G4: 1862 Humphrey Gerry & Mary Ann Abbey

This page provides details on the following Gerry Family descendants:

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  • G4: Humphrey Gerry 1862-1919 & Mary Ann Abbey
    • G5: Leo Norman Gerry 1889-1968 & Muriel Joy Gilpin
      • G6: Howard Brooks Gerry 1922-1993 & Nancy Anastasia Pals
    • G5: Elgin Clifford Gerry 1893-1918

 

G4: Humphrey Gerry 1862-1919 & Mary Ann Abbey

Humphrey Gerry was born on February 7, 1862, in Perth, Ontario, to Elizabeth Baker, age 24, and John Gerry, age 28. His father John passed away on March 17, 1868, in Fullarton, Ontario, at the age of 34 when Humphrey was only 6 years old.

Humphrey Gerry married Mary Ann Abbey in Caledonia, Ontario, on February 13, 1889, when he was 27 years old and Mary Ann was 20 years old.

Humphrey was a Drayman when he was married and they bought C.P.R. land in the Pilot Mound district.

They had three children, Leo Norman Gerry 1889-1968; Howard Vincent Gerry 1892-1892 and Elgin Clifford Gerry 1893-1918.

Humphrey Gerry died on May 30, 1919, in Brandon, Manitoba, when he was 57 years old. Mary Ann Abbey died on September 8, 1957, in Brandon, Manitoba, when she was 88 years old.

G5: Leo Norman Gerry 1889-1968 & Muriel Joy Gilpin

Leo Norman Gerry was born on November 13, 1889, in Mitchell, Ontario, to Mary Ann Abbey, age 20, and Humphrey Gerry, age 27. He moved to British Columbia and lived the rest of his life there.

Leo Norman Gerry married Muriel Joy Gilpin in Vancouver, British Columbia, on January 1, 1920, when he was 30 years old. Their son Howard Brooks Gerry was born on May 26, 1922. Leo Norman Gerry was an advertising man on his marriage certificate.

Leo Norman Gerry married Sarah Jane Hutchison in British Columbia in 1945 when he was 56 years old. His wife Sarah Jane passed away on March 19, 1963, in New Westminster, British Columbia, at the age of 74. They had been married 18 years.

Leo Norman Gerry died on July 27, 1968, in British Columbia when he was 78 years old.

G6: Howard Brooks Gerry 1922-1993 & Nancy Anastasia Pals

Howard Brooks Gerry was born on May 26, 1922, to Muriel Joy Gilpin, age 21, and Leo Norman Gerry, age 32. He lived in British Columbia his whole life.

Howard Brooks Gerry was a WW2 veteran and married Nancy Anastasia Palsat in Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 30, 1948, when he was 26 years old. They had one son, Frederick Michael Gerry. They lived in Vancouver for many years and retired to Maple Ridge, BC in the late 1980’s.

Nancy worked at Woodwards in downtown Vancouver for many years. After Howard retired, they moved from Vancouver to Maple Ridge, BC.

Howard Brooks Gerry died on July 27, 1993, in British Columbia when he was 71 years old.

G5: Elgin Clifford Gerry 1893-1918

Elgin Clifford Gerry was born on March 22, 1893, in Ingersoll, Ontario, to Mary Ann Abbey, age 24, and Humphrey Gerry, age 31.

Elgin Clifford Gerry died on September 1, 1918, in France when he was 25 years old. He was killed in action during WW1 near Vis-en-Artois. Clifford was a messenger runner and was shot and killed by a sniper while making a volunteer run.