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

William Henry Sainsbury[1]

Male 1874 - 1955  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name William Henry Sainsbury 
    Born Oct 1874  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-150354 
    Died 25 Dec 1955  Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 27 Dec 1955  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I150354  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Violet Alice Prato,   b. Sep 1887, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1956, Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1909  Kensington, , Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Violet Sainsbury,   b. 19 Sep 1910, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Mary Sainsbury,   b. 13 Aug 1912, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William George Sainsbury,   b. 1915,   d. 27 Sep 1974, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Alice Martha Sainsbury,   b. 1916,   d. 17 Sep 2006, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F225407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Oct 1874 - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jan 1909 - Kensington, , Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1911 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1955 - Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Dec 1955 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The death occurred in Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday morning of William Henry Sainsbury, a long-time resident of Blenheim Township, aged 81 years. He had been confined to hospital for the past three weeks. A native of England, Mr. Sainsbury came to this country as a youth, and commenced working among farmers in this district, where he spent the remainder of his life. Later he married Violet Alice Prato, also a native of England, and the couple took up residence on the farm on the 12th concession now owned by Ross Livingston. Here they lived until retiring to Wolverton some six or seven years ago. Mr. Sainsbury remained in good health up until the time of his passing, although he had lost his sight about two years ago. A man of strong political opinions, Mr. Sainsbury was one of the Conservative mainstays in Blenheim Township for many years, and took an active part in Dominion and Provincial elections. Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, George, at home; three daughters, Mrs. William Wait (Nellie) of Brantford, Mrs. Clarence Johnson (Elizabeth) of Waterloo and Mrs. Emmanuel Wideman (Alice) of St. Jacobs. Five grandchildren also sur-vive.

      The Funeral The funeral was held from the W. O. Ball Funeral Parlor on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m., with interment in Ayr Cemetery. Rev. J. W. Currie officiated. The pallbearers were: Peter McDonald, Elmer Hiller, Herb. Hiller, Neil Hall, Hugh Guthrie and James Simpson.


      The Ayr News Dec 29 1955 pg 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S490] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Record (1994-March 2008), Obituary of Alice M. Wideman (nee Sainsbury) - 19 Sep 2006.

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      SaInsbury/ Wm. Henry SaInsbury/ 1874 - 1955/ his wife/ Violet Alice Prato/ 1887 - 1956/ Wm. George SaInsbury/ 1915 - 1974

    3. [S264] Census - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - 1911, Div. 2 pg 8 & 9.
      W. Henry Sainburg Lot 7 Con 12. b. Oct. 1874 aged 36, b. England, farmer
      Violet Alice Sainburg b. Sep 1887, aged 24, b. England
      Violet Elanor Sainburg. b. Sep 1901 aged __ b. Ontario

    4. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 39457 (1912), Elizabeth Mary Sainsbury.
      Elizabeth Mary Sainsbury b. 13 Aug 1912, Blenheim Twp., s/o William Henry Sainburg (farmer of Blenheim) & Violet Alice Prato married 12 Jan 1909 London, England

    5. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 36270 (1910), Eleanor Violet Sainbury.
      Eleanor Violet Sainbury b. 19 Sep 1910 Blenheim twp., d/o Wm. henry Sainsbury (farmer) & Violet Alice Rato, married Kensington, London, England, 12 Jan 1909