Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mary Ann WALLACE-SIM (1870-1945)

John William and Mary Ann, 1941, Buffalo
50th Wedding Anniversary
Photo courtesy of cousin Mary Ellen F.
Early years- Mary Ann was born in 1869 in Sarawak Township, Grey, Ontario, Canada to Irish immigrants William WALLACE and Mary HUSTON.   (This area was also known as Owen Sound and today, it's part of Georgian Bluffs ).  She had an 8th grade education.

Immigration and Citizenship- The family immigrated to the US about 1898.  In 1915, Mary Ann became a US citizen.

Religion- Mary Ann was Presbyterian.

Work History- prior to marriage to John William SIM  in 1891, she was a waitress in Toronto, York, Ontario.  As was common, she did not work outside of the home during marriage.
4 Generations: Judy & Doris CHAPIN, Alice MCCALL and Mary Ann, 1944, Buffalo
Photo courtesy of cousin Judy B.

She was the mother of Alice, Edith, George, Bertha and Esther Sim.

Death- Mary Ann died 2 May 1945 in Buffalo.  She was 75 years old and the causes of death were pernicious anemia and cerebral hemorrhage.  Her remains are interred at Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Cheektowaga.
Clipping from the SIM Scrapbook
Courtesy cousin Wendy P.
From the Buffalo Courier Express
found on Old Fulton NY Postcards website

Visit her on-line memorial at:

See photos of the SIM Family here.

See the SIM Family Bible with Mary Ann's hand written notes

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