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

Joseph Abra[1]

Male 1849 - 1927  (77 years)

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  • Name Joseph Abra 
    Born 24 Nov 1849  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Regular Baptist 
    Residence 1884  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 06, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 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, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Elected Office 1910  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Councillor - Waterloo County 
    Elected Office 1910  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Baptist 
    Elected Office 1912  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Eby ID Number 00133-8239.4 
    Died 14 Apr 1927  [10
    Buried Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I14690  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    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, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother 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  [1
    Family ID F3980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Wallace,   b. 6 Dec 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1930, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1874  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11
    Children 
     1. John Abra,   b. 1879, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Abra,   d. 23 Sep 1876
     3. Bessie Abra,   b. 1882, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Helen Abra,   b. 10 Sep 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jennie Abra,   b. 1886, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Elizabeth Abra,   b. 24 Aug 1877, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1877, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. John William Abra,   b. 29 Mar 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1947  (Age 67 years)
     8. Elizabeth Abra,   b. Jan 1883, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Janet Abra,   b. 7 Mar 1887, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1901, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F3942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Nov 1849 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., 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 MapsReligion - Regular Baptist - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Feb 1874 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo Township - 1906 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo County - 1910 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1910 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1912 - Waterloo Twp., 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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  • 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.

      Chronicle-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. [S2560] aaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 1 Page 7.

    8. [S1430] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1884-1885 "Waterloo County Gazetteer and Directory for 1884-1885".
      Joseph Abra Pg. 24 Post Office: Roseville Place: Waterloo Twp. Tract: Beasley Tract Lot: 6 Acres: 100 Occupation: farmer

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

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

    11. [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