Oh Woe is Addie Stewart from Perth


Poor Addie Stewart. A young girl of Perth, Ontario who went to visit her sister in Rochester, New York and fell in love with young Nelson Scott who worked in copper. She lied about her age, said she was 18, and they did the deed and were married by a Methodist minister. I guess she never came home that night and her sister had her husband chase her down and bring her home. Addies’s Dad was not impressed, and journeyed from Perth to Rochester to bring her home. I searched and searched and could not find out what happened. All that remains in the family ancestry is the marriage certificate. You can’t blame Addie, she had 10 siblings waiting for her back in Perth where her job was probably looking after her brothers and sisters. Her Dad probably didn’t understand it all as if you look at his genealogy he was living with 31 other people while he grew up. You did what you had to do in those days.

I ended up find her in a 1911 census where it looks like she was working in a mill working 52 hours a week

New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848;

Nelson Scott

Event Type:Marriage License
Name:Nelson Scott • Edit
Birth Year (Estimated):1890
Father’s Name:Charles Scott • Edit
Mother’s Name:Nettie Oneal • Edit
Spouse’s Name:Addie Stewart • Edit
Spouse’s Sex:Female
Spouse’s Age:18
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated):1893
Spouse’s Father’s Name:John Stuart • Edit
Spouse’s Mother’s Name:Hanah Emerson • Edit
Marriage License Date:2 Sep 1911 • Edit
Marriage License Place:Seneca, New York, United States • 

1911 Census

Name:Addie A Stewart
Marital status:Single
Race or Tribe:Scotch (Scotish)
Birth Date:Feb 1895
Birth Place:Ontario
Census Year:1911
Relation to Head of House:Daughter
District:Lanark South
District Number:90
Sub-District:27 – Perth
Sub-District Number:27
Place of Habitation:Drummond St
Works at:Proder Buce
Weeks Employed:52
Can Read:yes
Can Write:yes
Family Number:2
Neighbors:View others on page

Addie A Stewart

Canada Census, 1911

Name:Addie A Stewart
Event Date:1911
Event Place:Lanark South Sub-Districts 1-37, Ontario, Canada
Sub-District Number:1-37
Birth Date:Feb 1895
Marital Status:Single
Relationship to Head of Household:Daughter

HouseholdRoleSexAgeBirthplaceJohn StewartHeadMale53OntarioHannah StewartWifeFemale43OntarioEthel A StewartDaughterFemale21OntarioJohn H StewartSonMale19OntarioAddie A StewartDaughterFemale16OntarioJennie StewartDaughterFemale11OntarioEvyln A StewartDaughterFemale9OntarioEdward G StewartSonMale7OntarioAlvert V StewartSonMale5OntarioErnest C StewartSonMale3OntarioGeorge EmmonsBrother-in-lawMale48Ontario

Her father

NameJohn Stewart
Event Date1911
Event PlaceLanark South Sub-Districts 1-37, Ontario, Canada
Sub-District Number1-37
Birth DateNov 1858
Marital StatusMarried
Relationship to Head of HouseholdHead
Name:Jahn Stward
[John Stewart
Age Next Birthday:3
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1848
Census Year:1851
Enumeration District:Perth County
Enumeration District Number:29
Sub-Enumeration District:Easthope
Sub-Enumeration District Number:281
Residence Place:Perth, Canada West (Ontario), Canada
Religion:Free Church – Presbyterian
Household Members:NameAgeName Not Kown4Jas Robertsen45Batsy Robertsen43Margret Robertsen17Jes Robertsen15Mary An Robertsen13Elisabeth Robertsen11Jas Robertsen9Elen Robertsen7Jean Robertsen2Thomas Barr26John Freman25Cathrine Freman22Richard Freman11Sonny Freman2Alex Howard41Donald Howard21Janet Howard64Duncan Koppen5Hugh Flanley36Mary Flanley45John Flanley14Margard Flanley12Duncan Stward36Helen Stward34Janet Stward12Margret Stward10Cathrine Stward8Joan Stward6Jahn Stward3
Line Number:7

Her Mother

NameHannah Stewart
Event Date1911
Event PlaceLanark South Sub-Districts 1-37, Ontario, Canada
Sub-District Number1-37
Birth DateDec 1868
Marital StatusMarried
Relationship to Head of HouseholdWife

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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