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

Abraham Devitt

Male 1841 - 1893  (51 years)


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  • Name Abraham Devitt 
    Born 1 Dec 1841  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Laborer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00030-2336 
    Died 5 May 1893  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID I16719  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Barnabas Devitt,   b. 25 Mar 1807, , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1891, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Shoemaker,   b. 20 Nov 1811, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1907  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 1 May 1831  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F1513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Mann,   b. Abt 1841, Of, Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Clarence Devitt
     2. Veria Devitt
     3. Harold Devitt
     4. Gordon Alexander Devitt,   b. CALC 15 Dec 1874,   d. 5 Sep 1875, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ?,   b. Abt 1840,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F37932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Dec 1841 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 May 1893 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Abraham Devitt, "was born December 1st, 1841, and died May 5th, 1893. He was married to Mary Mann with whom he had three children, Clarence, Veria, and Harold. He was a graduate of Toronto University and was engaged as principal in our high schools for quite a number of years. He was book-keeper for The Shantz Button Manufacturing Company of Buffalo, New York, where he took sick and, after a few months illness, died with his brother, Benjamin, in the town of Waterloo."


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Mr. Abram Devitt, who has been seriously ill at the home of his mother, Mrs. Benjamin Devitt, Waterloo, is sinking rapidly and may depart for the great unknown at any moment. His wife arrived last night from Renfrew.

      A telephone message at 3: 30 this afternoon informs us of the death of Mr. Abram Devitt of Waterloo at 1: 45 p.m. to-day. He was 51 years, 5 months and 4 days old. He possessed the degree of M.A. and was formerly a High School teacher. Sometime ago he employed as a bookkeeper by Waterloo Manufacturing Co. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his death. (Funeral on Monday, May 8)


      The Daily Record 5 May 1893

  • 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. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 1 Page 17.

    3. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 10 Page 78.

    4. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, Obituary of Benjamin S. Musselman - 5 May 1893.

    5. [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..., 452.

    6. [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..., 528.