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

Sarah Ann McQuire

Female 1807 - 1888  (81 years)


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  • Name Sarah Ann McQuire 
    Born 1807  Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Interesting story, pioneer 
    Name Sarah Ann Sours 
    Name Sarah Ann Sparrow 
    Religion 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist 
    Residence 1855  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Religion 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    N. C. Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-68180 
    Died 20 Nov 1888  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Cause: old age 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I68180  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Family 1 Rev. Isaac Sours,   b. 1801, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1852, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Maria Sauers,   b. 1831, Flamboro West Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1886, , Welland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F17821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Sparrow,   b. 18 Oct 1805, Norwich, , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1889, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1855  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F26786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Sorrows of a Family

      One of our well-known and most respected families has been severely visited during the past week.

      On Saturday afternoon last it was announced that Mrs. S. Eby, daughter of Mr. Thomas Sparrow, had died after a very short illness of inflammation of the lungs, and again on Tuesday the intelligence spread that Mrs. Sparrow had also passed away.

      Mrs. Eby was well-known and respected in Galt. She was the wife of Mr. Peter Eby, formerly of Berlin, and came to Galt with her father and family shortly after the financial troubles of her husband caused him to leave Berlin. Mr. Eby occupied a very prominent position in the county town, and was a journalist of established reputation. With the late Wm. Davidson and some others, the speculative spirit of those days involved him seriously and as a last resort, he was compelled, like some others, who were primarily responsible for his difficulties, to leave the country. If we remember right but two sons are left, viz.: - our well-known townsman, Mr. Isidore Eby, and Mr. Albert Eby, of Buffalo.

      Mrs. Sparrow was a very aged woman. From the early days of Galt she was one of our most respected residents. With her husband, the late Isaac Sours, who died about '48, and one daughter, the late Mrs. Whiting, the family for many years occupied a prominent position in our midst. Mrs. Sours then carried on the Woolen Factory where Galt Knitting Co.'s works now are, and by his industry and prudence amassed considerable wealth. Some years after his death, the deceased lady married Mr. Thos. Sparrow, who still in his 84th year survives her, in but feeble health, we regret to say. Her daughter, Mrs. Whiting, died a few years ago, leaving three daughters, who are prominent in all our church and charitable work. Strangely, an elder sister of Mrs. Sparrow's, who has been confined to her bed for many years by bodily infirmities, still survives her.

      Galt Reporter Nov 23 1888 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Gone/ but not/ fogotten/ In memory of/ Sarah McGuire/ wife of/ Isaac Sours/ died/ 20th Nov. 1888/ in her 80th year/ There is rest in heaven

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 2 Page 3.

    3. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.27.

    4. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 4.

    5. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 017758 (1888).
      Sarah Ann Sparrow Gender: Female Age: 79 Birth Date: abt 1809 Birth Place: Cauandalua Death Date: 20 Nov 1888 Death Place: Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Old Age

    6. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 10 Oct 185.
      Mrs. Sarah Ann Sours married 3 Oct 1855 to Thomas Sparrow At bride's res, Galt by Rev J McAlister. Thomas, of Berlin; Sarah Ann, relict of late Isaac Sours, Galt.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1807 - Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1855 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Oct 1855 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - N. C. Methodist - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 20 Nov 1888 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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