William Large
Mary Ann Plummer
William Charles Bray J.P., R.N.
Eliza Jane Lang
James Large
Blanche Louisa Bray

Beatrice Florence Elizabeth Large


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1. Herbert Chatterton Roberts

Beatrice Florence Elizabeth Large

  • Born: 1885
  • Marriage (1): Herbert Chatterton Roberts on 6 Sep 1910 in Port Rowan, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada
  • Died: 1963 at age 78

  Research Notes:

Source: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:382801&id=I277 has only Beatrice Large.

From http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/a/r/Richard-B-Carruthers/index.html, which has much more :
"Beatrice Florence Elizabeth Large (1885-1963), from 1910 Mrs Herbert Chatterton Roberts, the compiler's maternal grandmother, taken at the time of her graduation as a Nurse trained at Victoria hospital, London, Ontario, in 1909, where her fellow nursing students called her 'Tiny' Large because of her unusually tall stature for her generation. Captain Henry Geoffrey John Whiddon, a Large family friend and father-in-law of her eldest brother, William Christopher 'Will' Large (1865-1949), said that 'Bea' was "too good for nursing", a tough job which had only gained respectability at the time of the Crimean War under the extraordinary exertions of Florence Nightingale and her ilk. 'Granny', whose own mother, Blanche Louisa Bray, Mrs James Large, is said to have been trained in the chemist's shop of her father, William Bray, J.P., R.N.(1814-1882), chemist and druggist of Petrolea (now Petrolia), Ontario, as "the first lady pharmacist in Canada" along with her two brothers John Lang Bray and William Thomas Bray, came from a medical family. Granny's maternal uncle, John Lang Bray (1841-1915), went on to graduate from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada West (now Ontario) in 1863, serving in the Confederate Army Surgeons Corps at Richmond, Virginia, C.S.A., for two years, before returning to the Canadas to become a prominent medical practitioner and sometime President of the Canadian Medical Association. B.F.E. Large was later commended by the King (H.M. King George V) during the 1935 Jubilee celebrations for her work as the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire's (I.O.D.E.) child welfare officer in the province of Alberta during 'The Great Depression'. She also nursed throughout the Swine 'Flu epidemic of the immediate post-WWI period, remaining on her feet throughout in a small prairie town (Tompkins, Saskatchewan), when the rest of the medical community fell ill. Widowed, she moved to Vancouver, B.C., with her two surviving daughters, Margaret (18, later to become a nurse and marry a doctor) and Marion (12). There, she bought and had converted a bankrupt lumber baron's mansion at the corner of 41st avenue and Macdonald street, which she operated as the "Kerrisdale Private Hospital" right through the dark days of W.W.II, before retiring in the late 1940s, after some 40 years in her profession."

"Beatrice Florence Elizabeth Large (1885-1963), as the newly-wed Mrs Herbert Chatterton Roberts, in her 'going away' outfit in readiness to depart on her honeymoon following her marriage to 'Bertie' at Port Rowan, Norfolk county, Ontario, on 6 September 1910, with the bride's maternal uncle, the Reverend Horace Edgar Bray (1859-1944), incumbent of St John's Church of England in Canada (Anglican) parish church, Port Rowan, as the officiant."

Beatrice married Herbert Chatterton Roberts on 6 Sep 1910 in Port Rowan, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada.

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