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Caroline Amelia Chant

  • Born: 8 Dec 1821, Stoke Underham, Somersetshire, England 2
  • Marriage: William Hagerman on 9 Feb 1858 in Markham Village, Haldiman, Ontario 1
  • Died: 29 Oct 1891, Markham, ON at age 69
  • Buried: Hagerman West Cemetery, Markham, York, Ontario 3

bullet  General Notes:

This is the text of Amelia's newspaper obituary
Caroline Amelia Chant was born at Stoke-under-Ham, Somerset,
England, December 8th, 1821, and died on October 29th, 1891. Thus
she was just completing her three-score-and-tenth year, and though
like grass she withered away, still, like the lovely flower of the
field, there remains the sweet perfume of a simple and beautiful
life. Her parents, with their family of nine children, came to
Canada in 1841, landing at Quebec on May 31st. For some time they
lived at Lawrenceville (now Virgil), near Niagara. Of that family
six yet remain: John Chant of Cathcart; C.H. Chant, of Unionville;
Rev. J.H. Chant, of Vienna, London Conference; Mrs. Foster,of
Hamilton; (ref: Foster - Harriet Salina Chant)
Mrs. Parkes, of Washington Territory; and Mrs. Soper, of
Michigan; and these all are found walking the narrow way.
In 1857 the subject of this notice came to the township of Markham,
and in February, 1858 she married the late William Hagerman. Until
the husband's death in 1861, she lived at Whitevale, but after that
sad event she returned to Markham township and spent the rest of
her life there. Two daughters were the issue of their marriage.
Mrs. Henry Miller, of Unionville, and Mrs. Wm. A. Noble, of
Hagerman, and they both have been careful to remember the sacred
instructions of the mother. Mrs. Hagerman's brothers cannot recall
the time of her conversion; even from her earliest youth she was a
devoted Christian, indeed an example of simple, thoughtful piety.
Perhaps the most noticeable trait of her character was her great
consideration for others. Even the night before her death she urged
her relatives and friends, who were anxious to serve he in any way
affection might suggest, to retire, and not be put to so much
trouble and annoyance for her. For the last year of her life she
was not very well, but was never confined to bed until a few days
before her death, and though she was satisfied that she was not to
stay many days, she was perfectly resigned, and passed away in
great peace. She was interred at the Hagerman burying-ground, Rev.
J.R. Real officiating. Truly her life was fragrant with sweet
thoughts and kind deeds, and was enshrouded in abiding faith.
(Newspaper obituary written by C.A.C.)

bullet  Birth Notes:

Birth Surety:2


Caroline married William Hagerman on 9 Feb 1858 in Markham Village, Haldiman, Ontario.1 (William Hagerman died on 30 Oct 1861 4 and was buried in Hagerman West Cemetery, Markham, York, Ontario 5.)



1 Ancestry, Ontario Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934.

2 Rev. J.H. Chant Family Bible.

3 Ancestry, Find A Grave Memorial.

4 Ibid, Fina A Grave Memorial (Amelia Chant Hagerman).

5 Ibid, Find A Grave Index, 1600's to current.

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