Elizabeth Chaney Oldford

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Elizabeth Chaney Oldford (Ellis)

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Death: August 5, 1889 (69-77)
Musgravetown, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Immediate Family:

Wife of John Morris Oldford, Sr.
Mother of Flora Brown; James Oldford; Joseph Oldford; Mary Jane Holloway; John Ellis Oldford, Jr. and 6 others

Managed by: Sherri O'Muir
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About Elizabeth Chaney Oldford

John Oldford married Elizabeth Chaney Ellis on April 25, 1835 in Bonavista, Newfoundland. They later moved to the Goose Bay area (Musgravetown, Brooklyn, Jamestown) around 1866. John and Elizabeth had 11 children, their third son was John Ellis.

When they were married, John and Elizabeth's residence was listed as Bird Island Cove (later known as Elliston) which is just south of Bonavista on Trinity Bay. The Bird Island Cove name was taken from the small islands, North and South Bird Island and other islands occupied by birds. These were named when migratory West Country fishermen first came to Trinity Bay in the 1600's, an area close to some of the best fishing grounds in Newfoundland. In 1902, the name Bird Island Cove was changed to Elliston in honour and in memory of its first pioneer, Methodist preacher Rev. William Ellis.

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Elizabeth Chaney Oldford's Timeline

1816
1816
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
1836
1836
Age 20
1840
1840
Age 24
1844
October 13, 1844
Age 28
Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada
1846
March 5, 1846
Age 30
Georgia, USA
1849
1849
Age 33
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
1850
1850
Age 34
1852
January 9, 1852
Age 36
Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
1853
1853
Age 37