Waterloo Region Generations
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Ada Amanda Rife

Female 1887 - 1949  (61 years)


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  • Name Ada Amanda Rife 
    Born 15 Dec 1887  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Name Ada Amanda Aikens 
    Residence 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    School 
    Occupation 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Dress Maker, House 
    Residence 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-29799 
    Died 7 Nov 1949  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29799  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father John Rife,   b. 13 Apr 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1930, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Annie Plugradt,   b. 31 May 1854, On The Atlantic Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Sep 1875  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F3049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Middleton Aikens,   b. Between 1896 and 1897, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1981  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1914  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Wilson Aikens
     2. John Robert "Robert" Aikens,   b. Between 1917 and 1918,   d. 17 Mar 1960, Okotoks, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F7865  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • AIKENS, ADA AMANDA (Nee Rife)

      At Guelph General Hospital, where she had been a patient for about a week, on Monday night, November 7, 1949, in her62nd year. Wife of Thomas Aikens of R. R. #2, Hespeler. She was born in Hespeler, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Rife. She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Hespeler. Surviving are her husband, two sons, Robert of Okotoks, AB; Wilson of Hespeler; one brother, Herbert Rife of Preston; three sisters, Violet (Mrs. Charles Yates) of Toronto; Mina (Mrs. L. Gowing) of Dearborn, Ml; and Edna (Mrs. John Littleton or Littlejohn - varying reports) of Canton, Ohio. Funeral service from her residence, R. R. #2, Hespeler on Thurs. , Nov. 10 at 2: 30, conducted by Rev. Earl Smith, minister of Hespeler Presbyterian Church. Pallbearers: Alexander Rife of Preston; Lloyd Rife of Elmcoe; Gordon Yates of Toronto; Donald Yates of Toronto; Clifford Gowing and Harold Gowing of Detroit. Interment Hespeler Cemetery.

      A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 1, Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark
      Used with kind permission of Marjorie Clark

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.

    2. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 16.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Ada Amanda Rife Born: Hespeler Age: 26 Father: John Rife Mother: Annie Plugradt Born: abt 1888 Spouse: Thomas Middleton Aikins Age: 27 born: Puslinch Tp Father: Wm James Aikins Mother: Henrietta Paddock Aikins married 3 Jun 1914

    4. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 19.

    5. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 57.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 9313-75.
      John RIFE, 23, baker, Waterloo twp., Mildmay, s/o Samuel & Mary, married Annie PLUGRADT, 23, on the sea, Preston, d/o Luc & Christiana, witn: Samuel RIFE Jr. of Waterloo twp & Louisa PLUGRADT of Preston, 21 Sept 1875 at Preston

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Dec 1887 - Hespeler (Cambridge), 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 MapsOccupation - School - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dress Maker, House - 1911 - 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 MapsMarried - 3 Jun 1914 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Nov 1949 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., 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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