Rebecca Johnston

Rebecca Johnston

Rebecca “Beckie”2 Johnston, (John1), 25 July 1855-15 November 1855.1 Rebecca was the ninth child and fourth daughter of John Johnston and Margaret Tait. Rebecca’s gravestone states that she died 15 November 1855 at an age of 3 months and 21 days. Rebecca’s little gravestone is placed to the left of the gravestone of her father in “Pioneer Cemetery” at the top of Center Street in Mount Albert, Ontario. Rebecca’s death was the first in John and Margaret’s family.

Rebecca Johnston’s gravestone
(in March 1997)

Rebecca’s gravestone inscription reads:

Dau. of
J. & M.
J O H N S T O N.
Nov. 15, 1855.
Æ. 3m. 21d.
This tender bud so fresh &
fair. Has gone to Heaven
to blossom their

1 Rebecca Johnston gravestone, Mount Albert Methodist Pioneer Cemetery, Center Street, Mount Albert, York Region, Ontario. Rebecca’s gravestone states that she died November 15, 1855, aged 3 months and 21 days. Rebecca’s date of birth can therefore be calculated as 25 July 1855. The gravestone inscription is quoted verbatim.

This page last updated 12 September 2003

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