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Isabel McLarty[1, 2]

Female 1824 - 1917  (92 years)


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  • Name Isabel McLarty  [3, 4
    Born 20 Sep 1824  Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Female 
    Immigrated Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FamilySearch L277-9NC 
    Died 11 May 1917  Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I771  Main
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 

    Father Archibald McLarty,   b. 15 Mar 1795, Castletown, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1884, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Isabel Thompson,   d. 1867 
    Married 21 Feb 1818  Glassary, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Peter Campbell,   b. 12 Jan 1819, Cove Farm, South Knapdale, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1915, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1845  Morpeth, Howard Twp, Kent County, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. Archibald Peter Campbell, "Arch",   b. 27 Mar 1846, Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1930, Pasadena, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Isabelle Mary Campbell,   b. 17 Aug 1848, Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1888, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +3. Margaret Ann Campbell,   b. 24 Jul 1851, Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1909, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +4. Mary Campbell,   b. 16 Aug 1853, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1944, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Sarah Catherine Campbell,   b. 20 Feb 1855, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1856, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +6. Malcolm Benjamin Campbell,   b. 24 Aug 1857, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1943, Yakima, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +7. Peter Neil Campbell,   b. 16 Aug 1859, Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1941, Wapato, WA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +8. Edward Campbell,   b. 12 Nov 1862, Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1954, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +9. Florence Jennie Campbell,   b. 9 Apr 1866, Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1900, Holland, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    +10. George Alexander Campbell,   b. 27 Dec 1869, Morpeth, Howard Twp, Kent County, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1943, Pentwater, Oceana, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2004 
    Family ID F343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Sep 1824 - Argyllshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 May 1917 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • George Stephens notes:

      "Isabel was born September 20, 1824 in Argyllshire, Scotland. She was almost seven years old when she emigrated to Canada with her parents. She had a few memories of Scotland, however, for she used to tell of having visited the Castle of the Duke of Argyll when she was a little girl.

      Schools were few in Howard where the family settled after emigrating to Canada so Isabel never rceived any formal education. Gaelic was her native tongue, but she learned to speak English, and to read printed matter. She never learned to write however, or to read script.

      Isabel was married on February 6, 1845, to Peter Campbell, a young farmer who lived near the village of Morpeth. After their marriage, Peter and Isabel lived on the original Campbell homestead on the 12th concession of Howard. Here their eleven children were born, one son and one daughter dying in infancy.

      One day they were left homeless when the house caught fire and burned. It seemed to start in the attic, so it was thought at the time that a pigeon had probably carried a match to it's nest under the roof. A new house was built hurriedly, not much to their liking, but it was home to the Campbells for many years.

      Peter kept a lot of livestock on his farm, - horses, pigs, cattle, sheep, and at one time oxen. Sometimes he would hitch the oxen to a sleigh and tkae the family to prayer meeting.

      Accomplished in spinning, weaving, and amking clothing for her family, Isabel also wove straw and made hats for her sons. Home-made tallow candles were in common use up to the time of the kerosene lamp. Of their first lamp, now a prized posession of a great-grandaughter, Marjorie Breadner, Isabel used to tell her grandchildren how they were all afraid of it at first, and were cautioned by their father to stand well back when he lighted it.

      In the year 1882, the family moved to Portage La Prarie, Manitoba. They bought farm land which the sons worked, but Peter did not farm any more. He was crippled with rheumatism for many years, and Isabel was feet for him as well as eyes, for in the later years of his life he became totally blind. He passed away in his 97th year, on the 5th of December, 1915.

      Isabel was remembered by those who knew her as having a "sweet" disposition, and of being always calm and serene even under trying circumstances. She had eyes of blue like those of her mother, and was delighted when a new grandchild arrived with blue eyes like hers.

      In writing about his mother, her son, Rev George A. Campbell said: "She early came to know that it was best to meet difficulties with a cheerful mind. But she had too, the Christian secret. Much of her serenity was doubtless, due to her temperment and common-snese program of life; but, besides, she had the secret of the peace that passeth understanding. Her daily devotions, her loyalty to the church, her kindly ministrations, her loe of Christ, gave a grace and dignity that caused her children to rise up and call her blessed. She knew nothing of the latest books, but she knew the Bible, "Pilgrim's Progress", and the hymn book, and these gave her a chaste taste. She was far from being a graduate nurse, yet she ministered at beds of sickness most helpfully, to her husband, and to mny others."

      Isabel was in good health and quite active even after she reached the age of ninety. She liked to go to the store to do her own shoppingand she liked to go and have a cup of tea with a neighbor.

      She died of pneumonia on May 11, 1917, in her 93rd year. Hillside Cemetery at Portage La Prarie is the burial place of Isabel and her husband Peter. [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    3. [S656] Ted Lollis, Edward Wesley (Ted) Lollis II, (9218 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA Voice-mail: 865-690-8742 E-mail: GeoVis@erols.com), Ted Lollis (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S980] 1851 Canadian Census, Isabella, housewife, b. Scotland, Baptist, 32 at next birthday. (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S713] Dennis Simpson, Dennis Simpson, (http://www.gencircles.com/users/dsimpson - dennis@zonzorp.net), http://www.gencircles.com/users/dsimpson/1/data/1917 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S713] Dennis Simpson, Dennis Simpson, (http://www.gencircles.com/users/dsimpson - dennis@zonzorp.net).

    7. [S713] Dennis Simpson, Dennis Simpson, (http://www.gencircles.com/users/dsimpson - dennis@zonzorp.net) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S942] George Stephens, George Stephens, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=jastephens - gstephens513@aol.com), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jastephens&id=I0363 (Reliability: 0).