Sunday, September 9, 2012

Miss Flora Cameron Who Died In Arenac

Flora Cameron died January 21, 1902, at Sterling, Deep River Township, Arenac County, Michigan, at age 80 years, 8 months and 11 days, according to her death record.  She was born in Ontario, Canada, to Allen and Mary (McMillan) Cameron.  Flora never married.  Miss Cameron's date of birth was May 10, 1820*.  The informant was Daniel (my great-grandfather was often called Dan, but his name was Donald) Cameron.  *Bible record recorded it as May 3, 1821

Flora Cameron was living with her sister, Nancy, in Arenac County, in 1900:

United States Census, 1900
event place: ED 24 Deep River township, Arenac, Michigan, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Nancy Cameron F 77 Canada E
son Hugh Cameron M 40 Canada
son Philip Cameron M 37 Canada E
sister Flora Cameron F 79 Canada
son-in-law Frank Sawtell M 41 Michigan
granddaughter Eva Sawtell F 12 Michigan
granddaughter Jessie Sawtell F 11 Michigan

Flora was with her sister's family in 1880 in Michigan:

United States Census, 1880
residence: Pinconning, Bay, Michigan
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Richard Cameron M 62 Scotland
wife Annie Cameron F 57 Scotland
son Daniel Cameron M 30 Canada
son John A. Cameron M 26 Canada
son Coran Cameron M 25 Canada
dau Jessie Cameron F 23 Canada
son Hugh Cameron M 20 Canada
son Richard P. Cameron M 17 Canada
dau Joannes Cameron F 15 Canada
dau Flora Cameron F 12 Canada
Flora Cameron F 59 Scotland

In 1871 Flora was living with her parents near Buckingham, Quebec, Canada:

1871 Census - Quebec Ange_gardien, page 19 
CAMERON Allan* m 89 Ecosse RPresb Scotch married
5 CAMERON {?} Anes* f 84 Ecosse RPresb Scotch married
6 CAMERON Flora f 50 Ontario RPresb Scotch
*Parents of Nancy/Ann Cameron, wife of Richard P. Cameronwho was enumerated on page 18

In 1861:
 [County of Ottawa]
1861 Canadian Census - Buckingham, Quebec  - District 2, comprising the 1st  7th inc?

CAMERON, Allan, b. Scotland, SC (religion), 77, Married
    , Nancy, b. Scotland, SC, 73, Married
    , Flora, b. Upper Canada, SC, 39, Married ("Married" is an error)
    , Richard, Upper Canada, 42, Married
    , Ann, b. Upper Canada, 37 (AKA Nancy, wife of Richard; dau of Allan & Nancy)

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