18 – Spencer Palmer Farmer 1866-1942

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Spencer Palmer Farmer was born on 13 Oct 1866 in Welchpool, Campobello Island and Christened 20 July 1868 at the St Annes Church. He spent his life on Campobello island and from the census records we know that his occupation was a bookkeeper. He was married twice. He married Dinah Butler in 1893 and together they had 5 children. He married Elizabeth Anne MacGillvrey and they had one son together. He died in 1942 at St Andrews, NB  and is buried in the St Andrews Rural Cemetery.

Parents

John Farmer was born on the 8th of March, 1813 at Whitechapel St Mary, England to parents James Farmer and Margaret Sanderson.  He emigrated to Canada in 1828 at the age of 15. He was married twice and had a total of 16 children. He married Ann Gregg in 1843 and they had six children together before she died in 1864. He married his second wife, Julia Palmer in 1870 and they had 10 children together. He died on the 8th of February, 1901 and is buried at the St Anne Cemetery at Campobello, New Brunswick, Canada.


Ronald Allerton Farmer, Elizabeth Ann Macgillivray, David Farmer
Elizabeth Ann MacGillvray was born on the 6th of Mar 1881 in Lerchkin Inverness Scotland. She emigrated to Canada in 1912. She died in 1965 in St Andrews and is buried in the St Andrews rural cemetery.

Marriage to Dinah

Spencer married in 1893 in St. Andrews.

Dinah Butler was born in 1866 in England. She died on the 6th of Aug 1900 and is buried in St. Andrews NB.

Children

Spencer and Dinah had several children.

John Owen Farmer 1888-

John Owen Farmer was born on the 17th of July 1888 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to parents Spencer Palmer Farmer and Dinah Butler. He married Ruth Hope White and they had four children together. He died in Perth Andover in

Frances Rowena Farmer 1890-
George Brandon Farmer 1892-1905
Steele Farmer 1893-
Irving Spencer Farmer 1895-1987

Marriage to Elizabeth

Ronald Allerton Farmer, Elizabeth Ann Macgillivray, David Farmer
Elizabeth Ann MacGillvray was born on the 6th of Mar 1881 in Lerchkin Inverness Scotland. She emigrated to Canada in 1912. She died in 1965 in St Andrews and is buried in the St Andrews rural cemetery.

Spencer married Elizabeth on the 30 June 1870.

Children

Spencer and Elizabeth had one child together.

Ronald Allerton Farmer was born 11 February 1913 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada. He married 11 July 1942 at St Paul's Anglican Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He died 28 February 1999 in Lachine, Quebec, Canada and is buried at Lakeview Cem, Field of Honour, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada    

His Life

Spencer was put on a train to Winnipeg at the age of 15 by John, given $50, and told to go forth. I understand Spencer helped put down the Northwest rebellion. Eventually, Spencer became a bookkeeper at the (then) CP Algonquin Hotel in St Andrews and eventually a relief Hotel Manager (when the other guys went on vacation or something). So Spencer managed the CP Hotels in Banff, and also spent a few years managing the CP Hotel in Bermuda when my dad was a young boy.

 

 

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