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

Sylvanus Fearns Wrigley

Male 1814 - 1889  (75 years)


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  • Name Sylvanus Fearns Wrigley 
    Born 1814  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Controversy 25 Jan 1838  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jailed in Hamilton after being taken aboard the ship "The Caroline", freed March 31 (Rebellion of 1837).
    Interesting pioneer, story, military 
    Military 1837 rebellion 
    Wrigley,Sylvanus-HouseDocuments25thCongressvol.9no.302.jpg
    Wrigley,Sylvanus-HouseDocuments25thCongressvol.9no.302.jpg
    House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents, 25th Congress, 2d Session, 1837-1838 (Washington, 1838), vol. 9, document 302, page 14.
    Residence 1844  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Builder 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baptist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-58441 
    Died 10 May 1889  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Cause: Cause: Chronic Rheumatism 
    Buried 12 May 1889  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID I58441  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Joseph Wrigley,   b. Abt 1778,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ann Fearns,   b. Abt 1778,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F26424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella Stoddard,   b. 20 Feb 1824, , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1905, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1844  Dumfries Township, Gore District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Children 
     1. Archibald Wrigley,   b. 11 Apr 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. George Wrigley,   b. 1847, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joseph Wrigley,   b. 11 Oct 1849, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1934, North Dumfries Concession 07 Lot 01, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Thomasina Wrigley,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Annie Wrigley,   b. CALC 1 Dec 1853, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1888, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     6. Margaret "Maggie" Wrigley,   b. 31 Dec 1853, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1925, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F15081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1814 - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsControversy - 25 Jan 1838 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1844 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Feb 1844 - Dumfries Township, Gore District, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Builder - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Chronic Rheumatism - 10 May 1889 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 May 1889 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Died, In Ayr, on Monday, June 10th, 1889, at 9: 30 o'clock p.m., Sylvanus F. Wrigley, in the 75th year of his age. The Funeral Will take place on Wednesday, June 12th, services to be conducted at 11 o'clock a.m., at his late residence, whence it will proceed to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Ayr, June 11th, 1889.

      Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

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      Many who for the last time shook hands with this gentleman at the close of the last Insurance meeting in Ayr could not but think of the words - "I'm wearing awa', Jean". He had been a sufferer for years from chronic rheumatism and although his life was spared past the allotted span of man's life, yet were his days for many years but those of patient suffering. Mr. Wrigley was born near Manchester, England, and came with his family to Canada in 1826. His father took up the farm in Dumfries now known as "Wrigley's Corners" on which Mr. Joseph Wrigley, late Reeve of North Dumfries, Warden of the County, and now clerk of the Township, resides. There he spent over fifty years of his life, discharging during that time many positions of trust and responsibility, having held the position of of Tax Collector of the Township for nearly twenty years. About twelve years ago, Mr. Wrigley retired from his farm, to Ayr, where he has since resided, enjoying as well as his ailments would allow, the rest he had so well earned.

      In 1844 he married Miss Isabella Stoddard, who survives him. This lady he met after his release from jail in Hamilton, he having been incarcerated for a supposed participation in the McKenzie rebellion of 1837. Strangely enough, Mr. Wrigley and a friend were entrapped into sleeping on board the "Caroline" the night she was attacked and sent over the Falls. However, Mr. Wrigley was released on bail, without trial, and no further action was taken against him. Thier family consisted of three sons and two daughters, viz: Mr. Archibald Wrigley of Michigan; Mr. George Wrigley now publisher of the Drumbo Record, and Mr. Joseph Wrigley to whom we have before referred; Miss Margaret Wrigley; his second daughter having died last year. Mr. Wrigley was interred in the beautiful cemetery in Ayr on Wednesday last, his remains being followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of his old friends.

      newspaper unknown

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 44.

    2. [S890] Funeral Card - - Waterloo Historical Society - photocopies, "funeral card of Sylvanus F. Wrigley," 11 Jun 1889.

    3. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 3 Page 26.

    4. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Page 55.

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Wrigley
      [Left/South] In Loving/ Remembrance of/ Sylvanus F. Wrigley/ died/ 10th May 1889/ aged 75 years/ a Precious One from Us Has Gone/ a Voice We Loved Is Stilled/ a Place Is Vacant In Our Home/ Which Never Can Be Filled/ his wife/ Isabella Stoddard/ died/ Jan. 22, 1905/ Asleep in Jesus
      [Right/North] Annie/ dau. of/ S. F. & Isabella/ Wrigley/ died Jan. 23, 1888/ aged 33 years/ Maggie/ 1853 - 1925/

    6. [S12] Vit - ON, Gore - Gore District Marriage Register - Waterloo Entries, Rev. Alex. Ritchie Presbyterian Minister pg 13 & 14 not Hamilton Area.
      Sylvanus Wrigley married Isabella Stoddart both of Dumfries, 16 Feb 1844 by license, witnesses George Wridgley and James Gardine