Jane Newman West Flamborough, Wentworth County, Ontario

Jane Newman, born August 1843, England, daughter of James Newman and Ann Hayes. (There is a Jane Newman in the 1851 Census of Townsend Township, Norfolk County, age 8 - and the same in the 1861 Census, age 17.)

She married David Almas. After his early death she married a man named Morden but died, herself, a few years later on the 4th of October, 1874. She was buried on the 11thof October at the Old Hopkins Cemetery, West Flamborough.

The son of Jane Newman and David Almas (Newman James Almas) was raised by Jane's sister, Avis Newman, who was married to William Stewart Harmer.

David Almas and Jane Newman, and her parents, are all buried in the Old Hopkins Cemetery, which is almost hidden in a line of trees and bushes that stretch to the west of a ravine to the back of the land that David farmed. It is various stages of decay each time I visit. Once, it was so overgrown with lilacs, it presented a jungle-line appearance and was difficult to navigate. It had been cleaned up as a Canadian Centennial Project, in 1967.

The children of David Almas and Jane Newman were:

1. Henry Almas - born 6 August, 1861 - died 14 January, 1936; buried in the Grove Cemetery, Dundas, ON. He married (1) Elizabeth Ellen Harmer, daughter of Joseph Harmer and Rosetta Fairhead and (2) Ernestine Kromheur (26 Mar. 1873 - 1951).

2. Emily Jane Almas - born 21 July, 1864 - died 17 February, 1948

3. Newman James Almas - born 1866 - died 27 October, 1930; buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Burlington, ON; He was married to Mary Lambshead

The children of Jane Newman and her second husband --- Morden, were:

1. Mary A. Morden - born 1872

2. Alberta Morden - married Frank Secord