Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gray/Cameron Marriage


An article from the San Francisco Call 26 August 1891:

A BIT OF ROMANCE.
The Granddaughter of Sir Charles Tupper Elopes

Quite a romance attaches to the marriage of Christian Hamilton Gray of Abbeywood. Kent, England, and Miss Sophie Tupper Cameron, daughter of Major-General Cameron [and Emma Tupper Cameron], commandant of Royal Military College, and granddaughter of Sir Charles Tupper, which occurred on Friday last in St. Paul's Church, says a Kingston special to the New York Herald. A lawyer, clergyman and two cabmen were the only witnesses. Miss Cameron some time ago met Mr. Gray in England, where he was a civil engineer. He was young and wealthy, but the Major-General objected to his becoming the husband of his daughter, and Miss Cameron was forthwith brought home to Canada. But the ocean that divided the continents could not separate their love.  Mr. Gray soon took ship for Canada and began arrangements for the marriage. Last Friday Miss Cameron quietly left her home and came downtown, where a cabman met her. A block away Mr. Gray was picked up and the two drove to the church where, Rev. W. Johnson united them in marriage. Mr. Gray settled a large annuity upon his bride. Mr. and Mrs. Gray are at the Hotel ___. Major-General Cameron has been notified of their marriage, but whether the stern parent has relented or not cannot be learned. Mr. Gray is about 30 years of age, refined and educated. He refuses to state his arrangements for the future. His father is interested in electric lights in Kent.

Sophia's sister was Nancie Tupper Cameron.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Daniel A. Cameron #715201


Records from the Library and Archives of Canada include Veterans Death Cards: First World War and the microfilm where they can be found. When Veterans Affairs was notified of the death of a First World War veteran, a death card was created... .

Daniel A. Cameron
Private
14 Battalion
Date of Death:  24-8-59
Place of Death: Washington, D.C.
Image# 523


More information about Daniel Archie Cameron can be found on his Attestation Papers:


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mary Jane Cameron


From the Allen Park Veteran's Administration site:


Access Title:'Night Out' for Shut-In Vets
Person/People:Cameron, Mary Jane
File Type:Clippings
Description:"Night club party" at Dearborn Veterans Hospital. "Cigarette girl" Mary Jane Cameron gives some smokes to patients Richard Stranahan (Dearborn) and Raymond Blue (Drayton Plains).
Date:1954

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

David Somerville Cameron


Michigan, Eastern District Naturalization Index, 1907-1995, C-552 (Albert) to C-610 (Giacinta

[Note:  Cameron Soundex Code is C-565]

David Somerville Cameron

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Alexander Cameron's South Carolina Letter


From the South Carolina Archives (online):  S213089: Robert W. Gibbes Collection of Revolutionary War Manuscripts, Cameron, Alexander, Letter...dated 16 August 1775:


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"...Mr. Thompson informs me....that he and Mr. Brown were attacked....".


Also from Alexander Cameron's letter:

"....know what has become of Mr. Stuart and if you heard anything of Allan...".


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Court Cases Involving Camerons And Giles In SC



From the South Carolina Department Of Archives And History (links below added by me):

CALDWELL, JOHN M., INDORSEE OF ALEXANDER CAMERON VS ROBERT GILES AND MATILDA GILES, HIS WIFE, JUDGMENT ROLL.  8/20/1798

CAMERON, ALEXANDER VS ROBERT GILES AND MATILDA GILES, JUDGMENT ROLL. 8/14/1799

CAMERON, LEWIS, INDORSEE OF ROBERT GILES VS WILLIAM MARSHALL, JUDGMENT ROLL.   6/13/1801