Anna Maria (Hannah) Chance The Descendants of John Chance and Eliza Bennett
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Anna Maria (Hannah) Chance

  • Born: 23 Mar 1851, Burford Township, Brant Co., Ontario 2
  • Marriage: John Collens 23 Jan 1868, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada 1
  • Died: 27 Oct 1925, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada at age 74 3
  • Buried: 30 Oct 1925, Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario 4

bullet  The Story:

When Hannah was living in Putnam, Ontario, she had a dream about a family member being in trouble. The dream was so strong that she insisted that her husband hitch up the team and drove to Woodstock. When they arrived they found that the dream was accurate. What she dreamed is not remembered by the family. Hannah in 1923 was living in Woodstock, Ontario.

Obituary of Mrs. Anna Collens - Woodstock Sentinel Review - 31 Oct 1925

The funeral of Mrs. Anna M. Collens, who passed away on Tuesday was held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. B. J. Brown,, 805 John street, yesterday afternoon at 2.20 o'clock. The Rev. John Morris conducted the service which was private, and interment was made in the Anglican cemetery. The pallbearers were : E. F. Collens, G. S. Collens, Harry Collens, George Herbert, J. W. Collens and George Meadows. There were many beautiful flora tributes.

There is supposedly a child named Moist Caroline Collins born to Hannah 22 Jan 1884. Must check it out!.


Anna married John Collens, son of Stephen Nobbs Collens and Mary Ward, on 23 Jan 1868 in Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada.1 (John Collens was born on 9 Jan 1833 in , Norfolk, England,5 died on 25 Mar 1915 in Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario 6 and was buried on 27 Mar 1915 in Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario 4.)



1 Vital Records - Ontario, Oxford Co. - Marriage Register 1858-1869.

2 Chance, Julia May - personal records.

3 Newspaper - Ontario, Oxford, Woodstock - Sentinel Review, 28 Dec 1925.

4 Cemetery - Ontario, Oxford Co., Woodstock - Anglican.

5 Thelma Collens, Collens, Thelma: Correspondence.

6 Newspaper - Ontario, Oxford, Woodstock - Sentinel Review, 26 March 1915.

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