Ann Haxton Grant

Ann Haxton Grant

b: 1887
d:
Douglas Grant Pearce wrote (by email, 17 March 2011):
"Ann, or Annie, was the daughter of Ann Downie (1859) and Kenneth Grant (1859), mason and stonecutter. She was a gentle, long-suffering woman who never lost the sound of Edinburgh. I called her Nana.
To my knowledge, Nana might have lost her temper once. When I was visiting them in one of the many two-roomers they lived in, mainly in the east end of Toronto, Pop, from his comfortable chair by the radio, cast a caustic personal remark into our conversation. Nana, from her station in front of the pot roast on the stove, reached over and grabbed a chair cushion and threw it at him backhand. He didn’t see it coming, of course. Nailed him right on the head and sent his pipe and its smouldering contents to the floor. She seemed neither angry nor contrite. Pot roasts like that one might well have contributed to her early senility.

***Uxbridge***St. John’s Ambulance***1911 arrival?***aye working***

The death of her daughter, Madeline, and the moving away of Madeline’s daughter, Ann, were often on Nana’s mind. She often called her son ‘Brother’

Biography
Douglas Grant Pearce wrote (by email, 17 March 2011):
"Ann, or Annie, was the daughter of Ann Downie (1859) and Kenneth Grant (1859), mason and stonecutter. She was a gentle, long-suffering woman who never lost the sound of Edinburgh. I called her Nana.
To my knowledge, Nana might have lost her temper once. When I was visiting them in one of the many two-roomers they lived in, mainly in the east end of Toronto, Pop, from his comfortable chair by the radio, cast a caustic personal remark into our conversation. Nana, from her station in front of the pot roast on the stove, reached over and grabbed a chair cushion and threw it at him backhand. He didn’t see it coming, of course. Nailed him right on the head and sent his pipe and its smouldering contents to the floor. She seemed neither angry nor contrite. Pot roasts like that one might well have contributed to her early senility.

***Uxbridge***St. John’s Ambulance***1911 arrival?***aye working***

The death of her daughter, Madeline, and the moving away of Madeline’s daughter, Ann, were often on Nana’s mind. She often called her son ‘Brother’

Facts
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FAnn Haxton Grant
Birth1887
Death
Marriage1913to William Callaway (Billy) Pearce
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Callaway (Billy) Pearce
Birth11 APR 1883Chorlton, Lancs, UK
Death1966
Marriage1913to Ann Haxton Grant
FatherHenry Edward Pearce
MotherHarriet Georgina (Hattie) Hurst
PARENT (F) Ann Haxton Grant
Birth1887
Death
Marriage1913to William Callaway (Billy) Pearce
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FMadeline Pearce
Birth1914
Death29 MAY 1940
Marriageto Donald Stagg
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage9 NOV 1936to Private
Descendancy Chart
Ann Haxton Grant b: 1887
William Callaway (Billy) Pearce b: 11 APR 1883 d: 1966
Madeline Pearce b: 1914 d: 29 MAY 1940