1897 - 1927 (30 years)
||Ila Johnson |
||2 Nov 1897
||Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada [1, 2, 3]
||accident, story |
||Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|killed in vehicle accident |
||Ila Eby |
|Eby ID Number
||13 Nov 1927
||Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
|Cause: Cause: Killed by Street Car - Fractured Skull |
||16 Nov 1927
||Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||16 Jul 2019 |
||William Johnson, b. 11 Jun 1858, Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada , d. 1913 (Age 54 years) |
||Laura Frosch, b. 11 Aug 1857, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. Yes, date unknown |
||19 Mar 1881
||Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Alton Eby, b. 16 Aug 1896, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 15 Dec 1979 (Age 83 years) |
||24 Mar 1921
||Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada 
||17 Jul 2019 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 2 Nov 1897 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Religion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Married - 24 Mar 1921 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada
|Misfortune - killed in vehicle accident - 1927 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Died - Cause: Cause: Killed by Street Car - Fractured Skull - 13 Nov 1927 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Buried - 16 Nov 1927 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
- MEETS DEATH AT PRESTON
Mrs. Alton Eby Almost Instantly Killed When Hit by Radial Car. Stepping off a Comet bus at Preston, close to the tracks, Mrs. Alton Eby was struck down by a Galt bound Grand River radial car and died almost instantly. She suffered severe injuries to her head and limbs. Mrs. Eby was the last passenger to leave the husand did not see the approaching radial car. Her death came as a shock to her friends. She was in her 28th year and leaves a husband and two young sons. She is also survived by a widowed mother, Mrs. Johnson of Hespeler, four sisters and two brothers.
Waterloo Chronicle 17 Nov 1927 pg 1
Preston Woman Killed at Galt
Mrs. Alton Eby Is Struck By Radial Car As She Was Transferring From Stalled Bus; Had Sung Solo In Church Shortly Before Mishap
Mrs. Alton Eby, King Street East, was almost instantly killed last night when she was struck by a Galt-bound Grand River Street car after stepping off a Comet bus, which was parked against the curb owing to engine trouble on the Galt-Preston highway which parallels the railway right-of-way. The bus was traveling towards Preston and having encountered engine trouble it had stopped on the highway at a point opposite Dr. MacKendrick's residence on the outskirts of Galt, near the golf links to transfer its passengers to another bus belonging to the same company. Mrs. Eby was the last passenger out and she was apparently unaware of the oncoming radial car. The space between the bus and the tracks was not very wide and the unfortunate passenger apparently got too close to the tracks with the result that she was struck a glancing blow by the fast traveling street car. Severe injuries to her legs and head resulted in practically instantaneous death. Other bus passengers narrowly escaped being hit as well as the space between the vehicle and the passing car was limited. Word of Mrs. Eby's death cast a spell of gloom over the whole town as she is well known and had made many friends here by her kindly and cheerful disposition. For several years she was associated with the Knox Presbyterian Church choir as a soprano soloist and was otherwise active in church work. Only a short time before the accident which occurred between eight and nine o'clock she sang a solo at the evening service in Knox Church and those who heard her were greatly shocked at her sudden demise. She had left church early in order to accompany her sister Mrs. Bell t the C.P.R. statin at Galt to catch a train for London where she resides. It was after saying goodbye to her sister that Mrs. Eby was returning to Preston in the bus. Her death was a great blow to her husband who was waiting at home for her after putting their two young children to bed. The deceased was in her 28th year and only yesterday stated that never in her life had she been so happy. The sympathies of Preston citizens are extended to the bereaved husband and little family consisting of two boys Kenneth, the eldest attending school, and little Roy who is below school age. Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn her loss her widowed mother, Mrs. Johnston, of Hespeler, and four sisters, Miss Ola Johnston, of Halifax, N.S., Mrs. Ogden, of Kincardine, Mrs. Davies, of Toronto, and Mrs. Bell, of London, also two brothers, Roy of Hespeler and Jay, of Toronto. - Inquest Adjourned - Corner J. H. Radford, of Galt, has ordered an inquest into the death. The coroner's jury met in the Galt council chambers at 11 o'clock today, and it was decided to adjourn until 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon. The following are serving on the jury, J. Burgess, James Vlasey, Ernest Hutchison, R. McCully, N. Hammon, Reid Hunter, J. W. McKellar, C. Gorth, George Burgess, and A. R. McFayden, all of Galt. Archie Love, of Galt, was the driver of the bus.
Unidentified Newspaper Obituary
- [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 3.
- [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 2.
- [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
Eby/ Ila/ 1897 - 1927/ Alton/ 1896 - 1979/ Rest In Peace./ [Footstones] Mother/ Father.
- [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
Name:Ila Eby Gender:Female Birth Year:abt 1897 Birth Place:Hespeler Age at Death:30 Death Date:Nov 1927 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
- [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11463-81 William Johnson and Laura Frusch.
William JOHNSON, 22, laborer, Howick, Hespeler, s/o Isaac JOHNSON & Bertha UNDERWOOD, married Laura FRUSH?, 23, Hespeler, same, d/o John FRUSH & Barbara COOPER, witn: Barton JONES & Susan JOHNSON, both of Ayr, 19 March 1881 at Ayr
- [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
Name:Alton Eby Age:24 Birth Date:abt 1897 Birth Place:Bridgeport, Ontario Marriage Date:24 Mar 1921 Marriage County or District:York Father:William H Eby Mother:Susan Gaeler Eby Spouse:Ila Johnson Spouse's Age:23 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1898 Spouse Birth Place:Hespeler Spouse Father:William Johnson Spouse Mother:Laura Frush