An American Family History

Susannah Matilda Thomas Learmouth

Childbirth was was perilous. Around 1.5 percent of births ended in the mother's death. Since women gave birth to many children, chances of dying in childbirth were quite high.

Susannah Matilda Thomas Learmouth (Susie) was born on October 29, 1834 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Her parents were John Morgan Thomas and Mary Lewis. She was baptised on New Year's Day 1935 at the Anglican Christ Church Cathedral in Montréal. The sponsors were Charles Wyatt, Matilda Connor and Sarah Gordon.

She married John Learmouth at St. James in Toronto on August 20, 1868. John was born in Scotland about 1836 and was the son of William and Margaret Learmouth. Her sister Elizabeth Musson named her son Charles Joseph Learmouth Musson.

Susan died on September 24, 1869 when she was 34 years old from childbirth complications. She was buried September 26 at St. James in Section R, Lot 6, South Grave, The Reverend W. S. Darling officated.

The city of York was incorporated as Toronto on March 6, 1834. The city grew and developed significantly during the the 19th century. The Irish famine brought a large number of Irish immigrants to the city and they became the largest ethnic group.

Toronto 1856
Toronto 1856

Children of John Morgan Thomas
and Mary Lewis
  • Charles Lewis Thomas
  • Thomas Lewis Thomas
  • Elizabeth Sheppard Thomas Musson
  • Susannah Matilda Thomas
  • Eliza Mary Thomas Treahy
  • Jane Eliza (Jennie) Thomas Belford
  • Francis John Thomas
  • Mary Sophia Thomas
  • Celia Ann Thomas Brodie
  • Mary Sophia Thomas
  • John Joseph Thomas
  • Edward George Thomas


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