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Mabel Emily Wells

  • Born: 18 Mar 1873, Frome, Somerset, England
  • Marriage: William Ralph Plummer on 17 Sep 1913 in Toronto, Ontario
  • Died: 26 Apr 1920, Mount Albert, Whitchurch County, York, Ontario aged 47
  • Buried: Saint John's Norway Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

bullet   Cause of her death was Cancer of the Jaw & Bowel.


bullet  General Information:

Mabel Emily (Plummer) is buried in Saint John's Norway Cemetery in Toronto along with her Mother, Mary (Harris) Wells and her sister, Eleanor Edith (Blundall) in Section #6, Range #1, grave 98-100. The stone was placed there by Eric Wells. Eric was Mary's youngest son and the brother of Eleanor & Mabel.

Both Eleanor and Mabel were married at their time of death. It is currently not known (Jan. 2008) exactly why the sisters were buried as "Wells'" as opposed to being buried under their married names. It is also not yet known (Jan. 2008) exactly when Eric purchased the stone and/or when it was placed there.

The headstones of John Barnard Harris (Mary Wells' younger brother) and his family and John's son, Joseph Harris (M.P), and his family are a mere two rows over. Both John's and Joseph's stones are of the large ediface type, yet Mary and her daughters have a marker stone set directly in the middle of a walkway - bear in mind that Mary and her daughters all passed away before John & Joe passed away.

Simply finding the Wells' stone took several hours (over a span of 3 visits - the first two visits finding nothing) and when the stone was found it was underneath about and inch of dirt/grass - it had to be dug out so that it was readable.

bullet  Research Information:

It is apparent that Mabel retained the name Wells after she married. Her death registation gives her full name as Mabel Emily Wells-Plummer. In her time it was unusual to do such a thing.

Mabel and her family had to have emigrated to Canada in or shortly after 1901 because the Wells family is listed in the 1901 British Census, residing #14 Minster Road, Hampstead, London.

bullet  Medical Information:

Mabel died from Pleuracy/Pneumonia while enduring the final stages of cancer. She had suffered from cancer of the Jaw & Bowel for just over a year prior to her death.


Mabel married William Ralph Plummer on 17 Sep 1913 in Toronto, Ontario. (William Ralph Plummer was born on 28 Oct 1868 in Mount Albert, Whitchurch County, York, Ontario, died on 12 Feb 1923 in Joseph Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario and was buried on 15 Feb 1923 in Hartman Burying Ground, Newmarket, Ontario.) The cause of his death was Influenza - Worsened by Organic Heart Disease.

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