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

Sarah Alice Buckborough

Female 1856 - 1949  (92 years)


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  • Name Sarah Alice Buckborough 
    Born 17 Jul 1856  Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Misfortune lost sight 
    Name Alice Buckborough 
    Name Sarah Alice Holdaway 
    Religion 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Baotist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-195639P 
    Died 19 Mar 1949  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 21 Mar 1949  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I195639  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Family Edward Holdaway,   b. 5 Nov 1858, Houghton, Kings Somborne, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1924, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1884  Burford, Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Mary Ethel Holdaway,   b. 3 Feb 1885, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1950, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Charles K. Holdaway,   b. 5 Jul 1889, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1962, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. William "Willie" Holdaway,   b. 29 Jan 1893, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1893, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F186924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baotist - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Mar 1949 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Mar 1949 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • One of Oldest Citizens Passes

      Ayr lost one of its oldest residents on Saturday morning with the passing of Mrs. Sarah Alice Holdaway, in her 93rd year, a resident of this village for the past 65 years. The late Mrs. Holdaway was born in Drumbo, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Buckborough, and for many years lived with the family at the old toll gate at Keg Lane, where Mr. Buckborough tended the gate. Following her marriage to the late Edward Holdaway, she had resided in this community for her remaining life's span, latterly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Murray Gilespie, where she passed away. About 20 years ago, Mrs. Holdaway lost her sight, but this disability did not prevent her from performing her usual household tasks, which she continued until only a short time ago. She had maintained good health up until this winter when she suffered an attack of flu, the effects of which resulted in her death. The late Mrs. Holdaway was a member of the former Methodist Church here, and at the time of church union joined Knox United Church. She was the last surviving member of a family noted for their longevity. One sister, Mrs. Walter Patten (Charlotte) of Drumbo, who died several years ago, had reached the century milestone in life, while other members had lived to well over 90 years of age. Surviving are one son, Charles, and one daughter, Mrs. Murray Gillespie (Mary), both of Ayr. There are 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

      The Funeral

      The funeral, which was largely attended, was held from the W. O. Ball Funeral Parlor on Monday afternoon, with Rev. W. D. Goodger officiating. Interment was made in Ayr Cemetery. The pallbearers were Albert Wood, H. Freer, James C. Swan, Leo Hadley, J. C. Kyle and Arthur Underwood.

      The Ayr News Mar 24 1949 pg 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 12.

    2. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 15.

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Holdaway/ In Loving memory of/ Edward Holdaway/ Nov. 5, 1858 - Nov. 26, 1924/ his wife/ Sarah Alice Buckborough/ July 17, 1856 - Mar. 19, 1949/ Charles K. Holdaway/ July 5, 1889 - Dec. 7, 1962/ his wife/ Ellen Emily Hawes/ Feb. 2, 1890 - Dec. 21, 1936/ at

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Edward Holdaway Age: 25 Birth Date: abt 1859 Birth Place: England Marriage Date: 2 Jul 1884 Marriage County or District: Brant Father: William Holdaway Mother: Sarah Goldart Spouse: Alice Buckborough Spouse's Age: 27 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1857 Spouse Birth Place: Ontario Spouse Father: Hugh Buckborough Spouse Mother: Rachel Griffith