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Rebecca Matilda
Female 1840 - 1885


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  • Birth  1840  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Misfortune  11 Mar 1885  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed by fire 
    • "was found burned in house fire. The charred remains found in ruins of the house burned down fire, ..., supposed to have caught by pipe running through house.
    Name  Rebecca Matilda Ellenbaum 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-124203 
    Died  11 Mar 1885  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I124203  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2019 

    Family  William Ellenbaum,   b. 1821, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1885, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F30826  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Fatal Fire at Haysville

      We regret to learn that on Wednesday morning last a fatal fire took place in the village of Haysville, Township of Wilmot. It appears from the meagre reports at hand that about two o'clock that morning the house occupied by William Ellenbaum and his wife was discovered to be on fire, and by the time the villagers were around the structure was one mass of flames. Neither the occupant nor his wife were seen during the progress of the fire, but after it had burnt itself out their remains were found in the ruins. The fire is supposed to have originated from a defective flue. An inquest will be held on the remains by Dr. Bowlby, of Berlin, who has been notified.

      Galt Reporter Mar 13 1885 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 28.

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