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

Ezra Snyder Thomas[1]

Male 1857 - 1940  (83 years)


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  • Name Ezra Snyder Thomas 
    Born 18 Apr 1857  Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Family Photograph Women's Institute - Tweedsmuir History - Rosendale Vol. 2 
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    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Carpenter 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1921  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00121-7509 
    Died 27 Jun 1940  Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I20275  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father William B. Thomas,   b. 7 Feb 1825, Dundas, West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1895  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Hannah Snyder,   b. 12 Jul 1831, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1907  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1851  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Family ID F506  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Angeline Rudolph,   b. 21 Apr 1875, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1925, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1894  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Florence Isabella Thomas,   b. 22 Jul 1895, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Herbert Roy Thomas,   b. 12 Dec 1896, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1900  (Age 3 years)
     3. Maud Angeline Thomas,   b. 4 Dec 1897, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sarah Maud Thomas,   b. 4 Dec 1897, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1989  (Age 91 years)
     5. Hannah Mabel Thomas,   b. 19 Feb 1900, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1931, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     6. William Ezra Thomas,   b. 5 Feb 1901, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Hazel Victoria Thomas,   b. 4 Jun 1902, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Angeline Rebecca Thomas,   b. 21 Sep 1903, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. George Thomas,   b. 1905, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Minerva Jane Thomas,   b. 25 Mar 1905, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. George Edward Thomas,   b. 7 May 1907, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976  (Age 68 years)
     12. Milo Royal Thomas,   b. 22 Jun 1908, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1993  (Age 85 years)
     13. Harry Leander Thomas,   b. 7 Jun 1911, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Olive Mytle "Ollie" Thomas,   b. 14 Apr 1913, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1983, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     15. Ruth Rose Thomas,   b. 26 Mar 1915, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1970, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 54 years)
     16. Russell Ross Thomas,   b. 5 Mar 1917, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1968, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     17. Ervine Lloyd Thomas,   b. 1 Mar 1920, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F5045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ezra S. Thomas, "was born April 18th. 1857. He is a carpenter by trade and resides near Bloomingdale. He is married to Angeline Rudolph. They have no family.1

      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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      EZRA SNYDER THOMAS - son of Wm. B. and Hannah (Snyder) Thomas was horn at Rosendale April 10, 1857. He received his early education at the Bloomingdale Public school and was preparing himself for the teaching profession, and applied for a Class 3 Certificate when 19 years of age, 1876 as evidenced by a Minute Book of the Berlin Model School, on file at the Kitchener Public Library, but unfortunately he did not qualify. He assisted his father on the farm and also did some carpenter work.

      He married Angeline Rudolph in his late 30's, and was eighteen years her senior. They resided on the father' s homestead, which property they acquired from the executors of Wm. B. Thomas after the death of his mother in 1907. Ezra Thomas was father of 15 children and believed firmly in the old rule of ''spare the rod and spoil the child" . He was the undisputed head of the house and no one dared to question his authority. The children attended S.S.#12 at Bloomingdale. Mr. Thomas attended the Mennonite church at Bloomingdale. A few horses, cows, pigs, chickens and geese were kept. He was a day laborer at the Henry B. Wahl farm for a number of years. Many of the neighboring farmers raised sugar beets and Ezra Thomas, his wife and the children would hoe and thin the beets. In 1934 he acquired from the Executor, Irvin C. Hallman, of Mary Snyder and Judith Snyder, his aunts, the following property in Lot #71 G.C.T. - 32-0-0 acres; 5-1-36 acres and 3.03 acres, mostly bush and swamp land. Mrs. Thomas died July 15, 1975, and Ezra Thomas June 27, 1939. Both buried in Mennonite cemetery, Bloomingdale..

      Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History - Rosendale Vol. 2

  • 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..., 536.

    2. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-2 Page 5.

    3. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div 2, Page 54.

    4. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Waterloo N. Twp. 1881 Page 12.

    5. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Division 2 (Bloomingdale) Page 5.

    6. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, BloomingdalePage 5.

    7. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Section 1 page 36.

    8. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      Thomas/ Ezra S./ 1857-1940/ His Wife/ Angeline Rudolph/ 1875-1924/ (Reverse) Dedicated by/ Maude, Hazel, Olive & Harry

    9. [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..., 333.

    10. [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..., 535.

    11. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Wilhelm B. Thomas aged 26, farmer of Waterloo married 10 Jun 1851 at Greenbush by banns to Hanna Schneider aged 19 of Waterloo.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1894 - , 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1921 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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