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

Susan Sparrow[1]

Female 1826 - 1888  (62 years)


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  • Name Susan Sparrow 
    Born 28 Apr 1826  Thetford, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Christened 10 Sep 1826  Wesleyan Methodist Church, Thetford, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    Name Susan Eby 
    Residence 1847  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number 00031-2491.1 
    Died 17 Nov 1888  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Cause: pnemonia 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I21284  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Thomas Sparrow,   b. 18 Oct 1805, Norwich, , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1889, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ann West,   b. 16 Nov 1801, Fethsell, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1854, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F8841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Peter Eby,   b. 28 Feb 1828, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1894, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1847  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Isidore Emanuel Eby,   b. 9 Dec 1848, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Albert Milton Eby,   b. 22 Aug 1850, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Benjamin Theodore Eby,   b. 2 Dec 1852, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1853, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F5206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Apr 1826 - Thetford, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1847 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Sep 1847 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: pnemonia - 17 Nov 1888 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Sorrows of a Family

      One of our well-known and most respected families has been severely visited during the past week.

      On Saturday afternoon last it was announced that Mrs. S. Eby, daughter of Mr. Thomas Sparrow, had died after a very short illness of inflammation of the lungs, and again on Tuesday the intelligence spread that Mrs. Sparrow had also passed away.

      Mrs. Eby was well-known and respected in Galt. She was the wife of Mr. Peter Eby, formerly of Berlin, and came to Galt with her father and family shortly after the financial troubles of her husband caused him to leave Berlin. Mr. Eby occupied a very prominent position in the county town, and was a journalist of established reputation. With the late Wm. Davidson and some others, the speculative spirit of those days involved him seriously and as a last resort, he was compelled, like some others, who were primarily responsible for his difficulties, to leave the country. If we remember right but two sons are left, viz.: - our well-known townsman, Mr. Isidore Eby, and Mr. Albert Eby, of Buffalo.

      Mrs. Sparrow was a very aged woman. From the early days of Galt she was one of our most respected residents. With her husband, the late Isaac Sours, who died about '48, and one daughter, the late Mrs. Whiting, the family for many years occupied a prominent position in our midst. Mrs. Sours then carried on the Woolen Factory where Galt Knitting Co.'s works now are, and by his industry and prudence amassed considerable wealth. Some years after his death, the deceased lady married Mr. Thos. Sparrow, who still in his 84th year survives her, in but feeble health, we regret to say. Her daughter, Mrs. Whiting, died a few years ago, leaving three daughters, who are prominent in all our church and charitable work. Strangely, an elder sister of Mrs. Sparrow's, who has been confined to her bed for many years by bodily infirmities, still survives her.

      Galt Reporter Nov 23 1888 pg 1

  • 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..., 570.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), November 29, 1888.
      Susannah Eby nee Sparrow wife of Petery Eby, died in Galt at age of 62 years and 6 months, of pneumonia, after a short illness. November 20, 1888

    3. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Mother/ Mrs. S. Eby/ Eldest daughter of/ Thomas Sparrow/ died/ November 17th 1888/ aged 62 years/ & 6 months /

    4. [S480] Church Records - England, Norfolk, Thetford - Wesleyan.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 4.
      Susana EBY England 25 Methodist b. 28-Apr
      Isidora EBY Canada 4 Mennonite b. 9-Dec
      Albert EBY Canada 2 Mennonite b. 22-Oct
      Caspar HETT Printer Germany 29 Lutheran b. 26-Mar
      Joachim KALBFLEISCH Printer Germany 16 Lutheran b. 8-Feb
      Friderick REDINGER Printer Germany 18 Lutheran b. 1-Jan
      Friderick BAEKER Labourer Germany 22 Lutheran b.
      Maria KOCH Canada 17 Lutheran b.
      Birth date given as 28 April

    6. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Jeffers, Thomas Rev. - Wesleyan Methodist Entry 133.
      Peter Eby married Susan Sparrow, both of Waterlo, married 30 Sep 1847, witnesses: Henry McNally and Isaac Weaver.