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Joseph Abra 

Joseph Abra[1]

Male 1849 - 1927

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  • Birth  24 Nov 1849  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Baptist 
    Occupation  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Regular Baptist 
    Occupation  1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence  1901  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 06, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elected Office  1906  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Elected Office  1910  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Councillor - Waterloo County 
    Elected Office  1910  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Occupation  1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Baptist 
    Elected Office  1912  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Eby ID Number  00133-8239.4 
    Died  14 Apr 1927  [8
    Buried  Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID  I14690  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Father  William Abra,   b. 6 Nov 1815, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1889, Near Blair, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Wismer,   b. 13 Mar 1831, Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1924, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Feb 1846 
    Family ID  F3980  Group Sheet

    Family  Helen Wallace,   b. 6 Dec 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1930, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Feb 1874  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Abra,   d. 23 Sep 1876
     2. Helen Abra,   b. 10 Sep 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Abra,   b. 24 Aug 1877, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1877, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John William Abra,   b. 29 Mar 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1947
     5. Elizabeth Abra,   b. Jan 1883, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Janet Abra,   b. 7 Mar 1887, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1901, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3942  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Joseph Abra
    Joseph Abra
    Image from: 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906

  • Notes 
    • JOSEPH ABRA was born in Dumfries Township, near Roseville, in 1849, where he was brought up. He moved on the farm he at present owns and occupies in 1874. He was tax collector for the township from 1900 to 1905, and first elected to the council of the township in 1906, being elected by acclamation.1a

      1aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906) pg 32

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 667.

    2. [S34] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Blair CC#4501 Internet Link.
      In memory of / Joseph Abra / born Nov 24, 1849 / died Apr 14, 1927 / Helen Wallace / his wife / born Dec 6, 1853-died Sept 15, 1930 / John W. Abra / born Mar 29, 1880-died July 29, 1947 / his wife / Christena Welsh / born May 20, 1884-died Mar 1, 1964 / at rest / Abra

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-1 Page 1.

    4. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 4 Page 2.

    5. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 39.

    6. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 12 Page 91.

    7. [S1450] Waterloo County Councillors A Collective Biography.

    8. [S34] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Blair CC#4501 Internet Link.

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 9915-74.
      Joseph ABRA, 24, yeoman, North Dumfries, same, s/o William & Elizabeth, married Hellen WALLACE, 20, Waterloo, Waterloo twp., d/o John & Hellen, witn: John & William MARSHALL of Waterloo twp., 6 Feb 1874 at Galt

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 24 Nov 1849 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Regular Baptist - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Feb 1874 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo Township - 1906 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo County - 1910 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1910 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1912 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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