Esther was born Feb 28 1846 or 1847 in Blantford Co. or Wentworth Co. Ontario to George Whitfield Hartt & Mary Ann Stewart. When her father died she was 5 or 6 years. Esther moved with her mother to Lincoln County and eventually married a neighbour in Smithville. Ontario, on January 13, 1863 to Morgan Phillip Wills, the son of Philip & Mary (aka Frances) (Clup) Wills Morgan & Esther moved to a farm near Balls Falls (Jordan) Ontario where they raised their 5 children. Esther died in Stamford, Welland Co. August 17, 1912 of cardiac arrest due to shock after being rescued from a burning building. Moran died a year later in 1913. They both are buried in VICTORIA LAWN CEMETERY, St. Catharines, Ont. Old Section R Division 5 Lot W 5 Children of Esther & Morgan Wills: Ida 1863-1938, John Albert 1865-1940, Alvin Morgan 1867-1960, Edward Burton 1876-1941, Edith Isobel 1878-1933
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