village. There is no sign of James and Mary Jane. William Conboy and his wife live in Erin village too.

      I found the death records of James and Leyton V. James is listed as a jeweller, and Leyton is listed as a jeweller's son. James died in Toronto in 1916, Leyton in Acton in 1894. I don't find the family in the 1891 or 1901 census for Acton, nor the 1901 census for Toronto. There is only one James Conboy in the Toronto city directory for the period. He is a market gardener, and I found him in the 1901 census, and confirmed he is not my guy, so I still don't know where they lived. Leyton was born in Erin according to the death record, but I did not find a birth record.

      I have found the Conboys in the 1891 census in Brandon, Manitoba. William Henry Mallett is there too. The 1890 City Directory for Brandon lists "Conboy & Co., Jewellers, Rosser Ave. near 9th". The family lives above the store. William Henry is listed in the same directory as a "Jeweller, Rosser", so he was working with his brother in law. There is only one child, Leyton, 3 years old and born in Manitoba, so they must have gone out there before that. James is 36, occupation Jeweller, Mary J is 30. This is the only point in time that I can place the family together, I don't know where they were in 1901, but somewhere in Ontario seems the best bet, since Leyton died in 1894 in Acton. They might have been staying with the Matthews in 1894, or they may have been with the Conboys in Erin, and the boy died in Acton because that's where the hospital was. It's possible there are more children, too, because Leyton was only 3 in 1891, and Mary Jane was only 30. I might try the Toronto directory again to see if I can place them there in 1901. I should also look again in 1901 in Brandon. Given the propensity for long life among the Malletts, especially the women, it's likely Mary Jane lived past the cutoff date for the death indexes in Ontario (1924), and that's why I haven't found her there. She would have been a mere 64 in 1924.
    • Mary Jane went by "Min" or "Minnie", and was known to the family as Aunt Min. She had a friendship with an American actress, Verna Felton, who was in a TV series called December Bride with Spring Byington. Verna and her husband used to travel a lot in some kind of show business. Verna got pregnant and Aunt Min went with her to California to look after the baby. Aunt Min didn't do it for the money, she was just helping them out.

      When Mary Jane died, the informant was Mrs Verna Felton Millar a "friend". She had been at the address where she died for 13 years, and had been in the USA for 50 years. Her son died in 1894, her husband in 1915. If she was in the USA for 50 years, she may have been split from her husband. He didn't die (in Toronto) until 1916. [1, 4]
    Person ID I447  Southwest
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2019 

    Father Frederick James MALLETT,   b. 09 Mar 1826, Bideford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1868, Sylvan, West Williams Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann LAKE,   b. 25 Jan 1834, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1920, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married Est 1852 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James CONBOY,   b. 1855, Erin Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1916, Erin Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 06 Dec 1881  Brussels, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Certificate # 4480
    Children 
     1. Leyton Vernon CONBOY,   b. 1887, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1894, Acton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Oct 1859 - Parkhill, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 Dec 1881 - Brussels, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Sep 1950 - 4147 Bakman Avenue, North Hollywood, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S130] Conboy, Mary J, Death Certificate, (Sept 5 1950).

    2. [S3410] 1881 Canada Census, (Library and Archives Canada (LAC)), CD ROM (2002)., 13273,174/H,p.14,F.63.

    3. [S3410] 1881 Canada Census, (Library and Archives Canada (LAC)), CD ROM (2002).

    4. [S131] Miscellaneous, Mary Jane Conboy, Ravizza, Anne, (Aurora, Ontario, Canada , June 6, 2002), M1ME450S132.