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

Mary Kidd[1]

Female 1822 - 1896  (73 years)


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  • Name Mary Kidd 
    Born 10 Jul 1822  Seamer Near Scarborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Mary Evans 
    Residence 1861  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-462310 
    Died 10 Jan 1896  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Howitt Memorial Cemetery (formerly Kirkland Cemetery), Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I462310  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 

    Family William Frederick Evans,   b. 28 Apr 1816, Croxden, , Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1896, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1831  Home District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Fenton Evans,   b. 4 Dec 1846, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1924, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Alfred Evans,   b. 26 May 1851, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1936, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Thomas Parker Evans,   b. 2 Aug 1855, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1945, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F288466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • EVANS, MARY (Nee Kidd)

      Mrs. William Evans, on Friday, January 10th 1896, in the 74th year of her age, after an illness of a little more than a week, another of the honoured pioneers that helped to make Puslinch Township and our country at large, what it is today. She came to this country from England with her father, the late John Kidd, in 1830 and settled on a farm on the Brock Road, where she resided for several years. In 1847, she married William Evans of the 4th concession of Puslinch, the home she went to being her home till her death, a period of forty-nine years. Here the work of pioneer life was carried on with such intelligence and energy, that the farm was soon made one of the best in the township and as years elapsed, farm after farm was added, upon which most of the different members of the family are now situated. The family consists of five boys and two girls: Phenton, living in Waterloo Township near Hespeler; John, with his sister, Miss Ady, living on Manitoulin Island; Miss Evans, at home; Alfred and David, on farms near by; and Thomas, on the homestead. The members of the family are all highly respected and well known throughout the township and surrounding country. Mrs. Evans was a lady of that benevolent disposition, of whom it may truly be said, no one was ever sent hungry from her door. She was modest and retiring in her demeanor, a desirable neighbour, a good wife, an affectionate mother, her greatest ambition ever centring in the promotion of the best interests of her family and home. Her funeral on Sunday, notwithstanding the inclemency of the day, was one of the largest seen in the township. She was interred in the Kirkland Cemetery. The family have the sympathy of the entire community, rendered doubly great by the fact that their aged father is, at present and was at the time of the mother's death, in an apparently dying and unconscious condition.

      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. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012707-96.
      William Fenton Evans, 49, b. Puslinch Twp, res. Waterloo Twp, Widower, occ. Farmer, son of William Evans and Mary Kidd, married Hannah Ann Salt, 45, b. Puslinch Twp, res. same, daughter of James Salt and Ann Evans, Witn Carrie Millar, Mrs. Agnes Jackson, Both Galt, married 2 December 1896, Galt

    2. [S3172] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/213128677/mary-evans.

    3. [S862] Census - ON, Wellington, Puslinch - 1861, Div 3, pg 57.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jan 1896 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Howitt Memorial Cemetery (formerly Kirkland Cemetery), Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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