Janet "Jennie" Lindsey Lay

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Janet "Jennie" Lindsey Lay (King)

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
Death: January 24, 1962 (85)
Barrie, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial: Barrie, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John King and Isabel Grace King
Wife of Harry Morrison Lay
Mother of John Legge Lay; Jean Dunlop; Rosabel Peach Oates; Harry Morrison Lay, II and Nelson Lay
Sister of Isabel Christina Grace King; William Lyon Mackenzie King, PC, OM, CMG, 10th Prime Minister of Canada and Dougall Macdougall "Max" King

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About Janet "Jennie" Lindsey Lay

Behind the Diary A King's Who's Who Biographies Janet "Jennie" Lindsey King (1876-1962) Janet 'Jennie' Lindsey King, 1906 Source Janet "Jennie" Lindsey King, 1906 Jennie King was Mackenzie King's younger sister. In 1906, she married Harry Morrison Lay, a widower with a young son. They lived in Walkerton and then Barrie, where they raised Harry's son Nelson and their own four children, John, Jean, Rosabel and Harry. This photograph, inscribed: "Dear Willie, with best love from Jennie," is from King's personal collection. Jennie was the third child and youngest daughter in the King family. She was often seen as being more mischievous and fun loving than her older siblings. During her childhood, the family lived in Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, first on Benton Street, then on King Street. In 1886, they moved to another house called "Woodside," about a mile from the town centre. The family loved Woodside and it is now a national historic site. In 1893, the family moved to Toronto. Jennie spent much of her time helping at the Nelson Street Institute, where she taught street children and ran a girls' club. After Mackenzie King became Deputy Minister of Labour in Ottawa, one of his friends, Bert Harper, began courting Jennie. Tragically, Bert drowned in the Ottawa River while trying to rescue a young woman who had fallen through thin ice. In 1906, Jennie married Harry Morrison Lay, a long time friend of the Kings and a widower with a young son. The Lay family first lived in Walkerton and then Barrie where they raised Harry's son Nelson and their own four children, John, Jean, Rosabel and Harry. In the late 1940s Jennie took part in the effort to restore Woodside. She provided drawings of the home as it had been in 1893 and some of the furniture. Harry Lay passed away in 1945 and Jennie died in 1962.

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Janet "Jennie" Lindsey Lay's Timeline

1876
August 28, 1876
Ontario, Canada
1912
October 4, 1912
Age 36
Walkerton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada
1962
January 24, 1962
Age 85
Barrie, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
1962
Age 85
Barrie, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
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