#499, (1842 - 1927)
|Father||William Inkster1 (1798 - 1878)|
|Mother||Elizabeth O'Donnell1 (c 1810 - 1882)|
|Relationship||Daughter of William Inkster|
|Charts||Descendants of John Inkster & Abigail Marion|
Descendants of Magnus Fidlar & Janet Irvine
Isabella Inkster & James Harvey descendants
Child of Isabella Inkster and James Harvey Fidlar
|Birth||Isabella Inkster was born on 5 Jun 1842 in Marmora Township, Hastings County, Ontario.|
[June 5th was given in both the 1901 census and on her death certificate, so is likely her birthday. Her age varied a couple of years in each census and at her marriage and death, so 1842 is an approximation for her birth year. The place is from her marriage record]2,1
|(Witness) Marriage||Isabella Inkster of Madoc witnessed the marriage of her brother John Inkster and Mary Rupert on 8 May 1860 in Hastings County, Ontario.3|
|(with Parents) 1861 Census||Isabella Inkster appeared on the 1861 Census of Madoc Township, Hastings County, Ontario with her parents. Isabella was 21, and born in Upper Canada.4|
|(Witness) Marriage||Isabella Inkster witnessed the marriage of William Broadworth and her cousin Isabella Ann Richardson on 24 Sep 1863 in Hastings County, Ontario. William Inkster was also a witness; he could be Isabella's father or brother.5|
|(Witness) Marriage||Isabella Insker of 4 Concession Madoc witnessed the marriage of Francis Sandford and her sister Mary Victoria Inkster on 17 Mar 1870 in Madoc, Hastings County, Ontario.6|
|(with Parents) 1871 Census||Isabella appeared on the 1871 Census of Madoc Township, Hastings County, Ontario with her parents. She was age 28 and born in Ontario.7|
|(Witness) Marriage||Isabella Inkster of Bruce witnessed the marriage of Duncan M McKenzie and her sister Elizabeth Inkster on 24 Sep 1878 in Underwood, Bruce County, Ontario.8|
|(Sibling) 1881 Census||Isabella Inkster appeared on the 1881 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario, as a sister in the household of Magnus Inkster. She was 35, born in Ontario, of Scotch origin, and Presbyterian.9|
|Marriage||Isabella Inkster married James Harvey Fidlar, son of John Fidlar and Elizabeth Harvey, on 26 Jan 1887 in Fenelon Falls, Victoria County, Ontario.|
Information from certificate: Jas Harvey Fidler, 44, residence Marmora, born Marmora, bachelor, Farmer, Presbyterian, parents John Fidler & Elizabeth Harvey;
Isabella Inkster, 41, residence Fenelon Falls, born Marmora, spinster, Presbyterian, parents William Inkster & Elizabeth O'Donald;
They were married by Rev D Wishart and the witnesses were [Isabella's siblings] John Inkster & Elizabeth McKenzie, both of Marmora.1
|1891 Census||James and Isabella Fidlar appeared on the 1891 Census of Marmora Township, Hastings County, Ontario, enumerated 24 Apr 1891. They lived in a 2 story, 7 room brick house. James was 49, born in Ontario, parents born in Scotland, religion Presbyterian, and was a farmer employing one person. Isabella was 47, born in Ontario, parents born in Scotland, and religion Presbyterian. With them was James' brother Magnus (47, farmer).10|
|Note.||Sometime between 1891 and 1901, they adopted Agnes Bessie Malcolm. She was born in 1888 in Owen Sound.|
|1901 Census||James and Issabella Fidlar appeared on the 1901 Census of Marmora, Hastings County, Ontario, at Lot 15 Con 5. James was born 8 June 1842, rural Ontario, age 58, Scotch, Pres, Farming They owned 500 acres and lived in a 10 room brick house with 8 outbuildings. James was 58, born 8 June 1842 in rural Ontario, of Scotch origin, Presbyterian, and was a farmer working on his own account. Isabella was 58, born 5 June 1842 in rural Ontario, and was of Scotch origin. With them was their daughter, Bessie, age 12, and James' brother Magnus (55, farmer, not able to read or write).2|
|(Widowed) Death||Her husband James died on 22 Dec 1913.11|
|1921 Census||Elizabeth Fiddlar [sic] appeared on the 1921 Census of Paisley, Bruce County, Ontario, at Queen Street S. She was the only person in the household and rented her 3 room brick residence. She was 80, a widow, born in Ontario, father born in Scotland, mother in Ireland, Presbyterian, and lived from Income.12|
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, Isabella Fidlar of the City of Toronto in the County of York, Widow, made this twenty-second day of January, One thousand nine hundred and twenty-five.
1. I hereby revoke all my former wills and testamentary dispositions.
2. I direct my Executors hereinafter named to pay my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses.
3. I give and bequeath to my adopted daughter, Agnes Malcolm, the sum of One thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).
4. I give and bequeath to my sister-in-law Sarah Parker of Stirling Ontario the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars ($800.00).
5. I give and bequeath to my niece Isabel Tassie of Kenora, Ontario the sum of One thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).
