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

Ephraim Dance

Male Cal 1842 - 1929  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name Ephraim Dance 
    Born CALC 12 Apr 1842  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story 
    Immigration 1844  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Wesley Methodist 
    Residence 1878  North Dumfries Concession 08 Lot 03, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer - retired 
    Residence 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-195707 
    Died 21 Jul 1929  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis (1 year) - Apoplexy (24 days) 
    Buried 23 Jul 1929  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I195707  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Family Agnes Wallace,   b. 1847, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1897, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1868  , Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. James Dance,   b. Jun 1869, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1947, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. Mabell Campbell Dance,   b. 1881,   d. 1958  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F186940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Old Pioneer Gone - Late Ephraim Dance Lived in this District for 75 Years - With the passing of Ephraim Dance on Sunday, Blenheim township loses one of its oldest residents. Mr. Dance was born in England 87 years ago and came to Canada with his parents when but a lad of 10 years of age and settled at St. George. He removed to the farm of the late Thomas Marshall, North Dumfries, two years later, and had lived in this vicinity ever since he had resided on the farm on which he died for the past 40 years. He continued to lead an active life up to within a few weeks of his demise, which was hastened by a stroke. Of a quiet and friendly disposition, he had many fine qualities, and was greatly esteemed by a large circle of friends. He was a former member of Stanley Street Church, and for many years was a member of the Board of Managers. In his boyhood days he attended the old Shantz school at Reidsville and was the only male survivor of a large group of ex-pupils who had their photos taken at the Reidsville Reunion 33 years ago. In politics he was a life-long Liberal. He is survived by one son, Reeve James Dance, of Blenheim township. Also by 5 grandsons and 5 granddaughters. His life's partner, whose maiden name was Agnes Wallace, predeceased him 32 years ago. The funeral, which was largely attended took place to the Ayr Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.

      The Ayr News Jul 25 1929 pg 8

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      Died in Blenheim Township, on Sunday, July 21, 1929 Ephraim Dance in his 88th years. The Funeral will take place from his late residence, Lot 2, Con. 6, Blenheim, on Tuesday, July 23rd, at 2.30 o'clock p. m., to the Ayr Cemetery.

      Funeral Card

  • Sources 
    1. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 16.

    2. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 7 Page 51.

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Dance/ Ephraim Dance/ 1842 - 1929/ his wife/ Agnes Wallace/ 1847 - 1897/ James Dance/ died May 21, 1947/ aged 77 years/ his wife/ Janet Hall/ died Sept. 16, 1910/ aged 36 years/ Mabell Campbell/ Hall/ Dance/ 1881 - 1958

    4. [S890] Funeral Card - - Waterloo Historical Society - photocopies, "funeral card of Agnes Smith Wallace," 19 Aug 1878.

    5. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Ephraim Dance Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1842 Birth Place: England Age at Death: 87 Death Date: 21 Jul 1929 Death Place: Oxford, Ontario, Canada

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Agnes Wallace Age: 30 Birth Date: abt 1838 Birth Place: North Dumfries Marriage Date: 8 Apr 1868 Marriage County or District: Brant Father: John Mother: Agnes Smith Spouse: Ephraim Dancer Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1845 Spouse Birth Place: Chippawa Spouse Residence: South Dumfries Township Spouse Father: James Spouse Mother: Jane Marshall Residence: South Dumfries Township

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 12 Apr 1842 - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1844 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Wesley Methodist - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Apr 1868 - , Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1878 - North Dumfries Concession 08 Lot 03, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - retired - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis (1 year) - Apoplexy (24 days) - 21 Jul 1929 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Jul 1929 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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