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Henry Woods

Henry Woods

Male 1813 - 1873  (60 years)

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  • Name Henry Woods 
    Born 30 Apr 1813  Edgefield, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Historic Building 1854  1643 Bleams Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 2 1/2 story three bay Georgian Revival house on the south side of Bleams Road. Contructed in 1854 by Henry Woods. In 1991 was used as a parsonage of the Freedom in Christ Church.
    1643 Bleams Road in 2009
    1643 Bleams Road in 2009
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    United Brethern 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    United Brethren 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-33067 
    Died 23 Jun 1873  Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Cause: Spasmodic Colic 32 hours 
    Buried Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I33067  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 

    Father William Woods,   b. CA 1785,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. 30 Nov 1785, Edgefield, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1877, Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Family ID F15551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Clements,   b. 18 Nov 1812, Edgefield, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1879  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Woods,   b. 4 Jun 1832, Edgefield, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1910, Providence, Manitoulin Island, Manitoulin District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Sarah Jane Woods,   b. 1834, Edgefield, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Charles Woods,   b. 1837, Edgefield, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1886, Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     4. Mary Ann Woods,   b. 1851, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F15540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The writer has been accorded the esteemed privilege of requesting the publication of some details in the life of Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Benjamin Bock, of Carnarvon, whose death occurred on the 18th inst. She was a daughter of Henry Woods, a factory operator of Norfolk, England who came to Canada when the subject of our sketch was four years of age and settled with his wife and family at Williamsburg, Waterloo, in 1836, where though new to the work and difficulties facing him by industry and the aid of his family he attained to comfort and affluence before his death. It was there in his early youth the dear lady learned when young to do her duty and which she never neglected through a long life of 77 years. In 1849 she was truly converted to a Christian life. In 1852 she was married to Benjamin Bock and brought him a family of nine children. In 1877 they moved to the Manitoulin Island. Since then few of the old leading residents from end to end of the Island but have been benefited by or heard of her genuine hospitality to all. We are but speaking truth when we say she was modest and unpretending, unmistakably good, always preferring the happiness and welfare of others to herself. Contented and happy with her lot. The darling of her grand children female and male who would not wish a life and death life hers. We will not essay anything to comfort the bereaved husband two years older than his beloved wife. God alone can comfort and lead him till he joins his beloved bride of 57 years ago. The burial in Providence Bay cemetery as was to be expected was largely attended. The Rev. Harvey Fry, Mennonite minister assisted by Rev. John Turnbull, Baptist, and Rev. Mr. Steele, Presbyterian, officiated. All the Ministers spoke with enthusiasm of the death-bed scene of the departed. She had borne her sufferings with Christian resignation. For some days anxious watchers stood by her bedside, suddenly the call came and she exclaimed "Jesus take me". A bright smile overspread her face and she looked her last on earth.


      The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 6, 1910

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Mary Ann Bock Death Date: 18 Dec 1910 Death Location: Manitoulin District, Providence, b. 4 Jun 1832 Birth Location: Edefield,Norfolk CO,Eng d/o Henry Woods b. Edgefield and Rebecca Clements b. Edgefield no cause

    2. [S213] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Rosebank Community CC#4565 Internet Link.
      Sacred to the / memory of / Henry Woods / native of Norfolk England / who died / June 23 1873 / aged / 60 yrs 1 mo & 24 d's / Altho he sleeps, his memory doth live / And cheering comforts to his mourners give / He followed virtue as his truest guide / Lived as a Christian-as a Christian died

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 19.
      Henry WOODS Farmer Birthplace: England Age 38 Wesleyan Methodist
      Rebeccah WOODS Birthplace: England Age 38 Wesleyan Methodist
      Mary Ann WOODS Birthplace: England Age 19 Wesleyan Methodist
      Sarah WOODS Birthplace: England Age 17 Wesleyan Methodist
      John WOODS Birthplace: England Age 14 Wesleyan Methodist
      Thomas READY Labourer Birthplace: Ireland Age 16 ?
      Esther READY Birthplace: Ireland Age 50 Roman Catholic

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 60.

    5. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 5 Page 31.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 3 Jul 1873.
      Died 23 Jun 1873 By Williamsburg, Henry Woods died at the age of 61 years.

    7. [S1046] Building - Heritage Building Inventory - Kitchener 1991, Report on 1643 Bleams Road, Kitchener - pg 6.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Apr 1813 - Edgefield, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1854 - 1643 Bleams Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Brethern - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Brethren - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Spasmodic Colic 32 hours - 23 Jun 1873 - Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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