6. I give and bequeath unto my niece Mabel Daniel of Sarnia the sum of Seven Hundred Dollars ($700.00) with a recommendation that she expend a portion of it on the education of her son, James Harvey Daniel.
7. I give and bequeath to my niece Edith Carson of Southhampton Ontario the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).
8. I give and bequeath unto John Wilkinson of Toronto, Ontario, the nephew of my deceased husband, the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).
9. I give and bequeath unto my great nephew, James Harvey Inkster of Trent River, the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) and direct that this money be used for his education.
10. I give and bequeath to my niece Blanche McIntyre, the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).
11. I give and bequeath to my sister Mrs. Hemstreet, the sum of One thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) and I give to her my clothing and bedding and direct that she divide these with my niece Blanche McIntyre.
12. I give and bequeath to my niece Georgia Cameron of Toronto, Ontario the sum of One thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).
13. I give and bequeath to my niece Maud Bentley, now resident in Florida, the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).
14. The residue of my estate, if any, shall be divided equally amongst all the beneficiaries named in my Will.
15. I hereby appoint A.G. Cameron of Toronto, Ontario, and Agnes Malcolm of Detroit, Michigan, as executors of my estate.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written.
SIGNED PUBLISHED and DECLARED )
by the said Testatrix as and )
for her last will and testa- )
ment, in the presence of us, )
who in her presence at her )
request and in the presence )
of each other have hereunto )
subscribed our names as wit- )
|Research Note||*** Who is Edith Carson of Southampton? She is mentioned in item #7.|
|Death||Isabella died on 6 Apr 1927 in Aged Womens Home, Toronto, York County, Ontario.|
Information from death certificate: Scotch, age 86 years 10 months 1 day, born Scotland 5 June 1840, at place of death 2 years, Ontario whole life, father Wm Inkster born Scotland, mother Elizabeth O'Donnell born Ireland, registered 8 April 1927 by Nephew A G Cameron 15 Roblock Ave.14
The remains of Mrs Isabella Fidlar, a former resident of Port Elgin, who passed away in Toronto on Wednesday evening last following a general break up of health, at the advanced age of 86 years, were brought to Port Elgin on the noon train on Friday last and laid to rest alongside the remains of her late husband who predeceased her here in December 1913. The late Mrs. Fidlar was born in Marmora Township, county of Hastings, being a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs William Inkster who were pioneer settlers of that county. About 39 years ago she was wedded to Mr James Harvey Fidlar of Marmora who successfully farmed in that township until about the year 1910, when he retired and moved with his wife and family to Port Elgin. Shortly after Mr Fidlar's death here, about three years later, Mrs Fidlar moved to Paisley where she resided for five years and then went to Sarnia and later to Toronto where she had since been residing with her niece, Mrs A G Cameron. During her short residence here deceased made many friends who will remember her kindly. In religion the late Mrs Fidlar was a Presbyterian and during her younger days took an active part in church work. One daughter, Miss Bessie A Fidlar of Detroit, and one sister, Mrs Wm Hemstreet of Cappon, Alta., survive. A short service was held in Toronto on Thursday evening at which Rev (Dr) J G Inkster of Knox Church, assisted by Mr A G Cameron, nephew of deceased, Lecture for the International Bible Students' Association, officiated. The remains were accompanied here on Friday by Mr and Mrs Cameron and daughter Margaret of Toronto and Miss B A Fidlar of Detroit, and following a short service at Pattison's Undertaking Parlors, conducted by Mr Cameron, were interred in the cemetery here. The pall-bearers were: Messrs John Richardson, H D McLaren, John Sparrow, D Sparks, John Henderson and Thos McLennan.15
|Last Edited||26 Jun 2014|
- Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Fidler/Inkster, #011911-87 [image blurry].
- 1901 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Hastings (71), Marmora & Lake (j-2), page 15, line 5.
- Marriage certificate from the parish register of John Inkster and Mary Rupert, married 8 May 1860 in Hastings County, Ontario, Canada (Family History Library, Film #1030057).
- 1861 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Canada West, Hastings County, Madoc Township (1), page 7.
- Marriage certificate of William Broadworth and Isabella Ann Richardson, married 24 September 1863 in Hastings County, Ontario, Canada (Family History Library, Film #1030057).
- Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Sanford/Inkster, page 233.
- 1871 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Ontario, North Hastings (62), Madoc (2-e), page 12.
- Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. McKenzie/Inkster, #001543-78.
- 1881 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Ontario, Bruce North (177), Bruce Township (a-1), page 43.
- 1891 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Ontario, Hastings North (74), Marmora & Lake Township (j-2), page 20.
- Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. James Harvey Fidlar, #009662-13.
- 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Ontario, Bruce South, SD 55, Page 8.
- Last Will and Testament of Isabella Fidlar of Toronto, Ontario, 22 January 1925. Typescript copy in the possession of Sharon Hoskyn.
- Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Isabella Fidlar, #002916-27.
- Obituary of Mrs Isabella Fidlar. Undated newspaper clipping in the possession of Sharon Hoskyn.