Waterloo Region Generations
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Hannah Parks

Female 1846 - 1918  (71 years)


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  • Name Hannah Parks 
    Born 16 Nov 1846  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Name Hannah Brown 
    Residence 1863  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Residence 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-27540 
    Died 21 Feb 1918  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I27540  Generations
    Last Modified 10 May 2022 

    Father Alexander Parks,   b. 1819, Of, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Eagle,   b. 24 Sep 1827, , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1908, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1842 
    Family ID F21390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Michael Brown,   b. 1837, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1899  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1863  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Elisabeth Howitt Brown,   b. 20 Sep 1867, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1948, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Ida Brown,   b. 20 Feb 1868, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1933, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Alexander Brown,   b. 1872, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William James Brown,   b. 14 Dec 1874, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1948, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. John Wesley Brown,   b. 21 Aug 1882, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1925, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     6. Mildred Brown,   b. 10 Jun 1884, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elmo Brown,   b. 22 Jul 1887, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 10 May 2022 
    Family ID F7173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Relict of Michael Brown. Peacefully, at her home on Queen St. E. in Hespeler, on Thursday morning, after an illness of several months, following a stroke just before Christmas, in her 72nd year. Since then, her condition has been gradually weakening. Another of Hespeler's old and respected citizens has passed to her reward. Daughter of the late Alexander Parks. She was born in the old Temperance House at Puslinch Lake, residing in Puslinch until some years after her marriage to Michael Brown. She moved to Hespeler about thirty-eight years ago and resided here ever since. She had been married to Mr. Brown for fifty-five years. Mr. Brown died eighteen years ago. During her long life in the neighbourhood, she saw many transformations. In her younger days, this district was practically all bush, with an isolated farm clearing at intervals. As time passed, clearings were made and the village of New Hope sprung into being. Later, the name was changed to Hespeler and the present busy manufacturing town came into being. Having an attractive personality, she won a wide circle of friends and was highly esteemed in a large circle of friends. No worthy appeal went unanswered by her. Of her twelve children, seven survive. She leaves three daughters: Mrs. John Jardine, Mrs. A. R. Proud and Mrs. James Hunter, all of Hespeler; four sons, Alex of Newark, NJ; William of Calgary; John Wesley and Elmo of Toronto. William and J. W. Parks are brothers and Mrs. William Hortop is a sister. In addition, there are fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held from her residence on Sat. , March 3rd at 2 to the Hespeler Cemetery. Rev. J. J. Liddy, pastor of the Methodist Church, of which she was a lifelong member, conducted the service. Pallbearers: J. W. Parks, Will Parks, James Hunter, John Jardine, Albert E. Proud and J. W. Brown of Toronto.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Michael Brown aged 23 res Hespeler, born Ireland son of James and Catherine married 11 Mar 1863 to Hannah Parker aged 16 res Puslinch born Puslinch daughter of Alex and Mary A.

    2. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 9.

    3. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 2.

    4. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 11.

    5. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/209172363/hannah-brown.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Nov 1846 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1863 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Mar 1863 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1918 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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