Lulu Maria Cairns was my paternal great-grandmother – the mother of my father’s mother. In the 1820’s the Cairns family came from Londonderry, Ireland to the area around Montréal, Canada, many of them settling in the town of Ormstown in the Châteauguay region of Québec. There are many Cairns family members buried in the Ormstown Union Cemetery, including several of my direct-line ancestors. I have listed the cemetery records here for each member of the Cairns family here along with some details to place them in context.
I’m guessing the numbers that precede each entry are lot numbers in the cemetery. They can help show who is buried in the same plot with whom. They are listed in alphabetical order, as they appeared in the cemetery records.
15-09 Annie M[oore] Cairns [Mrs. William R. Greer] (1893-1950) Daughter of George Cairns and Martha Kearns.
5-26 Catherine [Amelia] Cairns [Mrs. William T[ully] McEwen] (1898-1995) Daughter of William Henry Cairns and Amelia Sartwell.
12-20 Catherine Ann Cairns [Mrs. John McClintock Jr.] (1812-1890) Daughter of William James Cairns and Nancy Emberson.
10-08 Elmer G[eorge] Cairns (1889-1958) Son of George Cairns and Martha Kearns.
10-08 Mrs. Elmer G[eorge] Cairns [Ida C[ottingham] Geddes] (1893-1975) Daughter of Samuel Cottingham Geddes and Sarah Ann Sadler.
10-08 George Cairns (1856-1952) Son of James George Cairns and Mary Ann Moore.
10-08 Mrs. George Cairns [Martha [Cairns] “Kearns”] (1857-1945) Daughter of Henry Cairns and Catherine “Kitty” Davidson.
9-08 Hannah Cairns [Mrs. William W. Bryson] (1843-1933) Daughter of James George Cairns and Mary Ann Moore.
10-08 James [George] Cairns (1818-1892) Son of James Cairns and Nancy Emberson.
10-08 Mrs. James Cairns [Mary Ann Moore] (1818-1905) Daughter of James and Hannah Moore.
10-19 Jeanie [Tate] Cairns [Mrs. James Hunter] (1880 – 1968) Daughter of Robert Moore Cairns and Eliza Jemima Reid.
2-26 Maj. Joseph Cairns (1833-1902) Son of Samuel Cairns and Sarah Smillie. My 3x great-grand-uncle.
5-01 Mary Cairns [Mrs. Duncan W. McEwen] (1831-1912) Daughter of Samuel Cairns and Sarah Smillie. My 3x great-grand-aunt.
14-16 Mary Ann Cairns [Mrs. Gordon Bryson] (1877-1959) Daughter of William James Cairns and Marceline Boursier dite Lavigne.
10-08 Melville E[verett] Cairns (1924-1997) Son of Elmer George Cairns and Ida Cottingham Geddes.
7-02 Rhoda E[lizabeth] Cairns [Mrs. J. T. Dalton Hamilton] (b 1926) Daughter of Elmer George Cairns and Ida Cottingham Geddes.
2-26 Robert W[ebb] Cairns (1917-1979) Son of Samuel Robert Cairns and Mary Ann Priscilla “Vera Gwendolyn” Hatton. My great-grand-uncle.
5-11 Robert Cairns (1816-1898) Son of William James Cairns and Nancy Emberson.
5-11 Mrs. Robert Cairns [Sarah Baird] (1822-1899) Daughter of William Baird and Nancy Guthrie.
9-08 Robert M[oore] Cairns (1851-1919) Son of James George Cairns and Mary Ann Moore.
9-08 Mrs. Robert M[oore] Cairns [Eliza Jemima Reid] (1851-1944) Daughter of James Reid and Elizabeth Jane Weir.
2-26 Samuel [Robert] Cairns (1862-1941) Son of Robert Cairns and Sarah Webb. My 2x great-grandfather.
2-26 Samuel Cairns (1800-1883) Son of Robert Cairns and Mary Conluce. My 4x great-grandfather.
2-26 Mrs. Samuel Cairns [Sarah Smilie] (1808-1885) Daughter of Joseph Smillie and Mary McKee. My 4x great-grandmother.
2-26 Rev. Samuel Cairns (1835-1867) Son of Samuel Cairns and Sarah Smillie. My 3x great-grand-uncle.
3-23 Sarah Cairns [Mrs. Archibald McEwen] (1837-1929) Daughter of Samuel Cairns and Sarah Smillie. My 3x great-grand-aunt.
5-11 Sarah Jane [Eliza Baird] Cairns [Mrs. James Cavers] (1852-1937) Daughter of William James Cairns Jr. and Elizabeth Baird.
3-17 Sarah S[millie] Cairns [Mrs. John S. Baird Sr.] (1871-1896) Daughter of Robert Cairns and Sarah Webb. My 2x great-grand-aunt.
8-26 Wesley T[homas] Cairns (1922-1997) Son of William David Cairns and Joanne Wilhelmina Hamilton.
8-26 Mrs. Wesley T[homas] Cairns [Hazel I[rene] Allen] (1922-2008) Daughter of William George Allen and Martha May McGregor.
8-26 William D[avid] Cairns (1833-1972) Son of William James Cairns and Marceline Boursier dite Lavigne.
8-26 Mrs. William D[avid] Cairns [J[oanne] Wilhelmina Hamilton] (1880-1929) First wife.
8-26 Mrs. William D[avid] Cairns [Minnie Agnes MacArthur] (1887-1943) Second wife.
5-11 Katherine Cairns [Mrs. Norman Smith Cavers] (1881-1966) The wife of Norman Smith Cavers was actually Catherine Mary Wright. Norman’s mother was Sarah Jane Cairns, and his father was James Cavers. Catherine Mary Wright’s parents were Joseph James Wright and Mary Jean Reilly.