Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
NameEliza Wasson McSorley , F
Birth16 May 1835, Ireland9
Death23 Dec 1911
BurialBerwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia
Memosec 6 - stone 17
ReligionPresbyterian on 1881 census; Methodist on 1891, 1901 censuses; Baptist on Death registration
FatherMcSorley , M
MotherMatilda Wasson , F
1Alexander H. Givan , GGG Uncle, M
Birth11 Apr 1834, Givan Wharf, Kings County, Nova Scotia (later called Harbourville)5
Memoborn at the Givan homestead
Death28 Sep 1918, Harbourville, Nova Scotia (Formerly Givan Wharf)
Memodate and place verified from obituary
BurialBerwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia
Memosec 6 - stone 17
OccupationShip Builder, Farmer, Justice Of The Peace
ReligionPresbyterian on 1881, 1891 censuses; Congregationalist on 1901 census
FatherJohn Givan , M (1793-1865)
MotherFrances (Fanny) Hamilton , F (1800-1870)
Marriage8 Oct 1862, Saint John, NB
Marr Memobondsman: George Wasson
ChildrenGeorge A , M (1863-)
 John Hamilton , M (1865-1933)
 David Henry , M (1867-1886)
 Charles F , M (1871-1915)
 Frances (Fannie) , F (1876-)
Notes for Eliza Wasson McSorley
- origin listed as Saint John County on marriage bond100
- she and her kids are listed of Scottish Ethnic Origin on the 1881 census although her birthplace is listed as Ireland (while her husband is listed of Irish Ethnic Origin, born in Nova Scotia.) Her age is listed as 46 in 1881 which would make her year of birth 1835. Her age is 40 on the FamilySearch website transcription of the 1881 census but 46 on the Kings County Archives 1881 census transcription which is more likely correct. 101 Her birthdate on the 1901 census is May 16, 1845 (off by 10 years?).
- must have been living or staying in Boston in 1871 when her son Charles was born.
Inscription on stone:
“Eliza W. Givan, died Dec 23 1911, aged 75 years” which would make her year of birth 183699
Newspaper clipping notes for Eliza Wasson McSorley
Sudden Death
Mrs. Eliza Givan, wife of Alexander Givan, Esq., of Harborville, died suddenly on Saturday morning, aged 75 years. The deceased, who was loved and respected by all, had been in failing health for two weeks, but death came unexpectedly. She had not been confined to her room; was able to be about and ate a light supper, previous to her death, which occurred at half past three o-clock on Saturday morning, Dec. 23, 1911.
Mrs. Givan, besides her husband, leaves five children all of whom reside in West Somerville, Mass.
Charlie and Fanny, who arrived home on Wednesday, the 20th, to spend the winter, have the sympathy of many friends in the loss of their mother.
Last Modified 12 May 2008Created 18 Feb 2019 using Reunion for Macintosh