||30 Mar 1855
||Port Burwell, Elgin Co., Ontario
||C. W. Backus  |
|Eby ID Number
||12 Mar 1943
||New Dundee Union Cemetery, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario
||15 Mar 2017 |
||Rev. George Henry Backus, b. 11 Apr 1813, Walsingham Township, Norfolk Co., Ontario , d. 11 Nov 1897, Bayham Township, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada |
||Elizabeth Haines, b. 9 May 1809, Digby, , Nova Scotia , d. 17 Apr 1888, Bayham Township, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada |
||Sarah Buckborough, b. 12 Oct 1852, Windham Township, Norfolk, Co., Ontario , d. Yes, date unknown |
||12 Sep 1928
||New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario
- The debates that finally brought a split to the UB church in the States were also divisive in Canada. The older and most respected ministers were generally conservative (called Radicals), while the younger men labeled themselves as Liberals. C.W. Backus and his two brothers joined the Conference in 1880, and their father in 1885. C.W. was the only conservative of his family, and in reference to the vote for Presiding Elder in 1888 and again in 1889 he says it was "a straight fight, conservative or liberal." Of the 26 names on the conference roll on March 28, 1889, twelve stayed with the Radical United Brethren at the next Annual conference in March of 1890. The Liberal group, thinking to get the advantage after the division in May 1889, called their Ontario Conference of 1890 into session four months early; November 14,1889. They expelled the "Radical" ministers and assigned their own men to all the fields, locking the doors on many churches. C.W. Backus writes that "my own father and two brothers almost disowned me. All three wrote me some most abusive letters." The liberal United Brethren branch joined with the Congregationalists in 1906 and then with the United Church of Canada in 1925.
Origin and History of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ
United Brethren Church in Canada - UB Church History. (2016). Ubcanada.org. Retrieved 21 August 2016, from https://www.ubcanada.org/ub-church-history
- [S619] News - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr News (1897- ), "Mervyn Bowman, 59, Fatally Injured in Bethel Corner Crash on Tuesday.," Nov 24 1939 pg 1, 2..