Saturday, February 2, 2013

February Photo Collage Festival - #1

Elizabeth (Ewing) Aitchison, 1866
her twin sons, Alexander Rutherford &
William Rutherford (foot showing)
born 12 December 1865
Elizabeth Ewing was my husband's great-grandmother. She was born to James (or John) and Jane (McCartney) Ewing on August 3, 1839. We are told she was born in what became Chinguacousy, Peel County, Ontario, Canada. In 1851, this family was living in Sullivan sub-district of Grey County, Canada West (Ontario).

On August 3, 1861, Elizabeth married John Aitchison in Grey County. They became the parents of ten children, including these darling little twin boys. William Rutherford Aitchison is my husband's grandfather. I love that they made sure his little foot was exposed to keep it clear which baby was which.

Elizabeth died from peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix in Sullivan on September 5, 1901. She was 62 years old. She is buried in the Knox Presbyterian Cemetery in Grey County.

This post is part of the February Photo Collage Festival.

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1 comment:

  1. Such a delightful photo of Elizabeth and her twin boys. I also love your hubbie's grandfather's little exposed foot :-) ...