Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

William Abra[1]

Male 1815 - 1889  (73 years)


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  • Name William Abra 
    Born 6 Nov 1815  Swaffham, , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1 Jul 1842  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    farmer 
    Residence 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Church of England 
    Land 1861  North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 34, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptist 
    Directory 1864  North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 34, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Regular Baptist 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Baptist 
    Directory 1884  North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 34, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence 1889  North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 34, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number 00133-8239.1 
    Died 20 Jul 1889  Near Blair, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9, 15
    Cause: Congestion-Apoplexy 8 months 
    Buried Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Person ID I14686  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    Family Elizabeth Wismer,   b. 13 Mar 1831, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1924, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1846  [2
    Children 
     1. Deanna Abra,   b. 1846, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1903, Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. John Abra,   b. 1848, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Hannah Abra,   b. 12 May 1848, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1903, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     4. Joseph Abra,   b. 24 Nov 1849, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1927  (Age 77 years)
     5. Moses Abra,   b. 6 Sep 1850, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1939, RR1 Blair, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Susannah Abra,   b. CALC 6 Dec 1853, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1879  (Age ~ 25 years)
     7. John Abra,   b. 19 Feb 1856, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1858  (Age 2 years)
     8. Dianah Abra,   b. 1858, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. William W. Abra,   b. 1858, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1941, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     10. Elizabeth Young Abra,   b. 13 Jan 1861, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1861  (Age 0 years)
     11. Henry Young "Harry" Abra,   b. 31 Mar 1862, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1949  (Age 87 years)
     12. Elisabeth Young "Lizzie" Abra, II,   b. 26 Aug 1864, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1950  (Age 85 years)
     13. Julia Ann Abra,   b. 26 Mar 1867, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1953, Invermay, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     14. Jacob Finch Abra,   b. 9 Mar 1870, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1945, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     15. Mary Ann Abra,   b. 20 Jan 1873, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1944, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     16. Mamie Abra,   b. 20 Jan 1875, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     17. Ida Abra,   b. 1882, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     18. Amsa Abra,   b. 1884, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F3980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of a Well-Known Resident of North Dumfries

      There passed away suddenly on Saturday morning last, a well-known and respected resident of North Dumfries, Mr. Wm. Abra, sr. Mr. Abra got up apparently quite well on Saturday morning and took a walk out on the farm. Returning after a little while, he complained to his wife that he had fallen down and hurt his shoulder while out. Mrs. Abra got him a drink of water, and as he complained of his head being very hot, she bathed it with cold water. He then said he thought he would like to lay down and Mrs. Abra took him by the arm, and as he seemed feeble one of his daughters took him by the other arm and assisted him. He had scarcely passed into another room before he said he could go no further, and asked them to get him a pillow and he would lie down on the floor there. This was done and he was scarcely laid down before he became insensible, and in the course of a very short time, breathed his last. Medical aid hastily summoned finding the cause of his death to be extravasation of blood in the brain.

      Mr. Abra was English by birth, and came from near Swatham, in the County of Norfolk. He was born in 1815 and landed in Canada on the 1st of July, 1842. Making for a location in Upper Canada, he reached the neighborhood of Haysville, where he worked for four years, then marrying Miss Elizabeth Wismer, and the young couple purchased the farm on which they have since resided. Their family consisted of thirteen children, of whom ten are yet living , viz.:- Mrs. B. Wismer, of Waterloo, Miss Hannah, unmarried, Mr. Joseph Abra, farming about a mile north of Roseville, Mr. Moses Abra, farming near the old homestead, Mr. Wm. Abra, carpenter and builder, of Toronto, and Henry, Jacob, Julia, Lizzie and Mamie, the younger members of the family residing on the homestead.

      Galt Reporter Jul 26 1889 pg 1

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      In North Dumfries, at his residence, Lot No. 34, 12th Concession, on Saturday, July 20th, at 10 minutes to 1, a.m., Wm. Abra, Sr., aged 73 years, 8 months and 14 days.

      Galt Reporter Jul 26 1889 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Benjamin Wismer Born: Waterloo Age: 23 Father: David Wismer Mother: Elizabeth Wismer Born: abt 1850 Spouse: Diana Ebra Age: 24 born: North Dumfries Township Father: William Ebra Mother: Elizabeth Ebra married 17 Feb 1873

    2. [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.

    3. [S34] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Blair CC#4501 Internet Link.
      William Abra Sr. / died July 20, 1889 / aged 73 years 7 mo's & 14 days / his wife / Elizabeth Wismer / died March 10, 1924 / aged 93 years / also their children / John died Dec 5, 1858 / aged 2 y'rs 9 m's 15 ds / Harry L. son of Moses & Maggie / Abra died Aug 27, 1888 / aged 1 year 2 mos & 27 days

    4. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Division 1 Page Number 34 Household Number 140.

    5. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div 3 Pg 3.
      William Abra Farmer England Ch of England 33
      Mrs. Abra Canada Ch of England 21
      Deanna Abra Canada Ch of England 5
      Hannah Abra Canada Ch of England 4
      John Abra Canada Ch of England 3
      Moses Abra Canada Ch of England 1
      Nancy Pletrer Canada Ch of England 13
      Elijah Hewet Canada Ch of England 13

    6. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 34.

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

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

    9. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 42.

    10. [S2508] Ancestry Public Member Trees, (2020). Retrieved 2 September 2020, from https://www.ancestry.ca/family-tree/person/tree/77190301/person/432006795738/facts.

    11. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div 3 Pg 3.

    12. [S498] Map - Tremaine's 1861 Map of Waterloo County.
      Wm. Abra Conc. XII Lots 34

    13. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864, pg 22.

    14. [S1430] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1884-1885 "Waterloo County Gazetteer and Directory for 1884-1885".
      William Abra Pg. 9 Post Office: Blair Place: North Dumfries Concession: 12 Lot: 34 Acres: 120 Occupation: farmer

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Nov 1815 - Swaffham, , Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1 Jul 1842 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1861 - North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 34, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Baptist - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1864 - North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 34, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Regular Baptist - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Baptist - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1884 - North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 34, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1889 - North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 34, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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