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

Elizabeth Theresa Sherman

Female 1853 - 1938  (85 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Theresa Sherman 
    Born 8 Apr 1853  Greenfield (Reidsville), Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Name Elizabeth Theresa Carruthers 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Church of England 
    Residence 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Charwoman 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-289974 
    Died 2 Aug 1938  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis with Myocarditis (dead in bed) 
    Buried 4 Aug 1938  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I341671  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Father William Sherman,   b. CALC 8 Nov 1816, , New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1884, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betsy" Robson,   b. 13 Jul 1813, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1911, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Family ID F44389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Carruthers,   b. 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1916  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1871  Bluevale, Turnberry Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Carruthers,   b. 1 Nov 1872, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1944, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Mary Helen "Mayme" Carruthers,   b. 1876, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Carruthers,   b. 13 Jan 1878, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jane "Jennie" "Jean" Carruthers,   b. 23 Jan 1883, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1941, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Nettie Carruthers,   b. 16 Aug 1883, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1947, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F248913  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Found Dead in Her Bed by Grandson on Wednesday Night

      It was with something of a shock that residents of the village learned on Wednesday evening, August 3rd, that Mrs. Elizabeth Carruthers, Northumberland street, had been found dead in her bed.

      Mrs. Carruthers, who was in her 86th year had not been noticed around her home by the neighbors, and about 6.00 p.m. her grandson, Joseph Wismer, Jr., and a neighbor, J. M. Hunt, forced their way into the house through a window. It was then learned that Mrs. Carruthers had passed away,

      Born at Greenfield, a daughter of William Sherman and Elizabeth Robson. Mrs. Carruthers had lived in Ayr and vicinity during the whole period of her long lifetime. She attended Knox United Church and was highly esteemed by many friends and nelghbors, She had been ill with heart trouble for a number of years and was the last member of one of the early families in this community.

      She is survived by the following family: Mrs. Joseph Wismer (Elizabeth), Ayr; Mrs. James Elliott (Mary), Toronto; Mrs. Joseph Faus, Jr. (Nettie,. South Dumfries; Mrs. J. R. Wood (Jean), Toronto, and John, Ayr. Her husband. Robert Carruthers, predeceased her 23 years ago.

      The funeral, which was private, took place to the Ayr Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. During the absence of Rev. J. W. Currie, the services were in charge of Mr. Jackson of Wolverton. A number of friends and relatives were present from outside points, and the floral tributes were beautiful.

      The Ayr News Aug 11 1938 pg 5

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 11.

    2. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 7 Page 58.

    3. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 18.

    4. [S2335] Robsons of Ayr, Pg 5.

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Elizabeth Sherman/ wife of/ Robt. Carruthers/ 1852 - 1938 [not found September 2011]

    6. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Elizabeth Carruthers Gender: Female Birth Year: abt 1853 Birth Place: Ontario Age at Death: 85 Death Date: 2 Aug 1938 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father: William Sherman Mother: Elizabeth Robson

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Elizabeth Sherman Age: 19 Birth Date: abt 1852 Birth Place: Canada Marriage Date: 5 Dec 1871 Marriage County or District: Huron Father: Wm Sherman Mother: Elizabeth Sherman Spouse: Robert Carruthers Spouse's Age: 25 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1846 Spouse Birth Place: Canada Spouse Father: Walter Carruthers Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Carruthers

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Apr 1853 - Greenfield (Reidsville), Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Dec 1871 - Bluevale, Turnberry Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Charwoman - 1901 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis with Myocarditis (dead in bed) - 2 Aug 1938 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Aug 1938 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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