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Eliza Bell

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Ann Report 27 Jan 2013 17:29

Found on Canadian Census. Eliza Bell Roger was a ladies maid to Mrs Olfield. She died in 1948 a spinster.


Ann Report 7 May 2011 21:39

Many thanks Ginny. This is my ancestor. Her parents were William & Eliza Ro(d)ger (nee Bell). Mother died and William married a Janet Whitelaw. Emigrated after a row with this stepmother. Would suggest she was a lodger in Old West Road or possibly a servant. Ann


Gins Report 1 May 2011 12:13

And this looks like her death

British Columbia Death Index: 1872 to 1979
about Eliza Bell Roger Name: Eliza Bell Roger
Gender: Female
Age: 78
Death Date: 21 Oct 1948
Place of Death: Victoria
Registration #: 1948-09-009763
BCA #: B13198
GSU #: 2032482


Gins Report 1 May 2011 12:11

1911 Census of Canada
about Eliza Bell Roger Name: Eliza Bell Roger
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Age: 41
Birth Date: Apr 1870
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: John Henry Olfield
Mother's name: Emily Olfield
Immigration Year: 1877
Tribal: Scotch (Scotish)
Province: British Columbia
District: Nanaimo
District Number: 10
Sub-District: Saanich
Sub-District Number: 6
Place of Habitation: Old West Rd
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age

John Henry Olfield 54
Emily Olfield 35
Kathleen Olfield 25
Clarence Olfield 22
Edmund Olfield 19
Herbert Olfield 17
Eliza Bell Roger 41
Hugo H Allen 19
Hester J Saurea 21
Edward Hill 22
James J Smith 32
Leslie F Perece 27
James Rater 24
Wong Lock 26

So, are you sure about her parents?


Ann Report 30 Apr 2011 22:15

Trying to find any descendants of Eliza Bell Rodger b. 1870 Lasswade, nr Edinburgh, SCT. Believed emigrated to Canada in 1893 on a ship from Liverpool to Quebec. Parents William and Eliza Rodger (nee Bell).