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Catherine Frances Switzer

Catherine Frances Switzer[1, 2]

Female 1850 - 1932

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  • Name  Catherine Frances Switzer 
    Born  17 Feb 1850  Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1861  Belmont Twp., Peterborough, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  4 Sep 1932  Fork, Mecosta, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • OBITUARY – KNOX
      Catherine Francis Switzer, born to Michael and Sarah Ann Switzer, Feb. 17, 1850 in Camden, Ont. She was one of a family of nine girls and three boys of which three girls and two boys survive, Mary Holcomb of Coral, Emma Monks of Saranac, Willena Boar of Minneapolis, Minn., Edward and Philip Switzer of Lakeview.
      When a small child her parents moved to Belmont, Ont., where her girlhood was spent.
      Oct. 6th, 1867 she was united in marriage to J.J. Knox of Cambelford, Ont. To this union nine children were born, four sons and five daughters. In 1874 they came to Michigan, locating in Coral, which was then a standing forest, with here and there a log building. In 1900 they moved to Howard City, which was their home until her husbands death, April 7, 1923. Since that time she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Hanson near Lakeview, where she was tenderly cared for. Tuesday, Sept, 4th, 1932 she passed to the great beyond while visiting a daughter, Mrs. John Harrison of Barryton, at the age of 82 years, six months and 16 days. Four daughters, two sons, three sisters, two brothers, 36 grandchildren and two brothers are left to mourn her departure.
      Dear neighbors and friends we scare know,
      How much we shall miss her kind face.
      And her ready inquiry for our welfare.
      The home will not seem the same place.
      But we'd not wish her back here to suffer,
      Ah! No, she's asleep and at rest,
      And safe in the hands of a Savior,
      Who in all things doeth what is best.
    Buried  Coral Cemetery, Coral, Montcalm, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I3982  Switzer Family
    Last Modified  17 Apr 2014 

    Father  Michael Switzer,   b. 15 Sep 1815, Courtmatrix, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1905, Coral, Montcalm, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Ann Bartles,   b. 1829, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, Belmont Twp., Peterborough, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1268  Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse  Johnstone J. Knox,   b. 22 Apr 1844, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1923, , , MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Oct 1867  Peterborough Cty., ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. Emma Bertissa Knox,   b. 9 Feb 1870, Campbellford, Northumberland, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1945
     2. Michael S. Knox,   b. 17 Jan 1872, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1956
     3. Charles Knox,   b. 10 Feb 1874,   d. 27 May 1934
     4. Jennie M. Knox,   b. 25 Jun 1876,   d. 19 Jan 1963
     5. Elizabeth Ann Knox,   b. 17 Mar 1878,   d. 26 May 1962
     6. Effie Knox,   b. 30 Jun 1880,   d. 9 Apr 1904
     7. Frankie Knox,   b. 27 Jul 1889,   d. 13 Dec 1974
    Family ID  F1272  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Feb 1850 - Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - Belmont Twp., Peterborough, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1867 - Peterborough Cty., ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Coral Cemetery, Coral, Montcalm, MI, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Catherine Frances Switzer
    Catherine Frances Switzer

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] 1861 Canadian Census.

    2. [S69] Judy Hassall - e-mail.

    3. [S18] Wesleyan Methodist Baptism Register.

    4. [S41] Registry of Marriages, Ontario Marriage Register.