Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mary Jane Carr (1910 to Sept 1911)

Mary Jane Carr was the youngest of the Carr children born in England. She was the fourth daughter and the sixth child of Stephen and Sarah Jane (Catterall) Carr.

She was listed on the 1911 England Census as a 6 month old infant. The 1911 England Census was taken on Saturday, 02 April 1911.


This would have made her born in October of 1910.

Mary Jane was only about 7 months old, when her daddy (Stephen Carr) left for Canada in April 1911. Stephen did not know that this would be the last time he saw his little Mary Jane. I wonder how they said their good-byes. Did they hug each other. Did they wave at him from the dock crying as the ship left, or did he just leave as if nothing was different.

A few months later (September 1911), Sarah Jane (Catterall) Carr and the six children left for Canada. Little did they know that Mary Jane would not make the trip. She died at the age of about 11 months -- she didn't even see her 1st birthday. Mary Jane died somewhere along the way to Canada, which was past down to the other family meembers. At this time, I do not know what or how she died, but she would have died in September 1911., Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935

(Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2008),, Database online.

This is a cropped protion of the Passenger Lists where the word DEAD is written in the margin.

One thing is for sure, it would be so sad to be the Father (Stephen Carr) that left his family all in good health, and then when they finally get back with you -- you find out that your baby girl had died.

According to family members, they did not talk about Mary Jane much. I would assume that it was too much pain.

I wish we had a few stories about Mary Jane, but she was just so young when she died. And the only thing past down about her was that she had died as an infant coming over to Canada.

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