Martha Brock

Birth Name Martha Brock
Gender female
Age at Death about 67 years, 9 months, 21 days


I have concluded, at least until there is other evidence, that Martha's maiden name was Brock for the following reason:
the McDonald Family Tree at rootsweb, at, provided some information about this family. All that I could check was accurate. The tree said that Martha's name was Brock and also that she was "related to General Iasaac Brock of the British Army. There is a memorial to General Brock near Niagara Falls.She was 5 years old when her father died."
I haven't verified this relationship to the General yet.

Martha's 1850 Census said she was born in Canada East. This would be Quebec. Her 1881 Census and her death record said she was born in Ontario.

1881 Census Flamborough East, Wentworth North, Ontario
Family History Library Film 1375892
NA Film Number C-13256
District 148
Sub-district B
Division 3
Page Number 15

George Berry, 27, birthplace: USA, nationality: English, occupation: stone mason, religion: Methodist Canada
Martha Berry, 49, birthplace: Ontario, widowed, nationality: Irish, no occupation, religion: Methodist Ch of Canada
[relied mostly on transcription at images were bleached out.]

Ontario, Canada Deaths,
Name: Martha Berry
Death Date: 22 Oct 1899
Death Location: County of Wentworth
age: 71
Residence: 310 Vic Ave N
occupation: domestic
marital status: W
Gender: Female
Where born: Flamboro [Ontario]
Cause of death: disease of pyloric end of stomach
Religious denomination: Meth

[310 Victoria Ave was probably her son George's residence. He died there in 1925.]


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1832     1 2
Census April 9, 1891 Hamilton Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada 1891 George W Berry household 2

1891 Census Place: Ward 7, Hamilton City, Ontario. (at
Roll: T-6342, Family No: 71.
Apr 9, 1891


George W Berry, 36, born in US, parents also, brick layer, Roman Catholic, unemployed the week prior to the census
Josephine Berry, 30, wife, born in Ontario, parents in Ireland, Roman Catholic
Mable G Berry, 8, daughter, born in Ontario, father in US, mother in Ontario, Roman Catholic
George W Berry, 6, son, born in Ontario, father in US, mother in Ontario, Roman Catholic
Martha Berry, 60, Mother, born in Quebec, parents in Ireland, Methodist

All could read. all but George (Jr) could write.

Residence April 9, 1891 Hamilton Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada   2
Death October 22, 1899 Hamilton Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada    


Family of Hyman Lysander Berry and Martha Brock

Married Husband Hyman Lysander Berry ( b. about 1828 d. ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage     Y  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Louisa Martina BerryMay 12, 1851July 26, 1921
George Willard BerryOctober 14, 1855October 24, 1925