Thomas Boyle Family tree - and side branches

Notes for Hester BOYLE

Also known as Esther (Ester on the 1881 census). She was originally believed to have married a Curtis, but either that is wrong, or she remarried William Storey later.

Listed in 1851/1852 census as Hester Story, age 28 born in Cork,Ireland.

Her obituary in the August 21, 1902 Manitou Mercury newspaper:

“We have to record the death of Mrs. William Story senior, which occurred on sec. 30-3-7, at the home of her son William, on Thursday 14th Inst. Deceased was one of the oldest residents of the settlement, being 81 years of age, and the mother of a large family, all of whom were present at the time of her departure. Her illness only lasted a few days, during which time she retained conciousness and was at last gratified at seeing her daughter, Mrs. Johnson of Minneapolis who arrived before her death. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon to the Manitou Cemetery in the presence of a large number of friends. The services were conducted by Rev. T.E. Beveridge.”

She also had an obituary in the Western Canadian newspaper on August 20, 1902:”The death of Mrs. Story, relict of the late Wm. Story, on Thursday, 14th inst., removes from our midst another of those who was amongst the first to face the conditions of pioneer life in this portion of the Province. The deceased was born in Cork, Ireland, 81 years ago and came to By-town (Ottawa) in 1825 when there were only three shanties in a place which is not the capitol of the Dominion. She afterwards moved with her husband and family to Manitoba, where they have since lived, repsected by all their aquaintances. Four years ago her husband died, and since then she has been calmly waiting. Her sickness, which was of short duration, resulted in bringing to a peaceful close, surrounded by all of the members of her family, a long and busy life. The remains were interred in Manitou cemetary on Saturday last, the large number in attendance from all parts of the district testifying in unmistakable terms to the esteem in which the deceased was held by her large circle of friends. The obsequies were conducted by Revd’s Borthwick and Everton, of Morden.”

Tuesday, March 28, 2023