Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Mary Ella Devitt

Mary Ella Devitt[1]

Female 1866 - 1926  (59 years)

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  • Name Mary Ella Devitt 
    Born 21 Sep 1866  Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Name Ella Devitt 
    Name Mary Elizabeth Devitt 
    Name Mary Ella Klinck 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Religion 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number 00030-2334.4 
    Died 21 Jul 1926  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I12804  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Isaac Devitt,   b. 22 Jan 1837, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1907, Nelson Twp., Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Quickfall,   b. 17 Jan 1838, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1912, Nelson Twp., Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1862  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Family ID F3480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Klinck,   b. 7 Jul 1862, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1944, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Luella Klinck,   b. 18 Oct 1892, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1960  (Age 68 years)
     2. Flora Catherine Klinck,   b. 13 Apr 1894, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1970, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Charles Edmund Klinck,   b. 2 Aug 1895, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1943, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     4. Edward Klinck,   b. 2 Aug 1895, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Edna Klinck,   b. 13 Apr 1897, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1898, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. Laurina Magdalena Klinck,   b. 4 Jul 1898, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1965, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     7. William A. Klinck,   b. 19 Jan 1900, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Arthur Klinck,   b. Jan 1901, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. George Alfred Klinck, Jr.,   b. 23 Jul 1903, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1973, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     10. Harold Klinck,   b. 27 Oct 1906, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1965  (Age 58 years)
     11. Paul Walter Klinck,   b. 29 Jul 1909, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1909, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F3514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Mary Devitt
    Mary Devitt
    From a binder called Hannah's Albums, (Waterloo Region Branch, OGS Collection)
    Mary Ella Devitt
    Mary Ella Devitt

  • Notes 
    • PROMINENT ELMIRA LADY PASSES AWAY

      Mrs. George Klinck, Resident of Town 35 Years, Succumbs to Long Illness

      After a lingering illness, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Klinck, wife of George Klinck, and one of Elmira's most respected citizens, died yesterday at her home on Church Street, east, aged 59 years and 11 months.

      The late Mrs. Klinck had been ailing for the past two years, but was taken acutely ill about Easter. Since that time she had been confined almost entirely to her home. A few days ago she took a sudden turn for the worse and despite careful medical attention and nursing she succumbed.

      Mrs. Klinck, who was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Devitt, was born near Floradale on the farm now occupied by Jesse B. Snider. On her marriage to Mr. Klinck about 35 years ago she removed to Elmira and resided here until her death.

      Of a living and generous disposition, the late Mrs. Klinck was held decidedly high in the regard of the community and her passing will leave a gap that will not be easily filled. Her work in connection with St. Paul's Lutheran Church of which she was a faithful member during her residence in Elmira, was most notable. She was a member of the Ladies' Aid society and the church since its inception and was regarded as one of the most valuable and painstaking workers.

      The mother of nine children, seven of whom remain to mourn their loss, Mrs. Klinck was a sterling example of the home-loving type of woman and her residence on Church Street with its beautiful grounds remains a monument to her domestic labors.

      In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Edmund of Elmira; Arthur of North Plate, Neb.; George and Harold of Hamilton; and three daughters, Luella, Flora and Laurina, all at home; and two grandchildren. One brother Irvin Devitt of Freeman, Ont., and a sister, Mrs. Arnold Jansen of Kitchener also survive.

      The funeral will be held from her late residence Saturday afternoon at 2: 30 o'clock to St. Paul's Church where services will be held in English and thence to Elmira Cemetery for interment.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I 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..., 529.

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B Page 21.

    3. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 21.

    4. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      In Memory Of / George Klinck / 1862 - 1944 / Mary E. Devitt / Beloved Wife Of / George Klinck / 1866 - 1926

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 28.

    6. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 49 Pg. 22.

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      011881-91 - George KLINCK, 29, jeweler, Elmira, same, s/o Chas. & Elizabeth KLINOK, married Mary Elizabeth DEVITT, 25, Woolwich, Floradale, d/o Issac & Mary DEVITT, witn: Arnold JANSEN, Elmira, Ella DEVITT, Woolwich Twp., William DEVITT, Woolwich & Catharine KLINCK, Elmira, 30 Sept. 1891 at Elmira

    8. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 5 Page 37.

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Isaac Devitt aged 25 res Waterloo born Canada West son of Barnabus and Magdalene married 18 Mar 1862 to Mary Ann Quickfall aged 24 res Waterloo born Canada West daughter of Thomas and Hannah

    10. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 23 May 1862.
      "Devitt - Quickfall: On the 18th inst., in Berlin, by the Rev. R. L. Tucker, Mr. Isaac Devitt, to Miss Mary Ann Quickfall, both of the Township of Waterloo."

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Sep 1866 - Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Sep 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jul 1926 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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