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Ila Johnson
Female 1897 - 1927


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  • Birth  2 Nov 1897  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Religion  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Misfortune  1927  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed in vehicle accident 
    Name  Ila Eby 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-225419 
    Died  13 Nov 1927  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Cause: Killed by Street Car - Fractured Skull 
    Buried  16 Nov 1927  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I225419  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Jun 2018 

    Father  William Johnson,   b. 11 Jun 1858, Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913 
    Mother  Laura Frosch,   b. 11 Aug 1857, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  19 Mar 1881  Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7178  Group Sheet

    Family  Alton Eby,   b. 16 Aug 1896, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1979 
    Married  24 Mar 1921  Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Alton Norman "Coog" Eby
    Family ID  F250890  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • MEETS DEATH AT PRESTON

      Mrs. Alton Eby Almost Instantly Killed When Hit by Radial Car. Stepping off a Comet bus at Preston, close to the tracks, Mrs. Alton Eby was struck down by a Galt bound Grand River radial car and died almost instantly. She suffered severe injuries to her head and limbs. Mrs. Eby was the last passenger to leave the husand did not see the approaching radial car. Her death came as a shock to her friends. She was in her 28th year and leaves a husband and two young sons. She is also survived by a widowed mother, Mrs. Johnson of Hespeler, four sisters and two brothers.

      Waterloo Chronicle 17 Nov 1927 pg 1

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      Preston Woman Killed at Galt - Mrs. Alton Eby Is Struck By Radial Car As She Was Transferring From Stalled Bus; Had Sung Solo In Church Shortly Before Mishap - Mrs. Alton Eby, King Street East, was almost instantly killed last night when she was struck by a Galt-bound Grand River Street car after stepping off a Comet bus, which was parked against the curb owing to engine trouble on the Galt-Preston highway which parallels the railway right-of-way. The bus was traveling towards Preston and having encountered engine trouble it had stopped on the highway at a point opposite Dr. MacKendrick's residence on the outskirts of Galt, near the golf links to transfer its passengers to another bus belonging to the same company. Mrs. Eby was the last passenger out and she was apparently unaware of the oncoming radial car. The space between the bus and the tracks was not very wide and the unfortunate passenger apparently got too close to the tracks with the result that she was struck a glancing blow by the fast traveling street car. Severe injuries to her legs and head resulted in practically instantaneous death. Other bus passengers narrowly escaped being hit as well as the space between the vehicle and the passing car was limited. Word of Mrs. Eby's death cast a spell of gloom over the whole town as she is well known and had made many friends here by her kindly and cheerful disposition. For several years she was associated with the Knox Presbyterian Church choir as a soprano soloist and was otherwise active in church work. Only a short time before the accident which occurred between eight and nine o'clock she sang a solo at the evening service in Knox Church and those who heard her were greatly shocked at her sudden demise. She had left church early in order to accompany her sister Mrs. Bell t the C.P.R. statin at Galt to catch a train for London where she resides. It was after saying goodbye to her sister that Mrs. Eby was returning to Preston in the bus. Her death was a great blow to her husband who was waiting at home for her after putting their two young children to bed. The deceased was in her 28th year and only yesterday stated that never in her life had she been so happy. The sympathies of Preston citizens are extended to the bereaved husband and little family consisting of two boys Kenneth, the eldest attending school, and little Roy who is below school age. Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn her loss her widowed mother, Mrs. Johnston, of Hespeler, and four sisters, Miss Ola Johnston, of Halifax, N.S., Mrs. Ogden, of Kincardine, Mrs. Davies, of Toronto, and Mrs. Bell, of London, also two brothers, Roy of Hespeler and Jay, of Toronto. - Inquest Adjourned - Corner J. H. Radford, of Galt, has ordered an inquest into the death. The coroner's jury met in the Galt council chambers at 11 o'clock today, and it was decided to adjourn until 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon. The following are serving on the jury, J. Burgess, James Vlasey, Ernest Hutchison, R. McCully, N. Hammon, Reid Hunter, J. W. McKellar, C. Gorth, George Burgess, and A. R. McFayden, all of Galt. Archie Love, of Galt, was the driver of the bus.

      Unidentified Newspaper Obituary

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 3.

    2. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 2.

    3. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Eby/ Ila/ 1897 - 1927/ Alton/ 1896 - 1979/ Rest In Peace./ [Footstones] Mother/ Father.

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:Ila Eby Gender:Female Birth Year:abt 1897 Birth Place:Hespeler Age at Death:30 Death Date:Nov 1927 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Alton Eby Age:24 Birth Date:abt 1897 Birth Place:Bridgeport, Ontario Marriage Date:24 Mar 1921 Marriage County or District:York Father:William H Eby Mother:Susan Gaeler Eby Spouse:Ila Johnson Spouse's Age:23 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1898 Spouse Birth Place:Hespeler Spouse Father:William Johnson Spouse Mother:Laura Frush

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 2 Nov 1897 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Mar 1921 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in vehicle accident - 1927 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Killed by Street Car - Fractured Skull - 13 Nov 1927 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Nov 1927 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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